Your Call's Media Roundtable: The fall of Kirkuk & the culture of fear in the US

Oct 19, 2017


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll talk about the fall of Kirkuk with the Guardian’s Martin Chulov. Three weeks after the Kurdish referendum for independence, the Iraqi military and Iranian backed Shiite militias took over the Kurdish held city of Kirkuk. What’s next?

We'll also speak with journalist Sasha Abramsky about his new book Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream.

Guests:

Martin Chulov, award winning journalist covering the Middle East for the Guardian.

Sasha Abramsky, journalist and author of Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Kurdish forces abandon long-held lands to Iraqi army and Shia fighters

Al Jazeera: '100,000 flee Kirkuk' since Iraqi army takeover

The NY Times: Struggle Over Kirkuk Puts the U.S. and Iran on the Same Side

Sasha Abramsky

The Guardian: Did a poisoned fish open my eyes to a culture of fear?

The Nation: Is Nonviolence—or Fighting Back—the Answer to Far-Right Thuggery?