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16. Dezember 2014 - Channel 1:

Checkpoint 300 - between Bethlehem and Jerusalem

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19. Dezember 2014 - DemocarcyNow!

Should Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & CIA Officials
Be Tried for Torture?

War Crimes Case Filed in Germany

A human rights group in Berlin, Germany, has filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has accused former Bush administration officials, including CIA Director George Tenet and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, of war crimes, and called for an immediate investigation by a German prosecutor. The move follows the release of a Senate report on CIA torture which includes the case of a German citizen, Khalid El-Masri, who was captured by CIA agents in 2004 due to mistaken identity and tortured at a secret prison in Afghanistan. So far, no one involved in the CIA torture program has been charged with a crime — except the whistleblower John Kiriakou, who exposed it. We speak to Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights and chairman of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, and longtime defense attorney Martin Garbus.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung ]

17. Dezember 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Exclusive Interview with Freed Cuban 5 Member
René González in Havana

As the United States opens talks with Cuba aimed at restoring full diplomatic relations and has released the remaining members of the Cuban Five, we feature a Democracy Now! exclusive interview with the first freed member of the group. In this October 2013 interview René González, speaks out after a 13-year imprisonment in the United States. Scroll down to read the complete transcript of the interview.

Today Cuba released Alan Gross, a subcontractor for U.S. Agency for International Development, after five years in prison, while the United States freed the three remaining members of the Cuban Five — Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino. See all of our coverage of the Cuban Five.

The five Cuban intelligence agents were arrested in the United States in 1998 and convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They say they were not spying on the United States, but rather trying to monitor violent right-wing Cuban exile groups responsible for attacks inside Cuba. In Cuba, the five are seen as national heroes. González was released in October 2011 and returned to Cuba in April. Joining us from Havana, González discusses why he came to the United States to spy on Cuban exiles, his arrest, and the four other members of the Cuban Five who remain in jail.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 30 Min.) ]

[ U.S.-Aided Anti-Castro Militants, the Cuban 5 and the “Real Terrorists” ]

15. Dez. 2014 - Ron Paul Channel, Jacob Hornberger, Sheldon Richman:

CIA Torture Scandal

We talk about the burning issues of the day on this show, and there’s nothing more burning right now than the CIA torture scandal.

The Senate Intelligence Committee finally released excerpts from the 6,000-page report. A lot of it is still redacted because national security would be threatened if people were to learn all of the details of the torture scandal.

Do you think we have a right to know what is in the full torture report, regardless of the government’s warning that publicizing the full extent of the CIA’s torture program would be a “threat to national security”?

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 34 Min.) ]

12. Dezember 2014 - Ron Paul Channel:

Does the Government Really Want to End Torture?

Responses to the release of a summary report on the CIA’s torture program are mixed. Interestingly enough, neocon Sen. John McCain said he denounces torture. And yet, he continues to support foreign intervention and the growth of the military industrial complex. Is torture by drone strike different from the torture conducted by the CIA according to this report?

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 8 Min.) ]

14. November 2014 - Washington DC, The Palestine Center:

The 2014 Palestine Center Annual Conference:
"From Local to Global:
The Persistence of the Palestinian Struggle"

Panel I: "Palestinian Refugees: Waiting to Return"


  • Rochelle Davis
    Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, Georgetown University
  • Michael R. Fischbach
    Professor of History, Randolph-Macon College
  • Matthew A. Reynolds
    Washington Representative, UNRWA for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 1h30) ]

Panel II: "BDS: Activism an Strategy for Change"


  • Ramah Kudaimi
    Membership & Outreach Coordinator, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
  • Philip Farah
    Founder of Washington Interfaith Alliance Middle East Peace
  • Bill Fletcher
    Senior Scholar, Institute for Policyx Studies

[ Video-Aufzeichnung bei YouTube (ca. 1h30) ]

Panel III: "US Mediation in the Future of Palestine"


  • Khaled Elgindy
    Fellow of Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brooking Institution
  • Ian Lustrick
    Bess W. Hyman Chair, UNiversity of Pennsylvania

[ Video-Aufzeichnung bei YouTube (ca. 1h30) ]

Panel IV: "Jerusalem: A Core Issue"


  • Diana Buttu
    Human Rights Lawyer & Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Extension School
  • Issam Nassar
    Professor of History, Illinois State University
  • Thomas Abowd
    Lecturer in Anthropology, Tufts University

14. November 2014 - BBC World Service Radio, Mads Gilbert:

Norwegian doctor banned from Gaza speaks to BBC

14.11.2014: [ Audio-Aufzeichnung (ca. 4 Min.) ]

24.09.2014: [ Aufzeichnung vom Russel-Tribunal on Palestine (ca. 28 Min.) ]

18.08.2014: [ Video-Aufzeichnung der BBC (ca. 3 Min.) ]

08.08.2014: [ Video-Aufzeichnung aus Norwegen (ca. 25 Min.) ]

14.11.2014: Ha'aretz
14.11.2014: The Independent
14.11.2014: International Business Times
23.07.2014: The Lancet An open letter for the people in Gaza

11. November 2014 - PublicSolidarity:

Buchvorstellung mit Max Blumenthal (USA) in der TU Berlin:

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 58 Min.) ]

9. November 2014 - Public Solidarity:

David Sheen und Max Blumenthal in Berlin

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 1h15) ]

1. November 2014 - Russia Today:

British public not interested in fighting America's wars

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone believes that since as far back as the First World War, the United States, with Britain’s help, has intervened on numerous occasions all over the Middle East just to control the flow of oil.

[ Interview (ca. 11 Min.) ]

22. Oktober 2014 - DemocracyNow!

In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 34 Min.) ] [ Diskussion (ca. 16 Min.) ]

21. Oktober 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Former U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk
on the Legitimacy of Hope in the Palestinian Struggle

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 16 Min.) ]

Israel verweigert Kooperation mit Gaza-Untersuchungskommission

UN-Sondergesandter Richard Falk im Gespräch mit Democracy now!

[ Weltnetz.TV mit Untertitelung in Deutsch, sowie Trasnkription (ca.- 16 Min.) ]

13. Oktober 2014, 18:30 Uhr MEZ - Washington, The Palestine Center:

The 2014 Edward Said Memorial Lecture
"What is the value of Palestinian lives?"

with Dr. Judith Butler
Professor of Comparative Literature & Critical Theory,

University of California at Berkeley
[ mehr ]
[ watch live (18:30 MEZ) ]

[ Aufzeichnung (1h15) ] [ alternativ ]

10. Oktober 2014 - Ron Paul Channel:

The Truth About ISIS:
A Fruitless Pursuit of Reactionary Vengeance

The costs, the strategy, the blowback. After everything the United States has done in the Middle East, President Obama has decided to move in a fruitless pursuit of reactionary vengeance that will degrade and ultimately destroy the US economy.

Originally aired on 9/11, this video questions whether the US has learned anything from the “War on Terror” or if the government is doomed to repeat history. What do you think?

[ Aufzeichnung (ca. 20Min.) ]

9. Oktober 2014 - DemocracyNow!

U.S. Faces "Massive Military Failure"
as ISIS Advances on Syrian Border Town of Kobani

Two months after the United States began airstrikes in Iraq that then expanded to Syria, the Islamic State remains in control of most of the territory it has seized — and now threatens to capture the Syrian town of Kobani, just six miles from the Turkish border. If Kobani were to fall to the Islamic State, the group would be in control of more than half of Syria’s border with Turkey. "If Kobani does fall, this will be a symptom of a massive military failure," says Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent. "And it’s not just in Syria that this is happening, [but] in Iraq as well."

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 13 Min.) ]

Iraqi Journalist Who Embedded with Shia Militias
on Fighting ISIS & Why US Strategy is Bound to Fail

As ISIS continues to make advances in the face of U.S.-led airstrikes, we are joined by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, an Iraqi journalist working with The Guardian who recently embedded with Shia militias around Baghdad fighting the Sunnis. "The war that ISIS is raging on the Iraqi government is a coalition of many different tiny little wars," Abdul-Ahad says. "Everyone has his own grievances against the central government of Iraq, yet ISIS has managed to include them all under a single umbrella." Abdul-Ahad argues that any attempt by the United States and its allies to fight the Islamic State as a monolithic organization is bound to fail. "By sending more weapons, sending more money, you’re just adding to the fuel of the war. You need a social contract with the Sunnis of Iraq." We are also joined by Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent. His new book is "The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising."

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 16 Min.) ]

3. Oktober 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s Orwellian War in Iraq:

We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting

As Vice President Joe Biden warns it will take a "hell of a long fight" for the United States to stop militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, we speak to Jeremy Scahill, author of the book, "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield." We talk about how the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 that helped create the threat now posed by the Islamic State. We also discuss the role of Baathist forces in ISIS, Obama’s targeting of journalists, and the trial of four former Blackwater operatives involved in the 2007 massacre at Baghdad’s Nisoor Square.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 16 Min.) ]

Who is Gen. Michael Nagata,
the Man Tapped by Obama to Train the Syrian Rebels?

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about Gen. Michael Nagata, a longtime special operations operative. While stationed in Pakistan, Nagata wrote a classified briefing attacking the reporting of Scahill and Seymour Hersh after they published separate articles exposing secret U.S. military operations inside Pakistan. Documents later leaked by Chelsea Manning backed up the findings in Scahill and Hersh’s reports. Nagata’s report was never publicly released, but Scahill says he learned about it from a member of Congress.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 5 Min.) ]

2. Oktober 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Secret History of U.S.-Cuba Ties Reveals
Henry Kissinger Plan to Bomb Havana for Fighting Apartheid

In the new book, "Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana," authors Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande use recently declassified documents to expose the secret history of dialogue between the United States and Cuba. Among the revelations are details of how then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger considered launching airstrikes against Cuba after Fidel Castro sent troops to support independence fighters in Angola in 1976. In the years that followed, top-secret U.S. emissaries, including former President Jimmy Carter and Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, worked to normalize relations with Cuba. The book’s release comes as Cuban leader Raúl Castro is set to participate for the first time in next year’s Summit of the Americas in Panama. Cuba recently denounced the Obama administration for extending the more than 50-year embargo for another year in a little-noticed move in September.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 24 Min.) ]

1. Oktober 2014 - The Trews, Russel Brand:

Questions to Obama and Cameron:

War - What is it good for?

Russell Brand's reaction to news that the UK Parliament has voted by a majority in favour of government plans to join air strikes against ISIS in Iraq.

[ Analysis ]

26. September 2014 - Stop The War Coalition:

George Galloway, MP, speaking in parliament:

Why UK bombing Iraq and Syria will not stop ISIS

[ Aufzeichnung (ca. 5 Min.) ]

26. September 2014 - Russia Today:

Ron Paul Breaks the Set with Abby Martin

In an interview with journalist Abby Martin, host of RT’s Breaking the Set, former Congressman Ron Paul discusses the illegal war in Syria, blowback resulting from interventionist foreign policy action and how the Tea Party was hijacked.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 28 Min.) ]

24. uns 25. September 2014 - The Russel Tribunal on Palestine:

24./25. September 2014:

  • Mohammed Abou Arab talks intentional attacks on health personnel committed by Israeli Army during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 15 Min.)
  • Agnes Bertrand speaks European Union accountability and complicity in Israel's violations of International Law.
    (ca. 15 Min.)
  • Max Blumenthal speaks Israeli War Crimes committed during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 33 Min.)
  • Eran Efrati talks about the killing of Palestinian civilian Salem Shamaly by an Israeli sniper during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 24 Min.)
  • Mads Gilbert talks about bombing and attacks on health facilities by Israeli army during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 28 Min.)
  • Martin Lejeune talks destruction of civilian infrastructure by the Israeli army during operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 19 Min.)
  • Paul Mason talks War Crimes committed during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 31 Min.)
  • Ewa Jasiewicz reads letter sent by Asharaf Mashharawi (who was forbidden to attend session) during Russell Tribunal session on Gaza.
    (ca. 7 Min.)
  • Mohammed Omer recounts examples of executions by Israeli Army during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 26 Min.)
  • David Sheen talks incitement for Genocide in Israeli society discourse during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 32 Min.)
  • Colonel Desmond Travers talks about munitions employed by Israeli army during Operation "Protective Edge".
    (ca. 32 Min.)

other Video-Testimonies

17. September 2014 - DemocracyNow!

U.S. Ground Troops Back in Iraq?

General Hints Broader Military Effort May Be Needed to Fight ISIS
A week after President Obama vowed not to send ground troops into Iraq to fight the Islamic State, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admitted ground troops may be needed. “If there are threats to the U.S., I would of course go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of U.S. military ground forces,” Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. President Obama is expected to visit U.S. Central Command headquarters in Florida today to discuss his strategy to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, Congress is voting this week on a request from Obama for authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels. We speak to Rep. Jim McDermott, Democrat from Washington state.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 8 Min.) ]

16. September 2014 - The Trews, Russel Brand:

Will Obama's bombs stop the ISIS beheadings?

Comedian Russell Brand's brilliant demolition of the US-UK strategy to wage more war to defeat ISIS, when it was endless US-UK wars that created ISIS in the first place. A must-watch.

[ Analysis ]

15. September 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Who Pays the Pro-War Pundits?

Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Backing Military Action
A new report finds many talking heads who have been fanning the flames of war in the news media have ties to Pentagon contractors. Reporting for The Nation, Lee Fang details how television analysts including retired generals Jack Keane and Anthony Zinni and former Department of Homeland Security official Frances Townsend have appeared on television recently, but their ties to military contractors were not disclosed. Fang writes many of these commentators "have skin in the game as paid directors and advisers to some of the largest military contractors in the world." Keane, for example, is a special adviser to Academi, the contractor formerly known as Blackwater, and a board member to military manufacturer General Dynamics. He is also a "venture partner" to SCP Partners, an investment firm that works with defense contractors.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 12 Min.) ]

more: [ 18.10.2013 ]

12. September 2014 - DemocracyNow!


CodePink’s Medea Benjamin on Obama Plan to Bomb Syria,
Expand Iraq Attacks

The Pentagon has announced it will soon start flying bombing missions out of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of an expanded U.S.-led military campaign against militants from the Islamic State. But it remains unclear when the U.S. will begin launching airstrikes in Syria. According to McClatchy, President Obama has not yet authorized the U.S. Central Command to conduct offensive combat operations in Syria as many questions over U.S. strategy remain unresolved. To talk more about President Obama’s plans to expand U.S. military operations in Iraq and to bomb Syria, we are joined by one of the nation’s leading peace activists, Medea Benjamin, founder of CodePink which held a protest outside the White House on Wednesday during President Obama’s speech. She is the author of "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control."

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 8 Min.) ]

12. September 2014 - DemocracyNow!

The Untold Story of the Shejaiya Massacre in Gaza:
A Former Israel Soldier Speaks Out

On July 20, at least 90 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya. Days later, former Israeli soldier Eran Efrati was arrested by Israel after he posted details about the massacre based on interviews he conducted with Israeli soldiers who were there. Today he speaks out about what he learned and talks about the killing of 23-year-old Salem Khaleel Shamaly. Activists with the International Solidarity Movement posted a video on YouTube showing the fatal shooting of an unarmed Palestinian civilian during the massacre. Family members later stumbled onto the video and identified the man as Shamaly. In the video, Shamaly is seen lying on the ground, apparently wounded by an unseen sniper. As Shamaly tries to get to his feet, two more shots ring out, and he stops moving. Efrati interviewed three of the Israeli soldiers who witnessed the killing of Salem Khaleel Shamaly. His sources within the Israeli Defense Forces reportedly informed him soldiers were deliberately targeting civilians as "punishment" and "retribution" for the deaths of fellow soldiers in their units. Efrati is a former Israeli combat soldier turned anti-occupation activist and investigative researcher.

[ Teil 1 (ca. 55 Min.) ] [ Teil 2 (ca. 25 Min.) ]

11. September 2014 - Ron Paul Channel:

Interview with Ben Swann

about the military-industrial complex, the media-industrial complex, "Islamic State", and propaganda of fear.

[ Teil 1 (ca. 8 Min.) ] [ Teil 2 (ca. 8 Min.) ]

8. September 2014 - "Four Corners" & "The Australian":

2. September 2014 - Ron Paul Channel:

Interview with Mike Marion

about costs of wars, faults, propaganda

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 12 Min.) ]

1. September 2014 - Ron Paul:

‘Just Come Home’
Should Be Obama’s Strategy for ISIS, Iraq

It’s okay that Obama’s strategy for dealing with ISIS, known as the Islamic State, and the situation in Iraq, is nonexistent. Why can’t the Obama Administration simply ask Bashar al-Assad for assistance, since Syria has never threatened the US?

[ Aufzeichnung (ca. 4 Min.) ]

25. August 2014 - DemocracyNow!


Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State
Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq, Destruction of Nation

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 23 Min.) ]

Libya in Chaos:

Vijay Prashad on Rise of Islamist Militias &
Bloody Legacy of 2011 U.S. Intervention

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 38 Min.) ]

18. August 2014 - Ron Paul Channel:

Interview with Congressman Walter Jones

‘No Hope for America’s Future’ If 9/11 Secrets Are Not Declassified

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 15 Min.) ]

17. August 2014 - Ron Paul:

It’s Time to Leave Iraq Alone

The question posed in this week’s column is, what have we accomplished in Iraq? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[ Aufzeichnung (ca. 4 Min.) ]

8. August 2014 - Palestine Chronicle:

Surgeon Mads Gilbert Gives a Powerful Speech about Gaza
after Returning Home to Norway

In a powerful 25 minute speech on his return home to Tromsø, Norway from 15 days treating the wounded in Gaza, the Norwegian emergency surgeon Dr Mads Gilbert said: “The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats.”

[ Bericht und Video-Aufzeichnung (in Norwegisch mit UT in Englisch) ]

8. August 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Uri Avnery on Gaza Crisis,
His Time in a Zionist "Terrorist" Group &
Becoming a Peace Activist

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 60 Min.) ]

7. August 2014 - DemocracyNow!

"A Hideous Atrocity":
Noam Chomsky on Israel’s Assault on Gaza &
U.S. Support for the Occupation

(First presenting 9 minutes of short news from around the world)

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 60 Min.) ]

4. August 2014 - Ron Paul Channel:

U.S. Holds Some Responsibility for Gaza Bloodshed

[ Video-Clip ]

Juli 2014 - #GazaNames Project:

Freedom for Palestine

Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video. To learn more or take action, visit Project of with assistance from (Institute of Middle East Understanding)

[ Video-Statements (ca 4 Min.) ]

31. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

U.S. Jewish Leader Henry Siegman to Israel:
Stop Killing Palestinians and End the Occupation

[ Part 1 ] [ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 50 Min.) ]

30. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Norman Finkelstein & 25 Others Arrested
at Israeli U.N. Mission Protesting Gaza Assault

[ Aufzeichnung ]

30. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza:
"A Slaughter of Innocents"

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 60 Min.) ] [ Part 2 ]

30. Juli 2014 - CNN tonight:

Dershowitz: "That's just wrong"

Peter Beinart, Marc Lamont Hill and Alan Dershowitz debate US's role in Israel/Gaza conflict.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 9 Min.) ]

30. Juli 2014 - CNN tonight:

US Support for Israel

Peter Beinart, Marc Lamont Hill and Alan Dershowitz discuss factors behind latest poll results for support of Israel.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 5 Min.) ]

29. Juli 2014 -, Jessica Desvarieux:

Who's Profiting From Israel's Offensive in Gaza?

Shir Hever: Israel continues to reject Hamas' offer of a ten-year ceasefire because it would undermine Israeli arms sales, which reached $7 billion in 2012.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung ]

29. Juli 2014 - Press.TV, Kaveh Taghvai:

The Debate - Israeli war on Gaza

There is no eid al-fitr in the Gaza Strip: It’s been called the Eid of Blood: an eid that has been martyred. Day 22 of Israel’s war on Gaza: Israel’s PM Netenyahu honored his promise of a prolonged engagement through is troops killing over 120 Palestinians in a matter of just over 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll to over 1200. Israeli soldier death toll, meanwhile, in the last 24 hours: 10,

Video-Aufzeichnung: [ Part 1 (ca. 11 Min.) ] [ Part 2 (13 Min.) ]

29. Juli 2014 - Al Jazeera, Inside:

Israel: Fighting an unwinnable war?

As international support wanes, we discuss if Tel Aviv can afford to continue its assault on Gaza. Adrian Finighan speaks to Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Palestinian Center; Elias Hanna, a former military general and and lecturer the American University of Beirut; and Yair Evron, who set up the Security Studies programme at Tel Aviv University, and is the author of the book "Israel’s Nuclear Dilemma.”

[ Video-Aufzeichnung ]

29. Juli 2014 - Al Jazeera, Nicole Johnston:

Gaza's sole power plant shut down by shelling

Gaza's sole power plant has been shelled, cutting off most of the besieged Palestinian territory's fuel supply and prompting warnings of a worsening humanitarian crisis. Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 3 Min.) ]

29. Juli 2014 - The Trews, Russell Brand:

Israel-Palestine: Is This A Debate?

Analysis of a Middle East 'debate' on Fox News.

[ Video-Clip (ca. 12 Min.) ] [ Part 2 (ca. 12 Min.) ]

28. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Professor Ilan Pappé:
Israel Has Chosen to be a "Racist Apartheid State"
with U.S. Support

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 60 Min.) ]

25. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Sharif Abdel Kouddous:
In Gaza, Unrelenting Israeli Assault Causes "Grave Humanitarian Crisis"

Amidst talk of a potential ceasefire, the Palestinian death toll has passed 815 in Israel’s relentless bombings of the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, at least 16 civilians died and more than 200 were wounded when a United Nations shelter was bombed in the Gazan area of Beit Hanoun. Palestinian officials have blamed Israeli tank shelling, while Israel has suggested militant rockets were at fault. Reporting from Gaza City, Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous describes visiting the morgue where bodies are being taken, as well as a children’s hospital in northern Gaza that was severely damaged Thursday in a nearby air strike. "If the ceasefire falls apart, then we can only imagine that an escalation of the ground offensive — that’s what Israel has declared — will be in the cards," Kouddous says. "We are looking at a very grave humanitarian crisis."

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 18 Min.) ]

25. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Turning Point?

Largest West Bank Protest in Decades Raises Spectre of a 3rd Intifada

Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip has triggered the largest West Bank protest in years, with more than 15,000 people marching Thursday from Ramallah toward Jerusalem. Two Palestinians were killed and more than 200 were wounded when Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition. We go to the West Bank to speak with journalist Amira Hass, Ha’aretz correspondent for the occupied Palestinian territories. "There were whole families, and women and men, traditional and modern, and middle-class and workers. Everybody went very determined to show that this is enough," Hass says.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 45 Min.) ]

25. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

"No Safe Place": After Deadly Attack on Gaza School,
U.N. Warns 150,000 Seeking Shelter are at Risk

At least 16 people were killed and more than 200 injured Thursday when a school used as a United Nations shelter came under fire in Gaza. Palestinian families displaced by the assault had reportedly gathered to move to a safer area when the school was hit. Palestinian officials have blamed Israeli tank shelling, while Israel has suggested militant rockets were at fault. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has declined to directly accuse Israel, but says it gave the school’s coordinates to the Israeli army numerous times. "Within Gaza, there is no safe place," says Christopher Gunness, UNRWA spokesperson. "If the parties to this conflict have shown themselves callous enough to be able to hit a clearly designated, clearly marked U.N. compound where hundreds of people have come to take sanctuary, we cannot guarantee anymore the safety of our installations." Gunness says the number of people now seeking shelter amidst the violence has swelled to 150,000.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 30 Min.) ]

23. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

A Debate on Gaza:
Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada
vs. J.J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward

We host a debate on U.S. media’s coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict and the roots of the crisis with two guests: Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the website Electronic Intifada and author of the new book, "The Battle for Justice in Palestine"; and J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large and columnist at the newspaper, The Jewish Daily Forward. Abunimah and Goldberg discuss news headlines that ignore the massive Palestinian toll, whether the ceasefire should address the Gaza blockade, and the history of the conflict.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung ]

23. Juli 2014 - Russia Today:

MH17 spin

Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn’t disclosing it. What is Washington hiding? Will the investigation show something the West doesn't want to see? And do we hear a drumbeat of war?

CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Eric Kraus and Eric Draitser.

[ Video-Aufzeichnung (ca. 27 Min.) ]

23. Juli 2014 - Russia Today:

Israel maybe guilty of war crimes – UN Human Rights Chief

srael maybe committing war crimes in Gaza, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Speaking in Geneva, Navi Pillay said house demolitions and the killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that Israel is violating international law.

Opening an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, she citied cases of Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting houses and hospitals in the coastal enclave: "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,” she said.

She hit out at both sides concerning their conduct during the conflict, which is now in its 16th day, having started on July 8. Some 643 Palestinians, many of them children and civilians have died in the conflict, including a seven-year-old hit by a shell in southern Gaza early on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

[ mehr ]

22. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

What Does Hamas Really Want?

Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy on Ending the Crippling Blockade of Gaza
As the Israeli assault on Gaza enters its third week, a new push is underway for an internationally brokered ceasefire. Speaking earlier today, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said there is "no real hope" of an immediate halt to the fighting because Hamas’ conditions are too far from those of Israel, the United States and Egypt. Hamas’ demands have centered on an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza and the release of its prisoners. The seven-year siege has crippled the economy, civilian infrastructure and water supplies. In Gaza, unemployment tops 40 percent, and almost 80 percent rely on humanitarian aid. The United Nations has warned Gaza will no longer be livable by 2020 unless urgent steps are taken. The last ceasefire in November 2012 was supposed to ease the blockade, but Israel only intensified it. With Hamas vowing to continue fighting against what it calls a "slow death," a new ceasefire largely hinges on whether the United States and others will pressure Israel to reverse its stance. We are joined from Tel Aviv by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. In a recent piece for Ha’aretz, Levy writes: "[Hamas’] conditions are civilian; the means of achieving them are military, violent and criminal. But the (bitter) truth is that when Gaza is not firing rockets at Israel, nobody cares about it. ... Read the list of [Hamas] demands and judge honestly whether there is one unjust demand among them."

[ Video-Aufzeichnung ] [ Artikel in Ha'aretz ]

22. Juli 2014 - DemocracyNow!

How the West Chose War in Gaza:
Crisis Tied to Israeli-U.S. Effort to Isolate Hamas
& Keep the Siege

While many trace the Israeli assault on Gaza to the series of events that began with the kidnapping and subsequent murder of three teenage Israelis in the occupied West Bank, we look at how the crisis’ immediate cause has been all but ignored. In a recent article for The New York Times, "How the West Chose War in Gaza," Nathan Thrall, senior analyst at International Crisis Group, argues the roots of the current violence lie in Israeli, U.S. and European efforts to undermine the Palestinian unity government, which Hamas joined earlier this year. Isolated by its opposition to the Assad regime in Syria and a rift with the military government in Egypt, Hamas reconciled with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in the hopes a unity deal could help ease the crippling blockade of Gaza and help pay the salaries of thousands of its civil servants. But the United States and European Union helped Israel maintain the blockade of Gaza while denying payments to the Hamas employees. "Plan A for Hamas out of the predicament it and Gaza found themselves in was reconciliation," Thrall says. "That was thwarted — so Plan B is the crisis we’re dealing with today."

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21. Juli 2014 - Ron Paul Channel:

Malaysian Airliner Shot Down Near Russian Border

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21. Juli 2014 - Russia Today, Crosstalk:

Gaza's grief

  • How much longer will Israel's latest invasion of Gaza last?
  • Does it enhance Israel's security?
  • Can Israel and Palestine live in peace or is it a war without end?

CrossTalking with Nora Lester Murad, Flynt Leverett and Martin van Creveld.

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21. Juli 2014 - Russia Today, THINK!

Gaza Resident: I'm Called a Human Shield for Refusing to Leave My Home

Abby Martin speaks with Suha Najjar, a resident of Gaza City, discussing the horrors of daily life on the ground in Gaza since the Israel's latest offensive and debunks the 'human shield' rhetoric often heard from the IDF when justifying indiscriminate killings of civilians.

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20. Juli 2014 - abc-News:

PLO's Hanan Ashrawi: 'Deliberate Massacre' in Gaza

On "This Week," PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi on the impact of the Israeli ground offensive and airstrikes on Gaza.

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18. Juli 2014 - The Trews, Russel Brand:

Middle East Conflict: What Should We Think?

This episode concentrates on the complex issue of the Middle Eastern conflict and examines some of the media coverage around it.

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16. Juli 2014 - Russia Today, Crosstalk:

Gaza under siege

  • What does Israel hope to achieve with its most recent assault on Gaza?
  • Does Tel Aviv merely want to reinforce the status quo?
  • And what of the Palestinians' right to resist illegal occupation? Will Gaza's suffering ever end?

CrossTalking with Miko Peled, Gideon Levy and Fred Lazin.

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14. Juli 2014 - BBC, House of Commons:

Parlament des britischen Parlaments:

Israel accused of war crimes

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centres and all manner of other civilian targets.

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6. Juli 2014 - Anthony Lawson:

Israel and the Palestinians — It's about Mind Over Matter

A young Palestinian boy, 16-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir, was abducted and killed in a suspected revenge attack by Israelis, on July 2nd. See how Britain's prime minister reacted to his death.

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30. Juni 2014 - BBC, HARDtalk:

HARDtalk speaks to Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe who says the record shows that the Jewish state is racist; born of a deliberate programme of ethnic cleansing. Not surprisingly he's widely reviled in his home country. His work has been both supported and criticized by other historians. Before he left Israel in 2008, he had been condemned in the Knesset, Israel's parliament; a minister of education had called for him to be sacked; his photograph had appeared in a newspaper at the centre of a target; and he had received several death threats.

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24. Juni 2014 - The Trews, Russell Brand:

Is Fox News More Dangerous Than ISIS?

A Fox News analysis special.

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31. Mai 2014 - Ron Paul:

Is US Influence On The Wane?

Neoconservative Krauthammer Fears
Chinese-Russian Partnership May Cause Peace

Charles Krauthammer, a mouthpiece for neoconservatism gospel, published an article raising concerns that deals between China and Russia mean U.S. foreign policy is on the decline. Ron says what we should fear is being outmaneuvered economically.

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30. Mai 2014, 19 Uhr - Karlsruhe, ZKM-Medientheater:

Noam Chomsky:
Driving forces in US policy

Der Gesellschaftskritiker und Friedensaktivist
Noam Chomsky ist einer der am meisten zitierten öffentlichen Intellektuellen der Gegenwart.

Mit seiner Arbeit in der Sprachwissenschaft, Philosophie und Kognitionswissenschaft trägt er verdient den Titel „Vater der modernen Linguistik“. Seine kritischen Veröffentlichungen über die Massenmedien, Politik und der Globalisierung haben ihn an der Spitze des zivilen Aktivismus gebracht: War er in den 1960er-Jahren zunächst Anti-Kriegs-Aktivist, so ist er heute Unterstützer der Occupy-Bewegung.

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16. Mai 2014 - Ron Paul:

Germany Pushes Peace Talks in Ukraine

Why would Germany push for peace in Ukraine? Ron thinks it has something to do with reality and common sense, noting Europe and Russia have common investments that should be preserved.

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14. Mai 2014 - Al Jazeera World:

Lost cities of Palestine

An extraordinary insight into Palestinian life in the city before 1948, revealing the loss of a culture and lifestyle.

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8. Mai 2014 - Ron Paul:

Can We Prevent Another Benghazi?

Missing the Mark on Benghazi
The death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Benghazi is a big issue, but the focus on who is to blame avoids the more important question. Ron asks, why did our government get involved in a civil war in an anti-American country?

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1. Mai 2014 - People & Power, Yotam Feldman:

Israel's drone dealers

People & Power investigates how Israeli drone technology - first tried and tested in Gaza - came to be used by the US and its allies in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

[ Video bei YouTube (ca. 25 Min.) ]

1. Mai 2014 - Ron Paul:

The Unintended Consequences of US Foreign Policy

Government Should Stay Out of Hand Picking Dictators,
Creating Chaos in the Middle East

Leadership transitions in the Middle East, with support from the U.S. government, have positioned the region no better than it was.

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30. April 2014 - Ron Paul:

Freedom Of Press An American Hipocrisy

Hypocrisy of the Free Press Campaign: How Free Are American Journalists?

The U.S. State Department’s 3rd annual “Free the Press” campaign lacks a critical view of our own government and its attacks on freedom of the press.

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23. April 2014 - Ron Paul:

America Is Escalating Drone War In Yemen

America’s Drone War in Yemen, Why are We There?
Faced with a growing American drone presence in Yemen, Ron discusses his continued disapproval of the events taking place in the Arabian Peninsula for so called “National Security”.

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23. April 2014 - Russia Today, CrossTalk:


The media war continues to see a showdown of some kind. Does the West want to provoke Russia into a military conflict? And will Russia back down?
CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Marcus Papadopoulos and Patrick Henningsen.

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16. April 2014 -

Fascism Inc is a crowd-funded documentary on the rise of neo-fascism in Greece and Europe and the role of the economic elites.

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11. April 2014 - Ron Paul:

CIA Report: "Torture Doesn't Work"

CIA Report Confirms Obvious:
Torture Doesn’t Work

For years, the CIA and Bush White House tried to convince us that “enhanced innterogation”, aka torture, foiled plots and led to terrorists like Bin Laden. However, a new report confirms that the White House and CIA lied to us.

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10. April 2014 - Jewish Voice for Peace:

Rabbis: A Passover message to our Presbyterian friends
A Passover message from members of the JVP Rabbinical Council about realities for Jerusalemites, and HP's role in limiting freedom of movement for Palestinians.
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7. April 2014 - Democracy Now! Patrick Cockburn:

Endless War?

As Syria Conflict Enters 4th Year, Deadly Stalemate Favors Assad Regime

The conflict between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels seeking his ouster has just entered its fourth year. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 146,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began on March 15, 2011, roughly half of them civilians. The conflict has displaced more than nine million people, with 2.5 million refugees living outside Syria and 6.5 million displaced within the country. We are joined by Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, who has just returned from several weeks of reporting from Syria.

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4. April 2014 - London Review of Books, Seymour M. Hersh:

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels

[ London Review of Books ]
[ Democratic Underground ]
[ Interview with Seymour M. Hersh ] ( 30 min. )

4. April 2014 - DemocracyNow!

Is USAID the New CIA?

Agency Secretly Built Cuban Twitter Program to Fuel Anti-Castro Protests

"U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest." That is the name of an explosive new article by the Associated Press detailing how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) created a fake Twitter program to undermine the Cuban government. The communications network was called "ZunZuneo" — slang for a Cuban hummingbird’s tweet. It was reportedly built with secret shell companies financed through foreign banks. According to AP, the United States planned to use the platform to spread political content that might trigger a Cuban Spring, or, as one USAID document put it, "renegotiate the balance of power between the state and society." We speak to Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive. He recently wrote an article in Foreign Policy called "Our Man in Havana: Was USAID Planning to Overthrow Castro?"

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1. April 2014 - Ron Paul:

Mainstream Media and Russia:

Stifling Alternative Points of View

When it comes to mainstream media’s coverage of Russia, Professor Stephen Cohen asserts that journalists & news producers go into “autopilot”, creating a narrative with little context & a lack of informed points of view.

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März 2014 - Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Atef Abu Saif:

Sleepless in Gaza

Israeli drone war on the Gaza Strip.

By Dr. Atef Abu Saif, Al-Azhar University in Gaza.

[ Kurzvortrag zur Studie (ca. 30 Min.) ] [ Studie (PDF, 29 Seiten) ]

21. März 2014 - Ron Paul Channel, Ron Paul:

New Cold War: Ukraine / CIA

If you wanted a new Cold War, you might do what the U.S. has done in Ukraine.

[ New Cold War (ca. 50 min.) ]

7. März 2014 - National Press Club:

2014 National Summit
Reassessing US–Israel Special Relationship

[ Nachhören (ca. 8h15 min.) ]

Stephen Walt:

The “Special Relationship” and What Has Changed Since the “Israel Lobby” Book. Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship"

[ Nachhören (ca. 21 min.) ]

5. März 2014 - Rand Paul:

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a presidential hopeful and leading non-interventionist voice in the Republican Party, believes the United States should seek respectful relationship with Russia.

[ Interview ] (in Englisch, ca. 2 Min.)

5. März 2014 - Russia Today, Studio Washington DC - Ron Paul:

"US shouldn't meddle in Ukraine"

[ Interview ] (in Englisch, ca. 10 Min.)

3. März 2014 - Ron Paul Channel, Ron Paul:

The Latest on Media Misinformation
and Obama’s Stunning Hypocrisy

Does our president have the moral authority to address the sovereignty of other nations? Ron addresses the latest on Obama’s stunning hypocrisy; this time with Russia and Ukraine.

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27. Februar 2014 - The Voice of Palestine:

Interview with Lia Tarachansky

about her film "On the Side of the Road"

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Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton:

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet reports to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton

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16. Januar 2014 - Ron Paul:

Combating US Government Privacy Intrusions

Edward Snowden’s Lawyer Talks to Ron
Ben Wizner of the ACLU joins Ron for a revealing conversation about the whistleblower’s life in Russia, current communication with the Obama administration and warns that we must not squander this opportunity to reform current intelligence policies.

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