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)
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.
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.
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.