The Reality Principle with Eric Draitser

The Reality Principle with Eric Draitser

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 [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 32

“Elections in Iran” with Yassamine Mather This week Eric sits down with Yassamine Mather to discuss this week’s presidential elections in Iran. Eric and Yassamine discuss the important factions (Principlists vs. Reformists) and the ideologies and attitudes they represent. Yassamine provides critical insight into the political and economic conditions of ordinary, working class Iranians living [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 31

“Move to Amend” with David Cobb This week, Eric sits down with David Cobb to discuss the nature of corporations and their immense power over our lives. Eric and David examine the symbiotic relationship between corporations and imperialism, with particular attention to key historical examples. The conversation touches upon some of the most insidious examples [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 30

“Land, Food and the Fight for Justice” with Raj Patel This week, Eric sits down with world renowned author and activist Raj Patel to discuss a number of important issues affecting all of us. Raj provides his insights and analysis on the growing global conflict between powerful multinational corporations and small farmers. Raj explains how [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 29

“Unmasking Empire” with Glen Ford This week Eric sits down with journalist and commentator Glen Ford to discuss a number of key political and geopolitical issues. Eric and Glen examine the ongoing political theater surrounding the Benghazi attacks, providing their analysis of the real story that is being suppressed. They also provide their analysis of [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 28

“Gitmo, Syria, and Beyond” with Eugene Puryear This week, Eric sits down with activist and organizer Eugene Puryear to discuss a number of important issues. First, Eric and Eugene discuss the ongoing hunger strike at the Guantanamo concentration camp and the continued use of torture by the US authorities. Eugene also informs listeners about the [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 27

“Free Mumia Now!” Johanna Fernandez This week, Eric sits down with Johanna Fernandez to discuss the importance of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the movement to free him. Eric and Johanna examine some of the most critical details of the case while, at the same time, focusing on Mumia’s significance in the struggle for peace and social [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 26

“In Defense of Teachers” with Nick Penkovsky This week Eric sits down with attorney Nick Penkovsky who has represented a number of New York City public school teachers. Eric and Nick discuss the political and legal attacks on teachers as they are deprived of due process and other Constitutional rights. Nick explains the recent history [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 25

“Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil” with Stephen Lendman This week, Eric sits down with journalist and blogger Stephen Lendman to discuss some of the most pressing political and economic issues of the first part of 2013. Eric and Stephen provide their analysis of the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the elections in Venezuela which, [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 24

“More than Music” with Rebel Diaz This week, Eric sits down with hip hop artists Rebel Diaz for a wide-ranging discussion about music, art, politics, and much more. Eric and the guys (RodStarz & G1) discuss the political and class nature of hip hop and why we should be wary of romanticizing hip hop and [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 23

“Imperialism & Islamophobia” with Dr. Chandra Muzaffar This week, Eric sits down with Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, scholar, academic, and President of the International Movement for a Just World. Eric and Dr. Muzaffar discuss the current political landscape in Malaysia as the country moves toward elections. Additionally, Dr. Muzaffar places Malaysia and Southeast Asia more generally, [...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 22

“Demanding Peace & Rejecting Propaganda” with Cindy Sheehan This week, Eric sits down with peace activist and author Cindy Sheehan. Eric and Cindy discuss the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the future of Venezuela. In addition, Cindy recounts her interactions and friendship with Hugo Chavez, talking about Chavez the leader and Chavez the man. Eric [...]

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 [...]

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 Reality Principle -Episode 19

“The Mythology of Democracy” with Sen. Mike Gravel This week, Eric sits down with former presidential candidate and senator from Alaska, Mike Gravel. He and Eric discuss the life and legacy of Hugo Chavez as well as the difficult times ahead for Venezuela. Sen. Gravel discusses his experiences in Congress and his first-hand understanding of [...]