The Real News Network: This Week February 20 – February 24

25 February, 2012The Real News Network

February 24

Greeks Look to the Left for Solutions
Costas Lapavitsas: The left is gaining in popular support but have so far failed to present a coherent program
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Hundreds Killed in Honduras Jail Fire Shows Post-Coup Impunity
Guards fired at prisoners trying to escape, part of a militarization of security that does not hold police, soldiers or generals accountable for crimes and human rights violations
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“1,000 New York Vendors Against $1,000 Fines”
Street vendors say 1k fines are impossible to pay and are driving them out of business
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February 23

On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession
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Assad and the Sectarian Game in Syria
Elaine Hagopian: Syrians are caught between horrors of Assad and sectarian forces with external support
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February 22

The Rise of Santorum
Max Blumenthal: The radical right would be happy to destroy Romney and position Santorum for the future
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Teachers Risk Jobs to Blow Whistle on School Management Firm
Teachers and parents speak out ahead of key vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to turn more schools over to private management firm ahead
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February 21

Greece Has a Choice – Get Out the Euro
Costas Lapavitsas: Breaking with neo-liberal economics imposed by German and European elite is the only real choice
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Why Didn’t Obama Deliver?
Paul Jay is interviewed by Telesur about US politics and foreign policy
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Pt3 Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
Rocky Anderson peaks about jobs and US foreign policy
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February 20

US General: “Iran a Rational Actor”, but is US one?
Max Blumenthal: There is nothing “rational” about sanctions and GOP leaders call for war is certainly not
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News About Syria: Information or Propaganda?
Sharmine Narwani: Many opposition leaders want end to militarization on both sides as GCC and US neo-cons call for arming opposition
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Socialism vs Capitalism in China
Minqi Lee: Vice President Xi is expected to become President at a time when a serious debate has emerged in the Party
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Is Obama Getting Serious About Bank Fraud?
Bill Black: Are Pres. Obama‘s new measures effective or window dressing?
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