Monday, May 21, 2018

Pompeo Lays Out US List of Demands for Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a list of demands for the Iranian regime for the country to achieve relief from sanctions and reach a new international agreement.

Petro-Euro? Tensions between EU & US Grow over Sanctions against Iran

The European Commission launched a process to prevent EU firms from being hit by US sanctions on Friday. European firms would also be able to get compensation and loans if they are affected. Shabbir Razvi, director of International Finance Solutions Associates shares his view on the possible outcome of tensions between EU & US.

Top US News & World Headlines — May 21, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Royals Arrive at St. George's Chapel

Members of the royal family arrive at St. George's Chapel in Windsor for the marriage of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

Imam Tawhidi Speaks with Pauline Hanson on Muslims in Australia and Those Seeking to Go There

Pauline Hanson caught up with Imam Tawhidi while he visited Brisbane to speak to his supporters in Queensland. He recognises the work Pauline Hanson is doing to try and prevent radical Islam from affecting those Muslims who want to carry on living in peace in Australia. Hanson thinks most people will appreciate the time Imam Tawhidi gave her to sit down and talk about the troubles Australia faces. | May, 17, 2018

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

Col. Larry Wilkerson: Trump’s threats, Bolton’s inexperience, combined with the military exercises in the region is putting the North Korean peace talks at risk. It is inexplicable form of diplomacy, unless you want the talks to fail

Friday, May 18, 2018

French and Noble in 2018: What Remains of France's Aristocracy?

A Message for Muslims in Europe by an Ex-Muslim

Top US News & World Headlines — May 18, 2018

With Friends Like Trump... What's Europe's Answer to 'America First'?

It's Donald versus Donald. The president of the European Council let loose on trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an EU leaders' dinner in the Bulgarian capital on Wednesday. A fighting speech, but how does it help those trying to salvage the Iran deal? Already French giant Total has warned its new mega gas project with the Iranians is in jeopardy. How can the EU respond when the US owns the currency used to trade oil? What will Europe do?

The Jangmadang

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Trump Pursues Denuclearization in North Korea & Nobel Peace Prize, While Ramping Up US Weapons Sales

North Korea, Cold Feet and the US Deal – BBC Newsnight

Kim Jong Un has warned they are now reconsidering their summit with President Trump next month - and pointed the finger, in no unwavering terms, at Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton. John Sweeney reports.

Planned US - North Korea Peace Talks in Jeopardy as Trump Adviser Bolton Pushes for Régime Change

Top US News & World Headlines — May 17, 2018

Trump’s Jerusalem Move Caters to Religious Extremists

The opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem featured billionaire Sheldon Adelson prominent far-right evangelical Christian leaders John Hagee and Robert Jeffress. We discuss the alliance between Trump, Netanyahu, and far-right extremists in both the US and Israel with journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen

How Has Netanyahu Transformed Israel?

'There Is No Opposition in Israel' as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans, Israeli Journalist Says

Renowned Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says "the victims of Gaza hardly touch anybody in Israel," as the IDF mows down protesters. Hardline right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a stranglehold on politics and the left barely exists.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Norman Finkelstein: Outrage over Israeli Massacre Shows Power of Non-violent Palestinian Resistance

The United States is refusing to criticize Israel after Israeli forces shot dead at least 61 unarmed Palestinian protesters taking part in the Great March of Return in Gaza Monday. More than 2,700 Palestinians were injured. At the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has blocked a call for an international investigation into Israel’s actions. On Tuesday, she repeatedly blamed the violence on Hamas while praising Israel for showing restraint. During her remarks, Nikki Haley refused to place any blame on Israel. She later walked out of the Security Council chamber when the Palestinian ambassador to the U.N., Riyad Mansour, addressed the council. Since Palestinian protests began on March 30, Israel forces have killed at least 112 Palestinians and injured more than 12,000. On Tuesday, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was closely following the situation in Gaza and would “take any action warranted” to prosecute crimes. Meanwhile, the United Nations human rights office has condemned the “appalling deadly violence” by Israeli security forces in Gaza. For more, we speak with Norman Finkelstein, author and scholar whose most recent book is titled “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom.

Top US News & World Headlines — May 16, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Arms Industry Stocks Shoot Up after Trump Withdraws from Iran Deal

As soon as Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, and Israel bombed Syria, stocks of the top weapons corporations immediately increased. Author Andrew Feinstein says this sabotage of the JCPOA offers companies new opportunities for war profiteering

US Embassy Move Makes MidEast Peace Process 'Mission Impossible On Steroids'

Top US News & World Headlines — May 15, 2018

Journey through Iran

Inside Story - Is India Defying Western Sanctions on Iran? (2012)

India has been exploring trade opportunities with Iran, but is it willing to join in international efforts to prevent Iran's emergence as a nuclear power?

Guests: Sreeram Chaulia, Richard Weitz, Mohammad Marandi

The Secrets Donald Trump Doesn't Want You to Know About: Business, Finance, Marketing

David Cay Boyle Johnston (born December 24, 1948) is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.

Rev. Barber Slams Anti-Muslim, Anti-Semitic Pastors Trump Chose to Open U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

While tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered near the heavily fortified border with Israel for nonviolent protests against the U.S. Embassy’s opening in Jerusalem Monday, a new Poor People’s Campaign launched in the United States. Rev. Dr. William Barber II, a co-founder of the movement, is bringing together low-wage workers, clergy and community activists around the country to advocate for the rights of the poor. People in 40 states are participating in actions and events starting today that will culminate in a mass protest in Washington, D.C., on June 23. We are joined by Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of Repairers of the Breach and distinguished visiting professor of public theology at Union Theological Seminary, to discuss human rights from Gaza to Washington, D.C., and the anti-gay, pro-Trump pastor from Dallas chosen by the Trump administration to lead the prayer at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Monday, May 14, 2018

George Galloway Discusses Trump's Lunatic Threats To Sanction The USA's Allies

George Galloway Discusses Trump's Lunatic Threats To Sanction The USA's Allies.

Trump is clearly setting the wheels in motion not only for the possible economic destruction a global trade wa-r with the US would be for the US economy, but also putting into place the conditions to go into total conflict with Iran at the behest of Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Yanis Varoufakis on Iran Nuclear Deal Demise, US Trade Negotiations, Europe’s Far Right & Capitalism

Where Does the Middle East Conflict Go from Here? | Inside Story

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered at Gaza's border with Israel on the eve of the Nakba anniversary, the day they call "catastrophe".

Yanis Varoufakis on Lost US Credibility in Middle East, from Iran Deal to Israel Embassy Move

Tehrangeles: Why Are There So Many Iranians In Los Angeles?

Princess Diana Biographer Weighs In On Meghan Markle

Princess Diana biographer Andrew Morton weighs in on Meghan Markle after writing the unauthorized biography Meghan - A Hollywood Princess.

Top US News & World Headlines — May 14, 2018

Islamophobia Inc | Al Jazeera Investigations

Across the United States, there has been a growth in organizations that portray Islam as a threat. Over two years, the number of groups that make up what’s become known as the Islamophobia industry has more than tripled.

This investigation reveals the tactics these groups use to instigate a fear of Islam, including how they manipulate social media to create a false narrative that Muslims are trying to take over the country. Anti-Muslim messages proliferate social media with bought-in followers, fake accounts and robotic amplifiers.

The investigation also shows how these organizations try to suppress the rise of a Muslim political voice in America. It uncovers the “dark money” that has fuelled the rapid growth of Islamophobia Inc. - tens of millions of dollars, which are funnelled through secretive, anonymous donor funds. We unveil the donors of the dark money and ask; what do they ultimately hope to achieve?

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Is ISIL Expanding in Southeast Asia? | Inside Story

Indonesia's suffered a number of attacks in recent years. It has long struggled with rebel groups, particularly al-Qaeda affiliated Jemaah Islamiyah, and now ISIL, which has been recruiting in the region.

ISIL claimed responsibility for Sunday's attacks on three churches. Police say the suicide bombings were carried out by one family, including two children aged 9 and 12.

At least 13 people died and more than 40 wounded. ISIL has lost territory in Syria and Iraq, but it's been active in other countries. Can the group be stopped?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom | Guests Rahima Abdulrahim - Executive director of the Habibie Center; Olivier Guitta - Managing Director of GlobalStrat consultancy firm; Greg Fealy - author of " Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia: A Contemporary Sourcebook

Bernie Sanders Rips John Bolton, Trump over Iran

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) ripped White House security adviser John Bolton over his role in US going to war in Iraq while criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal.

Bolton: It's 'Possible' US Would Sanction European Countries

White House national security adviser John Bolton said that "it's possible" there will be secondary sanctions imposed on European companies as a result of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Bolton said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he believes some European countries will end up supporting the United States despite comments from European leaders that they regret Trump's decision to withdraw.

Nicola Sturgeon – Extended Interview: Brexit and the Future for Scotland (2017)

Nicola Sturgeon's extended interview speaking about Brexit, her relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May, and another independence referendum for Scotland.

Europe: Scotland's Dilemma – BBC Documentary 2017

Scotland is coming out of the European Union with the rest of the UK. That's despite the fact Scots voted to remain. So what happens next?

Allan Little travels to the coast and whisky-producing glens of Moray, the part of the country which came closest to voting Leave. There, he finds out what that decision could mean for workers and business owners.

But there's a bigger question: what will it mean for the other union, that of the United Kingdom? Europe: Scotland's Dilemma asks whether Brexit could break up Britain too.