World Politics

Oil Sanctions on Venezuela Would Make Economic Recovery 'Impossible'

Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Decimated Oil Production

January 18, 2019

The Trump administration is evaluating oil sanctions on Venezuela now. The sanctions that are already in place lead to many deaths and make an economic recovery practically impossible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Justin Trudeau's Description of BDS: 'A Pack of Lies'

Justin Trudeau’s Description of BDS: ‘A Pack of Lies’

January 18, 2019

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated his belief that the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement is anti-Semitic. We speak to Ali Abunimah, who says Trudeau has adopted Netanyahu’s talking points

The Left Case Against the EU

The Left Case Against the EU

January 17, 2019
Costas Lapavitsas, former MP of the Greek Parliament and author of The Left Case Against the EU, says the left needs to have honest debates about the EU and its limitations, which became evident in the political struggles associated with Brexit and Grexit
Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was "Unauthorized"

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was “Unauthorized”

January 16, 2019

Does the brief unauthorized arrest of National Assembly president Juan Guaido, who suggested that he take over from Nicolas Maduro, signal growing divisions within the government? We discuss the current situation in Venezuela after President Maduro’s recent inauguration with Lucas Koerner

Is Canada's 'Left' Marching To The Beat of America's Imperial Drum?

Is Canada's 'Left' Marching To The Beat of America's Imperial Drum?

January 16, 2019
Canadian author Yves Engler discusses the New Democratic leadership’s support for war, militarism and Israel
UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism

January 15, 2019
Had the British been presented with the option, people might choose a socialist Britain over a capitalist EU, but they are not given that choice, say Prof. Leo Panitch of York University and Jon Lansman of the British Labour Party’s National Executive Committee
Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

January 15, 2019

In spite of the deep splits among the Tories, Prof. John Weeks says that a Brexit agreement will be made when the EU bails out Theresa May in the lead-up to the EU parliamentary elections