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Censorship, Weaponizing Anti-Semitism & Getting Fired for Criticizing Israel, with Katie Halper

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Katie Halper joins Rania Khalek to talk about the aftermath of her getting fired from The Hill for criticizing Israeli apartheid as well as the ongoing cynical weaponization of anti-Semitism to discredit advocacy for Palestinian human rights.  The segment that got Katie fired from The Hill: https://youtu.be/_3xLOxx1ggQ
Iran

Reality vs Propaganda: Understanding Iran’s Protests, with Navid Zarrinnal

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Navid Zarrinnal, a Columbia Univ. PhD and Iranian scholar at Stanford University, joined Rania Khalek to help make sense of the unrest in Iran over the morality police or guidance patrol amid the death of Mahsa Amini and the way Western governments are using a legitimate grievance to promote instability...
Palestine

This is What Got Katie Halper Censored & Canceled By The Hill: Israel Is An Apartheid State

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Katie Halper recorded a segment for The Hill’s Rising defending Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from attacks over calling Israel an apartheid state. The Hill presents itself as a channel that opposes cancel culture and censorship. Halper says she was told that The Hill has a ban on opinion videos about Israel....
India

Indian Journalist Takes Down Tucker Carlson on ‘Revisionist, Racist History’: British Did Commit Genocide

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Tucker Carlson declared that the British Empire was a “benign” force that brought civilization and beauty to India, while asserting the country had produced nothing of comparable value since independence. Indian journalist Prasanth R. of NewsClick and People’s Dispatch reacts, explaining just how wrong Carlson is. This kind of full-throated...
Afghanistan

Vijay Prashad and Noam Chomsky on Afghanistan War & the Fragility of US Empire

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The U.S. government has destroyed cities, countries, and towns around the world, through bombs and air raids, military ground invasions, naval attacks, economic sanctions and strangulation, coups, and more. Some say U.S. force is never ending, others say it’s on a fast decline, almost gone forever. Vijay Prashad and Noam...
Iran

Iran Nuclear Deal: Europe Desperate, U.S. Obstinate & Iran Needs to Know U.S. Won’t Break Deal (Again)

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The Iran nuclear deal is at the final stages of re-negotiation. Will something come together soon or will it collapse? BT News Editor-in-Chief discusses the dynamics between U.S. imperialism, Iranian sovereignty, and Europe’s desperate energy needs.
Palestine

Israel vs Axis of Resistance: A New Era of Mutually-Assured Destruction, with Ali Abunimah

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The occupation of Palestine continues with no end in sight, and this remains the primary political struggle in the region as America’s client states normalize with Israel. But now there’s a new backdrop: the war in Ukraine exposing Western double standards alongside the US-China New Cold War.  Fundamental to US...
Afghanistan

Starving Afghans Forced to Sell Organs as U.S. Freezes $9 Billion Reserves with former Colonel Ann Wright

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A year after the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the country is facing horrendous conditions and $9 billion of their reserves are still frozen by Western banks. Peace activist, retired U.S. Army colonel and State Dept. official Ann Wright addresses the situation. She was part of the team that opened the U.S....

China’s Rise: Why U.S. Threats & Provocations Will Not Succeed

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A second congressional delegation went to Taiwan this week, less than two weeks after Pelosi visited. These trips have sparked a sense of outrage among many Chinese people, who demand respect for their sovereignty and for their impressive social and economic achievements. This includes massive poverty reduction and surpassing the...
Palestine

Palestinians Have Tried Surrender & Collaboration. Only Resistance Is Left with Ali Abunimah

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Israel killed at least 49 Palestinians in its three-day assault on the Gaza Strip last week and 17 of them were children. Israel Defense Forces also raided the West Bank city of Nablus and killed three, including the commander of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Ali Abunimah, Director of ElectronicIntifada.net & author...
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