Interviews from Quito: Exclusive with the Cuban Five

On December 14, 2014, the remaining members of the Cuban Five were released from prison after serving more than 16 years in prison on trumped up charges in the United States.

Interviews from Quito – Norwegian Journalist Eirik Vold on Wikileaks

In today’s program, teleSUR’s Gregory Wilpert interviews Norwegian author and investigative journalist Eirik Vold. The author of a biography of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez that will be available in English in a few months, Vold has been investigating the Wikileaks cables, particularly as regards destabilization efforts by Washington directed against progressive governments in Latin America, … Continue reading

Interviews from Quito – A subsidy for the 5 largest banks?

Today Gregory Wilpert interviews William Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One. Black is an expert in financial regulation and currently an advisor of the Rafael Correa administration in Ecuador. But the conversation focuses on new attempts to totally do away with already weakened banking regulations in … Continue reading

Can Progressives Bring Democracy to the USA?

Whether or not progressives should support Obama in 2012 is not only a matter of whether Obama would be better as president than his Republican opponent, but also a question of what are the other strategic choices that progressives have when confronted with the ballot and with the presidential campaign more generally. Obvious other possible … Continue reading

Support Obama in 2012? The Policies So Far

Part 1 of a two-part series on left strategy in the age of Obama Click here for part 2: Can Progressives Bring Democracy to the USA?   Progressives are going to face a tough choice this coming November: should they vote for Barack Obama or not? Obama, who was a beacon of hope and change … Continue reading