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Jack Rasmus: China’s Slowing Economy and Rising Financial Instability

A talk on the reasons why China’s economy is slowing, and its potential impacts on emerging markets, Europe, and the rest of the global economy

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Jack Rasmus: An Emerging Global Economic ‘Perfect Storm’?

Why the global economic crisis that emerged in 2007-08 may now be entering a ‘3rd Phase’

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for November

ON THE SHOW IN NOVEMBER 2013: * KARI LYDERSEN ON "MAYOR 1%: RAHM EMANUEL AND THE RISE OF CHICAGO'S 99%" Chicago journalist Kari Lydersen has written a book about the career of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.  The book also documents the upsurge in activism his term in office has galvanized.  We'll devote the episode to Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for October

ON THE SHOW IN OCTOBER 2013: * NEIU PROFESSOR'S LEGAL WIN PRESERVES ILLINOIS CITIZENS' RIGHTS LAW In a victory for free speech, activism, and education rights, an Illinois appellate court supported the free speech rights of a Chicago professor after her university tried to slander her using an Illinois law intended to shield citizens from Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: The Unraveling of Obamacare

Dr. Jack Rasmus and guest, Dr. Margaret Flowers, provide a progressive critique of Obamacare and its growing problems of implementation and coverage. Dr. Rasmus explains how, and why, Obamacare will continue to unravel in 2014-15 and potentially implode, in whole or part, by 2016. Rasmus explains in detail how Obamacare has delayed and exempted businesses Read more…

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David Barsamian: Interview with David Barsamian
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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for September

On the evening of Thursday, August 29th, 2013, as tensions heightened about possible U.S. military involvement in Syria, Chicago Area Peace Action organized a panel presentation entitled "Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the Total Surveillance State and the War on a Free Press". The event was held at Anderson Chapel at North Park Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for August

ON THE SHOW IN AUGUST 2013: * ACTIVIST EFFORTS AGAINST REMOTE-CONTROLLED DRONE AIRPLANES GROW Peace activists in Chicago and worldwide are increasing efforts to stopping the wartime and policing uses of remote controlled airplanes, commonly called "drones". We'll learn more about drones from Chicago peace activist Kait McIntyre. * JOURNALIST ANDREW NIKIFORUK ON "THE ENERGY Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for July

* INDEPENDENCE DAY BLOCK PARTY AGAINST RAHM'S POLICIES On July 4, 2013, activists and citizens from across the city on a wide range of issues converged upon the home of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.  We'll hear portions of the press conference detailing their grievances. * LOW-POWER FM RADIO COMING SOON TO CHICAGO The FCC has Read more…

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Mitchell S: From the Trenches Radio for June

ON THE SHOW IN JUNE 2013: * A CHICAGO PRESENTATION BY GLENN GREENWALD ON AMERICA'S SURVEILLANCE STATE Glenn Greenwald has dominated the news in June 2013 with his revelations of America's surveillance state. We'll hear a 2012 presentation by Glenn Greenwald in Chicago on the issue of domestic surveillance. * CHICAGO PROFESSOR LANCE WILLIAMS ON Read more…

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