Moderate Rebels is a news and politics podcast and video show hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton. We report on the US empire and the endless war propaganda sold to us each day in the corporate media.
Doctor explains CIA's 'Havana Syndrome' conspiracy is mass hysteria - not Russian ray gun attacks
For years corporate media outlets accused Cuba, China, Russia, and other US adversaries of attacking spies and diplomats with hi-tech "pulsed microwave weapons" or "directed-energy weapons."
But now the CIA has admitted that "Havana Syndrome" is not caused by attacks by a foreign hostile power, but rather stress or natural causes.
Benjamin Norton interviews Doctor Robert Bartholomew, a medical sociologist and leading expert on mass hysteria and social panics, explains how he predicted this in his 2020 book "Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria."
Robert Bartholomew's website: rebartholomew.com
US-Russia talks fail. Is war on horizon? Impact on Ukraine and Europe?
Pepe Escobar discusses the failure of the US-Russia talks in Geneva, NATO's refusal to make any diplomatic concessions, and if war could be on the horizon. We address the impact on Ukraine, Europe, Germany, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
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Is failed Kazakhstan coup attempt end of US 'color revolution' era?
Geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar discusses the violent coup attempt in Kazakhstan, and its crucial importance as an ally of Russia and the center of China's Belt and Road Initiative. He also addresses US, British, and Turkish meddling, and why this massive and misunderstood country is suddenly at the heart of the new cold war.
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What's causing the inflation crisis? Economist Michael Hudson explains
Economist Michael Hudson discusses the global inflation crisis and how the US Federal Reserve has given trillions of dollars to large banks.
Far-right Pinochet supporter loses Chile's election. Will the neoliberal system change?
In Chile's presidential election, far-right Pinochet dictatorship supporter José Antonio Kast, the son of a German Nazi, was defeated by young center-left social democrat Gabriel Boric.
Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with journalist Pablo Vivanco about what this victory means, Boric's major weakness on US imperialism, and the prospects of rewriting the Pinochet-era constitution.
Follow Pablo on Twitter at @PVivancoGuzman
Is Russia really planning a war in Ukraine - or is Washington?
The US government claims Russia is planning to invade Ukraine, but is this true? Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with analyst and former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter about Western governments' dubious claims, and NATO's designs for the region.
Follow Scott on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RealScottRitter