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Real Media: New Warfare & Transparency
Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK talks about the current state of the technology, the march to lethal autonomous warfare, and the absolute secrecy and lack of democratic scrutiny around the developing drone program

  September 24, 2017

Real Media: UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data
A report commissioned by 'Talk Fracking' analyzes the latest peer-reviewed fracking science and questions a 4-year-old report that UK conservatives rely on to push through their fracking agenda

  September 23, 2017

Real Media: The Nomadic War Machine
Paul Watt discusses the fight against social cleansing and gentrification, and specifically what he calls the 'Nomadic War Machine,' where campaign groups occupy spaces to shift the power balance with the landlord or local authority

  September 22, 2017

Real Media: Art & Militarism
From the 'Conference at the Gates' organized by 'Stop The Arms Fair', Real Media explores a workshop on art and militarism that was held during protests against the 2017 Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London

  September 19, 2017

Real Media: Women's Narratives - The Real Cost of Selling Weapons
Two women from conflict zones in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe explain the costs of war and the arms trade for their homelands, and in particular the impact on women

  September 18, 2017

UK Activist Risks Prison Challenging 'Digital Strip-Search'
CAGE International Director Muhammad Rabbani is about to stand trial for refusing to give UK police the password to his laptop, which contained information about torture survivors. He's using his case to challenge Britain's anti-terrorism legislation, Schedule 7

  September 17, 2017

Real Media: Drones, Nationalism and the Future of Warfare
Author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade Andrew Feinstein talks about the the future of warfare, the effects of drones on the military industrial complex and the role of nationalism in an increasingly unstable world

  September 17, 2017

UK Parliament 'Beheads Democracy' With EU Exit Bill
Public interest organisations and opposition leaders slammed the EU Withdrawal Bill as the biggest threat to parliamentary democracy in decades, explains journalist Steve Topple

  September 15, 2017

Activists Blockade Massive Arms Fair in London
In London, activists have staged a week of protest against the Defense and Security Equipment International, DSEI, one of the world's largest arms fairs

  September 9, 2017

Real Media: Biggest Arms Deal in History
As the world's largest arms fair gets underway in London, author of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Andrew Feinstein talks to Real Media about corruption and justification of arms deals

  September 9, 2017

The Social Cleansing of London
Rapper and artist Potent Whisper discusses how London is being deliberately turned into a 'playground for the rich' by dispossessing londoners from their communities and their roots via a process known as 'regeneration'

  August 22, 2017

Brexit and the Single Market
Professor emeritus of economics, John Weeks, goes through the labyrinth of misconceptions around the EU, single market, and the customs union all within the context of Brexit

  August 18, 2017

Real Media: 'This is all a lie' - William Hawk Birdshead at the British Museum
William Hawk Birdshead, a DAPL water protector from the Oglala Lakota tribe, reacts as he visits the JP Morgan Chase-sponsored North American gallery at the British Museum

  August 16, 2017

Real Media: The Special Relationship Between UK and Saudi Arabia
Adam Smith of Campaign Against the Arms Trade calls for a judicial review of the UK government's continued approval of arms sales to Saudi Arabia

  August 6, 2017

Real Media: Northern Ireland, Conservatives & Dark Money (2/2)
Open Democracy editor Adam Ramsay discusses who the Democratic Unionist Party is and what Theresa May's potential deal will mean for the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Irish politics and the future (Part 2)

  August 5, 2017

UK Court Protects Tony Blair from War Crimes Prosecution
The UK High Court has blocked a war crimes prosecution against Tony Blair for the Iraq invasion, but that won't stop the effort to hold him accountable, says author and activist Chris Nineham

  August 4, 2017

Real Media: Northern Ireland, Conservatives & Dark Money (1/2)
Adam Ramsay of Open Democracy discusses his investigation into the Democratic Unionist Party and dark money during the Brexit campaign (Part 1) Real Media, UK, Northern Ireland, conservatives, Open Democracy, Democratic Unionist Party, DUP, dark money, Brexit, Adam Ramsey, Theresa May

  August 4, 2017

Grenfell Tower and the Violence of Austerity
TRNN's Mohamed Elmaazi speaks with attendees of the University of London's panel discussion on the "Grenfell Tower Fire: The Avoidable Tragedy," examining the political, social and economic environments in which the the fire occurred

  August 2, 2017

UK Anti-Fracking Campaigners Face Increasingly Violent Police Tacticts
The Network of Police Monitors (NETPOL) have documented the mounting use of aggressive and at times violent tacticts against demonstrators. A month of anti-fracking campaigns -known as the 'Rolling Resistance' - was declared for July in the north of England, near Preston Road in Lancashire the location of the UK's first and thus far only fracking site.

  July 29, 2017

Foreign Investment and The UK Housing Crisis
Real Media speaks to Anna Minton, the author of "Big Capital: Who Is London For?" about the causes, effects and potential remedies for the housing crisis that has been growing for 30 years in London and beyond

  July 25, 2010

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