Obama’s Rogue Agenda

On Wednesday, Obama addressed income inequality. He called it “the defining challenge of our time.” He did so disingenuously. Throughout his tenure, he’s transferred America’s wealth to corporate interests and super-rich elites. He stole it from ordinary people doing so. Even Wall Street Journal editors said “few presidents have done more to increase inequality than […]

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 […]

The EyeOpener- Self-Issued Credit: A Monetary Solution

As the global economy continues to slow down, the world is being asked to focus on issues of so-called “sovereign debt,” “austerity,” “fiscal responsibility,” “belt tightening” and other such euphemisms for the grim reality that the public is now being asked to pony up the dough for the trillions that have been handed over to […]

The EyeOpener- Outrunning Collapse: The alternative currency solution

As residents of the Eurozone are all too aware these days, and others around the world are gradually beginning to understand, large, centrally-administered monetary unions may be the dream of the central banksters and the technocrats, but are a colossal failure in meeting the needs of ordinary citizens. As we examined on the program last […]

The EyeOpener- What is Money?

In this age of panic over the sovereign debt crisis and the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling negotiations, we are bombarded with talk of government money printing and images of the printing press, but how many people know that only a tiny fraction of money in the economy is actually in the form of […]

Our Collapsing Economy & Currency

Don’t expect any foreign bailouts of the failed “superpower.” Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability […]

Tropical Storm Sandy: Natural or Political Disaster?

“The impregnable Wall Street re-locates inland; its move financed by the impoverished upstate municipalities’ massive tax write-offs to the billionaires!” The world-famous New York Philharmonic can play a “Requiem for the New Atlantis” as more waves inundate lower Manhattan. Meanwhile, the impregnable Wall Street re-locates inland; its move financed by the impoverished upstate municipalities’ massive […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 33

A Hope in Hell: A Look at Greece Is the world, and what’s taking place in it, purely depressing, simply bad, and totally negative? Hell no! In this episode, I look at the social devastation currently wreaking havoc on the population of Greece, a frightful, dehumanizing situation to be sure; but out of this ‘hell’ […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 30

Riots, Rebellion, and the Spanish Miners In anti-austerity protests around the world, over the past several years, we often hear of ‘riots’ breaking out, when bank windows are smashed or rocks are thrown at cops. The violence exists, but the imagery of a ‘riot’ evokes the notion of drunk youths mindlessly causing havoc and setting […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 29

A Greek Tragedy for Europe Increased poverty, social unrest, talk of military coups, removal of democratic leaders, bailouts, exploitation, and detention camps. This is the new Europe, and Greece is the microcosm of the continental crisis. The situation unfolding in Greece, and spreading across Europe, is explosive to say the least. With austerity and adjustment […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 28

Political Language & the Debt Crisis George Orwell wrote that political language is meant to give “solidity to pure wind.” Are politicians and economists simply liars? Or do they speak a different language? Using the example of the European debt crisis, we are able to actually translate political language into the understandable. First, you examine […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 27

From Indignados to Occupy The Indignados movement was sparked in Spain on May 15, 2011. In part inspired by the Arab Spring, young Spaniards, who face a 46% unemployment rate, occupied the Puerta del Sol in Madrid for several weeks, protesting against the socio-political and economic system that benefits the few at the expense of […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 26

The Frankfurt Group & the Economic Colonization of Europe Little-known outside the financial press, the EU experienced an elite coup – a political putsch – by a small group of eight individuals who call themselves the ‘Frankfurt Group’. The informal group was formed in October of 2011, and within a matter of weeks, they had […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 25

Rise of the Italian Technocracy How did Italy come to be ruled by an unelected banker-EU-dominated technocracy? This episode looks at the messy maelstrom of melodrama that is Italian politics, the decline and fall of Berlusconi, the emergence of a hopeful and potentially radical new politician (the “most popular politician in Europe”), and the ascension […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 24

The Causes & Consequences of the European Debt Crisis What created the European debt crisis? Was it the “welfare states” as repeated by the mainstream (and even many in the alternative) media, or was it the European Union itself? Was it the euro, the trade policies, or perhaps the major international banks? It is important […]