A weekly podcast on world politics, culture and economics, hosted by Eric Draitser.
This time Eric marks the passing of legendary actor and civil rights icon Sidney Poitier with a conversation with Aram Goudsouzian, Professor of History at the University of Memphis and author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon. The discussion touches on everything from Poitier's early life and training as an actor to his tenuous relationship with Black radical politics in the 1960s. The second half of the conversation explores Poitier's lasting impact and relevance to today. More
This time on CounterPunch Radio, author and journalist Jacqueline Keeler joins Eric to discuss a range of critical issues affecting Native people in the US and Canada, including the ongoing struggle against pipelines and extractive industries, the impact of COVID on Native communities, the fight against native mascotry, and more. Jacqueline also helps reframe how we think of US history, the American Revolution and Founding Fathers, and the nature of the settler-colonial presence on this continent. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss.
Break Music: “Stadium Pow Wow” by The Halluci Nation ft. Black Bear
Intro/Outro: “The Corridors of Power” by Dean Wareham More
This time Eric welcomes to the show author and researcher Helen Yaffe to discuss the post-revolutionary history of Cuba, the recent protests, the effects of US imperialism and the blockade, and Cuba's response to COVID. More
Author and Washington editor of Harper's Magazine Andrew Cockburn joins CounterPunch to discuss his new book "The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine."
This time Eric welcomes back to the show Dave Zirin to discuss his latest book "The Kaepernick Effect" which explores how Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel sparked a movement for social justice and became a universal symbol of resistance and rebellion against white supremacy and injustice. Eric and Dave also discuss several sports issues, including the future of baseball in an age of extreme inequality and profit-driven baseball executives who care little for the game. Don't miss this great conversation with the one and only Dave Zirin on CounterPunch Radio. More
Marxist economist and author Michael Roberts returns to CounterPunch to discuss the state of US imperialism following the end of the Afghanistan War and how it relates to the profitability of capital in the 21st Century. He also explains the capitalist nonsense called the Austrian School of Economics, and provides his predictions for the global economy in the coming decade. More