Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last Home Standing: N.D. House Survives Floods

Last Home Standing: N.D. House Survives Floods


After the North Dakota floods wash away hundreds of homes in one neighborhood, one home is lucky enough to withstand the historic floods. AP's Bonny Ghosh reports. (June 27)


A New Lifeline for Frequent 911 Callers in Texas

A New Lifeline for Frequent 911 Callers in Texas



A first-of-its-kind program in Fort Worth, Texas is giving frequent 9-1-1 callers a new way to get help. And the ambulance company that runs it is saving millions in the process. (June 28)


First Person: Wildfire Forces Evacuations in NM

First Person: Wildfire Forces Evacuations in NM



Thousands of residents calmly fled Monday from the mesa-top town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory, ahead of an approaching wildfire that sent up towering plumes of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a spot fire on lab property. (June 27)


Monday, June 27, 2011

AP Impact: Populations Around Nuke Plants Soar

AP Impact: Populations Around Nuke Plants Soar



As America's nuclear power plants have aged, the once-rural areas around them have become far more crowded and much more difficult to evacuate. (June 27)


Raw Video: School Bus Overturns on Pa. Highway

Raw Video: School Bus Overturns on Pa. Highway



Officials in central Pennsylvania say a school bus has overturned on Interstate 81, injuring more than two dozen adults and children, but no life-threatening injuries were reported. (June 26)


Today in History for June 27th

Today in History for June 27th



Highlights of this day in history: U.S. air and naval forces ordered into the Korean War; John Dean testifies about the Nixon White House's 'enemies list'; Stonewall riots spark the modern gay rights movement; Actor Jack Lemmon dies. (June 27)


Top Nuclear Regulator Tours Neb. Nuclear Plant

Top Nuclear Regulator Tours Neb. Nuclear Plant



The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says utilities running both of Nebraska's nuclear plants appear to be doing a good job battling Missouri River floodwaters. (June 26)


North Dakota Residents Look to Rebuild

North Dakota Residents Look to Rebuild



After a historic flood left more than 4,000 homes damaged residents worry about rebuilding when many are without flood insurance. The AP's Bonny Ghosh reports. (June 26)


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Greece riots: RT crew under attack

Greece riots: RT crew under attack



RT film crew in Athens got caught in the middle of violent street protests. The cameraman has been slammed by a group of protesters, while correspondent Sarah Firth required medical assistance due to tear gas exposure.


Hackers call out the government

Hackers call out the government



These days no one is safe from hackers - not huge corporations or even the FBI. Regular Americans are coming together with computer hackers to create change where they think the Government couldn't. Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage, joins RT from Los Angeles to discuss the issue.


CNN GOP debate: more pizza and less politics

CNN GOP debate: more pizza and less politics


Once again Americans had a chance to take a glimpse on some potential presidential candidates who think they could do a better job than Barack Obama. A CNN debate that aired this week at the same time as new poll showed that 48% of Americans believe that another Great Depression is coming. As the viewers were anticipating some really hard-hitting questions, what they got was softballs about sodas and pizza. Heather Cirmo, a conservative political commentator and strategist, argues with Agenda Project Founder Erica Payne about the matter on RT.

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McKinney: NATO causing massive casualties in Libya

McKinney: NATO causing massive casualties in Libya



Former US representative and former Presidential candidate Cynthia Ann
McKinney went to Libya on a non-Governmental fact-finding tour to find
out what exactly is going on there. She believes that NATO bombardment and other military measures are taking a massive toll on civilians, causing many casualties. Cynthia Ann McKinney spoke exclusively to RT.


The Resident - Hackers: heroes or villains?

The Resident - Hackers: heroes or villains?



Sony, Nintendo, even the FBI - it seems no one is safe from hackers these days. Are these cyber pranksters heroes or villains? This is The Resident's question this week.


Hacktivists targeting Bernanke

Hacktivists targeting Bernanke


Government, multinational corporations and global institutions all seem to be loosing the battle against hackers, with the US Senate yesterday joining the likes of IMF, Sony and Google on a growing list of hacking victims. But also growing as it seems are the so-called "hacktivists," who are saying they are just trying to hold corrupt officials and companies accountable. In their
latest campaign dubbed "Operation Empire State Rebellion," Anonymous
sets its sights on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, asking him to step down over what they say "are economic crimes against American people."
Courney Comstock, a reporter from Business Insider, joins RT from New York.

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Celente: CNN - Cartoon News Network

Celente: CNN - Cartoon News Network



It was a recent CNN report that revealed that 48% of Americans believe that the next Great Depression is on the doorstep. There were some really hard-hitting question the CNN addressed to America's next potential Presidential candidates on the network's recent debate, such as: "iPhone or Blackberry?", "Pepsi or Coca", "Dancing with the Stars or American Idol?" and "Spicy or mild?" Half of all unemployed Americans have been out of job for six months, 44 million Americans are on food stamps, American home sales dropped by $ 6.3 trillion since the housing crisis appeared and CNN are asking the next potential American president about pizza? Gerald Celente , the director of the Trends Research Institute shares his opinion on the GOP candidates with RT.


Money grow on the trees for Pentagon?

Money grow on the trees for Pentagon?


US spends a lion's share of it's annual budget upon Pentagon needs -
it's 42% of the whole. The sum is, believe it or not, around $ 650 billion. And all this at the time when the Cold War is over and there is no real military threat looming over the country. The USA's closest rival in the expenditure, China, allocates only around 7 % of it's budget into the issue. Still the Obama administration doesn't consider cutting the military expenses, sacrificing jobs and some social benefits for the citizens instead. What's wrong with limiting the military? James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation and Lawrence Korb from the Center for American Progress are discussing the issue in RT's studio.

Corporations rob communities

Corporations rob communities



The second battle over Blair Mountain is pitting protesters against corporate interests and what activists call "horrific working conditions." The mountaintop removal techniques used in the area have polluted the water and caused health problems and even deaths. Labor journalist Mike Elk has covered similar issues and shares his experience with RT.


Appalachia Rising

Appalachia Rising



In 1921, West Virginian coal miners took up arms against coal companies in the largest insurrection since the Civil War. Their battle on Blair Mountain won them the right to unionize and launched America's labor movement. 90 years later, more than 700 activists, miners and environmentalists retraced their famous steps to save Blair Mountain as a historic site and demand an end to mountaintop removal. But in Appalachia, coal is king—and miners and their families are fighting to survive.


Oscar Grant's uncle blasts Cali PD

Oscar Grant's uncle blasts Cali PD



You might remember the case of Oscar Grant - a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was shot dead by a police officer. Back in 2009 he was found laying face down in an Oakland train station when a cop opened fire. The officer was convicted on the charge of involuntary manslaughter and was released after serving just 11 months, which is now igniting protests. Activists see this as a message to minorities that their lives mean nothing. Also they are reportedly protesting because that the US criminal justice system offers a more lenient treatment to police officers as well. The victim's uncle Cephus Johnson talks to RT


China to solve US jobs crisis?

China to solve US jobs crisis?



US President Barack Obama is relying on US corporations for a solution
to America's job problems. He met with his Job Council today for a plan to discuss it. However, so far his economic plan hasn't been successful in fighting unemployment. Meanwhile - in a surprising twist - Chinese companies start investing in American manufacturing. David DeGraw, an author and journalist joins RT to discuss the issue.


'Anonymous' threatens Bernanke

'Anonymous' threatens Bernanke



This video credited to the hacker group Anonymous is calling out Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to resign. Anonymous has called for public protests beginning on June 14th, continuing "until Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down." To make their case, they have presented a list of recent scandalous Federal Reserve actions.


Senate stands behind Israel

Senate stands behind Israel



With much of the US Senate backing Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu, are lawmakers more concerned with problems in the Middle East than in the US? Counter Punch Editor Alexander Cockburn says that Congress is "Israeli occupied territory" despite the government's attempts to appear impartial.


US corporate model causing depression

US corporate model causing depression



A recent poll revealed that almost half of the US thinks another great depression is on the horizon. Why are Americans expecting another economic disaster? Political columnist Harold Meyerson gives his take on how to keep America afloat.


Activists, miners battle for Blair Mountain

Activists, miners battle for Blair Mountain



In 1921, West Virginia coal miners rose up against the coal companies and fought to unionize, battling big coal's paramilitaries in the largest armed uprising since the American Civil War. 90 years later, the Battle of Blair Mountain rages on as hundreds of miners, activists and environmentalists march 50 miles to stop the mountaintop removal that they say threatens the water, health and history of Appalachia. But the miners here say coal is everything and that they're also fighting--to survive.


Gates lashes out at NATO

Gates lashes out at NATO



Outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke in Belgium this week and had some harsh words for NATO. Gates criticized NATO for what he refers to as failures in the Afghan and Libyan wars.


Alex Jones -- 'Bilderberg is not invincible'

Alex Jones -- 'Bilderberg is not invincible'



Global leaders and corporate kingpins gather this week in secrecy for this year's Bilderberg conference in Switzerland. As the media is shunned from listening in, should the world be weary of what's being discussed? Radio host Alex Jones says that the Bilderberg group has an authoritarian agenda and everyone should be concerned. In recent years, however, media moles are infiltrating and are causing Bilderberg to crumble.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Voice of Russia offers new take on news

Voice of Russia offers new take on news



There is a new alternative to the Mainstream Media in America now, and its name is Voice of Russia. This new radio station broadcasts out of Washington DC and reports on both international and US news. What makes it different than the MSM, it says, is that it tries to tackle what the mainstream doesn't. According to Voice of Russia, the more voices -- the better.


War on RT rages on

War on RT rages on


As the Mainstream Media continues to fire at RT, anchor Lauren Lyster responds to criticism that the station is "anti-American." Is RT questioning the country or just questioning more than the MSM?


Panetta just another Gates?

Panetta just another Gates?



As CIA Director Leon Panetta transitions to secretary of defense, what changes can Americans expect out of the Department of Defense? Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern discusses what Panetta can bring on board as he shuffles to the DoD. Many say Panetta supports spending cuts, but McGovern says that, in terms of both defense spending and US wars, Panetta won't stray at all from what Robert Gates did as secretary.



Time to take a chainsaw to spending

Time to take a chainsaw to spending

America is the largest debtor nation in the history of the world. As the country goes deeper into the hole, how worried should we be? Congressmen shouldn't be worried about our credit rating, says Quantum Fund's Jim Rogers. America is already bankrupt, he says, and the only solution is to cut spending dramatically by "taking a chainsaw" to the budget. Unless something is done quickly, says Rogers, a disaster is imminent.


Bildeberg bans media

Bildeberg bans media



Heads of state, CEOs and NATO officials are gathering at the top secret Bilderberg conference this week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Are the global elite meeting to carve up the world or is this just simply a talk shop? With these meetings perhaps shaping the future of the globe, why is the media not being allowed to listen in? Andrew Gavin Marshall of the Centre for Research on Globalization says that despite democratic-elected leaders from democratic countries conversing, these closed-door conversations are far from democratic.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Adam Kokesh discusses Jefferson Memorial dance, round 2

Adam Kokesh discusses Jefferson Memorial dance, round 2

RT host Adam Kokesh of Adam vs the Man led another dance protest at the Jefferson Memorial this weekend. This time, luckily, no one was arrested. He recaps the event with Lauren Lyster.


Drone surveillance in the US? Alex Jones says 'the whole world is in danger'

Drone surveillance in the US? Alex Jones says 'the whole world is in danger'



As the US plans to increase drone aircraft usage abroad, now law enforcement in the States is getting ready to adopt robotic planes back home for surveillance purposes. While drone usage is expected to be expanded in America by 2013, Infowar's Alex Jones says that in some states it has already been happening for years.


Should the IMF turn towards BRICs nations?

Should the IMF turn towards BRICs nations?



Following the downfall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF is searching for new leadership. Is it time for someone from a BRICs country to step up to the plate? Raj Doshi of Mani Capital, Inc. says BRICs nations are the backbone of the global economy and perhaps the best solution would be for them to break off from the IMF and start their own fund altogether.


Economic collapse leads to America's new Great Depression

Economic collapse leads to America's new Great Depression



In America today, the growing divide among the people isn't pitting Democrats against Republicans. Instead the gap seems to separate the haves from the have-nots. George Hemminger of Survive and Thrive TV says that the have-nots aren't providing enough income to their "masters," and as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer in what he calls America's second Great Depression, Hemminger believes it is only a matter of time before the proletariat storms DC with pitchforks and demands justice.



Big Bank Slumlords

Big Bank Slumlords



A flood of recent complaints have surrounded the German banking giant Deutsche Bank. It has taken over properties across America, and in many cases has left anxious renters living in filth and insecurity, not knowing if they'll soon be kicked to the curb.


Congress funding media propaganda machine

Congress funding media propaganda machine



Congress is spending billions on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, all the while cutting funds for public broadcasting. Why is it so? Author Eva Golinger says that the media perpetuated abroad by America is delivering US propaganda outside of the country. There is always a double standard when it comes to US foreign policy, says Golinger, who thinks the US' media apparatus is being used to shape public opinion outside of the States.


Falling on deaf ears

Falling on deaf ears



Domestic public broadcasting is on the Congressional chopping block in the US, but there are more taxpayer dollars for US international broadcasting than ever--$768 million in 2011. Few Americans have ever heard of the Broadcasting Board of Governors—the agency responsible for overseeing US international broadcasting from the Voice of America to Al Hurrah—but it plays a big role in shaping America's image abroad, and American taxpayers are footing the even bigger bill.



Video of Adam Kokesh dance flash mob at Jefferson Memorial, June 4, 2011

Video of Adam Kokesh dance flash mob at Jefferson Memorial, June 4, 2011



In Washington DC, hundreds of people have been dancing at the Jefferson Memorial claiming they are exercising their first amendment rights. It comes after last week RT America host Adam Kokesh and four others were arrested by the police for dancing at the same spot.



Dance party protest at Jefferson Memorial

Dance party protest at Jefferson Memorial

Adam Kokesh, host of RT's Adam vs the Man, rallies hundreds of protestors at the Jefferson Memorial on Saturday, June 4. People gathered to dance to defy recent legislation which made doing such at the Memorial illegal.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Arizona Governor Tours Growing Wildfire Near NM

Arizona Governor Tours Growing Wildfire Near NM



Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer took an aerial tour of a growing wildfire, the Wallow Fire, near the NM border. It's the third largest in state history. Crews are also working to protect communities from a second wildfire in southern Arizona.


Raw Video: Obama Hits Golf Course Near DC

Raw Video: Obama Hits Golf Course Near DC


President Obama joined several members of his administration for a round of golf at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C. on Saturday. (June 4)


Raw Video: Gay Pride Parade in Greece

Raw Video: Gay Pride Parade in Greece



Hundreds of people took to the streets of Athens, Greece on Saturday for a Gay Pride parade. Many participants said that they felt the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community was still struggling for acceptance in Greece. (June 4)


Raw Video: Pakistanis Protest US Drone Attacks

Raw Video: Pakistanis Protest US Drone Attacks



Thousands of supporters of an Islamist party in Pakistan staged an anti-U.S. demonstration in Karachi on Saturday.


Raw Video: Dog Nurses Rare Chinese Liger Cubs

Raw Video: Dog Nurses Rare Chinese Liger Cubs


Two rare cubs - called ligers - were recently born to a male lion and a female tiger in a zoo in eastern China. The cubs were abandoned by their mother, and they now are being nursed by a dog there, along with four other white tiger cubs. (June 4)


Today in History

Today in History


here's a look at some of the notable events that took place on this day in history. (June 4)


AP Top Stories

AP Top Stories



Here's the latest news for Friday, June 3: John Edwards indicted; Job numbers add to economic concerns; Mladic defends actions during Bosnian war; 'Dr. Death' passes away.


Gates: The Effects of bin Laden's Death

Gates: The Effects of bin Laden's Death



U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said it is possible that bin Laden's death could make Taliban more willing to "walk away from" al-Qaida. (June 4)


Ex-Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies

Ex-Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies



Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, died Saturday. He was 80. (June 4)


GOP Address: Fighting Unions

GOP Address: Fighting Unions



Delivering the Republican address, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee cast the Obama administration as too friendly to labor unions and said industries are more likely to flourish in environments where unions don't hold as much sway. (June 4)


Obama Weekly Address: Auto Industry Grows

Obama Weekly Address: Auto Industry Grows


Distancing himself from new economic sputters, President Barack Obama on Saturday declared that recent "headwinds" were the result of high gasoline prices, Japan's disastrous earthquake and jitters over a European fiscal crisis. (June 4)


Raw Video: Mexico Volcano Blast Tower of Ash

Raw Video: Mexico Volcano Blast Tower of Ash



The Popocatepetl volcano that towers over Mexico City began rumbling again Friday, shooting a blast of ash about 2 miles above its crater at dawn. The 17,886-foot mountain shook for several minutes before the ash burst out. (June 6)


John Edwards Indicted in $925K Mistress Cover-up

John Edwards Indicted in $925K Mistress Cover-up



John Edwards acknowledged he has 'done wrong' but denied breaking the law after federal prosecutors charged him Friday with using $925,000 in under-the-table campaign contributions to hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 run for president. (June 3)


North America's Tallest Building Up for Sale

North America's Tallest Building Up for Sale



At 110 stories, it's the tallest building in North America, but the owners of the Willis Tower in Chicago are looking to recapitalize or sell the property. (June 3)


Raw Video: Girl Dies in Ferris Wheel Fall

Raw Video: Girl Dies in Ferris Wheel Fall



A young girl has died in a fall from a Ferris wheel on the Wildwood boardwalk in New Jersey. (June 3)


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