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Putin is Anointed King, but Big Capital has the Real Power – RAI with A. Buzgalin (7/12)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Aleksandr Buzgalin says after the chaotic ‘90’s, the Russian oligarchs needed a stronger central state to defend their class interests, but Putin’s individual power should not be exaggerated – with host Paul Jay Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself. I’m Paul Jay, this is The Real […]

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Iraqi Protesters Storm the American Embassy in Baghdad — But There’s More to the Story

Tens of thousands of people in Iraq are demonstrating against the government there, the United States, and Iran. York University’s Thabit Abdullah explains that at the heart of the story is Iraq torn asunder by the United States. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Good to have you all […]

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Is Europe’s New Military ‘Intervention Force’ a Message to Trump?

Nine European Union states have signed off on creating a new joint military intervention force. We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell Story Transcript AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Maté. There is a new military force coming to Europe. Nine EU states have […]

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Will the Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Bring Down the US-Saudi Alliance?

Journalist James M. Dorsey says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has suffered significant reputational damage on the eve of a major global trade conference known as Vision 2030 or  “Davos in the Desert” Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. The anger over […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalReal News Daily Reports

Will Corruption Scandal Sink Netanyahu Weeks Before Election?

The upcoming election in Israel is increasingly focused on the corrupt arms deals between Israel and Germany, from which Prime Minister Netanyahu personally profited millions of dollars. TRNN’s Shir hever discusses the implications Story Transcript CHARLES LENCHNER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Charles Lenchner. New revelations about the arms deal between Israel and […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalReal News Daily Reports

Israeli Military Attacks Iranian Backed Syrian Bases

Col. Larry Wilkerson: Israel does not want to end the war in Syria, it is in their interest to keep this war going, and to keep the Iran Nuclear Deal from succeeding Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. The Israeli military attacked several bases […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalReal News Daily Reports

Col. Wilkerson on Korean Peace: ‘We’ve Been Here Before,’ But it Fell Apart

Over the past 20 years or so there have been several opportunities for peace between North and South Korea, but each time it fell apart because of stumbling blocks on both the North Korean and the US side, says Col. Larry Wilkerson Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalReal News Daily Reports

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was “Unauthorized”

Does the brief unauthorized arrest of National Assembly president Juan Guaido, who suggested that he take over from Nicolas Maduro, signal growing divisions within the government? We discuss the current situation in Venezuela after President Maduro’s recent inauguration with Lucas Koerner Story Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert, coming […]

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‘Obscene’ Bipartisan Applause for NATO in Congress

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress fanning the fire of a ‘Russian threat.’ Peter Kuznick says it is an ‘obscene bipartisan spectacle applauding war’; Pietro Shakarian discusses the self-serving NATO expansion and the hyperbolic Russia threat narrative Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini […]

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U.S. Hoped Putin Would be a ‘Sober Yeltsin’ – RAI with Stephen Cohen (3/5)

After the fall of the Soviet Union, a dysfunctional and pro-American Russian President Yeltsin presided over the chaos of the 1990’s; when Putin came to power, the West was very disappointed at the independent and nationalist character of the Putin led state and the demonization began –  Stephen Cohen joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts […]