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 […]