The Reality Principle -Episode 33

“Syria, NATO, and the Global Empire” with Rick Rozoff This week Eric sits down for an in depth conversation with independent journalist and geopolitical expert Rick Rozoff of Stop NATO. Eric and Rick examine the latest developments in Syria with a particular focus on the regional and international geopolitics. They discuss the role of Russian […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Corporate Power-Tool of The 1%

TPP – Wall Street’s Wet Dream & Washington’s Answer to its Own Dwindling Economic Performance One of the least discussed and least reported issues is the Obama administration’s effort to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the forefront, an oppressive plurilateral US-led free trade agreement currently being negotiated with several Pacific Rim countries. Six hundred […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 20

“The New Asia: Power and the Pivot” with Nile Bowie This week, Eric chats with independent journalist and photographer Nile Bowie about some of the major issues and conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region. Eric and Nile discuss the unrest and violence in the Sabah province of Malaysia and the political context of the conflict in […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What ‘Free Trade’ Actually Means

“The coming corporate tyranny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership can only be defeated through a democratic movement of Transnational People Power.” To discuss “free trade agreements” or the “free market,” we must first identify the theoretical versus the functional definitions of these terms – because theoretical definitions look at what those terms should mean, whereas functional […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

A Transnational Corporate Coup over the Democratic Process & Public Accountability In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 5

Looking East: The Geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific with Binoy Kampmark The Asia-Pacific region is universally recognized as being the key to 21st Century economic prosperity. It is for this reason that China and the United States find themselves engaged in a wide-ranging struggle for influence and control. From maritime disputes in the South China Sea […]

The EyeOpener- The TPP Cometh: Tyranny by Trade Deal

When SOPA and PIPA, the House and Senate bills to impose draconian regulations on the internet in the name of “protecting intellectual property rights” broke through into public awareness late last year, it caused an immediate, widespread, grassroots protest movement to rise up. With some of the biggest websites on the internet staging a one-day […]