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    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

      July 31, 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

      July 23, 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

      July 23, 14

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

      July 23, 14

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

      July 18, 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

      July 17, 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

      July 16, 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

      July 21, 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

      July 4, 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

      July 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

      July 15, 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.

      July 1, 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.

      July 1, 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

      June 30, 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

      June 28, 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

      June 27, 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

      June 26, 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

      June 30, 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

      June 26, 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

      June 25, 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

      June 26, 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

      June 26, 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

      June 26, 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

      June 27, 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.

      June 27, 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

      June 24, 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

      June 20, 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

      June 27, 14

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

      June 20, 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

      June 24, 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

      June 13, 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

      June 21, 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

      June 13, 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

      July 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

      June 11, 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

      June 11, 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

      June 8, 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

      June 6, 14

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

      June 6, 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

      June 5, 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

      June 8, 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

      June 5, 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

      June 2, 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

      May 30, 14

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

      May 29, 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

      May 30, 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

      June 24, 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

      May 23, 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

      May 23, 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

      May 22, 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

      May 20, 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

      May 20, 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

      May 20, 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

      May 20, 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

      May 20, 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

      May 20, 14

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

      May 19, 14

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

      May 18, 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

      May 16, 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

      May 19, 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

      May 19, 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

      May 16, 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

      May 16, 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

      July 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

      July 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

      May 11, 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

      June 27, 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

      May 8, 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

      May 13, 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.

      May 14, 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

      May 22, 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

      May 1, 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?

      April 30, 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

      May 2, 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

      April 29, 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?

      April 27, 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

      April 25, 14

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

      April 29, 14

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

      April 24, 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

      April 24, 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

      April 20, 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

      April 25, 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

      April 23, 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

      June 27, 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

      April 22, 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

      April 20, 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

      April 21, 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

      April 21, 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

      April 17, 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

      April 15, 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."

      April 16, 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

      April 11, 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

      April 13, 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

      April 19, 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

      April 14, 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

      April 8, 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.

      April 7, 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

      April 8, 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

      April 6, 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

      April 5, 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

      April 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

      April 5, 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

      April 2, 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

      April 6, 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

      June 27, 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

      April 1, 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

      April 1, 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.

      March 31, 14

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

      April 1, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 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'

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 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

      March 31, 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

      March 29, 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

      March 29, 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.

      March 28, 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

      March 28, 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

      March 27, 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

      March 28, 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

      March 26, 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

      March 26, 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

      March 26, 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

      March 25, 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

      March 24, 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

      March 21, 14

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

      March 18, 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

      March 21, 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

      April 1, 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"

      March 21, 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'

      March 21, 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'

      March 18, 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

      June 27, 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.

      March 9, 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

      February 21, 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

      February 21, 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

      February 21, 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

      April 16, 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

      February 18, 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

      February 17, 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

      February 16, 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

      February 13, 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

      February 13, 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

      February 11, 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

      February 11, 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

      February 13, 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

      February 11, 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

      February 6, 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

      February 2, 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

      January 30, 14



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