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Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election

February 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on Sunday, May 12; 169 seats are required for a majority, and with only 45 percent voter turnout, and with 92 percent of the votes counted, the Independent High Electoral Commission has declared Muqtada al-Sadr’s Alliance

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“Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election”

Violating International Law, Trump Renews Venezuela Sanctions

at 8:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. President Trump issued an executive order on Friday renewing sanctions against Venezuela. As required by law, the executive order states that Venezuela continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. The

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“Violating International Law, Trump Renews Venezuela Sanctions”

Italian Populist Parties About to Form “Highly Unstable” Government

February 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert, coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. Italy’s two main populist parties, the right-wing League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, are finally on the verge of forming a coalition, according to an announcement made on Monday. It’s been over two months since Italy held a parliamentary election

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“Italian Populist Parties About to Form “Highly Unstable” Government”

Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela

February 5, 2020 at 6:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday, February 2. I am standing at the main intersection in the quarter of Mercedes in Caracas. This is an affluent, if not the most affluent, part of the city. And today the opposition led by Guaido has called a massive protest

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“Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela”

US Government Setting the Terms for Argentina’s Bailout?

February 4, 2020 at 7:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert joining you from Baltimore. Argentineans are mobilizing more and more in the face of their country’s growing economic crisis. Stores across Argentina were closed and the streets of Buenos Aires, the capital, were quiet on Tuesday after the country’s largest union called a 24-hour

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“US Government Setting the Terms for Argentina’s Bailout?”

Venezuela’s Opposition Strategy in Presidential Election is to “Have it Both Ways”

February 2, 2020 at 3:53 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s The Real News Network I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Venezuelans will vote for a president this coming Sunday, May 20. This president election is taking place under rather complicated and difficult circumstances. The country’s economic crisis, marked by hyper inflation and shortages, continue unabated. A large part of Venezuela’s opposition parties

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“Venezuela’s Opposition Strategy in Presidential Election is to “Have it Both Ways””

Turkey’s Lira in Free Fall – Erdogan Calls Snap Election (Pt 2/2)

February 1, 2020 at 6:52 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Welcome back to the Real News Network. We are speaking with Ekrem Ekici. He is an independent researcher and political analyst based in Berlin. He is co-editor of a new online magazine titled Rupture. You can find it at RuptureMagazine.org. Thank you so much for joining us again, Ekrem. All right, Ekrem, when we parted

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“Turkey’s Lira in Free Fall – Erdogan Calls Snap Election (Pt 2/2)”

Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

January 31, 2020 at 7:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

This is Dmitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. For the past few months, The Real News has been covering the voyage of the Freedom Flotilla from Scandinavia to Gaza. Matters came to a head in late July when Al Awda, the lead vessel of the flotilla, was hijacked in international

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“Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide””

Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’

January 30, 2020 at 8:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert joining you from Baltimore. Brazilians and people around the world who are concerned about the rise of neofascism are still in shock about the high percentage of votes, 46 percent, that Jair Bolsonaro got in Brazil’s presidential election last Sunday. The center-left Workers Party

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“Brazil’s Presidential Election is Part of a ‘Global Reactionary Cycle’”

Lula Leads in Polls as Court Upholds Conviction

January 26, 2020 at 8:49 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s the Real News. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. On Monday final procedural objections raised by lawyers of former leftist president of Brazil Lula da Silva was upheld by an appeals court. This means that Lula’s corruption conviction remains. The conviction and the court procedures have been so broad that a UN

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“Lula Leads in Polls as Court Upholds Conviction”