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A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.

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A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.

    The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World

    The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World

    The occupied, blockaded, walled territories of Palestine have served as an incubator for some of Israel’s deadliest and most intrusive weapons and surveillance systems. Once tested and perfected on the captive population, they’ve been sold to some of the most oppressive, murderous autocracies—and democracies—in the world.These are some of the many revelations exposed in the latest book by acclaimed journalist, filmmaker, and author Antony Loewenstein: “The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation around the World.”A guest on previous episodes ”Disaster Capitalism” and “Grifter’s Paradise,” Loewenstein joins us once again to discuss the ascent of Israel into one of the largest arms dealers on the planet, its insanely disturbing testing and marketing techniques, the authoritarian regimes that have unleashed these weapons and technologies to crush dissenters and massacre countless people, 9/11’s lasting impact on all this, his warning for the future, and much more.

    For links to the book and Loewenstein's work, head over to newsbeat.substack.com.

     


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    Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" ConfortiEditor-In-Chief: Chris TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianEpisode Art: Jon Chim
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    • 57 min
    ICJ to Israel: Halt Genocidal Acts

    ICJ to Israel: Halt Genocidal Acts

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued provisional orders in response to South Africa’s case charging Israel with committing genocide against Palestinians, ruling that Israel must refrain from genocidal acts, punish public incitement of genocide, facilitate humanitarian aid, and more. Our previous guest, international human rights attorney Francis Boyle, describes the legally binding mandates as a monumental win to help stop the massacres and civilian carnage, while MSM and others dismiss their weight since they don’t explicitly call for a “ceasefire.” What do these historic directives actually mean? What happens next? And will they stop the daily atrocities leveled against the innocent Palestinian people?!? We break it all down, sharing critical context and explaining just what’s at stake, as the death toll in Gaza continues to mount.


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    Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" ConfortiEditor-In-Chief: Chris TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianEpisode Art: Jon Chim
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    • 35 min
    MLK: What They Won't Teach In School [2024]

    MLK: What They Won't Teach In School [2024]

    Like we always do at this time of year, we present an important, alternative look at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, examining how the civil rights icon was so much more than simply the “I Have a Dream” soundbite, which has become known as the cornerstone of his public perception. Along with Pastor Roger C. Williams of the First Baptist Church of Glen Cove, NY, Larry Hamm, of the People's Organization for Progress, Hip Hop artist Silent Knight, and King’s own words, listeners learn of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign, which he believed would be his true legacy. More than likely, it was this that got him killed.

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    Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" ConfortiEditor-In-Chief: Chris TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianEpisode Art: Jeff Main
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    • 30 min
    The Genocide Case Against Israel (Part II)

    The Genocide Case Against Israel (Part II)

    We follow up our preview episode about South Africa's genocide case against Israel with a breakdown of the two-day hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and discuss President Biden's bombing of Yemen -- seriously escalating the crisis in the Middle East. The joint US-UK operation came the same day, Jan. 11, 2014, when South Africa laid out its case against Israel for its brutal war in Gaza, which has killed more than 23,000 Palestinians, the majority women and children. Citing the Genocide Convention, South Africa accused Israel of committing four genocidal acts since Hamas' horrific attacks on Oct. 7. “Nowhere and nobody is safe," one of the members of South Africa's contingent declared. South Africa is seeking a provisional measure to prevent further harm to Palestinians. The court said it would make its ruling in a public setting at a future date. 

    News Beat is an award-winning social justice podcast that often melds music and journalism to raise awareness about important issues.

    Here's a link to Part 1 https://newsbeat.substack.com/p/the-genocide-case-against-israel


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    • 57 min
    The Genocide Case Against Israel

    The Genocide Case Against Israel

    South Africa this week will go before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague and lay out its case of genocide against Israel for its brutal war against Palestinians. With more than 23,000 dead (nearly two-thirds of whom are women and children), countless others injured or maimed, and so many with mental scars that will never heal, this genocide case could prove hugely consequential—and historic. In this episode, Francis Boyle, a human rights attorney and the first lawyer to win orders under the Genocide Convention of 1948 from the ICJ, breaks down the complaint and explains why he believes South Africa will win. A victory in this case would also mean the US is complicit in genocide—striking a huge blow to the Biden administration and the veneer that the US is a beacon of human rights. For more about the genocide case against Israel, the history of the Genocide Convention, and links to the South Africa allegations, head over to our Substack. 


    News Beat is produced in association with Manny Faces Media.

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    Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" ConfortiEditor-In-Chief: Chris TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianEpisode Art: Jon Chim
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    • 34 min
    Abandoned: How Democrats Lost Support of Union Workers

    Abandoned: How Democrats Lost Support of Union Workers

    Democrats have long been accused of abandoning voters. Disillusionment with the Dems is particularly acute in the Rust Belt, where the long-cracking union wall has collapsed. In this episode, we interview Lainey Newman, the co-author of the book “Rust Belt Union Blues: Why Working-Class Voters Are Turning Away from the Democratic Party." The book, and Lainey's interview, is an insightful and important look into the collapse of once powerful unions and how historically Democratic voters shifted their allegiance to the Republican Party. It also helps, finally, better understand the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. For example, after reading the book and speaking with Newman, one of the people behind News Beat is more convinced than ever that Bernie Sanders would've defeated Donald Trump in 2016. Check out show notes and more from this episode at newsbeat.substack.com.


    News Beat is produced in association with Manny Faces Media.

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    Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" ConfortiEditor-In-Chief: Chris TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianEpisode Art: Jon Chim
    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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Excellent

Excellent. Great discussion of important topics. Critical analysis that is much needed. I am very happy to have “discovered” this podcast. Thanks Manny for your great work.

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Way too Conservative

I wanted to like this but could not take the thinly veiled far right narrative throughout the podcast. That and all the references to the Bible and using Jesus and the standard of which all people should strive to be. I came looking for content on colonizers and critical race theory but found only the defense of nasty white devils and their disgusting white faces. It was highly offensive and I believe this type of content breeds hate and further elevates the oppressor and their vile white words and obsession with playing the victim.

RC526 ,

A Must Listen for These Challenging Times

Current events aside, News Beat is an education for me, and as a regular listener, this podcast has brought important awareness measures to so many of today's issues. Everything from the guests and topics, to the accompanying original tracks and lyrics, provide a captivating production that you'll want to keep listening for more.

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