Sharyl Attkisson is a New York Times bestselling author and host of the weekly Sunday public affairs program, Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson. As an investigative journalist, Sharyl has worked for CBS News and also as a foreign correspondent for CNN. She is a multi-award winning writer. In this exclusive interview she explains how fake news is a propaganda phrase invented by the left that was eventually co–opted by Donald Trump.
Nicholas Wilson, a whistleblower from the town of Hastings in the United Kingdom, has been battling against the British bank HSBC for over 14 years. In 2017, Nick forced the bank to reimburse customers to the tune of £4m and is campaigning to force them pay 100s of millions more. In this episode of Newsvoice Think, we chat with Nick about the control banks hold over the media, corruption in politics and what it’s really like living daily as a whistleblower.
Amelia Andersdotter is a human and digital rights activist and former member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party. She is the president of Dataskydd.net, a politically neutral, non–profit organisation which focuses on data privacy violations, data protection, and consumer information security in government policy. We spoke to Amelia about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and about her time working in Brussels.
Martin Armstrong is an economic prediction expert, who pioneered the economic cycle theory: The Economic Confidence Model. His economic model, based on Pi, is revered and referred to across the globe. In our interview, Martin regales being in jail for his part in an alleged ponzi scheme. He tells us why he thinks Bitcoin is utilized by money launderers, and the nepotism that exists within political structures at home – in the U.S. where Armstrong lives – and across the globe.
Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning writer, actress, producer, and activist. She is a vocal advocate for bringing gender parity to film – both on and off screen. She is based in Brooklyn, New York. We spoke to Naomi about why the way women are represented in film should change, the explosion of Netflix, and why the big film studios are in trouble as they fail to take advantage of the possibilities that technology present. McDougall Jones also told us what a post-Weinstein film...
James Howard Kunstler is an author, social critic and public speaker – whose work has been published in estimable journalistic stables such as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and The Atlantic Monthly. He has also hosted his own lecture as part of Ted Talks discussing public spaces in urban life. We spoke to James about his feeling on the election of Trump, why he feels the defeat of Hillary Clinton has made a certain generation of U.S. citizens completely crazy, and why the hysteria on...
Christine Mohan is the co-founder and partnerships lead at Civil; a decentralized marketplace for sustainable journalism, which will operate via a token curated registry model. We’ll be chatting with her about how the media is evolving, and how she hopes Civil and blockchain can play its part in the future of news and investigative reporting.
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, joined Newsvoice Think to discuss the crisis in Syria. He shares his thoughts about the alleged deployment of chemical weapons in Douma, why he feels Trump joining the war is to get Stormy Daniels off the headlines, and why he calls America: ‘The United States of Amnesia.’
Ben Wizner is the Director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. Ben is also the lead attorney for Edward Snowden since 2013. The ACLU is a monolith in U.S. public and political affairs, counting over 1.2 million members as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020. We chat to Ben about his work as Snowden’s lead attorney, Snowden’s life in Moscow and his work at the ACLU.
Lee Camp is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and activist. He is the host and head writer of the weekly comedy news show, Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp, on RT America. Among other things we chat with Lee about the state of the media in the US, his experience working at RT America, the wide spreading “Russian hysteria”, and the comedy scene.
Bill Binney is the former Director of Global Communications Intelligence at the NSA. Bill supervised major surveillance programs before blowing the whistle on spying activities of the U.S. government and surveillance agencies. In this episode we chat with Bill about the current state of surveillance programs, their violations of the constitution and the privacy of citizens and what can be done to protect yourself.
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and former foreign correspondent for the New York Times. He is now a columnist with Truthdig and also hosts a regular TV show on Russia Today: On Contact. In this interview we talk about the death of real democracy in the U.S, the role of tech giants like Google and Facebook in silencing independent media and undermining freedom of speech, failed diplomacy with North Korea and if civil disobedience is the way forward.