Protests

De-Manufacturing Consent- Breadless Circus: World Cup Focalizes Civil Unrest in Brazil

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Ioan Grillo On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by Ioan Grillo, a freelance journalist and author of the book El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency. Today, we focus on South America and the situation in Brazil, as civil unrest, protests, and clashes with police are spurred by the upcoming [...]

The Slow & Painful Death of Outrage in the USA

I have been reading and watching reports on the rallies in Russia in support of protest leader Aleksey Navalny. And I have been comparing these protests and rallies to what we have, or actually what we haven’t, over here in the United States, the supposed land of the free:

Mass Protests, the Legend of King Midas & the Golden Touch

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” – Frederick Douglass By Richard de Bruin There are many tales and fairy tales about people being granted wishes by various magical creatures. Made in haste or a fit of greed the wishes consequently and almost every time then backfire on the [...]

Washington Is Driving the World to the Final War

“Whether the desire for liberty exists in America remains to be seen.” “V For Vendetta,” a film that portrays evil in a futuristic England as a proxy for the evil that exists today in America, ends with the defeat of evil. But this is a movie in which the hero has super powers. If you [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 72

Protesting the Cosmopolitical Corporate Order From the global march against Monsanto to factory workers in Bangladesh, protests against global corporations and the policies put in place by states to protect them are advancing around the world. This episode briefly identifies some of the protests and acts of resistance against the global corporate order, and looks [...]

Podcast Show #96: Austerity is the Consensus of Both Parties

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Eric Draitser Eric Draitser joins us to define and discuss austerity, what austerity looks like in the US, the fact that austerity is the consensus of both parties, why an anti-austerity movement is essential in the US, and helps us connect what’s happening here to Greece, Italy, and Spain. Mr. [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 30

Riots, Rebellion, and the Spanish Miners In anti-austerity protests around the world, over the past several years, we often hear of ‘riots’ breaking out, when bank windows are smashed or rocks are thrown at cops. The violence exists, but the imagery of a ‘riot’ evokes the notion of drunk youths mindlessly causing havoc and setting [...]