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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.

    Ordered to prevent genocide - The Grayzone live

    Ordered to prevent genocide - The Grayzone live

    International legal expert and ex-UN Office of Human Rights Commissioner whistleblower Craig Mokhiber joins the Grayzone's Aaron Mate and Max Blumenthal to discuss the ICJ's landmark ruling ordering Israel to prevent genocide by its forces in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Norman Finkelstein on Gaza - live in NYC

    Norman Finkelstein on Gaza - live in NYC

    Norman Finkelstein, historian and scholar, joins Aaron Maté for a live discussion about Israel's war on Gaza, the meaning of Hamas' atrocities, the question of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, and U.S. complicity.

    Recorded live in NYC on Nov. 7th, 2023.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Report for European Parliament challenges OPCW’s Syria cover-up

    Report for European Parliament challenges OPCW’s Syria cover-up

    A new report offers the most thorough exposé to date of the OPCW’s Syria cover-up scandal, in which the world’s top chemical watchdog manipulated an investigation to baselessly accuse Syria of a chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma.

    In April 2018, after dozens of dead victims were filmed at the scene, the US, UK, and France alleged that the Syrian government had dropped gas cylinders on Douma and launched airstrikes in purported retaliation. But leaks from inside the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons show that international inspectors found no evidence of a chemical attack, raising the possibility that the incident was staged by the insurgents who controlled Douma at the time. The OPCW team’s findings were suppressed and replaced with unsupported conclusions that aligned with the US-led narrative. When two veteran OPCW inspectors who deployed to Syria for the probe challenged the manipulation, they were silenced and later publicly defamed.

    The report is authored by the Berlin Group 21, which is comprised of founding OPCW Director General Jose Bustani, former senior UN official Hans Von Sponeck, Princeton law professor Richard Falk, and academic Piers Robinson of the Organization for Propaganda Studies. Its release follows the Brazilian government's recent public shift in support of accountability over the OPCW's cover-up scandal. The report was submitted to members of the European Parliament as a contribution to discussions around the OPCW.

    Aaron Maté speaks to Von Sponeck and Robinson about their new report, as well as the ongoing effort to challenge the OPCW's Douma deception and seek justice for the Douma victims.

    Guests: Hans von Sponeck and Piers Robinson.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    John Mearsheimer: Ukraine war is a long-term danger

    John Mearsheimer: Ukraine war is a long-term danger

    John Mearsheimer, the eminent political scientist who has warned for years that NATO's Ukraine policy would lead to disaster, joins Aaron Maté to assess the state of the Ukraine proxy war and the dangers ahead.

    Guest: John Mearsheimer. R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Biden's corruption led to Ukraine's destruction: fmr. Kiev diplomat

    Biden's corruption led to Ukraine's destruction: fmr. Kiev diplomat

    Former Ukrainian government official and diplomat Andrii Telizhenko joins Aaron Maté to discuss how, in his view, powerful US figures including Joe Biden have used Ukraine for personal corruption and the geopolitical aim of bleeding Russia -- all to the detriment of Ukrainians.

    Telizhenko worked for the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office in Kyiv before moving to Ukraine's US Embassy in 2015. He went on to work for Blue Star Strategies, a Democrat-run lobbying firm that represented Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that appointed Biden’s son Hunter to a lucrative board seat.

    Telizhenko, who cooperated with Rudy Giuliani's effort to dig up information about the Bidens' alleged corruption in Ukraine, has been sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for "having directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign influence in a United States election."

    Guest: Andrii Telizhenko. Political consultant who was previously a Ukrainian government official and diplomat.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Aaron Mate at UN: Syria probe was censored, and cover-up continues

    Aaron Mate at UN: Syria probe was censored, and cover-up continues

    In closing remarks at a United Nations meeting, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone notes that no one disputes the fact that a probe by the Organisation For the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria was censored. Yet powerful states, including the US and UK, oppose any effort to address the suppression, including hearing from dissenting inspectors on the OPCW's Douma team.

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

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Necessary and rare!

Pushback exposes cover-ups that are deliberately ignored in MSM and follows through with coverage of stories that the MSM cherry-picks and distorts.

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!

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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!

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