The Alyona Show: WikiLeaks Documents Murder in Iraq
They promised to unveil damning video of US forces killing innocent people in Iraq. On April 5, Wikileaks made good on that promise at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The video includes footage of an American military helicopter engaging and killing a number of people in a Baghdad square, including two Reuters journalists. Julian Assange, co-founder of Wikileaks joins Alyona in this exclusive interview.
Then, it’s the largest fraud case in world history. Between June 2004 and October 2005, over $2 trillion worth of fake CMKM Diamonds shares were sold to the public. The company’s shareholders are now suing the SEC for $3.87 trillion. Tim Barello from the Manhattan Headlines Examiner joins Alyona from New York to tell you more.
Later, US President Barack Obama will host the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, April 12-13. Leaders from around the world will be welcomed to the US capital to discuss a wide array of issues related to nuclear security, among them, those nation-states who are not demonstrating a willingness to protect their nuclear materials from ending up in the wrong hands. Why aren’t countries fulfilling their obligation to the United Nations to ensure their materials stay safe? RT Correspondent Marina Portnaya is live with Alyona from New York to discuss.
Finally, the Indian Point nuclear power plant supplies New York City with almost a third of its energy. The problem is that it is killing the ecosystem in the Hudson River and helping to add to the endangered species list. In a monumental win for environmentalists, the state of New York recently denied the power plant it’s clean water certification, putting its future at risk. So, what’s more important, accessible energy or protecting the environment? Alex Matthiessen, president of Riverkeeper, and Steve Everley, manager of public policy at American Solutions debate the issue.