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Paul Street – Episode 5

support this podcast, donate todayIn Episode 5 of CounterPunch Radio, host Eric Draitser sits down with author and political analyst Paul Street to discuss a wide range of issues related to US politics and the precarious state of the “liberal Left.” Paul provides his perspective on what it means to be a liberal in America today, and how that is directly related to a willingness to accept serial betrayal of those one supports. Eric and Paul examine the recent history of liberal Democrats, including the treachery and subservience of Bill Clinton to Wall St., and what that tells us about Hillary’s campaign. They also discuss the upcoming election, the role of Bernie Sanders, and the illusory nature of his campaign. These and other critical issues are examined in Ep. 5 of CounterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro music provided by the Dr. of the Blues, the man with a PhD in Boogie Woogie, David Vest.

Yvette Carnell – Episode 4

support this podcast, donate todayIn Episode 4 of CounterPunch Radio host Eric Draitser has an in depth conversation with analyst and commentator Yvette Carnell, founder of the popular website BreakingBrown.com. Yvette discusses her recent article in CounterPunch entitled “The White Terrorists: Lynching in America,” which attempts to pull back the curtain on some of the hidden history of lynching and its social, cultural, and economic underpinnings. Eric and Yvette discuss the “pathologizing” of blackness in America and the impact that it has had on both perceptions of Black people, and their own perceptions of themselves. Additionally, they attempt to draw out the connection between the lynchings of the past and the violence and police murders of today, with particular attention to the socio-cultural context within which these should be examined. All this and more on Ep. 4 of CouterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro music provided by the Dr. of the Blues, the man with a PhD in Boogie Woogie, David Vest.

Ajamu Baraka – Episode 3

support this podcast, donate todayIn Episode 3 of CounterPunch Radio, host Eric Draitser sits down with human rights activist and political analyst Ajamu Baraka to discuss his article on Israeli politics in the latest print issue of CounterPunch Magazine, as well as a host of other issues. Eric and Ajamu examine the racist rhetoric at the heart of President Netanyahu’s recent election victory, and the way in which the political language of Israel has shifted in recent times. Within the context of recent demonstrations by Ethiopian Jews, Eric and Ajamu explore the politics of identity in Israel, and how supremacist ideology plays a major factor Israel’s self-image and domestic policies, while connecting the issue to the ongoing struggle against racism in America. All this and much more in Episode 3 of CounterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro music provided by the Dr. of the Blues, the man with a PhD in Boogie Woogie, David Vest.

Mike Whitney – Episode 1

support this podcast, donate todayIn this inaugural episode of CounterPunch Radio, host Eric Draitser sits down with CP columnist Mike Whitney for Part 1 of a two part discussion on a host of political and economic issues. They touch on Mike’s recent article in CounterPunch magazine dealing with the Federal Reserve, interest rates, and the economic and political context within which they must be understood. Draitser and Whitney move on to discuss the economic situation in Ukraine, the war in the east of the country, and the West’s motives. Finally, they examine the global strategic situation and the shifting geopolitical calculus with regard to Iran, Russia, and China, and the U.S. countermoves. All this and much more in Episode 1 of CounterPunch Radio. Intro and outtro music provided by the Dr. of the Blues, the man with a PhD in Boogie Woogie, David Vest.

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