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Progressive Commentary Hour – 01.30.19

What is really happening in Venezuela and the US-supported coup underway

Prof William Robinson is Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also on the university’s faculty in its Global and International Studies Program. William is a scholar activist, deeply involved in Third World struggles for social justice, the Latin American radical left, popular empowerment of populations and participatory democracy and government.  His areas of focus include globalization, transnationalism, political economics, immigration and a variety of sociological issues. William received his graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. His article’s appear on Global Research and he has published nine books, his latest being “Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism.”  His earlier “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity,”takes a hard look at the totalitarian structures and agenda of the transnational capitalist class that promotes neoliberal restructuring and trade liberalization.   His website is SOC.UCSB.edu/Faculty/Robinson

What is really happening in Venezuela and the US-supported coup underway

Greg Palast is a journalist’s journalist, whose news breaking stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian and Rolling Stone Magazine. The British Tribune has called Greg  “the most important investigative journalist in our time.” He produced over a dozen films for BBC’s Newsnight and has won many awards including from the Financial Times,  the National Press Club and the George Orwell Courage in Journalism. Greg broke many important stories including the official story behind the Exxon Valdez, the civil racketeering behind the Shoreham Nuclear Plant, the purging of votes in Florida during the Bush-Gore election, vulture funds, the Deep Horizon oil spill and more recently voter fraud during the past two presidential elections. He directed the recent film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which follows Donald Trump’s wildest claims, based on his New York Times bestselling books, including Armed Madhouse.  Greg holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.  His website is  GregPalast.com

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