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Catch Rania Khalek's Dispatches for insight, analysis, investigations, interviews and on the ground reports on global issues from a left perspective.

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Catch Rania Khalek's Dispatches for insight, analysis, investigations, interviews and on the ground reports on global issues from a left perspective.

    How U.S. Media Whitewashes TPLF Atrocities to Push Regime Change In Ethiopia, w/ Jemal Countess

    How U.S. Media Whitewashes TPLF Atrocities to Push Regime Change In Ethiopia, w/ Jemal Countess

    Why is the coverage of the war in Ethiopia so one-sided? What’s really happening on the ground? And how does it compare to the narrative being presented in U.S. media? 
    Rania Khalek is joined by Jemal Countess, a photojournalist with Getty Images and Redux Pictures who was formerly based in Ethiopia and has reported from around the country since the war started. He is currently based in the United States.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Hybrid War On Lebanon Is All About Weakening Hezbollah

    The Hybrid War On Lebanon Is All About Weakening Hezbollah

    Lebanon has endured constant attacks and pressure from Israel, America and their allies for decades, sometimes in the form of direct military confrontation and more recently through a hybrid war involving sanctions, propaganda, violent provocations, social media, western NGOs and embassies -- all to weaken Hezbollah. 
    To discuss all of this Rania Khalek is joined by researcher and journalist Julia Kassem, who has a masters degree from the American University of Beirut and is a contributor to the Al Akhbar, a widely circulated Lebanese leftist newspaper.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Why Capitalism Needs Imperialism To Drain Wealth From the Global South, w/ Marxist Economist Utsa Patnaik

    Why Capitalism Needs Imperialism To Drain Wealth From the Global South, w/ Marxist Economist Utsa Patnaik

    Why does capitalism need imperialism? What is the magnitude of colonial and imperial theft of resources from the Global South? How did global capitalism adapt after World War II and in the neoliberal era? And how is it fueling neofascist movements today? 

    Rania Khalek was joined by renowned Marxist Economist Utsa Patnaik. She is co-author of "A Theory of Imperialism" and the more recent "Capital and Imperialism: Theory, History, and the Present," with Prabhat Patnaik.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Pinochet's Ghost: Surging Far Right vs Rising Left, as Chile’s Elections Loom

    Pinochet's Ghost: Surging Far Right vs Rising Left, as Chile’s Elections Loom

    Chile is set to have its first elections following the 2019 uprising, which was provoked by growing inequality and fueled by a violent and deadly police response. But as the left has made gains, so too has the far right in Chile. 

    Here to break it all down and discuss how it fits into the broader Latin American scene, including Peru and Argentina, is Renato Vélez, a left-wing Chilean activist and researcher currently completing a PhD in Latin American studies.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    How Neoliberal Capitalism Fortifies Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

    How Neoliberal Capitalism Fortifies Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

    When we think of Palestine we think of the struggle for liberation against occupation, settler colonialism, and brutal military oppression. What often gets left out is how this fits into neoliberal capitalism. Adopting private development and neoliberalization under Israeli occupation not only failed to promote Palestinian sovereignty but instead it led to further subjugation to israel.

    To delve into this topic, Rania Khalek was joined by Kareem Rabie, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois and author of the book, “Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited: Capital and State Building in the West Bank.”

    • 49 min
    Debunking the Media Lies Fueling War in Ethiopia, w/ Journalist Hermela Aregawi

    Debunking the Media Lies Fueling War in Ethiopia, w/ Journalist Hermela Aregawi

    November 4 is the one year anniversary of the TPLF attacks on the Ethiopian government's Northern Command base, kicking off a brutal war. The TPLF is now advancing towards Addis Ababa, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency. The U.S. government has continued to condemn Ethiopia for fighting back against the TPLF insurgency, leading many Ethiopians to believe that Washington is supporting a violent coup in their country. 

    Hermela Aregawi is an Ethiopian-American journalist of Tigrayan descent who has been relentlessly attacked and smeared for calling out biased media reporting on the conflict. She joined Rania Khalek to discuss this and more.

    • 1 hr

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