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

  January 22, 2017

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

  January 22, 2017

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

  January 22, 2017

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

  January 22, 2017

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

  January 21, 2017

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

  January 21, 2017

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

  January 21, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 19, 2017

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

  January 19, 2017

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

  January 20, 2017

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

  January 19, 2017

Wilbur Ross's Economic Expertise: Exploiting Tax Law
White collar criminologist Bill Black says Donald Trump is the only president in modern times who has not disclosed, nor will end, his massive conflicts of interest before taking office

  January 18, 2017

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

  January 22, 2017

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

  January 19, 2017

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

  January 19, 2017

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

  January 18, 2017

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

  January 18, 2017

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

  January 17, 2017

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

  January 17, 2017

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

  January 18, 2017

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

  January 17, 2017

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

  January 15, 2017

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

  January 15, 2017

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

  January 15, 2017

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

  January 12, 2017

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

  January 13, 2017

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

  January 12, 2017

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

  January 11, 2017

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

  January 12, 2017

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

  January 11, 2017

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

  January 10, 2017

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

  January 10, 2017

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

  January 10, 2017

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

  January 11, 2017

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

  January 12, 2017

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

  January 8, 2017

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

  January 8, 2017

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

  January 6, 2017

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

  January 5, 2017

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

  January 9, 2017

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

  January 6, 2017

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

  January 4, 2017

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

  January 9, 2017

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

  January 5, 2017

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

  January 5, 2017

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

  January 13, 2017

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

  January 4, 2017

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

  January 4, 2017

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

  January 5, 2017

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

  January 3, 2017

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

  January 3, 2017

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

  January 2, 2017

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

  January 1, 2017

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

  January 1, 2017

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

  January 1, 2017

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

  December 30, 2016

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

  December 29, 2016

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

  December 23, 2016

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

  December 23, 2016

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

  December 22, 2016

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

  December 22, 2016

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

  December 25, 2016

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

  December 22, 2016

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

  December 21, 2016

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

  December 21, 2016

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

  December 19, 2016

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

  December 28, 2016

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

  December 23, 2016

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

  January 17, 2017

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

  December 18, 2016

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

  December 16, 2016

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

  December 15, 2016

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

  December 16, 2016

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

  December 14, 2016

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

  December 14, 2016

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

  December 14, 2016

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

  December 18, 2016

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

  December 14, 2016

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

  December 20, 2016

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

  December 14, 2016

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

  December 13, 2016

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

  December 12, 2016

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

  December 12, 2016

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

  December 12, 2016

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

  December 12, 2016

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

  December 11, 2016

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

  December 10, 2016

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

  December 8, 2016

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

  December 9, 2016

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

  December 8, 2016

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

  December 8, 2016

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

  December 8, 2016

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

  December 7, 2016

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

  December 7, 2016

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

  December 7, 2016

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

  December 6, 2016

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

  December 6, 2016

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

  December 6, 2016

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

  December 6, 2016

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

  December 6, 2016

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

  December 5, 2016

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

  December 9, 2016

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

  December 7, 2016

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

  December 7, 2016

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

  December 8, 2016

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

  December 4, 2016

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

  December 2, 2016

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

  December 2, 2016

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

  December 2, 2016

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

  December 12, 2016

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

  December 4, 2016

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

  December 2, 2016

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

  December 2, 2016

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

  December 1, 2016

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

  November 30, 2016

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

  December 1, 2016

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

  November 29, 2016

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

  November 30, 2016

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

  November 29, 2016

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

  November 28, 2016

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

  December 6, 2016

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

  November 30, 2016

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

  November 28, 2016

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

  November 29, 2016

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

  November 28, 2016

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

  November 28, 2016

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

  November 26, 2016

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

  November 26, 2016

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

  November 26, 2016

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

  November 23, 2016

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

  November 23, 2016

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

  November 22, 2016

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

  November 25, 2016

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

  November 22, 2016

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

  November 23, 2016

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

  November 24, 2016

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

  November 25, 2016

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

  November 21, 2016

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

  November 21, 2016

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

  November 21, 2016

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

  November 22, 2016

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

  November 23, 2016

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

  November 21, 2016

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

  November 19, 2016

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

  November 18, 2016

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

  November 27, 2016

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

  November 21, 2016

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

  November 18, 2016

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

  November 18, 2016

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

  November 20, 2016

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

  November 17, 2016

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

  November 18, 2016

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

  November 25, 2016

Trump Justice Department May Halt Police Reform Efforts Nationwide
The new administration's hostility to police accountability on the campaign trail could translate into a passive if not openly anti-reform stance says advocates

  November 17, 2016

Advocates Call for Wall Street Firm to Halt Foreclosures in Baltimore
Struggling homeowners have joined with city council members, UNITE HERE, and United Workers to also demand an end to discriminatory lending practices in the city

  November 16, 2016

Clean Energy: The Force that Politics Cannot Constrain
At COP22, Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, explains that President-elect Trump is powerless to stop the global transition to renewable energy

  November 16, 2016

Police Mistake Oakland Resident for Shooter; Family Ordered Out from Home at Gunpoint
In Oakland, Omar Shakir Loudermilk and his family were terrorized by a police swat unit because he was mistakenly identified for shooting at a police officer. Eddie Conway speaks to the family and gives them voice.

  November 16, 2016

Will Trump's Attorney General Pick Jeff Sessions Use the DOJ as a Tool of Social Control?
Deeper investment in police forces in communities will amplify the racial divide says, Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren

  November 18, 2016

Nationwide Actions Demand Army Corps Block Dakota Access Pipeline
Rallies and sit-ins were held in over 100 cities around the world against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.com

  November 16, 2016

After Anti-Trump Protests, What's the Second Act?
Michael Lighty and Paul Jay discuss the need for building a united front that addresses jobs, climate change, and US foreign policy

  October 16, 2016

Democratic Party Sabotaged Sanders, Best Chance to Beat Trump
Ben Norton of Salon.com says the Democratic Party undermined the Sanders' campaign as is known from Wikileaks and the media gave Trump two billion dollars of free media coverage

  November 15, 2016

Kathleen Cleaver "There needs to be another generation of Black Panthers."
Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews Former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver about political organizing and international solidarity.

  November 15, 2016

Native Women Bring Shovels to North Dakota Cemetery to Highlight the Destruction of Sacred Sites
As the Army Corps of Engineers again delays a decision over the Dakota Access pipeline, we look at the ongoing native-lead resistance against it. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.com,

  November 15, 2016

How a Trump Presidency Creates Crisis and Opportunity for Social Change
Executive Producer Eddie Conway visits Conscious Heads barber shop to discuss Donald Trump's election victory

  October 15, 2016

Students Stage Walkouts to Join Growing Trump Protests Nationwide
Activists were also arrested in Senator Chuck Schumer's office Monday demanding the Democratic Party cut it's ties with Wall Street

  November 14, 2016

"White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic, Islamophobe" Stephen Bannon as Trump's Chief Strategist
Rabbi Alissa Wise says Trump is embracing extremism and hatred by appointing a leader of the "alt-right" to a prominent role in his administration

  November 14, 2016

Presidential Polls Were Off the Mark Because of Voter Suppression
Filmmaker Greg Palast says the states of Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, and Ohio were stolen in this election

  November 16, 2016

Will Trump Erase the ''Progress'' of the Obama Administration?
Tens of thousands continue to protest the election of Donald Trump to the White House, yet Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says they should've been demonstrating against President Obama's policies too.

  November 15, 2016

Danny Glover Gives Keynote Address at the 50th Anniversary Black Panther Gala
Eddie Conway speaks to his comrades and introduces keynote speaker, Danny Glover at the 50th Anniversary Black Panther gala in Oakland, California. They both express the importance of continuing the work and struggle of the Black Panther party while moving beyond just protest to build community and resistance.

  November 14, 2016

The Economic Consequences of a Trump Presidency
Economist Heiner Flassbeck says the worst way to pursue public spending would be through the failed model of public-private partnerships

  November 16, 2016

RAI with Former Weatherman Bill Ayers (3/3)
In an interview that took place days before Trump was elected President, Bill Ayers discusses what needs to be done as we head into a ''form of friendly looking and familiar fascism or some other form of extreme social disintegration''

  November 13, 2016

Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave 20 Million Americans Without Insurance
Rank-and-file nurses and healthcare advocates will resist attempts by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act - unless it's replaced with Medicare for All, says Donna Smith of Progressive Democrats of America

  November 13, 2016

Former Mayor of Salt Lake City: Trump's Disdain for International Law is Terrifying
Rocky Anderson and Paul Jay discuss what third parties and disenchanted Democrats should do next

  November 17, 2016

Veterans Head To Standing Rock To Support 'We The People'
Reporting from Standing Rock in North Dakota. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.com,

  November 11, 2016

Anti-Trump Protesters Across Country Fight Election Results
Thousands of voters demonstrated against Donald Trump's win Tuesday, some blaming the electoral college system

  November 10, 2016

Discredited Neocons From The Bush Era Floated as US Foreign Policy Advisors to Trump
Figures like John Bolton and Jeff Sessions could lead us towards a dangerous confrontation with Iran, says journalist Gareth Porter

  November 13, 2016

Trump's Dark Web of Far Right Militarists Who Want to Attack Iran
Filmmaker Robbie Martin and Paul Jay discuss Trump and Pence's foreign policy appointments and advisors which include many of the neocons who created The Project for the New American Century, led the U.S. into war with Iraq - and are now targeting Iran

  November 28, 2016

Chris Hedges: Trump Will Crush Dissent With Even Greater Violence and Savagery
The tools of state repression that will end up in the hands of a Trump administration were built by both Republicans and Democrats, says the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist

  November 10, 2016

Why Did So Many Workers Join the Wealthy in Voting for Trump?
Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Paul Jay discuss the role of trade unions, taxes, and white supremacy in the outcome of the 2016 election

  November 10, 2016

Chris Hedges: The Surrender of the Liberal Left to Neoliberalism Gave Us Proto-fascism
The demonization of third parties misses the fact that roots of our current situation are austerity, deindustrialization, and the impoverishment of half the nation, says journalist Chris Hedges

  November 10, 2016

Trump Foreign Policy Team will Target Iran
In a wide ranging discussion, historian Gerald Horne and Paul Jay discuss why Trump won and what will likely come next

  November 10, 2016

What Does the Election Mean for the Left?
Panelists join Paul Jay to discuss the future of independent politics under a Trump presidency

  November 9, 2016

A Wake Up Call For People in America
Real News panelists offer their final thoughts on what will come next after election night

  November 9, 2016

The Urgency of Now - A Message from Paul Jay
Paul Jay concludes our election night coverage with a promise to our viewers to be a platform for movements trying to organize

  November 9, 2016

Are the CIA and Western Intelligence Services Covering Up Algerian Sponsorship of Islamist Jihadists? (2/2)
Dr. Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence continues his discussion with Sharmini Peries about the role of the Algerian Intelligence Agencies in running al-Qaeda camps in Northern Africa with the knowledge of the CIA

  November 6, 2016

Israeli Activist: No Difference Between Democrats and Republicans on Israel
Miko Peled, whose father was an IDF general, tells Paul Jay that Bernie Sanders opened the door for mainstream politicians to criticize U.S. policy towards Israel

  November 5, 2016

180 Years of Incarceration: Black Panther Party Political Prisoners
Albert Woodfox, Robert King, Eddie Conway, and Theresa Shoatz (Daughter of Russell Maroon Shoatz) discuss personal experiences, the historical conditions that made them U.S. political prisoners and how the U.S. prison industrial complex (modern day slavery) can be challenged.

  November 3, 2016

3 Recent Wikileaks Revelations You Should Know About
The whirlwind of news just days before the elections - from speculation on Trump-Russia ties to the FBI's new Clinton email investigation - has thrown shade on some of the most recent Wikileaks revelations. Here are three you should know about

  November 2, 2016

Whether Clinton or Trump, Tensions Will Escalate with China and Russia Under Next U.S. President
Journalist John Pilger tells Paul Jay that the very real prospect of another World War is not being taken seriously by the American media

  November 3, 2016

Breaking Through Power: Nell Minow on the Shareholder Control Over Management
The Center for Study of Responsive Law held its second four-day conference on securing long-overdue democratic solutions in Washington, D.C. from September 26-28, 2016

  November 4, 2016

Women of the International Section of the Black Panther Party
Charlotte O'Neale (Mama C), Barbara Easley Cox, and Kathleen Cleaver discuss the party's history on a panel at this year's 50th anniversary in Oakland, California.

  November 2, 2016

Are the U.S. Claims that Iran Is Arming the Yemeni Houthis Credible?
Investigative journalist Gareth Porter scrutinizes the claims made by the U.S. and finds credibility of Its evidence highly questionable

  November 2, 2016

FBI Director Comey's Catch-22
Former FBI Special Agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says most media and the Democrats are ''shooting the messenger'' but keeping quiet can also be seen as influencing the election

  November 1, 2016

Obamacare: A Stepping Stone or Barrier to Single-Payer?
A single-payer system would save the federal government the equivalent of the Pentagon's budget, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  November 2, 2016

Police Shoot Down Aerial Drones Over Standing Rock Demonstration
Protesters and protectors say the shootings of drones are aimed at undermining reporting on #NoDAPL. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.com,

  October 30, 2016

The Unheard Third Debate with Margaret Flowers
During a TRNN Facebook live event, Green Party Candidate Margaret Flowers - who was not invited to the Maryland Senate debate despite being on the ballot - responds to questions posed to Democratic Representative Chris Van Hollen and Republican State Delegate Kathy Szeliga, as well as questions from viewers.

  October 28, 2016

Occupiers of Oregon Federal Reserve Are Acquitted of all Charges
While unarmed Dakota Access pipeline protesters are met with force, armed militia members including the Bundy brothers were acquitted of their occupation of a federal space

  October 29, 2016

Police Violently Clearing Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters
In breaking news, correspondent Jihan Hafiz says police are shooting live ammunition at horses and horse riders

  October 27, 2016

Super Storm Sandy, 4 Years Later: Can New York City and New Jersey Expect More Like It In The Future?
Columbia University's Jeff Schlegelmilch underscores how many on the East Coast remain unprepared for the coming change in climate

  October 29, 2016

What the Anti-War Movement Can Learn from the Black Radical Tradition
Movements need to unite under the banner of anti-imperialism, says Ciara Taylor

  November 1, 2016

A Public Option is the Solution to the Un-Affordable Care Premium Jumps
Dean Baker of CEPR says if people could buy into a public option, it could seriously mitigate the price hikes

  October 27, 2016

Will the U.S. Lose Its Southern Anchor in the Pivot to China?
Whether President Duterte is threatening more than a rhetorical break is still an open question, says Walden Bello

  October 30, 2016

War Vet: Reenlistment Bonuses a Pittance Compared to the Billions Wasted in Iraq
War profiteers and high ranking military officials have never been held accountable for the mismanagement of funds spent on an illegal occupation, says Mike Prysner (Update: The Pentagon is no longer recollecting reenlistment bonuses)

  October 26, 2016

Transitioning to Clean Energy Would Create More Jobs than Fossil Fuels
Heidi Garrett-Peltier of the Political Economic Research Institute explains how the Solyndra controversy overshadows the enormous success of government investment in clean energy

  October 31, 2016

Tribes Reclaim Unceded Territories to Block Dakota Access Pipeline
The Real News reports from North Dakota where despite growing repression, water protectors reclaimed tribal territory as part of the growing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.com,

  October 24, 2016

Peaceful Prayer Against Pipeline Met with Police Violence and Mass Arrests
TRNN correspondent Jihan Hafiz, who was arrested on Saturday while covering resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, discusses the incident

  October 26, 2016

Final Presidential Debate Accentuates Candidates' Divide on Abortion Rights
The candidates take neoliberal positions on most issues, but their positions on Roe v. Wade show what's at stake for women's rights, says attorney Kamau Franklin

  October 22, 2016

A Tear in the Fabric of America's Political Theater
Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss the collapsing facade of American democracy

  October 31, 2016

Clinton Reaffirms Commitment to No-Fly Zone in Syria
In final presidential debate, host Chris Wallace challenged Clinton by saying a no-fly zone would lead to confrontation with Russia in Syria. Not a single word was said about climate change.

  October 20, 2016

The Path to Actual Police Reform Starts with Real Civilian Oversight
MD State Delegate Jill P. Carter says over a decade of stalled legislation to overhaul policing reveals that the only path to change is putting the people in charge

  October 19, 2016

Exxon Fighting to Shut Down Investigations Into Company's Foreknowledge of Climate Change
A federal judge ruled the company has a right to discover what evidence the MA Attorney General has on them

  October 19, 2016

Officers Withdrawn from North Dakota Following Arrest of Madison Elected Official
Madison Common Council Alderperson Rebecca Kemble speaks out after her arrest while working as a legal observer during the growing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline

  October 20, 2016

TiSA Agreement Leaks Show Corporations Pushing Privatization of Public Services
For one thing, the leaks show prohibitions on requiring foreign companies to employ local workers, says Deborah James

  October 19, 2016

Fair Elections Under Attack, Just Not in the Way Donald Trump Wants You to Believe
The Nation's Ari Berman says voter fraud remains virtually non-existent, but there is a real danger that many U.S. citizens will be unable to vote due to restrictive voting laws

  October 18, 2016

What the NYT Left Out About Obama's 'Secret War' in Somalia
With hundreds of US special ops now in Somalia, Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford recount the more than 2 decades of US involvement

  October 18, 2016

'Rioting' Charges Dismissed against Journalist for Exposing State Repression Of Standing Rock Sioux
Journalist Amy Goodman speaks out after her charges were dropped for covering the brutal repression of peaceful water protectors

  October 17, 2016

Seattle Teachers in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Educator Jesse Hagopian says teachers see a need to affirm the value of Black life amidst the reality of segregation and racial disparities in public schools

  October 18, 2016

US-Russia Tensions Escalating Over Fate of Assad
These times are more dangerous because they lack the fixed parameters and clear red lines of the Cold War days, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

  October 18, 2016

Mock Tribunal Held Against Monsanto in the Hague
Activists are attempting to persuade the World Court to take up the case, says Ronnie Cummins

  October 15, 2016

Journalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to Defend Freedom of the Press
UPDATE: After dropping trespassing charges, prosecutors have now charged Goodman with participating in a 'riot'.

  October 14, 2016

We're Not in a New Cold War - It's Far Worse
Between nuclear weapons, election-time informational warfare, and the conflict in Syria, we're dancing on the edge of a volcano, says professor Richard Sakwa

  October 14, 2016

ACLU Nabs Firm Using Facebook, Twitter to Help Police Investigate Protesters
Promotional materials obtained by civil rights organization show Geofeedia tapped social media feeds to track activists on behalf of police in Baltimore and Ferguson

  October 12, 2016

Wikileaks Reveals How Wall Street Buys Influence in the Democratic Party
The Intercept's Zaid Jilani discusses the important revelations in the leaks of Clinton's Wall Street speeches, John Podesta's emails, and internal Democratic Party memos

  October 12, 2016

Chicago Teachers Win More School Funding Without a Strike
Jacobin's Micah Uetricht explains why the concessions won by the teachers are credit to its militant leadership and why the union's democratic nature might spur some teachers to reject the deal

  October 11, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Attorney: Deliberate Destruction of Sites Should Invalidate Pipeline Permit
Energy Transfer says protests against the pipeline are taking place on private property, but an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux government says the land was long ago given to the tribe in a treaty with the U.S.

  October 12, 2016

Protests Planned at Houston Headquarters of Dakota Access Pipeline Owners
The fight against extractive industries links together indigenous, Global South, and environmental justice communities, says research fellow Yvette Arellano

  October 12, 2016

Why is the Airline Industry Exempt from the Paris Climate Agreement?
The airline industry's emissions are as large as Germany's and threaten the globe from meeting targets set at COP21, says Vera Paradee of the Climate Law Institute

  October 12, 2016

Law Enforcement Might Be Sweeping Up Your Private Data Without a Warrant
Several US Senators wrote to the FCC Commissioner expressing concerns over the use of Stingray devices in communities of color and whether police are operating it lawfully

  October 12, 2016

Report: California Prisoners Regularly Exposed to Contaminated Water
Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget hopes her organization's new report will deter plans to construct a new women's jail in Los Angeles

  October 11, 2016

The Laura Flanders Show: Fiscal Feminism
Laura Flanders interviews economist and professor Pavlina R. Tcherneva, who says economic growth and employment begins with targeting women and racial minorities as the benefactors of policy

  October 11, 2016

Standing up at Standing Rock: Voices from the Encampment
Indigenous people and their allies share why they are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline - Lauretta Prevost, Producer, and Lindsay Ofrias, Associate Producer

  October 10, 2016

The 'Ferguson Effect' and Minimizing Demands for Police Reform
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford casts doubt on claims that media scrutiny is deterring police officers from doing their job

  October 11, 2016

Second Presidential Debate A Missed Opportunity to Discuss the Need for Feminism
Liza Featherstone says that neither candidate put Trump's remarks on sexual assault in the context of prevalent gendered violence and inequality

  October 11, 2016

Chris Hedges: It's Our Bombs, Not Trump's Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States
Veteran journalist Chris Hedges says though Clinton's rhetoric on Muslims is more palatable, she has been an enthusiastic supporter of 'bombing our way to peace' in the Middle East

  October 10, 2016

Second Debate in St. Louis, But Not a Word From the Candidates on Ferguson or Mike Brown
Christina Heatherton and john a. powell discuss Trump's and Clinton's positions on policing and racism in America

  October 11, 2016

Afghanistan War at 15th Year Without End in Sight
Trump and Clinton ignore Afghanistan war because they both will continue it, says Afghan Women's Mission co-director Sonali Kolhatkar

  October 7, 2016

A New Snowden?
Former NSA whistleblower William Binney says the August release of NSA source code might be tied to the arrest of Harold Thomas Martin

  October 6, 2016

Poll Shows Hundreds of Sanders Delegates Continuing to Withhold Support For Clinton
Former Sanders delegate Norman Solomon says while there's a tactical need to align with Clinton to avoid a Trump presidency, many voters remain unenthused by Clinton's record and merely rhetorical appeals to progressivism

  October 7, 2016

NSA Sweep of Yahoo Emails Reflects Vulnerability of Consumers' 4th Amendment Rights
The revelation underscores that the threats to private communications come not only from malicious foreign attackers but also from the US government, says the ACLU's Ashley Gorski

  October 5, 2016

Could a Pence Vice Presidency Unleash a Cheney-Style Foreign Policy?
Trump's lack of foreign policy understanding might lead him to defer to his running mate Mike Pence, who has strong ties to the hawkish neoconservative wing of the Republican Party

  October 5, 2016

Mike Pence and the Mainstream Media Wrong on Iran's Nuclear Weapons Capabilities
Former Bush administration official Lawrence Wilkerson says neocons including Mike Pence are to blame for the crisis in the Middle East

  October 5, 2016

VP Debate: A Missed Opportunity to Highlight Mike Pence's Extremism?
Kate Aronoff & Bill Curry say that in the absence of a truly progressive platform, Tim Kaine failed to provide a strong alternative to the right

  October 5, 2016

Green Party VP Candidate: We Must Shift Power Back to the People Throughout the Western Hemisphere
Ajamu Baraka discusses Green Party policy towards Latin America and explains why the TPP is a bad deal for workers and the environment

  October 4, 2016

Green Party VP Ajamu Baraka on the Middle East
Ajamu Baraka explains how his party would approach foreign policy on Israel, Palestine, Syria, and Saudi Arabia

  October 3, 2016

Economist: Both Trump and Clinton Turn A Blind Eye To Tax Abuse
James Henry says that though Trump's use of tax loopholes should not be forgiven, the Democratic Party has also been complacent with corporate tax benefits

  October 5, 2016

National Prison Strike Enters Third Week
Many prisoners are on hunger strikes and there are signs of discontent among officers with the prison administrations, says Pastor Kenneth Glasgow

  October 2, 2016

Trump's Hypocrisy on NAFTA
Tim Wise and Paul Jay discuss how Trump's call for import taxes would lead to trade wars and that his commitment to high profits is at odds with his plans to keep jobs in the US

  October 2, 2016

Obama Vetoed 9/11 Bill to Preserve U.S. Impunity
The U.S. president's argument about the undermining of international sovereignty is real, but victims of attacks would otherwise have almost no other recourse in the face of state-sponsored terrorism, says international law professor John Quigley

  September 30, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union Set to Strike on Oct. 11th
Public school teacher Sarah Chambers and Jacobin Magazine's Micah Uetricht say the teachers are fighting against the neoliberal reform agenda

  September 29, 2016

Police Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man As Report Finds Law Enforcement Shootings Reminiscent of Lynchings
A United Nations group also says the United States owes reparations to African Americans

  September 28, 2016

Intelligence Agencies Are Gathering Information Against You in Case of Your Dissent
At an event honoring CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, attendees say surveillance is not being used for legitimate security needs, but to protect state power

  September 28, 2016

Trump and the Social Basis of Fascism
The threat of fascism is real, but it shouldn't push the left to vote for Clinton in states where she will clearly win, says historian Gerald Horne

  September 27, 2016

Comply or Die: What the Shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte Reveal About Policing in America
Failure to comply with police can result in a death sentence for Black Americans, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

  September 27, 2016

Did America Dodge a Bullet?
Bill Curry and Rania Khalek predict that the debate will lead to a Clinton victory over the neo-fascist Trump, but also say that Clinton takes progressive positions "like chess pieces" - only to remove them from the table later

  September 27, 2016

Trump's Position on Jerusalem Puts Him on the Side of the Settler Movement
Despite Trump being wrong on the Iran deal, the US congress is more likely to derail it than his potential presidency, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  September 27, 2016

Gary Johnson Supporters: Privatize Everything, But Not the Commission on Presidential Debates
On Wednesday, around 200 supporters of libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson protested outside of the Commission on Presidential Debates headquarters in Washington, DC for the private, non-profit's decision to exclude Johnson along with Green Party candidate Jill Stein from the debates

  September 23, 2016

Charlotte Protests Escalate as Police Refuse to Release Video
The National Guard was called in after a second night of unrest following the killing of Keith Scott, who protestors believe was unarmed at the time of his shooting by a police officer

  September 22, 2016

Should Third Parties Be Included in Televised Debates?
Maryland Green Party Senate Candidate Margaret Flowers says most people are looking for alternatives to Trump and Clinton

  September 26, 2016

Why the Federal Reserve Needs To Go Beyond Interest Rate Policy
The long-term decline of the U.S. economy won't be reversed until there's movement towards greater public investment, protections for workers, and a higher minimum wage, says PERI co-director Gerald Epstein

  September 26, 2016

Baltimore City Council Candidate: Neighbors Need to Organize to Change the City
Running for city council for the 7th district as part of Ujima People's Progress Party - Maryland's first Black workers-led electoral party - Nnamdi Scott discusses Baltimore police aerial surveillance, bold new creative leadership, and mass mobilization.

  September 22, 2016

Police Killings from Charlotte to Tulsa Spark Calls for Boycotts and Justice
The Real News brings the latest on the police killings of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Terrance Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which took place 95 years after the Tulsa Race Riots

  September 21, 2016

US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets
Nick Buxton, co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,' says the military's prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint

  September 23, 2016

SEC Accusations Against US Billionaire Highlights Centrality of Insider Trading to Hedge Fund Profits
Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the case of Leon Cooperman, who once accused Obama of unfair treatment of the rich

  September 22, 2016

With Most of Dakota Access Pipeline Approved, Final Battle Remains Over Critical Portion
Concerns from NoDAPL protesters are seemingly justified with each pipeline safety failure, says DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn

  September 21, 2016

Chris Hedges: To Stop Terrorism, End U.S. Occupation of the Middle East
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses the Manhattan bombing and the lack of media coverage of the impact of U.S. wars abroad

  September 19, 2016

The Democratic Party Fatigue of Black Lives Matter Millennials
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the Democrat's attempts to get out the black vote for Hillary this election might not work

  September 20, 2016

Work Stoppage Prison Strike Continues in 11 US States
This is a revolt against inhuman conditions of incarceration and the use of free prison labor by many major US corporations, says Pastor Kenneth Glasgow

  September 20, 2016

Dangers of the Proposed Bayer-Monsanto Merger
The resulting merger will push a model of agriculture that forgoes advantageous local ecological practices and jeopardizes the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, warns Global Justice Now's Heidi Chow

  September 22, 2016

Korryn Gaines Family Proceeds With Lawsuit Against Baltimore County Police
Baltimore County officials and the Gaines family offer conflicting accounts on whether the police acted lawfully in the killing of Korryn Gaines

  September 19, 2016

Trump's Rejection of Birtherism An Attempt to Appeal to Uncomfortable White Middle Class Voters
Historian Gerald Horne explains the history of 'birtherism' and the ongoing 'mainstreaming' of Donald Trump

  September 17, 2016

Green Party VP Ajamu Baraka on Human Rights Violations in the United States
In an interview with Sharmini Peries, Baraka discusses Black Lives Matters, the Flint water crisis, shelter, immigration, and more

  September 19, 2016

13 Protestors Removed from Dept. of Interior in Latest Pipeline Protest
The action comes as part of the ongoing movement against the North Dakota Access Pipeline

  September 1, 2016

The Guardian Leaks Reveal $12 Million in Corporate Money Behind Gov. Scott Walker's 2011 Fight Against Unions
The documents show Wisconsin judges ordered the destruction of court documents that revealed governor Scott Walker coordinating with right-wing billionaires to finance his recall campaign, says Matthew Rothschild of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

  September 16, 2016

NYC Joins the Crackdown on BDS
Palestine solidarity groups accused of anti-semitism are repeatedly exonerated after independent investigations, says Palestine Legal founder and director Dima Khalidi

  September 16, 2016

The Struggle to Defeat Dakota Access Pipeline Goes Global
This week people across the world stood in solidarity with activists in North Dakota as they continue to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and risk arrest

  September 14, 2016

'What's Different This Time Is that We Are Armed with Cameras'
The Obama administration's intervention has not halted the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, says Desiree Kane

  September 15, 2016

Don't Celebrate Just Yet: Median Household Income In a 20-Year Decline
Recent statistics from the US Census Bureau show improvement from 2014-2015, but in reality, wages are in a real decline and no mechanisms have been put in place to prevent another crash, says economist Richard Wolff

  September 16, 2016

Record US Military Aid to Israel Not About Security, But Prolonging the Occupation
Phyllis Bennis and Rania Khalek say this will cement Obama's legacy as the most pro-Israel president

  September 14, 2016

Snowden: Spy or Whistleblower?
The US government relies on public ignorance in order to threaten the privacy of tens of millions of people around the world, and Snowden exposed that, says Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA

  September 15, 2016

How Bipartisan Economic Policy Fuels White Working Class Support for Trump
Historian Gerald Horne responds to Hillary Clinton's remark about 'deplorables'

  September 14, 16

Sen. Bob Graham: Bush and Cheney Created an Intel Culture of "Not Wanting to Know" about 9/11 Attacks (Pt.2/2)
Senator Bob Graham, former Co-Chair of the Joint Congressional Committee investigating 9/11, says President Bush was like a "head coach" ordering intelligence agencies to all move in the same direction - not preventing the attacks and covering up the role of Bandar and the Saudi government

  September 11, 2016

Sen. Bob Graham: FBI Covered Up Role of Bandar and Saudis in 9/11 Attacks (Pt.1/2)
Senator Bob Graham, former Co-Chair of the Joint Congressional Committee investigating 9/11, says there is evidence in the "28 redacted pages" that the FBI knew of Saudi Ambassador Bandar's links to Al Qaida terrorists before the attacks

  September 11, 2016

California Passes Nation's Most Ambitious Climate Legislation, But Will It Succeed?
The California experience thus far with greenhouse gas reduction shows economic growth is possible with regulation, argues Ethan Elkind of the UC Berkeley School of Law

  September 11, 2016

Thousands of Prisoners Strike Against Forced Labor
On the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, Prison Radio's Noelle Hanrahan explains how and why prisoners organized what may be the largest prison strike in US history

  September 9, 2016

Voter Registries Face Purges in Republican-Controlled States
Investigative reporter Greg Palast says Republicans are raising alarm over multiple-voting in order to purge millions of minority voters from voter registries

  September 12, 2016

The Powerful Interests Backing the Dakota Access Pipeline
TRNN Replay: After the Obama admin. temporarily halts the Dakota Access Pipeline, we replay a story examining the financial and political interests backing it

  September 8, 2016

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Tacked onto Baltimore's Election Day Ballot
As much as 30% of City residents require assistance, according to Luis Larin of United Workers

  September 9, 2016

New Poll Suggests Black Millennials Are Rejecting the Two Party Duopoly
The millenial generation of young black people raised in the language of Black Lives Matter are not buying into lesser evilism, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  September 12, 2016

Why Did The US Just Bar a Former British Diplomat From Entering the Country?
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray blew the whistle on how the Americans were using Uzbekistan's medieval torture program to produce false intelligence in the war on terror

  September 8, 2016

During Vietnam War Era, Warren Hinckle Forced the Mainstream Media to Cover Real Stories
The recently deceased Ramparts editor deserves to be remembered as a legendary journalist of the old school, says Truthdig editor-in-chief Robert Scheer

  September 12, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Face Pepper Spray, Attack Dogs
The Standing Rock Sioux are seeking an emergency restraining order on Tuesday after sacred sites were destroyed

  September 6, 2016

Oil Companies Seek to Exempt California's Underground Aquifers from Clean Water Act
In the midst of a 5 year drought, a new lawsuit is aiming to force the state and EPA to do environmental assessments about potential threats to drinking water from fracking waste

  September 6, 2016

2016 May Be The Year for Third Parties in America
Trump's and Clinton's historic disapproval ratings could be a boon for third parties, says Professor Jonathan Martin of Framingham State University

  September 5, 2016

The Laura Flanders Show: African American Cooperatives & Civil Rights
This week, Laura Flanders interviews Jessica Gordon Nembhard on the role that economic cooperation played in the civil rights movement

  September 2, 2016

Back to the Basics: Backpack Giveaway at Gilmor Homes
TRNN Producer Dharna Noor speaks with grassroots activists and residents of Gilmor Homes projects about the importance of social programs and political education in creating a healthy community.

  September 5, 2016

Meet The Ex-Gang Members From Chicago, Baltimore Trying to Keep Blood Off The Streets
Over the weekend former gang members discussed the Cure Violence model started in Chicago, which relies on recruits from poverty-stricken neighborhoods to serve as 'interrupters' in the transmission of violence

  September 2, 2016

Native Americans Hold Largest Convergence in a Century to Oppose Oil Pipeline
Krystal Two Bulls, a Water Protector of Red Warrior Camp, encourages the public to join the opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline which threatens the water supply of the local population

  September 2, 2016

Canova Loss Tests Strategy of 'Our Revolution'
Three out of five 'Our Revolution'-backed candidates prevailed in elections on Tuesday, but the organization's 510(c)(4) structure backfired in the case of the candidate running against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, argues Saikat Chakrabarti

  September 2, 16

#VeteransForKaepernick Support Protest Against Police Brutality
Veterans Rory Fanning and Ramon Mejia support the NFL quarterback because the US government kills with impunity at home and abroad

  August 31, 2016

Nearly 10,000 Current and Former Chipotle Workers Join Wage Theft Class Action Suit
Chipotle has one of the worst ratios of top management salaries to the average crew member wage, says Kent Williams, who is the lead attorney on this class action suit

  August 31, 2016

Pena Nieto and Trump: Kindred Spirits?
Professor John Ackerman on Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto: 'He's Our Trump'

  September 1, 2016

Colin Kaepernick's Protest Brings Attention to Racism in National Anthem
TRNN Replay: As more NFL players join Colin Kaepernick's protest, we replay a story a story examining the racist history of the national anthem and its author

  August 29, 2016

Fighting for Whose Freedom? Police Unions, Veterans, and Colin Kaepernick
The outrage over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's comments on racism in America ignores the role of activism in improving the lives of veterans and Black Americans, says hip-hop historian Davey D

  August 30, 2016

Corporate Media Casts Fog Over Wikileaks to Protect Clinton
Some voters not be able to 'hold their nose' and cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton after the next Wikileaks release, thereby denying her a strong mandate, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  August 30, 2016

Chuck D and B-Real Are Making America Rage Again
TRNN Producer Kim Brown speaks with the members of the recently formed political music group Prophets of Rage

  August 29, 2016

Is 'Our Revolution' the Way To Build Transformative Politics?
Bill Curry and Paul Jay discuss the objectives and controversy around Bernie Sanders's launch of 'Our Revolution'

  August 28, 2016

Sanders Launch of 'Our Revolution' a Step Forward and a Step Backwards
Norman Solomon, coordinator of The Bernie Delegates Network, says the overall structure and objectives of 'Our Revolution' are encouraging, but Sanders retreated from positions he took towards the end of his presidential campaign by not addressing U.S. foreign policy and wars

  August 26, 2016

Sanders Launch of "Our Revolution" a Step Forward and a Step Backwards
Norman Soloman, head of The Bernie Delegates Network, says the overall structure and objectives of "Our Revolution" are encouraging but Sanders retreated from positions he took towards the end of his presidential campaign by not addressing US foreign policy and wars

  August 26, 2016

This Political Scientist Says You Should Vote for the 'Lying Neoliberal Warmonger'
Adolph Reed Jr.: The left needs to understand that voting should not be a site for profound political expression, but needs to be used now for keeping out Trump

  August 29, 2016

EpiPen Prices Soar Because Our Current System Can't Restrain Profit- Seeking Corporations
As Congress calls for an investigation into the price hikes of EpiPen, Jean Ross of National Nurses United says only a single-payer healthcare system will reign in corporate greed that puts lives at risk

  August 24, 2016

The Real Scandal of Clinton's Emails: Conducting Foreign Policy In Secret
Former White House counselor Bill Curry says nothing illegal took place - but that's the essence of corruption which characterizes the political system of the US

  August 24, 2016

The False Equivalence of 'White Lives Matter'
NAACP's James Douglas and activist Cedrick Smith respond to a 'White Lives Matter' protest in Houston that included assault rifles and Confederate flags

  August 23, 2016

Detroit Reverend: 'Electing a Democrat Doesn't Mean You Are Safe'
Clinton's Transition Team includes former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, whose legacy includes austerity and the use of emergency managers, says Reverend David Alexander Bullock

  August 23, 2016

Feds Say Locking Up the Indigent Because They Can't Pay Bail is Unconstitutional
University of Maryland Law Professor Doug Colbert says the long overdue move by the Department of Justice could help overturn punitive pretrial detention measures nationwide

  August 23, 2016

The Corporate Arbiters of Opinion
CBS and Fox News haven't even listed Jill Stein of the Green Party in their latest polls, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  August 23, 2016

Activists Call on Obama to Pardon U.S. Political Prisoners
On the eve of the DNC, activists from across the country gathered in Philadelphia urging president Obama to pardon U.S. political prisoners incarcerated in federal jails

  August 21, 2016

Maryland Green Party Forum 2016
Candidates discuss clean energy policy, challenging corporate power, and improving investment in Baltimore City

  August 20, 2016

Departure of Health Insurers From Exchanges Demonstrates Need for Single Payer, Says Advocate
Physicians for a National Health Program founder Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: the fundamental problem is our reliance on market-based solutions to healthcare

  August 19, 2016

DOJ Ending Use of Private Prisons: Will Decarceration Follow?
Truthout's Maya Schenwar says the announcement won't affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons

  August 18, 2016

More Social Programs For Ex-Prisoners Would Lower Recidivism
Walter Lomax of the Maryland Restorative Justice initiative says that he has watched ex-prisoners suffer from slashed social services despite the knowledge that such programs promote reintegration into society

  August 24, 2016

Trade Unions and the Fate of the American Left
Adolph Reed Jr. tells Paul Jay that the labor movement is the only institution with the capacity that can amount to anything on the left of center in American politics

  August 17, 2016

Yes Means Yes: A Conversation About Nate Parker and Affirmative Consent
April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite, unpacks the question of boycotting artists who are accused of rape

  August 17, 2016

Report: Obama Admin Paid Private Prisons $1 Billion to Detain Asylum Seekers
The push to warehouse asylum-seeking women and children in a private facility as a deterrent violates US obligations to international law, says Mark Fleming of the National Immigrant Justice Center

  August 17, 2016

How the Two Parties Lock Out Alternative Voices From the Debates
Media critic Jeff Cohen says there should be a full spectrum debate with varying points of view beyond the two candidates who are at their height of unpopularity

  August 17, 2016

Why Milwaukee Erupted
Wisconsin State Rep. Mandela Barnes says the police killing of Sylville K. Smith took place in a city where African Americans face enormous inequity, high unemployment, mass incarceration, and a failing education system

  August 15, 2016

Milwaukee and National Aggression Against Black People
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford: Mass incarceration begins with hypersurveillance of the Black community and ends in death as it did in Milwaukee

  August 16, 2016

Climate Change Will Prolong U.S. Mosquito Season, Lead to Spread of Zika Virus
Report from Climate Central shows warmer weather adds 30 extra days of mosquito-breeding time to areas across America

  August 17, 2016

How the War on Drugs Thwarts Meaningful Police Reform
Neill Franklin and Adam Eidinger discuss the link between drug policy and the DOJ report on the Baltimore Police Department

  August 12, 2016

A Post-Racial Society With a Racial Wealth Divide?
Josh Hoxie: Government policies from the last 30 years have only worsened wealth disparities by race

  August 15, 2016

Charlie Hardy: The Bernie-Like Candidate Running in Wyoming
Democratic candidate Charlie Hardy and filmmaker Reed Lindsay discuss Hardy's campaign challenge to the dominant political tendencies in the state of Wyoming

  August 13, 2016

Militarization of Local Police Skyrockets Under Obama
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says President Obama may eliminate the 2015 ban on military grade weapon transfers to local police departments

  August 12, 2016

Clinton Vs. Trump: Treacherous Foreign Policy
Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says both Trump and Clinton would pursue militaristic foreign policy with nuanced differences

  August 11, 2016

Why the NAACP is Calling for a Moratorium on Private Charters
Award-winning teacher and professor Julian Vasquez Heilig responds to critics who say NAACP was misguided to pass a resolution condemning charters for increasing segregation and removing public control

  August 16, 2016

How Social Security Helps Alleviate Child Poverty
Peter Arno and Jeanette Wicks-Lim, co-authors of 'Overlooked but Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty', say it's not just the elderly who benefit from this social safety net

  September 12, 2016

Neofascism of the Law and Order Candidate
Henry Giroux tells Paul Jay that fear is an organizing principle of U.S. society

  August 17, 2016

The History of Policing in America
Criminologist Bill Black says policing needs to positively involve the community without the alienating and destructive 'broken windows' type of policy

  August 8, 2016

One Year After Gold King Spill, Navajo Nation Left With Uncertain Future
Janene Yazzie of the Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association says the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to explain the impact of the Gold King mine wastewater spill on agriculture or ensure a plan for future emergencies

  August 6, 2016

How the Gutting of the 4th Amendment Enables Police Killings
ACLU Massachusetts Legal Director Matthew Segal says the judicial gutting of constitutional protections against unreasonable searches must be addressed

  August 8, 2016

Will the Death of Korryn Gaines Lead to Change in Policing?
LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin talks about the role of "police culture" in how law enforcement interacts with black communities

  August 3, 2016

Courts Rebuke Restrictive Voting Measures in Six States
The Nation's Ari Berman says despite recent victories, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act leaves the door open to further restrictive voting measures

  August 4, 2016

The Resurgent Movement for Public Education in the Obama Era
The Real News spoke to author and journalist Nikhil Goyal at last week's DNC about America's faltering education system and whether Democrats can bring about the change needed to fix it

  August 2, 2016

Colorado Green Party Senate Candidate: 'I'm Running to Stop Endless Wars'
Arn Menconi tells the Real News he's aiming to defeat his corporate-backed Democratic opponent by prioritizing the fight against climate change and income inequality

  August 2, 2016

Movement For Black Lives Releases a Political Agenda That Stretches Far Beyond Police Violence
Janae Bonsu & Montague Simmons say their demands for black power, freedom and justice go beyond reform and require transformative change

  August 2, 2016

Will Sanders Delegates Disrupt the DNCC?
Paul Jay speaks with a group for Maryland Sanders delegates about calls for action and civil disobedience inside and outside the convention

  July 23, 2016

Defeated at Rules Committee, Fight to End Superdelegates Heads to Convention Floor
TRNN speaks to Clinton and Sanders supporters about the failed attempt to eliminate superdelegates from the Democratic Party

  July 23, 2016

Protestors Loudly Demand Entry into DNC Rules Hearing
TRNN brings you voices of protestors who are demanding entry into the Democratic Party rules hearing where Sanders supporters are calling for the elimination of superdelegates

  July 23, 2016

Does It Pay to Be White?
PERI's Jeannette Wicks-Lim says race privileges and disadvantages go beyond interactions with the police and criminal justice system

  August 17, 2016

Activists Highlight the Hypocrisy of Banning Tennis Balls but Allowing Guns at the RNC
The Brady Campaign and CODEPINK release 500 tennis balls at the gates of the Republican National Convention to draw attention to Ohio's open carry law

  July 20, 2016

Baton Rouge Killer: What is Driving Violent Retaliation By Lone Gunmen?
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says shooting like that of Baton Rouge and Texas will continue as long as the power structure continues to refuse to hold police accountable

  July 19, 2016

US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War and Loss of European Partners
Michael Hudson says that the US-led confrontational approach of NATO with Russia is driving European countries to consider disbanding or leaving the military alliance due to increased security risks

  July 17, 2016

A History of Lynching
Dr. Lawrence Brown tells guest host Janaya Khan that recent police shootings of unarmed black men remind him of the 4000 lynchings between 1877 and 1950, the murder of Emmett Till, and bombings of black churches

  July 14, 2016

Decades of Money Laundering by HSBC Ignored by Holder at DOJ
Bill Black says the Republicans could embarrass Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Loretta Lynch by demanding further investigation into the failure to prosecute HSBC for its world-historical money laundering operation

  July 17, 2016

To End Racist Policing, Tackle Unjust Laws and Poverty
TRNN's Stephen Janis interviews TRNN's Paul Jay and former policeman Neill Franklin about recent police shootings of civilians and the civilian killing of police officers in Dallas on Baltimore radio program "First Edition with Sean Yoes"

  July 12, 2016

Police Killings Spark Nationwide Protests, Hundreds Arrested
Organizer Kali Akuno says the movement refuses to retreat in fear in face an increasingly militarized police response

  July 11, 2016

Discussion of Police Shootings Ignore Need for Systemic Change
Before President Obama's Dallas address, author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor says mainstream discussion ignores the root causes of violence

  July 12, 2016

Rattling the Bars: Restorative Justice
In this special episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway visits social entrepreneur and former prisoner Chris Wilson in his furniture restoration shop to speak about the need for support amongst formerly incarcerated individuals, and about his support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

  July 11, 2016

Philando Castile Was Killed Because He Was Black, Not Because He Had A Gun
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says that the police officer who killed Philando Castile was not just "reacting to the presence of a gun," and that gun policy won't stop racist policing

  July 12, 2016

Mosul Offensive Will Create More Refugees, Displacement, and Humanitarian Disaster
Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the fightback against ISIS requires the abandonment of more military force, and the pursuit of diplomacy with Russia and Iran

  July 11, 2016

The Laura Flanders Show: Mining and Resistance In Dinetah
In a special report, Navajo youth and elders explain their battles against state-led forced displacement, and the mining industry's exploitation of both labor and environmental resources

  July 11, 2016

Democrats Reject Sanders Opposition to TPP
In a defeat for the Sanders movement, the Democratic Platform Committee votes 106-74 to reject opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  July 9, 2016

Police Whistleblower: Failures of Criminal Justice System Lead to the Dallas Shooting
Ex-Cop Michael Wood says we shouldn't be surprised by the Dallas attacks when police forces all over the nation operate with impunity

  July 8, 2016

Is CBC's Call For Gun Control Amidst Anti-Police Brutality Protests a Red Herring?
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the Congressional Black Caucus is distracting the public with side issues, while 80% of its members voted against restricting police militarization and voted in favor of tough on crime policies which disproportionately hammered black communities

  July 9, 2016

Police Brutality Exacts Widespread Trauma on People of Color
Dr. Lawrence Brown and TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway say the protests and conversations around police brutality aren't just about systemic solutions, but the real and immediate pain

  July 8, 2016

Police Killings Won't Stop Until U.S. Comes to Grips with its Racist Foundations
Gerald Horne and Paul Jay discuss the roots of police killing people of color in the American history of slavery, the elite policy that produces poverty and racism, and the laws that police officers are expected to enforce in order to maintain superexploitation and economic inequality

  July 8, 2016

Activist: Organizing Local Communities is the Only Way to End Police Killings
Former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente says reform measures like civilian review boards have failed to hold police accountable

  July 8, 2016

White-Collar Crime Kills and Maims More Than the Crimes of the Poor
Former financial regulator Bill Black says fraud and corruption result in significantly more death and violence, and aren't even counted in traditional stats by conventional criminologists

  July 10, 2016

DNC Platform Retains Traditional Militarism, Shows Weakness of Anti-War Movement
Phyllis Bennis tells Paul Jay that the platform debates ignored the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and instead included a call to audit the Pentagon rather than cut the military budget

  July 13, 2016

60 Black Democrats Sign Letter in AIPAC-Backed Effort to Discredit Cornel West and BDS
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says AIPAC sent a long-time member to discredit Cornel West and give the impression that blacks oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

  July 6, 2016

U.S.-Controlled Chaos and Corruption Fuels ISIS Terrorism in Iraq
Professor Sabah Alnasseri says ISIS attacks poor working-class neighborhoods in order to turn the people further against an already despised government

  July 6, 2016

Bennis: U.S. Bombs and Drones Have Led to an Expansion of Terrorism
Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss recent terrorist attacks and that both likely presidential candidates propose more of the same failed U.S. policy

  July 5, 2016

Born on the Fourth of July
Anti-war veteran Ron Kovic sits down with Robert Scheer to discuss his new book, "Born on the Fourth of July," and the societal impact of the glorification of war

  July 4, 2016

Socialism In the Air
At this year's Socialism Conference in Chicago, organizers and activists are discussing an age-old question that, for the first time in decades, resounds strongly with the rest of America

  July 3, 2016

Progressive Democrats of America Executive Director: We Must Continue the Insurgency
Donna Smith of the Progressive Democrats of America tells Paul Jay that her organization will work very hard on the down ballot races instead of endorsing Hillary Clinton for president

  July 3, 2016

Pledging Allegiance to the Denial of the Racist History of America
Historian Gerald Horne says the resolute insistence upon the Pledge of Allegiance plays into the collective denial that the American Republic was founded on the enslavement of people of African descent along with the expropriation of the land and property of the Native Americans

  July 4, 2016

Oakland City Council Adhering to Social Demands Blocks Coal Project
Earthjustice's Irene Gutierrez says the labor movement wants good, healthy jobs, and not jobs that are going to lead to the development of respiratory illnesses in workers or in the general population

  July 1, 2016

Historic Verdict Holds Florida Resident Liable for Victor Jara's Murder
A Florida civil court held former Chilean officer Pedro Pablo Barrientos liable for the murder of folk singer Victor Jara, whom Augusto Pinochet had killed 43 years ago

  July 1, 2016

Puerto Rico 'Rescue' Bill to Reinforce Colonial Relationship with US
The so-called PROMESA bill imposes an imperialistic, open-ended fiscal control board that will determine the livelihood of Puerto Ricans for the foreseeable future, says activist Julio Lopez

  July 1, 2016

Breaking Through Power: Robert Fellmeth on Children's Advocacy
The Center for Study of Responsive Law celebrated the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 23-26, 2016

  June 30, 2016

Poll: Most Americans Believe the Economy is Rigged Against Them
Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. workers are beginning to realize that their hardship is due to underlying workings of corporations, the banks, and neoliberal economic policies that are against their interest

  July 1, 2016

The Laura Flanders Show: Beyond Bernie: Socialism and the Struggle Against Capitalism
Socialist Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant argues that the Democratic Party's anti-Trump strategy, with Hillary at the helm, is critically flawed in the long run

  June 27, 2016

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas's Repressive Anti-Abortion Bill
The American Prospect's Rachel Cohen says the historic ruling will have a ripple effect in other states that followed Texas's anti-abortion measures

  June 27, 2016

Imagine a Decentralized Movement, Independent of the DNC, with a Hundred Times the Fundraising and Volunteer Power - People for Bernie Co-Founder
Charles Lenchner tells Paul Jay that although Sanders "lost" the race for president, he's left a legacy of millions of people who now know how to fight this kind of a race

  June 27, 2016

Where's the Anti-War Movement in the 'Political Revolution'?
At the People's Summit in Chicago, Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the peace movement needs to link with the coalition associated with the Sanders campaign

  June 24, 2016

Exonerees in the Era of Mass Incarceration (1/2)
In Part 1, TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway and Alison Flowers, author of Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity, discuss the ramifications of exoneration in a country that already imprisons more of its people than any country in world.

  July 11, 2016

Gun Control Sit-In Political Theater Can Be Used to Our Advantage
Codepink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin says let's use this occasion to call for substantive gun control measures like a ban on assault weapons and closing background check loopholes

  June 24, 2016

Nina Turner: The Oligarchy Must Be Challenged by Everyday People
At the People's Summit, former Ohio Senator Nina Turner tells Paul Jay that the Sanders campaign fought for policies that have mass support, but the Democratic Party will adopt them only if ordinary people hold its feet to the fire

  June 26, 2016

How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms
Adeshina Emmanuel speaks about his new investigative report for In These Times, which proves that police unions' collective bargaining agreements often thwart reforms mandated by the federal government

  June 23, 2016

Cornel West vs. Robert Wexler on Israel and Palestine
Cornel West and Robert Wexler at the DNC Platform Hearings discussing DNC's unabated support for Israel (CSPAN)

  June 19, 2016

acTVism: U.S. Military Bases & Foreign Policy
Noam Chomsky, Joseph Gerson, and John Lindsay Poland speak with acTVism Munich about the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, specifically U.S. military bases worldwide

  June 14, 2016

Orlando Shooter Proclaimed Allegiance to Rival Terrorist Organizations
Vijay Prashad says that terms like "radical jihadist terrorism" ​explain nothing and only spread fear​

  June 14, 2016

Profound Social Alienation Underlies America's Mass Atrocities
Gun culture, rampant homophobia, and U.S. imperialism - not Islam - is behind the Orlando shootings, says scholar Junaid Ahmad

  June 13, 2016

Why is the Orlando Shooter Branded as a Radical Islamist Instead of a Homophobe?
Yasmin Nair says we need to go behind discussions of love and understanding, think critically about hate-crime legislation, and consider the role of U.S. wars

  June 13, 2016

Why Did Ryan Call Trump a Racist
Author Max Blumenthal says the Republican leadership is ready to concede the presidency as the battle moves to congress and State legislatures

  June 8, 2016

Actor Greg Germann: Why I'm Voting For Hillary Clinton
Ally McBeal actor Germann says that Clinton can get progressive things done incrementally, and that Sanders cannot win a general election

  June 6, 2016

Ali Abunimah: NY Governor Blacklists BDS to Defend Israeli Apartheid
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ban on state business with organizations that support the boycott movement is unconstitutional and panders to Israel, says Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah

  June 6, 2016

Corporate Media Obscures Muhammad Ali's Anti-Imperialism
Historian Gerald Horne says we can't let Ali's legacy be written by people like former president Bill Clinton, who will be speaking at his funeral

  June 6, 2016

Breaking Through Power: Robert T. Coulter on Indigenous Rights
The Center for Study of Responsive Law celebrated the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 23-26, 2016

  June 6, 2016

In Hiroshima, Obama Neglects to Mention $1 Trillion Deal for Nuclear Weapons - Kuznick RAI (2/2)
President Obama has undermined his legacy of calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons by supporting a modernization program of one trillion dollars over 30 years, says Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

  June 8, 2016

Rising Up Against Empire: Jeremy Scahill and the Easter Uprising
Investigative journalist and author of Blackwater, Dirty Wars, and The Assassination Complex Jeremy Scahill talks about the secrets he's learned about our government's assassination programs, and domestic militarization; Laura visits Ireland for the centenary of the Easter Rising, an Irish armed rebellion against the British Empire, and then provides her commentary on the undeserved power of hedge fund managers

  May 27, 2016

Sanders Supports Universal Healthcare Amendment 69 in Colorado, Will Hillary?
We speak with T.R. Reid, Chair of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Healthcare

  May 27, 2016

Clinton Actively Promoted Fracking as Secretary of State
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog investigates another set of Hillary Clinton's emails and finds the truth about Clinton's role in promoting fracking

  May 30, 2016

Koch Funded Free Market Universities in Arizona
Arizona's state legislators, many with Koch campaign funds, pass a budget that creates a "right-wing laboratory", says independent investigative journalist Alex Kotch

  May 26, 2016

Clinton's Candidacy Will Unite the Corporate World
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says Hillary Clinton views this election as an opportunity to build a 'big tent' for the Democrats, welcoming Republican refugees from Trump

  May 27, 2016

Baltimore Activists Defend Tubman House Against Threats of Demolition
Activists hold a town hall at Tubman House, a community center they created in a vacant home across from where Freddie Gray was arrested one year ago

  May 22, 2016

Wilkerson on Heightened Tensions in the South China Sea
Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says recent US and Chinese air force posturing could easily deteriorate into unwanted disasters

  May 20, 2016

Successful Swiss Addiction Treatment Program Ignored by U.S. Congress
Howard Wooldridge, an 18-year veteran police officer who has been advocating for adapting a similar program in the U.S., gets zero response from Washington lawmakers

  May 19, 2016

Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: The Left Forum 2016
Seth Adler speaks about the upcoming forum in New York City, the importance of an inclusive discussion space for the left, and the relationship between theory and practice

  May 18, 2016

Republicans Would Rather Lose the 2016 Election than Win with Donald Trump
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says Trump's candidacy is throwing both Democratic and Republican parties into crisis

  May 18, 2016

California Senate Reluctant to Repeal Drug Sentencing Policy
In this Episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway takes a close-up look at California's prison system. Conway speaks with Lizzie Buchen, Statewide Advocacy Coordinator for Californians United for a Responsible Budget, about the California Senate's reluctance to repeal drug sentencing policy.

  May 16, 2016

Striking Alabama Prisoners Being Starved
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow discusses the conditions being protested in Alabama prisons: unpaid labor, overcrowding, and demands for an end to indentured servitude

  May 15, 2016

Noam Chomsky on Edward Snowden
In this interview hosted by acTVism Munich with MIT professor, anarchist, philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, we discuss US military presence in Europe and the case of Edward Snowden

  May 11, 2016

West Point 'Fists-Up' Photo Is About Unity and Pride, Not Political Affiliation
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the photo of West Point cadets with fists raised is a gesture of solidarity in a conservative military environment

  May 10, 2016

Corbyn and Sanders Reigniting Democratic Socialism
Prof. Leo Panitch says Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are opening up space for people who want economic democracy and socialism

  May 7, 2016

Remembering Tomas Young
The anti-Iraq war veteran who was shot, paralyzed and died of his injuries ten years later is the subject of Mark Wilkerson's new book "Tomas Young's War," a reflection on Young's life and activism

  May 11, 2016

'Recall Gov. Richard D. Snyder' Campaign in Michigan Gains Momentum
Frank Hammer and Rev. David Bullock say growing outrage over unelected Emergency Managers, Flint's water crisis and Detroit's crumbling school system will help collect the 790,000 signatures needed to recall Gov. Rick Snyder

  May 6, 2016

Supreme Court Just Made it Easier for the FBI to Hack Your Computer
The Intercept's Jenna McLaughlin says Congress must act quickly to block the FBI from having more powers to hack personal computers

  May 6, 2016

Detroit Begins Water Shutoffs for 20,000 Residents
Food & Water Watch's Lynna Kaucheck says cash-strapped Detroit could actually increase revenue by billing customers based on what they can afford

  May 5, 2016

Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools for Second Day Over Lack of Pay
Detroit faces dual crises: The cash-strapped city doesn't have enough money to pay its teachers and has begun shutting off water to up to 20,000 residents who are behind on their water bill

  May 3, 2016

Republican Mayors Opt for 100% Renewable
Solar energy expert Angelina Galiteva says taking advantage of low-cost job-creating renewables to address climate change should be a non-partisan issue

  May 5, 2016

Greenpeace Leaks Secret Pro-Corporate Trade Agreement
Jorgo Riss of Greenpeace says leaked TTIP documents show a huge transfer of power from people to big business and negotiators consulting with the corporate sector

  May 3, 2016

Chris Hedges: Activist Rev. Berrigan Targeted by Church Hierarchy
Chris Hedges reflects on Berrigan's legacy as a writer and activist

  May 2, 2016

Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (3/3)
The third and final part of our interviews with Robert McChesney and John Nichols on their new book "People Get Ready"

  May 1, 2016

A Tale of Two Police Shootings
Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago

  April 30, 2016

US Ignores Disappearances in Mexico to Maintain Financial and Military Presence
The Merida Initiative is not about drug trafficking but in fact about allowing US intervention for the benefit of transnational capital, says Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism

  May 19, 16

Beltway Congress Race Breaks Records for Campaign Donations
A matchup between businessman David Trone, former news anchor Kathleen Matthews, and progressive MD Senator Jaimie Raskin reveal the interests fighting for the future of the Democratic party

  April 27, 2016

Why Westminster Votes Conservative
The Real News spoke to voters in the predominantly white, Republican town of Westminster in Carroll County, MD about establishment politics, race and drugs

  April 27, 2016

Obama Pressures Germany to Commit More Troops for NATO Exercises on Ukraine Border
In Europe, President Obama commits more special forces for Syria but Larry Wilkerson says he is more concerned about dangerous and provocative posturing on the Ukraine border

  April 26, 2016

$6 Million Dollar Settlement for the killing of Tamir Rice Lets Cleveland Police off the Hook
Cleveland has a disturbing history of trying to stiff victims of police abuse after losing in court, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

  April 26, 2016

The All-Volunteer Military and American National Security
Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the inefficiency of an all-volunteer force and how it increases the possibility of conflict

  April 28, 2016

Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (2/3)
Robert McChesney and John Nichols say 2016 is the most volatile political year in modern American history and that young people becoming engaged in the electoral process is the best way to fix every problem we have

  April 25, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Exclusive on The Real News
In an exclusive interview with TRNN, Bernie Sanders says Clinton will have to defy the oligarchs if she is to earn active campaigners from his supporters

  April 23, 2016

The Story Behind the Flint Water Crisis
An exhaustive probe into how the city of Flint was left exposed to lead-tainted drinking water for nearly two years

  April 22, 2016

Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy
Robert McChesney and John Nichols say these are the two greatest issues facing the world in the next 30 years, as discussed in their book: People Get Ready

  April 20, 2016

Should Hamilton be Next on the Currency Chopping Block?
Historian Gerald Horne says replacing Jackson with Tubman is a step in the right direction but many more could be purged and replaced with abolitionists

  April 21, 16

Hillary Clinton's Interventionist Tendencies
Former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell Col. Larry Wilkerson says that regime change in Libya was pushed by then-Secretary of State Clinton

  April 20, 2016

Disaster Capitalism's Coming Use of The Lead Water Pipe Crisis
Glen Ford, founder of Black Agenda Report, says the water pipe crisis will be used to justify previous goals of gentrifying more urban areas and creating massive wealth for elite corporations

  April 12, 2016

Hillary Met with Protests over Foreign Policy and Criminal Justice in Baltimore
TRNN reports from a Clinton rally in Baltimore, Maryland, where demonstrators were ejected after protesting Hillary's criminal justice and foreign policy stances

  April 10, 2016

Democracy Spring Protesters Stop in Baltimore En Route to DC
Kai Newkirk and actor Sam Waterston talk to the Real News about why hundreds have promised to be arrested in Washington next week if Congress fails to end the domination of money in politics

  April 8, 2016

Protesters Highlight Bill Clinton's Legacy of Expanding Mass Incarceration
Writer Yvette Carnell responds to Bill Clinton's comments to protesters: "You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter"

  April 8, 2016

"It's a Felony to Rip Off Shareholders but Violating Safety Regulations is a Misdemeanor."
Coal River Mountain Watch's Bob Kincaid says ripping off shareholders comes with a harder punishment than killing 29 people

  April 8, 2016

Dr. King's Politics Absent From U.S. Political Scene
Glen Ford, of BlackAgendaReport.com, says that finding King's politics in today's presidential elections is hard to do. Anti-imperialism, anti-war and structural adjustments ending poverty are simply not present in 2016 election platforms across the board

  April 5, 2016

U.S. Radioactive Weapons Fueling Birth Defects in Iraq
Investigative journalist Barbara Koeppel examines how the U.S. is getting away with using radioactive weapons that are causing spikes in birth defects and cancer in both Iraqi citizens and U.S. veterans

  April 7, 2016

"We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can"
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, says a truly green transportation system would stop relying on cars and discusses the Tesla Model 3 as a mass-market electric vehicle

  April 1, 2016

ExxonMobil Investigation Reminiscent of Tobacco Wars of 1990s
Coalition of investigating attorneys general can protect the public's health and welfare in almost any way legally possible, says Dan Zegart, Senior Fellow at the Climate Investigations Center

  April 1, 2016

Green Party Senate Candidate Removed From Debate Stage
After Maryland Green Party candidate Margaret Flowers was escorted off the debate stage at last night's forum just outside of Baltimore, she talked to the Real News about the two-party system's chokehold on democracy and her decision to protest it

  March 30, 2016

The Black Lives Matter Legacy of Dr. King
Dr. Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University and part of the Black Lives Matter leadership team, discussed the legacy of Dr. King, #BlackLivesMatter and philosophies of activism

  April 4, 2016

Facing Reality: Political Prisoner News and Updates
JIhad Abdulmumit was back for a Facing Reality update on political prisoners Mondo we Langa, Ruchell Magee, Jalil Muntaqim, Herman Bell, Dr. Mutulu Shakur and Sundiata Acoli

  April 1, 2016

Happy Endings and Innocence: Media Myths of Mass Incarceration
Author, activist and former political prisoner James Kilgore joined us to discuss his argument that pop culture works to poorly frame the crisis of mass incarceration as one about "innocence" as opposed to one of civil/human rights

  March 31, 2016

Hipocresia! A Revolutionary Perspective On Obama's Visit to Cuba
Netfa Freeman, analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, demystifies much of what has been said about Obama's visit to Cuba and from the perspective of one friendly to the Cuban Revolution. Topics covered included the blockade, political prisoners, elections and voting rights, human rights and more.

  March 27, 2016

Ralph Nader on the 2016 Elections: Hillary and Transparency
Ralph Nader speaks with itstheGADFLY about Hillary Clinton and her ties to Wall St.

  March 25, 2016

Increased Anti-Terror Spending Marked by Exponential Rise in Attacks
Former FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley says presidential candidates are ignoring the link between increased US military intervention and uptick in terrorism

  March 25, 2016

Did Trump Play AIPAC?
Max Blumenthal says Trump's embrace by AIPAC overshadows his shifting positions on Israel

  March 22, 2016

Sanders Vs. Clinton on Palestine-Israel: A Primer with Phyllis Bennis
An assessment of Clinton's AIPAC speech and Sanders's Middle East speech reveals their divergent approaches to the US's closest ally, Israel

  March 23, 2016

At AIPAC, Hillary Vows to Uphold Israel's Military Dominance
Clinton's speech on AIPAC alarms Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell

  March 22, 2016

Castro to Obama: U.S. Has Double Standards When it Comes to Human Rights
Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State , says that it is hypocritical for the United States to judge the Cuban government by standards that it does not hold to itself.

  March 22, 2016

The Omaha Two Are Now One: The Death of Mondo We Langa
Jihad Abdulmumit, Co-Coordinator of the National Jericho Movement and Dr. Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson discussed the life, politics, case and death of former Black Panther Party member and political prisoner Mondo We Langa.

  March 22, 2016

Defying AIPAC
Journalist and author Max Blumenthal speaks to leading dissenters of the right wing Israel lobby days before AIPAC's annual summit

  March 20, 2016

Obama's Visit to Cuba: Dangers and Benefits to The Cuban Revolution
Alex Main and James Early, delve into the risk benefit analysis of opening up to the United States

  March 21, 2016

The Border's Already A Mess, Even Without Trump's Wall
The Real News speaks to a co-chair of the Sierra Club's borderlands campaign down in McAllen, Texas about the current state of the wall, Trump's vision and how feasible it is

  March 17, 2016

Merrick Garland and Judicial Restraint: How A 'Moderate' Judge is A Gift to Republicans
The Real Capitol Hill examines Obama's Supreme Court nominee's record, from campaign finance reform to labor issues

  March 17, 2016

Trump and Clinton Extend Their Primary Leads
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump solidified leads within their respective parties on Tuesday when five states voted in the ongoing primary elections

  March 16, 2016

Winner-Take-All States Could Make Trump the Inevitable Nominee
Col. Larry Wilkerson describes how Trump's appeal to frustrated right-wing voters may secure the nomination on Tuesday

  March 14, 2016

Obama's "Legacy-Defining" Clemency Program Struggles
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford discusses the Obama administration's struggling program aimed at releasing prisoners who have served their time

  March 15, 2016

Washington Post Attacks Clinton's Role in Honduran Coup
Mark Weisbrot of CEPR says Hillary and the Obama administration helped the coup to succeed in large part by helping to prevent Zelaya's return to the presidency before the November 2009 elections

  March 15, 2016

The Beloved Community of Greensboro North Carolina
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Pastor Nelson Johnson about the 1979 Greensboro massacre of five protestors and its connection to police violence today.

  March 10, 2016

"Miracle Technology" Isn't Needed to Stop Climate Change
Robert Pollin of PERI says investment in existing technology could create a zero-emissions economy within 35 years

  March 9, 2016

Solitary Confinement is "Torture:" The Forthcoming Seminal Trial of Political Prisoner Russell 'Maroon' Shoatz
Shoatz attorney and Legal Director of the Abolitionist Law Center Bret Grote discussed this forthcoming trial about the issue of solitary confinement.

  March 12, 2016

Obama to Cuba: New Visit, Old Politics
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of BlackAgendaReport.com, says Obama's visit to Cuba extends rather than breaks old patterns of diplomacy between the two countries.

  March 10, 2016

Black Panther Documentary Introduces Revolution to a New Generation
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway and Urban Researcher at Morgan State University Ray Winbush speak with students and faculty at Catonsville Community College about the Black Panthers, Reparations, and the Baltimore Uprising.

  March 6, 2016

Michelle Alexander: "Mass Incarceration is a Bipartisan Adventure"
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway visits Greensboro, North Carolina to speak with organizers and attendees of Michelle Alexander event on race and policing.

  March 6, 2016

What Needs to Change: A Conversation on Policing and Race with Michelle Alexander
In the wake of racial tensions with police in cities across America, civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander joins Mayor Nancy Vaughn, Rev. Nelson Johnson and Dr. Timothy Tyson for a discussion on race and policing and how to improve the relationship in Greensboro, North Carolina

  March 3, 2016

Appointing a Justice: Do Partisan Politics Matter More Than Merits?
Dean of UNC-Irvine Law Erwin Chemerinsky explains how the two major parties have created a system for selecting Supreme Court Justices who don't prioritize public interest

  March 3, 2016

Facing Reality: Political Prisoners and Propaganda Wars
Reactionary propaganda is used to deny parole to long-time political prisoners says ex-political prisoner and current co-chair of the National Jericho Movement Jihad Abdulmumit who was back to provide an update on the parole status of Mutulu Shakur, Sudiata Acoli, Jalil Muntaqim, Robert "Seth" Hayes and Herman Bell.

  March 11, 2016

How the Democratic Candidates Can Adopt a More Progressive Immigration Platform
Author and activist David Bacon says increasing deportations will not increase wages, but strengthening unions and workers' rights and raising the minimum wage will

  February 26, 2016

Senate Confirms New FDA Commissioner With Close Ties to Big Pharma
Public Citizen's Dr. Michael Carome describes the thousands in consulting fees new FDA commissioner Dr. Robert Califf received from pharmaceutical manufacturers and why only four senators voted against his confirmation

  February 25, 2016

New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel
Josh Ruebner says fears over the impact of the new law are overblown but many more anti-BDS measures are being considered nationwide

  February 26, 2016

Clinton and Sanders' Record on Deportation and Guest Worker Policies
Activist and author David Bacon says based on Bernie's record, it is clear he would support family reunification and guest worker rights - but when it comes to Hillary, it's not so clear

  February 25, 2016

Obama's Plan to Close Guantanamo Too Little, Too Late
Omar Shakir, attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says the proposal is very similar to the executive order Obama issued in 2009, which means he could have closed it then - and he could close it today without congress

  February 24, 2016

Col. Wilkerson: All War Games Between China and US Lead to Nuclear Attacks
TRNN Replay: Discussing the tension in the South China Sea, former Bush administration official Larry Wilkerson says the US should ratify the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea treaty - but won't because of big oil and mining interests

  February 22, 2016

Ralph Nader: Scalia, Hillary, and the Upholding of Corporate Supremacy
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says that both the Republican and Democratic parties are subservient to corporate power

  February 22, 2016

Sanders Loses Nevada In Close Election
Author David Bacon explains how influential unions' neutral stance allowed the Sanders campaign to come back from a 25-point deficit in the polls

  February 20, 2016

Subprime Mortgage Whistleblowers Warn Bigger Crash on Its Way
Whistleblowers Richard Bowen and Michael Winston, along with UMKC's Bill Black, discuss the rampant fraud at Countrywide and Citigroup and how today's high foreclosure rates in states like Nevada could be a sign of what's to come

  February 21, 2016

Lost in Las Vegas
On the day of the Nevada primaries, a special presentation of the feature length documentary by Paul Jay reveals Las Vegas as a model of neoliberalism, a tale of the shape of things to come. It's all told through the eyes of a Canadian Blues Brothers act deciding whether they want to move their families to Vegas. It's two performers portraying two actors playing two fictitious characters in a town where everything is a replica of something else.

  February 19, 2016

Bayer Pharma, Fetal Deaths, and Illegal Kickbacks
On Wednesday, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) alleged that the pharmaceutical giant Bayer HealthCare had downplayed hundreds of fetal deaths resulting from its contraceptive medical device Essure, and that the company also gave illegal kickbacks to doctors for promoting its product

  February 18, 2016

Ralph Nader: A Cover for Corporatism in Scalia's "Originalism"
Ralph Nader says Scalia interpreted the constitution hypocritically as he extended the bill of rights from persons to corporations

  February 18, 2016

Sanders' Wall Street Tax Could Raise $300 Billion A Year
Robert Pollin, who authored the Inclusive Prosperity Act, says transaction taxes are common in many capitalist countries

  February 18, 2016

Wife of Ex-CIA Agent to Obama: 'Pardon My Husband'
Holly Sterling, the wife of imprisoned CIA whistleblower, presented a petition at the National Press Club Wednesday morning that asks President Obama to pardon her husband

  February 18, 2016

Pope vs. Trump
Activist David Bacon says the Pope is drawing attention to an escalating migration crisis at the border

  February 18, 2016

The Roots of Scalia's Originalism
Larry Wilkerson examines the pitfalls of Scalia's theory of originalism and how this creates a tendency of disunion rather than cohesion when interpreting the law

  February 15, 2016

The Supreme Court and the Non-Violent Settling of Elite Disputes
Attorney Kamau Franklin says when there's been no pressure from the people, the nation's top court historically protected capitalist interests and served elite opinion

  February 15, 2016



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