This Week with David Rovics
The Venezuela Deception

The Venezuela Deception

March 8, 2019

The US, the UK and other colonial powers have a long history of conducting exactly the kinds of crimes against humanity that they are currently carrying out on the Venezuelan people, in yet another naked effort to sabotage and then overthrow another popular Latin American democracy.

The Bombs, Smokescreens and Fig Leaves of Progressive Zionism

The Bombs, Smokescreens and Fig Leaves of Progressive Zionism

February 28, 2019

Multiple scandals ostensibly about anti-Semitism are featuring prominently in the news in the US, England and France.  But are any of them actually about anti-Semitism?  This week I explore the deliberate confusion of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism -- and that especially troublesome and peculiar phenomenon known as Progressive Zionism.

The War on Refugees

The War on Refugees

February 22, 2019

There was the war on drugs, the war on crime, the war on terror, and now the war on refugees.  In this war, a majority of the victims are children.  One of them was named Mawda.

Facing Blackface

Facing Blackface

February 14, 2019

On the 160th birthday of the White Homeland (the state of Oregon).

State of Emergency

State of Emergency

February 7, 2019

My response to the State of the Union.  Including a new song, "Emergency Rule."

My Own Industrial Collapse

My Own Industrial Collapse

January 31, 2019

In an effort not to appear too self-absorbed I try to avoid mentioning it too often, but for this week's episode we turn our attention to another collapsed industry -- my own.

One Day at a Catholic High School

One Day at a Catholic High School

January 25, 2019

The US federal government is shut down and there's a lot else going on in the world, but let me take a few minutes to tell you what happened when I visited a Catholic high school.

Of Triggers and Bullets

Of Triggers and Bullets

January 18, 2019

Even as newly-elected members of the Congress are just taking their seats in the shut-down government, the 2020 election season is already beginning.  Your choice, as usual, will be between the trigger and the bullet.

The Joy of Life

The Joy of Life

January 10, 2019

I love babies (and children), which is a good thing, because we have a new one as of last Saturday -- Koto is her name.  Here's a quote from Che to summarize this week's podcast:  "At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.  It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."

Living Room Elephant

Living Room Elephant

January 3, 2019

When the rent comes due for the billionaire class, the only acceptable currency will be blood.  To kick off 2019, I'm going to talk about the Living Room Elephant.