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Baltimore Police New Use Force Policy Relies on General Orders Officers Say They Ignore
New strategy calls for de-escalation and proportional force, but guidelines will be part of general orders which officers testified in Freddie Gray case were routinely brushed aside
DATE: 2016-06-30 | LENGTH: 08:02

 
Turkey's Regional Ambitions Fuel Attacks Within its Own Borders
Baris Karaagac says the Turkish state must give up its aggressive, Neo-Ottomanist foreign policy if it wants to contain terrorist attacks
DATE: | LENGTH: 14:47

 
French Labor Law, Brexit, and Greek Austerity: Class War Against European Workers
Economist Richard Wolff says the old European elite believed it could fix their broken capitalism on the backs of the masses and that has proved to be a fatal mistake
DATE: 2016-06-29 | LENGTH: 11:30

 
Tired of Tax Breaks, Baltimore Activists Disrupt Developer Fete
Protesters demand more affordable housing for Port Covington, a project to be funded with a $535 million tax break
DATE: 2016-06-29 | LENGTH: 04:27

 
Resurgence in Left Politics in Mexico Following Oaxaca Teachers Strike Massacre
Law professor John Ackerman says the Morena Party is trying to mobilize social movements into a political force that has already brought hundreds of thousands to the streets
DATE: 2016-06-29 | LENGTH: 10:58

 
Brexit and the Fate of the United Kingdom
Economist Bill Black says the arrogance, incompetence, and ignorance by the elites was a major factor in pushing people to vote to leave the EU
DATE: 2016-06-29 | LENGTH: 12:11

 
Riot Police Confront Mourners of Slain Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota
Residents and Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh condemn the militarized police response to the largely peaceful vigil for the beloved Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota
DATE: 2016-06-28 | LENGTH: 03:38

 
The Corbyn No-Confidence Vote and the Bleeding of the Labour Party
Political scientist Leo Panitch says the mass support for keeping Jeremy Corbyn in leadership might split the Labour Party, which could lead to a renewed progressive class revolt that goes beyond social democracy
DATE: 2016-06-28 | LENGTH: 13:33

 
Breaking Through Power: Shawn Armbrust on the Conviction of Innocent People, and Making the Justice System More Just
The Center for Study of Responsive Law celebrated the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 23-26, 2016
DATE: 2016-06-29 | LENGTH: 19:41

 
   


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Clinton Appointees to DNC Platform Didn't Support Positions Clinton Claims To Hold
Bill Black says Clinton appointees' lack of opposition to TPP, and lack of support for indexing the minimum wage to inflation, puts into question whether Clinton will be able to unify the party
DATE: 2016-06-28 | LENGTH: 12:16

 
Brexit sends Europe into Political and Economic Crises
Heiner Flassbeck says the UK is in a leadership crisis without a ruling party leader to implement the will of the people, and the Eurozone is also in a crisis that Germany is largely responsible for causing
DATE: 2016-06-28 | LENGTH: 12:37

 
Clinton Forces Dominate DNC Platform, Demolishing Key Sanders Issues
Platform Committee positions Clinton so that she offends no one except Sanders' supporters, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report
DATE: 2016-06-28 | LENGTH: 09:37

 
Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas's Repressive Anti-Abortion Bill
The American Prospect's Rachel Cohen says the historic ruling will have a ripple effect in other states that followed Texas's anti-abortion measures
DATE: 2016-06-27 | LENGTH: 04:57

 
Imagine a Decentralized Movement, Independent of the DNC, with a Hundred Times the Fundraising and Volunteer Power - People for Bernie Co-Founder
Charles Lenchner tells Paul Jay that although Sanders "lost" the race for president, he's left a legacy of millions of people who now know how to fight this kind of a race
DATE: 2016-06-27 | LENGTH: 15:30

 
The Laura Flanders Show: Beyond Bernie: Socialism and the Struggle Against Capitalism
Socialist Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant argues that the Democratic Party's anti-Trump strategy, with Hillary at the helm, is critically flawed in the long run
DATE: 2016-06-27 | LENGTH: 25:01

 
Lapavitsas: The Left Needs to Develop an Alternative Plan for Europe
Economics professor Costas Lapavitsas says Britain's vote to leave is a direct result of the EU's lack of democracy
DATE: 2016-06-24 | LENGTH: 15:39

 
Extreme Heatwaves, More Wildfires, and Dying Trees
Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, discusses the link to climate change, and why he is still optimistic
DATE: 2016-06-26 | LENGTH: 07:58

 
Nina Turner: The Oligarchy Must Be Challenged by Everyday People
At the People's Summit, former Ohio Senator Nina Turner tells Paul Jay that the Sanders campaign fought for policies that have mass support, but the Democratic Party will adopt them only if ordinary people hold its feet to the fire
DATE: 2016-06-26 | LENGTH: 03:59

 
Sanders Delegate: People Understand that the System Is Rigged in Favor of the Billionaire Class
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tells Paul Jay that the corporate media won't take this message to the people, so we have to bring it directly to them
DATE: 2016-06-26 | LENGTH: 07:10

 
The Empire Files: Untold History of Imperial Japan & the Bomb
Abby Martin interviews renowned historian Peter Kuznick about ongoing protests in Okinwana over US military presence there and the real story behind the use of the atomic bombs in light of President Obama's recent visit to Japan
DATE: 2016-06-27 | LENGTH: 27:14

 
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: I Remain Concerned about Clinton's Interventionist Foreign Policy
Former DNC Vice Chairwoman Tulsi Gabbard and TRNN's Paul Jay discuss the foreign policy of Clinton and Trump, and whether the Democratic Party can free itself from the billionaire class
DATE: 2016-06-25 | LENGTH: 06:02

 
How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote
Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia
DATE: 2016-06-24 | LENGTH: 12:16

 
Sanders Delegate: Climate Change and the Israeli Occupation Must be Raised at the Convention
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tells Paul Jay that a progressive victory in the White House must begin with wins at the local level
DATE: 2016-06-25 | LENGTH: 06:01

 
Activist: You Won't Find Justice in an Unjust System
Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, says the trials of the six officers for the death of Freddie Gray should not distract from fighting to end systemic police abuse
DATE: 2016-06-25 | LENGTH: 09:26

 
Sanders Delegate - If No Significant Concessions at Dem. Convention, Then There Will be Civil Disobedience Inside and Out
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tells Paul Jay if Clinton doesn't 'move left' at the convention, 'protests and civil disobedience are not off the table'
DATE: 2016-06-24 | LENGTH: 10:15

 
  

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Baltimore Police New Use Force Policy Relies on General Orders Officers Say They Ignore
New strategy calls for de-escalation and proportional force, but guidelines will be part of general orders which officers testified in Freddie Gray case were routinely brushed aside
DATE: 2016-06-30

 
Tired of Tax Breaks, Baltimore Activists Disrupt Developer Fete
Protesters demand more affordable housing for Port Covington, a project to be funded with a $535 million tax break
DATE: 2016-06-29

 
Riot Police Confront Mourners of Slain Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota
Residents and Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh condemn the militarized police response to the largely peaceful vigil for the beloved Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota
DATE: 2016-06-28

 
Activist: You Won't Find Justice in an Unjust System
Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, says the trials of the six officers for the death of Freddie Gray should not distract from fighting to end systemic police abuse
DATE: 2016-06-25

 
Would the Cops Be Convicted if #FreddieGray was White?
In the wake of the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson for all charges in the death of Freddie Gray, leading Baltimore Civil Rights Attorney A Dwight Petitt says Gray was a victim of "walking, driving, breathing, and living while black."
DATE: 2016-06-24

 
Outrage after Officer Accused of Murder in Freddie Gray Case Found Not Guilty of All Charges
TRNN speaks to Baltimore activists and a legal scholar about Judge Barry Williams' not-guilty ruling in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, who had been charged with murder
DATE: 2016-06-23

 
   

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