Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his separation from the United States in Beijing, saying that the US had “lost” and that he was aligning with China’s “ideological flow”. Will Duterte’s pivot to China be followed by closer cooperation with Russia?
Resistance continues to mount to the neoliberal coup government of Michel Temer in Brazil, as the politician who orchestrated the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff has been arrested on corruption charges. Becker is joined by Dr. Francisco Dominguez, senior lecturer at Middlesex University, and by Brazilian-British journalist Victor Fraga, to discuss what's next for the movement against neoliberalism in Brazil.
In an impressive show of hypocrisy, the European Union summit has condemned Russia for attacks on civilians in Syria despite being one of the early instigators of the civil war. With all its internal troubles, the bloc seems intent on projecting power around the world. John Wight, host of Radio Sputnik's Hard Facts, joins Becker to discuss if the EU is really as united on Russia, trade, migration and other issues as it claims to be.
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