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