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Global Research News Hour - U.S. Campaign 2016: Searching for Democracy in a Broken System - 03.21.16

Politics has been called a rigged game, with elites using money and organizational resources to pull the puppet strings of most candidates for high office. However, the entrance into the race for US president of candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump who both reject funding from Wall Street threatens to challenge that truism. This week’s Global Research News Hour attempts to cut through the propaganda and jargon and assess what real options are out there for making substantive and...


Global Research News Hour - Fukushima At Five: Reflections on the Crime, the Cover-up and the Future of Nuclear Energy - 03.14.16

The first interview is with Linda Pentz Gunter, international specialist for the environmental advocacy group ‘Beyond Nuclear.’ In this conversation, Gunter addresses the question of whether nuclear is being seriously explored as an alternative to the climate-ravaging fossil fuel industry. She also outlines aspects of the Fukushima cover-up, and why international bodies and media are failing to hold nuclear and government agencies to account. In the final half hour, Portland-based Mimi...


Global Research News Hour - Nuclear Alternatives and ‘North American Security’ – False Canadian Solutions to the Climate Crisis - 03.07.16

On this week's Global Research News Hour, on the occasion of the March 3, 2016 meeting of Canadian federal and provincial leaders in Vancouver on to work out an agreement on a national climate change plan, we explore the implications of proposed climate solutions for the future of Canada's nuclear industry, environment and energy security. We'll be joined by anti-nuclear activist Candyce Paul of the Committee for Future Generations, and by political economist, professor and author Gordon...


Global Research News Hour - 07.13.15

Dissecting Operation Inherent Resolve: Conversations with Lawrence Wilkerson and Mahdi Nazemroaya This Repeat broadcast of the Global Research News Hour (October 17, 2014) Global Research News Hour centres on the current military mobilization against the entity known as ISIL/ISIS. Can boots on the ground be avoided? Is there an ulterior motive to the bombing campaign related to regional control? What does ISIL/ISIS's successful campaign for control of the Kurdish village of Kobani say about...


Global Research News Hour - 07.06.15

REPEAT - Greece: From Austerity to Prosperity? Conversations with Ellen Brown and Binoy KampmarkIn this installment of the Global Research News Hour, we examine the dynamics of the Greek economy and why the Greek people voted the anti-austerity Syriza Party to power. Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute explains the role of Goldman Sachs in setting up Greece for a fall, and how the Mediterranean country could survive the end of the bail-outs. In the second half hour, scholar, RMIT...


Doomsday Scenarios: Conversations with Guy McPherson and Mahdi Nazemroaya - 06.29.15

This week's Global Research News Hour examines two of the biggest threats to human existence on planet Earth: the elimination of human habitat due to Climate Change and the dangers of an increasingly likely World War 3 scenario evolving out of the tensions growing between US/NATO and Russia/China. The first interview guest is Guy Mcpherson, Emeritus Professor of Natural Resources and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, and author of the blog Nature Bats Last...


Palestine Solidarity: Freedom Flotilla III and Empowering Gaza with Solar Power - 06.22.15

As Freedom Flotilla III is departing from an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea to Gaza, this week's Global Research News Hour focuses on activists abroad coming to the assistance of that region's destitute population. We'll speak to Richard Day, a Queen's University Professor and colleague of one of the Freedom Flotilla participants about the parallels between the plight of Palestinians in Israeli occupied territories and the plight of Indigenous peoples in Colonized Canada....


Yemen: The Silent Slaughter - 06.15.15

With a major humanitarian crisis hitting the population of Yemen in the wake of the Saudi Arabia-led bombing campaign, the Global Research News Hour takes alook at the damage that has been done to civilians in the country, the roots of the conflict, the involvement of outside powers and the prospects for peace at the June 14 UN peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland. Hisham Al-Omeisy is a Yemen information and political analyst based in Sana'a. He has through social media been relaying what he...


Global Research News Hour - Iraq War Crimes: Holding Bush and Blair to Account - 06.08.15

The Global Research News Hour speaks to Sabah Al-Mukhtar, president of the london-based Arab Lawyers Association, and with Inder Comar, the legal representative of an Iraqi Woman suing the US government over the war crimes committed in Iraq. The two lawyers discuss the realistic prospects of former US President Bush and former UK Prome Minister actuall being brought to justice.


Omar Khadr, Guantanamo, and the "War On Terrorism" - 05.18.15

In the wake of the recently announced release on bail of Omar Khadr, the Global Research News Hour returns to the case of the young man jailed in the notorious prison camp for nearly a decade. In the first half hour, Khadr's lawyer Dennis Edney expertly debunks many of the talking points being put forward by critics like the Conservative government and Ezra Levant about Khadr's status as a "Confessed terrorist" and outlines the numerous ways in which the Canadian government violated Khadr's...


The End of Journalism in Ukraine. A Feature interview with Anatoly Sharij - 05.11.15

Continuing with coverage of Ukraine on the anniversary of the May 2, 2014 Odessa massacre, we hear an interview with Anatoly Sharij, a high profile Ukrainian journalist forced to flee the country in 2012 and now based in Lithuania. He has found himself targetted for his success in posting critical videos of the Ukrainian government line, and exposing the lies put out by the Ukrainian media. In this exclusive interview, conducted with the assistance of Winnipeg-based Russian-Canadian...


Global Research News Hour - 05.04.15

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Odessa Massacre, this week's Global Research News Hour returns to the Ukraine crisis with two vital interviews. Author, blogger and radio journalist Stephen Lendman recently edited a collection of essays on the Ukraine Crisis. He talks about his essay on the Odessa Massacre and about the broader concerns around surrounding a pwderkeg which he thinks could expand into a world war. Roger Annis, trade unionist, writer and editor of the website...


Earth Week Interviews: Geo-Engineering & Changing the World Through Stories - 04.27.15

On this week's Global Research News Hour, we mark Earth Day with two interviews related to the urgent call to defend the planet from environmental damage. First, we hear from Michael J Murphy, director/producer of the films "What in the World are the Spraying" and "Why in the World are they Spraying". He discusses the clear and present threats associated with Geo-Engineering including so-called 'chemtrails' and speculates on who benefits and who does not from efforts to control the...


World in crisis: A conversation with Stephen Lendman - 04.20.15

This week's feature guest is Author, blogger and radio journalist Stephen Lendman. He discusses American Presidential politics, his lack of faith in the system, the US-backed agendas in Cuba, Venezuela, Yemen, Syria, Iran and Ukraine, and his fears of another major war being triggered in coming months.


Global Research News Hour - 04.13.15

Changing the Way Money Works: The Steady State Economy and Sharing Law Description: With the current economic framework centered around greed, the result has been environmental desolation and social interactions that set human beings against each other. The mandate for everlasting economic growth has pushed the Earth to its natural limits. This week's Global Research News Hour focuses on the need to change economics as usual. Is it possible? Our guests include James Magnus-Johnston, the...


The Good Soldier: Joshua Key, Living in Limbo - 04.06.15

On this Holiday edition of the Global Research News Hour, we hear speeches from a public event in support of American Iraq War Deserter Joshua Key. The event was held at the University of Winnipeg on March 29, 2015. Michelle Robidoux of the War Resisters Support Campaign updated the audience on the actions taken against Americans in Canada who sought sanctuary from the Iraq War. She is followed by Joshua Key' s legal representative. Then Joshua tells the story of how he went to Iraq, what he...


Global Research News Hour - 03.30.15

This week's Global Research News Hour analyses the results of the recent Israeli elections and evaluates resistance tools such as Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) especially in the face of opposition from political figures like Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Interview guest James Petras explains how Netanyahu managed to secure the support of a plurality of Israeli voters, and what that portends for the future of Israeli relations in the...


The End of Canada in Ten Steps: A Conversation with Naomi Wolf - 03.23.15

This installment of the Global Research News Hour features coverage of the ongoing efforts by the Canadian government to put in place anti-terrorism legislation which undermines Canadian freedoms at the expense of privacy and other Rights we take for granted. First we hear from the Director of the acclaimed film `The Secret Trial 5, a film about 5 people detained cumulatively for 30 years without conviction in the name of National Security. We hear a speech from Canadian Green Party leader...


Student Debt Trap: Breaking the Grip of the Predatory Lenders - 03.16.15

In the month of February, fifteen former students of the for- profit Corinthian Colleges System declared they would no longer be paying off their sizable federal student loans. They see the Corinthian system as corrupt, making false promises and part of a predatory leding racket. This action sets the stage for a conversation about the Student debt crisis and the nature of money. Ellen Brown author, former civil litigation attorney and founder of the Public Banking Institute comes on in the...


Global Research News Hour - 03.09.15

On Friday February 27, a prominent Russian political figure, Boris Nemtsov, was murdered. Some effort has been made to try to connect this tragedy with the Russian government. This latest event takes place in the context of significant military casualties by Ukrainian forces in the Donbass, increasing dispatches of Canadian and US troops to the region, and an intensifying demonizayion campaign of Russian President Putin. To help contextualize these events, the global Research News Hour is...