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20,000 Drug Cases Could be Dismissed Because of Chemist's Wrongdoing
A Massachusetts chemist who faked over 20,000 thousand drug analyses ruined countless lives says Carl Williams of the ACLU

  April 21, 2017

Profits Can be Made from Catastrophes With Disaster Capitalism
Antony Loewenstein, author of Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe, says companies that make profits from disasters around the world also have a vested interest in maintaining these disasters

  April 20, 2017

Noam Chomsky: The Prospects for Survival
Replay of address at the Mullin Centre, UMASS Amherst

  April 14, 2017

Trump's Massive Bomb and Syrian Strike Both Deadly Propaganda Events
Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay ask if the US "mother of all bombs" dropped on Afghanistan and the missile attack on a Syrian airbase, are PR events to show Trump and the US military will "fight without restraint" and "take on Russia"

  April 13, 2017

The Russia-Maddow Show: MSNBC Host Puts Hawkish Conspiracies above Trump's Policies
The Real News Network's Aaron Mate discusses his new report for The Intercept that finds MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has recently covered the Russia-Trump issue more than all others combined. Mate argues that Maddow has pushed hawkish conspiracies that deflect attention from Trump's actual policies and fuel a dangerous anti-Russia climate

  April 13, 2017

Anti-Civil Rights Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice
Kyle Barry of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says that Gorsuch has a long record of hostility towards civil rights and in favor of big business

  April 11, 2017

Steve Bannon on the Crisis of Capitalism and the Divine Right of Billionaires
Mathew Fox and Paul Jay discuss Bannon's alliance with the far-right Catholic Opus Dei, and his vision of the Judeo-Christian West

  April 5, 2017

Is Trump Right to Claim he was Spied on?
Glen Ford says it's likely that Trump's communications were spied on as part of the national security state's bulk data collection

  April 4, 2017

Trump's Tough Talk on Trade Deals is Absent from New Executive Orders
Commerce department given 90 days to report reasons for trade deficits, but the rest of the order is vague, says Justin Akers Chacon, professor at San Diego City College.

  April 4, 2017

Trump Greenlights Arms Sales to Bahrain and Many Other Countries
The decision to increase US arms sales to human rights violators and conflict zones places Trump on the side of those inflicting suffering and does not help the US economy much says William Hartung

  April 2, 2017

Behind Michael Flynn's Turkish Lobbying Controversy, An Israeli Gas Pipeline
TRNN Correspondent Shir Hever highlights what may have driven ex-National Security Advisor's Michael Flynn controversial lobbying work tied to Turkey: an unknown Israeli natural gas company seeking a Turkish pipeline.

  March 31, 2017

At AIPAC Protest, Young American Jews Voice Rejection of Israeli Policies
Journalist and author Max Blumenthal says the vocal Jewish-led protests at this year's AIPAC Policy Conference highlight a growing generational divide on Israel-Palestine

  March 29, 2017

Jeff Sessions Targeting of So-Called Sanctuary Cities Likely Unconstitutional, Experts Say
Analysts say the assault makes communities less safe and likely will be challenged in courts

  March 29, 2017

Military-Industrial Complex Pushes Nuke Modernization, Risking Confrontation with Russia
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the section of the elite that includes Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and John McCain are willing to use military means to implement democracy wherever they see fit

  March 28, 2017

Trump-Republican Alliance in Disarray?
Filmmaker Ben Howe says President Trump is undermining the ability of conservatives to argue for traditional conservative positions

  March 26, 2017

The Truth Behind the War on Immigrants
Historian Gerald Horne explains how the demonization of immigrants are designed to divide the working class and prevent white and non-white workers from acting in solidarity

  March 24, 2017

18 Million U.S. Citizens Exposed to Lead-Contaminated Water Systems
Trump's cuts to the EPA will make it nearly impossible for the agency to track down violations of lead standards and enforce public health protections, says Erik D. Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council

  March 24, 2017

Why Further Revelations on Trump's Russian Connections Might Fail to Bring Him Down
Investigative journalist James Henry argues that the revelations on Manafort and further inquiry into Trump's ties to oligarchs are unlikely to produce a 'silver bullet' against the administration - and says there's no substitute for grassroots organizing in preparation for the 2018 elections

  March 23, 2017

Should Sanders Continue the Fight Outside the Democratic Party?
Draft Bernie founder Nick Brana discusses the relation of the Sanders movement to the Green Party and says the only way to inspire a similar kind of movement is by going outside of the Democratic Party

  March 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Targets Climate Change Spending Across All Federal Agencies
Cuts to block community grants that fund programs like Meals on Wheels are simply cruel because they don't amount to any real savings for the government, says PERI's Robert Pollin

  March 22, 2017

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