The Turkish Referendum And Descent Towards Absolute Rule: Interview With Journalist Gürkan Özturan April 20, 2017
Turkey recently held a constitutional referendum that will majorly change the country’s political system, virtually guaranteeing that the country will be ruled by a single party. Today, we’ll speak to Turkish journalist Gürkan
Greece’s New Deal From European Lenders Delivers More Neoliberalism By Michael Nevradakis
Greece has entered into a new deal with European lenders that they claim will lift the country’s economy through the enactment of new reforms. However, the debt-ridden country will still have to meet tough fiscal targets for the next two years. Today, we’ll speak with
The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris On “Fake News,” Russia Allegations And Change In Europe By Michael Nevradakis
Alexander Mercouris, one of the co-founders of news website TheDuran.com, joins us today to discuss mainstream media’s use of “fake news” accusations to “attempt to delegitimize alternatives to the orthodoxy,” as well as his thoughts on recent developments in Greece
Economist Mark Blyth Delves Into Rising Inequality — & Populism — Around The World By Michael Nevradakis
If termites ‘start eating away at the foundations on both the left side of the building and the right side of the building, then the building looks fine from the outside but it could go any day,’ Mark Blyth tells MintPress, describing the hollowing out of the right and
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou: Treating Russia As The ‘Bogeyman’ Has Failed By Michael Nevradakis
‘The average American does not care about what’s happening with Russia. They are concerned with jobs, jobs, jobs. ... I think that this tactic of blaming Russia for everything and casting Putin as the bogeyman has failed,’ the co-founder of The Duran tells MintPress.
Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America By Michael Nevradakis
The Global South is growing unintelligible from the European South amid harsh austerity measures and other maneuverings that suit the rich and powerful at the expense of the poor and working class.
How Turkey’s Coup Attempt Spiraled Into A Dangerous Descent Towards Dictatorship By Michael Nevradakis
‘What [Turkish President Erdogan] wants is a presidential system where he controls everything and everyone. I mean, you could say that he’s controlling everything and everyone right now -- he is, basically,’ Duke University Prof. Bahar Leventoglu tells Michael Nevradakis.
Former Reagan Secretary Paul Craig Roberts: Oligarchs Are True Purveyors Of Fake News By Michael Nevradakis
‘That’s not a democracy, when three two-bit punk judges who don’t amount to anything overrule the majority vote of the British people! … There are not any democracies in the West,’ Roberts tells Michael Nevradakis in this wide-ranging interview.
The Ongoing ‘Fake News’ Battle Obscures The Truth About Fake Democracies By Michael Nevradakis
Voters in a growing number of countries are casting ballots in a decisive rejection of neoliberalism, but forces in the EU and US want to keep the establishment train chugging along, refusing to let quaint notions such as democracy stand in their way.
Economist Jack Rasmus: Eurozone Benefits The Strongest Economies At The Expense Of The Weakest By Michael Nevradakis
‘Greece has tied its tail to the eurozone, dominated by Germany, and it can never get out of this situation as long as Germany dominates the institutions, which it does, because the whole arrangement is great for Germany,’ the writer and economist tells MintPress News.