The Geopolitics of the Snowden Case

June 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Eric appears on RT to discuss the latest developments in the Snowden case,  Eric explains some of the critical details and provides his analysis of the geopolitical conflicts emerging in the case, particularly with regard to the US relationship with both Russia and China.


Jobs, Free Trade, and America’s Depression

June 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Eric is featured in this week’s “Inside Out” on the issue of the outsourcing of jobs.  Eric explains how the ideology of free trade has precipitated this labor crisis, and that most Americans, especially young people, are bearing the burden of the economic crisis.  Additionally, Eric traces the root of the problem directly to the ruling class and their elected servants who are little more than representatives of capital and finance.  Highlighting a few marginalized groups, he critiques the notion that Obama’s policies are intended to do anything other than serve Wall St. and the 1%.  Eric’s segment begins at 14:30.


Snowden, the NSA and more (RT – June 22, 2013)

June 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Eric appears on RT to discuss recent developments in the case of Edward Snowden and NSA.


Interview – Antonino D’Ambrosio 6-22-2013

June 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Eric sits down with filmmaker, author, and visual artist Antonino D’Ambrosio to discuss his new film Let Fury Have the Hour – an amazing film that examines the relationship between art, politics, and the fight to own the future.  Antonino discusses his formative political experiences and his journey to filmmaking and art, explaining how punk music, hip hop, skateboarding, and a host of other “subversive” forms of expression helped shaped his own world-view.  Eric and Antonino examine the diversity of personalities in the film as well as how the Thatcherite and Reaganite ideology is used as a narrative scaffolding for the film.  Additionally, they discuss the role of, as Antonino describes them, “creative responders” who help ask the questions and inspire the actions that lead to revolutionary change.

Antonino D'Ambrosio-100Antonino D’Ambrosio is an author, filmmaker, and visual artist.  His new film “Let Fury Have the Hour” is available on iTunes and other platforms.  D’Ambrosio is also the founder of the La Lutta New Media Collective, a non-profit social media and documentary production group.  Visit the film website at


Reality Principle #32 on Boiling Frogs

June 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM


delimeter3“Elections in Iran” with Yassamine Mather



This week Eric sits down with Yassamine Mather to discuss this week’s presidential elections in Iran. Eric and Yassamine discuss the important factions (Principlists vs. Reformists) and the ideologies and attitudes they represent. Yassamine provides critical insight into the political and economic conditions of ordinary, working class Iranians living under conditions of economic warfare. Eric and Yassamine examine the issue of economic development and whether the development in Iran has been productive and equitable. Additionally, they discuss the Sistan-Balochistan region both in terms of its strategic importance to the United States and the various terror groups that call it home.

Yassamine_Mather_75x85Yassamine Mather is the Chair of the Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI) organization. She teaches at the University of Glasgow’s Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements. Visit the HOPI website at