09 Apr 2017

An Essential And Critical Conversation On Trump’s Hasty Decision To Attack Syria

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 and neoconservatives, is highlighted. Further into the show, the hosts break down who the media has referred

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President Donald Trump greets an Airman after joining him and other service members for lunch during a visit at MacDill, AFB, FL, Feb. 6, 2017. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)
06 Apr 2017

Democrats, Neoconservatives Unite In Support Of Strikes In Syria As Trump Launches Attack

Democrats joined neoconservatives, who long pushed for U.S. military forces to topple Assad’s regime, to advocate for bombing Syria after alleged chemical attack.

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Aftermath of the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Photo by Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-US
05 Apr 2017

How Do Media Outlets Know Source Of Chemical Attack Was Syrian Government?

While images of children struggling to breathe and survive is sickening, there must be some sober consideration about the realities on the ground in Syria.

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President Donald Trump discusses current military operations with Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command Commander, and Gen. Raymond A. "Tony" Thomas, U.S. Special Operations Command Commander at MacDill, AFB, FL, Feb. 6, 2017. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)
05 Apr 2017

Danger Looms As Trump Outsources Military Decisions To Pentagon

President Trump is increasingly giving more and more power for command military decisions to the Pentagon.

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03 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 12: The Battle For Raqqa And Future Of Syria Feat. Joshua Landis

On this episode of Around The Empire, Syria expert Professor Joshua Landis discusses the battle for Raqqa and the competing forces in Syria’s civil war.

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Syrian refugee center on the Turkish border (3 August 2012). By Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell on Turkish border, "Refugees Flee Aleppo; Hot, Barren Turkish Camps Await". - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpYAoR5nzBo&feature=plcp, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21077864
31 Mar 2017

Trump Administration Officially Drops Regime Change Objective In Syria

The U.S. will focus only on eliminating ISIS and other terror groups as part of its counter-terrorism program, not regime change.

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28 Mar 2017

Oregon State Student Group Stands Up For Arab Journalists Amidst Calls To Disinvite Them From Event

A student group hosting an event at Oregon State University on Palestine, Syria, and Yemen, refuses to disinvite two Arab journalists scheduled to speak.

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10 Mar 2017

Despite Campaign Promises, Trump Wades Further Into Middle East

During the campaign, Trump slammed “dumb wars” like Iraq that cost lives and money and achieved “nothing.” But he’s escalating them now that he’s in office.

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06 Mar 2017

Writers, Activists Issue Statement Against Blacklisting In Solidarity With Journalist Rania Khalek

Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald, and others sign statement of solidarity with journalist Rania Khalek and caution against political litmus tests on Syria.

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Image adapted from "Shadows" by kdigga on Flickr
28 Feb 2017

Statement On Oz Katerji’s Request To Be Given A Platform After ‘No-Platforming’ Rania Khalek

For the past days, those who follow my journalism may have noticed exchanges between Oz Katerji, a freelance writer and journalist, and me. I confronted and berated Katerji for attacking a colleague, Rania Khalek, and playing a role in getting her speaking event at the University of North Carolina canceled.

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