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DATE: 2017-12-10 | LENGTH: 00:51

 
Undoing the New Deal: Truman Embraces the Cold War (pt4)
Historian Peter Kuznick says that while Truman supported the New Deal, he paved the way for its undoing by fueling the anti-communist, anti-socialist fervor which played into the hands of the right; with host Paul Jay
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 24:19

 
Putin's Syria 'Victory' Won't End the Proxy War
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared victory in Syria and says he's withdrawing troops, but the proxy fight there remains and could ramp up in neighboring Lebanon, says Syria expert and scholar Joshua Landis
DATE: 2017-12-14

 
Nina Turner on Alabama Vote & Democratic Party Unity Reform Comission
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the significance of Doug Jones' victory in Alabama and what this means for future of Democratic Party
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 27:51

 
Virtually No Economist Believes the GOP Tax Bill Will Generate Much Growth
The $1.5 trillion growth dividends that Republicans project on their tax bill remained the same at 20% and at 21% , this shows that they are picking the figure out of the air, and it is "pretty far-fetched," says economist Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 06:57

 
Baltimore Beat & TRNN: Why Baltimore? (2/4)
Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray interviews Real News senior editor Paul Jay about why The Real News chose Baltimore for its headquarters
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 09:40

 
Partisan Clash over Trump-Russia Probe Gets Messier
The partisan clash over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of the Trump campaign and Russia was on full display at a Congressional appearance by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Marcy Wheeler and Aaron Mate discuss.
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 19:22

 
Honduras' Flawed Vote Recount: A Cover-Up for Fraud?
The center-left opposition says Honduras' recount of the presidential election was just as flawed as the initial count, as protests against the government continue. Heather Gies reports from Honduras
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 07:16

 
Jones Wins, Bannon Loses in Alabama Special Election
Despite Far-Right former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's efforts to resurrect Roy Moore, Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a major upset in the Alabama U.S. Senate race
DATE: 2017-12-13

 
   


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Racism and Trumpism in Alabama
As Alabama votes ​in the special Senate election, historian Gerald Horne and TRNN senior editor Paul Jay discuss why an alleged sexual predator and slavery apologist is even in the running.
DATE: 2017-12-12 | LENGTH: 31:00

 
Cities vs. Climate Change: Can Infrastructures Handle Extreme Weather?
Many cities are not resilient to disasters, and with human-caused climate change creating more extreme weather, those infrastructures will be threatened even more, says Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 09:42

 
Baltimore Beat & TRNN: Who's Your Audience? (1/4)
Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray interviews Real News senior editor Paul Jay to discuss Baltimore's new alternative paper and its relationship with The Real News Network
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 08:52

 
Can Pennsylvania Draw the Line on Partisan Gerrymandering?
Two trials in Pennsylvania--one state, one federal--are challenging how state Republicans have drawn up the electoral map, and the outcomes have major national implications
DATE: 2017-12-12 | LENGTH: 08:42

 
Voter Suppression and Outright Fraud Continue to Plague Alabama
Despite voter suppression, the turnout will be high in order to defeat Roy Moore, explains Cliff Albright, of Black Voters Matter
DATE: 2017-12-12 | LENGTH: 14:37

 
Forced Privatization of The Greek Port of Piraeus, One Year Later
Dimitri Lascaris in Greece, speaks with Giogros Gogos, general Secretary of the Dockworkers Union at the Port of Piraeus. The Troika forced the privatization of 67% of Port of Piraeus, this means that the most secure and lucrative asset in Greece, that could have generated money to pay the debt, is now the hands of Chinese shipping company Cosco
DATE: 2017-12-12 | LENGTH: 28:30

 
Venezuela's Opposition Sidelines Itself in Municipal Elections
The opposition's decision to boycott the Dec. 10 municipal elections guaranteed that governing party candidates would sweep the vote. Lucas Koerner, of Venezuelanalysis.com, explains that the boycott had nothing to do with the electoral system, but rather with the dysfunctional dynamics within the opposition
DATE: 2017-12-11 | LENGTH: 11:51

 
Media or Cult? CNN Buries a Massive Russiagate Gaffe
Instead of explaining how it reported a false story on Russiagate, CNN brought on neocon David Frum to defend it. Max Blumenthal says that's a "window into a cult created around Russiagate."
DATE: 2017-12-12 | LENGTH: 18:56

 
Undoing the New Deal: Roosevelt Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism (pt3)
Historian Peter Kuznick says the New Deal created necessary programs and regulations that mitigated the effects of the Great Depression, but he wouldn't nationalize the banks or challenge private ownership
DATE: 2017-12-10 | LENGTH: 23:58

 
Nina Turner On Transforming the Democratic Party From the Inside
Our Revolution President Nina Turner discusses her work on the DNC Unity Reform Commission
DATE: 2017-12-11

 
DNC's Unity Commission Further Dividing the Party
"You look at the big picture and you see that there's a lot of money that keeps flowing to Clinton-aligned political consultants from the Democratic party, and the majority on this commission clearly does not want to shake up that game, much less end it," says Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org
DATE: 2017-12-08 | LENGTH: 18:03

 
Pressure Mounts On Doug Jones To Pull Off Upset in Alabama Senate Race
Democrats see hope in Alabama's Senate race, which has become a high-pressure referendum on Moore's alleged sexual misconduct
DATE: 2017-12-11

 
Grave Concerns: Will Detective Suiter's Death Bring Commissioner Davis Down?
Baltimore's Police Department faces a crisis in the wake of the murder of one detective, the indictment of eight other officers, and the lockdown of a community
DATE: 2017-12-11

 
The Death of Detective Sean Suiter: How Deep Does the Corruption Go?
Journalists Jayne Miller and Luke Broadwater discuss the burgeoning scandal inside the Baltimore police department over the mysterious death of homicide detective Sean Suiter, who was found dead in an alley shot, with his own gun
DATE: 2017-12-11 | LENGTH: 34:05

 
America's Most Reactionary President Visits Its Most Radical City
Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba talks about Trump's visit to Jackson's Civil Rights Museum
DATE: 2017-12-11

 
The Only Peace Process is Palestinian Freedom
The ongoing Palestinian protests over Jerusalem come on the 30th anniversary of the First Intifada and amid declarations that the "peace process" that followed it is dead. We speak to human rights attorney Noura Erakat.
DATE: 2017-12-10 | LENGTH: 11:50

 
  

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Arctic Report Card: Lowest Sea Ice on Record, 2nd Warmest Year
By Sabrina Shankman / Inside Climate News. Climate scientists say the magnitude and rate of sea ice loss this century is unprecedented in 1,500 years and issue a warning on the impacts of a changing cli...

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US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?
By James M. Dorsey / YourNewsWire.com   Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the strength of the informal ...

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Québec Solidaire Clarifies Its Support for Independence
By Richard Fidler / Socialist Project. There were two main tasks on the agenda at the congress of the left party Québec solidaire (QS), meeting in Longueuil December 1-3. One was the adoption of the party's platform for the ...

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WTO Summit to Ignore Price Crisis, Agricultural Dumping
Timothy A. Wise. / Common Dreams. Around the world, chronically low crop prices are keeping farmers from making a living despite record harvests. Crops are in across the U.S. farm belt, with record harvests filling farmers’ silos with grain ...

Timothy A. Wise

Battle for Democratic Party: After the Unity Reform Commission
By Norman Solomon With the Democratic Party’s “Unity Reform Commission” now history, major political forces are entering a new stage of contention over the future of the party. Seven months after the commission’s first meeting -- and nine months after ...

Norman Solomon

North Korea is Not a Threat to the US
By David William Pear, December 11, 2017 Like Pavlov's dog, the mainstream media slobbers platitudes every time North Korea launches another test missile. Listening to the blather one would think that once Kim Jong-un has a missile capable of reaching ...

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The Dangers of the E-Commerce Agenda in Trade Negotiations: Statement by the Just Net Coalition
7 December 2017 The Just Net Coalition 1 (JNC) was formed at a civil society meeting in New Delhi in February 2014. It comprises several dozen organisations and individuals from different regions globally concerned with internet governance, human rights and ...

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The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What
By Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept.
Over What Happened Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with ...

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Election 2018: a Battle Over #Fightfor15
By Quinton Ascah / Socialist Project. The 2018 Ontario provincial election will be fought over many issues. Liberal Kathleen Wynne’s unpopularity as Premier, Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown’s flip-flopping on major issues, the election of Donald ...

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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

 
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