Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

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My latest video on how and why sanctions kill. US sanctions are killing people in Iran, Syria AND Venezuela. It’s economic terrorism and it’s deadly. It has to stop! pic.twitter.com/lHFKLKpWHy — Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) April 26, 2019

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A big thanks to Al Jazeera’s Listening Post for allowing Max Blumenthal and I a platform to challenge the mainstream narrative about the war in Syria. Check out the segment.

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If you would like to support the show and help keep us going strong, please become a subscriber on our Patreon page. Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar and recent developments among the Gulf countries in the Middle East. They talk about the Saudi arms deal, which […]

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If you would like to support the show and help keep us going strong, please become a subscriber on our Patreon page. Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola spend the full episode discussing President Donald Trump’s attack on a Syrian airbase. In the beginning, the reaction of support from media personalities, as well as Democrats […]

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I’ve been reading through old coverage of the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, when the US armed the religious extremists of the mujahideen against the Soviets. The parallels to the biased coverage of the war in Syria are striking, especially with regard to the romanticization of Islamist rebels. Many of the journalistic shortcomings documented in this New York […]

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On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, journalist Rania Khalek talks a bit about what she has learned while reporting in Syria. Khalek also addresses the smear attacks on her reputation, which led to her resignation from an editorial position at Electronic Intifada. It has impacted her ability to convince media outlets to publish her work while […]

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Internal United Nations assessments obtained by The Intercept reveal that U.S. and European sanctions are punishing ordinary Syrians and crippling aid work during the largest humanitarian emergency since World War II. The sanctions and war have destabilized every sector of Syria’s economy, transforming a once self-sufficient country into an aid-dependent nation. But aid is hard to […]

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For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the ongoing bloodshed and war in Syria, which is not limited to Aleppo. Khalek and Gosztola also talk about the latest unsettling development with Chelsea Manning, who the U.S. Army punished with two weeks in solitary confinement. Later in the episode, Kevin reads a […]

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