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The History of State Repression Against Radical Social Movements
In this episode of imixwhatilike! TRNN Journalist Jared Ball speaks with Former U.S. Political Prisoner Eddie Conway about his book The Greatest Threat: The Black Panthers and COINTELPRO.

  February 14, 2016

Scalia: Hero of the Far-Right Dead at 79
Attorney Kamau Franklin says Justice Antonin Scalia participated in some of the most reactionary rulings affecting blacks, women, gays and workers in Supreme Court history

  February 13, 2016

SCOTUS Blocks Obama Clean Power Plan, Hinders Future of Environmental Legislation
Robert Pollin says legally halting executive order on power-plants poses possible "disaster" for future emissions reduction

  February 11, 2016

Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Climate Change Efforts
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court favored a coalition of states and energy companies when it stayed Obama's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from coal

  February 11, 2016

Civil Disobedience and Free Speech Tested by Prayer in Ferguson
Rev. Sekou, arrested while in protest and prayer after Michael Brown was shot and kIlled in Ferguson, was found not guilty of failing to obey police orders.

  February 12, 2016

TRNN in Hampshire: Sanders Supporter Challenges 'Electability' Argument
Former NH State Senator Burt Cohen explains why he is endorsing Bernie Sanders - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Sanders Campaign Inspiring Movement Beyond the Election
Filmmaker Annabel Park says the people in support of Sanders are developing their own leadership and must start challenging superdelegates instead of waiting for the convention - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

Guilt Abounds: Democrats and Republicans Struggle to Clean Up Their Image Over Flint's Dirty Water
Executive editor and founder of BlackAgendaReport.com was back with his Ford Report discussing the political calamity that is Flint Michigan's water crisis.

  February 12, 2016

MD Senate Restores Ex-Felon's Right to Vote
TRNN's Eddie Conway covers the historic push to override Governor Larry Hogan's veto of a law that will restore the right to vote upon release

  February 10, 2016

Elections, Reparations and Beyonce: Class Politics in Black America
Founder of BreakingBrown.com Yvette Carnell and BlackAgendaReport.com columnist Pascal Robert joined us for a rousing round table discussion of leading topics of the day.

  February 12, 2016

Not Yet Free: Dr. Mutulu Shakur Will Not Be Released From Prison Today
Jihad Abdulmumit, co-coordinator of the National Jericho Movement, joined us for his Facing Reality political prisoner report for an update on the refusal of authorities to release Dr. Shakur and the pending parole hearing for fellow political prisoner Herman Bell.

  February 10, 2016

Jay-Z's Black Lives Matter Philanthropy
Taureen "Tory" Russell, co-founder and director of the Hands Up United Coalition, discusses his group's inclusion in Jay-Z's funding, the work of their coalition, and his thoughts on the 2016 presidential elections and Baltimore mayoral candidacy of Deray McKesson.

  February 9, 2016

Adnan Syed Presents New Evidence in Court, Seeks New Trial
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to advocates and attorneys about the latest in the case of the Baltimore-area man made famous on the Serial podcast. Correction: Asia McClain was a classmate of Adnan Syed, not a friend

  February 5, 2016

Michigan Governor's Office Knew of Flint Water Poisoning in March
Detroit-based Pastor David Alexander Bullock discusses new documents that show the government allowing General Motors to switch water sources while keeping the general population at risk

  February 5, 2016

After TPP Signing, Activists Opposed to Deal Look to Prevent Congressional Approval
Dr. Margaret Flowers says the TPP will supercede international climate treaties and undermine environmental protection laws

  February 5, 2016

Corporate Media Endorses Clinton to Defend Their Own Interests
Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org, says the New York Times' anti-Sanders Bias is rooted in its desire to maintain the status quo

  February 6, 2016

City Takeovers and the Destruction of Democracy
Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford says city takeovers are about dispossessing black and brown folks so corporations can put their tentacles into the furthest nook and cranny of local governments

  February 2, 2016

Green Party on Sanders' Health Care Plan
Green Party candidates Dr. Jill Stein and Dr. Margaret Flowers say Sanders is right about healthcare, but the Democratic Party will block him

  February 1, 2016

Speculators Misunderstood the Oil Wars and Market Meltdown
Journalist Steve LeVine says most investors thought high-priced US shale would cause a boom and that the economy would benefit from low oil prices - so far they are wrong on both counts

  February 3, 2016

Digitizing Black Radio: The Black Talk Radio Network
Founder of the Black Talk Radio Network Scotty Reid joined us to discuss the history and politics of his digital network

  February 1, 2016

Three Financial Crimes that Show How the DOJ "Went Easy" on Wall Street
Public Banking Institute's Ellen Brown breaks down Senator Warren's report which highlights how the DOJ and regulators give corporate criminals slaps on the wrists and free rein to operate outside the law

  January 31, 2016

How CA Came Close to Losing Solar Panel Benefits
California Solar Energy Industries Association's Bernadette Del Chiaro says monopoly utility companies have spent $17 million on campaign contributions to get rid of net metering and consumer benefits

  February 1, 2016

When ICE is at the Door
The Real News speaks to Central American immigrants in Maryland and Georgia about the most recent wave of deportations and the crippling fear communities feel because of it

  January 29, 2016

Will Senate Bill to "Save" Post Office Be Enough?
TRNN breaks down what's in the bill, what it means to you, and how Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband is profiting from the sale of neighborhood post offices

  January 29, 2016

How Organizing and Social Movements Drove Changes to Federal Policy on Solitary Confinement
Alan Mills of Uptown People's Law Center and Bernadette Rabuy of Prison Policy Initiative say lawsuits, psychological studies, and persistent grassroots pressure were behind Obama's recent policy changes

  January 27, 2016

How the U.S. Fuels the Drug War in Mexico
Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace, co-authors of "A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the 'Mexican Drug War,'" trace the history of the war on drugs from prohibition in the early 20th century to the militarization of police forces today

  January 28, 2016

Clinton in Denial About Impact of Trade Policy on Immigration
David Bacon, author of Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration, says asylum seekers are being sent back to desperate conditions created by U.S. policy in Central America

  January 25, 2016

Unions Are Split Over Hillary
Dr. Jane McAlevey, author of the forthcoming 'No Shortcuts', says Hillary has a track record on labor amounting to an "F"

  January 22, 2016

Zillah Eisenstein and Damayan: Race, Gender and Socialism
On this week's show, Laura discusses race, gender, feminism, and socialism with author Zillah Eisenstein, and an exclusive report from the first Filipina migrant worker-owned cooperative in the US. Then a few words from Laura on the path toward a new economy.

  January 20, 2016

UN Fact-Finding Mission to Investigate Racial Discrimination in the United States
Kali Akuno, co-director of Cooperation Jackson, says it will give greater exposure to the realities of African Americans and put the US government and the state of Mississippi on notice

  January 22, 2016

Health Crises Among the (Politically) Imprisoned
Co-Coordinator of the National Jericho Movement Jihad Abudulmummit rejoins us for this week's Political Prisoner Report to discuss the latest health crises facing the imprisoned.

  January 24, 2016

Democratic Primary Candidates Define Their Foreign Policy
Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, while Bernie's priority is to defeat ISIS

  January 20, 2016

Bernie vs. Hillary on Healthcare: What's In It for Us?
Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter says Bernie Sanders plan is aspirational and the dream of Democrats, but neither his nor Clinton's plan would succeed unless there are significant changes in both houses of congress

  January 20, 2016

The 'Anti-Manning' Positions of Hillary Clinton on National Security and Surveillance
Marcy Wheeler, national security and civil liberties reporter at EmptyWheel.net, says Clinton supported secure communications for dissidents - except when it came to leaks from her own State Department to WikiLeaks

  January 21, 2016

Did Gov. Brown Delay Action on Gas Leak Because of His Sister's Connections to Fossil Fuel?
Last week, activists in Washington, DC brought several questions to lawmakers in the nation's capital. Among them: Did Governor Brown's sister, who sits on the board of a San Diego-based natural gas utilities company, influence a 74-day delay in California's response to the Los Angeles gas leak?

  January 19, 2016

Democratic Primary Candidates Define Their Foreign Policy
Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, while Bernie's priority is to defeat ISIS

  January 20, 2016

Sanders Supporters Optimistic as he Surges in Polls, Earns Endorsements
TRNN speaks to two Sanders supporters in Baltimore who say the Democratic candidate has earned their trust based on policies that would improve their lives

  January 14, 2016

Navy Schedules War Games in Washington State With No Public Disclosure
Truthout's Dahr Jamail reveals his investigation into how Navy Seals will be practicing combat exercises in Washington state on public and private lands and why state government officials and the public are left in the dark

  January 19, 2016

The Deeper, Uglier Side of TPP
In his State of the Union address, President Obama said the Trans-Pacific Partnership was about staying on top as a global economic power, but a close look at the text shows how that only applies to multinational corporations

  January 14, 2016

Supreme Court Poised to Strike Down Mandatory Dues for Public Union Representation
Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fischer says the Bradley Foundation and Koch Brothers' fingerprints are all over this case, which purports to have large grassroots support for individual rights but instead are backed by deep-pocketed donors

  January 13, 2016

Black Radical Activists call to Disarm the Police
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway attends the Black Radical Tradition conference in Philadelphia, PA. During a protest, Conway speaks with activists and intellectuals about the various dynamics of Black Radical politics.

  January 12, 2016

How MLK Went From 'National Threat' to 'National Hero'
Corporation for Enterprise Development's Dedrick Asante-Muhammad explains the whitewashing of Martin Luther King's legacy, transforming him from a leader for racial and economic justice who died in struggle to a post-racial patriot who died in victory

  January 18, 2016

From Slavery to Freedom: The Work and Message of Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Lawrence Brown and Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead discuss African-American history through the lens of Dr. Whitehead's books and her message in the age of Black Lives Matter.

  January 12, 2016

Former Cops: Urban Gun Violence Won't Stop Until We End the War on Drugs
Retired Baltimore Police officers Neill Franklin and Michael Wood say President Obama's gun reform proposals will help but still fall short of addressing the root causes of gun violence

  January 11, 2016

Stokely & Power! An Interview with Playwright, Actor, and Activist Meshaun Lebone
Lawrence Brown interviews actor Meshaun Lebron about his play 'Power! Stokely Carmichael', the meaning of Black Power, and its connection to the rallying cry of 'Black Lives Matter'

  January 11, 2016

Black People's State of The Union Missing from Obama's Address
Lester Spence, author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, says Obama won't be getting a second chance

  January 13, 2016

The Most Durable Economy in the World?
Economist Robert Pollin of PERI and Dedrick Muhammad of CFED, respond to President Obama's State of the Union, addressing the lingering legacy of inequality, low wages, and lack of job creation

  January 13, 2016

Liberation or "Asylum for Neoliberal Values?" Competing Visions of Black Politics
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report, discusses this past weekend's Black Radical Tradition Conference at Temple University

  January 12, 2016

The Racist History of the 2nd Amendment and Why it Matters Today
Historian Gerald Horne tracks the evolution of the gun debate starting from slavery during the country's founding, the post-Civil War reconstruction in the south, and through today's era of mass incarceration

  January 13, 2016

California Methane Leak One of the Worst Climate Disasters in US History (1/2)
Hilary Lewis of Earthworks says Governor Jerry Brown's state of emergency comes late given the damage incurred, and his leadership on environmental issues suggests he should've understood what's at stake

  January 10, 2016

California Methane Leak One of the Worst Climate Disasters in US History (2/2)
Hilary Lewis of Earthworks says Governor Jerry Brown's state of emergency comes late given the damage incurred, and his leadership on environmental issues suggests he should've understood what's at stake

  January 10, 2016

Cow-Bombing the Public Lands of the American West
Conservationist, activist and writer Andy Kerr says that the militiamen "occupiers" in Oregon are misrepresenting the law and too few recognize the impact on the environment involved in grazing and raising livestock

  January 7, 2016

The Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Report with Jihad Abdulmumit
Co-chairperson for the National Jericho Amnesty Movement and former Black Panther/Black Liberation Army political prisoner Jihad Abdulmumit introduces his new segment focusing on political prisoners and the politics surrounding their work and incarceration.

  January 11, 2016

Why is the Mainstream Media Ignoring Sanders' Campaign?
Joe Biden's decision to not run for president and Jeb Bush's lagging campaign have received far more coverage than Bernie Sanders

  January 4, 2016

The Interests Shared by the Oregon Militia Movement, Koch Brothers and LDS Church
Chris Zinda discusses how groups such as those involved in the armed standoff in Oregon are influenced by the likes of the Mormon Church, the John Birch Society and Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity.

  January 4, 2016

Is Increased Drone Warfare Inevitable?
Former Drone Technician Cian Westmoreland explains how America's indiscriminate targeting is setting the tone for the 55 countries currently producing drone technology

  December 29, 2015

DOJ Suspends Asset Seizures
Former Deputy LAPD Chief of Police Stephen Downing explains why a law meant to target drug kingpins was harming everyday people since only 13 percent of seizure victims were ever charged with a crime

  December 30, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Fight Over Prisoner Rights and Healthcare
Veteran political prisoner rights activist Dr. Johanna Fernandez of Baruch College joined us to discuss the latest developments by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal to attain adequate medical attention.

  December 24, 2015

Texas Grand Jury Rules Against Any Indictments in the Death of Sandra Bland
Activist, scholar and journalist Rosa Clemente says Sandra Bland's death could be a COINTELPRO-like targeted assassination of Black activists

  December 22, 2015

What Influence Does Wall Street Have Over Candidates Clinton and Sanders?
OpenSecret.org's Will Tucker and former financial regulator Bill Black respond to Hillary Clinton's comments on her ties to Wall Street

  December 22, 2015

From Drone Technician to Whistleblower
Former Senior Airman Cian Westmoreland discusses why he began to question his work in assisting more than 350 civilian deaths in Afghanistan

  December 28, 2015

West Coast Mayors Pledge To End New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
At a press conference held by civil society groups, 10 mayors and over 30 elected officials pledge to follow Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' lead on banning new fossil fuel infrastructure

  December 20, 2015

Here's What's in the House's New Spending Bill
The bill increases the deficit while giving multinational corporations a slew of new tax breaks

  December 18, 2015

How Seattle Uber Drivers Won the Right to Unionize
Teamsters' Leonard Smith explains how drivers pushed for a bill that grants them collective bargaining power for higher wages since some full-time drivers only earn $3 an hour

  December 18, 2015

Sanders Sues DNC Over Access to Voter Database
A data breach into Clinton Campaign records by a Sanders staffer prompted the Democratic National Committee to suspend its access to vital voting records on the heels of one of Sanders' biggest days yet

  December 17, 2015

What's Behind Global Emissions Decline, GDP Increase
PERI's James Boyce breakdowns the policies that contributed to this first in the 21st century and how America can decouple itself from carbon

  December 14, 2015

Race, Gender, and Work: Lola Smallwood-Cuevas and Domestic Workers United
The Laura Flanders Show is in Los Angeles talking about women and work. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas shares about her work with the Black Workers Center, and we visit with domestic workers who marched to Washington to meet with the pope. All that and a few words from me on the surprisingly low cost emergency that can throw almost half of all Americans into a crisis.

  December 10, 2015

Trump Not an Outlier in US Policy Towards Muslims
Arun Kundnani, the author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror, says after 9/11, we rounded up thousands of Muslims within the United States and deported them simply because they are Muslim

  December 9, 2015

Bernie Sanders Tours Sandtown with Baltimore Clergy
TRNN spoke to Baltimore residents about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' visit to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood and the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center

  December 8, 2015

Why did Obama Link San Bernardino Attack with his ISIS Strategy?
Vijay Prashad says there is no evidence of an operational relationship between ISIS and the terrorist attack

  December 8, 2015

Obama Countering Terror with Terror
Norman Solomon says Obama's oval office speech about gun control and terror leaves out who is the target of our foreign policy, and the barbaric practices of our allies like Saudi Arabia

  December 8, 2015

The Global African: The Potential Power of College Athletes
On this week's episode of teleSUR's The Global African, Dave Zirin talks about the untapped political power that collegiate athletes possess

  December 5, 2015

Frantz Fanon and Lessons from a Not So Dying Colonialism
Dr. Frank B. Wilderson, III, author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, discusses the enduring legacy of Frantz Fanon.

  December 4, 2015

Wealthiest 20 Americans Have More Wealth Than the Entire GDP of India
Josh Hoxie of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the findings of his recent study on wealth inequality and comments on Mark Zuckerberg's 'philanthropy'

  December 3, 2015

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Sacks Police Superintendent McCarthy
The court-ordered release of the dashcam video of teen Laquan McDonald being gunned down by police officer Jason Van Dyke led to the sacking of the Superintendent, but it raises the question of what the Mayor knew 13 months ago, says Kamau Franklin

  December 2, 2015

Planned Parenthood and the Long Line of Violence Against Women and Abortion Providers
Veronica Arreola, assistant director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender and the director of the Women in Science and Engineering program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, says the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado is "Domestic Terrorism"

  December 1, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton Do More For Black America Than Did Obama?
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford slams the latest article from Georgetown University professor and The New Republic columnist Michael Eric Dyson

  December 1, 2015

Ousting Assad is Counterproductive and Illegal, Says Congresswoman
Larry Wilkerson discusses a bill introduced by US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard that seeks to redress the failed Syria strategy

  December 1, 2015

Eddie Conway Talks Indigenous People's Day and Political Prisoners
Eddie Conway, Real News host and producer, talks about his perspective of "Thanksgiving" as a former political prisoner and current community activist.

  November 25, 2015

Indigenous Peoples' History is More Complicated Than a Holiday Myth
Tara Houska, tribal rights attorney and co-founder of NotYourMascots.org, discusses often omitted nuances of Indigenous peoples' history and outlines some current struggles being waged

  November 25, 2015

The Unbreakable Spirit of Gilmor Homes
As Holidays Approach, TRNN correspondent 7 year-old Zacheriah Barber explores the strength and power of the long suffering community where Freddie Gray died.

  November 25, 2015

Is America Powerless to Stop Pfizer Merger?
Pfizer-Allergan deal will create world's largest pharmaceutical company, higher drug prices, and hundreds of millions in lost tax revenue, but economist James Henry explains why Congress is turning a blind eye

  November 25, 2015

"Being a Founding White Father Ain't What It Used To Be:" Student Protests on College Campuses
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report, says that student protests around the world against racist legacies of former leaders and a lack of diversity at their universities speaks to a resurgence of old political struggles

  November 24, 2015

Sanders Defines his Social Democracy
Doug Henwood and Paul Jay discuss the speech by Bernie Sanders explaining his vision of what social democracy means in the U.S. today

  November 21, 2015

Back to Square One, Obama Says Assad Must Go
After Vienna international talks created a political transition in Syria, Trinity College's Vijay Prashad says Obama's pre-condition that Assad must go is lock in step with Turkish and Saudi interests

  November 20, 2015

History Will Judge America on Syrian Refugee Crisis As "Shameful"
Trinity College's Vijay Prashad says lawmakers anti-refugee stance is more about politics than technicalities, as many refugees have been screened for more than two years

  November 22, 2015

Report: The Population of Women in Prison Has Tripled Since the '90s
A recently published report by the Prison Policy Initiative brings to light staggering statistics about incarcerated women.

  November 23, 2015

Is Obama Walking Into COP21 With An Empty Hand?
NYU's Christian Parenti says international agreements will remain largely symbolic if the Obama administration fails to aggressively push for green economic policies

  November 22, 2015

DC Mass Action: Global Citizens, Michael Moore, and an Alpaca Come Together in Protest of TPP
In the 90 days Congress has to review the Transpacific Partnership deal, organizers have planned a string of actions this week in an effort to tip the balance for mass dissent on the issue

  November 18, 2015

Jamar Clark's Killer Cops Identified Amid Growing Protests in Minneapolis
Minneapolis Black Lives Matter activist and attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds describes the events, case and protests over the police killing of unarmed African American Jamar Clark.

  November 18, 2015

Remembering Joe Hill
On the 100th anniversary of the execution of labor organizer and songsmith Joe Hill, Alexis Buss, contributor to the book The Letters of Joe Hill, speaks on Hill's life, work, and legacy.

  November 19, 2015

Hamid Khan: The Surveillance-Industrial Complex
Hamid Khan, director of Stop LAPD Spying, on the surveillance-industrial complex, and we talk to the students who forced Columbia to divest from prisons, plus Laura on the government's spying Black Lives Matter activists and when freedom of information isn't free.

  November 18, 2015

Has Bernie Sanders Shifted the Domestic Debate to a Progressive Agenda?
FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen says Sanders has brought socialism out of the closet and put wealth inequality centerstage

  November 17, 2015

Sanders Punctures Clinton's Foreign Policy Experience Bubble
FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen says that if it were not for Bernie, Hillary would be running high with her foreign policy experience narrative, uncritically upheld by the mainstream media

  November 17, 2015

ACLU Releases Mobile Justice App
Representatives from ACLU of MD present Mobile Justice App in partnership with Coppin State University and community leaders.

  November 15, 2015

FBI Spied on School of Americas Watch
SOA National Organizer Hendrick Voss says this is another instance of abuse of anti-terrorism legislation by the FBI

  November 13, 2015

#MillionStudentMarch: Thousands Walkout Across The Country
As thousands demonstrate at over 100 campuses across the country, TRNN speaks to UC Berkeley student Lauren Butler who explains why students are fighting against tuition, debt and racism. Photo: Brandon Yadegari

  November 13, 2015

Postal Workers and Nurses Unions Endorse Bernie Sanders
Kamau Franklin says Sanders has brought the concerns of social movements into the Democratic presidential primary.

  November 13, 2015

Protesting Netanyahu in the Rain
People rallied outside of an AEI event where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was being honored while on his visit to the nation's capital, where he's asking the president for an increase in aid to Israel

  November 11, 2015

The Laura Flanders Show: Can Etsy Change the World?
Can one of the founders of the craft website Etsy.com - valued in the billions of dollars - lead a change in the way we do business?

  November 11, 2015



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