On today’s show we start out with Elon Musk’s $44 billion dollar effort to buy Twitter. He claims he will make the algorithms open source, but there’s obviously many doubts about that. What does this development mean for the platform?
We are then joined by Rania Khalek, journalist and host of the show Dispatches on BreakThrough News to discuss the release of Steven Donzinger after years of confinement in prison, halfway houses and on house arrest. Donzinger is a human rights attorney who was under house arrest for successfully suing Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorian Amazonian Indigenous people. What does his case mean for environmental activists pushing back against big oil?
And finally, Rania shares her experience at the recent 3-day meeting in Caracas where people gathered from across the globe to fight back against Fascism. We dive into the various perspectives shared at the conference on the war in Ukraine and how the global south is responding to the shifting geopolitics of the moment.
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About the Author
Rachel Hu is a journalist with “BreakThrough News,” a new independent media project, where she hosts the podcast “It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism.”
She is also a host on WBAI 99.5FM in NYC and has been an anti-war and anti-racist activist with the ANSWER Coalition for the last decade.
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Chris Garaffa has been an anti-imperialist and social justice organizer since joining the movement against the Iraq war in 2003.
Chris is a weekly guest on Sputnik Radio’s “By Any Means Necessary,” and co-hosts the podcast “The Reboot,” focusing on the intersection between technology and human rights.
Chris can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.