Media Roots Radio: Pandemic Xenophobia, the Decline of US Empire & Normalcy of the Extremist Right

Danny Haiphong of Black Agenda Report joins Robbie Martin for an in-depth discussion about COVID-19 showing the US empire in decline, revealing an ugly undercurrent of anti-Chinese xenophobia that has exploded exponentially. In the second half, Danny talks about how Black Lives Matter could merge with other leftist issues movements like anti-imperialism and the class struggle, and how leftists can effectively oppose Trump without resembling the neoliberal press that thrives on sensationalizing everything he does. In the last third, Robbie brings up the ‘Boogaloo Boys’ shooting death of an officer in Oakland, which was initially blamed on Antifa but was actually done by an active duty US air-force sergeant inspired by a troll right-wing group on 4chan that wants to start a civil war.

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Media Roots Radio: Dollar Store Bay of Pigs, Alt Media COVID Narratives Absolve Trump

Abby and Robbie Martin talk about the latest pandemic news, the viral conspiracy video Plandemic and how the dominant narratives about COVID all seem to absolve Trump. They then discuss the botched coup attempt on Venezuela that resembles a dollar store Bay of Pigs operation launched by mercenary group Silvercorp.

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Media Roots Radio: Sifting Through Anti-China Disinformation w/ Ian Goodrum

Abby and Robbie Martin speak to Ian Goodrum of China Daily. During the course of their conversation they cover a whole range of issues frequently raised in the US like the ‘social credit system’, 5G, the COVID-19 lab leak theories and draconian surveillance. Ian also explains why he believes the hostilities between the United States have been growing, based largely on ruling class profit motivations, Obama’s ‘Asia pivot’ and Trump’s trade war.

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