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Podaganda


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.

Jan 17, 2020

PODAGANDA is back after a much-needed break from 2019 and ready to take on the new decade. In this episode, journalists Ben Cowles, Steve Sweeney and Bethany Rielly discuss:

  • The Turkish government’s proposed changes to child sex laws (4:09)
  • The 1,000 refugees pushed back to war-torn Libya in the first two weeks of 2020 (11:50)
  • The protesters who tried to cut Israel’s fence around Gaza fence (20:58)

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

Show notes

The Evening Moon podcast was the pilot version of this here podcast. Check out episode three of the Evening Moon here if you like: youtube.com/watch?v=fb4cyfMHXkI&t=3s 

You can send messages of support for the HDP women’s conference in Turkey here: hdpankarailyonetimi@gmail.com. Be sure to CC Steve on: international@peoples-press.com 

Turkish troops mobilise for war in Libya: morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/turkish-troops-mobilise-for-libyan-war 

Almost 1,000 refugees pushed back to war-torn Libya in the first two weeks of 2020: morningstaronline.co.uk/article/o/1000-refugees-pushed-back-war-racked-libya-2020-so-far-iom-says 

Frontex blasted for boasting of decline of migrants into Europe as rescuers witness refugees pushed back to war-torn Libya: morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/frontex-blasted-for-boasting-of-decline-of-migrants-into-europe-as-rescuers-witness-refugees-pushed-back-to-war-torn-libya 

Here’s CNN’s footage of African migrants being sold as slaves market in Libya: edition.cnn.com/2017/11/14/africa/libya-migrant-auctions/index.html 

Here’s Ben’s interview with Italian researcher Matteo Villa debunking the idea that search and rescue operations are encouraging people to risk their lives at sea: morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/rescuing-drowning-migrants-no-pull-factor 

Activists make unprecedented attempt to cut Gaza fence in protest of 13-year Israeli siege: morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/activists-breach-gaza-fence-in-protest 

Israeli warplanes pummel Gaza: morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/israeli-warplanes-pummel-gaza 

Here’s the Chomsky interview Ben mentioned. Nine minutes in he speaks about why it is not in the interests of the Arab states to help the Palestinian cause: youtube.com/watch?v=PVjVtg0WBgs&feature=emb_title 

Israeli commandos kill activists on flotilla bound for Gaza: theguardian.com/world/2010/may/31/israel-kills-activists-flotilla-gaza 

Here’s Green Day’s When I Come Around in case you never heard it: youtube.com/watch?v=i8dh9gDzmz8 

Here’s the album grandad Steve chose to have on repeat for the rest of eternity: youtube.com/watch?v=unGEItr2gMo 

Intro music by Jamie Thrasivoulou and Andrew De’Ath.

Follow Podaganda, Ben Cowles, Steve Sweeney and Bethany Rielly on Twitter via: @PodagandaCast, @Cowlesz, @SweeneySteve and @b_rielly.