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Turkey Enters Fight Against ISIS, But Target is Still Assad
With Turkey's announcement that it will fight ISIS, the US will be able to use Turkish bases to fulfill its mission of overthrowing Assad, says Col. Larry Wilkerson
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 07:02

Sandra Bland and Black Girls Matter
Kimberle Crenshaw, law professor and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, discusses the death of Sandra Bland in the context of her report, "Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected"
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 08:04

Gay Pride Celebrated Amid Concerns Over Trans Rights
Advocates say focus needs to shift to the struggle for recognition of trans community.
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 02:48

Movement for Black Lives Conference Demonstrates Power of Organized Community
Activist and journalist Rosa Clemente discusses The Movement for Black Lives Conference held in Cleveland last weekend
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 07:43

Only Civilian Oversight with Subpoena Power Will Stop Sheriff Abuse, Say LA County Residents
Black Lives Matter activist Mark-Anthony Johnson says LA County residents are calling for civilian oversight, with teeth, to keep the Sheriff's office in check.
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 08:42

Nations Exposed To Risky International Debt Financing, Why & What's at Stake? (1/2)
We look into what governments really need to both finance transformative development and to deal with financial and debt crises.
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 11:05

Donald Trump and Liberal Media: The Joke's On You
Celebrity candidates and the liberal media have created a clown show that viewers can laugh at, but it's at your expense.
DATE: 2015-07-28 | LENGTH: 03:15

Erratic Weather or Climate Change?
Meteorologist Bob Henson discusses the latest science regarding climate change and extreme weather, including what may be causes.
DATE: 2015-07-28 | LENGTH: 10:41

Ending Mass Incarceration? The Shortcomings of Left-Right Coalition Politics (1/2)
Bret Grote, legal director of the Abolitionist Law Center, discusses Obama's call for criminal justice reform and the odd Left-Right coalition forming to carry it out.
DATE: 2015-07-28 | LENGTH: 08:35




Will the Greek Left Unite to Oppose Austerity?
Dr. Panagiotis Sotiris, member of Antarsya, talks to Dimitri Lascaris about Syriza's failure to implement its anti-austerity program and the political options that are now available to the left in Greece
DATE: 2015-07-27 | LENGTH: 13:45

In Turkey, Kurds See Airstrikes and Protest Crackdowns as Political Revenge
Scholar and activist Sardar Saadi discusses the political context of the recent airstrikes launched by Turkey against the Islamic State and Kurds in Iraq and Syria.
DATE: 2015-07-28 | LENGTH: 07:50

Cornel West and Rick Wolff on White Supremacy and Capitalism
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a conversation about capitalism with two brilliant minds, Cornel West and Richard D. Wolff, together in a rare joint appearance.
DATE: 2015-07-28 | LENGTH: 25:30

Economists Join the Fight For $15!
PERI Economist Bob Pollin talks about his new co-authored petition calling on economists to support an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2020.
DATE: 2015-07-27 | LENGTH: 09:04

How the Greek Shipping Industry Schemed to Win Big in the Debt Crisis (2/2)
James Henry says it will be difficult to help Greece if global tax competition continues to make fair income taxation impossible
DATE: 2015-07-27 | LENGTH: 07:22

After 54 Years, US Isolated and Forced to Renew Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
Michael Ratner talks about the reopening of the Cuban embassy, and says the next steps include ending the embargo and returning Guantanamo
DATE: 2015-07-27 | LENGTH: 12:45


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Obama’s line on the Iran nuclear deal: A second false narrative
By Gareth Porter. This article was first published on Middle East Eye. Buying into the narrative that Iran is a rogue nuclear state could harm the thawing of relations between the country and the US I’m glad that the United ...

Gareth Porter

After the Iran Deal: Israel is Down But Far From Out
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch.
Netanyahu Humiliated The Internet is a mixed blessing. One of its less welcome consequences, for Americans, is that newspapers have become hard to come by at the ...

Andrew Levine

Is the 'military option' on Iran off the table?
By Ray McGovern. This article was first published in the Baltimore Sun. If, as seems likely, President Barack Obama retains enough support to complete the nuclear deal with Iran, it will be largely because enough members of the House and ...

Ray McGovern

A short history of debt relief for the Germans
By Jayati Ghosh. This article was first published on The Hindu Business Line. Writing on the wall: The Germans should know debt write-off can help Greece grow     Greece bashers often forget that Germany was the major beneficiary of debt write-offs ...

Jayati Ghosh

GM and Kid Rock – A question of kissing a__
By Frank Hammer. In mid-July, a controversy broke out over General Motors bankrolling rock star Kid Rock concerts in the wake of the the downing of the confederate flag in So. Carolina, Alabama, and elsewhere.    The stink was raised by ...

Frank Hammer

Greece: Alternatives and Exiting the Eurozone
By Eric Toussaint. This article was first published on Socialist Project. On 5 July 2015, by a referendum initiated by the government of Alexis Tsipras and the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek people overwhelmingly rejected the austerity measures imposed by...

Eric Toussaint


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

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges discusses his new book with Paul Jay; in part one they focus on the revolutionary significance of the life of Tom Paine, a man who understood the moral imperative of revolt and was willing to pay the price

Reality Asserts Itself - Salvatore Babones

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Babones, author of "Sixteen for '16", says while he grew up in a right-wing, conservative working-class family, social science brought him to progressive public policy conclusions


Justice Department Details Investigation of Black Police Chief's Firing as Community Calls for Mayor's Resignation
Probe will include election irregularities and possible misuse of federal grants by Pocomoke city officials
DATE: 2015-07-24

Council Seeks to Change Park Named After Confederate General
Residents, council say mayor needs to move faster to take down symbols of the confederacy in a majority black city
DATE: 2015-07-21

Black Police Chief Makes Community Policing Work...Then Gets Fired
Despite record low crime, Lawyers for Kelvin Sewell says top cop was fired for refusing to terminate officers who filed discrimination complaints against Pocomoke City.
DATE: 2015-07-18

School That Served Low-Income Residents of Baltimore Sees Its Final Graduation
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports on the closing of Sojourner-Douglass College amid allegations of financial mismanagement
DATE: 2015-07-15

Freddie Gray's Community Restores Its Basketball Courts
Eddie Conway talks to Baltimore residents in Gilmor Homes about their collective efforts to restore a neglected part of their community.
DATE: 2015-07-14

Why Was Baltimore's Police Chief Fired?
Paul Jay asks veteran cops Neill Franklin and Kenneth Butler if Batts was thrown under the bus to appease the police union
DATE: 2015-07-13



"Kayaktivists" Heroic Attempt to Stop Shell's Damaged Ice Breaker from Departing for Arctic
2015-07-29 11:05:19

The Third Revolution in Warfare?: Science, Tech Leaders Warn Of Worldwide AI Arms Race
2015-07-29 10:13:15

Who would be responsible if AI drone kills an innocent civilian?
2015-07-29 10:07:06

Analysis of President Obama's Trip to Africa: More than just Photo Ops, Oil Interests and U.S. Military Deals?
2015-07-29 09:42:45

Clinton & the Coup: Amid Protests in Honduras, Ex-President on Hillary's Role in His 2009 Ouster
2015-07-28 12:13:27

Dirty Secret: What Fox News is about to do to Republican Party
2015-07-28 12:07:35


Brilliant Parody: Key & Peele - TeachingCenter
2015-07-29 12:17:49

Adult Jesus Camp Wants to Convert 1,000 Pastors Into Politicians
2015-07-29 11:59:50

Highly Entertaining Protest: Oil spill with your Shakespeare?
2015-07-28 12:28:57

The Nightly Show - Mess Within Texas - Sandra Bland's Arrest
2015-07-28 12:24:22

The Nightly Show - Word Blerd - Tonight's Word: Rapist
2015-07-28 12:17:11

Bill Maher VS Donald Trump - The Full Story
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