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Michael Mann Responds to 'Uninhabitable Earth'
Leading Climate Scientist Michael Mann separates myth from reality in climate change reporting
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 19:01

 
UK Banks Profit from Israeli Crimes against Palestinians
A new report from War on Want reveals that some of the UK's top banks and financial institutions are investing in companies known to supply Israel with weapons and technology used in the oppression of Palestinians
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 09:03

 
At Progressive Summit Nina Turner says Don't Worry About Trump, Worry About People
Progressive candidates at the Ohio gathering strategized with the new president of Our Revolution as she told them progressive values are universal and transcend party lines
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 09:39

 
Historian: If Russia Meddled, It Was 'Average'
Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University looked at U.S. and Russian interference in other countries' elections since World War II and found that the U.S. was far in the lead, interfering over 80 times -- and in far more impactful ways than alleged hacking and fake news
DATE: 2017-07-23 | LENGTH: 11:59

 
Barghouti on Jerusalem Protests: Israel Incites, Palestinians Unite
The deadly Israeli crackdown on Palestinians protesting restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of an effort to divide the holy site and undermine the Palestinian struggle for freedom, says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 19:45

 
Family Income's Critical Role in Child Development
As Trump and the Republicans target vital social programs in their budget, a new study from the London School of Economics shows that poverty has a huge impact on children's cognitive, social-behavioral and health outcomes
DATE: 2017-07-22 | LENGTH: 09:46

 
In Trump Country, Progressives say Democrats Must Embrace Their Ideas to Win
At the Mobilize 88 conference in Deer Creek Ohio, state progressives gathered to plot strategy and share ideas for how to organize successful campaigns based on progressive ideals
DATE: 2017-07-22 | LENGTH: 06:57

 
Russiagate: Kooky Characters, Cold War Liberals
Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The Real News' Aaron Mate discuss the latest Russiagate news, the story behind the Magnitsky Act, the Clintons' $500,000 conflict-of-interest question, and how the liberal fixation on Russia could have long-term consequences
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 28:22

 
Big Oil Overturns Portland's Landmark Fossil Fuel Ban
Portland's first-of-its-kind zoning ordinance, which banned new fossil fuel projects within city limits and prevented existing facilities from expanding, was overturned under pressure from the Western States Petroleum Association
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 14:11

 
   

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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
 
Real News Roundtable: The RussiaGate Distraction & Trump's Free-For-All Capitalism
From climate change to the brewing war in the Middle East, we're in one of the most dangerous moments in human history, says TRNN's Paul Jay. So why are we talking about RussiaGate?
 
   


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The Nina Turner Show: The Third Party Debate with Nick Brana
At the People's Summit 2017, Nina Turner and Nick Brana of Draft Bernie for a People's Summit debate whether or not the Democratic Party can be used to facilitate real, progressive change
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 15:33

 
Data, Algorithms & Artificial Intelligence: Where is AI Innovation Taking Society?
Safeguards need to be put in place so artificial intelligence can be used safely for everybody says Catherine Saez of Intellectual Property Watch reporting on events at the Artificial Intelligence summit hosted at ITU, the UN specialized agency for Information & Communications Technologies
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 09:20

 
Saying Goodbye to Glaciers': The Impact of Glacier Retreat
About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies will likely be gone by 2100, says University of Colorado research scientist Twila Moon
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 08:06

 
Baltimore to Lose Two Progressive Media Outlets Just When It Needs Them Most
TRNN speaks to City Paper editors Brandon Soderberg, Rebekah Kirkman and Baynard Woods, as well as the Steiner Show's Marc Steiner, about what Baltimore will lose when their outlets close
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 28:59

 
Grieving Mother Will Primary Democrat Over Single Payer Healthcare
After losing her 22 year-old daughter because she didn't have health insurance, Amy Vilela is running for congress against a Democratic Party incumbent who won't support Single-Payer Medicare for All
DATE: 2017-07-21 | LENGTH: 18:35

 
How Far Will Trump Go to Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal?
The U.S. has re-certified that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, but President Trump has imposed new sanctions in an effort to force Iran to pull out. Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says the move against Iran is a dangerous escalation
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 24:17

 
Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?
A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the 'draconian' measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 12:51

 
Ex-Cops Say Harsher Sentences Won't Stem Murder Epidemic
As the Baltimore City Council prepares to debate a proposal for one year mandatory sentences for firearm possession, some say the move could do more harm than good
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 02:44

 
Trump Can't Vote Down Obamacare, So He's Strangling It Instead
Republican governors aren't 'letting Obamacare fail,' they're actively sabotaging it, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy
DATE: 2017-07-19 | LENGTH: 10:01

 
Yemen Needs Aid, But US Aids Saudi-Led War
As Yemen's cholera epidemic deepens the world's worst humanitarian crisis, fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes prevent international organizations from getting aid to massive numbers of people in desperate need, says Anas Shahari of Save the Children
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 11:28

 
Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Cities At Risk
With the current rate of sea level rise roughly twice as fast as it was over the course of the 20th century, coastal cities should brace for more flooding, says climate policy scholar Robert Kopp
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 12:24

 
Public Defender: Body Camera Shows Cop Planting Drugs
While charges were dropped against the suspect, former Baltimore cops say the case should highlight the need to end prohibition
DATE: 2017-07-19 | LENGTH: 04:21

 
Morgan State Students Give Back to the Community
Morgan State University students conducting research on the African Diaspora worked with Eddie Conway and the Coalition of Friends on the urban farm in Gilmor homes
DATE: 2017-07-20 | LENGTH: 02:15

 
Empire Files: Anti-Black Racism Reveals Israel's White Supremacy
In this on-the-ground investigation, Abby Martin talks to Osman Ali, a refugee from Darfur, at Holot prison camp about the treatment of refugees by the government, and Tehune Maharat, an Ethiopian Jewish activist whose cousin was killed in an apparent hate crime by Israeli police, about the rampant and institutional racism in the country. Watch more on TeleSur
DATE: 2017-07-19 | LENGTH: 24:39

 
  

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Why Can’t the U.S. Left Get Venezuela Right?
By Shamus Cooke / Counterpunch. As Venezuela’s fascist-minded oligarchy conspires with U.S. imperialism to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro, few in the U.S. seem to care. Instead of denouncing  rightwing violence that aims at regime change, ...

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California Votes to Extend Landmark Cap-and-Trade Program—While Allowing Big Polluters to Get Away
By Reynard Loki / AlterNet.
The new legislation makes huge concessions to the fossil fuel industry.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Grozetskaya/Shutterstock There's no doubt that California has established itself one of the world's climate leaders, setting aggressive go...

Reynard Loki

Venezuela Under Siege by U.S. Empire
By David William Pear. It is all about the oil. Whatever else one hears about Venezuela, it is all about the oil. That is what one needs to know first about why the U.S. Empire has Venezuela under siege. It ...

David William Pear

Spying, surveillance and sabotage - what will it take to bring an end to political policing?
By Mohamed Elmaazi / Open Democracy
Is it possible to hold undercover policing to account? Not without redistributing wealth and power within society. Image: Policespiesoutoflives.org “Civil government, in so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is ...

Mohamed Elmaazi

The post-IS proxy war
By Vijay Prashad / The Hindu.
AP | Photo Credit: Hassan Ammar The defeat of the Islamic State is inevitable. But the next conflict has already begun, with Iran in the gunsights of U.S. After the Iraqi ...

Vijay Prashad

US House Votes to Block US Participation in Saudi War in Yemen
By Robert Naiman / Truthout
(Photo: Ron Cogswell; Edited: LW / TO) Today, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prohibit US participation in the catastrophic Saudi-United ...

Robert Naiman


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THE REAL BALTIMORE

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?
Community activists Marisela Gomez, Kimberly Ellis, and Shaquayah McKenzie also discuss the conversations in the media about Black life and Baltimore
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