Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

Month / April 2022

While on the ground in Cuba, Breakthrough’s Rania Khalek sat down with Dr. Juan Jesús Luis Alemán. He is Deputy Director of the Moncada Clinic in Havana and a member of the Henry Reeve Brigade, a special medical mission the Cuban government dispatches to provide medical care free of charge in disaster zones. The brigade […]

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The US blockade of Cuba leaves no part of Cuban society untouched. It intentionally causes shortages of food, medicine, and fuels and seeks to fracture society and undermine the progress of Cuba’s socialist revolution. Breakthrough’s Rania Khalek went to Havana to investigate. Producer/Reporter – Rania Khalek Cinematographer – William Whiteman Editor – Matt Belen

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The war in Ukraine has led to a closing of the ranks in the West, with media and politicians in lockstep united against Russia, and some self-described leftists have joined in. As with many recent conflicts the left has been riven by divisions over what is the correct position to take, with “Putinism” replacing “Assadism” […]

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For those who just discovered Ukraine two months ago, the fact that Ukrainian nationalism has been dangerously intertwined with fascism might sound like Russian propaganda. But is it? How powerful is the Ukrainian far right? Are they really linked to Nazis? Why is the corporate-owned media denying this? To place this war and the Ukrainian […]

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The war in Ukraine is turning geopolitics upside down, in a global order that already seemed brittle. We have an oil shock, a financial shock, a cold war, a hot war, an ongoing global pandemic all at the same time. Now global supply chains, upon which modern human life depends, have been severed. Supplies of […]

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Mainstream media are whipping up a frenzy against leftists who oppose US imperialism and NATO, smearing them as “Russian agents” for trying to analyze this conflict and its causes with nuance rather than emotion or jingoism. With Western media exclusively focused on Ukraine, simply reminding people that Afghanistan is being starved due to U.S. policies, […]

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