Andrew Gavin Marshall

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 [...]

Globalization’s Game of Thrones- Part II: Managing the Wealth of the World’s Dynasties

Whoever wins this ‘Game of Thrones,’ the people lose In part I of this series (“Globalization’s Game of Thrones”) I examined the concept of corporate and financial dynasties holding significant power in the modern world. In this, part 2 of the series, I examine the realities of the ‘wealth management’ industry in being responsible for [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 112

A Lost Generation on the Rise? The World Economic Forum, major banks, international organizations, global consulting firms and other institutions have been increasingly identifying the “lost generation” of global youth as one of the primary threats to global elite interests. This generation – my generation – are over-educated, under-employed, with high expectations and few opportunities. [...]

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Globalization’s ‘Game of Thrones’, Part 1: Dynastic Power in the Modern World

The stories, players & structures of the world’s dominant dynasties Think of any period in human history when empires and imperialism were common features of society, whether from ancient Egypt, Rome, China, to the Ottomans and the rise of the European and Japanese empires. There is an institution that – with few exceptions – was [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 111

A Counter-Hegemonic Foundation This episode examines the ideas and planning behind a new organization that myself and a few friends are in the process of founding: ‘Voice of Access: The People’s Foundation’. This non-governmental organization is being founded on the basis of an historical understanding of the roles played by major hegemonic foundations (like Rockefeller, [...]

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 West Marches East, Part 1: The U.S.-NATO Strategy to Isolate Russia

A little historical context to help elucidate the current clash of gangster states In early March of 2014, following Russia’s invasion of Crimea in Ukraine, the New York Times editorial board declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “stepped far outside the bounds of civilized behavior,” suggesting that Russia should be isolated politically and economically [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 109

Globalization’s ‘Game of Thrones’ In the popular television show – and the books it was based upon – we are witness to the internal politics, passions and power-plays of the main ruling dynasties of a fictional world, vying for power, going to war, conniving and controlling, killing and cooperating in a Machiavellian manner. The modern [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 108

Georgia: Prelude to Ukraine? In 2008, the small Eastern European nation of Georgia invaded the breakaway province of South Ossetia, bombing Russian peacekeeping forces in the process, and prompting a Russian military invasion of Georgia itself. This war was the result of years of US and NATO moves to the east, building relations and increasing [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 106

NATO, the IMF & the ‘New Imperial Age’ in Ukraine At the end of the Cold War, a ‘new world order’ was announced alongside declarations of ‘the end of history’. The United States – and with it, state-capitalist ‘democracy’ – reigned victorious over all other forms of social organization. The object, then, was to expand [...]