Andrew Gavin Marshall

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 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 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 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 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 [...]