Sharmini Peries

Left forum 2018: Making Real News in the Age of Trump

June 12, 2018

‘The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!’ Corporate news is consumed with covering the Trump/Russia affair, but it pales in comparison to the real threats in people’s lives–climate change, underemployment, poverty, lack of health care, lack of clean water–just to name a few. How should independent news cover the most pressing issues of our…

Honduran Exec Who Threatened Berta Caceres Arrested for Her Murder

March 7, 2018

Just before her assassination, environmental activist Berta Caceres told a filmmaker that she was being threatened by Roberto David Castillo, a Honduran hydroelectric company executive. He has now been arrested for conspiring in her murder. We speak to documentary filmmaker Jesse Freeston

President Ramaphosa: From Militant Revolutionary to Corporate Magnate

February 20, 2018

The ANC’s revolutionary leadership became low-level allies of international capital–the same capitalist classes that exploited South Africa’s working people, says scholar Horace G. Campbell

Trump Dumps First Woman Fed Chair For Investment Banker

January 1, 2018

It’s a shame to see Janet Yellen, who did an “outstanding job” as chair of the Federal Reserve, get fired in favor of an investment banker who doesn’t have a background in economics, says Dean Baker, co-director at CEPR

The Struggle for Syria

August 30, 2017
The U.S. State Department and an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria join in condemning the killing of seven White Helmet aid workers in Idlib province. The White Helmets work with Al Qaeda, explains Max Blumenthal

NATO Exercises Encircling Russia: U.S. Might be Sleepwalking into a Doomsday Scenario

June 9, 2016
On Monday, NATO launched its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War. 31,000 troops are currently taking part in the training in Poland. European countries along the Russian border, including Poland and the Baltic states, want “reassurance” of the “commitment of the US to the NATO alliance.” But Richard Sakwa, professor at…

Russia

April 13, 2016
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University says 1% of Russians own 70% of the nation’s wealth, while 20 million are living in official poverty

Egypt

June 10, 2014
Dina Makram-Edeib: The Egyptian elections and the facade of democracy in the mainstream media We Apologize For The Poor Sound Quality

Will Venezuela’s New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

April 1, 2014

Mark Weisbrot: New exchange rate is intended to safeguard the importation of essential and primary goods