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Episode 1047

Debt From Above

Mar 17
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Lucas Koerner

Truth and lies in the US dirty war against Venezuela.

Live from Caracas, political analyst Lucas Koerner reports on reality and misinformation in the US economic operations aimed at Venezuela, and explains why the global left owes the Venezuelan people solidarity against imperial aggression, and not complicity in the attacks by calling for 'free and fair' elections under circumstances made impossible by their own governments.

Lucas wrote the article The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela for MintPressNews / Venezuelanalysis.

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Jerome Roos

The road to global debt supremacy: How finance swallowed democracy.

Political economist Jerome Roos explains how sovereign debt swallowed global politics - as US policy makers unleashed credit to address a 1970s crisis of profitability, the demands of capital pushed the power of creditors ahead of democratic controls worldwide, triggering a generation of political and economic disasters that must be challenged by renewed (and new) institutions empowering democratic power over finance.

Jerome is author of Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt from Princeton University Press.

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Candice Bernd

The border wall, the pipeline and tribal resistance in South Texas.

Journalist Candice Bernd reports on indigenous and environmental resistance in South Texas - as the Carrizo/Comecrudo tribe faces destruction of multiple sacred sites by both Trump's border wall and new fossil fuel infrastructure, members are pushing against the colonial logic of extraction and exclusion threatening their way of life.

Candice is author of the article A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall for Truthout.

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Anya Sastry, Isabella Johnson

Older generations are handing us a dying world: With the Youth Climate Strike.

Student activists Anya Sastry and Isabella Johnson report on Friday's Youth Climate Strike, and the fight for the future ahead - from the surge in youth activism sparked by Parkland and years of inaction of adults in power, to the movement's demands for immediate implementation of the Green New Deal, while there's still a world left to save.

Anya and Isabella are state leads of Climate Strike Illinois and organized and marched in last week's Youth Climate Strike.

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Bree Busk

Feminism is everywhere: Building a multisectoral, transversal movement in Chile.

Live from Santiago, organizer Bree Busk explores the rise of a multisectoral, transversal feminist movement in Chile - connecting the oppression of women, workers, migrants and indigenous people in Chilean society with the power of capitalism, patriarchy and the state, and linking social movements together in solidarity and shared struggle for liberation.

Bree wrote the articles Chile’s feminist movement is here to stay and Chile’s feminists inspire a new era of social struggle for ROAR Magazine.

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Jeff Dorchen

Will The Truth Appeal If Unadorned With Lies?

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen writes a premise check his monologue can't cash, which is maybe the point of the whole thing, lying to get your attention and selling you a lie, which you just accept because it's all lies all the way down, there aren't even elephants or turtles at the bottom, just deception. Trust us.

Read the transcript here

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