Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds: Corporate-Government Partnership towards a Lobotomized Society?

Welcome to our fifth episode of Probable Cause. For this episode we will pick up where we left off last time, and further our discussion of our current education system. We begin by addressing whether the current system naturally evolved (or devolved) into its current state, or was created by a well-calculated design. We will […]

Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds: The Feds’ Coming War Against Homeschoolers

Welcome to our fourth episode of Probable Cause. Our topic for this episode is homeschooling. We will be discussing homeschooling as a major step towards independent and critical thinking, and of course, by doing so, challenging the system. I’ll be talking about how and why the government sees this ever-increasing trend, homeschooling, as a major […]

Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds: Libertarians- The Likely Kindling Point of the Coming Revolution?

Welcome to our third experimental episode of Probable Cause. I want to thank all of you who joined our interactive discussion in our previous two episodes. For this episode I am going to share with you my responses to the questions posed during our first episode: Do you believe we will have some sort of […]

Probable Cause with Sibel Edmonds: Uniting for a Revolution … and the Morning After

Welcome to our second experimental episode of Probable Cause. On this episode we will be delving deeper into our previous topic: clarifying which meaning of the word revolution we are basing this discussion on, using the Iranian Revolution of 1979 as an example and context to illustrate why revolution is not an end unto itself, […]

Where will the revolution in the USA come from … assuming it will ever come?

Welcome to our first experimental episode of Probable Cause. Our first few podcast episodes will explore different ideas and formats in order to determine how we can make this new podcast series interactive and spontaneous. On this episode, after a brief introduction and discussion of the objectives behind this new show, we will delve right […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 80

Reflecting on Revolution What makes a successful revolution? Has there ever been one? Looking at Egypt’s current situation, two and a half years after the fall of Mubarak, what have we learned about the revolutionary process, about its failures and successes? How does this relate to the global imperial system, and how can people within […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 79

Egypt: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution In the two and a half years since the uprising began, Egypt has undergone not only a continuation of the Revolution, but an institutional counter-revolution from within Egyptian society, most dramatically witnessed with the ouster of Morsi two weeks ago. As always, the American Empire – in its infinite pragmatism […]

Egypt under Empire, Part 1: Working Class Resistance & European Imperial Ambitions

Control Over Egypt Has Always Been a Pre-Requisite Egypt is one of the most important countries in the world, geopolitically speaking. With a history spanning some 7,000 years, it is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, sitting at the point at which Africa meets the Middle East, across the Mediterranean from Europe. Once […]

Meet the Next Country That Might Explode into Protests Against Corporate Plunder and Slave Labor Working Conditions

Will the Wave of Global Unrest Crash on Indonesia Next? Indonesia – a Southeast Asian archipelago that is home to the largest Muslim population on Earth – is a key global hot spot for corporate plundering, worker exploitation, land grabs and environmental devastation. Simultaneously, the country is becoming a tinderbox for militant labour unrest, peasant […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 78

Egypt’s Ongoing Revolution On June 30, between 14 and 17 million Egyptians took to the streets to demand the ouster of their first democratically-elected government of Mohammed Morsi, which came about a few days later when the military intervened (to protect its own institutional interests) and side with the population. Looking back at the start […]

Interview With A Vampire

Let the Inner Fire of Discontent Burn Brightly By Richard de Bruin Contrary to what you might have thought this is not an interview with Lloyd Blankfein or Jamie Dimon. Although Blankfein in particular certainly looks the part of some unclean nosferatu, let us not glamorize these banal criminals with alluring lore and myth. When […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 77

Global Unrest: Is Indonesia Next? Egypt just witnessed the largest protests in human history, Turkey and Brazil continue to witness protests as their uprisings take on new, evolving forms. Protests are taking place all over the world, yet only a few are grabbing international headlines. Indonesia, the largest Muslim country on Earth, is home to […]

America’s Continuity of Government Plan: The Cronyism of the Revolving Door

Eliminate the Revolving Door & Stop “Deifying” Military All the media bluster and folly surrounding whistleblower Edward Snowden is detracting from critical thinking that Americans must engage in and act upon. At this moment, benefits from the Snowden data dump  appear to be accruing to the US government and its assorted defense related corporate interests. […]

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 76

A Crisis of Empire At the end of World War II, the United States had half the world’s wealth with only 5% of the world’s population, and stated explicitly that its objectives in foreign policy were designed to “maintain this disparity.” George C. Marshall, former Secretary of State, noted at the time that there was […]