On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Kiriakou tells Paul Jay that from Iraq to Bahrain, it was becoming clear to him that commercial interest, particularly arms sales, was driving U.S. policy in the Middle East
Sanford Schram, professor of political science at Hunter College, says new state laws that place restrictions on welfare recipients mark the poor as deviant and are designed to keep them from receiving welfare
Tea Party firebrand Rand Paul has been unwavering in his advocacy of small government. But his stances in foreign policy in military spending are quickly changing. TRNN's Thomas Hedges spoke to journalist and editor of the libertarian Reason.com news outlet Nick Gillespie about whether or not Paul can remain true to his libertarian word.
Ras Tre Subira, founder of The Griot's Eye program, discusses his African-Centered approach to education and the use of media, art, and traveling abroad to Africa to inspire inner city youth to develop knowledge of self and create alternatives to mainstream media.
The racial makeup of political leadership in Ferguson, MO has changed in the first municipal election since the killing of Michael Brown in August, 2014. Will this lead to real policy changes in the town?
Bruce Dixon says once fiery black teachers union leader Karen Lewis pulled out for medical reasons, Garcia would not critique the Democratic Party and President Obama's neoliberal education policies as Lewis was willing to do
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden tells The Real News that the rectal hydration of Guantanamo detainees was a "medical procedure", but prominent human rights attorney Michael Ratner says this was a torture tactic used to break hunger strikes and intimidate detainees
At the Hofstra Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman says one million died over the last decade in a country that the Bush administration said they were going to save
In this episode of Telesur's The Global African, host Bill Fletcher, Jr. discusses the racism in the U.S. since 1965 and the real motivation behind the designation of Venezuela as a national security threat to the United States
Veteran activist, educator, radio host and jazz critic, Mr. Tom Porter, talks about his life, work, friendship with Amiri Baraka and the often overlooked depth of radical ideas within the civil and human rights struggles in the U.S.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey urge Congress to grant President Obama the authority to send more ground troops to fight ISIS
A Cuban-US caravan of academics, social movements and trade organizations were at the centre of negotiations leading to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, says Larry Wilkerson
Nation contributor Jane McAlevey says right-to-work legislation has its roots in repressing black workers under Jim Crow, and will harm African Americans who benefit from unions far more than the average white working-class person
Economist Richard Wolff discusses the latest unemployment figures and says the raising of interest rates by the Federal Reserve during a weak recovery would be disastrous for our heavily indebted society
Recently released CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou and investigative reporter Marcy Wheeler respond to the plea deal received by General David Petraeus for leaking highly classified documents to his mistress
In the second part of the conversation, TRNN's Eddie Conway talks to Babatunji Baloqun of the Soul School Institute and history professor Baba Zak A. Kondo about black men's failure to recognize women's contributions to black organizing
At the annual American-Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, speakers advanced Iran as an existential threat and sought to downplay differences between Israel and the US while demonstrators were arrested outside
Community Broadband Networks' Christopher Mitchell says how mobilization campaigns pushed the FCC to classify the Internet as a public utility, but more effort is needed to reform providers' monopoly control
On the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan Report (The Negro Family: The Case For National Action), john a. powell of the Haas Institute discusses the economic and political struggles faced by black communities today
Lisa Mitchell discusses the legacy of her uncle Parren Mitchell, who was the first black congressperson from the south since reconstruction, an opponent of the Vietnam War, and a champion for black causes
TRNN examines the nationally acclaimed homicide prevention program "Operation Ceasefire" amid allegations Baltimore is not funding the crucial outreach component that provides a critical escape to at-risk populations