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

      September 2, 14

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

      August 31, 14

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

      August 31, 14

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

      August 29, 14

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

      August 27, 14

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

      August 29, 14

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

      August 29, 14

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

      August 28, 14

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

      August 27, 14

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

      September 2, 14

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

      August 25, 14

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

      August 22, 14

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

      August 24, 14

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

      August 21, 14

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

      August 21, 14

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

      August 21, 14

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

      August 19, 14

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

      August 25, 14

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

      August 20, 14

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

      August 18, 14

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

      August 15, 14

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

      August 16, 14

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

      August 14, 14

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

      August 12, 14

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

      August 9, 2014

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

      August 8, 2014

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

      August 10, 2014

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

      August 13, 2014

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

      August 5, 2014

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

      August 5, 14

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

      August 6, 14

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

      August 6, 2014

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

      August 1, 14

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

      August 4, 14

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

      August 4, 2014

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

      August 9, 14

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

      August 1, 14

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

      August 4, 2014

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

      July 31, 14

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

      July 25, 2014

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

      July 28, 2014

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

      July 23, 14

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

      July 23, 14

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

      July 23, 14

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

      July 18, 14

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

      July 17, 14

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

      July 16, 14

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

      July 21, 14

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

      July 14, 2014

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

      July 14, 2014

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

      July 11, 2014

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

      July 10, 2014

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

      July 4, 14

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

      July 3, 14

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

      July 15, 14

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

      July 1, 14

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

      July 1, 14

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

      June 30, 14

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

      June 28, 14

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

      July 28, 2014

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

      June 27, 14

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

      June 26, 14

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

      June 30, 14

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

      June 26, 14

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

      June 25, 14

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

      June 26, 14

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

      June 26, 14

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

      June 26, 14

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

      June 21, 2014

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

      June 22, 2014

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

      June 27, 14

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

      June 27, 14

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

      June 17, 2014

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

      June 24, 14

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

      June 20, 14

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

      June 17, 2014

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

      June 27, 14

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

      June 20, 14

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

      June 24, 14

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

      June 13, 14

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

      June 21, 14

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

      June 13, 14

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

      July 3, 14

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

      June 11, 14

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

      June 11, 14

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

      June 8, 14

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

      June 6, 14

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

      June 6, 14

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

      June 5, 14

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

      June 8, 14

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

      June 5, 14

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

      June 2, 14

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

      May 30, 14

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

      May 29, 14

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

      May 30, 14

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

      June 24, 14

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

      May 23, 14

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

      May 23, 14

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

      May 22, 14

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

      May 20, 14

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

      May 20, 14

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

      May 20, 14

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

      May 20, 14

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

      May 20, 14

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

      May 20, 14

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

      May 19, 14

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

      May 18, 14

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

      May 16, 14

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

      May 19, 14

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

      May 19, 14

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

      May 16, 14

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

      May 16, 14

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

      July 3, 14

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

      July 3, 14

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

      May 11, 14

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

      June 27, 14

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

      May 8, 14

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

      May 13, 14

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

      May 14, 14

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

      May 22, 14

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

      May 1, 14

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

      April 30, 14

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

      May 2, 14

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

      April 29, 14

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

      April 27, 14

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

      April 25, 14

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

      April 29, 14

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

      April 24, 14

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

      April 24, 14

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

      April 20, 14

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

      April 25, 14

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

      April 23, 14

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

      June 27, 14

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

      April 22, 14

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

      April 20, 14

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

      April 21, 14

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

      April 21, 14

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

      April 17, 14

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

      April 15, 14

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

      April 16, 14

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

      April 11, 14

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

      April 13, 14

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

      April 19, 14

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

      April 14, 14

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

      April 8, 14

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

      April 7, 14

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

      April 8, 14

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

      April 6, 14

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

      April 5, 14

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

      April 3, 14

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

      April 5, 14

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

      April 2, 14

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

      April 6, 14

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

      June 27, 14

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

      April 1, 14

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

      April 1, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      April 1, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 31, 14

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

      March 29, 14

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

      March 29, 14

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

      March 28, 14

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

      March 28, 14

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

      March 27, 14

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

      March 28, 14

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

      March 26, 14

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

      March 26, 14

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

      March 26, 14

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

      March 25, 14

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

      March 24, 14

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

      March 20, 2014

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

      March 21, 14

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

      March 18, 14

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

      March 21, 14

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

      March 17, 2014

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

      March 18, 2014

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

      April 1, 14

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

      March 21, 14

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

      March 21, 14

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

      March 16, 2014

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

      March 17, 2014

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

      March 14, 2014

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

      March 14, 2014

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

      March 14, 2014

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

      March 16, 2014

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

      March 16, 2014

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

      March 13, 2014

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

      March 18, 14

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

      March 12, 2014

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

      June 27, 14

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

      March 12, 2014

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

      March 12, 2014

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

      March 11, 2014

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

      March 12, 2014

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

      March 11, 2014



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