Tag Archives: Russia Today

Below the line

On Wednesday, RT news anchor Liz Wahl resigned live on air, as a protest against Russian interference in the Ukraine. RT = Russia Today, a 24 hour rolling news channel that’s funded by the state. It’s often called ‘PutinTube’, because … Continue reading

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The fog of war

Last Tuesday the UN issued a report stating that children in Syria were being tortured in detention and slaughtered in massacres, and this was being done almost entirely by members of the Syrian army (you can find the report here … Continue reading

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What’s happened to Habeas Corpus?

As a British passport holder I’m ashamed to say that Britain has been holding a man under arrest without charge for more than 500 days now. That man of course is Julian Assange. Whether you love or hate Mr Assange, … Continue reading

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Shoot the son of a bitch..!

… is what one American commentator said about Julian Assange’s new show on RT, The World Tomorrow. The second programme aired this week and was much better than the first one. But before we get on to that here’s a … Continue reading

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Julian Assange: The World Tomorrow, Russia Today

Yesterday, Julian Assange’s new programme, The World Tomorrow, showed an interview with Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hizbollah. It’s the first time in six years that Nasrallah has been interviewed on a major western news network. Whilst Assange did ask … Continue reading

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The NDAA, LOL

I recently had a bit of an arguement (what’s new) with a poster in a comment thread of a well known newspaper. I was trying to get across just why the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2012 is such a … Continue reading

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Julian Assange gets his own chat show on Russia Today

Oh, the delicious irony! I’ve already made a post about the American media, and how it has almost entirely been taken over by a propaganda machine that would make Dr. Joseph Goebbels proud, and how foreign media are filling the … Continue reading

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Russian media in America and Alyona Minkovski

During the 1970s and 80s, at the height of the Cold War, I used to listen to Radio Moscow on the crackly shortwave band. Of course, Radio Moscow was total propaganda and in that sense it was boring to hear … Continue reading

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Gawd, I haven’t said anything about Fukushima for almost a month!

Not intentionally; it’s just that there’s so much other major news happening at the moment (I haven’t known a year like this since 1989). The nuclear crisis at Fukushima has now been going on for two months. Nothing is even … Continue reading

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The Russians and Fukushima

For obvious reasons the Russians are fascinated with what’s going on at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The big difference between Chernobyl and Fukushima is that Fukushima has thousands of tons of nuclear waste stored on site. Thus, in the … Continue reading

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