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    "Democracy on Fire": Protestors Respond to Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Mike Brown's Killer
    The Real News speaks to Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford and former Black Panther Eddie Conway for their reactions to the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson

      December 31, 1969

    Is Obama's Immigration Action Too Little, Too Late?
    DREAM Action Coalition organizer Erika Andiola describes how millions, including her mother, will be excluded from the action and says a comprehensive immigration plan deals with why undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. in the first place

      November 25, 14

    Hagel Resigns - A Look at His Record
    IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis and Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman discuss Hagel's actions on Afghanistan, ISIS, and the Pentagon budget

      November 25, 14

    G-20 Recommits to Lifting Private Sector Activity (2/2)
    The G-20 Club, rather than reducing inequality and poverty, create the conditions whereby it is exacerbated, says Leo Panitch, author of The Making of Global Capitalism

      November 23, 14

    The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (3/3)
    Marc Steiner concludes his discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas

      November 23, 14

    Seattle Begins Police Reforms in Wake of Federal Civil Rights Investigation
    Reporter Ansel Herz discusses the Seattle mayor adopting reforms after a federal investigation found the Seattle police force carried out discriminatory practices

      November 21, 14

    Despite Senate Vote on Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Reach the Gulf
    Obama has quietly approved the Alberta Clipper, a cross-border pipeline between the U.S and Canada that will connect with the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, say journalists Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and Cherri Foytlin of bridgethegulfproject.org

      November 19, 14

    The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (2/3)
    Marc Steiner continues his discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas

      November 18, 14

    G20 Summit Failed to Seriously Address Global Problems
    Economist James Henry says the annual G20 summit has a tendency to focus on last week's news rather than fixing long-term issues like tax reform, infrastructural investment, and climate change

      November 18, 14

    The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (1/3)
    The first part of Marc Steiner's discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas

      November 14, 14

    Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again
    The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

      November 16, 14

    The Post-Bankruptcy Plan for Detroit
    The bankruptcy plan is a blow to retirees and falls short of addressing the circumstances that led to the bankruptcy in the first place, say journalist Curt Guyette and Rev. David Alexander Bullock

      November 13, 14

    US-China Climate Accord is Neither "Historic" nor a "Landmark"
    While it is important for China and the US, the two largest CO2 emitters, to walk hand in hand in cooperation, the agreement lacks "all of the above strategies" required to achieve the necessary reductions, says Janet Redman of IPS and Professor Minqi Li of the University of Utah

      November 15, 14

    The Slippery Slope of More Troops in Iraq Leads To Vietnam
    Col. Larry Wilkerson says if the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq does not focus on supporting Iraqi fighting forces to do the heavy lifting, we could end up with full-scale war like we did in Vietnam

      November 11, 14

    Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (2/2)
    Marc Steiner continues his conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

      November 13, 14

    How Will the GOP-Controlled Senate Affect Trade Deals?
    In the second part of our series, we look at how the new Republican majority will complicate Obama's efforts to move forward on two trade deals, TPP and T-TIP.

      November 11, 14

    Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (1/2)
    Marc Steiner talks to Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

      November 7, 14

    Hedges & Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? (8/8)
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin conclude their interview with a discussion on the problems of revolution and power

      November 7, 14

    Hedges & Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? (7/8)
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions

      November 6, 14

    Maryland Post-Election Redux: What's Next for the Left?
    Dr. Jared Ball talks movement making and voter apathy in the deeply blue state of Maryland now that a Republican is the governor-elect

      November 8, 14

    Most Expensive Off Year Election in History
    The real election results are that we had the lowest voter turn out in decades and voter repudation of Congress and Obama, says Tom Ferguson, professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

      November 6, 14

    North Carolina's Moral Mondays Movement Looks Past Election Day
    Robert Dawkins and Bryan Perlmutter discuss how voters in this year's most expensive campaign are subject to 2-hour wait times & inadequately prepared polling stations, and also speak about the Democrats' connection to the grassroots

      November 5, 14

    US Elections: Theater with Deadly Consequences
    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss how the media helps create a charade of democracy, and makes a fortune doing it

      November 5, 14

    Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race to Determine Direction of State's Minimum Wage, Labor Issues
    Money in Politics' Bill Lueders and Laura Dresser from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy discuss campaign finance, minimum wage, and labor rights in Wisconsin's closely watched gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke

      November 5, 14

    How Will the Midterms Affect Climate Change & Fracking Policy?
    Daphne Wysham from the Center for Sustainable Economy says a Republican- controlled Senate will be a climate disaster, while Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog says the fracking industry is outspending activists in order to thwart anti-fracking ballot initiatives

      November 5, 14

    How the No-Fly Zone in Ferguson Became the No-Justice Zone
    FAA complied with a request by federal authorities to ban media helicopters from covering police conduct during the protest, but Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, asks: does it really matter?

      November 4, 14

    Hedges and Wolin (6/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions

      November 3, 14

    Steven Salaita Wants his Job Reinstated at UIUC
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaigne rescinded Professors Steven Salaita's job over pro-Palestinian tweets sent out during Israel's war on Gaza this summer Salaita says he is waiting for a ruling on his case for reinstatement

      November 4, 14

    Activists Arrested for Protesting Drone Killings Speak Out
    Ellen Barfield and Marilyn Carlisle talk to the Real News about why they committed civil disobedience opposing drone strikes at the NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Maryland

      November 12, 14

    Hedges & Wolin (5/8) - Can Capitalism & Democracy Coexist?
    Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discusses his time in the academy and the role of universities in post-war United States history

      October 30, 14

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (3/3)
    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, discusses the racism of some of America's storied poets and scholars

      October 28, 14

    Hedges & Wolin (4/8) - Can Capitalism & Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discuss the concept of "inverted totalitarianism" and its relevance for understanding contemporary politics

      October 28, 14

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (2/3)
    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States," explores the colonial roots and the foundational myths of the United States

      October 28, 14

    Hedges and Wolin (3/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions

      October 24, 14

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (1/3)
    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, discusses growing up and getting involved in the radical movements of the 1960s

      October 24, 14

    Hedges & Wolin (2/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin and journalist Chris Hedges discuss the breakdown of democratic institutions throughout the 20th century

      October 23, 14

    American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture
    Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights rejects the idea that the convention on torture exempts the US outside its borders

      October 22, 14

    UN Issues Statement on Human Rights Violations in Detroit
    Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire says mass struggle against the powers that be is required in Detroit

      October 22, 14

    Hedges & Wolin (1/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?
    Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy requires continuous opposition and vigilance by the citizenry

      October 23, 14

    Low Black Voter Turnout Could Unseat Senate Democrats
    Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report shames Democrats' record on social programs and says "fear of the Republicans" strategy to get out the black vote is unlikely to work

      October 21, 14

    U.S. Border Patrol Influence Expands Down to Mexican Southern Border (2/2)
    Journalist Todd Miller traveled to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to uncover the reach of ICE and the military funding being pumped into the system

      October 20, 14

    Why Are Republicans Linking Ebola & U.S-Mexican Border? (1/2)
    Journalist Todd Miller unpacks the political and profit-driven reasons Republicans continue to push President Obama to close the Mexican-U.S. border

      October 20, 14

    Protests at St. Louis University - TRNN Reports From Ferguson
    Over 1,500 people marched on Saint Louis University's campus as a part of Ferguson October and the National Day of Civil Disobedience

      October 17, 14

    Behind America's Store Fronts - Drugs, Homelessness and Abandonment
    In an original TRNN series, conservative residents of the working-class town of Westminster, Maryland, paint a political landscape different from that depicted in the mainstream media

      November 11, 14

    48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party
    Former Black Panther Eddie Conway describes the political and social conditions that gave rise to the militancy and politics of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

      October 19, 14

    Cornel West, Faith Leaders and Activists Arrested as Ferguson October Continues
    Twenty people, including Cornel West, are arrested carrying out civil disobedience at the Ferguson police station after being denied a meeting with local officials

      October 13, 2014

    Thousands Descend on St. Louis for Ferguson October
    Protesters come to Ferguson to support local organizers in the aftermath of repeated incidents of police brutality

      October 13, 2014

    Media Cry Foul as Obama Attacks Freedom of the Press
    After revelations show that the Obama administration uses reporters' FOIA requests as a tip service, did the mainstream media create a monster that they can't tame?

      October 12, 14

    Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-feeding
    Michael Ratner: Gitmo prisoners remain on hunger strike as President Obama refuses to use his executive power to end inhumane force-feeding and close the prison

      October 14, 14

    A Momentum Sparked Beyond Ferguson
    On his return from Ferguson, Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says we must implement people-powered community control of the police

      October 14, 14

    Republicans Poised to Win the Senate by Narrow Margin
    Col. Larry Wilkerson: We can expect corruption, massive misrepresentation, and disequilibrium of wealth

      October 7, 14

    What Can The People Do to Challenge Systemic Racism in Baltimore? - Eddie Conway interviews Dr. Ray Winbush on Systemic (2/2)
    Dr. Ray Winbush speaks about how to address structural racism in Baltimore

      October 6, 14

    The Lower Unemployment Rate is a Recovery - for the Top 10%
    Economist Pavlina Tcherneva of Bard College explains why monetary policy that is directed at finance and not job creation has this effect

      October 5, 14

    Florida Jury Finds Michael Dunn Guilty of Shooting Jordan Davis
    Civil rights activist Kevin Alexander Gray says Stand Your Ground Laws are lethal to the African-American community, who must organize rigorously against them

      October 4, 14

    Eric Holder Failed in Defending Americans' Civil Liberties
    Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, says there is a false dichotomy between civil liberties and civil rights in the reporting on Holder's career as attorney general

      October 3, 14

    Eric Holder Continued Bush Legal Policies
    Shayana Kadidal of CCR: the signature moment of Holder's six years in office was the decision to execute an American citizen by a drone without due process

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Police Chief Sparks Fresh Round of Protests
    Reverend Osagyefo Sekou talks about the causes of the new rounds of arrests and protests in Ferguson and explains why activists are calling for civil disobedience in October

      October 3, 14

    US Bombs Syria without Congressional Approval
    After the House passes a rule banning calls for a debate or vote on war authorization, critics say Obama and congressional leadership are curbing dissent within own their ranks

      October 3, 14

    Body of War
    Body of War, a film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue. It is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today.

      October 3, 14

    Turkish-Syrian Border "The Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech
    Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments at the UN on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease

      October 3, 14

    Detroit's Water Shut-offs at the Center of Bankruptcy Proceedings
    Glen Ford Report: Detroit sits on the Great Lakes system that is the biggest source of fresh water on the planet and yet it is shutting off water of the poor, while providing deferrals to corporations

      October 3, 14

    Do We Need a War on U.S. Military Carbon Emissions?
    Authors Sara Flounders and Barry Sanders say President Obama remains silent at the UN about one of the greatest contributors to global pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

      October 3, 14

    Progressive Caucus Split on Issue of Arming Syrian Rebels
    As a new poll shows most Americans think Obama's ISIS strategy will fail, activists are challenging Congress to reject military solutions

      October 3, 14

    Are Combat Troops on Their Way to Iraq?
    Some lawmakers are trying to ensure debate and vote after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Dempsey raised the possibility

      October 3, 14

    Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana
    Defense attorney Patrick Nightingale says decriminalization is only a step towards addressing the real problem of disproportionate arrests in African-American and minority communities

      October 3, 14

    What Drives U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Israel?
    Andrew Levine says that Cold War strategic thinking about the Middle East is no longer relevant

      October 3, 14

    Media Failing to Provide Substantive Debate on ISIS
    Deepa Kumar and Peter Hart say the mainstream media is working to manufacture consent for further military action in Syria and Iraq

      October 3, 14

    Most Members of the Black Caucus Have Supported Police Militarization
    Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford says their voting record on this issue shows that only a few members act in the interest of the Black community

      October 3, 14

    Democrats Have Options to Pursue Campaign Finance Reform
    Though Senate Republicans have thwarted a constitutional amendment to rein in campaign contributions, Democrats can pursue alternative strategies to increase transparency without a supermajority

      October 3, 14

    The Untold History of The Star Spangled Banner
    Eddie Conway and Gerald Horne explore the forgotten history of the U.S. national anthem as Baltimore celebrates its 200th anniversary

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are a Threat to the Communities They Serve
    #whatupbmore: Baltimore hosts a townhall on what lessons it can learn from Ferguson

      October 3, 14

    FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
    Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters

      October 3, 14

    The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11
    Michael Ratner: The United States should have held Saudi Arabia and Pakistan criminally responsible for 9/11 instead of launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

      October 3, 14

    Putting Off Immigration Reform May Backfire on Democrats
    Journalist and immigration rights activist David Bacon discusses the possible political consequences of waiting to reform immigration policy until after the mid-term elections

      October 3, 14

    Federal Reserve Data Shows Growing Wealth Gap Based on Race
    With new data analysis by Demos's Matt Bruenig showing the current state of wealth inequality by race in the U.S., Professor john a. powell describes how subprime loans, neighborhood segregation and other policies have disproportionately affected people of color

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Poet Asks Police to Think
    Twenty-two-year-old Marcellus Buckley has become known as Ferguson's poet, using his spoken word to counter the mainstream narrative about the Ferguson uprising

      October 3, 14

    Is The Anti-ISIS Campaign Attempting to Renew War Against Assad?
    Glen Ford: The U.S.-Saudi strategy of using jihadists as proxies in their wars is collapsing before our very eyes

      October 3, 14

    Civil Rights Probe of Ferguson Police Misses the Mark
    Glen Ford: DOJ probe is not big news but big noise, distracting people to think that the current system is broken and can be fixed rather than understanding that the system is operating just as it was designed

      October 3, 14

    The Ferguson Uprising through a Historical Lens
    Scholars Clarence Lang and Ashley Howard explain the historical and national context in which the recent protests against the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have unfolded

      October 3, 14

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century (3/3)
    TRNN in-studio audience members discuss the war on drugs, independent black institutions, and grassroots organizing

      October 3, 14

    The Interests behind Taxing & Incarcerating Black Communities
    Professor john a. powell discusses how rural communities benefit economically from the transport of blacks to rural prisons, bringing jobs and population surges that affect their electoral college vote

      October 3, 14

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century (2/3)
    TRNN in-studio audience challenges Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, on the role of voting in transforming society

      October 3, 14

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century
    Rev. Heber Brown III interviews Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, about Ferguson and the need for new institutions built by the young generation of black activists

      October 3, 14

    How Ferguson Residents Are Coping with Michael Brown's Killing
    Local residents talk to TRNN's Jihan Hafiz about their experiences with local law enforcement

      October 3, 14

    Will the Ferguson Resistance Fade into History?
    Adolph Reed, Jr. on the Ferguson rebellion and its historical significance for the African-American community

      October 3, 14

    Michael Brown's Funeral Buried in Media Circus
    TRNN's Megan Sherman reports on Mike Brown's funeral and ensuing media frenzy

      October 3, 14

    Michael Brown and the Ongoing Struggle to Decriminalize Black Life
    Professor john a. powell says we can't understand class issues and the experience of poverty without race, and that the underrepresentation of black people in the U.S. remains a significant problem

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Resident: "You Can't Talk about Race and Class and Privilege in a Soundbite"
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews two local Ferguson residents who say the mainstream media has failed them

      October 3, 14

    Police Militarization Historically Used to Quell Black Rebellion
    Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford discusses how Mike Brown's killing is raising the consciousness of young people to get involved and lead themselves

      October 3, 14

    Special Report: Ferguson Police Profiling of Blacks a Major Funding Source for City Budget
    The city of Ferguson's second-highest source of revenue is court fees and traffic tickets handed out by a majority white police force that disproportionately targets the black community

      October 3, 14

    Connecting the Dots Between Ferguson and Baltimore
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews Baltimore protesters and Dayvon Love from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

      October 3, 14

    The Dahiya Doctrine: Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza
    Michael Ratner says a recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths of Israeli policy towards Gaza

      October 3, 14

    In Ferguson, Money For Tanks And Tear Gas, But None For Education
    Reverend Osagyefo Sekou says the city of Ferguson can be described in "apartheid-like statistics", and youth have little hope, options, or opportunity

      October 3, 14

    Police Continue to Violate Press Freedom In Ferguson
    With 11 journalists arrested thus far, Truthout.org investigative reporter Mike Ludwig describes how Ferguson police are using intimidation tactics against journalists

      October 3, 14

    Civil Liberties Under Assault in Ferguson As Police Attack Peaceful Protesters
    Attorney Jessica Lee describes witnessing police launch unprovoked attacks on peaceful protesters and Glen Ford explains why discord in Ferguson is about more than the killing of Mike Brown

      October 3, 14

    Ferguson Protestors Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Michael Brown
    Activist Kevin Alexander Gray talks about the need for radical structural change to address the demands of the Ferguson uprising and the killing of unarmed African Americans across the United States

      October 3, 14

    Is the Issue of Police Militarization a Distraction from Understanding Ferguson?
    LEAP executive director Neill Franklin and Rev. Heber Brown III discuss how issues such as the war on drugs and poverty remain moot in the mainstream media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri

      October 3, 14

    A Telesur Production: Rev. Lennox Yearwood Talks Police Brutality with Bill Fletcher, Jr.
    This week on "The Global African," host Bill Fletcher, Jr. sits down with activist, icon and change-agent Rev. Lennox Yearwood. They discuss police brutality in the Black community, the Israel-Gaza conflict, and the Rev's own brush with law enforcement. Telesur

      October 3, 14

    Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen
    Advocates urge the Obama administration to stop its efforts to compel the New York Times' James Risen to reveal a confidential source in his 2006 book

      October 3, 14

    James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama's War on Press Freedoms
    Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists.

      October 3, 14



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