60 episodes

Moderate Rebels is a news and politics podcast and video show hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton. We report on the US empire and the endless war propaganda sold to us each day in the corporate media.

Moderate Rebels Max Blumenthal & Ben Norton

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Moderate Rebels is a news and politics podcast and video show hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton. We report on the US empire and the endless war propaganda sold to us each day in the corporate media.

    Max Blumenthal on the imperial NGOs that ignore Julian Assange - and the billionaires behind them

    Max Blumenthal on the imperial NGOs that ignore Julian Assange - and the billionaires behind them

    Moderate Rebels co-host and The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal speaks about the witch hunt against WikiLeaks publisher and political prisoner Julian Assange, and how billionaire-funded "human rights" and "press freedom" non-profit organizations have refused to support him.

    This talk was hosted by the Courage Foundation in New York City on February 15, 2020.

    • 15 min
    What the US attacks on Iran and military occupation of Iraq mean for the Axis of Resistance

    What the US attacks on Iran and military occupation of Iraq mean for the Axis of Resistance

    As the US escalates its military aggression in the Middle East, we speak with journalist Elijah Magnier about the future of the Axis of Resistance. After the assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iraq's parliament voted unanimously to expel American troops. But the Trump administration is refusing to withdraw.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Max Blumenthal on his false arrest, US gov't persecution, and the takeover of Venezuela's embassy

    Max Blumenthal on his false arrest, US gov't persecution, and the takeover of Venezuela's embassy

    Max Blumenthal describes his arrest and imprisonment on false charges (which were later dropped), the persecution he faced by the US government, and the real story of how the Trump administration helped violent right-wing coup-mongers besiege and eventually seize Venezuela's embassy in Washington, DC.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Trump escalates US war on Iran and Iraq with execution of top general Soleimani

    Trump escalates US war on Iran and Iraq with execution of top general Soleimani

    Donald Trump has in effect declared war on Iran and Iraq by assassinating IRGC general Qasem Soleimani and PMF commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton discuss the dangerous consequences in this The Grayzone livestream with Aaron Maté and Rania Khalek.

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Jeremy Corbyn's greatest 'sin' was anti-imperialism: UK Labour centrists seek new pro-war leader

    Jeremy Corbyn's greatest 'sin' was anti-imperialism: UK Labour centrists seek new pro-war leader

    After sabotaging Jeremy Corbyn, centrists from Britain's Labour Party are looking for a new leader without principled anti-war views. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton continue with activist Joshua Y. Jackson, discussing how Corbyn was viciously smeared because of his committed anti-imperialism and support for Palestinian rights. We also talk about the massive media propaganda campaign, and the prospects of an independent Scotland and united Ireland.

    PART 2 OF 2

    • 49 min
    Behind the historic defeat of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party: The UK election and Brexit backlash

    Behind the historic defeat of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party: The UK election and Brexit backlash

    Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party suffered a historic defeat in the UK general elections. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with Labour activist Joshua Y. Jackson, who says the failure of the party to get behind Brexit destroyed it, and handed victory to the far-right Conservatives and Boris Johnson.

    Josh talks about how centrists who still dominate Labour sabotaged Corbyn's campaign, and how the media-savvy "middle-class left" abandoned socialist working-class policies.

    • 42 min

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