Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: Human Rights Watch pretends to defend vulnerable people from abuse by powerful forces all around the world. But, most of the time, Human Rights Watch defends U.S. foreign policy. And, as the pace of prison activism increases by the month, Prison Radio brings you voices from behind the bars.
Leid Stories returns to yesterday’s discussion about many elements of the intelligence committee’s probe that won’t see the light of day.
We continue tracking developments in major news stories we’ve been discussing, and we return to our open-forum question on whether a burgeoning opposition movement that emerged during the 2016 presidential election and sparked hope of independent politics has succumbed to the old Democrats-vs-Republicans political paradigm.
The election of President Donald Trump has left fear in the minds of many, causing millennials to flock to their “safe spaces” as universities blame the President for their rising suicide rates. Meanwhile, propaganda against Russia continues to grow and war in the Middle East continues to escalate.
SERIES ON THE HIDDEN HAND
A look at the shadow government from the perspective of a former senior CIA official, the Wikileaks dump of CIA documents, and Trump’s battle against the CIA and the intelligence agencies
The recent Wikileaks release of CIA documents and how this changes the accusations made against Putin and Russia
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman James E. Clyburn, who is the Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-ranking Democrat, in the United States House of Representatives.
Today is part two of Vince’s conversation with former Scout Sniper (USMC), activist, filmmaker and Vince’s main compadre, the great Sergio Alexander Kochergin.
The Conspiracy Guy #13: The “color revolution” against the new administration continues unabated, but “fake news” about Sweden has reinforced the reasons why Trump wants to enforce regulations on immigration. The continued emphasis from the mainstream media about “Russian interference” in our election by purported hacking of emails from the DNC and that the “Russian dossier” continues to be given any credence whatsoever strains credulity. Even MSNBC anchors object to Trump’s efforts to reach the people directly, because it’s their job to “tell the public what it should think”. Attempts to subvert the new president appear to be motivated by a host of prominent figures, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and others who are fearful that they are may be exposed and prosecuted for their involvement in the scandal known as “PizzaGate”. While Hillary has been reported “in the house” on Broadway, it is one of her doubles; and while the film, “Newtown”, has been nominated for an Academy Award, Sandy Hook was a FEMA drill. The most widely publicized Sandy Hook “victim” was fabricated from photos of “his step brother” as a child. Hollywood may give its highest prize to a fake film about a fake event.
Dr. Rasmus discusses how the intensifying attacks on Trump administration represent an historic internecine conflict between old and new wings of the US ruling elites and not ‘democracy vs. fascism’. Rasmus offers an analysis of the first month of the Trump regime and its growing conflicts with the Media, the ‘deep state’ 17 intelligence communities, federal state bureaucracies, and political parties of Democrats and moderate Republicans. Revisiting his November article ‘Tameing Trump’, Rasmus explains the meaning of last week’s firing of NSA Flynn, Trump’s backtracking on China, his reassuring Canada and Japan prime ministers on trade, and his revisiting of his muslim country travel bans. How the Flynn affair was a warning ‘shot across the bow’ for Trump to back off his proposed foreign policy changes with Russia and NATO. How the US spends $700billion a year subsidizing NATO and Europe and how US control of NATO is key to control of Europe politically and economically. The policy areas of conflicts between Trump and the old elites. Rasmus explains how old neoliberal elites (media, parties, spy agencies, state bureaucracies) continue to build a case on Trump and either ‘tame’ him or dump him—but only after he delivers on massive corporate-investor tax cuts, deregulation of healthcare and banks, and checking his trade initiatives. The grass roots base of Trump vs. old elites is discussed.