GasLit Nation: Putin’s War on Ukraine – Democracy vs. Fascism

April 6, 2022

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

In this episode of Gaslit Nation, we revisit some familiar terrain – you know, like Putin did when he decided to invade Ukraine yet again. In Monday’s bonus episode, available to Gaslit Nation listeners at the Truth-Ukraine is on the frontlines of Putin’s global war against democracy. Ukraine has long been a testing ground of Kremlin aggression, including cyberattacks and disinformation warfare that helped tipped the scales in both the Brexit referendum and bringing Trump to power. In this special episode, we feature insights over the years from the many Ukraine experts who have been on Gaslit Nation to share urgent lessons of hope and resilience in the global struggle of democracy versus fascism.

GasLit Nation: Corruption Is the Way of the Manhattan DA

March 30, 2022

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

We’ve got a new District Attorney in New York City – but it’s the same old story of entrenched corruption and impunity for criminal elites! Last month, new DA Alvin Bragg decided not to pursue the prosecution of Trump for obvious crimes, and last week, lawyer Mark Pomerantz, who had come out of retirement to aid then-DA Cy Vance in the Trump Crime Cult investigation, published a blistering resignation letter in which he blamed Bragg for stopping the investigation in its tracks. What Pomerantz failed to mention was that Vance had spent his entire tenure protecting criminal elites – including the Trump family! – while lawyers in the know like Pomerantz said nothing until it was too late. Bragg did not create these problems; he inherited them. But now it is Bragg’s job to fix them, and he seems more content to be the fall guy than to act.

GasLit Nation: Putin’s Potemkin Military

March 16, 2022

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

In this episode of Gaslit Nation, we revisit some familiar terrain – you know, like Putin did when he decided to invade Ukraine yet again. In Monday’s bonus episode, available to Gaslit Nation listeners at the Truth-Teller level or higher, we answered questions about particular issues in Putin’s war on Ukraine: nukes, Israel, UK sanctions, and so on. In today’s episode, we revisit the history of the current conflict – since many people still do not grasp that the defense pact of NATO is not what prompted Putin’s invasion – and of the USSR itself.hs!

GasLit Nation: Warnings from Syria on How to Stop Putin in Ukraine

March 9, 2022

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

Putin’s brutal escalated invasion of Ukraine was predictable – not only because he announced it in advance, but because Russia has carried out extreme military violence in other regions for decades, most notably Chechnya in the 2000s and Syria over the last decade. As Ukraine continues to fight back, Syria suffers due to the partnership of Putin and Assad and the war crimes they carried out on Syrian civilians, which killed hundreds of thousands and displaced several million. To understand what may be in store for Ukraine, we need to understand Syria, so we invited an expert on Syria for an urgent discussion with Gaslit Nation.

GasLit Nation: Putin’s Terrorism and What to Do About It

February 2, 2022

GASLIT NATION WITH ANDREA CHALUPA AND SARAH KENDZIOR

Congratulations, you survived January 2022! Now it’s time for another disaster — Putin’s scheduled escalation of his ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which he announced months ago, thus giving his oligarchs plenty of time to get their dirty financial affairs in order. We dig deep into this complex conflict, examining the humanitarian toll it takes on Ukraine, Putin’s ambitions for other regions of the world (more on that in our Patreon bonus!), the American exploitation of the conflict for partisan purposes and the way the West can force Putin’s hand and clean its own house at the same time: sanction the oligarchs!