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A weekly podcast on the struggles that define our world with Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R, and Zoe PC. Producer: Surangya ; Artwork: Tings Chak ; Original Music: Roger Waters

Peoples Dispatch


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    Give The People What They Want! Palestinians protest against Israeli encroachment, Fire in Bronx NY, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 30:41

    Join Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R, and Zoe PC as they bring you the most important developments in the world last week. Stories this episode:

    Give The People What They Want! Protests in Kazakhstan, Dairy Workers Protest in SA, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 30:54

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R for a new episode as they bring you the analysis you need on last week's developments. Stories this episode:

    Give The People What They Want! Year End Marathon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 30:59

    Tune in for a year end special episode of Give The People What They Want! In these 30 minutes, Zoe Alexandra, Vijay Prashad, and Prasanth R will be bringing you all the biggest stories from the past year. Don't miss it!

    Give The People What They Want! Left victory in Chile, TPLF retreats in Ethiopia, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 31:02

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe Alexandra and Prasanth R for episode no. 58 as they bring you the analysis you need on last week's developments. Stories this Friday:

    Give The People What They Want! December 17

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 30:34

    We're back with the most important developments from the past week with Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R. Stories this episode:

    Give The People What They Want! December 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 30:29

    Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R come to you again with reports on the most crucial developments last week. Stories this episode:

    Give The People What They Want! November 26

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 30:20

    Tune in as Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC, and Prasanth R take us around the world through the most important developments last week. Stories this episode:

    Give The People What They Want! November 19

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 30:55

    As another week goes by, join us for your weekly news fix with Zoe PC, Vijay Prashad, and Prasanth R bringing you the most important developments across the world. Stories this Friday:

    Give The People What They Want! November 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 31:11

    Join Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R, and Zoe PC as they bring you the most important developments in the world last week. Stories in this episode:

    Give The People What They Want! November 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 30:58

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R for a new episode as they bring you the analysis you need on last week's developments. Stories this week:

    Give The People What They Want! October 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 30:37

    In another crucial episode of your favorite weekly news round-up show, Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. & Zoe Alexandra discuss what is at stake in the upcoming COP26 summit, understanding the military coup in Sudan, protests against fuel hikes in Ecuador, the excessive hysteria around China's hypersonic weapon, elections in Latin America in November, and the latest on Julian Assange's extradition appeal.

    Give The People What They Want! October 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 30:23

    In this week's episode Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. & Zoe Alexandra discuss the recent revelation that mercenaries involved in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse were also involved in planning an assassination plot against Bolivian president Luis Arce, the latest in Ethiopia as the media war continues against Ethiopia, the Saudi-led war on Yemen, religious violence in Bangladesh, rising tensions in Guatemala, and the hopes of an EU-China summit.

    Give The People What They Want! October 15

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 31:08

    This week on Give The People What They Want! Prasanth R., Vijay Prashad, & Zoe Alexandra discuss the anniversary of the assassination of Burkinabé revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara and the beginning of the trial of those implicated in his murder, 60 years of the Non-Aligned Movement, Striketober in the US, World Food Day and the continuing struggle against hunger globally, mobilizations in Italy against fascist attacks on Labor, & Indigenous resistance across the Americas.

    Give The People What They Want! October 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 30:21

    In this week's episode of Give The People What They Want! Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. & Zoe discuss the creation of the CIA's China Mission Center, what the Pandora Papers leaks tell us about capitalism and what impact this is having in Latin America, the historic strike in South Africa's engineering sector, the cabinet reshuffle in Peru, violent attacks on farmers in India as protests continue, and the hope of the vaccine against Malaria.

    Give The People What They Want! October 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 30:25

    In this week's episode of Give The People What They Want! Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. and Zoe Alexandra discuss at the shocking revelation that the CIA discussed and plotted to kill journalist Julian Assange, continued protests and repression in Colombia, coup attempt in Sudan and the continuation of the revolutionary struggle, politics across the G7 countries, and the recent letter from European diplomats to Portugal's Novo Bank demanding the release of Venezuela's funds.

    Give The People What They Want! September 24

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 30:45

    In this week's key episode, Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R., & Zoe Alexandra bring you news from the front lines of the United Nations General Assembly. They discuss the brutal deportation of Haitian migrants, the AUKUS alliance fall out, 49 years since the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, US sanctions against Ethiopia, and a succinct breakdown of what is happening with the Chinese real estate developer Evergrande.

    Give The People What They Want! September 17

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 30:20

    Vijay Prashad, Zoe Alexandra and Prasanth R bring you your weekly fix of the most important developments across the world. They explain what is the AUKUS military alliance and the growing threat of nuclear arms race, what's behind the developing political crisis in Argentina, the fallout from the coup in Guinea, US support to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations, anti-neoliberal protests in Ecuador and Uruguay, and vaccine apartheid and access in Africa.

    Give The People What They Want! September 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 30:47

    Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra take a critical look at the terrorist attacks which took place 20 years ago on September 11 and how they have shaped US foreign and domestic policy until today. They also discuss pro-democracy protests in Brazil, the situation in Mozambique and what France, Rwanda and natural gas have to do with it, as well as advances in dialogues between the government and opposition in Venezuela, and the latest from Afghanistan as the Taliban forms the government and continues to be isolated internationally.

    Give The People What They Want! September 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 31:32

    On this week's episode Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. and Zoe Alexandra discussed the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ida, the latest from Afghanistan as the US has put the country in an economic stranglehold, protests in Thailand, the regressive abortion ban in Texas, and the important step forward for justice for Elijah McClain.

    Give The People What They Want! August 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 30:58

    Birthday special episode! This week Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. & Zoe Alexandra discussed the latest in Afghanistan, continued protests in Colombia, continuing repression in Palestine, lawfare in Peru & far-right responses in Bolivia, imperialism and militarism in West Africa and the advance of armed groups in Mozambique & the latest on global vaccine inequity.

    Give The People What They Want! August 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 30:31

    In this week's episode of Give The People What They Want! Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. and Zoe Alexandra looked at the US defeat in Afghanistan and how to understand the victory of the Taliban, the latest updates in the extradition case of Julian Assange, attacks on Peru's newly inaugurated left government, election results in Zambia, and mysterious drone attacks on Iranian and Israeli ships.

    Give The People What They Want! August 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 30:28

    Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra discuss the UN climate report and the unavoidable consequences of climate change, Lawfare against members of Peru's cabinet, Canada's weapon sales to Saudi Arabia, latest updates on Afghanistan, and the national mobilizations in Guatemala demanding President Giammattei's resignation.

    Give The People What They Want! August 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 31:46

    In this episode, Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R. & Zoe Alexandra discuss Hiroshima Day and the legacy that the horrific bombings have until today, the recent sanctions against Nicaraguan officials by the European Union, the World Health Organization's moratorium on booster vaccines as gap between rich and poor countries widens, the struggle for truth and justice in Mexico, and the continued resistance of Palestinians against forced evictions and ethnic cleansing. Tune in every week at 11hEST/20:30hIST on our Youtube and Facebook pages to catch it live!

    Give The People What They Want! July 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 31:50

    In this episode, Vijay Prashad, Zoe Alexandra and Prasanth R discuss the swearing in of Peru's president Pedro Castillo, the sentencing of US whistleblower Daniel Hale, the IMF's World Economic Outlook report for July 2021, Macron's first visit to Polynesia and the long legacy of colonialism, the inaugural conference of Socialist Movement of Ghana, and the continued violence against social leaders and protesters in Colombia.

    Give The People What They Want! July 23

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 31:44

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R for a new episode as they bring you the analysis you need on last week's developments. They discussed the Let Cuba Live: Open letter to US President Biden signed by more than 400 personalities across the globe, the Pegasus data leak and what this tells us about the state of global surveillance, the official declaration of Pedro Castillo as president of Peru, Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic and opposition, and the latest updates on the situation in Afghanistan.

    Give The People What They Want! July 16, 3 year Anniversary Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 61:41

    As we at Peoples Dispatch celebrate our three year anniversary, we hosted a one hour episode of your favorite weekly news roundup with two special guests. NewFrame news editor Monica Laganparsad joined us this week to discuss the food riots in Durban, South Africa and Manolo De Los Santos, founding director of The People's Forum, discussed the situation in Cuba. We also discussed updates from Haiti, billionaires (almost) in space, and Israeli authorities prohibiting Palestinian political prisoner Khalida Jarrar from attending her daughter's funeral.

    Give The People What They Want! July 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 32:06

    Join Vijay Prashad, Prasanth R, and Zoe PC as they bring you the most important developments in the world last week.

    Give The People What They Want! July 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 30:22

    In this episode of Give The People What They Want Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R discuss the stories from last week that should have made headlines, but didn't.

    Give The People What They Want! June 26

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 32:36

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R as they bring you reports on some of the most important stories from last week, with a perspective that you will not find on corporate news channels. Stories this week:

    Give the People What They Want! June 18

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 31:38

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R as they bring you reports on some of the most important stories from last week, with a perspective that you will not find on corporate news channels. Stories this Friday:

    Give the People What They Want! June 11

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 31:18

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R as they bring you reports on some of the most important stories from last week, with a perspective that is hard to find on corporate news channels. Stories this Friday:

    Give the People What They Want! June 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 31:47

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R as they bring you reports on some of the most important stories from last week, with a perspective that is hard to find on corporate news channels. Stories this Friday:

    Give The People What They Want! May 28

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 31:57

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R as they bring you reports on some of the most important stories from last week, with a perspective that is hard to find on corporate news channels. Stories this Friday:

    Give The People What They Want! May 21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 32:47

    Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R come to you again with reports on the most crucial developments last week. This week they looked at:

    Give The People What They Want! May 14

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 31:22

    In this episode, Vijay Prashad, Prasanth and Zoe discuss the brutal Israeli violence on Palestinians and the resistance to it, the continuing protests in Colombia and the framing by the media of violence against Palestinians. They also talk about the Chilean elections, the latest with vaccines and the challenges faced by progressive governments.

    Give The People What They Want! May 7

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 31:58

    This week Vijay Prashad, Zoe, and Prasanth discuss the escalating state violence in Colombia against the national strike, attacks on Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, why we should be skeptical about the US announcement for a partial TRIPS waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, the historic Left victory in elections in the Indian state of Kerala, and more.

    Give The People What They Want! April 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 33:25

    Vijay Prashad, Prasanth and Zoe discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is developing in India, the national strike in Colombia, attacks on the Turkish left, coup in Chad and how imperialists have sought to destabilize the Sahel, and of course, our favorite holiday INTERNATIONAL WORKERS' DAY - aka May Day-. Producer: Surangya

    Give The People What They Want! April 23

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 32:58

    This week, focus is on COVID-19 in India and Brazil, eyes on the World Trade Organization -WTO- meeting, on Palestine, and Bolivia's climate meeting, as well as on how the elites have contempt for the people. Producer: Surangya

    Give The People What They Want! April 16

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 32:57

    In this episode Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R discuss the US announcement to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, election results in Ecuador and Peru, the weapons sales to the UAE in the war on Yemen, protests in the US following the police killing of Daunte Wright, and more.

    Give The People What They Want! April 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 33:31

    In this episode, Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R talk about the demands of popular movements on World Health Day, the persecution of communists in Kenya, the aftermath of elections in the Indian State of Kerala, the elections in Ecuador and more! Give The People What They Want! is a live show and a podcast. You can catch the episode on the Facebook and YouTube pages of Peoples Dispatch www.facebook.com/peoplesdispatch www.youtube.com/peoplesdispatch Time: 8:30 pm IST/ 11 am ET

    Give The People What They Want! April 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 31:15

    In this episode, Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R will talk about the upcoming second round of presidential elections in Ecuador, Amazon workers voting to unionise in the US, conflict at the Colombian-Venezuelan border, findings from the World Economic Forum report, and more.

    Give The People What They Want! March 26

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 32:06

    In this episode, Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R discuss the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in Colombia to judge the involvement of the state in genocide, an all-India strike by farmers, the attempt by the Turkish government to ban the HDP and more.

    Give The People What They Want! March 19

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 31:33

    In this episode of Give the People What They Want!, Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth Radhakrishnan discuss US-China relations, continued protests in Haiti and Paraguay, upcoming elections in Ecuador and more!

    Give The People What They Want! March 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 32:30

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe Alexandra and Prasanth Radhakrishnan as they take a look at how the human rights and livelihoods of children and youth are being violated globally, looking at the cases of South Africa and access to education and the criminalization and violence exercised against children in Palestine and Colombia. They also discuss he latest ruling in the case of former Brazilian president Lula da Silva and the continued US-plotting against China.

    Give The People What They Want! March 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2021 33:17

    In this episode of Give the People What They Want!, Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth Radhakrishnan discuss the release of Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, the worsening COVID-19 crisis in Brazil, ICC investigation into war crimes in Palestine, human rights violations of the Garifuna community in Honduras, upcoming elections and more!

    Give the People What They Want! February 26

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 31:22

    In this episode of Give the People What They Want!, Vijay Prashad, Zoe and Prasanth Radhakrishnan discuss the historic achievement of extreme poverty eradication in China, the latest US bombing in Syria, the historic general strike in South Africa, the upcoming elections in El Salvador and remembering the Indigenous revolutionary Berta Cáceres five years since her assassination.

    Give the People What They Want! February 19

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 33:55

    In this episode, Prasanth and Zoe talk about critical infrastructure failure in Texas following a winter storm, human rights violations in Ethiopia, shocking reports from Colombia about the army killing nearly 6,500 people to boost statistics, and more. Give The People What They Want! is a live show and a podcast. You can catch the episode on the Facebook and YouTube pages of Peoples Dispatch www.facebook.com/peoplesdispatch www.youtube.com/peoplesdispatch Time: 9:30 pm IST/ 11 am ET

    Give The People What They Want! February 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 33:00

    Solidarity forever! In today's episode of Give The People What They Want, Vijay and Zoe discuss the ongoing crackdown in India against youth, farmers and journalists. They also discuss the recent femicides at the hands of police officers in Honduras of Keyla Martínez and in Argentina of Úrsula Bahillo, continued protests in Haiti, and the struggles for justice in Colombia and Palestine.

    Give the People What They Want! February 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 32:24

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R as they discuss the latest political developments in Sudan and Ecuador, the ongoing struggles in Haiti and India, and geopolitical developments in West Asia and the Caribbean. Give The People What They Want! is a live show and a podcast. You can catch the episode on the Facebook and YouTube pages of Peoples Dispatch www.facebook.com/peoplesdispatch www.youtube.com/peoplesdispatch Time: 9:30 pm IST/ 11 am ET

    Give The People What They Want! January 29

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 32:03

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth Radhakrishnan in the latest episode of Give the People What They Want! where they discuss the massive protests in India, the latest developments in the Andes region, resistance to strict abortion laws in Honduras and Poland, the alarming results of the a new Oxfam report and on keeping the world safe from nuclear weapons. Give The People What They Want! is a live show and a podcast. You can catch the episode on the Facebook and YouTube pages of Peoples Dispatch www.facebook.com/peoplesdispatch www.youtube.com/peoplesdispatch Time: 9:30 pm IST/ 11 am ET

    Give the People What They Want! January 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 32:43

    Join Vijay Prashad, Zoe PC and Prasanth R as they talk about the latest in US imperialism with the Biden administration, the mass protests in Tunisia, Venezuela's humanitarian gesture for the people of Brazil, the oppression endued by the Pashtun community in Pakistan and the latest from Ecuador. Give The People What They Want! is a live show and a podcast. You can catch the episode on the Facebook and YouTube pages of Peoples Dispatch www.facebook.com/peoplesdispatch www.youtube.com/peoplesdispatch Time: 9:30 pm IST/ 11 am ET

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