Stop Imperialism – Episode 57

Syria, Mali, Russia, the Americas, and more.

February 4, 2013 (

In this episode:

1. Syria

syria_80 Assad: We regained the upper hand
German Patriot batteries become operational in Turkey
Lavrov urges foreign officials not to misinterpret Russia’s stand on Syria
Syria under Al Qaeda attack – King Abdullah
‘Terrorists only a small part of Syrian rebellion’ – Opposition VP
Syria militants possess chemical arms: Video
Israel Syria strike: Chemical weapons transfer could bring Israeli military attack, official warns
Scores of bodies found in Syria, activists say
Segment Start: 00 h 10 min 07 sec
Segment End: 00 h 45 min 00 sec

2. Mali

Mali Malian war: French military units move further into northern region
U.S. to expand role in Africa
With Timbuktu retaken, France signals it plans to pull back in Mali
UK troops to be sent to Mali, Downing Street confirms
Segment Start: 00h 46 min 30 sec
Segment End: 01h 06 min 14 sec

3. Russia

 ru U.S. NGOs evacuate personnel following closure of offices in Russia
‘Russia is ending its dependency on the global superpower’ – Pushkov
China buys Tu-22M3
Rosneft to invest $10bln to Venezuela
Analysis: Putin’s central bank choice – sound money or boom-bust?
Segment Start: 01 h 08 min 03 sec
Segment End: 01 h 28 min 00 sec

4. Around the Americas

img 55-1 Argentine farm sales raise questions of land speculation by Soros
Chevron paying at least $326,000 bribe to Ecuadorian judge for false testimony
Mexico, anti-riot police operation at the Angel of Independence
Differences over land reform remain between Colombia govt, FARC
Former Guatemala leader faces genocide charge
Community kitchens in Venezuela helping reduce poverty
Segment Start: 01 h 29 min 31 sec
Segment End: 01 h 51 min 05 sec

5. Under the Radar

Under Radar EU approves financial transaction tax for 11 eurozone countries
Jamie Dimon vs Paul Singer at Davos
South Korea launches rocket as North warns of nuclear test
Israel boycotts UN Human Rights Council
Boko Haram ‘commander’ declares ceasefire
China to further assist Hambantota port development
Can Iraq’s geeks save the country?
Segment Start: 01 h 52 min 31 sec
Segment End: 02 h 15 min 00 sec