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  • Ukraine and the Right a Year after Maiden
    Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says another upheaval will come if the government does not address socioeconomic conditions of ordinary people

    TRNN Replay: The Constitutional People and Slavery by Another Name - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (8/9)
    Mr. Moses says mass incarceration helped build the American steel industry, and while there has been progress, there is still slavery by another name

    Almost Impossible to Indict a Cop
    Chase Madar tells Paul Jay that it's not just an institutional problem, that the law itself protects police abuse

    Obama's Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal
    Michael Ratner and Paul Jay discuss Obama administration's policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture

    The Real News Town Hall Pt. 3 Should the community control the police?
    In part three of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss civilian review boards from other cities like Toronto, Canada and Detroit, MI who have power to higher and fire - Should Baltimore city follow suit?

    TRNN Replay: An Earned Insurgency - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (7/9)
    Mr. Moses says the only way to earn the trust of the people was to get knocked down and get right back up

    We Dehumanize Those We Want to Exploit - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (9/10)
    Mr. Conway says police are asked by society to control the poor as if they are fighting a war, so anything goes

    Baltimore Erupts with Protests in Solidarity with Ferguson
    Hundreds march across Baltimore and shut down major thoroughfares the day after a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown

    Police Brutality Towards Black People Has Historically Gone Unchecked
    Professor Gerald Horne and civil rights organizer Kevin Alexander Gray say the Ferguson grand jury decision is in line with U.S. history, and discuss whether a Department of Justice investigation would yield different results

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    The Real News Town Hall Pt. 2: Should the Community Control the Police?
    In part two of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss the next steps for community policing - does Baltimore need a civilian review board with power?

    "Democracy on Fire": Protestors Respond to Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Mike Brown's Killer
    The Real News speaks to Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford and former Black Panther Eddie Conway for their reactions to the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson

    Hagel Resigns - A Look at His Record
    IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis and Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman discuss Hagel's actions on Afghanistan, ISIS, and the Pentagon budget

    Is Obama's Immigration Action Too Little, Too Late?
    DREAM Action Coalition organizer Erika Andiola describes how millions, including her mother, will be excluded from the action and says a comprehensive immigration plan deals with why undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. in the first place

    The Real News Town Hall: Should the Community Control the Police? Pt.1
    Baltimore residents, lawyers, police and activists gather to discuss and debate what to do about police brutality in their city

    TRNN Replay: Special Report: Ferguson Police Profiling of Blacks a Major Funding Source for City Budget
    The city of Ferguson's second-highest source of revenue is court fees and traffic tickets handed out by a majority white police force that disproportionately targets the black community

    TRNN Replay: The Battle for Justice in Ferguson Runs through the Soul of the Democratic Party
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with Ferguson residents, activists and politicians about the future of the movement sparked by the killing of Michael Brown

    Baltimore Residents Demand Legislative Action to End Police Impunity
    Residents, attorneys and law enforcement officials offer testimony on whether the Maryland legislature should repeal key components of the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.

    Who Is in Charge of Development: The Elite or the Majorities? (2/2)
    The conclusion of a conversation with UN economist Richard Kozul-Wright on the far-reaching impact of a lecture given by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on the politics of development

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    We Dehumanize Those We Want to Exploit - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (9/10)
    Mr. Conway says police are asked by society to control the poor as if they are fighting a war, so anything goes
     
    Capitalism's Stunning Contradiction
    Economist Richard Wolff says every capitalist tries to systematically reduce wages and then can't sell what wage workers have produced
     
    Culture of the National Security State - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)
    Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that a culture of fear and obedience has developed so we give consent to Cold War policies, to hot wars, to the complete militarization of society
     
    The Islamophobia of "Homeland" - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
    Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that Muslim characters on Homeland are either terrorists, sympathizers of terrorists, or "good Muslims" which means pro-US
     
    Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
    Dr. Kumar says the roots of Islamophobia are to be found in a conflict between empires and economic interests, not a clash of civilizations
     
    Fighting the Demonization of Muslims - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
    Dr. Kumar says after 9/11, with the ratcheting up of anti-Muslim racism, she decided she had to do something about it
     

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