Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

Month / March 2022

The fighting in Ukraine might be a European war but its consequences are global, and it may even cause changes in geopolitical balances, relations and multipolarity. How can we understand this war as anti-imperialists? What will its global economic consequences be? And what will be the result of the unprecedented sanctions imposed on Russia? To […]

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Mainstream media coverage of the war in Ukraine has sought to erase the U.S. and NATO role in setting the stage for the conflict, the Western history of attacking Russia, and Europe’s violent and racist past and present. Joseph Massad, Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University, joins Dispatches with Rania […]

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BT’s Rania Khalek was on the ground in Havana, Cuba, and spoke to Dr. Vicente Vérez Bencomo, General director of the Finlay vaccine institute in Havana, which developed Cuba’s highly effective COVID-19 vaccine Soberana. They discussed how the U.S. blockade hampered the country’s vaccine development, how Cuba managed to develop five covid vaccines while under […]

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The impacts of Russia’s war in Ukraine isn’t isolated to Europe. As the US and NATO pour weapons into a Ukrainian insurgency, the risk for confrontation between nuclear armed power is rising. Does this mark the end of unipolarity and the beginning of a multipolar world? If so, what does that mean? How will support […]

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BreakThrough coverage has emphasized the US and NATO role in instigating the violence in Ukraine, which is precisely what the Western media has tried to obscure in recent weeks. We’ve also hosted many voices from different segments of the left about the war. One of those voices joining Rania Khalek from the Russian left is […]

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It’s not for nothing that the US has been called the “United States of Amnesia.” The same leaders who invaded Iraq and killed a million people, who are starving Yemenis and Afghans, who label Palestinians “terrorists” for throwing rocks, and who took every opportunity to escalate rather than de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine since 2014, […]

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After weeks of sky-high tension, ambiguity and threats, the Russian military crossed into Ukraine and the country’s eight year civil war became a war between two post-soviet armies. While the extent of Putin’s goals in the war are unclear, Western countries have been supplying the Ukrainian military with weapons, launched a brutal economic war on […]

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