PODCAST: SOLIDARITY WITH IRAN – THE PEOPLE, NOT THE STATE

Mon 13 January 2020: CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg calls out the racist imperial narcissism in coverage of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani—all of which (left, right and center) is solely concerned with whether he was responsible for the deaths of “hundreds of Americans.” Safely invisible is the reality that Soleimani and his militia networks were […]

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PODCAST: HOW DEMOCRACY’S DECLINE FUELS CONSPIRATORIAL KNOWLEDGE

Thu 12 December 2019: At the juncture between political marginalization, a growing concentration of power in elites, fear of an uncertain future and of other groups, distrust in establishments, real and imagined victimhood, mass media, prejudiced thinking and the need for a narrative connecting it all together, lies the conspiracy theory. Well-known conspiracy theories saturate […]

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PODCAST: WHERE ARE IRAQ’S PROTESTS GOING?

Where are Iraq’s protests going? Fri 01 November 2019: On October 1st, young Iraqis took to the streets in Iraq’s southern provinces to demand basic services like clean water and electricity, job creation and an end to widespread corruption. The government response to the protests was swift and brutal, killing over 100 people and leaving […]

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PODCAST: The people of Lebanon take to the streets to fight for a new future

Wed 23 October 2019: In this segment Sean and Eugene joined by Jana Nakhal, an urban planner and Central Committee member of the Lebanese Communist Party, to talk about the ongoing protests in Lebanon, the conditions wrought by neoliberal policies, how demonstrators are rejecting proposed reforms by the government, and the importance of the protests […]

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PODCAST: How to Design and Combat a Disinformation Campaign, with Ben Decker

Tue 22 October 2019: In the Summer of 2019, hundreds of thousands of Sudanese protesters were braving live fire from an embattled military regime that had recently imposed itself upon the country.  The military’s use of lethal force and terrorizing violence drew condemnations from across the globe. But as the massacres continued and Khartoum’s streets […]

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PODCAST: U.S. has no alternative to Turkey -Yusuf Erim

Wed 16 October 2019: As Syrian government forces moved north toward the border with Turkey to take over Kurdish-controlled areas as part of its agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces, Ahval editor David Lepeska spoke with Yusuf Erim, political analyst for Turkey’s state-run broadcaster TRT World, about the next phase of Turkey’s military operations, Ankara’s […]

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PODCAST: Saudi Arabia opens for tourism for the first time

Wed 02 October 2019: Saudi Arabia’s opens up and it begins to issue tourist visas for the first time. Host Mustafa Alrawi, assistant editor in chief, and future editor Kelsey Warner, speak to The National’s Ashleigh Stewart who is in Saudi Arabia as they launch their tourism industry. People from 49 countries are able to obtain […]

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PODCAST: Will India’s Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?

Mon 30 September 2019: Prof. Junaid Ahmad says India’s revocation of Kashmir’s autonomous status not only increases tensions between India and Pakistan, but is designed to lead into a situation where India encourages colonial settlement in the region and eventual annexation, along the lines of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Listen to “Will India’s Occupation […]

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