PODCAST: CONFRONTING THE HIDDEN US WAR IN SOMALIA

Thu 21 May 2020: For 12 years, the United States denied any civilian casualties from its air attacks in Somalia. Last month, it admitted two civilians were killed in a 2019 US air attack. It was the second known incident in which the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has acknowledged killing civilians in Somalia. The first was an air raid in […]

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SURVEILLANCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Tue 05 May 2020: The Take speaks with acclaimed historian and author Yuval Noah Harari on why he fears humans more than viruses. Biotechnology, artificial intelligence, your smartwatch, surveillance: These are the topics that concern Yuval Noah Harari. And now, they’re all converging during the coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens: A […]

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PODCAST: COVID-19 WORSENS ISRAEL’S RACISM

Tue 21 April 2020: “The coronavirus has exacerbated, in fact highlighted, the racist system that exists in the country,” says lawyer Diana Buttu. Israel initially only provided COVID-19 testing to cities and towns where most of the inhabitants are Jewish. Towns inside Israel with a large Palestinian population have been ignored, Buttu explains. Now, she […]

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NOAM CHOMSKY ON COVID – 19 AND HIS NEW BOOK: INTERNATIONALISM OR EXTINCTION (PODCAST)

Sat 18 April 2020: Marc Steiner: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner, great to have you all with this. We’re about to have a conversation with Noam Chomsky, who we all know is considered the founder of modern linguistics, but he and his ideas and his activism have been an inspiration to many […]

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PODCAST: EGYPT’S SECRET WAR IN NORTHERN SINAI

Tue 14 April 2020: Reports are now coming in from a bombing and counter-bombing in northern Sinai by extremist Islamists and the Egyptian armed forces that happened in late March. The explosions were recorded by journalists in the nearby Gaza Strip. Courtesy: The Real News Network Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

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PODCAST: THE ONLINE INFLUENCER WHO TOOK ON EGYPT’S PRESIDENT

Sat 07 March 2020: The Take discusses the viral videos that sparked rare protests in Egypt. With his mobile phone camera and cigarettes, Mohamed Ali’s confessions set off a firestorm in Egypt. Through a series of videos, millions heard the former military contractor accuse President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the army of spending millions of the […]

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INDIA HAS STRONG ANTI-RAPE LAWS – SO WHY AREN’T THEY WORKING?

Tue 25 February 2020: A horrific 2012 gang rape in New Delhi sparked protests and legal reform across India. That is in addition to the country’s constitution, which includes protections related to gender equality and nondiscrimination. So why is sexual violence in India still so prevalent? Hint: The patriarchy. The team: Priyanka Tilve produced this […]

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