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Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

Class struggle in Bolivia

Pepe Escobar: Morales constitutional reforms meet opposition from rich Bolivian lowland states (2 of 2) Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: Pepe, with these constitutional reforms proposed by Morales, he’s really taken on the elites in a head-on way. He’s threatening their control over the gas revenues. He’s threatening their control over the land. It’s […]

Posted inClimate Crisis

America’s newest security threat: Global warming

Retired four-star General Zinni calls global warming a serious security threat Story Transcript Global warming worries US General ZAA NKWETA, PRESENTER/PRODUCER: According to a group of former four-star generals, rising carbon emission is the newest threat to America. Earlier this year, senior military leaders released a report entitled National Security and the Threat of Climate […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

Pakistan in turmoil after assassination of Bhutto

Beena Sawar: Supporters despair about fate of democratization Story Transcript BEENA SARWAR, ON PHONE FROM LAHORE, PAKISTAN: Well, I’m afraid the mood in Pakistan right now in general is that of extreme grief and extreme devastation, and also hopelessness. And even Benazir’s political rival, Nawaz Sharif, he appeared on television recently, talking to some TV […]

Posted inUncategorized

Iran reacts to NIE report

Pepe Escobar: Can the US accept Iran as a regional power? Story Transcript ZAA NKWETA, PRESENTER/PRODUCER: Washington’s campaign to isolate Iran has been damaged by the NIE report that concluded that Iran disbanded its nuclear weapons program in 2003. Nevertheless, the Bush administration still believes that Iran poses a nuclear threat. To discuss the Iranian […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

ANC elects new leader

Adam Habib: ANC members reject elites Story Transcript ZAA NKWETA, PRESENTER/PRODUCER: South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has a new leader. Controversial former Deputy President Jacob Zuma defeated his fellow party member, President Thabo Mbeki, to ascend to the ANC’s top position. Mbeki and Zuma are bitter political rivals. In order to survive, […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

ANC elects new leader

Adam Habib: ANC members reject elites Story Transcript ZAA NKWETA, PRESENTER/PRODUCER: South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has a new leader. Controversial former Deputy President Jacob Zuma defeated his fellow party member, President Thabo Mbeki, to ascend to the ANC’s top position. Mbeki and Zuma are bitter political rivals. In order to survive, […]