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Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

Assange Arrest: Background and Implications

April 14, 2019
Our recent coverage of the arrest of Julian Assange

UK Labour Party’s “Witch Hunt” Victimizes Jewish Black Party Activist

April 14, 2019

Jackie Walker’s surreptitiously taped words taken out of context led to a 2016 suspension; now she has been expelled. We discuss the case with Jackie Walker herself

Special Report: Massacres in Haiti - Pacifica’s Margaret Prescod

Special Report: Haiti

April 14, 2019
An unknown number of Haitians were killed, raped, and burned alive in La Saline, Haiti, the home of African Diaspora liberation. Margaret Prescod talks about what she found
Sudan's President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him

Sudan’s President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him

April 12, 2019

Prof. Khalid Ahmed says that what looks like a military coup against Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir is actually of the president’s own making, to defuse the growing movement and ICC indictment against him

EU Plastics Ban: "Doesn't Go Far Enough"

EU Plastics Ban: “Doesn’t Go Far Enough”

April 12, 2019

Jerri-Lin Scofield and Jonathan Latham argue that EU plastics ban is far too limited and that recycling plastics does not deal with the main problem these materials cause

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

April 12, 2019

As police pulled Julian Assange out of the the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the Wikileaks founder held on to a copy of “Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State,” a collection of interviews the late author and critic of the security state did with Paul Jay, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Real News Network.…

Rising Rents Threaten Berlin's Diversity, Activists Demand Expropriation

Rising Rents Threaten Berlin’s Diversity, Activists Demand Expropriation

April 11, 2019

Germany is abuzz about a new movement to expropriate 240,000 apartments from large landowners in order to halt rapidly rising rents in Berlin

Trump Signs Executive Order with Builders

Two Trump Executive Orders Will Make It Even Easier to Build Pipelines

April 11, 2019

Consolidation of power into the federal government will make it harder for states to oppose pipeline construction for environmental reasons, says Tamara O’Laughlin, North America Director of 350.org (http://350.org).

Students, Residents Protest Johns Hopkins ICE Contracts and Private Police

April 11, 2019

As student occupation continues, professors join in calls for the university to abandon plan for armed police

David Bernhardt Confirmed as Interior Secretary

April 11, 2019

Environmentalists argue the former energy and oil lobbyist will further harm the climate and public health

Assange Arrest Free Speech Sign

Assange and Manning Under Arrest: Trump Admin Goes All Out Against Whistleblowers

April 11, 2019
Shortly before Assange’s arrest in London Thursday morning, we spoke to former National Lawyers Guild president Marjorie Cohn about Manning’s refusal to testify against Assange and the precarious situation Assange is in
Asylum Seekers Face Illegal Deterrent Policies In Spite of Judge's Ruling

Asylum Seekers Face Illegal Deterrent Policies In Spite of Judge’s Ruling

April 11, 2019

With Trump promising to “go in a tougher direction” with his replacement for DHS head, what can Trump legally do to go in that direction in light of the recent ruling against his “wait in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers? We speak to Denise Bell of Amnesty International

Netanyahu's Brilliant Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Netanyahu's Brilliant Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

April 10, 2019
Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu’s probable reelection
Don't Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative

Don’t Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative

April 10, 2019

The Mueller report, while finding no collusion by Trump, did reinforce the narrative that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to sow discord and disinformation, reinforcing the idea that Russia is an existential threat to the United States

More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2)

More Sanctions on Venezuela

April 10, 2019
Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to intensify the sanctions that are strangling Venezuela’s economy. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela
Netanyahu's Proposal to Annex West Bank Kills Delusion About Two-State Solution

Netanyahu’s Proposal to Annex West Bank Kills Delusion About Two-State Solution

April 9, 2019

Rabbi Mivasair discusses the implications of Netanyahu’s probable reelection and his last-ditch effort to appease the far-right in Israel, by declaring his willingness to annex the West Bank

US Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen (Pt 1/2)

US Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen

April 9, 2019
Three out of five weapons used in Yemen are supplied by the US says Andrew Feinstein, the author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade
Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

April 9, 2019

On Saturday in Berlin, President Obama said progressives shouldn’t attack other progressives, saying it’s a “circular firing squad.” But are corporate Democrats within the progressive camp?