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Yanis Varoufakis and Joseph Stiglitz
In conversation with Joseph Stiglitz on the Eurozone Crisis - at the INET - OECD conference, 9 April 2015

  April 18, 2015

The UK Election Debate: "Hamlet Without the Prince"
John Weeks, author of Economics of the 1%, says the most important single issue that divides the parties is austerity, and he predicts the results of the May 7 election.

  April 17, 2015

Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Finance Minister and Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Disruptions in the Eurozone
Rob Johnson, president of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, reports on conversations he chaired between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Joseph Stiglitz at the INET-OECD conference.

  April 19, 2015

What is Behind the Collapse of the Centre Left Parties in Europe?
Mark Weisbrot says Podemos and SYRIZA have risen out of long term austerity, and Greece has a good chance of recovering outside the Eurozone

  March 25, 2015

The Rise of Podemos (3/3)
Podemos is the greatest threat to the ruling elite in Spain and their capitalist alliances across Europe, says Professor Vicente Navarro

  March 24, 2015

The Rise of Podemos (2/3)
Professor Vicente Navarro, one of the main architects of "Un Projecto Economico Para La Gente" for Podemos, discusses how the party emerged from the Indignados movement

  March 23, 2015

The Rise of Podemos (1/3)
Professor Vicente Navarro maps the conditions that led to the rise of Podemos in Spain

  March 22, 2015

Ukraine Faces Two Fronts: Military and Economy
On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discussed Ukraine's military conflict with Russia as well as the $17.5 billion IMF austerity package backed by the US

  March 12, 2015

Quantitative Easing for Whom? (2/2)
The European Central Bank's Trillion Euro plan to make the economy grow will only help keep the banks afloat

  March 11, 2015

Quantitative Easing for Whom? (1/2)
Michael Hudson says quantitative easing is a pretext for assisting banks to make even more profit

  March 11, 2015

Germany's Collective Denial
Heiner Flassbeck says Germany has played a devastating role in the European Monetary Union and the "Greece guilty and Germany innocent" narrative is completely false

  February 22, 2015

Will Quantitative Easing Solve the European Economic Crisis?
Gerald Epstein, Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, raises questions regarding the effectiveness of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank

  February 23, 2015

In Spite of Fighting in Debaltseve, Ukraine Ceasefire May Hold
Occasional fighting in Ukraine may continue but that does not mean the Minsk II ceasefire will fail, says Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University

  February 19, 2015

Iceland's Supreme Court Upholds Jail Sentences of Four Banking Executives
Former financial regulator Bill Black explains how Iceland took down the banking executives responsible for wrecking the country's economy

  February 23, 2015

An Irish-Style Banking Inquiry into the 2008 Financial Crisis
Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses his recent testimony in Ireland and the challenges the country faces in acknowledging its financial crisis

  February 27, 2015

SYRIZA, PODEMOS, and the Black Rebellion in the US
Glen Ford Report: Black Lives Matter and the new young black activism must shed the Democratic Party from its veins in order to become the heart of rebellious leadership in America

  February 17, 2015

Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine? (2/2)
Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko discusses the problems that remain with the most recent agreement

  February 15, 2015

Has the IMF Annexed Ukraine?
Michael Hudson Report: Finance is a new kind of war and forced sell offs that the IMF is imposing is a new kind of battle ground

  February 14, 2015

Will the Ceasefire Hold in Ukraine? (1/2)
Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the ceasefire is likely just a pause before another military campaign begins

  February 13, 2015

German Chancellor in Washington Seeking a Negotiated Solution in Ukraine
Retired U.S. Army Col. Larry Wilkerson on Obama's response, the Republican push for lethal arms, and NATO's internal problems

  February 10, 2015

Los Indignados to Podemos, The Making of a Party (2/2)
One of the major polls shows Pablo Iglesias of Podemos could become the next Prime Minister of Spain, says Becquer Seguin

  February 11, 2015

Los Indignados to Podemos: The Making of a Party (1/2)
The Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias learned much of what he knows from the leftward shift in Latin America, says Becquer Seguin, doctoral candidate in Romance studies at Cornell University

  February 6, 2015

Death Toll Rises to Over 5,350 in Ukraine
Number of displaced people and inflation are creating great distress in the country says, Nicolai Petro, professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island

  February 5, 2015

A Very Dark Chapter of Globalization - Flassbeck (3/3)
Heiner Flassbeck, a former Director at UNCTAD, tells Paul Jay that the global economy is very fragile, any shock could send it into a major downturn as countries wage currency wars and oil markets are frightening

  February 6, 2015

Death Toll in Ukraine Over 5000 as the Ceasefire Breaks Down
Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University, who recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine, says violence has increased since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in September because the Kiev government has made no serious attempt to negotiate with the rebels

  January 28, 2015

Death Toll in Ukraine Over 5000 as the Ceasefire Breaks Down (2/2)
Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University, who recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine, says Kiev's use of force in Donbas instead of negotiations helped to transform the initial popular mobilization into a full-scale military resistance

  January 29, 2015

Greek Right Fears First Left Government in Greek History
Dimitri Lascaris reports from Greece that a near six-point lead for SYRIZA is raising memories of the fascist coup and civil war

  January 24, 2015

SYRIZA Heads Towards a Majority in Greece as Elections Approach
TRNN Exclusive from Athens: Lawyer Dimitri Lascaris says the SYRIZA coalition has broad support from European labor and social movements

  January 23, 2015

The SYRIZA Challenge in Greece (2/2)
Leo Panitch: Even mainstream economists like Krugman, Piketty and Munchau are saying that SYRIZA is advancing the only rational plan for Greece

  January 20, 2015

Netanyahu's Elbowed Presence in Paris
Shir Hever, Researcher at the Alternative Information Centre, says Netanyahu is presenting himself as the prime minister of the Jewish people, not just Israel, and that this has a lot to do with upcoming elections

  January 18, 2015

The SYRIZA Challenge in Greece (1/2)
Prof. Leo Panitch of York University says only in Greece is there a political party that is putting forth a clear radical democratic alternative of a progressive kind, and they are very close to taking power

  January 19, 2015

Paris Attacks: Rage of the Dispossessed
Chris Hedges says the mass self-exaltation of European leaders is dangerous because with it comes a blindness towards our own culpability

  January 14, 2015

French Militarist History Cannot Be Delinked from Attacks in Paris
Professor Sabah Alnasseri from York University reminds us that French history and foreign policy includes massacring, criminalizing and dehumanizing Algerians fighting for independence

  January 14, 2015

Austerity: A Decisive Factor in Greek Elections (2/2)
Professor John Weeks explains how the current Greek government's failure led to the rise of Syriza

  January 13, 15

Paris: Little and Big Monsters
Glen Ford and Paul Jay discuss the march against terrorism in Paris and the participation of leaders of countries who have committed and encouraged various forms of terrorism and war crimes

  January 13, 2015

Austerity: A Decisive Factor in Greek Elections (1/2)
Professor John Weeks, author of "Economics of the 1%," looks at European media coverage of Syriza's anti-austerity platform

  January 13, 15

Did U.S. Foreign Policy Create Charlie Hebdo Gunmen?
University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole discusses how the West allies with religious fundamentalism, creating the space for extremist to flourish

  January 11, 2015

Did the Invasion of Iraq Radicalize Suspects in Paris Attack?
Professor Juan Cole discusses the background of the Charlie Hebdo shooting suspects who were killed on Friday

  January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo, Islamophobia and the Freedom of Expression
Author Richard Seymour says the free speech argument is being used to obscure the reality of Islamophobia in Europe

  January 8, 2015

WSJ Praises the "Triumph of Austerity" in Greece
Bill Black questions the authenticity of the coverage in the NYT and WSJ about the impact of austerity measures in Greece

  January 8, 2015

Russia Pivots to Eurasia for Trade and Military Alliances
Michael Hudson Report: The United State's renewed cold war policy to isolate Russia is dividing Europe and changing the orbit for China and Asia

  December 14, 2014

Ukraine and the Right a Year after Maiden
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says another upheaval will come if the government does not address socioeconomic conditions of ordinary people

  November 28, 14

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

  November 23, 14

Swedish Court of Appeals Rule to Continue the Detention of Julian Assange
While the prosecutor was reprimanded by the court for failing to move this case forward, it does not provide Assange with a remedy, says Michael Ratner, US lawyer for Julian Assange

  November 21, 14

G20 Summit Failed to Seriously Address Global Problems
Economist James Henry says the annual G20 summit has a tendency to focus on last week's news rather than fixing long-term issues like tax reform, infrastructural investment, and climate change

  November 18, 14

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (2/2)
Marc Steiner continues his conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

  November 13, 14

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (1/2)
Marc Steiner talks to Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

  November 7, 14

Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections (2/2)
The elections in Donestk and Lugansk could lead to the resumption of civil war, says Professor Ivan Katchanovski

  October 31, 14

Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections (1/2)
Professor Ivan Katchanovski says the elections were a victory for new oligarchic parties and the far right

  October 30, 14

The Rise of Europe's Far-Right
Prof. John Weeks discusses the rise of xenophobic, authoritarian and racist far-right movements across Western Europe and England

  November 3, 14

Why Is Putin Hanging on to Assad?
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says the Russian state is pursuing geopolitical interests in Syria and Ukraine for its elite - to the detriment of ordinary citizens

  October 5, 14

Spanish Independence Movements and the Recolonization of Southern Europe
Sister Teresa Forcades discusses Spanish debt, movements for independence, and Pope Francis

  October 3, 14

Ceasefire Agreements Do Not Address Key Issues in Ukraine
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the Ukrainian civil war has led to popular mobilization around anti-Russian nationalism instead of the major socioeconomic issues facing the country

  October 3, 14

Breaking Down the Scottish Independence Vote by Class Lines
As Scotland remains tied to the UK, sociologist David Miller says class rather than national identity can best explain the outcome of the referendum

  October 3, 14

Upsurge in Voter Participation and Scare-Campaigns As Scots Head To The Polls
Lecturer Peter Watt discusses the issues and history surrounding Scottish Independence

  October 3, 14

Special Report: Scots in Their Own Words on Independence
TRNN hears from both sides of the debate on whether to vote for independence from the United Kingdom

  October 3, 14

The Elite's Tug-of-War Since Ukrainian Independence
Since 1991, the political elites and the new capitalist class have exacerbated nationalist passions and divided the country among ethnic and linguistic lines in order to pillage the country, says Professor David Mandel (2/2)

  October 3, 14

The Role of Russia and NATO in Ukraine's Civil War
Foreign intervention would not play a significant role in Ukraine if the country was not so deeply divided, says Professor David Mandel (1/2)

  October 3, 14

Resisting the Surveillance State in Germany
On Saturday, August 30, more than 6000 people took to the streets of Berlin, Germany to protest against intelligence agencies' mass surveillance produced by Weltnetz.tv

  October 3, 14

Putin and Russian Nationalism on the Rise
Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Western sanctions are fueling a new sense of nationalism and pride, but it serves the oligarchs who want a more powerful state and armed forces to pursue their "Jurassic Capitalism" economic agenda

  October 3, 14

Ukrainian Government Criminalizing Support For Rebellions in the East
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the threat of foreign invasion by Russia cannot justify the Ukrainian government's assault on political freedom

  October 3, 14

Obama Joins EU in Sanctioning Russia as Ukraine's Civilian Death Toll Mounts
Writer Roger Annis discusses the West's plans to further isolate Russia and the Ukrainian government's embrace of austerity while civilians pay the price

  October 3, 14

Do US Satellite Images Show Russia Firing Rockets into Ukraine?
Derek Monroe: The fog of war brings US satellite images allegedly showing Russia firing rockets into Ukraine into question

  July 28, 2014

Could Britain Be Leaving the EU?
Prof. John Weeks and Prof. Trevor Martin discuss British PM David Cameron's call for a referendum vote to decide whether the UK remains a part of EU, as stagnation continues in the Eurozone and bleeds into economic powerhouses like Germany

  October 3, 14

All Parties Involved to Blame for Malaysian Aircraft Disaster in Ukraine
Larry Wilkerson: Why weren't commercial flights banned over an area where aircraft had already been shot down?

  October 3, 14

Is the New BRICS Bank a Challenge to US Global Financial Power?
Michael Hudson and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the significance of the new international development bank created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

  October 3, 14

Rebellion in Eastern Ukraine: Separatism or Self-Determination?
Russian political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the situation in Ukraine after the ceasefire ends and Kiev launches an offensive in the eastern regions

  October 3, 14

EU Association Agreement with Ukraine Is a Gift to Kleptocrats
Michael Hudson: The agreement, by worsening economic conditions of Ukraine, will guarantee unending violence in the east

  October 3, 14

Cleaning Workers Confront Police Brutality and Austerity in Greece
Some workers remain hospitalized as they await a final court order regarding the future of their jobs

  October 3, 14

End to Violence Unlikely as Ceasefire Extended in Ukraine
Volodymyr Ishchenko: Small independent protests are taking place amid the pro-Russian separatist rebellion, but workers remain weak as a political force in Ukraine and the government is continuing to restrict civil liberties

  October 3, 14

Dave Zirin: Abolish FIFA
Sports journalist Dave Zirin says bribery and corruption are endemic to FIFA, and discusses what could take its place in the world of soccer

  June 17, 2014

Financialization and the Collapse of European Social Democracy - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (7/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says Greece will face the choice between socialism or fascism

  October 3, 14

Left Makes Few Gains in EU Elections
Leo Panitch: Despite gains in Greece and Spain, left parties face serious setbacks overall

  October 3, 14

Violence Escalates in Ukraine's Eastern Regions after Presidential Election
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says negotiations are needed to end the civil war in the east of Ukraine

  October 3, 14

EU Election Results Reflect Widespread Disapproval of Austerity Policy throughout Europe
Professors Trevor Evans & John Weeks talk about the serious gains made by right- wing parties, and the prospects for a progressive EU

  October 3, 14

Voters Reject Traditional Left Parties In EU Parliament Elections
Michael Hudson says that the nationalist parties will not challenge austerity in Europe despite widespread discontent with economic policy

  October 3, 14

Presidential Elections in Ukraine Will Usher in Direct Rule of Oligarchs
Ukrainian sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says there will be little difference between a Poroshenko presidency and that of ousted president Yanukovich, and that the political rebellion in the Eastern regions is dominated by Russian separatists with widespread support there - not by an independent workers movement

  October 3, 14

TRNN Replay: Paul Jay on TRNN's International Coverage
Jaisal Noor talks to Paul Jay about viewers' recent comments

  October 3, 14

Is Ukraine Entering A Revolutionary Moment?
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the recent referendums for independence in Ukraine's eastern regions

  October 3, 14

Is Ukraine Descending into Civil War?
Professors Nicolai Petro and Aleksandr Buzgalin discuss the factional clashes in the Ukrainian city of Odessa and how the international community can de-escalate tensions

  October 3, 14

TPP Unraveling?
President Obama returns from East Asia empty-handed after Japan rejects bilateral agreement - but if the TPP moves forward, will it be in the interest of most Americans?

  October 3, 14

The Rise of the Far Right as the Euro-Crisis Hits France
Costas Lapavitsas: The crisis triggered by Germany now targets France, as elites debate leaving the Euro

  October 3, 14

Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine Based on Shoddy Journalism
Robert Parry: The Obama administration and Kiev government claimed that Russian soldiers were present at the building occupations, yet it turns out that this assertion was based on photos the U.S. government provided to NYTimes and that the newspaper since has had to retract

  October 3, 14

Greek Politics 4 Years After The Financial Crisis
Leo Panitch on the left Coalition: SYRIZA and the struggle against austerity

  October 3, 14

What Role Has Russia Played in Eastern Ukraine?
John Quigley & Aleksandr Buzgalin say that the building occupations and protests in cities like Donestk look like local initiatives, and are markedly less violent than some of those during the Euromaiden protests

  October 3, 14

Ukraine Transitional Gov't Moves Militarily To Reclaim Seized Buildings
Nicolai Petro: Ukrainian officials are using this first military move as political tool to garner more public support, as groups labeled pro-Russian truly want federalism, not succession, in order to protect eastern Ukraine's autonomy

  October 3, 14

Investigation Finds Former Ukraine President Not Responsible For Sniper Attack on Protestors
Michael Hudson: A German TV investigation disproves the West's claim that Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protestors, making this President Obama's WMD moment

  October 3, 14

Ukrainian Protesters in the East Demand More Autonomy From Kiev Government
Nicolai Petro: The eastern part of the country feels like it does not have a voice in politics, and secession is only last resort for most of the protesters

  October 3, 14

West Looks to Carve Up Ukraine & Privatize Industries Held by Kleptocrats
Michael Hudson: The financial grab for Ukraine's industries is simply war by another name, as other Eastern European countries have experienced a similar fate

  October 3, 14

Oligarchs, Fascists and the People's Protest in Ukraine
Derek Monroe says the Ukrainian far-right, with the backing of local oligarchs, the US and the EU, hijacked popular protests against corruption

  October 3, 14

Has Anglo-American Capitalism Run Out of Steam?
On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners' strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s

  October 3, 14

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

Who In Ukraine Will Benefit From An IMF Bailout?
Economists Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers discuss how provisions in an IMF deal like cuts to gas subsidies and pensions will hurt the average Ukrainian citizens and benefit kleptocrats

  October 3, 14

Crimea Referendum: Self Determination or Big Power Manipulation? (1/2)
Professors Nicolai Petro & Tarik Cyril Amar give their reactions to Crimea voting overwhelmingly to join the Russian federation

  March 16, 2014

Tony Benn Saw Socialism as the Culmination of Democratization
Leo Panitch on the death of Tony Benn: He conceived the need to democratize the state as the precondition for democratizing the economy

  March 18, 2014

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (2/2)
Historian Per Anders Rudling traces the rise of Ukrainian right-wing party Svoboda from the nationalist myth-making of the post-Soviet diaspora in countries like Canada

  March 13, 2014

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (1/2)
Historian Per Rudling discusses the influence of the Ukrainian right-wing nationalist party Svoboda and the historical roots of Ukrainian nationalism

  March 11, 2014

Western European Banks Vulnerable to Ukrainian Sovereign Debt Crisis
James Henry: European banks in countries like Germany and Austria have a vested interest in a stable Ukraine because of trillions in outstanding debt

  March 16, 2014

A Struggle Amongst Oligarchs in Ukraine Pt.2
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin continues his explanation of historical relations between the Crimea region of Ukraine and Russia, ahead of a referendum vote which could bring Crimea under greater Russian control

  October 3, 14

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



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