Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 74

Power, Ecology, and Society The way in which our society is structured ensures that environmental degradation and destruction is written into the actual function of our society. Trade agreements not only allow rich countries and companies to exploit the cheap labor of poor nations, or to simply plunder their wealth and resources, but we also […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 73

A Turkish Uprising? What caused the current mass protests spreading across Turkey? The spark for the events took place last week regarding the protection of a park that the government planned to demolish and replace with a shopping mall. But the problems in Turkish society – and the anger towards the government – run much […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 72

Protesting the Cosmopolitical Corporate Order From the global march against Monsanto to factory workers in Bangladesh, protests against global corporations and the policies put in place by states to protect them are advancing around the world. This episode briefly identifies some of the protests and acts of resistance against the global corporate order, and looks […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 71

The Absurdity of Party Politics A major Republican party politician recently stated that they had to stop being “the stupid party,” and begin operating more in reality. But party politics is intended to obfuscate reality, to co-opt and largely, to distract and entertain through a theatre of the absurd. What is the effect and function […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 70

Madness, Insanity, and Society Recently, a major British psychological association has issued a statement challenging the biomedical basis of what we call “mental illness.” What does this mean? What is mental illness and how is it classified? How can or should we understand mental distress? These are important questions that come at an important time, […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 69

The Language of Deception Since the Boston bombings, society was promised more “security”… do you feel more secure? Since austerity and ‘structural reforms,’ people were promised economic growth and prosperity. Do you feel that you are in an economic ‘recovery’? Political language holds important meaning and purpose, in that it allows elite groups to communicate […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 68

The Great Convergence In the past 500 years, the western world has come to rise to prominence over the rest. This process was the result of expansionist imperialism, militarism and warfare; but also of the development and projection of new economic and social models, largely those based around state-capitalism, and the rhetoric of free trade […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 67

Institutional Insanity Corporate executives might be insane. At least, that’s what you’d think after listening to an interview with the chairman of Nestlé, the world’s largest foodstuff corporation. By looking at Peter Brabeck of Nestlé, examining his views and thinking, one could not be blamed for assuming him to be a sociopath. But it is […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 66

An Economic NATO Have you heard of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? It’s been discussed for a few years by top-level politicians, corporate associations and think tanks, and was formally announced by President Obama in February of this year. Still haven’t heard of it? What many are calling an “economic NATO” is the Atlantic […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 65

Debt Domination & the Crisis in Cyprus Cyprus is in the midst of a troublesome bailout deal, buying large amounts of bad bank debts and handing the bill to the population to pay for with reduced standards of living and increased exploitation. This is the nature of the ‘debt crisis’ in Cyprus, across Europe, and […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 64

The Asian ‘Pivot’ In 2011, the Obama administration announced a ‘pivot’ to Asia in its geopolitical strategy for imperial domination of the world. This includes an increased US military and naval presence in the region, with troops in Australia, new bases in Southeast Asia, record arms sales to regional “allies”, and economic integration through the […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 63

America the Great… Global Arms Dealer The United States sold a record-breaking $66 billion in arms over 2011, set to break its record again over 2012, controlling roughly 75% of the global trade in arms. Increased arms sales, not only by the U.S., but by all Western states, is part of a strategic focus on […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 62

Meet Your Oligarchs! This podcast provides listeners with an exclusive sneak-peak at (as yet) unpublished research on the networks of influence wielded by the big six American banks: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley. Of 253 individuals studied, over 1,086 institutional affiliations were discovered. Want to know what […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 61

Think Tanks & Corporate Dominance Through the dominant think tanks, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and other corporations, banks, and powerful dynasties have been able to wield immense influence over policy and strategy among the world’s most powerful nations. Focusing primarily on the Trilateral Commission and the advent of […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 60

A World of Unrest From labor unrest in South Africa, to war and crisis in Mali, Niger, increased resistance in Egypt, Bahrain, the threat of fascism in Greece, massive protests in Spain and Portugal, to Indigenous movements in North and South America, a world of unrest and resistance is rapidly emerging and evolving. To understand […]