World Politics

Venezuela Primer Pt. 1: Why Did Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chávez?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

February 3, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
French Yellow Vest Protests Continue for 12th Week, Despite Government Resistance

French Yellow Vest Protests Continue for 12th Week, Despite Government Resistance

February 2, 2019

Despite a brief lull over the holidays, the anti-neoliberal and anti-tax yellow vest protests continued in France for a 12th consecutive Saturday. We speak to Cole Stangler in Paris, shortly after the 10th week of protests

Why did Hamas Refuse Aid Money from Qatar?

Why did Hamas Refuse Aid Money from Qatar?

February 1, 2019

Imad Al-Soos discusses the massive changes in the relationship between the Israeli government in Hamas in Gaza in the last months, and how Hamas’s new policies affect the lives of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip

Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb – US Intelligence Report

February 1, 2019

Russia and China are responding to “perceived US unilateralism and interventionism” – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Endangering Our Health, Food, Farms & Planet

Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Endangering Our Health, Food, Farms & Planet

February 1, 2019

The US Department of Justice finalized its approval of the Bayer and Monsanto merger. A new monopoly will be created over agricultural pesticides and industrial seed production, with farmers locked into industrial farming and of our health endangered

Israel’s New Commander in Chief: “We’ll Create a Deadlier Army!”

Israel’s New Commander in Chief: “We’ll Create a Deadlier Army!”

January 31, 2019

Eyal Weizman studied the philosophy that guides Aviv Kochavi, the officer who was just appointed commander of the Israeli military. It is a philosophy that objectifies Palestinians and ignores the human suffering caused by new Israeli technologies and tactics of repression

Brazil Dam Collapse: Consequences Will Be More Devastating Under Bolsonaro

Brazil Dam Collapse: Consequences Will Be More Devastating Under Bolsonaro

January 30, 2019

Existing mining and environmental regulations, if they had been implemented, could have prevented this disaster, which caused at least 84 dead and 256 missing. We discuss the Vale dam collapse in Brazil with Greenpeace organizer Fabiana Alves

US-Taliban Talks: Another Likely Tragedy for the Afghan People

US-Taliban Talks: Another Likely Tragedy for the Afghan People

January 30, 2019

Vijay Prashad of the Tricontinental Institute says we need a regional peace agreement for Afghanistan that includes Pakistan, India, and Iran at the negotiating table, lead by the United Nations

New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy"

New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: “Would Destroy What’s Left of its Economy”

January 30, 2019

National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot