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Manchester Mourns as the Right Attempts to Tie Labour's Corbyn to Terrorism
Theresa May's dwindling campaign gets the "terror attack" bump considered necessary for a victory on June 8th, while the right attempts to connect Jeremy Corbyn to the memory of the 1996 IRA Manchester bombing
DATE: 2017-05-23 | LENGTH: 11:40

 
Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy
Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research says President Donald Trump's new budget makes unprecedented cuts to already subpar levels of social assistance and "redistributes upward" to wealthy Americans.
DATE: 2017-05-23 | LENGTH: 13:26

 
John Pilger: Julian Assange is Cleared of Rape Allegations, but Far From Free
Filmmaker and journalist John Pilger says Swedish authorities should be 'embarrassed' for pursuing what he called trumped up accusations against Assange and also how journalists are increasingly targeted as enemies of the state.
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 16:17

 
Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina
Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 11:29

 
Warfare State at War with Trump as he Plans Warfare Against Iran
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DATE: 2017-05-10 | LENGTH: 02:32

 
Record Iran Vote Turnout Gives Rouhani a Big Mandate
Middle East analyst Ehsan Abdoh Tabrizi says that while Iran President Hassan Rouhani remains limited in impacting the country's foreign policy, his landslide re-election gives him a significant opportunity for domestic reforms
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 12:18

 
Trump's Mideast 'Peace Opportunity' Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran
On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see "a rare opportunity for peace" in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 17:33

 
Paul Coates on the Baltimore Riots of 1968
Owner of Black Classic Press Paul Coates shares his perspective of the Baltimore riots of 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and how it influenced him to participate in political struggle
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 03:01

 
Warfare State at War with Trump as he Plans Warfare Against Iran
Norman Solomon joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself discussing the Trump/Russia affair and plans to isolate and perhaps attack Iran
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 23:57

 
Trudeau's Carbon Reduction Plan Inadequate
Dimitri Lascaris, says Trudeau's pricing schemes is defective and not even close to what is necessary to enforce reductions
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 14:12

 
So Goes Nature So Goes Us
Leading conservationist, Jamie Rappaport Clark speaks about the dangerous levels of species extinction and deforestation
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 05:35

 
FBI Investigations Are Conducted at the Discretion of its Director
White Collar criminologist Bill Black explains the history and dynamics of FBI investigations, which show that they are not as unstoppable or unimpeachable as they are being made out to be
DATE: 2017-05-22 | LENGTH: 12:57

 
   

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Trump in Saudi Arabia: More U.S. Weapons for Devastating Yemen War
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and author of "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection," says President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia deepens a "toxic" tie between Washington and the House of Saud
DATE: 2017-05-21 | LENGTH: 12:20

 
Israel Siphoning Natural Gas from Gaza Says Dutch Report
US and Israeli companies are working with Israeli approval to siphon natural gas from Gaza's territorial waters, even though this is illegal according to international law, says TRNN's Shir Hever
DATE: 2017-05-21 | LENGTH: 08:51

 
UK's Conservative Party Manifesto Amounts to a Heist (2/2)
In part II with Real Media's Kam Sandhu, she explains how the Conservative Party's manifesto promotes fracking and robs the elderly from their pension and care
DATE: 2017-05-21 | LENGTH: 07:24

 
Collusion is the Focus, But Trump Finances May Have More Answers
Economist and attorney James Henry analyzes the latest developments in the Russiagate probe, and the unanswered questions surrounding Donald Trump's business dealings abroad
DATE: 2017-05-21 | LENGTH: 12:21

 
Is Russia the 'Adversary' of the United States?
Moscow based journalist Jeffrey Tayler and Paul Jay challenge the underlying assumption of the furor in Washington, that Russia is the enemy of the American people
DATE: 2017-05-19 | LENGTH: 22:47

 
Brazil's Spiraling Corruption Scandal Deepens with Temer at the Centre
A political earthquake hits Brazil again as the highly unpopular president Michel Temer is implicated in new corruption allegations and the calls for immediate elections grow stronger, reports Mike Fox from Brazil
DATE: 2017-05-19 | LENGTH: 13:11

 
Iran Holds Highly Contested Presidential Election
Moderate reformers, represented by incumbent President Rouhani, have good chances, but many express concerns that fraud will be committed in favor of the hard-line conservative Ebrahim Raisi, says Prof. Muhammad Sahimi
DATE: 2017-05-19 | LENGTH: 08:14

 
Laotian Victim of Sex Tourism Awarded Almost $1 Million in US Court
In an unprecedented judgement, a woman raped as a teen by an American visiting Laos, was awarded $950,000 by a federal jury. Her lawyers, Linda Miller and Patrick Arenz, spoke with TRNN about this groundbreaking outcome
DATE: 2017-05-20 | LENGTH: 10:02

 
UK Conservative Party Presents its Austerity Election Program (1/2)
The Conservative party presents itself as a good economic manager, but its austerity policies have so far only increased Britain's debt, explains Real Media's Kam Sandhu
DATE: 2017-05-20 | LENGTH: 09:18

 
Can Europe Stop the Far Right if It Doesn't Stop Neoliberal Austerity?
As a second German soldier is arrested in an alleged plot to frame Syrian refugees for a shooting attack, Liz Fekete of the Institute of Race Relations in London says Europe's far-right movements are fueled in part by the impacts of neoliberal austerity
DATE: 2017-05-20 | LENGTH: 15:51

 
How I Met Roger Ailes, Political and Sexual Predator
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News and Presidents Bush and Trump; Ailes dies May 18th at age 77
DATE: 2017-05-18 | LENGTH: 14:42

 
Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Suing the DNC for Fraud
In an overlooked class-action case, Bernie Sanders supporters are suing the Democratic National Committee for fraud over revelations party officials sought to help Hillary Clinton defeat Sanders in the primary. Elizabeth Lee Beck, the plaintiffs' co-counsel, reports
DATE: 2017-05-19 | LENGTH: 12:37

 
California Democrats' Chair Race Pits Grassroots vs. Establishment
This weekend's election for chair of the California Democratic Party, with front-runners Kimberly Ellis, a progressive organizer, and Eric Bauman, a party insider, could have national implications
DATE: 2017-05-19 | LENGTH: 08:44

 
X: Malcolm's Final Years
On Malcolm X's 92nd birthday, TRNN revisits this documentary, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of his death. Interviews include Angela Davis and Danny Glover. (Executive Producer Paul Jay, co-production with Telesur and support from the Bertha Foundation)
DATE: 2015-03-02

 
  

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Tom Perez Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut the Fuck Up’
By Michael Sainato DNC Chair offers same meaningless rhetoric that incited protests and criticisms of his ability to lead Democratic National Party Chair Tom Perez speaks as about 300 people rally to protest against President Donald Trump’s firing of Federal ...

Michael Sainato

What if People Owned the Banks, Instead of Wall Street?
By Jimmy Tobias. This article was first published in The Nation. From Seattle to Santa Fe, cities are at the center of a movement to create publicly owned banks. Demonstrators protest against the Wall Street bailout outside Chase in Times Square. (A...

Jimmy Tobias

MST Leader Joao Pedro Stedile: ‘We need direct elections now and an emergency plan for the people’
By Joana Tavares. this article was first published on The Dawn News.
After Temer falls, we need to stay on the streets, Stedile says. Photo credit: Santiago Macambira / Mídia Ninja Joao Pedro Stedile, leader of the Landless Rural Workers’ ...

Joana Tavares

What Rouhani’s Landslide Election Victory in Iran Means
By Trita Parsi. The Iranian population’s political sophistication continues to impress. Despite a highly flawed political system where the elections are neither fair nor free, they overwhelmingly majority chose a non-violent path to bring about progress. They ...

Trita Parsi

Desperate Dems Allow Clinton Think Tank to Ruin 2020 Prospects
By Michael Sainato Any of the potential candidates that Center for America Progress named would ensure the party’s defeat Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on the list, while the party hopes Sen. Bernie Sanders fades to the background. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Democratic establishment has ...

Michael Sainato

Iran’s presidential election: the cynical moderate versus the representative of the deep state
By Ehsan Abdoh-Tabrizi. This article was first published on Open Democracy.

As the incumbent moderate president faces off the Islamic Republic's deep state, potential variations and the shadow of previous disputed elections looms menacingly. Iran S...

Ehsan Abdoh-Tabrizi


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THE REAL BALTIMORE

Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising
Eddie Conway says that if the riots of 1968 were a 10, the 2015 Baltimore Uprising was a 1.
DATE: 2017-04-28

 
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

 
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