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A weekly show from journalists Steve Sweeney, Ben Cowles and their Morning Star comrades, Podaganda is the podcast the corporate media warned you about: It's adversarial, sweary and profoundly left-wing.

Dec 6, 2019

IN this episode, Ben Cowles is joined by fellow journalists Ceren Sagir and Bethany Rielly to discuss:


  • The general election so far: The polls, the Lib Dems’ lies, Elizabeth Winsdor’s (aka the queen) speech fiasco, Tory Islamophobia (1:50) 
  • This week’s anti-Nato protests (10:03)
  • And the pro-Israeli settlements charity which held a meeting in London this week (18:32)


As always, brace yourself for profoundly left-wing views and plenty of bad language


Show notes


Legendary writer and educationalist Michael Rosen confronts the Labour antisemitism scandal and explains why he’s backing Corbyn, his friend of 30 years: 


Verso publishers have put out a free e-book called Antisemitism and the Labour Party which is well worth checking out:


Have a read of Jewish Voice for Labour’s canvasser’s briefing on antisemitism in the Labour Party: 


Have a read of Ceren’s story on the open letter urging an investigation into Tory Islamophobia: 


Here’s the article Ben was talking about by Milan Rai, entitled Boris Johnson believes Britain’s wars fuel terrorism: 

Here’s the footage of Jeremy Corbyn’s famous anti-Iraq war speech in 2003. If you’ve never seen it, you must check it out: 


Bethany’s article on Regavim can be read here: 


Here’s Bethany’s news story on the protest against Regavim: 


Read Bethany’s eyewitness account of the Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem: 


Israel’s PM promised to annex the West Bank earlier this year. Read about that here: 


Check out Wikipedia’s article on Joe Sacco’s Footnotes on Gaza here: 


Intro music by Jamie Thrasivoulou and Andrew De’Ath. 

Follow Podaganda, Ben Cowles, Ceren Sagir and Bethany Rielly on Twitter via: @PodagandaCast, @Cowlesz, @cerenkardelen, and @b_rielly.