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Is Trump's 'Warning' to Syria a Prelude to Another Strike?
Award-winning author and journalist Max Blumenthal says that with its recent military escalation in Syria and its backing of Saudi Arabia, the Trump administration might be de-prioritizing the fight against ISIS in order to confront Iran
DATE: 2017-06-28 | LENGTH: 17:44

 
GOP Wants Medicaid for the Needy to Fund Tax Cut for the Rich
Sara Rosenbaum, Professor of Health Law and Policy at George Washington University, explains that the GOP Health Care bill would completely restructure Medicaid for everyone, not just those who currently benefit from Obamacare
DATE: 2017-06-28 | LENGTH: 10:16

 
Trump's Only Iran Policy is Confrontation
If the White House has an Iran policy, "the only one visible is confrontation," says Adam Weinstein of the National Iranian American Council
DATE: 2017-06-28 | LENGTH: 19:46

 
Paul Jay On Our Need For Monthly Donors
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DATE: 2017-06-26 | LENGTH: 01:39

 
Jayati Ghosh On Imperialism in the 21st Century (Pt. 2/3)
Large capital, when on its knees, makes concessions to labor. But now, with disproportionate bargaining power under new global forms of capitalist organization, is pushing down the share of wages in national income, says renowned economist Jayati Ghosh
DATE: 2017-06-28 | LENGTH: 13:32

 
State Violence is Directly Linked to the Creation of Extremist Groups (Pt. 2/3)
Ultimately, we do not know if the Toronto 18 would have turned to domestic terrorism if the state had not becomes involved, says Jeremy Kowalski, author of "Domestic Extremism and the Case of the Toronto 18"
DATE: 2017-06-28 | LENGTH: 12:19

 
Hersh: Trump Ignored Intel Before Bombing Syria
In an exclusive interview, veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh discusses his new report that President Trump bombed a Syrian military airfield in April despite warnings that U.S. intelligence had found no evidence that the Assad regime used a chemical weapon
DATE: 2017-06-27 | LENGTH: 20:39

 
Only Community Control Will Stop Police from Killing with Impunity
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford discusses the recent failed prosecutions of the officers who killed Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith and Philando Castile
DATE: 2017-06-27 | LENGTH: 11:25

 
Mainstream Trump Resistance Tries to Rehab Bill Clinton's Image
After George W. Bush received a boost in favorability ratings for speaking out in line with the Trump Resistance, Bill Clinton makes appearances in an effort to reboot his presidential legacy after Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign
DATE: 2017-06-27

 
   

An urgent letter from Emma Thompson & Danny Glover
We believe this proposal from The Real News Network to create a Global Climate Change Bureau deserves your attention. It is a critical link in the effort to fight for effective action to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and transition to an equitable, sustainable green economy.
 
Premiere of the Nina Turner Show with Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders and Nina Turner discuss the building of a movement to fight the oligarchy and the achievements of the People's Summit
 
Wall St. Democrats vs. Working Class Democrats
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the fight within the Democratic Party and the need for the Sanders movement to more seriously take up the question of war and U.S. foreign policy
 
   


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Outraged Riders Say Republican Governor's Bus System Has Left Them Stranded
Emotions boiled over at the Baltimore War Memorial as bus riders blasted a new system that promised to improve transit times
DATE: 2017-06-27 | LENGTH: 06:07

 
Jayati Ghosh On Imperialism in the 21st Century Pt.1/3
Imperialism, explains renowned economist - whether explicit or implicit - is about the struggle to control economic territory such as markets, workers & labor, natural resources and new kinds of markets that are developed
DATE: 2017-06-27 | LENGTH: 15:33

 
RussiaGate Overshadows How Foreign Powers Buy Influence
While U.S. media focuses on alleged Russian election meddling, reporter and author Jonathan Marshall says influence-peddling from other foreign governments has been ignored
DATE: 2017-06-27 | LENGTH: 17:18

 
Estimates of Sea Level Rise by 2100 Have Tripled in the Past Few Years
Environmental activist Peter Sinclair examines the growing threat of sea level rise
DATE: 2017-06-26 | LENGTH: 17:10

 
State Violence Linked to Domestic Extremism (Pt. 1/3)
Jeremy Kowalski, author of "Domestic Extremism and the Case of the Toronto 18," explains how his investigation of the "Toronto 18" uncovered a link between state violence and the development of domestic extremist groups
DATE: 2017-06-26 | LENGTH: 23:31

 
TRNN Replay: Yemen Rebels Take Presidential Palace, What's At Stake for Saudi Arabia? (1/3)
Madawi Al-Rasheed says the Saudis want to prove their military prowess as defenders of Sunni Muslims and to install a pro-Saudi government in Yemen
DATE: 2015-04-2 | LENGTH: 13:15

 
The Real Baltimore: Can Expanding 'Safe Streets' Halt Baltimore's Violence?
Advocates say programs that use the 'cure violence' approach like Safe Streets are effective, and say more resources could be the solution to Baltimore's rising homicide rate
DATE: 2017-06-26 | LENGTH: 29:35

 
The Real Baltimore: Communities, Not Police Hold the Key to Halting Violence
Only stable communities empowered with the necessary resources can stop Baltimore's out of control violence, say Retired Deputy Police Commissioner Tony Barksdale, law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Rose Street Community Center's Clayton Guyton, and clinical psychologist Kevin McCamant
DATE: 2017-06-26 | LENGTH: 32:05

 
Barclays Executives Charged with Paying $400 Million in Kickbacks to Qatar
The charges filed by Britain's Serious Fraud Office against Barclays Bank executives are unprecedented explains Ian Fraser, author of "Shredded: Inside RBS The Bank That Broke Britain"
DATE: 2017-06-25 | LENGTH: 17:47

 
Egypt's Alliance with Saudi Arabia Shows Signs of Stress
President Sisi of Egypt's transfer of two Islands to Saudi Arabia is unprecedented and rejected by much of its population. However, it is part of a new larger reversal in the Arab World's effort to normalize relations with Israel explains Professor Seif Da'na
DATE: 2017-06-25 | LENGTH: 18:04

 
64 Years Later, CIA Details Long-Hidden Role in Iran Coup
The quiet release of long-awaited and long-hidden CIA documents offers key details on how the U.S. and Britain overthrew Iran's democratic government in 1953, says the National Security Archives' Malcolm Byrne
DATE: 2017-06-25 | LENGTH: 23:25

 
Big Pharma Puts the Squeeze on Cities Battling Opiate Crisis
Exponential price increases for the life saving drug Narcan have pushed Baltimore to the brink of running out as overdose deaths soar by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-06-25 | LENGTH: 11:28

 
Community Organizes to Reclaim West Baltimore Resident's Home
Beatrice Johnson of Sandtown Winchester struggles to reclaim her house of 17 years after it was sold for a $2,100 unpaid water bill
DATE: 2017-06-25 | LENGTH: 06:39

 
Historic Rivalry for Regional Dominance at the Root of Saudi-Qatar Crisis
The battle for regional power between Saudi Arabia and Qatar dates back to the very creation of the State of Qatar; back then, just as it is now, it was about regional dominance, explains Professor Seif Da'na
DATE: 2017-06-23 | LENGTH: 21:59

 
  

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Populism in the 21st Century: Class Struggle Returns to Haunt Capitalist Democracies
By J. F. Conway / Socialist Project Populism: “any political movement which seeks
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Wall Street: It’s “Icky and Un-American” to ‘Short’ Frauds
William K. Black, June 27, 2017     Bloomington, MN The president of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) launched a coordinated attack on “shorts” that mirrored his rival’s (Nasdaq) attack.  The NYSE assault, however, used bizarre rhetoric. “It feels kind of icky ...

William Black

The Neoliberal Writing on the Wall:
Ontario’s Basic Income Experiment By John Clarke / Socialist Project. Since 2010, the UK has endured a political regime that can be considered a cutting edge of the austerity agenda. Through the film, I, Daniel Blake, people around th...

John Clarke

Qatar diplomatic crisis: what are Trump's financial links to the region?
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner. This article was first published on The Guardian. US president has long history of lucrative investment deals with Saudi Arabia but few ties to small Gulf nation Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has come to ...

Stephanie Kirchgaessner

The Single Party French State … as the Majority of Voters Abstain
By Diana Johnstone. This article was first published on Counterpunch.
Photo by OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS | CC BY 2.0 French legislative elections follow hard on the heels of the Presidential election.  The momentum virtually ensures a presidential majority.  ...

Diana Johnstone

50 Years Later, Rekindle the ‘Spirit of Glassboro’
50 years after the Glassboro Summit, we should question the wisdom of leaders who seem averse to any kind of détente between the United States and Russia. By Norman Solomon. This article was first published on The Nation. Soviet ...

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DATE: 2017-04-27

 
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