Scheer Intelligence: Capitalism Killed The Rock-and-Roll Star

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Jonathan Taplin may not be a household name, but he has been behind the scenes of some of the most influential moments in 20th century American music. As the description of Taplin’s latest book [...]

Scheer Intelligence: “Moffie” Links White Supremacy And Homophobia As Macho Perversions

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

“Moffie,” a new South African movie billed as an apartheid-era “queer war film,” tells the story of  the closeted 16-year-old Nicholas (Kai Luke Brummer) and his conscription into South Africa’s [...]

Jared Ball: Black Liberation And Socialism With Frank Chapman

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Frank Chapman is a community organizer, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Is It About The Democrats’ Love Of War?

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Nearly two full decades into the Afghanistan War, with just a month left before the United States under President Trump had agreed to withdraw its remaining troops from Afghanistan at long last, [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Ninety-seven-year-old Lawrence Ferlinghetti was one of the founders of the paperback bookstore City Lights in San Francisco, as well as publisher and champion of beat poets and writers including [...]

Is Hollywood Finally Breaking Free Of Toxic Gender Stereotypes?

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“Palmer,” a new film starring Justin Timberlake and directed by filmmaker and actor Fisher Stevens, challenges harmful ideas about masculinity and serves as an example of how far Hollywood and [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Egregious Price America Exacts For Integrity

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“George and Mary Oppen were branded enemies of the state,” writes Joel Whitney in a recent essay for The Poetry Foundation titled “The Violent Years.” “Their FBI files document just how deep [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What They Got Wrong In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’

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“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” an Aaron Sorkin film that recently aired on Netflix, brought an important chapter in the history of American activism to screens around the globe. Based on real [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Don’t Believe Anything You Were Told About Populism

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

The word “populism” gets a bad rap these days as corporate media warns of its alleged dangers and President Barack Obama goes so far as to blame Sarah Palin for its recent rise. But, according to [...]

Fortress On A Hill: ‘I Ain’t Marching Anymore’

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress On A Hill. -

Chris Lombardi, editor at Democratic Left Online, stops by the podcast to discuss her new book “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars”.  It’s an amazing [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Tracing America’s Brutal Imperialist History

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Intelligence. -

The United States has the largest number of military installations in the world, with about 5,000 bases in total and at least 600 overseas, according to the Pentagon. Although the Department of [...]

Scheer Intelligence: How Big Oil Weaponized The Judicial System

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Steve Donziger has dedicated the latter part of his life to fighting oil companies’ greedy destruction of indigenous lands and peoples in the Amazon. After a decades-long legal battle against [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Wrestling Back Privacy From The Jaws Of Big Tech

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Over the course of just a few decades, technology has come to play a role in nearly every single aspect of our lives. While there have been undeniable benefits to technological advances, one of [...]

Scheer Intelligence: In A Time Of Mortal Crisis

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

There’s no denying there’s been a renewed wave of interest in socialism in the United States, thanks in large part to Bernie Sanders. While the Vermont senator gained support across the country [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Understanding The War Industry

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Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book “Understanding the War Industry”, a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war [...]

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