http://youtu.be/ZzNZaDQE_bYEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on Press TV to discuss the racial inequalit in US public education. Draitser explains that the US Department of Education’s recent study only scratches the surface of the much broader issue of institutionalized racism in education. Draitser explains that this is part of the broader privatization movement which disproportionately affects children in minority neighborhoods and high needs schools. He further adds that the Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, is complicit in this trend and therefore should point the finger only at itself.
Ukraine has become a geopolitical and strategic battleground upon which the West (US-EU-NATO) and Russia are struggling for influence. But, underlying this conflict is the need to develop a viable solution, one that would address both the short term and long-term needs of the Ukrainian people and both Russia and the West. The deep political divisions within Ukraine, exacerbated in recent months with the ouster of the Yanukovich government, will require careful diplomacy and mediation in order to be resolved. Additionally, the economic crisis afflicting the country – a crisis which dates back to well before the February coup – will equally require a multi-faceted and inclusive solution that benefits all interested parties. Naturally, achieving these high-minded goals will not be easy; however, they are necessary in order to chart a course toward a prosperous and stable future for Ukraine. (Read entire article)
http://youtu.be/ZkhGJekivtwEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of the latest statements by US Senator John McCain regarding Russia and the US response to the referendum in Crimea. Draitser explains that McCain speaks for the neocon establishment and their Cold War mentality, and that his role is to inflame US opinion as much as possible. Draitser notes that much of this is in relation to domestic US politics and the fact that the US has, not for the first time, been out-maneuvered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also, Draitser provides his analysis of what McCain left out of his statements and why it’s important.
http://youtu.be/f2Is43djrjcEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on “Breaking the Set” to debate recent developments in Ukraine and Crimea. He debunks the attempts by some to whitewash the nature of the coup in Kiev and the illegal government. Draitser explains some of the geopolitical motivations behind the crisis, pointing out the recent history that has lead to the current situation. He also examines the possible next steps