Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Vijay Prashad, historian and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, about the military's recent takeover in Myanmar.
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Vijay Prashad explains Myanmar coup
23:08Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Vijay Prashad, historian and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, about the military's recent takeover in Myanmar.
UN expert details crushing human toll of US sanctions on Venezuela
28:10Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, about her recent trip to Venezuela. In her first interview since the publication of the preliminary findings of her mission to Venezuela, Professor Douhan discusses her main take aways from the visit, her method for investigating, as well as the response to her report.
Rania Khalek slams phony impeachment "soap opera"
40:00Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Rania Khalek of Soapbox about the drama surrounding the Trump impeachment trial. They reflect on the arguments made by democrats and republicans, the trial's impact on the reputation of US empire abroad, and its implications for free speech.
Massive Indian farmer uprising against neoliberalism explained
28:00Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Prasanth Radhakrishnan, a New Delhi based journalist with Newclick.in and People's Dispatch, about the historic farmer strike currently sweeping India. Radhakrishnan explains why farmers are rising up, how they are organized, and how the neoliberal government of Narendra Modi has responded to the movement. Just one day after this interview, the Modi government raided the offices of Newsclick.in and detained its editors in what has been denounced as an act of intimidation against critical media. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pgo69y
Max Keiser on GameStop surge, financial censorship & fighting central banks with Bitcoin
28:45Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Max Keiser, host of The Keiser Report and The Orange Pill Podcast, about the recent Reddit-driven GameStop stock surge. They discuss the corrupt practices of the Robinhood stock trader app as well as the lasting impact this saga will have on Wall Street.
U.S. General manipulates media to push for war with Iran
26:06Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with investigative journalist Gareth Porter about his recent piece in The Grayzone which explores the role CENTCOM Chief General Kenneth McKenzie played in escalating tensions with Iran in the final days of the Trump Administration. Porter also discusses the role General McKenzie will have in the Biden Administration as well as the new president's Iran strategy.
Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump’s final flop & Biden CIA
24:49Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou about a recent story in the New York Times which alleges Trump allies attempted to sell presidential pardons. Kiriakou speaks about his personal experience dealing with Trump insiders, including Rudy Giuliani, in order to secure a pardon, saying he was told Giuliani would work on his behalf in exchange for $2 million. Parampil also asks Kiriakou to share his thoughts on Biden’s intelligence picks.
U.S. blocks humanitarian aid to Yemen as millions starve
27:19Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks to Rune Agerhus, General Director of the Yemen Solidarity Council, about the Trump Administration's recent decision to classify the Houthi movement as a terrorist organization. In response to the decision the Yemen Solidarity Council announced it would cease operations in the United States, while other international aid groups have denounced the move as the deliberate criminalization of humanitarian work. Agerhus explains why the designation makes it difficult for aid organizations to provide humanitarian relief to Yemen while providing historic context on the rise of the Houthi movement as well as Saudi Arabia's geopolitical interests in the country. CORRECTION: Around 6:23 Rune Agerhus says Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi first ran for office in 1996 or 1997. He actually ran for the first time in 1994.
Stop the Steal takeover exposes fragility of U.S. Empire
25:03Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Brian Becker, host of The Socialist Program, about the implications of the recent Stop the Steal riot in Washington D.C. Becker analyzes direct coordination between rioters and the police and explains why he believes the Biden Era could be one of political instability in the United States. He also discusses the launch of his new podcast, The Socialist Program.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister on why Juan Guaidó wasn't arrested & the left's revival in Latin America
39:04As Venezuela elects and swears in a new National Assembly Red Lines host Anya Parampil sits down with the country's Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, in their latest conversation since the US launched its coup attempt against his government in January of 2019. They discuss the impact of US regime change policy on Venezuela's domestic political situation, why Juan Guaidó has not been arrested, hope for diplomacy with the incoming Biden Administration, the left's resurgence in Latin America, and more.