Moderate Rebels was a political podcast and video show hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Benjamin Norton. It ended in January 2022.
Inside Ethiopia and Eritrea, facing war and sanctions, with journalist Rania Khalek
Journalist Rania Khalek talks about her reporting trip to Ethiopia, where armed group the TPLF is waging war on the central government, apparently with Western support, and Eritrea, one of the world's most sanctioned countries. We discuss the geopolitical importance of the Horn of Africa, and how the area has been affe
Inside Cuba's socialist health system, with journalist Rania Khalek
Journalist Rania Khalek discusses her reporting trip to Cuba, where she got a firsthand look at its socialist health system, under the brutal US blockade. PART 1 OF 2 VIDEO: youtube.com/watch?v=LZ4Q9zIB2xA Follow Rania's reporting at BreakThrough News: breakthroughnews.org And follow Rania at twitter.com/RaniaKhalek
US-Russia talks fail. Is war on horizon? Impact on Ukraine and Europe?
Pepe Escobar discusses the failure of the US-Russia talks in Geneva, NATO's refusal to make any diplomatic concessions, and if war could be on the horizon. We address the impact on Ukraine, Europe, Germany, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. PART 2 OF 2
Is failed Kazakhstan coup attempt end of US 'color revolution' era?
Geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar discusses the violent coup attempt in Kazakhstan, and its crucial importance as an ally of Russia and the center of China's Belt and Road Initiative. He also addresses US, British, and Turkish meddling, and why this massive and misunderstood country is suddenly at the heart of the new
What's causing the inflation crisis? Economist Michael Hudson explains
Economist Michael Hudson discusses the global inflation crisis and how the US Federal Reserve has given trillions of dollars to large banks. VIDEO: https://youtube.com/watch?v=m7eAbbVMr_4
Far-right Pinochet supporter loses Chile's election. Will the neoliberal system change?
In Chile's presidential election, far-right Pinochet dictatorship supporter José Antonio Kast, the son of a German Nazi, was defeated by young center-left social democrat Gabriel Boric. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with journalist Pablo Vivanco about what this victory means, Boric's major weakness on US imperial