Ask Jesse Episode 13: Biden-Harris Awareness

In the lead up to the 2016 election, some on the left (most publicly Susan Sarandon) argued that Donald Trump was a preferential choice to Hillary Clinton because his chaotic nature would wake Americans up to the structural rot permeating our sociopolitical body.

Ask Jesse Episode 12: Criticizing Republicans

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes by Jesse Crall Occasionally, people take issue with my tendency to focus critiques on Democrats. But Donald Trump draws easy and constant ire from my left-leaning circles. As economic commentator Dylan Ratigan says “The Village Idiot is acting like a Village Idiot again.” It serves neitherContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 12: Criticizing Republicans”

Awareness & Syria

By Jesse Crall In recent days, I’ve been trying to raise awareness around the Caesar Act sanctions currently imposed by the U.S. government against Syria. These sanctions, already harmful to a population ensconced in poverty, take on an even more deleterious effect in light of the explosion in Beirut earlier this week. Since Lebanon wasContinue reading “Awareness & Syria”

Ask Jesse Episode 11: Keeping It Real On Climate

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes by Jesse Crall Throughout this episode, I stress how many of our problems are downstream from the economy. Because the United States remains the sole empire in the world, our economic structure boasts global consequences. Since post-WWII America’s international role facilitates the mass movementContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 11: Keeping It Real On Climate”

Ask Jesse Episode 10: Michael Brooks & Empathy

Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes by Jesse Crall Last week, political commentator Michael Brooks died from a sudden illness. I shared the following in other spaces and thought I’d reprint it here: Through his work on his eponymous YouTube show and The Majority Report, Michael produced a remarkable arrayContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 10: Michael Brooks & Empathy”

Fascism in America?

As protests continue in Portland, Oregon, footage of government officials in unmarked vans snatching protestors off the streets has hit the Internet. According to Politico, the Trump Administration “enlisted federal agents, including the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group and an elite U.S. Customs and Border Protection team based on the U.S.-Mexico border, to protect federalContinue reading “Fascism in America?”

Yemen & the Truth

One of the overlooked horrors of contemporary politics remains America’s support for Saudi Arabia’s genocide in Yemen. Since 2015, the numbers around this war are stark: 233,000 dead Yemeni civilians & counting from strikes, disease & hunger 140,000 dead Yemeni children 20 million Yemenis experiencing food insecurity $460 billion in weapons sent or promised byContinue reading “Yemen & the Truth”