08 Jun 2017

Stories You May Have Missed As Comey Hearing Dominated US News

A much-anticipated Senate intelligence committee hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey dominated United States media over the past day and a half. Not only did every other media outlet publish coverage of the hearing, but several even covered how the media covered the Comey hearing. For example, the Washington

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President Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia talk together during ceremonies, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo Shealah Craighead on Flickr)
27 May 2017

Trump Sides With ISIS Supporters In Middle East Sectarian War

Rather than confront the roots of the terrorism, Trump praised its benefactors and took a side in a sectarian war that is ripping apart the Middle East.

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21 May 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 18

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and how ordinary Syrians view the armed opposition in Syria. They celebrate the release of Chelsea Manning. The hosts also talk about the Comey memo scandal that

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11 May 2017

Trump Agrees To Arm Kurds In Syria Despite Turkey’s Opposition

The United States took this long to commit to arming SDF, despite its stated objective of destroying ISIS, because of concerns from the Turkish government.

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07 May 2017

Interview With Max Blumenthal: The Left’s Failure To Confront Root Of Syrian Conflict

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcomed Max Blumenthal, journalist, senior editor of AlterNet’s Grayzone Project, and author of The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. Blumenthal has appeared on the show before, but this time he was our guest because multiple listeners requested an episode featuring him.

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04 May 2017

U.S. And Turkey On Collision Course Over Kurdish Forces In Syria

A top adviser for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ilnur Cevik, warned on May 3 that United States troops and equipment risk being destroyed due to their proximity to Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. Turkey claims those fighters are aligned with the Kurdish militant group the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK),

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Peshmerga. Photo by Kurdish Struggle on Flickr.
02 May 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 18: Kurdish Fighters In Iraq and Syria Feat. Joe Lawrence

Dan and Joanne interview photographer and film director Joe Lawrence about Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria.

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Photo by Voice of America News: Scott Bobb reports from Aleppo, Syria - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yikVv_YAvE&feature=plcp, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22023821
20 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 15: Were The Chemical Weapons Attacks In Syria A Slam Dunk? Feat. Brad Hoff

Dan and Joanne interview educator, investigative journalist, and Marine veteran Brad Hoff on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Civil War.

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - 24 MAY 2016 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (not seen) hold a joint press conference on the second day of the World Humanitarian Summit. OCHA / Berk Özkan. Photo by World Humanitarian Summit on Flickr.
17 Apr 2017

Turkey’s Praise For Trump’s Syria Missile Strikes Latest Round In Double Game

Turkey has long played a double game in Syria, claiming to partner with the United States and oppose extremism, while actively helping Al Qaida and ISIS.

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President Trump delivers a statement on Syria. (Screenshot from White House video)
12 Apr 2017

Questioning The Narrative Around Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria Is Not Fringe

Governments are known to fabricate when it comes to war. So why is it acceptable to demonize those skeptical about the April 4 chemical attack in Syria?

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