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Elisabeth Braw, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, presents 'On the Cusp' which focuses on how governments, business and civil society can work together to strengthen countries' defence against existing and emerging threats. Each episode she interviews a guest who is a leader in their respective field.
 
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In the second chapter of filmmaker Oscar Leon's series on Ecuador's resistance, Leon travels to the rural Andean community of Buenos Aires to meet rural campesinos and indigenous citizens defending their land against multinational mining companies. The clash over land and resources goes to the heart of the conflict that paralyzed Ecuador's society …
 
After a 12-day visit, UN expert Alena Douhan calls for the lifting of US-led sanctions on Syria, where 90% of the population lives below the poverty line, 12 million grapple with food insecurity, millions are internally displaced, and electricity is scarce. The impact of the sanctions are compounded by a US military occupation of areas containing S…
 
Pushback with Aaron Maté Support Pushback: https://www.patreon.com/aaronmate After a 12-day visit, UN expert Alena Douhan calls for the lifting of US-led sanctions on Syria, where 90% of the population lives below the poverty line, 12 million grapple with food insecurity, millions are internally displaced, and electricity is scarce. The impact of t…
 
After accusing Russia of firing missiles into Poland -- and triggering calls from Ukraine for direct NATO military intervention -- US officials are now acknowledging that Ukrainian air defenses were likely responsible. Douglas Macgregor, a retired Army Colonel and former senior Pentagon adviser, says the Poland scare underscores why the US top mili…
 
After accusing Russia of firing missiles into Poland -- and triggering calls from Ukraine for direct NATO military intervention -- US officials are now acknowledging that Ukrainian air defenses were likely responsible. Douglas Macgregor, a retired Army Colonel and former senior Pentagon adviser, says the Poland scare underscores why the US top mili…
 
The Grayzone's Anya Parampil speaks with retired US Green Beret Joe Kent about his bid to represent Washington state's 3rd congressional district in the US House of Representatives. Kent, who has gained a national reputation for his criticisms of the permanent war state, shares his plan to push for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis if ele…
 
Journalists Wyatt Reed and Alex Rubinstein join Max Blumenthal to discuss the return of a deception deployed by the US at the United Nations to justify the disastrous NATO intervention in Libya. After falsely claiming Gadhafi's troops were popping Viagra pills and raping their opponents, Washington is pushing the claim that Russian soldiers are doi…
 
Danny Shaw, professor of Latin American studies at CUNY, joins Max Blumenthal to discuss Western pressure at the United Nations for an international "peacekeeping" mission to Haiti, and the various questionable justifications for the intervention. Shaw has worked with Haitian social movements since 1998 and has interacted with major players in the …
 
As Russia escalates attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine following the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines and the Ukrainian attack on the Kerch bridge, diplomacy is nowhere to be found. Scholar and author Richard Sakwa on the latest in the Ukraine crisis. "The human losses are appalling," Sakwa says. "And yet, the language of peace cann…
 
Pushback with Aaron Maté Support Pushback at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aaronmate As Russia escalates attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine following the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines and the Ukrainian attack on the Kerch bridge, diplomacy is nowhere to be found. Scholar and author Richard Sakwa on the latest in the Ukraine cr…
 
Danny Shaw, professor of Latin American studies at CUNY, joins Max Blumenthal to discuss the Brazilian national elections, in which the social democratic former president and target of political persecution Lula Da Silva, faces off against right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro. Shaw assesses the implications of a Lula victory for the country and th…
 
Support Pushback: https://www.patreon.com/aaronmateDennis Kucinich, who led Congressional opposition to the Iraq war, reacts to the Congressional Progressive Caucus retracting a letter calling for diplomacy with Russia. "If we don't believe in diplomacy," Kucinich asks, "then where do we go as a country?".Guest: Dennis Kucinich. Former Congressmemb…
 
Pushback with Aaron Maté Support Pushback: https://www.patreon.com/aaronmate Dennis Kucinich, who led Congressional opposition to the Iraq war, reacts to the Congressional Progressive Caucus retracting a letter calling for diplomacy with Russia. "If we don't believe in diplomacy," Kucinich asks, "then where do we go as a country?". Guest: Dennis Ku…
 
Journalist Wyatt Reed joins The Grayzone to describe his reporting from the ground in Donbas and the testimonies of suffering he gathered from civilians who have endured Ukrainian military attacks for eight years. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our original journalism at Patreon: https://patreon.com/gray…
 
Journalist Alex Rubinstein joins The Grayzone to discuss his multi-part investigation on the NAFO troll farm which harasses critics of the Ukraine proxy war while raising money for the Georgian Legion, a notoriously brutal militia filled with mercenaries, atrocity enthusiasts and violent extremists. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https…
 
Journalist Wyatt Reed joins Pink Floyd co-founder Max Blumenthal and The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate to describe his experiences reporting from the front lines of Donbass, where he was nearly hit by Ukrainian artillery fire, documented the rocketing of schools with US weapons, and interviewed residents who had endured eight years of Uk…
 
In a live discussion with The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal, Aaron Mate and Anya Parampil, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slams the Davos-based World Economic Forum as "a criminal operation" and lets loose on neoliberal frontman Bono. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our original journalism at Patreon: htt…
 
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters joins The Grayzone's Aaron Mate, Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil to respond to the corporate media smears has endured throughout his 2022 "This Is Not A Drill" world tour. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our original journalism at Patreon: https://patreon.com/grayzone F…
 
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters joins The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil, and Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi to discuss his politically charged "This Is Not A Drill" world tour and the creative process behind his pandemic-era ballad, "The Bar." Waters also lets loose on the Ukrainian proxy war, Israeli apartheid and social m…
 
UK journalist and "Going Underground" host Afshin Rattansi joins The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil to detail the record of new British PM Rishi Sunak, the oligarchic forces that propelled his career, and the shocking political meltdown of his predecessor, Liz Truss. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com S…
 
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate are joined by journalists Wyatt Reed and Alex Rubinstein to discuss the role of Rep. Jamie Raskin, a self-proclaimed progressive and progeny of a notable antiwar activist, in sabotaging calls for negotiation between Ukraine and Russia and amping up New Cold War fever. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more repor…
 
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate are joined by journalists Wyatt Reed and Alex Rubinstein to discuss the pathetic capitulation of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to pro-proxy war pressure just hours after releasing a letter calling for direction negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at ht…
 
En la última entrega de una serie de The Grayzone, el cineasta Oscar León se encuentra con los líderes de una huelga indígena anti-minera que paralizó al Ecuador por dos semanas, en junio de 2022. León visitó dos de los pueblos más representativos de la resistencia ecuatoriana y habló con algunos de sus dirigentes claves para comprender los temas d…
 
In the latest installation of an ongoing Grayzone series, filmmaker Oscar Leon meets the leaders of an anti-mining and indigenous strike that paralyzed Ecuador for two weeks during June 2022. Leon visited two of the most representative towns of the Ecuadorian resistance and spoke to some of the key indigenous leaders to understand the issues behind…
 
Jeffrey Sachs joins The Grayzone's Aaron Maté and Max Blumenthal to discuss escalating nuclear rhetoric in Ukraine proxy war, the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines, and why a diplomatic off-ramp is more urgent than ever. Sachs also addresses the investigation into the origins of Covid-19. Guest: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustaina…
 
Jeffrey Sachs joins The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté to discuss the investigation into the origins of Covid-19. As chair of the Lancet COVID-19 commission, Sachs alleges that SARS-CoV2 originated from dangerous gain of function experiments sponsored and conducted by US biotech institutions. He alleges a vast cover-up of Covid origins, i…
 
Jeffrey Sachs joins The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté to discuss escalating nuclear rhetoric in Ukraine proxy war, the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines, and why a diplomatic off-ramp is more urgent than ever. Guest: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustai…
 
Setareh Sadeghi, an Esfahan, Iran-based scholar and teacher, provides Max Blumenthal with a view of Iran’s protests against the country’s morality police and the death of Mahsa Amini never heard in US mainstream. Sadeghi explains that while many Iranians oppose the morality police, the protests have failed to spread far outside Tehran, and have rel…
 
Max Blumenthal documents the lives of Canadians, Australians, Americans and those from as far as Singapore who left everything behind and resettled in the Nicaraguan beachside community of San Juan del Sur, all to escape the Covid lockdowns and mandates that nearly ruined their lives. These expats detail the hardship and repression of lockdown, the…
 
Former Swiss intelligence officer and NATO adviser Jacques Baud on the next phase of the Russia-Ukraine war and new allegations that the US and UK undermined a peace deal that could have ended it. The West's aim "is not the victory of Ukraine, It's the defeat of Russia," Baud says. "The problem is that nobody cares about Ukraine. We have just instr…
 
Pushback with Aaron Maté Support Pushback: https://www.patreon.com/aaronmate Former Swiss intelligence officer and NATO adviser Jacques Baud on the next phase of the Russia-Ukraine war and new allegations that the US and UK undermined a peace deal that could have ended it. The West's aim "is not the victory of Ukraine, It's the defeat of Russia," B…
 
Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector and ex-Marines intelligence officer, addresses reports that now-former UK PM Boris Johnson pushed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reject peace talks with Russia this April, and explains how the war will devastate European economies as it drags on. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https:…
 
Scott Ritter, ex-UN weapons inspector and former Marines intelligence officer, addresses claims that the Ukrainian military targeted a prison in Donetsk filled with fighters from the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, which was incorporated into its ranks. Ritter explains why Kiev might need to silence those fighters. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting…
 
Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector and ex-Marines intelligence officer, joins Max Blumenthal to explain how the US has supported online kill lists maintained by the Ukrainian government. Blumenthal and Ritter address the malign objectives behind their own inclusion on such lists. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzon…
 
Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector and ex-Marines intelligence officer, assesses the success of Ukraine's counter-offensive around Kharkov, and whether Russia's can recover the momentum of its military campaign. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our original journalism at Patreon: https://patreon.com…
 
Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector and ex-Marines intelligence officer, provides detailed context behind the attacks on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and the role of IAEA international inspectors in mediating the conflict at the site. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our original jo…
 
Scott Ritter, former UN arms inspector and ex-Marines intelligence officer, and Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal address new allegations of war crimes in the Ukrainian town of Izyum, where Russian forces were recently ejected by a Ukrainian counter-offensive. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our original jou…
 
Scott Ritter, former UN arms inspector and Marines intelligence officer, responds to harsh criticism of the Russian military's strategy in Ukraine by Russian military bloggers supportive of Operation Z. The criticism arrived after Russia suffered its worst military defeat since 1996 at the hands of the Ukrainian military around Kharkov. ||| The Gra…
 
Was the Ukrainian military's advance around Kharkiv a turning point in the Ukraine proxy war? Will Russia have to escalate? Has the US crossed a red line with its participation in the war? Military expert and former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter joins The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate live to discuss. ... https://www.youtube.com/watc…
 
Veteran antiwar activists Medea Benjamin and Tighe Berry speak to Max Blumenthal about Code Pink's new campaign for negotiations between the US and Russia over Ukraine and a halt to billions in military aid. Benjamin and Berry discuss the chilly reception their advocacy received from even some progressive Democratic members of Congress and critique…
 
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal speaks to Faina Savenkova, a 13-year-old resident of the Lugansk Republic who was placed on the Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) "kill list" of the Ukrainian government after she issued a call to the United Nations for an end to the war she has lived through since 2014. Meera Terada also joins to provide background on Myrotvor…
 
Aaron Mate joins Max Blumenthal to discuss backlash caused by US Secretary of State Tony Blinken's trip to Africa, the Biden administration's threats against African nations for their diplomatic relations with Russia, and the history of US meddling on the continent. ||| The Grayzone ||| Find more reporting at https://thegrayzone.com Support our ori…
 
Aaron Mate joins Max Blumenthal to discuss the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's residence in Mar-a-Lago and place the ongoing investigation in the context of Russiagate. Mate and Blumenthal also cover the FBI's role in manufacturing a far-right plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and its political impact. ||| The Grayzone ||| Fin…
 
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