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A critical lens on the history of the present on West Asia and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.

Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

The East is a Podcast Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist)

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    • 4.8 • 190 Ratings

A critical lens on the history of the present on West Asia and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups.

Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

    (Preview) AEP 100: Debriefing the Indian Farmers’ Victory with Navyug Gill

    (Preview) AEP 100: Debriefing the Indian Farmers’ Victory with Navyug Gill

    An excerpt from the latest episode of The Anti Empire Project hosted by friend of the podcast Justin Podur 
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    • 13 min
    "An era of right and justice": the Vietnamese liberation struggle w/ Luna oi!

    "An era of right and justice": the Vietnamese liberation struggle w/ Luna oi!

    Luna oi! is a Vietnamese YouTuber based in Hanoi. 
    Check out her essay on life under US embargo
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The kidnapping of Alex Saab w/ Ricardo Vaz

    The kidnapping of Alex Saab w/ Ricardo Vaz

    Ricardo Vaz is a writer and editor with VenezuelAnalysis.com 
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    • 38 min
    Gary Webb: The CIA, the Contras, and Crack Cocaine (1999)

    Gary Webb: The CIA, the Contras, and Crack Cocaine (1999)

    RIP Gary Webb ✊🏾 
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    • 55 min
    The modern history of Korea (pt.2) w/ Ju-Hyun Park

    The modern history of Korea (pt.2) w/ Ju-Hyun Park

    Ju-Hyun Park is a poet and essayist. Check out their essay, "Life During Wartime"  Thanks for you supporting the show!
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    (Preview) The End of Sport #89: The NLRB Memo with Jennifer Abruzzo

    (Preview) The End of Sport #89: The NLRB Memo with Jennifer Abruzzo

    Friend of the podcast Nathan Kalman Lamb is co-host of The End of Sport Podcast.  Please enjoy this short preview from their latest episode and subscribe to their amazing show on your podcatcher.
     
     
     
     

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

FatimaMarianne ,

A crucial resource of knowledge in my own political journey

One of, if not the first podcast that truly opened my perspective to a world of collective anti-colonial & -imperialist resistance struggle when I felt there was no solid streaming resource or outlet I could turn to. If I had the ability to share this podcast with everybody on this earth I would do so in a heartbeat!

Person who rated this ,

Yes it is

By a margin, the best podcast.

isosafrole ,

Gary Webb?

I get that it’s a very controversial topic, but we all realize that what Gary Webb ‘discovered’ didn’t do anything for the world.

And it wasn’t because of some unilateral press censorship or because he was wrong, he was right where he provided evidence.

It’s just as easy to ‘counter-produce’ narratives for interested parties who want people to engage with and get catharsis from into a (genuine ) conspiracy spectacle.. which only serves to distract from the present.

I’m also confused as to why this podcast has started posting audio lectures which are very general. I understand the direct connection of course, and at least Parenti has some useful ideas but he is not an expert on all that he talks about.

Gary Webb does neither theory, history, or anthropology. Or anything rigorous and trustworthy, despite that it aligns with my biases.

It’s literally described as ‘storytelling’ in the copy.

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