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Confusion, Leadership Vacuum Fueled Freddie Gray Unrest
Investigative journalists Luke Broadwater and Jayne Miller say documents reveal conflict among city officials in the aftermath of the killing of Freddie Gray

  July 31, 2015

In Testing 'Southern Heritage', Some Face the Gun
The Real News spoke to long-time activist WiIllie Hudspeth, who was threatened last week by a white man carrying an AR-15 after Hudspeth called for a confederate statue in Denton, Texas to be placed in a museum

  July 31, 2015

Prosecutor Charges Cop, Releases Video of Sam Dubose Killing
Cincinnati-based activist Iris Roley discusses yet another police killing of an unarmed and lawful Black man.

  July 29, 2015

What Obama Didn't Say in His African Union Address
American policies have left the masses of Africa behind and propped up strongmen, says Executive Director of Friends of the Congo Maurice Carney

  July 30, 2015

Only Civilian Oversight with Subpoena Power Will Stop Sheriff Abuse, Say LA County Residents
Black Lives Matter activist Mark-Anthony Johnson says LA County residents are calling for civilian oversight, with teeth, to keep the Sheriff's office in check.

  July 29, 2015

Gay Pride Celebrated Amid Concerns Over Trans Rights
Advocates say focus needs to shift to the struggle for recognition of trans community.

  July 29, 2015

Cornel West and Rick Wolff on White Supremacy and Capitalism
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a conversation about capitalism with two brilliant minds, Cornel West and Richard D. Wolff, together in a rare joint appearance.

  July 28, 2015

Donald Trump and Liberal Media: The Joke's On You
Celebrity candidates and the liberal media have created a clown show that viewers can laugh at, but it's at your expense.

  July 28, 2015

Sandra Bland and Black Girls Matter
Kimberle Crenshaw, law professor and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, discusses the death of Sandra Bland in the context of her report, "Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected"

  July 29, 2015

Ending Mass Incarceration? The Shortcomings of Left-Right Coalition Politics (2/2)
Bret Grote, legal director of the Abolitionist Law Center, discusses Obama's call for criminal justice reform and the odd Left-Right coalition forming to carry it out.

  July 28, 2015

Movement for Black Lives Conference Demonstrates Power of Organized Community
Activist and journalist Rosa Clemente discusses The Movement for Black Lives Conference held in Cleveland last weekend

  July 29, 2015

Ending Mass Incarceration? The Shortcomings of Left-Right Coalition Politics (1/2)
Bret Grote, legal director of the Abolitionist Law Center, discusses Obama's call for criminal justice reform and the odd Left-Right coalition forming to carry it out.

  July 28, 2015

Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus
Despite outspending the world in elections, U.S. voter turnout is historically low because of media's focus on the interest of the elite, says University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney

  July 26, 2015

After 54 Years, US Isolated and Forced to Renew Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
Michael Ratner talks about the reopening of the Cuban embassy, and says the next steps include ending the embargo and returning Guantanamo

  July 27, 2015

A Short History of Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors discusses the history of BLM, its politics, goals and future.

  July 23, 2015

Andrew Cockburn: Modern War | #GRITtv
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, is drone warfare here to stay? Andrew Cockburn, author of Kill Change, and a clip from a new documentary on Fahd Ghazy, imprisoned in Guantanamo.

  July 22, 2015

Five Years Later, Dodd-Frank is on the Chopping Block
In an attempted final push, Republicans are posed to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act five years after they were signed into law.

  July 21, 2015

Economists Join the Fight For $15!
PERI Economist Bob Pollin talks about his new co-authored petition calling on economists to support an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

  July 27, 2015

Dodd-Frank's 5th Anniversary Passes, But Should We Celebrate?
PERI Economist Gerald Epstein discusses his new co-authored report, "Banking From Financial Crisis to Dodd-Frank: Five Years On, How Much Has Changed?"

  July 27, 2015

The Global African: Repression in Egypt & Black Transgender Lives Matter
The Global African host Bill Fletcher looks at these stories with Sharif Abdel Kouddous, a Cairo-based independent journalist, and Monica Yorkman, a Baltimore-based transgender activist.

  July 19, 2015

Talk Like Warren, Act Like a Clinton
Hillary Clinton's economic plan sounds tough on Wall Street, but PERI economist Gerald Epstein says it's nothing more than political theater

  July 15, 2015

Obama's Carceral Reform Neglects Unemployment
TRNN host and producer Eddie Conway responds to Obama's recent speech calling for changes in mass incarceration policies.

  July 16, 2015

Shot, Paralyzed, & 16
Reverend and activist Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou discusses the police shooting of 16 year old Brandon Claxton in St. Louis, MO

  July 15, 2015

Former IAEA Inspector: Agreement Effectively Ends Iranian Breakout Capacity
Robert Kelley says the Iranians compromised on everything, and the IAEA's push for sweeping site access is quite a big demand against a country that hasn't lost a war

  July 14, 2015

Denton Gears Up For Bigger Fight Over Fracking
After last month's decision to repeal Denton's ban on fracking, activists are looking to build a coalition of cities across the state of Texas before taking a second swing at HB 40, the bill that disempowers municipal governments in favor of oil and gas industries.

  July 12, 2015

The Global African: Not a Rapper & Black-Palestinian Solidarity
TeleSUR's The Global African talks to DC-based artist and activist Bomani Armah, and examines African American solidarity with Palestinians.

  July 11, 2015

Yellen Signals Interest Rate Hike, Will It Increase Inequality?
PERI's Gerald Epstein says the Fed needs to expand its toolbox to get finance to Main Street because raising interest rates will hurt workers.

  July 12, 2015

Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around the World
CCR's Michael Ratner breaks down how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to protect publishers as well as whistleblowers

  July 12, 2015

Our Cities Are Being Defined by Invisible Systems
This week on #GRITtv with Laura Flanders: What can architects do to make this future something we want to be a part of?

  July 8, 2015

Cosby Revelations Challenge Notions of Gender, Race and Sexual Violence
Activist and blogger Janessa Robinson discusses the latest reports about Bill Cosby, rape and the impact of patriarchy and White supremacy on interpretations of violence against women

  July 8, 2015

An NSA Whistleblower's Guide to Encryption
Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the NSA turned whistleblower, sat down with the Real News to talk about the USA Freedom Act as ersatz reform and how the public can take matters into their own hands by encrypting their phones and computers.

  July 6, 2015

Eric Holder: Return to Sender
Glen Ford, Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report, says Eric Holder is returning to his "ideological home" of corporate law to defend the big banks and TPP

  July 7, 2015

Not Oz, Not Orange, Not Shawshank Either: The Real History of Black Radicalism and the Prison Abolitionist Movement
Author Dan Berger discusses his latest book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

  July 6, 2015

Another World Is Possible, Another US Is Necessary
TRNN's Eddie Conway interviews participants at the 2015 US Social Forum in Philadelphia

  July 6, 2015

For Mumia and Us, All The Writing Is On The Wall
Author, activist, and professor of Black and Latin Studies at Baruch College Dr. Johanna Fernandez discusses her new edited volume, Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

  July 5, 2015

Beyond Disability Rights; Disability Justice
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on disability rights, and Laura talks the roads less traveled.

  July 4, 2015

The Global African: Right-Wing Extremism & Who Stole the Soul
TeleSUR's the Global African examines right-wing terrorism and Soul!, an early African-American variety show.

  July 4, 2015

Ida B. Wells and Lessons to Learn from South Carolina
Dr. Paula Giddings discusses the South Carolina massacre, church burnings, Ferguson and more in the context of her work on the life and politics of Ida B. Wells.

  July 1, 2015

SCOTUS Case Could Bring "Right to Work" to All 50 States
Labor Notes' Samantha Winslow explains how the Supreme Court could weaken public sector worker unions

  July 1, 2015

No Labor Protections in Obama's Overtime Plan
Activist and author Eugene Puryear challenges the Fair Labor Standards Act and the president's claims that this will indeed be a benefit to working people.

  July 1, 2015

Like Grandfather, Like Grandson: The Life and Death of Malcolm Latif Shabazz
Artist, activist and educator Ras Ceylon discusses the recent sentencing of Malcolm Shabazz's killers and the many misconceptions about the life and work of Malcolm X's grandson.

  June 29, 2015

Gay Marriage Victory Is Not About Equality
Queer activist Yasmin Nair says that the fight for gay marriage was driven by an elitist, conservative movement

  June 26, 2015

Can the United Nations Stop War?
Has the UN failed to deliver on its founding mission? Follow the discussion with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Robert Naiman, policy director of Just Foreign Policy.

  June 28, 2015

Why Is the Health Care Industry Celebrating Obamacare's Supreme Court Victory?
Six million people remain insured, but as many as 58 percent of federal exchanges provide one or two healthcare plans, meaning the profit-driven healthcare industry limits coverage, says Dr. Margaret Flowers

  June 25, 2015

Did Anti-Fast Track Senators Miss an Opportunity to Slow Down TPP?
Senate passes fast track, but why didn't any Senators use a talking filibuster to change the fate of the TPP?

  June 25, 2015

Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake (1/2)
To mark the 48th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

  July 1, 2015

Fast Track Vote Not the End Game
Kevin Zeese says senate passing fast track legislation is the beginning of another round in the struggle over TPP trade bill

  June 24, 2015

Roof, Dolezal and the Violence of White Appropriation
Dr. Baruti Kopano continues his discussion with us of Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture

  June 24, 2015

What is the REAL Symbol of White Supremacy? (2/2)
Eddie Conway and Dr. Gerald Horne discuss media coverage of the Charleston massacre and whether the particular focus on the Confederate flag misses the mark when looking to unpack racist symbolism and its impact on society

  June 24, 2015

Race and the Theft of Soul
Dr. Baruti Kopano of Morgan State University discusses his new co-edited anthology Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture

  June 24, 2015

Why Chicago Won't Go Bankrupt - And Detroit Didn't Have To
Saqib Bhatti argues cities can avoid financial crises through progressive taxation and forcing the wealthy to pay their fair share

  June 29, 2015

Dean Spade: Pinkwashing | #GRITtv
This week on the Laura Flanders Show, author and law professor Dean Spade on poverty, prisons, and the new transgender civil rights movement and a preview of Spade's new film about pinkwashing

  June 23, 2015

The Most Racist Flag
With new announcements about flag removals and anti-Confederacy political posturing we continue our critical coverage of the subject with attorney, activist and author Mr. Kamau Franklin

  June 24, 2015

Senator Cardin in the Hot Seat on Fast Track
Protestors target Maryland's Senator Ben Cardin for being one of 14 Democrats who supports fast track, calling his ties to the pharmaceutical industry a motivation for his decision

  June 23, 2015

US Police Killings Violate International Law
Glen Ford: Amnesty International finds all 50 states and Washington, DC, fail to comply with international law and standards on the use of lethal force by law enforcement officers

  June 23, 2015

You Sure You Want to Be Black?
Economics and Race Consultant Algernon Austin discusses his latest op-ed, "Yes You Can Be Black. And It Won't Cost You Much at All."

  June 23, 2015

Scientific Precision: Hip-Hop in Tubman City with Precise Science
Emcee and activist Ruffmic of Precise Science talks about liberation hip-hop

  June 22, 2015

Steelworkers Slighted as Corporate Money Fuels Democrats' Pro Fast Track Vote
Despite promises, "pro-labor" Democrats vote yes on TPP

  June 21, 2015

The Global African: The NFL and Tech in Africa
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at the NFL and digital technology in Africa

  June 20, 2015

What Father's Day Means to Black America
In this special Father's Day edition of iMWiL! we spoke with Black fathers; historians, artists and activists along with Ayanna and Dick Gregory about what it means to be a Black father in the United States

  June 20, 2015

The Myths and Realities About Juneteenth
Preeminent historians Mr. Hari Jones and Dr. Gerald Horne discuss the many misunderstandings related to myths of Black freedom and notions of progress associated with Juneteenth celebrations.

  June 19, 2015

Court Reinstates Case Against Former Attorney General, FBI Director and INS Commissioner
Calling it a "big victory", Michael Ratner says that after 13 years, the Center for Constitutional Rights will be able to proceed with its case against top Bush administration officials for post-9/11 abuse of immigrant detainees

  June 21, 2015

South Carolina Church Massacre in "Ideological Home" of White Supremacy
As confessed shooter in church massacre Dylann Roof is arrested, South Carolina activist Kevin Alexander Gray traces the history of white supremacy and the struggle for black liberation as the context for the killing of nine worshippers

  June 20, 2015

Vigil for Charleston Church Shooting Victims Dispersed by Bomb Threats
South Carolina has a long history of hate crimes against African Americans, says Efia Nwangaza of the Malcom X Grassroots Movement

  June 19, 2015

Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion 1/2
With the Pope issuing an encyclical to address the climate change crisis, Janet Redman and Blase Bonpane weigh in on this defining moment for the Catholic Church

  June 19, 2015

The Hidden History of the Hip-Hop Mixtape
Sommer Regan McCoy of the Mixtape Museum discusses the hidden political and cultural history of mixtapes

  June 18, 2015

An American Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates (2/2)
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway discusses reparations and the Black Lives Matter movement with Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates.

  June 16, 2015

The Dolezal Controversy
In the wake of Rachel Dolezal's NAACP resignation, members of the TRNN team discuss why the case has become such a national debate

  June 15, 2015

TRNN Interviews MOVE Bombing Survivor Ramona Africa
From the MOVE bombing to Freddie Gray, Africa discusses the continuity of state violence and the resistance of the oppressed.

  June 15, 2015

Why the Black Caucus Could Be Game Changers After House Slows Down Fast Track Bill
After the Trade Promotion Authority passes the House by two votes, TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with Baltimore's Congressman Cummings and looks at the three Congressional Black Caucus members who voted for the bill despite past trade agreements' negative impact on minority communities

  June 13, 2015

TPP: Victory Today, But More Work Ahead
Protestors celebrated Friday as the House voted against a companion bill to the President's Trade Promotion Authority, a huge setback for pro-TPP advocates.

  June 12, 2015

House Democrats Defeat TPP For Now
CEPR's Stephan Lefebvre explains why House Democrats voted against Trade Adjustment Assistance and what to expect before the revote Tuesday

  June 12, 2015

Judge Says Probable Cause for Charging Officers Who Killed 12-Year Old Tamir Rice
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the officers who killed Tamir Rice must be charged for his death or new political leadership is needed in Cleveland if #BlackLivesMatter

  June 16, 2015

"Insanity": Critics React to the Troop Increase in Iraq
The Real News spoke to former Army Lt. Col. and Iraq vet Daniel Davis, journalist Dahr Jamail and policy expert Stephen Miles about the recent decision to build a new military base and send some 500 'advisors' to the Anbar province.

  June 12, 2015

An American Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates about his childhood and dedication to journalism.

  June 11, 2015

Magna Carta at 800: A Promise Unfulfilled
As the world marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Michael Ratner says the promised guarantees of liberty are unfulfilled as our elected leaders continue to flout the law through indefinite detentions in Guantanamo, illegal wars and imprisonment of millions.

  June 15, 2015

Teaching About Political Prisoners Will Get You Fired!
Marylin Zuniga gives this exclusive interview after being fired for teaching about political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal during Black History Month

  June 10, 2015

Meet John Malone: The Billionaire to Benefit from Charter-TimeWarner Merger
Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston explains the growing power of monopolies and how a for-profit model Internet does a disservice to consumers

  June 15, 2015

America's Nuclear Waste: A Forgotten Ticking Timebomb
Journalist Paul DeRienzo discusses his investigation into widespread nuclear disposal sites leaking radiation into the environment

  June 15, 2015

In These Times: Who Do You Protect, Who Do You Surveil?
Joel Handley says the Chicago Police Department has been using "stingray" spying equipment to track activists and their movements in Chicago, but the trend is spreading.

  June 10, 2015

GlobalGrind.com's Political Director, Michael Skolnik talks candidly about white privilege
Global Grind political director, Michael Skolnik chats with Angel Elliott about examining his white privilege and why connecting popular culture to politics is important. Produced by Charneice Fox Richardson and Stephen Thornton Taylor.

  June 8, 2015

More Lessons and History from the 30th Anniversary of the Bombing of MOVE
The iMiXWHATiLiKE crew Jared Ball and Bashi Rose with Esi Ramu and Todd Steven Burroughs conclude their coverage of the MOVE 30th Anniversary

  June 8, 2015

Red Cross Raises Half a Billion for Haiti, Builds Only Six Permanent Homes
CUNY Assoc. Prof. Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR researcher Jake Johnston discuss why non-profits like the Red Cross should not be involved in development when foreigners dominate leadership and bypass the communities which they claim to serve

  June 7, 2015

Why is the TPP Deal Such a Big Secret?
With the text of Trans-Pacific Partnership hidden from the public, TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks to those who have read the document and who say this level of secrecy is unprecedented

  June 7, 2015

The Global African: Las Castas/The Trans-Pacific Partnership
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at the complexity of race in Latin America & who the Trans-Pacific Partnership actually serves.

  June 6, 2015

ISDS: The New Supreme Court
Trade deals like the TPP, T-TIP, and TISA are solidifying a new legal structure called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), which allows multinational corporations to nullify national laws and overrule their supreme courts, including ours here in the United States

  June 5, 2015

What the TiSA Leaked Documents Reveal About Negotiations
PopularResistance.org co-director Kevin Zeese explains the most egregious portions of the secretly negotiated agreement and how the fast track battle on Capitol Hill could decide its fate

  June 7, 2015

GAO Report Finds USAID's Haiti Projects "Unsustainable"
CUNY Assoc. Prof. Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR researcher Jake Johnston explain key findings in a report and the American development agency's creation of a shadow government in Haiti

  June 8, 2015

Police Killing Unarmed Black People at Alarming Rate
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement's Kali Akuno discusses recent mainstream press coverage of police violence in the U.S.

  June 4, 2015

NSA Bulk Data Collection Curtailed by Senate
David Greene, senior staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation, says we should celebrate the fact that this is only the second time in thirty years that congress has curtailed authority granted to the intelligence community

  June 2, 2015

3 Ways USA Freedom Act Fails to Stop FBI Spying on Americans
As the Senate looks to pass a bipartisan "reformed" Patriot Act, TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux examines how this bill will continue FBI's mass collection of private information of Americans who are under no suspicion of crime

  June 2, 2015

Vast Majority of Spying Will Continue Despite Expiration of Patriot Act Provisions
Emptywheel.net's Marcy Wheeler examines the impact of the expired Patriot Act provisions and whether the USA Freedom Act will curb the behemoth of American mass surveillance

  June 1, 2015

From Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond - The Left Forum
TRNN's Paul Jay moderates a panel in New York on critical issues facing the movement reignited by resistance against police violence. With Alicia Garza, Glen Ford, Kshama Sawant, Makayla Gilliam-Price, and Thenjiwe McHarris.

  June 1, 2015

#BlackLivesMatters Protestors Oppose O'Malley's Presidential Bid
TRNN's Jaisal Noor covers former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's presidential announcement and talks to protestors about why they oppose his candidacy

  May 30, 2015

Is Sex Work Work?
TRNN explores the tension between the sex worker rights movement and labor movement

  May 29, 2015

Court Allows Germany's Key Role in Deadly US Drone Program to Continue
Michael Ratner says even though the case filed on behalf of families of victims of US drone strikes was dismissed, it raises important issues about the German role in the US drone program

  June 1, 2015

Neoliberal Policies and Foreign Intervention Fueling Violence in Yemen
Souciant.com's Bilal Ahmed discusses recent events in Yemen and how sectarianism is a result of, and not fueling the current conflict

  June 3, 2015

The Clinton Foundation Received Millions From State-Brokered Defense Contracts
Andrew Perez, International Business Times, says Clinton-led State Department authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in sales for defense contractors.

  May 28, 2015

Cleveland-DOJ Deal Won't Stop Brutality, Says Local Activist
Cleveland activist David Patterson says communities can't hold police accountable without a civilian review board

  May 27, 2015

Interpreting the World at the 2015 Left Forum
Paul Jay talks to Seth Adler Panel about the upcoming Left Forum taking place in New York City

  May 28, 2015



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