Daily Archives: March 16, 2021

Professor Cornel West on why he left Harvard over tenure dispute

ABC News

Mar 9, 2021

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Dr. Cornel West about why he chose to leave Harvard after a dispute over being denied tenure, and about how to increase diversity in academia.

VIRAL MOMENT: Dick Durbin INTERRUPTS Ted Cruz questioning: “I’m asking you to allow her to answer”

Forbes Breaking News

Sen. Dick Durbin interrupts Sen. Ted Cruz’s questioning of Vanita Gupta.

Giants: Who Really Rules The World?

Empire Files Apr 13, 2019

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Abby Martin sits down with Peter Phillips, former director of Project Censored and professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University. His new book “Giants: The Global Power Elite” details the 17 transnational investment firms which control over $50 trillion in wealth—and how they are kept in power by their activists, facilitators and protectors.

“Giants” is available at Seven Stories Press: https://www.projectcensored.org/produ…

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Grand Theft Congo – DRC

Journeyman Pictures

July 2005 The major problem facing Africa is corruption and control of resources. In the DRC, the military is stealing minerals to sell to Western companies. At a remote mine in central DRC, workers with torches and pick axes hack at the ruddy earth. They are mining cassiterite, a mineral vital in the production of laptops and mobile phones. But dispersed among the miners are Congolese Government troops

How the World Runs on Looting the Congo

Empire Files

Apr 24, 2016

Every drone flown by the U.S. military has inside a piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo–a valuable mineral, of which the DRC has trillions of dollars worth buried underground.

For five centuries, the continent of Africa has been ravaged by the world’s Empires for its vast untapped treasure. Today, the U.S. Empire is increasing it’s military role through their massive command network, AFRICOM, carrying out several missions a day.

With the Congo being arguably the biggest prize for imperialist powers, Abby Martin is joined by Kambale Musavuli, spokesperson for Friends of the Congo, to look at Empire’s role in their history and current catastrophe.

A Guide to US Empire in Africa: Neocolonial Order & AFRICOM

Empire Files

Mar 13, 2021

Abby Martin speaks to Eugene Puryear to discuss the big picture of US imperialism in Africa: From the Berlin Conference to the subversion of liberation movements to neocolonial puppets and the current sprawl of AFRICOM “counterterrorism.” [EXTENDED
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Find more of Eugene Puryear’s work at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiin…
and https://twitter.com/eugenepuryear

The New Feudalism

New Economic Thinking

Jan 9, 2019

Are Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos the new feudal elite? Anand Giridharadas talks to INET President Rob Johnson about how the titans of Silicon Valley use “philanthropy” to control more of our lives.

Yanis Varoufakis: From an Economics without Capitalism to Markets without Capitalism | DiEM25


Jan 26, 2021
A lecture organised by University of Tübingen economics students, delivered on Monday February 3, 2020, on the theme “From an Economics without Capitalism to Markets without Capitalism”.

Mainstream economic models lack some important features of really-existing capitalism, including money, time and space. Its models offer ideological cover for a capitalist system that has usurped competitive, free markets.

The result? Unbearable inequality, climate catastrophe and permanent stagnation. A fork on the road is approaching: It will take us either into deeper stagnation and environmental degradation or to a society with markets but no capitalism. Prof. Yanis Varoufakis talks about the future of our economy and the current state of economics with special regard to pluralism in economics.

Prof. Yanis Varoufakis talks about the future of our economy and the current state of economics with special regard to pluralism in economics. Source: https://timms.uni-tuebingen.de/tp/UT_…

Lecture 17: Filling the Void – China in Africa


Nov 21, 2019

In this lecture, Christina Seyfried, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Yale, provides a historical overview on Chinese engagement in Africa since the beginning of the Cold War, engages with key questions arising from the relationship and suggests how to think about African bargaining power with China in light of global economic and political changes over the past two decades.

Faith leaders get COVID-19 shot to curb reluctance

Associated Press

Mar 16, 2021

More than two dozen interfaith clergy from the Washington, D.C. area rolled up their sleeves in front of television cameras Tuesday inside the Washington National Cathedral and got vaccinated against the coronavirus. (March 16)