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Episode 1062

Slow Burn

Jun 29 2019

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Lucas Koerner

Understanding the Global North's disinformation war against Venezuela.

Live from Caracas, journalist Lucas Koerner reports on the corporate disinformation campaign aimed at Venezuela -  as the newsmedia of the Global North unify in support of regime change against a democratically elected government, and in silence toward the deadly US sanctions killing thousands of Venezuelans, their collective role in the maintenance and promotion of imperial ideology remains a story they'll never cover.

Lucas wrote the article There’s Far More Diversity in Venezuela’s ‘Muzzled’ Media Than in US Corporate Press for FAIR.



Andy Thayer

Return to Stonewall: What today's left must learn about power from 1960s radical politics.

Activist Andy Thayer explains what LGBT activists, and the larger left, must learn from Stonewall and radical politics of the late 60s and early 70s - about forming movements outside the Democratic party, about connecting oppression to the capitalist class, and building working class power from the streets up.

Andy wrote the article Why Stonewall Matters Today for Jacobin.




Jeff Dorchen

Democratic debate analysis from someone who didn't watch, but saw memes later.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen reacts to last week's Democratic candidate debates. Well the memes to them on Twitter. Same thing probably.

Read the transcript here