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Standing Rock and the Struggle Against Corporate Power
Even if oil ultimately begins to flow through the pipeline, the movement has learned how to resist in spite of corporations' endless money and political influence, says journalist Desiree Kane
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 12:10

 
Greece's Debt Relief Conundrum
SYRIZA has failed to a develop the political capacities within its base that would provide room for the party to maneuver in case of a shift in the international balance of forces, says political science Leo Panitch
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 19:28

 
Argentina's President Macri Faces Increasing Scandals and Resistance to His Return to Neoliberalism
The political panorama for Argentina's conservative government looks increasingly difficult according to Prof. Atilio Boron
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 16:41

 
Trump's Job Promises are Fiction - Free Trade is Fiction, Too
Economist Heiner Flassbeck tells Paul Jay that neither a high tariff wall or neo-liberal free-trade will provide jobs and higher wages - but there are policies that will
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 17:07

 
In Sharp Contrast with Flynn, Trump Appoints Establishment Figure to NSC
Win Without War Coalition's Stephen Miles says H.R. McMaster's appointment is a real break with the recklessness of Michael Flynn, but the truth is that Trump is running a National Security Council politicized far beyond what it was under Bush
DATE: 2017-02-22 | LENGTH: 14:11

 
The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Bannon and Trump's Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump's campaign from demise
DATE: 2017-01-12 | LENGTH: 24:59

 
Trump Wants to Defeat ISIS By Using Policies that Gave Rise to It
Professor Sabah Alnasseri says that there's no way to resolve security, political or diplomatic issues in Iraq without cooperating with Iran
DATE: 2017-02-22 | LENGTH: 15:35

 
Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization
In TRNN's ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos - Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 21:40

 
Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation
TRNN's Shir Hever explains how the military court put itself on trial
DATE: 2017-02-22 | LENGTH: 08:38

 
   

An urgent letter from Emma Thompson & Danny Glover
We believe this proposal from The Real News Network to create a Global Climate Change Bureau deserves your attention. It is a critical link in the effort to fight for effective action to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and transition to an equitable, sustainable green economy.
 
Donald Trump: The Raw and Naked Face of a System That Showers Speculators with Obscene Riches
Paul Jay says the enablers of Trumpism are the leaders of both major parties and the corporate media
 
"The Democratic Party Can't Just Whisper Sweet Nothings Anymore" - Nina Turner on RAI (1/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
 
   


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Trump's Turn from Two-State Solution Sows Crisis for Fatah, Hamas
A one-state solution threatens the Palestinian government's raison d'etre, framed in the Oslo Agreements as an intermediary step towards an independent Palestinian state, explains TRNN correspondent Shir Hever
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 14:39

 
Ecuador Elections Appear Headed Towards Run-off
Despite Rafael Correa's success in improving infrastructure and social spending, the recent recession and attacks by private mass media have dampened enthusiasm for his former vice president Lenin Moreno
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 12:21

 
Cultivating Social Justice Work in West Baltimore
On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death, Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports from West Baltimore where community organizers and political activists gathered to cultivate land for a community garden.
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 04:25

 
Empire Files: President Correa on His Legacy & Critics
In one of his last interviews before leaving office, host Abby Martin talks to Ecuador's President Rafael Correa about Trump, the global crisis of inequality, CIA plots and opposition in his own country. teleSUR
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 18:32

 
Baltimore Students Push For Statewide Styrofoam Ban
Following similar initiatives in cities across the country, city students are organizing to prohibit the use of this synthetic material in schools and business across Maryland
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 04:18

 
Survey Shows Support Growing For Palestinians Among Canadians
Dimitri Lascaris and Earl Washburn discuss a national survey that shows an increasing number of Canadians recognizing that Israel is violating the human rights of the Palestinian people and that the Canadian state is complicit
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 18:12

 
X: Malcolm's Final Years
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death, X Final Years re-examines the life and legacy of Malcolm X. Interviews include Angela Davis and Danny Glover. (Executive Producer Paul Jay, co-production with Telesur and support from the Bertha Foundation)
DATE: 2015-03-02

 
Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2)
Matthew Fox says Pope Francis is fighting against the fascist Catholic order Opus Dei and has demoted an American right-wing cardinal
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 16:08

 
Would Keith Ellison Pursue Reconciliation or Lead Insurgency Within DNC?
Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara says the political battles ahead must not be limited to Trump but should include a fight against establishment Democrats
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 21:39

 
Ecuador's Presidential Election is the "Stalingrad" of Latin America's Left
The outcome of the presidential election in Ecuador will determine the future of Latin America's left, argues political science Prof. Atilio Boron
DATE: 2017-02-19 | LENGTH: 16:58

 
How E.U.'s Migration Policy Enables Migrant Smuggling
Statewatch's Chris Jones says the European Union Border and Coast Guard Agency is less concerned with human rights and far more preoccupied with border control, surveillance and the interception of migrants
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 17:38

 
Trumponomics: Empowering Proto-Fascists
PERI's Gerald Epstein says that we need to understand Trump's economic policy as aimed at amassing as much power as possible in order to stifle opposition
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 08:26

 
Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism (1/2)
Matthew Fox and Paul Jay discuss the Pope's message to social movements and comparing the European far right and the rise of Trump to Hitler (1/2)
DATE: 2017-02-19 | LENGTH: 15:19

 
The Real Baltimore: Maryland Democrats Consider Blocking Cities From Raising Their Minimum Wage
In Episode Five, panelists Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes discuss Maryland House Bill 317, a measure introduced by state Democrats that preempts cities from raising their minimum wages
DATE: 2017-02-19 | LENGTH: 20:50

 
  

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A foreign policy of cruel populism
By Vijay Prashad. This article was first published on The Hindu.
Getty Images/iStockphoto Leaders like Donald Trump are offering a harsh cultural agenda to address the West’s economic problems Just before he was inaugurated as the U.S. President, Donald ...

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Kenneth Arrow’s (Ignored) Impossibility Theorem
William K. Black, February 22, 2017     Bloomington, MN Kenneth Arrow, one of the giants of economics, has died at the age of 95.  He became a Nobel Laureate in 1972.  As a young lawyer in 1977, I saw him in ...

William Black

Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph
By George Monbiot. This article was first published on The Guardian. Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph The events that led to Donald Trump’s election started in England in 1975. At a meeting a few ...

George Monbiot

Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? Jean Tirole’s Proposal to Appoint Felons to Monitor CEOs
William K. Black February 18, 2017     Roma, Italia (5th in my series on Jean Tirole) When in Rome, trot out a venerable Latin quotation from Juvenal: “Who will guard the guards?”  I have “buried the lead” in this series of ...

William Black

Syria and the Antiwar Movement
By Judith Deutsch. This article was first published on Socialist Project. The enormity, complexity and fall-out of the Syrian war calls for urgent attention. Current events in Aleppo bring to the fore the unreliability of information and dichotomous political positions ...

Judith Deutsch

Trump’s Economic Policies Are No Answer To Our Problems
By Marty Hart-Landsberg. This article was first published on Socialist Project. President Trump has singled out unfair international trading relationships as a major cause of U.S. worker hardship. And he has promised to take decisive action to change ...

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On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
 

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In Sharp Contrast with Flynn, Trump Appoints Establishment Figure to NSC
Win Without War Coalition's Stephen Miles says H.R. McMaster's appointment is a real break with the recklessness of Michael Flynn, but the truth is that Trump is running a National Security Council politicized far beyond what it was under Bush
DATE: 2017-02-22

 
Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization
In TRNN's ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos - Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
Cultivating Social Justice Work in West Baltimore
On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death, Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports from West Baltimore where community organizers and political activists gathered to cultivate land for a community garden.
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
Baltimore Students Push For Statewide Styrofoam Ban
Following similar initiatives in cities across the country, city students are organizing to prohibit the use of this synthetic material in schools and business across Maryland
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
The Real Baltimore: Maryland Democrats Consider Blocking Cities From Raising Their Minimum Wage
In Episode Five, panelists Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes discuss Maryland House Bill 317, a measure introduced by state Democrats that preempts cities from raising their minimum wages
DATE: 2017-02-19

 
The Real Baltimore: Should Baltimore Raise its Minimum Wage to $15/HR by 2022?
In the fourth episode of The Real Baltimore, we examine a bill that would raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15/hour by 2022, with council people Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes
DATE: 2017-02-17

 
   

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