http://www.democracynow.org – Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel’s 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written extensively about the Israel/Palestine conflict for decades. After Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, Chomsky co-authored the book, “Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians” with Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé. His other books on the Israel/Palestine conflict include “Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood” and “The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians.” Chomsky is world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years.
One of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded has ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City, killing as many as 91 people and destroying everything in its path.
Around half of those killed by ferocious winds of up to 200mph in the southern suburb of Moore are thought to be children, with one elementary school being directly hit.
Entire neighbourhoods were flattened, rendering thousands of people homeless and leaving buildings on fire.
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Mark Juergensmeyer interviews Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. Roy uses examples of ethical consumerism, microfinance, and slum redevelopment, she explores the politics and limits of this creativity of capitalism. Series: “Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies” [8/2014] [Public Affairs] [Show ID:
Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses. And as the IDF offensive on Gaza continues, are media attitudes softening whilst those of the government harden?
A Russian IT company has discovered half-a-million phones across the globe are infected with malware, allowing them to be controlled remotely. With it, everything from your banking passwords to your text messages could be spied on. RT’s Neil Harvey spoke with a member of the company that uncovered the security breach.
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