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TOP STORIES

ISIS Gains Strategic Ground in Iraq and Syria
Reese Erlich, author of Inside Syria, says that ISIS showcased its tactical and military savviness in Ramadi. The problem for the US is that it still has no reliable allies that can fight on the ground.
DATE: 2015-05-28

 
The Reoccurring Financial Woes of Greece
Michael Hudson says a leading economist in the IMF European Division resigned in anger and had written a number of reports that denounced the IMF as captured by private bond holders and speculators when former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was its head
DATE: 2015-05-28

 
A defining moment for The Real News
Paul Jay stresses the importance of the Real News coverage of the protests against the murder of Freddie Gray and the police and National Guard violation of people's constitutional rights
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
Cleveland-DOJ Deal Won't Stop Brutality Says Local Activist
Cleveland activist David Patterson says communities can't hold police accountable without a civilian review board
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
Manifestations of Apartheid Israel
Shir Hever, economist at the Alternative Information Center, says segregation begins five seconds after disembarking in Israel and there is blatant racism of various kinds isolating Arabs
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
As Violence Spikes in Baltimore, Former Investigator Says Police Aren't the Answer
Stephen Tabeling: Good investigations and less aggressive tactics could lead to better results
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
"America Does Bad Things for Good Reasons" - Christian Appy on RAI (2/5)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Appy, author of "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity", discusses how before direct American military involvement in Vietnam, the US financed almost 80 percent of the cost, so, in effect, France was serving almost as an American mercenary
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
Fast Track for Whom?
Michael Hudson says fast track legislation takes decision-making power out of the hands of the legislators and puts it in the hands of corporate lobbyists
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
30 Years Later: The Bombing Of MOVE Part 2
Jared Ball and Bashi Rose continue their coverage of the May 13th Commemoration of the 1985 Bombing of MOVE
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
   


LATEST STORIES

"America Does Bad Things for Good Reasons": the Vietnam War and American Exceptionalism - Christian Appy on RAI (1/5)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Appy, author of "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity", discusses growing up with a broad faith that America is always an indispensable and invincible force for good in the world - and the seeds of his disillusionment with Americanism
DATE: 2015-05-26

 
TRNN DEBATE: Should Bernie Sanders Run as an Independent?
Researcher Ashley Smith and People's Action Campaign spokesman Jacob Swenson-Lengyel debate whether Senator Bernie Sanders' decision to run as a Democrat is the best way to advance a progressive platform.
DATE: 2015-05-26

 
The Cost of War and Lost Job Opportunities
Heidi Garrett-Peltier, assistant research professor at PERI, explains how we can create jobs and get closer to the targets we need to hit in order to prevent catastrophic climate change
DATE: 2015-05-26

 
Not a Single House Has Been Rebuilt One Year After Israeli War on Gaza
Dan Cohen, Correspondent for Mondoweiss says Gaza looks the same as it did the day of the ceasefire and this is an intentional policy of de-development
DATE: 2015-05-25

 
Advocates Say Black Women Left Out of Freddie Gray Conversation
More attention needed to black women in policing debate
DATE: 2015-05-25

 
Assad Has Lost Over Fifty Percent of Syria to ISIS
Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, says that Syria could turn into another Afghanistan with US and Saudi policies creating significant blowback in the region
DATE: 2015-05-25

 
  


COLUMNS

Record Profits, Record Stock Buybacks: Another Looming Crisis?
By Sam Gindin. This article was first published on Socialist Project. Has the economy recovered or is it about to sink into another crisis? Do the shenanigans in finance that we regularly read about play a role in de...

Sam Gindin

How to Honor Memorial Day
By Ray McGovern. This article was first published on Consortium News. Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be one of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, surely not a moment to glorify warfare or ...

Ray McGovern

The WSJ and Barron’s Apologists for the Banksters Peddle Wallison’s Fables
William K. Black, Quito: May 23, 2015 Few people’s efforts at myth-making have been as devastatingly refuted as Peter Wallison.  But fables that are designed to make the banksters look less criminal are always welcome by the banksters.  Any honest ...

William Black

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


REALITY ASSERTS ITSELF


Reality Asserts Itself - Christian Appy on Reality Asserts Itself

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Appy, author of "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity", discusses growing with a broad faith that America is always an indispensable and invincible force for good in the world - and the seeds of his disillusionment with Americanism
 

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 REAL BALTIMORE

As Violence Spikes in Baltimore, Former Investigator Says Police Aren't the Answer
Stephen Tabeling: Good investigations and less aggressive tactics could lead to better results
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
30 Years Later: The Bombing Of MOVE Part 2
Jared Ball and Bashi Rose continue their coverage of the May 13th Commemoration of the 1985 Bombing of MOVE
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
Advocates Say Black Women Left Out of Freddie Gray Conversation
More attention needed to black women in policing debate
DATE: 2015-05-25

 
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

 
   


BEST OF THE WEB: NEWS AND ANALYSIS

Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated
2015-05-27 11:49:35

Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isnt About Trade, But Corporate Control
2015-05-27 11:47:47

Julian Assange: British Nuclear Sub Whistleblower William McNeilly Revealed Major Security Lapses
2015-05-27 11:45:48

Glenn Greenwald Explains How to Keep Your Data Away From the NSA
2015-05-26 10:24:57

Devastating Floods in Texas Just Latest Example of Global Weather Extremes
2015-05-26 10:17:20

Massive heat wave in India kills hundreds of people
2015-05-26 10:09:47
   

BEST OF THE WEB: POLITICAL HUMOR

Inside Amy Schumer - With Bill Nye on \"The Universe\" - Uncensored
2015-05-26 12:45:35

Most painful \"Fox & Friends\" segment ever? Hosts fail at \"manhood\" test after tire change ends in near disaster
2015-05-26 12:20:37

Reusable Police Brutality Video: New York City Edition
2015-05-26 12:17:55

Reusable Police Brutality Video: Ferguson Edition
2015-05-25 14:43:12

James Corden on California\'s Water Shortage
2015-05-25 12:43:57

Tosh.0 - Stolen Valor
2015-05-25 12:36:22
   

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