The Marc Steiner Show

The Marc Steiner Show

The Marc Steiner Show meets you at the intersection of politics and culture. We produce dynamic conversations and visual productions with activists, actors, artists and authors to creatively get to the root of the social, political and cultural issues that we and our world face. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-marc-steiner-show--4661751/support.

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June 11, 2024 32 mins
The June 2 election of Claudia Sheinbaum made history for two reasons: Sheinbaum will be Mexico's first woman president ever, and the progressive Morena party will now control the executive and both houses of the national legislature. Morena's rise to power has brought an enormous historical shift to Mexico, which for more than a century prior was dominated by the conservative parties of the PRI and PAN. Elected on a strong anti-ne...
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On May 2, students at the University of Toronto organized under the banner of UofT Occupy for Palestine seized King's College Circle at the university's St. George Campus, establishing what has come to be known as the People's Circle for Palestine. The People's Circle has now held its ground for over a month, withstanding threats from university administrators, police, and counterprotestors. Students and faculty have transformed th...
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Across the country, Democrats are organizing campaigns to vote uncommitted in the primary elections. Yet the aims of this movement are to do more than simply register dissent against Biden's support for Israel's genocide in Gaza. The Uncommitted Campaign will pick up delegates in every state and congressional district where more than 15% of voters cast an uncommitted primary ballot—creating the possibility of leverage within the pa...
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Seven months of brutal Israeli genocide in Gaza have obliterated the local healthcare system, as the IDF has repeatedly targeted and destroyed hospitals and clinics in its military operations. When healthcare infrastructure was still standing, Gaza's healthcare workers faced the challenge of treating grave injuries requiring specialist care. To get around this issue, surgeons around the world have remotely coached their colleagues ...
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Six months into the US-Israeli genocide in Gaza, there is little use denying that what is taking place before our eyes is an intended land grab. Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich have called for Gaza to be "resettled" and for the Palestinian population to be expelled. And in the US, the likes of Ben Gvir and Smotrich have their allies and accomplices who hope to profit from the...
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Since 2022, the politics of Pakistan have been rocked by a struggle for power centered around former prime minister Imran Khan. Khan, who was ousted from office by a parliamentary no-confidence motion in April 2022, has alleged that his removal from office was orchestrated at the behest of the US government. This January, Khan was sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaking government documents as part of his effort to prove US inv...
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With each day that passes without a ceasefire in Gaza or a cessation of US aid to Israel, dissent within the Democratic party grows. In Michigan, more than 13% of Democrats voted uncommitted in the recent primary as a protest vote against Biden's stance on Gaza—and this is just the beginning. Calls have been put forward to organize other uncommitted votes in primaries around the country. While these protest votes are unlikely to di...
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The death toll in Gaza is now inching closer and closer to 30,000, with no end in sight to Israel's bombing or US political, military, and financial support for the genocide unfolding. Amid the carnage and horror of the past 144 days, Gaza's medical workers have worked around the clock under unimaginable conditions to save as many lives as possible. Israel has answered their bravery with brute savagery, laying waste to every single...
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Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, has spearheaded a manufactured political crisis over the state of the US-Mexico border for years. Not content to send hundreds of non-consenting migrants to Democrat-run cities by the busload, Abbott's latest stunts have now brought him into confrontation with the federal government over the border. Jim Hightower and David Griscom return to The Marc Steiner Show to discuss the impact o...
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By now, the false equivalency between anti-Zionism and antisemitism—which Israel’s supporters use to give rhetorical cover for Zionism—is a well-worn topic on the left. What’s less discussed is the role of Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism in Zionists’ attempts to smear their critics, particularly Arab and Muslim ones, as antisemitic. A new report from Rutger University Law School’s Center for Security, Race, and Rights (CSRR) maps...
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The political crisis that has gripped the US over the past decade is the outgrowth of this country's peculiar political history. Just as the hard right turn of the 21st century GOP can be traced back to the failures of post-Jim Crow desegregation, so too can the Democrats' failure to uphold any 'left' politics worthy of the name be drawn back to a betrayal of labor decades in the making. Few are as equipped as Rick Perlstein, histo...
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It has been nearly two months since Israel's latest bombing campaign against Gaza began. With more than 20,000 Palestinians killed, including at least 10,000 women and children, Israel has given little indication that it will stay its hand. Dr. Zainab Chaudry and Abeer Ramadan-Shinnawi join The Marc Steiner Show for a panel discussion on the meaning of activism in these dark times.

Dr. Zainab Chaudry is Director of the Maryland Cou...
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People write off states like Texas as dyed-in-the-wool Republican strongholds, but it wasn't always that way. Legendary author, organizer, commentator, and former State Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower is living proof that there is a strong progressive tradition in Texas that stretches back to the 19th century. Hightower has fought the far right for decades, but he has also seen how Democrats have abandoned grassroots organi...
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The potential return of the Trump administration looms large in US politics—and a new initiative called Project 2025 offers a roadmap for a redux of the Donald. Drawn from an extensive policy platform known as the Mandate for Leadership, which was initially authored by the Heritage Foundation in the Reagan years, Project 2025 lays out a plan to stack the federal government with thousands of die-hard conservative loyalists who can e...
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Al Aqsa Flood and its consequences are shaking Israeli society from within. While Netanyahu's government continues a brutal campaign of collective punishment against Gaza, some Israelis are questioning why their government is more committed to massacring Palestinians than effectively securing the swift release of hostages. As dissent spreads, the government is turning to f...
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One month since the launch of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on Oct. 7, the Israeli military has slaughtered more than 10,000 Palestinians, including over 4,000 children. International condemnation is growing, with multiple governments withdrawing their ambassadors from Israel and organizations around the world calling for Israel's leaders to be prosecuted for war crimes. In an O...
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As of Oct. 31, more than 8,000 people in Gaza have been slaughtered by Israeli bombs, including over 3,000 children. TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez joins The Marc Steiner Show for a discussion on Marc's long journey over 50 years as an advocate for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and what's needed now to stop the killing.

Studio Production: Adam Coley, David Hebden
Post-Production: David Hebden

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It’s been 17 days since the start of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood triggered Israel’s punishing bombardment of Gaza. Thousands are now dead in Gaza and Israel without a clear end in sight to the bloodshed. As the world looks on in horror, we must not forget the decades of history that have brought us here. Israel has held Gaza under siege for the past 17 years, sealing off 2 million people in an open-air prison. At the same time, Israel’...
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In this urgent installment of “Not in Our Name,” an ongoing series on The Marc Steiner Show bringing together Jewish voices around the world speaking out against the Israeli Occupation, we go to the heart of the war that's taking place in Israel and Palestine. As Israel prepares to invade and flatten Gaza in retaliation for the Hamas-led attacks on Israeli kibbutzim and towns by the Gaza border on Oct. 7, the possibility of peace a...
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With thousands of Israeli and Palestinian civilians slaughtered in the past week alone, with the total blackout and bombing of civilians in Gaza happening this very moment, with Israeli government officials speaking in openly genocidal terms, and with US warships moving into the Mediterranean Sea, the permanent war between occupier and occupied has boiled over into a terrifying, new, and even more violent phase—and no one knows exa...
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