World Politics

Greece Heads Towards New Election – Can Syriza Survive?

June 24, 2019

Founding member and EU parliamentary candidate Michalis Spourdalakis analyzes Syriza’s recent loss in the EU election and evaluates Syriza’s chances for staging a comeback

'Deal of a Century': A Push for the Permanent Occupation of Palestine

‘Deal of a Century’: A Push for the Permanent Occupation of Palestine

June 24, 2019

Sonya Meyerson-Knox discusses US Ambassador Friedman’s and Chief Negotiator Greenblatt’s comments on annexing Palestinian land and why the Deal of the Century is dead on arrival

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions

June 23, 2019

The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela’s ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports

Trump May Stumble Into War With Iran Over Belligerent, Incoherent Policies

Iran

June 21, 2019
The Nation’s new National Correspondent Jeet Heer sees the mix of warhawks Bolton and Pompeo, complicit Republicans, meek Democrats, and an erratic president as volatile and dangerous
Senate Deals Blow to US-Saudi/UAE Arms Deal

Senate Deals Blow to US-Saudi/UAE Arms Deal

June 21, 2019

With seven Republican Senators joining all Democrats, the Senate voted to nix an $8 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia and UAE, because of the war in Yemen. But the battle to stop US involvement is far from over, says Hassan el -Tayyab

Human Rights Lawyer Condemns Canada's Support For Honduras's Repressive Regime (2/2)

Human Rights Lawyer Condemns Canada’s Support For Honduras’s Repressive Regime (2/2)

June 21, 2019

Prisilla Alvarado, a lawyer acting for imprisoned human rights defender Edwin Espinal, condemns Canadian support for the regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez

Quebec Bans Public Workers from Wearing Religious Clothing or Symbols

Quebec Bans Public Workers from Wearing Religious Clothing or Symbols

June 20, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris discusses the right-wing Coalition Avenir Quebec’s (CAQ) law that bans the wearing of any religious symbols or clothing by public employees, and the resistance that is rising    

Brazil's Prosecutors Buried Corruption Case Against ex-President Cardoso

Brazil’s Prosecutors Buried Corruption Case Against ex-President Cardoso

June 20, 2019

New revelations from The Intercept’s examination of a leaked data archive of Brazil’s corruption prosecutions shows how former President Cardoso was spared because prosecutors needed his support. Mike Fox explains

Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal

Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal

June 20, 2019

An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story

Morsi's Death Represents the Demise of Hope for Democracy in Egypt

Morsi’s Death Represents the Demise of Hope for Democracy in Egypt

June 19, 2019

Professor Seif Da’na discusses the circumstances under which former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed and died and the Egyptian government’s fear of an uprising