Video: Austerity in Greece Meant to Break Workers’ Resistance

16 June 2011 — The Real News Network

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Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Panitch is also the author of ‘Global Capitalism and American Empire’ and his most recent release ‘American Empire and the Political Economy of International Finance’. In addition to his university affiliation he is also a co-editor of the Socialist Register the latest volume of which is The Crisis This Time

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Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil

10 June 2011 — The Real News Network

Larry Wilkerson: The first Gulf War made me begin to understand that our military strategy was all about oil

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Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled “National Security Decision Making.”

Inquiry Doesn’t Call Crisis Systemic Fraud

28 January, 2011 — The Real News Network

Michael Hudson: Financial Crisis Inquiry Report fails to call for criminal prosecutions against Wall Street

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Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 & 2003), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971). ISLET engages in research regarding domestic and international finance, national income and balance-sheet accounting with regard to real estate, and the economic history of the ancient Near East. Michael acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including Iceland, Latvia and China on finance and tax law.

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TRNN Skewer: Rap News 6 – Wikileaks’ Cablegate: the truth is out there

20 December, 2010 — The Real News Network

Cablegate has burst open. With a steady trickle of Diplomatic communiques leaking out every single day, the Book of Revelations is expanding dramatically.

TRNN Skewer: Rap News 6 – Wikileaks’ Cablegate:…
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Juice Media Rap News, with Robert Foster. Episode 6 of the Investigative Rap Journalism has dropped: December 2010 and Cablegate has burst open. With a steady trickle of Diplomatic communiques leaking out every single day, the Book of Revelations is expanding dramatically. In all the hubbub, the global community is forced to ask questions of its leaders. At the same time, perhaps a stronger focal point for international attention is the Wikileaks leader, the elusive Julian Assange, whose impact on the global scene is testing the limits of freedom of the press. How will governmental representatives from North America, Europe and the Middle East react to having their dirty laundry leaked? Is it all just an insidious Blue Beam Psi-Ops plot hypnotically seeded by MK Ultra, the Rhodes Scholars and the TriLateral Commission? Will the world ever be the same again? Join your affable host Robert Foster, as he executes a rhyme inquisition on some of the key players in the Wiki-saga. It’s diplomatic Rhym-aggedon..

THE RISING NON-VIOLENT MOVEMENT IN PALESTINE

19 July, 2010 — The Real News Network

A speech by Dr. Mustafa Barghouti on Palestinian political dynamics and Middle East peace.

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Mustafa Barghouti was born in Jerusalem, 1954. He is a leader of the Palestinian National Initiative, founded in 2002 and a member of Palestinian Legislative Council, former Minister of Information, unity government, March-June 2007.

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The Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation

6 July, 2010 — The Real News Network

Hever: 18 families control 60% of the equity value of all companies in Israel

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Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, some of his research topics include international aid to the Palestinians and Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of the economy of the Israeli occupation.

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Video: China responds to Iran deal

18 May, 2010 — The Real News Network

AlJazeera: China views Iran uranium exchange plan as “a very positive step in the right direction”.

Victor Gao, the director of the China National Association of International Studies, says China welcomes news of the Iran uranium exchange plan as “a very positive step in the right direction”. He tells Al Jazeera that for China, imposing sanctions would serve to further isolate Iran and make the situation more explosive. And while China is willing to discuss additional UN sanctions, Gao said, it has always maintained that “diplomatic efforts should be the top priority”.


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