Air Date: 6–5-2020
Today we take a look at the growing importance of China on the world stage and the growing instinct of the American Empire to confront it even while the fundamentals of the strength of the empire slip away. All that with the Coronavirus on top just to make things interesting.
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COVID-19 originated in China and exploded across the US. Today, a look at the leaders of those two countries: What have they done right to contain this pandemic, what have they done wrong, and what haven't they done at all?
Examining the timeline of China's response to the coronavirus and reporting to the WHO
WHO adviser Lawrence Gostin says the organization has actually done well in the pandemic, despite a minuscule budget and political interference.
The US-China relationship will define geopolitics in the 21st century. If we collapse into rivalry, conflict, and politically opportunistic nationalism, the results could be hellish.
A critical look at the US imperialist "pivot" to China in a time of pandemic.
Abby Martin breaks down all the hidden acts of US foreign policy aggression under the cover of the COVID19 pandemic.
The US is imposing devastating economic sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, ensuring that they will have a harder time protecting their citizens from the pandemic. We’ll talk about that with writer Joe Emersberger.
Historical context for the drumbeat for another Cold War
Chris Hedges is a columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author.
Ch. 11: Final comments
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Algea Trio - Algea Fields
- Rapids - Grey River
- Cloud Line - K4
- Tripoli - Pecan Grove
- Waltz for Zacaria - Cholate
- Derailed - The Depot
- Jackbird - Feathers
- Santre - K2
- Slow Lane Lover - Barstool
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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