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Why didn't Kurdish Forces Fight Back the Iraqi Invasion​ of Kirkuk?
The Iraqi military quickly conquered the oil-rich area of Kirkuk in an effort to block Kurdish statehood. But why didn't Kurdish forces put up more of a fight? TRNN speaks with Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for the Independent
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 11:51

 
Venezuelan Regional Election: Opposition Claims Fraud in Areas They Won
The Governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela won 17 out of 23 governor races in Sunday's regional vote, prompting the opposition to claim fraud once again, without evidence. Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanlaysis.com analyzes the situation
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 10:32

 
Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Alt-Right Leader's Speech
The University of Florida has taken several measures that benefit white supremacist Richard Spencer and his alt-right group ahead of their October 19 event on campus
DATE: 2017-10-16

 
On Iran, Trump Follows Iraq War Neocons
In sabotaging the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump is listening to -- and following the playbook of -- the neocons behind the Iraq war, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 21:07

 
Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires
Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling explain how a warming earth has exacerbated the impact of forest fires, and how climate action could save lives
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 09:25

 
Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing
The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 10:00

 
The Nina Turner Show: The Role of the Protestor with Erica Garner
Erica Garner talks to Nina Turner about how the loss of her father, Eric Garner, galvanized her activism for police accountability, and how she came to support Bernie Sanders
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 13:41

 
Firing Back at Trump's War on Immigrants, California Becomes First 'Sanctuary State'
Assemblyman David Chiu, who authored bills that protect undocumented immigrants at home and at work, says attacks on immigrants undermine public safety
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 13:18

 
As the Rich Get Richer, Public Schools Suffer
During a hearing on how to create more equitable funding for public schools in Maryland officials revealed how tax breaks for wealthy developers in Baltimore could threaten future funding
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 05:57

 
   


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TRNN SPECIAL: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science
A documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music)
 
Documentary Special: Return to Kandahar - A film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira
Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was "as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation still reeling from years of war, resistance and oppression."
 
TRNN Documentary: The Real Story of How Bannon and Trump Got to the White House
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LATEST STORIES

Low-Wage Workers Demand Better Wages and Working Conditions
The 'National Workers Conference to Organize the Fightback' met in Chicago Oct. 6-8, to share experiences and to launch a new solidarity network
DATE: 2017-10-14 | LENGTH: 10:33

 
Empire Files: Rosa Clemente & Abby Martin - No Savior in 2020
Renowned Afro-Latinx leader Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experience running for Vice President, organizing in the Trump era, advice for new activists, identity politics and more
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 26:12

 
Real Media: The Value of Data
Tom Fisher of Privacy International talks to Real Media about why and how companies are able to exploit users' personal data
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 10:33

 
Decertifying Iran Deal, Trump Escalates His War
President Trump's decertification of the Iran nuclear deal and targeting of the Revolutionary Guard is a dangerous escalation, says Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 11:50

 
Nina Turner on Bernie at the Women's March, Trump's ACA Sabotage, and More
The former Ohio state senator and current president of Our Revolution addresses the controversy over Bernie Sanders' upcoming speech to the Women's March convention; Trump's new sabotage of Obamacare; the finale of "The Nina Turner Show," and more
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 23:25

 
US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias
The U.S. and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO over what they call an 'anti-Israel bias,' but the move may actually underscore their bias towards basic Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have reached a new unity deal
DATE: 2017-10-14 | LENGTH: 15:30

 
Driscoll Fruit is Being Boycotted Because of Slave-Like Labor Conditions on Farms
Driscoll employs slave-like labor conditions for fruit pickers and should thus be boycotted say activists on both sides of the US-Mexico border
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 07:40

 
'Kids Who Know Everything': Baltimore Youth Hit the Airwaves
Baltimore educator Valencia Clay has created a new educational TV show called 'Kids Who Know Everything,' which gives Baltimore youth a chance to voice their opinions on issues related to race, crime, and poverty
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 17:46

 
1st Edition: Marilyn Mosby Recalls Racists Attacks After Charges in Freddie Gray Case
On the inaugural podcast of The Afro's 1st Edition, Sean Yoes speaks with Baltimore's State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby about her role in charging the six police officers implicated in Freddie Gray's death and the ensuing pushback
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 19:03

 
The Whole Bushel: TT the Artist
Eze Jackson sits down with "Baltimore Club Queen" TT the Artist to discuss being women in a male dominated music industry, how money impacts artistic production, and her love for Baltimore Club music
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 26:17

 
Real Media: Councils, Kickbacks, and the KCTMO
Financial journalist Joel Benjamin discusses evidence passed to the Grenfell inquiry regarding the connections between KCTMO ex-Councilor Tom Fairhead, Rona Fairhead, Council Tax Rebate schemes, and HSBC
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 12:28

 
Better Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives and Money
Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness questions why we spend so much money on relief when there are much greater cost savings in disaster mitigation
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 14:30

 
Climate Change and Fire Suppression Fuel Deadliest Blazes in California History
Professor Matthew Hurteau says 100 years of fire suppression and human-caused climate change are fueling California's historic wildfires
DATE: 2017-10-14 | LENGTH: 07:41

 
Colombian State Escalates Violence Against Activists
Coca cultivation and the lack of alternatives to escape poverty continue to lie at the root of the ongoing violence in Colombia, despite the peace accords, explains Mario Murillo of Hofstra University
DATE: 2017-10-14 | LENGTH: 18:01

 
  

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Escalating Kaepernick’s Protest to Victory
By Michael Albert / Z Communications. Colin Kaepernick knelt against racist police violence. Teammates joined. Trump rejected non existent anthem dissing to hijack the protest’s meaning. Team owners curtailed Kaepernick’s career. How can protestors beat Trump, ...

Michael Albert

Mexicans Denounce Canadian Mega-Mining Projects
By Socialist Project. As Prime Minister Trudeau makes his first official visit to Mexico, writes Mining Watch Canada, “the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People” (REMA by its initials in Spanish) has issued a communiqué to call on...

Socialist Project

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump
By Richard D. Wolff / Counterpunch.
US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated ...

Richard Wolff

India's Hindu Right-Wing Extremists Are Increasingly Turning to Violence
The Hindu right tries to suffocate Indian politics, but runs into a wall on the left. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet.
Communist protest in Delhi on October 9.
Photo Credit: Sudhanva Deshpande Earlier this month, in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the I...

Vijay Prashad

Costa Rica’s Banco Popular Shows how Banks can be Democratic, Green – and Financially Sustainable
By Thomas Marois / Socialist Project. A decade on from the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the majority of private banks have changed very little. Most remain solely concerned with maximizing their returns, while sustainable or social goals remain ...

Thomas Marois

Loyalty to the Don
By  Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chief | CC BY 2.0 Secretary of State Scott Tillerson nailed it: his boss is “a fucking moron”; Donald Trump is a world-class embarrassment too. But this hardly makes him ...

Andrew Levine

Che in Bolivia: a Rough Draft of History
By Richard Gott / Counterpunch.
I was living in 1967 in Santiago de Chile, where I worked at the university and wrote from time to time for the Guardian in London. That January, I was told by Chilean ...

Richard Gott

German Federal Elections: Chauvinistic Identity Policies Outperform Left Economic Alternatives
By Ingo Schmidt / Socialist Project. Conservatives: Overestimating their Popularity “For a Germany in which we live well and happily.” Maybe it was just this less than catchy campaign slogan that cost Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU so dearly at the ...

Ingo Schmidt

Betsy DeVos' Vision Goes Way Beyond Privatizing Education—And She Is Alarmingly Close To Realizing
By Jennifer Berkshire / AlterNet. Critics wrote DeVos off as a nitwit. But she's playing a long game, and winning. Photo Credit: Youtube If Betsy DeVos enjoys the occasional quaff of champagne on her private jet, the recent news that th...

Jennifer Berkshire


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Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Frank

On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank author of "What's the Matter with Kansas" and "Listen LIberal", tells host Paul Jay that the Democratic Party serves the professional class and the top 10% and no longer cares about the poor or working class
 

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From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That's a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself
 

Reality Asserts Itself: Troy LaRaviere

On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay talks to the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, Troy LaRaviere about his new report that found systemic racial discrimination in the way Chicago Public Schools receive special education funding
 
   


THE REAL BALTIMORE

Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?
Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point
DATE: 2017-04-27

 
TRNN Replay: The Story of the 2015 Baltimore Uprising Told Through the Voices of the People
The TRNN staff's coverage of the transformative year when the people demanded to be heard
DATE: 2015-12-28

 
TRNN Replay: What Conditions Gave Rise to the Baltimore Uprising?
Community activists Marisela Gomez, Kimberly Ellis, and Shaquayah McKenzie also discuss the conversations in the media about Black life and Baltimore
DATE: 2015-05-04

 
   

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