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TRNN Replay: Senate Okays the Destruction of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Senate, Congressional and Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more climate change disasters
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 17:11

 
Expelling ISIS from Raqqa Does Not End ISIS--or Syrian War
The U.S.-backed SDF has declared victory in Raqqa after a long battle that left the city in ruins. But the loss of Raqqa does not mean the end of ISIS, says Charles Glass
DATE: 2017-10-19 | LENGTH: 13:38

 
For Ordinary Greeks, Has Greece's Battered Economy Turned the Corner?
Greece's Syriza Government claims the economy is improving, but many Athenians do not agree
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 11:48

 
Debate Recap: Sanders Vs. Cruz on Trump's Tax Plan
Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders squared off over a Koch brothers-backed effort to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans
DATE: 2017-10-20

 
Puerto Rico Needs Water, But Trump Claims Success
Over 30% of Puerto Ricans still do not have access to clean water one month after Hurricane Maria, but today President Trump gave the federal response a perfect score
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 06:10

 
Trump's Would-Be Drug Czar Helped the Drug Profiteers
Rep. Tom Marino has withdrawn his nomination as President Trump's new drug czar after revelations he pushed through a measure that worsened the U.S. opioid epidemic. White-collar criminologist Bill Black says Marino and other lawmakers have been bought off by pharmaceutical companies he says have acted as "illicit, criminal, drug dealers"
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 12:39

 
1st Edition: Why Corruption Scandals Continue to Plague Policing
In this episode of The Afro 1st Edition with Sean Yoes, TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss the burgeoning scandal involving the indictment of 8 members of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force and what it says about efforts to reform to policing
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 21:26

 
DNC Chair Tom Perez Removes Top Trans Person from Democratic Party Leadership
After supporting Keith Ellison in the DNC Chair race, DNC Executive Committee member Barbra Siperstein was removed from her position at the DNC by Tom Perez
DATE: 2017-10-19

 
Sessions Faces Russia Questions, But Are Democrats Next?
In a Senate hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled yet again on Russia and other issues. Meanwhile, a new Russia-tied investigation has emerged, but this time it involves the Obama administration
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 17:36

 
   


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TRNN SPECIAL: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science
A documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music)
 
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."
 
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
 
   


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California Judge Delivers 'Knockout Punch' to RICO Case Against Greens
A California judge dismissed the charges from logging giant Resolute and awarded Greenpeace and other defendants their attorneys' fees. 'It could not have gone any better,' says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand.earth and a defendant in the case
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 09:59

 
What Real Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like
TRNN's Jaisal Noor talks to Van Jones, Ben Jealous, and Eddie Conway about poverty, unemployment, violence, police accountability and the 2018 Maryland governor's race
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 32:52

 
Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US
James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch's Patrick Woodall
DATE: 2017-10-19 | LENGTH: 09:44

 
Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Continues After Court Ruling
Danny Sheehan and Chase Iron Eyes, with the Lakota People's Law Project, discuss the ongoing legal battles in the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
DATE: 2017-10-19

 
Is it time for Black America to Radicalize? (part 2/2)
After a heated exchange in the Netflix documentary 'Accidental Courtesy,' Daryl Davis, Kwame Rose and JC Faulk continue their discussion about race in America with TRNN's Eze Jackson
DATE: 2017-10-19 | LENGTH: 18:36

 
Powerful Police Union Blocks Modest Civilian Oversight Reform
A recent contract negotiated by the Baltimore with the police union left out a key provision that would have included a civilian on internal disciplinary boards, a move that has caused concern that long-awaited reform efforts have stalled
DATE: 2017-10-19 | LENGTH: 03:45

 
Somalia Bombing an Outgrowth of Foreign Meddling
Unless the U.S. and African Union change their failed strategy, Somalia faces many more deadly bombings like the killing of over 300 in Mogadishu, says Professor Abdi Samatar of the University of Minnesota
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 13:48

 
Slain Maltese Journalist Had Powerful Enemies
Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist who exposed the financial corruption of Maltese elites, has been assassinated in a car bombing. We discuss her life and work with economist and attorney James Henry of the Tax Justice Network
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 09:12

 
City of Charlottesville Sues Paramilitary Groups
The City of Charlottesville file suit against alt-right groups to keep them from returning to town while Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler indicted for perjury
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Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 2/2)
Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling talk about how climate action, public awareness, and adaptation planning could lessen the impact of California forest fires
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 10:52

 
56 Years After Paris Massacre, State Racism Lives On In France
On October 17th, 1961, hundreds of French Algerians were killed when French authorities attacked a large protest. France's racist legacy continues with the profiling and targeting of France's Muslims today, says human rights advocate Yasser Louati
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 13:11

 
Democracy in Crisis: Bridge Over Troubled Water
How the far right acts as a "bridge phenomenon" for white supremacists
DATE: 2017-10-18

 
Man Convicted of Murder in Case Activists Say Covers up Police Shooting
Keith Davis Jr, who was shot by Baltimore Police in 2015, was convicted Tuesday of murdering racetrack security guard
DATE: 2017-10-17

 
Why didn't Kurdish Forces Fight Back the Iraqi Invasion​ of Kirkuk?
The Iraqi military quickly conquered the oil-rich area of Kirkuk in an effort to block Kurdish statehood. But why didn't Kurdish forces put up more of a fight? TRNN speaks with Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for the Independent
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 11:51

 
  

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Wrongful Rhetoric and Trump’s Strategy on Iran
By Kathy Kelly Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he blew the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program. He felt he had “an obligation to tell the people of Israel what was going on behind ...

Kathy Kelly

Insider Threat Program Training and Trump’s War on Leaks: A Chilling Combination for Whistleblowers
By Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan / Expose Facts. The Trump administration has declared a war on media leaks and called for the U.S. federal workforce and contractors to receive “anti-leak” training. The centerpiece of Trump’s anti-leak campaign, ...

Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan

Escalating Kaepernick’s Protest to Victory
By Michael Albert / Z Communications. Colin Kaepernick knelt against racist police violence. Teammates joined. Trump rejected non existent anthem dissing to hijack the protest’s meaning. Team owners curtailed Kaepernick’s career. How can protestors beat Trump, ...

Michael Albert

Mexicans Denounce Canadian Mega-Mining Projects
By Socialist Project. As Prime Minister Trudeau makes his first official visit to Mexico, writes Mining Watch Canada, “the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People” (REMA by its initials in Spanish) has issued a communiqué to call on...

Socialist Project

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump
By Richard D. Wolff / Counterpunch.
US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated ...

Richard Wolff

India's Hindu Right-Wing Extremists Are Increasingly Turning to Violence
The Hindu right tries to suffocate Indian politics, but runs into a wall on the left. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet.
Communist protest in Delhi on October 9.
Photo Credit: Sudhanva Deshpande Earlier this month, in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the I...

Vijay Prashad

Costa Rica’s Banco Popular Shows how Banks can be Democratic, Green – and Financially Sustainable
By Thomas Marois / Socialist Project. A decade on from the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the majority of private banks have changed very little. Most remain solely concerned with maximizing their returns, while sustainable or social goals remain ...

Thomas Marois

Loyalty to the Don
By  Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chief | CC BY 2.0 Secretary of State Scott Tillerson nailed it: his boss is “a fucking moron”; Donald Trump is a world-class embarrassment too. But this hardly makes him ...

Andrew Levine

Che in Bolivia: a Rough Draft of History
By Richard Gott / Counterpunch.
I was living in 1967 in Santiago de Chile, where I worked at the university and wrote from time to time for the Guardian in London. That January, I was told by Chilean ...

Richard Gott


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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?
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