Former Google ethical AI team co-lead Timnit Gebru exposes unethical AI by Google & Big Tech

On this special episode of Going Underground, we speak to the former co-leader of Google’s ethical AI team, Timnit Gebru, who is the co-founder of Black in AI. She discusses a toxic work culture within Google, where staff walkouts had occurred at the start of her tenure on the team, why she left what many would consider a dream job, the development of unethical AI by Google, unethical practices by other Big Tech companies such as Facebook and Amazon … Read More >Former Google ethical AI team co-lead Timnit Gebru exposes unethical AI by Google & Big Tech

John Bolton challenged on Iran regime change, Afghanistan, US sanctions, bombing of Syria

On this special episode of Going Underground, we speak to 45th President of the United States Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton. He discusses the US withdrawal from Afghanistan under Joe Biden and what it means for the US’ position on the world stage and for Afghans, the rise of ISIS-K and the prospect of Afghanistan becoming a hotbed for terrorist groups again, his calls for a regime change campaign against Iran … Read More >John Bolton challenged on Iran regime change, Afghanistan, US sanctions, bombing of Syria

2021 Nobel Prize winner Professor Klaus Hasselmann explains why politicians have failed on climate crisis so far

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the 2021 Nobel Prize winner, Professor Klaus Hasselmann. He discusses why the political classes of the world have been unable to formulate a long-term united plan against climate change, and explains the method and data used to separate long-term climate trends through Earth’s history from the carbon-intensive human era since the industrial revolution in his pioneering climate change modelling. … Read More >2021 Nobel Prize winner Professor Klaus Hasselmann explains why politicians have failed on climate crisis so far

US political system captured by corporate interests! Pressure building for real change – IPS’ Chuck Collins

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Chuck Collins, director of the program on inequality and the common good at the Institute for Policy Studies. He discusses the contents of the Pandora Papers which reveal the state of South Dakota to be a $367 billion tax haven, extreme income inequality in the United States and America’s historical tolerance of inequality … Read More >US political system captured by corporate interests! Pressure building for real change – IPS’ Chuck Collins

Pandora Papers: The trillion-dollar offshore shadow economy exposed

On this episode of Going Underground, we first speak to Fergus Shiel of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on the release of the Pandora Papers, which implicate 366 high-level public officials and politicians and over 1,000 companies in major tax evasion and the hiding of wealth. … Read More >Pandora Papers: The trillion-dollar offshore shadow economy exposed

The US govt contemplated assassinating Julian Assange with complicity from Britain (WikiLeaks’ Kristinn Hrafnsson)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson about the shocking revelations that the Trump administration and CIA considered assassinating or kidnapping Julian Assange, with planned shootouts with Russian agents on Britain’s streets, a car crash kidnapping, and an assault on a passenger jet should Julian Assange decide to leave for Russia. … Read More >The US govt contemplated assassinating Julian Assange with complicity from Britain (WikiLeaks’ Kristinn Hrafnsson)

AUKUS anti-China pact: ‘Australia pretending to be USA’s deputy sheriff!’

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Gem Romuld, the Australian Director of the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons. She discusses her and her organisation’s reaction to the announcement of the AUKUS pact, the dangerous precedent being set by Australia’s becoming the only non-nuclear armed state to have nuclear-powered submarines following the certification of AUKUS … Read More >AUKUS anti-China pact: ‘Australia pretending to be USA’s deputy sheriff!’

Crises worldwide: UK’s energy emergency could become ‘apocalyptic’, and China’s Evergrande collapse looms

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Steven Redmayne, COO of UK energy company Green, about Britain’s energy crisis. He discusses its causes, including the UK’s lack of gas storage compared to other countries, and the wave of suppliers expected to collapse this winter, further consolidating market share for the biggest among them. … Read More >Crises worldwide: UK’s energy emergency could become ‘apocalyptic’, and China’s Evergrande collapse looms

Slavoj Zizek on the failure of liberalism, how capitalism restricts freedom, climate crisis & the US ideological civil war

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to world-renowned communist philosopher Slavoj Zizek, author of ‘Heaven in Disorder’. He discusses the ‘disorder under heaven’ quote by Chairman Mao Zedong and why he has turned it on its head for the title of his new book, the ideological civil war in the USA … Read More >Slavoj Zizek on the failure of liberalism, how capitalism restricts freedom, climate crisis & the US ideological civil war

Taliban spox. on 9/11 anniversary: We feel pride for ending the occupation

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen. He discusses the significance of the 9/11 terror attacks, conducted by Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda, for Afghanistan, the formation of a new government there and how several Taliban heads are still on FBI bounty lists, footage of journalists being beaten by the Taliban … Read More >Taliban spox. on 9/11 anniversary: We feel pride for ending the occupation