Moderate Rebels was a political podcast and video show hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Benjamin Norton. It ended in January 2022.
US-Russia talks fail. Is war on horizon? Impact on Ukraine and Europe?
Pepe Escobar discusses the failure of the US-Russia talks in Geneva, NATO's refusal to make any diplomatic concessions, and if war could be on the horizon. We address the impact on Ukraine, Europe, Germany, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
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Is failed Kazakhstan coup attempt end of US 'color revolution' era?
Geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar discusses the violent coup attempt in Kazakhstan, and its crucial importance as an ally of Russia and the center of China's Belt and Road Initiative. He also addresses US, British, and Turkish meddling, and why this massive and misunderstood country is suddenly at the heart of the new cold war.
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What's causing the inflation crisis? Economist Michael Hudson explains
Economist Michael Hudson discusses the global inflation crisis and how the US Federal Reserve has given trillions of dollars to large banks.
Far-right Pinochet supporter loses Chile's election. Will the neoliberal system change?
In Chile's presidential election, far-right Pinochet dictatorship supporter José Antonio Kast, the son of a German Nazi, was defeated by young center-left social democrat Gabriel Boric.
Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with journalist Pablo Vivanco about what this victory means, Boric's major weakness on US imperialism, and the prospects of rewriting the Pinochet-era constitution.
Follow Pablo on Twitter at @PVivancoGuzman
Is Russia really planning a war in Ukraine - or is Washington?
The US government claims Russia is planning to invade Ukraine, but is this true? Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with analyst and former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter about Western governments' dubious claims, and NATO's designs for the region.
Follow Scott on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RealScottRitter
Nicaragua recognizes China, breaks ties with Taiwan. Is a Panama Canal alternative coming soon?
Nicaragua's Sandinista government has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognized the People's Republic of China. We discuss the historic decision and its huge geopolitical implications.
A Chinese company plans to build an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua, to challenge the monopoly of the US-dominated Panama Canal.
And the same week, Nicaragua signed agreements strengthening ties with Russia and collaborating on nuclear energy projects.
I mostly listened for Max, so it’s unfortunate he’s gone, but Ben does great work too. The absolute highlights are the Michael Hudson episodes... I had not heard of him until subbing to this show and he is a genius!
This show rocks, but I miss Max. You guys had the best bromance
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Now that Ben Norton i a one-man show this channel is producing far more than it did when it was MR. Nothing against MB, but it’s better this way. Ben is prolific and the content is on the important issues, from the right perspective, in context, and pretty much always delivers. Happy to support on Patreon.