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
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
Michael Ratner says that US government is still pursuing criminal investigations against Wikileaks Editor and staffers, not just because of what they have already released to the public but because of what they still continue to release
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux interviews Congressmen who are split on the move, and also talks to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, who says this potential boycott reveals that America is not one-minded on Israel
Charlie Cobb, author of "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed," says we must use the lessons of non-violence in the sixties to address the epidemic of violence plaguing inner-city neighborhoods today
Author Charlie Cobb discusses how famed activist Ella Baker inspired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's grassroots structure, as well as the little-known story of armed self-defense during the Civil Rights movement
Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), says that Loretta Lynch unwittingly made the case for legalization of marijuana during her confirmation hearing for attorney general
Journalist and author Doug Henwood says Hillary Clinton has close ties to Wall Street and big business, hawkish foreign policy, and a lack of vision to address looming structural economic and environmental catastrophes
Author and activist David Bacon says that it's impossible to understand the mass exodus of Latin American workers to the United States without also understanding how U.S. trade deals destabilized their economies.
Prof. Robert Pollin of Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Prof. Chris Williams of Pace University says there is a lot that President Obama could do to reduce carbon emissions in spite of the Republican-controlled congress
Albuquerque, New Mexico-based scholar and activist David Correia responds to the Bernalillo County District Attorney filing preliminary murder charges against the two police officers for killing homeless man James Boyd
Retired 60-year veteran law enforcement officer Stephen Tabeling and award-winning investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss the murder of Maryland State Delegate - who was facing federal indictment for drug charges - by the group Black October (4/4)
Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org, says Jeffrey Sterling and other whistleblowers have leaked classified information against the interests of the ruling elite, but in the interest of democracy
TRNN reporter Thomas Hedges continues the series of how a GOP-led Senate will change policy, this time in the arena of the Environment and Public Works Committee which Republican Senator James Inhofe will take over as chair.
Sonali Kolhatkar, co-author of the book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence says the new President in Afghanistans' approach to governing depends on US protection of his presidency
iMixWhatILike Host Jared Ball continues his discussion with legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman about the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States
After police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Antonio Martin two miles from Ferguson, DC, activists call for an emergency action to protest the latest police killing. The group of activists, mainly black women, have been living by one motto since the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner were not indicted: Shut it down.
TRNN reporter Thomas Hedges takes a look at two new provisions in the 2015 spending bill that drastically increase individual limits and prohibit President Obama from using executive action to shed light on dark money in campaigns.
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.
The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) files
against Bush Administration officials for running a state organized program of
authorized at the highest levels, says Michael Ratner, chair of ECCHR
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
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.
Detroit Activist Frank Hammer says activists are outraged that Detroit's badly
needed civilian review board of police - dismantled as part of the city's bankruptcy
proceeding - is not being restored now that the city is out of bankruptcy