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Trump's Turn from Two-State Solution Sows Crisis for Fatah, Hamas
A one-state solution threatens the Palestinian government's raison d'etre, framed in the Oslo Agreements as an intermediary step towards an independent Palestinian state, explains TRNN correspondent Shir Hever
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 14:39

 
Ecuador Elections Appear Headed Towards Run-off
Despite Rafael Correa's success in improving infrastructure and social spending, the recent recession and attacks by private mass media have dampened enthusiasm for his former vice president Lenin Moreno
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 12:21

 
Empire Files: President Correa on His Legacy & Critics
In one of his last interviews before leaving office, host Abby Martin talks to Ecuador's President Rafael Correa about Trump, the global crisis of inequality, CIA plots and opposition in his own country. teleSUR
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 18:32

 
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 | LENGTH: 04:25

 
Baltimore Students Push For Statewide Styrofoam Ban
Following similar initiatives in cities across the country, city students are organizing to prohibit the use of this synthetic material in schools and business across Maryland
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 04:18

 
Survey Shows Support Growing For Palestinians Among Canadians
Dimitri Lascaris and Earl Washburn discuss a national survey that shows an increasing number of Canadians recognizing that Israel is violating the human rights of the Palestinian people and that the Canadian state is complicit
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 18:12

 
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

 
X: Malcolm's Final Years
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death, X Final Years re-examines the life and legacy of Malcolm X. Interviews include Angela Davis and Danny Glover. (Executive Producer Paul Jay, co-production with Telesur and support from the Bertha Foundation)
DATE: 2015-03-02

 
Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2)
Matthew Fox says Pope Francis is fighting against the fascist Catholic order Opus Dei and has demoted an American right-wing cardinal
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 16:08

 
   

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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Would Keith Ellison Pursue Reconciliation or Lead Insurgency Within DNC?
Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara says the political battles ahead must not be limited to Trump but should include a fight against establishment Democrats
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 21:39

 
Ecuador's Presidential Election is the "Stalingrad" of Latin America's Left
The outcome of the presidential election in Ecuador will determine the future of Latin America's left, argues political science Prof. Atilio Boron
DATE: 2017-02-19 | LENGTH: 16:58

 
How E.U.'s Migration Policy Enables Migrant Smuggling
Statewatch's Chris Jones says the European Union Border and Coast Guard Agency is less concerned with human rights and far more preoccupied with border control, surveillance and the interception of migrants
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 17:38

 
Trumponomics: Empowering Proto-Fascists
PERI's Gerald Epstein says that we need to understand Trump's economic policy as aimed at amassing as much power as possible in order to stifle opposition
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 08:26

 
Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism (1/2)
Matthew Fox and Paul Jay discuss the Pope's message to social movements and comparing the European far right and the rise of Trump to Hitler (1/2)
DATE: 2017-02-19 | LENGTH: 15:19

 
The Real Baltimore: Maryland Democrats Consider Blocking Cities From Raising Their Minimum Wage
In Episode Five, panelists Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes discuss Maryland House Bill 317, a measure introduced by state Democrats that preempts cities from raising their minimum wages
DATE: 2017-02-19 | LENGTH: 20:50

 
TRNN Replay: Confronting Financialization on Steroids - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (8/8)
Mr. Lapavitsas says we must deeply reverse financialization and take on private ownership of banking and other critical sectors
DATE: 2014-06-01 | LENGTH: 23:25

 
Court Rules Newly Confirmed EPA Head Must Release Thousands of Emails
Republicans pushed to confirm Scott Pruitt before his communications with fossil fuel companies could be made public, says Nick Surgey of the Center for Media & Democracy
DATE: 2017-02-17 | LENGTH: 15:01

 
A Day Without Immigrants: Thousands Hold Boycotts and Demonstrations Against Trump
We bring you the voices of some of the thousands who are refusing to work, go to school, and shop and instead are rallying against raids and deportations carried out by the Trump administration
DATE: 2017-02-16 | LENGTH: 04:45

 
Trump and Netanyahu Acknowledge the Death of the Two-State Solution
Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah says there should be no territorial partition and forced segregation between Israelis and Palestinians, but instead a single democratic state that equally protects the rights of everyone
DATE: 2017-02-17 | LENGTH: 08:46

 
The Real Baltimore: Should Baltimore Raise its Minimum Wage to $15/HR by 2022?
In the fourth episode of The Real Baltimore, we examine a bill that would raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15/hour by 2022, with council people Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes
DATE: 2017-02-17 | LENGTH: 25:03

 
IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
There's a real need for international debtor rights, says economist Michael Hudson
DATE: 2017-02-17 | LENGTH: 13:06

 
Trump's Tax Returns Key to Clarifying Russian Connections
Economist James Henry explains why we should take Deutschebank's findings about Trump's assets with a grain of salt
DATE: 2017-02-17 | LENGTH: 12:10

 
TRNN Replay: Financialization and the Collapse of European Social Democracy - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (7/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says Greece will face the choice between socialism or fascism
DATE: 2014-05-30 | LENGTH: 10:26

 
  

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Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph
By George Monbiot. This article was first published on The Guardian. Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph The events that led to Donald Trump’s election started in England in 1975. At a meeting a few ...

George Monbiot

Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? Jean Tirole’s Proposal to Appoint Felons to Monitor CEOs
William K. Black February 18, 2017     Roma, Italia (5th in my series on Jean Tirole) When in Rome, trot out a venerable Latin quotation from Juvenal: “Who will guard the guards?”  I have “buried the lead” in this series of ...

William Black

Syria and the Antiwar Movement
By Judith Deutsch. This article was first published on Socialist Project. The enormity, complexity and fall-out of the Syrian war calls for urgent attention. Current events in Aleppo bring to the fore the unreliability of information and dichotomous political positions ...

Judith Deutsch

Trump’s Economic Policies Are No Answer To Our Problems
By Marty Hart-Landsberg. This article was first published on Socialist Project. President Trump has singled out unfair international trading relationships as a major cause of U.S. worker hardship. And he has promised to take decisive action to change ...

Marty Hart-Landsberg

Ida B. Wells-Barnett : Iola, Princess of the Press & Feminist Crusader for Equality and Justice
By Kiilu Nyasha. This article was first published on Black Agenda Report. Ida B. Wells was the kind of black leader we don't see much of any more.  Unlike today's leaders, the heads of nonprofit organizations financed by ...

Kiilu Nyasha

Why Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban?
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Coonterpunch. Even troglodytes concede that Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban was poorly thought out and poorly executed.  More evolved citizens understand that it was also stupid and ...

Andrew Levine


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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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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

 
Baltimore Students Push For Statewide Styrofoam Ban
Following similar initiatives in cities across the country, city students are organizing to prohibit the use of this synthetic material in schools and business across Maryland
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
The Real Baltimore: Maryland Democrats Consider Blocking Cities From Raising Their Minimum Wage
In Episode Five, panelists Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes discuss Maryland House Bill 317, a measure introduced by state Democrats that preempts cities from raising their minimum wages
DATE: 2017-02-19

 
The Real Baltimore: Should Baltimore Raise its Minimum Wage to $15/HR by 2022?
In the fourth episode of The Real Baltimore, we examine a bill that would raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15/hour by 2022, with council people Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes
DATE: 2017-02-17

 
As Opposition Mounts to Cash Bail in MD, Industry Wines and Dines
The Real News was there as protesters gathered at a high-priced steak house where the bail business plied politicians with food and liquor to stop reform efforts
DATE: 2017-02-16

 
New Whistleblower Teachers Say Baltimore Schools Designed to Fail to Speed Privatization
In a follow-up exclusive interview with another Baltimore school teacher, TRNN delves deeper into the threats to public education that involve over testing, defunding of the arts, and the preference for charter schools
DATE: 2017-02-14

 
   

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