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Moderate Rebels

Jan 7, 2018

Moderate Rebels episode 12 - Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton are joined by Iranian-American activist Mazda Majidi to discuss the protests in Iran. We analyze the reasons behind the demonstrations, including neoliberal economic policies, internal political contradictions, and crippling US sanctions.

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Dec 14, 2017

Moderate Rebels episode 11 - Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton are joined by journalist Ali Abunimah to discuss Trump's recognition of illegally occupied Jerusalem as the supposed capital of Israel. We also address the situation on the ground in Palestine, and the complicity of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Egypt.

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Nov 28, 2017

Moderate Rebels episode 10 - Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton are joined by Indian activist Shehla Rashid Shora, a leader in the student movement and a prominent leftist organizer.

Shehla discusses the growing influence of Hindutva, the far-right Hindu nationalist movement, under the government of Prime Minister Narendra...


Nov 17, 2017

Moderate Rebels episode 9 - Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton are joined by Columbia University Professor Joseph Massad, a leading expert on Israel-Palestine and Arab politics and intellectual history. Massad details the long history of collaboration between anti-Semites and Zionists. We discuss how Zionism was promoted by...


Oct 25, 2017

Moderate Rebels episode 8 - Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal discuss how the narrative of Russian "hacking" of US politics has gone off the deep end, with supposedly serious news reports on how the Kremlin purportedly used puppy memes and Pokemon to undermine American democracy.

We are joined by journalist Aaron Maté to...