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Bernie Sanders - Medicare for All National Town Hall
LIVE 8:30 PM EST: Bernie Sanders on Medicare for All
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 52:55

 
Will Trump Really Challenge World Economic Forum's Neoliberal Agenda?
President Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, days after introducing significant tariffs on Asian imports. However, these tariffs and Trump's overall economic agenda won't challenge the world's elite at Davos, says Prof. Leo Panitch
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 20:48

 
Trial Reveals Widespread Corruption in Baltimore Police Department
Testimony in the trial of two elite task force detectives shows an elaborate ring of robbery, drug dealing, lying, and overtime fraud
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 04:36

 
Turkish Attack on Kurds Opens New Front, and Alignments, in Syrian War
Just as the Syrian has been winding down in key areas, Turkey has opened a new front with an attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Afrin. Syrian-American writer Ehsani joins us to discuss the offensive and the shifting alliances in Syria's 7-year war
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 19:52

 
Inside the Trump Administration's War on UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees
A diplomatic insider describes attempts by Jared Kushner and Nikki Haley to destroy a UN agency that supports millions of Palestinians
DATE: 2018-01-23

 
Pence Speech Fuels Conflict Between Israel and Palestine
Pence's speech to the Knesset praised Israel's democracy while Palestinian members of parliament were forcibly removed for expressing their views, says TRNN correspondent Shir Hever
DATE: 2018-01-22 | LENGTH: 09:37

 
Congressman Ro Khanna challenges US interventionism and wars in Yemen, Syria, Libya
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In his year in Congress, Khanna has established himself as a forceful opponent of the interventionist consensus that supports war in the Middle East
DATE: 2018-01-23

 
Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore
In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore's necessary infrastructure investments
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 06:03

 
TRNN Replay: Will Honduras Get New Presidential Elections?
Amid ongoing protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, he will be sworn in this week for a second term in office. Luther Castillio returns home to fight the stolen election. Danny Glover and Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren are accompanying him. Luther Castillo, who is a former Vice Minister in the Department of Health, discusses next steps to oppose the government
DATE: 2017-12-21 | LENGTH: 27:22

 
   


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Community Members Sound Off On Troubled Baltimore School System
At a town-hall event, Baltimore City school board members respond to concerns about freezing classrooms and widespread mismanagement schools, baltimore, freezing classrooms, maryland, baltimore schools, larry hogan
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 05:08

 
Despite School Closings, Chicago Mayor Pushes For New $95 Million Police Academy
More than 50 Chicago community organizations have endorsed the #NoCopAcademy campaign as activists rally to stop the project and invest the funds back into the community
DATE: 2018-01-22

 
Apple: The Biggest Tax Cheaters in History Repatriate Profits Under Trump's Tax Bill
What Apple did was outright illegal according to the European Union, but instead of taking legal action against Apple for tax evasion, the Trump tax bill will reward them says white-collar criminologist Bill Black
DATE: 2018-01-22 | LENGTH: 13:28

 
Women March in Defiance of Trump
In Baltimore and around the world, the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington prompted calls for unity in resisting the policies of the Trump Administration
DATE: 2018-01-21 | LENGTH: 06:21

 
Cape Town Water Wars: A Literal Shitstorm
In Cape Town, one of the most unequal cities in the world, poor people are taking the buckets they use for chemical toilets and turning them into weapons, as the water shortage intensifies class conflicts
DATE: 2018-01-18 | LENGTH: 18:02

 
Massive Oil Spill in East China Sea Is the Size of Paris
In one of the worst oil shipping disasters in decades, a tanker carrying $60 million of Iranian oil collided with a Chinese cargo ship. We speak with marine biologist David Santillo about the possible effects on marine ecosystems
DATE: 2018-01-19 | LENGTH: 11:58

 
Rather Than Address Crime, Baltimore Officials Try to Relocate It
Baltimore officials will demolish 6 buildings and relocate more than 120 families living in Gilmor Homes, a public housing project that the mayor says is a hotbed for criminal activity. Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Gilmor residents about the city's plan, which he says fails to address the root causes of the problem
DATE: 2018-01-22 | LENGTH: 06:23

 
TRNN Replay: 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
DATE: 2017-08-10 | LENGTH: 18:33

 
Real Media: Former British Diplomat Turned Anarchist
Carne Ross resigned from the UK foreign office over the Iraq war, and has since been on a journey that has led him to believe in anarchism. Here he talks about his journey, the trigger, and the problems with top down society
DATE: 2018-01-22 | LENGTH: 09:57

 
Laura Flanders Show: Star Power for People Power
2018 brought us #TimesUp, but the history of collaboration between grassroots activists and Hollywood celebrities was already very long. Laura talks to Eve Ensler, who will be returning to Broadway with a new play about why our bodies must be connected to our politics. Then, an interview with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, of the hit show 'Grace and Frankie,' alongside Saru Jarayaman, president of Restaurant Opportunities Center United
DATE: 2018-01-22 | LENGTH: 26:03

 
Consumer Protection Moves to Throw the Weakest Under the Bus
In one of his first moves as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, Mick Mulvaney scrapped a rule regulating payday lenders. "This has everything to do with facilitating fraud and predation," says white-collar criminologist Bill Black
DATE: 2018-01-21 | LENGTH: 08:07

 
Baltimore Spends Billions on Corporate Subsidies but Can't Heat Its Schools
Author and political scientist Lester Spence says the discussion around Baltimore's flagging school system ignores the fundamental priorities of a city that favors corporations over its children
DATE: 2018-01-21 | LENGTH: 21:56

 
Can a New Baltimore Police Commissioner Fix a Corrupt Department?
The firing of Chief Kevin Davis and the appointment of Darryl DeSousa to replace him raises questions about the ability of an agency under a federal consent decree to right itself
DATE: 2018-01-21 | LENGTH: 04:44

 
Trump Keeps US in Syria and Sets Off New War
Just days after the announcement of a U.S.-backed Kurdish "border force" and an indefinite U.S. military presence in Syria, Turkey is shelling Kurdish areas and threatening a ground assault. We speak to Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton about what the Trump administration's renewed commitment to both regime change and confronting Iran means for Syria.
DATE: 2018-01-19 | LENGTH: 28:49

 
Korean Olympic Unity Gives US War Plans a 'Bloody Nose'
North and South Korea will march together at the upcoming Winter Olympics, raising hopes of de-escalation. This, amid talk of a new U.S. strategy dubbed "Bloody Nose" and a U.S.-led summit promoting other aggressive steps. Christine Ahn, who organized a counter-summit of women peace activists, explains
DATE: 2018-01-20 | LENGTH: 12:18

 
Set Up By FBI Informant, NODAPL Activist Pleads Guilty
After the federal government stonewalled defense attorneys in releasing evidence, Red Fawn Fallis came to a plea agreement with prosecutors
DATE: 2018-01-20

 
  

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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."
 
The Bizarre Billionaire that Backed Bannon and Made Trump President
TRNN Documentary: 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
 
   

Trial Reveals Widespread Corruption in Baltimore Police Department
Testimony in the trial of two elite task force detectives shows an elaborate ring of robbery, drug dealing, lying, and overtime fraud
DATE: 2018-01-23

 
Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore
In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore's necessary infrastructure investments
DATE: 2018-01-23

 
Community Members Sound Off On Troubled Baltimore School System
At a town-hall event, Baltimore City school board members respond to concerns about freezing classrooms and widespread mismanagement schools, baltimore, freezing classrooms, maryland, baltimore schools, larry hogan
DATE: 2018-01-23

 
Women March in Defiance of Trump
In Baltimore and around the world, the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington prompted calls for unity in resisting the policies of the Trump Administration
DATE: 2018-01-21

 
Rather Than Address Crime, Baltimore Officials Try to Relocate It
Baltimore officials will demolish 6 buildings and relocate more than 120 families living in Gilmor Homes, a public housing project that the mayor says is a hotbed for criminal activity. Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Gilmor residents about the city's plan, which he says fails to address the root causes of the problem
DATE: 2018-01-22

 
Baltimore Spends Billions on Corporate Subsidies but Can't Heat Its Schools
Author and political scientist Lester Spence says the discussion around Baltimore's flagging school system ignores the fundamental priorities of a city that favors corporations over its children
DATE: 2018-01-21

 
   


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Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions focus economic thinkingShare Iranian Revolutionary Gu
By James M. Dorsey Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President Hasan Rouhani’s repeated calls for reduced military and Revolutionary Guards involvement in the economy. Mr. Khamenei signalled his support by ordering the military and the Guards to start divesting from commercial holdings and businesses not related to their core tasks except for construction projects considered essential by the government. The order serves not only to address protesters’ grievances that were sparked in part by losses suffered by millions of Iranians a result of the collapse of fraudulent financial ...

James M. Dorsey

Locked-Up for Reading: Young Leftists in China Speak Out
By Chuang, Zhang Yunfan and Sun Tingting / Socialist Project. Voices from the November 15th Incident On November 15, 2017, police stormed into a student reading group at the Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) and seized six participants, including four current students at the university and two recent graduates from other schools. The former were released the next day, but the latter two were placed under detention as suspects for the crime of “gathering crowds to disrupt social order” – a charge we have seen increasingly leveled against multiple feminists, labour activists, striking workers and bloggers ...

Chuang, Zhang Yunfan and Sun Tingting

Whither Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘moderate’ Islam?
By James M. Dorsey Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises questions about the scope of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s commitment to what he has termed ‘moderate’ Islam. So does Saudi missionary activity in Yemen. The missionary activities suggest that Saudi Arabia continues to see ultra-conservatism as the primary ideological antidote to Iranian revolutionary zeal. Saudi Arabia has invested an estimated $100 billion over the last four decades in globally promoting ultra-conservatism in a bid to counter the Islamic republic. The campaign has contributed to greater ...

James M. Dorsey

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's - And It's All About Privatization
By Lydia O'Neal and David Sirota / Newsweek.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels with Gov. Elect Mike Pence at the Statehouse before Pence's inauguration in Indianapolis, on January 14, 2013. AJ Mast/AP President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure may be unprecedented in size and ambition, but it mimics a controversial scheme championed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was the governor of Indiana. That’s why Pence is the public face of the Trump initiative, and executives from financial firms that helped privatize Indiana’s toll road are ...

Lydia O'Neal and David Sirota

Environmental Activist Sued for Libel Over Facebook Comment About Oil and Gas Company
By Simon Davis-Cohen / DeSmog. On November 17, 2016, a Colorado environmental activist named Pete Kolbenschlag used Facebook to leave a comment on a local newspaper article, the kind of thing more than a billion people do every day. However, most people don’t get sued for libel over their Facebook comments. (Although some do.) The Post Independent story that Kolbenschlag commented on was about oil and gas extraction on federal lands near his home, in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley. It announced that the Obama administration’s Bureau of Land Management was canceling all oil and gas leases on the iconic Thompson ...

Simon Davis-Cohen

P3 Corporate Collapse Highlights Risks of Privatization
By Canadian Union of Public Employees / Socialist Project. The collapse of Carillion, a global privatization corporation, illustrates the risky nature of public-private partnerships (P3s) and contracting out. Carillion is involved in 10 P3s across Canada, primarily in hospitals in Ontario, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Two hospitals are still in development. It is unclear how Carillion’s equity stakes and facilities management contracts in many Canadian P3s, as well as the contracted-out services they provide, will be dealt with as part of the company’s asset liquidation. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) believes ...

Canadian Union of Public Employees

Gulf crisis turns Qatar into the ‘region’s Israel’
By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Qatar airbrushed from map in UAE / Credit: Simon Henderson Prominent US constitutional lawyer and scholar Alan M. Dershowitz raised eyebrows when he described Qatar as “the Israel of the Gulf states.” Known for his hard-line pro-Israel views, Mr. Dershowitz drew his conclusion following an all-expenses paid trip to the Gulf state. Mr. Dershowitz argued that Qatar like Israel was “surrounded by enemies, subject to boycotts and unrealistic demands, and struggling for its survival.” He noted that while he was in Qatar an Israeli tennis player had been granted entry to compete in an international tournament in ...

James M. Dorsey

Remember, Democrats are Awful Too
By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Photo by Don Relyea | CC BY 2.0 Like it or not, in the 2018 midterms, the only way to defeat Republicans – and defy Donald Trump (or Mike Pence) — will be to vote for Democrats. I don’t like it, and I don’t think anybody else should either.  The Democratic Party is part of the problem.  It would have to change beyond recognition to become even a small part of the solution. But, at least in the short run, voting for a Democrat is the only way to ward off a pernicious, ...

Andrew Levine


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