Central America

US Gov’t Regime Change Machine Exacerbates Nicaragua’s Violent Protests

June 23, 2018

As Nicaragua’s leftist government faces a violent right-wing insurgency, journalist Max Blumenthal discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton how the regime change machinery bankrolled by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy boasted of “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against President Daniel Ortega

Trump Replaces Child Cruelty With Family Cruelty

June 22, 2018
After public outcry forced him to end family separation, Trump's new executive order calls for reviving a family incarceration policy that a court blocked in 2015. We speak to The Nation's Juliane Hing and Amnesty International's Denise Bell

‘Tense and Complicated’ Situation Prevails in Nicaragua After Anti-Government Protests

April 27, 2018

Following almost a week of often violent protests that left over 20 dead, the government of Daniel Ortega is now trying to negotiate with opposition forces and gave in to some of their demands. But the US is in the background to take advantage of the unrest, says John Kotula of NicaNotes

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but 'Lack Working Class Leadership'

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but ‘Lack Working Class Leadership’

April 24, 2018

Several days of protests and street battles with the police in Nicaragua over a social security reform left many dead and wounded. Nicaragua analyst Dan La Botz argues the government is to blame, for having set up an authoritarian system that has led to many grievances

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

Israel's Ambassador Admits Toppling Assad a Longtime Goal

September 20, 2013
Robert Parry: Israeli Ambassador’s omission points to Israel backing Syrian jihadist, making Saudi Arabia and Israel strange bedfellows in the Syrian conflict

Patrick Bond On The Global Economy

September 18, 2013
Patrick Bond: For a recovery to occur, national governments must assert economy sovereignty

Latin America

September 16, 2013
In Mexico City police attack peaceful teachers protesting new Mexico education bill

Drug Wars

September 11, 2013
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won’t go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use