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Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus and beyond share their take on the most important stories every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
Greg Palast is an investigative reporter, whose news-breaking stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone Magazine. You can read and watch his reports at GregPalast.com. Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," "Billionaires & Ballot Bandits," "Armed Madhouse," and the highly acclaimed "Vultures' Picnic." His full-length feature film, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," was released in 2016.
 
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‘The Truth Illusion’ explores one of the most profound questions that philosophers through the ages have tried to answer. What can we prove to be the truth? In today's deeply divided societies, is it even possible for people to agree on a common ‘reality’? Al Jazeera investigates how those deepening divisions began and how they have eroded faith in…
 
It has been two-and-a-half months since Russia invaded Ukraine. Talks have not produced much as Russia steps up its military campaign, especially in the east, and some neighbouring countries now fear possible Russian aggression against them. NATO's presence in Lithuania has increased to about 3,000 soldiers. But Vilnius has joined other Baltic stat…
 
Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank while covering an Israeli army raid in the Jenin refugee camp. Palestinians are blaming the Israeli military, while Israel is neither confirming nor denying responsibility. Also, as the US Supreme Court weighs in on Roe v. Wade, we hear about abortion rights in Indi…
 
Israeli forces have killed Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh as she covered Israeli raids in the Occupied West Bank. The network calls it a blatant murder in cold blood and there are international demands for a thorough investigation. But will anyone be held accountable for her death? Join host Nastasya Tay. Guest: Nour Odeh - Political An…
 
Racist slurs, satire, an ancient Islamic "advert" and World Cup football pride are the inspirations for these four song stories from the Arabian Gulf. In Kuwait, the Haydoo song was born as an expression of pride in the face of unpleasant slurs in the 1981 World Cup; in Oman, a satirical song about a cat and mouse is really about the political situ…
 
The UN says a record 100 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide. The war in Ukraine is one of the factors driving people to leave. But will this be the wake-up call to resolve other conflicts? Join host Hashem Ahelbarra. Guests: Nazanine Moshiri - Senior Analyst for Climate & Security, Africa, Crisis Group. Jesper Bjarnesen - Senior …
 
Away from the battlefield, the world is grappling with the war in Ukraine. In 90 days, the conflict has boosted inflation, spiking food and oil prices. Western alliances have provided billions of dollars in military and humanitarian aid to the country, but will the tap keep flowing, or are we getting close to an end? In this episode: James Bays, Al…
 
Israel’s denial and disinformation surrounding the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh came as no surprise to Palestinians familiar with the Israeli playbook - the one it uses to deflect, delay and avoid accountability. It has the effect of muddying the waters, obscuring what, to those on the ground, is crystal clear: that Israel sys…
 
US President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday and will meet with leaders from Japan, Australia and India on his first trip to Asia as president. The White House seeks to rally its allies in Asia to send a message to China against bullying its neighbors. And the UN human rights office has confirmed 8,000 civilian casualties in Ukraine, inc…
 
The US, EU and their allies imposed heavy sanctions on Russia as punishment for invading Ukraine. But Moscow says the country is weathering the storm. So, what's the real picture? Join host Hashem Ahelbarra. Guests: Vyacheslav Mishchenko - Energy Markets and Oil Gas expert. Chris Weafer - Chief Executive Officer, Macro-Advisory, a strategic consult…
 
In Mexico, American guns are a fact of life. The Mexican government estimates nearly 70% of guns trafficked into the country come from the US. Meanwhile, in the US, the same patchwork of weak gun laws affects Mexico: gun trafficking is not a federal crime. The Mexican government is taking an unusual tack to try to stop the flow of arms: they’ve fil…
 
On Monday, 260 Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The troops were taken to areas under Russian control and now face an uncertain fate. Also, Secretary-General António Guterres says that the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine has fueled unprecedented world hunger. In just two years, the number of food-insec…
 
Once again, two rival Prime Ministers are jostling for power in Libya and triggering fighting in the capital Tripoli. Elections are delayed, and peace talks have made little progress. So, could this be the return of civil war? Join host Hashem Ahelbarra. Guests: Salah Elbakkoush - Political Analyst and Former Senior Adviser to Negotiating Team of t…
 
The killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akla has brought mainstream media outlets under the spotlight. We look at why mainstream media has been accused of dropping their objectivity, impartiality, and accuracy when they cover stories related to Palestine and Palestinian lives and deaths. In this episode: Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah), Execut…
 
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