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19 Jun, 2021 06:40

Prof. Peter Kuznick slams Putin jailing Navalny as unnecessary mistake, slams Biden over election interference denial (E1025)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Prof. Peter Kuznick, co-author of Showtime’s 10-part series ‘The Untold History of The United States’, directed by Oliver Stone. He discusses Biden’s remarks about what the world would do if the US interfered blatantly in foreign elections, the US’ history of interfering in elections and engaging in regime change against democratically elected governments, criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin ranging from his comparison of the far-right Capitol rioters to the case of Alexey Navalny, Navalny’s imprisonment and why he views this as an unnecessary mistake, and much more!

Finally, we speak to Antony Loewenstein, independent journalist and author. He discusses the arrival of new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, how Bennett’s record is largely similar to Netanyahu’s if not even more right-wing, analysis showing that 100 of the 120 members of the Israeli Knesset are pro-occupation, international pressure on Israel as the “only way” to end the occupation of Palestine, the extent of US influence over Israeli policy, Israel’s refusal to acknowledge its own nuclear weapons program, double standards on the nuclear weapons issue for countries such as Iran, and much more!

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