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Yanis Varoufakis: On the Eurozone Crisis

In conversation with Joseph Stiglitz on the Eurozone Crisis – at the INET – OECD conference, 9 April 2015

Talia Rothstein: Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key administration offices while calling on the school to divest from fossil fuels

Muhiyidin d’Baha: Black Lives Matter Activists in South Carolina Demand Reform

Cries of “Black Lives Matter” continue to ring out across the country after new police killings of unarmed African Americans

Amy Goodman: As Video Exposes Walter Scott Police Killing, Why Is the Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death in Jail?

Inteview with Ramsey Orta’s aunt, Lisa Mercado, as well as Orta family attorneys, William Aronin and Ken Perry

William D. Hartung: Are Obama’s Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Iraq Fueling Unrest in Middle East?

“the Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II”

Noam Chomsky: On Everything

Noam Chomsky is interviewed by a very prominent physicist on a variety of topics

Vijay Prashad: The Geopolitics of Iran’s Nuclear Program

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture entitled:
The Geopolitics of Iran’s Nuclear Program with Vijay Prashad

Bruce Schneier: Data and Goliath: Bruce Schneier on the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

On the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

Trita Parsi: Iran Nuclear Talks Near Deadline Amid “Air of Inevitability Combined with Tremendous Uncertainty”

Talks over a nuclear deal with Iran are in their final stages

Samir Amin: The World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

Tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia

Naomi Klein: Let’s kick oil while the price is down

Climate change should be a catalyst for a major change, but we’re not treating it as a real emergency

Amy Goodman: RIP Danny Schechter: Media Pioneer Who Covered Apartheid South Africa, Occupy & Kissinger

We speak with two close colleagues and friends of the pioneering author, filmmaker and media reform activist Danny Schechter

Noam Chomsky: Trapped By Institutional Logic

Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian

Noam Chomsky: Free Speech in the U.S.

The state of free speech in America today, Obama’s U.S. foreign policy, Israel and the rise of anti-semitism and more

Russell Brand: ISIS Vs Climate Change – Which Kills More?

Reaction to the news that President Obama has said the media “absolutely” overstates the threat of terrorism in comparison to the threat of climate change

Henry A. Giroux: Age of the Selfie in the Neoliberal Era

Critics have long pointed out that the social media phenomena of the Selfie is rooted in vanity and narcissism. But scholar and cultural critic Henry Giroux says it is about much more

Luke Stobert: New Hope for Spain

Interview on the origins and rise of the new left­wing Spanish party Podemos

Noam Chomsky: Mideast, Isis…

Interview on a variety of topics

Eva Golinger: Why the CIA Won’t Give Up on Venezuela

Interview about the Western backed resistance groups in Venezuela and how there is a coup happening in real time

Laura Hanna: Students Launch Historic Debt Strike

Refusing to Pay Back Predatory College Loans

Norman Finkelstein: Netanyahu is a Maniac

Interview on how the Goldstone report was ‘devastating’ in its conclusion that Israel was trying to punish and humiliate the citizens of Gaza

Norman Finkelstein: The Martyrdom of Gaza and the Future of Palestine

Norman Finkelstein’s address to the UCD Philosophical Society, University College Dublin, on the current state of the occupied territories

Paul Mason: Rejecting Austerity, Greece Squares Off with Its Creditors & Risks Future in Eurozone

Less than a month after the anti-austerity Syriza party swept to victory in Greece, a major dispute has broken out between Greece’s new leaders and European finance ministers

Eva Golinger: The Media War on Venezuela

Venezuela has been in the eye of a constant media storm. That storm is intensifying as a new opposition coup plot was thwarted

David Sirota: As Public Pensions Shift to Risky Wall Street, Local Politicians Rake in Political Cash

Many of the investments are being done in secret while politically connected Wall Streets firms — including Blackstone, the Carlyle Group and Elliott Management — earn millions in investment fees from taxpayers

Leo Panitch: The Historic Victory of Greek Left: What Now?

Presentation by Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University, Toronto

Yanis Varoufakis: In Past, Assessing Future

The hour and a half session addresses a wide range of matters, economics, theory, social arrangements, personal relations of struggle, and of course, Syriza’s future and prospects

Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong

It’s not your morality, it’s not your brain, it’s your cage. Addiction is an adaptation to your environment

Gilbert Achcar: Egypt 4 Years After Mubarak

Interview on the current state of Egypt four years after a popular uprising forced then dictator Hosni Mubarak to step down

Mark Weisbrot: The Greek Debt Talks

Discussing the ECB and Greek debt talks

PBS Nova: Rise of the Drones

Spy Drone Can See What You are Wearing From 17,500 Feet

Noam Chomsky: Surviving the 21st Century

Noam Chomsky speaks on a variety of topics.

Costas Panayotakis: After Historic Victory, Greece’s Leftist Syriza Party Begins Mandate Against “Vicious” Austerity

Interview on Syriza’s historic rise to power and the challenges it faces in trying to restructure Greece’s economy

Edward Snowden: ‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students

Russell Brand: Greek Revolution Against Corruption – Will We Follow?

Reaction to Syriza’s victory in the Greek election and a look at what their anti-austerity measures might mean for Europe

George Monbiot: How To Buy a Politician

Discussing the corruption of politics

Tariq Ali: World Wars & Historic Memory, Part 1 & 2

A lecture about the truth of World War One, the “bad war” the “wrong war”. He discusses the rise of the working class and Socialism, and the militarisation of Germany in an attempt to compete with the colonial empires

Russell Brand: How To Buy a Politician

Discussing the corruption of politics with Russell Brand

George Monbiot: How Whales Change Climate

The astonishing story of how whales keep the oceans alive – and alter the composition of the atmosphere

Norman Finkelstein: The Making of Norman Finkelstein

Writing the “Holocaust Industry” changed his life, isolating him academically and making him a target – but he felt he had to take on the subject to defend the legacy of his holocaust survivor parents

Jade Lindgaard: Charlie Hebdo and France’s Response

Interview about Charlie Hebdo since 1968, Islamophobia and the French response

Gilbert Achcar: On the Clash of Barbarisms

From the Massacre in Paris to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq

Michael Albert: Russell Brands’ Revolution

Host Chris Spannos interviews radical leftist Michael Albert about comedian and actor Russell Brand’s controversial new book, “Revolution”

Ioannis Bournous: Weak Spots of Neoliberalism, Part 3: The Rise of the Radical Left in Greece

A discussion on the organizing work of the coalition of the Greek Left

Kathy Kelly: Peace Activist Kathy Kelly Heads to Prison for Protesting U.S. Drone War

Kelly and another activist were arrested after offering bread and an indictment against drone warfare

Chris Hedges: Answering Questions from Viewers

Answering questions like: “Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?” and “Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?”

Chris Hedges: Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career

Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times

Norman Finkelstein: Is Israel Unfairly Held to a Higher Standard?

Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS

Tim Shorrock: “The Interview” Belittles North Korea, But is Film’s Backstory and U.S. Policy the Real Farce?

President Barack Obama has said the United States is considering putting North Korea back on its list of terrorism sponsors

Costas Isychos: Will Syriza Take Power in Greece?

Interview on where Syriza came from, the significance of the current Greek elections, the effort to frame Syriza as extremists, and the party’s relations with Latin America and Greek social movements

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