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Join hosts Eugene Puryear and Rania Khalek, and special guests from across the world, every week on The Freedom Side, Thursdays at 3pm ET on YouTube. The Freedom Side provides news and information for self-determination, covering U.S. and global politics.

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Past Shows

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Dangerous Game: Pelosi Provokes China Over Taiwan
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Dangerous Game: Pelosi Provokes China Over Taiwan

Strings Attached: Western Banks and Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis
19:06
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Strings Attached: Western Banks and Sri Lanka’s Political Crisis

U.S. Diminished: Saudis Leave Biden at Airport While Russia, Turkey & Iran Make a Deal
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U.S. Diminished: Saudis Leave Biden at Airport While Russia, Turkey & Iran Make a Deal

Highlights

Puerto Ricans Aren’t Taking Austerity Lying Down
21:57

Puerto Ricans Aren’t Taking Austerity Lying Down

Recently Puerto Rico has seen large protests by workers in the public sector, demanding raises, better working conditions, and more secure retirement. Dr. Adriana Garriga-López, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kalamazoo College & Adjunct Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey campus, joined The Freedom Side Live to break down the context of the protests, their demands, and what it means for the future of Puerto Rico. » Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/BreakThroughNews -------------------------------- » Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTnewsroom » Tweet us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom » Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btnewsroom/ » Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/btnewsroom At Breakthrough News we believe in the power of independent media. Five mega-corporations dominate the media landscape — controlling 90% of what we read, watch and listen to. They control the news cycle, to which social media and even most “alternative” media is forced to respond. We are breaking through that cycle. We tell the untold stories of resistance from poor and working-class communities — because out of these stories we will construct a different narrative of the world, as it is and in real-time. People’s movements in every corner of the globe are changing history and shifting consciousness. But these movements barely receive any coverage from the corporate media. They need visibility. They need amplification. They need a media arm to break through. We can be that media arm, but only with your help. Become a Patron and join us on the front lines in the battle of ideas. Subscribe and follow us! https://www.youtube.com/breakthroughnews @BTNewsroom
Journalist: ‘Anonymous U.S. Intelligence Officials’ the Only ‘So-Called Evidence’
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Journalist: ‘Anonymous U.S. Intelligence Officials’ the Only ‘So-Called Evidence’

Russia announced a pull-back of troops from the border with Ukraine, but U.S. officials have accused Russia of lying and continuing their build-up. All the while U.S. media coverage has parroted the official U.S. spin. Ben Norton, journalist & editor of the new outlet and podcast Multipolarista, goes over the media’s misleading role in the conflict. » Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/BreakThroughNews -------------------------------- » Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTnewsroom » Tweet us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom » Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btnewsroom/ » Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/btnewsroom At Breakthrough News we believe in the power of independent media. Five mega-corporations dominate the media landscape — controlling 90% of what we read, watch and listen to. They control the news cycle, to which social media and even most “alternative” media is forced to respond. We are breaking through that cycle. We tell the untold stories of resistance from poor and working-class communities — because out of these stories we will construct a different narrative of the world, as it is and in real-time. People’s movements in every corner of the globe are changing history and shifting consciousness. But these movements barely receive any coverage from the corporate media. They need visibility. They need amplification. They need a media arm to break through. We can be that media arm, but only with your help. Become a Patron and join us on the front lines in the battle of ideas. Subscribe and follow us! https://www.youtube.com/breakthroughnews @BTNewsroom
German Parliamentarian: ‘Peace Can Only Exist with Russia, Not Against Russia’
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German Parliamentarian: ‘Peace Can Only Exist with Russia, Not Against Russia’

Germany has emerged as the center of skepticism towards escalation in the US-Russia-Ukraine conflict, Why? MP Sevim Dagdelen, Die Linke spokeswoman for international politics and disarmament in the German Bundestag, explains the historic and contemporary context; and offers an alternative vision for European security. » Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/BreakThroughNews -------------------------------- » Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTnewsroom » Tweet us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom » Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btnewsroom/ » Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/btnewsroom At Breakthrough News we believe in the power of independent media. Five mega-corporations dominate the media landscape — controlling 90% of what we read, watch and listen to. They control the news cycle, to which social media and even most “alternative” media is forced to respond. We are breaking through that cycle. We tell the untold stories of resistance from poor and working-class communities — because out of these stories we will construct a different narrative of the world, as it is and in real-time. People’s movements in every corner of the globe are changing history and shifting consciousness. But these movements barely receive any coverage from the corporate media. They need visibility. They need amplification. They need a media arm to break through. We can be that media arm, but only with your help. Become a Patron and join us on the front lines in the battle of ideas. Subscribe and follow us! https://www.youtube.com/breakthroughnews @BTNewsroom
Port Truckers Fight for Fair Wages, Benefits
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Port Truckers Fight for Fair Wages, Benefits

Truckers at California ports are petitioning to unionize with the Teamsters union and be treated and paid fairly. Drivers for XPO Logistics Inc. are denied health insurance through their job and face poverty wages because they are unfairly classed as “contractors” rather than employees.. Kristal Romero, Port Division Coordinator with the Teamsters, explains the situation and their demands. » Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/BreakThroughNews -------------------------------- » Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BTnewsroom » Tweet us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTnewsroom » Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btnewsroom/ » Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/btnewsroom At Breakthrough News we believe in the power of independent media. Five mega-corporations dominate the media landscape — controlling 90% of what we read, watch and listen to. They control the news cycle, to which social media and even most “alternative” media is forced to respond. We are breaking through that cycle. We tell the untold stories of resistance from poor and working-class communities — because out of these stories we will construct a different narrative of the world, as it is and in real-time. People’s movements in every corner of the globe are changing history and shifting consciousness. But these movements barely receive any coverage from the corporate media. They need visibility. They need amplification. They need a media arm to break through. We can be that media arm, but only with your help. Become a Patron and join us on the front lines in the battle of ideas. Subscribe and follow us! https://www.youtube.com/breakthroughnews @BTNewsroom