Progressive Cathy Kunkel Running for Congress in West Virginia

In a West Virginia district that's been Republican for 20 years and Trump carried with 68% of the vote, environmental activist Cathy Kunkel is running on a progressive platform including Medicare for All. She might even win. She joins Paul Jay on podcast.

Bolivia’s Election Result Embarrasses the OAS Yet Again

The October 18th presidential election in Bolivia confirms that leftist candidate Luis Arce won the presidency with a solid majority, which puts yet another nail in the coffin of the OAS's efforts to meddle in Bolivia. CEPR's Jake Johnston, who analyzed the highly questionable OAS audit of last year's election, which justified the coup, discusses how this recent result presents a challenge to US foreign policy towards Bolivia.

Trump Says Socialism is His Enemy – He’s Right

Meagan Day, a journalist for Jacobin Magazine and member of the DSA, joins Paul Jay to discuss the challenges in building a broad democratic front that focuses on the climate crisis and defeating rising fascism; and organizing a socialist movement for a more radical transformation of the society.

Don’t Rely on Corporate Democrats to Fight the Right

Eric Blanc (Jacobin Magazine), fears a Corporate Democrat repeat of the 2000 elections when Gore refused to fight once the Supreme Court gave the election to Bush. He says a workers' movement is needed to push back the right and points to the recent teacher strikes as an example. On with Paul Jay.

Arms Sales and Diplomatic Cover – Trump Good for Bulgarian Corruption

Bulgarian journalist Vladamir Mitev, says ongoing protests in Bulgaria are against government corruption and crony capitalism. Bulgaria agreed to a billion-dollar deal for U.S. F-16 fighter aircraft at a time when schools and hospitals a grossly underfunded. A collaboration with "Other News."

A Desperate Trump Will Do Desperate Things – Larry Wilkerson

Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss a possible rout of the GOP, and what a desperate Trump might do before the transfer of power. If Biden wins, massive pressure is needed to make him reduce deep income inequality, or a new authoritarian threat will emerge by 2024.

Is Trump the Tip of a More Coherent Fascist Spear?

Is the level of political discourse a reflection of the rise of fascism in the United States? Will Biden set the stage for a more dangerous far-right demagogue? Adolph Reed and Leo Panitch say organizing a renewed labor movement is crucial for defeating the rise of fascism. On podcast with Paul Jay

How Deep Will the Depression Get? – Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth

Rana Foroohar, Financial Times columnist and author (Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles), and Mark Blyth, political economist and author (Angrynomics), join Paul Jay for a wide-ranging conversation about the deepening depression, inequality, and China. On podcast.

The Coup Against Bolivia’s Evo Morales – Looking Back

On the occasion of Bolivia's presidential election, which is taking place on Sunday, October 18th, 2020, we present a guest production by Peruvian journalist Francesca Emanuele, featuring Jhocelyn Caspa, an eyewitness of the Senkata Massacre that happened shortly after the November 2019 coup that ousted president Evo Morales. Emanuele also interviews Jake Johnston, Senior Research Associate of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, who conducted a detailed analysis of the Organization of...

Daniel Ellsberg on the Assange Extradition and Growing Fascism

[A full video interview] The leaker of the Pentagon Papers says that if Assange is extradited to the U.S., no journalist in the world is safe from being kidnapped to the United States to face life imprisonment for reporting on information like Chelsea Manning released. Daniel Ellsberg joins Paul Jay on podcast.

The Global Police State

Greg Wilpert talks to sociology Professor William I. Robinson about his just-released book, The Global Police State, in which he outlines the confluence of interests between transnational capital, 21st-century fascism, and the general policing of society.

Why Criticize Biden Now, When Trump Fascism is a Threat? – with Paul Jay

A viewer writes: should Paul Jay's critique of Biden wait till after the election? Jay says we need to defeat Trump, but without creating illusions about Biden. We have to build a non-sectarian, broad people's movement with a class conscious core. Lucas Alden interviews Paul Jay (Pt2) on podcast.

Steve Bannon Says War Begins on Nov. 3rd – a podcast with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Steve Bannon says only in-person voting should be counted on Nov. 3rd, and there will be a "war" to "stop Biden from stealing" the election. Larry Wilkerson says Trump's forces are creating conditions for violence in the streets if he is defeated. AOC calls on people to get organized to defeat Trump as part of a larger battle for survival. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins Paul Jay on podcast.

Juice Podcast with Noam Chomsky

Giordano of Juice Media asks world-renowned intellectual, activist, and political dissident Noam Chomsky about the unfolding train wreck of the 2020 US election, the state of humanity, the breakdown of democracy, the rise of conspiracy theories, the prosecution of Julian Assange, the role of satire - and what helps to keep him going amidst all this.

Venezuela’s Opposition Split Over Election Boycott

Temir Porras, a former advisor to Venezuelan Presidents Chavez and Maduro, argues that the opposition's division over boycotting the upcoming parliamentary election could end up marginalizing the extreme-right opposition faction and thus lead to a normalization of politics in Venezuela. Hosted by Greg Wilpert, author of "Changing Venezuela by Taking Power, The History and Policies of the Chavez Government."

Biden Not Phasing Out Fossil Fuel, Relies on Carbon Capture – Robert Pollin

While better than Trump’s climate denial, a review of the Biden climate plan reveals an over reliance on unproven carbon capture and far too limited investment in solar and wind. Biden positions the plan as part of rivalry with China instead of climate cooperation. Bob Pollin joins Paul Jay on podcast.

Chomsky, Walker and Ellsberg Defend Julian Assange

Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker and Daniel Ellsberg oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the US to face charges under the Espionage Act. The extradition hearing starts in London on Monday, Sept. 7th. With host Jimmy Dore.

Biden Blurring Almost Everything – Thomas Ferguson

The Biden campaign is trying to appeal to supporters of a Green New Deal and the finance sector at the same time. He's promising an FDR style New Deal at a time when Wall St. is more powerful than ever. Thomas Ferguson joins Paul Jay on podcast.

Covid and Conspiracy Rising in Romania – Maria Cernat

The decay of the Romanian education system has created a fertile ground for Covid conspiracy theories, many of which originate in right-wing America. Maria Cernat joins Paul Jay on podcast produced in collaboration with Other News.

Populism is Not a Dirty Word – Thomas Frank 3 Part Series

Corporate Democrats despise the left-wing of the party and see all populism as 'deplorables'. If they continue to do so, they will create another Trump. Thomas Frank discusses his new book 'The People, No', on podcast with Paul Jay.

Stabilizing an Unstable Economy – Jan Kregel on Hyman Minsky

Jan Kregel explains the fundamental problem with the economic system is its focus on providing finance to investors. Hyman Minsky, who understood that financial instability is inherent to capitalism, proposed changing the economy’s objective to employment.

Bolivia: Barricades and Crisis in a Crisis

After three postponed elections, a date is finally set after pressure from protests across the country. Why did Evo step down? How did the conditions for the coup develop? Carlos Orias and Tony Phillips join Paul Jay on podcast produced in cooperation with Other News.

Return to Kandahar – a film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira

A film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira (2002) Nelofer Pazira, returns from Canada to Afghanistan to seek out her childhood friend Dyana. While living under vicious Taliban rule, Dyana wrote Nelofer a haunting letter that ended, “you will have to live for both of us now”. Fearing the worst, in 2002 after the fall of the Taliban government, Nelofer searches for her lost friend. Landing in Kabul 13 years after her family left Russian-occupied Afghanistan, Nelofer unravels her past and the history...

Only a Mass Movement Can Make Biden Deliver on Promises – Branco Marcetic

Will Joe Biden cast aside decades of conservative political wisdom and lead us to an FDR style presidency he's talked about, or is this another case of Biden telling voters exactly what he thinks they want to hear? Branco Marcetic author of 'Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden', joins Paul Jay on podcast.

Restructure Capitalism or Fascism Will Grow

Prabhat Patnaik reflects on the COVID-19 shock that has worsened the crisis triggered by globalized finance. Only two possibilities emerge: restructure capitalism by controlling finance, or let the tendencies towards very coercive forms of fascism grow.

Why Did Americans Accept Barbaric Slaughter of Japanese Civilians? – Peter Kuznick

In 1939, President Roosevelt called on nations at war to refrain from the "inhuman barbarism" of targeting civilians. In 1945, the U.S. firebombed Japanese cities and dropped nuclear weapons killing hundreds of thousands. On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Peter Kuznick joins Paul Jay on podcast.

The Doomsday Machine Still Exists – Daniel Ellsberg

Pentagon Papers whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg tells Paul Jay of "theAnalysis", that the danger of nuclear war is as present today as during the Cold War. He says seeking profit in spite of the risk of nuclear winter is "institutional madness".

There’s No Time for Evolutionary Change – Paul Jay

The climate emergency and the pandemic require us to build a broad popular front that fights for democratization and public ownership in critical areas like health care, fossil fuels, finance, and arms production. Paul Jay is a guest on 'Economics and Beyond' hosted by Rob Johnson of INET.

Pollin: Nationalize Fossil Fuels and Create Public Banks

The collapse of oil prices is an opportunity for a public takeover of the fossil fuel industry and replace it with sustainable energy. As the depression deepens, it is also the time for large publicly owned banks to weaken the economic and political power of finance. Economist Robert Pollin joins Paul Jay on podcast

Biden’s Climate Plan Won’t Prevent Catastrophe – Dayton Martindale

While Biden's latest climate plan is much improved, it's far short of what scientists say is needed. Biden's aggressive rhetoric will not help build a joint climate plan with China, a crucial step for any global plan to succeed. Dayton Martindale joins Paul Jay on podcast.

What if Trump Won’t Go? – Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Larry Wilkerson is part of three working groups that are concerned that there will not be free and fair elections or a peaceful and constitutional transition of power; Wilkerson and Jay have a wide ranging discussion on what might happen if Trump won't go, on podcast.

Countries Have to Choose Between U.S. and China Says Blackrock

The massive finance firm Blackrock says there will be "de-globalization" and intensifying rivalry between the U.S. and China no matter who wins the November elections. Heiner Flassbeck says Europe cannot agree to take sides, on podcast with Paul Jay.

Fed. Defends the ‘Creditor’s Paradise’ – Mark Blyth

They are building more and more fragility in the system, and the bailouts are becoming bigger and bigger, to a point where business as a whole is able to run an unsustainable moral hazard extortion game against central banks. Mark Blyth joins Paul Jay on podcast.

Naomi Klein on Juice Media Podcast

Naomi Klein on the lessons we're learning during this historic period, Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, and why the liberals are going to get us all killed. On the Juice Media podcast.

Risking the Apocalypse for Dollars – Paul Jay

U.S. nuclear war strategy is driven by an arms industry that's willing to risk the end of life on earth to maximize return on their investment. The manufacturers of nuclear weapons are now primarily owned by Blackrock and other institutional investors who profit from a renewed nuclear arms race. Paul Jay is the guest on "Law and Disorder" hosted by Michael Smith.

The Promise and Limits of Black Lives Matter – Cedric Johnson

Does the "Black Lives Matter" framing of the protests undermine the potential for much broader alliances? It’s not just black people who are being over-policed, it’s all working-class people and in particular, the most dispossessed. Cedric Johnson joins Paul Jay on podcast.

Sacrificing Workers Lives is Back to Work Plan – Paul Jay

In the streets and at the ballot box, we must fight for: No return to work until it's safe and with full economic support; community control of the police; and publicly-owned banking and enterprises that create jobs and put the public interest first. - Paul Jay on the Law and Disorder Radio Show

Sometimes Denial is Comforting – Rob Johnson

If Biden wins and doesn’t take on the deep structural changes that are needed, he will prepare the waters for the next Trump or worse. Rob Johnson on podcast with Paul Jay

Covid-19: What Is To Be Done?

According to Prof Jayati Ghosh, this is the greatest crisis experienced by the capitalist system; she lays out the direction of policy responses commensurate to what is needed.

Is Voting for Biden the Lesser Evil?

(Actvism based in Munich Germany produced this video) In this interview with journalist, award-winning filmmaker and the founder of Paul Jay, we debate and discuss whether voting for Joe Biden is the lesser evil when compared with Donald Trump. In addition, we examine a possible vision for the future of the left and inquire whether it is still possible to unite around it.

AcTVism based in Munich Germany interviews Paul Jay about the Sanders endorsement of Joe Biden

A Warning of a Neocon Conspiracy – The Last Interview of Ambassador Joe Wilson pt1/6

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:19 — 25.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | More On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: In the last interview before his death in September 2019, Ambassador Joe Wilson says that a neo-con conspiracy will use a compliant Trump in a march towards war – Watch out for a "war-time" President in 2020. Wilson's wife Valerie Plame was outed as a CIA officer by VP...

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