“Since 1945, the U.S. has a history of imposing conflicts on other places,” says renowned Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad. “I don’t like terms like Vietnam War, Iraq War—these are very ideological ways of understanding history. No, these are U.S.-imposed wars on the Vietnamese and Iraqi people.” For today’s show, Allen reflects on the […]
First up today, we get updates about the election and coup in Bolivia from Jake Johnston at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Then, Scalawag magazine editor Anna Simonton sheds light on the political landscape of the American South and the progressive organizing happening there. Jake Johnston is a senior research associate at the […]
Exactly one month ago yesterday, a right-wing coup overthrew Bolivian president Evo Morales and forced him into exile. Today on the show, Allen speaks with historian and journalist Ben Dangl about the events leading up to the political crisis, the developments of the past month, and the broader historical context for the forces at play […]
“The world is increasingly on fire, literally and figuratively,” says host Allen Ruff at the beginning of today’s episode. So let’s talk about it! This afternoon, we opened up the phone lines to hear from listeners about their own observations and concerns about our world-on-fire. Callers weighed in on newsworthy topics like the political crisis […]
Conversamos con Carolina Bailey sobre mujeres indígenas y su rol en el activismo social contemporáneo en los Andes. Bailey es profesora de Madison College y viajó recientemente a distintas regiones de Bolivia y el Perú para conocer la situación de distintas poblaciones indígenas en relación con el funcionamiento general de ambas sociedades.