Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Is the TPP Dead Yet?

Peter B. Collins Presents Melinda St. Louis of Public Citizen Did Japan do us a favor by rejecting trade concessions proposed by the US on Obama’s recent Asia tour? Prime Minister Abe’s refusal may scuttle the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Obama administration has been negotiating in secret for 5 years. Melinda St. Louis updates us […]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 110

Japan: Back to Empire? Japan has had quite a unique relationship with the United States, which helped spark the development of the Japanese empire in the 19th century, and the two large economic powers became major trading partners. Japan left a legacy of destruction and violence across much of Asia, creating fears and memories which […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 21

“Fukushima: 2 Years Later” with James Corbett Earlier this month marked the two year anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima. Despite the fact that so much time has passed, we still have very few answers to the multitude of questions and concerns that the incident raised. Joining Eric on the program this week is independent […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 38

Managing the World: America, Germany and Japan In the post-World War II period, the United States undertook a strategy aimed at building up Germany and Japan as the major industrial powers of their respective regions (Europe and East Asia), with the aim of integrating these regions, inevitably requiring them to undertake neo-colonial programs of domination […]

The EyeOpener- Land of the Setting Sun? Japan at the crossroads

Oh what a difference three decades make. Back in the 1980s, as Japanese companies began buying up prime real estate in the US, and the supremacy of Japanese cars and electronics made it seem like the country’s economic ascendancy was assured, sci-fi visions of the future imagined a United States dominated by Japanese culture, language […]

NATO Expands Military Network to All Continents

The top military officials – chiefs of defense staff – and other representatives of 55 North Atlantic Treaty Organization and partnership states met in Croatia on June 18-20 for the 2012 Strategic Military Partnership Conference. NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, established at the 1999 fiftieth anniversary summit in Washington, D.C. and the first alliance command based […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 10

The Road to Tehran The Western imperial powers seem intent on regime change in Iran. It has been said that, “the road to Tehran is through Damascus,” and such sentiments have been expressed by the King of Saudi Arabia, a ruthless tyrant who represses his own and neighboring populations (such as in Bahrain), and who […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 9

American Imperial Adventures in Asia The American Empire had an early start in East and Southeast Asia, beginning with a U.S. Marine invasion of an Indonesian town in 1832, another Indonesian town in 1839, and a brief occupation of Danang (Vietnam) in 1846. From there, the United States sought to expand its commercial hegemony and […]