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Around the Empire podcast explores the massive apparatus of the American Empire. In-depth interviews, discussions. Hosted by Joanne Leon.
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Now displaying: January, 2022

Around the Empire podcast explores the massive apparatus of the American Empire. In-depth interviews, discussions. Hosted by Joanne Leon.

Jan 31, 2022

Swapcast with the hosts of Conflicts of Interest Podcast: Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman. We talk about the crisis in U.S.-Russian relations. This roundtable first covers Washington and NATO’s written responses to Moscow regarding last month’s Russian security proposals and then we discuss the threat of war, the potential scope of such a war, why Russia is likely no longer concerned about further U.S. sanctions, the role of CIA paramilitaries on the front line, the shutdown of the Ukrainian opposition, and the increasing influence of Nazis and Nazi adjacent elements in Ukraine’s power structures.

There is also conversation on the Biden-Putin relationship, the malign influence of the Victoria Nuland circle, and the recently resumed Normandy Format style talks with the Russians, the Ukrainians, the French, and the Germans.

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Recorded on January 26, 2022, 2021. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

 

Jan 27, 2022

Ep 246 Questions About Kazakhstan feat Hrvoje Morić

Guest: Hrvoje Morić, host of the Geopolitics and Empire podcast. About a week after the protests and unrest in Kazakhstan in early January, Hrvoje and I got together for a chat about the questions we still had about the situation and our skepticism about the immediate claims of color revolution. Some things have changed in the past two weeks since we recorded this but for me, many questions still remain. 

Hrvoje Morić is a podcaster and an educator. He lived in Kazakhstan from 2017 to 2020 while he worked as a teacher at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools. He is also a professor of International Relations. He served with the Peace Corps in Mongolia and has traveled extensively. 

FOLLOW Hrvyoe on Twitter @Geopolitics_Emp and find his podcast at https://geopoliticsandempire.com.

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Recorded on January 13, 2022. Music by Fluorescent Grey.

Reference Links:

  1. After Kazakhstan, the color revolution era is over, Pepe Escobar
  2. After Kazakhstan Crisis, China Will Reassess Its Influence in Central Asia
  3. Documentary: 9 Days: From My Window in Aleppo



Jan 27, 2022

Ep 244 Covert State Sponsored Media feat Kit Klarenberg
Guest: Kit Klarenberg. Kit Klarenberg returns to the show, again with leaked documents related to information and psychological warfare. We discuss his Grayzone article titled: “
Leaked files expose Syria psyops veteran astroturfing BreadTube star to counter Covid restriction critics.” In this case a state-sponsored influence operation was created to undermine critics of coronavirus policies and they’re covertly using at least one prominent YouTube personality as their media conduit for elite, establishment, imperial narratives. In a bonus question we talk about strategies for finding genuine media sources and channels. 

Kit Klarenberg is an investigative journalist who explores the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions and he has been published by numerous media outlets including The Grayzone, Cradle, Electronic Intifada, RT and more. 

FOLLOW @KitKlarenberg, follow his work on his substack https://substack.com/profile/29599137-kit-klarenberg

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Reference Links:

  1. Leaked files expose Syria psyops veteran astroturfing BreadTube star to counter Covid restriction critics, Kit Klarenberg, Grayzone
  2. ProDemocracy Pod: Episode 19: Breadtube Exposed with Kit Klarenberg and Caleb Maupin
  3. Around the Empire: Ep 210 Information Warfare Networks feat Kit Klarenberg & Mohamed Elmaazi
Jan 12, 2022

Ep 244 Biological Weapons in the Korean War feat Jeffrey Kaye

Guest: Jeffrey Kaye. We talk about his research and writing on the Korean War and the biological warfare that was waged. HIs work is based on years of experience and research including in depth research of the depositions by prisoners of war and other materials that required laborious and expensive efforts to obtain. In a bonus segment we talk about how the US biowarfare operations have changed since the offensive bioweapon programs were officially ended during the Nixon administration when the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention was ratified. 

Jeffrey Kaye  is a retired psychologist. For nearly 10 years he worked part time with Survivors International in San Francisco, conducting both assessment and psychotherapy of torture victims. After 9/11, he joined others in protesting the activities of psychologists in the CIA and Department of Defense, some of whom who helped develop interrogation programs that have widely been exposed as including torture and other forms of cruel treatment of prisoners. He is also a blogger and an author of the book "Cover-up at Guantanamo". His articles have been published for many years on various media outlets including Counterpunch, The Guardian and Al Jazeera.

FOLLOW Jeffrey Kaye on Twitter @Jeff_Kaye and find his work at Medium.

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Reference Links:

  1. Secret History: U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps Flyers’ Confessions on Use of Biological Weapons in the Korean War, Jeffrey Kaye
  2. CIA, MKULTRA and the Cover-up of U.S. Germ Warfare in the Korean War, Counterpunch, Jeffrey Kaye / Insurge Intelligence
  3. "A Real Flood of Bacteria and Germs": Communications Intelligence and Charges of U.S. Germ Warfare During the Korean War, Jeffrey Kaye, Counterpunch
  4. New Revelations on Germ Warfare: It's Time for a Reckoning with Our History from the Korean War, Jeffrey Kaye, Counterpunch
  5. The Schnacke Affidavit: U.S. Admission of Offensive Germ Warfare Capability During the Korean War, Jeffrey Kaye, Counterpunch
  6. Censored: North Korea Accused U.S. of Working with Unit 731 War Criminals on BW Attacks, Jeffrey Kaye
  7. A Concealed War Crime: U.S. Anthrax Bombings of China During the Korean War, Jeffrey Kaye
  8. REVEALED: The long-suppressed official report on US biowarfare in North Korea, Jeffrey Kaye

 

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