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.
Conspiracy facts and the MICIMATT that truly governs the USA - with CIA whistleblower Ray McGovern
We speak with former CIA analyst-turned-dissident Ray McGovern about the institutions that truly govern the United States: the MICIMATT, or Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank Complex.
We discuss how the CIA popularized the "conspiracy theory" smear to discredit US government critics, as well as Donald Trump and the January 6 Capitol riot, Russiagate lies and the DNC "hack," JFK, WikiLeaks, Assange, new cold war on Russia and China, and the Joe Biden administration.
Assange extradition blocked as UK judge defends CIA spying, Biden admin's intersectional imperialism
Ben Norton speaks with Professor Jared Ball about political prisoner Julian Assange, and how the UK judge blocked extradition due to the horrific conditions of US mass incarceration, while also justifying CIA spying by citing a bogus CNN report based on CIA spying. Then we discuss the liberal war hawks in the Joe Biden administration and their "intersectional imperialism."
Follow Jared Ball's show IMIXWHATILIKE at imixwhatilike.org.
Information warfare, US war propaganda, CIA manipulation of media - Ben Norton talks with Jared Ball
Ben Norton speaks with Professor Jared Ball about information warfare, war propaganda, US imperialism, and CIA penetration and manipulation of mainstream corporate media.
Follow Jared Ball's show IMIXWHATILIKE at imixwhatilike.org
Revolutionary anti-imperialist struggle from the Bronx to Venezuela, Dominican Republic to Haiti
In Caracas, Venezuela, Max Blumenthal has a wide-ranging chat with Danny Shaw, a professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies who has lived in the Dominican Republican, Haiti, and Brazil. They discuss revolutionary anti-imperialist movements, life in poor neighborhoods in the Bronx, Malcolm X's internationalist legacy, identity politics, differences of whiteness in Latin America, problems with the US left, and humanity's age-old question: did Jesus Christ do drugs?
Spooky Western journalists echo CIA and collaborate with spy agencies
Max Blumenthal, reporting from Venezuela, discusses with Aaron Maté and Ben Norton how Western corporate media outlets are full of stenographers for spy agencies, how the CIA and MI6 drive reporting on Russia, how the US and UK governments fund regime-change website Bellingcat and its deceptive articles on Syria and the OPCW, and how the British military censors journalism.
(Excerpt from The Grayzone livestream on December 19)
Inside the US hybrid war on Venezuela: Max Blumenthal reports from Caracas
Max Blumenthal discusses life on the ground in Venezuela under suffocating US sanctions, and debunks media myths about the December National Assembly election, which he observed. Venezuelan journalist Diego Sequera also addresses the economic situation and what a Biden administration policy could look like.
(This is an excerpt from The Grayzone livestream on December 19)
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