For The Real News, I spoke to NASA scientist Claire Parkinson about two new studies that have raised alarms about the state of ice in Antarctica. Continue Reading ›
On July 12, Globe and Mail reporter Robert Fife revealed on Twitter that Warren Kinsella, who proudly bills himself as the ‘Prince of Darkness’ of Canadian politics, would be “helping out” Elizabeth May and the Green Party of Canada in their “war room” for the upcoming federal election.
The Twittersphere’s reaction to Fife’s revelation was swift and fierce, to put it mildly. Continue Reading ›
Last month, I visited Honduras with a human rights delegation.
During our visit, our delegation spoke with Ramón Soto Bonilla, a member of the Honduran Congress from the opposition LIBRE party. Continue Reading ›
Yesterday in Montreal, as Justin Trudeau spewed hot air at a Liberal Party event about his purported commitment to democracy, I and two other activists, Yves Engler and Fred Jones, denounced Trudeau for his lavish support for Israel’s apartheid regime. These are the videos of our disruptions: Continue Reading ›
For The Real News, I spoke to environmental activist Tzeporah Berman about Jason Kenney’s recent announcement that his Alberta government is creating a $30 million “war room” to counter the environmental movement’s criticisms of the planet-wrecking tar sands industry. Continue Reading ›
In Part 2 of my interview of Greece’s former Deputy Defence Minister, Costas Isychos, Mr. Isychos explains that, in austerity-ravaged Greece, support for the far-right remains strong despite the electoral defeat of Europe’s most brazen Neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn.
Mr. Isychos also argues that the incoming New Democracy government is unlikely to effect meaningful changes to Greece’s foreign and defence policies and that it will maintain the Greek state’s alliance with the right-wing governments of the United States and Israel, which are depriving Palestinians of their rights under international law.
Part 2 of our discussion can be seen here:
This past weekend, Greece’s right-wing New Democracy Party, which is led by a Harvard-educated, former banker, won Greece’s national in a landslide and removed from power the purportedly left-wing SYRIZA government of Alexis Tsipras.
For The Real News Network, I spoke yesterday with Greece’s former Deputy Defence Minister, Costas Isychos, about SYRIZA’s defeat. Along with other SYRIZA MPs, Mr. Isychos defected from SYRIZA after Alexis Tsipras betrayed his anti-austerity mandate in 2015.
According to Mr. Isychos, New Democracy won the election not because Greek voters support New Democracy’s policies, but because they were fed up with Mr. Tsipras.
My discussion with Mr. Isychos can be seen here: