World-renowned political dissident and linguist, Noam Chomsky, speaking at the 25th anniversary of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, courtesy of Democracy NOW! http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/5/11/story/noam_chomsky_the_us_and_its
President Obama has had to face up to memories of the US-backed repression in Central America during a visit that coincided with the anniversary of the assassination of the legendary Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, on 24 March...
Former senior CIA analyst-turned-peace activist Ray McGovern was forcibly ejected and injured when he stood up and turned his back towards Hillary Clinton in silent protest during her 'Freedom Speech'. http://www.democracynow.org/images/player.swf McGovern was in charge of preparing daily security...
The revolt in the Arab world is not just about getting rid of authoritarian leaders and dictators. It is also about ending economic injustice and exploitation. http://www.youtube.com/v/IL-n_mpG_Ys The media would have us believe that the popular discontent is solely due to...
The spirit of the protesters at Tahrir Square is just amazing. The latest is that striking doctors and 3,000 staff from a key Cairo hospital along with 3,000 lawyers have joined the protests. A newly appointed Cabinet Minister for...
We know that the United States provides military aid to the Mubarak regime. But where does much of the money actually end up (leaving aside the 'commissions')? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahCwBBndlVY?rel=0&w=500&h=301] According to Amy Goodman of truthdig.com: ... Mostly to U.S. corporations. I...
Thought-provoking interview over BFM Radio with Kua Kia Soong, author of the book Questioning Arms Spending and former MP of Petaling Jaya. He questions the need for large amounts of defence spending in the region and the way defence...
It's time for people to come out and defend the work of Wikileaks. Many governments are often afraid that people might find out the ugly truth about what they are actually doing. Award-winning journalist John Pilger interviews Wikileaks founder...
Suddenly, it seems that the United States is on a charm offensive in Asia. It's amazing what an economic slowdown or recession can do. A flurry of high-level visits by top US officials appears aimed at reasserting American influence...
A Jewish peace ship heading for Gaza was intercepted by the Israeli navy today and towed to Ashdod, a cargo port in Israel 40km south of Tel Aviv. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47lKN-fj8w&fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0] The London-based Jews for Justice for Palestinians had organised the...

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