‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda
Author and noted peace activist David Swanson joins host Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ about the narrative on Aleppo and Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict, dissecting who benefits and how.
Life For Pot: The Forgotten Victims
The Marijuana Lifer Project’s Cheri Sicard joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to explain how some people continue to serve lifetime sentences for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses even as marijuana legalization sweeps the country.
Flint Mom-Turned-Activist Describes City’s Disturbing Declining Health
Melissa Mays tells Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline” why residents of Flint, Michigan, still depend on bottled water for everything from drinking to bathing almost two years after state and local officials knew the city’s water supply was poisoned.
Islam, ISIS & Buzzfeed: What You’re Not Being Told
In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ Mnar Muhawesh dives into the 1,300-year history of Arbaeen, a Muslim tradition steeped in resistance and sacrifice, and explains how the continued observance of this tradition is a direct defiance of groups like ISIS.
Exploring The Top Censored Stories Of 2016 With Project Censored’s Mickey Huff
As public trust in the mainstream media plummets amid widespread censorship and propaganda, media literacy expert Mickey Huff joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to shed light on the year’s top censored stories.
Cold War 2.0: A New Wave Of McCarthyites & Anti-Russian Propaganda Emerge In Response To ‘Fake News’
Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the ramifications of the new ‘red scare’ for legitimate alternative media in the post-election ‘fake news’ frenzy.
VICE’s Fall From Counterculture Hipster Rag To Neoliberal Government Mouthpiece
Robbie Martin, director of the documentary series ‘A Very Heavy Agenda,’ joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss how VICE became a government lapdog pushing pro-interventionist messaging to a millennial audience wary of the government.
Cindy Sheehan: What’s Worse? Trump’s Background Checks or Clinton’s Policy of Mass Murder?
The anti-war activist whose son died in Iraq in 2004 joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the status of the anti-war movement today and what voters who want an end to war should consider before heading to the ballot box.
Documentary Reveals How Israel Convinces Americans Palestine Occupies Israel
In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh meets Sut Jhally, an expert on media manipulation and propaganda. In the film ‘The Occupation of the American Mind,’ Jhally and others examine how high-paid spin doctors control the media message on Israel.
US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade
When the U.S. overthrew the Taliban in the wake of 9/11, it set the stage for the explosive growth of Afghanistan’s opium industry. In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh explains how the global war on terror created a global epidemic of heroin overdoses.