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Lynching of Richard Collins III
Eddie Conway speaks with students, faculty, and activists on the campus of Bowie State University to get their perspectives and feelings about the murder of Richard Collins III

  May 27, 2017

Does NATO Confront Threats, or Create Them?
As President Trump is criticized for declining to endorse NATO's mutual aid clause, Professor David Gibbs of the University of Arizona argues that the alliance creates threats that previously didn't exist

  May 27, 2017

GOP Candidate's Body Slam Fails to Earn Democrats a Win in Montana
Despite an assault charge on the eve of the vote, Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist in Montana's closely watched special Congressional election. Reporting from Montana, Michael Tracey of The Young Turks analyzes why Quist failed to reach voters

  May 27, 2017

Trump's Budget and Policies Will be 'Horrific' For Women
The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the effects the Trump budget proposal will have for women. Ivanka Trump's parental leave program will not make a dent in the damage

  May 26, 2017

U.S. Increases Nuclear Energy Spending as It Fights Global Weapons Ban
David Swanson of World Beyond War says the Trump administration is increasing nuclear energy spending while seeking to thwart a landmark global campaign for a UN treaty banning the possession and use of nuclear weapons

  May 26, 2017

As Trump Takes Aim, Iranians Vote for More Engagement
While President Trump used his Middle East trip to denounce Iran and sell weapons to its Saudi Arabian rival, author and scholar Nahid Siamdoust of Yale University says Iranian voters delivered an overwhelming endorsement of deeper engagement with the world

  May 25, 2017

GOP Policies Hurt Trump Voters, But Will Democrats Fill the Void?
White-collar criminologist Bill Black says that President Donald Trump's stumbles and the GOP's policies give Democrats an opportunity to win over voters, if they can offer a meaningful alternative.

  May 25, 2017

Trump Budget: Foundation for Great American Misery
Every time we move money out of education or building a green economy and move it into the military we are losing jobs for every dollar we spend, says Prof. Robert Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute

  May 24, 2017

Nina Turner on Bitter Fight in California Democratic Party
Nina Turner says Kimberly Ellis's loss to a Clinton democrat for chair of the state party by only 62 votes shows strength of the Sanders movement, but makes clear corporate Democrats won't give progressives an inch for the sake of "unity"

  May 24, 2017

Trump's Food Aid Cuts Threaten 'Suffering & Hunger' Across U.S.
President Donald Trump's new budget proposal targets food assistance across the United States and critical programs for public health, says Mike Lavender of the Union of Concerned Scientists' Food & Environment program

  May 25, 2017

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina
Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States

  May 22, 2017

Trump's Mideast 'Peace Opportunity' Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran
On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see "a rare opportunity for peace" in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran

  May 22, 2017

Paul Coates on the Baltimore Riots of 1968
Owner of Black Classic Press Paul Coates shares his perspective of the Baltimore riots of 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and how it influenced him to participate in political struggle

  May 22, 2017

Trump Pushed Conspiracy Theories, Now Liberal Detractors Do Too
Donald Trump's path to the White House was paved by his embrace of conspiracy theories, most notably the "birther" lie. Sarah Jones of the New Republic warns that an alarming number of Trump's liberal detractors are following suit

  May 19, 2017

FBI Investigations Are Conducted at the Discretion of its Director
White Collar criminologist Bill Black explains the history and dynamics of FBI investigations, which show that they are not as unstoppable or unimpeachable as they are being made out to be

  May 22, 2017

Trump in Saudi Arabia: More U.S. Weapons for Devastating Yemen War
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and author of "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection," says President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia deepens a "toxic" tie between Washington and the House of Saud

  May 21, 2017

Collusion is the Focus, But Trump Finances May Have More Answers
Economist and attorney James Henry analyzes the latest developments in the Russiagate probe, and the unanswered questions surrounding Donald Trump's business dealings abroad

  May 21, 2017

Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Suing the DNC for Fraud
In an overlooked class-action case, Bernie Sanders supporters are suing the Democratic National Committee for fraud over revelations party officials sought to help Hillary Clinton defeat Sanders in the primary. Elizabeth Lee Beck, the plaintiffs' co-counsel, reports

  May 19, 2017

How I Met Roger Ailes, Political and Sexual Predator
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News and Presidents Bush and Trump; Ailes dies May 18th at age 77

  May 18, 2017

California Democrats' Chair Race Pits Grassroots vs. Establishment
This weekend's election for chair of the California Democratic Party, with front-runners Kimberly Ellis, a progressive organizer, and Eric Bauman, a party insider, could have national implications

  May 19, 2017

Is Russia the 'Adversary' of the United States?
Moscow based journalist Jeffrey Tayler and Paul Jay challenge the underlying assumption of the furor in Washington, that Russia is the enemy of the American people

  May 19, 2017

Special Counsel Investigating Trump Campaign Has Deep Ties to the Deep State
Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley says former FBI head Robert Mueller, now appointed to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, participated in covering up the pre 9/11 role of the U.S. intelligence agencies and the Bush Administration, helped create the post 9/11 national security/surveillance state, and helped facilitate the pre-Iraq war propaganda machine

  May 17, 2017

Democratic Party NGO Presents Far-Reaching but Problematic Jobs Program
Dean Baker of CEPR discusses problems involving the Center for American Progress's proposal for an ambitious federal jobs guarantee program

  May 26, 2017

Why Did the FBI Leak the Comey Memo?
Prof. Robert English, who worked for the U. S. Department of Defense, tells Paul Jay that a deep Russophobia and the interests of the military industrial complex are driving the permanent state to exaggerate the significance of Trump's transgressions so they can torpedo a more rational approach to U.S. Russia relations; that said, Trump and friends financial corruption involving Russian oligarchs may emerge as the real story

  May 16, 2017

Donald Trump is a Classic Corporatist
Radical anthropologist David Graeber analyzes how Trump fits into US history who represents real estate interests above all else

  May 17, 2017

"Resistance" to Russia While Normalizing War
Military historian Andrew Bacevich says the incessant U.S. media and political focus on Russiagate is sidelining critical issues, including perpetual war

  May 16, 2017

Trump Appoints Voter Suppression Expert as "Voter Integrity" Director
Investigative reporter Greg Palast explains how Kris Kobach has used voter registration databases to purge millions of legitimate voters and now he is in charge of "voter integrity"

  May 16, 2017

Trump Heads to Saudi Arabia - Target Iran and Iraq? - RAI with Sabah Alnasseri (1/6)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Sabah Alnasseri and Paul Jay discuss the Trump/Saudi plan for an anti-Iran Arab alliance and to use ISIS as justification for increasing American troop levels - with Iraq's oil as the prize

  May 16, 2017

Trump Expanding War From Syria to Afghanistan As Media Focuses on Comey
Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay: while the media continues its frenzy over Comey's firing and the "Russia connection", Trump is readying his "global war against Islamic Fascism" to be fought "without restraint"

  May 15, 2017

Time for Trump to Come Clean on Russian Connections and Money Laundering
If Trump has nothing to hide, he would have allowed the investigations to continue, to prove that there is nothing improper with his connections to Russia, says investigative journalist James Henry

  May 15, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump 'Needs a Good War' and Pence is Waiting in the Wings to Lead It
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the significance of the Comey affair, the prospect of the rise of VP Mike Pence as the real power in the White House, and the danger of war as a way out for a dysfunctional administration

  May 12, 2017

Conservatives Are Getting Closer to the first Constitutional Convention since 1787
Max Parthas and Eddie Conway discuss the danger of corporate forces controlling a process of rewriting the constitution and the importance of education and mobilization of the grassroots to counter it

  May 12, 2017

No Desk Duty This Time: Cop Quickly Charged in Murder of Unarmed Teen
Nina Turner: After lying about what happened, Roy Oliver was fired then booked on murder charges in connection to the shooting death of 15 year old Jordan Edwards in Texas

  May 14, 2017

Can Dems Learn From Their 2016 Mistakes If They Do Not Acknowledge Them?
Russia, Comey, Wikileaks - Nina Turner explains how democrats could have overcome these challenges, had they actually listened to their base

  May 13, 2017

Witnessing the Horrors of the War on Drugs Made this Physician an Outspoken Opponent
Maryland Delegate Dan Morhaim says ending the drug war is the first step to addressing the root causes of addiction

  May 11, 2017

Trump Fires Comey for Actions He Once Praised
President Trump says he fired FBI Director Comey over his handling of the Clinton email investigation, which Trump previously praised. Roll Call columnist Jonathan Allen says Trump may be trying to weaken FBI probe of his campaign's alleged ties to Russia

  May 10, 2017

Trump Reiterates Support for a New Glass-Steagall Act, But Will it Pass Congress?
Trump administration support for reinstating Glass-Steagall Act is an effort to appeal to Trump's base, but won't go anywhere. It would be beneficial, though, if it doesn't mean also deregulating the finance sector says Gerald Epstein of PERI

  May 15, 2017

Comey Affair Sign of a Fractured American State
Historian Gerald Horne and Paul Jay dig deeper into Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and the forces driving great divisions in the elites, the political class and the state apparatus

  May 10, 2017

5 Types of Bullsh*t Jobs with David Graeber
David Graeber talks bullshit jobs and the concept of work under capitalism with Real Media and the Real News Network.

  May 9, 2017

Democrats Are Out of Step with Their Base on Israel-Palestine
Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Democratic politicians, even progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are out of touch with their supporters when it comes to defending Palestinian rights

  May 9, 2017

U.S. Deepens Support for Saudi War on Yemen Even as Al-Qaeda Benefits
In part two of our interview, Professor Sheila Carapico of the University of Richmond says that while the U.S.-backed Saudi-led war on Yemen has caused a humanitarian crisis for civilians, two beneficiaries include the U.S. weapons industry and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

  May 9, 2017

Texas Ban on Sanctuary Cities Will Increase Discrimination
The Texas law will be challenged in court, but it opens the gates for discrimination against immigrants says Lena Graber of the Immigration Legal Resource Center

  May 10, 2017

Third Mysterious Death of a Black Ferguson Activist
Edward Crawford is the third mysterious death of a young Black activist man in Ferguson over the past three years. Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report argues that this cannot be a coincidence

  May 9, 2017

It's Destroying Communities, and Tearing Apart Families
Youth advocate Bobby Marvin Holmes describes the trauma inflicted on Baltimore by the ongoing Drug War

  May 8, 2017

The War on Drugs Failed by Not Addressing Root Causes of Addiction
Renowned Canadian physician and author Gabor Mate says cities like Vancouver's safe injection sites have proved to be widely successful alternatives to criminalizing addiction

  May 7, 2017

As Clinton Blames Comey & Russia, Authors of "Shattered" Expose Aimless Campaign
Hillary Clinton says she would be president if not for Comey. But the new book, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," reveals a campaign that couldn't hone a core message. We speak to co-author Jonathan Allen

  May 12, 2017

The Working Poor Will Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Health Plan
Patty Eakins of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses explains that hospitals that serve the working poor would suffer especially and could close under GOP plan

  May 8, 2017

New Conflicts of Interest Uncovered for Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner
TRNN's Shir Hever analyzes the financial ties that Jared Kushner has to the Steinmetz family, whose members have been accused of corruption in Africa

  May 6, 2017

The Real Baltimore: The Drug War
Nearly 5 decades after Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs, The Real Baltimore examines it's impact with retired police Major Neill Franklin, educator and activist Diamonte Brown, Public Defender Todd Oppenheim and Councilman Kris Burnett

  May 4, 2017

Code Pink Activists Convicted for Disrupting Jeff Sessions Hearing
Desiree Fairooz & Lenny Bianchi of the activist group Code Pink tell about their protest and the verdict, which they say was unjustifed

  May 5, 2017

The US Middle Class is Shrinking and Moving Towards a "Dual Economy"
MIT Economist Peter Temin, the author of "The Vanishing Middle Class," explains how the US is moving towards two economies, one for the lower 80% and one for the upper 20%

  May 9, 2017

Palestinian Leader Abbas Meets with Trump, Praising Him
Abbas flattered Trump in an effort to gain favor with him, but the US president offered nothing new in terms of US policy towards Palestinians, says Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada

  May 4, 2017

Road to Trump's Climate Change Hell Paved by Obama and Clinton
Gerald Horne, Robert Pollin and Paul Jay discuss the debate within the Trump White House on whether to leave the Paris climate accords or just undermine them; and how this relates to the fight within the Democratic Party

  May 8, 2017

Trumpcare to Benefit the Wealthiest and Healthiest
The poor and those with previous conditions will either lose insurance or pay far more with Trumpcare explains CEPR's Dean Baker

  May 11, 2017

Nina Turner on Sanders' Support for Heath Mello for Mayor of Omaha
Ahead of the May 9th election, Nina Turner and Kim Brown discuss why Bernie Sanders is backing a "pro-life" Democrat for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska

  May 5, 2017

Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War is Deadlier Than Ever
Matthew Hoh, a military veteran and diplomat who resigned his State Department post in protest of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, says the 16-year Afghan war won't end until the U.S. drops its strategy of sporadic escalation and insistence on Taliban surrender, with Afghan civilians suffering the worst consequences.

  May 3, 2017

Hate Crime Legislation: Does it Work?
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report discusses the spread of hate crime legislation, which he argues tends to cause more problems than it solves

  May 3, 2017

Wilkerson on Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War Will Go on for Decades
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says geopolitics and the Taliban's military strength will help keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for decades to come.

  May 4, 2017

Whistleblower Advocates: Stop Targeting the Messenger
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has taken on a much more aggressive tone towards whistleblowers and groups like Wikileaks, calling them 'hostile intelligence services' and saying that Julian Assange's arrest is a 'priority'

  May 1, 2017

Activism Won Net Neutrality - Can it Stop Trump's FCC from Rolling it Back?
Craig Aaron of Free Press says the fight to stop FCC chair Ajit Pai's attempt to undo net neutrality, which protects equal access to internet content, depends on a resurgence of the grassroots activism that helped push it through in 2015.

  April 28, 2017

District Courts Continue to Challenge Trump's Travel Bans
Bill Black, former financial regulator says banning Muslims is unconstitutional, we can not discriminate based on religion in this country

  April 27, 2017

Why Do Politicians Ignore Environmental Issues?
Nina Turner, the former Ohio State Senator, argues that environmental issues don't reach politicians' radar because they disproportionately affect poor communities and because big donors don't want them to

  April 27, 2017

Trump Unveils Outline of his Pro-Corporate Tax Plan
Trump would be one of the main beneficiaries of his own tax reform proposal, benefitting from the lowering of "pass-through" income, says CEPR's Dean Baker

  April 27, 2017

Judge Blocks Trump's Targeting of "Sanctuary Cities," Ahead of May 1st Immigrant Rights Protest
Scholar Aviva Chomsky says while Trump has ramped up anti-immigrant rhetoric, he's continuing policies that originate under Democratic administrations.

  April 26, 2017

Sanders' Inspired 'Our Revolution' to Empower Local Chapters
Our Revolution's Nina Turner and Larry Cohen tell The Real News that Sanders' fundraising juggernaut will support progressives, including those outside the Democratic Party

  April 25, 2017

Trump Team Turns On Wikileaks Co-Founder Julian Assange
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says Trump is trying to "normalize" his presidency by doing what US intelligence services want.

  April 26, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump Admin's Iran Talk Sounds Like Bush's Pre-Iraq War
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson warns the Trump administration's rhetoric on Iran reminds him of the prelude to the Iraq war - and could be setting the stage for a U.S. regime change effort in Tehran.

  April 25, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump's Cuts to Foreign Aid Threaten Global Health, Benefit War & Disaster Profiteers
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the Trump's administration drastic cuts to foreign assistance endanger global health, to the benefit of national security state profiteers

  May 1, 2017

Unemployment Rate Hides the Historically Low Employment Rate
Doug Henwood explains how employment relative to total population reveals a better image of employment than the unemployment rate. Using this measure, employment is nowhere near where it was before the Great Recession.

  April 26, 2017

The System is Based on Profit
In part one of a two-part interview, artist and activist Paul Rucker discusses his work and how it relates to mass incarceration in the United States. Rucker also touches on the upcoming Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March and what it should address.

  April 24, 2017

Temporary Truce in a Democratic Party Civil War: The Sanders & Perez Unity Tour
Bernie Sanders says fight the billionaire class and DNC Chair Tom Perez refuses to say it; the TRNN panel asks if/when Bernie should leave the party

  April 23, 2017

When Science Strikes Back: March for Science Draws Many Thousands Worldwide
Trump's hostile posturing against environmental protections and promised budget cuts on scientific government agencies stoked the ire of the nation's scientists and science supporters

  April 23, 2017

When Science Strikes Back: March for Science draws many thousands worldwide
Trump's hostile posturing against environmental protections and promised budget cuts on scientific government agencies stoked the ire of the nation's scientists and science supporters. Here's what happened at the flagship march in DC

  April 22, 2017

Earth Day Actions Take on Trump's War on Science
As President Trump rolls back environmental regulations, Scientists, Doctors and Environmentalists inaugurate first ever March for Science in huge global event. Janet Redman of Oil Change USA explains the damage the Trump administration is doing.

  April 22, 2017

Real News Roundtable: Maddow Response & Liberal Hawkishness on Russia, Iran
In part one of our roundtable, The Real News Network's Paul Jay, Kim Brown, and Aaron Mate discuss the response to Mate's critique of Rachel Maddow's Russia coverage.

  April 23, 2017

20,000 Drug Cases Could be Dismissed Because of Chemist's Wrongdoing
A Massachusetts chemist who faked over 20,000 thousand drug analyses ruined countless lives says Carl Williams of the ACLU

  April 21, 2017

Trump's "Hire American, Buy American" Is More Show than Action
CEPR co-director Dean Baker says Trump's executive order "Hire American, Buy American," to change the H-1B work visa, does nothing, but the program should be changed to attract higher skilled workers.

  April 20, 2017

Nina Turner on Jeff Sessions' Reefer Madness
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the renewed war on drugs, including marijuana, planned by Trump's Attorney General and Head of Homeland Security

  April 20, 2017

Wilkerson on North Korea Crisis: U.S. Should Stop the Threats & Own Up to its Role
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, says the U.S. should resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis through negotiations and should reckon with the impact of its previous actions.

  April 17, 2017

Noam Chomsky: The Prospects for Survival
Replay of address at the Mullin Centre, UMASS Amherst

  April 14, 2017

Trump Administration Is Removing Climate Change Research from Government Websites
Victoria Herrmann of the Arctic Institute explains how her research and that of others have been removed from government websites and this is happening at the worst possible moment for climate change research

  April 16, 2017

Trump's Massive Bomb and Syrian Strike Both Deadly Propaganda Events
Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay ask if the US "mother of all bombs" dropped on Afghanistan and the missile attack on a Syrian airbase, are PR events to show Trump and the US military will "fight without restraint" and "take on Russia"

  April 13, 2017

The Russia-Maddow Show: MSNBC Host Puts Hawkish Conspiracies above Trump's Policies
The Real News Network's Aaron Mate discusses his new report for The Intercept that finds MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has recently covered the Russia-Trump issue more than all others combined. Mate argues that Maddow has pushed hawkish conspiracies that deflect attention from Trump's actual policies and fuel a dangerous anti-Russia climate

  April 13, 2017

Corporate Tax Reform Is Needed, But Not Trump's Proposal
Dean Baker of CEPR argues that a better corporate tax reform would be to have the government hold a portion of corporations' shares and earn their dividends instead of taxing them

  April 13, 2017

The Overlooked Past Behind U.S.-North Korea Tensions & How South Korea Could Forge Peace
Christine Hong of UC Santa Cruz and the Korea Policy Institute discusses the overlooked history behind U.S.-North Korea tensions and says the best hope for resolving them is a progressive government in South Korea willing to engage.

  April 12, 2017

Free College Tuition in New York State Draws Both Praise and Criticism
Approved by the state legislature and the governor, in-state tuition for households making under $125,000 a year will be free, but it excludes part-time and undocumented students - people that activist/organizer Denise Romero says ought to be included in the plan

  April 12, 2017

Labor Leaders Reflect on the Loss of Dr. King
On the 49th anniversary of Dr. King's death - the 50th anniversary of his Vietnam and Beyond speech - Baltimore SEIU organizers talk about King's legacy and how Baltimore and the US have changed since.

  April 11, 2017

Anti-Civil Rights Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice
Kyle Barry of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says that Gorsuch has a long record of hostility towards civil rights and in favor of big business

  April 11, 2017

Northern Cheyenne Challenge Trump Over Coal Mining
Jace Killsback, President of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and Jenny Harbine of Earth Justice talk about the impact the lifting of the coal mining moratorium will have on communities and on climate change

  April 12, 2017

Congress' Assault on Climate Science Heats Up
Dr Michael Mann who appeared as witness at Congressional climate change Hearing says Scientists upcoming March on Washington unprecedented

  April 7, 2017

Black Lives Matter Case in Maine in Limbo
18 Black Lives Matter activists were arrested last July in Portland, Maine, and their case has been on hold ever since the case's judge recused himself

  April 9, 2017

Sanders and Warren Behind Act to Control Prescription Drug Costs
Improving access to affordable prescription drugs would significantly lower costs of health care and allow the government to fund clinical drug trials and produce generics says Dean Baker of CEPR

  April 6, 2017

Steve Bannon on the Crisis of Capitalism and the Divine Right of Billionaires
Mathew Fox and Paul Jay discuss Bannon's alliance with the far-right Catholic Opus Dei, and his vision of the Judeo-Christian West

  April 5, 2017

Concern Over Trump Rollback of Police Reform Ignores Power of Local Governments
Court filings seeking to postpone a critical public hearing on Baltimore's proposed consent decree detail how the Department of Justice is shifting from police scrutiny to 'law and order,' but local officials still have power to implement reforms by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

  April 12, 17

Is Trump Right to Claim he was Spied on?
Glen Ford says it's likely that Trump's communications were spied on as part of the national security state's bulk data collection

  April 4, 2017

Senate's Russia Hearings Will Lead Nowhere
Michael Hudson explains that the Senate hearings on Russia are an effort by Democrats to torpedo improvements in Russia-US relations and lack any real evidence of Russian meddling

  April 3, 2017

Trump's Tough Talk on Trade Deals is Absent from New Executive Orders
Commerce department given 90 days to report reasons for trade deficits, but the rest of the order is vague, says Justin Akers Chacon, professor at San Diego City College.

  April 4, 2017

Trump Administration Formally Abandons Regime Change Policy in Syria
Tillerson and Haley say regime change in Syria is no longer the goal, which leaves US policy in the region riddled with contradictions says Vijay Prashad

  April 3, 2017

Behind Michael Flynn's Turkish Lobbying Controversy, An Israeli Gas Pipeline
TRNN Correspondent Shir Hever highlights what may have driven ex-National Security Advisor's Michael Flynn controversial lobbying work tied to Turkey: an unknown Israeli natural gas company seeking a Turkish pipeline.

  March 31, 2017

Running Government Like a Business is Bad for Citizens
Trump and Kushner say that the government should be run like a business, but that would mean eliminating regulations and expenses that benefit the people says Michael Hudson

  April 7, 2017

Jeff Sessions Targeting of So-Called Sanctuary Cities Likely Unconstitutional, Experts Say
Analysts say the assault makes communities less safe and likely will be challenged in courts

  March 29, 2017

At AIPAC Protest, Young American Jews Voice Rejection of Israeli Policies
Journalist and author Max Blumenthal says the vocal Jewish-led protests at this year's AIPAC Policy Conference highlight a growing generational divide on Israel-Palestine

  March 29, 2017

Trump's Climate Order Protects Fossil Fuel's Bottom Line
The rollback of Obama-era provisions including the moratorium leasing public lands for coal won't bring back jobs due to the strong market advantage held by cheaper fuels like natural gas, says Oil Change International's Janet Redman

  March 29, 2017

Will Dems Derail Sanders's Push for Public Option?
Wendell Potter, a health insurance executive turned whistleblower, on the GOP failure to repeal Obamacare and what lessons the 2009 defeat of the public option - when Democrats controlled Congress - can offer today.

  March 28, 2017

Military-Industrial Complex Pushes Nuke Modernization, Risking Confrontation with Russia
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the section of the elite that includes Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and John McCain are willing to use military means to implement democracy wherever they see fit

  March 28, 2017

Trump-Republican Alliance in Disarray?
Filmmaker Ben Howe says President Trump is undermining the ability of conservatives to argue for traditional conservative positions

  March 26, 2017

Nebraskan Landowners Resist Keystone XL By Refusing to Sell Their Property to TransCanada
Retired school teacher and farmer Art Tanderup says he and nearly a hundred other landowners are pushing the Public Service Commission in Nebraska to deny permits for the pipeline

  March 27, 2017

The Truth Behind the War on Immigrants
Historian Gerald Horne explains how the demonization of immigrants are designed to divide the working class and prevent white and non-white workers from acting in solidarity

  March 24, 2017

18 Million U.S. Citizens Exposed to Lead-Contaminated Water Systems
Trump's cuts to the EPA will make it nearly impossible for the agency to track down violations of lead standards and enforce public health protections, says Erik D. Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council

  March 24, 2017

Heritage Foundation Provided Blueprint for Trump's Budget
The Heritage Foundation's ties to the Trump administration are very extensive and his budget proposal shows it, according to In These Times writer Theo Anderson

  April 9, 2017

Should Sanders Continue the Fight Outside the Democratic Party?
Draft Bernie founder Nick Brana discusses the relation of the Sanders movement to the Green Party and says the only way to inspire a similar kind of movement is by going outside of the Democratic Party

  March 23, 2017

Why Further Revelations on Trump's Russian Connections Might Fail to Bring Him Down
Investigative journalist James Henry argues that the revelations on Manafort and further inquiry into Trump's ties to oligarchs are unlikely to produce a 'silver bullet' against the administration - and says there's no substitute for grassroots organizing in preparation for the 2018 elections

  March 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Targets Climate Change Spending Across All Federal Agencies
Cuts to block community grants that fund programs like Meals on Wheels are simply cruel because they don't amount to any real savings for the government, says PERI's Robert Pollin

  March 22, 2017

US Has Interfered in More Elections Than Any Other Nation
Glen Ford says that even if the US does prove that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, the actions don't match the scale of America's interference in elections across the world

  March 22, 2017

Democrats Fail to Dig into Trump's Shady Financial Ties During Hearing
Economist James Henry says the overlooked story is the longstanding role of Russian flight capital and organized crime ties in funding Trump's ventures

  March 21, 2017

Neil Gorsuch's Woeful Record on Civil Rights
Glen Ford says it's not specific statements or positions that have led many, including the NAACP, to oppose Trump's Supreme Court nominee; it's Gorsuch's whole legal philosophy

  March 21, 2017

Massive Cuts to EPA Threaten Communities Already Suffering From Pollution, Climate Change
NAACP's Jacqui Patteron says existing protections we weren't sufficiently providing safeguards for communities that have been affected by recent water crises, which demonstrates the need for stronger regulations rather than rolling them back

  March 22, 2017

'They are Taking Everyone': Families March Against Deportations in Phoenix
On Saturday, a small group of families marched on Phoenix, Arizona, against the escalating number of families separated by deportations.

  March 20, 2017

What is Capitalism & Socialism? What Differentiates Them from Each Other?
Part 1 of an interview with Richard D. Wolff, Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work - acTVism.org

  March 18, 2017

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (1/2)
GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Tayler, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability.

  March 21, 2017

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2/2)
Jeffrey Tayler, Contributing editor to The Atlantic, tells Paul Jay there are steps the Trump administration can take if it is serious about reducing tensions with Russia

  March 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Shreds the Social Safety Net
President Donald Trump's 2018 budget so far reflects Steve Bannon's agenda to 'deconstruct the administrative state'

  March 17, 2017

Judge Blocks Muslim Ban 2.0
The ruling is a major setback for the Islamophobic agenda of President Donald Trump, says Center for Constitutional Rights fellow Noor Zafar

  March 15, 2017

Will Trump's Plan to Roll Back Fuel Economy Regulations Help American Autoworkers?
Retired General Motors employee Frank Hammer and Sierra Club's Andrew Linhardt say that high efficiency standards lead to job creation while stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions from cars that contribute to climate change

  March 18, 2017

Trump's 2005 Tax Forms: 'Like Going to Dinner And Being Served Pictures of Food'
Economists James Henry and Bill Black hypothesize that there are fraudulent and criminal activities lurking within Trump's unreleased Tax forms

  March 16, 2017

GOP Health Care Plan: Massive Wealth Transfer to Corporations, Military, and the Rich
Democrats failed to advocate for universal coverage, allowing Trump and Republicans to blame rising health care costs on the Affordable Care Act

  March 14, 2017

New Mike Brown Footage Discredits Ferguson Police Account
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the police consistently manipulate public opinion with character assassinations and lies to justify the killing of black men

  March 14, 2017

February Job Growth Barely Made Dent in Record Low Labor Force Participation
Newest government data still show trends of low wage job creation, racial disparities in employment, and workers continuing to leave the labor force, says economist Bill Black

  March 15, 2017

Attorney Fired By Trump Set Dangerous Precedent for Wall Street Prosecutions
Former financial regulator Bill Black says Preet Bharara was the most aggressive federal prosecutor, but was still easy on the elite Wall Street bankers - yet we shouldn't expect Trump to nominate a replacement who's less than ethically challenged

  March 15, 2017

Did Russian Oligarch Rybolovlev Bailout Trump in 2008?
Trump's connections should be less understood as a conspiracy and more representative of a potential willness to turn a blind eye to organized crime, says economist James Henry

  March 16, 2017

Trump Fills the Swamp with Fossil Fuel Lobbyists
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says federal agencies are now being staffed by advocates of clean coal, expanded fossil fuel drilling, and hunting of endangered animals

  March 15, 2017

Trump and The War Within the American Oligarchy
TRNN senior editor Paul Jay discusses how the Real News covers the Trump administration as well as the struggle between those who want to 'reign in the excesses of capitalism' and those who want to destroy the 'administrative state'

  March 13, 2017

Weekly Anti-Trump Protests Launch in Baltimore
TRNN's Eddie Conway speaks to demonstrators determined to challenge the Trump/GOP agenda

  March 13, 2017

Harriet Tubman Museum Offers Hope in the Age of Trump
Attendees at grand opening say celebrating her life is an important symbolic step for a country embroiled in racial strife - By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  March 13, 2017

Thousands Protest Against Dakota Access in Front of White House
Indigenous activists and their supporters gathered in D.C. to condemn executive and state-level plans for continued pipeline construction and expansion of fracking

  March 12, 2017

Bush's Legacy: ISIS, A Million Dead in Iraq
Scholar Vijay Prashad notes that as former president George W. Bush goes on a book tour to rehabilitate himself, we should remember that his administration spawned the architecture for the War on Terror

  March 13, 2017

Climate Scientist Slams Pruitt for Distorting Science of Global Warming
Dr. Alan Robock responds to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's comments on carbon dioxide and explains CO2's role in the warming of the atmosphere

  March 14, 2017

America's Deportation Machine Unleashed
Women of color will continue to bear the brunt of and lead the resistance to unjust immigration policy, says undocumented activist and Our Revolution Political Director Erika Andiola

  March 10, 2017

Trump Supporters Call For Imprisoning Liberals at Phoenix Rally
In this shocking video, Dan Cohen documents the toxic atmosphere of Trump's political allies and most fervent supporters.

  March 9, 2017

Wikileaks CIA Docs Suggest Gov. Hides Knowledge of Security Vulnerabilities from Tech Industry
The CIA and NSA are engaged in the same kind of hacking that politicians and the media excoriate the Russians for doing, says journalist Marcy Wheeler

  March 9, 2017

Trump Immigration Plan Under Consideration Would Destroy Families and Communities for Shareholder Profit
Immigrants rights activist Reyna Montoya says the administration's proposal to warehouse women and their children in private prisons after separating them at the border won't address the roots of mass migration

  March 8, 2017

From Strikes to Symbolic Acts, 'A Day Without a Woman' Embraces Broad Front of Resistance
International Women's Day builds upon the Women's March on Washington with more leadership from women of color and deeper politicization among its participants, says journalist Margaret Prescod

  March 7, 2017

ACLU: Travel Ban 2.0 Still Targets Muslims, Remains Unconstitutional
Trump's revised travel ban is still discriminatory, won't stop terrorism, and must be resisted, says Lee Gelernt of the ACLU and Noor Mir of the DC Justice for Muslims Coalition

  March 1, 2017

Adversarial Relationship With Russia Result of Decades of US Provocation
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that from the expansion of NATO to the Western-led plundering of the former USSR, the US has given Russia enough reason to feel threatened

  March 12, 2017

Empire in Decay: Federal Government Falling Apart as Spying Allegations Fly
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says there is a theory circulating in the intelligence community that the CIA asked the British to spy on Trump on behalf of the Democratic Party; the politicization of the intelligence agencies is a reflection of a dying empire

  March 7, 2017

Sanders, Turner and Glover Joined by Thousands for #MarchOnMississippi
Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Danny Glover, Cornell Brooks and Chokwe Antar Lumumba say there isn't a more important struggle than that of the Nissan workers, who have been engaged in a years-long campaign to join a union

  March 4, 2017

Trump Seeks Increased Funding for War While Defunding Schools and Social Spending
During a dinner with US Governors at the White House, President Trump outlined his spending priorities

  March 4, 2017

Trump Admin. Moves from Direct Support to Direct Bombing in Yemen
US support for the Saudi-led invasion in Yemen has escalated to include US airstrikes on Al-Qaeda, says CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin

  March 3, 2017

Sessions-Russia Controversy Marked By Lack of Declassified Information, Russophobia
Former FBI special agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says the ongoing demonization of Russia is dangerous for U.S. foreign policy

  March 3, 2017

How Bannon and Milo Repackage Hate Speech
Trump supporters at CPAC told the Real News they admired Breitbart's provocative rhetoric because it legitimized their own sentiments, which they feel the mainstream misconstrues as racist and bigoted

  March 2, 2017

How Pro-Israel Politics and Anti-Semitism Coexist in the Alt-Right
Journalist Richard Silverstein says Trump's nativist populism has emboldened hate groups to commit anti-Semitic attacks

  March 4, 2017

Trump Seeks Ease on Restrictions for Polluting Drinking Water
Research shows regulations cause virtually no layoffs, says Environmental Integrity Project's Tom Pelton

  March 2, 2017

Republican Healthcare Plan to Nix States' Ability to Regulate Insurance
Republicans take up the issue of state's rights when it comes to the protection of minorities, but have no problem ignoring it when corporate profits are at stake, says economist Dean Baker

  March 2, 2017

In Speech to Congress, Trump Pits Black and Latino Communities Against Each Other
Historian Gerald Horne says Trump was attempting to disrupt working class unity while ignoring that the police are the greatest threats to these communities

  March 1, 2017

Major Israel Donor Smears and Obama Lobbying Led to Ellison's Defeat for DNC Chair
Nina Turner tells Paul Jay that anti-Muslim attacks led by some big donors to the DNC, along with active lobbying by Obama, defeated the progressive wing's candidate for the chair of the DNC

  March 2, 2017

Bernie Sanders' Response To Trump's Speech To Congress
Sanders calls out Trump for going back on his campaign promises, lying about corporate tax rates, and continues his push for a single-payer healthcare system.

  March 1, 2017

Full Speech: President Donald Trump Speech to Joint Session Of Congress
Full address before a joint session of the United States Congress

  March 1, 2017

Trump Creates 'Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement'
Erika Andiola says data shows undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes than U.S. citizens, but Trump's propaganda office "VOICE" is meant to create a climate of irrational fear

  March 1, 2017

Trump's Big Lie: Blaming Undocumented Immigrants for Unemployment and Low Wages
Economist Robert Pollin tells Paul Jay undocumented immigrants help create more jobs than they take and Trump's infrastructure plan and military spending is unsustainable when combined with tax cuts

  February 28, 2017

Ralph Nader on Trump's Speech to Congress
Ralph Nader tells Paul Jay that Trump's attack on the EPA and regulatory agencies will be a disaster

  March 1, 2017

Rattling the Bars: Trump and Private Prison-Profiteering
The security and surveillance industries will be the main beneficiaries of the administration's policies that target vulnerable populations, says professor Kim Wilson

  February 28, 2017

New Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Tied to Russian Oligarchs, Money- Laundering Bank
Economist James Henry says the Senate failed to seriously investigate the networks of Trump's new billionaire cabinet member

  March 1, 2017

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to believe he can secure a regional peace agreement without resolving Palestinians, says Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy

  March 3, 2017

Is Trump Preparing a Wave of Mass Criminalization?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said 'future needs' were behind the reason to reversal Obama's ban on the DoJ's use of private prisons, but Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford points out that violent crime is currently on the decline

  February 28, 2017

Col. Wilkerson: Trump's Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security
Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that a massive increase in military spending is a disastrous policy, intended to serve the commercial interest of the military industrial complex, and the cuts to pay for it, are coming from all the wrong places

  February 28, 2017

Trump Set to Attack Rules that Ensure Safe Tap Water
The $25 billion to spent on the U.S.-Mexico border wall could be used to modernize U.S.'s entire water infrastructure, says Food and Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter

  February 28, 2017

Over 217 Inauguration Protestors Face Up to Decade in Prison
Attorney Mark Goldstone says the felony indictments are unprecented and many of the protesters were not given warnings or proper opportunity to disperse

  February 28, 2017

Nina Turner: DNC Chooses Not to Be the Party of Everyday People
Former Ohio State Senator Turner tells Paul Jay that in defeating Keith Ellison as DNC Chair, the leadership has chosen to maintain the dominance of big donors and reject the progressive wing of the party

  February 28, 2017

Bannon-Trump Promise to Unleash Unfettered Capitalism
Bhaskar Sunkara, Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump and Bannon's fight for the 'deconstruction of the administrative state' and deregulation of fossil fuels and most corporate activity

  February 25, 2017

James Early: We Need to Take on the Electoral College
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore City hosts a Black History Month presentation with public intellectual James Early and Communist Party USA leader Estevan Bassett-Nembhard

  February 24, 2017

At GOP Town Halls, Constituents Express Rage Over Plans to Nix Obamacare
Republicans faced angry crowds who questioned their elected officials about the future of the ACA

  February 24, 2017

Mexican President Nieto Acquiesces to Trump's Border and Deportation Policies
Law professor John Ackerman explains why President Enrique Pena Nieto offers no pushback despite that Donald Trump's policies and Nieto himself are both deeply unpopular among Mexicans

  February 24, 2017

New Democrats Seek to Block Rise of Progressives to DNC Leadership
Economist Bill Black explains why Democrats run the risk of alienating progressives - their most reliable voting base - if Tom Perez becomes the next DNC chair

  February 24, 2017

Kellyanne Conway Ignores Question About Billionaire Funder
The Real News asked Kellyanne Conway about her and the Trump administration's connections to far-right billionaire Robert Mercer, who's been pulling the strings from the shadows. Watch the full doc on Robert Mercer here

  February 23, 2017

Newly Released Emails Reveal Pruitt's Connections with Koch Brothers
Center for Media and Democracy's Lisa Graves says Trump's EPA administrator is continuing to stonewall on releasing thousands of emails

  February 24, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump's New National Security Advisor Believes in Empire, More Realpolitik than Flynn
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says General H.R. McMaster might be more restrained about military action, but will support massive budget increase to military and the imperial mission

  March 6, 2017

Standing Rock Faces Media Blackout During Militarized Operation to Clear Camps
Independent journalist Jihan Hafiz says the remaining water protectors are not just resisting the pipelines but asserting their treaty rights

  February 23, 2017

Standing Rock and the Struggle Against Corporate Power
Even if oil ultimately begins to flow through the pipeline, the movement has learned how to resist in spite of corporations' endless money and political influence, says journalist Desiree Kane

  February 23, 2017

Would a Trade Deficit be Good for Workers
CEPR co-director Dean Baker says that Trump's haphazard proposals for tariffs are dangerous, but he's right about the relationship between the trade deficit and the value of the dollar

  February 23, 2017

Be Thankful for a Dysfunctional, Chaotic White House
Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss the Trump-Bannon-Pence administration, a naked display of the 1% ruling without apologies and damn what comes tomorrow

  February 24, 2017

Erik Prince is Back: Former CEO of Blackwater Offering Services to the Trump Administration
Oakland Institute founder Anuradha Mittal says Prince may exercise considerable influence over Trump's policy towards ISIS and push for the use of private contractors in national defense

  February 27, 2017

Trump Wants to Defeat ISIS By Using Policies that Gave Rise to It
Professor Sabah Alnasseri says that there's no way to resolve security, political or diplomatic issues in Iraq without cooperating with Iran

  February 22, 2017

Trump's Job Promises are Fiction - Free Trade is Fiction, Too
Economist Heiner Flassbeck tells Paul Jay that neither a high tariff wall or neo-liberal free-trade will provide jobs and higher wages - but there are policies that will

  February 21, 2017

Trump's Turn from Two-State Solution Sows Crisis for Fatah, Hamas
A one-state solution threatens the Palestinian government's raison d'etre, framed in the Oslo Agreements as an intermediary step towards an independent Palestinian state, explains TRNN correspondent Shir Hever

  February 21, 2017

Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2)
Matthew Fox says Pope Francis is fighting against the fascist Catholic order Opus Dei and has demoted an American right-wing cardinal

  February 20, 2017

Would Keith Ellison Pursue Reconciliation or Lead Insurgency Within DNC?
Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara says the political battles ahead must not be limited to Trump but should include a fight against establishment Democrats

  February 20, 2017

Court Rules Newly Confirmed EPA Head Must Release Thousands of Emails
Republicans pushed to confirm Scott Pruitt before his communications with fossil fuel companies could be made public, says Nick Surgey of the Center for Media & Democracy

  February 17, 2017

A Day Without Immigrants: Thousands Hold Boycotts and Demonstrations Against Trump
We bring you the voices of some of the thousands who are refusing to work, go to school, and shop and instead are rallying against raids and deportations carried out by the Trump administration

  February 16, 2017

Trump and Netanyahu Acknowledge the Death of the Two-State Solution
Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah says there should be no territorial partition and forced segregation between Israelis and Palestinians, but instead a single democratic state that equally protects the rights of everyone

  February 17, 2017

Trumponomics: Empowering Proto-Fascists
PERI's Gerald Epstein says that we need to understand Trump's economic policy as aimed at amassing as much power as possible in order to stifle opposition

  February 20, 2017

Trump Detains First DREAMER, Sparking Fears of Deportations Among DACA-Protected Immigrants
Protests are underway demanding the release of 23-year old Daniel Ramirez, who arrived in the United States as a child and obtained protections under Obama's Deferred Action program

  February 15, 2017

Did the Deep State Facilitate Flynn's Resignation?
Former FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says there's a difference between leaking and whistleblowing, and it's likely that the former took place in the ongoing power struggle between the deep state and the executive branch of government - Two - Part Interview

  February 16, 2017

In the Trump Era, Is Canada's Trade Relationship with the U.S. a Blessing or a Curse?
Following the first meeting between U.S. President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, Nora Loreto discusses the future of US-Canada relations.

  February 15, 2017

Vaughn Correctional Center Inmates Rose Up Against Decades of Oppression
The rioters who took hostages at the Delaware prison were rising up against policies that "are meant to sound reasonable," but are really "extremely repressive," says Kim Wilson

  February 15, 2017

Millionaire Fast-Food CEO Puzder Withdraws Name From Labor Secretary Nomination
In an earlier interview with The Real News Network, Teofilo Reyes of Restaurant Opportunities Center United said Andrew Puzder is an opponent of the minimum wage and workers protections

  February 15, 2017

Flynn's Resignation Won't Stop Trump Admin. From Targeting Iran
Ben Norton, reporter for Alternet's Grayzone Project, discusses the fallout from the resignation of Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Three-Part Interview

  February 14, 2017

DNC Chair Candidates Downplay Split Between Sanders Coalition and Wall St. Democrats
While many are calling the race between top contenders for chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez and Keith Ellison an extension of Clinton vs. Sanders, candidates at this weekend's forum seemed to prioritize politeness and consensus over the question many think is tearing the Democrats apart

  February 14, 2017

Steve Mnuchin, Who Played Key Role in Foreclosure Crisis, Confirmed As Treasury Secretary
Former financial regulator Bill Black says that a Mnuchin-owned bank made hundreds of billions of dollars of fraudulent mortgage loans that caused a financial catastrophe

  February 14, 2017

50 Years Later, Film on Algerian War of Independence Continues to Inspire Freedom Struggles (2/2)
Sohail Daulatzai, author of "Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers: Past as Prologue," sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway to discuss why the 1966 movie remains highly influential in the age of the war on terrorism and authoritarian capitalism

  February 8, 2017

Trump's Immigration Order Sets Barriers on Fighting Deportation at the Local Level
Erika Andiola says citizens can help protect undocumented communities by pushing elected officials to their states and cities to declare sanctuary status

  February 15, 2017

How Trump Could Widen Divisions Within the Republican Party
Other countries might begin to see opportunities to take advantage of the Trump administration due to its glaring inexperience, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  February 14, 2017

Hundreds In Baltimore March Against ICE Raids and Deportations
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to some of the activists, organizers and elected officials that took part in today's march against ICE raids and deportations

  February 13, 2017

Daughter of Undocumented Parents Speaks Out As Hundreds March in Baltimore Against ICE Raids
A preview of our full report on Baltimore march against ICE raids happening nationwide

  February 12, 2017

Hundreds of Hopkins Students Rally as ACLU-MD Files New Lawsuit Against Muslim Ban
TRNN spoke to organizers and the executive director of the ACLU-MD just before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Trump

  February 10, 2017

Public Citizen Lobbyist: Kellyanne Conway Broke the Law
If the White House continues to pedal their own business interests and refuse to resolve conflicts of interest, it may cost them the next election, says Craig Holman

  February 12, 2017

Communities Resist Deportation as Trump Moves to Rip Families Apart
TRNN Reporter Oscar Leon speaks to the family of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos and their attorney

  February 10, 2017

Rebuking Trump, U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Suspension of Muslim Travel Ban
Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vince Warren says the court rejected arguments Trump's actions are beyond judicial review

  February 9, 2017

Trump's Remarks on Media Overlook US State Terrorism
Donald Trump is right in the sense that the corporate media does not cover terrorism committed by the United States and its allies, says author Beau Grosscup

  February 10, 2017

Billions Divested from Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline
Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions from the project

  February 9, 2017

Cruz's Plan to End State Regulation of Health Insurers Would Nationalize Worst Market Practices
Responding to the Sanders-Cruz debate, CEPR's Dean Baker says the Republican's plan would deprive sick people of their ability to afford healthcare care

  February 8, 2017

Miami May Not Survive Climate-Driven Sea Level Rise
A trillion-dollar coastal property real estate bubble could burst as sea level rise begins to pose an imminent threat, says ClimateProgress.org's Joseph Romm

  February 9, 2017

Attempts to Silence Elizabeth Warren Backfire on GOP
Warren's reading of Coretta Scott King's 1986 letter shed light on Jeff Session's prosecution of voting rights activists and highlighted the need for massive opposition against the future Attorney General, says attorney Kamau Franklin

  February 8, 2017

Trump Administration Preparing for Deeper Involvement in Yemen
The recent failed US Navy Seal raid shows that the Trump administration's plans for Yemen will contribute to making the horrific humanitarian crisis there worse, says CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin

  February 9, 2017

Maryland Democrats Spar Over Measure Blocking Baltimore Minimum Wage Hikes
The contentious hearing involving state and local Democrats took place the day after a majority of Baltimore's city council said it supports raising its minimum wage to $15 by 2022

  February 8, 2017

'We Will Step Up For Our Kids': Education Advocates Vow to Resist Betsy DeVos
Kristerfer Burnett says he's disappointed that Congress did not step up as city schools continue to suffering from major funding shortfalls

  February 7, 2017

Army Approves Final Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline Without Assessing Environmental Impact
Nick Tilsen, Executive Director of Thunder Valley Community Development Corp, says the decision reflects the long history of the U.S. government ignoring treaties and environmental protections

  February 8, 2017

Opponent of Public Schools Now Leads Federal Education Policy
Karen Dolan of the Institute for Policy Studies says Betsy Devos is likely to seek the rollback of protections for children in public schools and pursue pro-charter policy without adequate accountability standards

  February 7, 2017

EPA Employees Speak Out Against Pruitt and Trump's Anti-Science Agenda
Sierra Club's Jack Darin and PEER's Jeff Ruch say that the workers who toil in anonymity are now on the streets protesting against Trump's nominee and the threats to public and environmental health posed by the administration

  February 8, 2017

US Public Is Waking Up To Islamophobia, But Will the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Follow?
Dr. Maha Hilal says that Trump's Muslim ban is another attempt to criminalize followers of Islam and justify further violence against Middle Eastern nations

  February 7, 2017

With Trump's Ban in Limbo, Two Brothers Rejoice in Reunion
Tareq and Ammar Aziz were deported to Ethiopia after the immigration ban was first imposed, but have since reunited with their father at Dulles International Airport in Virginia following the temporarily stay

  February 6, 2017

'Geriatric Gulags': Most Sentences of Life With Parole Mean 'Die in Prison'
Incarceration rates remain high in the United States because people are kept behind bars there for far longer than any other country in the world, says The Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  February 7, 2017

Why Trump's Threat to Defund the Palestinian Authority Worries Israel
Neither Israel, Saudi Arabia, or Jordan want to see the emergence of a grassroots liberation struggle in the Palestinian territories, says TRNN correspondent Shir Hever

  February 7, 2017

Industry-Funded Regulatory Agency Set to Vote on Approving Gas Pipeline and Terminal in Earthquake Zone
Policy advisor Ted Gleichman says the billions spent on the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project in Oregon should be used for creating jobs in renewables instead of a project that will worsen climate-related disasters

  February 3, 2017

Why Rolling Back Dodd-Frank Won't Benefit Small Businesses
Wall Street is sitting on billions - instead of giving loans to those who need it, the banks use it for speculation and CEO bonuses, says PERI co-director Gerald Epstein

  February 3, 2017

Trump Attacks Climate Science to Defend Interests of U.S. Capital
The revolt of Canadian scientists against former prime minister Stephen Harper can serve as a model for U.S. scientists facing Trump's attacks on climate research, says professor Chris Williams

  February 6, 2017

Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism (1/2)
Matthew Fox and Paul Jay discuss the Pope's message to social movements and comparing the European far right and the rise of Trump to Hitler (1/2)

  February 19, 2017

Deaths in U.S. Raids Enable Al-Qaeda's Rising Influence in Yemen
CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin says Trump will continue U.S. policy that enables Saudi Arabia to commit atrocities in the region

  February 5, 2017

Why does Trump's Muslim Ban Exclude Saudi Arabia Given 15 of the 19 9/11 Attackers Were from Saudi Arabia?
CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin says Trump's business investments were likely behind why Saudi Arabia was kept off the list of banned countries

  February 3, 2017

Ravitch: Democrats Helped Pave the Way for Privatization Crusader Betsy DeVos
Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch calls for mass resistance against Betsy DeVos, who will implement failed policies that ignore root issues of poverty and under-funding

  February 2, 2017

Lies Promote Trump's Economic War Against Iran
Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's accusation that Iran's ballistic missile test violated a UN resolution is not backed by any evidence, and Press Secretary Spicer's allegation of an Iranian attack on a U.S. ship is a complete fabrication - Paul Jay interviews Ben Norton

  February 3, 2017

Raising Medicare Eligibility to 67 Would Leave Nearly 2 Million Uninsured
If the ACA is also repealed, nearly 4 million seniors will lose their health insurance, says PERI's Peter Arno

  February 3, 2017

Dozens Arrested at Standing Rock as Veterans Vow to Block Completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Michael Wood, a leader of Veterans for Standing Rock, says his commitment to opposing the $3.8 billion dollar pipeline is rooted in his experience as a former Baltimore Police Sergeant and Marine Corp Veteran

  February 2, 2017

Trump at CPAC: Tax Cuts, Massive Military Build-up
Phyllis Bennis, Bhaskar Sunkara and Paul Jay discuss Trump's CPAC speech and promise to "make the GOP also the party of the American worker" along with '"one of the great military build-ups in American history" and Steve Brannon's promise to defend America's 'cultural identity'

  February 24, 2017

Trump Administration Looms Over Consent Decree Hearing in Baltimore
A federal judge citing shifting politics in Washington DC sought details from the city and the DOJ on how they plan implement a major overhaul of the police department

  February 1, 2017

Gorsuch Nomination Draws Hundreds of Protesters to Steps of Supreme Court
Whether selecting a nominee for cabinet position, imposing gag rules on government agencies, or issuing an executive order, Trump is inspiring a steady stream of resistance at each turn

  February 1, 2017

Maryland House Overrides Republican Governor in Favor of Green Jobs
Chesapeake Climate Action Network's founder says the Clean Energy Jobs Act will continue the greening of Maryland's economy in spite of attempts by the Trump administration to roll back environmental protections

  February 1, 2017

Republicans Launch Federal Battle to Undermine Trade Unions
Bill Fletcher Jr. says the right to work legislation is aimed at keeping down the living standard of workers

  February 2, 2017

Private Sector Will Make a Killing Off of Infrastructure Bank
Democrats and Republicans appear willing to offer public-private partnerships and tax credits to the benefit of Wall Street, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  February 2, 2017

Trump's Oily Cabinet
Former Texas Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower says Energy Secretary Rick Perry might not be able to undo his agency's current sustainable energy research, but he'll certainly be an advocate for more nuclear energy and fossil fuels

  February 2, 2017

Trump Faces New Wave of Resistance to Cabinet Picks
Facing grassroots pressure to increase resistance to Trump, Democrats blocked three of Trump's cabinet picks

  February 1, 2017

Trump Set to Rollback Financial Regulation Passed After the 2008 Crisis
The Democrats have refused to challenge Clinton and Bush-era deregulation and explain the causes of the financial crisis to the public, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  February 1, 2017

Trump Nominates 'Scalia Clone' Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Vacancy
The Atlanta Black Star's Kamau Franklin says if confirmed, Gorsuch will mirror Scalia's reactionary rulings affecting blacks, women, the LGBT community and workers.

  February 1, 2017

Executive Order on Regulations Will Benefit Large Corporations, Not Small Businesses
The Trump administration is using small business as an excuse for wholesale assault on regulation, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  January 31, 2017

California Struggles with Groundwater Depletion Following End of Drought
Climate change will result in more rainfall and less snowfall, leading to flooding in the winter and shortages in the summer, says Pacific Institute's Heather Cooley

  February 3, 2017

Trump Builds NSC of Yes-Men
Donald Trump is filling his Nation Security Council with those who want to target Iran as the main military priority

  January 30, 2017

How the Black Panther Party Changed Community Organizing
Executive Producer and former Black Panther Eddie Conway interviews former Central Committee member Albert "Big Man" Howard

  January 30, 2017

Will Trump Ally with Russia and Target Iran?
Paul Jay and Lawrence Wilkerson discuss why the Republicans are divided on Russia and to what ends the Trump administration might go to justify war with Iran

  January 30, 2017

How Corporate Media Made Trump President
TRNN senior editor Paul Jay says that people never would've voted for Donald Trump if the mainstream media covered major stories with real standards of journalism. interview with acTVism.org based in Munich, Germany

  January 29, 2017

The Whole Bushel: Trendy People, Terror Era
Baltimore rapper Eze Jackson sits down with Baltimore hip-hop powerhouse duo Bond St. District to discuss patriotism, race, and the role of art in education.

  January 27, 2017

50 Years Later, Film on Algerian War of Independence Continues to Inspire Freedom Struggles (1/2)
Sohail Daulatzai, author of "Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers: Past as Prologue," sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway to discuss why the 1966 movie remains highly influential in the age of the war on terrorism and authoritarian capitalism

  February 5, 2017

Do Corporate Democrats Like Charles Schumer Belong in a Progressive Movement Against Trump?
Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss the relationship between the movement against Trump's neo-fascism and the struggle against corporate control of the Democratic Party

  January 27, 2017

Mexican President Faces Crisis of Legitimacy Following Trump Feud
The end of NAFTA and the building of a wall along with a resurgent left movement in Mexico gives an opportunity for the nation to turn away from the neoliberal fantasy of North American integration, says Professor John Ackerman

  January 27, 2017

Executive Order on Pipelines Will Benefit Billionaire Trump Donor
Harold Hamm is the CEO of a major fracking company that would see its product flow through the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn

  January 27, 2017

Rick Perry's Deep Ties to Dakota Access Pipeline
Trump's potential Secretary of Energy has major conflicts of interest with the Dakota Access Pipeline and would push forward a dangerous proposal for nuclear waste management, say Steve Horn and Diane D'Arrigo

  January 29, 2017

Torture as standard operating procedure: Trump's new executive order
Torture isn't a policy matter; it's a legal matter, and torture is illegal, according to Noor Zafar of the Center for Constitutional Rights

  January 26, 2017

Thousands Rally Against Trump's Orders Against Refugees, Muslims and Immigrants
TRNN speaks to advocates who say Trump is targeting refugees from countries where the US has carried out military interventions or backed authoritarian regimes

  January 26, 2017

Donald Trump Targets Immigrants, Refugees and So-Called Sanctuary Cities
On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, TRNN examines Trump's claims that sanctuary cities shelter immigrants who break the law.

  January 25, 2017

Before Obama Left Office, He Gave Domestic Agencies Warrantless Access to NSA Surveillance
By allowing access to NSA data, the FBI and other agencies can look for criminal activity without reasonable suspicion or going to a judge, says The Intercept's Alex Emmons

  January 27, 2017

Trump's 'Global Gag Order' Will See Countless Women Lose Access to Essential Health Services
A number of organizations will reluctantly obey the gag order because they are in need of U.S. funding in order to financially survive - Panel with Shannon Kowalski of International Women's Health Coalition and Dilly Severin of the International Family Planning Coalition Communicators

  January 26, 2017

Visa Ban Excludes Countries with Direct Links to Terrorism and Where Trump Has Commercial Holdings
The executive order is an effort to keep Muslims out of the country and has nothing to do with security, says New Internationalism Project director Phyllis Bennis

  January 27, 2017

How the Small Business Administration Will Be Used to Destroy Regulations
Former financial regulator Bill Black says Linda McMahon's career involved exploiting workers as independent contractors and sabotaging small businesses

  January 26, 2017

EPA Grant Freeze Will Thwart New Research and Cost-Effective Policy
Trump is more likely to be successful in rolling back regulations that are in still in the courts or have not reached the federal register instead of those already in place, says Kenneth Gillingham

  January 25, 2017

Declining Cost of Renewables Will Challenge Trump's Promise to Bring Back Jobs Through Coal
America First Energy Plan is replacing the former administration's Clean Power Plan, whose benefits outweighed costs and would not have been a challenge on growth, says Yale professor Kenneth Gillingham

  January 26, 17

Greenpeace Activists Unfurl Massive 'Resist' Banner Near White House
The move was in solidarity with Native American tribes and activists the day after President Trump signed executive actions advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, says Greenpeace media officer Cassady Craighill

  January 25, 2017

Thousands Take to the Streets Across the Country to Oppose the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines
Real News speaks to indigenous leaders and environmentalists who gathered in Washington, DC to oppose Trump's decision to revive two massive pipelines

  January 25, 2017

Indigenous Leaders Call for Mass Resistance Against Trump's Orders to Revive Oil Pipelines
Native groups and environmentalists have called for civil disobedience against Trump's resumption of Keystone and Dakota Access, two of the largest fossil fuel extraction projects in history

  January 24, 2017

Trump and the Militarization of National Security
Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman and whistleblower Coleen Rowley have few kind words for Trump's picks to head intelligence and national security

  January 25, 2017

Trump Signals Major Shift from 30 Years of Free Trade Policy
The new administration has not shown any indication that it wants to engage in a dialogue with those who organized against the TPP, says Ben Lilliston

  January 25, 2017

The Only Clear Priority in Mnuchin's Record is Wealth Maximization
Economist Douglass Cliggott says Trump's appointments from the financial service industry have not made clear what their priorities are on basic policy questions

  January 25, 2017

Nina Turner on the Women's March on Washington
The former Ohio state senator and Sanders delegate says her biggest concern is how to sustain the synergy from the grassroots

  January 24, 2017

Can the Democrats Build a Progressive Movement Against Trump?
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says a progressive movement can't be build out of the pro-war, pro-CIA, and McCarthyite politics coming from Democratic leadership

  January 24, 2017

Invoking God, Trump Calls for International War Against ISIS - Is Iraq Next?
Paul Jay and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discuss the potential foreign policy of the new administration in light of President Trump's suggestion that the U.S. might re-invade Iraq and take the oil

  January 24, 2017

Trump's Forgotten People
Supporters of the President express their hopes and fears on inauguration day

  January 23, 2017

Women of Color March on Washington
Amid controversy and concerns about inclusivity, marchers of color call for continued resistance to all forms of oppression

  January 22, 2017

Women's Voices Rise in Baltimore and Beyond
Protests focus on rights threatened by the incoming Trump administration as thousands gathered in a show of unity

  January 22, 2017

Iran in Crosshairs of New Administration
Although the Trump presidency is going to preside over a weakened empire, it may have a hard time reversing the nuclear deal with Iran, says journalist Reese Erlich

  January 22, 2017

Millions Around the World March in Solidarity with Women's March on Washington
On Saturday, a record number of people in cities like New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto poured into the streets to support issues ranging from gender equality to living wages to LGBT rights

  January 22, 2017

Women's Protest Against Trump Goes Global
From Washington, DC, to London, England and Nairobi, Kenya, hundreds of thousands of women and their supporters are taking to the streets to oppose the presidency of Donald Trump

  January 21, 2017

Police Use Pepper Spray, Tear Gas and Arrest Over 200 at Trump Inauguration Protest
Police in riot gear clashed with demonstrators in downtown Washington, DC shortly after Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony

  January 21, 2017

Trump's Infrastructure Plan: Public Investment, Private Profit
The newly inaugurated president says his plan will benefit all Americans, but the 99% are likely to pay for it while the 1% profit, says economist Michael Hudson

  January 21, 2017

As Trump Takes Office Baltimore Remains Defiant
City residents remain wary of Trump's commitment to address the city's long neglected problems

  January 20, 2017

Trump Resisters and Supporters Clash on Inauguration Day
TRNN spoke to people who came to D.C. for very different reasons

  January 20, 2017

Trump's Inaugural Speech Calls for American Jihad
Lawrence Wilkerson joins TRNN's live inauguration coverage to discuss Trump's call for the world to unify against 'radical Islamic extremism'

  January 20, 2017

When Trump Says 'America First,' It's About the America of the Elites
Norman Solomon joins TRNN's live inauguration coverage to discuss the absence of references to the U.S. constitution and climate change in Trump's inaugural speech

  January 20, 2017

Whistleblowers Can Pose Real Challenge to Trump
Bill Black and Norman Soloman join TRNN's live inauguration coverage to discuss the criminogenic environment that will thrive under the Trump administration as well as its unprecedented conflicts of interest

  January 20, 2017

Trump/Pence Can't Fulfill Promises to Workers and to the Billionaire Class
Paul Jay discusses the danger of Pence, who will model Dick Cheney's vice presidency, and then responds to promises in Trump's inaugural address

  January 20, 2017

Live from The Anti-Inauguration
Jacobin Magazine, Haymarket Books, and Verso Books​ sponsor a live event in Washington, D.C. ​with Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Anand Gopal and Owen Jones

  January 20, 2017

Trump's Inauguration and the Reverence of the State
Paul Jay says the notion of a 'peaceful transition of power' is best understood like the feudal aristocracy's upholding of the prestige of the monarchy and church

  January 20, 2017

From Washington to Tokyo, Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets to Oppose Donald Trump
TRNN brings you voices from across the nation and the globe that united to protest Donald Trump's inauguration

  January 20, 2017

Inauguration Protest Organizer: Trump-Pence Administration Fomenting Climate of Hate
Domestic workers, women of color, and front-line resisters against the extractive industries are building a collective defense, says Cindy of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

  January 19, 2017

Oscar Lopez Rivera to Be Freed After 36 Years in US Prison
Puerto Rico's independence leader and longest held political prisoner in the U.S. from Latin America will be free.

  January 19, 2017

California Struggles with Groundwater Depletion Following End of Drought
Climate change will result in more rainfall and less snowfall, leading to flooding in the winter and shortages in the summer, says Pacific Institute's Heather Cooley

  February 6, 2017

Interior Secretary Nominee Zinke Supports Fracking and Drilling on Public Lands
While serving in the house, Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke voted against land, water, and species protections, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity

  January 20, 2017

UAW Local 9 Members Speak Out Against 8 Month-Long Lockout
Unionized workers at the Honeywell plant in South Bend, Indiana say the company is not bargaining in good faith despite making record profits in its aerospace division

  January 19, 2017

Wilbur Ross's Economic Expertise: Exploiting Tax Law
Following the confirmation of Ross, TRNN replays an interview with former financial regulator Bill Black about the pervasive conflicts of interest in the Trump administration

  January 18, 2017

Students Plan National Day of Action Against Trump's Climate Denial
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Varshini Prakash say we need to build a movement to protect the planet for future generations

  January 22, 2017

Sensing Trump Will Give Free Pass to Israel, Palestinians Announce Plans for Unity Government
If the Trump administration is serious about peace, they will quickly realize that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will make it impossible, says journalist Daoud Kuttab

  January 19, 2017

Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Climate Change While Denying Scientific Consensus of Human Responsibility
There's a last-ditch effort by the energy industry to halt a transition from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and renewables, and it's reflected in Trump's picks to head the EPA and Department of Energy, says Wenonah Hauter

  January 19, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a 'Horrifying Prospect' for Public Schools
Responding to the DeVos confirmation hearings, award-winning Chicago public school teacher Erika Wozniak says bi-partisan support for school privatization paved the way for Trump's Education Secretary

  January 18, 2017

Rattling the Bars: The gradual abolition of prisons across the United States except for California
As prisons close across the United States due to deficits in state economies, California refuses to follow this rational trend by continuing to invest millions of its state budget into prisons and jails.

  January 23, 2017

Bernie Sanders Hammers Tom Price Over Right to Healthcare in Senate Hearing
Trump's nominee for the secretary of Human and Health Services is in favor of Paul Ryan's plan, while the Republicans loos like they will implement a system that exacerbates the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act, says physician Adam Gaffney

  January 18, 2017

Nationwide Protests Planning to Disrupt Trump's Inauguration
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets during the week when Donald Trump becomes president. While actions are planned to disrupt his inauguration, the Women's March on Washington is expected to have a larger turnout on the following day.

  January 17, 2017

President Obama Commutes Sentences of Chelsea Manning and Oscar Lopez Rivera
We speak to ShadowProof.com's managing editor Kevin Gosztola who chronicled Chelsea Manning's trial

  January 17, 2017

Transmountain Pipeline Approved Despite Lack of Proven Clean Up Protocols
There's no proven way to clean up the toxic diluted bitumen that will travel through Kinder Morgan's pipeline despite B.C. government claims of 'world-class oil spill response,' says DeSmogBlog's Emma Gilchrist

  January 25, 2017

Former Black Panther: Trump Win Gives Us Unique Opportunity to Organize the Ongoing Freedom Struggle
Elaine Brown talks to Eddie Conway about the role of women in the party, state repression against the Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Obama, and Trump

  January 18, 2017

AZ Attorney General Pursues Denial of In-state Tuition for DACA Recipients
Students and activists demonstrate outside case hearing in Phoenix, Arizona after the state attorney sues to remove their right to in-state tuition

  January 17, 2017

Investors Bet Big on Trump for Big Pharma
Even with the recent tremendous drop in the stock market, the actual net rise for the pharmaceutical sector is two and a half times positive since the election, says economist Bill Black

  January 15, 2017

Republican Healthcare Plan: Skimpier, Meaner Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act has become the symbol of a health care status quo that long pre-dated it, but the Democrats refusal to acknowledge the ACA's shortcomings and advocate for a truly universal system cost them many voters, says Dr. Steffi Woolhandler

  January 15, 2017

Trump's Biggest Donor Bankrolls Israeli Right Extremism
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has also provided major support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for years, but that relationship might collapse in the coming days, says Shir Hever

  January 15, 2017

The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Bannon and Trump's Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump's campaign from demise

  January 12, 2017

Tillerson Refuses to Acknowledge ExxonMobil's Efforts to Deceive the Public on Climate Change
Kathy Mulvey of the Union of Concerned Scientists says the oil giant is continuing to avoid accountability for its disinformation campaign

  January 13, 2017

Trump Far More Interested in Business Deals than the Business of the Nation
Former financial regulator Bill Black says not only is handing off his business to his children a conflict of interest, but it's a violation of the U.S. Constitution

  January 12, 2017

Will Trump Cave to Republican Pressure to be More Aggressive on Russia?
The Intercept's Zaid Jilani responds to Trump's press conference and says we still don't really know his positions on NATO, Ukraine, Syria, and nuclear weapons

  January 11, 2017

Jeff Sessions a 'Nightmare' for Marijuana and Sentencing Reform, Advocate Says
We could see a dramatic reversal in the positive steps made by President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder to reform drug policy, says Drug Policy Alliance's Ethan Nadelmann

  January 12, 2017

The Planet is Burning Up Because of Corporations Like Those Formerly Led by Rex Tillerson
Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was grilled during his confirmation hearing when it came to Putin, but was not asked to reflect the same way on U.S. foreign policy or whether Bush or Obama are war criminals, says CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin

  January 11, 2017

Democrats Go Soft on Jeff Sessions and Why That Should Concern Us All
Historian Gerald Horne says Jeff Sessions as Trump's Attorney General signals a frontal assault against the gains of the Civil Rights Movement

  January 10, 2017

Live Confirmation Hearing for Trump's Cabinet: Jeff Sessions for Attorney General (Day 2)
Senator Jefferson Sessions (R-AL) testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee

  January 10, 2017

Live Confirmation Hearing for Trump's Administration: Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State
Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

  January 10, 2017

Jeff Sessions Embodies the Old South
Kamau Franklin, a longtime activist and civil rights attorney and author joins us to discuss day two of the confirmation hearings of Jeff Sessions

  January 11, 2017

Tillerson Would Conduct U.S. Foreign Policy on Behalf of Oil and Natural Gas Interests
The Former ExxonMobil CEO has failed to demonstrate he would recuse himself from decisions that would affect his former employer, and he also does not grasp the urgency of climate change, says Jamie Henn and Antonia Juhasz

  January 12, 2017

Why the NAACP and former Colleagues say Jeff Sessions is Unfit to Serve As Attorney General
Alabama NAACP President Bernard Simelton: The Senate blocked a federal judgeship for Jeff Sessions in 1986 and they should block him from being Trump's Attorney General

  January 8, 2017

Obama's Economic Legacy: Recovery for the Architects of Financial Crisis
Underpinning people's rage towards the establishment is the sense that modern capitalism is no longer working, says economist Richard Wolff

  January 8, 2017

Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Climate-Denying Cabinet Begin Next Week
Lindsay Meiman of 350.org discusses next Monday's Day Against Denial demonstrations against what some are calling the most fossil fuel-friendly cabinet in history

  January 6, 2017

Former Colleague of Jeff Sessions Says Trump's Pick Unqualified to be Attorney General
Veteran civil rights prosecutor Gerald Hebert, who opposed Sessions's bid for judgeship in 1986, says the senator has opposed virtually all civil rights legislation

  January 5, 2017

House Passes Koch Brothers-Backed Legislation that Weakens Gov't Regulatory Agencies
Donald Trump criticized Republican candidates for being the "puppets" of the Koch Brothers, but now he's set to do their bidding if the Senate passes the REIN Act, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn

  January 9, 2017

Without Industrial Policy, Trump Can't Revive U.S. Manufacturing
Trump will nonetheless try to look tough on China to appease his supporters, says economist John Weeks

  January 25, 2017

How the Repeal of Obamacare Will Further Weaken the Quality of US Healthcare
Repealing the ACA would shrink the customer base for insurance companies, which would respond by investing less in their product, says Donna Smith of the Progressive Democrats of America

  January 6, 2017

Dr. Jill Stein: Jim Crow is Built into Our Voting Machines
The former Green Party presidential candidate discusses her efforts to examine voter integrity problems in Wisconsin, what the Greens do between elections, and what we can do to build a trustworthy voting system in the US

  January 4, 2017

Trump is Obama's Legacy
Paul Street tells Paul Jay that in the first two years of Obama's first term when the Democrats controlled both houses, the president "stood between the bankers and the pitchforks" instead of using the moment for real reform

  January 9, 2017

Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem Would Be a Dangerous Provocation
The Trump administration might make a historic break with US policy and draw international outrage by following through on its rhetoric, warns New Internationalism director Phyllis Bennis

  January 5, 2017

Congress Set to Dump Public Lands into the Extractive Industry Feeding Trough
Alan Rowsome of The Wilderness Society says a recent change in a budgetary rule could see federal land handed off for logging and drilling

  January 5, 2017

Childhood Obesity Rates Steady, But Remain at High Levels
The childhood obesity epidemic is rooted in poverty, neighborhood deprivation and the political economy of our industrial food system, says Peter Arno

  January 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Jaya Priya Reinhalter
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Lennox Yearwood Jr.
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Angela Peoples
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Eve Ensler
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Michael Sampson
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Sarms Jabra
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Thea Paneth
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Sammy Almashat
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Dr. Eddie Glaude
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Sam Koplinka Loehr
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Glen Ford
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 20, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Raed Jarrar
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Ray McGovern
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Luis Roberto Bolanos
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Barbara Wein
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Julio Torres
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Sarah Browning
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Dennis Kucinich
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Joshua Weiner
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: British MP Jeremy Corbyn
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  January 4, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Icelandic 'Poetician' Biritta Jonsdottir
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  January 4, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Anthony Arnove
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Inder Comar
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Jeff Cohen
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Matt De Vlieger
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Lindsey German
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Joe Moore
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Philip Weiss
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Andy Shallal
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Ben Cohen
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Gilda Carbonaro
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Viggo Mortensen
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 6, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Helen Mary Caldicott
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Jonathan Hutto
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 6, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Joyce and Kevin Lucey
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Andrew Bacevich
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 6, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Miriam Pemberton
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Reese Chenault
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  March 6, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Barbara Koepal
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 6, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Robert Greenwald
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 6, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Phyllis Bennis
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 10, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Bill McKibben
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 10, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Nicolas Davies
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 10, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Karen Dolan
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 10, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Peter Van Buren
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 10, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Dana Visalli
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 10, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Esther Iverem
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Ciara Taylor
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 7, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Rachel Gilmer
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Barbara Koeppel
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  March 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Paula Kahn
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Ramah Kudaimi
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Darakshan Raja
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Kevin Zeese
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Noor Al-Samarrai
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Thomas Fasy
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the costs of the invasion and occupation.

  February 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Joe Jondreau
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  March 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Elizabeth Holtzman
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Dr Ayca Cubukcu
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Hans Vomn Sponeck
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  March 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Elizabeth Murray
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq

  March 13, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: David Swanson
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  March 13, 2017

Why Isn't the Federal Government Mandating Better Data Collection on Police Killings?
Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle says the disproportionate use of force against people of color reflects how police are more likely to see non-white persons as potential threats

  January 5, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Vince Warren
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  January 3, 2017

"It was out of love that the Black Panther Party was started"
Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews Ericka Huggins at the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party. Huggins is a former political prisoner and was one of the central leaders of The Black Panthers.

  January 3, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Sonali Kolhatkar
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  January 2, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Noam Chomsky
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  January 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Mairead Maguire
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  January 1, 2017

Cracking Down On Dissent: The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth
Obama's Recently-Signed National Defense Authorization Act Includes A 'Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act'. The Intercept's Alex Emmons Explains...

  January 1, 2017

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day Two: Stacy Bannerman
On Day 2 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 30, 2016

Rhetorical Battles Over Settlements Overshadow Massive US Military Aid and Protection of Israel at the UN
There's no fundamental shift in US policy, but Kerry's remarks suggest that the US is opposed to Israel as a Jewish state as part of a two-state solution, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

  December 29, 2016

How Will Trump Wield Obama's Modernized Nukes?
The President-elect's off-the-cuff, ignorant and inconsistent remarks suggests he's either a cynical war profiteer or a true believer in the American myth that more militarism leads to fewer wars, says Noble Prize nominee David Swanson

  December 23, 2016

Canadian PM Trudeau Signals He'll Work with Trump to Restart Keystone XL
DeSmog Blog's Steve Horn says the move would be an environmental and ecological disaster

  December 23, 2016

Obama Dismantles Post-9/11 Muslim Surveillance Program Before Trump Takes Office
TRNN speaks to the ACLU and grassroots advocates who hailed President Obama's move against the NSEERS program, which they long criticized as ineffective and discriminatory

  December 22, 2016

Congress Could Undo Obama's Drilling Ban With New Legislation
Emily Jeffers of the Center for Biological Diversity says the ban on drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic is crucial to protect vulnerable species and avoid catastrophic climate disaster

  December 22, 2016

Trump's Cabinet, the Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals
Professor Henry Giroux says Trump's appointments signal a future of more war, violent military interventions, and an embrace of Islamophobia

  December 25, 2016

Paul Jay and Abby Martin Say Goodbye to 2016
TRNN's Senior Editor and the Host of Empire Files discuss the critical events of the year, including Trump's victory, the Sanders breakthrough, and the worsening prospects for federal action on climate change

  December 22, 2016

Greg Palast on Why Clinton Didn't Push for Michigan Recount - Part 2 of 2
Greg Palast tells Paul Jay that there are 75,000 uncounted Clinton votes, but she won't push for a recount because the elite will defend the fake monstrosity called the US electoral system even when their personal interests are at stake

  December 21, 2016

New Trump Picks to Bring Public Lands and Environmental Regulations to the Corporate Slaughterhouse
Center for Biological Diversity Executive Director Kieran Suckling says ''dark days'' are ahead with South Carolina Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney as head the Office of Management and first term Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke Budget as Department of Interior

  December 21, 2016

No Major Defections: Electoral College Affirms Trump Victory Despite Loss of Popular Vote
The Electoral College serves to exclude progressive ideals - and has done it again, says historian Gerald Horne

  December 19, 2016

Researchers Fault Mass Incarceration for Black-White Wage Gap Returning to 1950's Levels
Black labor has become superfluous in the US economy, and the ruling class is responding with more incarceration and police oppression, says Glen Ford

  December 28, 2016

Trump and Putin Share Ties with the Post-USSR Kleptocracy
Economist James Henry traces the rise of both Putin and Trump to the West's failed reconstruction of the former Soviet states in the 1990's

  December 23, 2016

"The Democratic Party Can't Just Whisper Sweet Nothings Anymore" - Nina Turner on RAI (1/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers

  January 17, 2017

Trump Win Propels White Nationalism and Chauvinism to Center of US Politics
Historian Gerald Horne says social movements will need to adopt an international strategy in order to push back against the coming reign of terror for communities of color

  December 18, 2016

Trump Picks His Bankruptcy Lawyer Who Supports Colonization of Palestine as Ambassador to Israel
David Friedman used the word for Jewish collaborators in Nazi death camps to describe a pro-peace Israeli organization that supports a two-state solution, and his extreme views concern many in Israel, says political economist Shir Hever

  December 16, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Chris Hedges
The former Middle East bureau chief of the New York Times discusses his reporting on Iraq in the 90's and the horrific human suffering that followed the 2003 invasion

  December 15, 2016

Anti-Climate Science Conspiracy Theorist to Lead Trump's Department of Energy
Jason Schwartz of Greenpeace USA discusses former Texas governor Rick Perry's record and how his relationships with oil and gas industries will influence his tenure as Trump's Secretary of Energy

  December 16, 2016

War in Yemen Tests Influence of Saudi Royal Family
Zenab Ahmed of Souciant.com says while Obama's decision to limit shipment of armaments may effect the standing of royal family, the prolonged nature of the war and dissatisfaction of its junior partners that's weakening the family's influence in the state

  December 14, 2016

Will the 'Stop Arming Terrorist Act' Force the US to Comply With International Law?
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the legislation would provide legal basis for uncovering facts about US covert operations and keep arm transfers at bay

  December 14, 2016

Portland Becomes First City to Tax Corporations that Pay CEOs 100 Times More than Workers
Portland commissioner Steve Novick joins the Real News for a live discussion of the measure he championed that fights inequality by taxing the 1%

  December 14, 2016

Trump's Realignment with Putin's Russia
Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss how Trump's admiration for Putin's authoritarianism and his close alliances with capitalist oligarchs leads away from neoliberal international rule-making and towards crude deal-making

  December 18, 2016

Rick Perry's Pro-Industry, Anti-Public Health Record
Juan Parras says Trump's nominee to head the Department Energy has been an opponent of policies that would protect public health and benefit public safety

  December 14, 2016

Greg Palast on Why Clinton Didn't Push for Michigan Recount - Part 1 of 2
Greg Palast tells Paul Jay that in order to rig and steal elections today, Jim Crow has gone into cyberspace

  December 20, 2016

Ellison Bid for DNC Chair Exposes Party Divisions
James Early breaks down the battle emerging in the Democratic Party between pro-Wall Street elites and the progressive reformers who could push the party towards social democratic politics

  December 14, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Janet Gerson
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 13, 2016

Were the DNC Emails Hacked or Leaked?
Former FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says we've heard from the FBI and the CIA, but it is the NSA that would be the critical agency because of how it monitors communications

  December 12, 2016

Trump Pick of ExxonMobil CEO for Secretary of State Would Lead to Corruption and Cronyism
Janet Redman of Oil Change International says we should feel no relief if Rex Tillerson were to divest all his shares and no longer head ExxonMobil

  December 12, 2016

Eddie Conway Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party
Conway says the lessons and legacy of the Panthers are more relevant than ever

  December 12, 2016

The Billionaire Fossil Fuel Investor Behind Trump's EPA Pick
DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn says Trump's victory represents the political triumph of climate science skepticism and its powerful influence in the coming administration

  December 12, 2016

Anti-Trump March in Baltimore
Protests against Donald Trump's visit to Baltimore to attend the Army Navy game on December 10, 2016 - TRNN's Facebook Live

  December 11, 2016

Obama Calls for Investigation into Russian Hacking, Still No Evidence Made Public
Former FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says accuracy in the report must be put above all else because the results could have grave consequences for foreign policy

  December 10, 2016

Trump's Labor Pick is Millionaire CEO Who Blames Workers for Their Poverty
The Prospect's Justin Miller says Andrew Puzder opposes raising the minimum wage even though he makes in a day what his workers make in a year

  December 8, 2016

Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Facing Potentially Fatal Medical Emergency
Eddie Conway speaks with organizer Jasmine Heiss about ongoing efforts to get President Obama to grant a pardon to Peltier, who has been a political prisoner in the US for more than 4 decades

  December 9, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Philip Giraldi
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 8, 2016

Trump Picks Leading Climate Denier to Head EPA During Time of Climate Crisis
This year is going to be the hottest on record - and Trump and his cabinet couldn't have come to power at a worse time, says journalist Dahr Jamail

  December 8, 2016

Trump Nominee for Homeland Security John Kelly Favors Draconian Immigration Policy
We could see a further militarized border and expansion of Guantanamo Bay, says journalist Dahr Jamail

  December 8, 2016

Anti-Government Carson to Lead Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon by trade, has expressed animosity to many of the rules HUD tries to enforce, including some fair housing laws from the civil rights era

  December 7, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: John Kiriakou
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 7, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: John Cavanaugh
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 7, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Terry K. Rockefeller
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 6, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Medea Benjamin
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 6, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Vijay Prashad
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 6, 2016

The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War, Day One: Terry K. Rockefeller
On Day 1 of the CODEPINK #IraqTribunal, participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq.

  December 6, 2016

Agent Provocateurs and the Assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton
TRNN's Eddie Conway honors the anniversary of Hampton's assassination by describing the event and its significance for social movements today

  December 6, 2016

Standing Rock Cautiously Optimistic Following Denial of Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline
Responses by Water Protesters in the wake of the decision - Lauretta Prevost and www.MirrorsAndHammers.com

  December 5, 2016

Climate Scientists Speak Out Against Trump's Plans to Cut NASA Funding
Dr. Kevin Trenberth is among the many who signed an open letter calling on President-elect Trump not to cut funding for research or censor scientists

  December 9, 2016

Trump Taiwan Phone Call Not an Impulsive Act
Professor Ho-Fung Hung tells Paul Jay that Trump's call to the President of Taiwan signals a deeper shift in Washington's China policy

  December 7, 2016

U.S. Planned to Go to War with Japan and Germany Before Pearl Harbor Attack
On the 75th anniversary, historian Peter Kuznick says the Trump administration likely won't wait for a 'New Pearl Harbor' to pursue war with Iran

  December 7, 2016

Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?
The Nation's John Nichols says neither our mayors, governors, nor school boards are elected this way

  December 8, 2016

The Polynesian Black Panthers
Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews members of the Polynesian Black Panthers at the 50th Anniversary in Oakland.

  December 4, 2016

The #NoDAPL Struggle in the Context of 500 Years of Indigenous Genocide
Native American historians Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker discuss the historic role of Native American veterans, the significance of the growing movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and what a Trump presidency could mean for native struggles

  December 2, 2016

Media Ignoring Mattis's Ties to Top Defense Contractor
William Hurting says Trump's latest pick for Secretary of Defense is a gift to the defense industry

  December 2, 2016

With Trump's Margins of Victory Shrinking, Lawsuits Filed to Block Recount in Two States
Lawyer Robert Fitrakis says Jill Stein is planning to give a press conference in front of Trump Towers on Monday demanding why the president-elect is obstructing the recount efforts

  December 2, 2016

Obama and the Decline of the Left in Latin America
Obama's presidency treated the prospect of democratic nationalism in Latin America similarly as other US presidents, and nearly everybody who was allied with Chavez is now gone, says Consortium News contributor Ted Snider

  December 12, 2016

Little-Known Gov. Bank Gave $34 Billion to Overseas Fossil Fuel Projects Under Obama's Tenure
Boeing, General Electric, and Exxon Mobil among the beneficiaries, says researcher Susanne Rust

  December 4, 2016

Trump's Carrier Deal: Job Saver Or Photo Op?
The closure of another plant in leaving some workers in other parts of Indiana feeling abandoned again, says Workers' Project Executive Director Tom Lewandowski

  December 2, 2016

Privatization of Medicare and Social Security on the Trump Agenda
Nancy Altman says Trump's choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services Rep. Tom Price has pushed for taking Medicare out of government control

  December 2, 2016

Billionaire 'King of Bankruptcies' to Head Commerce Under Trump
Despite promises to 'drain the swamp,' Trump chose a man for Deputy Secretary of Commerce who enriched himself at expense of labor and consumers and shipped jobs overseas, says University of Missouri-Kansas City professor Bill Black

  December 1, 2016

Fight for $15 Launches First Major Action Since Trump Victory
Baltimore workers, struggling to make ends meet, call on the city to raise the minimum wage

  November 30, 2016

Trump Picks Ex-Goldman Banker Known as 'King of Foreclosures' to Head Treasury
The joke's on you if you thought Trump was going to do anything less than deregulate Wall Street, says former financial regulator Bill Black

  December 1, 2016

The Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline Undaunted by Threats of Evictions and Fines
With two thousand veterans expected to join the opposition to the pipeline, Water Protectors say they remain resilient despite eviction orders

  November 29, 2016

Jill Stein: Making Voting System More Credible is the First Step Towards Democratization
The former Green Party presidential candidate says razor-thin margins, unexpected outcomes, and use of unreliable voting machines prompted her to follow through with a campaign promise to stand for election integrity

  November 30, 2016

How Did Workers and Campaign Finance Reform Fare During This Past Election?
Right to work legislation, minimum wage laws, and public financing of elections were at stake on many state ballots

  November 29, 2016

Donald Trump Decries Recount Efforts While Also Repeating Lie that Millions Voted Illegally
A recount is set to begin in Wisconsin on Thursday while the Green Party's Jill Stein is leading efforts for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania

  November 28, 2016

The Global Networks of the Resurging Far Right
It's no exaggeration to say that Trump has ties to neo-Nazi parties, says investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed

  December 6, 2016

Paul Jay and Abby Martin on Trump and 'Fake News'
Paul Jay and Abby Martin discuss Trump's cabinet appointments, Jill Stein's effort to recount the vote, and who's really producing the fake news

  November 30, 2016

Trumps Taps Billionaire School Privatizer for Education Secretary
Barack Obama and corporate Democrats opened the door to the serious threats to public education represented by Betsy Devos, says Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report

  November 28, 2016

Unprecedented Imperial Powers Will Soon Pass into Trump's Hands
It's really frightening to imagine that the war powers granted by the AUMF will soon be used by the most inexperienced team ever to serve in the White House and commanded by a man who lied himself into wealth and power, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  November 29, 2016

Can Trump's Gangster Capitalism Manage the Global Economy?
Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss what the consequences of Trump's plans to deregulate Wall St., reduce taxes, create an infrastructure boondoggle, attack unions and foreign policy adventures will have on the global economy

  November 28, 2016

Activists Vow to Continue Fight Against Police Brutality Under Trump Presidency
Baltimore activists gather every week for 'West Wednesdays' to demand accountability for the death of Tyrone West and other victims of police violence

  November 28, 2016

8 Arrested Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline in Baltimore
The arrests in Baltimore were part of a national day of action targeting banks invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline

  November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving on Standing Rock
Native Americans water protectors are facing police repression for defending sacred sites and drinking water on Thanksgiving in 2016

  November 26, 2016

Trump and the Fascistization of Europe
Paul Jay and Robert Johnson discuss how the financialization of 'the system' and the economic despair about the future is fueling the far-right across the globe

  November 26, 2016

Filmmaker Facing 45 Years for Covering Keystone Pipeline Protest Wins Suspension of Prosecution
Award-winning filmmaker Deia Schlosberg says if the corporate media ignores climate change, it's up to independent media to cover its impacts as well as the resistance to fossil fuel extraction

  November 23, 2016

Why is Trump Appointing Someone With No Foreign Policy Experience to be UN Ambassador?
Phyllis Bennis says the choice reflects the imponderable, opaque realities of the decisions made by Trump's transition team

  November 23, 2016

Jewish Activists: No Role for White Supremacy in the White House
Protests took place in NYC outside a Zionist Organization of American gala that featured Trump advisor Stephen Bannon

  November 22, 2016

Trump's Energy Policy: More Shale Gas and a Return to Coal
Janet Redman of Oil Change International says Trump has rejected 'Just Transition' policies as well as clean energy investment that would improve our environment and create jobs

  November 25, 2016

Donald Trump: 1, The Media: 0
Media Matters' Eric Boehlert says the corporate media has failed to learn the lessons of Donald Trump's rise to power

  November 22, 2016

Is North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Trying to Steal the Election?
Two weeks after Election Day, McCrory is losing the popular vote, refusing to concede, and now he's demanding a recount. Investigative journalist Alex Kotch breaks it down.

  November 23, 2016

Incarcerated Women in LA County Jails Face Threat of Valley Fever Illness
Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget says her coalition is pressing officials to address public safety by providing communities with necessary social services

  November 24, 2016

Former IAEA Director: 'Very Dishonest' to Claim Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal
Robert Kelley says the Iranians have stuck to the agreement for a full year now

  November 25, 2016

Anti-Trump Protests Continue Nationwide
Protests were held in New York, DC, and Austin over the weekend, while students in Portland walked out of class Monday

  November 21, 2016

Exclusive Video: #noDAPL Protestors Share Experiences of Police Repression
Hundreds needed medical attention after being tear gassed and sprayed with water cannons during a Sunday protest in North Dakota. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions

  November 21, 2016

Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Protectors in Standing Rock
TRNN reports from Standing Rock, North Dakota with an on-the-ground look at the repression facing the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline

  November 21, 2016

Trump Considering Man Who Rigged the Economy for Treasury Secretary
Rob Johnson tells Paul Jay that you can't say you're fighting against the 'rigged' economy and then hire someone who helped rig it

  November 22, 2016

Should Clinton Get off Scot-Free?
Glen Ford says Americans shouldn't be reconciled to criminality and corruption, regardless of one's opinion of Trump (Note: This interview took place before a Trump aide stated that the administration will not open an investigation into Hillary Clinton)

  November 23, 2016

Wilkerson: If Trump Moves U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, War Against Iran Could Come Next
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss Trump's foreign policy team and whether it's a continuation of policy under former vice president Dick Cheney

  November 21, 2016

MD Bail Industry Takes Hit From New Rule Protecting Poor Defendants
Judiciary Rules Committee approves guidance for judges instructing them to reconsider bail for defendants to poor to pay

  November 19, 2016

Trump National Security Advisor an Islamophobe Who Will Target Iran
Ray McGovern tells Paul Jay that Ret. General Flynn advocates regime change in Iran and keeps saying Iran is building a bomb despite contradictory reports by the intelligence communities

  November 18, 2016

Trump and the Deep State
Thomas Drake tells Paul Jay the deep state would've been more comfortable with Clinton; and while they'll do what they're told, many will be concerned that Pence is the new Cheney

  November 27, 2016

Is War with Iran in the Cards with the Trump Foreign Policy Team?
Max Blumenthal and Paul Jay discuss the appointments of Flynn, Pompeo, and Huckabee and whether they will follow through on their calls to rip up the Iran agreement and promote regime change

  November 21, 2016

Standing Rock Visited by Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
November 15, 2016 marked a national day of action against the the Dakota Access Pipeline (Credit Lauretta Prevost, Mirrors and Hammers, www.mirrorsandhammers.com

  November 18, 2016

Trump CIA Chief Pick A Big Fan of Torture Who Will Target Iran
Ray McGovern tells Paul Jay that Mike Pompeo is likely to follow George Tenet's lead in helping fabricate intelligence supporting an attack on Iran but hopes that honest analysts in the agency will undermine these efforts

  November 18, 2016

None of Trump's Foreign Policy Appointments Match Campaign Rhetoric
Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss how Trump's language of opposition to regime change and interventions is not represented by the appointment of his vice president or any of his cabinet picks

  November 20, 2016

Sanders and Nurses Join Forces to Fight Trump and Establishment Democrats
National Nurses United also attempted to deliver a letter calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to not privatize Medicare and instead implement a single-payer system

  November 17, 2016

NY Parole Board Regulations Should Focus Primarily On Risk & Needs Assessments
Organizer Laura Whitehorn says that the reasons to release aging prisoners are not only financial, but also ethical

  November 18, 2016

Iranian Government Preferred Trump But Will Have Second Thoughts Now That His Team is Emerging
Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay that the Iranians thought Trump's anti-interventionist language would be better that Clinton's declared antagonism; but now that Flynn, Pompeo, and Pence have been chosen, regime change is likely back on the table

  November 25, 2016



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