Citizen Radio

Episode #463 Interview with Immy Humes, director of "F**KED: The United States of Unemployment," the new Salon series that explores the lives of the 99ers. Humes discusses the epidemic of long-term unemployment and why it's essential to not forget the millions of jobless Americans. 

Jamie mocks McDonald's, Allison discusses Adbusters' latest call for 50,000 people to Occupy Chicago in May for the G8, and Mayor Emanuel's authoritarian ordinances. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-27-12.mp3
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Episode #462 Occupy played a big role in President Obama's State Of The Union address, Jamie responds to the president's idea to outlaw dropping out, and Listener Mail.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-26-12.mp3
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Episode #461 Russell Simmons (@uncleRUSH) joins the show to discuss Occupy Wall Street, Occupy The Dream, veganism, his credit card, and Def Jam.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-25-122.mp3
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Episode #460 Susie Cagle (@susie_c) joins the show with dispatches from Occupy West, Allison gives Occupy updates, if you thought SOPA was bad, meet ACTA, EU approves oil embargo against Iran.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-24-12.mp3
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Episode #459 About Jamie's trip to Denver, complete with exciting death threats!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-23-12.mp3
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Episode #458 (Originally aired 12/23/09) Citizen Radio interviews author, activist, and former Economic Hit Man, John Perkins, for the full hour!


As an EHM (Economic Hit Man), Perkins's job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development—loans that were much larger than needed—and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel.

Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, the U.S. government and the international aid agencies allied with it were able to control these economies and to ensure that oil and other resources were channeled to serve the interests of building a global empire.

Perkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and the new book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them. 

Also check out Perkins' website (http://www.johnperkins.org/) and add him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/economic_hitman).

He joins Citizen Radio for the full hour to discuss his job as an EHM, US-led assassinations, his accurate predictions that Iceland's economy would collapse, the dangers of hyper-Capitalism and global Corporatism (including how America's domestic banks, the IMF, and The World Bank enslave people with debt,) and the EHMs' treatment of Iran, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

Perkins shares the success stories of people fighting corporate takeovers like the Bolivians' fight with Bechtel, the huge corporation that privatized Bolivia’s water supply, the lawsuit Ecuadorians have filed against Texaco, which has since been purchased by Chevron, and Latin and South America's social revolutions that reject predatory Capitalism.

Finally, Perkins explains why government regulation is important, how Obama's economic team are "scum," China's role in the new world, and what citizens can do to make Capitalism more egalitarian and humane.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-20-12.mp3
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Episode #457 Obama administration denies Keystone permit, updates on Occupy, Jamie's therapy corner, 16-year-old atheist harassed for filing First Amendment suit.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-19-122.mp3
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Episode #456 Rania Khalek (@raniakhalek) joins the show to dicuss her article about how states are becoming mini-police states in anticipation of the RNC and DNC. Also, Holly (@paperholly) is back with another installment of "Meanwhile, In Australia," and Jamie celebrates the SOPA blackout day.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-18-12.mp3
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Episode #455 Citizen Radio field report on candlelight vigil honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, including class and labor struggles, 4 months of Occupy Wall Street, updates on Occupy Nigeria, SOPA, and PIPA.

Featured guest: Jamie's angst

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-17-12.mp3
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Episode #454 Comedian and author Chris Gethard (@ChrisGethard) tells tales of poor life decisions and growing up as an angry kid/adult in New Jersey.

Check out Gethard's awesome new book, A Bad Idea I'm About To Do.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_1-16-122.mp3
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