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    Seattle Activists Fight Building of New Youth Jail
    TRNN speaks to a coalition of activists in Seattle working to stop the building of a new youth jail in their community

      April 20, 2015

    My Reports on 1995 Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain Ignored by State Department - John Kiriakou on Reality Asserts Itself (3/8)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Kiriakou tells Paul Jay that from Iraq to Bahrain, it was becoming clear to him that commercial interest, particularly arms sales, was driving U.S. policy in the Middle East

      April 19, 15

    Organizations Fight the For-Profit Video Visitation Industry
    Prison Policy associate Bernadette Rabuy discusses the grassroots activism that is taking on corporations profiting off jail video visitations

      April 19, 2015

    The Global African: Martese Johnson and the World Social Forum
    TeleSUR's The Global African tackles the case of Martese Johnson and analysis of the recently concluded World Social Forum

      April 18, 2015

    Searing Testimonies in Favor of Black Control of the Police
    Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the black community must take power and control over police, especially in light of the case of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries while in police custody

      April 21, 2015

    Immigrants of African Origin Face Systemic Employment Discrimination
    Patrick Mason of the Political Economy Research Institute says immigrants of African origin are facing workplace discrimination similar to African Americans

      April 21, 2015

    Obama to Get "Fast Track" for Trade Pacts
    Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance, says fast track for trade pacts is complete capitulation to global corporate rule and we have to stop it now

      April 17, 2015

    Welfare System Designed to Keep the Poor Poorer
    Sanford Schram, professor of political science at Hunter College, says new state laws that place restrictions on welfare recipients mark the poor as deviant and are designed to keep them from receiving welfare

      April 17, 2015

    The Rich Get Richer If House Republicans Repeal the Estate Tax
    Bill Black, a former bank regulator, discusses the history of why the federal estate tax exists and why the Republicans want it repealed

      April 16, 2015

    Lincoln and Black Self-Emancipation
    As America marks the 150th anniversary of the the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, author and historian Gerald Horne deconstructs the 16th president's legacy as the "great emancipator"

      April 15, 2015

    Is Rand Paul Still a Libertarian?
    Tea Party firebrand Rand Paul has been unwavering in his advocacy of small government. But his stances in foreign policy in military spending are quickly changing. TRNN's Thomas Hedges spoke to journalist and editor of the libertarian Reason.com news outlet Nick Gillespie about whether or not Paul can remain true to his libertarian word.

      April 15, 2015

    Growing Calls for Reparations for the International Slave Trade
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to voices of the United States and African diaspora at the International Black Reparations Summit in New York City

      April 14, 2015

    Obama To Remove Cuba from "Terror" List
    Aviva Chomsky, author of The History of the Cuban Revolution, says there are many more hurdles ahead before diplomatic relations can be established between Cuba and the US

      April 14, 2015

    Blackwater Guards Sentenced for the Murder at Nisour Square, Baghdad
    Reese Erlich says these are the most significant and serious series of activities carried out by contractors and the Bush administration was not interested in prosecuting them

      April 15, 2015

    Empowering Baltimore Youth with Media, Art, Activism, and Pan-African Culture.
    Ras Tre Subira, founder of The Griot's Eye program, discusses his African-Centered approach to education and the use of media, art, and traveling abroad to Africa to inspire inner city youth to develop knowledge of self and create alternatives to mainstream media.

      April 14, 2015

    Sen. Marco Rubio Unveils His Candidacy and Platform for "A New American Century"
    Larry Wilkerson says Sen. Marco Rubio is serving up pablum for those Americans who believe that all you have to do is spout off this kind of rhetoric, whether it's accurate or not

      April 14, 2015

    Fast Food Workers Gear Up for Nationwide Strike for $15
    PERI co-director Robert Pollin says the living-wage movement is building momentum as hundreds of thousands are expected to rally on Wednesday

      April 14, 2015

    Bringing the U.S. Torture Team Justice
    Michael Ratner says while the wheels of justice are slow, the Bush/Cheney torture team may be facing some kind of justice in various judicial proceedings

      April 12, 2015

    Police Reform Setbacks in Maryland Buck National Trends
    Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis looks at the implications of the failure of a majority of laws aimed at police reform in Annapolis.

      April 8, 2015

    Police Reform Setbacks in Maryland Buck National Trends
    Investigative Journalist Stephen Janis looks at the implications of the failure of a majority of laws aimed at police reform in Annapolis.

      April 8, 2015

    Ferguson Elections Triples Black Political Representation in City Council
    The racial makeup of political leadership in Ferguson, MO has changed in the first municipal election since the killing of Michael Brown in August, 2014. Will this lead to real policy changes in the town?

      April 8, 2015

    What Is Really Behind Seating Cuba at Summit of the Americas?
    Weight of 50 years of failed policy, China and Port of Mariel may have had a lot to do with the US rapprochement with Cuba

      April 8, 2015

    Emanuel Wins in Chicago, Garcia Fails to Ignite Black Vote
    Bruce Dixon says once fiery black teachers union leader Karen Lewis pulled out for medical reasons, Garcia would not critique the Democratic Party and President Obama's neoliberal education policies as Lewis was willing to do

      April 7, 2015

    Garcia-Emanuel Runoff in Chicago: Why Vote for Chuy?
    David Hatch, executive director of Reclaim Chicago, explains the divided city of Chicago and what reclaiming the Chicago City Council on behalf of regular citizens will really mean

      April 7, 2015

    Garcia-Emanuel Runoff in Chicago Divides Unions, Blacks, and Latinos
    Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says in spite of the 15% undecideds, with the support of some blacks, Latinos and labor, as well as Obama, it will be difficult to unseat Emanuel

      April 7, 2015

    Republicans and Some Democrats are Seeking a Veto-Proof Bill on the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says some Republicans are acting on their prerogative, while others are maliciously trying to destroy the president and his legacy

      April 7, 2015

    Whistleblowers: Citigroup Falsely Represented Up to 80% of Mortgages Sold to Fannie and Freddie in 2007
    Richard Bowen and Sherry Hunt were reporting on the toxic scam and still there was no action from the DOJ, but now there is a small victory, says Bill Black, former financial regulator

      April 6, 2015

    The Global African: Attack on the Poor and Resentment Towards Mo'Ne Davis
    In this episode of teleSUR's The Global African, host Bill Fletcher, Jr. looks at the U.S. budgetary process and the resentment directed towards a 13-year-old African-American female athlete

      April 4, 2015

    Mandatory Water Restrictions in California Fail to Address Abuse of Resources
    Maude Barlow of Food & Water Watch discusses the unprecedented measures issued by California Governor Jerry Brown to cut statewide water use by 25%

      April 2, 2015

    Senate Tackles Root Causes of Central American Migration, But Ignores Trade Deals
    The Senate Homeland Security Committee said that crime is driving the recent uptick in immigration to the U.S., while ignoring the effects sweeping trade deals like NAFTA and CAFTA

      April 2, 2015

    TRNN EXCLUSIVE: Former CIA Director Says "Rectal Hydration" Not Torture
    Former CIA Director Michael Hayden tells The Real News that the rectal hydration of Guantanamo detainees was a "medical procedure", but prominent human rights attorney Michael Ratner says this was a torture tactic used to break hunger strikes and intimidate detainees

      April 1, 2015

    Archaic Laws Revived with Homophobic Intent in Indiana and Arkansas
    Its a bill where they dare not speak its purpose or state its goal says Bill Black, former financial regulator

      April 2, 2015

    Bush, The Iraq War, and Torture: From Assessment to Accountability
    At the Hofstra Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman says one million died over the last decade in a country that the Bush administration said they were going to save

      March 31, 2015

    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Created Hundreds of Little Dictators
    Author and journalist Anand Gopal discusses the legacy of the war in Afghanistan at the Hosftra Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency

      March 30, 2015

    Strategy of Using Gulf Monarchies to Project US Power in Mideast is Unraveling
    Glen Ford says US-backed Saudi-led air attacks on the Houthis, who are dedicated fighters against al-Qaeda, are making al-Qaeda the real winners in this war

      April 1, 2015

    No End in Sight for America's Longest War
    As President Obama slows US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, former State Department official Matthew Hoh says this will only intensify the violence and perpetuate the war

      March 29, 2015

    The Republican Budget vs. The People's Budget
    TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux interviews the progressive Economic Policy Institute and conservative National Taxpayers Union and asks which policies would benefit everyday Americans

      March 29, 2015

    The Global African: Ferguson, Iran, & Urban Development Pt. 2
    In this episode of teleSUR's The Global African, host Bill Fletcher Jr. explores the DOJ report on Ferguson and discusses Iran-U.S. negotiations

      March 29, 2015

    Only Appropriate Public Event for Bush is War Crimes Trial
    Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis speaks at the Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency about why the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan violated international law

      March 27, 2015

    Bush Administration Official Defends Iraq War at Conference
    Participants at the George W. Bush Conference at Hofstra University respond to Elliott Abrams' comment that the Iraq war was not illegal under international law

      March 27, 2015

    Regional Banks Say Regulation Costs Too High
    Senator Elizabeth Warren challenges attempt to exempt regional banks with less than $250 billion from Dodd-Frank regulation

      March 25, 2015

    Why is U.S. Voter Turnout So Low?
    Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford responds to President Obama's proposal for mandatory voting

      March 26, 2015

    Hofstra University Conference Considers Legacy of Second Bush Presidency
    Col. Larry Wilkerson, who served as the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, discusses the possibility of holding the Bush administration accountable for the Iraq war and torture

      March 25, 2015

    Ted Cruz Running for President as Defender of Wealth
    Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson says Cruz has the chance of a snowball in hell of winning the presidency

      March 24, 2015

    Love of Revolution: Tom Porter & Jared Ball Remember Amiri Baraka
    Mr. Tom Porter returns for part 2 of his discussion of Political Struggle, Family, Friends and radicalism in the civil and human rights struggles of the United States.

      March 23, 2015

    The Global African: Selma, Jim Crow, and Urban Development
    In this episode of Telesur's The Global African, host Bill Fletcher, Jr. discusses the racism in the U.S. since 1965 and the real motivation behind the designation of Venezuela as a national security threat to the United States

      March 22, 2015

    Impact of Decades-Old Gov't Infiltration Program Still Felt Today (2/2)
    Author and activist Ward Churchill speaks to TRNN's Eddie Conway about how COINTELPRO helped destroy freedom of speech and social movements the government deemed a threat

      April 12, 2015

    Impact of Decades-Old Gov't Infiltration Program Still Felt Today (1/2)
    Author and activist Ward Churchill speaks to TRNN's Eddie Conway about what COINTELPRO was and how it was structured

      April 6, 2015

    Silicon Valley Democrats Pursuing High-Skill Immigration Reform
    Republicans along with many progressive groups oppose the reform, arguing that it's a front for keeping wages low in the Information Technology sector by bringing in cheap labor from abroad

      March 19, 2015

    China-U.S. Rivalry Front and Center of IMF Reform Debate
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew pushes Congress to implement IMF reforms as European countries join IMF's rival Chinese-backed investment bank AIIB

      March 18, 2015

    Remembering Civil Rights Leader Parren Mitchell (2/2)
    Lisa Mitchell continues a discussion about the legacy of her uncle Parren Mitchell speaking truth to power

      March 18, 2015

    Shooting of Police in Ferguson No Setback to Black Lives Matter Movement
    Glen Ford says this movement is not about making the armed occupation of black communities all across the country more pleasant

      March 17, 2015

    Swedish Prosecutor in Julian Assange's Case Retreats; US Continues Espionage Investigation
    Michael Ratner says the real threat to Assange is the continuing espionage investigation against him and Wikileaks

      March 17, 2015

    Blyth Devastates Congress' Approach to Budget
    In testimony from earlier this week, Brown University Professor Mark Blyth told the Senate Budget Committee that austerity would gravely hurt the American economy

      March 15, 2015

    Radicalism in the Civil Rights Movement and Black Liberation Struggles
    Veteran activist, educator, radio host and jazz critic, Mr. Tom Porter, talks about his life, work, friendship with Amiri Baraka and the often overlooked depth of radical ideas within the civil and human rights struggles in the U.S.

      March 14, 2015

    3 Ways TPP Could Cost Small Businesses
    American Sustainable Business Council's Richard Eidlin discusses why the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is far from a win for small business owners

      March 13, 2015

    Immigration Activist Rasmea Odeh Sentenced to 18 Months
    After she serves her sentence, she is to be deported, says Charlotte Silver

      March 13, 2015

    Graduate Students at NYU Have Reached a Settlement
    The pressure is mounting at University of Massachusetts to do the same, we discuss the plight of graduate students in part time teaching contracts with Natasha Raheja at NYU & Anna Waltman at UMass

      March 15, 2015

    Senator Rand Paul Says AUMF Will Further Endless War
    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey urge Congress to grant President Obama the authority to send more ground troops to fight ISIS

      March 12, 2015

    Ferguson Police Chief Jackson Resigns
    Jamala Rogers, co-founder of Organization for Black Struggle, discusses its significance and the next steps for those on the ground in Ferguson

      March 12, 2015

    The Struggle in Ferguson Was Never Just About Bad Police
    Reverend Osagyefo Sekou responds to the Department of Justice reports about Ferguson

      March 12, 2015

    The "War on Drugs" in the Black Community Was a Response to Voting Rights (3/4)
    TRNN'S Eddie Conway speaks to Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford about the accomplishments and challenges facing the black community on the 50th anniversary of Selma

      March 13, 2015

    The Killing of Anthony Robinson on the 50th Anniversary of Selma
    TRNN'S Eddie Conway speaks to Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford about the accomplishments and challenges facing the black community on the 50th anniversary of Selma (2/4)

      March 12, 2015

    New Black Leadership Emerging 50 Years After Selma (4/4)
    TRNN'S Eddie Conway speaks to Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford about the accomplishments and challenges facing the black community on the 50th anniversary of Selma

      March 14, 2015

    50 Years After Selma, African Americans Remain Targeted by Mass Incarceration
    TRNN'S Eddie Conway speaks to Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford about the accomplishments and challenges facing the black community on the 50th anniversary of Selma (1/4)

      March 11, 2015

    An Open Letter to the Ayatollah from Republicans
    Colonel Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to the Secretary of State Colin Powell, says it is a desperate move by Republicans

      March 10, 2015

    Who's Behind the Restoration of US-Cuba Relations?
    A Cuban-US caravan of academics, social movements and trade organizations were at the centre of negotiations leading to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, says Larry Wilkerson

      March 11, 2015

    Right-to-Work Legislation is an Attack on Working Class People
    Nation contributor Jane McAlevey says right-to-work legislation has its roots in repressing black workers under Jim Crow, and will harm African Americans who benefit from unions far more than the average white working-class person

      March 10, 2015

    U.S. Workers Returning to Labor Force with Part-time Jobs and Stagnant Wages
    Economist Richard Wolff discusses the latest unemployment figures and says the raising of interest rates by the Federal Reserve during a weak recovery would be disastrous for our heavily indebted society

      March 8, 2015

    The Case That Could Unravel Obamacare
    Physician Robert Zarr explains how King v. Burwell threatens not only the the Affordable Care Act but the larger fight for universal health care in the United States

      March 4, 2015

    Petraeus Plea Deal Shows Double-Standard in U.S. Government's Prosecution of Leakers
    Recently released CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou and investigative reporter Marcy Wheeler respond to the plea deal received by General David Petraeus for leaking highly classified documents to his mistress

      March 4, 2015

    Soul School and Black History (2/2)
    In the second part of the conversation, TRNN's Eddie Conway talks to Babatunji Baloqun of the Soul School Institute and history professor Baba Zak A. Kondo about black men's failure to recognize women's contributions to black organizing

      March 4, 2015

    Netanyahu Invokes Biblical Armageddon in US Congress
    Ali Abunimah, editor of Electronic Intifada, says Netanyahu is playing to the extreme Israeli right, Christian evangelical Zionists, and attempting to prepare conditions for war

      March 3, 2015

    AIPAC Conference Pushes War on Iran
    At the annual American-Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, speakers advanced Iran as an existential threat and sought to downplay differences between Israel and the US while demonstrators were arrested outside

      March 3, 2015

    Soul School and Black History (1/2)
    TRNN's Eddie Conway talks to Babatunji Baloqun of the Soul School Institute and history professor Baba Zak A. Kondo about the founding of Soul School and the history of Baltimore's Black Movement

      March 3, 2015

    At Least 18 Black Caucus Members Boycotting Netanyahu's Speech
    Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says they are motivated by defending the president against Boehner's slight

      March 3, 2015

    X: Malcolm's Final Years
    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death, teleSUR re-examines the life and legacy of Malcolm X. Interviews include Angela Davis and Danny Glover. (Executive Producer Paul Jay)

      March 2, 2015

    Nurses Unite to Stop TPP Fast Track
    TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with National Nurses United nurses who met with Congressional lawmakers about the lack of transparency and potential health risks the TPP poses to everyday citizens

      February 28, 2015

    Is FCC Approval of Net Neutrality a Real Win for Consumers?
    Community Broadband Networks' Christopher Mitchell says how mobilization campaigns pushed the FCC to classify the Internet as a public utility, but more effort is needed to reform providers' monopoly control

      February 28, 2015

    How Progressive Agendas Came to Dominate Chicago Alderman Races
    Reclaim Chicago Executive Director David Hatch explains that more than half of the alderman candidates elected or in runoffs have progressive agendas due to the efforts of a grassroots movement

      March 2, 2015

    Public Policy and Blaming Poor Black Communities For Their Own Poverty
    On the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan Report (The Negro Family: The Case For National Action), john a. powell of the Haas Institute discusses the economic and political struggles faced by black communities today

      March 2, 2015

    Guardian UK Exposes Horrific Abuses at Police 'Black Sites'
    Author and journalist Kari Lydersen says while the the details of The Guardian's exposes are certainly disturbing, many communities of color who have been victims of police brutality are not surprised

      February 26, 2015

    Chicago Mayor Emmanuel Forced Into Historic Runoff
    Author and journalist Kari Lydersen explains what's behind Rahm being forced into a runoff even though he outspent his opponents by a wide margin

      February 26, 2015

    Remembering Civil Rights Leader Parren Mitchell (1/2)
    Lisa Mitchell discusses the legacy of her uncle Parren Mitchell, who was the first black congressperson from the south since reconstruction, an opponent of the Vietnam War, and a champion for black causes

      March 16, 2015

    What Was Missing from Obama's Anti-Terrorism Speech
    Author and professor Vijay Prashad says President Obama failed to acknowledge how Western intervention has contributed to the rise of extremism. @ThomasHedgesTRN

      February 23, 2015

    Capitalism's War on Democracy
    Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says capitalism's greatest foes are an organized and united working class

      February 24, 2015

    Malcolm X: The Power Structure is International
    In observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, TRNN shares a speech he gave in Detroit on February 15, 1964, one week before he was killed

      February 22, 2015

    Jeb Bush's First Foreign Policy Speech Emphasizes Militarism
    Jeb Bush misses the point that Obama has proposed the biggest military spending budget in history of the world says David Swanson

      February 20, 2015

    Sankofa Dance Theater Marks 25th Anniversary
    To mark Black History Month, TRNN's Eddie Conway speaks with Kibibi Ajanku about founding the Sankofa Dance Theater to teach youth African dance and rhythm

      February 23, 2015

    Are Obama's Executive Orders on Immigration Too Little Too Late?
    Cesar Vargas, Co-Director of the DREAM Action Coalition, says the DREAMER community is organizing to ensure the 2016 presidential hopefuls have their interests at heart.

      February 22, 2015

    President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration Challenged by 26 States (1/2)
    Cesar Vargas, Co-Director of the DREAM Action Coalition, says eleven Presidents including both Bushes took similar action on immigration before Obama

      February 18, 2015

    New House Bill Would Deregulate the IRS
    House Republicans reintroduced legislation that would bar the Internal Revenue Service from drafting basic protocol until it's investigated for actions it allegedly carried out two years ago.

    What Do Effective Violence Reduction Programs Look Like? (2/2)
    Nationally recognized gun violence expert Daniel Webster discusses Baltimore's implementation of Operation Ceasefire and suggests policy measures to ensure long-term success

      February 19, 2015

    The History of Reparations for African Americans (2/2)
    TRNN's Eddie Conway continues his discussion with Dr. Ray Winbush about the case for reparations for the slavery in the United States.

      February 15, 2015

    1,200 Aboriginal Women in Canada Murdered or Gone Missing Since 1980s
    Aboriginal women are five times more likely to be murdered, and most attacks are from outside their communities, says Audrey Huntley of the No More Silence campaign in Canada

      February 18, 2015

    'Ceasefire' Police Program Missing Social Services and Jobs Plan
    TRNN examines the nationally acclaimed homicide prevention program "Operation Ceasefire" amid allegations Baltimore is not funding the crucial outreach component that provides a critical escape to at-risk populations

      February 14, 2015

    Why is Obama Requesting an AUMF When We're Already at War with ISIS?
    Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights says the request for the Re-Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIS will give Obama more authority to expand war across the world

      February 13, 2015

    The History of Reparations for African Americans (1/2)
    To mark Black History Month, TRNN's Eddie Conway speaks to Dr. Ray Winbush about why people of African descent have a strong case for reparations for the slavery in the United States

      February 12, 2015

    NYPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty After Rare Indictment for Killing Unarmed Black Man
    Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the #blacklivesmatter movement is pressuring the political system to hold police accountable for unlawful deaths and brutality

      February 11, 2015

    Class Action Case Filed Against Ferguson and Jennings by Black Residents
    The case is pursuing disproportionate tickets, jail and fines, the plaintiffs believe it is financially motivated, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

      February 10, 2015



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