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Sanders Launch of 'Our Revolution' a Step Forward and a Step Backwards
Norman Solomon, coordinator of The Bernie Delegates Network, says the overall structure and objectives of 'Our Revolution' are encouraging, but Sanders retreated from positions he took towards the end of his presidential campaign by not addressing U.S. foreign policy and wars

  August 26, 2016

Sanders Launch of "Our Revolution" a Step Forward and a Step Backwards
Norman Soloman, head of The Bernie Delegates Network, says the overall structure and objectives of "Our Revolution" are encouraging but Sanders retreated from positions he took towards the end of his presidential campaign by not addressing US foreign policy and wars

  August 26, 2016

EpiPen Prices Soar Because Our Current System Can't Restrain Profit- Seeking Corporations
As Congress calls for an investigation into the price hikes of EpiPen, Jean Ross of National Nurses United says only a single-payer healthcare system will reign in corporate greed that puts lives at risk

  August 24, 2016

The Real Scandal of Clinton's Emails: Conducting Foreign Policy In Secret
Former White House counselor Bill Curry says nothing illegal took place - but that's the essence of corruption which characterizes the political system of the US

  August 24, 2016

The False Equivalence of 'White Lives Matter'
NAACP's James Douglas and activist Cedrick Smith respond to a 'White Lives Matter' protest in Houston that included assault rifles and Confederate flags

  August 23, 2016

Detroit Reverend: 'Electing a Democrat Doesn't Mean You Are Safe'
Clinton's Transition Team includes former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, whose legacy includes austerity and the use of emergency managers, says Reverend David Alexander Bullock

  August 23, 2016

Feds Say Locking Up the Indigent Because They Can't Pay Bail is Unconstitutional
University of Maryland Law Professor Doug Colbert says the long overdue move by the Department of Justice could help overturn punitive pretrial detention measures nationwide

  August 23, 2016

The Corporate Arbiters of Opinion
CBS and Fox News haven't even listed Jill Stein of the Green Party in their latest polls, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  August 23, 2016

Activists Call on Obama to Pardon U.S. Political Prisoners
On the eve of the DNC, activists from across the country gathered in Philadelphia urging president Obama to pardon U.S. political prisoners incarcerated in federal jails

  August 21, 2016

Maryland Green Party Forum 2016
Candidates discuss clean energy policy, challenging corporate power, and improving investment in Baltimore City

  August 20, 2016

Departure of Health Insurers From Exchanges Demonstrates Need for Single Payer, Says Advocate
Physicians for a National Health Program founder Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: the fundamental problem is our reliance on market-based solutions to healthcare

  August 19, 2016

DOJ Ending Use of Private Prisons: Will Decarceration Follow?
Truthout's Maya Schenwar says the announcement won't affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons

  August 18, 2016

More Social Programs For Ex-Prisoners Would Lower Recidivism
Walter Lomax of the Maryland Restorative Justice initiative says that he has watched ex-prisoners suffer from slashed social services despite the knowledge that such programs promote reintegration into society

  August 24, 2016

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

  August 17, 2016

Yes Means Yes: A Conversation About Nate Parker and Affirmative Consent
April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite, unpacks the question of boycotting artists who are accused of rape

  August 17, 2016

Report: Obama Admin Paid Private Prisons $1 Billion to Detain Asylum Seekers
The push to warehouse asylum-seeking women and children in a private facility as a deterrent violates US obligations to international law, says Mark Fleming of the National Immigrant Justice Center

  August 17, 2016

How the Two Parties Lock Out Alternative Voices From the Debates
Media critic Jeff Cohen says there should be a full spectrum debate with varying points of view beyond the two candidates who are at their height of unpopularity

  August 17, 2016

Why Milwaukee Erupted
Wisconsin State Rep. Mandela Barnes says the police killing of Sylville K. Smith took place in a city where African Americans face enormous inequity, high unemployment, mass incarceration, and a failing education system

  August 15, 2016

Milwaukee and National Aggression Against Black People
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford: Mass incarceration begins with hypersurveillance of the Black community and ends in death as it did in Milwaukee

  August 16, 2016

Climate Change Will Prolong U.S. Mosquito Season, Lead to Spread of Zika Virus
Report from Climate Central shows warmer weather adds 30 extra days of mosquito-breeding time to areas across America

  August 17, 2016

How the War on Drugs Thwarts Meaningful Police Reform
Neill Franklin and Adam Eidinger discuss the link between drug policy and the DOJ report on the Baltimore Police Department

  August 12, 2016

A Post-Racial Society With a Racial Wealth Divide?
Josh Hoxie: Government policies from the last 30 years have only worsened wealth disparities by race

  August 15, 2016

Charlie Hardy: The Bernie-Like Candidate Running in Wyoming
Democratic candidate Charlie Hardy and filmmaker Reed Lindsay discuss Hardy's campaign challenge to the dominant political tendencies in the state of Wyoming

  August 13, 2016

Militarization of Local Police Skyrockets Under Obama
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says President Obama may eliminate the 2015 ban on military grade weapon transfers to local police departments

  August 12, 2016

Clinton Vs. Trump: Treacherous Foreign Policy
Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says both Trump and Clinton would pursue militaristic foreign policy with nuanced differences

  August 11, 2016

Why the NAACP is Calling for a Moratorium on Private Charters
Award-winning teacher and professor Julian Vasquez Heilig responds to critics who say NAACP was misguided to pass a resolution condemning charters for increasing segregation and removing public control

  August 16, 2016

Neofascism of the Law and Order Candidate
Henry Giroux tells Paul Jay that fear is an organizing principle of U.S. society

  August 17, 2016

The History of Policing in America
Criminologist Bill Black says policing needs to positively involve the community without the alienating and destructive 'broken windows' type of policy

  August 8, 2016

One Year After Gold King Spill, Navajo Nation Left With Uncertain Future
Janene Yazzie of the Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association says the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to explain the impact of the Gold King mine wastewater spill on agriculture or ensure a plan for future emergencies

  August 6, 2016

How the Gutting of the 4th Amendment Enables Police Killings
ACLU Massachusetts Legal Director Matthew Segal says the judicial gutting of constitutional protections against unreasonable searches must be addressed

  August 8, 2016

Will the Death of Korryn Gaines Lead to Change in Policing?
LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin talks about the role of "police culture" in how law enforcement interacts with black communities

  August 3, 2016

Courts Rebuke Restrictive Voting Measures in Six States
The Nation's Ari Berman says despite recent victories, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act leaves the door open to further restrictive voting measures

  August 4, 2016

The Resurgent Movement for Public Education in the Obama Era
The Real News spoke to author and journalist Nikhil Goyal at last week's DNC about America's faltering education system and whether Democrats can bring about the change needed to fix it

  August 2, 2016

Colorado Green Party Senate Candidate: 'I'm Running to Stop Endless Wars'
Arn Menconi tells the Real News he's aiming to defeat his corporate-backed Democratic opponent by prioritizing the fight against climate change and income inequality

  August 2, 2016

Movement For Black Lives Releases a Political Agenda That Stretches Far Beyond Police Violence
Janae Bonsu & Montague Simmons say their demands for black power, freedom and justice go beyond reform and require transformative change

  August 2, 2016

Will Sanders Delegates Disrupt the DNCC?
Paul Jay speaks with a group for Maryland Sanders delegates about calls for action and civil disobedience inside and outside the convention

  July 23, 2016

Defeated at Rules Committee, Fight to End Superdelegates Heads to Convention Floor
TRNN speaks to Clinton and Sanders supporters about the failed attempt to eliminate superdelegates from the Democratic Party

  July 23, 2016

Protestors Loudly Demand Entry into DNC Rules Hearing
TRNN brings you voices of protestors who are demanding entry into the Democratic Party rules hearing where Sanders supporters are calling for the elimination of superdelegates

  July 23, 2016

Does It Pay to Be White?
PERI's Jeannette Wicks-Lim says race privileges and disadvantages go beyond interactions with the police and criminal justice system

  August 17, 2016

Activists Highlight the Hypocrisy of Banning Tennis Balls but Allowing Guns at the RNC
The Brady Campaign and CODEPINK release 500 tennis balls at the gates of the Republican National Convention to draw attention to Ohio's open carry law

  July 20, 2016

Baton Rouge Killer: What is Driving Violent Retaliation By Lone Gunmen?
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says shooting like that of Baton Rouge and Texas will continue as long as the power structure continues to refuse to hold police accountable

  July 19, 2016

US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War and Loss of European Partners
Michael Hudson says that the US-led confrontational approach of NATO with Russia is driving European countries to consider disbanding or leaving the military alliance due to increased security risks

  July 17, 2016

A History of Lynching
Dr. Lawrence Brown tells guest host Janaya Khan that recent police shootings of unarmed black men remind him of the 4000 lynchings between 1877 and 1950, the murder of Emmett Till, and bombings of black churches

  July 14, 2016

Decades of Money Laundering by HSBC Ignored by Holder at DOJ
Bill Black says the Republicans could embarrass Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Loretta Lynch by demanding further investigation into the failure to prosecute HSBC for its world-historical money laundering operation

  July 17, 2016

To End Racist Policing, Tackle Unjust Laws and Poverty
TRNN's Stephen Janis interviews TRNN's Paul Jay and former policeman Neill Franklin about recent police shootings of civilians and the civilian killing of police officers in Dallas on Baltimore radio program "First Edition with Sean Yoes"

  July 12, 2016

Police Killings Spark Nationwide Protests, Hundreds Arrested
Organizer Kali Akuno says the movement refuses to retreat in fear in face an increasingly militarized police response

  July 11, 2016

Discussion of Police Shootings Ignore Need for Systemic Change
Before President Obama's Dallas address, author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor says mainstream discussion ignores the root causes of violence

  July 12, 2016

Rattling the Bars: Restorative Justice
In this special episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway visits social entrepreneur and former prisoner Chris Wilson in his furniture restoration shop to speak about the need for support amongst formerly incarcerated individuals, and about his support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

  July 11, 2016

Philando Castile Was Killed Because He Was Black, Not Because He Had A Gun
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says that the police officer who killed Philando Castile was not just "reacting to the presence of a gun," and that gun policy won't stop racist policing

  July 12, 2016

Mosul Offensive Will Create More Refugees, Displacement, and Humanitarian Disaster
Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the fightback against ISIS requires the abandonment of more military force, and the pursuit of diplomacy with Russia and Iran

  July 11, 2016

The Laura Flanders Show: Mining and Resistance In Dinetah
In a special report, Navajo youth and elders explain their battles against state-led forced displacement, and the mining industry's exploitation of both labor and environmental resources

  July 11, 2016

Democrats Reject Sanders Opposition to TPP
In a defeat for the Sanders movement, the Democratic Platform Committee votes 106-74 to reject opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  July 9, 2016

Police Whistleblower: Failures of Criminal Justice System Lead to the Dallas Shooting
Ex-Cop Michael Wood says we shouldn't be surprised by the Dallas attacks when police forces all over the nation operate with impunity

  July 8, 2016

Is CBC's Call For Gun Control Amidst Anti-Police Brutality Protests a Red Herring?
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the Congressional Black Caucus is distracting the public with side issues, while 80% of its members voted against restricting police militarization and voted in favor of tough on crime policies which disproportionately hammered black communities

  July 9, 2016

Police Brutality Exacts Widespread Trauma on People of Color
Dr. Lawrence Brown and TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway say the protests and conversations around police brutality aren't just about systemic solutions, but the real and immediate pain

  July 8, 2016

Police Killings Won't Stop Until U.S. Comes to Grips with its Racist Foundations
Gerald Horne and Paul Jay discuss the roots of police killing people of color in the American history of slavery, the elite policy that produces poverty and racism, and the laws that police officers are expected to enforce in order to maintain superexploitation and economic inequality

  July 8, 2016

Activist: Organizing Local Communities is the Only Way to End Police Killings
Former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente says reform measures like civilian review boards have failed to hold police accountable

  July 8, 2016

White-Collar Crime Kills and Maims More Than the Crimes of the Poor
Former financial regulator Bill Black says fraud and corruption result in significantly more death and violence, and aren't even counted in traditional stats by conventional criminologists

  July 10, 2016

DNC Platform Retains Traditional Militarism, Shows Weakness of Anti-War Movement
Phyllis Bennis tells Paul Jay that the platform debates ignored the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and instead included a call to audit the Pentagon rather than cut the military budget

  July 13, 2016

60 Black Democrats Sign Letter in AIPAC-Backed Effort to Discredit Cornel West and BDS
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says AIPAC sent a long-time member to discredit Cornel West and give the impression that blacks oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

  July 6, 2016

U.S.-Controlled Chaos and Corruption Fuels ISIS Terrorism in Iraq
Professor Sabah Alnasseri says ISIS attacks poor working-class neighborhoods in order to turn the people further against an already despised government

  July 6, 2016

Bennis: U.S. Bombs and Drones Have Led to an Expansion of Terrorism
Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss recent terrorist attacks and that both likely presidential candidates propose more of the same failed U.S. policy

  July 5, 2016

Born on the Fourth of July
Anti-war veteran Ron Kovic sits down with Robert Scheer to discuss his new book, "Born on the Fourth of July," and the societal impact of the glorification of war

  July 4, 2016

Socialism In the Air
At this year's Socialism Conference in Chicago, organizers and activists are discussing an age-old question that, for the first time in decades, resounds strongly with the rest of America

  July 3, 2016

Progressive Democrats of America Executive Director: We Must Continue the Insurgency
Donna Smith of the Progressive Democrats of America tells Paul Jay that her organization will work very hard on the down ballot races instead of endorsing Hillary Clinton for president

  July 3, 2016

Pledging Allegiance to the Denial of the Racist History of America
Historian Gerald Horne says the resolute insistence upon the Pledge of Allegiance plays into the collective denial that the American Republic was founded on the enslavement of people of African descent along with the expropriation of the land and property of the Native Americans

  July 4, 2016

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

  July 1, 2016

Historic Verdict Holds Florida Resident Liable for Victor Jara's Murder
A Florida civil court held former Chilean officer Pedro Pablo Barrientos liable for the murder of folk singer Victor Jara, whom Augusto Pinochet had killed 43 years ago

  July 1, 2016

Puerto Rico 'Rescue' Bill to Reinforce Colonial Relationship with US
The so-called PROMESA bill imposes an imperialistic, open-ended fiscal control board that will determine the livelihood of Puerto Ricans for the foreseeable future, says activist Julio Lopez

  July 1, 2016

Breaking Through Power: Robert Fellmeth on Children's Advocacy
The Center for Study of Responsive Law celebrated the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 23-26, 2016

  June 30, 2016

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

  July 1, 2016

The Laura Flanders Show: Beyond Bernie: Socialism and the Struggle Against Capitalism
Socialist Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant argues that the Democratic Party's anti-Trump strategy, with Hillary at the helm, is critically flawed in the long run

  June 27, 2016

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas's Repressive Anti-Abortion Bill
The American Prospect's Rachel Cohen says the historic ruling will have a ripple effect in other states that followed Texas's anti-abortion measures

  June 27, 2016

Imagine a Decentralized Movement, Independent of the DNC, with a Hundred Times the Fundraising and Volunteer Power - People for Bernie Co-Founder
Charles Lenchner tells Paul Jay that although Sanders "lost" the race for president, he's left a legacy of millions of people who now know how to fight this kind of a race

  June 27, 2016

Where's the Anti-War Movement in the 'Political Revolution'?
At the People's Summit in Chicago, Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the peace movement needs to link with the coalition associated with the Sanders campaign

  June 24, 2016

Exonerees in the Era of Mass Incarceration (1/2)
In Part 1, TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway and Alison Flowers, author of Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity, discuss the ramifications of exoneration in a country that already imprisons more of its people than any country in world.

  July 11, 2016

Gun Control Sit-In Political Theater Can Be Used to Our Advantage
Codepink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin says let's use this occasion to call for substantive gun control measures like a ban on assault weapons and closing background check loopholes

  June 24, 2016

Nina Turner: The Oligarchy Must Be Challenged by Everyday People
At the People's Summit, former Ohio Senator Nina Turner tells Paul Jay that the Sanders campaign fought for policies that have mass support, but the Democratic Party will adopt them only if ordinary people hold its feet to the fire

  June 26, 2016

How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms
Adeshina Emmanuel speaks about his new investigative report for In These Times, which proves that police unions' collective bargaining agreements often thwart reforms mandated by the federal government

  June 23, 2016

Cornel West vs. Robert Wexler on Israel and Palestine
Cornel West and Robert Wexler at the DNC Platform Hearings discussing DNC's unabated support for Israel (CSPAN)

  June 19, 2016

acTVism: U.S. Military Bases & Foreign Policy
Noam Chomsky, Joseph Gerson, and John Lindsay Poland speak with acTVism Munich about the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, specifically U.S. military bases worldwide

  June 14, 2016

Orlando Shooter Proclaimed Allegiance to Rival Terrorist Organizations
Vijay Prashad says that terms like "radical jihadist terrorism" ​explain nothing and only spread fear​

  June 14, 2016

Profound Social Alienation Underlies America's Mass Atrocities
Gun culture, rampant homophobia, and U.S. imperialism - not Islam - is behind the Orlando shootings, says scholar Junaid Ahmad

  June 13, 2016

Why is the Orlando Shooter Branded as a Radical Islamist Instead of a Homophobe?
Yasmin Nair says we need to go behind discussions of love and understanding, think critically about hate-crime legislation, and consider the role of U.S. wars

  June 13, 2016

Why Did Ryan Call Trump a Racist
Author Max Blumenthal says the Republican leadership is ready to concede the presidency as the battle moves to congress and State legislatures

  June 8, 2016

Actor Greg Germann: Why I'm Voting For Hillary Clinton
Ally McBeal actor Germann says that Clinton can get progressive things done incrementally, and that Sanders cannot win a general election

  June 6, 2016

Ali Abunimah: NY Governor Blacklists BDS to Defend Israeli Apartheid
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ban on state business with organizations that support the boycott movement is unconstitutional and panders to Israel, says Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah

  June 6, 2016

Corporate Media Obscures Muhammad Ali's Anti-Imperialism
Historian Gerald Horne says we can't let Ali's legacy be written by people like former president Bill Clinton, who will be speaking at his funeral

  June 6, 2016

Breaking Through Power: Robert T. Coulter on Indigenous Rights
The Center for Study of Responsive Law celebrated the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 23-26, 2016

  June 6, 2016

In Hiroshima, Obama Neglects to Mention $1 Trillion Deal for Nuclear Weapons - Kuznick RAI (2/2)
President Obama has undermined his legacy of calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons by supporting a modernization program of one trillion dollars over 30 years, says Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

  June 8, 2016

Rising Up Against Empire: Jeremy Scahill and the Easter Uprising
Investigative journalist and author of Blackwater, Dirty Wars, and The Assassination Complex Jeremy Scahill talks about the secrets he's learned about our government's assassination programs, and domestic militarization; Laura visits Ireland for the centenary of the Easter Rising, an Irish armed rebellion against the British Empire, and then provides her commentary on the undeserved power of hedge fund managers

  May 27, 2016

Sanders Supports Universal Healthcare Amendment 69 in Colorado, Will Hillary?
We speak with T.R. Reid, Chair of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Healthcare

  May 27, 2016

Clinton Actively Promoted Fracking as Secretary of State
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog investigates another set of Hillary Clinton's emails and finds the truth about Clinton's role in promoting fracking

  May 30, 2016

Koch Funded Free Market Universities in Arizona
Arizona's state legislators, many with Koch campaign funds, pass a budget that creates a "right-wing laboratory", says independent investigative journalist Alex Kotch

  May 26, 2016

Clinton's Candidacy Will Unite the Corporate World
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says Hillary Clinton views this election as an opportunity to build a 'big tent' for the Democrats, welcoming Republican refugees from Trump

  May 27, 2016

Baltimore Activists Defend Tubman House Against Threats of Demolition
Activists hold a town hall at Tubman House, a community center they created in a vacant home across from where Freddie Gray was arrested one year ago

  May 22, 2016

Wilkerson on Heightened Tensions in the South China Sea
Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says recent US and Chinese air force posturing could easily deteriorate into unwanted disasters

  May 20, 2016

Successful Swiss Addiction Treatment Program Ignored by U.S. Congress
Howard Wooldridge, an 18-year veteran police officer who has been advocating for adapting a similar program in the U.S., gets zero response from Washington lawmakers

  May 19, 2016

Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: The Left Forum 2016
Seth Adler speaks about the upcoming forum in New York City, the importance of an inclusive discussion space for the left, and the relationship between theory and practice

  May 18, 2016

Republicans Would Rather Lose the 2016 Election than Win with Donald Trump
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says Trump's candidacy is throwing both Democratic and Republican parties into crisis

  May 18, 2016

California Senate Reluctant to Repeal Drug Sentencing Policy
In this Episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway takes a close-up look at California's prison system. Conway speaks with Lizzie Buchen, Statewide Advocacy Coordinator for Californians United for a Responsible Budget, about the California Senate's reluctance to repeal drug sentencing policy.

  May 16, 2016

Striking Alabama Prisoners Being Starved
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow discusses the conditions being protested in Alabama prisons: unpaid labor, overcrowding, and demands for an end to indentured servitude

  May 15, 2016

Noam Chomsky on Edward Snowden
In this interview hosted by acTVism Munich with MIT professor, anarchist, philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, we discuss US military presence in Europe and the case of Edward Snowden

  May 11, 2016

West Point 'Fists-Up' Photo Is About Unity and Pride, Not Political Affiliation
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the photo of West Point cadets with fists raised is a gesture of solidarity in a conservative military environment

  May 10, 2016

Corbyn and Sanders Reigniting Democratic Socialism
Prof. Leo Panitch says Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are opening up space for people who want economic democracy and socialism

  May 7, 2016

Remembering Tomas Young
The anti-Iraq war veteran who was shot, paralyzed and died of his injuries ten years later is the subject of Mark Wilkerson's new book "Tomas Young's War," a reflection on Young's life and activism

  May 11, 2016

'Recall Gov. Richard D. Snyder' Campaign in Michigan Gains Momentum
Frank Hammer and Rev. David Bullock say growing outrage over unelected Emergency Managers, Flint's water crisis and Detroit's crumbling school system will help collect the 790,000 signatures needed to recall Gov. Rick Snyder

  May 6, 2016

Supreme Court Just Made it Easier for the FBI to Hack Your Computer
The Intercept's Jenna McLaughlin says Congress must act quickly to block the FBI from having more powers to hack personal computers

  May 6, 2016

Detroit Begins Water Shutoffs for 20,000 Residents
Food & Water Watch's Lynna Kaucheck says cash-strapped Detroit could actually increase revenue by billing customers based on what they can afford

  May 5, 2016

Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools for Second Day Over Lack of Pay
Detroit faces dual crises: The cash-strapped city doesn't have enough money to pay its teachers and has begun shutting off water to up to 20,000 residents who are behind on their water bill

  May 3, 2016

Republican Mayors Opt for 100% Renewable
Solar energy expert Angelina Galiteva says taking advantage of low-cost job-creating renewables to address climate change should be a non-partisan issue

  May 5, 2016

Greenpeace Leaks Secret Pro-Corporate Trade Agreement
Jorgo Riss of Greenpeace says leaked TTIP documents show a huge transfer of power from people to big business and negotiators consulting with the corporate sector

  May 3, 2016

Chris Hedges: Activist Rev. Berrigan Targeted by Church Hierarchy
Chris Hedges reflects on Berrigan's legacy as a writer and activist

  May 2, 2016

Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (3/3)
The third and final part of our interviews with Robert McChesney and John Nichols on their new book "People Get Ready"

  May 1, 2016

A Tale of Two Police Shootings
Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago

  April 30, 2016

US Ignores Disappearances in Mexico to Maintain Financial and Military Presence
The Merida Initiative is not about drug trafficking but in fact about allowing US intervention for the benefit of transnational capital, says Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism

  May 19, 16

Beltway Congress Race Breaks Records for Campaign Donations
A matchup between businessman David Trone, former news anchor Kathleen Matthews, and progressive MD Senator Jaimie Raskin reveal the interests fighting for the future of the Democratic party

  April 27, 2016

Why Westminster Votes Conservative
The Real News spoke to voters in the predominantly white, Republican town of Westminster in Carroll County, MD about establishment politics, race and drugs

  April 27, 2016

Obama Pressures Germany to Commit More Troops for NATO Exercises on Ukraine Border
In Europe, President Obama commits more special forces for Syria but Larry Wilkerson says he is more concerned about dangerous and provocative posturing on the Ukraine border

  April 26, 2016

$6 Million Dollar Settlement for the killing of Tamir Rice Lets Cleveland Police off the Hook
Cleveland has a disturbing history of trying to stiff victims of police abuse after losing in court, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

  April 26, 2016

The All-Volunteer Military and American National Security
Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the inefficiency of an all-volunteer force and how it increases the possibility of conflict

  April 28, 2016

Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (2/3)
Robert McChesney and John Nichols say 2016 is the most volatile political year in modern American history and that young people becoming engaged in the electoral process is the best way to fix every problem we have

  April 25, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Exclusive on The Real News
In an exclusive interview with TRNN, Bernie Sanders says Clinton will have to defy the oligarchs if she is to earn active campaigners from his supporters

  April 23, 2016

The Story Behind the Flint Water Crisis
An exhaustive probe into how the city of Flint was left exposed to lead-tainted drinking water for nearly two years

  April 22, 2016

Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy
Robert McChesney and John Nichols say these are the two greatest issues facing the world in the next 30 years, as discussed in their book: People Get Ready

  April 20, 2016

Should Hamilton be Next on the Currency Chopping Block?
Historian Gerald Horne says replacing Jackson with Tubman is a step in the right direction but many more could be purged and replaced with abolitionists

  April 21, 16

Hillary Clinton's Interventionist Tendencies
Former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell Col. Larry Wilkerson says that regime change in Libya was pushed by then-Secretary of State Clinton

  April 20, 2016

Disaster Capitalism's Coming Use of The Lead Water Pipe Crisis
Glen Ford, founder of Black Agenda Report, says the water pipe crisis will be used to justify previous goals of gentrifying more urban areas and creating massive wealth for elite corporations

  April 12, 2016

Hillary Met with Protests over Foreign Policy and Criminal Justice in Baltimore
TRNN reports from a Clinton rally in Baltimore, Maryland, where demonstrators were ejected after protesting Hillary's criminal justice and foreign policy stances

  April 10, 2016

Democracy Spring Protesters Stop in Baltimore En Route to DC
Kai Newkirk and actor Sam Waterston talk to the Real News about why hundreds have promised to be arrested in Washington next week if Congress fails to end the domination of money in politics

  April 8, 2016

Protesters Highlight Bill Clinton's Legacy of Expanding Mass Incarceration
Writer Yvette Carnell responds to Bill Clinton's comments to protesters: "You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter"

  April 8, 2016

"It's a Felony to Rip Off Shareholders but Violating Safety Regulations is a Misdemeanor."
Coal River Mountain Watch's Bob Kincaid says ripping off shareholders comes with a harder punishment than killing 29 people

  April 8, 2016

Dr. King's Politics Absent From U.S. Political Scene
Glen Ford, of BlackAgendaReport.com, says that finding King's politics in today's presidential elections is hard to do. Anti-imperialism, anti-war and structural adjustments ending poverty are simply not present in 2016 election platforms across the board

  April 5, 2016

U.S. Radioactive Weapons Fueling Birth Defects in Iraq
Investigative journalist Barbara Koeppel examines how the U.S. is getting away with using radioactive weapons that are causing spikes in birth defects and cancer in both Iraqi citizens and U.S. veterans

  April 7, 2016

"We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can"
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, says a truly green transportation system would stop relying on cars and discusses the Tesla Model 3 as a mass-market electric vehicle

  April 1, 2016

ExxonMobil Investigation Reminiscent of Tobacco Wars of 1990s
Coalition of investigating attorneys general can protect the public's health and welfare in almost any way legally possible, says Dan Zegart, Senior Fellow at the Climate Investigations Center

  April 1, 2016

Green Party Senate Candidate Removed From Debate Stage
After Maryland Green Party candidate Margaret Flowers was escorted off the debate stage at last night's forum just outside of Baltimore, she talked to the Real News about the two-party system's chokehold on democracy and her decision to protest it

  March 30, 2016

The Black Lives Matter Legacy of Dr. King
Dr. Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University and part of the Black Lives Matter leadership team, discussed the legacy of Dr. King, #BlackLivesMatter and philosophies of activism

  April 4, 2016

Facing Reality: Political Prisoner News and Updates
JIhad Abdulmumit was back for a Facing Reality update on political prisoners Mondo we Langa, Ruchell Magee, Jalil Muntaqim, Herman Bell, Dr. Mutulu Shakur and Sundiata Acoli

  April 1, 2016

Happy Endings and Innocence: Media Myths of Mass Incarceration
Author, activist and former political prisoner James Kilgore joined us to discuss his argument that pop culture works to poorly frame the crisis of mass incarceration as one about "innocence" as opposed to one of civil/human rights

  March 31, 2016

Hipocresia! A Revolutionary Perspective On Obama's Visit to Cuba
Netfa Freeman, analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, demystifies much of what has been said about Obama's visit to Cuba and from the perspective of one friendly to the Cuban Revolution. Topics covered included the blockade, political prisoners, elections and voting rights, human rights and more.

  March 27, 2016

Ralph Nader on the 2016 Elections: Hillary and Transparency
Ralph Nader speaks with itstheGADFLY about Hillary Clinton and her ties to Wall St.

  March 25, 2016

Increased Anti-Terror Spending Marked by Exponential Rise in Attacks
Former FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley says presidential candidates are ignoring the link between increased US military intervention and uptick in terrorism

  March 25, 2016

Did Trump Play AIPAC?
Max Blumenthal says Trump's embrace by AIPAC overshadows his shifting positions on Israel

  March 22, 2016

Sanders Vs. Clinton on Palestine-Israel: A Primer with Phyllis Bennis
An assessment of Clinton's AIPAC speech and Sanders's Middle East speech reveals their divergent approaches to the US's closest ally, Israel

  March 23, 2016

At AIPAC, Hillary Vows to Uphold Israel's Military Dominance
Clinton's speech on AIPAC alarms Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell

  March 22, 2016

Castro to Obama: U.S. Has Double Standards When it Comes to Human Rights
Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State , says that it is hypocritical for the United States to judge the Cuban government by standards that it does not hold to itself.

  March 22, 2016

The Omaha Two Are Now One: The Death of Mondo We Langa
Jihad Abdulmumit, Co-Coordinator of the National Jericho Movement and Dr. Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson discussed the life, politics, case and death of former Black Panther Party member and political prisoner Mondo We Langa.

  March 22, 2016

Defying AIPAC
Journalist and author Max Blumenthal speaks to leading dissenters of the right wing Israel lobby days before AIPAC's annual summit

  March 20, 2016

Obama's Visit to Cuba: Dangers and Benefits to The Cuban Revolution
Alex Main and James Early, delve into the risk benefit analysis of opening up to the United States

  March 21, 2016

The Border's Already A Mess, Even Without Trump's Wall
The Real News speaks to a co-chair of the Sierra Club's borderlands campaign down in McAllen, Texas about the current state of the wall, Trump's vision and how feasible it is

  March 17, 2016

Merrick Garland and Judicial Restraint: How A 'Moderate' Judge is A Gift to Republicans
The Real Capitol Hill examines Obama's Supreme Court nominee's record, from campaign finance reform to labor issues

  March 17, 2016

Trump and Clinton Extend Their Primary Leads
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump solidified leads within their respective parties on Tuesday when five states voted in the ongoing primary elections

  March 16, 2016

Winner-Take-All States Could Make Trump the Inevitable Nominee
Col. Larry Wilkerson describes how Trump's appeal to frustrated right-wing voters may secure the nomination on Tuesday

  March 14, 2016

Obama's "Legacy-Defining" Clemency Program Struggles
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford discusses the Obama administration's struggling program aimed at releasing prisoners who have served their time

  March 15, 2016

Washington Post Attacks Clinton's Role in Honduran Coup
Mark Weisbrot of CEPR says Hillary and the Obama administration helped the coup to succeed in large part by helping to prevent Zelaya's return to the presidency before the November 2009 elections

  March 15, 2016

The Beloved Community of Greensboro North Carolina
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Pastor Nelson Johnson about the 1979 Greensboro massacre of five protestors and its connection to police violence today.

  March 10, 2016

"Miracle Technology" Isn't Needed to Stop Climate Change
Robert Pollin of PERI says investment in existing technology could create a zero-emissions economy within 35 years

  March 9, 2016

Solitary Confinement is "Torture:" The Forthcoming Seminal Trial of Political Prisoner Russell 'Maroon' Shoatz
Shoatz attorney and Legal Director of the Abolitionist Law Center Bret Grote discussed this forthcoming trial about the issue of solitary confinement.

  March 12, 2016

Obama to Cuba: New Visit, Old Politics
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of BlackAgendaReport.com, says Obama's visit to Cuba extends rather than breaks old patterns of diplomacy between the two countries.

  March 10, 2016

Black Panther Documentary Introduces Revolution to a New Generation
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway and Urban Researcher at Morgan State University Ray Winbush speak with students and faculty at Catonsville Community College about the Black Panthers, Reparations, and the Baltimore Uprising.

  March 6, 2016

Michelle Alexander: "Mass Incarceration is a Bipartisan Adventure"
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway visits Greensboro, North Carolina to speak with organizers and attendees of Michelle Alexander event on race and policing.

  March 6, 2016

What Needs to Change: A Conversation on Policing and Race with Michelle Alexander
In the wake of racial tensions with police in cities across America, civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander joins Mayor Nancy Vaughn, Rev. Nelson Johnson and Dr. Timothy Tyson for a discussion on race and policing and how to improve the relationship in Greensboro, North Carolina

  March 3, 2016

Appointing a Justice: Do Partisan Politics Matter More Than Merits?
Dean of UNC-Irvine Law Erwin Chemerinsky explains how the two major parties have created a system for selecting Supreme Court Justices who don't prioritize public interest

  March 3, 2016

Facing Reality: Political Prisoners and Propaganda Wars
Reactionary propaganda is used to deny parole to long-time political prisoners says ex-political prisoner and current co-chair of the National Jericho Movement Jihad Abdulmumit who was back to provide an update on the parole status of Mutulu Shakur, Sudiata Acoli, Jalil Muntaqim, Robert "Seth" Hayes and Herman Bell.

  March 11, 2016

How the Democratic Candidates Can Adopt a More Progressive Immigration Platform
Author and activist David Bacon says increasing deportations will not increase wages, but strengthening unions and workers' rights and raising the minimum wage will

  February 26, 2016

Senate Confirms New FDA Commissioner With Close Ties to Big Pharma
Public Citizen's Dr. Michael Carome describes the thousands in consulting fees new FDA commissioner Dr. Robert Califf received from pharmaceutical manufacturers and why only four senators voted against his confirmation

  February 25, 2016

New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel
Josh Ruebner says fears over the impact of the new law are overblown but many more anti-BDS measures are being considered nationwide

  February 26, 2016

Clinton and Sanders' Record on Deportation and Guest Worker Policies
Activist and author David Bacon says based on Bernie's record, it is clear he would support family reunification and guest worker rights - but when it comes to Hillary, it's not so clear

  February 25, 2016

Obama's Plan to Close Guantanamo Too Little, Too Late
Omar Shakir, attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says the proposal is very similar to the executive order Obama issued in 2009, which means he could have closed it then - and he could close it today without congress

  February 24, 2016

Col. Wilkerson: All War Games Between China and US Lead to Nuclear Attacks
TRNN Replay: Discussing the tension in the South China Sea, former Bush administration official Larry Wilkerson says the US should ratify the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea treaty - but won't because of big oil and mining interests

  February 22, 2016

Ralph Nader: Scalia, Hillary, and the Upholding of Corporate Supremacy
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says that both the Republican and Democratic parties are subservient to corporate power

  February 22, 2016

Sanders Loses Nevada In Close Election
Author David Bacon explains how influential unions' neutral stance allowed the Sanders campaign to come back from a 25-point deficit in the polls

  February 20, 2016

Subprime Mortgage Whistleblowers Warn Bigger Crash on Its Way
Whistleblowers Richard Bowen and Michael Winston, along with UMKC's Bill Black, discuss the rampant fraud at Countrywide and Citigroup and how today's high foreclosure rates in states like Nevada could be a sign of what's to come

  February 21, 2016

Lost in Las Vegas
On the day of the Nevada primaries, a special presentation of the feature length documentary by Paul Jay reveals Las Vegas as a model of neoliberalism, a tale of the shape of things to come. It's all told through the eyes of a Canadian Blues Brothers act deciding whether they want to move their families to Vegas. It's two performers portraying two actors playing two fictitious characters in a town where everything is a replica of something else.

  February 19, 2016

Bayer Pharma, Fetal Deaths, and Illegal Kickbacks
On Wednesday, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) alleged that the pharmaceutical giant Bayer HealthCare had downplayed hundreds of fetal deaths resulting from its contraceptive medical device Essure, and that the company also gave illegal kickbacks to doctors for promoting its product

  February 18, 2016

Ralph Nader: A Cover for Corporatism in Scalia's "Originalism"
Ralph Nader says Scalia interpreted the constitution hypocritically as he extended the bill of rights from persons to corporations

  February 18, 2016

Sanders' Wall Street Tax Could Raise $300 Billion A Year
Robert Pollin, who authored the Inclusive Prosperity Act, says transaction taxes are common in many capitalist countries

  February 18, 2016

Wife of Ex-CIA Agent to Obama: 'Pardon My Husband'
Holly Sterling, the wife of imprisoned CIA whistleblower, presented a petition at the National Press Club Wednesday morning that asks President Obama to pardon her husband

  February 18, 2016

Pope vs. Trump
Activist David Bacon says the Pope is drawing attention to an escalating migration crisis at the border

  February 18, 2016

The Roots of Scalia's Originalism
Larry Wilkerson examines the pitfalls of Scalia's theory of originalism and how this creates a tendency of disunion rather than cohesion when interpreting the law

  February 15, 2016

The Supreme Court and the Non-Violent Settling of Elite Disputes
Attorney Kamau Franklin says when there's been no pressure from the people, the nation's top court historically protected capitalist interests and served elite opinion

  February 15, 2016

The History of State Repression Against Radical Social Movements
In this episode of imixwhatilike! TRNN Journalist Jared Ball speaks with Former U.S. Political Prisoner Eddie Conway about his book The Greatest Threat: The Black Panthers and COINTELPRO.

  February 14, 2016

Scalia: Hero of the Far-Right Dead at 79
Attorney Kamau Franklin says Justice Antonin Scalia participated in some of the most reactionary rulings affecting blacks, women, gays and workers in Supreme Court history

  February 13, 2016

Days of Revolt: The Problem
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Green Party candidate Jill Stein diagnose the problems plaguing US politics, highlighting the dysfunction of a two-party system dominated by corporate interests.

  February 15, 2016

SCOTUS Blocks Obama Clean Power Plan, Hinders Future of Environmental Legislation
Robert Pollin says legally halting executive order on power-plants poses possible "disaster" for future emissions reduction

  February 11, 2016

Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Climate Change Efforts
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court favored a coalition of states and energy companies when it stayed Obama's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from coal

  February 11, 2016

Civil Disobedience and Free Speech Tested by Prayer in Ferguson
Rev. Sekou, arrested while in protest and prayer after Michael Brown was shot and kIlled in Ferguson, was found not guilty of failing to obey police orders.

  February 12, 2016

TRNN in Hampshire: Sanders Supporter Challenges 'Electability' Argument
Former NH State Senator Burt Cohen explains why he is endorsing Bernie Sanders - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Sanders Campaign Inspiring Movement Beyond the Election
Filmmaker Annabel Park says the people in support of Sanders are developing their own leadership and must start challenging superdelegates instead of waiting for the convention - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

Guilt Abounds: Democrats and Republicans Struggle to Clean Up Their Image Over Flint's Dirty Water
Executive editor and founder of BlackAgendaReport.com was back with his Ford Report discussing the political calamity that is Flint Michigan's water crisis.

  February 12, 2016

MD Senate Restores Ex-Felon's Right to Vote
TRNN's Eddie Conway covers the historic push to override Governor Larry Hogan's veto of a law that will restore the right to vote upon release

  February 10, 2016

Elections, Reparations and Beyonce: Class Politics in Black America
Founder of BreakingBrown.com Yvette Carnell and BlackAgendaReport.com columnist Pascal Robert joined us for a rousing round table discussion of leading topics of the day.

  February 12, 2016

Adnan Syed Presents New Evidence in Court, Seeks New Trial
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to advocates and attorneys about the latest in the case of the Baltimore-area man made famous on the Serial podcast. Correction: Asia McClain was a classmate of Adnan Syed, not a friend

  February 5, 2016

Michigan Governor's Office Knew of Flint Water Poisoning in March
Detroit-based Pastor David Alexander Bullock discusses new documents that show the government allowing General Motors to switch water sources while keeping the general population at risk

  February 5, 2016

After TPP Signing, Activists Opposed to Deal Look to Prevent Congressional Approval
Dr. Margaret Flowers says the TPP will supercede international climate treaties and undermine environmental protection laws

  February 5, 2016

Corporate Media Endorses Clinton to Defend Their Own Interests
Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org, says the New York Times' anti-Sanders Bias is rooted in its desire to maintain the status quo

  February 6, 2016

City Takeovers and the Destruction of Democracy
Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford says city takeovers are about dispossessing black and brown folks so corporations can put their tentacles into the furthest nook and cranny of local governments

  February 2, 2016

Green Party on Sanders' Health Care Plan
Green Party candidates Dr. Jill Stein and Dr. Margaret Flowers say Sanders is right about healthcare, but the Democratic Party will block him

  February 1, 2016

Speculators Misunderstood the Oil Wars and Market Meltdown
Journalist Steve LeVine says most investors thought high-priced US shale would cause a boom and that the economy would benefit from low oil prices - so far they are wrong on both counts

  February 3, 2016

Digitizing Black Radio: The Black Talk Radio Network
Founder of the Black Talk Radio Network Scotty Reid joined us to discuss the history and politics of his digital network

  February 1, 2016

Three Financial Crimes that Show How the DOJ "Went Easy" on Wall Street
Public Banking Institute's Ellen Brown breaks down Senator Warren's report which highlights how the DOJ and regulators give corporate criminals slaps on the wrists and free rein to operate outside the law

  January 31, 2016

How CA Came Close to Losing Solar Panel Benefits
California Solar Energy Industries Association's Bernadette Del Chiaro says monopoly utility companies have spent $17 million on campaign contributions to get rid of net metering and consumer benefits

  February 1, 2016

When ICE is at the Door
The Real News speaks to Central American immigrants in Maryland and Georgia about the most recent wave of deportations and the crippling fear communities feel because of it

  January 29, 2016

Will Senate Bill to "Save" Post Office Be Enough?
TRNN breaks down what's in the bill, what it means to you, and how Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband is profiting from the sale of neighborhood post offices

  January 29, 2016

How Organizing and Social Movements Drove Changes to Federal Policy on Solitary Confinement
Alan Mills of Uptown People's Law Center and Bernadette Rabuy of Prison Policy Initiative say lawsuits, psychological studies, and persistent grassroots pressure were behind Obama's recent policy changes

  January 27, 2016

How the U.S. Fuels the Drug War in Mexico
Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace, co-authors of "A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the 'Mexican Drug War,'" trace the history of the war on drugs from prohibition in the early 20th century to the militarization of police forces today

  January 28, 2016

Clinton in Denial About Impact of Trade Policy on Immigration
David Bacon, author of Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration, says asylum seekers are being sent back to desperate conditions created by U.S. policy in Central America

  January 25, 2016

Unions Are Split Over Hillary
Dr. Jane McAlevey, author of the forthcoming 'No Shortcuts', says Hillary has a track record on labor amounting to an "F"

  January 22, 2016

Zillah Eisenstein and Damayan: Race, Gender and Socialism
On this week's show, Laura discusses race, gender, feminism, and socialism with author Zillah Eisenstein, and an exclusive report from the first Filipina migrant worker-owned cooperative in the US. Then a few words from Laura on the path toward a new economy.

  January 20, 2016

UN Fact-Finding Mission to Investigate Racial Discrimination in the United States
Kali Akuno, co-director of Cooperation Jackson, says it will give greater exposure to the realities of African Americans and put the US government and the state of Mississippi on notice

  January 22, 2016

Health Crises Among the (Politically) Imprisoned
Co-Coordinator of the National Jericho Movement Jihad Abudulmummit rejoins us for this week's Political Prisoner Report to discuss the latest health crises facing the imprisoned.

  January 24, 2016

Democratic Primary Candidates Define Their Foreign Policy
Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, while Bernie's priority is to defeat ISIS

  January 20, 2016

Bernie vs. Hillary on Healthcare: What's In It for Us?
Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter says Bernie Sanders plan is aspirational and the dream of Democrats, but neither his nor Clinton's plan would succeed unless there are significant changes in both houses of congress

  January 20, 2016

The 'Anti-Manning' Positions of Hillary Clinton on National Security and Surveillance
Marcy Wheeler, national security and civil liberties reporter at EmptyWheel.net, says Clinton supported secure communications for dissidents - except when it came to leaks from her own State Department to WikiLeaks

  January 21, 2016

Did Gov. Brown Delay Action on Gas Leak Because of His Sister's Connections to Fossil Fuel?
Last week, activists in Washington, DC brought several questions to lawmakers in the nation's capital. Among them: Did Governor Brown's sister, who sits on the board of a San Diego-based natural gas utilities company, influence a 74-day delay in California's response to the Los Angeles gas leak?

  January 19, 2016

Democratic Primary Candidates Define Their Foreign Policy
Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, while Bernie's priority is to defeat ISIS

  January 20, 2016

Sanders Supporters Optimistic as he Surges in Polls, Earns Endorsements
TRNN speaks to two Sanders supporters in Baltimore who say the Democratic candidate has earned their trust based on policies that would improve their lives

  January 14, 2016

Navy Schedules War Games in Washington State With No Public Disclosure
Truthout's Dahr Jamail reveals his investigation into how Navy Seals will be practicing combat exercises in Washington state on public and private lands and why state government officials and the public are left in the dark

  January 19, 2016

The Deeper, Uglier Side of TPP
In his State of the Union address, President Obama said the Trans-Pacific Partnership was about staying on top as a global economic power, but a close look at the text shows how that only applies to multinational corporations

  January 14, 2016

Supreme Court Poised to Strike Down Mandatory Dues for Public Union Representation
Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fischer says the Bradley Foundation and Koch Brothers' fingerprints are all over this case, which purports to have large grassroots support for individual rights but instead are backed by deep-pocketed donors

  January 13, 2016

Black Radical Activists call to Disarm the Police
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway attends the Black Radical Tradition conference in Philadelphia, PA. During a protest, Conway speaks with activists and intellectuals about the various dynamics of Black Radical politics.

  January 12, 2016

How MLK Went From 'National Threat' to 'National Hero'
Corporation for Enterprise Development's Dedrick Asante-Muhammad explains the whitewashing of Martin Luther King's legacy, transforming him from a leader for racial and economic justice who died in struggle to a post-racial patriot who died in victory

  January 18, 2016

From Slavery to Freedom: The Work and Message of Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Lawrence Brown and Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead discuss African-American history through the lens of Dr. Whitehead's books and her message in the age of Black Lives Matter.

  January 12, 2016

Former Cops: Urban Gun Violence Won't Stop Until We End the War on Drugs
Retired Baltimore Police officers Neill Franklin and Michael Wood say President Obama's gun reform proposals will help but still fall short of addressing the root causes of gun violence

  January 11, 2016

Stokely & Power! An Interview with Playwright, Actor, and Activist Meshaun Lebone
Lawrence Brown interviews actor Meshaun Lebron about his play 'Power! Stokely Carmichael', the meaning of Black Power, and its connection to the rallying cry of 'Black Lives Matter'

  January 11, 2016

Black People's State of The Union Missing from Obama's Address
Lester Spence, author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, says Obama won't be getting a second chance

  January 13, 2016

The Most Durable Economy in the World?
Economist Robert Pollin of PERI and Dedrick Muhammad of CFED, respond to President Obama's State of the Union, addressing the lingering legacy of inequality, low wages, and lack of job creation

  January 13, 2016

Liberation or "Asylum for Neoliberal Values?" Competing Visions of Black Politics
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report, discusses this past weekend's Black Radical Tradition Conference at Temple University

  January 12, 2016

The Racist History of the 2nd Amendment and Why it Matters Today
TRNN Replay: Historian Gerald Horne tracks the evolution of the gun debate starting from slavery during the country's founding, the post-Civil War reconstruction in the south, and through today's era of mass incarceration

  January 13, 2016

California Methane Leak One of the Worst Climate Disasters in US History (1/2)
Hilary Lewis of Earthworks says Governor Jerry Brown's state of emergency comes late given the damage incurred, and his leadership on environmental issues suggests he should've understood what's at stake

  January 10, 2016

California Methane Leak One of the Worst Climate Disasters in US History (2/2)
Hilary Lewis of Earthworks says Governor Jerry Brown's state of emergency comes late given the damage incurred, and his leadership on environmental issues suggests he should've understood what's at stake

  January 10, 2016

Cow-Bombing the Public Lands of the American West
Conservationist, activist and writer Andy Kerr says that the militiamen "occupiers" in Oregon are misrepresenting the law and too few recognize the impact on the environment involved in grazing and raising livestock

  January 7, 2016

The Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Report with Jihad Abdulmumit
Co-chairperson for the National Jericho Amnesty Movement and former Black Panther/Black Liberation Army political prisoner Jihad Abdulmumit introduces his new segment focusing on political prisoners and the politics surrounding their work and incarceration.

  January 11, 2016

Why is the Mainstream Media Ignoring Sanders' Campaign?
Joe Biden's decision to not run for president and Jeb Bush's lagging campaign have received far more coverage than Bernie Sanders

  January 4, 2016

The Interests Shared by the Oregon Militia Movement, Koch Brothers and LDS Church
Chris Zinda discusses how groups such as those involved in the armed standoff in Oregon are influenced by the likes of the Mormon Church, the John Birch Society and Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity.

  January 4, 2016

Is Increased Drone Warfare Inevitable?
Former Drone Technician Cian Westmoreland explains how America's indiscriminate targeting is setting the tone for the 55 countries currently producing drone technology

  December 29, 2015

DOJ Suspends Asset Seizures
Former Deputy LAPD Chief of Police Stephen Downing explains why a law meant to target drug kingpins was harming everyday people since only 13 percent of seizure victims were ever charged with a crime

  December 30, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Fight Over Prisoner Rights and Healthcare
Veteran political prisoner rights activist Dr. Johanna Fernandez of Baruch College joined us to discuss the latest developments by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal to attain adequate medical attention.

  December 24, 2015

Texas Grand Jury Rules Against Any Indictments in the Death of Sandra Bland
Activist, scholar and journalist Rosa Clemente says Sandra Bland's death could be a COINTELPRO-like targeted assassination of Black activists

  December 22, 2015

From Drone Technician to Whistleblower
Former Senior Airman Cian Westmoreland discusses why he began to question his work in assisting more than 350 civilian deaths in Afghanistan

  December 28, 2015

West Coast Mayors Pledge To End New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
At a press conference held by civil society groups, 10 mayors and over 30 elected officials pledge to follow Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' lead on banning new fossil fuel infrastructure

  December 20, 2015

Here's What's in the House's New Spending Bill
The bill increases the deficit while giving multinational corporations a slew of new tax breaks

  December 18, 2015

How Seattle Uber Drivers Won the Right to Unionize
Teamsters' Leonard Smith explains how drivers pushed for a bill that grants them collective bargaining power for higher wages since some full-time drivers only earn $3 an hour

  December 18, 2015

Sanders Sues DNC Over Access to Voter Database
A data breach into Clinton Campaign records by a Sanders staffer prompted the Democratic National Committee to suspend its access to vital voting records on the heels of one of Sanders' biggest days yet

  December 17, 2015

What's Behind Global Emissions Decline, GDP Increase
PERI's James Boyce breakdowns the policies that contributed to this first in the 21st century and how America can decouple itself from carbon

  December 14, 2015

Race, Gender, and Work: Lola Smallwood-Cuevas and Domestic Workers United
The Laura Flanders Show is in Los Angeles talking about women and work. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas shares about her work with the Black Workers Center, and we visit with domestic workers who marched to Washington to meet with the pope. All that and a few words from me on the surprisingly low cost emergency that can throw almost half of all Americans into a crisis.

  December 10, 2015

Trump Not an Outlier in US Policy Towards Muslims
Arun Kundnani, the author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror, says after 9/11, we rounded up thousands of Muslims within the United States and deported them simply because they are Muslim

  December 9, 2015

Why did Obama Link San Bernardino Attack with his ISIS Strategy?
Vijay Prashad says there is no evidence of an operational relationship between ISIS and the terrorist attack

  December 8, 2015

Obama Countering Terror with Terror
Norman Solomon says Obama's oval office speech about gun control and terror leaves out who is the target of our foreign policy, and the barbaric practices of our allies like Saudi Arabia

  December 8, 2015

The Global African: The Potential Power of College Athletes
On this week's episode of teleSUR's The Global African, Dave Zirin talks about the untapped political power that collegiate athletes possess

  December 5, 2015

Frantz Fanon and Lessons from a Not So Dying Colonialism
Dr. Frank B. Wilderson, III, author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, discusses the enduring legacy of Frantz Fanon.

  December 4, 2015

Wealthiest 20 Americans Have More Wealth Than the Entire GDP of India
Josh Hoxie of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the findings of his recent study on wealth inequality and comments on Mark Zuckerberg's 'philanthropy'

  December 3, 2015

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Sacks Police Superintendent McCarthy
The court-ordered release of the dashcam video of teen Laquan McDonald being gunned down by police officer Jason Van Dyke led to the sacking of the Superintendent, but it raises the question of what the Mayor knew 13 months ago, says Kamau Franklin

  December 2, 2015

Planned Parenthood and the Long Line of Violence Against Women and Abortion Providers
Veronica Arreola, assistant director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender and the director of the Women in Science and Engineering program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, says the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado is "Domestic Terrorism"

  December 1, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton Do More For Black America Than Did Obama?
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford slams the latest article from Georgetown University professor and The New Republic columnist Michael Eric Dyson

  December 1, 2015

Ousting Assad is Counterproductive and Illegal, Says Congresswoman
Larry Wilkerson discusses a bill introduced by US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard that seeks to redress the failed Syria strategy

  December 1, 2015

Eddie Conway Talks Indigenous People's Day and Political Prisoners
Eddie Conway, Real News host and producer, talks about his perspective of "Thanksgiving" as a former political prisoner and current community activist.

  November 25, 2015

Indigenous Peoples' History is More Complicated Than a Holiday Myth
Tara Houska, tribal rights attorney and co-founder of NotYourMascots.org, discusses often omitted nuances of Indigenous peoples' history and outlines some current struggles being waged

  November 25, 2015

The Unbreakable Spirit of Gilmor Homes
As Holidays Approach, TRNN correspondent 7 year-old Zacheriah Barber explores the strength and power of the long suffering community where Freddie Gray died.

  November 25, 2015

Is America Powerless to Stop Pfizer Merger?
Pfizer-Allergan deal will create world's largest pharmaceutical company, higher drug prices, and hundreds of millions in lost tax revenue, but economist James Henry explains why Congress is turning a blind eye

  November 25, 2015

"Being a Founding White Father Ain't What It Used To Be:" Student Protests on College Campuses
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report, says that student protests around the world against racist legacies of former leaders and a lack of diversity at their universities speaks to a resurgence of old political struggles

  November 24, 2015

Sanders Defines his Social Democracy
Doug Henwood and Paul Jay discuss the speech by Bernie Sanders explaining his vision of what social democracy means in the U.S. today

  November 21, 2015

Back to Square One, Obama Says Assad Must Go
After Vienna international talks created a political transition in Syria, Trinity College's Vijay Prashad says Obama's pre-condition that Assad must go is lock in step with Turkish and Saudi interests

  November 20, 2015

History Will Judge America on Syrian Refugee Crisis As "Shameful"
Trinity College's Vijay Prashad says lawmakers anti-refugee stance is more about politics than technicalities, as many refugees have been screened for more than two years

  November 22, 2015

Report: The Population of Women in Prison Has Tripled Since the '90s
A recently published report by the Prison Policy Initiative brings to light staggering statistics about incarcerated women.

  November 23, 2015

Is Obama Walking Into COP21 With An Empty Hand?
NYU's Christian Parenti says international agreements will remain largely symbolic if the Obama administration fails to aggressively push for green economic policies

  November 22, 2015

DC Mass Action: Global Citizens, Michael Moore, and an Alpaca Come Together in Protest of TPP
In the 90 days Congress has to review the Transpacific Partnership deal, organizers have planned a string of actions this week in an effort to tip the balance for mass dissent on the issue

  November 18, 2015

Jamar Clark's Killer Cops Identified Amid Growing Protests in Minneapolis
Minneapolis Black Lives Matter activist and attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds describes the events, case and protests over the police killing of unarmed African American Jamar Clark.

  November 18, 2015

Remembering Joe Hill
On the 100th anniversary of the execution of labor organizer and songsmith Joe Hill, Alexis Buss, contributor to the book The Letters of Joe Hill, speaks on Hill's life, work, and legacy.

  November 19, 2015

Hamid Khan: The Surveillance-Industrial Complex
Hamid Khan, director of Stop LAPD Spying, on the surveillance-industrial complex, and we talk to the students who forced Columbia to divest from prisons, plus Laura on the government's spying Black Lives Matter activists and when freedom of information isn't free.

  November 18, 2015

Has Bernie Sanders Shifted the Domestic Debate to a Progressive Agenda?
FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen says Sanders has brought socialism out of the closet and put wealth inequality centerstage

  November 17, 2015

Sanders Punctures Clinton's Foreign Policy Experience Bubble
FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen says that if it were not for Bernie, Hillary would be running high with her foreign policy experience narrative, uncritically upheld by the mainstream media

  November 17, 2015

ACLU Releases Mobile Justice App
Representatives from ACLU of MD present Mobile Justice App in partnership with Coppin State University and community leaders.

  November 15, 2015

FBI Spied on School of Americas Watch
SOA National Organizer Hendrick Voss says this is another instance of abuse of anti-terrorism legislation by the FBI

  November 13, 2015

#MillionStudentMarch: Thousands Walkout Across The Country
As thousands demonstrate at over 100 campuses across the country, TRNN speaks to UC Berkeley student Lauren Butler who explains why students are fighting against tuition, debt and racism. Photo: Brandon Yadegari

  November 13, 2015

Postal Workers and Nurses Unions Endorse Bernie Sanders
Kamau Franklin says Sanders has brought the concerns of social movements into the Democratic presidential primary.

  November 13, 2015

Protesting Netanyahu in the Rain
People rallied outside of an AEI event where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was being honored while on his visit to the nation's capital, where he's asking the president for an increase in aid to Israel

  November 11, 2015

The Laura Flanders Show: Can Etsy Change the World?
Can one of the founders of the craft website Etsy.com - valued in the billions of dollars - lead a change in the way we do business?

  November 11, 2015

Baltimore Workers Rally For Higher Wages During Nat'l Day of Action
Over 100 gathered at the Amazon warehouse in Baltimore as 500 actions to raise wages were held across the country; New York state and Pittsburgh agreed to a $15 minimum wage for their employees.

  November 11, 2015

Legal Challenge Led by 26 State Governors Blocks Obama Immigration Order
Salvador Sarmiento, Legislative Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, says President Obama has numerous options to pursue reform and halt mass deportations beyond appealing the decision

  November 11, 2015

Low-Wage Workers to Target Republican Debate in Milwaukee
15 Now's Ty Moore explains why fast-food workers and supporters are striking nationwide on Tuesday, and also discusses the impact of a phased-in $15 minimum wage in Seattle and the recent reelection of socialist councilwoman Kshama Sawant

  November 9, 2015

Whistleblower Recounts Retaliation in Sex-for-Repair Scheme
Maintenance worker Lucky Crosby goes into details about how the Baltimore Housing Authority handled the Sex-for Repair Scheme and why he believes he was fired for speaking out

  November 9, 2015

Is the Resignation of the University of Missouri President a Victory for Racial Justice?
Logan University professor Dr. Jameca Falconer and sports writer Dave Zirin discuss the historical context and possible future of the Black football player strike at the University of Missouri.

  November 9, 2015

Republicans Push to Privatize Disability Insurance Despite 99.9% Payment Accuracy
After the GAO finds $11 billion in disability payment fraud, some members of Congress push for privatization to solve a problem which accounts for only one fifth of one percent of cases, says CEPR's Nicole Woo.

  November 9, 2015

Obama's Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline is a Victory for People's Social Movements
350.org's Clayton Thomas Mueller says President Obama's historic decision speaks to the power of environmental, indigenous and labor movements that opposed Keystone XL

  November 6, 2015

Netanyahu to Meet With Obama, Appear at Center for American Progress
Journalist Max Blumenthal explains why presidential candidate Hilary Clinton would preserve the status quo in the Israel/Palestine conflict and why a progressive think tank invited the Israeli prime minister to speak at their organization

  November 9, 2015

Release of TPP Full Text Shows Victory for Corporate Rights
Margaret Flowers challenges President Obama's claim that the trade deal will promote a strong middle-class

  November 5, 2015

Houston Voters Reject Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Dr. Maria Gonzales, Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston and screening chair for the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, says the vote in Houston against GLBT equality is new version of old anti-"scary" people trope.

  November 5, 2015

Is Obama Banning the Box?
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford casts doubt on Obama's latest executive order

  November 4, 2015

President Obama's Executive Order: Ban the Box Immediately
TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway talks to the ACLU's Toni Holness about the implications of a federally mandated "Ban the Box" act.

  November 3, 2015

Marco Rubio Rises in the Polls While Promoting Reagan-Style Foreign Policy
Col. Larry Wilkerson digs into Marco Rubio's worldview and foreign policy positions

  November 3, 2015

N Don't Stop - Bronx-based Legendary Tats Cru + Nano Stern in Rooftop
The #NDontStop crew links up with Nicer, Bio and BG183 of the legendary Graffiti crew- #TatsCru in #TheSouthBronx as they share their history and allow us to capture them working on new art. On #RooftopLive we have Chilean musician #NanoStern live from Joes Pub in #NYC. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net

  November 1, 2015

The Laura Flanders Show: Grassroots Movements Are Changing Everything
This week on the show - Avi Lewis, the director of the film 'This Changes Everything,' and a few words from Laura about the women at the front of those movements.

  November 1, 2015

Last British Prisoner Released From Guantanamo
Shayana Kadidal, senior attorney with the Centre for Constitutional Rights, says Shaker Aamer was cleared for release in 2007, but US military officials held him all these years because he was a charismatic leader and negotiator

  November 1, 2015

Budget Deal Includes $59 Billion Pentagon Slush Fund
The National Priorities Project's Lindsay Koshgarian discusses the socially beneficial investment that could come from reallocating the billions otherwise given to the Pentagon

  October 30, 2015

Baltimore Still Debating What to Do With Confederate Statues
Testimony before commission recounts how monuments coincided with city's efforts to segregate

  October 30, 2015

A Look at Speaker Ryan's Record on "Fighting" for the Middle Class
Wisconsin-based The Progressive's Ruth Coniff analyzes Ryan's voting record and the effect of his policy on his district

  October 30, 2015

Will University of California's New Anti-Semitism Policy Target Hate Speech or Criticism of Israel?
Middle East in Focus Host Estee Chandler says the conflation of criticism of Israel and anti-Semitism is meant to shut down debate

  October 29, 2015

Businesses Will Be Off the Hook for Providing Employee Health Benefits in Bipartisan Budget Deal
President Obama and Congressional leaders propose deal that would repeal not yet in effect automatic enrollment in health programs for employees working for large companies

  October 27, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (2/3)
Is Sanders proposal to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act a serious way to counter the power and concentrated wealth of Wall St., or just window dressing? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the plan

  October 27, 2015

Critical Reflections of the Million Man March Part 1
From the politics, economics and histories involved to the on-going question of the assassination of Malcolm X, in this special edition of "iMiXWHATiLiKE!" we followed up on our previous coverage of the march with this more in-depth and critical look at the Million Man March.

  October 26, 2015

Is Obama's Education Reversal Political "Theater"?
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford says that the Obama administration claim to want a reduction in time spent on standardized tests is election time insincerity.

  October 26, 2015

Why Ben Carson is Leading in Iowa
Col. Larry Wilkerson, just returning from Iowa says controversial statements that are anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, anti-gun control and anti-abortion, are at the heart of Carson's popularity

  October 26, 2015

For Black America, the Dream is a Nightmare
Veteran activist and film producer Kali Akuno discusses his forthcoming project An American Nightmare: Black Labor and Liberation

  October 29, 2015

Pain, Anger and Solidarity in New York
Families of victims of police brutality lead a march in lower Manhattan on Saturday, demanding alternatives to increased policing like affordable housing, education and universal health care

  October 25, 2015

Clinton Benghazi Hearing Fails to Address Double Standard of Classified Information Law
NSA whistleblower Diane Roark says there's no equity under classification laws and no disincentives for those who over-classify and punish those seeking to alert the public of abuses

  October 24, 2015

Seven Ferguson-Area Churches Recently Set Ablaze
After authorities deem 7 church fires deliberate, St. Louis Rev. Sekou argues that black faith community members, should now look at larger systemic issues not just respectability

  October 24, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (1/3)
Is Sanders proposal to break up the big banks a solution to the power and concentrated wealth of Wall St.? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the plan

  October 25, 2015

Is #BlackLivesMatter Supporting U.S. Policy in Syria?
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the #BlackLivesMatter activist meetings with Democratic party front-runners is ushering in new Black Misleadership

  October 22, 2015

GRITtv: Ending Mass Incarceration
Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative talks about his organization's work to address the history of slavery and lynchings with a short film by artist Molly Crabapple. Host Laura Flanders also discusses how to end isolation, both in prisons and outside.

  October 21, 2015

Biden: The War on Drugs Candidate
If Vice President Joe Biden chose to run, he would've face a legacy of swelling the U.S. prison population as well as in Latin America

  October 21, 2015

"Little Guantanamos" in the United States
Investigative journalist and TED senior fellow Will Potter discusses the secret prisons that the ACLU says are violating inmates' rights

  October 20, 2015

Black Media to Take Another Hit? The Potential Sale of Howard University's WHUT Considered
Media scholar, author and journalist Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs says the potential sale of Howard University's WHUT to the FCC would damage the already worn Black media landscape.

  October 21, 2015

Can Kerry Contain Netanyahu?
Samah Sabawi, Palestinian author and playwright says Palestinians are waking up to the reality of political separation and the system of an apartheid

  October 23, 2015

CIA Whistleblower's Wife Asks Obama for Husband's Pardon
CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling's wife, Holly Sterling, breaks her silence and says her husband was wrongly convicted under the Espionage Act after going through government channels to blow the whistle

  October 16, 2015

Pendulum Swings Left in the Democratic Debate
Robert Weissman of Public Citizen says Sanders shifted much of the debate focus to inequality, corporate greed, power of the pharmaceutical industry, and reining in excesses of capitalism

  October 15, 2015

3 Supreme Court Cases You Should Be Aware Of
Public Citizen's Scott Nelson outlined three Supreme Court cases to the Real News that threaten the consumer and employee protection tool known as class action litigation

  October 13, 2015

Don't Drink the Water in Flint, Michigan
Rev. David Alexander Bullock and investigative reporter Curt Guyette explain why it took so long for officials to act to address growing corrosive elements and lead toxins in the city's water

  October 12, 2015

America's Unofficial Religion - The War on an Idea
The Empire has a range of weapons to maintain its power: from its courts to its military. But it also has effective ideological weapons. Watch more on teleSUR

  October 10, 2015

Breaking the Western Union's Remittance Monopoly
Economist James Henry says remittance transfer costs combined with the foreign exchange amounts to 15%, which is simply unaffordable for the poor who depend on remittence as a life line

  October 14, 2015

What The Changing Workplace Has to Do With Mass Shootings
Journalist Mark Ames explains how the pro-privatization and anti-labor measures of the Reagan years and beyond have bred a more hostile work environment, triggering more mass shootings in workplaces and schools

  October 12, 2015

Greg Grandin: Empire and Resistance
The Laura Flanders Show talks with professor and author Greg Grandin about his latest book, Kissinger's Shadow. Then we look at the US-supported coup in Honduras in 2009, plus some words from Laura on Guatemala.

  October 7, 2015

The Politics of Politics: Grace Lee Boggs Remembered
Rich Feldman of the James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership and award-winning activist and social justice organizer Tawana Petty discuss Boggs' life and legacy

  October 7, 2015

Another Suspicious Death Raises More Concerns About Black Life Behind Bars
Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research for The Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, discusses the case of Darrell Murray, the incarcerated and slain brother of a fellow activist

  October 7, 2015

The House Freedom Caucus: Tea Party 2.0 Behind Boehner's Resignation
A look at how the secretive Congressional House Freedom Caucus espouses populist rhetoric while backed by billionaire Koch brothers and mid-level southern capitalists

  October 6, 2015

Privatization, Charters & High-Stakes Tests: Arne Duncan's Legacy
Professor Pauline Lipman and educator Jose Luis Vilson discuss the legacy of Arne Duncan and what we know about his successor John B. King

  October 6, 2015

What Washington Isn't Saying About the TPP 'Victory'
Manuel Perez-Rocha, policy analyst at Institute for Policy Studies, says that the stated purpose of the agreement - to eliminate tariffs - has distracted people from its more subtle goal of protecting corporate profits

  October 5, 2015

US Ruling Circles Split On Use of Jihadists in Syria
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford says that objections to Russia's bombing of Syria expose policy rifts within the U.S. ruling elite

  October 7, 2015

The Global African: Alicia Garza on BLM & Oprah's Diamond Controversy
We talk to Alicia Garza in depth on the subject of Black Lives Matter and Patrick Connors about Lev Leviev's diamonds and his connection to settlements in the West Bank.

  October 4, 2015

Evolution of A Black Panther (2/2)
Kathleen Cleaver discusses moving to Oakland to join the Black Panther Party (BPP), assisting with the "Free Huey" Campaign, and becoming the BPP's Communications Secretary.

  October 4, 2015

The Real House of Saud - Saudi Arabia's Oil-For-Tyranny
The Empire Files takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, tells the untold people's history of resistance to it, and exposes the true nature of the U.S.-Saudi love affair. Watch more on teleSUR

  October 3, 2015

Why Drug Prices Are Out of Control, And What We Can Do About It
Jamie Love of Knowledge Ecology International told the Real News that our system does little to curb outrageous drug prices, and it's not because there aren't good alternatives

  October 2, 2015

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

  October 2, 2015

Evolution of A Black Panther (1/2)
TRNN Replay: Kathleen Cleaver discusses her parents' influence on her political activism and her work in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

  October 2, 2015

GMO Anti-Labeling Law Heads to Senate After House Approval
Tuft University's Tim Wise says in the face of uncertain science what's needed is more science not deregulation

  October 5, 2015

A Critical Look at VICE's Story on Mass Imprisonment with Obama and Holder
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the story by the news magazine Vice on mass incarceration features massive hypocrisies in the policy decisions of Obama and Holder

  October 1, 2015

Peter Frase and Boots Riley on The Future of Social Change
Jacobin writer Peter Frase and musician Boots Riley on the better worlds they say are possible. And why Dick Cheney should give up his vacation home.

  September 30, 2015

Black Activists Host Venezuelan President Maduro in Harlem
Kicking off the UN decade for African descendants, Maduro joins Black activists in building solidarity with over 200 million people who claim African descent in the Americas

  September 30, 2015

Leftists Love Bernie Sanders, But Here's Why Some Won't Be Voting For Him
They say his policies are great, but that the history of progressive politicians running within the Democratic party - from Jesse Jackson to Howard Dean to Dennis Kucinich - has failed over and over again.

  September 28, 2015

Is Clinton's Campaign Finance Reform Plan Just a Band-Aid?
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux looks at Clinton's three-prong plan and whether it will truly get outside money out of politics

  September 27, 2015

Abby Martin & Chris Hedges: War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the 'folly of Empire,' the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system. Watch more on teleSUR

  September 26, 2015

Is the Pope a Man of the Left?
Paul Jay talks to Medea Benjamin and Vijay Prashad who say the Pope is a powerful voice of the South

  September 25, 2015

What Pope Francis' Call to Abolish Death Penalty Could Mean For Republicans
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with author Patricia Miller on how Pope Francis' pro-life position on abolishing the death penalty expels conservatives' use of abortion as a trump card over social justice issues

  September 25, 2015

Priests to Pope: Stop the Sexism
A group of excommunicated priests staged a die-in Wednesday morning in protest of the Vatican's refusal to let women take leading roles in the church

  September 25, 2015

The Pope Mutes Message in Congress Speech
Pope Francis restrained his critique of finance and demand for urgent action on climate change, as he called for an end to capital punishment, more open immigration and concern for the environment

  September 24, 2015

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels
Pace University's Chris Williams and IPS' Janet Redman discuss the Vatican's contradictory policy in light of the Pope's call to fight climate change

  September 24, 2015

What the Firing of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Says About Race in the US
TRNN's Taya Graham and Stephen Janis say city officials' reactions to the black community's calls for accountability reveal the depth of racial divisions in this small eastern shore town.

  September 23, 2015

The Pope is Dishonest About Zero Tolerance for Child Sex Abuse
Pam Spees of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Barbara Blaine of SNAP say the Catholic Church and Pope Francis are not serious about addressing the church's on-going struggles with child sexual abuse

  September 24, 2015

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

  September 22, 2015

Progressive Halo or Wholly Rhetoric?
Feminist theologian Mary E. Hunt discusses whether the hype around the Pope's visit deserves the unbridled enthusiasm of the media and progressive community.

  September 22, 2015

Skin in the Game: Poor Kids and Patriots
Larry Wilkerson says Gen. Dennis Laich's book - Skin in the Game - demonstrates that an all volunteer military force is no longer sustainable, morally nor fiscally

  September 22, 2015

'We Are the Bomb!' Legendary Hip Hop Artist Boots Riley on Street Sweeping Lyricism
Boots Riley, front man of The Coup, sat down with Jared Ball for an in-depth look into the politics of one of hip-hop's most militant groups

  September 21, 2015

The Empire Files: Enter the Biggest Prison System in History
The Empire holds by far the most prisoners than any other country on earth, in both absolute numbers and per capita. Abby Martin explores the dark reality of conditions in America's prisons, who is warehoused in them, and how things got this way. Watch more at teleSUR

  September 20, 2015

Legal Expert Says DOJ Should Have Criminally Prosecuted General Motors
Professor Rena Steinzor says GM's $900 million settlement with the US government makes it likely that no one at GM will be held personally responsible for the 124 deaths tied to the corporation's faulty ignition switches

  September 19, 2015

Beyond Zero Interest Rate Policy: How the Fed Can Stimulate the Economy
Robert Pollin says the Federal Reserve has the tools to promote credit expansion for productive investment and create jobs for 22 million people

  September 19, 2015

War Profits Drive GOP Hawks: Wilkerson on GOP Debate
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the war mongering talk of star of the moment, Carly Fiorina, and most other GOP candidates

  September 18, 2015

The Case of a Clock: America's School to Prison Pipeline Personified
Over-policing? Islamophobia? Writer Jamilah King discusses how Ahmed's case is a part of a disturbing trend.

  September 20, 2015

Pocomoke City Officials Get Testy as Black Residents Demand Accountability
Firing of first black police chief continues to divide community even as new top cop says he won't live in the city

  September 17, 2015

GRITtv: America's Addiction to Guns and Violence
The Laura Flanders Show speaks with Marlon Peterson, who served ten years in prison on a gun-related crime, and hears from cultural critic Jeff Chang about the cultural changes that have and haven't transformed America.

  September 16, 2015

Music for Revolution
Firebrand Records' Son of Nun and Ryan Harvey discuss the new label's Baltimore roots and say they aim to take revolutionary music to the mainstream

  September 15, 2015

Cuba Frees 3,522 Prisoners Ahead of Papal Visit, Will America Follow Suit?
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the US would have to free every prisoner in Georgia and Louisiana to match Cuba's move

  September 15, 2015

The Global African: Hurricane Katrina: 10 years later
The Global African looks back at Hurricane Katrina and the state of New Orleans today.

  September 13, 2015

9/11 and the Belligerent Empire
In September 11th's episode of The Empire Files on TeleSUR, Abby Martin examines the two major wars launched under the "Global War on Terror"--their historical development and their aftermath. Featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, this episode digs into the tragedy of a region shaped by Empire.

  September 12, 2015

The Movement for Black Lives National Convening
TRNN's Eddie Conway went to Cleveland to meet the young people developing the critical mass for Black self-worth and movement building

  September 11, 2015

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Charter Schools Unconstitutional (2/2)
Professor Wayne Au, plaintiff in the landmark ruling, and Seattle teacher Jesse Hagopian discuss the implications of the high courtís ruling

  September 9, 2015

Seattle Teachers Launch First Strike in Three Decades
Professor Wayne Au and Seattle teacher Jesse Hagopian discuss the reasons for the strike as the superintendent goes to court to compel teachers back to work

  September 9, 2015

The "Other" Socialist In the Presidential Race: An Introduction to Gloria la Riva
Presidential nominee for the Party for Socialism and Liberation Gloria la Riva discusses her campaign

  September 10, 2015

Will the $6.4 Million Freddie Gray Settlement Change Policing in Baltimore?
Breaking: The Baltimore city Board of Estimates has just unanimously approved the $6.4 million dollar wrongful-death settlement for the family of Freddie Gray.

  September 8, 2015

Black People and Their Labor are "Disposable"?
Activist, organizer and producer of "An American Nightmare: Black Labor and Liberation" Kali Akuno discusses the "disposable" nature of Black life and labor

  September 9, 2015

Black Land Matters: Mark Scott and Tia Powell Harris
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, Mark Scott of #BlackLandMatters, Tia Powell Harris of Weeksville Heritage Center and an exclusive report: Cooperation vs. Gentrification: Bed Stuy Strives to Stay Local.

  September 8, 2015

Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement
The media called it a riot, but on the streets of Baltimore they call it an uprising.

  September 6, 2015

Empire Files with Abby Martin Launches First Show
In teleSUR's new show, Abby Martin traces the history of the U.S. empire and the growing presence of military bases around the globe

  September 5, 2015

After Hearing, Protests Against Police Killings Continue
Activist Tawanda Jones and TRNN's Eddie Conway say protests will continue until police are held accountable and economic inequality is addressed.

  September 2, 2015

10 Years After Katrina, Test Scores Tell One Story, Residents Tell Another
Investigative reporter, Colleen Kimmett, discusses her three-month In These Times investigation that reveals cracks in the education reform narrative.

  September 4, 2015

Lawyers of Six Officers in Gray Case: Move Trial Out of Baltimore, And Away From Its Politics
On Wednesday, defense lawyers representing the six officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray argued that the trial had to be as far removed from the city and sentiment of Baltimore as possible.

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 1, 2015

In Landmark Ruling, California Prisons Halt Solitary Confinement
Prisoner advocate Marie Levin and attorney Anne Weills how this will impact some 80,000 prisoners nationwide

  September 2, 2015

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

  September 1, 2015

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

  September 1, 2015

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

  September 1, 2015

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

  September 1, 2015

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

  August 28, 2015

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

  August 28, 2015

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

  August 27, 2015

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

  August 26, 2015

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

  August 27, 2015

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

  August 25, 2015

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

  August 25, 2015

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

  August 25, 2015

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

  August 31, 2015

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

  August 23, 2015

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

  August 23, 2015

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

  August 21, 2015

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

  August 21, 2015

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

  August 20, 2015

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

  August 19, 2015

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

  August 19, 2015

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

  August 19, 2015

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

  August 18, 2015

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

  August 19, 2015

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

  August 18, 2015

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

  August 17, 2015

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

  August 18, 2015

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

  August 18, 2015

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

  August 18, 2015

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

  August 13, 2015

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

  August 13, 2015

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

  August 13, 2015

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

  August 13, 2015

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

  August 13, 2015

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

  August 12, 2015

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

  August 12, 2015

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

  August 12, 2015

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

  August 11, 2015

The Betrayal by the Black Elite with Chris Hedges & Cornel West
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the way in which the black prophetic tradition has been supplanted by black elitism and individualism.

  August 11, 2015

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

  August 11, 2015

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

  August 11, 2015

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

  August 10, 2015

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

  August 9, 2015

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

  August 9, 2015

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

  August 6, 2015

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

  August 5, 2015

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

  August 6, 2015

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

  August 4, 2015

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

  August 5, 2015

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

  August 5, 2015

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

  August 3, 2015

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

  July 31, 2015

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

  July 31, 2015

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

  July 31, 2015

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

  August 3, 2015

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

  July 29, 2015

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

  July 29, 2015

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

  July 29, 2015

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

  July 28, 2015

Donald Trump and Liberal Media: The Joke's On You
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: Celebrity candidates and the liberal media have created a clown show that viewers can laugh at, but it's at your expense.

  July 28, 2015

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

  July 29, 2015

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

  July 28, 2015

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

  July 29, 2015

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

  July 28, 2015

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

  July 26, 2015

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

  July 27, 2015

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

  July 23, 2015

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

  July 22, 2015

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

  July 21, 2015

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

  July 27, 2015

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

  July 27, 2015

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

  July 19, 2015

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

  July 15, 2015

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

  July 16, 2015

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

  July 15, 2015

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

  July 12, 2015

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

  July 11, 2015

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

  July 12, 2015

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

  July 12, 2015

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

  July 8, 2015

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

  July 8, 2015

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

  July 6, 2015

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

  July 7, 2015

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

  July 6, 2015

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

  July 6, 2015

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

  July 5, 2015

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

  July 4, 2015

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

  July 4, 2015

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

  July 1, 2015

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

  July 1, 2015

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

  July 1, 2015

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

  June 29, 2015

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

  June 26, 2015

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

  June 28, 2015

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

  June 25, 2015

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

  June 25, 2015

Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake (1/2)
To mark the 48th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

  July 1, 2015

Fast Track Vote Not the End Game
Kevin Zeese says senate passing fast track legislation is the beginning of another round in the struggle over TPP trade bill

  June 24, 2015

Roof, Dolezal and the Violence of White Appropriation
Dr. Baruti Kopano continues his discussion with us of Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture

  June 24, 2015

What is the REAL Symbol of White Supremacy? (2/2)
Eddie Conway and Dr. Gerald Horne discuss media coverage of the Charleston massacre and whether the particular focus on the Confederate flag misses the mark when looking to unpack racist symbolism and its impact on society

  June 24, 2015

Race and the Theft of Soul
Dr. Baruti Kopano of Morgan State University discusses his new co-edited anthology Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture

  June 24, 2015

Why Chicago Won't Go Bankrupt - And Detroit Didn't Have To
Saqib Bhatti argues cities can avoid financial crises through progressive taxation and forcing the wealthy to pay their fair share

  June 29, 2015

Dean Spade: Pinkwashing | #GRITtv
This week on the Laura Flanders Show, author and law professor Dean Spade on poverty, prisons, and the new transgender civil rights movement and a preview of Spade's new film about pinkwashing

  June 23, 2015

The Most Racist Flag
With new announcements about flag removals and anti-Confederacy political posturing we continue our critical coverage of the subject with attorney, activist and author Mr. Kamau Franklin

  June 24, 2015

Senator Cardin in the Hot Seat on Fast Track
Protestors target Maryland's Senator Ben Cardin for being one of 14 Democrats who supports fast track, calling his ties to the pharmaceutical industry a motivation for his decision

  June 23, 2015

US Police Killings Violate International Law
Glen Ford: Amnesty International finds all 50 states and Washington, DC, fail to comply with international law and standards on the use of lethal force by law enforcement officers

  June 23, 2015

You Sure You Want to Be Black?
Economics and Race Consultant Algernon Austin discusses his latest op-ed, "Yes You Can Be Black. And It Won't Cost You Much at All."

  June 23, 2015

Scientific Precision: Hip-Hop in Tubman City with Precise Science
Emcee and activist Ruffmic of Precise Science talks about liberation hip-hop

  June 22, 2015

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

  June 21, 2015

The Global African: The NFL and Tech in Africa
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at the NFL and digital technology in Africa

  June 20, 2015

What Father's Day Means to Black America
In this special Father's Day edition of iMWiL! we spoke with Black fathers; historians, artists and activists along with Ayanna and Dick Gregory about what it means to be a Black father in the United States

  June 20, 2015

The Myths and Realities About Juneteenth
Preeminent historians Mr. Hari Jones and Dr. Gerald Horne discuss the many misunderstandings related to myths of Black freedom and notions of progress associated with Juneteenth celebrations.

  June 19, 2015

Court Reinstates Case Against Former Attorney General, FBI Director and INS Commissioner
Calling it a "big victory", Michael Ratner says that after 13 years, the Center for Constitutional Rights will be able to proceed with its case against top Bush administration officials for post-9/11 abuse of immigrant detainees

  June 21, 2015

South Carolina Church Massacre in "Ideological Home" of White Supremacy
As confessed shooter in church massacre Dylann Roof is arrested, South Carolina activist Kevin Alexander Gray traces the history of white supremacy and the struggle for black liberation as the context for the killing of nine worshippers

  June 20, 2015

Vigil for Charleston Church Shooting Victims Dispersed by Bomb Threats
South Carolina has a long history of hate crimes against African Americans, says Efia Nwangaza of the Malcom X Grassroots Movement

  June 19, 2015

Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion 1/2
With the Pope issuing an encyclical to address the climate change crisis, Janet Redman and Blase Bonpane weigh in on this defining moment for the Catholic Church

  June 19, 2015

The Hidden History of the Hip-Hop Mixtape
Sommer Regan McCoy of the Mixtape Museum discusses the hidden political and cultural history of mixtapes

  June 18, 2015

An American Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates (2/2)
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway discusses reparations and the Black Lives Matter movement with Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates.

  June 16, 2015

The Dolezal Controversy
In the wake of Rachel Dolezal's NAACP resignation, members of the TRNN team discuss why the case has become such a national debate

  June 15, 2015

TRNN Interviews MOVE Bombing Survivor Ramona Africa
From the MOVE bombing to Freddie Gray, Africa discusses the continuity of state violence and the resistance of the oppressed.

  June 15, 2015

Why the Black Caucus Could Be Game Changers After House Slows Down Fast Track Bill
After the Trade Promotion Authority passes the House by two votes, TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with Baltimore's Congressman Cummings and looks at the three Congressional Black Caucus members who voted for the bill despite past trade agreements' negative impact on minority communities

  June 13, 2015

TPP: Victory Today, But More Work Ahead
Protestors celebrated Friday as the House voted against a companion bill to the President's Trade Promotion Authority, a huge setback for pro-TPP advocates.

  June 12, 2015

House Democrats Defeat TPP For Now
CEPR's Stephan Lefebvre explains why House Democrats voted against Trade Adjustment Assistance and what to expect before the revote Tuesday

  June 12, 2015



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