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WikiLeaks Reveals US Wanted to Keep Russia out of Libyan Oil

WikiLeaks cables show that it was all about the oil By Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — In 2006, three years after the Russian government had charged Mikhail Khodorkovsky — then the country’s wealthiest businessman — with fraud and moved to break up his Yukos oil company, U.S. diplomats had had enough. Gazprom, […]

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Politics and the Lords of Money

Watch Tom Ferguson’s presentation at the INET Conference Legislators Never Bowl Alone: Big Money, Mass Media, and the Polarization of Congress Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. We’re at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, at the INET Conference. This was the birthplace of the International Monetary Fund. And now […]

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Don’t “No-Fly” Libya

Today in Libya, civilians are being killed by a besieged and isolated dictator. Libyan warplanes have been used to attack civilians, although the vast majority of the violence has come from ground attacks. The Libyan opposition’s provisional national council, meeting in Benghazi, is debating whether they should request military support from the international community, maybe […]

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Bahrain Monarchy From British Empire to US Fifth Fleet

Bahrain’s Kings dependent on British, American and now Saudi protection Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. In Bahrain, Saudi troops continue to help the Bahrainian king and government suppress peaceful protesters. Now joining us to talk about how the king came to power in Bahrain is […]

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Gaddafi Turns US and British Guns On His People

Hamid Dabashi: Gaddafi gained power as anti-imperialist, made deal with Bush and pushed neo-liberal economics Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay Washington. In Libya, protests continue to mount. Benghazi may be partly under the control of protesters, and in Tripoli, it–situation is described as being […]