Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Conversation with Journalist Paul Rosenberg About Politics and Hope in the Age of Austerity and Neoliberalism

Journalist and political analyst Paul Rosenberg is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.

Paul is a contributing writer to news outlets and websites such as, Alternet, and Al Jazeera. He is also the senior editor of Random Length News. Mr. Rosenberg also runs the website Merge Left.

Paul is a sharp and amazingly insightful observer of American (and global) politics. He is also very patient as he sits down with Chauncey DeVega under the learning tree.

In this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Paul and Chauncey discuss how to keep hope alive in an era of broken politics, neoliberalism, and austerity. Paul also explains to Chauncey how "principled non-voting" is not an effective strategy and actually works in the interest of the plutocrats and the 1 percent.

Paul and Chauncey also talk about how blogging and social media have changed journalism, why Obama is so malleable and weak in the face of Republican racism and obstructionism, and why the Democrats lost the midterm elections and are impotent in the fact of the GOP's "drown the government baby in the bathtub" thuggery and irresponsible politics.

Chauncey DeVega also offers some reflections and thoughts on the passing of the one and only Mr. Leonard Nimoy.

This episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show with Paul Rosenberg can be listened to below or "watched" on the official Youtube channel for

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Dan Kasteray said...

Thank god, I'm glad somebody realized non voting is counter productive. Take this from a guy whose mother grew up in a dictatorship and saw her neighbors disappear.

chauncey devega said...

Introductory? I got lots to learn, more than I will ever accomplish. That is on the reading list for sure.

Glad you got some sustenance from Brother Rosenberg's teaching.

chauncey devega said...

I am still undecided with giving legitimation to a faux democracy through voting. Our kind teacher gave me lots to think about!

Dan Kasteray said...

Not voting deligitimizes it further. If it didn't matter then they'd never have tried to block voting by poc and women. If it was worthless the right wing wouldn't fight so hard for voter suppression.

Vote or else have some fucker vote for you

Buddy H said...

If it was worthless the right wing wouldn't fight so hard for voter suppression.

Worth repeating