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RT Charity
RT has been running charity programs aimed at helping disadvantaged children and other people in need. For the past 10 years we have been friends with two orphanages and took part in many charitable initiatives. We are happy to share our experience in charity work and the amazing stories of people we met on this path.
1 in 46 million: Vanechka has one of the rarest immune deficiencies on Earth

Once you commit to helping children in need, you stop seeing children as “yours” and “other children.” The fate of every single kid in desperate need of help becomes your problem, your task, and your mission.

July 02, 2015 11:13
Little candle in the wind: One dying orphan’s talent for loving life

Children are talented. It is an axiom. Some of the children in the orphanages we help are great in music, others win sports competitions. Letting the talent develop is one of the priorities for the teachers of the orphanages we are friends with.

June 21, 2015 09:46
RT beyond the newsroom: Charity as a way of life

Charity is not a single donation that makes you feel better for a while. It’s the way you live and the way you think - constantly. We've discovered it almost 10 years ago when we started helping children in orphanages. They grow up, and we grow with them.

June 16, 2015 15:39

Pepe Escobar

Pepe Escobar
Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia. Born in Brazil, he's been a foreign correspondent since 1985, and has lived in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Washington, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Even before 9/11 he specialized in covering the arc from the Middle East to Central and East Asia, with an emphasis on Big Power geopolitics and energy wars. He is the author of 'Globalistan' (Nimble Books, 2007), 'Red Zone Blues' (Nimble Books, 2007), 'Obama does Globalistan' (Nimble Books, 2009) and a contributing editor for a number of other books, including the upcoming 'Crossroads of Leadership: Globalization and the New American Century in the Obama Presidency' (Routledge). When not on the road, he alternates between Sao Paulo, New York, London, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
What it really takes for a US-Iran deal

Forget the mad spinning. Here it is, in a nutshell, what it really takes for Iran and the P5+1 to clinch a game-changing nuclear deal before the new July 7 deadline.

July 01, 2015 16:03
The Pentagon goes nuclear on Russia

We all remember how, in early June, President Putin announced that Russia would deploy more than 40 new ICBMs “able to overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems.”

June 23, 2015 17:01
​The partition of 'Syraq'

With less than two weeks before a possible nuclear deal being struck between Iran and the P5+1, the brinkmanship across the “wilderness of mirrors” of Middle Eastern intel is reaching fever pitch. Spin reigns supreme. And nothing is what it seems.

June 19, 2015 17:01

Richard Sudan

Richard Sudan
Richard Sudan is a London based writer, political activist, and performance poet.His writing has been published by the Independent, the Guardian, the Huffington Post and Washington Spectator, in addition to other newspapers, magazines, and blogs. He has been a guest speaker at events for different organizations ranging from the University of East London to the People's Assembly covering various topics. He also appears regularly in the media, and has featured as a guest on LBC Radio, Colourful Radio and elsewhere. His opinion is that the mainstream media has a duty to challenge power, rather than to serve power. Richard has taught writing poetry for performance at Brunel University, and maintains the power of the spoken and written word can massively effect change in today's world.
Freedom Flotilla: ‘Tasering my friend Charlie was an act of terrorism’

Despite the Israeli authorities’ claims that the seizure of a Freedom Flotilla boat was ‘uneventful’, footage has emerged that indicated that they tasered a Swedish aid worker.

July 01, 2015 15:44
If Israel was a democracy, Freedom Flotilla would be allowed to Gaza

Three of the four boats in the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla have turned back as the flagship Marianne was intercepted by the Israeli military and rerouted to Ashdod port. If Israel was a democracy it would grant this boat safe passage to Gaza.

June 29, 2015 16:06
Gaza bound: Intimidation tactics will not deter us

As the final boat departs for Gaza in the Freedom Flotilla, it’s time for some reflection. Since our group arrived in Greece to prepare for the trip, it has been interesting watching events unfold through the eyes of the mainstream media.

June 27, 2015 16:26

Patrick Young

Patrick Young
Patrick L Young is CEO of niche crowdfunding platform HanzaTrade and an advisor to fund managers throughout the world. Born in Ireland, he is an active investor in the “New Europe” amongst other emerging markets and is an active Co Founder of grassroots startup group "Mission ToRun."
Home Page: http://patricklyoung.net Twitter: @FrontierFinance
Greece: The options

A simple guide to what may happen in the pressure cooker of a Greek default.

July 01, 2015 15:04
Greek referendum: A liberal dose of democracy

Giving the people a vote breaks so many rules - or so it seems smug Western democrats are eager to suggest.

June 30, 2015 12:10
Brussels: A bloody-minded ‘blob’ of costly dysfunction

Given how government leaders seem to spend much of their lives in Brussels, isn’t it about time they concentrated on running their own countries?

June 28, 2015 12:59

Sharmine Narwani

Sharmine Narwani
Sharmine Narwani is a commentator and analyst of Middle East geopolitics. She is a former senior associate at St. Antony's College, Oxford University and has a master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University. Sharmine has written commentary for a wide array of publications, including Al Akhbar English, the New York Times, the Guardian, Asia Times Online, Salon.com, USA Today, the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English, BRICS Post and others. You can follow her on Twitter at @snarwani
As Iran nuclear deadline passes, narrative battle heats up (Op-Ed)

It’s D-Day in Vienna, and the parties sitting across the negotiating table still haven’t ironed out terms to settle a 12-year standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Expect this deadline to be missed. And prepare for a lot of hot air to fill its space.

June 30, 2015 15:00
To beat ISIS, kick out US-led coalition

It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

May 27, 2015 13:06
​The Mideast’s S-U-N-N-I Problem

This needs to be spelled out: The biggest threat to Middle East stability today is a Sunni one - and it comes not from its largely downtrodden population, but from the epicenter of current Sunni political and religious leadership.

May 07, 2015 14:41