June 29, 2009 Military Coup in Honduras
The coup against President Zelaya is similar to many in Latin American
history — except this time they will not be receiving any recognition
from foreign countries, including the US.
June 25, 2009 Obama Turns to Immigration Reform
Barack Obama, the US president, is taking steps to tackle immigration
reform at a meeting of congressional leaders, in the hope of changing
the country's immigration laws. At stake is the status of an estimated
11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, and whether they'll be
given the legal right to stay in the
country. But with so much already on the president's agenda, can he
press forward with new legislation?
June 24, 2009 Bankrupt GM Begins Slashing Jobs
The General Motors flameout has been a disaster for blue collar Americans
working on assembly lines. Out of 123,000 GM workers left in North America,
20,000 are scheduled to lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the Auto Task Force
appointed by President Obama to oversee the process is led by Wall Street
financiers focused on a single goal
— turning a profit and getting stock prices to rise. It's an approach
that has some people worried.
June 19, 2009 Rethink Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties
When foreign policy is well-reasoned, we see attention given to humanitarian
issues like housing, jobs, health care and education. When that policy
consists of applying a military solution to a political problem, however,
we see death, destruction, and suffering. Director Robert Greenwald
witnessed the latter during his recent trip to Afghanistan — the devastating
of U.S. airstrikes on thousands of innocent civilians.
June 18, 2009 Fault Lines:
California — A Failed State
Avi Lewis travels to South Central Los Angeles to learn about the political
causes and the human impact of shock therapy, California style — and
gets a glimpse of how the next chapter of the global economic crisis
16, 2009 Iran's Power Struggle Behind the Scenes
On the face of it, the election in Iran was between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
the incumbent president, and his main rival Mir Hossein Mousavi. But
a more significant power struggle is being played out between two other
powerful men. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra explains what is going on
behind the scenes.
June 12, 2009 Kucinich Grills Ken Lewis on Fed Emails
Former Bank of America CEO, Ken Lewis, testified June 11, 2009 to congress
about the BOAs merger with Merrill Lynch. During the hearing Rep. Dennis
Kucinich, D-Ohio, challenged Lewis to be more forthcoming about his
dealings with the Federal Reserve during the merger. Specifically Kucinich
emails from Fed officials saying Lewis had asked government officials
to provide a letter saying that they had in fact ordered Lewis to merge
with the struggling financial firm, Merrill Lynch, because Lewis feared
lawsuits from company shareholders if the merger led to company losses.
Lewis said he did not recall asking for such a letter. After the hearing
Kucinich told reporters that Lewis testimony could put the former CEO
in legal jeopardy.
June 8, 2009 Disease Hits Chile's Salmon Industry
Chile, the world's second biggest exporter of salmon, is struggling
with overcrowded farms and rampant disease. The crisis is having a devastating
effect on the country's multi-billion dollar industry and on its workers.
Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Quellon in southern Chile.