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A Syria Without Assad?
Journalist Patrick Cockburn, who just returned from Syria, speaks about the impact of the Russian airstrikes in Syria and weather it can play a role in bringing the civil war to an end
DATE: 2015-10-09 | LENGTH: 19:32

Defeat and Demoralization in Greece
Stathis Kouvelakis, member of Popular Unity, says the SYRIZA capitulation to creditors was followed by the lowest voter turn out in the country's history at 44%.
DATE: 2015-10-09 | LENGTH: 12:50

Countdown to Paris: Are the Pledges to Cut Emissions Enough to Save the Planet?
Andrew Jones and Chris Williams discuss the UN submissions from 130 countries and the road blocks to averting climate disaster.
DATE: 2015-10-09 | LENGTH: 17:07

At the Center of a Storm - Irvin Jim on RAI (2/3)
TRNN Replay: On Reality Asserts Itself: Mr. Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa, explains why his union withdrew its support for the governing African National Congress
DATE: 2015-01-29 | LENGTH: 20:43

MSF Hospital Targeted by Afghan Government Forces in July
Phyllis Bennis says three months ago the hospital was attacked by US backed Afghan troops seeking Taliban militants
DATE: 2015-10-08 | LENGTH: 12:22

Should Canadians Vote Strategically to Defeat Harper?
Amara Possian of Leadnow and Dimitri Lascaris of the Green Party, London-West, debate the consequences of strategic voting in the Canadian October 19th federal elections
DATE: 2015-10-08 | LENGTH: 14:54

With Homicides at Record Pace, City Plans Three Day Trial for Freddie Gray Protester
Hours of video evidence and multiple witnesses planned in prosecution of man who faces misdemeanor charges for joining in Freddie Gray uprising
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 06:22

At the Center of a Storm - Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on RAI (1/3)
TRNN Replay: On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Jim tells host Paul Jay about his youth and radicalization in the fight against apartheid. Mr. Jim is now the leader of the largest union in South Africa with 340,000 members, which has recently broken with the ANC and is calling for a return to the principles of the Freedom Charter
DATE: 2015-01-28 | LENGTH: 20:44

MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan
Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian reporter in Kabul, describes the local reaction to the bombing and questions the verification process that the US military exercises before bombing targets
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 09:35




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Privatization, Charters & High-Stakes Tests: Arne Duncan's Legacy
Professor Pauline Lipman and educator Jose Luis Vilson discuss the legacy of Arne Duncan and what we know about his successor John B. King
DATE: 2015-10-06 | LENGTH: 11:45

Another Suspicious Death Raises More Concerns About Black Life Behind Bars
Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research for The Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, discusses the case of Darrell Murray, the incarcerated and slain brother of a fellow activist
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 07:26

US Ruling Circles Split On Use of Jihadists in Syria
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford says that objections to Russia's bombing of Syria expose policy rifts within the U.S. ruling elite
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 07:48

Saudi Arabia Silences UN Human Rights Council Over Its War Crimes in Yemen (2/2)
Omer Aziz says the Saudis are blocking an inquiry into one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent times
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 08:41

The Politics of Politics: Grace Lee Boggs Remembered
Rich Feldman of the James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership and award-winning activist and social justice organizer Tawana Petty discuss Boggs' life and legacy
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 11:46

Greg Grandin: Empire and Resistance
The Laura Flanders Show talks with professor and author Greg Grandin about his latest book, Kissinger's Shadow. Then we look at the US-supported coup in Honduras in 2009, plus some words from Laura on Guatemala.
DATE: 2015-10-07 | LENGTH: 26:07


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In Syria, Obama is Playing a Losing Game
by Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. Stereotypes are on full display in the diplomacy around Syria: Arabs and Turks seem duplicitous and cruel; the Brits are supercilious junior partners; the French don’t do much ...

Andrew Levine

The Constant Cruelty of the Israeli Occupation: A No-go Zone in The NY Times
by Barbara Erickson. This article was first published on Times Warp. As Israelis and Palestinians die in an upsurge of violence, The New York Times fails once again to give readers an honest look at the causes of this ...

Barbara Erickson

Lithium Market Set To Explode – All Eyes Are On Nevada
By James Stafford. This article was first published on
While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium—the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war—is poised to explode, and going forward ...

James Stafford

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?
By Tom Hall and Barry Grey. This article was first published on World Socialist Web Site. The growth of support for the campaign of the “socialist” Bernie Sanders is an indication of the ...

Tom Hall and Barry Grey

The Record U.S. Military Budget
By Nicolas Davies, This article was first published on War Is A Crime. To listen to the Republican candidates' debate last week, one would think that President Obama had slashed the U.S. military budget and left our ...

Nicolas Davies

Three Cheers for Gridlock
By David Swanson. This article was first published on That little smoke-filled room where our despair and paranoia incline us to imagine a small number of evil people run the world clearly forgot to keep ...

David Swanson


Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the Pope's rhetoric on climate change and capitalism is a positive force or a dangerous illusion

Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Drake

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake, a former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency, says he was targeted by the NSA because he exposed that the agency had intel that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks and because he blew the whistle on a massive secret surveillance program aimed at Americans

Reality Asserts Itself - Catarina Principe

On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Principe talks about growing up in Portugal expecting the promise of the social state to be fulfilled, and becoming an activist in the fight against forces dismantling the achievements of the Portuguese revolution



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With Homicides at Record Pace, City Plans Three Day Trial for Freddie Gray Protester
Hours of video evidence and multiple witnesses planned in prosecution of man who faces misdemeanor charges for joining in Freddie Gray uprising
DATE: 2015-10-07

Baltimore Police Commissioner Stunned by Poverty in Baltimore
Another violent weekend with 9-year-old girl shot prompts debate over root cause of mayhem
DATE: 2015-10-05

Is There a Path Forward for Baltimore After Freddie Gray?
Scholars and activists debate the future of a city still dominated by aggressive policing strategies and tax breaks for downtown developers
DATE: 2015-10-3

First Defendent in Freddie Gray Trial May Prove Key in Prosecution's Case
TRNN gets reactions to the judge's decision to postpone the trials for the six officers charged with killing Freddie Gray. A technical issue in an earlier version of this video has been fixed
DATE: 2015-09-29

Sex for Repairs Scheme Alleged in Gilmor Homes
Federal lawsuit alleges residents of city housing project where Freddie Gray grew-up were asked to have sex in exchange for maintenance work
DATE: 2015-09-29

Prosecutors Drop False Imprisonment Charges Against Baltimore Pastor
ACLU says remaining charges of inciting a riot are overreaching and could discourage civil disobedience
DATE: 2015-09-25



Proxy War?: Nato ready to send troops to defend Turkey, as Russian warships strike targets in Syria
2015-10-08 11:42:41

Doctors Without Borders: Bombing Could Not Have Been a Mistake
2015-10-08 11:40:51

How Digital Media is Changing Our Brains
2015-10-08 11:36:00

AFGHANISTAN | 'I saw doctors & patients burning' (Kunduz Hospital Survivor)
2015-10-08 11:34:58

British Columbia Is Burning & Stephen Harper Muzzling Scientists -Featuring David Suzuki
2015-10-07 12:23:57

Rachel Maddow - Kevin McCarthy, speaker apparent, exposes GOP Benghazi committee ploy
2015-10-06 10:16:12


Google Engineers Invent New Body Part To Strap Gadgets Onto
2015-10-08 11:54:22

Jeb Bush on Mass Shootings: "Stuff Happens"
2015-10-07 13:08:21

The Daily Show Jessica Williams: America's 5 Stages of Mass Shooting Grief
2015-10-06 10:09:34

John Oliver: Prisons, Guns & Mental Health
2015-10-05 13:17:55

Real Time with Bill Maher: Neil deGrasse Tyson & Richard Dawkins on Climate Change and the Survival of the Human Species
2015-10-03 13:26:51

John Oliver Couldn't Care Less About Donald Trump
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