Empire Power and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall

Empire Power and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 134

Institutional Racism & White Privilege This episode begins with a brief look at some of the social organizations and activist groups which have emerged out of the recent protests and social movement from Ferguson to New York and beyond, including a brief discussion on some radical activists that even got a private meeting with President [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 133

The United Slave States of America Something is happening in the United States. We now have a pre-Ferguson and post-Ferguson America, one in which the realities of black life, institutional racism, the criminal injustice system, drug war and internal colonization and exploitation have been made visible for all to see. Urban rebellions (or ‘riots’) erupted, [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 132

Technocratic Tyranny and Power Politics in China & the EU: A Comparison China and the EU appear to be two very different power systems, and indeed, there are no lack of differences. But the similarities between them reveal far more than their differences. Notably, the process of selecting the highest leadership in each case reveals [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 131

Chinese Power Politics & Dynastic Intrigue How is power organized and exercised within China? There are the obvious institutions: the Party, the State, the military, bureaucracy and state-owned enterprises which dominate the economy. But behind this lie the factions and families of the ruling oligarchy, with their descendants known as ‘Princelings’, amassing great wealth from [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 130

Kissinger: A Modern Machiavelli? Roughly 500 years ago, Machiavelli wrote ‘The Prince’ as an instruction manual for how a ‘Prince’ may gain and maintain power, in which he outlined influential notions, such as the concept that it is much better to be feared than loved, or that it is better to be miserly than generous. [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 129

Finance and Technocracy For the ability of the ruling global financial mafia to maintain and protect its national and global power, the development and proliferation of technocracy has been a necessary corollary. Technocracy – or “rule by experts” – emanates from educational institutions and the social sciences, primarily, and is heavily institutionalized within think tanks, [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 128

Dynastic Dominance & Concentration This episode looks at some of the world’s most powerful and influential dynasties, having examined some of their financial holdings and the structures of their business and corporate empires. Organized largely through holding companies or family offices, these families control or hold influence in a vast array of institutions which in [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 127

The Network of Global Financial Governance What exactly are financial markets? Can they be identified? This episode begins to portray a complex, yet identifiable network of governance in financial markets, made up of the top banks, financial institutions, asset managers and insurers in the world, coupled with the top industry associations, lobby groups, and think [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 126

The Kurdish Revolution Largely overlooked and ignored, in the past few years, the Kurds – who are spread across Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran – have been undertaking a fascinating social revolution, built on principles of anarchism, social ecology, democratic federation and gender equality. At the same time as they are attempting to create a [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 125

Outlines of Power A discussion stemming from my outline for my book, with a focus on telling the story of power and resistance in the modern world, through the institutions of dynasty, education, social engineering, finance, economy, power politics and resistance and revolution of the populations. Whether it’s the United States, Russia, Europe, or Turkey, [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 124

Accounting for Complexity This week’s rant begins with addressing some comments on the page for last week’s podcast episode, discussing Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS, with the main focus being on the process and approach to research, with the mantra and question (for every subject): how do we account for complexity? Whether trying to [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 123

America to the Rescue… of Dictators!! So, America has begun bombing Syria with the support of an “international coalition” made up of five Arab dictatorships, all of which have been involved in plunging Syria into civil war and in some cases, even supporting the creating of ISIS in the first place. When it comes to [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 122

ISIS, Iraq & Destabilization as Strategy ISIS and Iraq present an interesting – and often contradictory – tale of foreign policy and regional politics in the Middle East: with support from Arab dictatorships, it begins to turn against them; moving into Iraq, it provided the Americans with leverage against a recalcitrant puppet; the Saudis sought [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 121

Power, War & Competition in Middle East Geopolitics Middle Eastern geopolitics are inflamed by a number of different competing interests and powers: the Sunni and Shiite divide, exemplified by the competition for regional hegemony between Saudi Arabia and Iran, with their respective allies on either side; the internal divides between Qatar and Turkey on one [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 120

Ferguson and the Reality of Internal Colonization The protests and police state response to the events in Ferguson over the past few weeks have brought to the surface the realities that have been boiling beneath and out of sight in the United States: the realities of internal colonization. Drawing parallels with the Palestinians under Israeli [...]