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Obama Vetoed 9/11 Bill to Preserve U.S. Impunity
The U.S. president's argument about the undermining of international sovereignty is real, but victims of attacks would otherwise have almost no other recourse in the face of state-sponsored terrorism, says international law professor John Quigley
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 11:43

 
Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Thwart U.S. Compliance with the Paris Agreement
The US has less than a decade to reign in its greenhouse emissions, yet two dozen states plus some energy companies are suing to avoid meeting the proposed standards
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 11:25

 
How Wells Fargo Keeps Scamming Its Customers & Employees
CEO John Stumpf faces grilling from Congress on why his bank keeps breaking the law, but if no one goes to jail, nothing changes, says economist Bill Black
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 21:16

 
Canada Approves Economically Inviable Pipeline Without Indigenous Consultation
The liberal government has failed to demonstrate a commitment to First Nations and climate change concerns, say Robyn Allan and Louisette Lanteigne
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 13:07

 
More Tax Breaks for Developers? One Baltimore Community Says 'Not Without Us'
Activists seek real input on the plan to revitalize Old Town Mall, which might be the next battleground for developer tax breaks in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 06:20

 
Shimon Peres: Champion of Power or Peace?
The former Israeli president and prime minister has been remembered as a peacemaker, but his biography tells a different story, says Michel Warschawski
DATE: 2016-09-30 | LENGTH: 12:21

 
Chicago Teachers Union Set to Strike on Oct. 11th
Public school teacher Sarah Chambers and Jacobin Magazine's Micah Uetricht say the teachers are fighting against the neoliberal reform agenda
DATE: 2016-09-29 | LENGTH: 14:50

 
The Empire Files: How Palestine Became Colonized
From the early settlements, the Nakba, and to the conquest of the West Bank, Abby Martin reveals the roots of the so-called "Israel-Palestine conflict"
DATE: 2016-09-29 | LENGTH: 22:32

 
US and EU Sanctions Are Devastating Syrian Civilians
They have resulted in a worsened humanitarian crisis and the empowerment of Assad, yet show no signs of being lifted soon, says journalist Rania Khalek
DATE: 2016-09-29 | LENGTH: 11:13

 
   


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Police Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man As Report Finds Law Enforcement Shootings Reminiscent of Lynchings
A United Nations group also says the United States owes reparations to African Americans
DATE: 2016-09-28 | LENGTH: 07:45

 
'Managed Decline' of Fossil Fuel Projects Needed to Meet Goals of Paris Climate Agreement
A new report by Oil Change International calls for an end to both the expansion of fossil fuel industry and new fossil fuel infrastructure
DATE: 2016-09-29 | LENGTH: 11:45

 
'Patriotic Millionaires' Call for Higher Taxes and Wall St. Regulation
Morris Pearl, the chairs of an association of millionaires who advocate for a more equitable economy, assesses the economic plans of Trump and Clinton
DATE: 2016-09-29 | LENGTH: 21:06

 
Trump and the Social Basis of Fascism
The threat of fascism is real, but it shouldn't push the left to vote for Clinton in states where she will clearly win, says historian Gerald Horne
DATE: 2016-09-27 | LENGTH: 15:43

 
Danny Glover: Upcoming Haitian Election an Opportunity for Self-Determination
The actor and activist discusses who he is supporting and what's at stake for the Haitian people
DATE: 2016-09-28 | LENGTH: 12:47

 
Intelligence Agencies Are Gathering Information Against You in Case of Your Dissent
At an event honoring CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, attendees say surveillance is not being used for legitimate security needs, but to protect state power
DATE: 2016-09-28 | LENGTH: 06:38

 
Mexicans Protest on Second Anniversary of Disappearance of 43 Students
The government continues to drag its feet in resolving the case of missing 43 Ayotzinapa students, says Laura Carlsen
DATE: 2016-09-28 | LENGTH: 13:45

 
Baltimore City Council Candidate: Gentrification is Not A Development Plan
Nnamdi Scott of Ujima People's Progress Party discusses vacant housing, unemployment, and Port Covington
DATE: 2016-09-28 | LENGTH: 08:41

 
Balochistan: India Opening the Pandora's Box
Baloch nationalism and international economic interests in the region have the potential to disturb India's relations with Iran and Pakistan, says former Naval Lt. Commander Atul Bhardwaj - TRNN/Newsclick Joint Production
DATE: 2016-09-28 | LENGTH: 09:58

 
Clinton vs. Trump Debate: Is One Section of the Oligarchy More Dangerous?
Glen Ford and Jeff Cohen agree that the exclusion of third parties left the "non-partisan" debate with candidates who have "very little light between them," but disagree about strategic voting and the danger of Trump's neo-fascism
DATE: | LENGTH: 25:55

 
Did America Dodge a Bullet?
Bill Curry and Rania Khalek predict that the debate will lead to a Clinton victory over the neo-fascist Trump, but also say that Clinton takes progressive positions "like chess pieces" - only to remove them from the table later
DATE: 2016-09-27 | LENGTH: 16:09

 
24 Arrested Outside Hofstra University While Demanding An Open Presidential Debate
Hundreds protested the exclusion of alternative ideas and candidates from the first presidential debate
DATE: | LENGTH: 03:59

 
Trump's Position on Jerusalem Puts Him on the Side of the Settler Movement
Despite Trump being wrong on the Iran deal, the US congress is more likely to derail it than his potential presidency, says Col. Larry Wilkerson
DATE: 2016-09-27 | LENGTH: 12:45

 
Comply or Die: What the Shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte Reveal About Policing in America
Failure to comply with police can result in a death sentence for Black Americans, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report
DATE: 2016-09-27 | LENGTH: 09:29

 
BDS Town Hall with the Former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic
A panel discussion on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement with Dimitri Lascaris, Constantine Kristonis, and Lia Tarachansky
DATE: 2016-09-27 | LENGTH: 57:13

 
Corbyn Wins Leadership, But Can He Unite the Labour Party?
The media's depiction of the party opposition to Corbyn as 'centrist' is a cover for how right-wing it actually is, says economist John Weeks
DATE: 2016-09-26 | LENGTH: 13:17

 
  

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By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. Photo By Mike Mozart | CC BY 2.0 Presidential elections are a spectator sport.   A well-known cliché likens them to horseraces. Horseraces are more interesting, however. This is why the people who pay ...

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The Left Underestimates the Danger of Trump
By Arun Gupta. This article was first published on Portside. This election is a choice between two movements. Movements like Black Lives Matter, Climate Justice, low-wage workers, and immigrant rights. Or Neo-Nazis, the Klan, and the Alt-Right back...

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France and the Struggle over Labour Reforms
By Maxime Benatouil. This article was first published on Socialist Project. The so-called Labour Law, passed en force by the French government on 20 July, is the most serious attack against the “Code du Travail,” already undermined for ...

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More Tax Breaks for Developers? One Baltimore Community Says 'Not Without Us'
Activists seek real input on the plan to revitalize Old Town Mall, which might be the next battleground for developer tax breaks in Baltimore
DATE: 2016-09-30

 
Baltimore City Council Candidate: Gentrification is Not A Development Plan
Nnamdi Scott of Ujima People's Progress Party discusses vacant housing, unemployment, and Port Covington
DATE: 2016-09-28

 
Baltimore City Council Candidate: Neighbors Need to Organize to Change the City
Running for city council for the 7th district as part of Ujima People's Progress Party - Maryland's first Black workers-led electoral party - Nnamdi Scott discusses Baltimore police aerial surveillance, bold new creative leadership, and mass mobilization.
DATE: 2016-09-22

 
Baltimore Police Have Ruthlessly Fought Past Efforts of Civilian Oversight
Documents obtained by TRNN show a pattern of police resisting citizen input from an all but powerless civilian review board, raising troubling questions of hopes for real reforms
DATE: 2016-09-17

 
Korryn Gaines Family Announces Lawsuit Against Baltimore County Police
Korryn Gaines family and legal team have announced they will pursue a lawsuit against Baltimore County Police and conduct an independent investigation of her killing, which took place in August
DATE: 2016-09-13

 
Constant Stop and Frisk of African-Americans Must End, Says Baltimore Mayoral Nominee
In an interview with TRNN, the Democratic nominee for mayor Catherine Pugh says policing must change and the surrounding jurisdictions must help Baltimore tackle poverty and drug addiction as regional problems
DATE: 2016-09-12

 
   

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