Austerity, Adjustment, and Social Genocide

Political Language & the European Debt Crisis   Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.– George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946 Political language functions through euphemism, by employing soft-sounding or simply meaningless words to describe otherwise monstrous and […]

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 […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 22

The World This Week: Bilderberg, Syria, the Debt Crisis and Quebec This week’s show is a news round-up, covering inter-related issues starting with the recent Bilderberg meetings in Virginia, which were attended by a Syrian opposition leader, raising questions about a possible military intervention in Syria, the developments in the European Debt Crisis, specifically with […]