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    Hedges & Wolin (5/8) - Can Capitalism & Democracy Coexist?
    Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discusses his time in the academy and the role of universities in post-war United States history

      October 30, 14

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (3/3)
    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, discusses the racism of some of America's storied poets and scholars

      October 28, 14

    Hedges & Wolin (4/8) - Can Capitalism & Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discuss the concept of "inverted totalitarianism" and its relevance for understanding contemporary politics

      October 28, 14

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (2/3)
    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States," explores the colonial roots and the foundational myths of the United States

      October 28, 14

    Hedges and Wolin (3/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions

      October 24, 14

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (1/3)
    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, discusses growing up and getting involved in the radical movements of the 1960s

      October 24, 14

    Hedges & Wolin (2/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin and journalist Chris Hedges discuss the breakdown of democratic institutions throughout the 20th century

      October 23, 14

    American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture
    Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights rejects the idea that the convention on torture exempts the US outside its borders

      October 22, 14

    UN Issues Statement on Human Rights Violations in Detroit
    Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire says mass struggle against the powers that be is required in Detroit

      October 22, 14

    Hedges & Wolin (1/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy requires continuous opposition and vigilance by the citizenry

      October 23, 14

    Low Black Voter Turnout Could Unseat Senate Democrats
    Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report shames Democrats' record on social programs and says "fear of the Republicans" strategy to get out the black vote is unlikely to work

      October 21, 14

    U.S. Border Patrol Influence Expands Down to Mexican Southern Border (2/2)
    Journalist Todd Miller traveled to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to uncover the reach of ICE and the military funding being pumped into the system

      October 20, 14

    Why Are Republicans Linking Ebola & U.S-Mexican Border? (1/2)
    Journalist Todd Miller unpacks the political and profit-driven reasons Republicans continue to push President Obama to close the Mexican-U.S. border

      October 20, 14

    Protests at St. Louis University - TRNN Reports From Ferguson
    Over 1,500 people marched on Saint Louis University's campus as a part of Ferguson October and the National Day of Civil Disobedience

      October 17, 14

    Behind America's Store Fronts - Drugs, Homelessness and Abandonment
    In an original TRNN series, conservative residents of the working-class town of Westminster, Maryland, paint a political landscape different from that depicted in the mainstream media

      October 17, 14

    48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party
    Former Black Panther Eddie Conway describes the political and social conditions that gave rise to the militancy and politics of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

      October 19, 14

    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

    Media Cry Foul as Obama Attacks Freedom of the Press
    After revelations show that the Obama administration uses reporters' FOIA requests as a tip service, did the mainstream media create a monster that they can't tame?

      October 12, 14

    Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-feeding
    Michael Ratner: Gitmo prisoners remain on hunger strike as President Obama refuses to use his executive power to end inhumane force-feeding and close the prison

      October 14, 14

    A Momentum Sparked Beyond Ferguson
    On his return from Ferguson, Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says we must implement people-powered community control of the police

      October 14, 14

    Republicans Poised to Win the Senate by Narrow Margin
    Col. Larry Wilkerson: We can expect corruption, massive misrepresentation, and disequilibrium of wealth

      October 7, 14

    What Can The People Do to Challenge Systemic Racism in Baltimore? - Eddie Conway interviews Dr. Ray Winbush on Systemic (2/2)
    Dr. Ray Winbush speaks about how to address structural racism in Baltimore

      October 6, 14

    The Lower Unemployment Rate is a Recovery - for the Top 10%
    Economist Pavlina Tcherneva of Bard College explains why monetary policy that is directed at finance and not job creation has this effect

      October 5, 14

    Florida Jury Finds Michael Dunn Guilty of Shooting Jordan Davis
    Civil rights activist Kevin Alexander Gray says Stand Your Ground Laws are lethal to the African-American community, who must organize rigorously against them

      October 4, 14

    Eric Holder Failed in Defending Americans' Civil Liberties
    Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, says there is a false dichotomy between civil liberties and civil rights in the reporting on Holder's career as attorney general

      October 3, 14

    Eric Holder Continued Bush Legal Policies
    Shayana Kadidal of CCR: the signature moment of Holder's six years in office was the decision to execute an American citizen by a drone without due process

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Police Chief Sparks Fresh Round of Protests
    Reverend Osagyefo Sekou talks about the causes of the new rounds of arrests and protests in Ferguson and explains why activists are calling for civil disobedience in October

      October 3, 14

    US Bombs Syria without Congressional Approval
    After the House passes a rule banning calls for a debate or vote on war authorization, critics say Obama and congressional leadership are curbing dissent within own their ranks

      October 3, 14

    Body of War
    Body of War, a film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue. It is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today.

      October 3, 14

    Turkish-Syrian Border "The Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech
    Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments at the UN on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease

      October 3, 14

    Detroit's Water Shut-offs at the Center of Bankruptcy Proceedings
    Glen Ford Report: Detroit sits on the Great Lakes system that is the biggest source of fresh water on the planet and yet it is shutting off water of the poor, while providing deferrals to corporations

      October 3, 14

    Do We Need a War on U.S. Military Carbon Emissions?
    Authors Sara Flounders and Barry Sanders say President Obama remains silent at the UN about one of the greatest contributors to global pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

      October 3, 14

    Progressive Caucus Split on Issue of Arming Syrian Rebels
    As a new poll shows most Americans think Obama's ISIS strategy will fail, activists are challenging Congress to reject military solutions

      October 3, 14

    Are Combat Troops on Their Way to Iraq?
    Some lawmakers are trying to ensure debate and vote after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Dempsey raised the possibility

      October 3, 14

    Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana
    Defense attorney Patrick Nightingale says decriminalization is only a step towards addressing the real problem of disproportionate arrests in African-American and minority communities

      October 3, 14

    What Drives U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Israel?
    Andrew Levine says that Cold War strategic thinking about the Middle East is no longer relevant

      October 3, 14

    Media Failing to Provide Substantive Debate on ISIS
    Deepa Kumar and Peter Hart say the mainstream media is working to manufacture consent for further military action in Syria and Iraq

      October 3, 14

    Most Members of the Black Caucus Have Supported Police Militarization
    Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford says their voting record on this issue shows that only a few members act in the interest of the Black community

      October 3, 14

    Democrats Have Options to Pursue Campaign Finance Reform
    Though Senate Republicans have thwarted a constitutional amendment to rein in campaign contributions, Democrats can pursue alternative strategies to increase transparency without a supermajority

      October 3, 14

    The Untold History of The Star Spangled Banner
    Eddie Conway and Gerald Horne explore the forgotten history of the U.S. national anthem as Baltimore celebrates its 200th anniversary

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are a Threat to the Communities They Serve
    #whatupbmore: Baltimore hosts a townhall on what lessons it can learn from Ferguson

      October 3, 14

    FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
    Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters

      October 3, 14

    The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11
    Michael Ratner: The United States should have held Saudi Arabia and Pakistan criminally responsible for 9/11 instead of launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

      October 3, 14

    Putting Off Immigration Reform May Backfire on Democrats
    Journalist and immigration rights activist David Bacon discusses the possible political consequences of waiting to reform immigration policy until after the mid-term elections

      October 3, 14

    Federal Reserve Data Shows Growing Wealth Gap Based on Race
    With new data analysis by Demos's Matt Bruenig showing the current state of wealth inequality by race in the U.S., Professor john a. powell describes how subprime loans, neighborhood segregation and other policies have disproportionately affected people of color

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Poet Asks Police to Think
    Twenty-two-year-old Marcellus Buckley has become known as Ferguson's poet, using his spoken word to counter the mainstream narrative about the Ferguson uprising

      October 3, 14

    Is The Anti-ISIS Campaign Attempting to Renew War Against Assad?
    Glen Ford: The U.S.-Saudi strategy of using jihadists as proxies in their wars is collapsing before our very eyes

      October 3, 14

    Civil Rights Probe of Ferguson Police Misses the Mark
    Glen Ford: DOJ probe is not big news but big noise, distracting people to think that the current system is broken and can be fixed rather than understanding that the system is operating just as it was designed

      October 3, 14

    The Ferguson Uprising through a Historical Lens
    Scholars Clarence Lang and Ashley Howard explain the historical and national context in which the recent protests against the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have unfolded

      October 3, 14

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century (3/3)
    TRNN in-studio audience members discuss the war on drugs, independent black institutions, and grassroots organizing

      October 3, 14

    The Interests behind Taxing & Incarcerating Black Communities
    Professor john a. powell discusses how rural communities benefit economically from the transport of blacks to rural prisons, bringing jobs and population surges that affect their electoral college vote

      October 3, 14

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century (2/3)
    TRNN in-studio audience challenges Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, on the role of voting in transforming society

      October 3, 14

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century
    Rev. Heber Brown III interviews Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, about Ferguson and the need for new institutions built by the young generation of black activists

      October 3, 14

    How Ferguson Residents Are Coping with Michael Brown's Killing
    Local residents talk to TRNN's Jihan Hafiz about their experiences with local law enforcement

      October 3, 14

    Will the Ferguson Resistance Fade into History?
    Adolph Reed, Jr. on the Ferguson rebellion and its historical significance for the African-American community

      October 3, 14

    Michael Brown's Funeral Buried in Media Circus
    TRNN's Megan Sherman reports on Mike Brown's funeral and ensuing media frenzy

      October 3, 14

    Michael Brown and the Ongoing Struggle to Decriminalize Black Life
    Professor john a. powell says we can't understand class issues and the experience of poverty without race, and that the underrepresentation of black people in the U.S. remains a significant problem

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Resident: "You Can't Talk about Race and Class and Privilege in a Soundbite"
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews two local Ferguson residents who say the mainstream media has failed them

      October 3, 14

    Police Militarization Historically Used to Quell Black Rebellion
    Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford discusses how Mike Brown's killing is raising the consciousness of young people to get involved and lead themselves

      October 3, 14

    Special Report: Ferguson Police Profiling of Blacks a Major Funding Source for City Budget
    The city of Ferguson's second-highest source of revenue is court fees and traffic tickets handed out by a majority white police force that disproportionately targets the black community

      October 3, 14

    Connecting the Dots Between Ferguson and Baltimore
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews Baltimore protesters and Dayvon Love from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

      October 3, 14

    The Dahiya Doctrine: Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza
    Michael Ratner says a recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths of Israeli policy towards Gaza

      October 3, 14

    In Ferguson, Money For Tanks And Tear Gas, But None For Education
    Reverend Osagyefo Sekou says the city of Ferguson can be described in "apartheid-like statistics", and youth have little hope, options, or opportunity

      October 3, 14

    Police Continue to Violate Press Freedom In Ferguson
    With 11 journalists arrested thus far, Truthout.org investigative reporter Mike Ludwig describes how Ferguson police are using intimidation tactics against journalists

      October 3, 14

    Civil Liberties Under Assault in Ferguson As Police Attack Peaceful Protesters
    Attorney Jessica Lee describes witnessing police launch unprovoked attacks on peaceful protesters and Glen Ford explains why discord in Ferguson is about more than the killing of Mike Brown

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Protestors Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Michael Brown
    Activist Kevin Alexander Gray talks about the need for radical structural change to address the demands of the Ferguson uprising and the killing of unarmed African Americans across the United States

      October 3, 14

    Is the Issue of Police Militarization a Distraction from Understanding Ferguson?
    LEAP executive director Neill Franklin and Rev. Heber Brown III discuss how issues such as the war on drugs and poverty remain moot in the mainstream media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri

      October 3, 14

    A Telesur Production: Rev. Lennox Yearwood Talks Police Brutality with Bill Fletcher, Jr.
    This week on "The Global African," host Bill Fletcher, Jr. sits down with activist, icon and change-agent Rev. Lennox Yearwood. They discuss police brutality in the Black community, the Israel-Gaza conflict, and the Rev's own brush with law enforcement. Telesur

      October 3, 14

    Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen
    Advocates urge the Obama administration to stop its efforts to compel the New York Times' James Risen to reveal a confidential source in his 2006 book

      October 3, 14

    James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama's War on Press Freedoms
    Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists.

      October 3, 14

    The Lessons to Learn from Ferguson Protests
    Rev. Heber Brown III discusses the history of police brutality in the black community and how communities need to begin to police the police to hold them more accountable

      October 3, 14

    Deconstructing Fed Vice Chair's Grim Economic Forecast
    PERI co-director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer has ignored real solutions to improve the economy, like increasing wages

      October 3, 14

    Understanding the Ferguson Uprising in the Context of Mass Incarceration
    Glen Ford: The mainstream media refuses to contextualize the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police in the history of mass incarceration of African Americans and police brutality that has sparked black uprisings

      October 3, 14

    Systemic Corruption and 40 Years Since Nixon Resigned - Burt Wides on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)
    Mr. Wides tells Paul Jay the Watergate scandal exposed a pattern of a White House above the law and paved the way to exposure of CIA assassinations plots and illegal actions

      August 9, 2014

    Argentina Sues U.S. in World Court to Stop Vulture Fund Billionaire
    Greg Palast: President Obama has failed to exercise his authority to stop a New York judge from ordering Argentina to pay

      August 8, 2014

    Nixon Never Should Have Been President - Burt Wides on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)
    Paul Jay and Burt Wides discuss how candidate Nixon illegally sabotaged peace talks with the North Vietnamese, but President Johnson, who considered him a traitor for doing so, covered it up - Burt Wides on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)

      August 10, 2014

    Can Geo-Engineering Save the Planet? - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
    Mr. Williams asks if we can trust such an unpredictable massive change to the earth's ecosystem when the driving force is profit

      August 13, 2014

    Greenwald: US Intelligence Enables Israeli Attacks
    Glenn Greenwald tells Paul Jay that new Snowden documents show that American hands are in every war launched by Israel against Palestinians

      August 5, 2014

    CIA Admits to Spying on Senate but No Prosecutions to Follow
    McClatchy senior reporter Jonathan Landay and co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program Elizabeth Goitein discuss the criminality of the CIA's actions and the growing trend of government surveillance on public employees

      October 3, 14

    The Consequences of Reagan Breaking the '81 Air Traffic Controllers Strike (1/2)
    Prof. Joseph McCartin and former PATCO spokesperson Elliot Simons discuss the anniversary of the firing of 11,000 air traffic controllers and why it matters today

      October 3, 14

    The Consequences of Reagan Breaking the '81 Air Traffic Controllers Strike (2/2)
    Prof. Joseph McCartin and former PATCO spokesperson Elliot Simons explain why other organized labor didn't strike in solidarity with PATCO workers

      August 6, 2014

    Why the Gulf of Tonkin Matters 50 Years Later (2/2)
    On the 50th anniversary of the Gulf Tonkin incident, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss the powers which wanted Pres. Johnson to pursue a ground operation in Vietnam

      October 3, 14

    The Necessity for Higher Wages - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
    Mr. Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, says we're going into the Japanese scenario, a stagnation with a kind of deflation because we have no purchasing power in the hands of the mass of the consumers

      October 3, 14

    How The World Bank & IMF Plan to "Dismantle" Ukrainian Economy
    Michael Hudson: The West looks to ramp up gas production as Vice President Biden's son named leader in Ukrainian gas company Burisma

      August 4, 2014

    Obama Order "Ends Corporate Immunity" for Federal Contractors
    Public Justice executive director Paul Bland says Obama's new executive order will end the practice of corporate-paid arbitrators settling discrimination suits, and this has the Chamber of Commerce fuming

      October 3, 14

    Why the Gulf of Tonkin Matters 50 Years Later (1/2)
    Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss how the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used to further entangle the US in Vietnam and how shoddy intelligence reports continue to lead America into war

      October 3, 14

    Black Political Elite Continue To Support Israel's Assault on Gaza
    Glen Ford: Past members of the Black Caucus stood up against Israeli aggression, but today these voices are silenced by corporate financing

      August 4, 2014

    IRS Failing to Regulate Dark-Money Political Spending
    Prof. Tom Ferguson discusses why IRS fails to investigate political spending by groups such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS

      October 3, 14

    Detroit Water Shutoffs on Pause, but Is It Enough?
    Detroit Activist Abayomi Azikiwe discusses how the growing push for privatization has enriched Wall Street and left ordinary people behind, as more protests are scheduled to be underway

      July 25, 2014

    New Senate Bill Fails To Address Root Causes of Central American Migration
    David Bacon: Senate Democrats' $2.7 billion proposal would escalate border enforcement but ignore the trade policies that drive migrants to the United States in the first place

      July 28, 2014

    Police Brutality and the Failure of Liberal Democrats
    Glen Ford says that the recent death of Eric Garner by the NYPD demonstrates that liberal democrats like NYC mayor Bill de Blasio will not end institutional racism

      October 3, 14

    The Fight for the Freedom of Information
    Jeff Cohen discusses several Freedom of Information issues, including a new campaign encouraging whistleblowing, the case of journalist James Risen, and net neutrality

      October 3, 14

    Sweden Violates Assange's Human Rights
    Laughable "decision" refuses to dismiss Assange warrant & recognize his asylum

      October 3, 14

    Privatization, Public Health, and the Detroit Water Crisis
    Bonnie Castillo and Monica Lewis Patrick discuss the ongoing public health emergency in Detroit

      October 3, 14

    Hedges and Lessig on Money and Politics (3/3)
    Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges discuss the obstacles faced in an electoral challenge to the corporate party system

      October 3, 14

    Hedges and Lessig on Money and Politics (2/3)
    Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig continue their discussion about how to break the power of corporate money in the US political system

      October 3, 14

    White Racism, Left Politics, and the Spectrum of Acceptable Opinion
    Glen Ford says that a recent Pew Research Center poll is revealing of what constitutes acceptable opinion in conventional Republican and Democratic politics

      October 3, 14

    Court Orders Arizona to Provide Young Immigrants Access to Driver Licenses
    DREAM-ers in Arizona discuss the significance of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that forces the southwestern state of Arizona to provide DACA recipients with driver licenses

      July 14, 2014

    NYC Allocates $1.2 Million to Sponsor Worker Cooperatives
    TRNN discusses with Project Equity co-founder Hilary Abell and organizer Kali Akuno about whether worker cooperatives are the answer to getting New Yorkers out of poverty

      July 14, 2014

    Security, Refugees, and Profit at the U.S. Border
    As record numbers of child migrants from Central America arrive at the U.S.- Mexico border, journalist Todd Miller says the crisis should be a treated as a refugee issue, not a security issue

      July 11, 2014

    Investigation Proves NSA Spies on Americans beyond Metadata Collection
    Former NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney discuss how 90 percent of data intercepted by NSA originates from non-targets

      July 10, 2014

    The Untold History of Independence Day
    Historian Peter Linebaugh: The rights and freedoms that we celebrate on the Fourth of July are the product of vast human struggle that remains unfinished

      October 3, 14

    Corporations Making a Killing as Billions Are Poured into Border Enforcement
    Author Todd Miller discusses how defense contractors look to cash in on President Obama's expected $2 billion proposal in additional funding for border security

      October 3, 14

    50 Years after the Civil Rights Act, African Americans Face a Different Kind of Segregation
    Bob Moore and Dayvon Love - How American Civil Rights Have Failed the American People

      October 3, 14

    The Forces Behind SCOTUS Anti-Union Ruling
    In Harris v. Quinn, the Supreme Court rules that quasi-public employees don't have to pay dues, while signaling that public sector employees could be next.

      October 3, 14

    Deporting Immigrant Youth Won't Solve Immigration Crisis
    Silky Shah: Obama is requesting more than $2 billion to increase border enforcement but refuses to address so-called free trade agreements and the 'war on drugs' that drive migrants to the United States in the first place.

      October 3, 14

    'We the People' Force Confronts Democratic Party Leadership in '64 - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (9/9)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Moses recounts the story of challenging the racist Dixiecrats at the '64 Democratic Convention; says what's needed now is black and white workers to create a 'We the People' force to challenge the elites in both parties

      October 3, 14

    Is America More Financially Stable after Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform?
    Senator Elizabeth Warren and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew go toe-to-toe over whether "too big to fail" banks run the risk of causing another financial meltdown

      October 3, 14

    One-Man Show "Mercy Killers" Reveals Dark Side of Healthcare System
    With 60 percent of bankruptcies caused by medical bills, performer Michael Milligan joins us to discuss his new play "Mercy Killers"

      July 28, 2014

    The Constitutional People and Slavery by Another Name - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (8/9)
    Mr. Moses says mass incarceration helped build the American steel industry, and while there has been progress, there is still slavery by another name

      October 3, 14

    An Earned Insurgency - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (7/9)
    Mr. Moses says the only way to earn the trust of the people was to get knocked down and get right back up

      October 3, 14

    10 Years Since Historic Legal Victory Protecting Rights of Guantanamo Detainees
    Michael Ratner: 10 years after the Center for Constitutional Rights won a major civil rights case that ended or limited torture of Guantanamo detainees, 149 people remain in detention though 88 detainees have been cleared for release

      October 3, 14

    Fannie Lou Hamer and the Racist Dixiecrats - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (6/9)
    Mr. Moses describes how in 1874 the white racist Democratic Party violently overthrew the Governor of Mississippi (who had been elected by a mostly black Republican Party), and how these Dixiecrats became a wing of the national Democratic Party right up to 1964, when the Mississippi Freedom Democrats ended their reign

      October 3, 14

    SCOTUS Ruling Limits EPA Regulatory Power
    Public Justice executive director Paul Bland and EcoWatch founder Stefanie Spear explain why SCOTUS ruling is being claimed as a victory by environmentalists and the coal industry alike

      October 3, 14

    The Road to Freedom Summer - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (5/9)
    Mr. Moses says one of the main ways we get to Freedom Summer is the assassination of Medgar Evers

      October 3, 14

    Founding SNCC and Taking on Mississippi - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (4/9)
    Mr. Moses traces the events that led him to take up a leading role in Freedom Summer

      October 3, 14

    The Mississippi Freedom Summer - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (1/9)
    Mr. Moses, educator and civil rights leader, begins his story from growing up in Harlem to becoming a main organizer of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project that helped register black voters in the Deep South

      October 3, 14

    Patriotism and Lynching - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (2/9)
    Mr. Moses describes growing up in post World War Two, cold war America

      June 21, 2014

    The Respectable Face of Terror - Robert Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)
    Mr. Moses says America from 1875 down to the civil rights movement, was slavery by another name

      June 22, 2014

    Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (3/3)
    Noam Chomsky says Occupy challenges the atomization of society, and also discusses how the media obstructs meaningful action to address climate change

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (2/3)
    Chomsky: The system we have now is radically anti-capitalist, radically anti-democratic, opposed to markets, and in favor of concentrating wealth and power.

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Teachers Union Protests Last-Minute Teacher Evaluation Standards
    The Baltimore Teachers Union and supporters rally in front of the Baltimore City Public Schools building to protest last-minute changes the administration made to their evaluation system without informing the union

      June 17, 2014

    Why the Tea Party & European Right Are Winning Elections
    Michael Hudson: There is no real left-wing alternative to the right

      October 3, 14

    Destroy Their Economic Livelihoods, and They Will Come
    Jeff Faux: 95% of immigrant children who cross the US-Mexico border are from countries that the US has dominated or controlled during the past century

      October 3, 14

    Iraq Likely to See Violence Worse than 2006-2007 Civil War
    Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar and retired military colonel Andrew Bacevich discuss the ongoing crisis in Iraq, Saudi Arabia's role, and the possibility of U.S. military action

      June 17, 2014

    Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (1/3)
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges speaks with Professor Noam Chomsky about working-class resistance during the Industrial Revolution, propaganda, and the historical role played by intellectuals in times of war

      October 3, 14

    The Contradictions of the U.S. Riding the Jihadist Tiger
    Glen Ford: U.S. considering airstrikes against what it itself created in Iraq

      October 3, 14

    Most Media Won't Address The Issue Of Class - TRNN Will
    The independent funding model of TRNN - no corporate advertising, no government funding - allows our journalists to make news in the interest of ordinary people

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Debate: How Can We Fix the Student Debt Crisis?
    After Senate votes down Sen. Warren's student debt bill, Ronald Ehrenberg and IPS's Marjorie Wood discuss ways to attack the roots of student debt, which is now over $1 trillion

      October 3, 14

    Assange Remains Trapped in Ecuadorian Embassy Two Years Later
    WikiLeaks founder's attorney Michael Ratner explains how the US, UK, and Sweden share responsibility for Assange's inability to leave

      October 3, 14

    Do U.S. Soldiers Have Restricted First Amendment Rights?
    As Bowe Bergdahl returns to the U.S., conscientious objector Camilo Mejia and civilian attorney James Branum discuss the barriers that exist for soldiers to express their first amendment rights as conscientious objectors

      October 3, 14

    Does Eric Cantor's Historic Defeat Signal the Ending of the Republican Party?
    Colin Powell's former chief of staff Larry Wilkerson argues that Eric Cantor's defeat has limited national significance

      October 3, 14

    Torture in American Prisons - Class Action Law Suit Approved
    Glen Ford: The media has focused on Taliban torture, but ignores more than 80,000 prisoners held in solitary confinement across the country

      October 3, 14

    Wiebe and Binney on Why They Blew the Whistle on the NSA - TRNN Webathon Panel
    Observing corruption, waste and fraud drove NSA whistleblowers Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney to reveal government wrongdoing

      October 3, 14

    Growing Up in the Cauldron of 1960's Detroit - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8)
    Mr. Johnson, who while working with George Soros "broke the Bank of England", talks about growing up in the turmoil of racial tension and the mass movement against the Vietnam War

      October 3, 14

    Senate Debates Constitutional Amendment to Rein In Outside Cash
    Though Democrats and Republicans are split down party lines on whether to add a constitutional amendment to limit campaign spending, both parties ignore 50 percent of Americans in favor of public financing

      October 3, 14

    One Year of Snowden Leaks
    Michael Ratner: The empire has been hurt by the Snowden, Manning, Assange revelations

      October 3, 14

    New Whistleblower Organization Launched on Anniversary of Snowden Revelations
    Former whistleblowers Radack, Wiebe, Coleman-Adebayo and Ellsberg speak out at the launch of ExposeFacts.org, a US-based independent media organization that encourages whistleblowers to expose government and corporate malfeasance

      October 3, 14

    A Brief History of GI Resistance During the Vietnam War
    As the controversy continues over the prisoner swap involving U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, peace activist and author David Cortright recounts the history of U.S. soldiers organizing against the Vietnam War

      October 3, 14

    Binney, Wiebe and Ratner on the NSA - TRNN Webathon Panel
    CCR President Emeritus Michael Ratner and NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney examine the relationship between the NSA and U.S. global dominance, the stance of Democrats and Republicans towards surveillance, and mainstream media coverage of these issues

      October 3, 14

    Ratner Report: Why I Resigned from Brandeis Univ. Ethics Board
    Center for Constitutional Rights president emeritus Michael Ratner says strong Zionist influences have taken a stranglehold over the university

      October 3, 14

    NBC's Snowden Interview Overlooks Pre-9/11 Data Collection by the NSA
    NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says that the interview was a missed opportunity to remind Americans that the spy agency had information about the 9/11 terrorist attacks before they occurred

      October 3, 14

    'Still I Rise': The Death of Poet Maya Angelou
    Close friend Howard Dodson, Jr. talks about the life and poetry of Maya Angelou

      October 3, 14

    Extended Presence of U.S. Military Will Not Bring an End to Violence in Afghanistan
    IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis says there is no need to keep troops in Afghanistan through 2016 because there is no military solution

      October 3, 14

    We Were Right About Reverend Wright
    Donors like you allow TRNN to remain independent and report truthfully on controversial issues without worrying about loss of funding

      October 3, 14

    Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference Highlights Cooperatives as Alternative Economic Model
    The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement hosted the conference in Jackson, Mississippi for activists organizing for economic democracy, and also honored the legacy of activist and late Mayor of Jackson Chokwe Lumumba

      October 3, 14

    Michael Ratner: Twitter Storm between WikiLeaks and Glenn Greenwald
    WikiLeaks promises to name the 5th country where MYSTIC mega data collection program is applied

      October 3, 14

    Congress Considering Expanding Wasteful Pentagon Programs
    Anti-militarism advocates William Hartung and Greg Mello discuss why a House proposal to spend billions on new nuclear weapons, the F-35 and other projects is wasteful and harmful for America's strategic interests

      October 3, 14

    Danny Glover: What Side is The Media On? (5/5)
    Danny Glover and James Early at a Real News Town Hall discuss the role of the mainstream media from Baltimore to Venezuela

      October 3, 14

    Danny Glover: What Side is The Media On? (4/5)
    Danny Glover and James Early at a Real News Town Hall discuss the role of the mainstream media from Baltimore to Venezuela

      October 3, 14

    Danny Glover: What Side is The Media On? (3/5)
    Danny Glover and James Early at a Real News Town Hall discuss the role of the mainstream media from Baltimore to Venezuela

      October 3, 14

    Danny Glover: What Side is The Media On? (2/5)
    Danny Glover and James Early at a Real News Town Hall discuss the role of the mainstream media from Baltimore to Venezuela

      October 3, 14

    Danny Glover: What Side is The Media On? (1/5)
    Danny Glover and James Early at a Real News Town Hall discuss the role of the mainstream media from Baltimore to Venezuela

      October 3, 14

    How Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Became Propaganda for Imperial Policy
    Glen Ford: Western intervention aims to make region malleable to neoliberal economic policies and further militarize the continent

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Street Fight 2014
    A mayoral election in Newark, NJ becomes a battle for the soul of the city

      October 3, 14

    FCC Moves to Kill Net Neutrality, Says Internet Advocacy Groups
    The FCC voted on Thursday to move ahead a proposal that internet freedom advocates say could eliminate free and open internet access

      October 3, 14

    Pfizer Offers To Buy Foreign Corporation In Order To Avoid Paying More Taxes
    Steve Wamhoff of Citizens for Tax Justice discusses how Pfizer avoids paying taxes and what can be done to reform corporate tax laws

      October 3, 14

    Why Democrats Are Paying Attention to Piketty's Book on Inequality
    Thomas Ferguson: The increasing popularity of French economist Thomas Piketty's book points to how Democrats hope to make inequality a political issue in November elections

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Debate: Should The Internet Be Regulated Like A Utility?
    Ryan Radia and Christopher Mitchell discuss the recent FCC proposal and how the internet should be owned and regulated

      October 3, 14

    The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed in the Shadow of 'School Choice'
    Glen Ford: The corporate education reform movement has exacerbated inequities in public schools in the name of civil rights

      October 3, 14

    If We Remain Predators, the Planet Will Cast Us Off - Lawrence Wilkerson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
    Col. Wilkerson says the United States and China must stop the arms buildup and solve the climate change crisis or humans may not have a future on this planet

      October 3, 14

    Who Makes US Foreign Policy - Lawrence Wilkerson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
    Colonel Wilkerson says while an Iran deal is in US strategic interests, it could still be derailed by Congress, the neocons and Hillary Clinton

      October 3, 14

    Global Capitalism, the US Empire and Russian Nationalism
    Leo Panitch analyzes the complex relationship between the process of global economic integration and nation state rivalry

      October 3, 14

    Who Makes US Foreign Policy? - Lawrence Wilkerson on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
    Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson says US foreign policy is made by the oligarchs

      October 3, 14

    Keystone XL Pipeline Likely Not Headed for Senate Vote
    First Nation activist Clayton Thomas-Muller & journalist Steve Horn discuss reports that the push to force a Senate vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been thwarted

      October 3, 14

    Guilty Verdict For Occupy Activist An "Attack On Dissent"
    Attorney Kevin Zeese discusses how the judge hearing Cecily McMillan's case did not allow the defense to show images which would have proven that the activist was reacting to getting her breast grabbed

      October 3, 14

    Protestors to Occupy FCC to Fight for Net Neutrality
    Organizer Kevin Zeese argues that the internet should be treated as a basic utility like in Nashville, TN, which has one of the highest internet speeds in the U.S.

      October 3, 14

    Sikh Asylum Seekers Remain in Indefinite Detention in El Paso
    Advocates Palvinder Kaur and Silky Shah discuss the case of the El Paso 37, asylum-seeking detainees who have launched hunger strikes to protest their indefinite detention

      October 3, 14

    Activists Tell President Obama: Asia-Pacific Is Not For Sale
    Protests from Kuala Lumpur to Washington, DC oppose the TPP and U.S. military aggression

      October 3, 14

    Will New FCC Internet Regulations Strengthen Monopoly Control?
    Robert McChesney: In the fight between monopolies, the public doesn't really have a dog in the race; the real question is why a cartel of private monopolies are controlling the Internet?

      October 3, 14

    Lumumba's Son Mayoral Loss Won't Stop 'Jackson Rising'
    Kali Akuno: Despite electoral defeat, grassroots movement in Jackson, Mississippi will continue to the fight for just economic development

      October 3, 14

    Seattle Organizers Taking $15 Minimum Wage Battle to the Ballot
    Glen Ford talks about the recent "Fight For 15" conference in Seattle and says most voters there want a $15 minimum wage hike

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Interviews Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in America's First Fracking Trial
    Plaintiff Lisa Parr describes how her family suffered mentally and physically after her home became surrounded with fracking wells

      October 3, 14

    The Breakdown of Democracy
    Rob Johnson: Unregulated campaign financing and central bank policies have contributed to the decline of democratic institutions

      October 3, 14

    Affirmative Action Ruling Will Further Racial Inequality
    Bruce Dixon: The Supreme Court decision furthers institutional advantages of whites under the guise of colorblindness

      October 3, 14

    Ivy League Study: The General Public Has Virtually No Influence on Policy
    Benjamin Page says that the analysis he conducted with Martin Giles of public opinion surveys and elite policy preferences of the last 20 years shows economic elites virtually determine governmental policy

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Original Report: Manning Determined to Fight Back After Army Upholds 35- Year Sentence
    Attorneys for Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning begin working on the appeals process after the military finds her guilty under the Espionage Act, a statute the Obama administration has invoked more than all previous presidencies

      October 3, 14

    Federal Judge Rules U.S. Companies Can Be Sued for Aiding South African Apartheid Regime
    Glen Ford: Federal judge says non-US citizens can bring lawsuits against companies like Ford and IBM for collaborating with the South African apartheid regime

      October 3, 14

    CBO Report Confirms U.S. Deficit Back to Normal Level
    Robert Pollin: Deficit hawks were wrong about America's normal level, Congress should pass a financial transaction tax and not more cuts to social spending

      October 3, 14

    An Asia "Pivot" Should Mean Cooperating with China to Solve the Global Environmental Crisis
    Larry Wilkerson says the U.S. should push China to settle territorial disputes in international venues, and also pursue a cooperative relationship that seeks to solve global crises rather than dominate the world

      October 3, 14

    Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business
    Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP's collusion with government officials to dodge safety regulations

      October 3, 14

    Hundredth Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre
    Historian Jonathan Rees and author Jeff Biggers discuss the significance of the deadliest incident in U.S. labor history, and the struggles faced by coal miners today

      October 3, 14

    The Bundy Ranch Standoff Demonstrates Values Shared by Corporations and the Far Right
    Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center discusses the Bundy Ranch standoff's far right connections and scholar and activist Mark Mason says this is embodied in the goal to privatize the commons

      October 3, 14

    Important Revelations In New Leaks of CIA Torture Report
    Michael Ratner says that leaked portions of the Senate Select Committee Report obtained by Al Jazeera and McClatchy show clear evidence of torture by the CIA and other US officials authorizing it or engaging in it

      October 3, 14

    Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (1/2)
    Marc Steiner examines if Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage with Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless

      October 3, 14

    Hypersurveillance State Won't Prevent Another Boston Marathon Bombing
    One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, the ACLU's Kade Crockford questions whether the surveillance practices of law enforcement and an increasingly militarized police force will prevent terrorism

      October 3, 14

    Obama Signs Directives to Reduce the Gender Wage Gap
    Stephanie Seguino: "The average wage gap between men and women in the tech industry is $400 a week."

      October 3, 14

    "Off With His Head": Court Upholds Obama's Power to Kill
    Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11

      October 3, 14

    Late Jackson Mayor Lumumba's Son Wins Primary to Replace His Father, Runoff Election Ahead
    Kali Akuno discusses developments in the race to replace late Jackson mayor Chokwe Lumumba and the upcoming Jackson Rising conference

      October 3, 14

    Hunger Strikers Demand President Obama Halt His Record 2 Million Deportations
    Immigration activists call on President Obama to halt deportations that separate families, while allowing corporations to profit from the criminalization and militarization of immigration policy

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Debate: Decriminalization vs. Legalization
    As Maryland is poised to become the next state to decriminalize marijuana, MD Delegate Keiffer Jackson Mitchell and LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin debate whether it can end the racial disparity in drug-related arrests

      October 3, 14

    Republican Presidential Hopefuls Pay Homage to Billionaire Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson
    Larry Wilkerson: Republicans attending casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's event represent how oligarchs have hijacked democracy

      October 3, 14

    Immigrant Advocates and Families Tell President Obama 'Not One More'
    From the Mexico border to Washington DC, a group of families and activists fight to reunite Jaime Vasquez and Ardani Rosales with their families; these two fathers represent more than 2 million people deported over the last 5 years. The actions call on President Obama to stop deportations.

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges on "Israel's War on American Universities" Full Event
    Raw Footage: Chris Hedges speaks in support of the now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at Northeastern University

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges on "Israel's War on American Universities"
    Excerpts from Chris Hedges talk at Northeastern University in support of its now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter

      October 3, 14

    Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against "Poverty Wages"
    The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore's internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage

      October 3, 14

    Saudi Arabia and the al-Qaeda Monster (3/5)
    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia helped create a network of terrorism to achieve political aims, and while it does come back to bite them at times, they promote a similar ideology and continue to these alliances

      October 3, 14

    Supreme Court Decision Opens Floodgates for More Campaign Cash
    Only .08% of U.S. population gives more than $2500 to campaigns now this elite will have fewer limits on their contributions, making funds harder to track and enhancing the influence of money in politics

      October 3, 14

    Supreme Court Ruling Gives Wealthy Individuals More Influence Over Elections
    Common Cause Maryland's Jennifer Bevan-Dangle says the 1% are the beneficiaries of the McCutcheon decision

      October 3, 14

    Yellen Talks the Talk But Will She Walk the Walk?
    Robert Pollin: Janet Yellen distinguished herself in her first speech but it remains to be seen if she will change the policies of the Federal Reserve

      October 3, 14

    Leaked Senate Report Shows Use of Torture As "Ineffective"
    Larry Wilkerson: Latest report further corroborates evidence proving torture's ineffectiveness, while placing greater pressure on President Obama to issue an investigation into CIA's practices

      October 3, 14

    Immigration Reform in the Shadows of Cesar Chavez's Legacy
    Cesar Chavez's personal aide Marc Grossman and organizer Rosalinda Guillen examine the current situation for farmworkers and whether the Senate's immigration reform will improve their lives

      October 3, 14

    Hypocrisy Dressed Up as "Realism" Justifies American Alliance with Saudi Dictatorship
    Madawi al-Rasheed: US wants to contain and manipulate Arab uprisings while the Saudis want to crush them

      October 3, 14

    'Shadows of Liberty' Trailer
    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control - Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford.

      October 3, 14

    Standing up to Character Assassination (8/8)
    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'

      October 3, 14

    What Is the Financial Backing For The Real News? (7/8)
    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'

      October 3, 14

    Should The Left Engage with the Mainstream Media? (6/8)
    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'

      October 3, 14

    Creating a New Media Paradigm After Citizens United (5/8)
    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'

      October 3, 14

    Paul Jay on What Drives Corporate Media and What Drive The Real News (4/8)
    TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film 'Shadows of Liberty'

      October 3, 14

    Glen Ford on Racism in the American Media (3/8)
    TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film 'Shadows of Liberty'

      October 3, 14

    Kristina Borjesson on Why CBS Shut Down Her investigation into Flight 800 (2/8)
    Jean-Philippe Tremblay and Kristina Borjesson discuss the state of investigative journalism and the news media

      October 3, 14

    Petitions with 100,000+ Signatures Call for Snowden's Passport to be Reinstated
    After President Obama announced a proposal to end bulk metadata collection, Snowden supporters call on the government to reinstate his American passport and allow him to seek political asylum without government meddling

      October 3, 14

    Obama and the Saudi Agenda
    Toby Jones says the Saudis see the Arab awakening as an existential threat while the US sees it as something to be manipulated

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Connecticut Poised to Become First State with $10.10 Minimum Wage
    Lindsay Farrell of the Connecticut Working Families Party says increasing the minimum wage for workers, including tipped workers, will help lift families out of poverty

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    How Google, Apple & The Biggest Tech Companies Colluded to Fix Workers' Wages
    Exclusive: Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames describes how his team uncovered secret internal memos between dozens of tech companies to fix wages for more than a million employees

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Proposal To End NSA Bulk Data Collection Won't Protect Privacy
    Thoughtworks Lead IT Analyst Dmytri Kleiner says that the plan would allow telecom giants to retain consumer's personal data without regulations on access and retention, allowing for continued violation of civil liberties

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Hundreds of Students & Faculty Occupy College Campus to Fight Cuts to Public Higher Ed
    University of Southern Maine student Meagan LaSala and professor Rachel Bouvier explain how cuts disproportionately target faculty and will trigger a decline in quality public education

      October 3, 14

    Why I Decided to Blow the Whistle on the NSA
    NSA whistleblower Russ Tice describes his evolution from being a staunch believer in the mission of the NSA to being the first insider to expose how the surveillance state disregarded Americans' fourth amendment rights

      October 3, 14

    Residents Still Not Drinking Tap Water Two Months After West Virginia Spill (1/2)
    TRNN's Shaghayegh Tajvidi travels to Charleston to investigate the impacts of the massive West Virginia chemical spill

      March 20, 2014

    Industries Across the U.S. Are Stealing Wages From Their Lowest Paid Workers
    Fast food worker Tenesha Green describes how she personally experienced wage theft on the job, while law expert Rebecca Smith explains the significance of the lawsuits against McDonald's after New York forces McD's owner to pay half a million dollars to employees for back pay

      October 3, 14

    Breaking: Fast Food Workers Stage Nationwide Protest Against Wage Theft
    A photo slider courtesy of Low Pay is Not OK and MassUniting

      October 3, 14

    NSA Recording All International Calls From U.S.
    NSA whistleblower Russ Tice says the ongoing Snowden revelations show Americans that those in power should be held accountable for serious breaches of the Constitution

      October 3, 14

    Protesters Hit the Streets of Brooklyn to Demand $15 Minimum Wage
    Report on living wage activism, produced by Jenna Pope.

      March 17, 2014

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

      March 18, 2014

    The Hypocrisy of US Calling for Enforcement of International Law
    Michael Ratner: President Obama tries to condemn Russia's annexation of Crimea by justifying the illegal US invasion of Iraq

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    CIA and NSA Wrongdoing Requires Independent Investigation, Says Former Church Committee Staff
    Burt Wides, a former chief investigator for the Church Committee, who helped create the Senate and House intelligence committees, says these oversight bodies are now too entwined with the intelligence agencies; further reason for an independent committee is President Obama will not pursue an investigation into the actions taken during the Bush/Cheney administration's 'war on terror'

      October 3, 14

    I Grew Up Believing in Time Magazine's Version of America - Gareth Porter on RAI (1/3)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that by the end of the Vietnam War, he understood the US government and military could do terrible things

      March 16, 2014

    Sen. Graham: President Must Side with Openness About CIA and 9/11
    Sen. Bob Graham, a former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the President should declassify the Senate report on CIA torture and the still secret 28 pages of the Congressional report on who financed the 9/11 attacks

      March 17, 2014

    Will Tipped Workers Get Excluded Again From Minimum Wage Hike?
    Federal tipped workers' $2.13 hour wage hasn't been raised since 1991, but will the Harkin-Miller bill be enough of a raise?

      March 14, 2014

    After Late Mayor Lumumba is Laid to Rest, What's Next for Jackson, Mississippi?(1/2)
    Kali Akuno and Glen Ford discuss the next steps for the grassroots movements in Jackson, Mississippi that propelled late mayor Chokwe Lumumba into office

      March 14, 2014

    CIA vs. Senate: Who Is Obama Protecting?
    Elizabeth Goitein: President Obama is protecting senior CIA officials and himself

      March 14, 2014

    White House Withholds Thousands of Documents from Senate CIA Probe
    Jonathan Landay: Despite vows to support the Senate Intelligence Committee , the White House has not turned over 9,000 pages of Bush Administration documents

      March 16, 2014

    Hammer: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Behind Massive GM Recall
    Retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer says its unconscionable for GM to have waited until 2014 to recall a defective product it was aware of in 2001, which should prompt the public to examine the company's practices in foreign assembly plants as well

      March 16, 2014

    Moving Towards a Police State - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (7/7)
    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

      March 13, 2014

    After Late Mayor Lumumba is Laid to Rest, What's Next for Jackson, Mississippi? (2/2)
    Kali Akuno and Glen Ford discuss the significance of the upcoming 'Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference'

      October 3, 14

    Fighting Reagan's Secret, Illegal Wars - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (6/7)
    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America

      March 12, 2014

    What's Driving Putin & Obama's Posturing on Ukraine?
    Larry Wilkerson: President Obama and Russian President need to ease domestic pressure to act militarily, thus keeping Ukraine as a buffer

      October 3, 14

    Binney: Sen. Feinstein "Hypocritical" For Blasting CIA For Spying
    NSA Whistleblower William Binney says Sen. Feinstein is hypocritical for supporting spying under the Obama administration but only speaking out after her committee is spied on

      March 12, 2014

    Military Sexual Assault Bill Passed by Senate Leaves Victims Vulnerable to Retaliation
    Jennifer Norris: Senate bill will still keep military sexual abuse cases within the military's chain of command

      March 12, 2014

    Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me - Michael Ratner on RAI (5/7)
    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the 70's, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence

      March 11, 2014

    TRNN Debate: Is the Democrats' Talkathon on Climate Change Just Talk?
    Center for American Progress Director of Climate Strategy Daniel Weiss and IPS Fellow Daphne Wysham debate whether the Senate Democrats' all- nighter means that they are serious about tackling global warming

      March 12, 2014

    Government Officials To Spy on Workers With Secret Clearance
    Former NSA analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says potential whistleblowers will be silenced with new mass surveillance system

      March 11, 2014

    The Butcher of Attica - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (4/7)
    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Gov. Rockefeller ordered the 1971 massacre of rebelling black prisoners to send a message throughout the US prison system

      March 10, 2014

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

      March 6, 2014

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

      March 5, 2014

    US Postal Service Inspector General Proposes Launching Low-Fee Public Bank
    Mike Konczal: A public option for banks will dramatically improve and help regulate the financial services industry.

      October 3, 14

    L.A. Moves Towards Ratifying Fracking Ban, But Is Federal Regulation Possible?
    Kate Sinding and Adam Scow discuss the current legal loopholes for industry that exempt fracking operations from regulation, and the issue of job creation through developing alternative energy sources

      March 5, 2014

    AIPAC Is Losing Influence Over U.S. Foreign Policy
    Phyllis Bennis: The failure of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group to force congress to vote for intervention into Syria or for additional sanctions on Iran representing a significant decline in its influence

      March 6, 2014

    From a Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of a Jewish State - Michael Ratner on RAI (2/7)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay of his journey - from seeing Israel as an extension of his Jewish identity to realizing Israel was a settler, colonial state

      March 4, 2014

    Nearly 400 arrested outside White House protesting Keystone XL
    A photo essay by Jenna Pope

      March 2, 2014

    Hundreds of Keystone XL Protestors Arrested, Look to Influence Obama's Final Decision on Pipeline
    Hundreds of students demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline deal, but Obama has already fast tracked the southern half of the pipeline which is currently delivering Canadian tar sands to Texas refineries

      March 3, 2014

    The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (1/7)
    Mr. Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, tells Paul Jay that the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War transformed him from a "good liberal kid" into an activist questioning the role of America in the world

      March 2, 2014

    Chokwe Lumumba's Revolutionary Legacy (2/2)
    Tolu Olorunda and Rosa Clemente continue their discussion on Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who recently passed at age 66

      March 2, 2014

    Chokwe Lumumba, Dead at 66, Leaves Behind Revolutionary Legacy
    Tolu Olorunda and Rosa Clemente discuss the tremendous revolutionary legacy of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, which included internationalism and a model of electoral politics for liberation movements

      February 27, 2014

    Inside the Secret Wall Street Society of the 1%
    Kevin Roose talks about sneaking into a secret wall street society initiation and what he learned from the experience

      March 2, 2014

    Pentagon Will Cut Services and Benefits To Soldiers While Protecting Profits of Defense Industry
    William Hartung: Those who fight the wars will face cuts, but not high- ranking military personnel or the companies that build weapons

      February 25, 2014

    A Look at the FBI Infiltration of the Anti-Vietnam War Movement (2/2)
    Tropea: The history of anti-Vietnam War actions shows protesters creatively adapting to state repression

      February 26, 2014

    Protesters In Baltimore Helped Launch A Wave of Anti-Vietnam War Activism (1/2)
    Joe Tropea, co-director of Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance, discusses the acts of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War involving Catholic priests in Baltimore who destroyed draft cards with blood and napalm

      February 24, 2014

    Will $10 Minimum Wage Get All Working Americans Out of Poverty?
    The Real News does the math with a single mother, who works for McDonalds, to find out if a potential wage increase will keep up with her cost of living

      October 3, 14

    Documents Reveal NSA and GCHQ Efforts to Destroy Assange And Track Wikileaks Supporters
    Michael Ratner: Documents show the US engaged in major attacks against journalists, publishers, and whistleblowers, as a UK court upholds the legality of David Miranda's detention at Heathrow airport

      October 3, 14

    The Connection Between the Drug War In Mexico and Neoliberal Policies
    Jeff Faux and John Ackerman say that neoliberal policies have created out- of-control violence and a humanitarian crisis in Mexico

      October 3, 14

    Public Broadcasters Relying More and More On Corporate Funding
    Jeff Cohen: PBS show "Pension Peril", funded by a billionaire with interest in shaping public pension policy, follows a trend of public broadcasters growing increasingly dependent on corporate funds

      February 26, 2014

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

      October 3, 14

    Jordan Davis Verdict Highlights Need for "Race-Conscious Solution" To U.S. Racism
    Dayvon Love and Brendan Fischer say that 'Stand Your Ground' laws help rationalize violence against people of color by legitimizing fear of black men

      October 3, 14

    An Apology From Fidel - Medea Benjamin on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
    Ms. Benjamin tells Paul Jay about her love/hate relationship with Cuba

      February 17, 2014

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

      October 3, 14

    US Drones Reaping Death by Sim Card
    Michael Ratner: Eliminating Targets Based on NSA spying but not verified by human intelligence demonstrates Obama's false promise of oversight

      October 3, 14

    US and Iran Send Positive Signals - Saudis and Israelis Not Pleased
    Gareth Porter: Very contentious issues remain in Iran nuclear negotiations

      February 28, 2014

    Mandela and Neoliberal Economics in South Africa - Danny Schechter (2/3)
    Mr. Schechter tells Paul Jay that under tremendous external pressure, the ANC gave up its plans to nationalize the mining sector

      October 3, 14

    Maryland Protestors Rally To Repeal Citizens United
    Facing congressional deadlock, state lawmakers and advocates push for the repeal of Citizens United and limits to corporates pending

      October 3, 14

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

      February 19, 2014

    Activism In My DNA - Danny Schechter on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
    Journalist, filmmaker, activist Danny Schechter "The News Dissector", tells Paul Jay what brought him to South Africa, the fight against apartheid and meeting and chronicling Mandela

      October 3, 14

    NSA Whistleblower: USA Freedom Act Will Not Go Far Enough To Protect Civil Liberties
    Former NSA intelligence analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says that the NSA has lived a mostly unconstitutional existence, and that any oversight will require an independent group to have direct access to collected data

      October 3, 14

    80,000+ Moral Monday Protesters Fight For Justice Regardless of Which Party Is In Power
    Reverend Curtis Gatewood: Moral Mondays protests are not pro-Democrat or anti-GOP, as activists have been fighting against injustice in North Carolina under both parties

      October 3, 14

    Regulatory Agencies Close Ties To Industry Lead to Failure of Accountability for NC Coal Ash Leak
    Pete Harrison: NC regulatory agencies are too closely connected to Duke Energy, the U.S. America's largest electric company responsible for third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history

      October 3, 14

    Scarlett Johansson Controversy Brings International Attention to BDS Movement
    Shir Hever: From John Kerry's recent boycott remarks to Oxfam dropping actress Scarlet Johansson over her support for West Bank-operated Sodastream, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement continues to build solidarity with the Palestinian cause

      October 3, 14

    D.C. Close to Decriminalizing Marijuana, But Public Consumption Will Remain A Criminal Offense
    Retired state police captain Leigh Maddox says that decriminalization of marijuana is a step in the right direction, but that legalization and regulation are needed in order to seriously reduce drug-related violence and allow police to better serve the public

      February 5, 2014

    NY Legislators Attempting to Pass Bill That Would End Public Funding for Institutions Supporting BDS
    Dima Khalidi: The NY anti-boycott bill is aimed at shutting down the growing movement opposing Israel's discriminatory policies against the Palestinians

      February 5, 2014

    Ratner: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Facilitating Israeli War Crimes
    Michael Ratner: President Obama and New York mayor de Blasio's statements in blanket support of Israel enables it's violations of Palestinians' rights

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Energy Plan Cannot Seriously Address The Impending Climate Crisis
    Janet Redman: The green energy plan outlined by Obama is full of too many contradictions, such as calling for the end of subsidies to coal and oil companies while facilitating the expansion of fossil fuel facilities

      October 3, 14

    Congress Cuts Food Stamps by $8 Billion, Expands Corporate Farm Welfare by $7 Billion
    Jason Rano: The vast majority of farm subsidies and crop insurance go to the largest corporate farms.

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality
    David Cay Johnston: Put in historical context, a $10.10 minimum wage is still substantially lower than it was in the 1960s

      January 29, 2014

    What Would You Do If You Had Political Power? - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)
    Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like

      January 28, 2014

    U.S. Army to Test Blimps With Capacity to Surveil East Coast
    David Rocah: Blimps that will be tested in Aberdeen, Maryland have the capability to monitor airspace from North Carolina to Boston, as military technology is increasingly used in domestic law enforcement

      January 28, 2014

    The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
    Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the experience of Spain's Mondragon, the world's largest workers' co-op, shows that workers' ownership can go to scale, but on their own co-ops will not transform society or the economy

      January 27, 2014

    Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
    Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a "diplomatic" point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity

      January 24, 2014

    Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
    Mr. Alperovitz tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, that the Vietnam War made it clear there was no way to a more rational capitalism and there had to be fundamental change

      January 23, 2014

    Intelligence Officials Make Direct Threats on Snowden's Life
    NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe & former CIA analyst Ray McGovern point to the brashness of intelligence officials who went on the record to threaten Snowden's life, reflecting a culture of disregard for the Constitution and due process

      January 24, 2014

    SCOTUS Hears Case With Potentially Huge Consequences For Public Sector Unions
    Jennifer Klein: Despite the legal precedent which established a union's right to require new employees to pay a fair share, it's alarming that SCOTUS would even take up such a case

      January 26, 2014

    Federal Oversight Board: NSA Program Ineffective & Illegal
    NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe & former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discuss the implications of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's assessment, considering report commissioned by Congress

      January 24, 2014

    Previously Unreported Second Chemical Spilled into West Virginia River
    Russell Mokhiber: Privately-owned water company failed to conduct proper water tests in Elk River, leading to sickness among WV Residents

      January 23, 2014

    Citizens United 4 Years Later
    Briffault: Private wealth of individuals and spending by super PACs, not just for-profit corporations, are spending huge sums in electoral politics

      January 22, 2014

    Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014
    Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

      October 3, 14

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

      January 20, 2014

    King's Teachings on US Imperialism Opened My Eyes to Radical Thought - Dayvon Love on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
    Young Baltimore activist Dayvon Love tells Paul Jay how MLK's teaching that American blacks must be anti-imperialist, changed his life.

      January 19, 2014

    NSA Whistleblowers Criticize Obama's Proposed Reforms
    Reforms must include independent oversight with unrestricted access to all intelligence databases, say whistleblowers

      October 3, 14

    Obama NSA Reforms Are "A Bouquet of Roses" to the Intelligence Agencies
    Michael Ratner: By portraying NSA surveillance as "patriotic," President Obama ignores the violations of Americans' constitutional rights

      January 17, 2014

    Net Neutrality Ruling Will Disempower Communities of Color
    Jessica Gonzalez: As US Court of Appeals rules against net neutrality, internet service providers will restrict access for communities of color

      October 3, 14

    Direct Action Must Be Remembered As Part of Dr. King's Legacy
    Glen Ford: The Civil Rights Movement ended official racial discrimination in the U.S., but many of its leaders broke with grassroots organizing and direct action and instead chose to become business leaders or members of the Democratic party.

      October 3, 14

    NC Republicans Raise Taxes on Working Families While Giving Huge Tax Breaks to Millionaires and Corporations
    Bill Black: NC drops progressive tax code by instituting a flat tax and eliminating earned income tax credit

      October 3, 14

    Leaked TPP Document Reveals No Regard for Environment in Trade Agreement
    President Obama's fast track process for TPP gets dealt another blow by leaked environment chapter

      October 3, 14

    Ownership of WaPo by CIA Contractor Puts U.S. Journalism in Dangerous Terrain
    Norman Solomon: There is a major conflict of interest in the ownership of The Washington Post by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who holds a $600 million contract with the CIA

      October 3, 14

    Corporate Deregulation To Blame for Toxic Spill in West Virginia
    Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians remain without clean water and anger grows against corporations' power to facilitate deregulation of environmental standards

      October 3, 14

    Gates Memoir Omits Key Facts on Obama's Afghan War Strategy
    Gareth Porter: Gates account conceals the dishonest tactics employed to get Obama's agreement to the Afghan War escalation

      October 3, 14

    EU Panel Requests Testimony of NSA Whistleblower Snowden
    John Weeks: European Parliament's invitation for Snowden to testify highlights the impact he's made unveiling the national surveillance state

      October 3, 14

    Pt.2 Hedges and Binney on NSA Policy
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges and William Binney answer the question: "What should the NSA policy look like?"

      January 11, 2014

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

      October 3, 14

    Guantanamo Anniversary: 12 Years Of A Continuing War Crime
    Ratner: 155 Prisoners, Almost All Held Without Charge, Must be Tried or Released - Immediately

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    A True 'War on Poverty' Would Place Poor People at the Forefront
    Annelise Orleck: Poor people are the real experts on poverty and any solution to address it should include their voices

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    The War On Poverty Was Aimed at Quieting The Popular Movements of the 60's
    Glen Ford: 50th years after the launch of the War on Poverty, Democrats and Republicans still refuse to address the systemic causes driving poverty in the US today

      October 3, 14

    50 Years Later, the War on Poverty Working Better Than the Right or Left Will Admit Pt. 1
    Annelise Orleck: Though the War on Poverty failed to address the structural reasons poverty is so widespread in America, it did bring about badly needed changes including addressing childhood poverty,expanding the social safety net and empowering low income communities of color

      January 13, 2014

    Frigid 'Polar Vortex' Puts Homeless in Extreme Danger
    Adam Schneider: Cities have taken action to house their homeless populations in face of record cold temperatures but fail to prevent and end homelessness

      October 3, 14

    By Pushing the TPP, Obama is Repeating the Mistakes of NAFTA
    David Bacon: Obama's push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) demonstrates his 2008 campaign pledge to oppose NAFTA-style free trade agreements was just lip service

      October 3, 14

    20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA's Biggest Lie
    Tim Wise: The numbers expose the official distortions around NAFTA's failed promises

      October 3, 14

    Zapatista's Warning Over NAFTA Rings True 2 Decades Later
    Zapatistas correctly predicted that neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA would exacerbate poverty and undermine democracy

      October 3, 14

    NYT Editorial Backs Snowden but Fails Other Whistleblowers
    Michael Ratner: New York Times recognizing Snowden should spur backing of other whistleblowers

      October 3, 14

    Bacon: NAFTA Hurt Workers on Both Sides of the Border
    On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, immigration and labor activist David Bacon says that the trade agreement created Mexican billionaires, kept Mexican workers' wages flat, destroyed US jobs - and revealed the need for worker solidarity across borders

      October 3, 14

    Fewer Crossing But Increased Deaths at US-Mexico Border
    140 people died crossing the US-Mexico border in 2013

      October 3, 14

    CIA Aiding Colombian Government in Assassinations of FARC Leadership
    The Washington Post exposes how the CIA and NSA have transferred advanced tracking technology to the Colombian government to help eliminate FARC leadership, despite human right violations against its civilian population

      December 24, 2013

    Kansas Board of Regents Undermine Academic Freedom at State Universities
    Bill Black: Draconian measure enacted by Kansas Board of Regents that effectively ends tenure and limits academic freedom could be replicated at colleges nationwide

      December 24, 2013

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

      October 3, 14

    Former Prosecutor Gets Arrested to See The Other Side of U.S. Criminal Justice System
    Bobby Constantino, a former prosecutor from privileged background, lays bare the racism and inequities of the U.S. American criminal justice system

      December 24, 2013

    Ratner: NSA Surveillance Program Needs to be Torn Apart from Branch to Branch
    Michael Ratner: White House review panel report doesn't go far enough and potentially undercuts the more serious reform of the NSA proposed by the U.S.A. Freedom Act

      October 3, 14

    Guantanamo: Twelve Years of US War Crimes
    Michael Ratner: Guantanamo camp continues to violate international laws and norms, including fake trials, media blackout on ongoing hunger strikes, and banning public disclosure of torture faced by detainees

      December 27, 2013

    Ongoing Gitmo Hunger-Strike Spurs Prison to Impose Media Blockade
    Jason Leopold: Guantanamo Prisoner's ongoing hunger-strike and detention of 158 prisoners, including some 80 who have been cleared for release or transfer has increased pressure to close Guantanamo

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change - Ralph Nader on RAI (1/3)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy's reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism

      December 18, 2013

    Are Nader-Like Reforms Still Possible? - Ralph Nader on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says the reforms of the 1960's and 70's are no longer possible as Congress is bought and sold by a small number of very rich people and commercial interests

      December 19, 2013

    Private Federal Contractors Cost Taxpayers Twice as Much as Civil Servants
    Journalist and author David Cay Johnston says that private federal contractors need better oversight and should be banned from contributing to election campaigns

      October 3, 14

    McGovern: NSA Consistently Violates its Oath to Uphold the 4th Amendment
    As critics describe '60 Minutes' piece as 'propaganda', ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern says that General Keith Alexander does not have a good record of truth-telling

      October 3, 14

    Federal Judge Hammers Justice Department for Not Prosecuting Wall Street Executives
    Bill Black: Federal judge Jed Rakoff criticized the Justice Department's failure to prosecute Wall Street executives for the financial crash, saying high-level government officials fear that they too may be revealed as bearing some responsibility

      December 23, 2013

    Major US Academic Association Endorses Academic Boycott of Israel
    Journalist and author Ali Abunimah says that the endorsement of BDS by the American Studies Association (ASA) does not target individuals, only academic institutions complicit in denying the rights of Palestinians

      October 3, 14

    McGovern: Unconstitutionality of NSA Phone Call Collection is Indisputable
    Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says that the recent federal district judge's ruling on the NSA's bulk phone collection applies constitutional protections, but will not lead to amnesty for Edward Snowden

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    What Drives War? - David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
    On RAI, Paul Jay and David Swanson discuss the culture and economics of war

      December 16, 2013

    Are There Just Wars? - David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
    On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson says that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than campaigns of violence

      December 17, 2013

    Bipartisan Budget Deal Secures Austerity Policies, Fails to Extend Unemployment Benefits
    Ryan-Murray bipartisan budget deal would not extend unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans, while maintaining $100 billion a year sequestration cuts after 2015

      October 3, 14

    Independent Labor Candidates Win Two Dozen City Council Seats in Ohio
    After increasing dissatisfaction with the Democratic party, Ohioans elect independent labor party members to fight for the rights of working people

      October 3, 14

    US Unemployment Insurance Worse Than Most Other Developed Countries
    Most unemployed persons in US do not receive any insurance, while European countries and Japan offer higher benefit levels that last one to two years

      October 3, 14

    Wikileaks TPP Revelations Prove US in "Left Field" With Trade Deal
    Kevin Zeese: U.S. Trade Representative wants to keep the public in the dark because TPP will threaten food safety and raise drug prices, and many Asian countries involved in negotiations are also turned off by the deal

      October 3, 14

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

      December 10, 2013

    1 out of 3 Bank Tellers in NY on Public Assistance
    New report finds bank executives receive big bonuses, while 39% of frontline bank employees must rely on welfare because of insufficient wages

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Assange Marks 3 Years in Custody: Still in Great Jeopardy from US
    Michael Ratner, lawyer of Wikileaks founder, says his client wants to clear any allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden but the fear of extradition to U.S. keeps him in Ecuadorian embassy in Britain

      October 3, 14

    Google Moves Right By Funding ALEC & Heritage Action
    Google's progressive image is being questioned after it contributed funds to conservative groups like ALEC and Heritage Action

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    U.S. Student Homelessness Up 10% Since Last Year
    Highest increases of homeless children seen in states like North Carolina where austerity policies predominate

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Major Corporations Employ Former U.S. Intelligence Agents As Spies
    'Spooky Business': New report details spying and infiltration carried out by corporations against nonprofits and activists

      October 3, 14

    Can President Obama Do More To Stop Deportations?
    A heckler challenges Obama to do more to stop deportations, but does the president have the authority to do so?

      October 3, 14

    Pakistani Drone Strike Opponents Block NATO Shipments to Afghanistan
    Pakistani government continues to privately back the US-led drone campaign in spite of growing public opposition to drone strikes

      October 3, 14

    Obama Rebukes Israeli-Saudi Attack on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Robert Parry: Obama's historic move to sign a nuclear deal with Iran sends a stern message to the new Saudi-Israeli alliance, which sought to thwart the deal and maneuver the U.S. into another military confrontation

      October 3, 14

    Vietnam and the Legacy of the JFK Presidency - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)
    On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay challenges historian Peter Kuznick on JFK's legacy in regards to the Vietnam War

      October 3, 14

    Ford: Kennedy Was A Cold War Warrior to the Core, pt2
    On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Glen Ford says there is no evidence that Kennedy differed from other U.S. presidents in striving for global hegemony

      October 3, 14

    Vietnam and the Legacy of the JFK Presidency - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)
    On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and historian Peter Kuznick discuss whether or not JFK intended to withdraw from Vietnam before his assassination

      November 22, 2013

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

      October 3, 14

    "Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel vs. The 99% pt2
    TRNN interviews "Mayor 1%" author Kari Lydersen about Rahm Emanuel's battles with Chicago's 99% pt 2

      October 3, 14

    Ratner: Obama Must Move to Close Guantanamo Now
    Michael Ratner: 12 years after Guantanamo's opening, the prison holds 166 people, 86 who are cleared for release, after President Obama and Congress has failed to close it.

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    "Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel vs. The 99% pt1
    TRNN interviews "Mayor 1%" author Kari Lydersen about Rahm Emanuel's battles with Chicago's 99% pt1

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges and Jeremy Hammond's Mother Decry Hacker's 10-Year Prison Sentence
    Supporters react to sentencing of Stratfor leaker Jeremy Hammond to a decade behind bars for exposing corporate espionage

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Amendment To Limit Recalls of Elected Officials
    Wisconsin Republicans make a push to limit terms of recalls, after Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election last year.

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Judge Awards Fired ESPN Zone Workers Major Settlement
    Fired ESPN Zone worker Emanuel McCray speaks out after a federal judge awards him and dozens of other workers $245,000 for unlawful termination

      October 3, 14

    Yellen In Line to Head Fed, But How Will She Lead?
    Economists Bill Black and Greg Palast discuss Fed Chair nominee Janet Yellen's record, pointing to her support of the repeal of Glass-Steagall as an indication of how she'll work with Wall Street.

      October 3, 14

    Three Million More in Poverty than Previously Estimated
    Census reveals new poverty figures near 50 million.

      October 3, 14

    Looking Back On How Republicans Changed House Rules During Shutdown
    Former House Parliamentarian on how both parties change the rules when in the majority at the expense of real debate.

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Trita Parsi: Hawkish Groups Mobilize to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal
    Obama admin attempting to mobilize anti-war forces to support its attempts to reach a deal with Iran, the same forces that blocked its push for war with Syria

      October 3, 14

    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.

      October 3, 14

    IAEA & Iran Enter New Inspections Deal, But What Does the IAEA Already Know?
    Former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley examines what the IAEA already knows about Iran's nuclear program and debunks myths and misconceptions.

      October 3, 14

    The Untold Story of America's War in Afghanistan Pt.2
    Part two of our discussion with journalist Ann Jones on her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars -- The Untold Story"

      October 3, 14

    The Untold Story of America's War in Afghanistan Pt.3
    Part three of our discussion with journalist Ann Jones on her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story"

      October 3, 14

    Koch Brothers Dealt Mixed Election Results as Grassroots Movement Mobilizes Against Dark Money
    Brendan Fischer of Center for Media and Democracy discusses the electoral battle between organized money and organized people.

      October 3, 14

    Will Mayor-elect Duggan Challenge Detroit's Emergency Manager?
    Mike Duggan will be Detroit's next mayor, but will he take on Detroit's emergency manager?

      October 3, 14

    Three Colorado Cities Pass Anti-Fracking Measures
    Free Frack Colorado coordinator discusses the election’s impact on the fracking industry and communities.

      October 3, 14

    The Untold Story of American Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan
    Journalist Ann Jones discusses her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story"

      October 3, 14

    Sarah Harrison and Jeremy Hammond: People Have A Right to the Truth
    Michael Ratner: Jeremy Hammond faces ten years in prison Nov. 15 for major act of civil disobedience hacking global intelligence

      October 3, 14

    Marijuana Legalization Wins Big in Elections, Is Federal Decriminalization Next?
    The push for reform of marijuana laws sweeps the nation as Gallup poll shows 58% of Americans support legalization.

      October 3, 14

    NYC Mayor Elect De Blasio: Progressive Hero or Friend of Monied Interests?
    Ari Paul: Serious questions remain over NYC mayor-elect De Blasio's progressive credentials

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges: The Detention of Greenwald's Partner on Terrorism Charges Amounts to the "Criminalization of Journalism".
    Chris Hedges says David Miranda's detention represents an assault on journalism by the US and its allies.

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    House Passes Deregulation Bill Written by Citigroup
    Bill Black: Both parties support Wall Street's effort to deregulate derivatives

      October 3, 14

    Support for Robin Hood Tax Growing, but Majority of Democrats Not On Board
    Robin Hood tax supporters National Nurses United, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and European Parliament VP tell Congress to support "no brainer" tax on Wall Street

      October 3, 14

    Food Stamp Program Faces Unprecedented Cuts
    Wilson: SNAP cuts mean 16 fewer meals a month for a family of three.

      October 3, 14

    Immigration Reform Requires Dismantling NAFTA and Respecting Migrants' Rights
    David Bacon explains the essentials of immigration reform.

      October 3, 14

    Frustrated with Congressional Inaction, Immigrant Communities Resist Deportations
    David Bacon: Grassroots communities take matters into their own hands in the absence of Congressional action on immigration reform.

      October 3, 14

    CIA's Wash Post Leaks Aimed At Silencing Drone Critics
    Gareth Porter: CIA leaks to the Washington Post alleging Pakistani support for drone strikes a ploy to prop up increasingly unpopular program

      October 3, 14

    The Companies Profiting from Police Militarization
    Kimber Heinz: Urban Shield demonstrates the militarization of security forces worldwide.

      October 3, 14

    Hundreds in DC Protest Against Surveillance State
    Activists at "Stop Watching Us" rally to end domestic and international NSA spying programs

      October 3, 14

    Immigration "Bed Mandate" Requires 34,000 People Detained Each Day
    Activist points to increasing privatization of detention centers as being behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill

      October 3, 14

    Black Nationalism and the Peoples' Movement - Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford addresses the question whether black Americans constitute a nation, and if so, what is their role in the movement of the whole people

      October 25, 2013

    Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama
    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don't go as far as to label them as war crimes

      October 3, 14

    Calls For Immigration Reform Ramp Up, But What Fuels Migration to U.S.?
    Peter Watt: Neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA drove Mexico into deeper poverty, fueling an exodus to the U.S

      October 3, 14

    Giving Grassroots Leaders a Voice - Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford, Exec. Editor of Black Agenda Report, talks about helping create black radio news. He says that news media creates leaders by deciding what events are important and who is authorized to speak on the importance of those events

      October 24, 2013

    New York Communities Once Again Mobilize Against Police Brutality
    Rallies are held nationwide against police brutality, meanwhile the family of Kyam Livingston, who died in a Brooklyn jail after allegedly being denied medical care, filed a wrongful death suit against New York City Monday.

      October 3, 14

    US Spies on Its Allies For Business Intel, Not For National Security
    Ratner: NSA spied on German and French business communications, which may produce the necessary push back on surveillance state

      October 3, 14

    Adjunct Professors Join National Fight for Better Pay and Benefits
    Adjunct professors represent 75% of college instructors. This week, they are organizing events in 25 states.

      October 3, 14

    Data Shows Democrats Fully Embraced by Surveillance Industry
    An analysis of 2012 campaign contributions show that the surveillance industry backs Dems equally or more than Republicans

      October 3, 14

    Chicago Communities Fight Back Against Koch Brothers 'Petcoke' Pollution
    South-side Chicago fights back against Koch industry made pollution

      October 3, 14

    Growing Up Black in American Apartheid - Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, tells his story as a red-diaper baby, growing up facing racism in the North living with his white activist mother, and living in the Deep South with his black deejay father

      October 24, 2013

    Obama's Insider Threat Program Turns "Colleagues Against Each Other"
    Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: President Obama's program encourages federal employees to report suspicious actions by their coworkers, creating a culture similar to the East German Statsi

      October 3, 14

    EPA Whistleblower Speaks Up About US Corporation Poisoning South African Miners
    TRNN speaks with EPA whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo about her journey from bringing the world's attention to vanadium poisoning to becoming the voice behind the No FEAR Act

      October 3, 14

    Does American Might Prevent Global Chaos? - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
    In the final episode of this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes the core idea of American exceptionalism, that US military power creates world order

      October 20, 2013

    American Exceptionalism: Doing Bad Things for "Good Reasons" - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick says beneath the veneer of America's commitment to democracy is this hard-nose policy which says: how are we going to keep 50 percent of the world's wealth - and it's not by idealism

      October 18, 2013

    American Raids in Libya & Somalia Expose Military Lawlessness
    Michael Ratner: The U.S violates international law with kidnappings and armed attacks in sovereign countries

      October 3, 14

    Federal Reserve in Uncharted Territory
    Global Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz, on the Crisis of Financial Crisis Management.

      October 3, 14

    Obama Embraces American Exceptionalism - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes Obama's claim of an enlightened US foreign policy

      October 17, 2013

    Government Shutdown and Debt Limit Deal a Defeat for Tea Party
    Democrats must transform debt limit deal into a victory for progressives

      October 3, 14

    The Tea Party and the Suppression of the Left
    Richard Wolff explains the history behind the Tea Party

      October 3, 14

    American Exceptionalism and US Imperialism - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Prof. Peter Kuznick, historian and co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of The United States, looks at the ideas that justify American conquest and empire

      October 15, 2013

    2500+ Killed by Drones in Pakistan, Names of Victims Now Available
    Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half identified victims thus far are civilians and children

      October 3, 14

    March Against Monsanto Brings Hundreds into New York Streets
    A photo essay by Jenna Pope

      October 3, 14

    Why does Iran's Supreme Leader Trust Iranian Pres. Rouhani? Pt.2
    Gareth Porter: Rouhani earned the trust of Supreme Leader Khomeni by working along side him on a daily basis

      October 3, 14

    Reid: Everything Is On The Negotiating Table
    Democrats pick up talk of a Grand Bargain in an effort to get Republicans to end the federal government partial shutdown

      October 3, 14

    Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?
    Bill Black: Yellin's confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

      October 3, 14

    Financial Regulator Shutdown, Halts Investigations of Wall Street Crimes
    The CFTC is shutdown in the middle of implementing Dodd Frank financial regulations.

      October 3, 14

    Cleanup at 505 Toxic Sites Suspended During Government Shutdown
    Kate Sheppard: One of the many programs crippled during government shutdown has been the EPA's cleanup of highly polluted superfund sites.

      October 3, 14

    US-Latin America Relations Hit New Low
    Gregory Wilpert: US foreign policy only contributes to the further deterioration of US-Venezuela relations

      October 3, 14

    200 Arrested in Historic Action Demanding Immigration Reform and a Halt to Deportations
    The Real News speaks to Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Barber of North Carolina and others who committed civil disobedience to raise awareness for the need for comprehensive immigration reform

      October 3, 14

    Government Shutdown: FDA Not Inspecting Food
    Tony Corbo explains why the government shutdown threatens public health.

      October 3, 14

    Iranian President Rouhani's Record Should Calm Skeptics, As Britain Moves to Re-Open Embassy Pt.1
    Gareth Porter: Rouhani has demonstrated that he is willing to thaw relations with the West and his past nuclear energy policies support his ambitions

      October 3, 14

    TRNN DEBATE: Are We Headed Towards Unlimited Campaign Donations?
    Supreme Court considers first campaign finance decision since Citizens United.

      October 3, 14

    Government Close Down - Another Grand Betrayal in the Works?
    Bill Black: Likely outcome is no change to Obamacare but more cuts to social safety net

      October 3, 14

    Government Shutdown Spares Military but Hurts Children and the Poor
    Rania Khalek: Government shutdown means halting social services while maintaining NSA spying, deportations and continuing drone strikes in Afghanistan

      October 3, 14

    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 3, 14

    Hardliners Determined To Undermine 'Historic' Prospect of Peace with Iran
    While US and Iranian government take steps to resolve issue of sanctions and Iranian nuclear program, Israel remains an obstalce

      October 3, 14

    Who is Behind the Tea Party?
    Corporations in support of the Tea Party have pitt themselves against GOP establishment Republicans who take their cue from Wall Street. Part 2 of extended interview

      October 3, 14

    American Journal of Medicine: Higher gun ownership equals higher gun violence
    Ladd Everitt: Gun violence in the US is off the charts compared to other countries.

      October 3, 14

    Gov't Shutdown Reflects Struggle Within Capitalist Republican Elite
    Tea Party candidates strong desire to roll back New Deal comes out of the GOP establishment's own creation. Part 1 of extended interview

      October 3, 14

    Economist: "There's Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US"
    Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.

      October 3, 14

    Does Proposed Senate Media Shield Law Hurt Independent Journalists?
    The definition of a "journalist" is more narrowly defined, thereby excluding many independent reporters and bloggers from avoiding court subpoenas

      October 3, 14

    What's Really the Meaning of American Exceptionalism?
    Ajamu Baraka: The term American exceptionalism is a pass for the US to bypass international law and continue with its global ambitions

      October 3, 14

    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.

      October 3, 14

    TPP Protesters Drop Banner from Trade Building to Bring Attention to Secretive Deal
    Kevin Zeese: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has nothing to do with trade or freedom, and ongoing demonstrations could encourage those on the inside to speak up

      October 3, 14

    Activists Unveil Massive Quilt Marking First National Memorial For Rape Survivors
    Culture-jamming geniuses help survivors break silence

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Are Thawed Relations with Iran Obama's Saving Grace?
    After failing to garner support on a military strike on Syria, President Obama hinted at reconciliation with Iran at the UN General Assembly

      October 3, 14

    Columbia Professor Latest Sikh Hate Crime Victim
    Simran Jeet Singh: Systemic racism must be addressed to prevent future hate crimes

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Is Obama Making Good on His Promise to Close Gitmo?
    Four months after Pres. Obama recommitted to close Gitmo, TRNN contributor Michael Ratner gives us an update on the status of the prison

      October 3, 14

    Food Stamps Among The Most Effective Economic Stimulus
    So why have Republicans cut them?

      October 3, 14

    Pt. 2 US & Iran Move Closer to Negotiations But Neo-Con Objectives Attempt to Pull Them Apart
    Larry Wilkerson: Senators Graham and McCain represent a strong opposition backed by Israeli lobby looking to knock down Iran as a regional power

      October 3, 14

    Conviction Overturned for New Orleans Cops Who Killed Two After Katrina
    Glen Ford: Black leadership class failed to hold convicted police officers accountable when they are both the perpetrators and enforcers of racist policing

      October 3, 14

    House Extends Monsanto Protection Act
    House passes a rider which protects biotech giants like Monsanto from being sued in federal court

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Thanks to Gov. Corbett, Philly Schools Open Overcrowded and Understaffed
    State control of Philly's public education has been a disaster

      October 3, 14

    NYC mayoral candidate de Blasio linked to stop and frisk backer Bratton
    Rania Khalek: Despite running on an anti-'stop and frisk' platform, democratic mayoral candidate de Blasio linked to Bill Bratton who has backed 'stop and frisk'

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    100 Women Arrested in Pro-Immigration Reform Protest
    In an attempt to call Congress to act on immigration, the largest number of undocumented immigrant women submitted to arrest

      October 3, 14

    What's behind Kerry and Kissinger's meeting?
    Michael Ratner: Despite being from different parties, the meeting between Kerry and Kissinger highlights the consistency of an American foreign policy based on imperialism

      October 3, 14

    Exclusive: Interview with Congressman Grayson on Syria
    Rep. Alan Grayson talks to TRNN about how evidence against Assad is not certain and how American exceptionalism needs to be redefined

      October 3, 14

    Unprecedented Inequality: The Top 1 Percent Captured 95% of the Income Gains Since 2009
    Salvatore Babones: The economy is growing, but most workers are left behind

      October 3, 14

    In Historic Move, Feds Won't Prosecute States That Legalize Pot
    Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won't go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use

      October 3, 14

    PT 2: Chris Hedges and Rania Masri On What the Future May Hold For Syria
    Part two of writer Chris Hedges and scholar Rania Masri response to President Obama's Syria address

      October 3, 14

    Rania Masri and Chris Hedges On Obama's Syria Address
    Pt 1: Scholar Rania Masri and writer Chris Hedges respond to President Obama's Major Syria Address

      October 22, 14

    NYPD Undercover Spying Unit Revealed As Extensive, Far-Reaching
    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Matt Appuzo discusses how the NYPD intelligence gathering targets everyone from Muslims to Republican convention attendees

      October 3, 14

    12 Years Post 9/11, Islamophobia Still Runs High
    Deepa Kumar: Political elite have built Islamaphobia in US foreign policy to justify imperialistic ambitions

      October 3, 14

    White House Culled Points in Released Intelligence Report on Syria
    Garteh Porter pt 2: Questions are raised as to whether the White House omitted information in its intelligence report to support President Obama's agenda to strike Syria

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Syria Strike Driven By Oil Interests, Not Concern Over Gas Attacks
    Nafeez Ahmed: US and its regional partners have long term interest in region's oil and are using gas attacks as pretext for military action

      October 3, 14

    Some in US Intel. Community Reject Obama Admin Case for Syria Attack
    Pt 1: Gareth Porter: US Intelligence on Syria "cherry-picked" by proponents of proposed strike

      October 3, 14

    The Next Federal Reserve Chair will Decide the Fate of Dodd-Frank
    Gerald Epstein: Larry Summers is the chief architect of the financial crisis and should not be chief regulator of the financial system

      October 3, 14

    The Countries Pulling the Strings in the Syrian Civil War
    After a recent visit to Syria, Patrick Cockburn discusses the involvement of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey the US and Russia in the Syrian civil war

      October 3, 14

    Congress Debates Obama Syria Attack
    Politicians and activists argue the legality and aims of Obama's Syria plan

      October 3, 14

    US Lacks Justification for Strike on Syria
    Michael Ratner: Obama admin's case for attacking Syria deeply flawed

      October 3, 14

    US Attack On Syria Violates International Law
    Michael Ratner: Without UN approval US attack on Syria violates international law

      October 3, 14

    G-20 Offers Weak Proposals To Stop Corporate Tax Dodging
    James Henry: More action needed to stop corporations from skirting $200-300 billion per year in taxes.

      October 3, 14

    US Military Contractors Celebrate Record High Profits and Stock Prices
    The business of war is more profitable than ever.

      October 3, 14

    Syria Crisis Serves Fear-Mongering Inside Israel
    Shir Hever: The Israeli military industrial complex rakes profits from preparations for a confrontation with Syria, while social problems and the occupation remain unaddressed

      October 3, 14

    Victory Out of Reach for US in Syria
    Patrick Cockburn: US strike against Syria will further entangle America, as each military action will make it more difficult to retreat

      October 3, 14

    Will the US Military's "Asia Pivot" Escalate Human Rights Violations?
    Activists hold first ever international conference opposing greater planned US military presence in Asia, say US responsible for rapes, killings and environmental destruction

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges on Obama Decision to Attack Syria and "Give Congress a Voice"
    Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss President Obama's statement that he has decided to attack Syria and seek authorization from Congress . . . Even though he says he doesn't need it

      October 3, 14

    Any Attack on Syria Would Be Illegal, Increase Sectarianism in Middle East
    Vijay Prashad: Possible missile strike against Syria has been a part of the West's game plan since 1979 to weaken Iran for its independent path, but US military intervention will increase sectarianism in the region and disrupt fragile peace in Lebanon

      October 3, 14

    Fool Me Twice, Shame on US
    Michael Ratner: Obama administration asserting the use chemical weapons by Assad feels like deja vu of the lead-up to the Iraq War

      October 3, 14

    The Most Sought After Chess Piece
    Larry Wilkerson: With Saudi Arabia heavily funding the opposition and Iran backing Assad, the Syrian civil war has spiraled into a global struggle for power with the potential for greater catastrophe

      October 3, 14

    Wall Street Journal Considers Zero Prosecutions of Banks Excessive
    The department of Justice claims they are cracking down on bank fraud but they are mostly imposing fines and targeting small fish

      October 3, 14

    Trade & Investment Rules Facilitating What, for Whom?
    Vijay Prashad: People who own things have disproportionate economic power in society. We've made it impossible to create economic power for workers.

      October 3, 14

    Trade & Investment Rules Facilitating What, For Whom?
    Vijay Prashad: Allowing big firms to enter your country to modernize agriculture is very dangerous because essentially you are losing sovereignty over your food. Part 3 of 4

      October 3, 14

    US Prepares For Syria Intervention Without UN Approval
    Civilians will be the biggest loser in possible US strike on Syria

      October 3, 14

    Obama's March on Washington Speech Lacked Structural Analysis
    Anthony Monteiro: Obama administration has nothing to do with MLK's legacy

      October 3, 14

    Structural Racism Persists 50 Years After Washington March
    Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: If Dr. King Was Alive Today He Would Be In The Streets Holding Leaders Accountable

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    Public Schools Still "Separate And Unequal"
    Brian Jones: Obama admin. promoting privatization, competition and attacking unions instead of aiming for universal access to quality public education

      October 3, 14

    New Orleans Lost Half Its Black Population Since Hurricane Katrina
    Greg Palast: MLK's 'Dream' drowned in Hurricane Katrina

      October 3, 14

    Wall Street Eager to See Larry Summers Nominated Fed Chair
    Summers likely to be next Fed chair not despite failures but because of them

      October 3, 14

    Ways Privatization Failed America - Part 2
    Paul Buchheit: Regulation is meant to protect all of us, but anti-government activists have worked hard to turn us against our own best interests

      October 3, 14

    Free Speech Violations and Re-Education Programs at Florida University
    Intimidation of Palestine solidarity activists increasing on US college campuses

      October 3, 14

    Revealed: Potential Fed Chair Summers At Heart of Global Economic Crisis
    Greg Palast: Secret memo reveals Larry Summers involved in deal that helped setup the global economic crisis

      October 3, 14

    North South Trade Negotiations: The relationship between trade rules and the operations of multinational corporations
    Vijay Prashad: Trade rules should be about closing the gap between current wants and the ability of the planet to sustain or fulfill those wants not about increasing volumes of new wants. This is an ecological nightmare. Part 2 of 4

      October 3, 14

    Cornel West Says Civil Rights Leaders Have Failed The Movement
    In an exclusive interview with The Real News, Cornel West argues civil rights leaders have failed to hold president Obama accountable

      October 3, 14

    Tens of Thousands Mark 50 Year Anniversary of the March on Washington
    The Real News' Jaisal Noor speaks to Gary Younge, Cornel West and Amaju Baraka on relevance the 1963 March on Washington and if today's civil rights leaders are true to the movement's legacy

      October 3, 14

    Should Obama be Welcomed at 50th Anniversary of March on Washington?
    Writer and activist Ajamu Baraka explains why President Obama should not be welcomed at the March on Washington Commemoration

      October 3, 14

    North South Trade Negotiations: The Relationship Between Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations
    Vijay Prashad: Jobless growth wasn't an accidental product it was indeed how the rules were framed. Part 1 of 4

      October 3, 14

    Bradley Manning In His Own Words After Being Sentenced to 35 years
    Manning's attorney David Coombs Reads Manning's statement after he gets 35 years in prison

      August 22, 2013

    Kevin Gosztola on Chelsea Manning Being Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison
    Kevin Gosztola speaks to The Real News in an exclusive interview responding to Wikileaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning being sentenced to 35 years in prison

      October 3, 14

    Ann Wright on Chelsea Manning Being Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison
    Ann Wright speaks to The Real News in an exclusive interview responding to Wikileaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning being sentenced to 35 years in prison

      October 3, 14

    Advocate of Government Surveillance Promoted to Review NSA Oversight
    Marcy Wheeler: Government promoting surveillance advocate to oversight panel raises question if its more concerned with repairing its image or surveillance oversight

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges On Bradley Manning Being Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison
    Chris Hedges speaks to The Real News in an exclusive interview responding to Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning being sentenced to 35 years in prison

      October 3, 14

    Army Whistleblower Bradley Manning Gets "Unprecedented" 35 Years in Prison
    Advocates say sentence is a serious blow to whistleblowers and investigative journalism, Manning plans to appeal and request President Obama for a pardon

      October 3, 14

    International Law Requried Manning to be a Whistleblower
    Vijay Prashad: Obama Admin pursuit of Manning probably illegal under international law

      October 3, 14

    Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison
    David Swanson: Private Manning becomes latest victim of President Obama's war on whistleblowers and efforts should be made to remember him as a hero not a traitor

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    How is Privatization Failing America?
    Paul Bucheitt: From healthcare to education, research shows an increase in privatization leaves the public with the losses and corporations with the gains

      October 3, 14

    FBI Partners with Banks and Blames Mortgage Fraud on Poor Borrowers
    Instead of prosecuting banks for mortgage fraud, the Department of Justice is working with them.

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    10 Arrested Protesting Chicago Community Center and Library's Demolition
    Chicago bulldozes 'La Casita' three years after 43 day sit-in saved the vital community center and library

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Why Has NY Planned Parenthood & NOW Denounced Spitzer for NYC Comptroller?
    Lynn Parramore: Despite his strong record on women's rights and reining in Wall Street, feminist organizations denounce Spitzer due to their close ties to Wall Street

      October 3, 14

    Manning Sentencing Defense Plays Up Psychological Stress, Fails To Use Whistleblower Defense
    David Swanson: Released provocative photo of Manning, emotional testimony by Manning's sister plays to psychological defense but defense misses opportunity to showcase Manning as a whistleblower

      October 3, 14

    US Skipping Russia Summit Demonstrates A Failure In International Relations
    Larry Wilkerson: International summits continue to fail to tackle ongoing global crises

      October 3, 14

    Military In Crisis: Sexual Assault, Soldier Suicides and Excess Spending Rampant
    Larry Wilkerson: Decline of US armed forces inevitable if systemic problems remain unaddressed

      October 3, 14

    Social Security Act Turns 78
    Signed into law in 1935, the Social Security Act launched an integral social safety net program, but is it still sustainable?

      October 3, 14

    Pentagon Papers Lawyer: Today's Whistleblowers Face Unprecedented Danger
    Daniel Ellsberg's Attorney Daniel Sheehan: Political climate more dangerous than ever for whistleblowers

      October 3, 14

    Judge Rules NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" Unconstitutional, Orders Federal Oversight
    Judge finds New York Police Department violates the rights of New Yorkers, as mayor Michael Bloomberg vows to fight ruling

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    With Military Failing To Prosecute Rapists, Calls Grow for Civilian Prosecutor
    Jennifer Norris: Even with 1 out of 3 women facing sexual assault in the military, the Defense Department refuses to hold sexual predators accountable within the military justice system

      October 3, 14

    Wisconsin Capitol Protesters Defiant Despite Growing Crackdown
    Wisconsin "Sing Along" protesters remain defiant in face of escalating arrests at state capitol

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Protesters Condemn ALEC's Push to Privatize Public Education
    Demonstrators Crash ALEC convention in Chicago, a city impacted by the privatization of public schools

      October 3, 14

    100 Arrests At Wisconsin State Capital "Sing Along" Over Past Two Weeks
    Photographer Jenna Pope speaks about her arrest at Wisconsin Capital protest, her work and activism

      October 3, 14

    US & UK Pull Out Yemen Embassy Staff After Series of Drone Strikes
    Robert Naiman: US is on a policy collision course in Yemen as it publicly supports democracy but covertly administers drone strikes

      October 3, 14

    ALEC Charged with Tax Fraud For Secretive Financed Junkets for Legislators
    Lisa Graves: ALEC is running a secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund for state lawmakers, looking to influence legislation on 'right-to-work', 'stand your ground' laws, and voter ID laws

      October 3, 14

    Why The Real News can call a war crime a war crime
    Paul Jay talks about the Nuremberg Trials, Bradley Manning and why The Real News can follow facts to their conclusion.

      October 3, 14

    Company Responsible for Deadly Oil Train Crash Says It Won't Pay, TransCanada Pushes Pipeline Deal
    Yves Engler: Tragedy in Canadian town turns into an opportunity for some to argue that pipeline transport is safer, when the real argument should be against an oil-driven economy

      October 3, 14

    Manning Conviction Serious Blow To Govt Whistleblowers
    Michael Ratner: Bradley Manning's conviction demonstrates Obama administration's 'War on Whistleblowers' in full effect

      October 3, 14

    Congress Passes Student Debt Deal, but Fails Students in the Long Run
    Alan Collinge: Student loan bill only perpetuates a system that preys on students

      October 3, 14

    Michigan Leads Nation in Massive Corporate Tax Breaks (The Untold Story of Detroit's Decline)
    A new study of state subsidies for corporations over a 30-year period reveals cost of $456,000 per job

      October 3, 14

    Manning Found Guilty of Espionage, Faces 100-plus Years In Jail
    Kevin Gosztola: Verdict's impact will negatively affect future whistleblowers coming forward and NSA leaker Snowden

      October 3, 14

    Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Share Close Financial Ties to Defense Industry
    Vote to protect citizens privacy is struck down not based on party lines but campaign contributions from the defense industry

      October 3, 14

    Military Court Finds Manning Not Guilty of "Aiding the Enemy"
    Larry Wilkerson: Military culture dissuades whistleblowing, verdict is a symptom of the disease of endless war

      October 3, 14

    Halliburton Admits Guilt in Gulf Oil Spill Case, But Why is This Good News for BP?
    Greg Palast: Halliburton's admission will make BP defense stronger against the government's civil allegations of gross negligence

      October 3, 14

    Manning Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy But Faces 130 Years in Prison
    Michael Ratner offers context for Bradley Manning's conviction and discusses possible outcomes of his upcoming sentencing

      October 3, 14

    LA Holds Weeklong Protest Demanding Justice For Trayvon Martin
    The discontent of African American community especially the youth, erupted because of the Zimmerman not guilty verdict but reflects systemic bias in the criminal justice system

      October 3, 14

    "Dream Defenders" Occupy Florida State Capital Demanding End to "Stand Your Ground" Law
    Activists are demanding a repeal of the notorious Stand Your Ground legislation and an end to racial profiling and the "school to prison pipeline"

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    TRNN REPLAY: Detroit Red Wings Get New $400 Million Taxpayer-Financed Stadium While the City Goes Bankrupt
    Frank Hammer: Detroit's road to ruin was paved by an ill-conceived economic model

      July 24, 2013

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

      October 3, 14

    Obama Praises Race Equality, Stop-and-Frisk Advocate Kelly In Same Breath
    Davey D: What appeared as President Obama's unexpected comments on race should be seen as calculated, while he considers NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly as the next Homeland Security Secretary

      October 3, 14

    920 'Moral Monday' Arrests Made, NC Movement Vows to Push Back on Senate Voter ID Bill
    Rev. Curtis Gatewood: Senate bill would make it harder for college students, low income households to vote, as GOP-controlled legislature aims to revive Jim Crow practices

      October 3, 14

    Global Youth Unemployment Remains at Crisis Levels
    James Heintz: 75 million youth in the global labor market are unemployed and few governments are taking common sense steps to address the problem

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    "Justice for Trayvon" Rallies in 100 Cities Across USA
    Marches across the country demands civil rights charges against Zimmerman

      October 21, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    DC Council Tells Wal-mart Living Wage is Non-Negotiable
    Josh Eidelson: DC's action is a major hit to America's largest employer Wal-mart, as workers mobilize nationwide to demand a living wage

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Judge in Bradley Manning Trial Refuses to Dismiss Most Serious Charges
    Michael Ratner: Even though judge refused to grant defense motion to dismiss charges of aiding the enemy, Manning still could be found not guilty of that count.

      October 3, 14

    NSA Spying Under Fire From Congress, Churches and Tech Companies
    The NSA's surveillance programs are getting challenged by unlikely groups, including tech companies, elected officials, and a coalition ranging from Churches to gun rights groups.

      October 3, 14

    We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    Pt 3 of 7. In the continuation of Paul Jay's Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us

      October 3, 14

    Why the Right Should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall
    Bill Black: Glass-Steagall prevented a classic conflict of interest that any side of the aisle can blatantly see

      October 3, 14

    Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    Pt 2 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times - "great reporters care about truth more than they do about news"

      October 3, 14

    Progressives Challenge Pelosi Fundraiser
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fundraiser attracting protests over her support of President Obama's classified national surveillance program

      October 3, 14

    Thousands Protest Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict Nationwide
    Hundreds in Baltimore demand justice for slain teen Trayvon Martin, changes to judicial system that allowed his killer to walk free

      October 3, 14

    Urban Poverty in America Made Me Question Everything - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    Pt 1 of 7. Launching a new show "Reality Asserts Itself", Paul Jay interviews author, journalist and activist Chris Hedges about the formative experiences that shaped his world view

      October 3, 14

    Why the GOP Should Not Blame Immigrants for High Unemployment
    Bob Pollin: Republican-controlled House is split over immigration reform but those against reform should think twice before blaming immigrants for economic slump

      October 3, 14

    Ford: Zimmerman's Acquittal Exposes the American Psyches' Racist Reasoning
    Glen Ford: Prosecution was unable to prove Zimmerman's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt because it's thought to be "reasonable" to profile young black men as criminals

      October 3, 14

    Prisoners Stage Hunger Strikes Worldwide
    Michael Ratner: 30,000 California prisoners on hunger-strike find solidarity from Guantanamo Bay to the occupied territories of Palestine

      October 3, 14

    Opponents Vow to Fight On As Texas Advances Restrictive Abortion Bill
    Rocio Villalobos: Movement promises to challenge anti-abortion bill in Texas and across the country

      October 3, 14

    Low-Income New Yorkers Pay Higher Rent - Billionaires Receive Massive Tax Break for Luxury Condos
    Two decisions by the NY State Legislature and Rent Guidelines Board will deepen gentrification in NYC

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Plan to Crackdown On Whistleblowers Leaked To McClatchy
    Jonathan Landay: Experts say Obama Admin. "Insider Threat Program" unlikely to stop leaks and may hurt legitimate whistleblowers

      October 3, 14

    Indignation Across Europe At Revelations of US Spying on Its Citizens
    Former British intelligence whistleblower Annie Machon: Europeans angry at spying revelations, but laws protect spy agencies from accountability

      October 3, 14

    Snowden: Symptom or Disease?
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Never-ending culture of war breeds an ever-growing draconian government, which will pressure more whistleblowers to come forward to stop tyranny

      October 3, 14

    Wilkerson: Nominated FBI Director Is Model of Revolving Door
    James Comey will likely be confirmed as the new FBI Director, and his career working for Lockheed Martin and a hedge fund is just another example of the American status quo

      October 3, 14

    Former NSA Exec: Government Spying Violates Constitution
    Pt. 2 Thomas Drake: Surrendering Civil Liberties Does Not Make America Safe

      October 3, 14

    Whistleblower: Obama's Secrecy Makes Bush Look Mild
    Pt. 1 NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake says a new American revolution is needed to resist surveillance state - defends Snowden from pro-Obama left criticism

      October 3, 14

    Inside Gitmo Military Commissions
    Adam Hudson: Despite potential closing of Gitmo prison, the culture of indefinite detention is institutionalized in the military

      October 3, 14

    37 out of 42 Clinics To Be Cut in Round Two of Anti-Abortion TX Bill
    Rocio Villalobos: Abortion regulation would disproportionally affect reproductive health clinics for poor women of color

      October 3, 14

    U.S. Allies Violate Int. Law Pursuing Snowden
    Mark Weisbrot: Forced landing of Bolivia president's plane and other tactics show that Snowden needs to speak directly to the public to get political asylum

      October 3, 14

    Whistleblower - feat. Edward Snowden
    A Rap News summary of the past few week's remarkable series of events regarding the NSA and Whistleblowers

      October 3, 14

    GAO Finds US Companies Only Pay One-Third of Corporate Tax Rate
    CEOs claim the US has the world's highest corporate tax rate, but they actually pay less than most workers

      October 3, 14

    Danish Judge Frederik Harhoff Reveals a Dangerous Trend in the ICC
    Israeli and U.S influence suspected in leaning on the ICC to acquit suspected war criminals, in order to create a precedent that will protect offenders

      June 30, 2013

    Advocates Oppose Senate Immigration Bill Over Escalation of Border Militarization
    As Senate passes its version of comprehensive immigration reform, immigrant rights advocates withdraws support over provisions that increase border militarization and demand president Obama halt all deportations

      October 3, 14

    Is Whistle-blowing a Form of Free Speech?
    Michael Ratner: Recognized by countries all over the world, whistle-blowing is a form of political opinion that is protected by the Refugee Convention

      October 3, 14

    2012 "Undocubus" Empowered Immigrant Communities Through Civil Disobedience
    Pt 2. In 2012, undocumented immigrants launched the "Undocubus" campaign and used civil disobedience to challenge deportations

      October 3, 14

    Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage An Economic Win-Win
    Before the Supreme Court overturned DOMA, discriminatory policies cost same-sex married couples as much as $500,000 over a lifetime.

      October 3, 14

    Does the Black Political Class Bear Some Responsibility for SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision?
    Bruce Dixon: Black politicians should have pushed for a constitutional amendment to ensure that the VRA never came before the GOP-dominated court

      October 3, 14

    Obama and the Militarisation of Africa
    Emira Woods PT2: Under the "war on terror" framework, the US and AFRICOM are beefing up pro-US militaries across Africa

      October 3, 14

    Is Obama's Trip to Africa about Investment or the Extraction of African Resources?
    Emira Woods: Obama administration needs a new approach to trade and investment and should move away from policies that favor the extraction of African resources and the militarization of the continent

      October 3, 14

    Supreme Court Ruling May Spell The End of Affirmative Action
    Glen Ford: Already crippled by previous rulings, Supreme Court puts affirmative action on its last legs

      October 3, 14

    South Africans Plan to Protest Obama's Crimes Against Africa During Presidential Visit
    Patrick Bond: South Africans plan protests over Obama administration's funding of African dictators, revelations of NSA spying and economic agenda

      October 3, 14

    2012 Undocubus National Tour Highlights Plight Of Undocumented Immigrants
    Pt 1. In 2012, undocumented immigrants toured country on Undocubus, used civil disobedience campaign to mobilize support for just immigration reform

      October 3, 14

    Former Gov't Officials Say Foreign Policy Making US Less Safe
    Fred Branfman: Excesses of Executive Branch Eroding Democratic Institutions

      June 23, 2013

    Edward Snowden: War on Whistleblowers "Only Builds Better Whistleblowers"
    Larry Wilkerson: Snowden's expertise allowed him to understand the threat of the NSA's surveillance programs on civil liberties - government power exercised in secret will be abused

      October 3, 14

    "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

      October 3, 14

    'The Americans have been Dishonest Negotiators' says Afghan Militants' Representative
    The Political Chief of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells The Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks

      October 3, 14

    Seven Months After Sandy Some Communities Still Waiting for Aid
    Communities in Rockaway Islands say Wall Street connected charity denying them access to funds raised through public donations after Sandy

      October 3, 14

    Ellsberg: A Coup Against the Constitution
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man who released the Pentagon papers, says the FISA court is a sham and warrantless wiretapping, which has being going on for years before 9/11, is a violation of the US Constitution no matter what law Congress passes

      October 3, 14

    What Makes the American Security State Necessary?
    Phyllis Bennis: Will any amount of surveillance make Americans secure when US foreign policy is based on global hegemony?

      October 3, 14

    Senate Immigration Bill Fails to Advance Immigrant Rights
    Comprehensive immigration reform fails to address root causes of migration

      October 3, 14

    Former CIA Analyst: Snowden Did The Right Thing
    Ray McGovern: NSA whistleblower Snowden courageous defender of liberty

      October 3, 14

    NSA Whistleblower Ed Snowden Risks Freedom to Expose Extensive Government Spying
    Michael Ratner: Citizens must demand an end to surveillance state and Obama admin's war on whistle-blowers

      October 3, 14

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'
    Guardian's Glenn Greenwald talks to Edward Snowden, the source behind the NSA files about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation

      October 3, 14

    Obama Defends "Big Brother" Powers
    Larry Wilkerson: The NSA's illegal gathering of almost all means of communication sacrifices privacy without improving national security

      June 8, 2013

    Court Order Reveals Unprecedented Government Surveillance of Verizon Cell Phone Customers
    Michael Ratner: Document revealing US spying on Verizon cell phone customers likely leaked by a whistleblower, which government is attempting to suppress through Bradley Manning trial

      October 3, 14

    Obama Appoints "Humanitarian Interventionists" to Key Positions
    Larry Wilkerson: The appointment of Susan Rice as National Security Advisor and nomination of Samantha Power to the UN is a concern as both favor using military power to intervene in other countries affairs

      October 3, 14

    Obama Nominee to the UN, Advised Violating UN Resolution on Libya
    David Swanson: Samantha Power advocated regime change in Libya when UN resolution was specifically restricted to defense of Benghazi

      October 3, 14

    Left Forum Takes on Ecological Transformation
    Nancy Holmstrom: In the past, the Left Forum meetings in New York have not faced up to environmental and climate change issues - this year it should be the major theme

      October 3, 14

    Bradley Manning Supporters Say Exposing Criminals is not a Crime
    Outside Ft. Meade where Bradley Manning's trial will take place, hundreds rallied to say that Obama Admin. attacks on whistle-blowers is an attack on democracy (Note: estimates of crowd size varied from 500 to over one thousand).

      June 2, 2013

    End deportations now demanded by rallies nationwide
    Mobilization across the country demands Obama administration stop deportations and pass genuine immigration reform

      October 3, 14

    Manning Supporters Demand His Freedom, Rally Outside Fort Meade
    Over 1,000 Bradley Manning supporters from around the country rally outside Fort Meade, Maryland ahead of Manning's June 3rd trial.

      October 3, 14

    Gov Seeks Life for Manning; Hammond Could Face Ten Years
    Michael Ratner: The government uses a sledge hammer to go after "truth tellers" Bradley Manning, Jeremy Hammond and Julian Assange

      October 3, 14

    Chicago Closes 50 Public Schools, Spends $100 Million in Taxpayer Funds on Private College Stadium
    Activists say national union leadership needs to give more support to Black and Latino working class families fighting school closures

      October 3, 14

    $6 Billion Money Laundering On-line Business Operated with Impunity
    Bill Black: Operation involving drug money carried on for almost a decade before being charged; much bigger crimes on Wall St. go unpunished

      October 3, 14

    Military Suicide Rate Continues to Rise at Alarming Rate
    Anti-militarism activists say rising military suicides linked to illegal wars and high civilian death tolls

      October 3, 14

    Military Suicide Rate Continues to Rise at Alarming Rate
    TRNN Replay: Anti-militarism activists say rising military suicides linked to illegal wars and high civilian death tolls

      October 3, 14

    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.

      October 3, 14

    Yes Mr President, This Is Who We Are
    Michael Ratner and Paul Jay analyze President Obama's defense of his drone and Guantanamo policies - a policy based on continuing US dominance in the Middle East; Obama's speech was interrupted by Code Pink's Medea Benjamin

      October 3, 14

    Obama Expands Militarization of Police
    Among items transfered to local law enforcement agencies have been assault rifles and grenade launchers, even Blackhawk helicopters and .50 caliber machine guns; In fiscal year 2011 alone, the Pentagon transferred almost $500 million worth of materials to domestic law enforcement - near double the previous year's total

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Attack on Whistleblowers Criminalizes News Gathering
    Kathleen McClellan: Some former Bush administration officials were quoted as saying, we'd never be able to get away with what the Obama administration has done

      October 3, 14

    80% of Gitmo Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 100 Days
    Group calls for cleared detainees to be released

      October 3, 14

    Seizure of AP Phone Records Continues Obama Admin's Attack on Whistleblowers
    Mark Seibel (McClatchy Newspapers): Seizure of a news organization's phone records should be illegal as it limits the ability of journalists to investigate and report - something guaranteed by the Constitution

      October 3, 14

    Wikileaks Cables Reveal State Dept. Promoting GMOs Abroad
    Darcey O'Callaghan: US embassies are aggressively and systematically promoting biotechnology and GMO food abroad

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    Justice Department Redefines Terrorism by Putting Assata Shakur on FBI List
    Michael Ratner: Upping the reward and renewing interest in Assata Shakur, is aimed at labeling any use of violence with a political character as terrorism - even if the target is not a civilian

      May 10, 2013

    Obama Nominates Cable Industry Lobbyist and Campaign Bundler New Head of FCC
    Nicholas Johnson: Nomination of Tom Wheeler shows Obama wants an FCC that manages monopoly competition - not a defender of public interest; Wheeler on President's intelligence advisory board, not likely to defend right to privacy

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    Christianity of the Inquisition in the US Army
    Larry Wilkerson: Evangelical Christianity is spreading with official support throughout the US armed forces, including the persecution of "non-believers"

      October 3, 14

    The Rehabilitation of Bush/Cheney
    Larry Wilkerson: President Obama protected Bush/Cheney from criminal prosecution to protect himself

      October 3, 14

    Apres Moi, Le Deluge - Make Money Now To Hell With Tomorrow
    Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: We're in worse shape now than in 2008 because at least then there was hope governments would face up to the situation

      October 3, 14

    Does Public Debt Restrict Growth?
    Joseph Minarik and Bob Pollin debate recent PERI report that debunked economic theory that supported austerity policies

      October 3, 14

    Study Debunking Austerity Research Sparks Wide Reaction
    Bob Pollin (Co-Author of Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff): Deficit Hawks still defend conclusions of a study that contained spreadsheet errors and weighted selected countries in an inappropriate way; led to incorrect theory about public debt and growth

      October 3, 14

    Senate Immigration Bill: More Militarization of the Border, No Real Path to Citizenship
    Isabel Garcia: New legislation will increase deportations, beef up police while worker status will help provide cheap labor for businesses but make citizenship almost impossible to attain

      October 3, 14

    28-year old PhD student debunks the most influential austerity study
    New study refutes Reinhart and Rogoff analysis that underpins austerity policy around the world; shows no relation between debt and lack of growth

      October 3, 14

    Video Game and Tax Day Actions Target Corporate "Tax Evaders"
    Nicole Tichon and Gan Golan: By projecting a Tax Evader video game on the side of banks and big corporate buildings, actions aim to focus public attention on banks and big companies that pay low to no taxes

      October 3, 14

    Obama Preaches Stimulus to Europe and Practices Austerity at Home
    Richard Wolff: Low wages, cheap money, and cheap equipment are driving higher profits and the politics of austerity

      October 3, 14

    Obama's "Cat Food" Social Security Reform
    Michael Hudson: Obama's "bargain" on social security reform will push more retirees into poverty in exchange for a minor increase in high end income tax - a class that receives most revenue from capital gains

      October 3, 14

    Obama Sends Lew to Europe Preaching Growth While Practicing Austerity at Home
    Bill Black: Treasury Secretary Lew tells Europe to ease up on austerity while Obama makes major cuts at home

      October 3, 14

    The Grand Betrayal has Arrived
    Bill Black: President Obama's bargain with Republicans opens the door to Wall St.'s dream - the privatization of Social Security

      October 3, 14

    Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence
    Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government [was/is] "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today". This was in context to a speech delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City - exactly one year before his untimely death.

      October 3, 14

    Chris Hedges: Why I Resigned from PEN
    Chris Hedges: Suzanne Nossel, new head of PEN - which is supposed to defend human rights - supported war in Iraq and advocates use of military force in the name of democracy, lock step with Obama admin. wars in Afghanistan, drone attacks and more

      October 3, 14

    The Message of MLK, Bradley Manning and the Collateral Murder Video
    Michael Ratner: Anniversary of King's "Beyond Vietnam Speech" and release of Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video

      October 3, 14

    Recession Good for Profits
    Gerald Epstein: Low wages and interest rates create rocketing profits and stock markets

      October 3, 14

    Oliver Stone's Journey from Cold Warrior to America's Untold History (1/2)
    Oliver Stone Pt.1: I volunteered to fight in Vietnam and voted for Reagan; I started seeing through the lies and realized I had to start by understanding why we dropped the atomic bomb

      October 3, 14

    Oliver Stone and the Curve of the Ball (2/2)
    Oliver Stone Pt.2: There are moments in history, from Wallace to Kennedy, where it could have gone another way

      October 3, 14

    Why Are People with Health Insurance Going Bankrupt?
    Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama care will not put an end to medical bankruptcies - 80% of people going bankrupt due to healthcare costs had insurance

      October 3, 14

    Everyone but China TPP Trade Deal Threatens Sovereignty and Public Ownership
    Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama led trade initiative Trans Pacific Partnership aims to isolate China while strengthening corporate legal rights

      October 3, 14

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Gay Marriage, Black Community Divided on Defining Issue as a "Civil Right"
    Blacks are more likely to identify as LGBT in America but community remains split on linking gay rights to human rights

      October 3, 14

    Shutting Down Critique of Israel on Campus
    Michael Ratner: Regulations against hate speech used to close down criticism of Israeli occupation

      October 3, 14

    "Manufacturing Consent" 25 Years Later
    Edward S. Herman (co-author with Noam Chomsky of "Manufacturing Consent'): All the problems of the propaganda media model we talked about in the book have grown worse; new media like Real News show potential but need funding for more investigative journalism

      October 3, 14

    Gender Wage Gap is Shrinking - Male Wages are Going Down
    Bill Black: Male workers wages are going down which makes gap appear smaller; in higher incomes levels gap is getting wider

      October 3, 14

    Youth Will Pay the Price of Austerity
    Pt2. Stephanie Seguino: Elites profit from "smaller" government while youth unemployment soars

      October 3, 14

    Stagnant Wages and Speculation Triggered the Crisis
    Pt1. Stephanie Seguino: Blacks, Hispanics, and single mothers have much greater loss of income since crisis, triggered by income inequality in the first place

      October 3, 14

    Family Members and Activists Call for Accountability in Killing of Brooklyn Teen by NYPD
    Eye-Witnesses Challenge Police Account of Shooting of Brooklyn Teenager Kimani Gray

      October 3, 14

    Obama Makes Nice Speeches but One Sided Support for Israel Continues
    Phyllis Bennis: President Obama recognizes injustice and need for two states but does nothing to pressure Netanyahu to make concessions to Palestinians

      October 3, 14

    Netanyahu Apologizes as Isolated Israel Needs Turkey Deal
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Israel needed Obama to broker Turkey deal as Netanyahu's policies and unstable region put Israel in a precarious position

      October 3, 14

    Palestinians Reacted Angrily to US President's Visit
    Expectations are zero that Obama will broker peace between Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Obama accused of siding with Israel on every issue

      October 3, 14

    Gailbraith and Panitch: Is a New "New Deal' Possible? Pt.2
    James K. Gailbraith and Leo Panitch discuss the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the significance of the New Deal

      October 3, 14

    Gailbraith and Panitch: Is a New "New Deal' Possible?
    James K. Gailbraith and Leo Panitch discuss the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the significance of the New Deal

      October 3, 14

    NYPD's Stop and Frisk Put on Trial in "Historic" Class Action Lawsuit
    In Floyd v. City of New York, lawyers argue hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have constitutional rights violated by Stop and Frisk

      October 3, 14

    President Obama Visits Israel, But Expectations are Low
    A great deal of emphasis on symbolism in Obama's visit, and very little content, expected in Obama's brief visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

      March 20, 2013

    10 Years After the War in Iraq, the Same Political Forces are Planning a War with Iran
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Regime change is still the Neo-con agenda in Iran as they hope to use military might to assert American commercial interests

      October 3, 14

    Forbes Billionaires List Growing
    James Henry: US still leads as many new billionaires emerging in China and Russia; corporate profits at record levels - as austerity hits and unemployment remains high

      October 3, 14

    The Bomb Sends a Message to the World - Untold History (6/7)
    Pt.6 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of The Untold History of the United States): The atomic bomb did not end the war with Japan, it was a threat to the Soviet Union that the US would dominate the post-war world

      October 3, 14

    The Roots of the Cold War (7/7)
    Pt.7 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of The Untold History of the United States): Truman breaks Roosevelt's alliance with the Soviet Union and pushes the world into a bitter, decades long conflict

      October 3, 14

    The New York Times and "Liberal Media" Helped Sell the Iraq War
    Michael Ratner: The NYT and other "liberal" commentators led the way in selling the WMD myth and justified the Iraq war; their mea culpas ring hollow

      October 3, 14

    Will a Grand Bargain or Betrayal be Obama's Legacy
    Bill Black: Slate magazine says that President Obama wants a Grand Bargain on budget cuts he can call his legacy - but it will be a Grand Betrayal that makes the recession worse

      October 3, 14

    "Everyone But China" Agreement Prevents Regulation of Hot Money and Speculation
    Kevin Gallagher: Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens national sovereignty, extends corporate rights, and targets China

      March 18, 2013

    Advocates Condemn Clearing of Baltimore's 'Camp 83' Homeless Encampment
    City clears 'Camp 83' and refuses to find residents shelter but private citizen provides campers temporary housing

      October 3, 14

    Rally Against Deportations in Phoenix
    Protest organized by families broken by immigration deportations

      October 3, 14

    Undoing the New Deal
    PT2 On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Roosevelt's election and the introduction of the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the post-war period and how successive administrations dismantled it

      October 3, 14

    Who Benefits from Austerity?
    Bob Pollin fields the question: are the very rich hunkering down for a long recession and to protect their assets, are more concerned about debt than high unemployment

      October 3, 14

    Holder's Letter Does not Rule Out Targeting US Citizens Outside of Country (Non-citizens Can Be Killed Anywhere)
    Michael Ratner: Rand Paul's filibuster forces Attorney General to acknowledge US president can not order the killing of US citizens on American soil but does not rule out the global campaign of targeted assassinations

      March 8, 2013

    Austerity and the Death of Logic
    Bill Black: Both the GOP and the White House refuse to support a bill that ends the sequester, it shows the real intention of the Obama administration

      March 12, 2013

    Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan CIA Appointment Over Drone Strikes
    Brian Doherty: Paul used a 13 hour filibuster to denounce the Obama Admin. violation of constitutional rights by killing US citizens abroad and potentially at home with drone strikes

      October 3, 14

    "The Backdoor to War with Iran" - Wilkerson Attacks Senate Resolution
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Resolution S.RES.65 sends the message to Iran that the US objective is regime change, not a negotiated settlement to nuclear question

      October 3, 14

    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

    Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry
    Transcript of statement by Private First Class Bradley E. Bradley at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses.

      October 3, 14

    Bradley Manning Tells Court Public Have the Right to Know About US War Crimes
    American Attorney for Julian Assange, Michael Ratner, reports he was in the courtroom and witnessed Manning speak with confidence and intelligence as he detailed the outrages that drove him to upload the documents to Wikileaks

      March 1, 2013

    Supreme Court Could Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws
    Greg Palast: Congress should extend Voting Rights Act to all states before Supreme Court overturns it

      March 5, 2013

    Hagel Confirmed - Will He Jump on the Military Expenditure Bandwagon?
    Chuck Hagel is confirmed as Secretary of Defense; will he now try to sell the myth that a high military budget is good for jobs?

      October 3, 14

    Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue
    Part 1. Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power

      October 3, 14

    The Power of Finance and a New, New Deal
    On the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the prospects for a serious reform of the banking system

      October 3, 14

    80th Anniversary of Roosevelt and The New Deal
    Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss President Roosevelt's policy of saving the economy from the ground up

      March 4, 2013

    "Is 'Supercop' William Bratton the Answer to Oakland's Police Problem?"
    Oakland recently hired famed police chief William Bratton as a consultant in an effort to find a solution to its ongoing problems with its Police Department

      October 3, 14

    Mexican Farmers Protest the Entrance of GMO Corn
    Thousands across Mexico demand their government reject permits for GMO Corn while Monsanto defends their patent on life in U.S. Supreme Court

      February 25, 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

    Du Bois, Garvey and Pan Africanism
    On the 145th anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois's birth, Anthony Monteiro discusses the opposing views on Pan Africanism of Du Bois and Marcus Garvey

      February 22, 2013

    Du Bois and the Soviet Union
    On the 145th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois, Anthony Monteiro looks at Du Bois's relationship with the CPUSA and the Soviet Union

      February 23, 2013

    Bradley Manning 1000 Days in Jail and more Government Crackdown on Transparency
    Michael Ratner: Worldwide support for Manning as trial of alleged Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond takes bizarre twist

      February 22, 2013

    Clinton"s Policy of Not Prosecuting Bank Fraud Continues
    Bill Black: Clinton admin. thought that prosecuting big bank fraud wasn't worth the governments time and could destabilize banking system - Obama continues the policy today

      October 3, 14

    Kazakhstan, a human rights disaster, hosts Iran Talks
    Allen Ruff: Kazakhstan's brutal repression of workers and opposition ignored as it tries to play broker in the stand off between the US and Iran

      October 3, 14

    W.E.B. Du Bois vs Booker T. Washington - Then and Now
    Anthony Monteiro : Feb. 23, 2013 is the 145th anniversary of the birth of Du Bois, considered a founder of the civil rights movement and father of Pan Africanism

      February 20, 2013

    Campaign to recall "America's toughest sheriff"
    Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County Arizona, accused of brutal law enforcement and racial profiling; faces a recall campaign from an independent coalition.

      October 3, 14

    IMF Accused of Double Standard on China's Currency Moves
    Ilene Grabel: An IMF internal report says it's been unfairly critiquing China and other Asian countries currency manipulations while ignoring similar practices by Western countries

      February 25, 2013

    Will Feb 17th Protest Stop the XL Pipeline and Shift Climate Debate?
    Patrick Bond: A massive protest could push Obama to stop the Tar Sands pipe line and shift climate debate away from market solutions

      February 15, 2013

    SOTU: Obama Opens Door to Grand Betrayal
    Bill Black: President Obama offered up "reform" of medicare and social security, that is cuts at a time of deep recession

      October 3, 14

    SOTU: Do Policy Proposals Live up to Rhetoric on Wages and Climate Change?
    Gerald Epstein: Language on wages and climate change could help shift the debate but policy proposals tied to interests of finance and private sector

      October 3, 14

    Will Obama Plan Create a "Rising, Thriving Middle Class"?
    Leo Panitch and Jennifer Taub: President Obama's SOTU shows he is far more wedded to private sector, free market solutions than "restoring the bargain" with the middle class

      February 13, 2013

    Obama Avoids War Rhetoric with Iran
    Glen Ford: Obama avoided bellicose language towards Iran and Syria but defended drone killings and remains committed to US role as the dominant global military power

      February 13, 2013

    CIA Appointee's Statement on Iran Echoes Tenet on Iraq
    Lawrence Wilkerson: John Brennan claims Iran pushing towards a nuclear weapon; ignores National Intelligence Estimate which concluded Iran was not

      February 12, 2013

    Will Obama Use International Economic Appointments to Push Stimulus?
    Gerald Epstein: Obama can't use GOP Control of House as excuse for more Wall St. friendly appointments

      February 12, 2013

    Part 2. What Should Progressives Do Next?
    Norman Solomon on developing an independent progressive movement and influencing the Democratic Party

      October 3, 14

    What should Progressives Do Next?
    Norman Solomon on developing an independent Progressive movement and influencing the Democratic Party

      October 3, 14

    Brennan Hearings: Who's Overseeing Who?
    Ray McGovern: Hearing exposes how little oversight the Senate Intelligence Committee exercises over the CIA

      February 8, 2013

    Brennan Hearings: What is the Legal Basis for Drone Targeted Killings?
    Michael Ratner: There's no reason why the legal argument defending targeted killing should not be made public

      February 8, 2013

    Brennan Hearings: What is the Legal Basis for Drone Targeted Killings? Pt.2
    Michael Ratner: There's no reason why the legal argument defending targeted killing should not be made public

      February 9, 2013

    Hagel and Fracture Lines in the GOP
    Matt Welch: Libertarian Republicans like Rand Paul are closer to Hagel on foreign policy than they are to neo-cons like McCain and Graham

      January 6, 2013

    Critics Say Obama Immigration Reform Won't Stop Family Breakups Anytime Soon
    A young activist gets his father released from detention but many more will be deported breaking up families with children born in the US

      October 3, 14

    The Hagel Hearings
    Defense Secretary nominee Hagel squares off against McCain and Lindsay Graham

      February 2, 2013

    Zero Dark Thirty, Manhunt and Obama Admin. Justify Use of Torture
    Michael Ratner: Recent films and Obama's lack of prosecution of CIA and Bush Cheney for torture is creating conditions for its public acceptance

      February 4, 2013

    What a Progressive Immigration Reform Bill Looks Like
    Isabel Garcia: A full amnesty and path to citizenship is the only reform that respects human rights and the fact that most undocumented workers were de facto invited into the country

      January 5, 2013

    Obama's Immigration Reform Sets Punitive Obstacles to Citizenship
    Isabel Garcia: Proposed reforms implies if it was practical, 11 million people should be deported - this tone informs the rest of the proposals

      February 1, 2013

    Supervisor of Intelligence Estimate Hailed for Preventing War with Iran
    Professor Thomas Fingar wins the Sam Adams award for integrity in intelligence, while others warn of an unprecedented crackdown on intelligence agency whistleblowers

      October 3, 14

    Preaching to the Choir
    Jeff Cohen: Illusions about Obama and the myth of the need for bipartisanship are reasons why progressives and liberals must have a vigorous debate - there really is no choir

      January 31, 2013

    Major Cuts Needed to 1.2 Trillion Dollar National Security Budget
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Pressure from arms manufactures and politicians protecting jobs make it difficult to have a rational approach to US military budget

      January 31, 2013

    Lack of Criminal Prosecutions Linked to Obama and Holder's Wall St. Connections
    Dimitri Lascaris: Department of Justice under George Bush secured convictions of major figures from the business community in complex financial frauds and Obama and Holder have not done so following the worst epidemic of financial fraud in the modern era

      January 30, 2013

    Spies and the Media
    Annie Machon: Intelligence agencies infiltrate and actively work to influence mainstream media

      October 3, 14

    Obama: Rhetoric or New Direction?
    James K. Galbraith: The positions taken in the Inaugural Address suggest a more serious approach to climate change and a defense of social programs

      October 3, 14

    Filibuster Reform a Bust?
    Reformers don't obtain talking filibuster measure, say it's crucial to democratic process in Senate - an institution designed to suppress popular will

      January 28, 2013

    Breaking Up the Big Banks is Not a Solution
    Leo Panitch: Global capitalism needs massive banks, but big private banks have the power to prevent regulation and threaten more crisis; the solution is not breaking them up but making them public

      October 3, 14

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

      January 24, 2013

    Obama, Hagel and the Asian Pivot
    Allan Ruff and Steve Horn on Obama's imperial strategy to control the energy resources of Eurasia

      January 30, 2013

    What Obama Should Do in the Next Four Years
    Robert Johnson outlines what the President should do if his Inaugural Address is not just empty rhetoric

      January 23, 2013

    Obama Speech Rings a Different Tone
    John Nichols: The President is not a progressive, but speech promises a more reformist stand

      January 22, 2013

    Three Things Obama Can Do if he is Serious About Promise to Middle Class
    Bob Pollin: The President still perpetuates myth there is a fiscal crisis

      January 21, 2013

    If I Were Attorney General
    Michael Ratner outlines 10 things he would do if he were Attorney General in the new Obama Administration

      January 23, 2013

    Wilkerson: Why Hagel is a Good Choice
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Hagel's nomination for Sec. of Defense is opposed by those who believe that American military power should be used almost as the sole instrument of American policy

      January 29, 2013

    The Case Against Kerry
    Stephen Zunes tracks the history of John Kerry from Vietnam War critic to Iraq war hawk

      January 24, 2013

    House Passes $51 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Sandy Survivors
    Affected Areas Get Much Needed Aid But Activists Warn to Follow the Money

      October 3, 14

    Hundreds of Sandy Survivors Call for Passage of $51 Billion Dollar Aid Package
    Rockaway Island residents say billions in aid needed for full recovery

      January 15, 2013

    Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII (5/7)
    Pt.5 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of Showtime's Untold History of the United States): Dealing with the role of the Soviet Union in WWII was the most sensitive and complicated issue faced by the series

      January 14, 2013

    Krugman and Obama’s Dangerous Austerity Myths
    Bill Black: Obama nominates a Wall St. loyalist to help negotiate the "Grand Betrayal"

      January 13, 2013

    Zionjuana - Netanyahu Headlines Birthright Rally
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu headlines Jerusalem mega event for thousands of Jewish teenagers on Israel-bonding trip

      October 3, 14

    Massive Cuts to Postal Service a Step Towards Privatization?
    Plan to restructure post office a big real estate play and boon to private courier companies

      January 9, 2013

    Hagel Nomination Defies Neo-Cons and AIPAC; Brennon at CIA will Expand Drone Assassinations
    Ray McGovern: Hagel may help restrain forces that want war against Iran; Brennan will help Obama more directly control CIA

      January 9, 2013

    Failure of Current TV - Gore Wouldn't Take on Bush
    Robert Parry: Current TV could have played a critical role taking on the Bush presidency, instead it followed a confused "youth" strategy

      January 9, 2013

    Obama Signs NDAA Bill Allowing Indefinite Detention; Obama Orders Assassinations with No Oversight
    Michael Ratner: Obama continues model of Presidential fiat, Congressional fiat, no due process, no trials, and indefinite detention.

      January 6, 2013

    American Dynasties Perpetuated by "Cliff" Estate Tax Deal
    James S. Henry: Obama's deal with GOP on estate tax ensures very rich families will continue to amass historic levels of wealth and power

      January 4, 2013

    Rich Should Be Happy with Cliff Deal
    Gerald Epstein: President Obama did not have to make this deal, it's a debacle being called a win

      January 3, 2013

    Cliff Deal a "Moderate" Betrayal
    Bill Black: Compromise on tax hikes on rich and allowing payroll taxes to rise sets the ground for a "grand betrayal" yet to come

      January 3, 2013

    Fiscal Cliff: Going Nuclear and the Grand Betrayal
    Bill Black: GOP threatens to use debt ceiling as leverage, creates conditions for more austerity measures by Obama

      October 3, 14

    Will Obama Offer Massive Corporate Tax Cuts to Make "Fiscal Cliff" Deal?
    James S. Henry: Territorial tax being considered that would make offshore revenue tax free

      December 31, 2012

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

      October 3, 14

    Untold History: The Coup Against Wallace and What Might Have Been (4/7)
    Pt.4 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of the United States): A Wallace Presidency might have prevented the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan and prevented the Cold War

      January 11, 2013

    Black: Too Big to Prosecute and It's Obama's Fiscal Cliff
    Bill Black: Criminal money laundering goes unpunished and Fiscal Cliff was created by Obama

      December 23, 2012

    Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA (3/7)
    Pt.3 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the "Untold History of the United States", discusses the '44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war

      December 21, 2012

    Untold History: Early US Imperialism, Hitler, Roosevelt, The Spanish Civil War (2/7)
    Pt.2 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of Untold History of the United States, discusses Roosevelt's attitude towards Hitler and the Soviet Union

      December 19, 2012

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

      October 3, 14

    The Making of "Untold History of the United States" (1/7)
    Pt.1 The beginning of a multi-part interview with Peter Kuznick; in this segment he tells the story about how he teamed up with Oliver Stone to challenge a primary thesis of the cold war

      December 17, 2012

    Public Housing Tenants Demand Accountability From Authorities after Superstorm Sandy
    Brooklyn residents win concessions from New York City Public Housing Authority after weeks without heat and power

      October 3, 14

    US Tries to Control Outcome of Syrian Conflict; Russia Might Back Off Support for Assad
    Vijay Prashad: US recognizes Syrian National Coalition as Russia says Assad may have to step down

      December 14, 2012

    Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC
    Mary Bottari: At the last minute, Michigan governor uses right-wing group's draft of legislation that gives workers the "right" to work without collective bargaining

      December 14, 2012

    Obama Writing "Rules" for Killing People with Drones
    Michael Ratner: Pres. Obama debating rules that allow him to kill extra-judicially anyone considered an enemy combatant anywhere in the world including US citizens and by logical extension, within the United States

      December 9, 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

    20,000 People a Year Die From Effects of Fossil Fuel Generation
    James Boyce: Burning fossil fuels not only climate threat but pollutants from process killing people

      December 5, 2012

    Israel Expands Settlements, Obama Expands Drones
    Vijay Prashad: In response to UN vote on Palestine, Israel withholds tax revenue from PA and announces new settlement construction; drones become a weapon of "police action" in war on terror

      December 4, 2012

    Wilkerson: Senate Pushes Obama Towards War and Susan Rice a Bad Choice
    Larry Wilkerson: The Senate passed a good amendment to NDAA but a terrible resolution on Iran; Susan Rice should be opposed on policy issues, not GOP rhetoric

      December 6, 2012

    Is Susan Rice "Bad for Congo"
    Kambale Musavuli: Susan Rice's record on Africa suggests as Secretary of State, she would side with dictators and US allies Rwanda and Uganda against the people of Congo

      December 7, 2012

    With US Blessing, Rwanda Backs M23 Rebels in Congo
    Kambale Musavuli: Obama ignores legislation he sponsored in US Senate calling for sanctions against countries interfering in the Congo

      October 3, 14

    Netanyahu Forms Alliance with Far Right's Lieberman
    Shir Hever: UN Vote and criticism over Gaza attack matter little to Netanyahu who unites with Minister who advocates ethnic cleansing of Palestinian citizens of Israel

      December 2, 2012

    Who's Getting Pushed Off the "Fiscal Cliff"?
    Progressive Democrats lobby against a "Grand Bargain" that will further unravel the social safety net

      November 28, 2012

    Hamas Has Been Willing to Negotiate a Peace Deal Based on '67 borders
    Gareth Porter: Hamas proposed talks several times that were rejected by Israel

      October 3, 14

    Did IAEA Fudge the Numbers?
    Gareth Porter: Recent IAEA alarmist report on Iran misstates enrichment numbers, putting Iran program closer to Israeli "red line"

      November 26, 2012

    The Hypocrisy of US Defense of Israel's Gaza War
    Vijay Prashad: Obama says any country would defend itself against rockets as his drones drop bombs in many countries

      December 2, 2012

    The Qatari/Egyptian/US Agenda and the Israeli Attack on Gaza
    Vijay Prashad: Civilians are still being killed in Gaza as Egyptian Brotherhood and Qatar move in to "manage" the situation

      November 21, 2012

    Most New Jobs Don't Require College Education
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: The possibility of educating one's way out of poverty is getting dim as most new jobs only require a high school education

      November 29, 2012

    Protest Against Drones and Afghan War at White House
    Code Pink greets newly elected President Obama with demand to end Afghan war and stop secret drone warfare

      November 18, 2012

    The Roots of Israeli Attack on Gaza
    Phyllis Bennis: The current conflict did not begin with rockets fired at Israel

      November 18, 2012

    Petraeus Scandal Reveals Surveillance State and Hypocrisy Over Benghazi
    Larry Wilkerson: The traditional concept of privacy is disappearing; Lindsey Graham and John McCain, how dare you?

      November 16, 2012

    UN Holds Urgent Security Council Meeting, US Stands With Israel
    Vijay Prashad: US blocks UN Security Council from condemning Israeli attack on Gaza

      November 16, 2012

    Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis
    Michael Hudson: Fiscal cliff was manufactured to shift more of the burden of the crisis onto ordinary people

      November 25, 2012

    Is the "Fiscal Cliff" a Fiction?
    John Weeks: The fiscal cliff has simply been created by Congress in order to push austerity which is no solution during a recession

      November 14, 2012

    Petraeus Resignation Reveals Divisions Over Iran
    Ray McGovern: It's likely one reason there was no attempt to save Petraeus by White House was his Hawkish Stance on Iran

      November 13, 2012

    Brooklyn and Queens Residents Organize Their Own Response to Sandy as Many Wait for Relief
    Thousands of people in NYC are living without heat and power with little support from government agencies. To fill the void, people are organizing to meet the basic needs of residents in the disaster’s aftermath.

      October 3, 14

    Manning Offers to Plea
    Michael Ratner: Bradley Manning offers to plea to a lesser charge; verification of grand jury investigating Julian Assange

      October 3, 14

    The Obama Drone Doctrine
    Vijay Prashad: President Obama plans to expand the use of drone attacks as a way to project US power

      October 3, 14

    Both Parties Engaged in Unsustainable Defense of the Wealthy
    Larry Wilkerson: The only hope for the Republican Party is to break with militarism and defense of the super-rich

      November 11, 2012

    The Bottom Line - Housing
    How out-of-control finance led to the housing crisis (and what to do about it).

      December 7, 2012

    Latinos campaign to vote out Joe Arpaio
    Voting rights advocates and Latino Activist work to encourage the community to vote out Joe Arpaio "America's Toughest Sheriff"

      October 3, 14

    The Presidential Elections and Racism in America
    Larry Wilkerson: A look in American prisons shows that racism and the ideas of the civil war are still alive

      November 6, 2012

    Obama's or Romney's Foreign Policy: Does it Matter Who Wins ?
    Larry Wilkerson: All US administrations have similar foreign policy, but the neo-con group around Bush/Cheney was more dangerous and many of the same characters are advising Romney

      October 3, 14

    Should People Vote for Obama or Third Parties in Swing States?
    David Swanson - build an independent movement and break from Democratic Party

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Social Security Reform: A Grand Bargain or Betrayal?
    Bill Black: Part 2. While voting for Obama, people should be prepared for his plans to launch major cuts to social security

      October 3, 14

    Romney Wants to Privatize Disaster Relief
    Bill Black: Part 1. Financial and Fraud Report: Romney plan for smaller federal government and privatization is a way to make private profit from crisis

      November 1, 2012

    Econ4 Discusses Jobs and Job Creation
    The Bottom Line series promotes economics that is both more empirical and more oriented towards sustainability and fairness

      October 30, 2012

    Easy Ways to Steal an Election
    Greg Palast, author of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps reveals vote stealing methodology

      October 31, 2012

    Koch Brothers and the Road to "Citizens United"
    Greg Palast: When billionaires break the law, they get the law changed

      October 29, 2012

    Romney Made Multi-Millions in Detroit Bailout
    Greg Palast: Romney's "blind" trust and his allies made tens of millions in the GM/Chrysler bailout by purchasing a parts manufacturer and threatening to close down GM if not bought out at an inflated price

      October 26, 2012

    Foreign Policy Debate Ignores Honduras, Congo and Repression in Egypt
    Jihan Hafiz, Adrienne Pine and Kambale Musavuli discuss the Presidential debate on foreign policy

      October 3, 14

    Should Progressives Vote Obama in a Swing State?
    A debate with Cheri Honkala, VP candidate of the Green Party and Jeff Cohen of RootsAction.org

      October 3, 14

    Should Progressives Vote for Obama?
    Phyllis Bennis: Both parties represent big capital and corporations, but Romney will be even more aggressive against working people

      October 24, 2012

    The Wilkerson Report
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Why Idaho will Vote for Romney and Drone Strikes Create Suicide Bombers

      October 3, 14

    Presidential Debate #2: No Serious Solutions Offered
    Gerald Epstein: Romney's tough talk on China is pure campaign rhetoric and his tax math is nonsense; Obama didn't talk about poverty, climate change, financial regulation, and low wages

      October 3, 14

    Bill Black and Glen Ford on Presidential Debate #2
    Is there a significant difference between the candidates on foreign or domestic policy?

      October 3, 14

    US and Israel Recognize Iran Not Near a Bomb
    In spite evidence Iran directing much of its supply of 20% enriched uranium for scientific purposes, “killer” sanctions continue

      October 3, 14

    Leading US Officials Support Terrorist Listed Group with Impunity
    Michael Ratner Report: Supreme Court finds Telecoms won’t be prosecuted for illegal wiretapping

      October 3, 14

    The VP Debate: What They Didn't Talk About
    The moderator didn't question the right of US to project global power; no discussion about the cause of the crash or the the power of the big banks

      October 3, 14

    Elements in Iran and US that Want War
    Larry Wilkerson: After recent meetings with Iranian leaders, it’s clear the US has lost the ability to understand how other states see their interests

      October 3, 14

    Obama Lacks Populist Policies
    Jeff Cohen: The way to defeat Romney is to say he's an agent of the 1 percent. The problem is that Obama's policies for years have really helped the top 1 percent and have not been that great for middle-class Americans

      October 3, 14

    The Debate: A Sorry Affair
    Tom Ferguson: Neither candidate presented a vision that will solve the crisis

      October 3, 14

    The Debate: A Masterful Liar Defeats a Man Without Conviction
    Leo Panitch: Romney's defense of small banks, small businesses and the middle class is disingenuous, but Obama share's too many of the same assumptions to counterattack

      October 3, 14

    The Debate: Why Didn't Obama Attack the Bush Years?
    Jeff Faux: The similarity of positions and Obama's refusal to explain the real causes of the crisis gave the debate to Romney

      October 3, 14

    The Debate: Why Didn't Obama Defend his Record?
    James Henry: Obama has accomplishments he could have defended, but he was more concerned with appearance than substance

      October 3, 14

    The Debate: What They Didn't Talk About
    Bruce Dixon, Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, on first Presidential debate

      October 3, 14

    Assange Speaks to UN
    Michael Ratner (US attorney for Julian Assange): Assange called for release of Bradley Manning and attacked President Obama's call for free speech while suppressing whistle blowers

      September 30, 2012

    Egypt’s Morsi Takes UN Center Stage on Syria and Palestine
    President Morsi attempts to play broker of the Syrian conflict, including Iran in a contact group; pressures US on Palestine

      September 28, 2012

    Little Debate About Afghan War in Election Campaign
    Gareth Porter: Afghan war a failure, yet there is little debate about why and what to do next

      October 3, 14

    Judges to Review Constitutionality of NDAA Military Detention Legislation
    Chris Hedges: We filed our lawsuit because this legislation threatens basic democratic rights allowing for indefinite military detention to repress domestic protest

      September 28, 2012

    US Elections: Pick Your Poison
    Chris Hedges: The system has not been able to respond in a rational way, the way the Roosevelt administration responded rationally through the New Deal. And because of that, we're in deep, deep trouble. So I think all of our hope now has to be invested in acts of civil disobedience

      October 3, 2012

    Netanyahu Inserts Himself in US Elections as Adelson Stands to Reap Millions if Romney Wins
    Danny Schechter: Israel's PM Goes on US TV and GOP Financier will reap massive tax savings if Romney wins election

      October 3, 14

    Anti-US and Labor Protests Challenge Egyptian President
    Lina Attalah: President Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood trying to navigate US alliance and growing economic crisis

      October 3, 14

    Anti-US Protests Grow
    Vijay Prashad: Religious issue a way to deliver a political message

      October 3, 14

    Obama vs Romney on Human Rights
    Michael Ratner: President Obama’s record on human rights is no better than George Bush

      October 3, 14

    The Neocons and 9/11
    Robert Parry: The emerging history of 9/11 reveals that President George W. Bush’s failure to protect the nation resulted from neocon insistence that Iraq was the real threat, not al-Qaeda. The political relevance today is that the neocons want back into power under a Mitt Romney presidency

      October 3, 14

    The Crisis and Who Has Power
    Leo Panitch and Sam GIndin PT2: Major structural change or effective short term reforms requires addressing democratic decision making starting with making banks a public utility

      October 3, 14

    Black Agenda Report Editor: "Obama is not the lesser evil"
    Glen Ford: President Obama has managed the crisis on behalf of the 1% more effectively than a Republican could have

      October 3, 14

    Green Party Presidential Candidate Presents a "New Green Deal"
    Jill Stein: Neither Obama nor Romney have a program that will create millions of jobs

      October 3, 14

    Did Killing Bin Laden "Heal America's Heart"?
    VJ Prashad: VP Joe Biden is met with rapturous applause at the DNC when he says "Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive"

      October 3, 14

    Porter Report - After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat
    Gareth Porter: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs told reporters in Britain that an Israeli strike would be ineffective and then said, “I don’t want to be complicit if they [the Israelis] choose to do it.”

      September 7, 2012

    U.S. Nears $1 Billion Debt Relief Deal with Egypt's Islamist President
    Lina Attalah: Agreement shows US and Egyptian Brotherhood have reached an understanding; President Morsi has consolidated power in alliance with new military leadership

      September 5, 2012

    The Fed and the Crisis
    A commentary by Jane D’Arista assessing the actions of the Federal Reserve in managing the economic crisis

      October 3, 14

    Investors Seek To Profit From Privatizing Public Schools
    Activists at “People’s Education Convention” demand an end to excessive testing

      August 31, 2012

    Manufacturing Corporate Friendly State Legislation
    Steve Horn: ALEC is only one of several right wing organizations that write model big business friendly laws for state legislatures across the country

      October 29, 2012

    Will Disillusioned Young People Vote for Obama?
    Julianne Malveaux: People do need to develop independent politics, but even if they are disillusioned, people must consider what Romney/Ryan would do to the country

      October 3, 14

    The GOP Goes Hard Right
    Jeff Faux: Romney will try to mitigate the message, but people’s confusion about the crisis and Obama’s failures, presents right with historic opportunity

      August 31, 2012

    Wilkerson on GOP Convention
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Failures of Obama administration opened door to far right revival

      October 3, 14

    What Now for Ron Paul Libertarians?
    Matt Welch: Ron Paul supporters sidelined at convention as differences with Romney foreign policy are profound

      October 3, 14

    Prisons, Profit and Immigrants in Arizona
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer defies President Obama on deferred deportation plan for undocumented immigrant youth

      August 24, 2012

    Romney and Ryan: Right Wing Billionaires Think it's Time to Take the Gloves Off
    John Weeks: The right wing elite think if they can make a major breakthrough, they can end the last vestiges of the welfare state

      August 22, 2012

    Civilian Deaths from US Drone Attacks Much Higher than Reported
    Gareth Porter: New investigative work shows that civilian deaths in Pakistan, including from second wave attacks, higher than Pentagon reports

      August 22, 2012

    Black Report: No Criminal Prosecution of Wall St. and Who is the European, Romney or Obama?
    Bill Black Finance and Fraud Report: Goldman and MF Global avoid criminal charges and Romney accuses of Obama of being a "European"

      October 3, 14

    Wall St. “Cheetahs” and the Financial Transaction Tax
    The recent stock market volatility could have been restricted by a tax on transactions that would make the small quick score less attractive

      October 3, 14

    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

    The Syrian Civil War and Big Power Rivalry
    Sami Ramadani: The US and allied regional powers pushed early militarization of struggle as outside powers try to control outcome of Syrian revolution

      October 3, 14

    The Media and Politics of Offshore Tax Havens
    James Henry PT 3: Politicians demand debt reduction but the media rarely connects billions of unpaid taxes on offshore accounts to the issue

      August 12, 2012

    The Black Financial and Fraud Report: Agency Says No to Mortgage Relief
    Bill Black: The Director of the FHFA says no to Obama on proposal that Fanny and Freddie forgive portions of mortgage when house is “under water”

      October 3, 14

    The Full Employment Debate
    Bob Pollin, author of Back to Full Employment, begins a series examining whether full employment is possible and how to get there

      August 15, 2012

    What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like
    Gerald Friedman: A single-payer plan in Maryland would cover everyone, improve outcomes and make business more competitive

      July 31, 2012

    Georgia Prisoners’ Hunger Strike at Critical Stage
    Bruce Dixon: Hunger strike follows brutal crackdown on prisoners who protested intolerable conditions

      July 27, 2012

    Major Banks Help Clients Hide Trillions in Offshore Tax Havens
    James Henry: US media and politicians mostly ignore massive untaxed wealth that big banks help rich move to tax havens

      August 3, 2012

    Police Killings of People of Color a Systemic Problem
    Report finds one African American dies in extrajudicial killing every 36 hours

      July 22, 2012

    Romney Will Bring Far Right to Power At All Levels of His Administration
    Jeff Faux PT4: Romney will attack unions and introduce extreme austerity

      July 22, 2012

    Obama and the "March of Folly"
    Jeff Faux Pt3: Obama understands what needs to be done but like the Republicans, he responds to the needs of big money

      July 20, 2012

    In the Shadow of Ronald Reagan
    Jeff Faux Pt2: Since Reagan America has not looked to the future and this includes Clinton and Obama

      October 3, 14

    The Hunger Games Economy
    Jeff Faux: Dreams of Wall St. and Military Industrial Complex are not compatible with dreams of American middle class

      October 3, 14

    Will Obama Admin. Prosecute the Big Banks for LIBOR Manipulation?
    Michael Greenberger: With Wall St.'s embace of Romney, Obama has nothing to lose prosecuting the big banks for the LIBOR fraud

      October 3, 14

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

      July 9, 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

    Supreme Court Sides with Corporatization of Medicine
    Dr. Flowers: Decision strengthens the role of private insurance companies and makes the fight for Medicare for All more difficult

      June 28, 2012

    Supreme Court Decision Good, But Fight for "Medicare For All" Continues
    DeAnn McEwen: Supreme Court and health act only a step towards real health care for all

      June 28, 2012

    Does the American Elite Want Real Public Education?
    Third in our three part series about education policy and the US Presidential Elections

      July 12, 2012

    "The Sugar Mama of Anti-Muslim Hate"
    Max Blumenthal on his article exposing an unholy alliance pushing Islamophobia in New York

      June 27, 2012

    US Covers Up Rwanda Supported Mutiny in Congo
    Maurice Carney: American ally Rwanda supports rebel troops in Congo

      June 27, 2012

    Arizona Gov. Declares Supreme Court Victory as Latino Community Vows to Resist
    Isabel Garcia: The most racist section of the legislation was upheld by the Supreme Court

      June 26, 2012

    Romney's Education Policy
    Second in a three part series about education policy in the US Presidential elections

      July 11, 2012

    Obama's Education Policy
    First in a three part series about education policy in the US Presidential elections

      October 3, 14

    House Passes Energy Bill, Allows Drilling on Public Lands
    The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act requires President Obama to produce fossil fuels domestically if he taps into the country's reserves

      October 3, 14

    Economic War Against Iran Continues; Still No Evidence of a Weapons Program
    Gareth Porter: US continues to insist Iran gives up all nuclear enrichment and offers no concessions on sanctions

      June 26, 2012

    Will Ecuador Give Assange Asylum?
    Ray McGovern: Washington Post threatens Ecuador if Wikileaks founder given asylum

      October 3, 14

    Why Pass Indefinite Military Detention Law Now?
    Larry Wilkerson: This may have more to do with getting ready for war against Iran than fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda

      October 3, 14

    The Military, Mass Protest and the NDAA Indefinite Detention
    Viewer Questions for Larry Wilkerson about NDAA and the US Military Officer Corp

      October 3, 14

    What I'd Ask JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon
    Robert Johnson: We are unlikely to hear tough questions from Senate Banking Committee as JP Morgan is their biggest campaign contributor

      October 3, 14

    Honduran Scholars Call on US to Cease Support for Military and Police
    Adrienne Pine: 40 Honduran scholars, supported by 300 academics from 29 countries, sent a letter to President Obama demanding the end of U.S. support for Honduran military and police training—and that the war on drugs is not a rationale for supporting a regime that is violently suppressing its own people.

      October 3, 14

    Reflections on Wisconsin
    Report on film "We Are Wisconsin", featuring Brian and Melissa Austin; active police officer and a housewife turned activist

      October 3, 14

    Is USDA Playing Chicken with Chickens?
    Obama Admin. and Congress push USDA to allow poultry industry to “self-inspect”

      October 3, 14

    Walker Wins in Wisconsin
    Mark Karlin: Right wing money and Democratic Party establishment created conditions for GOP victory

      October 3, 14

    Wisconsin Recall Vote – Is “John Doe” Federal Investigation Aimed at Walker?
    Mary Bottari: Right wing money flooding into state as voters head to polls

      October 3, 14

    Solomon Fights for Primary Win in California
    Norman Solomon, an independent Democrat, makes a final push to get on November ballot

      June 4, 2012

    Obama's and Brennan's "Kill List"
    Ray McGovern: It is a moral and legal impossibility to square "kill lists" for extrajudicial killing with traditional legal and moral American values.

      October 3, 14

    Syrian Atrocities and the Fog of War
    Ali Hashem: Assad regime has been backed in a corner and will fight to bitter end

      October 3, 14

    Bill Black on “Career Limiting Gestures”
    Bill Black on being “disinvited” to brief Congress because he might “bash the banks”

      October 3, 14

    Removing Gov. Walker Necessary, but Wisconsin Mass Movement Must Reorganize
    A Commentary by Colette Brown: Recalling Walker is important, but it isn't good to lose momentum by diverting all energy into the recall campaign to elect a Democrat

      October 3, 14

    House Votes Down NDAA Amendment to End Indefinite Detention
    Federal judge calls for an injunction on NDAA's indefinite detention provision

      October 3, 14

    IAEA Near Iran Inspection Deal but will US Insist on End to Enrichment?
    Gareth Porter: If US demands Iran give up its right to enrich for peaceful purposes, no real agreement is possible

      October 3, 14

    Right Wing Billionaires Push Israel Agenda in Democratic Party
    Despite GOP attacks on Obama's Israel positions, his record of appeasing both Netanyahu's Likud government and the Israel lobby has earned him the support of most American Zionists, and a few key friends in high places.

      October 3, 14

    Bush Convicted of War Crimes at Tribunal
    Francis Boyle: Judgement at Malaysian hearing may help push case at ICC; Obama in violation for not pursuing indictment

      October 3, 14

    Mothers Demand End to Stop and Frisk
    "A Mother’s Outrage” organized to denounce the separation of families due to mass incarceration

      October 3, 14

    Is a Fight in Democratic Party Worth It?
    Jeff Cohen: The progressive movement must try to achieve power and accept, for now, this is a two party system

      October 3, 14

    What Americans can Learn from Eurocrisis
    Michael Hudson: From the Democratic Party to European "Socialists", they manage crisis in the interests of finance

      October 3, 14

    What's Next for Ron Paul?
    Matt Welch: Will Ron Paul endorse Romney at convention, run on a third party ticket, and if so, what might that mean for Rand Paul?

      October 3, 14

    Chicago Latinos Demand Supreme Court Strike Down Arizona SB1070
    Chicago activists organize on May 1st to demand rights

      October 3, 14

    Bankers Assault on Financial Reform
    Gerald Epstein: New financial regulations contained in the Dodd-Frank law are being gutted or delayed by regulators and Congress

      April 30, 2012

    Protest Calls on Supreme Court to Strike Down Arizona Immigration Law
    Court Hears Oral Arguments in SB1070 Case “United States v. Arizona”

      October 3, 14

    AFRICOM and the Conflict in Mali
    Nii Akuetteh: Why did US trained officers organize the coup in Mali?

      May 3, 2012

    Teachers, parents push back against high stakes testing
    Growing outrage as Obama admin pushes more tests

      April 23, 2012

    Beat the Press with Dean Baker
    Economist Dean Baker gives his take on media coverage of the economy

      April 23, 2012

    Public Education a National Security Threat?
    Advocates question calls for increasing testing and privatization in the name of national defense.

      April 18, 2012

    Secret prisons in Europe, finds EU special committee
    EuroNews: organised system supporting the CIA's rendition programme were in place in several EU countries

      April 17, 2012

    U.S. Electoral System Wallowing in a Sea of Money, Idiocy, and Corruption
    Robert McChesney: Corporate media making millions from political ads, then cover ad driven horse race as news

      April 25, 2012

    Former U.S. Officials Investigated for Receiving Payments to Promote a Designated Terror Group
    Jeremiah Goulka, former RAND expert on the Mujahedin-e Khalq, says war hawks from Bush admin. and some Democrats were paid by the group to advance its interests in DC and are being investigated by US Treasuery

      October 3, 14

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

      April 11, 2012

    Norman Solomon on Why Fight for a Seat in Congress
    Norman Solomon: Progressives should build a movement and contend for political power

      October 3, 14

    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

    OAS Human Rights Organization Agrees to Hear Gitmo Case, Could Challenge NDAA
    Francisco Quintana: First time an international rights body takes up US violations at Gitmo, could lead to case on NDAA detentions

      April 9, 2012

    Inequality and Instability - Part 3
    James K. Galbraith on link between inequality and instability: Societies that are more egalitarian are more stable

      April 20, 2012

    Jobs Act 2012 a Recipe for Fraud
    Bill Black: The "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act" will create a race to the regulatory bottom

      April 5, 2012

    Ed Herman on Global Finance
    Ed Herman Pt 3: We've been in a period in which the power of finance extends into politics more aggressively than it ever was, so it's able to stymie any changes

      July 3, 2012

    Ed Herman, Co-Author of “Manufacturing Consent” Pt 1
    Ed Herman, who wrote the famous book with Noam Chomsky, looks back at his life and what formed his thinking about the world

      July 1, 2012

    Iranian Diplomat Says IAEA Undermined Recent Talks to Satisfy Israel and West
    Gareth Porter: IAEA demanded to see Parchin on recent visit ahead of schedule to make Iran look uncooperative

      April 3, 2012

    Speculation and Criminal Manipulation of Food and Commodities Prices
    Michael Greenberger: Weak regulations on speculators swamping markets and lack of enforcement of existing laws on criminal intent, are driving up prices

      April 13, 2012

    Should Supreme Court Find Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional?
    Kevin Zeese: Mandate is both bad policy and unconstituional, this is an opportunity to push for "Medicare for All"

      March 27, 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

    Israel, the US Elections and the "Jewish Swing Vote"
    Hawkish stands on Israel taken by US political leaders have less to do with the so-called "Jewish Vote" than they have to do with a few "Zionist Hawks" billionaires

      March 23, 2012

    Why is the Green Party's Jill Stein Running to be President?
    Jill Stein, frontrunner for the Green Party presidential nomination, wants a New Green Deal for America

      October 3, 14

    The Right Vs. EPA
    DC Court of Appeal hold debate on whether EPA has the authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act

      March 22, 2012

    Syrian Opposition Divided Over Arms and Intervention
    Afra Jalabi: Syrian opposition debates role of international support and armed resistance

      October 3, 14

    Anand Gopal: Afghan Killings Product of Failed Strategy
    Rural Afghans have given up on US and want an end to the war

      October 3, 14

    US Blocking Cuba Attending Summit of Americas
    Alex Main: Latin America moving away from US control with CELAC, an alternative to OAS

      March 24, 2012

    Afghan Activists Want US Out, No Deal with Taliban
    Sonali Kolhatkar: RAWA women do not want any power sharing deal with Taliban but want US out now

      October 3, 14

    US Supports Election Fraud in Congo
    Kambale Musavuli: US recognizes regime that serves mining and oil companies

      October 3, 14

    Kony 2012 Hides US Support for Repressive Ugandan Regime
    Kambale Musavuli: Uganda responsible for atrocities in Congo, focus on Kony cover for US militarization and support for dictators

      October 3, 14

    Conflict in Syria is a Civil War
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Those pushing US intervention in Syria are not humanitarian; want a "back door" to Iran

      October 3, 14

    Wilkerson on Panetta and Holder
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama, Panetta and Holder undermine basic constitutional rights by justifying killing American citizens without judicial process and bypassing Congress in declaring war

      October 3, 14

    Netanyahu Invokes Holocaust and Threats to Americans in Iran AIPAC Speech
    Max Blumenthal: Netanyahu concedes "red line" to Obama, but creates a culture for war

      March 7, 2012

    The Effects of Sanctions and Talk of War in Iran
    Hamid Dabashi: Threat of war makes Iran more of a "garrison" state as sanctions hurt ordinary people

      March 7, 2012

    Russia, Putin and RT
    Aleksandr Buzgalin: RT is portraying Putin as a democrat who stands up to the US

      October 3, 14

    Obama Meets Netanyahu
    Phyllis Bennis: Obama distances US from Netanyahu's rhetoric and prepares for 2012 elections

      March 5, 2012

    Saudis and US Waging a Proxy War in Syria
    Hamid Dabashi: Syrian people caught in a proxy war as they fight a brutal dictatorship

      March 5, 2012

    Occupy AIPAC Opposes War and Sanctions Against Iran
    130 organizations call for diplomacy with Iran and a US Middle East policy not based on unequivocal support for Israel

      October 3, 14

    Obama at AIPAC
    Jim Lobe: There are serious strategic differences between US and Israel, but they share the aim of weakening Iran as a regional power

      March 5, 2012

    Are Jails Another Form of Slavery?
    Pt4 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?", Megan Sherman, who grew up in Baltimore, joins the debate between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

    Does the "War on Drugs" Limit Supply?
    Pt3 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

    Does Decriminalization Lead to More Drugs and Crime?
    Pt2 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

    Has Obama Challenged the "War On Drugs" Assumptions?
    Pt1 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser

      March 2, 2012

    Senate bill aims to prevent indefinite detention of US citizens
    FSRN: Senate responds to controversial National Defense Authorization Act which President Obama signed into law late last year

      March 2, 2012

    Austerity and the GOP in Power
    James Crotty: Republican state governments show what a GOP President might do

      October 3, 14

    United States vs. Manning & Assange
    Michael Ratner: Army is trying to pressure Manning into implicating Julian Assange so that he too can be charged and extradited to US

      February 29, 2012

    Pakistan Majority Want US Out of the Region Says Blogger
    Sana Saleem: People are fed up with drone attacks and blame US policy for Afghan war

      March 1, 2012

    Why Are GOP Candidates Competing to be the Greatest Friend of Israel?
    As presidential candidates tout support for Israel, they may be reaching out to right-wing evangelicals more than Jewish voters

      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

    The Rise of Santorum
    TRNN Replay: Max Blumenthal: The radical right would be happy to destroy Romney and position Santorum for the future

      February 22, 2012

    The Rise of Santorum
    TRNN Replay - Max Blumenthal: The radical right would be happy to destroy Romney and position Santorum for the future

      February 22, 2012

    Why Didn't Obama Deliver?
    Paul Jay is interviewed by Telesur about US politics and foreign policy

      February 21, 2012

    Protests Confront Right Wing Leaders at CPAC
    Occupy Movements, Our DC, Organized Labor groups target Scott Walker and others at annual conservative conference

      February 16, 2012

    US and China - Crisis, Collaboration and Contention
    Minqi Li: A critical moment in relationship as global economic crisis deepens

      October 3, 14

    A Planned Economy for the 1%
    Michael Hudson: All economies have a certain amount of planning, the question is, for whom

      February 26, 2012

    Is Obama Getting Serious About Bank Fraud?
    Bill Black: Are Pres. Obama's new measures effective or window dressing?

      October 3, 14

    Taxes Do Not Mean Rich Will Leave
    Jeff Thompson pt.3: Study shows that if States raise taxes the rich will not relocate

      March 9, 2012

    Will Affluent Go On Strike?
    Jeff Thompson pt.2: Study shows that while States need revenue, most tax wealthy at lower rates

      March 9, 2012

    Raising Taxes on Rich does not Slow Jobs Growth
    Jeff Thompson: Study shows that while States need revenue, most tax wealthy at lower rates

      March 9, 2012

    Pt3 Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
    Rocky Anderson speaks about jobs and US foreign policy

      February 21, 2012

    Will Government Bank Mortgage Deal Help or Hinder Prosecutions?
    Yves Smith: How can Obama Admin. settle before they have fully investigated the fraud

      February 9, 2012

    Pt2 Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
    Rocky Anderson: The Democratic and Republican parties are responsible this perverse, corrupt system

      February 17, 2012

    Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
    The former mayor of Salt Lake City is leading the newly formed Justice Party in a bid to take the White House

      October 3, 14

    Global anti-war rallies oppose sanctions and war on Iran
    Iranian Americans call for peace and support of Iran's pro-Democracy movement

      October 3, 14

    Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.

      February 7, 2012

    Get the Data: Obama’s Terror Drones
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: As part of its ongoing investigation into the US covert war the Bureau has examined thousands of credible media reports relating to more than 310 Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes in Pakistan.

      February 7, 2012

    A Question Of Legality
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Attacks by the CIA on rescuers and funeral-goers may be morally questionable. But are such attacks legal?

      February 7, 2012

    US Arms Deal with Bahrain as Crackdown Continues
    Robert Naiman: US plans $53 million arms sale as suppression of democracy movement gets a "seal of approval"

      February 8, 2012

    Militarization of the Dream Act
    Thanu Yakupityage: "Dreamers" oppose GOP plan to restrict path to citizenship to military recruitment

      October 3, 14

    Will Netanyahu Use US Elections to Push Obama into Iran War?
    Max Blumenthal: Netanyahu wants GOP to win; has Obama in a corner on Iran

      February 3, 2012

    Israel and the American Elections
    Max Blumenthal: A few major Jewish donors push candidates to support Netanyahu on Iran

      February 1, 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

    Real Jobs Plan Must Force Banks to Lend
    Bob Pollin: Obama SOTU speech frames some issues well, but does not deal with mountains of cash held by banks

      January 30, 2012

    Will Progressives and Libertarians Abandon Major Parties?
    Matt Welch and Megan Carpentier: Many progressives giving up on Obama; Libertarians can't stomach Romney

      January 30, 2012

    US Drone Strikes Destabilize Pakistan
    Fred Branfman: US policy should be to help develop Pakistan

      October 3, 14

    Families of Soldiers Call for Investigation into Deaths After Military Hazing
    Hearings will take place in Afghanistan, though advocates and the soldier’s family want them to take place within the US

      January 26, 2012

    On Obama SOTU: Obama More in Command, but Ignored Poverty
    Dayvon Love: Obama more assertive but did not take up issue of urban poverty

      October 3, 14

    On Obama's SOTU:GM is a Terrible Model for US Manufacturing
    Frank Hammer: GM was rebuilt by lowering wages and banning the right to strike

      October 3, 14

    On Obama SOTU: New Financial Fraud Commision Could Actually Slow Down Investigations
    Tom Ferguson: Financial Fraud Commission could be used to slow down investigations taking place at the State level

      October 3, 14

    On Obama SOTU: Obama Placed Manufacturing at the Center
    Heather Boushey: Obama pointed to the success of GM and put rebuilding US manufacturing as the highest priority

      October 3, 14

    On Obama SOTU: An Indpendent Movement Must Push Obama Towards a Real Jobs Program
    Roger Hickey: Speech took up issue of income inequality but jobs program proposed far from enough

      October 3, 14

    On Obama SOTU: Obama Wages "Class War"
    Rory Cooper of the Heritage Foundation: Obama rallies the 99% against the 1%

      October 3, 14

    On Obama SOTU: Obama Pledges to Maintain the Empire
    Glen Ford: Obama defends Iraq war saying it made the US safer and more respected

      October 3, 14

    TRNN TOWN HALL: Does Baltimore Need $100 Million Youth Prison?
    Will a new youth prison make Baltimore safer and is it the best way to treat "young offenders"?

      January 22, 2012

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

      January 23, 2012

    Former IAEA Inspector Calls for Transparency on All Sides
    Robert Kelley: The IAEA should allow peer review of its data, Iran should resolve outstanding questions

      January 20, 2012

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

      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

    US Israeli War-games Canceled
    Gareth Porter: Iranian scientist assassinated and US sends a message to Israel

      January 17, 2012

    Protesters Demand Closure of GITMO
    Protestors call for closure of detention center, denounce torture, demand due process of detainees

      December 13, 2011

    Why Did Def. Sec. Panetta Say Iran Not Building Nukes?
    Gareth Porter: Panetta's statement could be a warning to Israel not to attack Iran, but it's too weak to be meaningful

      January 12, 2012

    Gingrich Attacks "Vulture Capitalist" Romney
    Megan Carpentier (Exec. Editor of the progressive Raw Story) and Matt Welch (Editor in Chief of the libertarian Reason.com): Gingrich launches multi-million dollar campaign against Romney in South Carolina

      January 12, 2012

    The Cost of Full Spectrum Dominance
    Catherine Lutz: Obama cuts to military are minor and do not change doctrine of overwhelming military superiority

      January 11, 2012

    GOP Needs Divine Intervention
    Tom Ferguson: The problem for the GOP is they have nothing to say about the economic crisis even though Obama policies have been a failure

      January 8, 2012

    Raw Story and Reason.com on the Iowa Caucus
    Megan Carpentier (Exec. Editor of the progressive Raw Story) and Matt Welch (Editor in Chief of the libertarian Reason.com) discuss the results of the Iowa Caucus vote

      October 3, 14

    Military Spending: Bang for the Buck?
    Bob Pollin: Military vs Education spending, how many jobs does one billion dollars create

      December 30, 2011

    Whistle Blower Threatened with 35 Years in Prison, Warns of Developing Tyranny
    Thomas Drake blew the whistle on a massive domestic information gathering scheme and was called "an enemy of the state" (speech at Sam Adams Awards)

      January 4, 2012

    Obama's War on Whistle Blowers
    Attorney Jesslyn Radack: More whistle blowers have been charged  during Obama admin. then all other presidents together.(speech at Sam Adams Awards)

      January 3, 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

    America Beyond Capitalism
    Gar Alperovitz describes a model that challenges private monopoly ownership without a powerful bureaucratic state

      December 27, 2011

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

      December 27, 2011

    Wilkerson on the Iraq War
    Lawrence Wilkerson on the strategic implications of the "end" of the war in Iraq

      December 24, 2011

    Wilkerson on GOP Race
    Lawrence Wilkerson: A shameful pandering to the far right is an embarrassment; Ron Paul's foreign policy cannot coexist in the GOP, he will likely create a third party; Wall St. elite happy with Obama

      December 28, 2011

    Fault Lines: Politics, Religion and the Tea Party
    As the race to be the Republican nominee in the 2012 Presidential election heats up, Fault lines follows the Iowa campaign trail

      December 21, 2011

    New Military Detention Powers Threaten Basic Rights
    David Swanson: President Obama in full support of provisions that target US citizens and others with extraordinary powers of detention without trial

      December 22, 2011

    US Wars Far From Over
    David Swanson: Leadership of both parties committed to a militarist agenda

      December 29, 2011

    Where is The Real News Headed?
    In a replay of a live call-in show, Paul Jay and TRNN members discuss the future of The Real News Network

      October 3, 14

    Banks Holding 1.4 Trillion, Could Create 19 Million Jobs
    Bob Pollin: Study looks at impact of 1.4 trillion in excess liquid asset holdings if put in productive investments

      December 21, 2011

    Climate Change and the Failure of Market Mechanisms
    Patrick Bond: Carbon markets failing and Durban Green Climate Fund doomed - up to activists now

      December 19, 2011

    Where is the Urgency About Climate Change?
    Patrick Bond: Global elites not interested in changes effective policy requires

      December 29, 2011

    Bradley Manning Heads for Trial; No One Charged for Murdered Civilians
    Ray McGovern introduces a short documentary deconstructing events revealed by Wikileaks

      October 3, 14

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

      December 14, 2011

    An Evening With Larry Wilkerson
    Larry Wilkerson joins a panel of Real News members and Paul Jay as part of the special programming for the 200k fundraising challenge

      October 3, 14

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

      December 9, 2011

    The Best of Larry Wilkerson
    TRNN's collection of Larry Wilkerson interviews

      December 9, 2011

    Wilkerson: New Military Powers the Road to Tyranny
    TRNN Replay: Larry Wilkerson: National Defense Authorization Act that passed the Senate giving the military power for indefinite detention without trial is a draconian violation of our rights

      December 9, 2011

    Military to Gain Power of Indefinite Detention in Senate Bill
    Ray McGovern: Amendment to NDAA gives military the right to operate on American soil, detain people without trial for an indefinite period of time including US citizens

      October 3, 14

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

      December 7, 2011

    US Fed Buys Europe Some Time
    Rob Johnson: Move by Fed papers over structural issues; austerity policies meant to weaken social safety net and lower workers wages

      December 1, 2011

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

      November 29, 2011

    Does Smaller Government Create More Jobs?
    Bob Pollin: There is no evidence that austerity and cuts to social programs creates jobs

      November 25, 2011

    Thanksgiving and Undocumented Farm Workers
    Frank Bardacke: Millions of undocumented farm workers produce much of America's food

      October 3, 14

    What Happened To Farm Workers Unionization In California
    Frank Bardacke: Farm workers unions became dependent on Democratic Party politics

      October 3, 14

    What Happened to Regulating the Banks?
    Gerry Epstein: Regulations are full of exemptions and overly complicated; stronger reforms and public banking needed

      January 6, 2012

    Will 50% Cuts "Hollow Out" the Military?
    Jo Comerford: With the Super Committee deadlocked, the triggered cuts to military spending in 2013 will not affect real US security

      October 3, 14

    The Super Committee and the Attack on Labor
    Michael Hudson: Austerity and recession used to lower wages

      November 21, 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?

      October 3, 14

    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

    Speculation and Watered Down Regulation
    Kevin Hall: From coffee to oil little has been done about out-of-control commodities speculation

      November 11, 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

    Congress for Sale
    Tom Ferguson: Congressional committee seats and Chairs appointed based on dollars raised, not seniority

      November 10, 2011

    "When the World Outlawed War"
    David Swanson discusses his book about the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact and how it makes current wars illegal

      November 23, 2011

    The US, Mining and Dictators in the Congo
    Kambale Musavuli Pt3: People should demand a fundamental change in US policy towards the Congo

      October 3, 14

    Congo: Chaos By Design
    Pt2. Obama makes no significant change in U.S. foreign policy towards Congo

      December 5, 2011

    Hundreds of Community Activists Gather in Baltimore
    Fair Development Conference held to discuss local organizing strategies

      November 4, 2011

    Bank of America's Death Rattle
    Bill Black: BAC, has directed troubled financial derivatives from its Merrill Lynch subsidiary to federally insured bank Bank of America making private risk public

      October 3, 14

    Bill Black: Jobs Now, Stop the Foreclosures, Jail the Banksters
    Bill Black: Here are three things the "Occupy Movement" could focus on

      November 3, 2011

    The Road to Political Dictatorship Pt2
    John Weeks: The economic power of Wall St., if not restrained, will lead to political dictatorship

      December 5, 2011

    It's About Wall St. but it's Not All About Speculation Pt1
    John Weeks: We are not far from the day when government will be smaller than the financial sector

      December 1, 2011

    Regulations on Speculation Weak, But Better Than Nothing
    William K. Black: Regulations passed by CFTC gutted by industry pressure, but some progress given DC politics

      October 23, 2011

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

      October 14, 2011

    Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot Appears an FBI Sting
    Gareth Porter: Evidence points to an FBI sting that creates rationale for stepped up campaign against Iran

      October 15, 2011

    Alleged Iran Assassination Plot Court Documents Suggest a Set Up
    Pt.2 Gareth Porter: Critical two weeks missing from FBI account

      October 16, 2011

    Occupy DC Protest on Capitol Hill
    Six protesters arrested as people "occupying" DC march into Congress

      October 3, 14

    Senate Bill Threatens Currency War with China
    Michael Hudson: Senate proposal based on junk economics and is illegal under international law

      October 3, 14

    Afghan Energy Wars
    Antonia Juhasz: From oil production to pipelines, energy is a major factor why the US won't leave Afghanistan anytime soon

      October 3, 14

    Will US Stay in Iraq To Protect Oil Interest?
    Antonia Juhasz: Debate about Iraq exit continues as China gives US oil companies cover

      October 3, 14

    The Emperor Has No Clothes
    Norman Solomon (running for Democratic nomination for Congress in California): Progressives must mount a challenge inside the Democratic Party

      November 6, 2011

    California Nurses and Farmworkers Demand Justice
    Norman Solomon: Farm workers bill of rights is vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown; Nurses strike against cuts and for health care for all

      October 13, 2011

    Is The Current Economic Crisis The Next Great Depression?
    John A. Miller: Government spending is necessary to spark economic growth, increase jobs and wages

      October 17, 2011

    Ten Years Later US Af/Pak Policy Failure
    Munizae Jahangir: US failed to build democratic institutions and now talks to the Taliban

      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

    Treat Young Offenders Like Your Own Child
    Bart Lubow: There are many proven alternatives to incarceration

      October 23, 2011

    Media Depicts U.S. Juvenile Detention Facilities as Rehabilitative
    Bart Lubow: Youth Prisons are places of violence, of arbitrary exercise of power, and are fundamentally dehumanizing

      October 19, 2011

    700 Protesters Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge
    More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, inequality and other issues, were arrested Saturday after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic.

      October 3, 14

    US Afghan Kill/Capture Campaign Targeted Civilians
    Gareth Porter: US used cell phones to track targets, but knowingly killed and captured civilians

      September 29, 2011

    Mullen Pakistan Critique Shows US AF/PAK Policy Unraveling
    Gareth Porter: Admiral Mullen's comments on Pakistan show exit strategy from Afghanistan failing

      September 29, 2011

    The Climate Justice Imperative
    James K. Boyce: Obama "cap and trade" plan undermined support for action on climate change

      September 30, 2011

    80 People Arrested at "Occupy Wall St."
    Protesters vow to continue occupying Wall St. until demands are met

      September 27, 2011

    The Dollar, the Euro and the Deepening Crisis
    Leo Panitch: US consumes five times China and India combined - Asian markets are not the way out of the crisis

      September 25, 2011

    Republican Leadership Will Marginalize Ron Paul
    Matt Welch [reason.com] : Republican old guard cannot accept Tea Party or Libertarian Presidential candidates and will lose their support in the election

      September 22, 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

    Obama's Tax on Wealthy too Little too Late?
    Tom Ferguson: Tax proposal shows conservative economics have been a disaster

      September 20, 2011

    Pre-9/11 FBI Headquarters had Information to Support Warrant for Moussaoui
    Philip Shenon: Investigation shows FBI Headquarters had linked Moussaoui to al-Qaeda but didn't share info that would have allowed computer search

      October 3, 14

    US Poverty Level Reaches Record High
    EuroNews: Nearly one in six Americans are living in poverty. That is the result of the US Census Bureau's annual report.

      September 15, 2011

    Obama Pushes NAFTA-Style Trade Policy Despite 2008 Promise
    Timothy A. Wise: US pushing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement without key reforms

      September 15, 2011

    Post 9/11 Wars and Violations of Civil Liberties Continue
    Michael Ratner: Obama administration has reversed very little of Bush policy

      September 14, 2011

    Suppressing Investigation About the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11
    Saudi link to 9/11 hijackers found in Sarasota but not revealed by FBI

      September 12, 2011

    9/11 not an "Intelligence Failure"
    Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: The intelligence agencies had the information, the question is why didn't they use it

      September 11, 2011

    Obama Plan Will End Up Pushing GOP Agenda
    Rob Johnson: Obama infrastructure plan a good start but it is undermined by cuts to social programs

      September 10, 2011

    Obama Jobs Plan Tax Cuts Threaten Social Security
    Robert Pollin: Infrastructure investments positive if passed, cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security more likely

      September 9, 2011

    Intelligence on Bin Laden, 9/11 Targets Withheld From Congress' Probe
    Jeffrey Kaye: Senior military commanders prior to 9/11 blocked intelligence that located Bin Laden and predicted WTC and Pentagon were likely targets

      September 8, 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

    Obama Labor Day Speech Praises Union Concessions
    Frank Hammer: Obama and UAW leadership restructured auto industry in a race to the bottom, not a stronger "middle class"

      September 6, 2011

    Task Force on Immigration Policy "a Sham" Say Activists
    As President Obama orders review of all open deportation cases, immigration reform advocates continue demands to terminate the Secure Communities program

      October 3, 14

    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

    Saving the Dollar, Destroying Jobs and the Financial System
    Gerry Epstein: In '71 Nixon closed the gold window and contributed to rise of the domination of finance and weakening of the real economy

      October 6, 2011

    Is Capitalism Doomed?
    Gerry Epstein comments on Nouriel Roubini's blog that "Marx was right"

      August 19, 2011

    Activists Plan Oct 6 Occupation in DC
    David Swanson: Occupation of Freedom Plaza in DC modeled after Tahrir Square and Mass European Protests

      August 28, 2011

    How Dangerous is This Moment?
    Jeff Madrick, author of the Age of Greed, says with wages flat austerity measures and the domination of finance we face a very dangerous situation

      October 3, 14

    Fault Lines: The Top 1%
    Al Jazeera: The richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country's income and control an astonishing 40% of its wealth

      August 15, 2011

    10 Lobbyists per Member of Congress Fighting Effective Finance Regulations
    Bart Chilton Pt4: I get around 100 visits from finance reps for every one from community advocates

      August 19, 2011

    Will CFTC Limit Excessive Speculation?
    Bart Chilton Pt.3: For regulations to be effective, there has to be political will and proper resources

      August 18, 2011

    Food, Speculation and Parasitical Trading
    Bart Chilton Pt.2: Massive spikes in price of food, oil, natural gas and silver cannot be the result of supply and demand

      August 16, 2011

    Making Money out of Market Crash
    Bill Black: Technical traders love volatility; Obama raising big money on Wall St.

      August 22, 2011

    European Central Bank and the "Sovereign Raiders"
    Bill Black: ECB facilitates speculators taking a run at one European country after another

      August 11, 2011

    Making Money from Volatility
    Yves Smith: Big traders use automatic algorithmic trading and make money from volatile markets

      August 10, 2011

    Massive Jobs Program Only Way Out
    Tom Ferguson: Only a 1930s New Deal style jobs program can deal with the crisis

      October 3, 14

    Budget Control Act Sacrifices Working Poor
    FSRN: President Obama siged the debt ceiling compromise bill but critics say it sacrifices the working poor

      August 8, 2011

    Baltimore Elections Heat Up
    Baltimore's 8th district is a microcosm of problems facing many cities across America

      August 7, 2011

    Corporate Dems Share GOP Wall St. Agenda
    Jeff Cohen: People should support Obama primary challenge and finance candidates who fight corp. agenda

      August 4, 2011

    Why Austerity and Not Stimulus?
    Bob Pollin Pt5: Main objective of austerity is to demolish the welfare state and public ownership

      August 7, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Deal All Cuts No Taxes
    Tom Ferguson: The debt ceiling deal is essentially a Republican policy

      August 1, 2011

    Address Unemployment, Then Debt
    Bob Pollin Pt.4: Unemployment has evaporated in Washington policy discussions

      August 5, 2011

    Research Shows Rich Getting Richer Makes Poor Poorer
    Jeff Thompson: New research shows that as wealth increases at the top, it does not lead to either greater equality or better living standards for the middle class

      August 31, 2011

    Digital Divide in Philadelphia
    Philadelphia gave up on innovative public Wi-Fi system, now trying smaller measures as digital divide grows

      August 31, 2011

    "Hell No" - Your Right to Dissent
    TRNN Replay-Michael Ratner: There is a North America-wide strategy to take away the right to mass protest

      July 27, 2011

    HRW: Obama broke law not prosecuting Bush & Cheney
    Michael Ratner: Prosecution of Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld will have to be done in other countries as Obama has refused to pursue it

      August 8, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Extortion
    TRNN replay Yves Smith: The finance sector used extortion against the American people in 2007-09 and are doing it again now

      July 25, 2011

    Obama and the "Gang of Six"
    James K. Galbraith: "Gang of Six" Plan is all about cuts not increased taxes; Obama represents Wall Street faction of Democratic Party

      July 21, 2011

    Israel and Palestine Impasse
    Amb. Pickering and former diplomats send strongly worded letter to Obama

      August 12, 2011

    Moody's Says Problem is Not the Debt, it's the Debt Ceiling
    Mark Weisbrot: The debt ceiling debate is a manufactured crisis

      July 19, 2011

    Rebekah Brooks' Resignation and Murdoch Arrogance
    Matt Wells assesses Rebekah Brooks' decision to step down as chief executive of News International and what it could mean for the Murdoch empire

      July 17, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Debate "Fraud"
    David Swanson: Polling shows majority of Americans want to tax the rich and cut the military before making social program cuts

      July 17, 2011

    Puerto Rico: The Fiscal Experiment
    Al Jazeera: Fault Lines travels to Puerto Rico to investigate America's legacy as the Island's ruler

      July 15, 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

    Getting Away with Torture
    FSRN: Human rights advocates urge criminal investigations into the Bush administration for torture

      July 14, 2011

    Obama Sells Politics of Austerity
    Tom Ferguson: 69% of Americans aren't wrong opposing more debt, there are other choices

      July 11, 2011

    Debt Ceiling Charade a Move to the Right
    Michael Hudson: Panic about debt ceiling used to attack social programs; no real need for more borrowing

      October 3, 14

    Greece--a Dress Rehearsal for United States
    TRNN Replay: Michael Hudson: Cuts to Social Security and Medicare and privatization at the state level mirror strategy imposed on Greece

      July 11, 2011

    How Wall St Speculation Drives Up Gas Prices
    Robert Pollin: From the price of food to gas at the pump, research shows how speculation raises price

      October 3, 14

    How Wall St Speculation Drives Up Gas Prices
    TRNN Replay - Robert Pollin: From the price of food to gas at the pump, research shows how speculation raises price

      October 3, 14

    Real Estate Saves Capitalism Then Bursts - China Next?
    David Harvey: Chinese urbanization, construction and real estate speculation is saving global capitalism - will it burst as in the US?

      July 5, 2011

    Real Estate Saves Capitalism Then Bursts - China Next?
    David Harvey: Chinese urbanization, construction and real estate speculation is saving global capitalism - will it burst as in the US?

      January 9, 2012

    Age of Greed: People Should Get Organized
    Jeff Madrick: The power of finance continues to assert itself over Obama and Congress

      July 6, 2011

    Age of Greed: The '90s and "Finance is Always Good"
    Jeff Madrick Pt.3: The Clinton-Bush years and the origins of the derivatives crisis and further deregulation

      July 4, 2011

    Age of Greed: Finance and Take Overs Overwhelm Reforming Manufacturing
    Jeff Madrick Pt.2: During the 70's and 80's the parasitical finance sector gains more power

      July 2, 2011

    Age of Greed
    Jeff Madrick author of Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to Present, discusses the roots of the current crisis

      June 30, 2011

    Wisconsin Cuts Public School Budget
    TRNN Replay: Governor Walker's approved Wisconsin State Budget includes deep spending cuts in public education, expansion of "Voucher School" Program

      October 3, 14

    Obama Submits Legal Basis for Libyan War to Congress
    Bruce Fein: Nothing in the Constitution permits US war in Libya

      June 17, 2011

    A Security and Finance State that Dominates the American People
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.8: I don't know if our grandchildren will live in a democratic republic

      October 3, 14

    Guilty as Charged
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.7: Before Powell's UN presentation I wrote my resignation but didn't submit it

      October 3, 14

    9/11 and the War in Iraq
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.6: Colin Powell's job was to "clean the crap" off the oval office carpets; intelligence was being fixed around the policy of going to war

      October 3, 14

    Cheney, 9/11 and The New American Century
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.5: Cheney and his team saw 9/11 as an opportunity to advance their real agenda

      October 3, 14

    Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil
    Larry Wilkerson P4: The first Gulf War made me begin to understand that our military strategy was all about oil

      October 3, 14

    Decline of the Empire
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt3: On Colin Powell and the end of the empire

      October 3, 14

    War is not About Truth, Justice and the American Way
    Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.2: I learned that war was about power, politics and commercial advantage

      October 3, 14

    TRNN REPLAY: War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way
    Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy

      June 3, 2011

    Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way
    Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy

      June 4, 2011

    Israel and US Strategic Interests
    Lawrence Wilkerson: Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are far more important than Israel to US strategic interests from view of US military

      May 28, 2011

    Netanyahu, Hamas and the Threat of War
    Michel Warschawski: Calling Hamas a Palestinian al-Qaeda, and facing a new Arab world, Netanyahu's only tool now is war

      May 26, 2011

    Rally Protests AIPAC Conference
    Protest objects to AIPAC influence over US foreign policy

      May 24, 2011

    The Collapse of Journalism and How to Fix It
    Bob McChesney: Authentic journalism is a public good, democracy requires it

      May 23, 2011

    FBI Lab Reports on Anthrax Attacks Suggest Another Miscue
    Greg Gordon: Silicon-tin chemical signature might have produced hard evidence against Ivins or led the FBI to the real culprit.

      May 21, 2011

    Palestinian Activist Says Obama Speech "Irrelevant"
    Omar Barghouti:The US continues to oppose Palestinian basic rights, Arabs will make their own democracy

      October 3, 14

    Ambivalence in Egypt over Obama speech
    Al Jazeera: The US misjudged its response to the 'Arab spring'

      May 20, 2011

    Is Obama with Street Vendors or Elites?
    Phyllis Bennis: Obama presents neo-liberal reforms for Egypt and support for Israel as a Jewish State

      May 19, 2011

    Wisconsin Workers Travel to Times Square to Protest M&I Bankers
    M&I bankrolled Gov. Walker and took bonuses when bank still owed TARP funds to government

      May 18, 2011

    Study on Benefits of a Green Chemical Industry
    James Heintz: People think the EPA can regulate dangerous chemicals, but current legislation is not effective

      May 23, 2011

    Study: Regulating Dangerous Chemicals Does Not Cost Jobs
    James Heintz: Under current law, thousands of dangerous industrial chemicals are effectively unregulated

      May 18, 2011

    Obama Could use Executive Order to Stop Union Busting
    Mike Elk: White House could use power of federal contracting to enforce labor laws, but has no plans to do so

      May 15, 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

    WikiLeaks Reveals US Wanted to Keep Russia out of Libyan Oil
    TRNN Replay - Kevin Hall: US wanted to block Italian Eni from acting as "stalking horse" for Gazprom

      October 3, 14

    Is Assassination Justice?
    Phyllis Bennis: Message sent to Arab world was unilateral power, not justice

      May 13, 2011

    17 Senators Call to Regulate Oil Speculation
    Kevin Hall: Supply and demand cannot explain volatility in oil pricing

      May 12, 2011

    Obama Says he Wants Immigration Reform
    Al Jazeera: Obama has deported record number of immigrants; is call for reform just about the elections?

      May 11, 2011

    Students and Teachers Fight Education Cuts in North Carolina
    Thousands of students and teachers take to the streets opposing Republican controlled North Carolina State Assembly bill to cut education budget

      October 3, 14

    Osama bin Laden videos released by US officials
    Officials say compound in Abbottabad was an active command and control centre for al-Qaeda's top leader

      October 3, 14

    S&P Warns of Potential Finance Meltdown
    Gerald Epstein: Real message of S&P downgrade of US debt outlook is threat of another meltdown of finance sector

      October 3, 14

    High Deficits were the Objective of Right Economics
    James Crotty: High deficits deliberately created to justify return to 1920's capitalism.

      October 3, 14

    Why Kill Bin Laden Now?
    Gareth Porter: Domestic politics dictated decision to assassinate bin Laden, not national security.

      October 3, 14

    Austerity Hawks Want a Return to 1920's Capitalism
    James Crotty: Objective of austerity campaign is a return to unregulated capitalism and weak unions

      May 5, 2011

    Bush Admin Didn't Pursue Bin Laden Post 9/11
    Gareth Porter: Bush admin "had no plan by design" to kill or capture bin Laden

      May 6, 2011

    Bin Laden Euphoria and Wild West Justice
    Eric Margolis: Bringing bin Laden to justice would have meant a trial, not an assassination

      May 3, 2011

    Obama Says Bin Laden Killed by US Forces
    Rahimullah Yusufzai: Death of bin Laden a blow to al-Qaeda, but he will become a martyr that will inspire them

      October 3, 14

    Gitmo Papers Reveal Hundreds of Innocent People Held and are Still Held
    Vincent Warren: Secret Guantanamo files reveal what's been known for years - evidence against most detainees was a sham

      April 26, 2011

    "The People's Budget"
    TRNN Replay - Robert Pollin: A Wall St. tax would help fund infrastructure and health care investment

      April 22, 2011

    "The People's Budget"
    Robert Pollin discusses the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget proposal

      April 22, 2011

    Did FBI Target Wrong Man as Anthrax Killer?
    Investigative report by Greg Gordon finds important evidence not conclusively pursued by FBI

      April 21, 2011

    Will Millionaires Migrate?
    Report on research into migration patterns of the rich in states that have "millionaire's tax"

      April 16, 2011

    Obama Accepts Debt a Bigger Threat than Recession
    Bob Pollin: Obama debt speech avoids recession and need for massive jobs growth

      April 16, 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

    27 Arrested at DC Protest Against US Militarization in Latin America
    Actions held calling for the closure of "School of the Americas"

      April 15, 2011