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NRA’s Playbook Shows Why the US Does not Stop Mass Shootings

NRA’s Playbook Shows Why the US Does not Stop Mass Shootings

March 31, 2019

After the Chistchurch shooting, New Zealand moves to ban assault weapons, while the US is promoting plans to arm school teachers instead. Al-Jazeera exposes NRA’s “playbook” on media responses after mass shootings

Trump Missed his Opportunity for a Deal on North Korean Sanctions

Trump Missed his Opportunity for a Deal on North Korean Sanctions

March 1, 2019

The two sides may have been close to making an important agreement on denuclearization and lifting sanctions. It’s not clear what went wrong, but it seems that hardliners prevented an agreement, says Tom Collina of Ploughshares    

Kim Jong Un’s New Year Address: Did the Corporate Media Miss the Point?

Kim Jong Un’s New Year Address: Did the Corporate Media Miss the Point?

January 5, 2019

Simone Chun discusses the substance of Chairman Kim Jong Un’s speech, analyzing his vision for relations with North and South Korea as well as the United States

Wilkerson’s Real “Vice” - Cheney’s Cold War and Regime Change (3/4)

Wilkerson on the Real “Vice” - Cheney

January 2, 2019
Cheney killed an Iranian peace offer, pushed a New Cold War with China, and planned regime change in Iraq, Iran and North Korea – says Larry Wilkerson, depicted in the film VICE and former Chief of Staff to Sec. State Colin Powell – a REPLAY of a 2010 interview by Paul Jay
Can Washington's Hawks Sabotage Korea's Peace?

Can Washington’s Hawks Sabotage Korea’s Peace?

October 26, 2018

North and South Korea have made important new steps in their ongoing peace process. But U.S. “discontent” over military de-escalation, along with Trump’s planned withdrawal from the INF treaty, show that Washington neocons are still pushing back. We speak to Tim Shorrock of the Nation

Inside Nikki Haley's Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group

Inside Nikki Haley’s Shocking Speech to Secretive Far-Right Group

October 19, 2018

Just days before she resigned as UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley delivered a private speech to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of influential right-wing figures. Journalist Max Blumenthal obtained exclusive access and reveals shocking details — including Haley’s admission that she threatened the Chinese ambassador with a US invasion of North Korea.

Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump's 'Approval'

Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump’s ‘Approval’

October 15, 2018

North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans “do nothing without our approval.” We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Does Washington Want a Korean Peace, or Colony?

August 29, 2018

With U.S.-North Korea talks at an impasse, the Trump administration’s colonial attitude toward the Korean peninsula is threatening the prospects for peace, says Tim Shorrock

73 Years After Atomic Bombing of Japan: Nuclear Threat More Immediate Than Ever

August 9, 2018

We tend to think that the nuclear war is a remote possibility. However, on the 73rd anniversary of the second atomic bomb drop on Japan, in Nagasaki, historian Peter Kuznick reflects on how the nuclear threat is more immediate now than at any other time since the 1950’s

Wilkerson: Don’t Trust Trump, Bolton to Deliver US-North Korea Peace

June 21, 2018

The US has suspended war games as part of Trump’s commitment in Singapore, but his administration can’t be trusted to deliver a comprehensive denuclearization deal with North Korea, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson