March 25, 2019
Are you looking at the growing field of Democratic Presidential candidates and wondering who they are and who to trust? My guest this week has an informed and interesting take on the campaign and the Democratic Party itself. Benjamin Studebaker is an American doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on economic inequality and democratic theory. Benjamin received his BA in Politics from the University of Warwick in 2013 and his MA from the University of Chicago in 2014. He blogs at benjaminstudebaker.com and has recently started a podcast with Aimee Terese called What’s Left?
This episode begins with a brief update on stories we’ve covered recently, then Benjamin and I discuss US politics and the prospects for the Left.
March 19, 2019
This episode features an interview with Christine Ahn, founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ and currently working with Korea Peace Now , a global campaign to educate, organize and advocate for a Korea peace agreement by 2020. The group is currently working to promote passage of House Resolution 152 calling for a formal end to the Korean War. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna of California on February 26th, and has 22 co-sponsors including Representatives Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai’i. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
March 8, 2019
Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. His work has appeared in various journals, magazines and websites, as well as on radio and television.
We talk about the origins and makeup of the Gilets Jaunes protesters, Emmanuel Macron and his government, and the likely increase in protests this spring. Ramin has been covering the unusual winter protests every weekend since they began.