“There really are wholesale disappearances here and I think it’s time for accountability on that and real investigation by journalists to take on this issue.”
Iran: Is it weapons or oil?
With Iran emerging as a regional power and now the source of 17% of China’s oil is the U.S. really concerned about nuclear weapons or is it more about the geopolitics and oil? Story Transcript BABAK YEKTAFAR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, WASHINGTONPRISM.ORG: The U.S. says they will not allow Iran to have a nuclear bomb. But with Iran’s […]
The Real Story
The Real Story examines how television news covers a story and then goes beyond the headlines. Coming soon this will be a regular feature on The Real News Network. Join Senior Editor Paul Jay with journalist and writer Eric Margolis as they discuss the coverage of the civil war in Iraq. Margolis says: “The United […]
South Asian floods take economic toll
Afsan Chowdhury has spent years dealing with crisis and disaster management in South Asia. In a phone interview from Dhaka, he says the latest monsoon flooding will have a long-term socio-economic impact on the most poor.
Flooding victims reach for help from the skies
Bangladesh and Nepal have received aid from the UN World Food Program and UNICEF but the agencies have received no official requests from India. An editorial in the Hindustan Times argues that authorities in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Bihar states should have done much more before hundreds of people died and millions were […]
One million killed in Iraq?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNWOj_dFSR4 The group Just Foreign Policy has taken that number and projected it using Iraq Body Count, which tallies deaths reported by Western media sources. This leads to a rough estimate that one million Iraqis have now been killed in the conflict since the U.S.’s 2003 invasion and occupation. When The Lancet published the 650,000 […]
Israeii soldiers and settlers clash in Hebron
She is currently teaching at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. In a telephone interview from Vancouver, Sharoni assesses the significance of the evictions in Hebron.
Israeli army evicts dozens of Hebron settlers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Pm8PYPb9w Today in Hebron, Israeli troops used sledgehammers to smash through welded doors and concrete bunkers to get at Jewish settlers who threw stones and poured oil and water on them. The settlers had claimed ownership of two houses. Dozens of settlers and soldiers were slightly injured in the melee. Hundreds of thousands of other […]
Record South Asian floods bring fear of disease
Steady monsoon rains normally batter South Asia between June and September. But officials say this summer’s rain and flooding may be the worst in 30 years. Because so many people live in low-lying areas, they have little protection from floods. The people of Bangladesh, Nepal, and India’s Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states are also among […]
Gore Vidal on the Cold War (1/7)
“Truman went on with his grotesque adventure … and the Cold War begins.” Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the closing curtain of World War II, or the opening act of the Cold War? GORE VIDAL: Probably the opening act of the Cold War. It was also the end of […]