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What the U.S. Should Do About North Korea's Rising Nuclear Stockpile
Larry Wilkerson discusses how Chinese nuclear experts estimate North Korea has 20 nuclear warheads and could have 20 more in 2016 yet Washington is paying little attention.

  April 28, 2015

Four Years After Fukushima Disaster, Radiation Dangers Remain Unknown
Among the many unknown factors include the effects of radiation levels on children's health, says journalist Chiho Kaneko

  March 11, 2015

Hong Kong Police Shut Down The "Umbrella Revolution" (1/2)
CY Leung expects "furious resistance" from Occupy Central as police carry out order to shutdown Admiralty Square, police tactics has become increasingly heavy- handed, says Sean Starrs, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the City University of Hong Kong.

  December 11, 14

30 Years After Bhopal Gas Leak, U.S. Company Responsible Remains Unpunished
Professor Vijay Prashad describes the horrific circumstances in which thousands of Indians died and generations suffered health effects - and how the CEO of Union Carbide suffered no consequence

  December 2, 14

Whose Interests Are Served by Occupy Hong Kong?
Assistant Professor Sean Kenji Starrs reports from the front lines of the uprisings

  October 21, 14

How Socialist China Became the Workshop of the World (2/2)
Public workers demonstrate against privatization, and migrant workers fight super exploitation, but we hear very little about that in the West, says Prof. Yuezhi Zhao of Simon Fraser University

  October 13, 14

Will Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution Spark Uprisings in Mainland China? (1/2)
Scholar Yuezhi Zhao argues the Umbrella Revolution does not appeal to broader struggles within mainland China

  October 12, 14

Hong Kong Protests Carefully Choreographed, Not Spontaneous
Tiananmen analogies are a barrier to understanding what's really going on in Hong Kong, says Peter Lee, journalist for Asia Times Online

  October 7, 14

What's Driving Hong Kong's Uprisings?
Hong Kong-based attorney Robert Lee talks about the economic and political history at the center of ongoing protests

  October 6, 14

Acute Economic Inequality Underlies "Occupy Central" Protests in Hong Kong
Assistant professor Eli Friedman from Cornell University says working-class and union participation has increased in subsequent occupations

  October 3, 14

Why the Gulf of Tonkin Matters 50 Years Later (2/2)
On the 50th anniversary of the Gulf Tonkin incident, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss the powers which wanted Pres. Johnson to pursue a ground operation in Vietnam

  October 3, 14

All Parties Involved to Blame for Malaysian Aircraft Disaster in Ukraine
Larry Wilkerson: Why weren't commercial flights banned over an area where aircraft had already been shot down?

  October 3, 14

The Fashion Victims of Cambodia
Rebecca Henschke reports on garment workers killed by riot police when striking for pay rise

  October 3, 14

A Decisive Victory for the BJP in India
The candidate of corporate capital and the Hindu nationalist right wing movement is now poised to become Prime Minister

  October 3, 14

Right Wing Hindu Nationalist BJP wins a historic mandate in the Indian Elections
Prashad: It was an anti-Congress wave, not a pro-Modi wave

  October 3, 14

Activists Tell President Obama: Asia-Pacific Is Not For Sale
Protests from Kuala Lumpur to Washington, DC oppose the TPP and U.S. military aggression

  October 3, 14

30,000 Chinese Factory Workers Strike Against Maker of Nike Sneakers
Editor Michelle Chen and instructor Xiaoming Chai discuss the workers' demands and whether the rise of strikes signals a decline of cheap labor in China

  October 3, 14

An Asia "Pivot" Should Mean Cooperating with China to Solve the Global Environmental Crisis
Larry Wilkerson says the U.S. should push China to settle territorial disputes in international venues, and also pursue a cooperative relationship that seeks to solve global crises rather than dominate the world

  October 3, 14

Indian Parliamentary Elections - A Primer With Vijay Prashad
Indians go to the polls discontent with the 10 year rule of Indian National Congress Party

  October 3, 14

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Three Years Later: Who is Responsible?
Nuclear power engineer Arnie Gunderson and journalist Chiho Kaneko discuss a lawsuit to hold General Electric and other reactor manufacturing companies responsible and the Japanese public's attitude toward nuclear energy

  March 11, 2014

Lingering Problems At Fukushima Raise Questions About Nuclear Power Safety At Home
Nuclear expert David Lochbaum and award-winning journalist Susan Stranahan discuss the weaknesses in nuclear regulation and whether the United States has the proper safeguards to protect its citizens from a similar disaster

  February 28, 2014

Why is China's Economy Slowing Down?
Minqi Li: State funded expansion of infrastructure projects is creating over capacity as wages and domestic consumer demand remains low

  May 24, 2015

Indian High Court Criminalizes Homosexuality
Legal experts say Indian top court's decision is in violation of democratic norms

  October 3, 14

Scientists Link Spike in Thyroid Disease to Fukushima Disaster
Nuclear expert and researcher Joseph Mangano explains his research in connecting the increase of hypothyroidism in newborns on the West coast to the Fukushima nuclear disaster

  December 23, 2013

TEPCO Downplays Huge Risks Involved in Removing Fukushima Fuel Rods
Arnie Gundersen: Agencies overseeing cleanup like the IAEA are biased towards defending and promoting nuclear power

  October 3, 14

Chinese Reforms Make Rich Even Richer
Minqi Li: Chinese Communist 'Plenum' meeting resulted in a promise for market reforms, including privatization and deregulation of public utility, energy and other state-owned companies.

  October 3, 14

Kashmir Remains a Central Flashpoint in South Asia
Historic conflict remains a dangerous source of tension between nuclear armed neighbors India and Pakistan

  October 3, 14

Filipino Delegate Goes on Hunger Strike, As Wealthy Nations Don't Meet Global Climate Fund Pledges
Patrick Bond: Global Climate Fund was set to provide $100 billion every year by 2020 for adaptation and mitigation efforts, but it goes grossly unfunded with nations like the Philippines feeling its consequences.

  October 3, 14

Filipino Gov. Misused Public Funds As People Suffer from Post-Typhoon Devastation
Jose Maria Sison: Evidence shows Filpino government set up ghost non-profits that failed to service its most vulnerable citizens

  October 3, 14

In Unprecedented Move, Spent Fuel Rods To Be Removed from Fukushima Reactors
Arjun Makhijani: Removing the spent fuel rods from the Fukushima Reactor is a dangerous but necessary move

  October 3, 14

In Unprecedented Move, Spent Fuel Rods To Be Removed from Fukushima Reactors - Extended
Arjun Makhijani: Removing the spent fuel rods from the Fukushima Reactor is a dangerous but necessary move

  October 3, 14

CIA's Wash Post Leaks Aimed At Silencing Drone Critics
Gareth Porter: CIA leaks to the Washington Post alleging Pakistani support for drone strikes a ploy to prop up increasingly unpopular program

  October 3, 14

Following Nationwide Strikes, Bangladesh Garment Workers Win Minimum Wage Increase
Striking Bangladesh garment workers closed 20% of the country's garment production to achieve victory.

  October 3, 14

Radioactive Rainwater Overwhelms Fukishima Nuclear Plant
Heavy rains have overwhelmed containment tankers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant

  October 3, 14

Philippine Activists Fightback Against Corporate and Military Forces
"It is better to die from bullets than from hunger" In the Philippines, activists put their lives on the line to fight the military and corporations

  October 3, 14

Japan Grapples with the Rise of Hate Groups
Tensions in East Asia are putting stress on Japanese society as rightwing activists begin to target resident Koreans. This has led to some politicians calling for legislative action against "hate speech"

  October 3, 14

Record Radiation Levels At Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Japanese government $500 million ice wall is a precarious, temporary fix, not a permanent solution to the radioactive water leaking from stricken nuclear reactors

  October 3, 14

Will the US Military's "Asia Pivot" Escalate Human Rights Violations?
Activists hold first ever international conference opposing greater planned US military presence in Asia, say US responsible for rapes, killings and environmental destruction

  October 3, 14

Indian Indigenous Activist and Journalist Dayamani Barla In Her Own Words
Dayamani Barla speaks to the Real News about her work, activism and her hopes for the future indigenous struggles in India

  October 3, 14

Philippine Authorities Violently Crackdown on 'People's State of the Nation March'
Growing movement decries Philippine President's failure to address the widespread poverty, corruption and human rights abuses during his State of the Nation Address (SONA)

  October 3, 14

Pakistan's Energy Crisis: "They've pushed us back into the stone ages"
A severe and worsening shortage of electricity and gas has been crippling the economy and destroying livelihoods for years, but what will it take to get the lights back on?

  October 3, 14

Over 8,000 Men Disappeared in Kashmir Since 1989
Kashmir women protest, demanding information and responsibility for missing husbands and children, who were disappeared by rebels or by the Indian security forces and presumably killed

  October 3, 14

"Incredible India" Home to Modern Slavery
Millions of people, including children, toil in bonded labor in India, even though the practice has been outlawed for years

  October 3, 14

Turkish Deputy PM Apologizes as Mass Protests Continue
Baris Karaagac: Demands for worker's rights, secularism and more democracy fueling protest movement across Turkey

  October 3, 14

240,000 Turkish Workers Join As Mass Protests Reach More Than 67 Cities
Confederation of unions, stage two day strike in solidarity with protestors, against police brutality and for a more democratic Turkey

  October 3, 14

Japanese Movement Against TPP Growing
Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say it's an attempt to impose an American system on Japan and would threaten Japanese public healthcare system

  October 3, 14

Musharraf's Forgotten Dark Legacy: Pakistan's 'Disappeared'
The arrest of General Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan provides new hope to the families of hundreds of Pakistanis who've gone missing since the 'War on Terror' came to Pakistan

  October 3, 14

Only 6 Percent of Child Trafficking Cases in India Result in Prosecutions
In three years a total of 452679 victims of child trafficking cases were reported but number of prosecutions was only 25006 - 6% of the cases being reported

  October 3, 14

What Drives US North Korea Policy?
Peter Lee: The US will not accept a rapprochement with North Korea with nuclear weapons, not because they are a real threat, but it would cause South Korea and Japan to seek nuclear weapons and thus weaken American dominance in the region

  April 17, 2013

North Korea Seeks End to US Sanctions and Isolation
Eric Margolis: The nuclear weapons program is the only card North Korea has to force the US to negotiate a normalization of relations

  October 3, 14

Japan's Labor Movement Struggles to Cope with Irregular Employment
Japanese labor unions used to be a force to be reckoned with, but declining membership, fading activism, and the rise of irregular employment have led many ordinary Japanese to forget that they even exist

  October 3, 14

China and Japan: Commercial Allies or Strategic Rivals?
Robert Lee: China and Japan economies depend on each other but nationalist forces play on historic antagonisms

  October 16, 2012

Hardliners, Weapons-Makers the Real Winners in Japan-China Dispute
Japanese and Chinese nationalists are willing to bet their countries' futures for the sake of national pride and a handful of uninhabited islands in the sea, but it may be the global weapons-making industry that walks away with the pot.

  October 3, 2012

Japan Plays Down Fukushima as Questions About Nuclear Energy Remain
Masaki Oshikawa: Experts told us that reactors in earthquake zones were safe but computer models can't reproduce reality

  March 12, 2012

Socialism vs Capitalism in China
Minqi Li: Vice President Xi is expected to become President at a time when a serious debate has emerged in the party

  February 19, 2012

What to do about Apple and Fraud Friendly Manufacturing in China?
Bill Black: We need to ban imports produced while breaking laws of China

  February 13, 2012

U.S. Afghan Strategy in Disarray
Shashank Bengali: Pakistan alliance on the rocks, Afghan economy crashing and Taliban not weakened

  October 3, 14

Turkey's Deadly Quake Toll Set to Rise
A desperate search for survivors is continuing after a devastating earthquake in southeast Turkey

  October 24, 2011

Oil Price Hikes Trigger India Protests
Al Jazeera: But rising oil prices have sparked massive protests across India

  May 19, 2011

Pakistanis "Humiliated" by US Over Osama Bin Laden Death
Former member of Pakistan's intelligence agency says the US has been humiliating the Pakistani Government since the death of Osama bin Laden

  October 3, 14

Japanese MP: It's Time to Tell the Truth
Kuniko Tanioko: Japan must tell world how it dealt with the nuclear runoff into the ocean

  May 7, 2011

Radiation Fears Spark Tokyo Alarm
Al Jazeera: Fears about the possible spread of radiation have caused unease in Tokyo

  March 17, 2011

Japan: Second Explosion Rocks Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Channel 4: Many are frightened - but this is not another Chernobyl, as Channel 4 Science Correspondent Tom Clarke explains

  March 15, 2011

Japan's Nuke Crisis Far From Over
Al Jazeera: The Fukushima nuclear power plant witnessed another explosion on Monday mounting fear of a major nuclear radiation

  March 14, 2011

China Calls for Peaceful Resolution
CCTV: Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun says China is deeply worried about rising tension on the Korean Peninsula.

  December 20, 2010

Chinese Currency War a Red Herring?
Epstein: The focus on China's monetary policy is a diversion from the real problems facing US economy

  October 28, 2010

Inside Story - Behind The Latest Food Crisis
Al Jazeera: Food prices soar to record levels worldwide

  October 14, 2010

Japan Released Chinese Fishing Boat Captain
Newsy: Critics deem Japan the 'Loser' after release of Chinese skipper

  September 25, 2010

INDIA'S GRAIN ROTS AS POOR GO HUNGRY
REPLAY Al Jazeera About 400 million poor in India cannot afford to buy grain

  September 10, 2010

PAKISTANI FLOODS: GOVERNMENT 'MUST DO MORE'
Channel4: Flooding in Pakistan now affecting 20 million people

  August 15, 2010

CHINA AND THE "END OF THE END OF HISTORY"
WILL CHINESE WORKERS CHALLENGE GLOBAL CAPITALISM? PT.3 MINQI LI INTERVIEW

  August 20, 2010

EPIC KOREAN AUTO WORKERS STRIKE
Young Ho Lee tells the story of the 77-day occupation and fight against lay-offs at Korean Auto factory

  August 7, 2010

Epic Korean Auto Workers Strike
TRNN Replay: Young Ho Lee tells the story of the 77-day occupation and fight against lay-offs at Korean Auto factory

  August 7, 2010

EPIC KOREAN AUTO WORKERS STRIKE
TRNN Replay: Young Ho Lee tells the story of the 77-day occupation and fight against lay-offs

  August 7, 2010

Inside Story - Behind the Korean crisis
Al Jazeera: Once again, tensions escalate between the Korean neighbors

  May 27, 2010

Talk of war over sinking of South Korean ship
Larry Wilkerson: The tension between two Koreas is higher now than any time since 1994

  May 26, 2010

Inside Story - The battle in Bangkok
AlJazeera: The crisis in Thailand is taking a deadly turn as 29 people have been killed in three days

  May 18, 2010

Bangkok burns as Thai protest heats up
Al Jazeera: Red shirts continue to stand their ground at their protest camp in central Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok fighting continues amid ceasefire calls
Channel 4: 29 people have now been killed during three days of fighting in the Thai capital

  May 17, 2010

Kyrgyzstan's second "tulip revolution" Pt2
Engdahl: Kyrgyzstan crisis shows American strategic weakness

  April 17, 2010

Kyrgyzstan's second "tulip revolution"
F. William Engdahl discusses situation in Kyrgyzstan

  April 16, 2010

Telangana, India: Student Suicide Protest by Fire
TRNN REPLAY Student suicide reignites historic separatists movement Telangana, India

  January 25, 2010

Afghanistan and global dominance Pt2
Engdahl: New regional cooperation that challenges US dominance is good for the world

  January 7, 2010

UK/USA made use of Uzbek torture Pt.2
Former Brit Ambassador Craig Murray says UK and USA sent prisoners to Uzbek to be tortured

  November 4, 2009

Uzbek terror and the UK/USA
Murray: CIA used Uzbek torture to create false intelligence; support for regime continues

  October 24, 2009

Is this evidence of Sri Lankan 'war crimes?'
Channel 4 News shows footage claimed to show Sri Lankan forces executing Tamils earlier this year

  August 28, 2009

China's military goes online
People's Liberation Army marks its 82nd anniversary

  August 2, 2009

Indian Navy's Nuclear Sub and China's Encirclement
TRNN REPLAY An NDTV panel in India discusses lndia's nuclear ballistic submarine INS Arihant

  July 26, 2009

Indian Navy's nuclear sub and China's encirclement
TRNN REPLAY An NDTV panel in India discusses lndia's nuclear ballistic submarine INS Arihant

  July 26, 2009

India-Bangladesh 'security' fence
India announces a new fence will seal off its border with Bangladesh, hundreds have been killed

  July 24, 2009

We're all Uighurs now. Or are we?
Pepe Escobar: Does anyone care about what happens to the Uighurs?

  October 3, 14

Uighurs' struggle to retain cultural identity
The Chinese government has accused Uighur exiles of inciting violent protests in Urumqi

  July 7, 2009

What's the Afghan policy?
Nancy Youssef: There are no easy choices in Afghanistan for the US; nor for Afghans

  October 3, 14

Fighting in Pakistan displaced 1.5 million
Up to 15,000 soldiers are fighting Taliban militants north of the capital Islamabad

  May 21, 2009

US policy makes things worse in Pakistan
Aijaz Ahmad: US policy will lead to thousands of new recruits for al- Qaeda

  May 12, 2009

US Pakistan policy is floundering
Aijaz Ahmad Pt.2: US must work with regional states and pull out of Afghanistan to find Pakistan solutio

  May 13, 2009

Swat valley death toll rises
Pakistan's army continues US-backed Swat valley offensive after the reported deaths of 700 militants

  May 12, 2009

Panic grips Pakistan's Buner as fighting intensifies
Al Jazeera: More than 300,000 people have fled the area as troops battle Taliban fighters

  May 8, 2009

Pakistan is boiling
Aijaz Ahmad: Pakistan is in complete chaos - Bad decisions Pt.2

  March 12, 2009

The Pakistan puzzle
The unraveling situation in Pakistan confounds US policy in Afghanistan Pt. 3

  February 23, 2009



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