Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Setareh Sadeqi, a PhD candidate at the University of Tehran who lost family friends in the tragic Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crash. Anya and Setareh discuss recent protests in Iran sparked by the crash, which western media have framed as an popular anti-government uprising. They also talk about the recent crackdown on Iranian news and social media accounts online, including the censorship of Press TV UK.
Anya Parampil reflects on Juan Guaidó’s greatest failures throughout his first year as wannabe president of Venezuela along with Diego Sequera, an investigative journalist with the Venezuelan website Misión Verdad.
Red Lines host Anya Parampil breaks down recent events in Venezuela, after US-backed coup leader Juan Guaidó was replaced as President of the country’s National Assembly by fellow members of the opposition. Anya cuts through the mainstream narrative, which claims the Venezuelan government blocked Guaidó from entering the National Assembly and demonstrates he appears to have staged the event in order to gain international support. Anya also speaks with Diego Sequera, an investigative journalist from the Venezuelan website Misión Verdad, to get the view from the ground in Caracas.
Anya Parampil speaks with Ben Becker, an organizer with the ANSWER coalition, to discuss the growing anti-war movement in the US. Over the weekend, thousands of US citizens took to the streets in up to 90 cities in order to voice their opposition to the Trump Administration’s push to war with Iran. Ben and Anya talk about the struggles faced by the anti-war movement over the years what makes organizing massive resistance to war policy possible.
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Daniel McAdams, executive director of The Ron Paul Institute, to discuss President Trump’s decision to assassinate a top Iranian military leader, Major General Qassem Soleimani. The two also explore Twitter’s still-unexplained move to ban McAdam’s account because he called Fox News host Sean Hannity “a retard”.
Anya Parampil speaks with former UK MP George Galloway about Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to execute at the end of January 2020. Anya also asks for Galloway’s thoughts on the future of UK politics in light of the Labour Party’s devastating loss at the polls in December, asking if party leader Jeremy Corbyn could have managed accusations of anti-semitism and Brexit differently. Follow Anya Parampil on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anyaparampil
Anya Parampil sat down with Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez to discuss the current state of Venezuela’s economy, the true character of the country’s opposition – which isn’t purely represented by Juan Guaidó and his party – as well as the future of Citgo Petroleum, Venezuela’s most valuable international asset. A a former advisor to presidential candidate Henri Falcón, who ran against current President Nicolás Maduro in 2018, Rodríguez explains what Venezuela’s political opposition would look like without relentless US interference. He also details his latest project, the Oil for Venezuela Foundation, which he says seeks a humanitarian solution to the humanitarian crisis in the country.