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Labor, Bernie Sanders, and Direct Action: Larry Hanley and Morrigan Phillips
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, Larry Hanley of ATU on Bernie Sanders and labor, and Morrigan Phillips on science fiction's place in direct action.

  September 1, 2015

Key Pocomoke Councilwoman Says City Doesn't Speak for Her in Secret Meeting Controversy
In a letter to the compliance board, the sole black member of the council says her views were misrepresented in the city's response to an open meetings act complaint

  September 1, 2015

A Broken System Breaks Families
Bobbi Smallwood, whose son was arrested during the Baltimore uprising, talks about how the judicial system is literally killing her

  September 1, 2015

Days of Revolt: The Revolutionary, Caged
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with two black revolutionaries and former political prisoners, Eddie Conway and Ojore Lutalo, to discuss their resistance within the prison system

  September 1, 2015

DC Mayor's New Plan to Stem City Violence: More Policing
Glen Ford of BlackAgendaReport.com discusses the plan of DC's Mayor Bowser to address increased levels of city homicides

  September 1, 2015

The Global African: W. Kamau Bell & The Crisis in Detroit
Host Bill Fletcher gets Kamau's thoughts on comedy and Bill Cosby, and then turns to two activists to get an update on the economic crisis in Detroit. teleSUR

  August 28, 2015

Who "Recovered" in Post-Katrina New Orleans?
Author Gary Rivlin discusses how white homeowners disproportionately benefited from the multibillion federally funded Road Home program while working and middle class black families still await relief.

  August 28, 2015

Katrina Victims Were Forced into Exile
Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford says The New Yorker is marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by attempting to show the benefits of relocating black communities

  August 27, 2015

GRITtv with Laura Flanders: New Orleans and the Economics of Recovery
Ten years since Katrina, Laura Flanders looks at the recovery, what worked and what didn't, with an extended interview with a former insider-turned-outsider Oliver Thomas.

  August 26, 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

Days of Revolt: State Violence and Counter Violence
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former member of the Black Liberation Army Ojore Lutalo to discuss their roles in the radical movements in the 1960s and early 1970s and the state violence used to crush them.

  August 25, 2015

A Fire In My Soul
The Real News spoke to rapper Lil Will about how young black activists and artists in the St. Louis area are responding to the killing of Mike Brown one year later

  August 25, 2015

Computer Voting and Stealing Democracy
Larry Wilkerson says, that computerized voting has increased the capacity of cheating with precision, consistency and efficiency without any forensic evidence

  August 25, 2015

The Media Assassin and Shooting the Enemy
Hip-hop activist and "Media Assassin" Harry Allen discusses his career working with legendary rap group Public Enemy and his new lecture series about his photography titled, Shooting the Enemy.

  August 31, 2015

Athlete Turned Artist & Movement for Black Lives Conference
Aaron Maybin is an athlete turned street artist that captures black life in a unique and creative way. On this segment, we talk to Aaron about his craft, his transition from the NFL, and the importance of street art. From July 24th to July 26th, over a thousand black activists convened at the 1st annual Movement for Black Lives conference in Cleveland, Ohio. What was discussed at this convening? Watch more on teleSUR

  August 23, 2015

Chicago Parents Launch Hunger-Strike for Community Input in School's Future
Chicago Parent-activist Jitu Brown and professor Pauline Lipman say the fight for community input in the future of Dyett High School mirrors those happening across Chicago and the country

  August 23, 2015

ACLU: Illegal Pocomoke Meeting Should Void Chief's Firing
After a Real News investigation found the Pocomoke City council met in secret to fire the town's first black police chief, the ACLU has filed a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General's office

  August 21, 2015

Clinton Takes Soft Swipe at "Short-termism"
Gerald Epstein of PERI, U. Mass. Amherst, argues that Clinton does not go far enough by just calling for transparency in "short-termism" because buybacks of corporate stocks should be made illegal

  August 21, 2015

Baltimore Mothers Accused of Lead Poisoning Their Own Children
Author and economist Bill Black discusses claims of a Maryland official that Baltimore mothers might poison their own children for free housing and money

  August 20, 2015

In Confronting Hillary, Did Black Lives Matter Miss Opportunity to Make Demands?
Adam Jackson and Dayvon Love of Baltimore's Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle discuss the recent exchange between Black Lives Matter activists and Hillary Clinton

  August 19, 2015

"Racism Still Lives Here" Banner Raised to Mark Mike Brown's Killing
Activists Quintin Savage and Elizabeth Vega say racism continues to destroy black lives a year after Mike Brown's killing and 160 years after a St. Louis Court ruled Dred Scott was property, not a person

  August 19, 2015

"Failure Factories": How a Florida School District Wrecked Schools for Black Students
Tampa Bay Times investigative reporter Michael LaForgia discusses how after re-segregation, wealthy and majority-white Pinellas County became the worst place for Black students to attend public school in Florida

  August 19, 2015

Pocomoke Councilwoman Gives Inside Story of How City's First Black Chief was Fired
During unannounced, secret meetings with the mayor, the council's only black member was pressured to support the dismissal of Kelvin Sewell despite what she says was lack of evidence

  August 18, 2015

Sanders: Great White Hope or Hype?
Paul Street says Bernie Sanders is a non-option for Black or progressive America

  August 23, 2015

Compton, Comcast and Commercialism: NWA, Hip-Hop and Rape Culture
Author Sikivu Hutchinson discusses the new film Straight Outta Compton

  August 19, 2015

The Long Distance Revolutionary - Chris Hedges
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with the People's Organization for Progress founder Larry Hamm to dissect periods of American resistance and explain how shifts in the political climate shape community organizing.

  August 18, 2015

Clinton Emails and the Privatization of Mexico's State Owned Oil and Gas Company (2/2)
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog.org discusses Hilary Clinton's role in breaking up the state-owned oil and gas company Pemex as well as her climate track record in the context of her State Department tenure

  August 17, 2015

Newly Elected Ferguson Councilman Sees Progress One Year After Killing of Mike Brown
Wesley Bell, recently elected to the Ferguson City Council, says Ferguson has made significant progress in implementing community-oriented policing and reining in a court system that disproportionately targeted low-income African Americans

  August 18, 2015

California Moves Towards Banning Grand Juries for Police Killings
BlackAgendaReport.com executive editor Glen Ford discusses the latest in banning the often-flawed grand jury process in police brutality cases

  August 18, 2015

Colleges Train for Work, Not Thought
Professor Larry Wilkerson discusses the latest in the high cost of college and the increasing role universities play in prepping a work force rather than an intellectual force

  August 18, 2015

TRNN Livestream From Ferguson: Protests on Day Two of the State of Emergency
TRNN's Jaisal Noor and David Dougherty go to the streets where residents continue to voice their outrage and call for justice

  August 13, 2015

Cherry Hill: "The Model Negro Village" (2/2)
Dr. Ray Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, continues his discussion of Cherry Hill by comparing and contrasting circumstances there and in Ferguson, MO which have led to very different responses to very similar conditions.

  August 13, 2015

Assange Denied the Right to Defend Himself Against Sexual Assault Allegations
By refusing to interview Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Swedish prosecutors denied the Wikileaks founder of his right to defend himself, says Carey Shenkman, attorney representing Julian Assange at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York

  August 13, 2015

Live From Ferguson: Voices of Protest
TRNN speaks to demonstrators gathered in Ferguson for the fourth consecutive day of protests to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown

  August 13, 2015

TRNN in Ferguson: Rally to Demand Release of Detained Protest Leaders
The Real News reports live from the St. Louis County Jail where after a protest, authorities released Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell, leaders of Millennial Activists United, who had been detained since their arrest during protests on Monday

  August 13, 2015

From Watts to Ferguson: 50 Years of Lessons (Not) Learned
Dr. Gerald Horne of the University of Houston and Makani Themba, executive director of the Praxis Project, discuss the history and continuing impact of the 1965 Watts rebellion.

  August 12, 2015

Baltimore Street Artists on Creative Civil Disobedience
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews Black muralist Ernest Shaw Jr. and street artist Justin Nethercut on their work in Baltimore

  August 12, 2015

TRNN in Ferguson: 1 Year After the Killing of Mike Brown, What's Changed?
The Real News speaks to defense attorney Leslie Broadnax, Dr. Marva Robinson, and local rapper Lil Will.

  August 12, 2015

An Economy for the 99%: Josh Lerner and Connie Razza
Can budgets and even the federal reserve be brought under public control? Josh Lerner of the Participatory Budget Project and Connie Razza of Fed Up join Laura Flanders.

  August 11, 2015

The Betrayal by the Black Elite with Chris Hedges & Cornel West
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the way in which the black prophetic tradition has been supplanted by black elitism and individualism.

  August 11, 2015

Black Lives Do Matter But Do They Move?
Executive editors at BlackAgendaReport.com Glen Ford and Bruce Dixon discuss the latest and potential future of Black Lives Matter

  August 11, 2015

What's Up Chuck? Why Does Senator Schumer Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal?
Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses president Obama's Iranian nuclear deal and the opposition to that deal

  August 11, 2015

Ex-Felons and Advocates Rally for Voting Rights
MD Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed an important piece of legislation that would have allowed for 40,000 of Maryland's ex-felons to vote. Protestors talk to TRNN's Eddie Conway about their efforts to overturn the decision.

  August 10, 2015

The Forces Behind Schumer's Rejection of Iran Deal
While AIPAC and other anti-deal groups spent up to $40 million in TV ads, liberal groups have already come out rejecting NY Senator Schumer as the next party leader

  August 9, 2015

GOP Debate: A Mirage of Democracy
Col. Larry Wilkerson and Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fisher discuss the debate's true elite audience and what was left unsaid

  August 9, 2015

As City Violence Spikes Nationwide, Major Police Chiefs Defend Drug War
TRNN's Jaisal Noor questions the head of Major Cities Chiefs Association about why the group is defending failed policies of the drug war and gets reactions from drug war critics Police Chief Larry Kirk and professor Lawrence Brown

  August 6, 2015

Days of Revolt: The Black Prophetic Tradition
In the premiere of teleSUR's "Days of Revolt," host Chris Hedges sits down with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the legacy of the black prophetic tradition and its relevance to movements today.

  August 5, 2015

Voting and Civil Rights Acts Won Not With Votes, But Through Struggle
BlackAgendaReport.com executive editor Glen Ford and founding member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation Eugene Puryear discuss the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

  August 6, 2015

Police Violence & Reparations: Opal Tometi, Joey Mogul & Darrell Cannon
This week on The Laura Flanders Show - What might a global Black Lives Matter movement look like? Opal Tometi, and Chicago Police torture survivor Darrell Cannon on reparations.

  August 4, 2015

Dirty Truth About Obama's Clean Power Plan
Daphne Wysham and Chris Williams unravel the contradictions in President Obama's Clean Energy Plan and his "all of the above strategy" the last seven years that has been less than desirable in curbing catastrophic climate change.

  August 5, 2015

Hip-Hop and Black August: A Brief History of Cultural Militancy
Journalist and historian DaveyD discusses the particular role played by hip-hop in radical traditions of Black liberation.

  August 5, 2015

As Allegations Mount Against Pocomoke Officials, Black Community Plans Electoral Challenge
New community group works to register voter find candidates to unseat officials who they say unfairly fired town's first black police chief

  August 3, 2015

Pocomoke Mayor Discusses Firing Black Police Chief as ACLU Says City Can't Bar Press
The mayor of Pocomoke speaks publicly for the first time on the controversy surrounding the firing of the town's first black police chief as the ACLU says Real News Reporters were illegally banned from council meeting

  July 31, 2015

Prisoners Now Eligible for Pell Grants to Earn College Degrees
TRNN's Eddie Conway, who used Pell Grants to earn three degrees while in prison, says Obama's pilot program to offer Pell Grants to prisoners will help reduce mass incarceration by reducing recidivism and combating the impact of mass incarceration

  August 1, 2015

Confusion, Leadership Vacuum Fueled Freddie Gray Unrest
Investigative journalists Luke Broadwater and Jayne Miller say documents reveal conflict among city officials in the aftermath of the killing of Freddie Gray

  July 31, 2015

In Testing 'Southern Heritage', Some Face the Gun
The Real News spoke to long-time activist WiIllie Hudspeth, who was threatened last week by a white man carrying an AR-15 after Hudspeth called for a confederate statue in Denton, Texas to be placed in a museum

  July 31, 2015

Republican Rank-and-File Line Up Against Financial Regulation
Former financial regulator Bill Black mocks Republican claims of 'bigotry' against 'the success of CEOs'.

  August 3, 2015

Prosecutor Charges Cop, Releases Video of Sam Dubose Killing
Cincinnati-based activist Iris Roley discusses yet another police killing of an unarmed and lawful Black man.

  July 29, 2015

What Obama Didn't Say in His African Union Address
American policies have left the masses of Africa behind and propped up strongmen, says Executive Director of Friends of the Congo Maurice Carney

  July 30, 2015

Only Civilian Oversight with Subpoena Power Will Stop Sheriff Abuse, Say LA County Residents
Black Lives Matter activist Mark-Anthony Johnson says LA County residents are calling for civilian oversight, with teeth, to keep the Sheriff's office in check.

  July 29, 2015

Gay Pride Celebrated Amid Concerns Over Trans Rights
Advocates say focus needs to shift to the struggle for recognition of trans community.

  July 29, 2015

Cornel West and Rick Wolff on White Supremacy and Capitalism
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a conversation about capitalism with two brilliant minds, Cornel West and Richard D. Wolff, together in a rare joint appearance.

  July 28, 2015

Donald Trump and Liberal Media: The Joke's On You
Celebrity candidates and the liberal media have created a clown show that viewers can laugh at, but it's at your expense.

  July 28, 2015

Sandra Bland and Black Girls Matter
Kimberle Crenshaw, law professor and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, discusses the death of Sandra Bland in the context of her report, "Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected"

  July 29, 2015

Ending Mass Incarceration? The Shortcomings of Left-Right Coalition Politics (2/2)
Bret Grote, legal director of the Abolitionist Law Center, discusses Obama's call for criminal justice reform and the odd Left-Right coalition forming to carry it out.

  July 28, 2015

Movement for Black Lives Conference Demonstrates Power of Organized Community
Activist and journalist Rosa Clemente discusses The Movement for Black Lives Conference held in Cleveland last weekend

  July 29, 2015

Ending Mass Incarceration? The Shortcomings of Left-Right Coalition Politics (1/2)
Bret Grote, legal director of the Abolitionist Law Center, discusses Obama's call for criminal justice reform and the odd Left-Right coalition forming to carry it out.

  July 28, 2015

Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus
Despite outspending the world in elections, U.S. voter turnout is historically low because of media's focus on the interest of the elite, says University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney

  July 26, 2015

After 54 Years, US Isolated and Forced to Renew Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
Michael Ratner talks about the reopening of the Cuban embassy, and says the next steps include ending the embargo and returning Guantanamo

  July 27, 2015

A Short History of Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors discusses the history of BLM, its politics, goals and future.

  July 23, 2015

Andrew Cockburn: Modern War | #GRITtv
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, is drone warfare here to stay? Andrew Cockburn, author of Kill Change, and a clip from a new documentary on Fahd Ghazy, imprisoned in Guantanamo.

  July 22, 2015

Five Years Later, Dodd-Frank is on the Chopping Block
In an attempted final push, Republicans are posed to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act five years after they were signed into law.

  July 21, 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

Dodd-Frank's 5th Anniversary Passes, But Should We Celebrate?
PERI Economist Gerald Epstein discusses his new co-authored report, "Banking From Financial Crisis to Dodd-Frank: Five Years On, How Much Has Changed?"

  July 27, 2015

The Global African: Repression in Egypt & Black Transgender Lives Matter
The Global African host Bill Fletcher looks at these stories with Sharif Abdel Kouddous, a Cairo-based independent journalist, and Monica Yorkman, a Baltimore-based transgender activist.

  July 19, 2015

Talk Like Warren, Act Like a Clinton
Hillary Clinton's economic plan sounds tough on Wall Street, but PERI economist Gerald Epstein says it's nothing more than political theater

  July 15, 2015

Obama's Carceral Reform Neglects Unemployment
TRNN host and producer Eddie Conway responds to Obama's recent speech calling for changes in mass incarceration policies.

  July 16, 2015

Shot, Paralyzed, & 16
Reverend and activist Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou discusses the police shooting of 16 year old Brandon Claxton in St. Louis, MO

  July 15, 2015

Former IAEA Inspector: Agreement Effectively Ends Iranian Breakout Capacity
Robert Kelley says the Iranians compromised on everything, and the IAEA's push for sweeping site access is quite a big demand against a country that hasn't lost a war

  July 14, 2015

Denton Gears Up For Bigger Fight Over Fracking
After last month's decision to repeal Denton's ban on fracking, activists are looking to build a coalition of cities across the state of Texas before taking a second swing at HB 40, the bill that disempowers municipal governments in favor of oil and gas industries.

  July 12, 2015

The Global African: Not a Rapper & Black-Palestinian Solidarity
TeleSUR's The Global African talks to DC-based artist and activist Bomani Armah, and examines African American solidarity with Palestinians.

  July 11, 2015

Yellen Signals Interest Rate Hike, Will It Increase Inequality?
PERI's Gerald Epstein says the Fed needs to expand its toolbox to get finance to Main Street because raising interest rates will hurt workers.

  July 12, 2015

Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around the World
CCR's Michael Ratner breaks down how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to protect publishers as well as whistleblowers

  July 12, 2015

Our Cities Are Being Defined by Invisible Systems
This week on #GRITtv with Laura Flanders: What can architects do to make this future something we want to be a part of?

  July 8, 2015

Cosby Revelations Challenge Notions of Gender, Race and Sexual Violence
Activist and blogger Janessa Robinson discusses the latest reports about Bill Cosby, rape and the impact of patriarchy and White supremacy on interpretations of violence against women

  July 8, 2015

An NSA Whistleblower's Guide to Encryption
Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the NSA turned whistleblower, sat down with the Real News to talk about the USA Freedom Act as ersatz reform and how the public can take matters into their own hands by encrypting their phones and computers.

  July 6, 2015

Eric Holder: Return to Sender
Glen Ford, Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report, says Eric Holder is returning to his "ideological home" of corporate law to defend the big banks and TPP

  July 7, 2015

Not Oz, Not Orange, Not Shawshank Either: The Real History of Black Radicalism and the Prison Abolitionist Movement
Author Dan Berger discusses his latest book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

  July 6, 2015

Another World Is Possible, Another US Is Necessary
TRNN's Eddie Conway interviews participants at the 2015 US Social Forum in Philadelphia

  July 6, 2015

For Mumia and Us, All The Writing Is On The Wall
Author, activist, and professor of Black and Latin Studies at Baruch College Dr. Johanna Fernandez discusses her new edited volume, Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

  July 5, 2015

Beyond Disability Rights; Disability Justice
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on disability rights, and Laura talks the roads less traveled.

  July 4, 2015

The Global African: Right-Wing Extremism & Who Stole the Soul
TeleSUR's the Global African examines right-wing terrorism and Soul!, an early African-American variety show.

  July 4, 2015

Ida B. Wells and Lessons to Learn from South Carolina
Dr. Paula Giddings discusses the South Carolina massacre, church burnings, Ferguson and more in the context of her work on the life and politics of Ida B. Wells.

  July 1, 2015

SCOTUS Case Could Bring "Right to Work" to All 50 States
Labor Notes' Samantha Winslow explains how the Supreme Court could weaken public sector worker unions

  July 1, 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

Like Grandfather, Like Grandson: The Life and Death of Malcolm Latif Shabazz
Artist, activist and educator Ras Ceylon discusses the recent sentencing of Malcolm Shabazz's killers and the many misconceptions about the life and work of Malcolm X's grandson.

  June 29, 2015

Gay Marriage Victory Is Not About Equality
Queer activist Yasmin Nair says that the fight for gay marriage was driven by an elitist, conservative movement

  June 26, 2015

Can the United Nations Stop War?
Has the UN failed to deliver on its founding mission? Follow the discussion with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Robert Naiman, policy director of Just Foreign Policy.

  June 28, 2015

Why Is the Health Care Industry Celebrating Obamacare's Supreme Court Victory?
Six million people remain insured, but as many as 58 percent of federal exchanges provide one or two healthcare plans, meaning the profit-driven healthcare industry limits coverage, says Dr. Margaret Flowers

  June 25, 2015

Did Anti-Fast Track Senators Miss an Opportunity to Slow Down TPP?
Senate passes fast track, but why didn't any Senators use a talking filibuster to change the fate of the TPP?

  June 25, 2015



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