Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

Tag / Iran

As Iran prepares for presidential elections, Rania Khalek is joined by Iranian scholar at Columbia University Navid Zarrinnal on her program Dispatches to discuss developments in Iran, from the coming elections to the tumultuous Trump years, relations with the Biden administration, Iran’s role in the region and more. “Hardliners” vs “Reformists” 2:21 Break down of […]

Read More

While it’s not often in the news, the Horn of Africa is volatile and often the scene of violence and its countries are victims of international interventions and interference that has played a destabilizing role, from Djibouti and Eritrea to Somalia and Ethiopia. As western imperialism continues to prop up dictators while blocking any moves […]

Read More

In recent days, disturbing videos emerged of far right Israeli Jewish mobs roaming the streets of occupied East Jerusalem openly chanting for genocide and attacking Palestinians. Over 100 Palestinians were injured and at least 20 were hospitalized. Israeli police fired at Palestinians attempting to defend themselves with stun grenades, tear gas, skunk spray, and water […]

Read More

A few weeks ago I participated in a speaking event about Syria and US foreign policy more generally. It was hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action. Below is a video of the conversation. What’s interesting about this event is that there was an attempt to get it canceled organized by a collection of pro-regime change groups […]

Read More

The Trump administration is determined to get their war on Iran regardless of whether he wins the presidential election. If Biden wins they might even act more belligerently while they still can. My latest: pic.twitter.com/keD986d2Oq — Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) October 27, 2020

Read More

Elites from both parties have blamed Russia, China, Iran, even Zimbabwe for the unrest. They blame to avoid responsibility for the brutal and unequal system that murdered George Floyd. How long did they think people would suffer in silence? pic.twitter.com/0e80s5YMJ6 — Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) June 3, 2020

Read More