Podcasts about Arab Spring

Protests and revolutions in the Arab world in the 2010s

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Woman's Hour
Emily Atack, Baroness Catherine Ashton, Sophie Duker

Woman's Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 57:37


Actor and comedian, Emily Atack has decided to stand up against the men who cyber-flash her daily. Having received unsolicited, unwanted, abusive messages, dick pics and crude images for years she has made a documentary “Emily Atack: Asking for it?” for BBC 2. Emily joins Nuala to discuss why men do this and why she's chosen to speak about it publicly and call for change. Baroness Catherine Ashton is a Labour peer who served as Europe's most powerful diplomat between 2009-2014, a turbulent period by anyone's standards. It was her job to co-ordinate and lead on the EU's response to international crises, including the Arab Spring, Somali pirate attacks, the Iran nuclear deal and the Ukraine uprising followed by Russia's annexation of the Crimea. Behind the scenes and in front of the cameras she criss-crossed the globe trying to get lasting deals done. Catherine has documented all of this in a new book called And Then What? Inside Stories of 21st Century Diplomacy, and joins Nuala. What comes to your mind when you think of the word 'hag'? The comedian and recent Taskmaster champion Sophie Duker is on a mission to reclaim the term in her new UK stand-up tour of the same name. She tells Nuala about growing up with ‘the princess myth', embracing ageing and why it's so important to be open about sex and sexuality. Presenter: Nuala McGovern Producer: Emma Pearce Credit: BBC/Little Gem Productions/Richard Ansett

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)
Building a Safe Home for Your Kids to Flourish with Dr. Omar Reda

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 61:08


On this show my guest goes over: How we can build a safe place in our homes for our kids to be their most authentic selves How we can build a toolkit on how to deal with our own wounds How we can be authentic, calm, humble. Don't fix our kids' problems and be flexible in the moment. Dr. Omar Reda is a board-certified psychiatrist, a Harvard-trained trauma expert, and a passionate family advocate. He is the author of several books and a highly sought-after dynamic public speaker. Dr. Reda is a leading expert in Psychotraumatology and Trauma-Informed Care as well as the mental health of Muslims, immigrants and refugees, the Libyan revolution, and the Arab Spring. Dr. Reda's passion for healing focuses on tackling the family dysfunction and youth vulnerability resulting from trauma. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/406

TRENDIFIER with Julian Dorey

(***TIMESTAMPS in description below) ~ Joby Warrick is a 2x Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author, and Middle East Expert. Since 1996, Joby has been at the Washington Post, where he currently serves as a National Security Reporter. His three books –– “The Triple Agent,” “Black Flags,” & “Red Line” (the second of which won him a Pulitzer Prize) –– are all Best-Sellers (links below). “Black Flags” by Joby Warrick: https://amzn.to/3WdiGwp “The Triple Agent” by Joby Warrick: https://amzn.to/3kgNvmu “Red Line” by Joby Warrick: https://amzn.to/3XxTe5W ***TIMESTAMPS 0:00 - Joby's remembers his first Pulitzer Prize 6:08 - Joby explains his first book on the infamous 2009 Attack on CIA Base in Afghanistan 14:48 - The hot Jordanian Translator who got Joby into bomber's house; No judgment journalism 26:13 - Homeland's CIA accuracy; General McChrystal's Iraqi kid story 35:51 - The CIA's tracking of Bin Laden in the leadup to Sepp 011 38:55 - Joby's Nucalear Weapons reporting during Iraq War; Building trust in Middle East 45:20 - Rogue translators & developing sources 50:32 - How to determine whether CIA sources are telling the truth 56:39 - The Tom O'Neill WAPO CIA source story 1:03:27 - King Abdullah II of Jordan; Jordan & its role in the Middle East 1:13:28 - Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, The Founder of ISIS; The murder of Nick Berg 1:20:50 - Al Zarqawi's radicalization in prison 1:24:29 - Al Zarqaqi meets Bin Laden; CIA & Zarqawi's early standoffs 1:29:50 - King Abdullah told President Bush NOT to invade Iraq; Sectarian Violence (Sunnis & Shiites) 1:36:36 - Al Qaeda makes Al Zarqawi a franchisee; Iraq's implosion post-invasion 1:41:30 - Nada Bakos - CIA's chief Al Zarqawi targeter; How the US merked Al Zarqawi 1:46:33 - ISIS vs. ISIL naming; Al Baghdadi succeeds Al Zarqawi 1:50:19 - The Arab Spring of 2011; Al Nusra in Syria; ISIS leadership doesn't do dirty work 1:56:22 - When did ISIS come on Joby's radar? 2:01:05 - Caliphate explained; the brutality of ISIS 2:05:49 - The Kurds; 20th Century European Agreements that led to Middle East violence 2:14:04 - Strongman leaders; Bashar Al-Assad & Syria 2:21:43 - The Yazidi Genocide 2:26:56 - How the US neutralized ISIS 2:35:12 - The US Drone Program; The War in Yemen 2:42:37 - What's happening in Iran right now? 2:48:32 - Iran's race to a nuclear weapon 2:52:46 - Israel's new far-right government 2:56:52 - The Jordanian Intelligence Service (Mukhabarat); The Laurence Foley hit 3:00:34 - Joby's Middle East schedule; Joby's upcoming book project Intro Credits: “Homeland” (Showtime) “The Looming Tower” (Hulu) “Body of Lies” (2008) “Munich” (2005) “The Physician” (2013) “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) ~ Get $150 Off The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress / Mattress Cover (USING CODE: “TRENDIFIER”): https://eight-sleep.ioym.net/trendifier Julian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianddorey ~ Music via Artlist.io

historicly
Morocco: Islam, Pirates and Science with Elijah Fanon

historicly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 75:03


Today, anthropology scholar Elijah Fanon joins us to discuss the rich history of Morocco. A very special episode where we go through over 3000 years of history of a beautiful country. Show Notes0:01:11 - The Geography of Morocco0:02:00 - First Recorded Human life - 300,000 years ago.0:04:11 - Mitochondrial Eve 0:04:38 - First Sign of Civilization in Morocco0:05:21 - Amazigh Kingdom of Mauretania - During the Roman Times0:07:15 - When did Islam Come to Morocco?0:10:31 - Ibn Khaldoun0:16:00 - The Fall of the Umayyad Empire0:17:59:00 - Almoravid Empire0:20:20- The Red City of Morocco0:23:48 - Almohad Caliphate: The first non-Arab Caliphate0:26:10 - The Islamic Golden Age0:26:29 - The First University - Fatima Al Fihri0:28:15 - The Koran and the Scientific Method0:29:00 - The Alaween Dynasty in Morocco and how they kept power for over 500+ years0:32:00 - The Ottoman Empire 0:34:10 - Sayyida al-Hurra - The Female Pirate of North Africa0:36:10 - Esha approve of Robbing of Colonizers. 0:36:53 - Pirates and the Slavetrade0:38:46 - The First Friendship Treaty with the USA0:41:49 - World War 1 and Morocco0:46:17 - Rebellion in Fez0:47:10 - Rif and the Independence Movement0:48:11 - The Istiqlal Party0:50:56 - From Black to Gray0:55:23 - How the King of Morocco Protected all the Jews During Vichy France0:57:42 - The Birth of the Marxist Leninist Movement in Morocco1:00:10 - Operation Gladio (Morocco Edition)1:06:27 - The Arab Spring in Morocco1:07:04 -Belt and Road Initiative and China in Morocco1:10:54 - Western SaharaOther AnnouncementsJoin our weekly callin today at 12:30 PM Eastern TimeLit with Lenin at 12:00 Pm Eastern on Monday, Jan 16 Get full access to Historic.ly at www.historicly.net/subscribe

The Documentary Podcast
Understanding how Syria's peaceful uprising became a civil war

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 18:41


Inspired by the Arab Spring, peaceful protests began in Syria in early 2011. However, a complex civil war followed which has lasted over a decade and involved many other countries. Lina Sinjab, a BBC Middle East correspondent, explains how the conflict in her native country began. From the arrest and torture of protesting teenagers in Daraa to the rise of the Islamic State (IS), the last 12 years have devastated the country and inflicted immense suffering on the Syrian people. Is there an end to war in sight?

Bitcoin & Co.
How Bitcoin Solves Financial Apartheid with Ray Youssef

Bitcoin & Co.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 54:12


I'm joined by Ray Youssef, the CEO of Paxful, the peer-to-peer exchange which recently removed Ethereum from their platform and he is the co-founder of Built with Bitcoin. This interview took place at the first African Bitcoin only conference in Ghana at the beginning of December 2022. As Mark Maraia writes in an article about Youssef in the Bitcoin Magazine: “Youssef is the only person you will ever meet who went into New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck and who flew into Egypt on an empty plane while the Arab Spring was becoming very dangerous and who went into Africa eight years ago to better understand how the people from that continent might use Bitcoin as a solution to their economic problems.” Ray was a guest on my show already in May 2020, listen in to hear his adventurous story at Paxful has been doing a lot of educational work in several African countries. The Built with Bitcoin Foundation is a humanitarian organization devoted to creating equitable opportunity by providing clean water, access to quality education, sustainable farming, and humanitarian support—all powered by Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Today we're talking about building local communities, how to foster sustainable education, how the lives of people have been changed to the better and about the role Bitcoin is playing. The Anita Posch Show is hosted on BTC Podcasting, a Bitcoin for Fairness project, where you can host your podcast for free and at the same time earn bitcoin. Prior solutions required that the host is running their own Lightning node, which is no easy task. At BTC Podcasting we're working together with Alby to make earning bitcoin accessible for anyone. On top of that the open-source platform enables hosts like me to add chapters and images to the episodes. If you use a podcast app like Breez.technology you can see the associated images and links and send some sats to me. Join my newsletter list to receive weekly Bitcoin content - it's free: https://anita.link/weekly

AlternativeRadio
[Sarah Leah Whitson] Human Rights & Democracy in the Middle East

AlternativeRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 57:01


The Middle East is in turmoil. The hope and promise of the 2011 Arab Spring are now a distant memory. The toppling of the decrepit Mubarak regime in Egypt was greeted by many Egyptians with joy. But that elation didn't last long. Since 2014, Egypt is ruled by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Sisi has changed his uniform for an Armani suit. If you criticize him and his regime you can easily land up in jail or worse. There is something like 60,000 political prisoners in Egypt. In terms of freedom of the press, Egypt ranks 168th out of 180 countries. That doesn't seem to bother Washington. Cairo is a major recipient of U.S. aid and is a lucrative market for Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrup Grumman weapons sales. Meanwhile, off the radar screen is the ongoing Saudi/UAE bloodbath in Yemen. Interview by David Barsamian. Recorded at the Middle East Studies Association annual conference.

The Caring Economy with Toby Usnik
Errol Barnett: Award-winning CBS News Anchor

The Caring Economy with Toby Usnik

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 28:42


Errol Barnett is an award-winning CBS News anchor and national correspondent based at the network's headquarters in New York City. As the only Black-British broadcaster on American television, he holds a distinct perspective on global events through a reporting career spanning more than two decades and five continents. Barnett appears regularly across all CBS News programs and platforms and has anchored a number of CBS Special Reports. From live coverage of the Supreme Court ruling ending Roe vs. Wade and the death of Queen Elizabeth II to contentious exchanges with Presidents Joe Biden, Donald Trump and the U.S. Secret Service, Barnett regularly presses for answers on the biggest issues of our time from wherever they happen. At noon eastern each Wednesday and Thursday viewers can catch Barnett discussing important developments while anchoring CBS News from Studio 57. He can also be seen filling-in as a co-host on CBS Mornings, CBS Saturday Morning and the CBS Weekend News. Barnett previously anchored “CNN Newsroom” from Atlanta and a midday news-hour from Abu Dhabi, UAE during the network's Peabody Award-winning coverage of the Arab Spring. Among other accolades, Barnett was part of CBS Mornings 2022 Emmy win, and was bestowed an NABJ Salute to Excellence Award as host of CNN's “Inside Africa” while he was based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the span of two years, Barnett hosted the feature magazine from 22 countries across both hemispheres including Madagascar, Tunisia, Namibia and Senegal. Since first joining CBS in 2016, Barnett covered some of the most important beats from the network's Washington, D.C. bureau. Assigned to the White House on weekends, he was with President Barack Obama during his final overseas trip and questioned President Donald Trump several times on the South Lawn and aboard Air Force One about threats against journalists and other major issues. In the thick of the 2020 presidential campaign, Barnett's interview with then-candidate and Vice President Joe Biden regarding cognition was widely cited. More recently as a transportation correspondent, Barnett regularly interviewed Secretary Pete Buttigeig and trekked to transit hubs across the country revealing the coronavirus pandemic's upheaval of the airline industry and supply chains. Intrepid field reporting in challenging conditions is evident through Barnett's coverage of Hurricane Dorian. He was the only network journalist to fly with Hurricane Hunters through the category five storm as it stalled over the Bahamas. Revealing the impact of climate change, he reported extensively from Grand Bahama Island, his crew also without electricity or running water, documenting the survivors and aftermath. Barnett began his journalism career at age 18 after being hired in Los Angeles as Channel One News' youngest anchor and reporter. Barnett covered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, then-Senator Barack Obama's first national speech, interviewed Congressman John Lewis and detailed the New England heroin epidemic. While studying at UCLA, Barnett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a focus on international relations. Born and raised in England, Barnett is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, SAG/AFTRA, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. He lives in New York with his wife and dog. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/toby-usnik/support

The Table at UMB
Social Media and Social Movements

The Table at UMB

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 48:06


The Arab Spring, Black Lives Matter, and Me Too are examples of movements in the 21st century that brought together large collectives of people in response to oppressive social, political, and economic institutions. What made these movements unique compared to those of the past was the use of an emerging digital space to share stories and spread news and information. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may not have had their roots in social activism, but they quickly became fertile grounds for people from across the globe to connect, learn about various social issues, and figure out how to get involved. In this episode, we feature Ki-Yong Park, a School of Nursing student, to discuss his experiences learning about and engaging with social movements via social media as a Gen-Zer. 

Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning
Shadi Hamid: Democracy in America and Araby

Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 61:22


What is a democracy? Is American democracy in danger? And should we care about the possibilities for democracy in the Middle East? On this episode of Unsupervised Learning Razib talks to Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at Brookings, an assistant professor at Fuller Seminary, a contributor to The Atlantic, co-host of the Wisdom of Crowds podcast and website, and now the author of his own Substack and a recent book, The Problem of Democracy: America, the Middle East, and the Rise and Fall of an Idea. Before getting into the meat of the discussion, Hamid and Razib reflect on the meaning and importance of the Christmas season, the very positive opinion of Jesus held by Muslims, and Hamid's views about the secularization of the United States over his lifetime. They then dig into the view from political science over the last decade about the decline of faith in American democracy and the crisis of confidence in the institution in both the Middle East and the US. Hamid reflects on his experience observing the Arab Spring and the rise and fall of democracy in Egypt and how it might offer lessons on a polarized America. Next, they talk about The Problem of Democracy and how liberalism and democracy are assumed to be necessary twins in the modern Western political system but are indeed not in the Middle East and may not be in America's future. Finally, Hamid discusses what it is like to be an anti-woke brown American liberal and what it's like to so often be on the receiving end of censure and opprobrium from his own political camp. He muses on the future of liberalism and how things look from the viewpoint of a Muslim American in an age when the War on Terror is truly in the rearview mirror.  

Tore Says Show
Fri 30 Dec: Geo Africa Class - Unscripted Chaos - Guano Honchos - Peak Phosphate - The Emperor - People's Voice - Similarities

Tore Says Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 108:58


Regarding fertilizer, food production and controlling nations, North Africa has always been a major player. Needed world resources in poor remote locations. People are feeling the truth about geo political events. Deciding who is in control and what is going on. Educating the people is the only way, in all countries. History plays out with France and Napoleon. The revolution in people's thinking and applied law. Morocco, Algeria, royal bloodlines, the Arab Spring, and the new global order all manifest in potash politics. The Simpsons decoded on Islamic TV. Why does she call him petri dish boy? Now, in the entire region, rolling back reforms seems like the primary goal. Who exactly rigged their elections? The J6 parallels are obvious. When regime continuity is the supreme goal, rights and freedoms of the citizens will always suffer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Babel
Khalid Albaih: The Information Bubble

Babel

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 38:31


This week on Babel, Jon speaks with Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese cultural producer, artist, and political cartoonist. They talk about how Albaih got his start as a political cartoonist, how he went viral during the Arab Spring and what he was trying to do, and why he's rethinking his role on the internet today. Then, Jon continues the conversation with Will Todman and Lubna Yousef about the vast amount of information available online today and the "information bubbles" that many of us find ourselves trapped in.  "The Future is Unwritten: Khalid AlBaih, Khartoon!" UN75: Artists for Tomorrow. Khalid Albaih, "Arab Spring Cartoon: Citizen Journalism from Syria to Sudan," Al Jazeera, March 26, 2021. Transcript, "The Information Bubble," CSIS, December 27, 2022.

Africa Daily
What does Tunisia's low election turnout mean for President Kais Saied?

Africa Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 13:50


Tunisia held parliamentary elections over the weekend. Reports show that 11.2% of the nine-million-strong electorate turned out to vote. Opposition parties accuse Tunisian President Kais Saied of reversing the democratic progress made since the 2011 Arab Spring. This has all come at a time when Tunisia has been dealing with high unemployment and shortages of basic goods like milk, cooking oil and sugar. President Saied rejected complaints about the low turnout and the legitimacy of the elections. "The situation is similar to announcing a final result of a match at the end of the first half," he said in a statement. Africa Daily's Alan Kasujja has been looking at what this all means for the political future of President Kais Saied. #AfricaDaily

Beyond The Horizon
A Look Back: The Factions Clashing In Tripoli And The Danger It Represents To The Region

Beyond The Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 15:08


During the Arab spring the narrative was that it would bring freedom to the region and that democracy would be enjoyed by all. Like most narratives pitched by the powers that be however, a lot more was going on under the surface. Now, fast forward to today and the aftermath of the ill-fated Arab Spring can be seen playing out in nation after nation in the region and especially in Libya.(commercial at 9:04)to contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comsource:https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/explainer-what-we-know-about-the-deadly-libya-clashes/ar-AA11bGuu?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=5ebdc7349a7f65759617eb9de73afff1

Conversations With Coleman
How To Spread Democracy To The Middle East with Shadi Hamid (S3 Ep.41)

Conversations With Coleman

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 91:57


My guest today is Shadi Hamid. Shadi is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He was named one of the world's top 50 thinkers in 2019 by Prospect Magazine. Shadi is also the author of three books, Temptations of Power, Islamic Exceptionalism, and The Problem of Democracy, which will be the primary subject of this conversation. Shadi and I talk about the difference between liberal democracy and democracy, full stop. We discuss Shadi's concept of democratic minimalism, which is the idea that we should promote democracy in the Middle East even when it leads to illiberal outcomes. We discuss the state of public opinion in Arab countries. We talk about the difference between Islamist and secular parties. We talk about the Israel-Palestine conflict and how it might be affected by the prospect of more democracy in the Middle East. We discuss the lessons learned from the Arab Spring. We talk about the new popularity of isolationist foreign policy in America. We also go on to talk about the so-called "Benign Dictatorships" and much more. #Ad To claim your match, go to givewell.org and pick PODCAST and enter "Conversations With Coleman" at checkout. Make sure they know that you heard about GiveWell from Conversations With Coleman to get your donation matched. To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/coleman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast
Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It, with Jon Clifton

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 57:10


Although pundits and politicians pay close attention to measures like GDP or unemployment, almost no one tracks citizens' wellbeing. Gallup CEO Jon Clifton discusses this "blind spot" in his new book and in this virtual event with Doorstep co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev. How did it lead to events like the Arab Spring uprisings or the election of Donald Trump? How can leaders close this important information gap and begin to incorporate wellbeing and happiness indicators? For more, please go to carnegiecouncil.org. 

Jonny Gould's Jewish State
97: Jonny goes to the UAE: Amjad Taha: "The Abraham Accords is the miracle in the Middle East""

Jonny Gould's Jewish State

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 24:33


This is the second podcast of discussions from a first ever trip to the United Arab Emirates. I attended the Global Media Congress in the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi, an impressive showcase of regional media with a clear message: “The UAE is reaching out to the world in peace and cooperation”. Amjad Taha is a well-known influencer in the Gulf Cooperation Council with a significant following on social media. The author of The Deception of the Arab Spring, an adviser to key institutions in the Arab world, Amjad was part of the first Bahrain UAE youth delegation to visit Israel as the ink was drying on the historic Abraham Accords. So what drives the UAE and how is this impacting its foreign policy? Also, in this episode, James Cleverly, Britain's Foreign Secretary on his trip to Abu Dhabi, with a very personal experience of why the UAE and the partners of the Abraham Accords are such key allies. This episode of Jonny Gould's Jewish State is brought to you with Strategico, the full service digital marketing agency for your growth focused business.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
200. Ayman Mohyeldin. Revolutions in Georgia and the Middle East: Which One Has More Radical Extremists? World Cup Euphoria and Controversy. Warnock Beats Walker. Dems Switch Up The Primaries. The Rise of Perspective Media. America Will Help.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 84:54


Tis the season, to remember all the people on the front lines this holiday. When so many are celebrating. So many are standing guard. The French remember that. It's why 80 years later, when French president Macron comes to the US for a state visit; he meets with and thanks American veterans who were part of the greatest generation that liberated France. The Ukrainians know that now. Help will come. From America, help will come.  America is about remembering that helping others is required. And that helping is contagious. Even when America needs help ourselves. The spirit of America—and the spirit of not being the world's police, but being a helper, being a global citizen, being a good neighbor. We must continue to set the example. From America, help will come.  And our guest this week has a unique perspective on what that means— and what all of it means. As one of the first journalists allowed to enter and report on the capture of Saddam Hussein, later covering the conflict in Gaza as well as the Arab Spring. He understands the middle east. He understands America. He understands Georgia. And his unique perspective will help shed light on the Georgia special election results, the growing American insurgency, revolution in Iran, as well as the war in Ukraine. He's Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM).  Every episode of Independent Americans hosted by author, activist and social entrepreneur Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is the truth beyond the headlines–and light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It's content for the 42% of Americans that proudly call themselves independent. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and veterans issues. This is another pod to help you stay vigilant. Because vigilance is the price of democracy. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans will continue to be your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope.  -Join the movement. Sign up to get our regular breakdowns of the independent news you need to know.  -Learn more about Operation Independent.  -Hook into our exclusive Patreon community of Independent Americans. Get extra content, connect with guests, meet other Independent Americans, attend events, get merch discounts, and support this show that speaks truth to power.  - WATCH video of Paul and Ayman's conversation here. -Check the hashtag #LookForTheHelpers. And share yours.  -Find us on social media or www.IndependentAmericans.us. And get a cool, new IA hoodie sweatshirt just in time for the holidays.  -Check out other Righteous podcasts like The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra, Uncle Montel - The OG of Weed and B Dorm.  Independent Americans is powered by veteran-owned and led Righteous Media. America's next great independent media company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Next | Daily News and Analysis
TBD | Twitter's Vulnerabilities, Exposed

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 32:14


Dating back to the Arab Spring, Twitter's potential for real-time organizing has been a selling point. But trying to find information on China's “Zero COVID” protests reveals just how vulnerable the now-understaffed platform is to manipulation. Guest: Joseph Menn, cybersecurity reporter for the Washington Post.  Host: Lizzie O'Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Works: The Future of Local News
What Works Episode 50 | Margaret Low

What Works: The Future of Local News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 38:52


Ellen and Dan talk with Margaret Low, the CEO of WBUR, one of Boston's two public radio stations. Margaret started as CEO in January 2020. She has had a 40-plus-year career with NPR, and started as an overnight production assistant at Morning Edition. At NPR, Low rose through the ranks and ended up in the top editorial job, where she oversaw 400 journalists worldwide, covering events like the Arab Spring, the re-election of Barack Obama, and the Boston Marathon bombing. She led a digital transformation of her newsroom. She turned Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, the Saturday morning quiz show, into a live production. She came to WBUR from The Atlantic, where she was president of AtlanticLIVE, and produced more than 100 live events a year. Ellen has a Quick Take on the launch of Signal Cleveland. It's well-funded, with $7.5 million to start with, and Rick Edmonds of Poynter Online writes that the news outlet has big goals: It wants to expand throughout Ohio within a few years.  Dan's Quick Take is on a case in New Hampshire that is of interest to those of us who ascribe to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. As Dan puts it, we'd like to think that if the First Amendment means anything, it means that you may not be punished criminally for criticizing the government. But that's not what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit decided recently. In that case, the court ruled that New Hampshire's criminal libel law passes constitutional muster. The case was especially pernicious because the defendant, Robert Frese, was charged with claiming, among other things, that the police chief in his town of Exeter was a coward who had “covered up for a dirty cop.” That statement may be entirely false; but the idea that someone could be charged with a misdemeanor for criticizing the police is pretty chilling. InDepthNH has a story here. The case even garnered a Muzzle Award in 2019.

Slate Daily Feed
What Next TBD: Twitter's Vulnerabilities, Exposed

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 32:14


Dating back to the Arab Spring, Twitter's potential for real-time organizing has been a selling point. But trying to find information on China's “Zero COVID” protests reveals just how vulnerable the now-understaffed platform is to manipulation. Guest: Joseph Menn, cybersecurity reporter for the Washington Post.  Host: Lizzie O'Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

If Then | News on technology, Silicon Valley, politics, and tech policy

Dating back to the Arab Spring, Twitter's potential for real-time organizing has been a selling point. But trying to find information on China's “Zero COVID” protests reveals just how vulnerable the now-understaffed platform is to manipulation. Guest: Joseph Menn, cybersecurity reporter for the Washington Post.  Host: Lizzie O'Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism
What Next TBD: Twitter's Vulnerabilities, Exposed

Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 32:14


Dating back to the Arab Spring, Twitter's potential for real-time organizing has been a selling point. But trying to find information on China's “Zero COVID” protests reveals just how vulnerable the now-understaffed platform is to manipulation. Guest: Joseph Menn, cybersecurity reporter for the Washington Post.  Host: Lizzie O'Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
What Next TBD: Twitter's Vulnerabilities, Exposed

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 32:14


Dating back to the Arab Spring, Twitter's potential for real-time organizing has been a selling point. But trying to find information on China's “Zero COVID” protests reveals just how vulnerable the now-understaffed platform is to manipulation. Guest: Joseph Menn, cybersecurity reporter for the Washington Post.  Host: Lizzie O'Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Secret History of the Future
What Next TBD: Twitter's Vulnerabilities, Exposed

The Secret History of the Future

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 32:14


Dating back to the Arab Spring, Twitter's potential for real-time organizing has been a selling point. But trying to find information on China's “Zero COVID” protests reveals just how vulnerable the now-understaffed platform is to manipulation. Guest: Joseph Menn, cybersecurity reporter for the Washington Post.  Host: Lizzie O'Leary If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Thanks Avast.com! Learn more about Avast One at Avast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jim and Them
Tom Brady's Penis - #747 Part 2

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 72:20


80 For Brady: Tom Brady has his own Fever Pitch type movie! A group of old ladies off to see Touchdown Tommy in the Super Bowl, lets check out the trailer!Comedy Beef: Chris Redd stole Keenan Thompson's girlfriend and now he's getting hit by Keenan's GOONSEXTREME Eulogy: Girl calls out her "racist, misogynistic, xenophobic" father at his funeral and she's not doing it for attention AT ALL! Also EXTREME FUNERALSWEIRD!, AL YANKOVIC MOVIE!, MAKE UP WORDS!, GUMP!, LUMP!, OFFENSIVE!, JULIUS CAESAR!, ROME IS BURNING!, ARAB SPRING!, GAY BOOKS!, ROLL YOUR RS JIM!, N WORD!, RACIST GUY!, WORLDSTAR!, TOM BRADY!, 80 FOR BRADY!, TRAILER!, DIVORCE!, FTX!, SAM BANKMAN-FRIED!, LILY TOMLIN!, RITA MORENO!, SALLY FIELDS!, JANE FONDA!, LINEUP!, COMEDY!, ROMP!, OLD LADY COMEDY!, 50 SHADES OF GREY!, BOOK CLUB!, SUPER BOWL!, FALCONS!, 28-3!, COMEBACK!, LOWEST POINT!, SNL!, CHRIS REDD!, COMEDIAN!, KEENAN THOMPSON!, GOONS!, EX-WIFE!, ATTACKED!, COMEDY CELLAR!, FIRED!, SPECULATION!, BEEF!, KEENAN AND KEL!, KEN FOREE!, SECURITY CAMERA FOOTAGE!, LOVE IS BLIND!, FRINGE!, NETFLIX!, ABUSIVE!, SOUTHERN ACCENT!, PUNCH AND RUN!, LEG SWEEP!, SHARPSHOOTER!, FIGURE FOUR!, EULOGY!, HALF BLACK!, RACIST!, TRUMP SUPPORTER!, DISRESPECTFUL!, CRINGE!, FATHER'S FUNERAL!, MISOGYNISTIC!, XENOPHOBIC!, CIS!, STRAIGHT!, PARADIGM!, NO PASSION!, EMBALMED!, EXTREME EMBALMING!, CORPSE POSES!, LIFELIKE!, GREEN LANTERN!, CELTICS!, DISPLAY!, POKER!, BLOATED!, CONCERT!, SHOW!, PERFORMANCE!, COFFIN FLOP!, VIRAL!, GUARDIANS!, MISSION BREAKOUT!, DEAD BODIES!, COVID!, POKEFLU!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Faithful Politics
"Back to the Future of Democracy" w/Professor Ethan Hollander

Faithful Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 86:05


Democracy can't be on the decline…can it? With the breakdown in civil dialogue and the current division in our society, how sure can we be that Democracy will be here in 100 years? Even 50 years? Join faithful host Josh Burtram as he interviews Dr. Ethan Hollander, Associate Professor of Political Science at Wabash university, to talk about the decline of democracies around the world and the rise of autocratic strongmen. Tune in to this fascinating conversation about the current state of democracy, the trend in which it's moving, and what, if anything, we can do to keep it alive! Guest Bio:Ethan J. Hollander is a professor of political science at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He is also the author of Hegemony and the Holocaust: State Power and Jewish Survival in Occupied Europe. Hollander's published scholarship also includes research on democratization in Eastern Europe and on the Arab Spring. At Wabash, Dr. Hollander teaches courses on the Politics of the Middle East, Ethnic Conflict and Genocide, European Politics, and Research Methods and Statistics. He is a native of Miami Beach, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2006.https://www.wabash.edu/academics/profiles/home.cfm?site_folder=political_science&facname=hollandehttps://www.wondrium.com/democracy-and-its-alternatives?tn=632_tray_Course_1_1_21596&lec=9Support the showTo learn more about the show, contact our hosts, or recommend future guests, click on the links below: Website: https://www.faithfulpoliticspodcast.com/ Faithful Host: Josh@faithfulpoliticspodcast.com Political Host: Will@faithfulpoliticspodcast.com Twitter: @FaithfulPolitik Instagram: faithful_politics Facebook: FaithfulPoliticsPodcast LinkedIn: faithfulpolitics

The Double Pivot: Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary
What Was Gianni Infantino Doing? (and how does it relate to the Arab Spring proxy wars?)

The Double Pivot: Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 30:59


The risk-taking and aggression of Qatar has been on surprising display in the last week from the beer ban to Infantino's press conference performance. We attempt an explanation by way of regional and ideological conflict in the Gulf, the different positions of oil and gas in the energy transition, and, of course, the Muslim Brotherhood.Support the show

POMEPS Conversations
Competitive Authoritarianism in Algeria & Demobilization in Morocco (S. 12, Ep. 9)

POMEPS Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 63:01


Dalia Ghanem of the European Union Institute for Strategic Studies joins Marc Lynch on this week's podcast to discuss her new book, Understanding the Persistence of Competitive Authoritarianism in Algeria. The book analyzes the secrets behind the Algerian regime's survival and the pillars of its longevity. (Starts at 0:42). Sammy Zeyad Badran of The American University of Sharjah, discusses his new book, Killing Contention: Demobilization in Morocco during the Arab Spring. The book deepens our understanding of modern political movements and the complicated factors that lead to their demise. (Starts at 35:41).

Rania Khalek Dispatches
Reviving the Left in the Post-9/11 Era: New Movements & Constant Turmoil w/ Brian Becker

Rania Khalek Dispatches

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 71:35


How did 9/11 change the direction of the US left? What about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the election of Obama and then Trump, the Arab Spring, Russiagate and now the war in Ukraine? How has the new Cold War against Russia and China created new lines of differentiation and what is the path forward?Brian Becker, host of The Socialist Program, joined Rania Khalek to talk about this and more in part 2 of their discussion about the US left. You can watch Part 1 here: https://youtu.be/Hf-lS_ljOdc Check out Socialist Reconstruction, the recently published book Brian contributed to: https://1804books.com/products/socialist-reconstruction-a-better-future Listen to every episode of Rania Khalek Dispatches anywhere you get podcasts.Apple: https://apple.co/3zeYpeW Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3za9DRK

Skullduggery
How dangerous is Elon Musk? (w/ Vivian Schiller)

Skullduggery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 43:02


When Vivian Schiller signed on as a Senior Executive at Twitter in 2013, she was excited to be joining a company that seemed poised to remake the world. It was a heavy time for the social media start-up. Just a few years early, it had been messages on Twitter that connected Democracy activists throughout the Middle East leading to a revolutionary moment known as the Arab Spring. But Schiller soon became disillusioned and has long since left the company. In the years since, Twitter was increasingly hi-jacked by purveyors of hate and disinformation, fouling democracy instead of spreading it. Now, billionaire Elon Musk has taken over twitter, fired half its workforce, and signaled plans to revise if not roll back the content moderation policies that lead the company to kick Donald Trump off the platform for spreading election lies. We talk to Vivian Schiller about what we should make of the Musk takeover and what it portends for the future of Twitter, social media, and American Democracy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Encore!
'Harka': Tunisia's struggle, a decade after the Arab Spring

Encore!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 11:56


Director Lotfy Nathan joins us to talk about his latest film "Harka", a devastating take on Tunisian society a decade after the Arab Spring. We discuss the insurmountable challenges faced by protagonist Ali, as well as the existential and emotional experience of a young man caught up in the socio-economic struggles of his country.

The Fake Ass Book Club
Episode 78: Review: "Aftermath" by Levar Burton...Spoilers, Fat A$$es, and Margaritas!!

The Fake Ass Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 75:19


Welcome back!! The F.A.B. crew is ** finally** ready to board the ship to review sci-fi novel "Aftermath" by living legend, Levar Burton! This week's story takes the ladies into the future...or past, they can't tell. Published in 1997, this story is set in the years between 2015-2018. So the book is from the 1900's just like Moni and Kat, but still around today! Both Classics!! The plot is as follows "Civilization is teetering on the edge. The first African American president is assassinated by a white extremist—just four days after he is elected. The horrific tragedy leads to riots, financial collapse, and ultimately, a full-on civil war." (fable.co) Listen as they unpack the similarities of race relations of today, why Moni didn't finish the book and the fact that Kat would absolutely make sweet love to the person who rescued her (hypothetically from an organ harvesting, skin grafting murder factory) ....and why Moni wouldn't! Cheers! Trigger Warning: Most of our episodes contain spoilers, adult content & language. References to sexual assalt/rape, racism/child abuse. Please be advised this show is for adults 18 and up and the open minded. We are not professionals, or educators or journalists...just friends having candid conversations. **Dedication: To our listeners, future patrons, Black hair, and Kat's mom... and all moms who go hard in the paint! **About the Book *:"The United States of 2019 is a very different place. Economic depression, an enormous earthquake, and the assassination of a black President-elect have turned the country into a war zone. Four people, each as different and troubled as the next, are the nation's last hope. But can they overcome the devastation and build a new world?" -Good Reads About the Author: ***https://levarburton.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeVarBurton#Awards, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeVarBurton Show Notes: FAB Awards!!! On Patreon??

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies
Jamie Allinson, "The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 87:21


The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented amount of protests for far-reaching social change around the world – from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to the protests against police violence following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Yet, for the most part, these uprisings have failed to produce revolutionary social and political changes, achieving at most fig leaf reforms or reconfigurations of political institutions that leave the interests of the powerful untouched. My guest today, Jamie Allinson, argues that understanding this gap between revolutionary demands and the persistence of the social status quo requires an analysis of counter-revolutionary political strategies by incumbent elites and their international patrons.  Focusing on the countries of the Arab Spring, The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East (Cambridge UP, 2022) examines how authoritarian elites have used performative violence to smash the optimism and imagination of revolutionary movements, drawn on the legacies of previous revolutions-from-above to reconstruct social bases of support, and gained the support of international allies who stood to lose materially and symbolically by the emergence of new revolutionary states. Jamie Allinson is a senior lecturer of international relations at the University of Edinburgh. Geoffrey Gordon is a PhD candidate in comparative politics at the University of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @geofflgordon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/middle-eastern-studies

New Books Network
Jamie Allinson, "The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 87:21


The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented amount of protests for far-reaching social change around the world – from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to the protests against police violence following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Yet, for the most part, these uprisings have failed to produce revolutionary social and political changes, achieving at most fig leaf reforms or reconfigurations of political institutions that leave the interests of the powerful untouched. My guest today, Jamie Allinson, argues that understanding this gap between revolutionary demands and the persistence of the social status quo requires an analysis of counter-revolutionary political strategies by incumbent elites and their international patrons.  Focusing on the countries of the Arab Spring, The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East (Cambridge UP, 2022) examines how authoritarian elites have used performative violence to smash the optimism and imagination of revolutionary movements, drawn on the legacies of previous revolutions-from-above to reconstruct social bases of support, and gained the support of international allies who stood to lose materially and symbolically by the emergence of new revolutionary states. Jamie Allinson is a senior lecturer of international relations at the University of Edinburgh. Geoffrey Gordon is a PhD candidate in comparative politics at the University of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @geofflgordon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in World Affairs
Jamie Allinson, "The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 87:21


The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented amount of protests for far-reaching social change around the world – from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to the protests against police violence following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Yet, for the most part, these uprisings have failed to produce revolutionary social and political changes, achieving at most fig leaf reforms or reconfigurations of political institutions that leave the interests of the powerful untouched. My guest today, Jamie Allinson, argues that understanding this gap between revolutionary demands and the persistence of the social status quo requires an analysis of counter-revolutionary political strategies by incumbent elites and their international patrons.  Focusing on the countries of the Arab Spring, The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East (Cambridge UP, 2022) examines how authoritarian elites have used performative violence to smash the optimism and imagination of revolutionary movements, drawn on the legacies of previous revolutions-from-above to reconstruct social bases of support, and gained the support of international allies who stood to lose materially and symbolically by the emergence of new revolutionary states. Jamie Allinson is a senior lecturer of international relations at the University of Edinburgh. Geoffrey Gordon is a PhD candidate in comparative politics at the University of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @geofflgordon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in Political Science
Jamie Allinson, "The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 87:21


The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented amount of protests for far-reaching social change around the world – from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to the protests against police violence following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Yet, for the most part, these uprisings have failed to produce revolutionary social and political changes, achieving at most fig leaf reforms or reconfigurations of political institutions that leave the interests of the powerful untouched. My guest today, Jamie Allinson, argues that understanding this gap between revolutionary demands and the persistence of the social status quo requires an analysis of counter-revolutionary political strategies by incumbent elites and their international patrons.  Focusing on the countries of the Arab Spring, The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East (Cambridge UP, 2022) examines how authoritarian elites have used performative violence to smash the optimism and imagination of revolutionary movements, drawn on the legacies of previous revolutions-from-above to reconstruct social bases of support, and gained the support of international allies who stood to lose materially and symbolically by the emergence of new revolutionary states. Jamie Allinson is a senior lecturer of international relations at the University of Edinburgh. Geoffrey Gordon is a PhD candidate in comparative politics at the University of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @geofflgordon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books in Sociology
Jamie Allinson, "The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 87:21


The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented amount of protests for far-reaching social change around the world – from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to the protests against police violence following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Yet, for the most part, these uprisings have failed to produce revolutionary social and political changes, achieving at most fig leaf reforms or reconfigurations of political institutions that leave the interests of the powerful untouched. My guest today, Jamie Allinson, argues that understanding this gap between revolutionary demands and the persistence of the social status quo requires an analysis of counter-revolutionary political strategies by incumbent elites and their international patrons.  Focusing on the countries of the Arab Spring, The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East (Cambridge UP, 2022) examines how authoritarian elites have used performative violence to smash the optimism and imagination of revolutionary movements, drawn on the legacies of previous revolutions-from-above to reconstruct social bases of support, and gained the support of international allies who stood to lose materially and symbolically by the emergence of new revolutionary states. Jamie Allinson is a senior lecturer of international relations at the University of Edinburgh. Geoffrey Gordon is a PhD candidate in comparative politics at the University of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @geofflgordon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

Democracy in Question?
Leonard Bernado on Civil Society and the Politics and Practices of Civil Society Organizations

Democracy in Question?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 36:11


Guests featured in this episode:Lenny Benardo, Executive Vice President of the Open Society Foundations, and  the founding director of the Open Society Fellowship Program. Lenny also sits on the boards of Bard College, the American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan, the European Humanities University in Lithuania, and my very own institution, CEU. He has published numerous articles in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the International Herald Tribune, Bookforum, American Prospect, and Prospect magazines. Having worked in Russia, the Baltics, Poland, and Hungary earlier in his career with the Open Society Foundations, he has witnessed first hand the exhilarating atmosphere of the democratic transition in eastern Europe. GLOSSARYWhat are the Open Society Foundations?(00:35 or p.1 in the transcript)The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Their activities have grown to encompass the United States and more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities: source What are the Revolutions of 1989?(04:48 or p.2 in the transcript)Revolutions of 1989: collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, the end of the period of the Cold War and the removal of the Iron Curtain between Eastern and Western Europe. Primarily, it was the disavowal of Communism by all of the Eastern European states that were in the Soviet sphere of influence after World War II.The seeds of the revolution were present from the very beginning, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia were pre-cursors to the Revolutions of 1989, which were the final cataclysm that ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union itself just two years later.The revolution began in Poland with the creation of Solidarity, the worker's movement that challenged the Communist government (the supposed representatives of the "workers' paradise) for authority. This was the first movement in the Eastern bloc that had not been brutally suppressed. This de-legitimized the Communist claim as representatives of the people's will. It continued when the Hungarian authorities decided to no longer interdict those seeking to leave the state by crossing the boundary between Hungary and Austria. This led to a flood of refugees from Eastern Europe streaming into Hungary to escape to the West. The defining event was then the collapse of the Berlin Wall in East Germany. With the exception of Romania, the revolutions were largely peaceful as the governments put up only token resistant to the clear will of the people for the end of Communist rule and democratic reform: source What is the Black Lives Matter?(16:28 or p.4 in the transcript)Black Lives Matter (BLM): international social movement, formed in the United States in 2013, dedicated to fighting racism and anti-Black violence, especially in the form of police brutality. The name Black Lives Matter signals condemnation of the unjust killings of Black people by police (Black people are far more likely to be killed by police in the United States than white people) and the demand that society value the lives and humanity of Black people as much as it values the lives and humanity of white people.BLM activists have held large and influential protests in cities across the United States as well as internationally. A decentralized grassroots movement, Black Lives Matter is led by activists in local chapters who organize their own campaigns and programs. The chapters are affiliated with the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, a nonprofit civil rights organization that is active in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom: source What is the Occupy movement?(16:32 or p.4 in the transcript)TheOccupy protests: a series of international demonstrations primarily directed against capitalism and economic inequality, sparked in particular by what are now referred to as austerity measures, official action taken by governments in order to reduce spending in the face of economic problems. Kicking off in Wall Street in New York, the Occupy protests had then spread right across the world, including such prominent locations as Frankfurt, Rome, Sydney, Hong Kong, London and various cities in the United Kingdom. As well as marches involving as many as 10,000 protesters, the demonstrations involved large numbers of people 'camping out', or occupying, key venues in cities across the world. One notable example was around the entrances to St Paul's Cathedral in central London, where over 200 tents formed a ramshackle campsite. This subsequently caused officials to close the cathedral due to health and safety concerns, the first time its doors have been closed to the public since the Second World War Blitz: source What is the Arab Spring?(16:34 or p.4 in the transcript)Arab Spring, wave of pro-democracy protests and uprisings that took place in the Middle East and North Africa beginning in 2010 and 2011, challenging some of the region's entrenched authoritarian regimes. The wave began when protests in Tunisia and Egypt toppled their regimes in quick succession, inspiring similar attempts in other Arab countries. Not every country saw success in the protest movement, however, and demonstrators expressing their political and economic grievances were often met with violent crackdowns by their countries' security forces: source Democracy in Question? is brought to you by:• Central European University: CEU• The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: AHCD• The Podcast Company: Novel Follow us on social media!• Central European University: @CEU• Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: @AHDCentreSubscribe to the show. If you enjoyed what you listened to, you can support us by leaving a review and sharing our podcast in your networks! 

New Books in Sociology
Mona El-Ghobashy, "Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 53:25


A decade has passed since the Arab Spring of 2011, during which an uprising in Egypt ended three decades of rule by Hosni Mubarak without realizing a new political order free from the dictates of the country's military. In a new book, Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation (Stanford University Press, 2021) Mona El Ghobashy treats the uprising as a political and social phenomenon deserving of inquiry regardless of whether it succeeded in achieving its goals or not. She joins this episode of New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science to discuss why she resurrected the concept of a “revolutionary situation” and how it helped her to explicate what happens when state authority is severely assaulted and damaged, but does not collapse, as in Egypt. Bread and Freedom is with Anastasia Shesterinina's (Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia, Cornell UP, 2021) joint winner of the 2022 Charles Taylor Book Award, awarded annually by the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science that employs or develops interpretive methodologies and methods; and, APSA's Middle East and North Africa Politics Section's Best Book Award for 2022. Nick Cheesman is associate professor in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University and in Fall 2022 a fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo. He is a committee member of the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association and co-convenes the Interpretation, Method, Critique network at the ANU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books in Political Science
Mona El-Ghobashy, "Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 53:25


A decade has passed since the Arab Spring of 2011, during which an uprising in Egypt ended three decades of rule by Hosni Mubarak without realizing a new political order free from the dictates of the country's military. In a new book, Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation (Stanford University Press, 2021) Mona El Ghobashy treats the uprising as a political and social phenomenon deserving of inquiry regardless of whether it succeeded in achieving its goals or not. She joins this episode of New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science to discuss why she resurrected the concept of a “revolutionary situation” and how it helped her to explicate what happens when state authority is severely assaulted and damaged, but does not collapse, as in Egypt. Bread and Freedom is with Anastasia Shesterinina's (Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia, Cornell UP, 2021) joint winner of the 2022 Charles Taylor Book Award, awarded annually by the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science that employs or develops interpretive methodologies and methods; and, APSA's Middle East and North Africa Politics Section's Best Book Award for 2022. Nick Cheesman is associate professor in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University and in Fall 2022 a fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo. He is a committee member of the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association and co-convenes the Interpretation, Method, Critique network at the ANU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies
Mona El-Ghobashy, "Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 53:25


A decade has passed since the Arab Spring of 2011, during which an uprising in Egypt ended three decades of rule by Hosni Mubarak without realizing a new political order free from the dictates of the country's military. In a new book, Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation (Stanford University Press, 2021) Mona El Ghobashy treats the uprising as a political and social phenomenon deserving of inquiry regardless of whether it succeeded in achieving its goals or not. She joins this episode of New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science to discuss why she resurrected the concept of a “revolutionary situation” and how it helped her to explicate what happens when state authority is severely assaulted and damaged, but does not collapse, as in Egypt. Bread and Freedom is with Anastasia Shesterinina's (Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia, Cornell UP, 2021) joint winner of the 2022 Charles Taylor Book Award, awarded annually by the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science that employs or develops interpretive methodologies and methods; and, APSA's Middle East and North Africa Politics Section's Best Book Award for 2022. Nick Cheesman is associate professor in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University and in Fall 2022 a fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo. He is a committee member of the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association and co-convenes the Interpretation, Method, Critique network at the ANU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/middle-eastern-studies

New Books Network
Mona El-Ghobashy, "Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation" (Stanford UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 53:25


A decade has passed since the Arab Spring of 2011, during which an uprising in Egypt ended three decades of rule by Hosni Mubarak without realizing a new political order free from the dictates of the country's military. In a new book, Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation (Stanford University Press, 2021) Mona El Ghobashy treats the uprising as a political and social phenomenon deserving of inquiry regardless of whether it succeeded in achieving its goals or not. She joins this episode of New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science to discuss why she resurrected the concept of a “revolutionary situation” and how it helped her to explicate what happens when state authority is severely assaulted and damaged, but does not collapse, as in Egypt. Bread and Freedom is with Anastasia Shesterinina's (Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia, Cornell UP, 2021) joint winner of the 2022 Charles Taylor Book Award, awarded annually by the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science that employs or develops interpretive methodologies and methods; and, APSA's Middle East and North Africa Politics Section's Best Book Award for 2022. Nick Cheesman is associate professor in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University and in Fall 2022 a fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo. He is a committee member of the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods group of the American Political Science Association and co-convenes the Interpretation, Method, Critique network at the ANU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network