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    John Mearsheimer On World War III, Russia & Israel

    John Mearsheimer On World War III, Russia & Israel

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    Political scientist and author John Mearsheimer shares his thoughts on Ukraine, which he considers the West's fault, October 7, which he said was "not terribly surprising," the war on Gaza, which he considers genocide and why World War III could be around the corner.

    John Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Chicago and the author of "Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics," "The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities," and co-author of the controversial and ground-breaking "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy."

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Cease Fire Plan DEBUNKED By Middle East Scholar & Palestinian Doctor + Mexican Elections!

    Cease Fire Plan DEBUNKED By Middle East Scholar & Palestinian Doctor + Mexican Elections!

    Dr. Thaer Ahmad, who walked out of a meeting with President Biden and Assal Rad, a Middle East scholar and media analyst debunk the media spin and politicians' lies when it comes the negotiations between the Israeli Government and Hamas, Rafah and humanitarian conditions.

    Then we talk about Mexico's historic election of Claudia Sheinbaum, the first woman and the first Jewish person elected president in North America, with Mexican writer, photojournalist and Soberanía podcast co-host (https://www.youtube.com/@soberaniapodcast) José Luis Granados Ceja (@GranadosCeja https://twitter.com/granadosceja?lang=en) and Mexican journalist Miguel Angel Angeles.

    Dr. Thaer Ahmad, MD, is a board certified emergency medicine physician and a board member for MedGlobal, a medical humanitarian NGO that works at building healthcare capacity and reducing health inequities. He has traveled to Gaza on several medical missions and recently spent three weeks volunteering at El Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis. Since returning, he has spoken out about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the need for humanitarian aid and services to reach the people. He is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the global health director for his emergency department.

    Dr. Assal Rad is a scholar of Middle East history. She works on research and writing related to U.S. foreign policy issues, the Middle East, and contemporary Iran. Her writing can be seen in Newsweek, The National Interest, The Independent, Foreign Policy and more, and she has appeared as a commentator on BBC World, Al Jazeera, CNN, and NPR. She completed a PhD in History from the University of California, Irvine in 2018 and is the author of The State of Resistance: Politics, Culture, and Identity in Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Follow Assal on X/Twitter: @AssalRad (https://x.com/AssalRad)

    José Luis Granados Ceja (@GranadosCeja https://twitter.com/granadosceja?lang=en) is a writer and photojournalist based in Mexico City. He previously worked as a staff writer for teleSUR and currently works on a freelance basis. He is also the host of the Soberanía podcast co-host of the Soberanía podcast (https://www.youtube.com/@soberaniapodcast). His stories focus on contemporary political issues, particularly those that involve grassroots efforts to affect social change. He often covers the work of social and labor movements in Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @GranadosCeja (https://twitter.com/granadosceja?lang=en)

    Miguel Angel Angeles is a journalist who has collaborated with top Mexican media such as Vogue, Rolling Stone, Milenio, Aire libre, and currently at ADN40 and Heraldo Radio.


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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Rashid Khalidi On Gaza & Columbia, Journo Jon Farina On Police Attacks On Pro Palestine Protestors

    Rashid Khalidi On Gaza & Columbia, Journo Jon Farina On Police Attacks On Pro Palestine Protestors

    Rashid Khalidi talks about Israel's savage attack on Gaza and Rafah as well as the protests at Columbia University, where he is the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies. Cameraman and journalist Jon Farina talks about covering pro Palestine protests as well as police violence and crackdowns against protestors.


    Dr. Khalidi was an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. He is the author of: The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917- 2017 (2020); Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013); Sowing Crisis: American Dominance and the Cold War in the Middle East (2009);The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (2006); Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004); Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (1996); Under Siege: PLO Decision-Making During the 1982 War (1986); British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980); and co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991), and The Other Jerusalem: Rethinking the History of the Sacred City (2020).

    Jon Farina is an independent Photojournalist based in NYC who's covered over 20 pro Palestine protests for Status Coup. He's covered stories all around the country, including January 6th and made a documentary about Ukraine where he lived for two months.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Rania Khalek TAKES ON Piers Morgan, Michael Tracey TAKES ON Trump & His Fans For Being Israel First

    Rania Khalek TAKES ON Piers Morgan, Michael Tracey TAKES ON Trump & His Fans For Being Israel First

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    Beirut-based journalist Rania Khalek talks about the latest news from the Middle East as well as her experience taking on Piers Morgan.

    Journalist Michael Tracey discusses Trump's position on Israel and a bill that would extend the same taxpayer benefits to Americans serving in the IDF as if they were serving in the US military.


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Dr. Mohamad Abdelfattah, Dr. Mahmoud Sabha in Rafah + Iris Hefets talks German Censorship

    Dr. Mohamad Abdelfattah, Dr. Mahmoud Sabha in Rafah + Iris Hefets talks German Censorship

    Katie talks to Jewish Israeli-German activist Iris Hefets about Germany's alarming crackdown on free speech from Jews and Palestinians. She herself was detained over holding a sign. Katie also talks to Dr. Mohamad Abdelfattah and Dr. Mahmoud Sabha who are currently in Gaza and were supposed to go back to the states yesterday but now can't. And Katie contrasts the media's antisemitism narrative with the actual reality on the ground at the protests and encampments.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Medea Benjamin, Bryce Greene, Aidan Khamis & Rahma Zein, Rami Younis, Sarah Ema Friedland

    Medea Benjamin, Bryce Greene, Aidan Khamis & Rahma Zein, Rami Younis, Sarah Ema Friedland

    Katie talks to Medea Benjamin who was roughed up protesting the White House Correspondents' Dinner and Bryce Greene, who was arrested at Indiana University where snipers have been brought in. But first, she's joined by filmmakers Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland who talk about their documentary/ science fiction hybrid film Lyd, about the Palestinian city of Lyd, which is now known as the Israeli city Lod. The film shows what the city is like today and imagined what it could have been like without the Nakba.

    Bryce Greene is a student, writer, organizer and media critic based in Indianapolis. He is a contributor to Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. He was arrested and banned from Indiana University's campus for participating in the Gaza solidarity encampment at Indiana University.

    Aidan Khamis is an organizer for Palestine Solidarity Committee IU and IU divestment coalition.

    Media Benjamin Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK. She is also co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange, the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, Unfreeze Afghanistan, ACERE: The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect, and the Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Doctors Campaign. Medea has been an advocate for social justice for 50 years. She was one of 1,000 women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. She is the author of ten books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, and Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Her most recent book, coauthored with Nicolas J.S. Davies, is War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict.

    Sarah Ema Friedland Director/Cinematographer) is an NYC-based media artist and educator. Her work has screened at institutions including Cannes Film Festival, Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives, PBS, the Tang Teaching Museum, The Chelsea Museum, The Queens Museum, The 14th Street Y, and the MIT List Center. Her works have been supported by grants and fellowships, including the Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, the Palestine American Research Center, the LABA House of Study, and the MacDowell Colony. She is a recipient of the Paul Robeson Award from the Newark Museum, and was nominated for a New York Emmy. Friedland is a member of the Meerkat Media Collective and the Director of the MDOCS Storyteller’s Institute at Skidmore College where she is also a Teaching Professor in the MDOCS Program.

    Rami Younis is a Palestinian filmmaker, writer, journalist and activist from Lyd. He was a 2019-20 Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School. As a journalist, he mainly wrote for the online magazine +972 and served as both writer and editor of its Hebrew sister site, “local call”, a journalistic project he co-founded, designed to challenge Israeli mainstream journalism outlets. Rami served as a parliamentary consultant and media spokesperson for Palestinian member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi. Rami is also co-founder and manager of the first-ever Palestine Music Expo, an event that connects the local Palestinian music scene to the worldwide industry. Younis is the host of the Arabic-language daily news show, “On the Other Hand.”


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    • 1 hr 32 min

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