American government

The Porter Report

February 28, 2014
Gareth Porter: Very contentious issues remain in Iran nuclear negotiations

Public Broadcasters Relying More and More On Corporate Funding

February 26, 2014
Jeff Cohen: PBS show “Pension Peril”, funded by a billionaire with interest in shaping public pension policy, follows a trend of public broadcasters growing increasingly dependent on corporate funds

Why is Inflation So High in Venezuela?

February 23, 2014

Gregory Wilpert (2/2): Attempting to build socialism surrounded by a global capitalist economy and being reliant on oil revenues, Venezuela is struggling to find a solution to capital flight and exchange rate problems

Venezuela Protests Reveal Rivalry in Opposition Leadership

February 22, 2014

Gregory Wilpert (1/2): High inflation and shortages trigger a protest movement that splits opposition camp

Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

February 12, 2014
University of California AFT president Robert Samuels explains it is possible to provide free college education to all U.S. students, and as a consequence solve the student debt problem and the rising costs of tuition

Guantanamo Anniversary: 12 Years Of A Continuing War Crime

January 9, 2014

Ratner: 155 Prisoners, Almost All Held Without Charge, Must be Tried or Released – Immediately

Guantanamo: Twelve Years of US War Crimes

December 27, 2013

Michael Ratner: Guantanamo camp continues to violate international laws and norms, including fake trials, media blackout on ongoing hunger strikes, and banning public disclosure of torture faced by detainees

Guantanamo Bay Prison

December 18, 2013
Jason Leopold: Guantanamo Prisoner’s ongoing hunger-strike and detention of 158 prisoners, including some 80 who have been cleared for release or transfer has increased pressure to close Guantanamo

Reality Asserts Itself - Vijay Prashad

August 11, 2013
In the final segment of Paul Jay’s interview with Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself, the subject is the undermining of international law and military interventions in the name of human rights.

The Hunger Games Economy

July 18, 2012
Jeff Faux: Dreams of Wall St. and Military Industrial Complex are not compatible with dreams of American middle class