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Col. Wilkerson: Trump's Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security
Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that a massive increase in military spending is a disastrous policy, intended to serve the commercial interest of the military industrial complex, and the cuts to pay for it, are coming from all the wrong places
DATE: 2017-02-28 | LENGTH: 10:32

 
Nina Turner: DNC Chooses Not to Be the Party of Everyday People
Former Ohio State Senator Turner tells Paul Jay that in defeating Keith Ellison as DNC Chair, the leadership has chosen to maintain the dominance of big donors and reject the progressive wing of the party
DATE: 2017-02-28 | LENGTH: 13:24

 
Trump Set to Attack Rules that Ensure Safe Tap Water
The $25 billion to spent on the U.S.-Mexico border wall could be used to modernize U.S.'s entire water infrastructure, says Food and Water Watch executive director Wenona Hauter
DATE: 2017-02-28 | LENGTH: 14:48

 
Armed Conflict, Global Warming Intensify Mass Famines
Nnimmo Bassey explains why many of the world's poor are forced to migrate due to policies that allow western industries to continue polluting
DATE: 2017-02-28 | LENGTH: 10:15

 
'J is for Junk Economics': Michael Hudson on TRNN (1/5)
Michael Hudson, author of the newly released 'J is for Junk Economics,' says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works
DATE: 2016-07-27 | LENGTH: 09:09

 
The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Bannon and Trump's Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump's campaign from demise
DATE: 2017-01-12 | LENGTH: 24:59

 
Mountains of Uninvested Corporate Cash, Not Mexico, Most Responsible for Job Loss
Heiner Flassbeck tells Paul Jay that unspent and uninvested wealth held by the elites is a bigger drag on employment than free trade with Mexico
DATE: 2016-07-27 | LENGTH: 15:13

 
Erik Prince is Back: Former CEO of Blackwater Offering Services to the Trump Administration
Oakland Institute founder Anuradha Mittal says Prince may exercise considerable influence over Trump's policy towards ISIS and push for the use of private contractors in national defense
DATE: 2017-02-27 | LENGTH: 10:33

 
Should Justice Have a Price Tag?
In this episode of The Real Baltimore, advocates for bail reform square off with a bail bondsman over the future of a system that keeps poor defendants locked up while awaiting trial
DATE: 2017-02-27 | LENGTH: 40:10

 
   

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.
 
Donald Trump: The Raw and Naked Face of a System That Showers Speculators with Obscene Riches
Paul Jay says the enablers of Trumpism are the leaders of both major parties and the corporate media
 
"The Democratic Party Can't Just Whisper Sweet Nothings Anymore" - Nina Turner on RAI (1/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
 
   


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UK 'Deradicalization' Program Shrouded in Secrecy
Islamic Human Rights Commission co-founder Arzu Merali says her organization will no longer participate in consultations about anti-terror laws because the government treated them as a mere rubber-stamping exercise
DATE: 2016-07-27 | LENGTH: 12:00

 
German University Suspends Course After Instructor Criticized Israel
Eleonora Roldan Mendivil, who was set to teach an introductory course on political theory, says she was unable to defend herself against accusations of anti-Semitism
DATE: 2017-02-26 | LENGTH: 07:03

 
Bannon-Trump Promise to Unleash Unfettered Capitalism
Bhaskar Sunkara, Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump and Bannon's fight for the 'deconstruction of the administrative state' and deregulation of fossil fuels and most corporate activity
DATE: 2017-02-25 | LENGTH: 17:49

 
Will Social Democracy Prevail in Mexico's 2018 Election?
Andres Manuel Lopez Abradore and the Morena party could revive left-wing politics in Latin America, says National Autonomous University of Mexico's John Ackerman
DATE: 2017-02-26 | LENGTH: 11:37

 
Trump at CPAC: Tax Cuts, Massive Military Build-up
Phyllis Bennis, Bhaskar Sunkara and Paul Jay discuss Trump's CPAC speech and promise to "make the GOP also the party of the American worker" along with '"one of the great military build-ups in American history" and Steve Brannon's promise to defend America's 'cultural identity'
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 15:54

 
James Early: We Need to Take on the Electoral College
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore City hosts a Black History Month presentation with public intellectual James Early and Communist Party USA leader Estevan Bassett-Nembhard
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 06:37

 
At GOP Town Halls, Constituents Express Rage Over Plans to Nix Obamacare
Republicans faced angry crowds who questioned their elected officials about the future of the ACA
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 07:44

 
Be Thankful for a Dysfunctional, Chaotic White House
Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss the Trump-Bannon-Pence administration, a naked display of the 1% ruling without apologies and damn what comes tomorrow
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 13:07

 
Newly Released Emails Reveal Pruitt's Connections with Koch Brothers
Center for Media and Democracy's Lisa Graves says Trump's EPA administrator is continuing to stonewall on releasing thousands of emails
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 18:36

 
Mexican President Nieto Acquiesces to Trump's Border and Deportation Policies
Law professor John Ackerman explains why President Enrique Pena Nieto offers no pushback despite that Donald Trump's policies and Nieto himself are both deeply unpopular among Mexicans
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 13:40

 
As Baltimore Police Spending Spikes, Baltimore Students Protest to Fix School Budget Gap
Hundreds of students descended on Annapolis to demand the state fund a $130 million budget gap and question the city's priorities as police overtime spending skyrockets
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 08:46

 
New Democrats Seek to Block Rise of Progressives to DNC Leadership
Economist Bill Black explains why Democrats run the risk of alienating progressives - their most reliable voting base - if Tom Perez becomes the next DNC chair
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 13:01

 
Standing Rock Faces Media Blackout During Militarized Operation to Clear Camps
Independent journalist Jihan Hafiz says the remaining water protectors are not just resisting the pipelines but asserting their treaty rights
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 07:20

 
Would a Trade Deficit be Good for Workers
CEPR co-director Dean Baker says that Trump's haphazard proposals for tariffs are dangerous, but he's right about the relationship between the trade deficit and the value of the dollar
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 10:30

 
  

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Trump is right to criticize NAFTA—but he’s totally wrong about why it’s bad for America
By Jeff Faux. This article was first published on Quartz. Donald Trump’s promise to renegotiate or tear-up the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement was a major reason why he won the support of working class voters in ...

Jeff Faux

How ‘New Cold Warriors’ Cornered Trump
By Gareth Porter. This article was first published on Consortium News. Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s extraordinary campaign of leaks claiming improper ties between President Trump’s team and Russia seeks to ensure a lucrative New Cold ...

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Trump Can Prove He’s Not a Putin Puppet by Blowing Up the World
By Norman Solomon Four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that “nothing he has done since the inauguration allays fears that he is in effect a Putin puppet.” The liberal pundit concluded with a ...

Norman Solomon

Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?
By David Swanson Canada is becoming a major weapons dealer, a reliable accomplice in U.S. wars, and a true believer in “humanitarian” armed peacekeeping as a useful response to all the destruction fueled by the weapons dealing. William ...

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A MOOD IS NOT A MOVEMENT: FIVE IDEAS FOR THE ANTI-TRUMP FORCES
Richard Rubenstein Comrades and friends, I am not writing to advise you how to resist the Trump regime. There are as many action proposals in circulation as there are anti-Trump groups, with “resistance” the buzzword of the moment.  But ...

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Why Was Tom Perez Willing to be the New Democrats’ DNC Stalking Horse?
William K. Black. February 22, 2017     Bloomington, MN Hillary Clinton did not lose the presidential race because she is stupid.  The New Democrats have dominated the Democratic Party’s presidential candidates for decades.  This means that they are extremely good at ...

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On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
 

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On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay that he's come to understand that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands began in 1948 and he broke with the liberal zionist belief in the "secularization of the bible" and the mission of a Jewish state; he says BDS is an effective strategy that should be supported
 
   

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Should Justice Have a Price Tag?
In this episode of The Real Baltimore, advocates for bail reform square off with a bail bondsman over the future of a system that keeps poor defendants locked up while awaiting trial
DATE: 2017-02-27

 
As Baltimore Police Spending Spikes, Baltimore Students Protest to Fix School Budget Gap
Hundreds of students descended on Annapolis to demand the state fund a $130 million budget gap and question the city's priorities as police overtime spending skyrockets
DATE: 2017-02-24

 
The Blue State Where Progressive Reforms go to Die
Maryland is blocking police reforms despite damning DoJ report and pleas from activists - By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-02-23

 
In Sharp Contrast with Flynn, Trump Appoints Establishment Figure to NSC
Win Without War Coalition's Stephen Miles says H.R. McMaster's appointment is a real break with the recklessness of Michael Flynn, but the truth is that Trump is running a National Security Council politicized far beyond what it was under Bush
DATE: 2017-02-22

 
Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization
In TRNN's ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos - Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
Cultivating Social Justice Work in West Baltimore
On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death, Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports from West Baltimore where community organizers and political activists gathered to cultivate land for a community garden.
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
   

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