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Taboo | تابو
نقد: مدرسة الروابي للبنات

Taboo | تابو

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021


بعد تلقي مسلسل مدرسة الروابي للبنات دعم كبير لتناوله قضية التنمر، تشارك وردة في هذه الحلقة نقاط الضعف والقوة كما الأخطاء في هذا المسلسل العربي القصير.

The Critical Hour
Colin Powell Dies of Covid; Russia Nato Ties Break Down

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 114:34


Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, has died at age 84. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss the death of Colin Powell. Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died at age 84. Powell who was known for being the first Black Secretary of State was also criticized for his part in the Iraq invasion and occupation.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Russia, China, and Eastern Europe. US international security analysts are reportedly shocked that China has developed and tested a hypersonic glide vehicle that circled the globe and attacked a target. Also, ties between Russia and Nato seem to have completely broken down.Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War, "joins us to discuss the Christopher Steele interview. Despite the complete collapse of the infamous Steele Dossier. Christopher Steele has incredulously claimed that everything in the dossier is 100 percent true including the Russians' use of a non-existent consulate in Miami for financial payouts.Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. Caitlin Johnstone reports that Netflix is relaunching a "brazen smear job" on Wikileaks and Julian Assange just 3 days before the publisher meets a significant court date regarding his fight to stop extradition to the United States. Also, Joe Lauria writes that the information that CIA plans to assassinate or kidnap Assange was known to the world as early as 2010. Dan Kovalik, writer, author, and lawyer, joins us to discuss the US kidnapping of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. Saab, a diplomat who should be able to exercise all legal diplomatic protections under international law, was taken by the UNited states under the guise of extradition for money laundering. He works to help feed the people of the Bolivarian Republic as the United States works to starve the citizens.John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the Ahmaud Arbery case. The killing of Ahmaud Arbery is again in the news as the trial of three men involved in the death of the Georgia man begins this week. Crowds gathered outside of the courthouse over the weekend to protest the murder and push for justice.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Our esteemed guest updates us on the tense political situation in Lebanon. Also, the Influential Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has gained tremendous power due to the Iraqi elections and is laying out his plan for dealing with the US empire.Cohosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon discuss the life of Dr. Colin Powell.

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD
Bitcoin, the most important innovation of your lifetime? With Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 105:00


Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the best-selling groundbreaking study of the economics of bitcoin. The book was a pioneer in explaining bitcoin's value proposition as the hardest money ever discovered, and the only working alternative to national central banks for international payments. Dr. Ammous holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where his doctoral thesis studied the economics of biofuels and alternative energy sources. He also holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Time Stamps: 0:10:40 Podcast begins 0:11:37 What is "money" really? 0:18:00 What is the idea behind "hard money?" 0:20:55 Breaking down the terms inflation and deflation 0:30:46 The history of currency in the United States 0:42:55 Can the US treasury really print as much money as they want? 0:47:20 Inflation and why letting your money sit in a savings account might not be the smartest idea 0:58:30 What is Bitcoin in it's simplest terms? 1:01:15 What is the stock to flow ratio for Bitcoin and why is this important? 1:06:50 Whose to say Bitcoin will not be deemed illegal? 1:15:40 If a country were to ban cryptocurrency, they would be hurting themselves  1:18:55 Is Bitcoin polluting the planet? 1:35:35 Why are people spending so much time on 'mining' Bitcoin? 1:43:25 Where to find more of Dr. Saifedean Ammous    Sponsors: Heart & Soil: www.heartandsoil.co  BLUblox: https://blublox.cc/ CARNIVOREMD for 15% off Lets Get Checked: 20% off your order at www.TRYLGC.com/paul White Oak Pastures: www.Whiteoakpastures.com, use code: CarnivoreMD for 10% off your first order Belcampo: www.belcampo.com use code: CarnivoreMD for 20% off your order  

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast
Geopolitical expert Eyal Zisser: A Lebanese civil war won't really threaten Israel

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 35:18


Ben Caspit talks this week to Dr. Eyal Zisser of Tel Aviv University. Zisser, an expert on Syria and Lebanon, reacts to recent incidents in Beirut, noting that while Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah is strong, he also has his own constraints and sources of weakness — particularly since not all the Shiites in Lebanon are following him. Zisser addresses the possibility of a civil war breaking out again in Lebanon, estimating that like in Syria, this could present a tactical threat to Israel, but not a strategic one. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Enfoque internacional
Enfoque Internacional - Líbano: Tímida celebración del segundo aniversario de la protesta

Enfoque internacional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 2:55


Sólo decenas de manifestantes marcaron el domingo 17 de octubre el segundo aniversario del movimiento de protesta antigubernamental de 2019 en Beirut, tres días después de enfrentamientos mortales en un país sumido en una aguda crisis económica, política y social. Con nuestro corresponsal en Beirut, Joan Cabasés Vega, y AFP. Parece un espejismo pero dos años atrás, Líbano vivió un momento único en su historia. Movidos por el hartazgo y de forma espontánea, centenares de miles de ciudadanos tomaron las calles. Reclamaban el fin de la élite política a la que acusaban de estar por encima de la ley. “El 17 de octubre y los dos o tres meses que vinieron después fueron como un sueño, como una película”, dice a RFI el activista Gino Raidy. “Fue increíble. Cada rincón del país tenía gente en las calles y se unieron a la protesta personas de todo tipo de clase social, entorno, confesión religiosa o ideología”. Meses más tarde, aquellas revueltas se diluyeron y desde entonces, la mayoría del país ha caído por debajo del umbral de la pobreza. Muchos se centran ahora en sobrevivir, pero el clamor por la rendición de cuentas es hoy más vigente que nunca. Estos días, Líbano tiembla ante el pulso entre la élite sectaria y el juez Tarek Bitar, que lidera la investigación de la explosión del puerto de Beirut. Hezbollah y sus aliados acusan a Bitar de falta de imparcialidad y exigen que sea expulsado del caso. “Hezbollah está demostrando que hará todo lo que haga falta para frenar la oposición iniciada en octubre de 2017, pero también la investigación por la explosión del puerto o la rendición de cuentas”, dice Raidy. Su campaña de presión para lograrlo incluye el boicot a la actividad gubernamental y la demostración de fuerza militar en las calles.  actitudes como la de Hezbollah forman parte del incumplimiento habitual del estado de derecho en el país. “En el centro de los problemas que Líbano afronta hoy se encuentra la cultura de la impunidad, que ha permitido que los partidos políticos cometan todo tipo de abusos con finalidad política sin rendir cuentas ante la justicia”, dice a RFI Aya Majzoub, de Human Rights Watch. “Eso ha alentado a estos grupos a ejercer cualquier medio necesario, incluso la violencia sin sentido, para imponer sus voluntades”, dice Majzoub considera que los tiroteos que tuvieron lugar en Beirut el pasado jueves, provocando siete muertes, son un ejemplo del uso impune de la violencia que algunos grupos practican para conseguir sus objetivos. “Aquel día, seguidores de Hezbollah y de Amal salieron a las calles y ejercieron la violencia para exigir la expulsión del juez Bitar, que lidera la investigación por la explosión del puerto, alegando sin fundamento que está politizado”, dice Majzoub. “Estos grupos están dando a elegir a los libaneses entre justicia y estabilidad. Pero es una elección falsa”. Las siguientes horas son clave para conocer el futuro de la investigación. Mañana martes, el Consejo Judicial se reúne con Bitar y está por ver si Hezbollah y sus aliados consiguen apartarlo.

Sarde After Dinner Podcast
TIMOUR AZHARI: Pandora Papers, The Race For Fuel & The Hill To Die On | Sarde Podcast #54

Sarde After Dinner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 81:01


In this sarde with Journalist & podcaster Timour Azhari, we discussed the following: - The media and journalism scene in Lebanon - The Leak of the Pandora Papers and Lebanon's record-breaking score in offshore accounts - The race to provide Lebanon with resources from the US to Tehran and everything in between - Is the Syrian Regime coming back to Lebanon? - Prime Minister Najib Mikati's new government and future plans - October 17th 2022 and the road so far   ‎في هذه السردة مع الصحافي والبودكاستر تيمور أزهري، تحدّثنا عن التالي: -الساحة الاعلامية والصحافية في لبنان - تسريب أوراق باندورا وحصّة لبنان القياسية من الحسابات الخارجية - السباق لتزويد لبنان بالمصادر من الولايات المتّحدة الى طهران وما بينهما - هل يعود النظام السوري الى لبنان ؟ - حكومة الرئيس نجيب ميقاتي الجديدة والخطط المستقبلية - ١٧ تشرين ٢٠٢٢ وما تحقق حتّى الآن   Join the Sarde community on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/sardeafterdinner   Sarde (noun), [Sa-r-de]: A colloquial term used in the Middle East to describe the act of letting go & kicking off a stream of consciousness and a rambling narrative.   The Sarde After Dinner Podcast is a free space based out of the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, where Médéa Azouri & Mouin Jaber discuss a wide range of topics (usually) held behind closed doors in an open and simple way with guests from all walks of life.   SARDE EVERY SUNDAY with NEW EPISODES released WEEKLY! 8:00 PM

Urix på lørdag
16.10.2021 Urix på lørdag

Urix på lørdag

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 56:01


Hva skjer i Libanon? Deler av Beirut ble forvandlet til en krigssone denne uka. Spent på Cuba. Sikkerhetspolitiet slår til mot aktivister som planlegger en stor demonstrasjon i november. Store demonstrasjoner til støtte for Georgias ekspresident i Tiblisi. Vi skal møte den 80 år gamle bokhandleren i Raqqa som fikk bøkene sine brent av IS. Og vi skal til Brasil, til Rio's mest kjente landemerke som jubilerer.

By Any Means Necessary
Bosses' Worst Nightmares Realized As Striketober Continues Nationwide

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 113:39


In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kevin Bradshaw, Vice President of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 252G in Memphis, Tennessee to discuss the Kellogg's strike and the corporate greed that sparked the strike, the conditions that Kellogg's workers faced as the company has raked in record profits during the pandemic, and the heightened importance of union membership amid the resurgence of workers struggles in different industries and places.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rania Khalek, journalist with Breakthrough News and co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast to discuss the recent violence in Beirut sparked by US-supported and Saudi-funded right-wing Lebanese Forces who opened fire on an unarmed Hezbollah protest, the whitewashing of the conflict and the Lebanese Forces in the corporate media, the ever-present threat of sectarian violence built into the Lebanese political system, and the imperialist efforts to keep the Middle East weak.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden and the fallout of the investigation into the Washington Football Team, what remains to be revealed in the thousands of emails that have not been released, the vindication of Colin Kaepernick's criticism of the NFL's culture around race, the over-the-top jingoism and support for imperialism in sports, and Major League Baseball's insistence on spotlighting white players over players of color.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Maximillian Alvarez, Editor in Chief of the Real News Network and and host of the podcast “Working People" to discuss the great resignation and the conditions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic that have contributed to mass resignations and labor demonstrations, the baseless claims that the capitalist class has deployed in an effort to misdirect the blame for labor shortages, the record profits that companies are earning while trying to squeeze more production out of workers for little pay and benefits and raising prices on consumers, and how an organized working class movement can channel the energy of this moment.

By Any Means Necessary
Media Misrepresents Attacks in Beirut

By Any Means Necessary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 18:23


In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rania Khalek, journalist with Breakthrough News and co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast to discuss the recent violence in Beirut sparked by US-supported and Saudi-funded right-wing Lebanese Forces who opened fire on an unarmed Hezbollah protest, the whitewashing of the conflict and the Lebanese Forces in the corporate media, the ever-present threat of sectarian violence built into the Lebanese political system, and the imperialist efforts to keep the Middle East weak.

Trumpet Hour
#637: Week in Review: Can Democracy Work in Europe?, and Much More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 54:54


Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned on Saturday over corruption charges, intensifying the leadership void in Europe and raising questions about the viability of European democracy. Hezbollah's protests over the investigation of the Beirut blast quickly turned deadly, sparking fears of the potential for renewed civil war in Lebanon. Japan's new ruling party has pledged to double its military spending, adding to ongoing dramatic arms procurement among Asian nations. As the Taliban proves itself incapable of governing Afghanistan, America is entering bizarre negotiations with the Taliban to provide humanitarian aid to help the suffering Afghans. We also talk about the severity of disrupted global supply chains, an Islamic terrorist attack in Norway with a bow and arrow, more evidence of China's massive theft of American intellectual property, and Donald Trump telling Republicans not to vote in the next election. Links [00:38] Kurz Resigns (13 minutes) “Crises Sweep Away Europe's Leaders—Temporarily” KEY OF DAVID: “Antiochus Rises in Europe” [13:22] Beirut Violence (7 minutes) “Why We Told You to Watch Lebanon” [21:49] Japan's Military Spending (7 minutes) TRENDS: “Why the Trumpet Watches Japan's March Toward Militarism” Russia and China in Prophecy [28:28] Global Supply Chains (7 minutes) [35:46] America and the Taliban (6 minutes) “This Isn't Incompetence. This Is Treason!” [41:44] Terrorist Attack in Norway (5 minutes) KEY OF DAVID: “Antiochus Rises in Europe” [46:55] China's Theft (4 minutes) “China Steals U.S. Trade Secrets—and Fulfills Bible Prophecy” [50:35] Trump's Message to Republicans (4 minutes) “What Will Happen After Trump Regains Power”

Fault Lines
Virginia Public School Systems Promoting Porn In Classrooms For 12 Year Olds

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 168:28


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the closing window for the US to take military action against China, the firefight that occurred on the streets of Beirut yesterday, and horrifically graphic sex comic books featuring uncensored pornography being totally accessible to children in schools.Guests:Carl Zha- Host of the Silk and Steel Podcast | Is the USA Pivoting to War with China?Laith Marouf - Award winning multimedia producer and media policy and law consultant | Fighting Breaks Out on the Streets of BeirutLee Stranahan - Sputnik News analyst and host of The Back Story | Gay Sex School Curriculum For KidsIn the first hour Carl Zha joined the show to talk about the tensions rising between the US and China, and what it could take to bring the two countries to war with each other. Carl believes the US aggression is because there is a very narrow window that the US can use to take down China, otherwise they will out shadow the states within a couple decades.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Laith Marouf for a discussion on how the actions of a judge in Beirut has caused such a divide between people in Lebanon. The firing on an unarmed crowd in Beirut sparked a firefight that has the ability to grow into a greater Lebanon, and Middle Eastern problem.In the third hour Lee Stranahan joined the conversation to talk about the graphic, pornographic picture books allowed and promoted in Virginia public schools, available for children to view as young as 12 years old. Lee also talked about the differences between alt and mainstream media, especially regarding their coverage of Donald Trump and Julian Assange.

Was jetzt?
Update: Eine Ampel unterm Weihnachtsbaum?

Was jetzt?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 9:57


Heute verkündeten die Parteichefs und Spitzenkandidatinnen von SPD, Grünen und FDP, dass sie nun konkret über die Bildung einer Ampel-Koalition verhandeln wollen. Unter anderem wollen die Parteien ein Klimaschutz-Sofortprogramm beschließen, 400.000 neue Wohnungen pro Jahr bauen, gegen Kinderarmut kämpfen und bessere Bedingungen für Start-ups schaffen. SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Olaf Scholz sagte, er rechne damit, dass die Ampelregierung vor Weihnachten stehen könne. Weitere Themen: Die Erneuerbare-Energien-Umlage sinkt auf den niedrigsten Stand seit zehn Jahren. Unklar ist noch, wie sich das auf den Strompreis auswirken wird. In Beirut, der Hauptstadt des Libanons, ist es gestern zu heftigen Feuergefechten gekommen. Sechs Menschen sind dabei getötet worden. ZEIT-ONLINE-Autorin Stella Männer, die in Beirut lebt, spricht im Podcast über die Hintergründe. Moderation und Produktion: Susan Djahangard Redaktion: Ole Pflüger und Jannis Carmesin Fragen, Kritik, Anregungen? Sie erreichen uns unter wasjetzt@zeit.de. Weitere Links zum Thema: Ampel-Koalition: Parteispitzen von SPD, Grünen und FDP für Koalitionsverhandlungen (https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2021-10/parteispitzen-von-spd-gruenen-und-fdp-fuer-koalitionsverhandlungen) Libanon: Sechs Tote bei Ausschreitungen in Beirut (https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2021-10/libanon-beirut-proteste-ausschreitungen-tarek-bitar-ermittlungsrichter-explosion-hafen) Strompreis: EEG-Umlage sinkt 2022 auf niedrigsten Stand seit zehn Jahren (https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2021-10/eeg-umlage-2022-strompreis-erneuerbare-energien-oekostrom-finanzierung)

Global News Podcast
Afghanistan: Dozens killed in suicide bombings at Kandahar mosque

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 30:16


Several blasts at Shi'a mosque where worshippers were attending Friday prayers. Eyewitnesses said three attackers detonated bombs inside the crowded building. Also, funerals held in Lebanon for victims of Thursday's street violence in Beirut, and why the world's only state-appointed wizard has been told his services are no longer required.

Economist Radio
Port, and a storm: sectarian violence in Lebanon

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 23:22


The effort to investigate last year's port explosion in Beirut has fired up political and religious tensions—resulting in Lebanon's worst violence in years. We speak with Dmitry Muratov, a Russian journalist who shared this year's Nobel peace prize, about what the award means to him, and to press freedom. And why autocratic regimes like to snap up English football clubs.For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Intelligence
Port, and a storm: sectarian violence in Lebanon

The Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 23:22


The effort to investigate last year's port explosion in Beirut has fired up political and religious tensions—resulting in Lebanon's worst violence in years. We speak with Dmitry Muratov, a Russian journalist who shared this year's Nobel peace prize, about what the award means to him, and to press freedom. And why autocratic regimes like to snap up English football clubs.For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

News Du Jour
Friday, October 15th 2021

News Du Jour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 11:40


Today on News Du Jour, we cover protests breaking into violence in Beirut, Biden announces a virtual summit with China, and Biden's coastal wind farms are on the way. — BECOME A PATRON OF OUR PODCAST: www.patreon.com/sugarfreemedia Wear our merch! www.sugarfreemedia.co/shop Connect with us: + EMAIL: team@sugarfreemedia.co + WEBSITE + SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER: www.sugarfreemedia.co + INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/sugarfreemedia.co + TIKTOK: www.TikTok.com/@sugarfreemedia + TWITTER: www.twitter.com/sugarfree_media ☕️ News Du Jour is a short daily news recap. We condense each day's stories into a 10-15 minute format and always relay the stories in a calm, digestible format. We cover everything from politics, to fashion, to art, to business, to tech, to celebrity, to world news and more. Be sure to subscribe so you to stay up to date with day-to-day unfolding news stories. ☕️ If you enjoy the News Du Jour, be sure to leave us a review/rating! We would also REALLY appreciate you sharing our podcast with your friends/ family/ colleagues or via all your favorite social media platforms.You can also always READ the News Du Jour on our website at: https://sugarfreemedia.co/category/news-du-jour/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/newsdujour/support

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Fmr. Sec. of State Pompeo Discusses Afghanistan, Iran with CBN News 10/15/2021

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:30


Exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing achievements of former US administration and challenges facing this one; and violence in Lebanon over probe into Beirut blast; and, palm trees sprout from 2,000-year-old seeds.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Fmr. Sec. of State Pompeo Discusses Afghanistan, Iran with CBN News 10/15/2021

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:30


Exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing achievements of former US administration and challenges facing this one; and violence in Lebanon over probe into Beirut blast; and, palm trees sprout from 2,000-year-old seeds.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Fmr. Sec. of State Pompeo Discusses Afghanistan, Iran with CBN News 10/15/2021

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:30


Exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing achievements of former US administration and challenges facing this one; and violence in Lebanon over probe into Beirut blast; and, palm trees sprout from 2,000-year-old seeds.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Fmr. Sec. of State Pompeo Discusses Afghanistan, Iran with CBN News 10/15/2021

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:30


Exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing achievements of former US administration and challenges facing this one; and violence in Lebanon over probe into Beirut blast; and, palm trees sprout from 2,000-year-old seeds.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Fmr. Sec. of State Pompeo Discusses Afghanistan, Iran with CBN News 10/15/2021

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:30


Exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing achievements of former US administration and challenges facing this one; and violence in Lebanon over probe into Beirut blast; and, palm trees sprout from 2,000-year-old seeds.

The Economist Morning Briefing
The Economist Morning Briefing, October 15th, 2021

The Economist Morning Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 4:08


A deadly attack in Beirut and booster shots in America  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

SBS World News Radio
Clashes in Beirut over judicial inquiry

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 3:09


Six people have died in gun battles in Lebanon over clashes about a judicial probe into last year's big explosion in Beirut.

Mission Network News 4.5 minute podcast
Mission Network News (Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 4.5 min)

Mission Network News 4.5 minute podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


Today's Headlines Tensions boil over in Beirut; explosions, shootings leave dead and wounded Afghan refugee resettlement provides Gospel opportunities SAT-7 encourages prayer for Taliban

Global News Podcast
There have been calls for calm following deadly clashes in Beirut

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:40


The UN, the US and France have all urged a de-escalation of the tensions in Lebanon. Also: US Congress is pursuing criminal charges for ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon, and Banksy's Love is in the Bin artwork sells for a record price.

The Critical Hour
Lebanon Faces Increasing Violence; RussiaGate Continues to Unravel

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 100:34


Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Lebanon. International security experts fear Lebanon may fall into crisis and civil war as violence on the street escalates. The announcement that a court has refused to replace a judge who is involved in the investigation of last year's deadly port blast seems to have sparked street clashes, leaving at least six dead. Our hosts come together to discuss Russia-gate. Ukrainian citizen Konstantine Kilimnick reveals that he was not interviewed by any of the US government investigators allegedly investigating Russia-gate even though he was framed as an FSB operative. Investigative journalist Matt Taibbi was shocked to find that neither Robert Mueller nor any of the other US investigators had contacted and talked to Kilimnick, even though he served as a high-level US State Department operative. Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Belarus. Belarusian President Lukashenko's administration refuses to cower to the US empire's neoliberal asset privatization plan, and has therefore landed at the top of their regime change list. This was evidenced by President Joe Biden mentioning the Eastern European nation in his UN speech on a list of nations that need US support to achieve democracy.Professor Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University and activist with Pivot to Peace, joins us to discuss North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seems to be working to create an air of legitimacy on the world stage. Their recent arms show was presented in traditional western style rather than the traditional boisterous manner to which we have become accustomed. His appearance in a suit and tie is also believed to be part of a makeover for international media consumption.Robert Fantina, journalist and Palestine activist, joins us to discuss Iran. The US Secretary of State's recent meeting with Israeli representatives has been followed by brash talk about war with Iran from both nations. Blinken has said that "time is running out" for Iran, and Israeli officials claim the right to attack the Islamic Republic at any time they decide that the threat has escalated to a point of no return. Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss Russia and China's fiscal policy. The leaders of Russia and China both have spoken out against US fiscal policy. Russian President Putin argues that the US policy of economic sanctions and profligate spending is part of the reason that inflation is rising worldwide. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the looming US debt crisis spells real trouble for the world economy.

Newshour
Beirut violence exposes deep divisions

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:03


Six people have died in the Lebanese capital after violence at a demonstration organised by the Shia group, Hezbollah. They and their allies were protesting against the judicial investigation into the devastating blast last year at Beirut's port. Our correspondent unpicks the complex politics involved; we also hear from Tatiana, who lost her father in the explosion. Also on the programme: police in Norway say they're treating as an act of terrorism an attack with a bow and arrow by a Muslim convert that left five people dead; and what YOU can do to help reduce the growing mountain of electronic waste. (Image: people evacuate a casualty after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021 / Credit: REUTERS/Aziz Taher)

PRI's The World
Violence in Beirut over blast investigation

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:31


Gunfire erupted on the streets of Beirut on Thursday, killing six people. The violence erupted when armed supporters of Shiite militant and political groups, Hezbollah and Amal, marched through a Christian neighborhood in protests against the judge presiding over the August blast investigation. And police say a bow-and-arrow attack in Norway Wednesday night in which a man is suspected of killing five people appears to be an "act of terror.” It's the worst attack in Norway since Anders Breivik, the far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011. Plus, The World remembers Irish musician Paddy Moloney, master of the uilleann pipes, slide whistle and penny whistle, and co-founder of the Chieftains.

Cinco continentes
Cinco Continentes - Violencia en Beirut

Cinco continentes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 43:17


Comenzamos con lo ocurrido en Beirut, donde varias personas han muerto cuando francotiradores han abierto fuego contra una manifestación de partidarios de Hezbolá y Amal. Lo contamos con María Gámez. Además, intentamos comprender el punto de vista británico y las posibles consencuencias si se modifica sustancialmente el Protocolo de Irlanda del Norte. Lo hablamos con Garvan Walshe, exasesor del Partido Conservador en materia de política exterior. Sabemos más con Jordi Barcia desde Roma sobre el arranque del juicio en torno a la muerte en Egipto del investigador italiano Giulio Regeni. También vamos a París con nuestro corresponsal Antonio Delgado para saber si Anne Hidalgo será la candidata del Partido Socialista a las elecciones presidenciales de 2022. Escuchar audio

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 21-398 - SWA

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 38:40


In this episode, Southwest CEO leads the charge against the vaccine mandate. Vaccine related deaths only if within 14 days. Robber barons at the highest level of industry with the government.

Echo der Zeit
Heftige Ausschreitungen in Beirut

Echo der Zeit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 43:20


In der libanesischen Hauptstadt Beirut sind bei einer Schiesserei während Protesten mindestens sechs Menschen getötet und 30 verletzt worden. Hintergrund der Gewalt ist der schwelende Streit über die Suche nach den Schuldigen der verheerenden Explosion im Hafen von Beirut vor über einem Jahr. Weitere Themen: (01:25) Heftige Ausschreitungen in Beirut (09:35) Dioxin-verschmutze Böden: der Frust der Betroffenen (17:55) Das Aus für den internationalen Steuerwettbewerb (29:00) Prozess im Tötungsfall Giulio Regeni (35:27) Norwegen hat eine neue Regierung (38:25) Der grosse Hunger auf der Welt

El Daily con el Gato
#594 El Daily con El Gato 10_14_21

El Daily con el Gato

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 6:44


La Organización Mundial de la Salud confirmó que hay un brote de fiebre amarilla en Venezuela; Al menos seis muertos durante una protesta convocada por Hezbollah contra un juez en Beirut; Lassolicitudes de subsidio por desempleo en EEUU cayeron por debajo de 300 mil; Estudio: Vacunas de Pfizer y Moderna son los mejores refuerzos de dosis contra COVID-19; Roger Waters se volvió a casar a sus 78 años

Fault Lines
Fighting Erupts in Beirut; Is This The Beginning Of A Lebanese Civil War?

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 170:25


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about Kyrie Irving's refusal to get a vaccine and what this could mean for his career and the NBA, the sudden fighting in Beirut that could erupt into a civil war, subpoenas coming from the January 6th committee, and the record low approval of Biden from Black Americans.Guests:Austin Pelli - Producer of Fault Lines | Kyrie Irving's Refusal to Get VaccinatedCordell Woodland - Producer of Fault Lines | Kyrie Irving's Refusal to Get VaccinatedDaniel Lazar - Independent journalist and author | Fighting in Beirut and More January 6th Repercussions Margaret Kimberly - Senior columnist and editor for Black Agenda Report | Biden Polling Among Blacks PlummetsIn the first hour Austin Pelli and Cordell Woodland joined the show to talk about Stephen A. Smith slamming Kyrie Irving for opposing the vaccine mandate for seemingly no reason. We also had a conversation on Dave Chappelle's new special The Closer and why the trans community is so outraged at it.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Daniel Lazare for a discussion on the borderline civil war that is erupting in Lebanon right now. How has the fragmented past and recent events caused this conflict to erupt in the country? Daniel also discussed the committee looking into January 6th making large leaps to convict high ranking Trump administration members.In the third hour Margaret Kimberly joined the conversation to talk about the approval rating of Joe Biden plummeting. Margaret also talked about the Trump vs Biden publicity in the modern sphere and how this might affect the next election.

Global News Podcast
Beirut: Several deaths as gunfire erupts during protests in city centre

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 26:10


Shooting occurred during a march against the judge investigating last year's huge blast in city's harbour. It is believed that Shia and Christian militias exchanged fire during demonstration. Also, at least 46 people dead after a fire in a Taiwanese tower-block, and Norwegian officials say lethal bow-and-arrow attack appears to have been an act of terror.

Newshour
Fighting erupts in Beirut

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:14


Gunmen attacked a protest against the judge investigating last year's port explosion in the Lebanese capital. Also on the programme: police in Norway say the suspect in a deadly bow and arrow attack was a Muslim convert who'd previously showed signs of radicalisation - we'll hear from the mayor of the town where it happened; and Britain's Prince William on why space entrepreneurs should be focussing their energies on solving Earth's problems first. (Picture: Army soldiers patrol after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina
49—Romanus the Melodist: Through Hymns, with Hymns, in Hymns

Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 14:33


Romanus the Melodist looms large from his lifetime in the sixth century. Today he is much sung and little known—at least with certainty. Beautiful legends have filled in the cracks of his biography. According to one, he was tone-deaf and non-musical when heaven granted him the gifts of composition and vocal performance. He went on to compose many verse homilies, kontakia, which are still sung in the Eastern churches today. Having lived in Homs, and then Beirut and Constantinople, he introduced Syriac forms and methods into Byzantine liturgical music.     LINKS Romanus the Melodist page at Hymnary.org https://hymnary.org/person/Romanus1?tab=texts Pope Benedict XVI on Romanus the Melodist https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=8216 Romanus on the Resurrection, sung performance https://youtu.be/XT-igWEsIh4 Mike Aquilina's website https://fathersofthechurch.com Mike Aquilina's books https://catholicbooksdirect.com/writer/mike-aquilina/ Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed http://www.ccwatershed.org Donate today! https://www.catholicculture.org/users/donate/audio  

Reset
Lebanon goes dark

Reset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:55


The Lebanese government has neglected its electric grid for decades. The whole country lost power last weekend, leaving many without access to water, internet access, or critical medical services. The Washington Post's Nader Durgham (@NaderDurgham) shares his experience from Beirut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Critical Hour
Is the US Labor Shortage an Informal Strike?; House Passes Temporary Debt Ceiling Fix

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 113:09


Ray Baker, political analyst and host of the podcast Public Agenda, joins us to discuss the debt ceiling fight. The US House of Representative has passed a temporary debt ceiling bill that will expire in December. The bill passed without a single Republican vote and many Republicans are arguing that it should not be raised. Will Congress imperil the credit of the United States? Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Amazon. A recent investigation has revealed that Amazon is copying products and then rigging its internal searches to promote its own products. The tech giant has previously denied those allegations and the investigation reveals that at least two senior executives were in on the plot.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Dr Jack Rasmus has an interesting new article in which he argues that the desperate shortage in the labor market is a new type of worker action. Dr Jack says that because the workers are withholding their labor for better pay and working conditions their action can be classified as a strike. Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Israel. Israel settlers have desecrated one of the oldest Muslim graveyards near the Al Aqsa mosque. Cheryl LaBash, Cuban solidarity activist and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba, joins us to discuss Cuba. Cuba's Henry Reeve Medical Brigade has been recognized worldwide for its work on the coronavirus pandemic. Our guest argues that the US is hampering actions that work for the betterment of humankind in its quest for domination over the tiny island nation and ultimately the world.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss the US military. A US marine who was disciplined for publicly criticizing the US handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal will reportedly plead guilty to a few charges. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller is seeking to work out a plea bargain in which he is allowed to maintain some of his retirement benefits.K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. A Democratic congresswoman has proposed that President Biden should have the authority to attack China and potentially start World War 3 without congressional approval. Also, our guest discusses the potential for war in the Pacific.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal. Mark Sledoba lends us his technical expertise on submarines to discuss the issue of underwater warfare and in particular in regards to the US/China/Russia confrontation. Many observers believe that Europe must realign itself diplomatically for a closer relationship with Russia, China, and the Eurasian realm due to the recent actions of the US empire.

The Critical Hour
Putin, Merkel, Macron Talk Normandy Format for Resolution of Issues; Imperialist Return to Africa

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 115:39


Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Iraqi elections. It appears that the influential Shi'ite cleric and nationalist Moqtada al-Sadr's party, Sairoun, is currently performing the best.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net & CounterPunch and the author of "Danger to Society: Against Vaccine Passports," joins us to discuss Julian Assange. Kevin Gosztola argues that the recent information regarding Mike Pompeo's moves to kidnap and assassinate Julian Assange proves that the legal persecution of the publisher is driven by an unethical and illegal thirst for revenge. Also, we discuss the upcoming hearing at the end of October regarding a previous lower court decision. Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the Normandy Four. The leaders of Russia, Germany, and France are discussing the need to coordinate their efforts to deal with a myriad of international security issues in a format known as the "Normandy Four."Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Africa. Dr. Horne analyzes the resurgence of coups and imperialist intervention in Africa. Recent events may show that the US empire and the French imperialists are on the move again in the resource-rich continent.K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott published a speech that he gave in Taiwan. The speech can be interpreted in several ways, but many see it as a message that the Chinese island should not look to the West for protection if a war starts. International security observers argue that the West is setting Taiwan up for a fall as they push them towards a crushing military defeat. Obi Egbuna, activist, and US Rep for The Zimbabwean Newspapers, joins us to discuss Libya. The US/NATO imperial regime-change operation has led to disastrous conditions in the African nation. Additionally, it has opened the gateway to African migration to Western Europe. Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, joins us to discuss torture. The Biden administration is moving forward with an absurd argument that their highly publicized torture program is a state secret. This move comes to stop the court from compelling psychologists involved in the torture to testify. Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss EU gas issues and the AUKUS submarine deal. There is talk of fast-tracking the Nord Stream 2 pipeline process as the EU faces a disastrous shortage of fuel.

The Beirut Banyan
Ep.280 (Video): How does this all end?

The Beirut Banyan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 13:03


I discuss the recurring suspension of the Beirut port blast investigation, Judge Tarek Bitar's continued pursuit and the reasons I think the threats against him are more performative in nature than meant to remove him, in an attempt to discredit the entire process as was done to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/Fve_5cMKr3U Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.ronniechatah.com Music by Marc Codsi. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.

Taboo | تابو
نصائح قبل الزواج

Taboo | تابو

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021


في هذه الحلقة نشارك أبرز الأمور الذي يجب التحقق منها وأخذها في عين الإعتبار قبل الزواج. ١٥ نصيحة قد تنقذ حياتك وعلاقاتك.

RNZ: Morning Report
Lebanon oil fire takes hours to contain

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 3:44


A huge fire at an oil facility in Lebanon has taken three hours to contain, and has been called a near catastrophe. It follows the devastating blast in Beirut last year, which killed over 200 people. Lebanon is already in the grip of a severe energy crisis, and is dangerously short of fuel and electricity. Beirut based correspondent Anchal Vohra spoke to Kim Hill.

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Total blackout in Lebanon after power stations run out of fuel

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 3:44


Abbie Cheeseman, journalist based in Beirut, reports that while the national power outages have been 'fixed' significant difficulties remain for the Lebanese people.

Sarde After Dinner Podcast
EL RASS: Rap, Identity & The Arabic Language | Sarde (after dinner) Podcast #53

Sarde After Dinner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 120:06


In this Sarde, with Rapper, Music Producer and writer El Rass, Medea and Mouin discuss the following topics: - The false terminology behind the “Arab Spring” -Is Rap purely a western invention? -The difference between the 4 blocs of Arabic Rap (Levant, Gulf, North African & Egypt) -Over-popification of the industry & our bad music habits - The difference between the 4 blocs of Rap in the Arab World - Psychosis, collapse and reinvention from “El Rass” to toe - Linguistics and the science of words within the Arabic language - The culture of defeat and our unhealthy relationship to the past - Revolution, August 4th and our biggest obstacle as a people - Tripoli, false narratives and realness. ‎في هذه السردة، مع الراس، رابر، منتج موسيقي وكاتب، يتحدّث معين وميديا عن المواضيع التالية: - المصطلحات الخاطئة عن "الربيع العربي" - هل موسيقى الراب ابتكار أجنبي؟ - الفرق بين المجموعات الاربعة لموسيقى الراب العربية (الشرق، الخليج، شمال أفريقيا ومصر) - الشعبوية الزائدة للصناعة والعادات الموسيقية الخاطئة - الفرق بين المجموعات الاربعة لموسيقى الراب في العالم العربي - الهوس، الانهيار والتجديد من "الراس" الى القدم - علم اللغة وعلم المصطلحات في اللغة العربية - ثقافة  الهزيمة  وعلاقتنا غير السليمة مع الثورة السابقة ،ومع ٤ آب و أكبر عقبة لنا كشعب - طرابلس، السرديات الخاطئة والحقيقة Join the Sarde community on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/sardeafterdinner   Sarde (noun), [Sa-r-de]: A colloquial term used in the Middle East to describe the act of letting go & kicking off a stream of consciousness and a rambling narrative.   The Sarde After Dinner Podcast is a free space based out of the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, where Médéa Azouri & Mouin Jaber discuss a wide range of topics (usually) held behind closed doors in an open and simple way with guests from all walks of life.   SARDE EVERY SUNDAY with NEW EPISODES released WEEKLY! 8:00 PM

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
A Haitian Odyssey Across The Americas

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 28:42


In recent weeks, images of thousands of Haitian migrants living in squalid conditions in a temporary camp in Texas have caused widespread shock and anger in the United States. US Border patrol agents on horseback forced many of them back across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Thousands more were deported back to Haiti, which is in the grip of its deepest economic and political crisis for years. The US Special Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned last month in protest at the Biden Administration's deportations policy, which he described as “inhumane” and “counterproductive”. Some of the migrants say it was also arbitrary, with no clarity about the process deciding who made it into the US and who was sent home. Will Grant met two families, at the US-Mexico border and in Haiti, whose journeys north came to very different ends: Last year, Thailand was rocked by student-led protests, which for the first time broke a taboo on criticising the monarchy. But the Thai government led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha fought back, using a raft of repressive laws to prosecute the protest leaders. Together with a rapid rise in Covid infections, that appeared to put a stop to the street rallies. The protest gatherings have now resumed but on a smaller scale. As Jonathan Head has been finding out, the heady optimism of the students last year has been replaced by a harder-edged realism over just how long it might take to reform Thailand's politics. Last weekend, thousands of people from 150 towns and cities across Brazil joined street protests against its President, Jair Bolsonaro. Many of them were angry about his handling of the pandemic which has killed at least 600,000 Brazilians so far. Not all the criticism is centred on Covid, though. Some of his former supporters are now calling for his resignation too – and their concerns are more ideological. The President is as combative as ever – and he still has control of Congress, though his public support has slumped to its lowest level yet in opinion polls. Katy Watson reports from Sao Paulo. Questions about the future of coal have caused some of the deepest divisions in modern Australia. The debate may soon get even sharper as COP26 and other climate-change summits try to push rich nations to set a faster pace in giving up fossil fuels. Australia still uses coal to generate about 70% of its electricity, making it the most carbon-polluting nation per person in the world. As Phil Mercer explains, the country's vast natural resources help fuel its domestic politics, as well as its power stations. And the BBC's new Middle East correspondent Anna Foster offers some personal first impressions of settling in to her posting to the Lebanese capital, Beirut - and of the extraordinary resilience which keeps the city's people going. Producer: Polly Hope

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts
Navigating Collapse: Where Next for Lebanon?

LSE Middle East Centre Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 67:02


Over a year ago, on 4 August 2020, one of the world's most powerful non-nuclear explosions devastated Beirut, killing 218 people. While Lebanon dominated global news headlines then, attention has since fizzled. Amidst political stagnation, disastrous inflation and shortages in basic commodities from fuel to medicine, Lebanon seems in free fall. In this webinar, nearly two years on from the 17 October Revolution, we hear from speakers active in the fields of politics, labour union organising, urban space and law, who will address the aftermath of the Beirut explosion, the future of political activism, the upcoming elections and what may be emerging in Lebanon. Ghida Frangieh is a lawyer and researcher based in Beirut. She has been a member of the Legal Agenda since 2011 and is currently the head of its Strategic Litigation Unit. The Legal Agenda is a law and society research and advocacy organization with offices in Beirut and Tunis. Ghida recently worked on producing a legal guide for the victims of the Beirut blast of 4 August 2020 to support their path to justice. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Human Rights from France and has produced various publications related to social justice and human rights issues. She is also a founding member of Ruwad Al-Houkouk Association and the Lawyers Committee for the Defense of Protesters. Ibrahim Halawi is a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests focus on theories and histories of counterrevolution and revolution, with an emphasis on counterrevolution and revolution in the Middle East. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and established outlets on Lebanon, as well as revolution and sectarianism more broadly. Ibrahim is also the Secretary of Foreign Relations for Citizens in a State party, a progressive secular Lebanese party. Abir Saksouk graduated as an architect in 2005, and later did her masters in Urban Development Planning. She is co-founder and co-director of Public Works Studio, a research-based organization that addresses spatial inequality in Lebanon. Her primary focus includes urbanism and law, property and shared space, and right to the city of marginalized communities. Abir is also a member of the Legal Agenda and co-founder of Dictaphone Group. Omar Al-Ghazzi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. His work focuses on questions around the global power asymmetries in the reporting and representation of conflict. He researches digital journalism, the politics of time and memory, and the geopolitics of popular culture, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

The Critical Hour
Warmonger Congress is a Hindrance to Peace; US Making Plans for Failed JCPOA Talks

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 115:06


Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Iran. The US and Israel are discussing "other options" when the US does not re-enter the Iran nuclear plan. Also, we discuss the twisted logic of the JCPOA opposition in which these war hawks argue the opposite of reality.Teresa Lundy, principal and founder of TML Communications, a leading public relations, communications, and advocacy firm in Pennsylvania, and business columnist at Metro Philly, joins us to discuss Roe v. Wade. A federal judge has blocked the implementation of the Texas anti-abortion law. Also, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in another draconian abortion law passed in Mississippi.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Eastern Europe. NATO has expelled eight Russian diplomats over alleged claims of "undisclosed espionage." Also, natural gas prices in Europe are falling after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he will boost supplies to Europe.Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Congressional warmongers. The ultra hawkish United States Congress is blocking moves to reset relations with China and adopt a "no first use" of nukes policy. Congress is a major hurdle to peaceful change in the US because they use foreign policy bravado for domestic political purposes.Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss US foreign policy. US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to a virtual meeting as the US empire's aggression towards China threatens to spin out of control. Also, the US State Department claims that they are ready to deal directly with the Taliban in what appears to be a de facto recognition of their authority.Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss the media. Our hosts discuss the methods that Western media currently uses to propagandize and mislead their readers regarding China. Also, The New York Times publishes a fake news report and continues to spread falsehoods after the information in the article is proven to be incorrect.John Kiriakou, journalist, author and host of The Back Story, joins us to discuss the CIA's torture program. He argues that Guantanamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah should be released by the Supreme Court. Zubaydah has been held and tortured for many years in violation of US and international law.Gary Flowers, host of “The Gary Flowers Show” on radio station Rejoice WREJ-AM 990, joins us to discuss militarized police. US police departments have been armed with military weapons and trained in violence by international groups. We discuss whether the police need these weapons and why they are employed against citizens of the US empire. Is the War on Terror coming home?

The Critical Hour
EUROPEAN UNION GAS PRICES EXPLODE

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 115:51


K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. President Joe Biden has reportedly advised the Japanese Prime Minister that the US is willing to go to war with China over the Senkakus Islands. Also, Taiwan's leader has been arguing that her nation is at the forefront of democracy worldwide and must therefore be protected from China.RT European correspondent Peter Oliver joins us to discuss gas prices in Europe. Gas prices in Europe have skyrocketed to the highest numbers in a decade, as political wrangling over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline dampens hope for immediate relief. The pipeline project is complete and the system is ready to transport badly needed fuel to European households.Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Democrats are working on the major spending bills, as indications from Capitol Hill spell major concessions from the left flank of the party. Also, President Biden is discussing the filibuster, and the discussion of minting a trillion-dollar coin has gained enough credibility for a mainstream discussion.Oscar Chacon, co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, joins us to discuss immigration. Immigrants and like-minded activists are gathering outside of the Brooklyn home of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pressure him for action on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. In the absence of comprehensive legislation, activists want a path to citizenship added to the current spending bill.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Africom. The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has begun an "International Month of Action Against Africom." In their press release, the BAP explains that "The Black Alliance for Peace's International Month of Action Against AFRICOM aims to raise the public's awareness about the U.S. military's existence in Africa, and how the presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent."Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net & CounterPunch and the author of "Danger to Society: Against Vaccine Passports," joins us to discuss the John Durham investigation. The probe into the origins of the Russia-gate operation has revealed a tangled web of lies directly implicating the 2016 Clinton campaign. Is this investigation an honest inquiry or further insider dealings to cover the FBI's complicity in the project?Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss press freedom. Patrick Lawrence has a new article in consortiumnews.com in which he argues "in the failed corporate coverage of Steven Donziger and Julian Assange there is an imposition of darkness, ignorance inflicted on Americans with intent." Lawrence describes the way the news and information are controlled and corrupted in the US empire.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Iran. The US State Department has spoken with China in an attempt to reduce their purchases of oil from Iran. US attempts at crushing the Iranian economy have been thwarted consistently by Russia and China. The acceptance of the Islamic Republic into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization appears to signal little or no future cooperation with US sanctions.

My Favorite Detective Stories
David Swinson | My Favorite Detective Stories Episode 138

My Favorite Detective Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 32:26


Today's episode is brought to you by John's full series of crime thrillers available right now. You can get them through Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/John-A.-Hoda/e/B00BGPXBMM%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share  You can also sign up for the newsletter at http://www.JohnHoda.com to get a free copy of John's new novella Liberty City Nights.David Swinson grew up in Washington, DC, Beirut, Mexico City and Stockholm, the son of a foreign service officer. He is a retired police detective from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, having been assigned to Major Crimes. Swinson is the author of THE SECOND GIRL, CRIME SONG, TRIGGER and CITY ON THE EDGE. He lives with his wife and daughter in Northern Virginia.https://twitter.com/casejackets?lang=enhttps://www.amazon.com/David-Swinson/e/B006GGIPAE%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_sharehttps://www.facebook.com/sluglord.presents Thank you for listening. If you have a moment to spare please leave a rating or comment on Apple Podcasts as that will help us expand the circle around our campfire. If you have any questions please feel to reach out to me via my website http://www.johnhoda.com

Newshour
Yemen: heavy fighting in Marib

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 47:22


Government forces and Houthi rebels clash in Western Yemen. We also hear about the women detained by the rebels. Also on the programme: the father of a three-year-old girl killed in the port explosion in Beirut last year tells us that he's disgusted with the latest halt to the investigation; and the head of a French commission investigating the Roman Catholic church says it's found evidence of about 3000 abusers since 1950. (Picture: A checkpoint in Aden, Yemen. Credit Reuters / Salman)