Associated Press

Ali Al-Ahmed on Saudi Arabia

August 8, 2018
Ottawa's criticism of a crackdown on dissidents has prompted Saudi Arabia to freeze its Canadian ties, and a kingdom-linked Twitter account to even threaten a 9/11-style attack. Saudi analyst Ali Al-Ahmed says Riyahd's behavior is a reminder that its claims of reform are a sham

US Interrogates Prisoners at UAE Torture Sites in Yemen

June 22, 2017

U.S. officials interrogated prisoners at United Arab Emirates-linked secret prisons in Yemen where extreme torture is routine, says Human Rights Watch’s Kristine Beckerle

James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama’s War on Press Freedoms

August 15, 2014

Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists.

Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen

August 15, 2014

Advocates urge the Obama administration to stop its efforts to compel the New York Times’ James Risen to reveal a confidential source in his 2006 book

Government Officials To Spy on Workers With Secret Clearance

March 11, 2014

Former NSA analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says potential whistleblowers will be silenced with new mass surveillance system

Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014

January 21, 2014

Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

Hassan Ghani Reporting for The Real News

June 16, 2013
The Political Chief of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells the Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks. But Dr Ghairat Baheer also warns that Afghan stakeholders must reach consensus before the US withdraws to avoid another civil war, and says the Taliban have softened their…

Why are we in Afghanistan?

June 16, 2013
The Political Chief of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells the Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks. But Dr Ghairat Baheer also warns that Afghan stakeholders must reach consensus before the US withdraws to avoid another civil war, and says the Taliban have softened their…

US Arming Syrian Rebels Likely to Inflame Already Bloody Conflict

June 12, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: Military resolution impossible in Syria, Americans should demand a negotiated settlement

Ecuador

May 21, 2013
Critics say Correa is creating a pro-government media system; Correa says there is a fundamental contradiction with corporate for-profit media involved in distributing public information

Obama’s Attack on Whistleblowers Criminalizes News Gathering

May 20, 2013

Kathleen McClellan: Some former Bush administration officials were quoted as saying, we’d never be able to get away with what the Obama administration has done