Empire Power and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall

Empire Power and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall

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 [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 119

Peace, Power Politics & Israel-Palestine Taking a look at the party politics, the new rising political figures and movements within Israel, it is clear that this has been a major impediment to the formation of a true ‘peace process’ with the Palestinians, let alone to the possible formation of a Palestinian state. This episode examines [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 118

Israel-Palestine 101 This episode provides some background and context to the most recent four-week slaughter of Palestinians by the United States and Israel, including a brief history of the occupation, non-violent and violent resistance to the occupation, the emergence of Hamas, the siege of Gaza, the so-called “peace process” and the Intifadas, up until the [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 117

Technocracy or Conspiracy? Do powerful people ever engage in conspiracies? Of course. Is the world run by a conspiracy? Are institutions like Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission deserving of their conspiratorial reputations? Here, the question becomes trickier. These institutions represent a structural, institutional and ideological basis for understanding and manipulating power on a transnational basis. [...]

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 [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 114

Rothschilds Host Exclusive Conference on ‘Inclusive Capitalism’ The world’s super-rich are terrified that the system that they have constructed, which almost exclusively benefits them, is so lacking in trust and legitimacy in the eyes of the world’s population that it could collapse beneath their feet. With this as the context, Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 113

Bilderberg 2014 Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that Bilderberg is – as its member state – a mere ‘private talk shop’ for influential people to get together and speak off the record in an open and honest way. With this (spurious) assumption, this podcast looks in more detail at the steering committee members and invited [...]