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Episode 835


Feb 7 2015

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Mark Weisbrot

How Syriza is charting a radical path out of Eurozone-imposed antidemocracy.

Economist Mark Weisbrot talks about the Greek election, imposed austerity and the slow motion return of democracy to Europe.

Mark writes about the Greek election in How Greece Could Change the Future of Europe for Vice and Greece: ECB Kicks Syriza in the Face; Syriza Turns the Other Cheek for Huffington Post.



Valerie Bergeron

A court decision could bring justice, and power, to First Nations people in Canada.

Live from Quebec, Valérie Bergeron reports on the background of a land rights case that could shift the balance of power between aboriginal people and the Canadian government.

Valerie explains the ramifications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the case Tsilhqot’in Nation vs. British Columbia.



Joseph Hickman

An eyewitness report on chaos, death and the torture of life at Guantanamo Bay.

Former Guantanamo guard Joseph Hickman recounts the chaos, abuse and the covered up murder of three detainees at Camp Delta.

Joseph is author of the new book Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay.

Interview Transcript via Antidote Zine



Frances Larson

From Cromwell to ISIS, a look into the gruesome spectacle of beheadings.

Anthropologist Frances Larson considers the lives of severed heads, from political trophies to objects of fascination and disgust.

Frances is author of the book Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Found.



Rick Perlstein

City for sale - Rahm Emanuel, privatization and the public looting of Chicago.

Historian Rick Perlstein gives a tour of privatized Chicago, from kindergarten test score futures markets to the international policy entrepreneurs draining city assets.

Rick joins Chuck in-studio to talk about his In These Times article How to Sell Off a City.



Jeff Dorchen

Entrenched inequality means that maybe elitism might not be for everybody.

A tender moment between Code Pink, John McCain and Henry Kissinger causes Jeff Dorchen to reconsider free market predestination.