Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash study authoritarianism and its universal strategies and tactics, as well as the best ways to resist it.
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036 - What does Justice For Jamal Khashoggi look like?
Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash discuss the release of the ODNI report confirming US intelligence's conclusion that MBS directly ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Now that two years of gaslighting by the Trump administration are finally over, we can turn to the important question: what does justice for Jamal look like?
Iyad's article in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/26/saudi-arabia-jamal-khashoggi-mbs-biden-freedom-of-expression/?arc404=true
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035 - The Xinjiang Victims Database, with Gene Bunin
In this episode, Ahmed talks to Gene Bunin, founder of the Xinjiang Victims Database - a unique initiative to track the crimes being committed against individuals in the western region of China and investigate the fate of those missing.
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034 - Reflections on the podcast, US elections and the future...
Ahmed Gatnash and Iyad El-Baghdadi reflect about the podcast, how far it's come, and plans for the future, as well as discussing Joe Biden's election victory and Trump's defeat, and what they mean for the MENA region and the global struggle for human rights.
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033 - The Left's Tribal Anti-Imperialism
In September, Ahmed spoke to Joey Ayoub, Lebanese writer and researcher, about tankies, genocide denial, red-brown alliances and the uncomfortable affinity between large parts of the political left and authoritarianism.
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032 - Lebanon vs Sectarian Warlord Oligarchy
Ahmed talks to Timour Azhari and Joey Ayoub about the massive popular movement against the entire political order which has rocked Lebanon for over 2 weeks. It has led to the end of the government already, but can it achieve the real goal - total systemic change?
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031 - Lessons from Egypt's latest protests
Ahmed Gatnash speaks about the recent protests in Egypt, which surprised almost everyone but show that the lessons of 2011 have still not been fully absorbed.
For a text version of the article: https://arabtyrantmanual.com/9-lessons-from-egypt/
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