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    Die-In for Police Accountability Staged at Baltimore-Area Mall
    Organizers disrupt traffic and shopping at the Towson Mall near Baltimore as actions demanding accountability for police brutality continue nationwide

      46 min ago

    Will the New Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines have Any Impact? (3/3)
    Incredible scale and racial concentration at the heart of how liberals built a prison America says Naomi Murakawa, the author of The First Civil Right, How Liberals Built Prison America

      1 hour ago

    iMixWhatILike | From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements
    Jared Ball hosts legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman discuss the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States.

      December 19, 14

    Case Filed in European Court Against Bush-Era Torture
    The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) files case against Bush Administration officials for running a state organized program of torture authorized at the highest levels, says Michael Ratner, chair of ECCHR

      December 19, 2014

    Obama Admin Still Seeking Testimony From Journalist James Risen
    Despite earlier reports, New York Times Journalist is still facing a subpoena in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

      December 19, 14

    The US and Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations With A Spy Swap
    The US has finally admitted defeat in its policies of trying to isolate and overthrow the government of Cuba says, Reese Erlich a freelance journalist and author

      December 19, 14

    The Three Remaining 'Cuban 5' Go Home
    In a historic move bypassing congress, President Obama restores diplomatic relations with Cuba, and in a simultaneous telecast President Raul Castro hails the decision but reminds us that the blockade is still in place, says Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights

      December 19, 14

    Millions March Oakland: A Look Beyond the Violence
    Several thousand people gathered at Millions March Oakland on December 13 to protest the killings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Protesters critique mainstream media's focus on vandalism and looting instead of Oakland Police Department's violent history.

      December 17, 2014

    Why Did The CIA Really Use Extreme Torture?
    There is fairly good evidence that the prime motive for torture was not 9-11, says Patrick Cockburn the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising

      1 hour ago

    Contextualizing Baltimore's Recent Police Shooting
    LEAP's Neill Franklin says the so called war on drugs and the over-policing of marginalized communities is the context for many negative interactions experienced by law enforcement

      December 17, 2014

    Budget Bill's Little-Known Provisions Affecting Marijuana Users
    LEAP's Neill Franklin says the budget bill bans the feds from going after states with legal medical marijuana, but may prevent DC from legalizing marijuana

      December 17, 2014

    Data Collection Law on Excessive Force Shown Ineffective in the Past
    The re-authorization of the federal law requiring data on police shootings due to "excessive force" did not produce any useful results last time around, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report.

      December 16, 2014

    Will the New Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines Have Any Impact? (2/3)
    In an interview with Sharmini Peries, Naomi Murakawa, the author of "The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America," examines if the new guidelines will address systemic problems in local police departments

      December 16, 2014

    Sharpton-Led March Alienates Youth Activists
    Youth groups in Washington organized an alternative protest after the main march, calling for more radical action

      December 15, 2014

    Nader: Federal Budget For Militarism, Against the People
    Consumer advocate and activist Ralph Nader says the Democratic party is incapable of defending the American people from the worst Republican party in history

      December 14, 2014

    Will the E.U. Hold the U.S. Accountable for Torture?
    Vijay Prashad says the torture report is unclear about the chain of command, but the international community is making moves to hold those in power accountable

      December 14, 2014

    Hundreds of Thousands of Wrongfully Purged Votes Could Have Cost Dems Midterm Elections
    Investigative journalist Greg Palast discusses his award winning series "Jim Crow Returns" for Aljazeera America on how hundreds of thousands of mostly low income and people of color were purged from voting rolls in the midterm election

      December 16, 14

    CIA Director Brennan Retreats on Intelligence and Torture Claims
    McClatchy reporter Jonathan Landay says the CIA torture report is putting political pressure on the U.S. administration, but is unlikely to lead to any criminal prosecution

      December 14, 14

    The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney
    The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

      December 14, 14

    Will the New Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines have Any Impact? (1/3)
    In an interview with Sharmini Peries, Naomi Murakawa, the author of The First Civil Right, How Liberals Built Prison America, says Department of Justice's new guidelines against racial profiling gives a green light to certain forms of profiling

      December 15, 2014

    CIA Torture Report Incomplete as Key Documents Remain Withheld
    Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler says the Obama administration is using the CIA to protect itself and Bush-era officials from being legally implicated in war crimes

      December 14, 14

    Official Stats Show Black Unemployment Rate 50% Higher Than Whites
    Obama's programs to address African-American unemployment are dependent on white philanthropy and goodwill; they don't address the root problem of white racism, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

      December 9, 14

    Is a New Freedom Budget the Solution to Economic Inequality?
    Activist Kali Akuno and historian Paul Le Blanc discuss the abandoned Freedom Budget of the Civil Rights Movement and how it could be revived to address race and class disparities

      December 8, 14

    Body Cameras Bring No Accountability for Police Brutality in Albuquerque
    Max Blumenthal says the city's police have killed citizens without provocation and faced no penalty

      December 9, 14

    Why the American Justice System Is Failing Us (1/2)
    Kamau K. Franklin and Faraji Muhammad in a conversation on their plans for a national day of action to address police brutality on Martin Luther King's birthday

      December 5, 14

    Can Corporations Help Save Baltimore's Crumbling Water System? (1/2)
    Emanuele Lobina, author of a new report "Troubled Waters" argues private water companies could spell disaster for the city's water system

      December 4, 14

    #BlackoutBlackFriday Targets Retailers as Protests Continue against Ferguson Grand Jury
    Demonstrations target major retailers around the country for economic and racial justice

      December 1, 14

    Will the Demands of Ferguson Protests Be Met By The DOJ?
    Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford says lasting change can come through dismantling of the mass incarceration system, turning away from the Black "misleadership" class, and direct action by those most directly affected

      December 2, 14

    How the Military Fails U.S. Veterans
    Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, describes what can be done

      December 2, 14

    Republican Challenge on Immigration Disingenuous
    If the Republicans were genuinely concerned about the impact of immigration on labor, they would push for cuts to temporary guestworker programs - but they have been staunch defenders of them, says William Spriggs, Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO

      December 3, 14

    Almost Impossible to Indict a Cop
    Chase Madar tells Paul Jay that it's not just an institutional problem, that the law itself protects police abuse

      November 27, 14

    Police Brutality Towards Black People Has Historically Gone Unchecked
    Professor Gerald Horne and civil rights organizer Kevin Alexander Gray say the Ferguson grand jury decision is in line with U.S. history, and discuss whether a Department of Justice investigation would yield different results

      November 26, 14

    Workers vs. Undocumented Immigrants: The Politics of Divide & Conquer
    Former labor organizer Bill Barry discusses the tenuous relationship between the working class and undocumented workers, and the forces that keep these groups at odds

      November 29, 14

    "Democracy on Fire": Protestors Respond to Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Mike Brown's Killer
    The Real News speaks to Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford and former Black Panther Eddie Conway for their reactions to the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson

      December 31, 1969

    Is Obama's Immigration Action Too Little, Too Late?
    DREAM Action Coalition organizer Erika Andiola describes how millions, including her mother, will be excluded from the action and says a comprehensive immigration plan deals with why undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. in the first place

      December 3, 14

    Hagel Resigns - A Look at His Record
    IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis and Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman discuss Hagel's actions on Afghanistan, ISIS, and the Pentagon budget

      November 25, 14

    G-20 Recommits to Lifting Private Sector Activity (2/2)
    The G-20 Club, rather than reducing inequality and poverty, create the conditions whereby it is exacerbated, says Leo Panitch, author of The Making of Global Capitalism

      November 23, 14

    The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (3/3)
    Marc Steiner concludes his discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas

      November 23, 14

    Seattle Begins Police Reforms in Wake of Federal Civil Rights Investigation
    Reporter Ansel Herz discusses the Seattle mayor adopting reforms after a federal investigation found the Seattle police force carried out discriminatory practices

      November 21, 14

    Despite Senate Vote on Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Reach the Gulf
    Obama has quietly approved the Alberta Clipper, a cross-border pipeline between the U.S and Canada that will connect with the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, say journalists Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and Cherri Foytlin of bridgethegulfproject.org

      November 19, 14

    The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (2/3)
    Marc Steiner continues his discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas

      November 18, 14

    G20 Summit Failed to Seriously Address Global Problems
    Economist James Henry says the annual G20 summit has a tendency to focus on last week's news rather than fixing long-term issues like tax reform, infrastructural investment, and climate change

      November 18, 14

    The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (1/3)
    The first part of Marc Steiner's discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas

      November 14, 14

    Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again
    The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

      November 16, 14

    The Post-Bankruptcy Plan for Detroit
    The bankruptcy plan is a blow to retirees and falls short of addressing the circumstances that led to the bankruptcy in the first place, say journalist Curt Guyette and Rev. David Alexander Bullock

      November 13, 14

    US-China Climate Accord is Neither "Historic" nor a "Landmark"
    While it is important for China and the US, the two largest CO2 emitters, to walk hand in hand in cooperation, the agreement lacks "all of the above strategies" required to achieve the necessary reductions, says Janet Redman of IPS and Professor Minqi Li of the University of Utah

      November 15, 14

    The Slippery Slope of More Troops in Iraq Leads To Vietnam
    Col. Larry Wilkerson says if the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq does not focus on supporting Iraqi fighting forces to do the heavy lifting, we could end up with full-scale war like we did in Vietnam

      November 29, 14

    Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (2/2)
    Marc Steiner continues his conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

      November 13, 14

    How Will the GOP-Controlled Senate Affect Trade Deals?
    In the second part of our series, we look at how the new Republican majority will complicate Obama's efforts to move forward on two trade deals, TPP and T-TIP.

      November 11, 14

    Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (1/2)
    Marc Steiner talks to Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

      November 7, 14

    Hedges & Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? (8/8)
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin conclude their interview with a discussion on the problems of revolution and power

      November 7, 14

    Hedges & Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? (7/8)
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions

      November 6, 14

    Maryland Post-Election Redux: What's Next for the Left?
    Dr. Jared Ball talks movement making and voter apathy in the deeply blue state of Maryland now that a Republican is the governor-elect

      November 8, 14

    Most Expensive Off Year Election in History
    The real election results are that we had the lowest voter turn out in decades and voter repudation of Congress and Obama, says Tom Ferguson, professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

      November 6, 14

    North Carolina's Moral Mondays Movement Looks Past Election Day
    Robert Dawkins and Bryan Perlmutter discuss how voters in this year's most expensive campaign are subject to 2-hour wait times & inadequately prepared polling stations, and also speak about the Democrats' connection to the grassroots

      November 5, 14

    US Elections: Theater with Deadly Consequences
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss how the media helps create a charade of democracy, and makes a fortune doing it

      November 5, 14

    Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race to Determine Direction of State's Minimum Wage, Labor Issues
    Money in Politics' Bill Lueders and Laura Dresser from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy discuss campaign finance, minimum wage, and labor rights in Wisconsin's closely watched gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke

      November 5, 14

    How Will the Midterms Affect Climate Change & Fracking Policy?
    Daphne Wysham from the Center for Sustainable Economy says a Republican- controlled Senate will be a climate disaster, while Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog says the fracking industry is outspending activists in order to thwart anti-fracking ballot initiatives

      November 5, 14

    How the No-Fly Zone in Ferguson Became the No-Justice Zone
    FAA complied with a request by federal authorities to ban media helicopters from covering police conduct during the protest, but Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, asks: does it really matter?

      November 4, 14

    Hedges and Wolin (6/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions

      November 3, 14

    Steven Salaita Wants his Job Reinstated at UIUC
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaigne rescinded Professors Steven Salaita's job over pro-Palestinian tweets sent out during Israel's war on Gaza this summer Salaita says he is waiting for a ruling on his case for reinstatement

      November 4, 14

    Activists Arrested for Protesting Drone Killings Speak Out
    Ellen Barfield and Marilyn Carlisle talk to the Real News about why they committed civil disobedience opposing drone strikes at the NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Maryland

      November 12, 14

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

      October 30, 14

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

      October 28, 14

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

      October 28, 14

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

      October 28, 14

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

      October 24, 14

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

      October 24, 14

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

      October 23, 14

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

      October 22, 14

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

      October 22, 14

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

      October 23, 14

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

      October 21, 14

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

      October 20, 14

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

      October 20, 14

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

      October 17, 14

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

      November 11, 14

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

      October 19, 14

    Cornel West, Faith Leaders and Activists Arrested as Ferguson October Continues
    Twenty people, including Cornel West, are arrested carrying out civil disobedience at the Ferguson police station after being denied a meeting with local officials

      October 13, 2014

    Thousands Descend on St. Louis for Ferguson October
    Protesters come to Ferguson to support local organizers in the aftermath of repeated incidents of police brutality

      October 13, 2014

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

      October 12, 14

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

      October 14, 14

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

      October 14, 14

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

      October 7, 14

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

      October 6, 14

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

      October 5, 14

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

      October 4, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14



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