After a long time off the air with only blogging and social net to vent our outrage and banter, we’ve finally launched ourselves on YouTube!
… yeah, we know, we’re considering calling these long segments: 2 Fat Old Guys and a Dog lol
We did what we used to do on the radio/podcasts and chewed on some current ugly fat for over an hour (no station manager to shut us up).
AUDIO (right click Punkonomics2014-2-23 and “save as” to download):
Topic: The Post-Occupy/Post-Arab Spring Co-opting of Media and Social Media for the Ends of Destroying Democracy and Promoting the Interests of the Upper Class/1%
This is based on a recent blog post: We are STILL being PLAYED! Venezuela and Ukraine in context
Collection of links:
#LaSalida? Venezuela at a Crossroads: The protests this week have far more to do with returning economic and political elites to power than with their downfall. by George Ciccariello-Maher (The Nation, February 22, 2014)
- U.S. Policy Toward Venezuela: Seeing The Larger Picture (Venzuelanalysis.com)
Venezuela: it’s the opposition that’s anti-democratic By Jerome Roos (Roarmag.org, Feb 21, 2014)
Democracy Now February 21:
Excellent analysis of media coverage: http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/10381
The opposition is responsible for most of the violence: https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55915
Punkonomics interview with George Ciccariello-Maher from July 2013 (shortly after the presidential elections)
(author of We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, 2013, Duke University Press, Amazon kindle)