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The Cost of Exclusion: Gender Job Segregation Hurts the Working Class
Although women's share of employment in most countries has increased, women's share of the "good" jobs in the industrial sector has declined substantially over the past few decades, and that inequality is creating a weaker working class as a whole, says Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont

  December 25, 2017

'Serving Our Country': Hospitality Workers' Union Organizes National Day of Action
Many hospitality workers struggle to make ends meet in a $180 billion industry

  November 1, 2017

Driscoll Fruit is Being Boycotted Because of Slave-Like Labor Conditions on Farms
Driscoll employs slave-like labor conditions for fruit pickers and should thus be boycotted say activists on both sides of the US-Mexico border

  October 15, 2017

Conservative Policy Network Aims to 'Defund and Defang' Public Sector Unions
The State Policy Network, a network of conservative thinktanks, has a state-by-state plan to 'defund and defang' public sector unions, reveals The Guardian newspaper. Larry Cohen, former president of CWA and Chair of Our Revolution says this will only strengthen the US oligarchy

  September 4, 2017

Nissan Workers Plan to Push Back Following Loss
After an ugly campaign Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi lost a historic union election by a margin to 2244 to 1307 last week. The union immediately pledged to challenge the results at the National Labor Relations Board.

  August 8, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Nissan Workers Talk Their Struggles With One-on-One Anti-Union Meetings
In a Real News-PayDay collaboration, Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi talk to reporter Mike Elk about the anti-union pressure faced by employees as they prepare to vote whether or not to unionize

  August 4, 2017

Trump Stacking The National Labor Relations Board to Favor Corporations
Michael Arria, labor reporter says NLRB appointments are taking place that will shock you, while the media is preoccupied with Russiagate

  July 31, 2017

Railroad Workers' Struggles Continue 140 Years after their First National Strike (2/2)
TRNN speaks to railroad union leaders at the commemoration of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877

  July 19, 2017

Railroad Workers' Struggles Continue 140 Years after their First National Strike (1/2)
TRNN speaks to railroad union leaders at the commemoration of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877

  July 19, 2017

Marking the 140th Anniversary of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Labor historian Bill Barry tours viewers through a B&O Railroad Museum exhibit honoring the strike in which over 100,000 workers participated, and over 100 people were killed

  July 19, 2017

Earning Minimum Wage Puts Affordable Housing Out of Reach
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report discusses a National Low Income Housing Coalition report that finds affordable housing is next to impossible for U.S. workers earning minimum wage

  June 14, 2017

Baltimore's Corrupt Policing Destroyed Ivan Potts' Life, How Can the City Fix It?
Potts was arrested illegally twice and spent four years in jail for crimes he didn't commit, advocates are pointing to his case as an example as to why the city needs a formal process for helping victims of police abuse by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  May 24, 2017

May Day: Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate International Workers Day
In the face of different manifestations of social and economic injustice, demonstrators across the world rose up for workers' rights

  May 2, 2017

May Day Protests As Much About Democrats as GOP and Trump
Since the 1990s, Washington, DC has been a sanctuary city for immigrants. Now, Republicans want to dismantle that protection status in cities across the United States and Democrats are doing little to stop them and in some cases are working with them

  May 1, 2017

Baltimore Mayor's Veto of $15/Hr Bill Shows Corporate Wing of Democrats Alive and Well
Labor reporter Mike Elk discusses the potential backlash faced by Maryland Democrats as well as the significance of the Mississippi Nissan workers struggle - Part 1/5

  March 26, 2017

Baltimore City Council Passes Historic $15 Minimum Wage
After the measure was passed 11-3 - one vote shy of a veto proof majority - Councilman Brandon Scott confirmed with The Real News that he will be able to cast the vote necessary to override a possible mayoral veto

  March 21, 2017

Sanders, Turner and Glover Joined by Thousands for #MarchOnMississippi
Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Danny Glover, Cornell Brooks and Chokwe Antar Lumumba say there isn't a more important struggle than that of the Nissan workers, who have been engaged in a years-long campaign to join a union

  March 4, 2017

Lockout of Honeywell Workers Signals Broader Corporate Offensive Against Collective Bargaining
Professor Paul Mishler, who organized a rally in support of UAW workers in Indiana, says there's a need for community support for labor struggles and tactics outside of traditional collective bargaining -Two-Part Interview

  February 16, 2017

Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism (1/2)
Matthew Fox and Paul Jay discuss the Pope's message to social movements and comparing the European far right and the rise of Trump to Hitler (1/2)

  February 19, 2017

UAW Local 9 Members Speak Out Against 8 Month-Long Lockout
Unionized workers at the Honeywell plant in South Bend, Indiana say the company is not bargaining in good faith despite making record profits in its aerospace division

  January 19, 2017

Following Oakland Fire, Baltimore Evicts Residents of DIY Arts Space
Residents say the Bell Foundry was a safe space for people of color and LGBTQ artists. A GoFundme campaign has raised over $16,000 for evictees.

  December 7, 2016

After Anti-Trump Protests, What's the Second Act?
Michael Lighty and Paul Jay discuss the need for building a united front that addresses jobs, climate change, and US foreign policy

  October 16, 2016

What the Anti-War Movement Can Learn from the Black Radical Tradition
Movements need to unite under the banner of anti-imperialism, says Ciara Taylor

  November 1, 2016

Don't Celebrate Just Yet: Median Household Income In a 20-Year Decline
Recent statistics from the US Census Bureau show improvement from 2014-2015, but in reality, wages are in a real decline and no mechanisms have been put in place to prevent another crash, says economist Richard Wolff

  September 16, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Face Pepper Spray, Attack Dogs
The Standing Rock Sioux are seeking an emergency restraining order on Tuesday after sacred sites were destroyed

  September 6, 2016

150 Million Indian Workers Take Part In Largest Strike in Centuries
This strike is fight against the Modi government's labor laws and a fight for the rights of informal sector workers to create trade unions and have them recognized within Indian labor law, says Vijay Prashad

  September 6, 2016

Nearly 10,000 Current and Former Chipotle Workers Join Wage Theft Class Action Suit
Chipotle has one of the worst ratios of top management salaries to the average crew member wage, says Kent Williams, who is the lead attorney on this class action suit

  August 31, 2016

Labor Rights Brazenly Violated In Global 'Corporate Utopias'
Matt Kennard details his new investigative report for In These Times, which exposes first-hand the severe mistreatment of workers and union busting in Cambodian and Chinese Special Economic Zones

  August 22, 2016

Trade Unions and the Fate of the American Left
Adolph Reed Jr. tells Paul Jay that the labor movement is the only institution with the capacity that can amount to anything on the left of center in American politics

  August 17, 2016

Baltimore City Council Sends $15 Minimum Wage Measure Back to Committee
Disability advocates demanded revised language to protect blind workers

  August 16, 2016

The #FightFor15 Heads For Round Two on Monday's Baltimore City Council Vote
Ricarra Jones of SEIU: Some councilmembers have forgotten that they previously voiced support for a $15 hourly wage

  August 13, 2016

Economist: Most Concerns about Baltimore's $15 Wage Hike are Unfounded
EPI Senior Analyst David Cooper says raising minimum wage hike has historically not led to job losses, but higher local demand and decreased turnover

  August 9, 2016

Taking the Plight of Injured ex-GM Workers to Shareholders' Doors
Paige Shell-Spurling and Joe Soto are riding up and down America's East Coast in an effort to get board members and shareholders to care about the thousands of Colombian GM workers who get injured on the job and then fired without compensation in Bogota

  August 7, 2016

Airport Workers Call to Strike During DNC to Bring Attention to Worker's Struggles
Ronald Blount of the Philadelphia Taxi Alliance calls on the Democratic Party to join the fight for living wages, affordable housing, and good education

  July 15, 2016

Holding Corporations Accountable for a Living Wage in the Garment Industry
Trade unionist Anannya Bhattacharjee on the Global Supply Chain framework, the state of workers, and the campaign called the Asia Floor Wage Alliance that aims to hold global corporations accountable for the payment of a living wage in the garment industry - Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production

  July 11, 2016

Despite Facing Threats of Force, Mexican Teachers Continue to Strike
As Mexico's general strike spreads to the political centers of Mexico City and Monterrey, John Ackerman says international solidarity can play a role in preventing the use of governmental force

  July 8, 2016

Oakland City Council Adhering to Social Demands Blocks Coal Project
Earthjustice's Irene Gutierrez says the labor movement wants good, healthy jobs, and not jobs that are going to lead to the development of respiratory illnesses in workers or in the general population

  July 1, 2016

Poll: Most Americans Believe the Economy is Rigged Against Them
Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. workers are beginning to realize that their hardship is due to underlying workings of corporations, the banks, and neoliberal economic policies that are against their interest

  July 1, 2016

Workers Give Thumbs Up on Verizon Deal
CWA's Robert Master says the Verizon workers' determination will spark an upsurge of interest in unionization

  June 2, 2016

A Global Roundup of May Day Marches and Protests
Cities around the world both celebrated the history of the labor rights struggle and carried on its tradition by protesting for higher wages, better working conditions and an end to austerity

  May 2, 2016

Chicago Teachers Aim to Shut Down City With One-Day Strike
TRNN reports from the April 1st day of action in Chicago as the teachers union and 50 allied groups demand taxes on the wealthy to fund public services

  April 1, 2016

UAW Suppresses Local Union's Vote to Support BDS
Labor activists Frank Hammer and Kumar Salehi discuss the United Auto Workers' decision to nullify Local 2865's resolution in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

  February 5, 2016

$15 minimum Wage Without Job Loss
Jeannette Wicks-Lim, says that the fast-food industry could absorb the increase in its overall wage bill without resorting to cuts in their employment levels

  October 26, 2015

38% of American Workforce Still Jobless
UMass Amherst's Richard Wolff discusses why labor force participation is the lowest since 1977 and what's really needed to stimulate the economy

  October 2, 2015

Ellen & Rachel Meeropol and Boots Riley on Art and Resistance
Fighting back against government repression with art and activism. The Laura Flanders Show sits down with author Ellen Meeropol, attorney Rachel Meeropol, and activist and musician Boots Riley.

  September 22, 2015

Why is Sanders Silent on U.S. Foreign Policy?
RootsAction.Org's Jeff Cohen says Bernie Sanders can not just denounce corporate power without denouncing militarism

  August 27, 2015

Economists Join the Fight For $15!
PERI Economist Bob Pollin talks about his new co-authored petition calling on economists to support an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

  July 27, 2015

No Labor Protections in Obama's Overtime Plan
Activist and author Eugene Puryear challenges the Fair Labor Standards Act and the president's claims that this will indeed be a benefit to working people.

  July 1, 2015

Steelworkers Slighted as Corporate Money Fuels Democrats' Pro Fast Track Vote
Despite promises, "pro-labor" Democrats vote yes on TPP

  June 21, 2015

Rare Victory for 'Illegally' Fired Workers Shows Labor Laws Stacked Against Union Drives
Union organizer Jody Mauller discusses the National Labor Relations Board's decision to reinstate 13 workers who were fired for organizing a Terex plant in Minnesota

  June 14, 2015

Postal Workers Fight Privatization
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux interviews actor & activist Danny Glover and USPS workers during the nationwide day of actions.

  May 15, 2015

On May Day, Port Workers Say Black Lives Matter
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 in Oakland organized a work stoppage to protest police brutality

  May 2, 2015

Washington State Teachers On Strike
Seattle teacher Jesse Hagopian says the proposed state budget would benefit neither teachers nor students

  April 25, 2015

Baltimore Fast Food Workers Fight for Higher Wages
Low-wage workers across the nation came out and demanded a $15 an hour living wage. TRNN's Megan Sherman spoke to protesters in the Baltimore about the day of action.

  April 16, 2015

This Year, Tax Day Is Minimum Wage Day
Low-wage workers across the nation came out and demanded a $15 an hour living wage. TRNN's Thomas Hedges spoke to protesters in the nation's capitol about the day of action.

  April 16, 2015

Chicago Organized Labor Divided over Tuesday's Mayoral Election
Author and journalist Kari Lydersen discusses why some Chicago organized labor is backing incumbent mayor Rahm Emmanuel despite his anti-union reputation

  April 6, 2015

Walmart Minimum Wage Hike to $10 Still Below 1968 Levels
Political activist Ralph Nader says Walmart's decision to increase minimum wage to $10 by 2016 is a mini-victory for the labor movement but until a 40-hour work week is mandatory, workers will continue to be underpaid

  March 2, 2015

5,000 Oil Workers Enter Third Week of Strike Over Safety and Working Conditions
TRNN speaks to United Steelworkers spokesperson Lynne Hancock who says the union is demanding improved safety for its 30,000 members and their communities

  February 21, 2015

Walmart Wage Raise a Win For Workers, Yet Falls Short of Their Demands
Liza Featherstone, author of "Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart" says the concessions to workers was forged by years of worker-led struggle and direct action

  February 20, 2015

Environmental Action at Toronto Stock Exchange
As part of fossil fuel Global Divestment Day, activists demanded institutions to stop investing in dirty Tar Sands oil

  February 15, 2015

Baltimore Sinai Hospital Workers Demand Affordable Medical Coverage and Better Wages
TRNN speaks to members of 1199 United Healthcare Workers East

  February 13, 2015

Illinois Governor Moves to Weaken State Unions
Jan Rodolfo, a registered nurse and Midwest Director for National Nurses United, says the billionaire Republican governor's executive order will affect 6,500 workers and threaten public health

  February 11, 2015

Can Fast Food Afford a $15 Minimum Wage Without Cutting Jobs?
Economist Jeannette Wicks-Lim says a $15 minimum wage would affect 3.8 million workers and cost $30.7 billion, but would reduce turnover and spur economic growth

  February 2, 2015

What Triggered AETNA's Pay Raise to $16/hour?
PERI Economist Jeanette Wicks-Lim discusses says the decline in unemployment might be pressuring companies to raise wages

  January 23, 2015

The Story Behind Wage-Fixing in Hollywood editor Mark Ames explains how he uncovered a wage-fixing conspiracy that began in the 1980s and led all the way to Hollywood executives with connections to the White House

  December 22, 2014

Thwarted Michigan Bill Aimed At Stopping Community Agreements With Developers Will Return
Detroit Activist Frank Hammer says though Michigan State Bill 5977 aimed at Detroit's Community Development Ordinance has failed for now, Republicans will likely reintroduce it in 2015

  December 22, 2014

Protesting GM Auto Workers Attacked by US Embassy Staff
US labor activists have filed a complaint with the Dept. of Justice and the SEC, charging the General Motors Company with a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, says Frank Hammer, retired General Motors employee and former president and chairman of Local 909 in Warren, Michigan

  November 21, 2014

Cornel West, Faith Leaders and Activists Arrested as Ferguson October Continues
Twenty people, including Cornel West, are arrested carrying out civil disobedience at the Ferguson police station after being denied a meeting with local officials

  October 13, 2014

Thousands Descend on St. Louis for Ferguson October
Protesters come to Ferguson to support local organizers in the aftermath of repeated incidents of police brutality

  October 13, 2014

Philly Students Walk Out as City Cancels Teachers' Contract
Teacher-activist Anissa Weinraub responds to Philadelphia unilaterally dissolving their contract with the teachers' union and says the union is considering legal action in response

  October 7, 2014

Leading Activists Demand Action at People's Climate March
TRNN brings you the voices of actor Mark Ruffalo, Jane Goodall, Mary Robinson and many others

  September 22, 2014

It's Time to Act on the Climate Crisis
A panel on the urgency of climate change moderated by WNYC's Brian Lehrer and featuring authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders.

  September 21, 2014

100+ Arrested as Fast-Food Workers Escalate 'The Fight For $15'
Workers and advocates hold sit-ins and rallies in 150 cities to demand a living wage and the right to unionize

  September 4, 2014

Three Union Leaders Shot Dead in South Africa
The young NUMSA shop stewards were targeted by "reactionary forces" after a 4 week strike, says the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

  August 8, 2014

Ikea Agrees to Pay Their Workers More than Minimum Wage
Jeannette Wicks-Lim: There's a growing trend among the world's major corporations to voluntarily increase their workers' wages

  July 3, 2014

Low Wages and Unemployment Are Factors that Lead to Violence
Without dealing with chronic poverty there can be no end to the violence. Moderated by Jaisal Noor

  June 27, 2014

What's Behind the Decline of Organized Labor in Baltimore? - TRNN Webathon Panel
Labor historian Bill Barry, TRNN host Jaisal Noor, and labor activist Frank Hammer discuss the Hopkins hospital workers' strike as well as the organizational and political problems that unions face today

  June 8, 2014

Workers Strike in 20 Cities as Study Finds Walmart Can Pay More
Nationwide strikes target Walmart ahead of shareholders meeting, calling for a $25,000 annual salary as a new Demos report finds Walmart can afford to do so without raising prices

  June 6, 2014

Fast Food Workers' Movement: Union 2.0
With the support of America's second largest union SEIU, the fast food workers' $15 wage movement has grown, and this unorganized workforce of the past is shaping up to become the face of American organized labor

  June 1, 2014

Pressure Mounts on Johns Hopkins to Pay a Living Wage
Hopkins Hospital Workers, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, and actor and activist Danny Glover and Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" speak out on why Hopkins should pay its workers more

  May 21, 2014

Unionization Is Next Step For Fast Food Workers
Workers are demanding $15 an hour wage with a right to unionize without retaliation as fast food CEOs are earning 1200 times more than the average employee

  May 16, 2014

Thousands of New Yorkers Hit the Streets for May Day
A photo slider by Jenna Pope

  May 2, 2014

Hundreds of Thousands March For May Day Worldwide
A wrap-up of the world's May Day protests against austerity for worker rights

  May 2, 2014

Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (2/2)
Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry continue their discussion of the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement

  May 2, 2014

Why Aren't North American Workers More Militant? (2/2)
The second part of our May 1st discussion with union activists Bill Fletcher Jr., and Sam Gindin on the weakening of the workers movement and what needs to happen next

  May 1, 2014

The Lobbyists Behind Senate Failure to Advance Minimum Wage Increase
Twenty low-wage dependent trade groups band together to shut down the Senate's minimum wage hike, although the majority of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage

  May 1, 2014

Why Aren't North American Workers More Militant? (1/2)
On the occasion of May 1st, union activists Bill Fletcher Jr. and Sam Gindin discuss the weakening of the labor movement and what needs to happen next

  April 30, 2014

Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (1/2)
Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry discuss the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement

  April 29, 2014

30,000 Chinese Factory Workers Strike Against Maker of Nike Sneakers
Editor Michelle Chen and instructor Xiaoming Chai discuss the workers' demands and whether the rise of strikes signals a decline of cheap labor in China

  April 24, 2014

Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (2/2)
The second part of Marc Steiner's discussion on whether Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage. Joining him are Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless

  April 16, 2014

Intimidation and Political Interference Goes Unpunished in UAW Case
Frank Hammer discusses the labor conditions at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee that moved workers to attempt unionization, and says that the political interference by state officials in these efforts shows weakness of labor laws

  April 14, 2014

Baltimore's MICA Adjunct Professors Set to Vote on Unionization
MICA part-time faculty member Hannah Brancato and organizer Maria Maisto discuss the growing nationwide trend of adjunct professors organizing in order to collective bargain for decent salaries and benefits

  March 31, 2014

UAW Effort to Organize Tennessee VW Plant "Fatally Flawed" From The Outset
Former autoworker organizer Frank Hammer analyzes the missteps of the unionization campaign at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant and the role of anti-union politicians and groups

  February 17, 2014

North American Day of Action Against The TPP
Maryland Joins Continent-Wide Protests Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Unjust Trade: Journalist and activist Cassidy Regan

  February 1, 2014

75 Economists Including 7 Nobel Laureates Endorse Senate Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
$10.10 an hour minimum wage increase shows an improvement but is still not a living wage, which would be twice the poverty rate at $12 an hour

  January 14, 2014

Washington State Boeing Workers Accept Pension Concessions
Mike Elk: Boeing workers new contract a blow to worker pensions nationwide

  January 8, 2014

D.C. Workers Win $11.50 Minimum Wage Increase
About 90,000 workers will earn a higher minimum wage in D.C., Montgomery, and Prince George counties in Maryland

  December 18, 2013

Milwaukee County Considers Raising Minimum Wage to $12.45
Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Milwaukee Comptroller wrong for assuming raising minimum wage for county employees would cost millions of dollars

  December 16, 2013

Exclusive Photos from Fast Food Strikes Across Nation
Photos courtesy of Low Pay is Not OK and local partners.

  December 5, 2013

How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants pt2
Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries

  December 3, 2013

Detroit Enters Bankruptcy As Pensions and Benefits Go on Chopping Block
Frank Hammer: Banks that drove Detroit insolvency should be penalized for the debt crisis, not working class Detroit residents

  December 3, 2013

How the Defeat of Trade Unionism Gave Rise to Low-Wage Jobs
Leo Panitch: Giant corporations like Wal-Mart actively suppress unionization among workers

  December 3, 2013

Boeing Employees Reject Contract After Company Receives Record Tax Break
Boeing receives almost $9 billion in state tax breaks but threatens to move some operations out of Washington due to a contract dispute.

  November 18, 2013

Striking LA Truckers Target Walmart Supply Chain
Independent trucking contractors go on strike for the first time in decades, protesting unfair labor practices.

  November 18, 2013

First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century
TRNN speaks with Socialist Kshama Sawant about her vision of an alternative to capitalism.

  November 17, 2013

Supreme Courts Considers Limiting the Right of Unions to Organize
Mulhall v. Unite Here decision will have a profound effect on employer neutrality, a union's ability to reach employees, and whether a union will be recognized by the employer during labor negotiations.

  November 11, 2013

Seattle Suburb Passes Highest Minimum Wage in Country
David Rolf of SEIU helped organize SeaTac's Proposition 1 to provide $15/hour to hotel, restaurant, and airport workers.

  November 6, 2013

Hopkins Halts Program After Investigation Finds Docs Denied Disability Benefits For Miners With Black Lung
World-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine forced to suspend program after investigation finds one doctor reviewed 1,500 cases and never found an instance of black lung, denying coal miners disability benefits

  November 5, 2013

Breathless and Burdened: Appalachia Coal Miners Face Industry's Efforts to Defeat Benefits Claims
Investigative journalist Chris Hamby on coal miners quest for justice buried by law, medicine, and industry

  November 5, 2013

Longshoreman Strike Shuts Down Port of Baltimore
Port of Baltimore Shutdown: Longshoremen in solidarity with nationwide labor struggle

  October 17, 2013

More than Half of Fast Food Workers Rely on Welfare
Study reveals how taxpayers spend $7 billion a year to subsidize programs that go to fast food workers

  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

McDonald's Employee Confronts Executive: I Can't Afford Shoes For My Children
Mother of two arrested after confronting McDonald's President about poverty wages.

  October 8, 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

Exposed: California's Secret Plan to Gut Public Pensions
Lynn Parramore: California memo just latest example of Wall St's attack on workers' pensions

  October 2, 2013

Federal Contractors Employ More Low-Wage Workers Than Walmart and McDonald's Combined, While Paying Top Execs. $24 billion
Workers and legislators demand President Obama sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees.

  September 26, 2013

Minimum wage for tipped workers has been kept at $2.13 for 21 years
Author Saru Jayaraman exposes exploitative restaurant industry fraught with racism, sexism, and horrible labor practices.

  September 24, 2013

Walmart Gets Clearance to Open Doors in DC
DC City Council strikes down a living wage at America's largest private employer, despite public's support for $12.50/hour wage

  September 18, 2013

Why didn't OWS transform into a political movement?
Two years later, author & journalist Nathan Schneider takes a look at concrete victories and missteps of the Occupy movement

  September 13, 2013

As Walmart Workers Strike In 15 Cities, Will Raising Min. Wage Hurt Employers?
Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Santa Fe Raised their minimum wage 65% and employers didn't cut jobs.

  September 5, 2013

Striking Retail Worker and Mother of Four: "If we don't speak up, things will never change"
Chicago retail workers earn concessions from their employer after striking

  August 28, 2013

Colombia's US Embassy To Evict GM Protestors From 2-Year Encampment, After Worker Ties Himself to Cross
Frank Hammer: GM worker ties himself to a cross to get embassy's attention over GM's unsafe factories, refusal to pay disability claims, and the firing of injured workers.

  August 14, 2013

TRNN REPLAY: Australia Has $16 Minimum Wage and is the Only Rich Country to Dodge the Global Recession
Australia has twice the minimum wage as the US and Big Macs cost roughly the same

  August 9, 2013

30 Arrested in Wisconsin State Capitol for Singing Against Governor Walker
Photo essay by Jenna Pope. For more than two years, the Solidarity Sing Along have serenaded Wisconsin's State Capitol with their criticism of Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP. Now, police say groups of 20 or more need a permit or they will face arrest.

  August 1, 2013

Is Detroit's Bankruptcy Really a Feeding Frenzy for Privatization?
Frank Hammer: Retirees, workers, and blacks will lose big as banks look to profit from debt collection and the privatization of one of America's largest cities

  July 20, 2013

SF Giants Stadium Workers Protest For Fair Compensation
Despite billions of dollars in subsidies, professional sports teams often squeeze lowest wage workers; in San Francisco concession workers are fighting back

  July 18, 2013

"Moral Mondays" Draws Thousands to Protest Legislative Attacks on Voting Rights and The Poor
Hundreds arrested opposing Republican controlled legislature's 'barbaric' attacks on North Carolina's most vulnerable populations

  June 17, 2013

Philadelphia Slashes Schools Budget While State Spends $400 Million on New Prisons
Philadelphia communities fighting back against planned cuts that disproportionally impact low income and African American communities

  June 12, 2013

GM Workers in Colombia Hunger Strike at US Embassy to Protest Dangerous Factory
Frank Hammer: GM employees in Colombia have been protesting outside the US Embassy for months citing hundreds of injuries at local factory

  June 6, 2013

Protest in DC Denounces "Monsanto Protection Act"
One thousand rally as part of global protest against Monsanto's political power and its role in spreading GMO throughout the world's food supply

  May 26, 2013

Global Protest Against Monsanto
In more than 400 cities protestors call for a ban on GMO food

  May 26, 2013

Global Protest in 300 Cities Will Take Aim on Monsanto
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to challenge Monsanto's bullying of small farmers, influence on public policy, and aggressive promotion of GMOs.

  May 23, 2013

"Occupy Love" Documentary Asks "Can Crisis Be Turned into a Love Story"
Velcrow Ripper and Paul Jay discuss Ripper's new film and movements, power and the synthesis of spirituality and politics

  May 20, 2013

Chicago Teachers and Parents Launch Three Day March Against 54 School Closings
Increased gun violence expected in Chicago as school closings will force students to cross gang lines in America's deadliest city

  May 19, 2013

Hundreds Take Part in "Poor People's March" Against Unemployment and Austerity
Hundreds mark 45th anniversary of Dr. King's "Poor People's March" to highlight ongoing fight against inequality and high unemployment

  May 16, 2013

California Domestic Workers Demand Bill of Rights
Workers and advocates host Mother's Day brunch with legislators to urge passage of bill

  May 14, 2013

Occupy No Longer in Headlines But Activism Continues Nationwide
David Swanson: Activists succeeding in turning public opinion against drone strikes; other forms of actions on the rise

  May 8, 2013

Global May Day Protests Against Austerity and Deaths of Bangladeshi Workers
May Day marches in major cities around the world demand an end to austerity policies and support of workers' rights

  May 2, 2013

The War on Wages and The Road to Bangladesh
Bill Black: In the name of competitiveness, the criminal conditions that led to the deaths and injuries of thousands of workers in Bangladesh, are being created around the world in a race to lower wages and working conditions

  May 1, 2013

Filipinos in San Francisco Rally Against Modern Slavery
Protesters in front of Philippines Consulate denounce treatment of Filipino workers in the US

  March 4, 2013

Detroit Anti-Eviction Campaign Keeping Families in Their Homes
Community groups and Occupy Detroit using "any means necessary" to save homes from foreclosure

  February 22, 2013

Worker Owned Businesses Point to New Forms of Ownership
Can co-ops come out of the margins of the economy and be part of a larger political project to transform how things are owned?

  February 14, 2013

New Orleans Parent and Activist Karran Harper Royal at "Journey for Justice" Hearing in DC
Part 3 of TRN's coverage of the "Journey for Justice" DOE Hearing on School Closings

  January 31, 2013

Chicago Parent and Activist Jitu Brown at "Journey for Justice" Hearing in DC
Part 2 of TRN's coverage of the "Journey for Justice" DOE Hearing on School Closings

  January 31, 2013

Parents and Students Demand Nationwide Moratorium on School Closings
"Journey for Justice" activists rally in DC to DOE investigate alleged Civil Rights violations in school closings

  January 31, 2013

GM Rejects Talks as Ex-worker Enters 71st Day Of Hunger-Strike
Ex-workers and their supporters aim to pressure GM to negotiate with employees injured at auto plant in Colombia

  January 30, 2013

Seattle Teachers' Boycott of High Stakes Tests Spreads
Educators nationwide support growing Seattle teacher boycott of high stakes tests

  January 24, 2013

Idle No More: Indigenous Peoples in Canada Actions in Support of Chief's Hunger Strike
Hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence against new government legislation and long term denial of indigenous rights sparks nation wide movement

  January 4, 2013

Congress Delays Aid Bill As Sandy Victims Suffer
Joel Kuperfman: Increased funding and accountability needed for government's response to Superstorm Sandy

  December 27, 2012

Wal-Mart Targeted Over Corruption and Labor Practices
Global investigations, protests and strikes highlight need for change at world's biggest private employer

  December 24, 2012

Thousands Remain Displaced From Sandy Without Heat and Power
Residents desperate for government assistance for rebuilding and mold remediation seven weeks after Sandy

  December 18, 2012

Why Couldn't Unions Defeat Michigan Anti-Union Bill?
Jane McAlevey: Unions need to be more focused on broad community interests to fight well financed anti-union campaign

  December 10, 2012

New York Activists Helping Turn Public Opinion Against NYPD's 'Stop and Frisk'
Majority of New Yorkers now oppose Stop and Frisk after years of litigation, grassroots activism, and civil disobedience

  December 6, 2012

The Real News in 2013
Paul Jay: Here's what's coming on TRNN in 2013, and why, if you haven't donated yet, you should!

  December 5, 2012

New York Fast Food Workers in Historic Strike for $15 an Hour
Fast food workers close down McDonalds and other fast food outlets demanding a living wage and the right to unionize

  November 30, 2012

Reflections on Occupy Baltimore
Editors of the book "We are Many"discuss challenges of building a movement in a city with a black political elite

  October 30, 2012

Baltimore, Race and the Occupy Movement
Editors of the book “We Are Many” discuss how the Occupy Movement can overcome the racial divide

  October 25, 2012

Big London Protests Against Austerity
Protest brings tens of thousands into the streets, but are such mobilizations enough to stop the cuts?

  October 24, 2012

Advocates of Universal Healthcare Protest Obama and Romney
New York Doctors protest lack of single-payer activists in presidential debates

  October 22, 2012

New Robin Hood Tax Introduced In Congress
A half-percent tax on all financial transactions makes it to Congress

  October 22, 2012

Romney and Obama Policy to Save GM: Lower Wages
Romney plan to “restructure” GM essentially the same as the Obama plan

  October 4, 2012

Mexican Drug War Victims Denounce US Complicity
Mexican Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity visit New York. The movement started in 2011 when a well known Mexican Poet, Javier Sicilia, lost his young son to Narco related violence and declared he had enough. Members of this movement have now taken their criticism north to denounce US government complicity in the violence both by exporting weapons and also a model of militarization that targets all sectors of society.

  September 23, 2012

New Quebec Government Cancels Tuition Hike
Richard Fidler: CLASSE student organization sets its sights on free university tuition

  September 24, 2012

As Strike Ends, Chicago Teachers and Activists To Fight School Closings
Activists with "Journey For Justice" demand national moratorium on school closings

  September 20, 2012

Thousands Protest On Occupy Wall Street’s One Year anniversary
September 17th 2012 marks one year since people started camping out in a NYC park to denounce Wall Street greet. The movement of the 99% gathered in NYC’s financial district for three days of protests, celebration and education

  September 19, 2012

Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Historic Strike
Chicago Teachers say fight to defend public education ongoing

  September 19, 2012

Challenging the Myths of Unionization
Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes on criticisms that unions are corrupt and bankrupting are wrong, but says we need union leaders who are labor leaders

  September 17, 2012

Taking Stock of the Occupy Movement
VJ Prashad: With the 99% slogan, the Occupy movement raises the issue of inequality in a profound way

  September 23, 2012

Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Second Week
Chicago Mayor Emanuel seeks court injunction to force teachers back to work

  September 17, 2012

Immigrant workers and Occupy fight for labor rights at Hot and Crusty
As the world is watching to see what will happen during Occupy Wall Street's one year anniversary, a group of immigrant workers at a Hot & Crusty Café organize against labor abuses and wage theft with the support of Occupy Wall Street.

  September 17, 2012

The ANC and the South African Deal with Monopoly Capitalism
Vishwas Satgar: At the heart of the bargain with monopoly capital was we will globalize, we will embrace neoliberal globalized economics, while you de-racialize the structures of the South African economy which led to black economic empowerment and the creation of a class of super-rich blacks

  September 13, 2012

Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Fourth Day
Labor unions back striking teachers, while Democrats remain silent

  September 13, 2012

Quebec Election Gives Students a Victory on Tuition Hikes, Fight for Free Education Continues
Jérémie Bédard-Wien: Quebec student activists work to create a global movement for the right to a free education

  September 6, 2012

Mass Murder of Miners and Neo-Liberalism in South Africa
Vishwas Satgar Pt2: The murder of striking miners reveals that the deep apartheid pattern of the labor market, particularly in the mining industry, has not changed

  September 2, 2012

Striking South African Miners Charged with Murder After Police Kill 34
Major challenge to ANC government after reports that many miners were shot in the back, and now murder charges against other miners, no police charged

  August 31, 2012

Retired NYC Police Protest Union Support for Stop & Frisk
Retired police say union leadership critical in continuing the "war on drugs" and "stop and frisk"

  August 8, 2012

LIBOR Rate-Fixing Scandal Sets Off Investigations, Lawsuits Against Big Banks
Cities around the country, from Baltimore to Oakland, are taking legal action against the banks responsible for suppressing the London interbank offered rate, Libor. And some 75% of major cities involved in libor-tied interest-rate swaps stand to reclaim taxpayer losses in addition to libor-backed mortgage holders who lost money on the rate's manipulation.

  August 5, 2012

American Autumn: An Occudoc
Filmmaker Dennis Trainor Jr. on his new film and the challenges facing the Occupy Movement

  August 2, 2012

Berlin Tenants’ Movement Occupy Square
Social housing tenants occupy central square demand a rent freeze and nationalization of social housing

  July 31, 2012

"Robin Hood Tax" Makes Case in DC
As the Global AIDS Conference brings people from all over the world to Washington, DC, National Nurses United and other groups call for a Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions to fund healthcare, housing, and a cure for AIDS.

  July 25, 2012

Thousands Rally to Support Locked Out Con Ed Workers
New Yorkers rally to support 8,500 workers entering 24th day of lock out

  July 24, 2012

Mass Protests Against Mexican Election Results
Student movement takes to the streets to reject what they call election fraud

  July 19, 2012

Vote Riders Campaign
New organization seeks to help get people to the DMV for ID to overcome new laws that restrict voting

  July 17, 2012

New York Residents on Rent Strike Against Slumlord
Tenants and Occupy activists rally to defend housing rights of working class residents

  July 9, 2012

Will an Independent Scotland Throw Out UK Nukes?
Scotland votes on independence in 2014 and may tell UK to remove Trident missiles

  July 8, 2012

Activists Occupy to Fight Racism and to Struggle for Racial Justice
In New York, people of color play key role in shaping Occupy movement

  July 6, 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

No Accountability Yet for Toronto G20 Police Crimes
Paul Jay: Until police and their political masters are held responsible under the criminal code, it can all happen again

  July 5, 2010

Pt2 Is Public Ownership the Solution?
Gar Alperovitz: There is nothing new about public ownership of major enterprises in the USA

  June 14, 2012

Pt3 - CO2, the Sun, and Warming in the Middle Ages - Viewer Questions on Climate Science
TRNN viewers ask questions and challenge two prominent climate scientists about the relationship between increased carbon emissions and global warming

  June 13, 2012

Is Public Ownership the Solution?
Gar Alperovitz: When it comes to banking and other critical sectors, public ownership is the only solution

  June 11, 2012

Occupy Wall Street bangs pots and pans with students in Quebec
Occupy Wall Street activists took to the streets of New York to march for affordable education and against police repression, in solidarity with the massive, ongoing student uprising taking place in Quebec and now spreading across the world.

  June 1, 2012

Mental Health Movement Resists Chicago Austerity Measures
Chicago Shuts Down 6 of the City’s 12 public mental health centers, moves towards privatization of services

  May 30, 2012

Occupy London Global Spring Day
Inka Stafrace reports that on 12 May 2012, the Occupy, Indignados and Take the Square movements all over the world called for a global day of action which saw thousands of people taking to the streets. This piece is a detailed report of how the Occupy London’s day progressed fom talks in St Paul’s Cathedral to 11 arrests under section 14 of the 1986 Public Order Act at the Bank of England.

  May 28, 2012

Educational Strike in Spain Brings Hundreds of Thousands Into the Streets
Students, parents and teachers from all levels of the Spanish public education system went on strike to protest the massive cuts proposed as part of the government's austerity program.

  May 23, 2012

NATO Protests In Fortress Chicago
While no mass arrests took place, downtown loop fully militarized

  May 23, 2012

NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations
Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago

  May 20, 2012

In Chicago, Nurses Rally for "Robin Hood" Tax
National Nurses United calls for international campaign for financial transaction tax

  May 18, 2012

Spain's "Indignados" Mobilize Against Austerity
With the highest unemployment rate in Europe, the Spanish people take to the streets in Madrid and elsewhere to mark one year since the massive demonstrations that caused ripples around the world. They're calling for a global revolution, but who will respond?

  May 14, 2012

Massive Protests Fill the Streets of Madrid
Tens of thousands of Spaniards joined protestors in dozens of other European cities to mark the 1-year anniversary of the "Indignado" movement, and to demand an end to the austerity measures taken in response to the economic crisis (Full report expected tomorrow).

  May 12, 2012

New York Students Allege Police Harassment for Fighting School Closure
Activists want charges dropped and 5,000 police removed from New York public schools

  May 9, 2012

Quebec Students Rejecting Tuition Deal
170,000 students remain on strike as assemblies vote to reject government offer

  May 9, 2012

Quebec Students Demand Education as a Right, Continue Strike
J Bedard: Students almost unanimously reject government deal, willing to lose year if necessary

  May 8, 2012

How did Quebec Students Mobilize Hundreds of Thousands for Strike?
Three students discuss the role of direct democracy and political demands in building a massive movement

  May 4, 2012

Thousands join May Day march for workers rights in New York
Occupy Wall Street joins labor, immigrant rights groups protest economic injustice on international workers day

  May 2, 2012

May Day Protests Around the World Pt.2
Workers take to the streets on International Workers' Day in North and South America

  May 2, 2012

May Day Protests Around the World Pt.1
Workers take to the streets on International Workers' Day in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe

  May 2, 2012

May 1st and an Independent Workers Movement
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin: Occupiers and union activists should build class organizations that challenge for power

  May 1, 2012

Activists Challenge African 'Land Grab'
The World Bank and Wall Street firms targeted for African land deals displacing hundreds of thousands

  April 27, 2012

“Occupy the Department of Justice” Demands Release of Mumia Abu Jamal, End to Mass Incarceration
Rally held outside Department of Justice followed by march through Downtown DC and civil disobedience arrests at White House

  April 26, 2012

Spring Revival: Occupy Wall Street Seeks to Rejuvenate Movement
Occupy activists converge in New York's Central Park ahead of May Day actions

  April 19, 2012

DC Hoodies March Denounces Institutional Racism
Students and activists demand justice for "Trayvon Martins" across America

  April 11, 2012

Sometimes Civil Disobedience is the Only Way to be Heard
Leah Bolger, a retired navy officer, talks about her arrest at Congress and plans for NATO protest

  April 29, 2012

New Yorkers Fight "Turnaround" School Closures
26 schools targeted for firing teachers and changing school administrations to qualify for millions in federal grants.

  April 9, 2012

National Occupation of Washington Begins with Demonstration at the EPA
Protestors March on EPA Headquarters demanding environmental sustainability and the protection of federal agency whistle-blowers

  April 2, 2012

Chicago Activists Stop Foreclosure
Housing rights and occupy activists enter third week of 'foreclosure blockade'

  March 29, 2012

History of an Occupation
Fault Lines tells the history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread up to the brutal crackdown by state authorities

  March 26, 2012

“Librotraficantes” Smuggle Banned Books Into Tucson, Arizona
Students and activists set up “Underground Libraries” of books prohibited in suspended Mexican American Studies classrooms

  March 21, 2012

Activists Target Bank of America on International Women's Day
Four arrested as women occupy Bank of America across the country

  March 14, 2012

Why does South African Metal Workers Union Push Green Energy?
Frank Hammer interviews Cedric Gina, president of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa about the need that workers lead the transition to a green economy

  February 12, 2012

Despite public outcry, Chicago approves closure of 17 schools
Students, parents and teachers outraged over school privatizations

  February 27, 2012

"1,000 New York Vendors Against $1,000 Fines"
Street vendors say 1k fines are impossible to pay and are driving them out of business

  February 24, 2012

Teachers Risk Jobs to Blow Whistle on School Management Firm
Teachers and parents speak out ahead of key vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to turn more schools over to private management firm ahead

  February 22, 2012

New Yorkers outraged at police violence on black youths
Community residents demands NYPD end racial profiling

  February 13, 2012

Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 4

  February 10, 2012

Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 3

  February 10, 2012

Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 2

  February 10, 2012

Occupy Talks: What Gravy Train?
LeftStreamed: Austerity, Finance, and the Polarization of Wealth Part 1

  February 10, 2012

Tucson Students Stage Walkouts, Teach-Ins Over Suspended Mexican American Studies Program
Students organize school of ethnic studies to teach "forbidden" curriculum

  February 10, 2012

Occupy Baltimore Activists Protest Building of Youth Jail
Baltimore Occupy and Algebra Project activists are arrested by police during protest of new juvenile facility for youth charged as adults

  February 8, 2012

Shills and Cruel Jokes
Labor Beat: Parents and teachers protest "show trial" hearings they say are being used close their Chicago schools

  February 8, 2012

New York Students Walkout Against School Closures
Students and teachers oppose plans to close up to 60 schools this year

  February 3, 2012

Mexican Students Demand Justice for Protestors Killed by Police
Students fight for right to education and for accountability of police

  February 2, 2012

Hundreds Arrested after Police Clash with Occupy Oakland
Occupy Oakland attempts to transform vacant public building into Community Center

  January 31, 2012

National Actions Target Private Prison Investors
Demonstrators call upon Wells Fargo and others to divest from for-profit prison corporations like the Geo Group

  January 27, 2012

Occupy Movements Rally at Courts Across the Country
Demonstrations held around 2-year anniversary of “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision

  January 23, 2012

Spain's "Indignados" and the Globalization of Dissent
The Occupy Movement has taken much of its inspiration from Spain's "Outraged" Movement: what lessons does Spain have for Occupy now?

  January 20, 2012

Verizon Workers Continue Fight for Decent Contract
Workers at Verizon hold rallies seeking public support in fight for job security and union rights

  January 19, 2012

Occupy Movement Targets Congress
National call for action on Capitol Hill draws occupiers from across U.S.

  January 18, 2012

SOPA "explained" by The Guardian
Watch this video for a guide to the fight that will likely become one of the big stories of this year

  January 18, 2012

How The Protect IP / SOPA Act Will Break The Internet primer on PIPA / SOPA and censorship

  January 18, 2012

Rupert Murdoch Slams White House For Criticism of SOPA
Newsy: For a man made infamous by the extent to which politicians would go to woo him for the support of his media empire, this complaining about corporate influence in politics may strike some as a bit rich

  January 18, 2012

Occupy Wall St. Takes Up Immigration Reform
Thanu Yakupitiyage: OWS should make immigrants' rights and Dream Act a major priority for 2012

  January 13, 2012

Movement to Occupy Vacant Houses Spreads
Bronx activists supported by Occupy Wall Street enter second month of occupation

  January 10, 2012

Occupy Movement Targets Iowa Caucuses
Republican presidential candidates and Democratic party focus of demonstrations denouncing corporate dollars in electoral politics

  January 2, 2012

Dissent is the Highest form of Patriotism
Col. Larry Wilkerson speaks at Sam Adams Awards ceremony honoring Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake

  December 5, 2011

Voices From the Occupy Movement
Across the country, the Occupy Movement is developing new forms of exposing the 1%

  December 27, 2011

OWS Joins Fight for Migrant Workers Rights
OWS connects struggle for rights of migrant workers with struggle of the 99%

  December 21, 2011

Occupy Wall St. Targets Trinity Church
50 arrested as Occupy protests at the "church of the 1%"

  December 20, 2011

Occupy Oakland Closes Ports
Protesters close ports of Oakland and Portland in actions along California coast

  December 14, 2011

Tens of thousands march for defense of voter rights
Up to 25,000 protest a wave of restrictive voter ID laws passed in 14 states.

  December 13, 2011

Don't Roll Over, Take Over
Paul Jay: we do news for ordinary people who want to take over

  December 8, 2011

DC Protests Target K Street Lobbyists
Demonstrators in Washington protest against corporate control of politics

  December 9, 2011

Occupy Wall St. Joins Fight Against Foreclosures
Black activists leading the struggle against foreclosures welcomes OWS to their communities

  December 8, 2011

Hundreds 'occupy' US Congressional offices
Hundreds of people from across America demonstrated in Washington Tuesday for jobs and stronger social security by converging on the offices of US lawmakers in Congress

  December 7, 2011

Labor Activists "Occupy Congress"
Labor and community activists travel to DC for a week of actions

  December 7, 2011

Occupying Senator Scott Brown's Office
A December 6, 2011 demonstration in Washington, DC

  December 7, 2011

New York Janitors Join Occupy Wall Street
Janitors who may strike to defend wages and working conditions march with Occupy Wall St.

  December 3, 2011

CUNY raises tuition as fee hikes spread across campuses
Students demand cuts be taken off the table

  November 30, 2011

The Right to Occupy, the Right to Assemble?
A report on the debate over the expulsion of the Occupy Movements

  November 29, 2011

"Occupy" Actions Across the Country
In DC and other cities, demonstrators rally at bridges

  November 18, 2011

NYPD Aid Protesters in Shutting Down Stock Exchange
Voices from Zuccotti Park: why aren’t people too big to fail?

  November 18, 2011

Eviction Reinforces OWS Determination
Occupy Wall Street supporters will attempt to shut down Wall Street and New York subways

  November 16, 2011

Occupy Protestors Vow to Return
Concerted attack on occupy movements took place after 18 mayors held a conference to discuss a coordinated strategy

  November 15, 2011

Police Break up New York 'Occupy' Camp
New York Police evict anti-Wall Street demonstrators from the New York square, arresting at least 70 people

  November 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Declares Goldman Sachs Guilty
General Assembly holds mock trial and journalist Chris Hedges reads indictment accusing Goldman Sachs of financial crimes against humanity

  November 14, 2011

Veterans Call Attention to Personal and Societal Costs of War
FSRN: Anti-war veterans are using Veterans Day to remind Americans about the costs of war - both abroad and at home

  November 12, 2011

9/11 Survivors Create Worker Owned Restaurants
9/11 restaurant worker survivors open fair wage businesses

  November 11, 2011

Quebec Students Protest Against Tuition Increase
Tens of thousands of students and supporters take to the streets to oppose tuition increases

  November 11, 2011

Ohio Referendum Repeals Republican Anti-Union Bill
Controversial bill backed by Governor John Kasich and state Republicans that would have eliminated collective bargaining rights for public employees repealed

  November 10, 2011

Ohio voters reject anti-union law
Al Jazeera: Voters in Ohio voted to reject anti-union legislation backed by the Republican governor and legislature

  November 9, 2011

Teachers, Students and Parents Against Privatized Education Join Occupy Wall Street
Protestors denounce policy of closing So-called "failing schools"

  November 8, 2011

Report from Oakland Occupation
T.M. Scruggs: Significant development in the Occupy Movement as Oakland protestors close the port

  November 8, 2011

Educators use Occupy Movement to Defend Public Education
An unequal financial system contributing to poverty and joblessness is a focus of the Occupy movement, but little attention is paid to educators

  November 7, 2011

Indignados keep up protests
EuroNews: If the euro crisis is not going away, nor are the "indignados" or "occupy" protests

  November 6, 2011

Occupy Oakland Closes the Port
Davey D: Occupy Oakland is built on the shoulders of decades of struggle

  November 5, 2011

Voices from Occupy Wall Street
An interview with Jesse LaGreca, first of a series with people who have joined the Occupations

  November 3, 2011

Occupy Baltimore Wins Support of Police and Fire Fighters Unions
Occupy Baltimore Takes on Public Education System

  October 30, 2011

Tear gas used on Occupy protesters in Oakland
Al Jazeera: Police in riot gear have clashed with more than 1,000 protesters attempting to march on to Oakland's city hall

  October 27, 2011

Bill Black: What I'd Demand of the Fed
Bill Black: If I marched with Occupy Wall St. to the New York Fed, this is what I would demand

  October 25, 2011

Should Banks be a Public Utility?
Leo Panitch: The Occupy movement should adopt the demand for banking in the public interest which challenges the system

  October 23, 2011

Baltimore Debates New Youth Jail
State plans to spend 100 million on facility to hold juveniles charged as adults

  October 22, 2011

Athens Erupts: Violence as Parliament votes
ITN: Anger boils over on the streets of Athens as tens of thousands protest over new austerity measures aimed at rescuing Greece's ailing economy

  October 20, 2011

Greeks dying from financial despair
EuroNews: No vessels have been entering or leaving Athens' main port, Piraeus, frozen by strikes and many people are sinking into serious depression

  September 20, 2011

Occupy Wall St. Turns Global
NYC Occupy movement enters second month and gains momentum

  October 18, 2011

Worldwide protests denounce economic injustice
EuroNews: New York was where the movement started, and yesterday demonstrators occupied Times Square instead of Wall Street as the protest against corporate greed and economic injustice went globa

  October 17, 2011

Rome 'Occupy' protest turns violent
AlJazeera: Violence has broken out in Rome as tens of thousands nicknamed "the indignant" have marched in European cities in protest against capitalism and austerity measures

  October 16, 2011

Rome 'Occupy' protest turns violent
AlJazeera: Violence has broken out in Rome as tens of thousands nicknamed "the indignant" have marched in European cities in protest against capitalism and austerity measures

  October 16, 2011

OCCUPY LONDON: Protesters stand against corporate greed
ITN: Inspired by New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' movement, protesters, including Julian Assange, gathered in London

  October 15, 2011

Germany takes part in global economic protests
EuroNews: More global support mobilizes for Spain's Indignado movement and Occupy Wall Street in the United States - Germany showed its anger about economic injustice

  October 16, 2011

Occupy Wall St. Defeats NYC Eviction Attempt
Hundreds rally to defend Occupation after Mayor threatens eviction

  October 14, 2011

Occupy DC Targets Wars and Economy
Occupy DC campaign begins with demands to end militarism and for economic justice

  October 8, 2011

Occupy protests spread to DC
Al Jazeera: The "Occupy Wall Street" protests against economic inequality are spreading beyond New York

  October 7, 2011

Occupy Wall St. to a Bank in the Public Interest
Michael Hudson: A public option in banking will be a structural answer to the power of finance

  October 7, 2011

1000 Protesters Storm Wall St Barricade
Occupy Wall Street movement gains support from unions, student groups and community organizers

  October 6, 2011

1000 Protesters Storm Wall St Barricade
Occupy Wall Street movement gains support from unions, student groups and community organizers

  October 6, 2011

Anti-Wall Street Protesters 'Get Organized'
EuroNews: The anti-Wall Street protest in New York has now produced copycat movements across the US

  October 4, 2011

TV news interrupted as protests continue in Greece
EuroNews: Students protesting higher education reform have sabotaged a Greek state TV news bulletin, bursting into the studio during a live broadcast.

  September 26, 2011

What Is To Be Done About The Unions?
Sam Gindin: The unions are wedded to electoral politics and disarm the mass movement as a result

  October 11, 2011

Ontario Elections - Is This All There Is?
Sam Gindin: The times cry out for a radical alternative to capitalism

  October 2, 2011

Why Unions Want to Stop a Tory Victory in Ontario
Jim Stanford: A Conservative victory in Ontario will continue the work of the Harris government, a major setback for labour

  September 27, 2011

"Days of Rage" Occupy Wall St.
Five thousand people demand Wall St. pay for the crisis

  September 20, 2011

No Child Left Behind - Too Destructive to Salvage?
FSRN: Education advocates continue to raise serious concerns about the No Child Left Behind policy

  September 22, 2011

Dale Farm Travelers in Final Plea Before Eviction
Residents of Dale Farm who face the clearance of the UK's largest illegal site on Monday build a barricade against bailiffs amid a last-minute struggle to find somewhere else to go.

  September 19, 2011

Nurses Hold Actions Across Country Demanding Wall Street Transaction Tax
Nurses link increasing poverty to health problems, demand Wall St. tax as way of funding solutions

  September 17, 2011

Obama Gave up on a Detroit Green Machine
Frank Hammer: In 2009, Obama offered a vision of jobs through building a green economy

  September 9, 2011

Hundreds Arrested in Sustained Tar Sands Protests at White House
Protests demand Obama use veto power to halt proposed expansion of Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico

  August 30, 2011

Katrina Victims Still Seek Justice
Jordan Flaherty: "New Orleans is a canary in a coal mine warning of what the rest of us could all be facing"

  August 29, 2011

What next for Wisconsin?
Dems gain 2 State Senate seats in recall elections, but fail to secure needed majority

  August 18, 2011

Chilean students demand education reform
Al Jazeera: Tens of thousands of students demonstrating in the capital against their country's education system

  August 16, 2011

UK Unrest Forces Recall of Parliament Session
Prime Minister Cameron calls for special measures to be taken in wake of recent violence

  August 12, 2011

Protest Demands Obama Stop Immigrant Deportations
The "Secure Communities" program of ICE is leading to the deportations of thousands

  July 29, 2011

Columbia U., Race, Class and the Gentrification of Harlem
Nellie Bailey: Ethnic cleansing in Harlem led by Columbia U., whose Chair is also chair of the New York Fed

  July 24, 2011

Ongoing Hunger Strike at Pelican Bay Prison
FSRN: Prisoners in the isolation wing of the high security Pelican Bay jail are refusing meals and water to protest what they say are inhumane conditions

  July 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin's Immigrants
Along with public sector workers, Wisconsin's immigrant communities say they're being unfairly targeted by Governor Walker's policies

  July 8, 2011

Denying Civil Rights is a Crime
Paul Jay on austerity, mass protests and mass arrests (TRNN Replay)

  July 6, 2011

Denying Civil Rights is a Crime
Paul Jay on austerity, mass protests and mass arrests

  July 6, 2011

Federal Government and Bigotry in Baltimore (3/3)
Antero Pietila author of "Not in My Neighborhood" During 1930's Federal government red-lined American cities helping create race-based divisions

  July 24, 2011

Bigotry and Blockbusting in Baltimore (2/3)
Antero Pietila author of "Not in My Neighborhood": Blockbusting techniques made developers rich in Baltimore

  July 19, 2011

DeChristopher Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
TRNN Replay of our earlier interview with Tim DeChristopher

  June 21, 2011

Strikes put Greece on the Brink
EuroNews: Greeks have exercised their democratic right and practically closed the whole country down

  June 16, 2011

Thousands of Greeks say no to Austerity
Michael Spourdalakis: Greek debt caused by tax evasion and lack of investment in real economy

  June 16, 2011

Poetic Justice
DatelineSBS: Javier Sicilia's son is one of the thousands of innocent victims of Mexico's drug-related organized crime

  June 2, 2011

Baltimore Protest Calls for Economic Justice
Full Employment Baltimore campaign takes their demands to City Council

  May 22, 2011

Family Farmers Worse Off Despite High Prices
Tim A. Wise: Family farmers caught in the middle between corporate monopolies

  May 25, 2011

Social Networks Used to Call Thousands to Protest in Spain
EuroNews: Hoping to repeat the success of Egyptian people power, various groups in Spain have occupied Madrid's main square of "Puerta del Sol"

  May 19, 2011

Federal Agency Rules Boeing Can't Move Plant to Avoid Union
Mike Elk: In a groundbreaking decision, the General Council of the NLRB rules Boeing can't move plant to a 'right to work' state to punish the union

  May 13, 2011

Extended interview with Rev. C. Gatewood
North Carolina Student and Teacher Protest

  May 10, 2011

May 1st Marches Demand Rights
Around the world, people march against austerity measures and for economic and political rights

  May 3, 2011

What Next for Wisconsin Upsurge?
Allen Ruff: Democratic party leaders pushed movement away from mass action to an exclusively electoral strategy

  April 29, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Admits It
Kucinich: Admission from Walker that his decision to strip the rights of public workers to bargain collectively "doesn't save any" money

  April 15, 2011

Wisconsin Republicans Claim Another Win
"Human error" decides tight race in Wisconsin state Supreme Court elections

  April 8, 2011

Thousands Across USA Rally in Support of Workers' Rights
In hundreds of cities, thousands rally to show support for public sector workers

  April 6, 2011

Thousands protest in London against government spending cuts
In the largest demonstration since the Iraq war more than 250,000 protest against austerity measures

  March 26, 2011

Remembering Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Serf Maltese shares memories of his grandmother and two aunts who were amung the 146 victims of the 1911.

  March 26, 2011

The Triangle Fire
The Cloth Inferno - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

  March 26, 2011

Battle Over Who Pays State Deficit Intensifies
In dozens of states resistance movement grows against shifting burden of deficit crisis onto public sector workers

  March 23, 2011

New Haven Wants Janitors to Pay 1/3 of City Debt
Jeannette Wicks-Lim: New Haven plans to privatize school custodians cutting pay by 40%

  March 25, 2011

97th Anniversary of the Ludlow Colorado Massacre
Under the command of the Rockefeller family, the National Guard fires at strikers and their families to suppress a strike of 12,000 workers

  April 20, 2011

Standoff in Wisconsin
Kristine Mattis: What started as a small battle for the unions, is now a war of the working people against the corporate elite

  March 7, 2011

Gov. Walker Unveils "Repairs" To Wisconsin Budget
Scott Walker lowers taxes on the rich, while cutting spending in public schools

  March 2, 2011

New Netroots Organization Founded Independent of Dems
Jeff Cohen: Most current net based organizing groups too connected to the Democratic Party which ties their hands

  March 3, 2011

Wisconsin Struggle Goes National
Mary Bottari: Dismantling Wisconsin unions is a political issue not an economic issue

  March 1, 2011

Wisconsin's Billionaires Make a Sacrifice?
Paul Jay: Here's an alternative "something has to give" plan for Wisconsin

  February 24, 2011

The Progressive's Rothschild: Russ Feingold Will be WI Gov.
Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine, spoke to The UpTake about the labor protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol

  February 19, 2011

Black Americans Face Worst of Austerity Campaign
The Real News On Race with Jared Ball talks with Empower DC about the fight for affordable child care

  February 8, 2011

Black Americans Still Face Higher Unemployment, Incarceration Rates, And Lower Wages
TRNN Replay: The Real News On Race with Jared Ball talks with Empower DC about the fight for affordable housing

  February 8, 2011

WikiLeaks, The Internet And Democracy
Panel moderated by Paul Jay including Daniel Ellsberg, Clay Shirky, Neville Roy Singham, Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain

  January 21, 2011

The Revolutionary MLK
TRNN REPLAY: Jared Ball: Martin Luther King Jr. stood for revolutionary transformation; he is used today to support policies that he fought against

  January 16, 2012

The Revolutionary MLK
TRNN REPLAY: Jared Ball: Martin Luther King Jr. stood for revolutionary transformation; he is used today to support policies that he fought against

  January 14, 2011

Dirty Tricks in Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit
World's Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador Pt.2

  December 24, 2010

World's Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador
30,000 natives fight for compensation against Texaco (now Chevron), accused of 3 decades of toxic dumping in Amazon

  December 22, 2010

Veterans For Peace Protest War Outside White House
Ray McGovern, Daniel Ellsberg and Chris Hedges amongst dozens of protesters arrested outside White House

  December 17, 2010

WikiLeaks reveals how Shell infiltrated Nigeria
Al Jazeera: The petrol giant Shell has thoroughly infiltrated the Nigerian government, newly leaked WikiLeaks documents show.

  December 13, 2010

Obama and the Unions
Will the unions take up an independent position from the leaders of the Democratic Party? Bill Fletcher Jr and Frank Hammer

  December 11, 2010

Amazon Take Down of WikiLeaks - Is the Free Internet Dead?
The 200k Challenge Live Webcast

  December 8, 2010

Paul Jay on The Real News and Social Movements
Tuesday nights closing segment. NOTE: TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY AT 8:15 is the panel The End Of The Free Internet? This begins the Wednesday night live programming.

  December 8, 2010

Protestors clash with Greek police
Al Jazeera: Police and demonstrators have clashed in the Greek capital, after thousands of people gathered to mark the anniversary of a police shooting.

  December 7, 2010

Italian Students Protest Education Cuts
Al Jazeera: Students throughout Italy have been protesting against planned cuts to the education system

  November 26, 2010

What GM Could Be
Obama GM Strategy a Lost Opportunity Pt.2 with Stephen Diamond

  November 25, 2010

Obama GM Strategy a Lost Opportunity
Stephen Diamond: What's needed is a new transportation strategy; GM still in precarious position

  November 24, 2010

Students Take to London Streets on Day of Protest
Channel 4: An estimated 50,000 people marched in London against government cuts

  November 12, 2010

BBC Journalists on Strike Over Pensions
Newsy: BBC strike has entered its second day, causing major disruption to the network's programming

  November 8, 2010

French Strikers Show No Signs of Backing Down
Newsy: The French protests continue despite the police lifting blockades of refineries

  October 23, 2010

French Students Protest Pension Bill
Newsy: On the eve of a major vote regarding Frances new pension bill, student protests ran rampant

  October 20, 2010

Social Housing Budget Slashed By Spending Cuts
Channel 4 has learned that the budget given to new social housing will be reduced by up to 80 per cent

  October 17, 2010

French Protests Ground Flights
Newsy: Protesters in France have disrupted travel around the country

  October 18, 2010

Pension Strike Cripples France
Al Jazeera: French Unions have launched another strike against pension reform

  October 13, 2010

China Labor Strikes Gain Momentum
Al Jazeera: Labor union movements seeking better wages and working conditions have stepped up strikes

  October 2, 2010

New Orleans: Rebuilding on People's Bones
Jordan Flaherty: Thousands of people are not able to return to New Orleans

  September 16, 2010

Channel 4: Unions in France say more than two million people have joined a series of nationwide protests

  September 8, 2010

Young Ho Lee tells the story of the 77-day occupation and fight against lay-offs at Korean Auto factory

  August 7, 2010

Epic Korean Auto Workers Strike
TRNN Replay: Young Ho Lee tells the story of the 77-day occupation and fight against lay-offs at Korean Auto factory

  August 7, 2010

TRNN Replay: Young Ho Lee tells the story of the 77-day occupation and fight against lay-offs

  August 7, 2010

Bursting 'Officer Bubbles'
TRNN Replay: How a TRNN video of an anti-social officer helped the media continue to miss the real G-20

  July 20, 2010

TRNN asks people at the US Social Forum how they make real news - produced by TRNN volunteers

  July 13, 2010

Mexican police storm miner's strike
Hundreds of police drive miners from Cananea copper mine; TRNN interview with a leader of miner's union

  June 10, 2010

Autoworkers reject more concessions
Frank Hammer: A new militancy amongst autoworkers

  May 28, 2010

The unions and Obama Pt2
Fletcher: Unions should take up the cause of the unemployed

  March 17, 2010

The unions and Obama
Bill Fletcher: The American trade union movement is in disarray

  March 16, 2010

State of the Unions Pt1
Philip Dine: Unions extremely disappointed with Obama but where is their independence?

  December 27, 2009

State of the Unions Pt.2
Should unions tell Dem. Party: "you're with us or with Chamber of Commerce"? Paul Jay with Philip Dine

  December 28, 2009

The unemployed should besiege the administration
Ferguson Pt.4: Profits go up as jobs are cut; people will not accept 20% unemployment

  November 22, 2009

Guerrilla musical takes on insurance industry
Billionaires for Wealthcare at AHIP conference disrupt meeting with song in support of public option

  October 24, 2009

Do the right thing
Anthony Pt.2: People must force administration to build sustainable communities

  October 26, 2009

Organizing for the poor
Williams: For over two decades poor people in the US have been criminalized and vilified

  October 28, 2009

Workers Can be Fired Without Just Cause in Brazil
TRNN REPLAY: During a 2009 strike of Canadian Nickel miners, Brazilian trade unions came to Canada to express solidarity and spoke about conditions for workers in Brazil.

  October 2, 2009

TRNN REPLAY:Paul Jay on Obama and the crisis at Von Krahl Academy, Estonia in November 2008

  October 4, 2008

TRNN REPLAY:Paul Jay of The Real News speaks at the Von Krahl Academy, Estonia in November 2008

  October 4, 2009

What it takes to be number one
The strike against Vale-Inco in Sudbury heats up as company threatens to use non-union labor

  August 22, 2009

Canadian miners strike global giant
Canadian workers fight against concessions at Vale Inco, one of the largest nickel mines in the world

  July 27, 2009

Retired auto workers have their say Pt.6
Frank Hammer: UAW leadership came to identify more with the companies than with workers and communities

  June 25, 2009

Retired auto workers have their say Pt.5
Fifth in a series of discussions with a group of retired autoworkers in Detroit

  June 23, 2009

Retired auto workers have their say Pt.4
Fourth in a series of discussions with a group of retired autoworkers in Detroit

  June 22, 2009

Retired auto workers have their say Pt.3
Third in a series of discussions with a group of retired autoworkers in Detroit

  June 21, 2009

Bankrupt GM begins slashing jobs
Out of 123,000 GM workers left in North America, 20,000 are scheduled to lose their jobs.

  June 20, 2009

Retired auto workers have their say Pt.2
Second in a series of discussions with a group of retired autoworkers in Detroit

  June 20, 2009

Retired auto workers have their say Pt.1
First in a series of discussions with a group of retired autoworkers in Detroit

  June 18, 2009

Union victory in North Carolina
After a 16-year battle, workers vote to join union at world's largest meat packing plant

  December 13, 2008

Canadian autoworkers fight back
Workers from truck plant selected to be closed next year blockade General Motors HQ in Canada

  June 15, 2008

Immigrant laborers in limbo
American News Project: Indian guest workers march hundreds of miles from New Orleans, LA, to Washington

  May 25, 2008

Will recession kill or renew labor unions?
John Schmitt on struggling unions and the promise of a new era

  April 15, 2008

James Denton on Writers Guild strike
Star of "Desperate Housewives" speaks about long-running writers' strike

  January 13, 2008

Writers Guild of America on strike
TRNN Replay: As television series close down, writers start to feel like part of the U.S. labor movement

  November 27, 2007

Writers Guild of America on strike
As television series close down, writers start to feel like part of the U.S. labor movement

  November 27, 2007

French workers rebel
Tim Costello: Workers reject President Nicolas Sarkozy's attempt to rollback five decades of gains

  November 16, 2007

Where Next For # Revolution?
Political satire from Rap TV - It's 2011 and amid a flurry of political leaks and revelations, revolutions have rolled across North Africa and The Middle East.

  March 25, 2011

Occupy DC targets Economy and Militarism
David Swanson: Occupy Freedom Plaza DC plans its own “super committee” meetings on the economy

  November 9, 2011

CAW Calls for Strategic Voting in Ontario Election
Jim Stanford: Unions need to be independent from all the parties and do what's best for workers

  September 29, 2011

See The Patterns
An interview with CEO Paul Jay about the vision of The Real News

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