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Kayactivist Protest Shell's Arctic Rig in Seattle
Obama Administration has issued the most important licenses to Shell to operate in the sensitive Chuckchi Sea in spite of its disastrous record of repeated failures: Interview with Antonia Juhasz
DATE: 2015-05-24

 
Default Ominous in Greece
Dimitri Lascaris say that talk of referendums are in the air in Greece and Germany, what is at stake?
DATE: 2015-05-24

 
Portland Oregon Mayor Charlie Hales Does The Right Thing
Daphne Wysham discusses the importance of rejecting a $ 500 million facility to ship propane gas from Portland to markets in Asia
DATE: 2015-05-24

 
The Global African: The State of Black Workers & Violence in Burundi
Telesur's The Global African explores the state of black workers in the U.S. & the turmoil in Burundi
DATE: 2015-05-24

 
TRNN Replay: 44 Years in Prison, Still a Revolutionary - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (1/10)
Mr. Conway, a former member of the Baltimore Black Panther chapter, says as a child he didn't understand politics, but he did understand oppression
DATE: 2014-09-07

 
Grand Jury Indicts 6 Officers in Death of Freddie Gray
Prosecutors remove false imprisonment charge, add reckless endangerment.
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
TRNN Debate: Are GMOs Safe to Eat?
Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam discuss the science behind genetically engineered crops and the significance of GMO restrictions in more than 60 countries
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
NSA Whistleblower: No Real NSA Reforms Being Considered by Senate
Kirk Wiebe says the Senate is not challenging the authority that allows bulk collection of phone records
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
Post Conflict Fragile States, Will They Overcome?
Leonce Ndikumana, director of the African Policy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute, says aid and timing coupled with a national economic development strategy by sector is required for success
DATE: 2015-05-22

 
   


LATEST STORIES

Pressure Mounts on Baltimore Police Union as Protests Continue
Residents says FOP has gone too far with criticism while organization hires PR firm.
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
Five Big Banks Plead Guilty to Rigging Currency Markets and No One Goes to Jail
James S. Henry say the $5.89 billion they are collectively required to pay in penalties won't even get at 3% of their annual earnings.
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
U.S. Might Support UN Resolution That Leaves Palestine with a "Garbage Dump" - Norman Finkelstein on RAI 2 (3/3)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Finkelstein says Netanyahu's slight of Obama was racist, but the U.S. will likely help sell a UN resolution that tries to corner the Palestinians into accepting a terrible deal
DATE:

 
Baltimore Residents Say Anger Over Freddie Gray Could Affect Mayor's Race
City Hall seen as out of touch with residents' concerns
DATE: 2015-05-20

 
Can the DOJ Reform the Baltimore Police Department?
The Real News examines the results and limitations of previous federal interventions aiming to reform troubled police departments
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
Julian Assange May Be Exiled in the Ecuadorian Embassy, But Wikileaks Continues
Michael Ratner examines four areas of the Julian Assange case and progress to date
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
  


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The Dispute Between Chile and Bolivia: Michelle Bachelet and Isabel Allende Undermine Latin American
By Carlos Aznárez. This article was first published on Bolivia Rising.
It is very easy to speak at forums and summits about Latin American integration but those principles don’t seem to transfer well when put to the practice of ...

Carlos Aznárez

How the Saudis Wag the Dog
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. American diplomacy favors (majority) white, English-speaking countries (the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and non-Hispanic European settler states (Canada, Australia and New Zealand again, but also ...

Andrew Levine

Summer of Peace, Summer of War
By Phyllis Bennis. As is always the case, there is good news and bad news as this summer opens. Good news first (as usual, it’s shorter...) The nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers continue and ...

Phyllis Bennis

France launches new UN effort to undermine Palestinian rights
By Ali Abunimah. This article was first published on Electronic Intifada.
The administration of French President François Hollande is determined to combat Palestinian rights at home and abroad. (Presidency of France) The government of French President François Hollande is renewing i...

Ali Abunimah

Edward Snowden talks ethics of whistleblowing
By Victor Xu. This article was first published on Stanford Daily. Edward Snowden, former NSA infrastructure analyst turned whistleblower, spoke on May 15 to Cubberley Auditorium to discuss the philosophical tensions of whistleblowing and government surveillance. The ...

Victor Xu

Are US Drillers Actually Making A Comeback?
By Nick Cunningham. This article was first published on Oilprice. Is US shale about to make a comeback?

Oil prices have rebounded strongly since March. The benchmark WTI prices soared by more than 36 percent in ...

Nick Cunningham


REALITY ASSERTS ITSELF


Reality Asserts Itself - Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full-page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS
 

Reality Asserts Itself - John Kiriakou

Mr. Kiriakou was the first U.S. government official to confirm that waterboarding was official policy. He spent 23 months in prison after being convicted of passing classified information to a reporter. He speaks to Paul Jay while still under house arrest
 

The Pain Doesn't Go Away

Rachel Corrie's Parents on Reality Asserts Itself
 
   

THE REAL BALTIMORE

Grand Jury Indicts 6 Officers in Death of Freddie Gray
Prosecutors remove false imprisonment charge, add reckless endangerment.
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
Pressure Mounts on Baltimore Police Union as Protests Continue
Residents says FOP has gone too far with criticism while organization hires PR firm.
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
Baltimore Residents Say Anger Over Freddie Gray Could Affect Mayor's Race
City Hall seen as out of touch with residents' concerns
DATE: 2015-05-20

 
Can the DOJ Reform the Baltimore Police Department?
The Real News examines the results and limitations of previous federal interventions aiming to reform troubled police departments
DATE: 2015-05-21

 
NAACP Accuses Baltimore Police Union of Intimidation
A pointed letter to FOP president says the union's criticism is widening the racial divide.
DATE: 2015-05-20

 
New Hoops in Gilmor Homes
An unfiltered look at the Friend of a Friend Program's efforts to build community in Gilmor Homes of Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-05-17

 
   


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