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.


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