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Mike German

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January 12, 2021 - Jacob Heilbrunn | Mike German | Steven Mulroy

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Corporate America Cuts Ties With an Increasingly Isolated Trump | How Much Has Law Enforcement, the Military and the Secret Service Been Infiltrated by Trump Sympathizers? | A Resolution to Abolish the Electoral Collegebackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

1hr 3mins

13 Jan 2021

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Behind the News: Mike German and Hadas Thier

Jacobin Radio

Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. In this episode, Doug interviews Mike German on cops and white supremacists (Guardian article; Brennan paper) and Hadas Thier, author of A People's Guide to Capitalism, on Marx’s economics.


4 Sep 2020

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The far right, white supremacy, and the police, with ex-FBI agent Mike German

Wednesday Talk Radio

Mike German is a former FBI agent and a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program. From the Brennan Center's website:The Brennan Center's Liberty & National Security Program seeks to ensure that the U.S. government respects hu...

2 Sep 2020

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August 30, 2020 - Carl Hoffman | Matthew Rothschild | MIke German

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Why Trump Loves Rallies in Which He Shares the Unhinged Belief Systems of His Cult-like Followers | Will Biden Call Trump Out on His Cynical Game of Creating Civil Strife in Order to Benefit From It? | The Author of a New Report "Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, And Far-right Militancy in Law Enforcement"backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

1hr 1min

30 Aug 2020

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July 20, 2020 - Mike German | Sean Wilentz | Dr. Robert Bollinger

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

After a Trial Run in Portland, Trump Plans to Deploy his Private Federal Militia in Chicago and Across the Country | An Historian and Friend of John Lewis Talks About His Hero | Can We Reverse the Pandemic's Deadly Trajectory Before it is Too Late?backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia


20 Jul 2020

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Legacy of Abuse: From The Palmer Raids to Black Identity Extremism Feat. Mike German

The Still Spying Podcast

An exploration into the history of the FBI looking into certain political activities and political actors that conspicuously all seemed to have a common denominator.Also, a one-on-one conversation with Mike German, a retired FBI agent and a fellow in the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security program. He's also the author of "Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy."

1hr 5mins

9 Jun 2020

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Mike German on Atterney General, William Barr

Voices from the Edge

In this eposide of Voices from the Edge Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with return guest, Mike German author of Disrupt , Discredit and Divide: How The New FBI Damage Democracy about Attorney General William Barr and the over 2000 judges that have criticized his apparent inte...

27 Feb 2020

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Author Mike German on his new book: Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy.

Voices from the Edge

In this eposide of Voices from the Edge Linda Olson-Osterlund subs in for Joann Hardesty in a live interview with author Mike German on his new book: Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy.Michael German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Ju...

14 Nov 2019

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Lord Mike German

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Lord Mike German was the first leader of the Lib Dems in the National Assembly, and is now is the party's UK treasurer.He makes revelations about the early years of the Assembly, speaks on the lessons of coalitions, and recalls the expenses scandal that saw him temporarily step down from his role as deputy First Minister. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy


6 Aug 2019

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#114 Mike German, FBI Undercover, Thinking Like a Terrorist

The Not Old - Better Show

Mike German, FBI Undercover, Thinking Like a Terrorist Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series Mike German served sixteen years as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations. His undercover work against white supremacist skinhead groups, and right-wing militias, disrupted planned acts of terrorism and led to multiple criminal convictions. He served as a counterterrorism instructor at the FBI National Academy before leaving the FBI in June of 2004. German lectures frequently on counterterrorism and intelligence matters, and his commentary has appeared in the National Law Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Miami Herald. German is a contributor to the conference report “Law vs. War: Competing Approaches to Fighting Terrorism,” published by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Now living in the Mid-Atlantic region, he is a private consultant, an adjunct professor at the National Defense University, and a Senior Fellow with Globalsecurity.org. To survive undercover as an FBI agent, it is not enough to simply dress like a terrorist or act like a white supremacist, you have to think like them. Mike German, a former FBI agent, did just that by figuring out what makes terrorists tick, infiltrating their ranks, learning what they want and how they plan to achieve it, and winning their trust. It was a harrowing ride, but in the end he exposed their criminal activity without losing his life. In fact, he was able to write a book about his experience, Thinking Like a Terrorist, and his story inspired the recent movie, Imperium. Mike German is our guest today on The Not Old Better Show, and German shares the hard lessons he learned as an undercover agent with a clear-eyed assessment of the threats we may or may not face, how to fight them, and how to preserve our core values in the process. German is a fellow with the Liberty and National Security program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. My thanks to the ADL and their excellent report on "Music and the Sounds of Hate," including the song, "Rock Against Communism." Tickets and more information, are available HERE: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Tickets/Reserve.aspx?id=238969 Enjoy.


31 May 2017