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Monday, March 30, 2009
Betrayed in Iraq
Violence is escalating in Baghdad as the Iraqi government continues to detain leaders of the Sons of Iraq. The Sons of Iraq is a group of former fighters who have turned on Al Qaeda and have been supporting the US. The Maliki government is uncomfortable with the power the leaders of the group have gained after being recruited and paid by US troops to patrol neighborhoods.
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Friday, March 27, 2009
Obama and Wall Street
The Real News' Paul Jay spoke with Thomas Ferguson, professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to get his thoughts on the Geithner plan for bank reform. "I would have done it the way Roosevelt did it in the New Deal, or with some variation what the Swedes did in the early 1990s," says Ferguson. He argues instead, the Obama administration has "put the cart before the horse."
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Friday, March 27, 2009
Chomsky on Geithner
The Real News' Paul Jay spoke with Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to get his thoughts on the Obama-Geithner plans for bank reform. "They're simply recycling pretty much the Bush-Paulson measures, changing them a little, but essentially the same idea. Keep the institutional structure the same, try to kind of patch things up, bribe the banks and investors to help out, but avoid the measures that might get to the heart of the problem," says Chomsky.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Barak Joins Netanyahu
The Real News spoke with Dion Nissenbaum, Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, about Ehud Barak's Labour party joining Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling right wing coalition. "A lot of people are concerned that Barak will be a fig leaf as opposed to an opposing force, that his participation will allow Netanyahu to avoid substantive peace talks," says Nissenbaum.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Who Are We Saving -- Banks or Bankers?
As investment bankers and accountants assess the latest government proposal to clear the so-called toxic assets off the banks' books, the overarching question that continues to beg an honest answer is whether the plan will help the economy and subsequently the average consumer? This latest stage in the ongoing bailout saga simply involves the use of taxpayer money by hedge funds and private equity firms so that they can bid on toxic assets.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The American Way of War Pt.2
In the second part of The Real News' interview with author/film maker Eugene Jarecki he discusses the importance of understanding the cold war and its relation to the current industrial military arms-manufacturers' political engineering. Jarecki explains that understanding and learning from our past is instrumental to resolving our current crisis, "without an understanding of how we lost our way you can't really figure how to take the steps to go back. We've done such things in the world right now that we face the world that we created"
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Iran Responds to Obama
In response to President Obama's address to Iran, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei wonders what has actually changed. "Has your antagonism to the Iranian nation changed?" he asked. Even though President Obama was reaching out to the Iranian people and complimenting their nation, he did not address any specific changes or actions that the US is planning to take in their foreign policy.
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Monday, March 23, 2009
What Is Withdrawing 'Responsibly' From Iraq?
The Real News spoke to author Phyllis Bennis to discuss the conflicting views of how the U.S can withdraw from Iraq in a responsible manner.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Historic Power Shift in El Salvador
Mauricio Funes has practically ended 130 years of right wing rule in El Salvador that was marked by mass killings, coups, and widespread suppression of indigenous people. Funes, a respected TV journalist won against his main rival, Rodrigo Avila, a former police chief, who conceded defeat on Sunday. With Funes at the realm, the smallest country in Latin America has effectively joined the growing roster of socialist Latin American countries.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The Encirclement of Tamil Tigers and the Resulting Humanitarian Crisis
As the Sri Lankan military pushes to end the the 25-year old separatist rebellion by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the northeast of the country, close to 3,000 civilians have died in the conflict, hundreds of them children. While the government calls the figures unsubstantiated, nevertheless, the conflict has turned the lives of many thousands into hell.
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