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NAFTA 2.0 Enshrines Deregulation for all of North America

NAFTA 2.0 Enshrines Deregulation for all of North America

October 5, 2018

Trump’s re-negotiated NAFTA, now called the USMCA, pushes food safety and other forms of deregulation to new extremes, making it more difficult to undo the damage even after Trump leaves office, says Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch

New US Sanctions on Russia and Iran Raise Tensions, May Backfire

August 10, 2018

The US has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over the Skripal poisoning in Britain, despite the absence to date of evidence. This follows the reimposition of Iran sanctions following Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The sanctions will further bleed the targeted countries, but could they backfire? We speak to journalist…

The Saudi-US Agenda Behind Destroying Yemen

August 3, 2018
A Saudi-led airstrike has killed dozens in Yemen's port city of Hodeida amid UN warnings of another catastrophic cholera outbreak. Professor Isa Blumi of Stockholm University and author of "Destroying Yemen," discusses the motives and impact of the unrelenting US-backed assault

US and Russia: New Age of Nuclear Instability

March 27, 2018
Russia has the power to destroy the U.S. several times over, and unprecedented bipartisan hawkishness in Washington is driving the world to a precipice by blocking diplomatic talks, demonizing Putin, and delegitimizing the system in Russia says Prof. Richard Sakwa

Europe’s White Supremacists Have Powerful Allies

November 25, 2017

After a massive neo-fascist march in Poland and new reports of neo-Nazi influence in Ukraine, Lev Golinkin, an author who fled then-Soviet Ukraine as a child, says both the US and Russia have troubling ties to Europe’s far-right

Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson

November 25, 2017
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 4

US People’s Delegation Defies Trump at Bonn Climate Summit

November 13, 2017

Thanu Yakupitiyage of 350.org and Katia R. Aviles-Vazquez of It Takes Roots report from Bonn, Germany on the People’s Climate Summit, and how grassroots groups are confronting the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias

October 14, 2017

The U.S. and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO over what they call an ‘anti-Israel bias,’ but the move may actually underscore their bias towards basic Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have reached a new unity deal

North Korea

September 6, 2017
Veteran North Korea journalist Tim Shorrock explains that Russia’s Putin is right that sanctions will not cause North Korea to back down on its nuclear weapons program. Negotiations that put U.S. military maneuvers on the table are necessary