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Where is Jamal Khashoggi?
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident-in-exile and Washington Post columnist. Khashoggi went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get some paperwork, and then never came out; it’s looking like the increasingly repressive Saudi government either kidnapped or killed him, and is now having to face the consequences. On Elsewhere, they discuss a recent attempt to ban same-sex marriage in Romania that backfired spectacularly. Jenn teaches the team how to pronounce Arabic names, Alex makes the “wah-wah” noise, and Zack is shocked that the show ended on a positive note for once.Vox’s Alexia Underwood wrote a great explainer on the Khashoggi situation.Alexia also recommends this piece with more background on Khashoggi.You can read Khashoggi’s columns in the Washington Post.As Jenn mentioned, the New York Times dug into the identities of the 15 men. US intelligence reportedly suggests Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s rendition to Saudi ArabiaJenn walked us through the larger pattern of disappearing activists. Here are two good pieces that dive into that in more detail, one from the Washington Post and one from the New York Times.We also dove into this in our most recent episode about Saudi Arabia. As Zack mentioned, women who fought for rights in Saudi Arabia were then detained. NPR interviewed Khashoggi about this at the time.The Daily Beast found out that Khashoggi planned to start a pro-democracy group for the Middle East.The blank space where Khashoggi’s column should be.The US may soon place sanctions and enact other punishments on Saudi Arabia.Top US officials — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and White House adviser Jared Kushner — have spoken with Mohammed bin Salman about the Khashoggi situation.Jenn cited another piece of pushback — from the tech sector. And from the New York Times.Alex mentioned that a lot of money was spent on the referendum. The number is somewhere between 40 and 50 million dollars.More on previous failed attempts at legalizing same-sex unions in Romania.
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2043 - The 2019 Knesset Elections & Bernie's Kickoff in Brooklyn w/ Juan Cole & Meagan Day
Juan Cole (@jricole), professor of History at the University of Michigan, joins Michael Brooks to discuss the upcoming elections in Israel set for April 9. Meagan Day (@meaganmday), a staff writer at Jacobin magazine, joins Michael to discuss the 2020 election and Bernie Sanders' launch rally at Brooklyn College. On today's show: Trump calls Tim Cook "Tim Apple." Group of progressive reps send letter to Mike Pompeo re: President Bolsonaro's actions in Brazil. Free Lula samba at Brazil Carnival. Juan Cole (@jricole), professor of History at the University of Michigan, joins us to discuss the upcoming elections in Israel set for April 9. The sharp rightward turn in Israeli politics and the resulting rise in economic and racial inequality. The corruption charges facing PM Netanyahu and how he has interfered with democracy. Ilhan Omar's brave stand and the disingenuous attempts to smear her as an anti-Semite. Emerging fault lines in the Democratic Party's approach to Israel. Meagan Day (@meaganmday), staff writer at Jacobin magazine, joins us to discuss the 2020 election and Bernie Sanders' launch rally at Brooklyn College. The diverse crowd at Brooklyn College and the myth of the white, male Bernie bro. How Sanders could wield the presidency and the "accident of history" that would require him to act as a tribune for outside movements in order to get anything done. Not me, us! On the fun half: The US government is monitoring journalists at the border. Joe Scarborough compares Ilhan Omar to Steve King and David Duke. Medhi Hasan grills Blackwater founder Erik Prince; Prince claims a non-DC jury would have acquitted Blackwater of manslaughter in Iraq. Alex Trebek delivers sick burn on nerdcore rap. Bolsonaro tweets golden shower video. John Bolton invokes Monroe Doctrine for potential actions in Venezuela. Are we "useful idiots" for the Maduro regime? Plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member of the Majority Report at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out today's sponsor: The New Yorker represents the best writing in America today. Both online and in print, The New Yorker covers a full range of topic, including politics, news, international affairs, climate change, popular culture, the arts, fiction, food, humor and cartoons. And now, our listeners can save 50% and get 12 weeks of The New Yorker for just $6 when you go to newyorker.com/MAJORITY and enter MAJORITY. Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks Live Show in LA! April 20th at the Bootleg Theatre with guests Ana Kasparian, Wosny Lambre and Nando Vila! Get tickets here! Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs, and the TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover or on iTunes Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or via your favorite podcast app Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @majorityfm @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @Bf1nn
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