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29
Nov

Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike

This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history. Reporters Aru Shiney-Ajay and Will Marchese recap the strike and further interview Indian labor organizers and scholars. 

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19
Nov

Narrow Passages Part I

This week on War News Radio, we kick off our series on the resettlement process for refugees coming out of the bitter conflict in Syria. In this first part of Narrow Passages, we look at the institutions that serve as the first point of contact for refugees, how an individual becomes a refugee, and how Western media distorts the reality of the crisis and the resettlement process. 

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16
Nov

A War-Torn Power Plant

A single hydropower plant produces a third of the electricity consumed in the Republic of Georgia. But the plant’s generator lies on land controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Since the 90’s, the area has seen war, ethnic cleansing, and an increasingly suffocating Russian occupation. But amid all this tension, the power plant has somehow kept operating without problems. Eduard Saakashvili took a look at how that works.

 

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28
Oct

Press-ing Matters

How does the rising tension between Hong Kong and China impact the city's press freedom? This week, we turn away from headlines and speak to a few journalists and journalism students about their experiences and perspectives. Tune in for more.

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17
Oct

Gaza Under the Blockade: Education

Reporter Lisa Kato begins the first of a three part series focusing on life in Gaza. In 2015, UNCTAD reported that the Gaza Strip could become "uninhabitable" by 2020 if the current situation does not improve. The blockade on Palestine by Israel and Egypt that restricts the flow of goods and people in air, land, and sea has debilitated their living conditions. This piece focuses on the significance of education in the life of Gazans despite the constant conflict that confines them. Lisa Kato, along with reporters Eriko Shrestha and Salima Bourguiba interviewed Christopher Gunness, spokesperson of UNRWA, and Rola Mattar, graduate of Al-Azhar University. 

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10
Oct

Filibusted Presents – Exercising a Right: Throwing It Back to the Post-Reconstruction Era for a Look at the History and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold and Alex Kingsley have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear our hair out. This month’s topic? Felony Disenfranchisement.

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28
Sep

The Fight Against the North Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Done

As indigenous activists and environmentalists ramp up actions at Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites, solidarity marches have sprung up across U.S. cities. War News Radio accompanied other Swarthmore students to a #NODAPL march in Philadelphia, and video of the protest will be released soon. This week, reporter Gabriel Contreras offers insight into the timeline of these protests and interviews two students from Swarthmore’s environmental action group, Mountain Justice.


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11
May

Filibusted Presents - Putin The Greatest Hits: Throwing It Back for a Look at Media Representations of US Russia Relations

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Jay Clayton and Sabrina Merold have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear our hair out. This month’s topic? US Russia Relations.

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26
Apr

A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence

This week on War News Radio, reporter Anna Weber takes a comparative look at the widespread crisis of femicide in Latin America. Recent protests across the region have sparked new media coverage and legislation in an attempt to combat gender discrimination. Anna interviewed two sexual harassment prevention organizations, one in Peru and one in Argentina, in order to learn their different methods to raise sexual harassment awareness.


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22
Apr

Eye Opening, Intense, Informative: A Swarthmore Trip to Israel and Palestine

War News Radio's Joelle Hageboutros spoke with three students from Professor Atshan's Israeli Palestinian Conflict class who traveled to the region to see and experience first-hand what they had been studying for a semester. Here's their story.


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