Stop Imperialism – Episode 68

August 21, 2013 at 1:50 AM

EP-68

IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

1. Egypt

 egypt_80 Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood’s leader
Militants execute 25 Egyptian police in Sinai ambush
As Obama debates Egypt, U.S. allies pick sides
Saudi Arabia asks West not to press Egypt on crackdown
Egypt closes Rafah crossing after Sinai attack – Border official
Egypt freezes gas deal talks with Qatar – official
Pharaoh al-Sisi sits tight
Segment Start: 00 h 10 min 58 sec
Segment End: 00 h 54 min 21 sec

2. Syria

 syria_80 U.S., Russian officials to meet in The Hague on Syria
Syrian opposition leader: We need arms, not foreign fighters
Syrian troops regain full control of Latakia countryside: Army source
Al-Qaeda attacks Syrian Kurdish town, kills 18
Beirut bomb ups fear of fallout from Syria war
Al-Qaeda’s internal divide grows in Syria
Segment Start: 00 h 55 min 52 sec
Segment End: 01 h 22 min 03 sec

3. Iraq

 Iraq_80 Iraq witnesses a security meltdown
Despite new security measures, violence persists in Iraq
Officials, citizens in Anbar differ on unseating Maliki
WHO is delaying release of Iraqi birth defects data?
Segment Start: 01 h 23 min 48 sec
Segment End: 01 h 49 min 24 sec

4. Turkey, Russia & Central Asia

 turkmenistan Turkmenistan, Turkey stand for intensifying energy cooperation
Turkish contractors sign deals for $5.6 billion in Turkmenistan in 2013
Turkish president: Joint projects will transform Turkic region into world economy centre
In Baku, Putin brings gunboats along with diplomacy
Russia-Azerbaijan arms trade worth $4bn – Aliyev
Putin fails to undermine Azerbaijan as gas competitor
What the US and Russia are really quarreling over: Pipelines
Segment Start: 01 h 50 min 26 sec
Segment End: 02 h 16 min 18 sec

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Miranda’s detention: Intimidating journalists and their families new norm?

August 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

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To everyone’s regret, given the current state of secrecy and political repression, the detention of Glenn Greenwald’s partner seems to have become the norm, rather than the exception. David Miranda, at London’s Heathrow airport earlier this week, is yet another example of the use of draconian “anti-terror” legislation in the US and UK to intimidate whistleblowers, journalists and their families, and anyone confronting the surveillance/police state directly. (Read entire article)

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The Geopolitics of the Crisis in Egypt

August 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Eric Draitser appears on Press TV to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing political crisis in Egypt. He explains the growing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar as it relates to Egypt and the region more generally.  Additionally, he examines the nature of the Egyptian ruling establishment and the role of the United States in this developing crisis.

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Zimbabwe Elections on Black Agenda Radio

August 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Zimbabwe elections 2013

Eric Draitser joins Glen Ford on Black Agenda Radio to discuss the significance of President Robert Mugabe’s electoral victory in Zimbabwe.  They examine the importance of Mugabe and ZANU-PF’s win both for the people of Zimbabwe, and Africa more generally.  Eric also explains why the defeat of Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC represents a defeat for neoliberal capitalism and the imperial powers.

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US surveillance of Brazilian political and business interests

August 13, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Eric appears on RT to discuss the impact of the most recent revelations regarding US surveillance of Brazilian political and business interests. He explains how Washington uses its vast surveillance apparatus as a means of creating leverage in international relations for the purpose of maintaining and extending its hegemony in Latin America and beyond.delimeter3