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)


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.


Zimbabwe Elections on Black Agenda Radio

August 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM

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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.


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

Stop Imperialism – Episode 67

August 13, 2013 at 3:10 AM


1. Death of Detroit

 detroit-seal-80x80-light Michigan safety net for boomers frays on bankrupt Detroit
The Detroit bail-in template: Fleecing pensioners to save the banks
Snyder will keep hands on city finances after bankruptcy
The Detroit bankruptcy and the Jones Day law firmr
Segment Start: 00 h 10 min 15 sec
Segment End: 00 h 43 min 37 sec

2. U.S. Jobs

 USDL-80x80 There has been no improvement in the hires rate in two years
Out of work over 9 months? Good luck finding a job
Repealing sequestration would create 900,000 new jobs in a year
In effort to double exports, U.S. initiative targets big cities
Can McDondalds make a profit while paying $15 an hour?
Segment Start: 00 h 45 min 13 sec
Segment End: 01 h 12 min 27 sec

3. Obama’s Destruction

 obama_80x80 Springtime for Summers: Larry’s “Fed Chairman” odds surge, overtake Yellen
Privatizer in chief Obama blames reckless homeowners
Comments on using the Chained CPI to determine Social Security COLA and benefit increases for long-term beneficiaries
Obama’s plan for Fannie and Freddie just repeats old mistakes
A home for every American family? No! 
Segment Start: 01 h 14 min 34 sec
Segment End: 01 h 39 min 24 sec

4. Economic Solutions

 forum Green light for city-owned San Francisco bank
Richmond California plans to save families from foreclosure through eminent domain
AFL-CIO: Let’s talk about building a movement
Can unions and cooperatives join forces? An interview with United Steelworkers’ President Leo Gerard
Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives finding better ways to employ locals, keep cash flow in town
10 3D-printable home goods that could put target out of business
Segment Start: 01 h 40 min 14 sec
Segment End: 02 h 10min 22 sec

5. Under the Radar

Under Radar US hedge funds paint Argentina as ally of Iranian ‘devil’
Senator Bernie Sanders: Congress must not hobble postal service rebound
The three biggest lies about why corporate taxes should be lowered
Plutocrats brazenly collude to hurt state economies and screw working people
Your mortgage documents are fake!
Segment Start: 02 h 11 min 32 sec
Segment End: 02 h 22 min 29 sec