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The Breakdown with Shaun Kin‪g‬ The North Star

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Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

    Ep. 418 - The Biden Administration Openly Supports Apartheid in Palestine

    Ep. 418 - The Biden Administration Openly Supports Apartheid in Palestine

    Last night, Joe Biden's new Secretary of State, Antony Blinken announced that he opposes an investigation by the International Criminal Court into the gross human rights violations and murders and atrocities committed by Israel against Palestinians. The image I included with today's podcast on Instagram is of Rouzan al-Najjar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouzan_al-Najjar) - a brilliant (and of course unarmed and non violent) nurse that was killed by an Israeli sniper.

    Let me be clear - only dictators and guilty monsters oppose human rights investigations. The International Criminal Court is one of the most respected bodies in the world and the Biden administration just announced not that they oppose charges of war crimes, but that they even oppose an investigation into human rights violations. It's a despicable thing. Today, on @TheBreakdown - I unpack and explain it all.

    This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work we do, head on over to https://www.thenorthstar.com/ for more content.

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    Ep. 417 - Don't you want a leader who fights for us in Congress? Here's what we can do!

    Ep. 417 - Don't you want a leader who fights for us in Congress? Here's what we can do!

    The Breakdown with Shaun King # 417 - Don't you want a leader who fights for us in Congress? Here's what we can do!

    Description: @GaryChambersJr has been fighting for the people his whole life! You've seen it! But now he needs us to step up and fight for him! Early voting starts THIS WEEKEND in Louisiana and Gary needs our help!

    Listen to today's episode to learn of all the ways you can help him right now, from wherever you are. He needs us to volunteer for him - online and offline. On the phones from home and in person. Let's do this! And let's make history together!

    Love y'all!

    This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work we do, head on over to https://www.thenorthstar.com/ for more content.

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    Ep. 416 - Is it OK to make fake videos of our ancestors or heroes?

    Ep. 416 - Is it OK to make fake videos of our ancestors or heroes?

    Like you, I am seeing all of the newly created videos of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, but I'm not sure how I feel about. They are equal parts fascinating and eerie. What do you think?

    This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work we do, head on over to https://www.thenorthstar.com/ for more content. 

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    Ep. 415 - Got Money for Wars, But Can't Feed the Poor

    Ep. 415 - Got Money for Wars, But Can't Feed the Poor

    Yesterday Joe Biden dropped bombs on Syria, but just can't find a way to send people the stimulus checks he said would be in the mail immediately after he got elected. It's almost March. What I know is this - governments get done what they want to get done. This government simply lacks the will to help everyday people.

    This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work we do, head on over to https://www.thenorthstar.com/ for more content. 

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    Ep. 414 - Are we supposed to be silent when Democrats do wrong?

    Ep. 414 - Are we supposed to be silent when Democrats do wrong?

    Yesterday, a beloved leader in New York came forward to say that she was sexually assaulted and harassed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    She provided detailed receipts, text messages, and emails - and gave names, dates, and locations.

    And by and large, prominent Democrats were COMPLETELY SILENT. I mean nothing. 

    And here's what I know - if the exact same person, wrote the exact same story, with the exact same evidence, but Cuomo's name was substituted with Donald Trump - Democrats would be OUTRAGED.

    And this simply is not OK.

    This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work we do, head on over to https://www.thenorthstar.com/ for more content. 

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    Ep. 413 - The Fort Wayne 3

    Ep. 413 - The Fort Wayne 3

    Last week in Fort Wayne, Indiana - a violent white supremacist walked up to a car with 3 Black teenagers and unloaded his gun on them - killing Josh Cooper and Andy Retic and critically injuring Jaylin Rice. Let me unpack and explain the case and then let's plan on doing everything we can to support these families. We paid for their funerals through @GrassrootsLaw but they are going to need a lot more help.

    This podcast is produced by The North Star, a Black-owned and operated independent media platform for liberation-journalism. If you want to support The Breakdown and the work we do, head on over to https://www.thenorthstar.com/ for more content. 

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