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In this newscast, Rick Sanchez discusses the political challenges faced by Emmanuel Macron in France, noting widespread discontent and the rising popularity of Marine Le Pen ahead of parliamentary elections. Shifting focus to the US, Sanchez critiques President Biden’s apparent struggles with his mental capacity. Finally, Rick is joined by Sarah Bils, co-founder of DD Geopolitics, to discuss Western leaders and their historic meddling across the globe.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 12:33:58 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: Failed summit? /podcast/599466-failed-summit-ukraine-conflict/
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The Swiss-hosted Ukraine ‘peace conference’ was an abject failure. It failed because the issue of peace was not on the agenda. They did everything they could to escalate and prolong the conflict. Meanwhile, Moscow has its own plans to see an end to the fighting. 

CrossTalking with Nicolai Petro, Andrii Telizhenko, and Luc Rivet.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 06:09:15 +0000 RT
Zelensky and the billions: Trump’s stark revelation /podcast/599403-zelensky-support-trump-revelation/
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In this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez opens with a discussion on Donald Trump’s recent comments about President Vladimir Zelensky and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, highlighting Trump’s claim about Zelensky’s request for $60 billion in aid. The show also features commentary on corporate media, with Jon Stewart and Cenk Uygur sharing their experiences of media control. Finally, Rick is joined for an interview with Professor Peter Kuznick, co-author of ‘The Untold History of the United States’, to discuss the likelihood of a nuclear war breaking out in the future.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 14:11:00 +0000 RT
Reproduction’s role in the 2024 election /podcast/599310-ivf-role-voting-system/
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The Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade in June 2022 has led Democrats to victory in the elections held since then. For 2024, the right to contraception and in-vitro fertilization seems to be the new scare tactic to get Americans to vote blue in the polls. Lead Senate Republicans are going on a talk show circuit tour to try and change the narrative and push for pro-IVF bills. This new legislation comes after Alabama’s top court ruled frozen embryos are legally children and the destruction of such embryos constitutes a crime under the state’s “wrongful death of a minor” law. On this episode of 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes concludes that the reason contraception is such a hot topic is that hookup culture and getting married later in life is becoming the societal norm. Her panel (Desi K Robinson, health professor and doula; Woodrow Johnston, CEO of Revere Strategies; Timothy Gordon, host of the Rules for Retrogrades Podcast) weighs in. Or is there something to be said for taking responsibility for the people you sleep with?

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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 05:27:31 +0000 RT
The US is the godfather of the Gaza genocide, Israel is showcasing unhinged extremism (Ali Abunimah) /podcast/599368-us-role-gaza-genocide/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the Ali Abunimah, the founder and director of the Electronic Intifada. He discusses the Nuseirat massacre committed by Israel in Gaza, the ongoing rhetoric and propaganda from the US and Israel on ceasefire negotiations and their blaming of Hamas for no breakthrough, how the Palestinian resistance is imposing a defeat against Israel, the mainstream media’s role in propagating Israeli and US propaganda regarding Gaza, the disastrous Russia-NATO proxy war in Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s direct role in the genocide in Gaza, evidence of Israel killing its own civilians on October 7, and the propaganda to manufacture consent for the Gaza genocide, the glee of Israeli soldiers and Israeli society over the genocide in Gaza, Israel’s torture program and the similarities between it and the US’ torture program in Iraq, and much more.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2024 05:56:09 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: Russia’s peace plan /podcast/599369-russia-ukraine-peace-plan/
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has set out the conditions for Ukraine that would lead to an immediate ceasefire, and ultimately an end to the conflict. Unfortunately, the West is more interested in escalation and more war rather than establishing peace.

CrossTalking with Stevan Gajic and Dmitry Babich.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2024 05:32:27 +0000 RT
The week in focus: NATO, Ukraine, and AIPAC’s influence on US politics /podcast/599308-aipac-influence-us-politics-review/
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In this week’s review, Rick Sanchez discusses contentious global and national issues with his panel of experts, co-host of “The Critical Hour” on Radio Sputnik, Dr. Wilmer Leon, and Garland Nixon. The topics include tensions between the US, NATO, and Russia. The show also covers an anti-war protester’s confrontation with President Biden, Congressman Thomas Massie’s contentious relationship with the Israel lobby group AIPAC, and the legal controversy surrounding the hit Netflix series “Baby Reindeer.”

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Mon, 17 Jun 2024 05:32:17 +0000 RT
What are you paying for? /podcast/599332-west-elites-money-ukraine-israel/
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On this episode of Moscow Mules, Chay Bowes and his crew examine all the myriad ways the Western elites waste tax money to please their oligarch friends in Ukraine and Israel. We also examine a curious case of two nations infecting each other with gayness and fascism.

Tune in for a cheeky dose of how bad things really are.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2024 06:36:49 +0000 RT
Peaceful break-up? Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska /podcast/599331-dodik-balkanization-political-process/
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In political science, the term Balkanization is used to describe the process of the often-deliberate fragmentation of a country, or territory, into smaller and frequently hostile parts. When it comes to the Balkans today, how solid are the current borders? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2024 05:44:04 +0000 RT
Fighting for violent sexual assault survivors /podcast/599168-unreported-sexual-assaults-cases/
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Most sexual assaults go unreported for a variety of reasons: It’s his word versus hers; the victim feels embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated; or the trauma is so severe that the victim can’t bring herself to report the crime, lest she be called to testify in court and relive the whole nightmare. On this episode of the Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with author, speaker, and licensed counselor Lisa Saruga about her own harrowing story and why some victims are brave enough to fight back, even when that fight takes decades.

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Sat, 15 Jun 2024 05:33:24 +0000 RT
GUProf. Jeffrey Sachs on Ukraine, Gaza & Taiwan: The US is risking all-out war with Russia & China /podcast/599320-sachs-us-risk-war-china-russia/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, president of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Former Special Advisor to UN Secretaries-General. He discusses why he is never brought on mainstream media to discuss the Ukraine proxy war and the lies of the Western media, how the G7’s growing arrogance is resulting in multiple crises, in Gaza, Ukraine and Taiwan, how NATO countries’ governments and media continuously using the term ‘unprovoked invasion’ when discussing the Russia-NATO proxy war in Ukraine, how the Ukraine proxy war could have easily been avoided and the consequences of NATO expansion and adventurism, the ‘Ukraine peace conference’ in Switzerland, why nothing will change after the November 2024 US Presidential election regardless of if Biden or Trump wins, the increasing failure of US sanctions and the rise of BRICS, why he believes a two-state solution is the only solution to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, the 100 years of manipulation of the Arab world by colonial powers, the US giving the green light for Ukraine to strike inside Russia, and much more.

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Sat, 15 Jun 2024 05:31:38 +0000 RT
German parliament’s bold move & the global shift away from Western hegemony /podcast/599236-western-hegemony-shifting-global-order/
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In this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez critiques the bias in Western media coverage, using Jake Tapper’s comments on Hamas as an example. He also covers an anti-war activist’s confrontation with President Biden, the audience’s reaction, and efforts by China and Brazil to broker peace in Ukraine. The show concludes with an interview with Professor Glenn Diesen, who discusses his book on the shifting global order and the end of Western hegemony.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2024 13:12:16 +0000 RT
Royal luxury: Faberge & imperial porcelain - The Russian Empire’s discreet charm /podcast/599234-faberge-imperial-porcelain-romanov/
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St. Petersburg was once the resplendent capital of the Russian Empire. And it was there that the ruling Romanov family established a tradition of high-end luxury, such as Faberge jewelry and Imperial Porcelain.

Take a closer look at the biggest private collection of Royal Easter Eggs at the Faberge Museum, while secrets are revealed at the legendary Imperial Porcelain Manufactory.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2024 06:13:07 +0000 RT
Blinken the undertaker /podcast/599227-blinken-undertaker-gaza-conflict/
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is an odd character. He says he longs for peace and justice for the people of Gaza. But all the while he acts as Israel’s lawyer on the international stage. Such a lawyer is merely an undertaker of the ‘rules-based order’.

CrossTalking with Joshua Landis, Larry Johnson, and Lionel.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2024 06:13:02 +0000 RT
The hidden financial agendas behind Ukraine and AIPAC’s influence on US politics /podcast/599197-lindsey-graham-ukraine-financial-interests/
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In today’s episode of “Direct Impact,” Rick Sanchez explores the underlying motivations behind America’s involvement in Ukraine, citing statements from Hungarian leader Victor Orban and US Senator Lindsey Graham that suggest financial interests are at play. Rick also highlights Tucker Carlson’s interview with Congressman Thomas Massie, who discusses the powerful influence of the Israel Lobby, AIPAC, over US politicians. Finally, Rick has a discussion with Kevork Almassian, host of Syriana Analysis, to uncover the reasons behind Syria’s ongoing crisis.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:16:14 +0000 RT
Redefining terrorism: The BRICS stand /podcast/599167-terrorism-acts-double-standarts/
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In this episode of “Direct Impact,” Rick Sanchez discusses the complexities and double standards in labeling acts as terrorism versus acts of war, using examples from the recent conflicts between Hamas and Israel. Additionally, he explores a lawsuit against the hit Netflix series “Baby Reindeer” for alleged inaccuracies in its portrayal of the real-life woman it is based on. The episode concludes with an interview with Ukrainian whistleblower Andrii Telizhenko, to gain deeper insights into Ukraine’s past and present.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 13:27:32 +0000 RT
Folly of escalation /podcast/599147-pro-war-elites-lost-vote/
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As Western leaders recklessly talk of escalating the conflict in Ukraine, European voters have sent the exact opposite message. The pro-war elites are clearly out of step with voters, and they have been punished for it.

CrossTalking with Daniel McAdams, Richard Cook, and Matthew Ehret.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 05:53:40 +0000 RT
NATO’s dangerous game of chicken, and the Western spin on India’s elections /podcast/599063-missiles-capable-striking-russia/
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In this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez discusses the escalating tensions between the US, its NATO allies, and Russia, following a controversial decision by the US, Germany, and France to provide Ukraine with missiles capable of striking deep inside Russian territory. Plus, the show highlights Russia’s strategic military maneuvers in Cuba, drawing historical parallels to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The episode concludes with an interview with Professor Francis Anthony Boyle, who links NATO’s actions to the conflict in Ukraine.

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Tue, 11 Jun 2024 20:01:00 +0000 RT
Police reform 180 /podcast/599145-campus-police-reform-initiatives/
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During ‘police week’, the House GOP announced new bills to support police and allow them to actually do their job. The George Floyd riots brought about police reform initiatives and ‘defund the police’ movements. However, since the implementation of these rules, which allow criminals to break the law, crime has skyrocketed across the nation. Americans are fed up, and the protests breaking out across college campuses were the final straw. Students and professional protesters who joined their ranks destroyed university campuses, terrorizing students who actually attended classes, and even interrupted graduation ceremonies or caused them to be canceled. UNC has completely done away with their DEI programs and is transferring their $2.3 million in funding to campus police and public safety initiatives. Motivated by recent pro-Palestinian campus protests, the board reasoned that more funds were needed for law enforcement on campus. States and companies are also reversing laws allowing shoplifters to get away scot free. On this episode of 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes discusses with her panel (Dominick Izzo, Former Chicago area police officer; Ronald Hampton, Author & retired DC Metropolitan police officer; Steve Abramowicz, CEO, Heartland Journal) about the absolute 180 on police and crime.

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Tue, 11 Jun 2024 16:11:58 +0000 RT
Are graduation speeches the new social movement? /podcast/599062-graduation-speeches-ideas-promotion/
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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker criticized President Joe Biden during a commencement speech at a Catholic university. Butker, a devout Catholic himself, slammed Biden for his response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as his positions on issues such as abortion and radical gender ideology. Meanwhile, Biden is hemorrhaging the minority vote. He thinks the way to relate to his base on his comeback tour is pushing back a ban on menthol cigarettes, trying to legalize marijuana, and giving an HBCU commencement speech. On this episode of 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes asks her panel (Rainer Shea, student, Humboldt County, California; Timothy Gordon, host, Rules for Retrogrades podcast; Angie Wong, co-host, The Final Countdown): with the culture wars seeping into commencement speeches this year, are graduations the new social movement?

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Tue, 11 Jun 2024 16:03:11 +0000 RT
Week in review: Biden’s peace deal & American political discontent /podcast/598885-american-political-discontent-review/
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In this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez is joined by Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon, co-host’s of “The Critical Hour” on Radio Sputnik. Together they discuss President Biden’s announcement of a peace deal with Israel, which was met with skepticism from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Plus, Trump’s conviction on 34 counts is discussed, alongside viral headlines showing voters disillusioned with politics more than ever before. A new study reveals widespread distrust in American institutions.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2024 05:52:56 +0000 RT
CrossTalk Bullhorns: Biden talks war /podcast/599030-biden-call-war-eu-elections/
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President Joe Biden used the D-Day commemorations to call for war, rather than peace. And the European elections – are they less than useless?

CrossTalking with George Szamuely and Martin Jay.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2024 05:52:23 +0000 RT
Modi re-elected: Has Narendra Modi been a success or failure for India? (Prof. Brahma Chellaney) /podcast/599031-modi-india-success-failure/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Prof. Brahma Chellaney, a former advisor to India’s National Security Council. He engages in a debate with Afshin Rattansi on the reduced vote share that the Indian electorate gave Narendra Modi’s BJP after ten years of his rule, why the INDIA opposition alliance was still unable to topple the BJP and its allies, poverty alleviation and inequality in India compared to neighboring communist China, Modi’s Hindu-Muslim culture wars as economic problems persist for the poor and working classes, the increased concentration of ownership of India’s media outlets by oligarchs, India’s pro-Israel turn under Narendra Modi and deepening ties with the West, New Delhi’s independent stance on the Ukraine proxy war and continued good relations with Russia, and much more.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2024 05:52:12 +0000 RT
Attrition of delusion? Vasily Kashin, Director at the Center for Comprehensive European & International Studies, HSE /podcast/598995-ukraine-conflict-red-lines/
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Despite all the Western military assistance and the escalating rhetorical animosity, the conflict in Ukraine is still constrained by some unspoken understanding between Russia and the West as to what’s allowed and what’s not. Where are those red lines and what may happen if they are crossed? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Vasily Kashin, Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the Higher School of Economics.

This interview was held on the sidelines of the Fourth Central Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club in Ufa.

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Sun, 09 Jun 2024 05:17:37 +0000 RT
The critical importance of whistleblowers /podcast/598426-whistleblowers-importance-being-protected/
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There have been so many important whistleblowers over the years—big names like Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Bradley Birkenfeld, Annie Machon, and Katherine Gunn, just to name a few—that you wouldn’t be wrong to think that official opinion, the opinion of governments, had changed so that these truthtellers would be protected for their revelations. But that’s not necessarily the case. Certainly, many countries have moved forward on whistleblower protection. The European Union immediately comes to mind. But the US and UK are not among them. In most cases, at least involving government whistleblowers, the US and UK cite national security as the reason for not welcoming new disclosures. And indeed, they use the Espionage Act and the Official Secrets Act, respectively, to prosecute whistleblowers. But why hasn’t more been done to protect private sector whistleblowers? Why do people who blow the whistle on waste, fraud, abuse, illegality, or threats to the public health or public safety at Big Pharma, in international banking, inside international conglomerates, and elsewhere still face the untampered wrath of their companies? Where are protections for these whistleblowers? On this episode of The Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou discuss the critical importance of whistleblowers with former whistleblower and whistleblower advocate Jane Turner.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2024 05:36:42 +0000 RT
Gaza genocide: Western politicians are fundamentally racist towards Palestinians (Mouin Rabbani) /podcast/598969-rabbani-west-racist-palestinians/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Mouin Rabbani, Co-Editor of Jadaliyya and Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. He discusses the latest Gaza ceasefire negotiations debacle between the US and Israel, the typical blame being placed on Hamas and the US being ‘more pro-Israel than Israel itself’, the paradox of the US trying to avoid regional escalation while feeling it with full-throttle support for Israel’s Gaza genocide. We also analyse the increasing ineffectiveness of Israel’s propaganda for international audiences and the shift of Israeli society to the far-right, the mainstream media’s attacks on dissenting pro-Palestinian voices, why Israel is the US’ vassal state rather than the other way around, the slow end of blind bi-partisan support for Israel, US attempts to attach Israeli normalisation to security pact negotiations with Saudi Arabia, the GCC’s strategic diversification away from solely relying on the US to provide security, the racism of the Western political class, and much more.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2024 05:35:40 +0000 RT
Truth unveiled: US state department slip-up on Israel-Palestine conflict /podcast/598877-normandy-d-day-commemoration-event/
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In this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez delves into a startling revelation made by a US State Department official regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict. Additionally, he explores the controversy surrounding Russia’s exclusion from a Normandy D-Day commemoration event, juxtaposed with Ukraine’s invitation. Lastly, Rick engages in a discussion with Leila Hatoum, Editor-In-Chief at MENA Uncensored, regarding persistent tensions between Israel and Lebanon.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2024 21:48:38 +0000 RT
Ukraine unveiled: The hidden truths you won’t hear in the mainstream media /podcast/598812-nato-role-global-conflicts/
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On today’s episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez delves into the overlooked realities of the Ukraine conflict, challenging mainstream media narratives. He asserts that Russia is decisively defeating Ukraine, contrary to popular belief in the West. Rick also examines a survey showing young Americans’ disillusionment with their political system. And finally, geopolitical expert George Szamuely joins in, to discuss Ukraine and NATO’s role in global conflicts.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2024 05:47:33 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: ‘Biden ceasefire?’ /podcast/598874-biden-ceasefire-gaza-conflict/
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What should we make of the ‘Biden ceasefire’ which apparently originated in Israel that the Israeli government fails to own? Is this merely cheap domestic political posturing, or a reflection of the moral rot of American foreign policy? Probably both.

CrossTalking, with Lionel, Giorgio Cafiero, and Michael Maloof.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2024 05:35:25 +0000 RT
The cost of meme coins /podcast/598424-meme-coins-rise-crypto-investors/
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On this episode of The Cost of Everything, we take a closer look at the unexpected rise of meme coins, a surprising development for many long-term crypto investors. Join host Christy Ai and Professor Hans G. Despain as they explore why, despite expectations for the trend to wane alongside the memes that birthed them, meme coins continue to thrive. Even a decade after the creation of the first-ever meme coin, Dogecoin, this category of cryptocurrencies shows no signs of slowing down.

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Thu, 06 Jun 2024 07:40:28 +0000 RT
Biden’s peace plan rejected by Israel, and South Africa’s historic political shift /podcast/598763-biden-proposed-peace-plan-israel/
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In this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez tackles several pressing international issues, starting with President Biden’s announcement of a peace deal with Israel, which was promptly rejected by Prime Minister Netanyahu. The show also explores Turkey’s surprising interest in joining BRICS, reflecting a potential shift in global alliances, and concludes with a discussion on the on the latest from the South Africa elections with Clinton Nzala, a writer for African Stream.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2024 14:28:50 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: NATO’s escalation /podcast/598759-nato-russia-standoff-escalation/
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We are told US President Joe Biden does not want the standoff with Russia over Ukraine to trigger a global war. The evidence, however, suggests just the opposite. NATO is now using Ukraine to attack Russia. Have no doubts, Russia will respond.

CrossTalking with Dimitri Lascaris, Carl Zha, and Yawen Xu.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2024 06:44:13 +0000 RT
Polarized America: What Trump’s conviction means for 2024, and China unveils the far side of the Moon /podcast/598719-donald-trump-conviction-popularity/
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In today’s episode of “Direct Impact,” Rick Sanchez dives into the persisting loyalty to Donald Trump, despite his conviction on 34 criminal counts. Additionally, China’s triumphant landing of a probe on the far side of the Moon underscores the country’s remarkable technological prowess. And finally, Rick is joined by political commentator and cartoonist Ted Rall, who discusses his new book “2024: Revisited.”

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Tue, 04 Jun 2024 12:51:34 +0000 RT
The debates: A presidential slugfest? /podcast/598422-biden-trump-debates-tensions/
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On this episode of 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes digs into President Biden’s latest challenge to Donald Trump to engage in two presidential debates in the coming months. But the details of the debates leave much to be desired and a lot of questions are still up in the air about former President Trump’s pending legal cases as well as President Biden’s physical and mental fitness. Scottie is joined by her expert panel (Alan Grayson, former US congressman; Larry Ward, President of Political Media Inc.; Steve Malzberg, Conservative Media Commentator) to discuss what will be the result of these debates and if any surprises await the American people as we move closer to the November election.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2024 08:19:38 +0000 RT
Sunny Deol on the power of Indian cinema /podcast/598462-sunny-deol-power-indian-cinema/
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On today’s episode, Anupam Kher is joined by Bollywood star-turned-producer and director Sunny Deol – the eldest son of veteran actor Dharmendra Deol. He made a spectacular Bollywood comeback in 2023 with “Gadar-2,” a period action-drama about the violent fallout of the partition of colonial India in 1947. Deol is known for his larger-than-life on-screen characters and patriotism for his homeland. He is impressed by the realistic portrayals of South Indian films that have struck a chord with their audience. As a one-term member of parliament with the BJP, Deol is ready to bid farewell to politics and concentrate fully on creating engaging cinema that makes his family tradition proud.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2024 16:31:35 +0000 RT
Sport or geopolitics: The Olympics in the modern age /podcast/598420-sport-olympics-geopolitical-tensions/
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In anticipation of the upcoming Paris Olympics, The MO tackles the contentious issue of athlete treatment amidst geopolitical tensions. Host Manila Chan sits down with author and cartoonist Ted Rall to explore the perceived hypocrisy surrounding the mistreatment of Russian athletes amid the Ukraine conflict, while athletes from other countries embroiled in conflicts receive less scrutiny.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2024 07:48:06 +0000 RT
From Rafah to Taiwan: Recapping a week of global political turmoil /podcast/598533-rafah-bombing-taiwan-turmoil/
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In today’s episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez is joined by the co-hosts of The Critical Hour on Radio Sputnik to take a look at Israel’s bombing of a refugee camp in Rafah. The show then shifts to the conclusion of former President Donald Trump’s trial over alleged campaign finance violations and, finally, Rick also covers a controversial move by Taiwan’s legislature that is sparking political tension.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2024 07:33:21 +0000 RT
Will the Gaza genocide be the beginning of the end of Israel & Zionism? (Miko Peled) /podcast/598651-gaza-genocide-israel-end-peled/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Miko Peled, grandson of one of the signatories of Israel’s 1948 Declaration of Independence and Founder of the Palestine House of Freedom. He discusses the purpose of Palestine House of Freedom and the goal of shifting the pro-Zionist narratives in Washington, the effect of the mass student protests in the US against the genocide in Gaza, the Biden administration’s continued arming and enabling of Israel’s genocide in Gaza, why the conversation must be shifted to ending Israeli apartheid and demanding a Free Palestine, whether the Gaza genocide marks the beginning of the end of Israel and Zionism, why the two-state solution is realistically impossible and morally wrong, the genocidal state of Israeli society and the political future of Benjamin Netanyahu, why the goal of Israel is the extermination of as many Palestinians as possible, and not the defeat of the Palestinian resistance, the absurdity of the ICJ giving Israel time to end the genocide, and much more.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2024 07:21:14 +0000 RT
CrossTalk Bullhorns: NATO goes for broke /podcast/598650-nato-escalation-war-russia/
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Up the escalation ladder: NATO is inching closer to war with Russia in a desperate attempt to salvage its failing Ukraine project. Also, will the American people elect a convicted felon president?

CrossTalking with George Szamuely and Martin Jay.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2024 06:35:32 +0000 RT
Incompetence as a major political factor /podcast/598618-incompetence-major-political-factor/
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On this episode of Moscow Mules, Chay Bowes and his crew look into how the cognitive abilities of the almighty elites shape the strange world around us. From paper plane politics to rock-opera singing economist of the year and AI advice on homicide, we bring you the latest – all steamy and spicy.

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Sun, 02 Jun 2024 06:37:23 +0000 RT
Grand bargain diplomacy? Kubatbek Rakhimov, executive director of the Center for Strategic Solutions, Applicata /podcast/598617-ukraine-conflict-russia-relations/
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The Ukraine conflict has opened up a new chapter in Russian relations, not only with Kiev and the West, but also with many other countries near and far. The former Soviet republics are particularly sensitive to the risks of the Ukrainian scenario and the opportunities their geostrategic location allows them amid the shifting world order. How skillful are they in playing their geopolitical cards? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Kubatbek Rakhimov, executive director of the Center for Strategic Solutions, Applicata.

This interview was held on the sidelines of the Fourth Central Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club in Ufa.

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Sun, 02 Jun 2024 05:45:33 +0000 RT
Gaza: A humanitarian catastrophe /podcast/598126-gaza-catastrophe-tareq-hajjaj/
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More than 34,000 people have been killed in Gaza since the start of hostilities on October 7, 2023, and more than 90% of those deaths have been civilians. The Israeli military has been heavy handed, even by its own standards, destroying hospitals, churches, mosques, apartment blocks, and literally everything else in its path. On this episode of The Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with Mondoweiss Gaza correspondent Tareq Hajjaj and a member of the Palestinian Writers Union who had to be evacuated from Gaza.

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Sat, 01 Jun 2024 05:45:33 +0000 RT
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Joe Biden and every member of the US govt is complicit in Rafah genocide /podcast/598535-wilkerson-biden-gaza-genocide-complicit/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. He discusses the collapse of the INF Treaty and why its collapse is so dangerous, the ICC finally moving to prosecute Israeli officials after decades of only prosecuting enemies of Washington, Joe Biden and every member of the US government down to the lowest staffer being complicit in the Gaza genocide, Benjamin Netanyahu playing a key role in the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the reckless decision to allow Ukraine to strike within Russia and target Russian early warning systems which could trigger nuclear war, the increasing risk of escalation between NATO and Moscow as Stoltenberg and Macron continue to flirt with direct conflict with Russia, the attempted color revolution in Georgia over the ‘Foreign Agents’ law, what could make him support Donald Trump in November, and much more.

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Sat, 01 Jun 2024 05:44:13 +0000 RT
Taiwan’s legislative brawl & NATO’s aggressive expansion /podcast/598450-taiwan-politics-legislative-turmoil/
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In today’s episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez examines the recent political turmoil in Taiwan, where pro-China legislative reforms have clashed with the stance of the newly elected pro-Western president, leading to scuffles in the legislature. And, he critiques NATO’s expansion after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Finally, Rick is joined by security expert Armin Krishnan to discuss the future of warfare on the battlefield.

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Fri, 31 May 2024 13:38:33 +0000 RT
Back to Russia’s roots! A crafty look at the revival of folk traditions /podcast/598418-folk-arts-culture-zhostovo/
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In the modern, pragmatic world of smartphones and tech upgrades, it seems like there’s little room for artisanal crafts and traditions. But just outside of the bustling megapolis of Moscow, you’ll find that the folk arts culture is still going strong.

Follow Inland Visions to Kolomna, where locals have brought back to life a delicious treat called apple pastila. Then head to the town of Gzhel’, known for its white and blue porcelain, and meet the artists who are going back centuries to revive painting techniques and iconic trays in Zhostovo.

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Fri, 31 May 2024 05:12:19 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: Lost legitimacy /podcast/598449-us-support-israel-alone/
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We are told the Biden administration won’t change its support for Israel even in light of the recent Rafah massacre. There are no red lines – only empty words. The international community is rallying to the Palestinian cause. Meanwhile, the US stands alone in isolation.

CrossTalking with Lionel, Ramzy Baroud, and Esteban Carrillo Lopez.

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Fri, 31 May 2024 05:12:09 +0000 RT
French parliament erupts over Palestine recognition /podcast/598428-france-parliament-palestine-recognition/
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In today’s episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez covers several major international stories. The French parliament witnessed chaos as MPs debated the recognition of Palestine. Plus, the US State Department’s unexpected decision to ease economic restrictions on Cuba by allowing Cuban private businesses to open US bank accounts is also discussed. The episode concludes with an interview with geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen about the impact of Israel’s actions in Gaza.

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Thu, 30 May 2024 14:29:01 +0000 RT
The cost of porn /podcast/598123-lionel-porn-industry-competition/
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On this episode of The Cost of Everything, we take a closer look at the porn industry and how it has become more profitable and mainstream since the rise of single content creators pages like OnlyFans. Host Christy Ai and Lionel from Lionel Media analyze how the AI surge has intensified competition within an already saturated market. Despite the prevalence of free online content, they discuss the industry’s adaptation to changing revenue models, particularly as porn consumption surged exponentially during the widespread adoption of remote work.

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Thu, 30 May 2024 05:50:15 +0000 RT
Burning questions: International condemnation of Israel’s strike on Rafah /podcast/598367-rafah-recent-attack-casualties/
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In today’s episode of “Direct Impact,” Rick Sanchez delves into pressing global issues. The show opens with a harrowing report on the recent attack on Rafah, where over 40 civilians, including children, were burned alive, sparking international outrage against Israel. Rick then critiques the deterioration of democratic values in the US, exemplified by recent congressional behavior, before turning his attention to the European Union’s sweeping bans on Russian media. Lastly, Rick features an interview with Dr. Hasan Unal, who has voiced strong criticism against Israel’s actions and predicts significant repercussions.

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Wed, 29 May 2024 12:35:28 +0000 RT
NATO chooses war /podcast/598329-ukraine-battle-last-chance/
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It is now commonplace to hear that Ukraine is on its last legs. Its collapse is only a matter of time. In many ways this is true. However, all of this overlooks the fact that NATO is unwilling to accept defeat in this conflict. For this aggressive military alliance, more escalation is on the agenda.

CrossTalking with Angelo Giuliano, Tarik Cyril Amar, and David Oualaalou.

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Wed, 29 May 2024 06:30:11 +0000 RT
What gives, Piers Morgan? Mainstream media misrepresentation of Iran, Israel, & Gaza /podcast/598305-morgan-marandi-israel-iran/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez takes a look at a recent interview between Piers Morgan and frequent guest and friend of this show, Mohammad Marandi. During the interview, Piers completely misrepresents the events of the Iranian strike on Israel and makes a series of bold claims to Mr. Marandi. Rick sits down with Sputnik Radio co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon to discuss how it is that media hosts like Piers feel so emboldened to actively misrepresent the facts on the ground and how much longer their system of lies and misrepresentation can carry on.

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Tue, 28 May 2024 12:54:59 +0000 RT
Campus protests enflame the US /podcast/598121-colleges-campus-protests-violence/
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Colleges were gripped for weeks as protesters descended on campuses setting up camps. As violence began to arise and the occupations turned destructive, a new brand of protester emerged – the patriotic frat bro. But this was not the end. Due to the destruction and violence and refusal of some of these protesters (some of whom are not even students) to leave graduation, ceremonies have been canceled across the country. This all comes while Joe Biden is trying to pass sweeping student loan forgiveness, which already angers those who say it puts the burden on taxpayers. On this episode of The 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes discusses with her panel (‘Dr. Turley Talks’ host Dr. Steve Turley and University of New Haven lecturer Robert McDonald) the unexpected effect the protests are having on the Biden administration’s Gaza policy, as well as the 2024 presidential election.

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Tue, 28 May 2024 06:27:53 +0000 RT
‘Make in India’ is challenging China’s ‘factory of the world’ status: Dilip Piramal /podcast/598094-dilip-piramal-india-challenge-china/
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In the latest episode of Let’s Talk Bharat, Anupam Kher is joined by Dilip Piramal, the chairman of VIP Industries, the world’s second-largest luggage manufacturer. He details the secret sauce behind the homegrown brand which burst onto the scene in 1972 when India’s consumer sector was dominated by Western multinationals during the pre-economic liberalization era. Piramal is an ardent advocate of the free market and hails Bharat’s robust growth in the past decade, buoyed by widespread reforms of the tax code. He singles out the government’s “Make in India” scheme, which was launched in 2014 to take on Asia’s economic powerhouse: China. Piramal is optimistic about India’s emergence on the world stage in 2047 – known as “Amrit Kaal,” or “The Era of Elixir” – in the centenary year of Bharat gaining freedom from colonial British rule.

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Mon, 27 May 2024 16:00:03 +0000 RT
Chocolate wars /podcast/598114-netfa-freeman-chocolate-wars/
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On this episode of The MO, host Manila Chan delves into the pressing issue of the chocolate controversy in West Africa with guest Netfa Freeman, coordinating committee member for Black Alliance for Peace. They unpack the disturbing allegations of slave labor within the cocoa industry, shining a light on the exploitation of workers and the systemic injustices at play. Through their insightful dialogue, viewers are confronted with the harsh realities of the global chocolate supply chain and the critical need for ethical sourcing practices.

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Mon, 27 May 2024 08:57:45 +0000 RT
Bomb Russia, obliterate Gaza, and America divided /podcast/598164-blinken-gaza-nuland-target-russia/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez rounds up all the latest and greatest stories from the previous week. Will US Secretary of State Antony Blinken go down as the “Butcher of Gaza”? Some protestors think so. Did former Deputy Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland just give unwavering support for Ukraine to target Russian territory with NATO weapons? And what, or who, is to blame for the massive generational divide between the Baby Boomers and Gen Z on politics, patriotism, and support for Israel? Rick is joined for all of this and more by Host at Radio Sputnik Wilmer Leon and Conservative Commentator and Radio Host Steve Gill. Don’t miss it!

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Mon, 27 May 2024 08:29:26 +0000 RT
CrossTalk Bullhorns: Dangerous world /podcast/598262-icc-israel-accountable-rafah-atrocity/
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Is Europe preparing for direct military conflict with Russia? Evidence suggests the answer is yes. Also, international law and the real global community are working to hold Israel to account. How much isolation is the US willing to accept?

CrossTalking, with George Szamuely and Martin Jay.

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Mon, 27 May 2024 07:56:46 +0000 RT
War on cash: Why digital currencies endanger our freedom (Brett Scott) /podcast/597972-central-bank-digital-currencies-rise/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Brett Scott, author of ‘Cloudmoney: Why the War on Cash Endangers Our Freedom’ and the ‘Altered States of Monetary Consciousness Newsletter’. He discusses why cryptocurrencies in their current form are not a rival to the existing monetary system and actually empower the system, the Conservative fixation on the imagined modern history of gold, the decline of ATMs and the growing control of banks over the monetary system, the myth of fintech ‘democratizing finance’, fintech’s alliance with big finance, the war on cash and why big companies are leading efforts to eliminate cash, the rise of central bank digital currencies, why the power really lies with big US and European firms, and much more.

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Mon, 27 May 2024 06:46:17 +0000 RT
Degenerate ‘freedom’, puppet ‘democracy’ /podcast/598225-modern-american-soft-power/
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In this episode of Moscow Mules, Chay Bowes and his crew investigate an amazing feature of modern American soft power: is turning everyone it touches gay and incompetent. From breakthrough Taiwanese lawmaking to German toilet-licking Democrats, we show how things are getting worse (and it’s really funny).

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Sun, 26 May 2024 06:51:45 +0000 RT
Dancing on the grave? Mohammad Marandi, political analyst & professor at the University of Tehran /podcast/598224-west-reaction-iran-president-death/
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Most cultures have a long-standing prohibition against gloating at an untimely death, even of a sworn enemy, and deep down that prohibition serves a very important function of preserving a sense of shared humanity amidst entrenched hatred and polarizing differences. The catastrophic death of the Iranian president and his team in a helicopter crash elicited solemn condolences from much of the world, except for the West. What values are endorsed by this act of dancing on the grave? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Mohammad Morandi, a political analyst and professor at the University of Tehran.

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Sun, 26 May 2024 06:40:05 +0000 RT
Rethinking the climate crisis: Where did we go wrong? (Prof. Judith Curry) /podcast/597929-climate-crisis-judith-curry/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Judith Curry, the author of ‘Climate Uncertainty and Risk: Rethinking Our Response’. She discusses how the climate crisis has been massively oversimplified along with its solutions, the so-called ‘scientific consensus’ on climate change, and the marginalization of dissenting scientists, how green colonialism has hampered the efforts to lift billions of people out of poverty, the politicization of science to pursue certain policy agendas, why the focus on global warming has led to the problem of inadequate infrastructure and poor water resource management being ignored, the IPCC’s selective use of evidence to further its agenda, and much more.



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Sat, 25 May 2024 05:39:45 +0000 RT
Campus protests & The Real News Network with Chris Hedges /podcast/597703-campus-protests-chris-hedges/
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The United States has been swept by college and university protests and encampments in support of Palestine. The movement began at New York’s prestigious Columbia University and quickly spread all across the country, from major universities to small colleges. On this episode of Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with journalist Chris Hedges who was fired from The Real News Network for saying Biden was guilty of genocide in Gaza and siding with the protestors and the plight of the Palestinians. The two discuss the campus protests and Pro-Palestinian/Anti-Israel movement gaining steam across the United States.

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Sat, 25 May 2024 05:39:29 +0000 RT
Could European countries jail Netanyahu? Plus, what is life like in Iran right now? /podcast/598111-netanyahu-warrant-arrest-iran-tension/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick discusses with Correspondent Manila Chan how three more European countries, Norway, Ireland, and Spain, have formally recognized Palestine and will comply with the ICC arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Meanwhile, in the United States there is an ever widening divide between Baby Boomers and Gen Z on patriotism, politics, and support for Israel, a new poll reveals. Then Rick is joined from Tehran by independent Iranian journalist Setareh Sadeqi to discuss what daily life in Iran is like following the recent death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and growing tension in the region.

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Fri, 24 May 2024 12:49:04 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: Israel in the dock /podcast/598109-israel-gaza-icc-justice/
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While the Biden administration and many of its closest allies continue to shield Israel with diplomatic cover, the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice speak for much of the world. If there is to be justice, it must be applied to all.

CrossTalking with Lionel, Mohammad Marandi, and Saul Takahashi.

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Fri, 24 May 2024 06:06:05 +0000 RT
Antony Blinken, the so-called “Butcher of Gaza” /podcast/598021-blinken-gaza-butcher-atrocities/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez takes a look at a recent hearing at which US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was interrupted repeatedly by protestors, some even referring to him as the “Butcher of Gaza.” Then a Jewish Biden Administration staffer quits over the atrocities being committed in Gaza. Finally, French President Emmanuel Macron heads to the Pacific island colony of New Caledonia to help quell a recent violent uprising against colonial rule. Correspondent Manila Chan joins Rick to discuss all of this and more. And then podcaster, Youtuber, author, and military expert Andrei Martyanov joins Rick to break down the latest in the conflict in Ukraine. Don’t miss it!

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Thu, 23 May 2024 13:32:13 +0000 RT
The cost of sewage treatment /podcast/597700-sewage-cost-purification-technologies/
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In this episode of The Cost of Everything, host Christy Ai delves into the intricate world of waste management, highlighting the transformative advancements in purification technologies. Joined by scientist Dr. Maulin Shah, they explore how these innovations facilitate the swift conversion of wastewater into drinkable water, offering solutions to the pressing issues of water scarcity and environmental degradation. From discussing the critical role of effective wastewater management in ensuring public health and economic resilience in communities worldwide, to examining specific cases like the Middle East, where investments in desalination and cutting-edge treatment methods are imperative for sustainable water practices, this episode sheds light on the multifaceted challenges and promising opportunities in the realm of water resource management.

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Thu, 23 May 2024 06:11:06 +0000 RT
Victoria Nuland urges strikes deep inside of Russia /podcast/598005-nuland-strikes-inside-russian-territory/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez discusses recent comments by now former Deputy Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland that objects and sites in Russia are legitimate targets for Ukrainian missiles and drones, many if not most of which are supplied by NATO countries. The next topic is a new law proposed by Congress which seeks to make serving in the Israeli military equivalent to serving in the US Army for American citizens. Finally, President Emmanuel Macron heads to the Pacific island territory of New Caledonia to help quell a recent violent uprising against French rule. Correspondent Manila Chan breaks all of the topics down with Rick. Then independent journalist Sam Husseini joins the show to discuss a recent ICC arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as the ongoing tragedy in Gaza.

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Wed, 22 May 2024 13:49:49 +0000 RT
Rocking out in Kiev /podcast/598002-west-utter-failure-russia-war/
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It’s widely recognized that the Kiev regime and its Western backers are losing the proxy war on Russia. In the case of Ukraine, it is obvious that bad news begets more bad news. The West appears incapable of comprehending that its war on Russia is an utter failure.

CrossTalking with Scott Ritter, K. J. Noh, and Andrei Martyanov.

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Wed, 22 May 2024 05:06:06 +0000 RT
Iranian president dead and Lindsey Graham trusts Israel more than the US /podcast/597947-iranian-president-raisi-helicopter-crash/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez takes a look at the latest news surrounding the helicopter crash in northwest Iran, which resulted in the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi as well as Iran’s foreign minister and other top officials. The news comes amid growing tensions between Iran and Israel and a complex situation in the Middle East, particularly in Gaza. Meanwhile the ICC has called for the arrest of top Hamas officials as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also, US Senator Lindsey Graham says he trusts Israel’s government more than he does the US defense secretary.

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Tue, 21 May 2024 13:12:23 +0000 RT
The strain of US relations with China /podcast/597698-us-china-relations-future/
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From tech to spying to potential involvement in world wars, relations between the United States and China are tense at best. It started when a Chinese balloon floated over the entirety of the US, delaying an important bilateral meaning with China. President Joe Biden has also signed a bill forcing the sale of the Chinese social media company TikTok. This comes as Biden is also implementing tariffs and sanctions against China to slow its access to technology such as semiconductors. During Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s latest meeting in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Washington needs to look at China’s development “in a positive light” in order for bilateral relations to improve. At the height of tensions are opposing views on wars in the Middle East. On this episode of 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes discusses with her panel of experts (lLionel of Lionel Media, East Asia Expert KJ Noh, & Kim Iversen, host of the Iversen Show) whether a Biden or Trump White House could better improve relations with China.

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Tue, 21 May 2024 06:56:07 +0000 RT
India’s cultural diversity is one of its biggest strengths: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar /podcast/597896-madhur-bhandarkar-filmmaker-bharat-culture/
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Renowned filmmaker and five-time National Award winner Madhur Bhandarkar joins host Anupam Kher on this episode of Let’s Talk Bharat. Bhandarkar’s journey from school dropout to celebrated director embodies the spirit of a rising India – a testament to dreaming big and achieving success. His film, Chandni Bar (2001), solidified his position as a masterful storyteller, delving into thought-provoking narratives that expose the underbelly of urban Indian society. A frequent attendee of the Moscow International Film Festival, Bhandarkar holds a special affection for Russia. He celebrates the diverse tapestry of Bharat’s culture and the global acclaim for its delectable cuisine, all set against the backdrop of the nation’s remarkable growth in the past decade.

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Mon, 20 May 2024 16:02:45 +0000 RT
Putin in Beijing, Blinken in Kiev, Robert Fico shot: The weekly roundup /podcast/597768-putin-china-fico-shot/
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On this week’s weekly roundup of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez discusses all of the latest stories of the previous week. Why was Vladimir Putin celebrated in Beijing during a state visit while Antony Blinken wiled his time away playing rock and roll in war-torn Ukraine? Who shot Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and is there more to the story? And is the success of Russian forces in Ukraine’s Kharkov Region the reason Ukraine is shelling civilians in Russia’s Belgorod? Rick is joined by Craig ‘Pasta’ Jardula, political analyst and podcast host, as well as Mel K., host of The Mel K. Show, to talk about all of this and more.

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Mon, 20 May 2024 11:17:17 +0000 RT
A royal reckoning /podcast/597696-british-royal-family-analysis/
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In a gripping episode of The MO, host Manila Chan and guest Sean Stone, author and director, delve into the upheaval in the British Royal Family after Queen Elizabeth’s passing, Prince Charles’s cancer battle, and the ongoing Prince Harry controversy. Providing sharp analysis, they dissect the family’s internal struggles and the implications of this for the monarchy’s future, offering viewers a concise yet insightful glimpse into the turbulence surrounding one of the world’s most prominent institutions.

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Mon, 20 May 2024 06:36:22 +0000 RT
DIRE WARNING: US economic MELTDOWN looming, America’s wars Will ESCALATE (Gerald Celente) /podcast/597833-gerald-celente-gaza-war/
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On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Gerald Celente, Founder and Director of The Trends Research Institute. He discusses how the military-industrial complex in the US is growing as living standards continue to worsen, why economic toil in Europe and the US is much worse than the figures suggest, his prediction that a large banking crisis brought about by an office building bust threatens to cripple the American economy, why a large US war is to be expected as the country’s economy faces crisis, China’s move towards economic self-sufficiency in the face of sanctions, increasing global opposition to US hegemony, the risk of escalation in Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza, the Russia-NATO proxy conflict in Ukraine and much more.

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Mon, 20 May 2024 06:26:25 +0000 RT
Moving with history? Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs /podcast/597766-fyodor-lukyanov-putin-visits-china/
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Freshly re-inaugurated, Russian President Vladimir Putin is making his first state visit to China, as the worldview contestation between the two nations and the West becomes ever more pronounced. With all sides having passed their points of no return, where is history heading? To discuss this Oksana is joined by Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs.

This interview was held on the sidelines of the Fourth Central Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club in Ufa.

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Sun, 19 May 2024 06:52:43 +0000 RT
The role of the CIA in international conflict /podcast/597272-cia-role-international-conflicts/
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International affairs are at the top of the news all around the world. With hot conflicts in Ukraine, Gaza, and the Sahel, and would-be confrontations in the Taiwan Strait, the Red Sea, and elsewhere, there is a lot of reporting about various visits of the US secretaries of state and defense and of sensitive negotiations with this country or that. But what is the role of the CIA in all this? Is that role different now that the CIA is led by a professional diplomat? And how different is it now that the CIA is less an intelligence collection agency and more a para-military body? On this episode of the Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with whistleblower and former senior CIA officer Mel Goodman to answer all these questions.

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Sat, 18 May 2024 13:39:26 +0000 RT
State visits: Blinken in Kiev; Putin in Beijing /podcast/597707-putin-beijing-blinken-kiev-visit/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez takes a look at two very different state visits occurring almost concurrently at different ends of the globe. First there was the visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Kiev, where he promised democracy would return to Ukraine (one day) and gave a bizarre rock and roll performance at a Kiev bar. He met a very different reception in Kiev than in China a few weeks ago, where officials hardly gave him the time of day. Meanwhile, just after his inauguration, Vladimir Putin is visiting Beijing to full pomp and ceremony. Correspondent Manila Chan joins Rick to talk about this, as well as the recent attempt on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s life. Then guest KJ Noh, an East Asia expert, joins Rick to discuss the tightening relationship between Russia and China both economically and militarily.

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Fri, 17 May 2024 14:51:14 +0000 RT
Right on time! The unique aesthetics & Know-how of Russian watches /podcast/597278-russia-watchmaking-tradition-raketa/
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The tradition of watchmaking in Russia dates back to the 18th century, when Emperor Peter the Great established the Imperial Peterhof Factory. The USSR was once the second-most prolific producer after Switzerland, bringing unique know-how to timekeeping.

On this episode, we clock in at the Raketa watchmaking factory to see the largest private collection of Soviet watches in the world and meet a true master in his field – inventor Konstantin Chaykin. Join Inland Visions to find out what makes Russia tick!

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Fri, 17 May 2024 05:12:18 +0000 RT
Breaking: Prime minister of Slovakia Robert Fico shot /podcast/597611-slovakia-premier-fico-shot/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez takes a look at breaking news out of Slovakia. The country’s prime minister Robert Fico has been shot by a 71-year old liberal activist. Fico has gained a name for himself recently challenging NATO and military support for the war in Ukraine, as well as the EU, and the World Economic Forum. We cover the developing story with commentary from correspondent Manila Chan and expert analysis from George Szamuely, Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute.

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Thu, 16 May 2024 16:47:53 +0000 RT
The cost of guns /podcast/597270-gun-culture-cost-america/
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On this episode of The Cost of Everything, host Christy Ai engages in a discussion with civil rights attorney Robert Patillo on the intricate costs associated with guns in America. Despite the deeply ingrained gun culture enshrined by the Second Amendment, concerns surrounding gun deaths and mass shootings have reignited the national debate. With a majority of Americans advocating for stricter gun laws, attention has been amplified on the economic footprint of the firearms industry, its societal repercussions, and international comparisons on gun control policies. Delving deeper, expert Steve Abramowicz sheds light on the rise of “ghost guns” and the ongoing efforts by both the government and society to combat their proliferation while ensuring a safe environment for legal gun activities.

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Thu, 16 May 2024 06:35:08 +0000 RT
Congressional critiques: From Matt Gaetz to Marjorie Taylor Greene /podcast/597534-us-congress-military-critiques/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez is joined by correspondent Manila Chan to discuss contentious exchanges between Congressman Matt Gaetz and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, focusing on the casual attitude toward military actions and spending. Plus, we’ll dive into Ann Coulter’s resurgence in the news due to her controversial remarks, particularly about Indian American politician Vivek Ramaswamy. Then, lawyer and radio host Steve Gill joins the show to discuss endless US military involvement across the globe.

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Wed, 15 May 2024 14:20:09 +0000 RT
Russia begins new offensive while Ukraine hits civilians /podcast/597532-russia-offensive-ukraine-attack/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez is joined by correspondent Manila Chan to discuss new Russian successes opening up a new front in towards the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov. Meanwhile, Ukraine has responded by bombing and killing at least nine civilians in the Russian city of Belgorod. And Marjorie Taylor Greene stands up to the Republicans and Democrats as Holocaust survivors speak out against what is happening in Gaza. Then, Tara Reade joins Rick Sanchez to discuss how she fled to Russia out of fear of Joe Biden’s Department of Justice.

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Tue, 14 May 2024 13:38:38 +0000 RT
The top freedom fighters around the world /podcast/597268-global-freedom-fighters-list/
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Dan Wootton, journalist and presenter, has just come out with a list of the 50 biggest freedom fighters around the world today. Wootton, who has himself been canceled, included many people who were subjects of cancel culture and came to fight for their beliefs. Of course, this list is all personal opinion, no poll was taken, and even in the comments below his initial post he agrees it’s quite subjective and there are many people he probably could have included instead. However, one fact remains true from this list. All these names are from Western countries, or so-called first-world countries, who supposedly represent the free world. As we look at Tik Tok bans, governments partnering with social media companies for censorship, it raises the question: Has turmoil in politics and the rise of unfiltered social media made us more or less free? The Biden administration reached out to Twitter and Facebook to suppress information about Hunter Biden’s laptop and conservative political speech in particular, a move that landed them in hot water with the US Supreme Court. On this episode of 360 View, Scottie Nell Hughes asks her panel (Jamarl Thomas, Political Analyst and Radio Host; Tom Norton, Chairman American PAC; Lionel, Media Analyst) for their comments on who should be considered global freedom fighters and if the list has any relevance to the Global South.

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Tue, 14 May 2024 05:49:57 +0000 RT
India’s culture needs to be promoted globally: Oscar-winning producer Guneet Monga Kapoor /podcast/597471-indian-female-producer-monga-kapoor/
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In the latest episode of Let’s Talk Bharat, Anupam Kher is joined by India’s most celebrated female producer Guneet Monga Kapoor. In a male-dominated industry, where the young are seldom accepted as equal, Monga Kapoor has overcome biases to “adopt dreams of every director” — several of whom are internationally acclaimed. Her talent is a mix of creative brilliance and networking with the industry’s bigwigs, but on her two Academy Awards she says: “I don’t work for awards, they happen.” In this discussion, Monga Kapoor shares tips on how Indian entries at international film festivals can make a more prominent mark on the world stage and celebrates Bharat’s unity in diversity.

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Mon, 13 May 2024 16:01:00 +0000 RT
CrossTalk Bullhorns: America goes bonkers /podcast/597467-issue-america-first-movement/
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It is fair to say that the United States has lost its mind over the issue of Israel. In the process, the ‘America First’ movement has shown itself to be a fraud. Also, remembering history. Why has D-Day become more important in the West than V-E Day?

CrossTalking with George Szamuely and Martin Jay.

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Mon, 13 May 2024 07:32:22 +0000 RT
Weekly roundup: President Biden insults US allies & The US Speaker of the House Johnson’s love for Israel /podcast/597348-sputnik-radio-host-wilmer-leon/
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On this week’s roundup on Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez is joined by Manila Chan to talk about the week’s most controversial topics. Why did President Biden insult key US allies like India and Japan and lump them in with supposed US antagonists like China? And does US Speaker of the House Mike Johnson support Israel more than the United States? Then Sputnik Radio Host Wilmer Leon joins the program to talk about all of this and more.

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Mon, 13 May 2024 06:40:17 +0000 RT
What is going on in Myanmar? /podcast/597265-myanmar-conflict-politics-dynamics/
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On this impactful episode of The MO, host Manila Chan engages in a deep discussion with author and commentator KJ Noh to unravel the complexities of the conflict in Myanmar. Together, they delve into the historical context and contemporary dynamics driving the crisis, shedding light on the plight of the people amid political upheaval and military repression. Noh offers valuable insights into the various actors involved and their motivations, providing viewers with a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted nature of the Myanmar conflict. Through their thought-provoking dialogue, Manila and Noh underscore the urgent need for international attention and solidarity to address the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Myanmar.

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Mon, 13 May 2024 06:37:42 +0000 RT
Fight in flight? Alexander Hill, Professor of Military History at the University of Calgary /podcast/597406-military-of-russia-critical-threat/
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A few years ago, close kinetic conflicts, with soldiers killing each other in near proximity, were considered obsolete, at least among militarily advanced nations. It was thought that remotely controlled weapons or hard-knuckle diplomacy could deliver a desired outcome without much blood-spilling, but the conflict in Ukraine has clearly defied that wishful thinking. How is it changing the character of modern warfare? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Alexander Hill, Professor of Military History at the University of Calgary.

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Sun, 12 May 2024 09:23:02 +0000 RT
Just like your wife, we are always right /podcast/597408-boeing-company-eurovision-freaks/
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In this episode of the Moscow Mules, Chay Bowes explains how whatever we say on this show always comes true. We also look at how Boeing could stop worrying about passengers with one simple trick. Finally, we explore the latest Eurovision freaks. Tune in for this and more.

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Sun, 12 May 2024 09:22:03 +0000 RT
Migration & immigration controls at the US border /podcast/596908-david-bacon-union-organizer-and-activist/
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On this episode of the Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with David Bacon, a photojournalist, fine art photographer, author, union organizer and activist, about the American Dream. Most importantly, they’ll discuss whether or not the American Dream is still available to immigrants, as the border crisis has those in charge on both sides of the aisle ready to shut the newcomers out due to skyrocketing violent crime rates in the US.

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Sat, 11 May 2024 10:27:04 +0000 RT
The dismal state of great American cities /podcast/597277-oldest-christian-communities-in-the-world/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez looks at the state of crime and filth in the American city, particularly the once-grand San Francisco. Correspondent Manila Chan joins Rick to discuss how the home of the Golden Gate Bridge has devolved into a cesspit of disease, homeless people, and crime to the point where stores are closing down and people are fleeing; a Congressman was even robbed. Then Rick and Manila discuss how US Christian fundamentalists are working to the detriment of some of the oldest Christian communities in the world, in Palestine, and throughout the rest of the Middle East through their support for Israel. Then Craig Jardula joins Rick to talk about all of this and more. Don’t miss it.

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Fri, 10 May 2024 12:56:00 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: Victory and peace /podcast/597276-victory-day-russia-west/
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May 9 is a venerated day on the Russian calendar. It marks the victory over fascism in Europe in 1945. Tragically, the Collective West has forgotten this day.

CrossTalking with Vladimir Golstein, Stevan Gajic, and Alexander Markovics.

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Fri, 10 May 2024 07:17:54 +0000 RT
Why is President Joe Biden insulting US allies? /podcast/597198-biden-comments-allies-xenophobic/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez discusses recent comments by US President Joe Biden that India, Japan, and other nations are quote “xenophobic.” Correspondent Manila Chan joins Rick to discuss what geopolitical and economic repercussions could result from the president’s most recent comments. Rick and Manila also discuss US senators threatening the International Criminal Court if any nation attempts to prosecute Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes. The two also discuss Russia’s upcoming Victory Day Parade and strange reactions in Germany, Christian persecution in Gaza, and the odd return of a former US Congressman. Then Rick is joined by Asia-Pacific expert Sourabh Gupta to discuss US-India relations.

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Thu, 09 May 2024 14:45:22 +0000 RT
Cost of TikTok /podcast/596904-potential-fallout-of-tiktok-ceasing-operations/
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In this episode of The Cost of Everything, we delve into TikTok's revolution in social media, as it has positioned itself as a major profit generator rivaling e-commerce giant Amazon. Host Christy Ai engages in a discussion with expert Scott N. Schober, exploring the potential fallout of TikTok ceasing operations in the United States and identifying the users and stakeholders at risk of significant financial losses. Additionally, they examine how TikTok, despite its prowess in capturing attention and supporting small businesses, underscores the dual nature of social media: a tool for relaxation and a potential source of harmful habits.

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Thu, 09 May 2024 05:50:26 +0000 RT
The impending destruction of Rafah /podcast/597196-rafah-destruction-freedom-speech/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez takes on US House Speaker Mike Johnson yet again. Correspondent Manila Chan joins the show to discuss recent comments by Johnson that freedom of speech is essentially secondary to the feelings and perceived danger Jewish students at American universities are experiencing. Rick and Manila also discuss Howard Stern’s sycophantic interview with US President Joe Biden and controversy surrounding Kristi Noem’s recent tell-all book where she describes shooting animals on a farm. Later on, Rick is joined by Palestinian journalist Tarek Hajjaj to describe the horrors taking place in Gaza, and in particular Rafah, with the beginning of the Israeli siege there.

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Wed, 08 May 2024 13:30:28 +0000 RT
CrossTalk: ‘Strategic confusion’ /podcast/597120-west-ukraine-strategic-confusion/
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French President Emmanuel Macron says he is advocating ‘strategic ambiguity’ when it comes to Ukraine. This includes sending Western military personnel to fight for Kiev. This is not ‘strategic ambiguity,’ but rather ‘strategic confusion’.

CrossTalking with Alfred de Zayas, Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, and Alex Mihailovich.

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Wed, 08 May 2024 05:14:34 +0000 RT
Modi responds to corruption in India & Macron’s awkward plea to China’s Xi Jinping /podcast/597152-xi-jinping-visiting-france/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez and correspondent Manila Chan take a look at a recent bust in India uncovering corruption to the amount of $35 million! What does this level of corruption mean for the future of Modi’s government? Then, Macron meets with Xi Jinping in Paris to make a series of awkward pleas for China to abandon its growing partnership with Russia. And then ongoing protests throughout the United States over the Gaza–Israel conflict spark widely varying reactions from the right and the left. Author and East Asia expert KJ Noh joins Rick for all of this and more. Don’t miss it!

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Tue, 07 May 2024 13:12:29 +0000 RT
How inflation could put Trump in office /podcast/596903-gill-nixon-radio-hosts-hayes-tax-attorney/
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President Joe Biden has two obstacles standing in the way of his reelection. His failure at the border, and the crippling inflation caused by his Bidenomics agenda. Inflation stood at 1.4% the month Biden took office and then skyrocketed to 9.1% in June 2022 before ebbing to 3% a year later. However, it has been stuck near that still-elevated rate since. The president’s critics have dubbed the phenomenon “Bidenflation.” With record interest rates stuck at above 5%, the economy has come to a standstill. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell claims the recent high inflation has made it less likely we will see interest rates cut in the coming weeks and months. Initially the Federal Reserve had predicted three rate cuts for 2024. But the Fed wants to see inflation fall to 2% before it can make any cuts. Without those cuts, mortgage payments will remain at record highs, making getting a loan, buying a home, or even starting a family feel impossibly out of reach for the nation’s Millennials. On this episode of 360 Views, Scottie Nell Hughes discusses with her panel (Garland Nixon, Political Commentator and Radio Host; Steve Gill, Political Analyst and Radio Host; Steve Hayes, Tax Attorney and Chairman of Americans for Fair Taxation) if the Biden administration is destroying the American Dream.

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Tue, 07 May 2024 05:56:33 +0000 RT
Exploring India’s endurance, tolerance, and IQ with Oscar-winning composer MM Keeravani /podcast/596863-keeravani-oscar-award-song-naatu-naatu/
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In this episode of Let’s Talk Bharat, Anupam Kher is joined by accomplished composer MM Keeravani. His renowned composition “Naatu Naatu” won an Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards for “Best Original Song,” and not only captivated Western audiences but also conveyed a poignant message – as the chart-topping song eloquently defends Bharat’s dignity and self-respect in the face of colonial oppression. Keeravani considers Bharat to be an extended family in a multipolar world and seeks to celebrate the young nation’s endurance, religious tolerance, and high IQ. A lover of short stories, he liberally quotes from Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s “The Lion and The Dog,” as the mortality tale rekindles him every time he reads it. Keeravani also dispels claims of the imminent threat of artificial intelligence to the global music industry.

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Mon, 06 May 2024 17:33:54 +0000 RT
Did the OJ trial enflame race relations in the United States? /podcast/596538-murder-suspect-oj-simpson/
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On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez discusses the recent death of famed American football player and former murder suspect O.J. Simpson. O.J.’s name became a byword for controversy in the United States in the 1990’s. His trial, after his wife was found dead, enthralled the nation for a year and was viewed by many as the “trial of the century.” But what did the O.J. trial say about social and in particular race relations in the United States? Did the verdict enflame race relations and is the US still coping with its impact? Join Rick Sanchez for a discussion with legal and media analyst Lionel as well as radio host and attorney Robert Patillo for this riveting discussion. You don’t want to miss it!

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Mon, 06 May 2024 07:25:37 +0000 RT
Is Haiti devouring itself? /podcast/596901-dan-cohen-independent-journalist/
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On this compelling episode of The MO, host Manila Chan engages in a poignant conversation with independent journalist Dan Cohen to unravel the intricate layers of the conflict in Haiti and its devastating humanitarian fallout. Together, they shine a spotlight on the key players and factors driving the crisis, from political instability to socio-economic disparities. Cohen provides valuable insights into the dire situation on the ground, offering a sobering look at the challenges faced by the Haitian people amid the turmoil. Through their insightful dialogue, viewers can gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Haiti conflict and the urgent need for international attention and support.

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Mon, 06 May 2024 06:06:54 +0000 RT
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