Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 144

Central Banks & Global Governance What role do central banks play in the process and evolution of ‘global governance’? This episode attempts to provide a loose definition of global governance and briefly look at the role of ‘independent’ central banks in defining and shaping the modern world economy, specifically the global ‘market economy’. What is […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 143

German Economics & Syriza’s Dismal Options Building on the previous podcast’s discussion of Greece and Europe’s crisis, this episode examines German economic orthodoxy, known as Ordoliberalism, and the effects this has on German policy and strategy, as well as that of the European Central Bank. In addition, this episode examines the context of Syriza’s decision […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 142

Europe’s Strategy to Topple Syriza The anti-austerity Greek government of Syriza has signed on to the most invasive and harsh agreement of any Greek government to date: more austerity, more ‘reform’, and more control over Greece to its bailout creditors in Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels and Washington. Greece is an occupied country that has been attempting […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 138

The Institutions of Global Governance This episode attempts to provide a brief overview of some of the key institutions of global financial governance, specifically (though not exclusively) as it relates to Europe’s debt crisis. Included in the discussion is not simply the names of the institutions, but their roles, their leadership and internal governance structures, […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 137

Europe’s Technocratic Tyranny Throughout the course of the European debt crisis, unelected technocratic institutions have been the most important and influential in managing the EU’s response to the crisis and overall management of Europe’s economic governance. These institutions include the ‘Troika’ of the IMF, European Central Bank, and European Commission, but also secret meetings of […]

Obama Buggers Europe: Sanctions Deepen the Recession

Washington’s militarist imperial policies undermine Europe economically & destabilize the rest of the world militarily The Obama Administration actively pressured Europe to impose harsh sanctions on Russia in order to defend the violent takeover (‘regime change’) in the Ukraine. England, France, Germany and the rest of the European regimes gave in to Washington’s demands. Russia […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 116

Technocracy Against Democracy What is technocracy? How has it evolved? This episode examines the rise, ideology, institutionalization and spread of technocracy (“rule by experts”) around much of the world. In particular, this episode looks at the Trilateral Commission as one of the main transnational technocratic institutions, which was a major force behind three recent technocratic […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 115

Financial Markets, Money Creation & the European Debt Crisis How does Europe’s ongoing debt crisis relate to financial markets and the monetary system? This episode portends to be an introduction to the subject of Europe’s debt crisis, its causes, effects and evolution over the years. Of particular relevance is the creation of the euro, trade […]

Mayan Jaguar: US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach

Aircraft Linked to “Mayan Jaguar” Flew Tons of Cocaine into Africa — Gateway to the European Market US government intelligence agencies, in particular, the CIA, often have been accused of complicity in the drug trade, but public officials and the mainstream media just as quickly dismiss the allegations as whacky conspiracy theories — often with […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 81

Europe Under ‘Austocracy’ Europe’s policies of austerity and ‘adjustment’ have led to a radical decline and crisis in democracy. Where austerity is imposed, democracy is deposed. This we can understand as an emerging ‘Austocracy.’ Looking at news reports, op-eds and quotes from Europe’s political elite over the past year, we see a growing recognition of […]