Mexico

On today’s show Christy Thornton (@llchristyll), Fellow in Global History at Harvard University, joins us to discuss Mexico, neoliberalism and the drug war. What the disappearance of 43 teaching students and subsequent lying about the disappearances by the Mexican government has to do with Mexican politics and President Pena Nieto. What is the political spectrum […]
Jeff Sessions stunning attack on the Federal Judiciary and reveals his racism yet again. America’s chief lawyer had neo-confederate politics. Are we about to have another government shutdown over the border wall with Mexico? Why Trump is being treated like a lame duck. Why Republicans might be in serious trouble. The return of the Democratic […]
Research analyst and journalist Mike LaSusa explains Rudy Giuliani’s history of using “Broken Windows” and “Zero Tolerance” policies in New York City. The stunning level of brutality the NYPD used in enforcing these policies. Rudy Guiliani’s consulting work in Mexico, Brazil and Trindad and Tobago. Class, race and violence in Latin America, what actually reduces […]
Authors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace co -authors of the recent book A Narco History, explain the full and violent history of Mexico’s drug trade. Understanding the real history of the drug crisis and the problem with prohibition. How American drug usage and gun laws fuel cartel violence. How Mexico became a key point of drug […]
Journalist Johann Hari, explains the motivation for his new book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. Why were drugs banned to begin with and what really creates drug addiction. Harry J. Anslinger the most important person you never heard of. Anslinger’s racism and obsession with Billie Holiday. The racist roots […]
The murder of forty three students in Mexico leads to mass demonstrations and protests, the connections between drug cartels, corrupt politics and oligarchy in Mexico, President Obama comes out strong for Net Neutrality and will the FCC listen? On The Fun Half: Rush Limbaugh promises more gridlock, the problem with “Boardroom Liberalism”, fighting the TPP, […]
Sam Seder celebrates New Jersey’s move to marriage equality, explains why corporate education “reform” is hurting children and disrupting learning, Dick Durbin pushes anti progressive agenda on Fox News Sunday, why we are still living under a partial government shutdown, why establishment Democrats are still buying into failed austerity policies, why do Democrats keep repeating […]