The Alyona Show: Ahmedinejad Talks to RT
World leaders are in New York for the 65th annual UN General Assembly and RT’s Marina Portnaya sat down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad for an exclusive interview. She discussed the hot issues with the president.
Next, a bill introduced to Senate would allow the US government to censor the internet sites you go to. Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act would allow the Justice Department to seek US court orders against piracy websites anywhere in the world, and shut them down. Is this legal or even constitutional, or blatant censorship? Greg Sandoval, a digital entertainment reporter for CNET News explained that getting this bill passed would be huge for copyright owners but said this is just the start.
And, the death of a former Chilean Minister Orlando Letelier, and American citizen Ronnie Moffitt is called the most infamous act of international terrorism in the United States before September 11th. Questions are still asked about who is responsible for the assassinations and who got off the hook. Saul Landau author, filmmaker, and vice chair of the Institute for Policy Studies, had first proposed that Letelier come to Washington DC. Today he said justice hasn’t been done.
These days, everyone puts blame on Wall Street bankers for the 2008 economic collapse but financial journalist Eric J. Weiner said they're not the ones we should be afraid of. Instead it’s a multi-trillion dollar network of super-rich, secretive, and largely unregulated investment vehicles that are quietly buying up the world. Weiner, author of “The Shadow Market”, argued that China is one of the biggest countries that set up this sovereign wealth fund.
Then,’ Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ has received lots of attention lately, mostly in thanks to pop-star Lady Gaga using her platform to call for its repeal. The Defense Authorization bill had a few things tacked to it that started a fire storm and was then voted down. The bill included The DREAM Act that would allow students who are here illegally the possibility for a pathway to citizenship and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. You know that little rule that says you can be in the military if you're gay as long as you never, ever tell anyone. Wonkette blogger Sara Benincasa joins us to talk about Gaga’s beef with US Senator John McCain.