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A news show hosted by Aaron Maté. Presented by The Grayzone.

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A news show hosted by Aaron Maté. Presented by The Grayzone.

    Matt Taibbi on the Twitter files

    Matt Taibbi on the Twitter files

    Matt Taibbi joins The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté to discuss his reporting on internal Twitter files exposing US government pressure on the social media giant to validate Russiagate propaganda — and censor dissenting voices.

    Guest: Matt Taibbi, https://taibbi.substack.com/.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    How Ukraine's far-right, with NATO backing, block peace

    How Ukraine's far-right, with NATO backing, block peace

    Scholar Nicolai Petro discusses the overlooked influence of Ukraine's far-right nationalist movement and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent admission that the Minsk Accords -- the international formula for ending the post-2014 Donbas civil war -- "was an attempt to give Ukraine time" to prepare for a conflict with Russia, rather than make peace. Petro is the author of the new book, "The Tragedy of Ukraine."

    Guest: Nicolai Petro. Professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island, and author of the new book: "The Tragedy of Ukraine: What Classical Greek Tragedy Can Teach Us About Conflict Resolution."

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    • 38 min
    Sanctions are suffocating Syria: UN expert

    Sanctions are suffocating Syria: UN expert

    After a 12-day visit, UN expert Alena Douhan calls for the lifting of US-led sanctions on Syria, where 90% of the population lives below the poverty line, 12 million grapple with food insecurity, millions are internally displaced, and electricity is scarce. The impact of the sanctions are compounded by a US military occupation of areas containing Syria's oil and wheat.

    Guest: Alena Douhan. UN Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights.

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    • 54 min
    Poland WWIII scare shows why top US general wants peace (w/ Doug Macgregor)

    Poland WWIII scare shows why top US general wants peace (w/ Doug Macgregor)

    After accusing Russia of firing missiles into Poland -- and triggering calls from Ukraine for direct NATO military intervention -- US officials are now acknowledging that Ukrainian air defenses were likely responsible.

    Douglas Macgregor, a retired Army Colonel and former senior Pentagon adviser, says the Poland scare underscores why the US top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, has split from White House bureaucrats to call for diplomacy with Russia in order to end the Ukraine war.

    Guest: Douglas Macgregor. Retired US Army Colonel and former Pentagon senior advisor.

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    • 40 min
    Ukraine war escalates as diplomacy disappears

    Ukraine war escalates as diplomacy disappears

    As Russia escalates attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine following the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines and the Ukrainian attack on the Kerch bridge, diplomacy is nowhere to be found. Scholar and author Richard Sakwa on the latest in the Ukraine crisis.

    "The human losses are appalling," Sakwa says. "And yet, the language of peace cannot find an adequate expression."

    Guest: Richard Sakwa. Emeritus Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent. His books include “Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands” and his latest, “Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War.”

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    • 42 min
    Dennis Kucinich: where are the pro-peace Democrats?

    Dennis Kucinich: where are the pro-peace Democrats?

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    Dennis Kucinich, who led Congressional opposition to the Iraq war, reacts to the Congressional Progressive Caucus retracting a letter calling for diplomacy with Russia. "If we don't believe in diplomacy," Kucinich asks, "then where do we go as a country?".

    Guest: Dennis Kucinich. Former Congressmember (D-Ohio) and former Mayor of Cleveland.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

I'mamommy ,

Essential!!!

Thank you Aaron for what you do and for providing a platform to those voices who are often excluded from corporate media!

Barnsleybarnsley ,

World-class podcast!

Among the best podcasts on US foreign policy & politics! Host Aaron Mate has been a reliable voice of informed dissent for years now, from the Democracy Now! school, he has won favour from giants in the field like Greenwald and Taibbi. Well worth a listen!

arocky10 ,

Scott Ritter ….Compromised Expert???

Scott Ritter was there interesting but many questions about his credibility and motivation considering his past with underage minors.

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