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From Net Neutrality to Tax Cuts, Trump's Billionaires are Having a Field Day
Paul Jay says that though it's important to oppose the new FCC rulings and tax breaks, we should not forget how Trump came to power
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 02:39

 
Putin 'Quite Muted' in Response to Russian Olympic Doping Scandal
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been encouraging athletes to follow the steps to demonstrate that they are clean and worthy of competing as "neutrals" in the Winter Olympics, says author and scholar Jules Boykoff
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 10:00

 
World Bank and World's Third Largest Insurer Divest from Most Oil and Gas
"The fact that they are making this commitment, to not be financing upstream oil and gas after 2019 is a pretty strong vote of non-confidence in the future of the oil and gas industry," says Alex Speers-Roesch of Greenpeace Canada
DATE: 2017-12-15 | LENGTH: 12:01

 
Ecuador's Vice-President Sentenced to Six Years Prison for Corruption
Ecuador's Vice-President Jorge Glas has been sentenced to six years prison for taking $13 million in bribes from the construction company Odebrecht. However, the case is being complicated by a split within the ruling party and between President Moreno and ex-President Correa
DATE: 2017-12-15 | LENGTH: 02:30

 
Children's Health Insurance Program to Expire Under GOP Tax Bill
Nine million children will go without health insurance under the new GOP tax bill, says Bill Black, white-collar criminologist and former regulator
DATE: 2017-12-07 | LENGTH: 18:41

 
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 | LENGTH: 08:22

 
Palestinians Stand Up to Israel, Will the World?
"Palestinians will continue to protest as long as they're not liberated," says writer Mariam Barghouti, "the question is, when will the rest of the world finally begin listening?"
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 07:47

 
Baltimore Beat & TRNN: Is Having a White CEO in a Majority Black City a Problem? (3/4)
Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray interviews Real News senior editor Paul Jay on both the perception and substance of leadership in Baltimore
DATE: 2017-12-15 | LENGTH: 07:08

 
   


RECENT STORIES

Can Baby Bonds Help Close Baltimore's Wealth Gap?
Most social programs that address the poverty problem give out resources after someone has already experienced poverty, but "what we need is a structural apparatus in this society where people don't get exposed to poverty in the first place," says Dr. Sandy Darity
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 04:35

 
Digital Dystopia: FCC Ends Net Neutrality
Ajit Pai's FCC voted Thursday to end net neutrality regulations despite fierce opposition
DATE: 2017-12-14

 
Judge in J20 Case Drops Inciting Riot Charge But Condemns Journalism as Conspiracy
Reporter Alexei Wood is facing decades in prison for windows broken at a protest he was covering
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

 
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

 
  

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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."
 
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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...

Sabrina Shankman

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 ...

James M. Dorsey

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 ...

Richard Fidler

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 ...

David William Pear

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 ...

The Just Coalition

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 ...

Glenn Greenwald

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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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

 
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