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    The Modern History of Venezuela and Popular Democracy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (9/9)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander assesses Chavez's attempt to establish a participatory democracy that changed the structure of power and decision making

      April 23, 14

    The Modern History of Venezuela, The Protests and Democracy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (8/9)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander says while there are problems with the democratic process in Venezuela, the current protests are anti-democratic attempts to bring down an elected government

      April 23, 14

    The Modern History of Venezuela, Why Still So Much Crime? - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (7/9)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander analyzes why the Chavez and Maduro governments have so far been unable to reduce the high rates of murder and violent crime

      April 23, 14

    The Modern History of Venezuela and the Need for a Post-Oil Economy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (6/9)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander says to strengthen democracy, develop food sovereignty and help save the planet, Venezuela must develop a plan to transition away from an extractive economy

      April 19, 14

    The Modern History of Venezuela: The Bolivarian Revolution - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (5/9)
    Mr. Lander discusses the achievements and failures of the revolution led by President Hugo Chavez

      April 16, 2014

    The Modern History of Venezuela from 1973 to the Caracazo Massacre - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)
    Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from the rise of neo-liberal capitalism to the suppression and slaughter of protesters against it

      April 15, 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

    The Beginning of the Chavez Era - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (4/9)
    Mr. Lander, with host Paul Jay, traces the events that set the stage for the Bolivarian Revolution and the Chavez era of Venezuela

      April 19, 14

    From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (1/9)
    Mr. Lander tells Paul Jay that in '98, when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chavez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him

      April 19, 14

    We Need to Harness People Power - Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
    Mr. Shallal says at the local level is where you can make a change. It's very hard to expect change on the national level.

      March 28, 14

    DC School Test Scores Up, But Poor Black Kids Are Doing Worse - Andy Shallal on RAI (3/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Shallal says we went from No Child Left Behind under the Bush era to no kid left untested, then to no teacher left unstressed, and our schools are still doing very poorly

      March 28, 14

    An American Should be One that Questions Their Government - Andy Shallal on RAI (2/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Shallal tells Paul Jay how speaking out against war led to his passion about schools

      March 28, 14

    Being the "Other" in America - Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
    Mr. Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets restaurants and candidate for DC mayor, tells Paul Jay that after coming to America as a child, the shocking death of MLK led him to discover how much race permeates everything

      March 26, 14

    Why Didn't Bush/Cheney Attack Iran and Can Obama Make and Sell a Deal? - Gareth Porter on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
    Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that the American security state was and is against war with Iran, but if Obama doesn't break with the false narrative about Iran's nuclear program, he may not be able to sell a deal

      March 18, 2014

    Manufacturing a Narrative for War - Gareth Porter on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
    Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay about his new book "Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare"

      March 21, 14

    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

    MLK and a Radicalizing Moment in American History - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (3/7)
    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay how the message and death of Dr. King, the army occupation of Baltimore and the police attack on the Colombia U. protest profoundly shaped the rest of his life

      March 6, 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

    Obama Sucked the Steam Out of the Anti-War Movement - Medea Benjamin on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
    Ms. Benjamin talks with Paul Jay about the founding of Code Pink and the need for a movement independent of the Democratic Party

      April 16, 14

    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

    I Was Born a Rebel - Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
    Ms. Benjamin tells Paul Jay her story, from suburban Long Island to a life of activism

      February 17, 14

    The Movement is in Silos - Medea Benjamin on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
    Ms. Benjamin tells Paul Jay that when it comes to integrating foreign policy issues in broad united fronts, Democratic Party allied unions try to block it

      February 19, 2014

    Danger of Global Recession After 30 Years of Neoliberal Counterrevolution - Flassbeck (3/3)
    Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says the pressure for even lower wages, the crisis in emerging markets and deflation in Europe means a slide into global recession is possible

      February 26, 14

    Finance is Super Rational about Profits, Irrational about Global Economy - Flassbeck (2/3)
    Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says the "market" is good for making high profits from international exchange rates; the only rational solution for a healthy economy is take exchange rates away from the market

      February 3, 14

    Krugman is Wrong About the Market and Hot Money - Flassbeck (1/3)
    As "hot money" wreaks havoc around the globe, Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says economist Paul Krugman continues to have faith in the market to establish exchange rates

      February 3, 14

    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

    Capitalism in Long Term Stagnation and Decay - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
    Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that if you concentrate wealth at the top, there's not enough purchasing power to make the rest of the system work

      January 26, 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

    MLK and Black Identity - Dayvon Love on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
    Baltimore activist Dayvon Love discusses King's concept of the importance a developing a black identity that people can use to organize independent institutions

      January 20, 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

    Are the Saudi's Fueling a Sunni-Shia War? - Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)
    Toby Jones, a Prof. at Rutgers University specializing in Middle East history, tells Paul Jay the Saudis are committed to victory in their rivalry with Iran and use money and sectarian ideology to achieve their geo-political interests

      January 15, 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

    Hedges and Binney on Obama NSA guidelines - Reality Asserts Itself Pt.1
    Chris Hedges and NSA whistle-blower William Binney tell Paul Jay that there should be accountability, including the President himself, for the criminal practices used by the NSA against the American people

      January 10, 14

    What Would You Do If You Ran Baltimore Housing Policy? - Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
    Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that redevelopment in Baltimore must start with revitalizing the community, not to gentrify and raise real-estate values, but for the benefit of people who historically lived there

      January 13, 2014

    Gentrification of Baltimore's Middle East - Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
    Hopkins trained doctor Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that Johns Hopkins expansion plans are changing the class and racial character of the surrounding community

      January 12, 14

    The Destruction of Baltimore's Middle East Community - Marisela Gomez on RAI (2/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that Johns Hopkins "broken windows" policy and Baltimore's use of eminent domain law helped destroy a once vibrant community

      January 9, 14

    Hopkins Trained Doctor Fights Hopkins Expansion Plans in Baltimore - Marisela Gomez on RAI (1/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Marisela Gomez, a doctor and community activist, says one can't arrive in the Hopkins community and not see the huge disparity between this institution, and surrounding it a community that's been completely disinvested and abandoned

      January 9, 14

    On Florida in 2000 and What to Do Next - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
    Ralph Nader and Paul Jay discuss Ralph's decision to stay in the Florida race and what an electoral strategy could be now

      December 29, 13

    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 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

    Lies and War - David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
    On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson, author of "War is a Lie", talks about becoming a full time activist for peace

      April 22, 14

    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

    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

    One State or Two, Solution Must be Based on Palestinian Rights - Phyllis Bennis on RAI (4/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines proposals to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict

      December 13, 2013

    Syria's Six Wars and Humanitarian Catastrophe - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the coming Geneva conference on Syria and the unwillingness of the West to deal with the humanitarian crisis

      December 12, 13

    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

    Vietnam War Created Middle East Activist - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis traces her development from active Zionist youth to whom Jewish identity meant support for Israel, to a leading American anti-Zionist writer and analyst

      December 10, 2013

    The Pathology of the Rich - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms

      December 5, 13

    The 9/11 Conspiracy: Did Bush/Cheney Create a Culture of Not Wanting to Know? - Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says there was a pervasive pattern in police and intelligence agencies: "You don't have everybody moving in the same direction without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move"

      April 24, 14

    Why Would Saudi Arabia Support the 9/11 Conspirators, Why Would the US Gov. Cover it Up? - Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says the Saudis had a high certainty that the US government would not reveal their role and would take out its vengeance on some place else

      April 23, 14

    Revealing the 9/11 Conspiracy Would Undo the Entire US-Saudi Alliance - Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    Paul Jay asks Senator Graham if a culture of "not wanting to know" was created to prevent the conspiracy from being uncovered and to protect the role of the Saudi government

      December 2, 13

    Investigating the Saudi Government's 9/11 Connection and the Path to Disilliusionment - Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt 1
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham explains why he persists in making the case that facts directly connect the Saudi government with 9/11 conspirators

      April 23, 14

    Vietnam and the Legacy of the JFK Presidency - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and historian Peter Kuznick discuss whether or not JFK intended to withdraw from Vietnam before his assassination

      November 22, 2013

    Ford: "The Kennedy Brothers Thought the Civil Rights Movement Was a Nuisance at Best" pt1
    On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Glen Ford discusses the JFK presidency and its relative indifference towards the black freedom struggle

      April 23, 14

    Will Cuban Reforms Create More Inequality? - James Early on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early who has visited Cuba more than thirty times says what's needed is more citizen participation and less centralization but Cuba is not headed towards the Chinese capitalist model

      April 22, 14

    Obama and the "Post Racial Society" - James Early on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early says the economic indices of the black community are worse at the mass level than they were before Obama became president

      April 22, 14

    "Liberty and Justice for Some People" James Early on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    In this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early talks about American identity and growing up African-American facing the deep racism of the South

      April 22, 14

    Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist

      January 1, 14

    Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State's Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent
    Christopher Hedges, on the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond, says there will be no free press without figures like Hammond and Manning

      November 16, 13

    Hegemony Abroad Requires a Security State at Home - Ray McGovern on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discuss the relationship between seeking to be the world's single superpower and the resulting blowback and need to suppress dissent at home

      November 18, 13

    Ex-CIA Analyst on Snowden and Calling Journalists Terrorists - Ray McGovern on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ray McGovern comments on the British Gov. calling journalist Glen Greenwald's partner a terrorist and on awarding Edward Snowden the Sam Adams award

      November 18, 13

    Racism, Occupier and the Occupied - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt5
    In the final episode of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal responds to critics who say he has not dealt with the effect of terrorist attacks and anti-Jewish propaganda in the Arab world in strengthening racist and apartheid opinion in Israel

      November 18, 13

    Architect of Apartheid in Israel: "If we don't kill, we will cease to exist" - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal looks at Arnon Sofer, one of Israel's most important strategic thinkers, who developed plans to defend Jewish demographics

      November 18, 13

    Netanyahu's Greater Israel Based on Expulsion and Annexation - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath - Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, looks at PM Netanyahu's strategy of ethnic cleansing and negotiations without end

      November 18, 13

    Ethnic Cleansing and the Israeli "Center " - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal author of Goliath - Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, looks at Tzipi Livni who's support for expelling Israeli Palestinians even surprised Condoleezza Rice

      November 18, 13

    Goliath, Life and Loathing in Greater Israel - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, author Max Blumenthal discusses his new book and traces the rise of Avigdor Lieberman and current policies of ethnic cleansing in Israel

      October 27, 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

    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

    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

    Does American Might Prevent Global Chaos? - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    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

    American Exceptionalism: Doing Bad Things for "Good Reasons" - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick says beneath the veneer of America's commitment to democracy is this hard-nose policy which says: how are we going to keep 50 percent of the world's wealth - and it's not by idealism

      October 18, 2013

    Obama Embraces American Exceptionalism - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes Obama's claim of an enlightened US foreign policy

      October 17, 2013

    American Exceptionalism and US Imperialism - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Prof. Peter Kuznick, historian and co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of The United States, looks at the ideas that justify American conquest and empire

      October 15, 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

    The Fight Against UAW Leadership and GM - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In this episode Frank Hammer tells Paul Jay about being inspired by the national liberation movements and the struggle against concessions as a response to the outsourcing of jobs

      October 7, 2013

    Why I Became a Working Class Organizer - Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism

      October 7, 2013

    The Survival of the Palestinian People is Itself a Form of Resistance - Rania Masri on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    In this last segment of Reality Asserts Itself with Rania Masri, Paul Jay asks why she considers Israel the "enemy" state; the one state solution; and the possibility of a new political leadership amongst the Palestinians

      November 18, 13

    Opposing Intervention in Syria Without Apologizing for a Dictatorship - Rania Masri on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In part two of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Rania Masri discuss the charge that opposing foreign intervention is support for Assad; the idea that Assad is "anti-imperialist"; and the role of violence in fighting dictatorship

      November 18, 13

    Rania Masri on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    Paul Jay talks to peace activist and environmentalist Rania Masri about her journey - from Bahrain to North Carolina, from scientist to global activist

      November 18, 13

    Israel, Anti-Semitism, and Negotiations Without End - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    In Pt 4/4 of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal discuss whether some criticism of Israel is racist and analyze the recent peace talks to nowhere

      November 18, 13

    Something Snapped when Israel Attacked Gaza - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    In Pt 3 of 4 of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal talks about the affect on him of Israel's attack on Gaza and his break with American liberalism

      November 18, 13

    US Foreign Policy: Moral Hazards and Absolute Evil - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In Pt 2 of 4 of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal discuss US foreign policy from Bush to Obama and the concept that in "defense of civilization", every crime is acceptable

      November 18, 13

    Why are Egyptian Liberals Celebrating a Massacre? - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    Pt 1 of 4. In a new episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal discuss how the Egyptian military has manipulated the revolution and the Muslim Brotherhood to reestablish a dictatorship by the generals

      November 18, 13

    International Law and "The Responsibility to Protect" - Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    In the final segment of Paul Jay's interview with Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself, the subject is the undermining of international law and military interventions in the name of human rights

      November 18, 13

    Bradley Manning, the Nuremberg Charter and Refusing to Collaborate with War Crimes - Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime

      November 18, 13

    Questioning the Underlying Structures of Property and Power is "Off the Table" - Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In part two of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the limits imposed on questioning the roots of inequality and how those who own the majority of property set the terms for everyone else

      November 18, 13

    Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism - Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On the second episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Vijay Prashad talks about growing up in India and coming to the realization that liberalism could never eliminate poverty

      November 18, 13

    Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism - Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On the second episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Vijay Prashad talks about growing up in India and coming to the realization that liberalism could never eliminate poverty

      April 16, 14

    Chris Hedges Answers Questions from Viewers - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt7
    Pt 7 of 7. On the final episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges answers questions like: "Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?" and "Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?"

      April 16, 14

    As a Socialist, I Have No Voice in the Mainstream - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt6
    Pt 6 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says an effective movement that defies power will have to be disciplined and articulate what a vision of socialism might look like

      April 16, 14

    The Liberal Elite has Betrayed the People They Claim to Defend - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt5
    Pt 5 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says The Democratic Party used to watch out for the interests of labor and even for the poor. But that all changed under Bill Clinton. Although Clinton, like Obama, continues to speak in that feel-your-pain language of traditional liberalism, they've completely betrayed the very people that they purport to represent and defend.

      April 16, 14

    "America is a Tinderbox" - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    Pt 4 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism

      April 16, 14

     


    Articles

     

    Letter to Gilad Aztmon
      November 18, 13

    In Defense of Helen Thomas - On apologizing to apologists
    This is a reprint of an article Paul Jay wrote at the time of Helen Thomas's forced resignation

    Gore Redux
      February 27, 13

    "Martial Law" G20 Charge Disappears
    It appears government doesn't want to test Public Works Protection Act in court.

    A Shoe Heard 'Round the World and Lies in a Good Cause (three years since the "shoeing" of Bush)
    Paul Jay: Mark Twain​ ridiculed the warmongers of his day, "There have been lies; yes, but they were told in a good cause".

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