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In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?

January 23, 2014

Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

The Prashad Report

January 2, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Tensions high in Lebanon as a series of lethal car bombings rock Beirut

Reality Asserts Itself - Rania Masri

September 24, 2013
In part two of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Rania Masri discuss the charge that opposing foreign intervention is support for Assad; the idea that Assad is “anti-imperialist”; and the role of violence in fighting dictatorship

International Law Requried Manning to be a Whistleblower

August 21, 2013

Vijay Prashad: Obama Admin pursuit of Manning probably illegal under international law

Reality Asserts Itself - Vijay Prashad

August 9, 2013
In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Chelsea Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime Note from the Editor: When this story was originally taped, August 2013, Chelsea Manning…

Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism – Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself pt1

August 2, 2013

On the second episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Vijay Prashad talks about growing up in India and coming to the realization that liberalism could never eliminate poverty

Hezbollah and the modern history of Lebanon

April 30, 2010
Traboulsi: Wealthy elites directly control government, indebted the state to their own banks