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Our Revolution Endorses Socialist Star Candidate Jabari Brisport
New York City Council Candidate Jabari Brisport discusses his efforts to run a successful campaign while embracing a socialist platform

  33 min ago

Bernie Sanders Calls Out 'International Oligarchy'
After mobilizing millions of supporters around progressive policies at home, Senator Bernie Sanders unveils a foreign policy vision that criticizes US militarism and 'international oligarchy'

  September 21, 2017

Bernie Sanders Presents his Foreign Policy Platform
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered the Green Foundation Lecture at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he laid out his vision for a progressive U.S. foreign policy

  September 21, 2017

Why the Juggalos Marched on Washington
The FBI says fans of Insane Clown Posse are a violent gang, but those fans think they're being targeted because of class prejudice

  September 21, 2017

Massachusetts First to Sue Equifax Over Massive Hack
Several government agencies and at least 34 state attorneys general have opened investigations into the Equifax data-breach scandal--which is 'the gift that keeps on giving,' says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

  September 20, 2017

Congress Spars on Healthcare, Unites to Fund War
As Republicans attempt a last-ditch repeal of Obamacare, Democrats have joined them to overwhelmingly pass massive spending on the military and war. We speak to economist Dean Baker

  September 21, 2017

Trump is Threatening More than Just the Iran Deal
As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responds to Trump at the UN, former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian says that an American withdrawal from the nuclear deal would lead Iranians to no longer trust the U.S.

  September 20, 2017

Trump's Threat to 'Totally Destroy' North Korea is Illegal
Donald Trump's comments at the UN General Assembly violate international law, and the world should hold him to account, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

  September 19, 2017

At UN, Trump Continues Assault on Iran Nuclear Deal
If President Trump follows through on his latest threat to the Iran nuclear deal before the UN General Assembly, he'll do so with bipartisan help, says author and NIAC president Trita Parsi

  September 19, 2017

GOP Retries ACA Repeal as Single-Payer Surges
After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, Republicans are trying to sneak through an equally dangerous last-ditch attempt, says Dr. Ed Weisbart of Physicians for a National Health Program

  September 18, 2017

White Police, Black Unarmed Suspects
Glen Ford discusses the recent acquittal of white St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley and the uprising that followed

  September 19, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump a 'Diplomatic Fiasco' at the UN
Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, talks about Trump's speech before the UN General Assembly and explains why Ambassador Nikki Haley's remarks on the Iran nuclear deal scare him

  September 19, 2017

Green Party files election fraud lawsuit against Democratic Party in Pennsylvania
Candidate for Pennsylvania's 197th ward and former Green Party VP Candidate in 2012, Cheri Honkala, discusses the election fraud lawsuit she filed last week against the Democratic Party.

  September 17, 2017

CIA Whistleblower: Harvard Picks Torture Apologists Over Chelsea Manning
Harvard's rescinding of Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship -- following a backlash from current and former US officials -- is a 'disgrace,' says CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou

  September 15, 2017

Florida Nursing Home Deaths Highlight Industry's Dangers
The deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents during Hurricane Irma bring new attention to a powerful industry serving the vulnerable, and a Trump administration effort to nix a critical safeguard

  September 14, 2017

Holdout Democrats Face a Single-Payer Surge
Health industry-backed Democrats who've yet to join their colleagues in backing Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All bill will face a new wave of grassroots pressure, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

  September 14, 2017

Senate Refuses to Stop Endless War
Sixteen years after its passage, the Senate has rejected an effort to repeal the Congressional authorization that has been used as a blank check for military action around the globe, says David Swanson of World Beyond War

  September 14, 2017

FBI, DOJ Eye Russian Media Outlets as 'Foreign Agents'
The US Justice Department and FBI are scrutinizing the Russian state-owned Sputnik and RT networks as potential 'foreign agents', raising questions of press freedom, says independent journalist Alyona Minkovski

  September 13, 2017

Trump's Judicial Makeover is White and Far-Right
Through his nominees of federal judges and prosecutors, Donald Trump is overseeing a radical overhaul of the US judicial system, says Kamau Franklin, attorney and political editor of Atlanta Black Star

  September 16, 2017

No Federal Charges for Police in Freddie Gray Case
The Justice Department has rejected federal charges for the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. With Trump rolling back federal oversight, police veteran Neill Franklin says the push for justice and reform has to come from the local level

  September 14, 2017

Single-Payer Healthcare Takes a Big Step Forward
Wednesday was a historic day in the U.S. struggle for universal health care as key Senate Democrats joined Sen. Bernie Sanders to unveil a single-payer bill. We speak to economist Dean Baker and Saikat Chakrabarti of Brand New Congress

  September 13, 2017

Outrage at University for Choosing DeVos as Commencement Speaker
Students, professors and two gubernatorial candidates say Betsy DeVos's attacks against public education make her unqualified to deliver the commencement speech at the University of Baltimore

  September 11, 2017

Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders' Lead on Single-Payer
Top Democrats, including likely presidential hopefuls, are lining up to co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All bill, signaling universal healthcare is fast becoming a litmus test for 2020

  September 11, 2017

School Segregation is Making a Comeback
The U.S. education system was designed to favor the white and the rich, and you 'don't have to wave a confederate flag or have a statue of Robert E. Lee to effectively secede from your court-mandated school-desegregation order,' says the Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  September 12, 2017

Is the Military Prepared for Climate Crisis?
The effects of climate change will increase inequality and create conflicts across borders, while the U.S. military will to have to spend more money and resources on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  September 11, 2017

Here We Go Again
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson writes that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's distortions are an attempt to prepare conditions for war against Iran

  September 11, 2017

50k People Want to #DraftBernie for Third-Party Presidential Run
TRNN's Jaisal Noor questions #DraftBernie supporters Kshama Sawant and Nick Brana about why they want Sanders to ditch the Democrats

  September 8, 2017

Equifax Data Breach is a 10 out of 10 Scandal
The hacking of consumer credit reporting giant Equifax, and the company's 'cynical' handling of it, is a far-reaching disaster that borders on criminal, says financial regulation expert Bill Black

  September 8, 2017

Puerto Rico Drowning in Debt: Irma Deepens the Crisis
Mark Weisbrot says debt cancellation and restructuring will be the only answer to rebuild Puerto Rico

  September 8, 2017

US Pharma Industry Converts Monopoly Power into Political Power
An Ohio ballot initiative aims to lower prescription drug prices, but the pharmaceutical industry is circumventing campaign finance laws according to an investigation. Economics professor Lawrence King explains how the pharma industry converts intellectual property rights into inordinate profits and uses these for political power to maintain its privileged position

  September 11, 2017

Building a Strong Link Between Workers in the U.S. and Cuba
Cuban Union leader Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez tours the U.S. and witnesses the huge contrast in living conditions

  September 8, 2017

Cesar Vargas On Fighting Trump's Anti-Immigrant Forces for DACA and the Dream Act
Interview with Cesar Vargas, former Dreamer Coalition Director, Latino Outreach Strategist for Bernie Sanders' 2016 Campaign, and New York's first undocumented lawyer

  September 9, 2017

Low Rate of Unionization in US Consequence of Deregulation
Bill Black points out that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers' recent plea for greater unionization contradicts his actions as a member of the Clinton and Obama administrations, when he promoted financial deregulation, increasing the power of capital

  September 7, 2017

Historian Gerald Horne: Trump's Attacks on Immigrants is History Repeating Itself
Following Jeff Sessions' announcement ending DACA, we get a response from author, historian, and Houston resident Gerald Horne, who will also discuss efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

  September 6, 2017

Targeting Immigrant Children, Jeff Sessions Announces End of DACA
Across the country thousands protested, walked out of school and carried out civil disobedience against the decision

  September 5, 2017

Sanctions Against North Korea a Dangerous Dead-End
Veteran North Korea journalist Tim Shorrock explains that Russia's Putin is right that sanctions will not cause North Korea to back down on its nuclear weapons program. Negotiations that put U.S. military maneuvers on the table are necessary

  September 6, 2017

Larry Wilkerson: North Korea is Not an Existential Threat - But Many People Benefit by Saying It Is
Col. Wilkerson and TRNN's Paul Jay discuss the underlying forces driving the U.S./North Korea confrontation

  September 5, 2017

Jeff Sessions to Annouce DACA Decision at 11AM EST
800,000 youth who have benefited from the program could be targeted for deportation

  September 2, 2017

Conservative Policy Network Aims to 'Defund and Defang' Public Sector Unions
The State Policy Network, a network of conservative thinktanks, has a state-by-state plan to 'defund and defang' public sector unions, reveals The Guardian newspaper. Larry Cohen, former president of CWA and Chair of Our Revolution says this will only strengthen the US oligarchy

  September 4, 2017

Hezbollah's Victory Over ISIS Undermined as US Bombs Evacuation Route
The problem with the U.S. analysis is that 'it's based on the idea that the only way to deal with ISIS fighters is to kill them,' says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

  September 1, 2017

Shocking New Scandals Underscore Need for Civilian-Led Policing
From an Atlanta cop saying 'We only kill black people,' to a Baltimore sergeant's indictment for federal racketeering charges, the scandals highlight a need for fundamental reform, says police whistleblower Michael Wood

  August 31, 2017

Houston Refinery Explosion Will Endanger Local Communities
As Harvey continues to devastates the Gulf Coast, some fear the worst is yet to come

  August 31, 2017

What Happened to Veterans for Standing Rock?
The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline- the valuation of elite property over the lives of oppressed classes - is ongoing, says Marine Corp veteran Michael Wood

  September 4, 2017

The New York Times Gives Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Free Advertising
It's 'incredible' that the New York Times gave former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince editorial space to suggest letting private mercenaries lead the war in Afghanistan, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

  August 30, 2017

Texas Organizer: Harvey Disproportionately Affects Low-Income People of Color
While 'some of the city may return to normal, an entire different section just won't have that capacity,' says organizer Yvette Arellano

  August 30, 2017

Patriot Act Foils Uruguay's Marijuana Sales
U.S. banks say the 2001 Patriot Act prevents them from doing business with banks in Uruguay that provide services for newly legalized pot sales. The politics in all of it is 'rank hypocrisy,' says economist Bill Black

  August 31, 2017

Trump's Tax Cut Plan Alienates His Base
Trump's plan would mean 'a huge increase in the budget deficit primarily to give tax cuts to the richest people in the country,' says economist Dean Baker. 'I don't think most people would think that sounds like a very good idea'

  August 31, 2017

Outrage, Protests After Driver Mows Down, Kills Two Black Men in Long Island
Protests and petitions planned for Suffolk County District Attorney's Office to take further action after 19 year old Keenen King, and 20 year old Anthony Holmes-Garriques were mowed down with a mini-van and killed over a dirt bike

  August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston as Scientists Warn of the Perils of Ignoring Climate Change
Millions face flooding as the nation's 4th largest city faces another week of rain

  August 28, 2017

Trump Reverses Obama's Ban on Transfer of Some Military Equipment to Police
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report explains that the reversal is less significant than it appears because before his ban Obama increased the transfer of military weapons to police by a factor of 24

  August 30, 2017

Groundbreaking Abortion Access Bill Passes in Oregon Despite National Hostility to Reproductive Rights
Laurel Swerdlow of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon says that though the state had no restrictions on abortion access, "a right without access is no right at all"

  August 29, 2017

DAPL Company Levels RICO Charges Against Greenpeace
Are RICO charges part of a new corporate playbook to suppress opposition from environmentalists? TRNN speaks to Greenpeace USA General Counsel Thomas Wetterer

  September 5, 2017

Another Moment in the Long History of White Reconstruction
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Dylan Rodriguez, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside, about White Reconstruction, the false narrative that the term mass incarceration creates, and more

  August 28, 2017

Albert Woodfox of the 'Angola 3': The US Hasn't Really Changed
Speaking with Eddie Conway at the Millions for Prisoners March in D.C., Albert Woodfox, a recently released political prisoner held in solitary confinement for over 40 years, says that most of the changes in America have been "superficial"--but the fight goes on

  August 28, 2017

Black August and Black Rebellion
In celebration of Black August, Leaders of A Beautiful Struggle and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum organized a symposium in Baltimore to talk about various strategies for black liberation

  September 1, 2017

Why Did US Suspend $300 Million in Aid to Egypt?
The U.S. cites human rights violations for the suspension of aid, but the real reasons are more complex, says Seif Da'na of the University of Wisconsin, Parkside

  August 30, 2017

New US Sanctions Against Venezuela to Cause Greater Economic Instability
US sanctions against Venezuela, which VP Pence announced Wednesday, target Venezuelan debt and will make borrowing more expensive, hurting the people Trump claims to help, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot

  August 25, 2017

Paul Jay On The Trump Administration: One of the Most Dangerous Times in Human History
Recorded Live (transcript now available): TRNN senior editor Paul Jay and reporter Taya Graham discuss the Real News' coverage of the Trump administration and take viewer questions

  August 25, 2017

Has the Pentagon Taken Over US Foreign Policy in Afghanistan? (1/2)
TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay asks Col. Lawrence Wilkerson if arms manufacturers are driving foreign policy and if Trump's strategy for the war in Afghanistan could lead to a dangerous military confrontation between Pakistan, India, and China

  August 24, 2017

Has the Pentagon Taken Over US Foreign Policy in Afghanistan? (2/2)
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay take viewers' questions during a live webcast

  August 24, 2017

A Swarm of Sanders Delegates are Running for Office
Inspired by Sanders' historic presidential campaign, several of his Democratic National Convention delegates are running for elected office across the country

  August 24, 2017

Missouri Governor Grants Stay Hours Before Execution
"Almost every capital case out of there in the last 20 years involving a black defendant, there have been issues about the exclusion of African American jurors," explains Marcellus Williams' lawyer Kent Gipson

  August 24, 2017

Why Plutocrats Like Carl Icahn Are Almost Never Held Accountable
Former financial regulator Bill Black says Trump promised to "drain the swamp" but instead filled his administration with Washington insiders and elite billionaires like Carl Icahn

  August 23, 2017

Trump and the Dysfunctional American State
Real News senior editor Paul Jay speaks with Truthdig editor-in-chief Robert Scheer on the crisis in the White House and the calls for removing Trump as president

  August 23, 2017

Trump's Afghan Military Solution Will Fail
James Dorsey tells Paul Jay that Trump's plan is to force the Taliban to negotiate, but there is no reason for them to do so

  August 29, 2017

Thousands Protest in Phoenix as Trump Hints He May Pardon Joe Arpaio
TRNN speaks to some of the thousands gathered to protest Donald Trump in Phoenix

  August 23, 2017

Carl Icahn Resigns From Trump Administration After Exposé Details Corruption
James Henry responds to billionaire investor Carl Icahn defending himself after the New Yorker published a damning article, Carl Icahn's Failed Raid on Washington

  August 22, 2017

Is Trump Threatening Pakistan?
Junaid Ahmad of the Center for Global Dialogue and Paul Jay discuss Trump's speech on the war in Afghanistan

  August 22, 2017

Litigation Stops 'Potentially Devastating' Fracking Gas Pipeline in New York State
Moneen Nasmith, attorney for Earthjustice, talks about the importance of stopping the Constitution Pipeline, which would have transported fracking gas from Pennsylvania and affected 251 waterways, along with many other environmental impacts

  August 23, 2017

Endless War in Afghanistan
Institute for Policy Studies' Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump's war without end in Afghanistan

  August 22, 2017

Tens of Thousands Oppose Hatred and Racist Policies Nationwide
Glen Ford says Confederate statues and racist government policies need to be removed

  August 21, 2017

Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​
After 16 years and over a trillion dollars' worth ​of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals--except the goal of​ enriching the ​flourishing military-industrial complex

  August 21, 2017

Paul Ryan Challenger 'Iron Stache' Dodges Debate With Primary Opponent
Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce has been elevated by establishment organizations and mainstream media pundits as Paul Ryan's congressional challenger, ignoring the existence of a Democratic Primary he still has to win.

  August 21, 2017

Corporate Lobbyists and Neo-Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence
Increasing calls to Impeach Trump don't take into account the same toxic policies that would have to be dealt with under President Mike Pence

  August 19, 2017

TRNN Documentary: The Real Story of How Bannon and Trump Got to the White House
Steve Bannon was fired from the White House on Friday, August 18th, 2017, but most of the media is missing the story of Robert Mercer, the billionaire that brought Bannon to the White House, who has now reappointed him as chairman of Breitbart News

  August 18, 2017

Max Blumenthal and Paul Jay on Firing of Steve Bannon
Max Blumenthal and Paul Jay talk about the forces that backed Bannon and what his firing from the White House means for far right politics in the US

  August 18, 2017

Will The New NAFTA Benefit Ordinary Citizens or Corporations?
Angelo DiCaro of Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, Melinda St. Louis, of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, and Prof. John Ackerman of the National Autonomous University of Mexico analyze the negotiations that began this week.

  August 19, 2017

Will Rick Perry Use Grid Study to Push Coal?
Sierra Club Senior Attorney Casey Roberts discusses a lawsuit to reveal the special interests behind DOE grid study currently being revised in favor of fossil fuel

  August 21, 2017

Bannon Fired from White House
Paul Jay speaks with Political Economy Research Institute's Gerald Epstein on Steve Bannon's exit and what's next for "economic nationalism"

  August 18, 2017

CIA Torture Architects Settle With Victims to Avoid Trial
Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA's torture program, have reached a historic settlement in the case of three victims. John Kiriakou, the former CIA analyst who went to prison for exposing the torture program, says the duo settled to avoid accountability. (photo: ACLU)

  August 17, 2017

US Government Wants Online Data of Anti-Trump Protesters
In an unprecedented act, the Justice Department is seeking the personal internet information of 1.3 million visitors to www.disruptj20.org, an anti-Trump website that organized Inauguration Day protests

  August 17, 2017

US Begins Korea War Games, Not Peace Talks
As top Trump officials give conflicting statements on North Korea and the US begins war games on the peninsula, veteran journalist Tim Shorrock says the confusion and bellicosity helps bury the peaceful solutions that have long been on the table

  August 18, 2017

Beyond Toppling Statues: Dismantling White Supremacy in Baltimore
As Baltimore removes its Confederate statues, The Real Baltimore holds an extended discussion with labor activists Ricarra Jones and Melissa Wells, Councilman Ryan Dorsey, and Ideal City's Ben Smith, who say public policy must be aimed at reversing the impacts of white supremacy

  August 16, 2016

Ending Legalized Slavery in the US Once and for All
In this episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway speaks with Krystal Roundtree, the lead organizer for the Millions for Prisoners March in D.C. It is a national day of action which seeks to abolish the Thirteenth Amendment in the U.S. constitution

  August 16, 2017

Historian: Trump Defends White Supremacy to Maintain Elite Power Structure
Gerald Horne says Trump comments seek to disperse the culpability of white nationalists in the murder of Heather Heyer

  August 16, 2017

Real Media: 'This is all a lie' - William Hawk Birdshead at the British Museum
William Hawk Birdshead, a DAPL water protector from the Oglala Lakota tribe, reacts as he visits the JP Morgan Chase-sponsored North American gallery at the British Museum

  August 16, 2017

Witnessing the Terror in Charlottesville
At the scene of Saturday's car attack on anti-racist protesters, Michael Payne of the Charlottesville Democratic Socialists of America walks us through what he witnessed

  August 16, 2017

Trump Defends White Nationalists, Blames 'Both Sides' for Charlottesville Violence
Our Revolution's Erika Andiola says Trump, his administration and supporters have incited violence across the country since his campaign

  August 15, 2017

Two Dozen Arrested at White House Immigration Protest as Trump Mulls Arpaio Pardon
Undocumented activist Erika Andiola says Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of racial profiling, would lay bare the motives of his immigration policies

  August 16, 2017

Nina Turner Denounces the Enablers of Nazis
In a wide ranging discussion, Nina Turner and Paul Jay focus on the role of Trump, the GOP, corporate Democrats and corporate media in perpetuating systemic racism; they also address whether Nazi's should have a right to organize public rallies

  August 16, 2017

White on Black Killings 8 Times More Likely to be Ruled 'Justified'
A new report from the Marshall Project finds that when a white person kills a black man in the U.S., the killer often faces no legal consequences. We speak to reporters Daniel Lathrop and Anna Flag

  August 15, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump Has No Business Threatening Venezuela
As President Trump claims he won't rule out military force in Venezuela, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says "we need to keep our dirty hands off Latin America"

  August 15, 2017

Raw Video: White Supremacist Rally Organizer Flees Protesters
Jason Kessler, organizer of the white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally, is chased away by protesters in Charlottesville

  August 14, 2017

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy: Ku Klux Clowns Won't Stop Us
Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy, who led the City Council's effort to remove the statue of Confederate general Confederate General Robert E. Lee, discusses his campaign and this weekend's white supremacist protests

  August 14, 2017

Deandre Harris on Attack by White Supremacists in Charlottesville
Deandre Harris, a 20-year old hip-hop artist and educator, speaks out on surviving an attack by white supremacists in Charlottesville

  August 14, 2017

Trump Reluctantly Condemns White Supremacists, but his Presidency Still Empowers Them
Gerald Horne contextualizes the terror attack in Charlottesville, and says Trump's administration has continued to embolden white nationalists

  August 14, 2017

NOAA Defies Trump Administration's Climate Science Denial
Leading climate change expert, Dr. Joe Romm, discusses U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's State of the Climate report which confirms new records on global warming, greenhouse gas, and sea level rise

  August 15, 2017

Meet the Berniecrat From Mauritania That Was Just Elected to Burlington's City Council
Our Revolution's first locally backed candidate in Burlington, Vermont, Ali Dieng, won his city council race running a Bernie Sanders-style grassroots campaign

  August 14, 2017

Secret Safe Injection Site Responds to US Drug Crisis
As President Trump calls the opioid crisis an emergency, it's emerged that a US social services agency has secretly run supervised drug injections at an undisclosed location. We speak to Maia Szalavitz, author of "Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction."

  August 14, 2017

Gabor Mate on the Opioid Crisis
As President Trump says he'll declare opioid overdoses a national emergency, physician and author Dr. Gabor Mate says an effective response would address the emotional pain and adverse conditions at the root of addiction

  August 12, 2017

States Prepare to Fight Back Against Jeff Sessions' Absurd War on Pot
Letters sent by the current Attorney General hint of upcoming federal action against state's that have already legalized it, but a marijuana policy expert says Sessions may face resistance on multiple fronts

  August 14, 2017

Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy
The Institute for Policy Studies' Chuck Collins says that to reverse inequality in the US, we need a "next system" for the economy

  August 13, 2017

Federal Court Nixes Environmental Law Trump Actually Supports
William Snape III, of The Center for Biological Diversity, discusses US Court of Appeals overturning of EPA ban on hydrofluorocarbons, which are thousands of times more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide

  August 11, 2017

As Trump Threatens North Korea, US Preps War Games Next Door
President Trump has doubled down on his "fire and fury" threat to North Korea, saying maybe it "wasn't tough enough." Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ says that despite dangerous bluster from both sides -- and upcoming US-South Korea war games -- peaceful solutions are still within reach

  August 11, 2017

Does the Democrats' 'Better Deal' Include People of Color?
Democrats have unveiled their roadmap for electoral victory, but is it enough to win over voters, particularly communities of color? Author Steve Phillips of Democracy in Color and writer David Dayen discuss

  August 11, 2017

72 Years After Bombing Nagasaki, US Threatens Another Nuclear War
TRNN examines the myth that using nuclear weapons on civilian populations was necessary to force Japan to surrender

  August 9, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump and Kim Jong-un Sound the Same
As Defense Secretary James Mattis warns North Korea of "the end of its regime and destruction of its people," Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says the Trump administration is playing a reckless game

  August 10, 2017

Stock Market Boom is Bad News for Wages
The record-setting stock market is likely rooted in forecasts that corporate profits will grow at the expense of workers' wages, says economist and "Rigged" author Dean Baker

  August 10, 2017

Media Downplays Wells Fargo's Latest Scandals
Bill Black says the real scandal isn't just the 20,000 people who wrongfully lost their cars, but that fraudulent financial products are allowed to be sold in the first place

  August 14, 2017

Native American Tribes Continue Fight to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline
EarthJustice Attorney Jan Hasselman, an attorney representing the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux, discusses a brief filed this week to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline's operation

  August 9, 2017

The Fight over the FBI's Ugly History of Surveilling and Infiltrating Dissent
Documentary filmmaker Nina Gilden Seavey talks about her battle with the FBI to obtain documents that recount new revelations about the notorious COINTELPRO program and government efforts to monitor anti-war activists at Washington University in the 60s and 70s

  August 9, 2017

Minnesota Mosque Bombing Largely Ignored by the Press
A Minneapolis-Area Mosque Was Bombed Over the Weekend but Received Scant Media Attention

  August 8, 2017

Why Trump's Immigration Policies Are Really a War on Workers
Trump's proposal to cut legal immigration by half as well as the targeting of undocumented immigrants who have filed wage disputes will drive down wages for all workers says Garment Worker Center's Mariela Martinez

  August 8, 2017

As Aides Spar, Will Trump Hire Erik Prince for Afghanistan?
Amid ongoing White House discord, President Trump is reportedly weighing Blackwater founder Erik Prince's proposal for a private mercenary force in Afghanistan. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says that would be a disaster

  August 12, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump is Clueless on North Korea
As the US pushes through new sanctions on North Korea, direct negotiations are the only way to defuse the nuclear standoff, says Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

  August 8, 2017

Does Mueller's Russia Probe Threaten Trump?
Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel.net and TRNN's Aaron Mate discuss the significance and scope of Robert Mueller's Russia probe, which is apparently focusing on Trump's financial dealings

  August 7, 2017

Democrats Help Trump Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal
US isolation will only deepen if Trump and Congress continue to undermine the Iran nuclear deal, says Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran

  August 6, 2017

Court Throws Out Murder Conviction for Blackwater Guard in Nissour Square Massacre
A federal court ordered a new trial for Nicholas Slatten in the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqis in Nissour Square, Iraq

  August 5, 2017

White House Crackdown on Leaks Targets the Media
The Trump administration's new crackdown on government leaks could be used to go after journalists, says Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel.net

  August 5, 2017

EPA Calls Off Delay of Obama-Era Smog Regulations
Earthjustice attorney Seth Johnson, who worked on litigation against the EPA, says that this retreat is a victory for public health - but that there is still work to be done

  August 4, 2017

NAACP Travel Advisory for Missouri
NAACP cites, racism, discrimination, hate crimes, and weakening of legal recourse for the travel warning. Professor Gerald Horne puts the measure in its contemporary and historical context in Missouri

  August 3, 2017

Trump is Turning Against the White Working Class that Elected Him
Rising stock prices is not an indicator of financial health like Trump would have you believe, specially when you examine who is buying that stock, says economist Michael Hudson, the author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy

  August 4, 2017

American Role in Creating Russian Kleptocracy Missing in Financier's Senate Testimony
Investigative economist James S. Henry and TRNN's Paul Jay discuss Bill Browder's accusations of corruption and murder against Vladimir Putin; Henry says Trump's dubious Russia connections are more about Russian oligarch's investments and secret loans than election manipulation

  August 3, 2017

Russia Sanctions: Congress Obstructs Trump's 'One Good Policy'
Blaming Russia for the 2016 election outcome is an "extraordinarily dangerous game that's leading us into a very dangerous new Cold War with a nuclear power," says Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent

  August 2, 2017

Progressive Ideas Cross Party Lines, Democrats Just Need to Step Up
Progressive candidates who attended the Mobilize88 Summit in Ohio say their ideas can connect with the people, the Democratic Party just needs the guts to embrace them

  August 1, 2017

Dems, GOP Join Hands for Sanctions
President Trump will sign a Congressional measure imposing new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea, showing a bipartisan -- and dangerous -- preference for confrontation over diplomacy, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

  July 31, 2017

Trump Stacking The National Labor Relations Board to Favor Corporations
Michael Arria, labor reporter says NLRB appointments are taking place that will shock you, while the media is preoccupied with Russiagate

  July 31, 2017

Pentagon: US Empire 'Collapsing,' So Give Us More Money
A new Pentagon study says the U.S. may be losing its dominant position in world affairs and that the DoD needs a "wakeup call"--but Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says the report is really about using fear to drum up more money for the military

  July 30, 2017

Trump's 'Fantasy' Military Budget Hides the Real Cost
To spend even more than the staggering amounts already given to the military, U.S. lawmakers have used the foreign war budget as a "slush fund" to circumvent Pentagon budget caps imposed by law, says William Hartung

  July 28, 2017

Congress Unites on Russia Sanctions, But at What Cost?
As the House overwhelmingly backs new sanctions on the Kremlin, Russian lawmakers vow a "painful" response and the European Commission mulls retaliation of its own

  July 27, 2017

Trump vs. Sessions: A One-Sided Twitter War
"All of this is particularly bizarre because the Trump administration is having enormous difficulty getting any of its supposed agenda done, and the only person who is actively implementing the Trump agenda is Jeff Sessions," says white-collar criminologist and economist Bill Black

  July 27, 2017

DNC Used Barricades To Keep Out Nina Turner From Delivering Petition
On July 25, Our Revolution President and popular Bernie Sanders surrogate, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, went to DNC headquarters in Washington DC to deliver a petition compiled by Our Revolution with over 115,000 signatures in support of a people's platform.

  July 26, 2017

What Do We Know About Christopher Wray?
Newly confirmed FBI Director Christopher Wray is the most "patrician" and "Wall Street-oriented" lawyer that has ever held the position, says Tax Justice Network's James Henry

  August 3, 2017

RussiaGate Drowns Out US-Russia Discord
As Jared Kushner's collusion denial dominates the airwaves, the RussiaGate fixation overshadows a new round of U.S. sanctions on Russia and other developments that fuel continued tensions, says The Nation's James Carden

  July 25, 2017

Dems Add Neocons to Anti-Trump 'Resistance'
After pushing disastrous policies and wars, prominent neoconservatives are reinventing themselves as members of the anti-Trump "resistance" with the help of top Democrats and MSNBC, says The Nation's James Carden

  July 30, 2017

Vijay Prashad: Trump is Setting Up a 'Dangerous Confrontation' With Iran
Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay discuss the American, Saudi and Israeli ​campaign a​gainst Iran and the new Cold War with Russia

  July 24, 2017

At Progressive Summit Nina Turner says Don't Worry About Trump, Worry About People
Progressive candidates at the Ohio gathering strategized with the new president of Our Revolution as she told them progressive values are universal and transcend party lines

  July 23, 2017

In Trump Country, Progressives Say Democrats Must Embrace Their Ideas to Win
At the Mobilize 88 conference in Deer Creek Ohio, state progressives gathered to plot strategy and share ideas for how to organize successful campaigns based on progressive ideals

  July 22, 2017

Russiagate: Kooky Characters, Cold War Liberals
Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The Real News' Aaron Mate discuss the latest Russiagate news, the story behind the Magnitsky Act, the Clintons' $500,000 conflict-of-interest question, and how the liberal fixation on Russia could have long-term consequences

  July 20, 2017

Can Big Money Silence a Free Press?
In a country with a free press but also unrestrained finance, can big money scare media outlets into silence? The question is explored in the new Netflix documentary, "Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press."

  August 25, 2017

Family Income's Critical Role in Child Development
As Trump and the Republicans target vital social programs in their budget, a new study from the London School of Economics shows that poverty has a huge impact on children's cognitive, social-behavioral and health outcomes

  July 22, 2017

Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?
A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the 'draconian' measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

  July 20, 2017

Trump Can't Vote Down Obamacare, So He's Strangling It Instead
Republican governors aren't 'letting Obamacare fail,' they're actively sabotaging it, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy

  July 19, 2017

How Far Will Trump Go to Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal?
The U.S. has re-certified that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, but President Trump has imposed new sanctions in an effort to force Iran to pull out. Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says the move against Iran is a dangerous escalation

  July 20, 2017

Railroad Workers' Struggles Continue 140 Years after their First National Strike (2/2)
TRNN speaks to railroad union leaders at the commemoration of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877

  July 19, 2017

Railroad Workers' Struggles Continue 140 Years after their First National Strike (1/2)
TRNN speaks to railroad union leaders at the commemoration of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877

  July 19, 2017

Marking the 140th Anniversary of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Labor historian Bill Barry tours viewers through a B&O Railroad Museum exhibit honoring the strike in which over 100,000 workers participated, and over 100 people were killed

  July 19, 2017

Trump Jr. Took a Meeting, Bill Clinton Took $500K
Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian nationals, apparently about Magnitsky Act sanctions, has caused a frenzy. But the Clintons might have a Magnitsky-tied conflict of their own, says journalist Michael Sainato

  July 19, 2017

Historian: If Russia Meddled, It Was 'Average'
Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University looked at U.S. and Russian interference in other countries' elections since World War II and found that the U.S. was far in the lead, interfering over 80 times -- and in far more impactful ways than alleged hacking and fake news

  July 23, 2017

Corporate Media Silence Helps Maintain Warfare in Syria
Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron made important remarks about the Syria ceasefire that the corporate media ignored in favor of Russiagate, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  July 19, 2017

New York Times Beats War Drums Against Iran
Vijay Prashad and Trita Parsi join Paul Jay to discuss the New York Times article, 'Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. 'Handed the Country Over''

  July 18, 2017

New York Times Joins Trump and Saudi Arabia in Targeting Iran
Prof. Sabah Alnasseri and Paul Jay discuss a front page NYT article that blames 'Iranian expansionism' for sectarian war in Iraq and the region; says the U.S. invaded Iraq to establish democracy

  July 18, 2017

Nurses, Protesters Tell Corrupt Democrats Single-Payer Healthcare Can't Wait
National Nurses United Director Roseann Demoro tells corporate Democrats that nurses won't back down on single payer healthcare fight; activists and protesters take over DNC 'Resistance Summer' event in Los Angeles, California to demand single payer healthcare.

  July 17, 2017

Ida B Wells: The Story of America's First Black Female Investigative Journalist
In part one of our series celebrating her 155th birthday, the great grandson of Wells tells the story of how the pioneering reporter risked her life to report on lynchings and racism during the tumultuous period of Reconstruction

  July 16, 2017

'No Compromise on Health Care': Michael Lighty of National Nurses United
With Senate Republicans dithering over the new version of the Health Care Bill, Michael Lighty of the National Nurses United says Democrats should offer no compromises and progressives should fight for single payer

  July 13, 2017

Greens Urge Democrats To Block Senate Energy Bill
Hundreds of organizations have signed a letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer urging him to lead opposition to an energy bill that they say would increase dependence on fossil fuel production and hasten 'climate chaos'

  July 13, 2017

Do Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails Live Up to the Hype?
Journalist Marcy Wheeler says Donald Trump Jr.'s newly released emails are a big development, but we should be careful to distinguish normal opposition research from collusion

  July 11, 2017

Seattle Answers Trump's War on Workers by Taxing the Rich
The measure faces an imminent legal challenge, but co-sponsor Kshama Sawant says the Tax the Rich movement will persevere

  July 12, 2017

House Panel Votes to Debate Post-9/11 Blank Check for War
The House Appropriations Committee has advanced a measure proposed by Rep. Barbara Lee that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which the U.S. has used to wage wars around the globe

  July 12, 2017

Trump & Putin Talk, But US-Russia Confrontation Lingers
James Carden, contributing writer at The Nation and executive editor for the American Committee for East-West Accord, analyzes the many areas threatening US-Russia relations, including Ukraine, Syria, and the ongoing Russiagate fixation within the US political and media elite

  July 11, 2017

A Brief History of the KKK with Gerald Horne
As the KKK rallies in Charlottesville, VA, author and historian Gerald Horne charts its history from Reconstruction to the rise of Donald Trump

  July 10, 2017

Has the Environmental Movement Failed? A Conversation with Dr. David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki discusses the environmental movement's failure to sustain its victories and the vision that will be needed to ensure public support for environmental protection

  July 10, 2017

Secret Memo Reveals How Trump Plans to Deport Millions of Immigrants
ProPublica's Marcelo Rochabrun discusses an internal ICE memo that instructs officials to ramp up deportations of undocumented immigrants, including those without criminal records

  July 7, 2017

Trump, Putin and Russiagate Collide at G20
Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the long-awaited first meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, where Syria and Russiagate topped the agenda

  July 8, 2017

Nina Turner: Trump's Election Commission is for Voter Intimidation
Our Revolution President Nina Turner says the U.S. should focus on expanding the vote, not suppressing it

  July 10, 2017

Did Clinton's Pro-War Record Cost Her the Election?
A new study ties Hillary Clinton's election defeat to a backlash from voters directly impacted by wars she supported, with Trump gaining key votes in communities where military casualties were highest

  July 7, 2017

Nina Turner: Democrats Lost Because They Lost Touch With the People, Not Because they Moved Left
Nina Turner says calls to move Democrats to the center are out of touch with the impacts of their policies and the needs of the majority of working people

  July 6, 2017

Trump Tells Russia to Stop 'Destabilizing' Ukraine, But What's Really Going On?
Western powers fuel the Ukrainian conflict -- and wider tensions with Russia -- by treating Ukraine as a strategic prize, says Nicolai Petro, Silvia-Chandley professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of Rhode Island

  July 7, 2017

Court Orders Trump's EPA to Enforce Obama-Era Methane Rules
The NRDC's David Doniger says the court ruling is a setback for EPA head Scott Pruitt's efforts to deregulate the fossil fuel industry

  July 6, 2017

Trump Panel Demands Private Voter Info, Gets Backlash Instead
Author and journalist Ari Berman of The Nation says the Trump election commission's request for voters' personal information has sparked an unprecedented backlash -- but the fight to protect voting rights is far from over

  July 5, 2017

Trump Talks Tough Instead of Talking to North Korea
North Korea's latest missile test underscores the need for direct negotiations with Pyongyang, not the bellicose rhetoric coming out of the White House, says journalist Tim Shorrock

  July 5, 2017

The New NRA Video and Trump's Media Attacks Are Symptoms of America in Decline
Historian and author Gerald Horne says if we are not armed with history, we'll be unable to stop right-wing efforts to turn back the clock

  July 3, 17

Undeterred by 'Flawed' Study of Seattle's Pay Increases, Minneapolis Approves $15 Wage
Economic Policy Institute's Ben Zippered and small business owner Andrew Buerger discuss the overwhelming data that shows minimum wage increases don't hurt employment, and why uplifting workers also has broader benefits

  June 30, 2017

Real News Roundtable: The RussiaGate Distraction & Trump's Free-For-All Capitalism
From climate change to the brewing war in the Middle East, we're in one of the most dangerous moments in human history, says TRNN's Paul Jay. So why are we talking about RussiaGate?

  June 29, 2017

Does Trump Want to Redo 1953 CIA Coup in Iran?
Historian and author Ervand Abrahamian of Baruch College analyzes the recently revealed files on the CIA's role in the 1953 Iran coup, as Trump officials and allies float the possibility of regime change in Tehran

  June 30, 2017

98-Year Old Woman Arrested Protesting Oil Pipeline That Threatens Native American Sites
Oil company claims they can't avoid destroying Native American Ceremonial sites in pipeline construction

  June 29, 2017

Tom Perez Stumbles on Pledge to Eliminate Unpaid Internships at the DNC
While running for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez pledged to eliminate unpaid internships at DNC.

  June 29, 2017

Dozens Greet Ben Carson in Baltimore to Decry his Cruel Cuts to Public Housing
Activists rallied in Baltimore to say the deep cuts to public housing proposed by Trump's HUD Secretary Ben Carson will destabilize communities and hurt the city's most vulnerable residents

  June 29, 2017

US Voters Aren't Buying the Russiagate Fixation
Award-winning author, journalist Max Blumenthal and The Real News' Aaron Mate discuss the ongoing media frenzy over Trump and Russia, as polls showing Americans are tiring of Russiagate and U.S.-Russia tensions remain high

  June 29, 2017

The Nina Turner Show: No Is Not Enough with Naomi Klein
At the 2017 People's Summit, Naomi Klein explains why fighting Trump requires political imagination

  June 29, 2017

Trump Places Drinking Water on the Deregulation Block
The Trump Administration's plan to rescind federal regulation safeguarding drinking water will mean more Flint like disasters says Scott Edwards of Food & Water Watch

  July 1, 2017

Trump's 'Nightmare' Muslim Ban Resumes
After the Supreme Court partially approved Trump's travel ban, travelers from six mostly Muslim countries who can't prove "bona fide relationships" in the U.S. will be barred--but there will confusion about who makes those decisions, says Shayan Modarres of the National Iranian American Council

  June 29, 2017

Trumpcare Would Make U.S. Healthcare Even More Dysfunctional
Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy, discusses the fight over Trumpcare and the problems with the existing healthcare system that the GOP wants to gut even further

  June 29, 2017

GOP Wants Medicaid for the Needy to Fund Tax Cut for the Rich
Sara Rosenbaum, Professor of Health Law and Policy at George Washington University, explains that the GOP Health Care bill would completely restructure Medicaid for everyone, not just those who currently benefit from Obamacare

  June 28, 2017

Mainstream Trump Resistance Tries to Rehab Bill Clinton's Image
After George W. Bush received a boost in favorability ratings for speaking out in line with the Trump Resistance, Bill Clinton makes appearances in an effort to reboot his presidential legacy after Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign

  June 27, 2017

Only Community Control Will Stop Police from Killing with Impunity
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford discusses the recent failed prosecutions of the officers who killed Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith and Philando Castile

  June 27, 2017

RussiaGate Overshadows How Foreign Powers Buy Influence
While U.S. media focuses on alleged Russian election meddling, reporter and author Jonathan Marshall says influence-peddling from other foreign governments has been ignored

  June 27, 2017

Republican Health Care Plan: A Win-Win for the Wealthiest
Dr. Jane McAlevey says at the risk of losing support from their base at the polls, Republicans are forging ahead with the Bannon plan of destroying the American safety net and all liberal measures along the way

  June 22, 2017

US Interrogates Prisoners at UAE Torture Sites in Yemen
U.S. officials interrogated prisoners at United Arab Emirates-linked secret prisons in Yemen where extreme torture is routine, says Human Rights Watch's Kristine Beckerle

  June 22, 2017

Dean Baker: Interest Rate Hike Will Hurt Jobs Growth
The Federal Reserve's interest rate hike will slow jobs growth, but is probably being done to please Wall Street, says CEPR's Dean Baker

  June 23, 2017

Lucy Flores: The Political Revolution is About Putting People Over Party
One of Bernie Sanders' first endorsed candidates looks back on her congressional race and how the Democratic Party establishment coalesced against her campaign after she openly supported Sanders over Clinton for President

  June 21, 2017

Record Spending Fails to Get Democrats a Win in Georgia
The Democratic loss in Georgia's Special Congressional Election -- the most expensive in U.S. history -- is a sign that the party's old playbook is failing, says Kamau Franklin, political editor for Atlanta Black Star

  June 21, 2017

Advisers Quit HIV/AIDS Council, Saying Trump 'Does Not Care'
Lucy Bradley-Springer says she resigned, along with five others, from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS because the Trump administration has ignored the epidemic while backing policies that would hurt its patients

  June 21, 2017

$15 Dollar Minimum Wage and Free College Education - What's Going On In San Francisco?
San Francisco city representative Jane Kim tells Paul Jay that she helped lead successful ballot initiatives that won a higher minimum wage, free college for all, and a much higher affordable housing component in new developments; much of this fight has been against corporate Democrats

  June 20, 2017

Juneteenth, Black Joy, and Cooperative Economics
West Baltimore neighborhood celebrates 152 years since Black emancipation in America

  June 19, 2017

Thomas Frank on the Demise of the Democratic Party
Katie Halper interviews Thomas Frank, author of 'Listen Liberal', who says the Democratic Party has become the party of affluent professionals and has lost touch with workers and the poor

  June 20, 2017

Castile Verdict: Why Do Police Keep Getting Away With Murder?
"We need to demand control over these local precincts and police departments," says Kamau Franklin, attorney and senior editor of Atlanta Black Star, after the outrageous not-guilty verdict in Minnesota

  June 19, 2017

The Fight Within the Democratic Party Over California Universal Health Insurance Plan
Michael Lighty of National Nurses United tells Paul Jay how the California Senate passed the "Healthy California" plan and the coming battle to make it into law

  June 19, 2017

From Welfare to US Congress, Rep. Gwen Moore's Fight for the 'RISE Out of Poverty Act'
Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton's welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to deal with chronic poverty, has allowed the GOP to obstruct legislation that would bring millions out of deep poverty

  June 19, 2017

The Need for a Sense of Urgency About War and the Climate Crisis: Katie Halper Interviews Paul Jay
The host of the Katie Halper Show and Paul Jay discuss Trump's plans for confrontation with Iran and the existential threat of the climate crisis

  June 19, 2017

Running for Congress as a Progressive in a Conservative State
Richard Dien Winfield, a progressive philosophy professor, talks to Paul Jay about his platform and about exploring a run for Congress in Georgia

  June 19, 2017

Progressives Need to Run for Office Wherever They Can
Shauna McNally, who is running for Congress in Michigan in 2018, talks about the challenges of running against corporate Democrats, but insists it can be done

  June 18, 2017

Chicago Activists Working to Take Over Local and National Politics
Anthony Clark, running for Congress in Illinois, Samantha Nichols of Reclaim Chicago, and Gino Betts, running for judge in Chicago, talk about their successes and challenges

  June 18, 2017

David Sirota Discusses the Role of Journalism In the Trump Resistance
Investigative Journalist David Sirota discusses the media's role in the time of Trump, and holding Democrats accountable while Republicans are in power

  June 17, 2017

A Socialist Alternative on the Left Emerges in Minneapolis City Council Race
A Democratic Party resistant to enacting a $15 minimum wage inspires socialist activist to run for City Council

  June 17, 17

Independent Media Was Crucial for Calling Attention to Actions at Standing Rock
Providing a on-the-ground perspective of the actions and activism at Standing Rock, against the Dakota Access Pipeline, was essential for getting the word out explains Lorenzo Serna of the independent media outlet Unicorn Riot

  June 18, 2017

US White Phosphorus Bombs Won't Eradicate Terrorism In Syria
US-backed forces are using tactics that cause a 'staggering' number of civilian deaths, but military action won't defeat ISIS, says Phyllis Bennis, director the New Internationalism Project at IPS

  June 16, 2017

Trump Cuba Plan at Odds with 75% of Americans
James Early, a close cultural associate of the Cuban government, says Cuba will assert their sovereignty and hold their ground against the Trump plan to roll back on travel and business dealings with Cuba

  June 16, 2017

Progressive Primary Challenger: Senator Joe Manchin A Democrat in Name Only
Activist Paula Jean Swearengin says Manchin is Bought and Paid for, and invested in the demise of West Virginia

  June 16, 2017

Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul Buck Party Consensus on Russia and Iran Sanctions
Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal explains that these sanctions punish Russia and Iran unnecessarily intensifies the conflict between the US and these countries

  June 15, 2017

Criminal Charges Filed Against Six State Officials Over Flint Water Scandal, But Problem goes Far Deeper
While the criminal charges against the officials is an important first step, the root causes of the crisis - the system of emergency management - have not been tackled explains Rev. David Alexander Bullock of Change Agent Consortium

  June 16, 2017

Corporate Democrats' Ties to Wal-Mart's Long Record of Fighting Workers' Rights: Part 2
Hillary Clinton failed to fight for workers while on Board of Wal-Mart, and continued resisting labor efforts into 2016 presidential campaign

  June 15, 2017

Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi Faces Progressive Primary Challenge
Attorney and San Francisco activist Stephen Jaffe is looking to replace out of touch House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in congress

  June 15, 2017

Zephyr Teachout On Why Primarying Right-Wing Democrats Is Necessary
Former New York Congressional Candidate looks back on her 2016 campaign, talks about corruption and ethical violations in both parties

  June 14, 2017

Trump Frees Mattis to Escalate Endless Afghan War
As Defense Secretary James Mattis is authorized to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, Stephen Miles of Win Without War says the U.S. and other foreign powers should focus on a political solution

  June 15, 2017

Trump Infrastructure Plan Lays the Foundation to Build Corporate Corruption and Greed
Trumps infrastructure plan will further privatize public assets and derail the interests of the American people, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

  June 16, 2017

What can the Left Learn from Corbyn's Stunning Election Performance?
Former Sanders Campaign Digital Organizing Director Claire Sandberg speaks to the Real News after spending the past month working in the UK to defeat Theresa May. Correction: Sandberg was the former Digital Organizing Director for the Bernie Sanders campaign.

  June 14, 2017

The Forgotten History of White Flight in America: Part 3
In part three, Richard Rothstein discusses how Spiro Agnew and George Romney led a failed attempt to halt white-flight in the 1960s.

  June 14, 2017

Corporate Democrats' Ties to Wal-Mart's Long Record of Fighting Workers' Rights: Part 1
Part one of our conversation with former and current Wal-Mart Associates with the labor organization Our Wal-Mart who talk about current issues facing Wal-Mart employees and the failure of the Democratic Party to stand up for workers.

  June 14, 2017

Democratic Party Neoliberalism Cannot Defeat Trumpism
Michael Lighty of National Nurses United and one of the main organizers of The People Summit tells Paul Jay that the Summit has helped to spur the candidacy of many progressives that are challenging corporate Democrats at every level

  June 13, 2017

EITC Not Only Reduces Poverty, But Improves Health of Communities
While Trump seeks to dramatically reduce federal spending for the poor, study shows that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits not only the lives of those who receive it, but also of entire communities, Jeanette Wicks-Lim and Peter Arno of PERI explain

  June 15, 2017

Right-Wing Militia Helps Police Arrest Portland Protesters
Independent journalist Arun Gupta reports on recent anti-Muslim rallies and growing concern that far-right militia groups have an "informal" alliance with U.S. police forces

  June 13, 2017

Earning Minimum Wage Puts Affordable Housing Out of Reach
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report discusses a National Low Income Housing Coalition report that finds affordable housing is next to impossible for U.S. workers earning minimum wage

  June 14, 2017

How Government Policy Created White Wealth and Concentrated African American Poverty: Part 2
In part two, author Richard Rothstein says explicit unconstitutional housing policy of the 20th century created America's enormous racial wealth gap

  June 12, 2017

Rob Quist Reflects On Recent Montana Congressional Campaign
Quist discusses Republican Greg Gianforte's assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. and the lessons from his failed congressional bid

  June 12, 2017

Danny Glover on a New Radical Politics
Danny Glover tells Paul Jay that a new politics includes a fight in the Democratic Party but does not limit itself to that or have illusions about it

  June 11, 2017

Is a National Progressive Broad Front Possible?
Charles Lenchner of People For Bernie and Paul Jay discuss the Peoples Summit and what comes next

  June 11, 2017

Chase Iron Eyes: The Fight Against the #DAPL Continues
Native resistance to resource extraction is not over, says Chase Iron Eyes of the Standing Rock Sioux

  June 11, 2017

Congressman to Democrats: Stop Sounding Like John McCain on Foreign Policy
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) says U.S. foreign policy is making things worse in the world, that we must learn from our past strategic blunders, support the Iranian Nuclear deal and stop funding Saudi Arabia.

  June 11, 2017

Why Did the Union Movement Split Over Supporting Bernie Sanders?
Larry Cohen, Board Chair of Our Revolution and former President of CWA, and Paul Jay discuss whether the big unions that endorsed Clinton have learned any lessons from the 2016 Trump victory

  June 10, 2017

Progressive Resistance to Trump Must Also Challenge Corporate Democrats
At the 2017 People's Summit, activists Josh Fox, Erika Andiola, Linda Sarsour-and Jim Hightower tell The Real News the resistance must also challenge the oligarchy within the Democratic party

  June 9, 2017

Trump's Corporate-Funded Climate Study Gets It Wrong
Trump claims that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement would cost "a vast fortune" and eliminate millions of American jobs-but his data is skewed, says Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog

  June 13, 2017

Comey Hearing: Little New, More Doubt About 'RussiaGate'
Journalist, best-selling author Max Blumenthal and former FBI special agent Coleen Rowley say that while former FBI Director James Comey's testimony offered almost nothing new, that won't slow the fixation on Trump's alleged Russia ties, not his actual policies.

  June 8, 2017

National Day of Action Against Trump's Paris Agreement Withdrawal
Sierra Club's Michael Brune and 350.org's Thanu Yakupitiyage discuss how states, cities and the private sector are stepping up in response to the President's regressive environmental policies

  June 9, 2017

How Far Will US & Saudis Go to Remake the Middle East?
Junaid Ahmad of the Center for Global Dialogue says the U.S.-backed Gulf campaign against Qatar is part of a broader strategy to crush the remnants of the Arab Spring and spark a confrontation with Iran

  June 9, 2017

Liberals Rally For 'Truth' On Trump and Russia
1000 protesters demand an independent investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia

  June 7, 2017

As Comey Testifies, Don't Expect His Successor to Challenge Trump
National security journalist Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel.net discusses the nomination of Christopher Wray as FBI Director just as would-be predecessor James Comey is set to testify on his recent firing

  June 8, 2017

Nina Turner to Bill Maher: It's Never Okay To Use The N-Word
In conversation with Eddie Conway, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and host of the upcoming TRNN program The Nina Turner Show, says that house slaves sometimes endured worse conditions than field slaves.

  June 8, 2017

California's Senate Passes Single Payer Health Care Act
A new California single payer health care law, if also passed by the Assembly, would save money for California households and businesses explains Bob Pollin of PERI, who conducted an extensive study of the law's impact

  June 9, 2017

A Small City's Big Lessons About Progressive Organizing
"Over the last 10 to 15 years, we've seen the emergence of a broad-based, working-class oriented, multiracial progressive movement in Richmond that has challenged Chevron's long-time dominance over municipal affairs," says author and labor activist Steve Early

  July 5, 2017

Trump's Proposed Sale of Petroleum Reserves Will Benefit Oil Companies
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says that oil companies are pushing for a sell-off or privatization of the strategic petroleum reserves, from which they would benefit

  June 11, 2017

The Forgotten History of How the Government Segregated America: Part 1
In part one, author and scholar Richard Rothstein says explicit government policy, not personal choice or redlining was the main force that segregated America

  June 11, 2017

Wilkerson: Practically Everyone Opposes Trump's Reversal of Obama's Cuba Opening
Reversing the Cuba opening will be a political nightmare for the Trump administration, but they ignore everyone's warnings, says Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former Chief of Staff

  June 15, 2017

Max Blumenthal Grills Progressive Rep. Jamie Raskin about Russia Allegations
Part one of Real News coverage from the the March for Truth in Washington, D.C.

  June 4, 2017

Blaming Russia Goes Deeper Than Hillary Clinton & the Democrats
As Hillary Clinton blames the Kremlin for her election loss, author and attorney Dan Kovalik argues that anti-Russia sentiment is deeply embedded in the U.S. political establishment. Kovalik's new book is "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia."

  June 5, 2017

Why American Jews Embraced Israel After the June 1967 War
In the second part of our three-part interview special, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein analyzes the material, emotional and psychological factors behind the American Jewish embrace of Israel after the June 1967 war

  June 5, 2017

Clinton Blames Election Loss on Trump Helping Russians Weaponize Fake News
Journalist Michael Sainato and Paul Jay analyze Hillary Clinton's recent interview, where she lists the reasons she lost the presidential elections and little of the responsibility is hers or her politics

  June 2, 2017

Denying Trade Deficit Problem Is Almost Like Climate Change Denial
CEPR co-director Dean Baker explains that Trump's attention to the link between trade deficit and loss of manufacturing jobs is legitimate, even though many pundits continue to deny it. However, Trump's solutions probably won't help

  May 31, 2017

Perpetual Crisis in Public Schools By Design
Cuts to public school funding sustained over a decade is a deliberate strategy to ensure privatization says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

  June 7, 2017

How Insurance Companies and Prisons are Making the Opiate Crisis Worse
A longtime addiction specialist says health insurance companies' reluctance to treat heroin addiction as an emergency and prison officials' refusal to allow inmates access to methadone are only making a bad situation worse by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  May 31, 2017

Military Firm Used 'War on Terror' Tactics Against Standing Rock Protest
Leaked documents reveal that the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, hired the private security firm TigerSwan to target Native water protectors at Standing Rock. We talk to Will Parrish, one of three reporters who broke this story for The Intercept, and Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network

  May 31, 2017

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

Chuck Schumer: War Hawk or Progressive?
The Senate Democratic leader has tried to pivot to the left after Donald Trump's win in November, but how much of the progressive agenda has he adopted? - Cartoon by Baltimore's Tom Chalkley

  May 30, 2017

Trump and the Future of the Paris Climate Accord
Climate scientist Dana Nuccitelli discusses the Trump Administration's tendency to embrace fake climate news and the administration's hostility to sound climate change policy

  May 31, 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

Democratic Party Resistance to Medicare for All Traceable to Campaign Funding
Corbin Trent of JusticeDemocrats.com, whose group is campaigning for Medicare for All bill, explains the group's research and strategy for pushing the Democratic Party to endorse the plan

  May 3, 2017

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



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