WILL THERE BE ANOTHER 16 YEARS OF VLADIMIR PUTIN IN RUSSIA?

Mon 06 July 2020: The past 20 years of President Vladimir Putin’s rule have coincided with a widening inequality gap in Russia. Now, a constitutional change allows him two more chances at the ballot box – which means he could still be president in 2036. Today, we are looking at how Putin’s economic policies have […]

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PODCAST | HOW COULD ANNEXATION CHANGE THE WEST BANK?

Wed 01 July 2020: On July 1, Israel may begin plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank – as much as 30 percent. Annexation is illegal under international law and much of the world has condemned it. So why might this controversial move happen now?  In today’s episode, Al Jazeera journalist Rania Zabaneh joins The Take from the occupied West […]

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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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