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Why is US Complicity in Yemen's Crisis Ignored?
After a lengthy "60 Minutes" report fails to even mention the vital US support for the devastating Saudi-led war on Yemen, Shireen Al-Adeimi says Americans are largely hidden from their government's complicity
DATE: 2017-11-24 | LENGTH: 15:41

 
Overthrowing Assad and the Neoconservative Agenda in Syria
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, Part 2
DATE: 2017-11-24 | LENGTH: 08:59

 
Real News Doesn't Side with Russian or American Oligarchs
Kim Brown and Paul Jay discuss TRNN's approach to covering Jeff Sessions and the Trump-Russia connection controversy
DATE: 2017-03-05 | LENGTH: 25:44

 
Ryan Zinke's Whitefish Scandal May Fade, But is More Controversy Brewing?
Despite Secretary Ryan Zinke's 'conservationist cowboy' image the Department of Interior's attacks on the public land trust is unprecedented says Public Lands Program Director at the Center for Biological Diversity, Randi Spivak
DATE: 2017-11-24 | LENGTH: 12:57

 
Reality Asserts Itself - Phil Donahue
Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth - but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true
DATE: 2014-09-30 | LENGTH: 21:38

 
Trump's FCC Goes to War on Net Neutrality
A new plan unveiled by Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai would repeal hard-fought net neutrality rules that uphold equal internet access. Can Pai's effort be stopped?
DATE: 2017-11-23 | LENGTH: 10:16

 
After Collapse of Coalition Talks, What's Next for Germany?
"The problem is that many people in Germany are really sick of all the old parties; they don't believe any of them, they're unhappy and dissatisfied," says author and journalist Victor Grossman
DATE: 2017-11-23 | LENGTH: 16:02

 
Detective Murdered Day Before he was to Testify Against Dirty Cops
Police Commissioner says that as of now the department has no evidence that the murder of Detective Sean Suiter was motivated by his impending testimony
DATE: 2017-11-23

 
The Demonization of Russia by Media and Foreign Policy Elites
Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 1
DATE: 2017-11-23 | LENGTH: 13:16

 
   


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Investigation Reveals Cannibalism, Hepatitis at Major Turkey Supplier Turkey Supplier
Direct Action Everywhere released findings of abhorrent conditions at an industrial farm that supplies of one of the country's largest turkey sellers
DATE: 2017-11-22

 
Thanksgiving and America's Farm Workers
Frank Bardacke: Farm workers unions became dependent on Democratic Party politics
DATE: 2011-11-22 | LENGTH: 07:58

 
Piketty: The Market and Private Property Should Be The Slaves of Democracy
TRNN Producer Lynn Fries hosts an extended interview with Thomas Piketty about his widely acclaimed Capital in the 21st Century
DATE: 2014-05-15 | LENGTH: 30:17

 
Activists Crash Press Conference to Challenge Trudeau on Climate Policy
Former Trudeau supporters Hayley Zacks and Jake Hubley were arrested after confronting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his support of the Alberta tar sands and approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, despite posturing as a 'climate crusader'
DATE: 2017-11-22 | LENGTH: 14:27

 
Activists Rally for $12M Youth Fund for Black-Led Groups Fighting Inequity
At a time of record violence, the proposal would award millions annually to community-led organizations working to uplift Baltimore youth and address the root causes of violence
DATE: 2017-11-21 | LENGTH: 05:49

 
J20 Defendant's Diary: Day 1
On November 20, prosecutors and defense made opening remarks; manager of Au Bon Pain, bike cop testify
DATE: 2017-11-22

 
Report: Civilian Death Toll in Iraq 31 Times Higher Than US Claims
U.S. officials repeatedly tout the bombing campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq as the most precise in history, but a new investigative article in the New York Times Magazine, co-authored by Anand Gopal, tells a different story
DATE: 2017-11-21 | LENGTH: 14:12

 
Standing Rock Water Protectors Deliver Petition to Drop Remaining NoDAPL Charges
Standing Rock leaders delivered a petition of 55,000 signatures to the Morton County State Attorney Office this week
DATE: 2017-11-22

 
Why is the US Media and Foreign Policy Establishment Targeting Russia?
The antagonism towards Russia by U.S. media and foreign policy elites goes far beyond allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. elections
DATE: 2017-11-21 | LENGTH: 06:49

 
Trump Raises Fears About Nukes, But US Anti-War Movement Is Lacking
'It's not that Americans are less intelligent than other people, it's that the U.S. imperial system is accepted by most Americans without them really thinking about the nature of that system,' says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford
DATE: 2017-11-22 | LENGTH: 10:36

 
The Anti-Iran Axis Tries to 'Blackmail' Palestine
The Trump administration's threat to close the PLO mission in Washington, DC is part of a wider US-Israel-Saudi effort to assert regional dominance, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies
DATE: 2017-11-21 | LENGTH: 18:45

 
Saudi Financial Crisis at Heart of Princely Rage
The severe financial crisis and foreign policy failures ​are making Prince Mohammed bin Salman increasingly belligerent, says Vijay Prashad
DATE: 2017-11-20 | LENGTH: 14:14

 
Mugabe's Resignation May Present New Opportunities for Zimbabwe
The military coup in Zimbabwe and a leadership crisis within the ruling party has created an opportunity for a "national transitional authority," which may be the best option for long-oppressed Zimbabweans, says Horace Campbell of the University of Ghana
DATE: 2017-11-18 | LENGTH: 26:03

 
Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce
Public forum sheds light on dangers ahead for most countries by the push for comprehensive deregulation backed by big players at the forefront of new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
DATE: 2017-11-20 | LENGTH: 20:03

 
Democracy in Crisis: A Global Antifascist Movement
Heather Heyer and Pavlos Fyssas are heroes to European antifascists. Why not here?
DATE: 2017-11-21

 
Why is Police Brutality Against Women So Often Overlooked?
Women's experiences with police violence are often absent from the discussion about police brutality. TRNN's Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss the issue with attendees of the National Women's Studies Association Conference in Baltimore
DATE: 2017-11-21 | LENGTH: 06:54

 
  

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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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Web of secret money hides one mega-donor funding conservative court
By Robert Maguire / Open Secrets. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neal Gorsuch speaks during an event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) This story was cross-posted at McClatchy When a small nonprofit called the ...

Robert Maguire

Commercial terms call into question China’s win-win Belt and Road initiative
By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. In a rare challenging of Chinese commercial terms that underlie the country’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, Pakistan and Nepal have withdrawn from two dam-building deals. The withdrawal coincides with mounting questions in ...

James M. Dorsey

What’s Wrong With Bible Thumpers Nowadays?
By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Photo by David Howard | CC BY 2.0 Our elections used to be good for at least one thing: comic relief.  In the Age of Trump, the absurdities are no longer amusing – just ...

Andrew Levine

Whither Catalonia?
Josep María Antentas interviewed by Dan La Botz / Socialist Project. Dan La Botz, a co-editor of New Politics, interviewed Josep María Antentas, teacher of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and anticapitalist activist. First ...

Josep María Antentas interviewed by Dan La Botz

Is Peak Permian Only 3 Years Away?
By Tsvetana Paraskova / Oilprice.com

The world's hottest shale basin, the Permian, is leading the second U.S. wave of tight oil production growth and will continue to do so for years to come, all analysts ...

Tsvetana Paraskova

A Just Transition From Climate Change and Unemployment
By Joseph Mathunjwa / Socialist Project. The global economy is facing numerous structural challenges. With the looming fourth economic revolution characterized by even more technological development and mechanization, the future of productive labour is bleak. Most unskilled ...

Joseph Mathunjwa

The Super Wealthy Oxycontin Family Supports School Privatization With Tactics Similar to Those That
By Sarah Darer Littman / AlterNet
A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools. Photo Credit: By Pr...

Sarah Darer Littman

Canada’s Pro-Israel Lobby Uses Fake News and Specious Assumptions to ‘Demonize and Delegitimize’ the
By Dimitri Lascaris / dimitrilascaris.org. On November 8, 2017, the Canadian Jewish News (CJN) reported that Dr. David Kattenburg had commenced an application for judicial review in the Federal Court of Canada. In his application, Dr. Kattenburg impugns a decision by th...

Dimitri Lascaris

People Act Where US Fails On Climate
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, / www.popularresistance.org The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World Meteorological Report from ...

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers


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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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The TRNN staff's coverage of the transformative year when the people demanded to be heard
DATE: 2015-12-28

 
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Community activists Marisela Gomez, Kimberly Ellis, and Shaquayah McKenzie also discuss the conversations in the media about Black life and Baltimore
DATE: 2015-05-04

 
   

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