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    Fear and Loathing in Israel - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)

    Mr. Hever says in colonial conditions the master fears and hates the servants who might rise up and demand their rights  July 10, 2014

    Growing Up Privileged in Apartheid, Colonial Israel - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)

    Mr. Hever says he became politically active after the Second Intifada was repressed with extreme violence by the Israeli military and police  July 9, 2014

    The Respectable Face of Terror - Robert Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)

    Mr. Moses says America from 1875 down to the civil rights movement, was slavery by another name  June 22, 2014

    The Modern History of Venezuela from 1908 to 1973 - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (2/9)

    Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from dictatorship to attempts at democratic governments and back  April 14, 2014

    Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (2/2)

    David Sheen: Israel is utterly failing its duty to protect the human rights of African asylum seekers  March 20, 2014

    Libya Three Years Later - Chaos and Partition

    Patrick Cockburn: As the central state unravels, all the external powers that drove regime change look for ways to take advantage  March 19, 2014

    Should Ukraine and West Accept De Facto Crimea Joining Russia? (2/2)

    Prof. Tarik Cyril Amar and Prof. Nicolai Petro say while the legalities of the Crimea referendum are dubious, the only way out of this crisis is to accept its results  March 18, 2014

    Hammer: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Behind Massive GM Recall

    Retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer says its unconscionable for GM to have waited until 2014 to recall a defective product it was aware of in 2001, which should prompt the public to examine the company's practices in foreign assembly plants as well  March 16, 2014

    I Grew Up Believing in Time Magazine's Version of America - Gareth Porter on RAI (1/3)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that by the end of the Vietnam War, he understood the US government and military could do terrible things  March 16, 2014

    Moving Towards a Police State - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (7/7)

    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security  March 13, 2014

    Fighting Reagan's Secret, Illegal Wars - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (6/7)

    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America  March 12, 2014

    Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me - Michael Ratner on RAI (5/7)

    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the 70's, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence  March 11, 2014

    The Butcher of Attica - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (4/7)

    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Gov. Rockefeller ordered the 1971 massacre of rebelling black prisoners to send a message throughout the US prison system  March 10, 2014

    A Struggle Amongst Oligarchs in Ukraine Pt.1

    Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin explains historical relations between the Crimea region of Ukraine and Russia, ahead of a referendum vote which could bring Crimea under greater Russian control  March 7, 2014

    From a Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of a Jewish State - Michael Ratner on RAI (2/7)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay of his journey - from seeing Israel as an extension of his Jewish identity to realizing Israel was a settler, colonial state  March 4, 2014

    The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (1/7)

    Mr. Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, tells Paul Jay that the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War transformed him from a "good liberal kid" into an activist questioning the role of America in the world  March 2, 2014

    Popular Uprising, Foreign Manipulation and Rising Fascism in Ukraine

    Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin and international law professor John Quigley discuss the internal rivalries for power taking place within Ukraine, and the history of its relations with Russia  February 25, 2014

    Protesters In Baltimore Helped Launch A Wave of Anti-Vietnam War Activism (1/2)

    Joe Tropea, co-director of Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance, discusses the acts of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War involving Catholic priests in Baltimore who destroyed draft cards with blood and napalm  February 24, 2014

    An Apology From Fidel - Medea Benjamin on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)

    Ms. Benjamin tells Paul Jay about her love/hate relationship with Cuba  February 17, 2014

    What Would You Do If You Had Political Power? - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)

    Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like  January 28, 2014

    The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

    Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the experience of Spain's Mondragon, the world's largest workers' co-op, shows that workers' ownership can go to scale, but on their own co-ops will not transform society or the economy  January 27, 2014

    Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

    Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a "diplomatic" point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity  January 24, 2014

    Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

    Mr. Alperovitz tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, that the Vietnam War made it clear there was no way to a more rational capitalism and there had to be fundamental change  January 23, 2014

    King's Teachings on US Imperialism Opened My Eyes to Radical Thought - Dayvon Love on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)

    Young Baltimore activist Dayvon Love tells Paul Jay how MLK's teaching that American blacks must be anti-imperialist, changed his life.  January 19, 2014

    Al Qaeda and the Saudi Agenda - Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)

    Toby Jones tells Paul Jay that the Saudis use of terrorism is driven by a fear of democracy and a desire to be the regional and oil hegemon  January 15, 2014

    Pt.2 Hedges and Binney on NSA Policy

    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges and William Binney answer the question: "What should the NSA policy look like?"  January 11, 2014

    Are Nader-Like Reforms Still Possible? - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)

    On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960's and 70's are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests  December 19, 2013

    McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change - Ralph Nader on RAI (1/3)

    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy's reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism  December 18, 2013

    Are There Just Wars? - David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)

    On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson says that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than campaigns of violence  December 17, 2013

    What Drives War? - David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)

    On RAI, Paul Jay and David Swanson discuss the culture and economics of war  December 16, 2013

    Fmr. Israeli Intel. Chief Says Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Greater Risk than Nuclear Iran - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)

    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the Israeli debate about Iran and Palestine, and the complex changes taking place in Middle East politics  December 11, 2013

    Black Nationalism and the Peoples' Movement - Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself pt3

    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford addresses the question whether black Americans constitute a nation, and if so, what is their role in the movement of the whole people  October 25, 2013

    Growing Up Black in American Apartheid - Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself pt1

    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, tells his story as a red-diaper baby, growing up facing racism in the North living with his white activist mother, and living in the Deep South with his black deejay father  October 24, 2013

    Giving Grassroots Leaders a Voice - Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself pt2

    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford, Exec. Editor of Black Agenda Report, talks about helping create black radio news. He says that news media creates leaders by deciding what events are important and who is authorized to speak on the importance of those events  October 24, 2013

    Does American Might Prevent Global Chaos? - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)

    In the final episode of this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes the core idea of American exceptionalism, that US military power creates world order  October 20, 2013

    Obama Embraces American Exceptionalism - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)

    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes Obama's claim of an enlightened US foreign policy  October 17, 2013

    Why Autoworkers Care About Climate Change - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt4

    In the final segment of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Frank Hammer says all workers should face up to the dangers of climate change and insist that we move toward a green economy  October 11, 2013

    Young Autoworkers Ask Older Workers, "What Happened"- Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt3

    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself Frank Hammer discusses the pressures on Detroit auto workers' wages that came from the American and global south.  October 8, 2013

    A New Pope and "The Most Corrupt Vatican Since the Borgias"

    Matthew Fox (former Catholic priest) discusses the Vatican's work with the CIA and it's alliance with far right political forces and Pope Francis' opposition to liberation theology in Latin America.  March 13, 2013

    State of the Working Woman

    Jenny Ahn: Unionized women workers do better than unorganized; All working women need access to universal daycare  March 8, 2013

    Mali and the Africa Land Grab

    Sasha Ross: France wants to secure North Mali's rice fields as a food supply for Libya; part of land grabs taking place all over Africa  February 25, 2013

    The PLO and the Road to Neo-Liberalism

    Raja Khalidi: The credit bubble driving development in the West Bank is not sustainable  January 29, 2013

    The Black Elite and the Legacy of Martin Luther King

    Glen Ford: Black upper class took advantage of legal victories won by MLK and the Civil Rights Movement and then helped to undermine the movement  January 21, 2013

    Stewart vs Krugman and the Religion of Austerity

    Bill Black: Obama has options, including the trillion dollar coin, to refuse to negotiate under the gun but he's taken them off the table; both sides subscribe to the dogma of austerity  January 18, 2013

    The Ugly Canadian: Harper Policy in Latin America

    Yves Engler: Canada has been openly hostile to Venezuela and leftward swing in Latin America - except in Cuba where Canada has large commercial interests  January 17, 2013

    Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII (5/7)

    Pt.5 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of Showtime's Untold History of the United States): Dealing with the role of the Soviet Union in WWII was the most sensitive and complicated issue faced by the series  January 14, 2013

    Canadian Aid to Haiti Tied to Mining Interests

    Yves Engler: Strategic objectives of Canadian aid are to strengthen a pro-elite police and advance Canadian commercial interests  January 13, 2013

    Untold History: The Coup Against Wallace and What Might Have Been (4/7)

    Pt.4 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of the United States): A Wallace Presidency might have prevented the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan and prevented the Cold War  January 11, 2013

    Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil

    Greg Palast: Koch brothers could save two billion dollars a year if they can replace Venezuelan heavy crude crude with Canadian tar sands - one of the dirtiest sources of carbon emissions on the planet  January 7, 2013

    Canada Wages a "Low Level War" Against Iran

    Yves Engler: Harper government at forefront of supporting "killer sanctions" against Iran amidst deepening ties with Israel  January 7, 2013

    Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA (3/7)

    Pt.3 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the "Untold History of the United States", discusses the '44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war  December 21, 2012

    Untold History: Early US Imperialism, Hitler, Roosevelt, The Spanish Civil War (2/7)

    Pt.2 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of Untold History of the United States, discusses Roosevelt's attitude towards Hitler and the Soviet Union  December 19, 2012

    Liberman Resignation and Israeli Elections 2013

    972 Magazine's Noam Sheizaf on Israeli Foreign Minister's resignation over indictment and what that means for the upcoming elections in Israel in January 2013  December 17, 2012

    The Making of "Untold History of the United States" (1/7)

    Pt.1 The beginning of a multi-part interview with Peter Kuznick; in this segment he tells the story about how he teamed up with Oliver Stone to challenge a primary thesis of the cold war  December 17, 2012

    Chinese Market Won't Save Global Capitalism

    Yilmaz Akyüz Pt2: China's export model not sustainable; domestic consumer demand too weak to make serious difference to lack of demand in developed economies  December 13, 2012

    The Petraeus Myth

    Gareth Porter: America needed a war hero but his "achievements" riddled by half-truths and pure propaganda  December 11, 2012

    Turkish Objectives in Syria

    Baris Karaagac: Turkish leadership dreams of a new Ottoman empire and looks to control the Kurds  December 7, 2012

    The Privatization of Israeli War

    Shir Hever: The attack on Gaza was a show piece for "Iron Dome" technology which Israel wants to sell around the world  December 5, 2012

    Congress Go Home - The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt.4

    James Galbraith: There is no emergency, the best thing for Congress to do is go home and let the new Congress deal with issues next year  December 4, 2012

    A Looming Crisis in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid? The "Fiscal Cliff" is a Scam Pt2

    James Galbraith: It's been known since the 1950's that there would be more demands on social security; If there was political will health care costs could be controlled, it's not a problem of Medicare  December 2, 2012

    Why the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam

    James K. Galbraith: Is there a looming crisis of debt or deficits such that sacrifices in general are necessary?  November 30, 2012

    Did IAEA Fudge the Numbers?

    Gareth Porter: Recent IAEA alarmist report on Iran misstates enrichment numbers, putting Iran program closer to Israeli "red line"  November 26, 2012

    Africa Lost 1.6 Trillion in Capital Flight and Odious Debt Over Forty Years

    Léonce Ndikumana: $619 billion of embezzled capital flight from North Africa with connivance of big banks according to new research  November 25, 2012

    Canadian Armed Forces an Adjunct to US - The Ugly Canadian

    Yves Engler: The Canadian government played a major role in the bombing of Libya. It was a Canadian general that oversaw the whole NATO mission and approved the bombing targets.  November 19, 2012

    Divisions Over Iran Strike in Israeli Leadership Revealed

    Gareth Porter: Top military and intelligence officials in 2010 told Netanyahu they could not launch a strike against Iran  November 13, 2012

    Will the US Negotiate State to State with Iran?

    Gareth Porter: The US has rebuffed several attempts by Iran to negotiate a resolution to the standoff, Obama appears committed to harsh sanctions  November 12, 2012

    What Will New Leadership Mean for China

    Minqi Li: New leadership committed to capitalism in China but will they be able to deal with coming global crisis?  November 11, 2012

    Easy Ways to Steal an Election

    Greg Palast, author of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps reveals vote stealing methodology  October 31, 2012

    Koch Brothers and the Road to "Citizens United"

    Greg Palast: When billionaires break the law, they get the law changed  October 29, 2012

    Romney Made Multi-Millions in Detroit Bailout

    Greg Palast: Romney's "blind" trust and his allies made tens of millions in the GM/Chrysler bailout by purchasing a parts manufacturer and threatening to close down GM if not bought out at an inflated price  October 26, 2012

    Law Enforcement Officials Call for an End to “The War On Drugs”

    Jim Gierach a former Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois and Richard Van Wickler superintendent for the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Department of Corrections call for the legalization of drugs  October 25, 2012

    Major Challenges Face Chavez in New Term

    Gregory Wilpert: Many dissatisfied working class youth want solutions to urgent social and economic problems plaguing Venezuela  October 9, 2012

    Elections Fair But Venezuela Lacking Independent Media

    T. M. Scruggs: Presidential election was as Jimmy Carter said "best in the world", but Venezuela needs independent investigative journalism  October 9, 2012

    QE3 Another Fed Give Away to the Banks

    Michael Hudson: Shoveling money to the banks not meant to create jobs, it’s a way to give banks even more speculative capital and prepare them for another meltdown  September 23, 2012

    The GOP Goes Hard Right

    Jeff Faux: Romney will try to mitigate the message, but people’s confusion about the crisis and Obama’s failures, presents right with historic opportunity  August 31, 2012

    Civilian Deaths from US Drone Attacks Much Higher than Reported

    Gareth Porter: New investigative work shows that civilian deaths in Pakistan, including from second wave attacks, higher than Pentagon reports  August 22, 2012

    Did Obama Stimulus Work?

    Bob Pollin Pt5: The stimulus plan saved many jobs and helped prevent a deeper crash, but was far short of spurring a recovery  August 22, 2012

    Is Full Employment Possible in the Era of Globalization?

    Bob Pollin Pt4: The global "army of the unemployed" weakened American labor, but tariffs are not a solution - a mass mobilization is needed  August 19, 2012

    Full Employment and the Swedish Model

    Bob Pollin Pt3: In the quest for a short term solution to the crisis, there is a lot to learn from Swedish social-democracy  August 17, 2012

    Is Full Employment Possible in Capitalism?

    Bob Pollin Pt2: There have been periods of unemployment less than 4%, those conditions could be created if there was intent to do so  August 16, 2012

    The Full Employment Debate

    Bob Pollin, author of Back to Full Employment, begins a series examining whether full employment is possible and how to get there  August 15, 2012

    The Media and Politics of Offshore Tax Havens

    James Henry PT 3: Politicians demand debt reduction but the media rarely connects billions of unpaid taxes on offshore accounts to the issue  August 12, 2012

    Trillion Dollar Tax Havens, Inequality and Recession

    James Henry Pt2: Vast amounts of money avoid taxes and productive investment  August 8, 2012

    Major Banks Help Clients Hide Trillions in Offshore Tax Havens

    James Henry: US media and politicians mostly ignore massive untaxed wealth that big banks help rich move to tax havens  August 3, 2012

    What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like

    Gerald Friedman: A single-payer plan in Maryland would cover everyone, improve outcomes and make business more competitive  July 31, 2012

    Romney Will Bring Far Right to Power At All Levels of His Administration

    Jeff Faux PT4: Romney will attack unions and introduce extreme austerity  July 22, 2012

    Obama and the "March of Folly"

    Jeff Faux Pt3: Obama understands what needs to be done but like the Republicans, he responds to the needs of big money  July 20, 2012

    True Cost of Chevron in Ecuador

    Robinson Yumbo, President of the National Indigenous Federation of the Cofan People on the multi-billion dollar woes of Chevron in Ecuador  July 6, 2012

    True Cost of Chevron in Nigeria

    Emem Okon on the uprising of women in the Niger Delta and the impact of oil giants on traditional communities  July 4, 2012

    "True Cost of Chevron" Protest at Shareholders Meeting

    Antonia Juhasz: Chevron CEO fails to disclose significance of massive lawsuits in Brazil, Nigeria and Ecuador to shareholders  July 3, 2012

    Ed Herman, Co-Author of “Manufacturing Consent” Pt 1

    Ed Herman, who wrote the famous book with Noam Chomsky, looks back at his life and what formed his thinking about the world  July 1, 2012

    Lia Tarachansky Answers Viewers Questions

    Lia Tarachansky, Middle East reporter for TRNN, answers questions put to her by viewers  June 27, 2012

    Economic War Against Iran Continues; Still No Evidence of a Weapons Program

    Gareth Porter: US continues to insist Iran gives up all nuclear enrichment and offers no concessions on sanctions  June 26, 2012

    Max Blumenthal Resigns Al Akhbar Over Syria Coverage

    Max Blumenthal discusses his article, "The right to resist is universal: A farewell to Al Akhbar and Assad's apologists"  June 22, 2012

    Austerity, the Euro Crisis and the US

    Dean Baker: Austerity policy hitting a dead end, threat to US is a sovereign default leading to financial crisis  May 9, 2012

    Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism”

    Part 1 of Aleksandr Buzgalin's presentation on Russian Economy  May 6, 2012

    Bankers Assault on Financial Reform

    Gerald Epstein: New financial regulations contained in the Dodd-Frank law are being gutted or delayed by regulators and Congress  April 30, 2012

    Reining in Finance and the Struggle Over UN Agency's Mandate

    Vijay Prashad: Developed countries fight to stop UNCTAD linking financial speculation to food insecurity  April 26, 2012

    Inequality and Instability - Part 4

    James K. Galbraith on his study of the world economy just before the great crisis  April 22, 2012

    Inequality and Instability - Part 3

    James K. Galbraith on link between inequality and instability: Societies that are more egalitarian are more stable  April 20, 2012

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