November 17 - "Patriotic Millionaires" Occupy Capitol Hill; "Is Europe Over"; A Former CIA Covert Operative On the Oligarchy
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|As demonstrations marking the second month of the founding of the Occupy Wall Street movement take place across the country and around the world, we begin with occupy Capitol Hill and speak with the organizer of a group of “Patriotic Millionaires” who descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday to ask members of Congress to raise their taxes. Erica Payne the founder of the Agenda Project joins us.|
|Then John Feffer joins us. He is the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and currently has an article at the Huffington Post “Is Europe Over?” We discuss the on-going Eurozone crisis and the extent to which President Obama’s re-election fortunes are in the hands of Angela Merkel, as well as the potential rise of fascism in Europe if the Euro collapses.|
Then finally we are joined in the studio by Barry Eisler who served for three years as a CIA covert operative and is now a best-selling author. His latest book is “The Detachment” in which the antagonists are a powerful cabal called the oligarchy. We discuss the real oligarchy, the one that represents the one percent, from the perspective of one who served the oligarchy, working inside the enforcement arm of the American Empire.
|MUSIC: Modest Mouse - Dark Center of the Universe; The Strokes - Is This It?; M. Ward - Post-War; James Blake - I Only Know (What I Know Now)|