Politics & Policy

Pentagon’s Outrageous Anti-China Operation Threatened Lives in the Philippines – Col. Larry Wilkerson
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Pentagon’s Outrageous Anti-China Operation Threatened Lives in the Philippines – Col. Larry Wilkerson

A recent Reuters investigation uncovered a scandalous Pentagon operation that sought to discredit the Chinese Sinovac vaccine and sow distrust among the population in the Philippines towards China. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses previous unlawful Strategic Information Operations (SIOs) launched by the Pentagon and the particular depravity of this operation initiated in Spring 2020 under President Trump’s administration, at a time when countries such as the Philippines did not possess their own vaccine manufacturing capacity and were accepting a free supply of vaccines from China. 

Russia Out of Ukraine, Disband NATO – Latvian Politician’s Plan for Peace
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Russia Out of Ukraine, Disband NATO – Latvian Politician’s Plan for Peace

As the war of attrition between Russia and Ukraine continues to exact a catastrophic death toll for civilians and military forces alike, the prospect of a lasting peace remains elusive. Latvian politician Igor Pimenov denounces President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it a colonial war that also adversely affects the Russian population. Pimenov lays out his proposal for a multilateral peace agreement between Ukraine, Russia, and its European neighbors.

Mini Doc: Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State
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Mini Doc: Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State

When Julian Assange was arrested, he was holding up a copy of Paul Jay’s book, “Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State.” This mini-documentary is the original 2005 interview with Vidal, upon which the book is based. We are republishing on the occasion of the release of Julian Assange after five years in prison.

Biden’s Loyalty to Israel Rooted in Cold War & Laced with AIPAC Money – Adolph Reed pt 2/2
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Biden’s Loyalty to Israel Rooted in Cold War & Laced with AIPAC Money – Adolph Reed pt 2/2

Paul Jay welcomes Adolph Reed, an academic, author, activist, and organizer, for part two of their discussion. Reed says there should be no illusions about corporate Democrats’ aggressive foreign policies, especially in Gaza and Ukraine, but there should also be no illusions that Trump won’t be dangerously worse.

Uphill on the Hill
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Uphill on the Hill

Liz Oliva Fernández travels to Washington, D.C., to find out why Joe Biden has embraced Donald Trump’s Cold War-era policy toward Cuba, devastating the island’s economy and fueling unprecedented migration to the U.S. border with Mexico. Oliva Fernández interviews Rep. Jim McGovern, former CIA analyst Fulton Armstrong, and Cuban-American business executive Carlos Gutiérrez, who served as Secretary of Commerce under George W. Bush. Oliva Fernández shows how a handful of extremist Cuban-American politicians have dictated U.S. policy towards Cuba, including designating Cuba a State Sponsor of Terrorism without any evidence. This video was produced by Belly of the Beast Cuba.

Blood Gun Money – How America Arms Gangs and Cartels – Ioan Grillo
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Blood Gun Money – How America Arms Gangs and Cartels – Ioan Grillo

Thousands of guns used by Mexican cartels, as well as other gangs throughout Latin America, have been traced back to U.S. gun manufacturers. Journalist Ioan Grillo describes how the flow of guns to Mexico from the U.S. exacerbates the drug war and its accompanying forced displacement of people. Baroncelli and Grillo debate drug legalization and whether it can break up cartels that use American guns to maintain global drug distribution.  Cartels increase their profit margins by cutting their product with fentanyl and other lethal substances at the expense of people’s lives. 

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