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Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 15, 2018
Prof. Alexander Buzgalin joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself; born two years after the death of Stalin, he talks about growing up in the Soviet Union

Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran?

July 14, 2018

Days after Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a “grand bargain” that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don’t expect it to happen, says professor and syndicated columnist Rami Khouri

Trump’s Real NATO Agenda? More Money for War

July 13, 2018

As prominent US media and political figures warned that he might dismantle NATO, President Trump wrapped up the summit by bragging that he had convinced allied members to spend more on the military. We speak to Bill Hartung, Director of Arms & Security Project, Center for International Policy

New U.S. Sanctions Fuel Protests and Economic Mayhem in Iran (1/3)

July 13, 2018

New U.S. sanctions on Iran, combined with secondary sanctions and withdrawal from the JCPOA, are having a profound effect on the Iranian economy. Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Visting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, says a combination of internal and external factors are driving the downturn

Rightward Shift in Latin America Spelling End of Regional Integration

July 12, 2018

The Union of South American Nations – UNASUR – was an ambitious project to integrate South America not just on economic terms, but also on political and social terms, but the rightward drift in Latin America is leading to its dissolution, with the unfortunate help of Ecuador’s government, where its headquarters are, says former foreign…

The US Is Empowering Nazis in Ukraine

July 12, 2018

The United States is helping Ukrainian neo-Nazis fight against Russia. Ex-Bush administration official turned whistleblower Larry Wilkerson warns this is the most dangerous kind of “the enemy of the enemy is my friend” politics. Ben Norton reports

NATO Shields U.S. From Its Military Adventures

July 11, 2018

It is the U.S. that needs NATO, which allows the US to bypass the UN Security Council and engage in military adventures abroad, while keeping a safe distance across the Atlantic, says Eirik Vold of the Red Party of Norway

Arrest Warrant for Ecuador’s Ex-President Correa: Based on “No Evidence”

July 11, 2018

The prosecution of ex-president Rafael Correa is a blatant attempt to prevent the return of Correa to Ecuador, as the country’s most prominent opposition leader, says former foreign minister Guillaume Long