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  • Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in Line with U.S. History
    Professor Gerald Horne and civil rights organizer Kevin Alexander Gray point to a series of present-day and historical events where police brutality towards black people has gone unchecked and discuss whether a Justice Department investigation would yield different results

    "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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    TRNN Replay: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Racist Dixiecrats - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (6/9)
    Mr. Moses describes how in 1874 the white racist Democratic Party violently overthrew the Governor of Mississippi (who had been elected by a mostly black Republican Party), and how these Dixiecrats became a wing of the national Democratic Party right up to 1964, when the Mississippi Freedom Democrats ended their reign

    TRNN Replay: Destroy Their Economic Livelihoods, and They Will Come
    Jeff Faux: 95% of immigrant children who cross the US-Mexico border are from countries that the US has dominated or controlled during the past century

    Protesting GM Auto Workers Attacked by US Embassy Staff
    US labor activists have filed a complaint with the Dept. of Justice and the SEC, charging the General Motors Company with a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, says Frank Hammer, retired General Motors employee and former president and chairman of Local 909 in Warren, Michigan

    The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (3/3)
    Marc Steiner concludes his discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas

    G-20 Recommits to Lifting Private Sector Activity (2/2)
    The G-20 Club, rather than reducing inequality and poverty, create the conditions whereby it is exacerbated, says Leo Panitch, author of The Making of Global Capitalism

    TRNN Replay: Why the GOP Should Not Blame Immigrants for High Unemployment
    Bob Pollin: Republican-controlled House is split over immigration reform but those against reform should think twice before blaming immigrants for economic slump

    TRNN Replay: The Road to Freedom Summer - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (5/9)
    Mr. Moses says one of the main ways we get to Freedom Summer is the assassination of Medgar Evers

    Obama Unveils Immigration Plan, But What Will It Change?
    Author and former labor organizer David Bacon unpacks how temporary legal status won't get at the root of the issue of getting legal status for workers in order to fight for fair wages and better working conditions

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    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
     
    Islamophobia and a Challenge to Bill Maher - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
    Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that what Bill Maher said is a perfect example of liberal Islamophobia
     

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