John Pilger on Iraq and Terrorism

An excerpt from an interview with distinguished campaigning journalist John Pilger, for the forthcoming Media Workers Against the War Conference ‘THE FIRST CASUALTY? War, Truth & the Media Today’, at the London School of Economics on November 17th, 2007.

How I Joined the CIA – John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (2/8)

Mr. Kiriakou was the first U.S. government official to confirm that waterboarding was official policy. He spent 23 months in prison after being convicted of passing classified information to a reporter. He speaks to Paul Jay while still under house arrest. Mr. Kiriakou tells Paul Jay about being recruited to join the CIA in university

The ISIS Factor | The World Today Ep. 9

A weekly review of world politics by one of the world’s sharpest and most outspoken political analysts. Tariq Ali is the author of numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as a filmmaker. In the program, The ISIS Factor, Ali interviews veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn, author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising”. The discussion between the two Middle East specialists centers on an analysis of the birth of the Islamic State forces, their links to the Sunni population in Iraq, and the consequences for region. teleSUR

American Sniper: Honoring A Fallen Hero or Whitewashing a Murderous Occupation?

Journalist Max Blumenthal says the Clint Eastwood’s film American Sniper promotes lies falsehoods about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle along with the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, which killed an untold amount of Iraqi civilians, left the country in ruins and paved the wave for the rise of ISIS

Nobel Lecture by Harold Pinter

The powerful acceptance speech by British playwright Harold Pinter winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005.

Harold Pinter’s Nobel Lecture was pre-recorded, and shown on video on 7 December 2005, in Börssalen at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.© Copyright to the recorded and filmed version of the Nobel Lecture: Illuminations 2005

Jeremy Scahill on the Paris Attacks, al-Qaeda Ties & Whether U.S. Drone War in Yemen Will Escalate

The gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo staff, Chérif and Said Kouachi, were killed by French police on Friday following a three-day manhunt. Shortly before his death, Chérif Kouachi told a French television station he received financing from the late Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a U.S. drone in Yemen in 2011.