Rania Khalek

Palestinian Rapper Tamer Nafar on His Life, Career & Challenges Inside Israel

Rania Khalek
The Palestinian rap group DAM put Palestinian rap on the map and inspired Arab rap in general with songs like Meen Irhabi (Who’s the terrorist?). DAM did not only address Arabs, however. As Palestinian citizens of Israel, they also had Hebrew lyrics, directly challenging their oppressor. Tamer Nafar, one of...

Ukraine War Exposes US Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Racism

Rania Khalek
It’s not for nothing that the US has been called the “United States of Amnesia.” The same leaders who invaded Iraq and killed a million people, who are starving Yemenis and Afghans, who label Palestinians “terrorists” for throwing rocks, and who took every opportunity to escalate rather than de-escalate the...

How Russia’s War In Ukraine Is Playing Out Inside Russia, w/ Prof. Boris Kagarlitsky

Rania Khalek
After weeks of sky-high tension, ambiguity and threats, the Russian military crossed into Ukraine and the country’s eight year civil war became a war between two post-soviet armies. While the extent of Putin’s goals in the war are unclear, Western countries have been supplying the Ukrainian military with weapons, launched...

What Do Cubans Think About Biden, the Blockade, the Revolution & U.S. Health Care Costs?

Rania Khalek
Rania Khalek asked Cubans on the streets of Havana if they see a difference between Biden and Trump, how the US blockade impacts them personally, what the revolution means to them, where they get their daily news, why they got vaccinated and their thoughts on healthcare and education costs in...
Latin America

What Do Cubans Think About Biden, the Blockade, the Revolution & U.S. Health Care Costs?

Rania Khalek
Rania Khalek asked Cubans on the streets of Havana if they see a difference between Biden and Trump, how the US blockade impacts them personally, what the revolution means to them, where they get their daily news, why they got vaccinated and their thoughts on healthcare and education costs in...
Latin America

Aleida Guevara, Daughter of Che, Internationalist Doctor: ‘I Do It Because I’m Cuban’

Rania Khalek
Rania Khalek sat down with Aleida Guevara, the daughter of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, in Havana, Cuba. They discussed Che’s legacy, his impact on her decision to become a doctor, her earliest memories about his personality in the home, how people treated her after his death, her time serving in Cuba’s...

A War on Civilians: Yemeni Suffering Intensifies Due to U.S., Saudi & Emirati Bombs and Blockade

Rania Khalek
Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi, Yemeni-born anti-war activist & Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, joined Eugene Puryear and Rania Khalek on The Freedom Side to discuss the ongoing Saudi and Emirate destruction of Yemen and the role of the US and UK in making it possible.
Latin America

Meet the U.S. Students Studying Medicine For Free in Cuba

Rania Khalek
BT’s Rania Khalek paid a visit to the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, also known as ELAM. Cuba’s socialist government foots the bill for students, who come from all over the world to study medicine for free. Tuition, accommodation and board are all covered. Cuba even throws in...
Latin America

‘The US Is A Predator’: Cuban Official on the Blockade & Cuba’s Anti-Imperialism

Rania Khalek
Breakthrough News was on the ground in Havana, Cuba where Rania Khalek spoke with Johana Tablada, General Deputy Director of US affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry. They discussed the US blockade hampering the country’s development, how socialism makes Cuba’s survival possible, why Cuba has such a strong anti-imperialist foreign...

Can U.S. Seriously Blame China for Climate Change?

Rania Khalek
At COP26 the U.S. attempted to displace blame onto China for climate change, which was caused disproportionately by the advanced capitalist powers. While the U.S. media often calls China the biggest carbon emitter, this tends to leave out both per-capita emissions and the fact that these same countries have outsourced...
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