As Newsclick turns four, we look back at the various videos we have done on several topics. We bring you snippets from a selection of our videos on "International Affairs". From Syria, to Libya to Palestine to the Red Shirt Rebellion in Thailand to Chavez's death, we have tried to get experts, from India and abroad, to give us an insight on all the major developments across the world.
Githa Hariharan, April 17, 2013
A Father of Struggle: The Story of Abu Nidal
In March 2013, two of us from the Newsclick team visited an extraordinary man in an extraordinary situation. The man’s name is Hani Amer, but his eldest son is called Nidal, or struggle. So he is Abu, father of, Nidal.
Newsclick Production, April 9, 2013
Newsclick discusses with Vijay Prashad the current developments on Syrian crisis. Arms supplies by the Western powers to the rebels have gone up and their allies are taking up more aggressive positions on Syria. There are attempts being made by the Western media to create an environment which would find a justification for a military intervention in Syria.
Newsclick Production, March 16, 2013
Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, addressed a talk hosted by the Centre for Policy Analysis on the Syrian crisis. Newsclick presents the video of the talk. Shaaban says there are multifaceted factors responsible for the crisis. She says the expulsion of Syria from the Arab League has caused huge damage. The arming of Syrian rebels has still not abated. Every passing day is a tragedy with 2 million people already displaced, thousands killed and many more orphaned. Syria is being infused with sectarian beliefs and language, which is destroying the secular foundations of the system. Shaaban sees in Syrian crisis a whole design for the entire region. She hopes countries like India would be more pro-active at the upcoming BRICS meeting in South Africa in pressing for a non-military intervention in Syria.
Newsclick Production, February 22, 2013
Syria has seen some changes recently. The Head of Syria’s main opposition coalition, Mouaz Alkhatib, says he is ready to talk with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad’s government and for the first time has not made the pre-condition that Assad has to go. Do the recent developments reflect a realisation that there could be no military resolution to the Syrian conflict?
Newsclick, February 15, 2013
Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the bestselling The Map of Love (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999 and translated into 28 languages). She is a writer and political and cultural commentator, and has also initiated the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) in 2008. Soueif talks to Newsclick about the recent political events in Egypt, PalFest, and writing.
Samir Amin, February 4, 2013
I am one of those who out of principle condemn all military interventions by Western powers in the countries of the South, these interventions being by nature subject to the requirements of the deployment of control of the planet by the capital of the monopolies that dominate the system.
Newsclick Production, January 16, 2013
Prof. Vijay Prashad discusses with NewsClick the developments taking place in Syria. He says the humanitarian situation inside and outside Syria (of Syrian refugees) is abysmal. Prof. Prashad says US is bleeding Syria, as it is difficult to tackle it militarily because Syria has built up a formidable air defense system..
Newsclick Production, January 6, 2012
Magid Shihade and Sunaina Maira focus on the question of Palestine, through a discussion of the Israeli settler colony and its impact on native Palestinians, neighbouring Arabs, and the ramifications for Asia and Africa. The need for Third World unity to counter this Western colonial structure will be examined, as will the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement around the world. The talk will also touch on Indian-Zionist alliances in the US as well as the involvement of diasporic South Asians in the Palestine solidarity movement.
New sClick Production / December 8, 2012
Professor Aijaz Ahmad discusses with NewsClick on the unfolding events in Egypt. He feels President Morsi has overplayed his hand. The move at putting his decisions above the reach of judicial review smacks of dictatorship. Prof Ahmad apprehends that if the current events continue for long, there is a danger of military intervention, probably with the collusion of Muslim Brotherhood