Gregory Wilpert

Israeli Companies Sell Spy Tech They Perfected for Occupying Palestine

January 20, 2019

We speak to Antony Lowenstein, author of an article on “Exporting the Technology of Occupation.” He shows the growing connection between Israeli offensive cyber companies and mass surveillance in the service of authoritarian governments around the world

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was "Unauthorized"

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was “Unauthorized”

January 16, 2019

Does the brief unauthorized arrest of National Assembly president Juan Guaido, who suggested that he take over from Nicolas Maduro, signal growing divisions within the government? We discuss the current situation in Venezuela after President Maduro’s recent inauguration with Lucas Koerner

NAFTA at 25: A New Beginning? (Pt 1/2)

NAFTA at 25: A New Beginning?

January 1, 2019
TRNN speaks with long-time NAFTA activist Lori Wallach of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

December 28, 2018
Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the Venezuela situation
The IMF is at it Again in Argentina's Economic Crisis

The IMF is at it Again in Argentina’s Economic Crisis

December 20, 2018

Now that Argentina received the International Monetary Fund’s largest loan ever, of $56 billion, it is recommending more austerity, which, as the data so far shows, will only prolong the country’s economic crisis, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List and Intensify Sanctions

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ List and Intensify Sanctions

November 23, 2018

According reports in Washington Post and Reuters, the Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela’s economy. We speak to Steve Ellner about the sanctions’ effects

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase

October 19, 2018

Supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have attacked dozens of his opponents, killing two, while social media campaign spins out of control with lies about Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Michael Fox reports from Brazil

Trump's Methane Deregulation: Another Blow to Slowing Down Climate Change

Trump’s Methane Deregulation: Another Blow to Slowing Down Climate Change

September 21, 2018

The Trump administration announced new methane rules, which roll back rules President Obama had put into place to reduce pollution, capture methane for sale, and slow down climate change. Aaron Mintzes of Earthworks explains the implications

Countries Alarmed Over Venezuelan Migration Forget History of Venezuela’s Acceptance of Migrants

August 28, 2018

As governments in Latin America hold emergency meetings to discuss how to curtail the influx of Venezuelans escaping their country’s economic crisis, they forget how Venezuela for the longest time took in economic refugees escaping other country’s crises