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Somali Pirates Tell Their Side

Posted March 16, 2010 | 16:41:22 (EST)

Shashank Bengali reports for McClatchy from more than 25 countries and covered conflicts in Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq and Georgia. Before moving to Africa in 2005, he was a roving correspondent for The Kansas City Star. Originally from the Los Angeles area, Shashank studied at the University of Southern California...

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Olympic dream vs. Vancouver reality

Posted March 10, 2010 | 14:38:33 (EST)

With the close of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, much of the media was quick to declare them a total success. This goes against the mounds of journalism produced before and during the games by the Vancouver Media Co-op, the city's newly launched independent media center. Believing that...

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Yemen: The Real Conflict

Posted February 17, 2010 | 16:48:08 (EST)

Poverty, dictatorship & suppression of socialist movement till soil for extremist forces.


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Canada's Pro-Democracy Movement

Posted January 29, 2010 | 15:24:35 (EST)

People in the streets accusing Prime Minister of shutting down Parliament to avoid war crimes inquiry. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has single-handedly shut down Parliament. It is the second time he has done this since being re-elected in October of 2008. Critics claim that the move was used this...

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Haiti and the "Devil's Curse"

Posted January 25, 2010 | 14:10:00 (EST)

Danny Glover, Peter Hallward, and Anthony Fenton contribute to breaking down the media avoidance of Haiti's history of foreign intervention. According to Hallward, Haiti's poverty can be explained as a series of foreign responses to the independence and strength of the Haitian people, but since the media doesn't acknowledge this,...

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Haiti: Guns or Food?

Posted January 19, 2010 | 12:45:24 (EST)

Presence of US troops provides both hope of relief, and fear of continuing legacy of US domination. As aid starts to trickle in, and the extent of the horror becomes known, decisions are already being made that will affect the Haiti that emerges from this. Ansel Herz reports live from...

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Financial Crisis Inquiry Begins

Posted January 14, 2010 | 16:04:15 (EST)

Will commission lead to legislation and criminal prosecution, or just more cathartic theater?

On Wednesday, January 13th, the CEOs of the United States' four largest banks went under oath to answer questions about their role in the financial crisis of 2008. It marked the opening day of a new government...

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More Solidarity Marches with Gaza

Posted January 14, 2010 | 11:03:49 (EST)

Protests in Israel and Egypt mark the first anniversary since Israel's attack on Gaza last winter. Last weekend, thousands of Israelis marched through Tel Aviv marking the end of ten days of protest in the region against the siege on Gaza. Activists in Cairo, the port of Al- Arish, Tel...

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"False values" and "structural blackmail"

Posted January 13, 2010 | 16:27:32 (EST)

James Crotty: The creation of speculative bubbles creates false values which leads to huge bonuses

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Afghanistan and Global Dominance

Posted January 7, 2010 | 17:01:00 (EST)

Engdahl: US-China strategy driving Afghan war, but no real long-range thinking in place.


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Israeli Repression Wave Targets Activists

Posted December 22, 2009 | 12:11:52 (EST)

Israel's recent wave of repression led to arrest of Jamal Juma', coordinator of Stop the Wall Campaign.

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'Let the Pitch Forks do their Job'

Posted December 15, 2009 | 12:27:25 (EST)

Andrew Cockburn, producer of American Casino Pt2: From Greenspan's "faulty ideology" to today's Fed.

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Israel's 'Settlement Freeze'

Posted December 10, 2009 | 17:10:10 (EST)

Haddad: Negotiations because of Israel's partial settlement "freeze" would be political suicide for PA.

Toufic Haddad, co-author of Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. War on Terror, and Palestine correspondent for The Faster Times speaks in Jerusalem to Lia Tarachansky of The Real News about Israel's "settlement freeze." He says...

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TRNN Exclusive: Honduran Elections Exposed

Posted December 9, 2009 | 12:23:25 (EST)

Honduran coup regime's claims of more than 60% participation in free and fair election revealed as fraud.

"There is wide agreement that last week's presidential election in Honduras..." begins an editorial in Saturday's New York Times, "...was clean and fair." The editorial gives no hint as to whom all these...

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The Honduran Battle for Washington

Posted July 21, 2009 | 15:58:44 (EST)

As talks for a peaceful resolution fail, a fierce battle is on to win over the US government.

Lanny Davis, former spokesperson for Hilary Clinton's 2008 Presidential Campaign, is now lobbying on behalf of...

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Health Care or Disease Care? Part 1

Posted July 20, 2009 | 15:13:05 (EST)

Len Saputo: We need publicly funded health care, but we need more -- a system based on prevention.


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We're All Uighurs Now. Or Are We?

Posted July 15, 2009 | 12:37:22 (EST)

Pepe Escobar: Does anyone care about what happens to the Uighurs?

The early July riots in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province in China's Far West, opposing turcophone Uighurs and Han Chinese, have been spun...

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G-20 or G-192: Fear of the South

Posted July 13, 2009 | 12:47:00 (EST)

West shutting UN out of global crisis response, as South governments question pillars of world economy

As the global economy continues it's decline, the consequences are growing for the world's poorest. Up until a recent...

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Honduran Coup Resistance Growing

Posted July 8, 2009 | 13:11:04 (EST)

Sandra Cuffe: Military resorts to killing, numbers in streets double -- even opponents of Zelaya join in.

An interview with Sandra Cuffe, independent journalist reporting from the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the day the...

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Honduras Under Siege

Posted July 7, 2009 | 14:24:24 (EST)

Bertha Oliva: Coup leaders reviving despotism of the 80s in bid to crush participatory democracy

The military coup government of Roberto Micheletti is coming under increasing economic pressure to concede power, whether from holds on...

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