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A weekly podcast on world politics, culture and economics, hosted by Eric Draitser.

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A weekly podcast on world politics, culture and economics, hosted by Eric Draitser.

    Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud

    In this emergency podcast, Eric welcomes back author, journalist, and CounterPunch contributor Ramzy Baroud to discuss the latest Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, the political and social significance of the Palestinian uprising and solidarity movements around the world, and the global significance of what's happened. Ramzy details Israeli ethnic cleansing, the genocidal agenda, and the importance of Palesitnian agency in their struggle for liberation. Don't miss this important discussion on CounterPunch Radio. More

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Medea Benjamin

    Medea Benjamin

    This week Eric welcomes antiwar activist and founder of peace organization Code Pink, Medea Benjamin, to discuss Biden and the state of US imperialism today. The conversation explores everything from Biden's role in reestablishing stability for the Empire to the ways in which the US war machine continues its crimes all over the world. Eric and Medea discuss the situation in Yemen, the Biden Administration's posture towards Iran, the shifting narrative on Palestine, drones as weapons of mass destruction, and so much more. Don't miss this great chat with one of America's leading antiwar voices on CounterPunch Radio! More

    • 58 min
    Dave Lindorff

    Dave Lindorff

    This week Eric welcomes to the show veteran journalist and CounterPunch contributor Dave Lindorff, who is also the author of the groundbreaking book "Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal" (2002). Eric and Dave discuss the political and cultural significance of Mumia and his case, as well as the circumstances regarding his case and the misconduct by the Philadelphia establishment. They also touch on everything from Mumia's relation to Black Lives Matter and contemporary social movements to the importance of political prisoners in the US as leaders. The conversation also explores Biden and the continuity of US imperialism, China as a manufactured enemy, and the inability of the Left to understand China. Don't miss this week's episode! More

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Josh Fox

    Josh Fox

    This time Eric sits down with filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, 2010) to discuss the aftermath of the Derek Chauvin verdict, the latest in the struggle against the fracking industry, and the daunting challenge of disinformation as it spurs on America's fascist movement. Josh also reveals the evolution of his own thinking in regard to capitalism, humanity, and the planet we all share. Don't miss this great conversation only on CounterPunch Radio! More

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ross Benes

    Ross Benes

    This week Eric chats with Ross Benes about his new book "Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold." The conversation explores the rightward trajectory of Nebraska's politics over the last few decades and the reasons behind it. Ross gives his insights into the mentality, values, and prejudices of the communities in which he grew up with an eye toward understanding how and why they think the way they do. Abortion politics, race and immigration, right wing media and disinformation, and other cheerful subjects are all explored in this conversation about the people of "America's Heartland." More

    • 53 min
    Ruth Hopkins

    Ruth Hopkins

    This week Eric welcomes Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer and indigenous defender Ruth Hopkins to discuss critical issues facing the Native community in the early days of the Biden Administration. Eric and Ruth discuss the confirmation of Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary and what that means for Native communities and the policies affecting them. The conversation explores everything from the impact of Trump and COVID on Native people to the false promises of Green energy and 21st Century extractivism to the latest on pipelines and the struggle to defend water and sacred land. Ruth also helps us understand the symbolic and spiritual meaning of water and the protection of water and land. Don't miss the latest CounterPunch Radio! More

    • 46 min

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186 Ratings

186 Ratings

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I have been listening to this podcast for years. Erick knows what he is talking about. Erick is too intelligent to fail!

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Independent and uncompromisimg, with a high standard.

A great addition to the content provided by the print magazine/newsletter. I refer folks to this when they mindlessly use the phrase "liberal media" to describe our mainstream corporate media. I tell them to check it out, and see whether the coverage of the issues reflected here mirrors the corporate line. It doesn't, and I've been able to turn even some conservative friends on to this news source. They can appreciate the "maverickyness" of this outlet, and are willing to listen because they're willing to call out EVERYONE: governments, corporations, churches, media outlets, the "left", the "right"...anyone.

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