The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and United States Senator of California Dianne Feinstein, who has built a reputation as an independent voice, working with both Democrats and Republicans to find commonsense solutions to the problems facing California and the nation.
The duopoly’s national conventions are just weeks away—the Republicans meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21; the Democrats, in Philadelphia, Pa., July 25-28. Political and party fireworks leading up to the nominating conventions are likely not to change the predetermined outcomes: Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee; Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, in the general election.
Hence, our discussion today: Which way forward for those who find both candidates, and the parties and process that have produced them, detestable?
Today’s program features a discussion on the Brexit vote. Vince talks about what the vote means, and what it doesn’t mean. He also explores procedural and legal challenges, the various ideologies and organizations that supported the “leave” vote and their connection to Trump’s supporters, and what the Brexit vote means for Left political movements around the globe. Most importantly, Vince suggests that the Left shouldn’t tear itself apart over the Brexit results. There is plenty of room for disagreement and solidarity. It would be wise to recognize that both sides have legitimate concerns and suggestions. Political, economic and media elites want to divide progressives. It’s up to us to reject this false narrative and provide alternatives to both nation-state capitalism and neoliberal-EU capitalism.
Global master forecaster Gerald Celente analyzes the state of the presidential race as he reflects on the state of America’s decline in the 21st Century and the reasons behind. America, once the world’s undisputed global heavyweight, has down-trended into an economic, political, social, cultural and lifestyle bantamweight. He also makes some predictions on the campaign ahead and also breaks down recent economic activity and the ticking time bomb that is the global economy.
Direct Democracy, a longstanding guiding tenet of Gerald Celente and the Trends Research Institute, can work. Celente breaks down the failures of our leaders on political, foreign policy and economic fronts and demonstrates how Direct Democracy is the way out, the solution. He points to the recent Dutch vote against the European Union-Ukraine agreement that called for closer and more strategic security and trade agreements with Ukraine. But a vote of the Dutch people, albeit non-binding, rejected the deal. Direct Democracy in action. The referendum, pulled off by the Eurosceptics movement in record time and efficiency, shows how a direct vote by the people can work. Elsewhere, Celente addresses recent market surges on the backdrop of rising oil prices and corporate earnings.
-Driving the famous Pan America Highway:
For all listeners who may be contemplating driving a vehicle from the States or Canada to Latin America, today we have a very informative and illustrative description of such a recent trip. This report comes from a stateside listener who made the entire 3000 mile journey just a few months ago: from California to Panama City by way of the Pan American Highway. You might have to hold on to your seat for this one…
-The skinny on pirated gasoline in Latin America:
Yes, it’s all over the place, at up to a 50 cent a gallon less than at the legit “gasolineras”. Is it diluted, altered, or the real McCoy? Where does it come from? The cops buy it all the time… does that mean you should give it a try?
There’s a big political and social scandal unfolding in Bolivia involving sex, government back door contracts and Evo Morales. Could politicians in the US get away with that stuff? No problem… just ask Bill and Hillary.
Today, Gary delivers the latest in health and healing, including ultrasound healing wounds fast and fighting infection, algae quinoa and legumes as alternative protein choices, and seek a variety of fiber sources for best health. Then, a variety of topics including which private prison company made $1.7 billion in profit last year? Also, how student debt impacts the lives of young Americans. And much more.