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US Refuses to Accept Iran as a Regional Power - RAI with Trita Parsi (1/3)
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
DATE: 2017-08-21 | LENGTH: 23:10

 
Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​
After 16 years and over a trillion dollars' worth ​of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals--except the goal of​ enriching the ​flourishing military-industrial complex
DATE: 2017-08-21 | LENGTH: 21:06

 
Tens of Thousands Oppose Hatred and Racist Policies Nationwide
Glen Ford says Confederate statues and racist government policies need to be removed
DATE: 2017-08-21 | LENGTH: 12:59

 
Bolivia's Evo Morales Re-Launches Controversial Forest Reserve Road
NACLA's Emily Achtenberg explains the background of President Morales's decision to re-launch the TIPNIS road and how the move is being received among different sectors of Bolivia's population.
DATE: 2017-08-22 | LENGTH: 18:09

 
How the US Helped Set 'Ukraine on Fire'
The documentary "Ukraine on Fire" from producer Oliver Stone tells the hidden story of how the ongoing conflict began, including the pivotal US role
DATE: 2017-08-22 | LENGTH: 18:56

 
Taxpayers Pay Cost for Coal Companies to Pollute
Dalal Aboulhosn, the Sierra Club's Deputy Legislative Director for Land and Water, says EPA Director Scott Pruitt is ignoring true costs and benefits in his support for coal companies' "bottom line"
DATE: 2017-08-22 | LENGTH: 13:08

 
The Social Cleansing of London
Rapper and artist Potent Whisper discusses how London is being deliberately turned into a 'playground for the rich' by dispossessing londoners from their communities and their roots via a process known as 'regeneration'
DATE: 2017-08-22 | LENGTH: 07:01

 
Will Rick Perry Use Grid Study to Push Coal?
Sierra Club Senior Attorney Casey Roberts discusses a lawsuit to reveal the special interests behind DOE grid study currently being revised in favor of fossil fuel
DATE: 2017-08-21 | LENGTH: 09:18

 
Why Urban Policing Cannot be Reformed
The Real News talks to reform advocates, defense attorneys, and former cops who say policing cannot be reformed without fully understanding its underlying imperative
DATE: 2017-08-21 | LENGTH: 10:23

 
   


LATEST STORIES

Paul Ryan Challenger 'Iron Stache' Dodges Debate With Primary Opponent
Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce has been elevated by establishment organizations and mainstream media pundits as Paul Ryan's congressional challenger, ignoring the existence of a Democratic Primary he still has to win.
DATE: 2017-08-21

 
TRNN Replay: George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon (A Video Mixtape)
Bashi Rose and Jared Ball, the imixwhatilike crew, have created this video mixtape commemoration to the life and politics of George Jackson
DATE: 2016-04-03 | LENGTH: 02:50

 
TRNN Replay: What Father's Day Means to Black America
In this special Father's Day edition of iMWiL! we spoke with Black fathers; historians, artists and activists along with Ayanna and Dick Gregory about what it means to be a black father in the United States
DATE: 2015-06-20 | LENGTH: 28:43

 
Chicago and the Fight for the Democratic Party - RAI with Laraviere (4/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Troy LaRaviere says that the "parasitical wealthy" should be fought for control of the Democratic Party
DATE: 2017-08-21 | LENGTH: 24:19

 
TRNN Documentary: The Real Story of How Bannon and Trump Got to the White House
Steve Bannon was fired from the White House on Friday, August 18th, 2017, but most of the media is missing the story of Robert Mercer, the billionaire that brought Bannon to the White House, who has now reappointed him as chairman of Breitbart News
DATE: 2017-08-18

 
Max Blumenthal and Paul Jay on Firing of Steve Bannon
Max Blumenthal and Paul Jay talk about the forces that backed Bannon and what his firing from the White House means for far right politics in the US
DATE: 2017-08-18 | LENGTH: 22:35

 
Bannon Fired from White House
Paul Jay speaks with Political Economy Research Institute's Gerald Epstein on Steve Bannon's exit and what's next for "economic nationalism"
DATE: 2017-08-18 | LENGTH: 25:55

 
Will The New NAFTA Benefit Ordinary Citizens or Corporations?
Angelo DiCaro of Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, Melinda St. Louis, of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, and Prof. John Ackerman of the National Autonomous University of Mexico analyze the negotiations that began this week.
DATE: 2017-08-19 | LENGTH: 33:39

 
Is Scott Pruitt's EPA Violating Federal Ethics Laws?
Nick Surgey, Senior Fellow with the Center for Media and Democracy discusses California's lawsuit against the EPA under the Freedom of Information Act and Scott Pruitt's conflict of interest in his ties to the corporate elite's climate denial group, ALEC
DATE: 2017-08-20 | LENGTH: 15:44

 
NOAA Defies Trump Administration's Climate Science Denial
Leading climate change expert, Dr. Joe Romm, discusses U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's State of the Climate report which confirms new records on global warming, greenhouse gas, and sea level rise
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 09:33

 
What South Koreans Can Teach US About Resisting Trump
As thousands of South Koreans protest the U.S. THAAD missile system in their country, journalist Tim Shorrock says the grassroots movement that drove out a corrupt president in 2016 offers lessons to Americans resisting Donald Trump
DATE: 2017-08-19 | LENGTH: 04:45

 
Corporate Lobbyists and Neo-Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence
Increasing calls to Impeach Trump don't take into account the same toxic policies that would have to be dealt with under President Mike Pence
DATE: 2017-08-19

 
US Government Wants Online Data of Anti-Trump Protesters
In an unprecedented act, the Justice Department is seeking the personal internet information of 1.3 million visitors to www.disruptj20.org, an anti-Trump website that organized Inauguration Day protests
DATE: 2017-08-17 | LENGTH: 11:34

 
US Begins Korea War Games, Not Peace Talks
As top Trump officials give conflicting statements on North Korea and the US begins war games on the peninsula, veteran journalist Tim Shorrock says the confusion and bellicosity helps bury the peaceful solutions that have long been on the table
DATE: 2017-08-18 | LENGTH: 17:10

 
  

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The Human Carnage From Billionaires Trying to Carve Up the Planet to Build Their Empires Is Astound
By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet.
From Yemen to Haiti and everywhere in between, the poorest citizens are punished for unknown crimes.
Humanitarian food for poor children in refugee camp
Photo Credit: Zurijeta/Shutterstock Raoul Peck, the Haitian filmmaker, opens his new ...

Vijay Prashad

How New York Subways Got Broke, On Purpose
By Vincent DeCesare / Socialist Project. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for a tax on the rich to fund desperately needed improvements to the crumbling subway system run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). De Bl...

Vincent DeCesare

What will become of Bangladesh’s climate migrants?
By Megan Darby in Khulna / Climate Change News. When Cyclone Aila hit the coast of Bangladesh in May 2009, water swelled over embankments along the Kholpetua river. The home Sirajul Islam (pictured) shared with his ...

Megan Darby

Steve Bannon, Unrepentant
By Robert Kuttner / The American Prospect. Trump’s embattled strategist phones me, unbidden, to opine on China, Korea, and his enemies in the administration. (Rex Features via AP Images) Steve Bannon on the phone, December 9, 2016 You might think from recent press accounts th...

Robert Kuttner

Strangling Puerto Rico in Order to Save It
By Mark Weisbrot / Center for Economic and Policy Research. A Congressional board’s remedy for Puerto Rico’s financial ills will only deepen the island’s impoverishment for decades. The United States invaded Puerto Rico in 1898 and took it from Spain. ...

Mark Weisbrot

David Suzuki: Wildfires Are a Climate Change Wake-Up Call
By David Suzuki / Ecowatch.
Wildfires are sweeping BC. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting them has cost more than $230 million—and the season i...

David Suzuki


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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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