Amelia Andersdotter is a human and digital rights activist and former member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party. She is the president of Dataskydd.net, a politically neutral, non–profit organisation which focuses on data privacy violations, data protection, and consumer information security in government policy. We spoke to Amelia about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and about her time working in Brussels.
Martin Armstrong is an economic prediction expert, who pioneered the economic cycle theory: The Economic Confidence Model. His economic model, based on Pi, is revered and referred to across the globe. In our interview, Martin regales being in jail for his part in an alleged ponzi scheme. He tells us why he thinks Bitcoin is utilized by money launderers, and the nepotism that exists within political structures at home – in the U.S. where Armstrong lives – and across the globe.
Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning writer, actress, producer, and activist. She is a vocal advocate for bringing gender parity to film – both on and off screen. She is based in Brooklyn, New York. We spoke to Naomi about why the way women are represented in film should change, the explosion of Netflix, and why the big film studios are in trouble as they fail to take advantage of the possibilities that technology present. McDougall Jones also told us what a post-Weinstein film industry means for people working in Hollywood and the U.S.
James Howard Kunstler is an author, social critic and public speaker – whose work has been published in estimable journalistic stables such as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and The Atlantic Monthly. He has also hosted his own lecture as part of Ted Talks discussing public spaces in urban life. We spoke to James about his feeling on the election of Trump, why he feels the defeat of Hillary Clinton has made a certain generation of U.S. citizens completely crazy, and why the hysteria on Russian meddling in the 2016 is a dangerous operation in psyops.