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Mercer's Cambridge Analytica 'Utterly Sleazy'
Britain's Channel 4 details the dirty tricks that Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining company owned by billionaire Robert Mercer, uses to sway elections around the world. If the story is true, it would mean the company is not only sleazy, but also blatantly criminal, says white-collar criminologist Bill Black
DATE: 2018-03-20 | LENGTH: 15:07

Meet The Man Behind Cambridge Analytica, Who Made Trump President
TRNN Documentary: This is the story of Robert Mercer, the far-right billionaire that is a major investor in Cambridge Analytica that data scrubbed Facebook for Trump, brought Bannon to the White House, and made his daughter the major owner of Breitbart News and board member of Cambridge Analytica
DATE: 2017-11-02

Will Congress Affirm its Constitutional Power to Stop the War in Yemen?
This week Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman heads to Washington to lobby support for the war in Yemen. However, the Constitution and the War Powers Act are very clear that only Congress has the power to authorize war, says Col. Larry Wilkerson.
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 18:07

In Afrin the Turks are Looting and Pillaging with Gunfire
Journalist for the Independent, Patrick Cockburn, returning from Northern Syria says, one of the most peaceful places in the region has turned into a swamp of human misery for the Kurds
DATE: 2018-03-20 | LENGTH: 12:19

'Samantha Em-Powers Genocide in Yemen': Students Protest US Role in Saudi War
Ex-U.N. ambassador and liberal war hawk Samantha Power faced a protest at Johns Hopkins University over her role overseeing the catastrophic U.S.-Saudi war on Yemen. A student leader speaks about the military-industrial-academic complex - Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-03-20 | LENGTH: 05:18

After a Shooting at His School, a Maryland Teacher Speaks Out
Pat Elder, who teaches GED classes at Great Mills High, says to end gun violence America must tackle the militarization of schools and broader society
DATE: 2018-03-20 | LENGTH: 08:11

European Left Divided Over Brexit
A panel of progressive parties of Europe discuss the UK's plan for Brexit, with reps from the UK's Labour Party, Spain's Podemos, Greece's Syriza and Germany's Dei Linke
DATE: 2018-03-20 | LENGTH: 29:04

Marilyn Mosby: From Freddie Gray to GTTF
In the first of a three-part interview, Baltimore City State's Attorney talks about the difficulties of prosecuting police and reforms that could help
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 10:14

Trump and the Rise of the European Right, with Reps of UK Labour Party, De Linke, Podemos, and Syriza
Is Trump fueling the rise European homegrown anti-immigrant movements, racism, xenophobia and extreme nationalism - with representatives of progressive parties from the UK, Germany, Spain and Greece
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 49:48



Is the Oil Industry Canada's 'Deep State'?
Justin Trudeau and Canada's political elite are fighting for the Tar Sands and oil industry's interests, even if it means that Canada misses its climate targets. We speak to Kevin Taft, ex-Liberal Party politician and author of 'Oil's Deep State.'
Honduras: the Never-Ending Coup
A special report from the hemisphere's most controversial Inauguration
Chuck Schumer: War Hawk or Progressive?
The Senate Democratic leader has tried to pivot to the left after Donald Trump's win in November, but how much of the progressive agenda has he adopted? - Cartoon by Baltimore's Tom Chalkley
Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science
Narrated by Danny Glover, A documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music)
Documentary Special: Return to Kandahar - A film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira
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."
Meet The Man Behind Cambridge Analytica, Who Made Trump President
TRNN Documentary: This is the story of Robert Mercer, the far-right billionaire that is a major investor in Cambridge Analytica that data scrubbed Facebook for Trump, brought Bannon to the White House, and made his daughter the major owner of Breitbart News and board member of Cambridge Analytica


Petroleum Executives Visit Trump, Increasing Offshore Oil Drilling
The American Petroleum Industry (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) held meetings at the Trump Hotel in DC. At the same time, these associations are also lobbying the Trump administration for an expansion of offshore oil exploration
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 10:34

EPA Sued for Removing Independent Scientists from its Advisory Board
EPA Director Scott Pruitt says that he should be able to choose his own advisors, but Pruitt is giving corporate scientists priority, undermining the public's health. We speak to Barbara Gottlieb of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the leading plaintiff in the case
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 09:54

Inequality in America: A National Town Hall
Sen. Bernie Sanders, in partnership with The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and, will present a live town hall event on the rise of the oligarchy and the collapse of the American middle class. Sanders will speak with director Michael Moore, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, economist Darrick Hamilton and other guests about the 40-year decline of the middle class and possible solutions to the growing crisis of income and wealth inequality in America.
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 38:50

Laura Flanders Show: Women's History Makes The Future
For Women's History​ ​Month, Laura speaks to Blanche Wiesen Cook about ​Eleanor Roosevelt - the First Lady of the World - and why her work still resonates. ​Plus, a documentary by filmmaker Ross Watne on Arthurdale, the ​​experimental​, government-funded community Roosevelt ​championed in Depression-era West​ ​Virginia
DATE: 2018-03-19 | LENGTH: 26:35

Corbyn Allies in Labour Attacked For Supporting Palestinian Struggle
The strategy to undermine Jeremy Corbyn within the Labour Party includes, charging his supporters with anti-semitism and then suspending them, says Richard Kuper of Jewish Voice for Labour.
DATE: 2018-03-18 | LENGTH: 20:12

Paul Jay: Threats facing Humanity, Russiagate & the Role of Independent Media
In this interview with the senior editor and founder of The Real News Network, Paul Jay, acTVism examines the threats facing humanity today, Russiagate and what issues independent media outlets should be prioritizing
DATE: 2018-03-16 | LENGTH: 19:17

Kochs and ALEC Behind Criminalization of Dissent Bills in Five States
Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma,Wyoming, Minnesota and Louisiana have introduced or passed legislation to criminalize environmental dissent. There is evidence that bill mill organizations such as ALEC and the bipartisan group Council of State Governments (CSG) had their hand in shaping these bills says investigative journalist Steve Horne.
DATE: 2018-03-18 | LENGTH: 11:49

West's Anti-Russian Fervor Will Help Putin Win Election On Sunday
As Russia heads into a presidential election on Sunday, Vladimir Putin's popularity soars with every accusation and sanction Western countries hurl against him, says Prof. Alexander Buzgalin
DATE: | LENGTH: 16:35

Stephen Hawking: Fighter for Progressive Politics
Scientist Stephen Hawking spoke out against wars, called for action against climate change, and defended socialist programs - Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-03-15 | LENGTH: 04:55

Corbyn Smeared as 'Russian Stooge' for Requesting Evidence on Poisoned Spy
While harshly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the Labour Party's leftist leader requested evidence that the Russian government carried it out. A deluge of smears followed.
DATE: 2018-03-16 | LENGTH: 06:27

Chief in Charge of Internal Affairs To Retire from Baltimore Police
Rodney Hill, who was in charge of the BPD's troubled Internal Affairs Department, is stepping down under new commissioner
DATE: 2018-03-16

Corbyn Calls for Evidence in Escalating Poison Row
For requesting evidence of Russian culpability in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been denounced by PM Theresa May and even members of his own party. We discuss the case with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton
DATE: 2018-03-16 | LENGTH: 09:51

Sanders Resolution Against War in Yemen Challenged by Mattis
Senators introduced legislation that would undermine the Sanders-Lee resolution to stop US support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. "They're trying to provide cover for just a handful of senators so they can vote for this instead of the Sanders Lee bill," says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot
DATE: 2018-03-16 | LENGTH: 12:16

Senate Expands 'Lobbyist Bill' to Deregulate Real Estate
New measures added to the financial deregulation bill include the deregulation of commercial real estate, which threatens to re-create the conditions that led to the 2008 financial crisis, says Bill Black
DATE: 2018-03-15 | LENGTH: 11:09

Expressions of Afro-Asian Solidarity During the Cold War
Black American radical intellectuals such as Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois expressed their solidarity with Communist China to form a worldwide coalition against racial capitalism
DATE: 2018-03-16 | LENGTH: 11:19

Economic Benefits of Tax Cuts Should Have Arrived - Where Are They?
Businesses have had plenty of time to take Trump's corporate tax cuts into account for their investment plans. However, as CEPR's Dean Baker reports, this has not happened. Instead, they spent their tax windfall on stock buybacks
DATE: 2018-03-15 | LENGTH: 09:41

Trump's Tariff Travesty Will Not Re-Industrialize the US
Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs will only make it more difficult for US producers that depend on these resources, while also initiating trade retaliation from trade partners says Michael Hudson
DATE: 2018-03-15 | LENGTH: 12:30

Is Another World Possible? - Leo Panitch on RAI (4/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says it's a dilemma that the gradualism of European social-democracy and attempts at a more radical transformation have so far both failed; Panitch says a first step towards democratizing the economy is to make finance a public utility - with host Paul Jay
DATE: 2018-03-15 | LENGTH: 26:44



















Marilyn Mosby: From Freddie Gray to GTTF
In the first of a three-part interview, Baltimore City State's Attorney talks about the difficulties of prosecuting police and reforms that could help
DATE: 2018-03-19

Chief in Charge of Internal Affairs To Retire from Baltimore Police
Rodney Hill, who was in charge of the BPD's troubled Internal Affairs Department, is stepping down under new commissioner
DATE: 2018-03-16

Students Demand Leaders Address the Root Causes of Gun Violence
As part of #Enough, the National School Walkout, hundreds of Baltimore high school students marched to demand gun control, increased accountability for the police force, and more funding for the school system
DATE: 2018-03-14

Not Without Black Women
Women in Baltimore work to amplify their voices and call for inclusion.
DATE: 2018-03-14

Bills to Ban Styrofoam and Crude Oil Terminals Pass Baltimore City Council
Activists expect the mayor to support the styrofoam ban and wonder whether she will do the same for the ban on crude oil terminals
DATE: 2018-03-13

What A Private Police Force Would Mean For Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore
Students mobilize against Baltimore institution Johns Hopkins University as it considers establishing its own private police force, with worries about corruption, racial profiling, and occupation and no input from student body or the local community
DATE: 2018-03-13



The Blue Wave - Tom Chalkley


Pruitt's Secret Phone Booth - Tom Chalkley


The Book of Michael: Page 2 - Tom Chalkley


Presidential Advisory Commision - Tom Chalkley


NRA - Tom Chalkley


The Elephant - Tom Chalkley


The Grope Among Us - Tom Chalkley


Breathtaking Entertainment - Tom Chalkley


Strange Creatures of Denial - Tom Chalkley



The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections (Cont)
Indeed, partly because it has no prying co-op board, Trump Tower in New York has received press attention for including among its many honest residents tax-dodgers, bribers, arms dealers, convicted cocaine traffickers, and corrupt former FIFA officials.65 One typical example involves the alleged Russian mobster Anatoly Golubchik, who went to prison in 2014 for running an illegal gambling ring out of Trump Tower—not only the headquarters of the Trump Organization but also the former headquarters of Bayrock Group LLC. This operation reportedly took up the entire 51st floor. Also reportedly involved in it was the alleged mobster ...

James S Henry

Shooting an Own Goal: China’s Belt and Road funding terms spark criticism
By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Steep commercial terms for China’s investment in infrastructure projects across Eurasia related to its Belt and Road initiative may give it control of key ports and other assets as recipients of Beijing’s largess find themselves trapped in debt. Yet, that comes with a risky price tag: potentially rising anti-Chinese sentiment, questioning of Chinese intentions, and a tarnishing of the image China is seeking to cultivate. Cynically dubbed debt-trap diplomacy, multiple countries along China’s Belt and Road risk financial crisis. The Washington-based Center for Global Development recently warned that 23 of the 68 countries involved were ...

James M. Dorsey

Keeping Power With the People: Puerto Rico’s Energy Future
By Sean Sweeney / Socialist Project. Puerto Rico is now at the center of the global debate about climate resiliency, the potential of renewable energy technologies, and the best way to transition away from fossil fuels. To some extent, it has compressed the struggle for the world’s energy future both geographically and temporally. The whole system was shut down by an “extreme weather event” in the form of hurricane Maria that hit the island on September 16, 2017. This scale of disruption has never happened before – not in Puerto Rico, not in the ...

Sean Sweeney

The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections
By James S. Henry / The American Interest.
Did the American people really know they were putting such a "well-connected" guy in the White House? "Tell me who you walk with and I’ll tell you who you are." - Cervantes "I’ve always been blessed with a kind of intuition about people that allows me to sense who the sleazy guys are, and I stay far away." - Donald Trump, Surviving at the Top Even before the November 8 election, many leading Democrats were vociferously demanding that the FBI disclose the fruits of its investigations into Putin-backed Russian hackers. Instead ...

James S Henry

US Doubles Down As Empire Declines
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance US empire is in decline. Reports of the end of the US being the unitary power in world affairs are common, as are predictions of the end of US empire. China surpassed the United States as the world economic leader, according to Purchasing Power Parity Gross National Product, and Russia announced new weapons that can overcome the US’ defense systems. What is happening in the United States, in response, is to do more of what has been causing the decline. As the Pentagon outlined in its post-primacy report, ...

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The CIA's 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers
By Robert Scheer / Alternet. "They drank the Kool-Aid and thought they were saving freedom" Photo Credit: MuckRock Joel Whitney’s new book, “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers,” explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications (such as the Paris Review). Their talk comes at a particularly tense time in American politics, as accusations of fake news and Russian propaganda fly ...

Robert Scheer

Good Enemies Are Hard To Find: Therefore Worry
By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Why is the American political class so intent on reviving the Cold War?   Why does Israel have it in for Iran? These are complicated questions; many factors are involved. But there is “a fact of life,” as it were, that bears on the answers to both questions: that to keep their regimes – their distinctive ways of organizing cultural, economic, and political institutions — going, the United States and Israel need enemies, and the ones most readily at hand no longer seem up to the task. One reason why Russia has again become ...

Andrew Levine

By Vijay Prashad. Dear Friends,

I’m writing to you from Beirut, Lebanon, where the sun is shining brightly and the air is crisp. Not far from here, in the east of Damascus, the war in Syria continues. It is not a war that has disappeared from the consciousness of people who live in this land, where war has marked its landscape and its sensibility. A few years ago, a police chief of Beirut had told me that its civil war (1975-1990) had merely entered into a long half-time break. There is always ...

Vijay Prashad


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