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“How much control does the President really have, anyway? Americans
voted for change and are getting frustrated with the lack of it, but
our guests have both written about the powerful forces holding the
status quo in place. John Perkins is the author of Hoodwinked and
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and has written about how
corporations push politicians around and even threaten them with
violence. Russ Baker, meanwhile, is the author of Family of

and has written extensively about the military-industrial complex.

In the new film Collapse, filmmaker Chris Smith follows Michael
Ruppert as he raises the alarm again and again on the financial
crisis, energy, the environment, and more. Is he a genius, or just
paranoid? And with all this scary information out there, what can
citizen activists do?”

For more on the program and archives visit grittv.org.