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A New 'Cancer Alley' for Appalachia
The Trump administration, the Chinese government, and major petrochemical companies are moving forward with a new multibillion-dollar petrochemical hub in Appalachia. The project raises health and environmental concerns, and suffers from serious conflict of interest problems, journalist Steve Horn reports
DATE: 2018-02-19 | LENGTH: 14:17

 
Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?
As top intelligence officials warn of Russian meddling in the upcoming mid-terms, John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus joins TRNN's Aaron Mate to discuss Feffer's new article arguing that some progressive critics are going too far in dismissing the Russiagate narrative
DATE: 2018-02-18 | LENGTH: 23:43

 
Potomac Pipeline Would Be 'Another Contradiction' From Larry Hogan
Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who signed a state-wide fracking ban last year, has yet to deny the permit for a pipeline that would transport fracked gas under the Potomac River -- and time is running out
DATE: 2018-02-18 | LENGTH: 10:42

 
Guns, Toxic Masculinity, and the Alt-Right
The FBI has confirmed it failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Florida high school massacre. Author David Neiwert says the shooting underscores the dangerous combination of toxic masculinity, guns, and radicalized scapegoating
DATE: 2018-02-16 | LENGTH: 11:55

 
Trump's Infrastructure Fantasy a Gift to His Donors
The Trump plan promotes the mythology of private sector efficiency and creates private sector monopolies. The danger is that this allows monopolies to charge substantially more than what public goods such as water, roads and railways actually cost
DATE: 2018-02-15 | LENGTH: 11:17

 
Florida Shooter Is MAGA Hat-Wearing White Supremacist Who Said Mexicans Should Be Killed and Black People Should Be in Chains
Nikolas Cruz, the shooter charged with gunning down students at a Florida high school, said he hated "jews, ni**ers, immigrants" and fantasized about killing people of color.
DATE: 2018-02-15

 
Trump's Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors' interests at the expense of the environment
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 11:49

 
West Virginia Woman Removed From Legislature After Exposing Fossil Fuel Contributions to Lawmakers
A woman drove 100 miles to West Virginia's state capitol to testify against invasive drilling legislation, but was pulled off the House floor for highlighting how fossil fuel money corrupts politics, Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 03:26

 
Trump's Budget Declares War on Forgotten America
Across the country, legislators and advocates say President Trump's budget and infrastructure plans would siphon resources and wealth off the needy to benefit the wealthy
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 05:12

 
Koreas Talk Peace, But Does Trump Want War?
The thaw between North and South Korea at the Olympic Games culminated in an invitation to Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. But the Trump administration's militarism in the region could stand in the way, says professor Christine Hong
DATE: 2018-02-13 | LENGTH: 13:04

 
FBI Says It Has No Records on Violent Neo-Nazi Group, While Surveilling Antifascists and Black Activists
The FBI says it has no records on Identity Evropa, one of the most notorious neo-Nazi hate groups in the U.S. At the same time, the FBI is actively "investigating" antifascists and surveilling Black activists, Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-02-13

 
Wilkerson: From Trump Parade to Budget, There's 'Too Much Military'
As President Trump requests a military parade, Congress has approved a new budget that increases military spending to record levels. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says that from Trump's cabinet on down, there is "too much military."
DATE: 2018-02-12 | LENGTH: 10:39

 
Trump Privatizes America
Trump's infrastructure privatization plan is a hat trick that optimistically turns $200 billion into $1.5 trillion, is designed to eliminate the public sector and to bankrupt cities and states, says economist Michael Hudson.
DATE: 2018-02-12 | LENGTH: 14:53

 
Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage
A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study's author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes-such as healthcare inflation and unemployment-and aims to explain why neoliberal governments would tolerate a growing discrepancy between labor benefits and taxation
DATE: 2018-02-09 | LENGTH: 13:05

 
US Ambassador Confirms Billions Spent On Regime Change in Syria, Debunking 'Obama Did Nothing' Myth
The United States spent at least $12 billion in Syria-related military and civilian expenses in the four years from 2014 through 2017, according to former U.S. ambassador Robert Ford, Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-02-09

 
Corporate Media Hires CIA, Pentagon Officials as Talking Heads - Who Push for More War
CNN, MSNBC, and more corporate news networks hire former top U.S. government officials as analysts, who call for a more belligerent foreign policy, Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-02-08

 
Depression: Not Just Personal, But Also Neoliberal?
In his new book "Lost Connections," Johann Hari argues that depression is more than a chemical imbalance: it's an illness rooted in the traumas of adverse childhood experiences and an atomized neoliberal society
DATE: 2018-02-08 | LENGTH: 28:35

 
Trump Budget: Reaganomics + Military Keynesianism = Deficit Boom
What is really needed is massive spending on an egalitarian green economy, says economist Robert Pollin of PERI
DATE: 2018-02-08 | LENGTH: 07:50

 
What's Preventing California Democrats From Passing Medicare For All?
California Democratic Party leaders are rallying behind an incumbent state senator who opposes Medicare for All and has ties to the medical industry
DATE: 2018-02-08

 
Wilkerson: On Iran, Trump Follows the Iraq War Playbook
Fifteen years after he helped write the Colin Powell speech that made the false case for war on Iraq, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says Trump is following a similar path on Iran -- with the main difference being that the outcome now could "be significantly worse"
DATE: 2018-02-06 | LENGTH: 16:59

 
Ram Truck's Super Bowl Ad Drives Over MLK's Legacy
Dr. Gerald Horne discusses a controversial Super Bowl ad which used King's famous "Drum Major" speech to sell Dodge Ram pickup trucks, which seemed exceedingly tone-deaf given King's fierce opposition to capitalism and consumerism
DATE: 2018-02-06 | LENGTH: 16:31

 
Chicago's Democratic Mayor Pushes Trump's Education Agenda
Students face displacement as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel falls in line with President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' push for privatization
DATE: 2018-02-06

 
Black Lives Matter Holds National Week of Action At Schools
Public school teachers Jesse Hagopian of Seattle and Cristina Duncan Evans of Baltimore discuss the Feb. 5-10 week of action aimed at bringing social justice into classrooms across the country
DATE: 2018-02-05 | LENGTH: 26:52

 
Has Trump Launched a New Nuclear Arms Race?
With its just-released nuclear strategy, the Trump administration is threatening another nuclear arms race and bringing the world closer to catastrophe, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
DATE: 2018-02-05 | LENGTH: 09:40

 
Undoing the New Deal - The Age of Lunacy (Pt8)
Historian Peter Kuznick says Eisenhower called for decreased militarization, then Dulles reversed the policy; the Soviets tried to end the cold war after the death of Stalin; crazy schemes involving nuclear weapons and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba put the world of the eve of destruction - with host Paul Jay
DATE: 2018-02-04

 
Florida Department of Corrections Denies Statewide Prisoner Strike
Prisoners in Florida organize statewide strike demanding payment for labor, cheaper commissary, restore parole for lifers, and to expose abuses, but FDC argues that there are no reports of work stoppages or interruptions in daily operations
DATE: 2018-02-03 | LENGTH: 11:52

 
Russiagate is Dangerous, Will Washington Get the Memo?
The partisan fight over Rep. Devin Nunes' memo is consuming Washington and even leading prominent liberals to question if Nunes is a Russian agent. Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton University, says Russiagate has now become "much more than McCarthyism."
DATE: 2018-02-02 | LENGTH: 12:17

 
Max Blumenthal and Ex-FBI Agent Coleen Rowley on the Nunes Memo
The just-released Nunes memo alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI and Justice Department in their handling of the Trump-Russia probe. Former FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley and award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal weigh in
DATE: 2018-02-02 | LENGTH: 24:28

 
Lawyers Claim State's Attorney's Office "Encouraged" Gun Trace Task Force Crimes
Flanked by victims of "police gang," Ivan Bates and other defense attorneys slam Marilyn Mosby's office in his bid for top prosecutor post
DATE: 2018-02-02

 
Trump Boasts Support for Climate Disaster Victims as FEMA Abandons Them
Among the many falsehoods in Trump's first State of the Union speech was a line about how the government wouldn't abandon climate disaster survivors. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, rips apart the lies.
DATE: 2018-02-01 | LENGTH: 17:56

 
How Did Trump Win? Follow the Dark Money
A major new study says a last-minute infusion of "dark money," coupled with declining unionization rates, were among the key factors that handed Donald Trump the biggest upset in US political history. We speak to co-author Thomas Ferguson of the University of Massachusetts
DATE: 2018-02-01 | LENGTH: 12:57

 
Bernie Sander's Speech at Fossil Free
350.org kicks off new campaign to stop Trump's Big Oil agenda and push for climate solutions at the local level
DATE: 2018-02-01

 
How the Gun Trace Task Force Fueled Violence and Overtime During Baltimore Uprising
Testimony reveals that GTTF members conspired to sell drugs stolen from pharmacies during unrest
DATE: 2018-02-01

 
Congressman Joe Kennedy III delivers Democratic Response to State of the Union Address

DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 13:04

 
Bernie Responds to the State of the Union

DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 21:48

 
Trump's SOTU Calls for More Spending on Nuclear Weapons and Galvanizes Extremism
Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, and Norman Solomon discuss President Trump's State of the Union. Rather than deliver a serious address, they say Trump offered a simplistic narrative designed to galvanize extremism
DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 20:31

 
President Trump delivers State of the Union Address

DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 43:00

 
Trump's Economic Nationalism: Who's It Good For?
Are big tax cuts and a soaring stock market good for working people? Paul Jay hosts a discussion with Robert Pollin, Stephanie Kelton, and James Henry
DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 43:20

 
California Democratic Party Shields Top Dems From Primary Challengers
Despite petition challenges from primary opponents, the California Democratic Party formally endorsed Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker Anthony Rendon
DATE: 2018-01-31

 
A Booming Stock Market Does Not Mean a Strong US Economy
During his State of the Union speech, Trump touted the recent stock market boom as proof of how well the U.S. is doing. However, as economist Bill Black explains, the boom has nothing to do with new investment
DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 10:05

 
Trump's Infrastructure Plan Would Facilitate Water Privatization in Baltimore and Beyond
Mary Grant of Food and Water Watch says the package won't yield water cost savings and will obstruct local efforts to make water more affordable
DATE: 2018-01-30 | LENGTH: 12:01

 
Democratic Establishment Tries To Keep Progressives Off Congressional Ballots
Several congressional candidates are facing expensive lawsuits from the Democratic establishment, who are challenging their ballot petitions
DATE: 2018-01-30

 
LIVE: State of the Union on TRNN and Democratic Responses from Rep. Joe Kennedy III and Sen. Bernie Sanders
Watch President Trump's State of the Union speech, and then stay tuned for live analysis of the State of The Union with Paul Jay and Sharmini Peries as they interview your favorite Real News guests on everything from the economy to U.S. international relations
DATE: 2018-01-30

 
Climate SOTU: Activists Urge Politicians to Reject Money from Dirty Energy
It's time to "break the hold of fossil fuel executives on politics, and actually elect a new generation of leaders to office who are going to protect the health and well-being of all people, not just a wealthy few," says Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise movement
DATE: 2018-01-30 | LENGTH: 06:25

 
Did Trump Screw Over Booming U.S. Solar Industry?
Trump's 30% tariffs on solar panels will cost 23,000 jobs and curtail growth in industry, says Dan Whitten of the Solar Energy Industries Association
DATE: 2018-01-29 | LENGTH: 07:09

 
Can Bannon's Brand of Far-Right Politics Win in Wisconsin Again?
Steve Bannon and several wealthy Trump donors are pouring millions into Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson's campaign, hoping to flip Democrat Tammy Baldwin's seat
DATE: 2018-01-28

 
Trump Admin. Says China and Russia Are Top US National Security 'Threats,' Not Terrorism
The US government is moving away from "war on terror" rhetoric as Defense Secretary Mattis says "great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US national security," Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-01-26 | LENGTH: 04:49

 
Has Trump Given Mueller a Case?
News that Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller in June has bolstered speculation that he will face charges on obstruction of justice. Empty Wheel's Marcy Wheeler and Aaron Mate discuss whether there's a case for obstruction -- and Mueller's key focus, collusion
DATE: 2018-01-26 | LENGTH: 17:17

 
Centrist Democrats Are Undermining Progressive Candidates
According to a major new report, the Democratic Party leadership is undermining progressive candidates and backing wealthier, centrist hopefuls that are following a failed strategy. We speak to The Intercept's Lee Fang
DATE: 2018-01-26 | LENGTH: 13:26

 
US Bipartisan Support for Israel over Palestinians Is Breaking Down, New Study Shows
Pew polling reveals Israel has become a right-wing issue, with 79% of Republicans supporting it compared to just 27% of Democrats, Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-01-25 | LENGTH: 02:22

 
Will DNC Rules Committee Widen Clinton-Sanders Rift?
Reforms agreed upon by the DNC Unity Reform Commission are being contested and debated by Clinton supporters
DATE: 2018-01-25

 
Gerald Horne on Trump's Racist, Nativist 1st Year
University of Houston professor and eminent historian Gerald Horne joins us to discuss Donald Trump's first year in office, which has been defined by the same racism and nativism that launched Trump's political career
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 23:40

 
Trump Dumps First Woman Fed Chair For Investment Banker
It's a shame to see Janet Yellen, who did an "outstanding job" as chair of the Federal Reserve, get fired in favor of an investment banker who doesn't have a background in economics, says Dean Baker, co-director at CEPR
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 08:03

 
New HHS Secretary Alex Azar: The Fox Guarding the Henhouse
Appointing Alex Azar, who ran the pharmaceutical company that skyrocketed drug prices, is the wrong way to go, unless your goal is to "enrich the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of the public health," says Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 09:25

 
Inside the Trump Administration's War on UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees
A diplomatic insider describes attempts by Jared Kushner and Nikki Haley to destroy a UN agency that supports millions of Palestinians
DATE: 2018-01-23

 
Will Trump Really Challenge World Economic Forum's Neoliberal Agenda?
President Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, days after introducing significant tariffs on Asian imports. However, these tariffs and Trump's overall economic agenda won't challenge the world's elite at Davos, says Prof. Leo Panitch
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 20:48

 
Bernie Sanders - Medicare for All National Town Hall
Bernie Sanders on Medicare for All
DATE: 2018-01-23 | LENGTH: 52:55

 
Despite School Closings, Chicago Mayor Pushes For New $95 Million Police Academy
More than 50 Chicago community organizations have endorsed the #NoCopAcademy campaign as activists rally to stop the project and invest the funds back into the community
DATE: 2018-01-22

 
Set Up By FBI Informant, NODAPL Activist Pleads Guilty
After the federal government stonewalled defense attorneys in releasing evidence, Red Fawn Fallis came to a plea agreement with prosecutors
DATE: 2018-01-20

 
Prosecutors Push on Against 59 Protesters Despite Defeat
The U.S. Attorney's Office dropped charges against 129 defendants Thursday but continues to prosecute journalists and others who have spoken to the press
DATE: 2018-01-19

 
Whistleblowers: Congress Has Entrenched the Surveillance State
Two former whistleblowers -- Thomas Drake of the NSA and Colleen Rowley of the FBI -- say the new bi-partisan FISA spying law opens the way to widespread privacy violations and government abuses
DATE: 2018-01-18 | LENGTH: 17:24

 
The Jobs Trump Promised to Save Are Disappearing
The Carrier Factory in Indiana are laying off hundreds of workers this week, one year after Trump promised to save them
DATE: 2018-01-18

 
New Orleans Human Rights Resolution Under Attack Because It Could Affect Israel
The resolution did not even mention Israel, but pro-Israel pushback has council members backtracking on past support for Palestinian human rights, Ben Norton reports.
DATE: 2018-01-18

 
After Hawaii Scare, Trump Worsens Nuclear Danger
Trump's bellicose statements about North Korea and the recent false missile alert in Hawaii have raised global alarm over nuclear war. Now, in an unprecedented step, a draft of the new U.S. Nuclear Posture calls for authorizing nuclear weapons use even in response to a non-military attack
DATE: 2018-01-18 | LENGTH: 11:25

 
#TheAssistance: Democrats Hand Trump Warrantless Spying
Fifty-five House Democrats, including #Resistance stalwarts, have joined Republicans to give Trump's NSA broad warrantless surveillance powers. The Senate is likely to follow. We speak to Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
DATE: 2018-01-17 | LENGTH: 15:31

 
Targeting Undocumented Leaders, Trump Deportation Regime Escalates
As President Trump throws an immigration deal into limbo, federal agents are ramping up deportation efforts coast to coast. We are joined by prominent activist Maru Mora Villalpando of Seattle, who is being targeted for deportation; and by independent journalist Renee Feltz, who has been covering the deportation efforts against Ravi Ragbir and Jean Montrevil
DATE: 2018-01-17 | LENGTH: 23:17

 
Fire and Fury: The Extreme-Right in the White House (Pt. 2/2)
The extreme right has a solid hold on the White House for the first time in decades and replacing Trump with another Clinton-type Democrat will only reinforce the forces that got Trump elected. Part 2 of our "Fire and Fury" book discussion with Doug Henwood
DATE: 2018-01-16 | LENGTH: 18:16

 
The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage in Maryland Returns, With Force
When more than 200 people showed up in Annapolis on MLK Day to voice their support for raising Maryland's minimum wage, the fire marshal had to shut the event down an hour early because authorities weren't prepared for such a high turnout
DATE: 2018-01-16

 
Fire and Fury: Insights into the Fights Within the US Ruling Elite? (1/2)
The bestseller Fire and Fury not only confirms the worst we suspected about the Trump White House, but it also puts the fights within the US ruling elite on display. Doug Henwood analyses the book (pt. 1 of 2)
DATE: 2018-01-15 | LENGTH: 13:16

 
Democrats Openly Back Establishment Candidates for 2018 Primaries
The DCCC is already deciding primary races in favor of the candidates they prefer
DATE: 2018-01-15

 
Judges Rule N. Carolina Representatives Cannot Choose their Voters
In a major blow to partisan gerrymandering, a panel of federal judges ruled that North Carolina's congressional districts are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2018 midterm election. The decision boosts other efforts to reverse gerrymandering in the US, explains Dan Vicuna of Common Cause
DATE: 2018-01-12 | LENGTH: 11:37

 
Senate Bill to Reverse FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Gains Traction
As awareness of net neutrality gets more public attention, a Senate resolution that reverses the FCC's net neutrality repeal has 45 supporters, but major obstacles remain. The fight to reinstate net neutrality is also taking place in states and courthouses. Craig Aaron of Free Press has more
DATE: 2018-01-12 | LENGTH: 11:39

 
NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World's Biggest Polluters
Betamia Coronel, Divest New York Lead Campaigner of 350.org discusses why this is a big environmental victory and what's next on the divestment agenda
DATE: 2018-01-12 | LENGTH: 09:29

 
In Fusion GPS Testimony, More Questions Than Answers
As President Trump refuses to commit to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the long-awaited testimony of Glenn Simpson, founder of the firm behind the Steele dossier, has been released. Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler and Aaron Mate discuss
DATE: 2018-01-11 | LENGTH: 18:17

 
Trump's Medicaid Work Requirements Punish the Poor
The Trump administration has told states they can cut off Medicaid benefits unless recipients meet work requirements. Michael Lighty of National Nurses United calls it an "authoritarian social engineering project" that targets the most vulnerable
DATE: 2018-01-11 | LENGTH: 09:28

 
TRNN Replay - Guantanamo: Twelve Years of US War Crimes
Jan. 11 marks the 16th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Prison. Michael Ratner: Guantanamo camp continues to violate international laws and norms, including fake trials, media blackout on ongoing hunger strikes, and banning public disclosure of torture faced by detainees
DATE: 2018-01-11 | LENGTH: 11:34

 
Trump's Immigration 'Bill of Love' Full of Poison Pills
Trump version of the DREAM Act includes a number of anti-immigration policies, such as funding the infamous border wall. Time is running out to find a permanent legislative solution to protect hundreds of thousands of DREAMers from deportation, says United We Dream's Gregory Cendana
DATE: 2018-01-10 | LENGTH: 11:07

 
Oprah 2020? A Progressive's Take
The response to Oprah Winfrey's potential presidential run reveals uncomfortable truths about the 2016 campaign, and underscores the importance of embracing candidates based on their policies, not celebrity, says attorney and writer Briahna Joy Gray
DATE: 2018-01-10 | LENGTH: 13:43

 
Billionaire Tom Steyer and the Wealthy Trump Resistance Grifters
The outrage toward Trump has proved to be lucrative for several self-professed leaders of the Resistance
DATE: 2018-01-09

 
Trump Administration Ends Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans
Salvadorans who have lived in the U.S. for decades under Temporary Protected Status now have 18 months to leave the country. Prof. Leisy Abrego of UCLA says the news is devastating for Salvadorans, but they have hope that Congress will intervene before time runs out
DATE: 2018-01-09 | LENGTH: 09:16

 
26 Days of Action to Pressure NRA On Gun Control
For the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Shooting, which killed 26 children in Connecticut, activists in the NRA president's hometown of Grinnell, Iowa organized 26 Days of Action to protest and call attention to the NRA's role in preventing gun control legislation
DATE: 2018-01-08 | LENGTH: 13:45

 
The Link Between Neoliberalism, Perfectionism, and Mental Health Disorders
A study of college-aged people in the U.S., Canada and Britain says that the increase in mental health disorders may be tied to an increase in perfectionism, which in turn is linked to the rise of neoliberalism in these countries since the '80s. Thomas Curran, one of the study's authors, explains
DATE: 2018-01-08 | LENGTH: 11:59

 
President Trump Targets Lifeline for Palestinian Refugees
In cutting aid to the United Nations Refugee Works Agency (UNRWA), President Trump is deepening Palestinian refugees' suffering in pursuit of a dangerous Middle East agenda, says Max Blumenthal
DATE: 2018-01-08 | LENGTH: 05:21

 
Max Blumenthal on 'Fire and Fury,' Clinton Probe, and Russiagate
The book 'Fire and Fury' sparks a rift between Trump and Bannon, the FBI revives scrutiny of the Clinton Foundation, and GOP senators target the author of the Steele dossier. Best-selling author Max Blumenthal breaks down the growing intra-elite clashes and the key developments that are being overlooked
DATE: 2018-01-06 | LENGTH: 16:26

 
North and South Korea Talk, but Is Trump in the Way?
Following more belligerence from President Trump's Twitter account, North and South Korea have announced their first direct talks in years. It's a big step towards rapprochement, says journalist Tim Shorrock, but the U.S. could be a major obstacle
DATE: 2018-01-05 | LENGTH: 14:42

 
Trump Tax Reform Targets High-Tax States, But There is a Way Out
The limitation of state and local tax deductibility from the federal tax code will hit high tax states hard, but states can find ways around the law to maintain their revenues and the benefits they provide their citizens says CEPR's Dean Baker
DATE: 2018-01-04 | LENGTH: 08:19

 
ACLU Attorneys Name Cops Accused of Violating Civil Rights on Inauguration Day
The ACLU is seeking damages against individual officers who violated the civil rights of protesters during J20. Scott Michelman, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of D.C., discusses the importance of holding police accountable
DATE: 2018-01-04 | LENGTH: 13:30

 
Jeff Sessions Memo Makes Marijuana Future Uncertain
Grant Smith of the Drug Policy Alliance explains what rescinding the Cole memo means for the future of pot
DATE: 2018-01-04 | LENGTH: 11:19

 
Can A Progressive Black Woman Become Georgia's Next Governor?
Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams, says Democrats can win in the South without compromising progressive values
DATE: 2018-01-04

 
Can Mayors Lead the Way on Progressive Reform?
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka talks about the Newark 2020 initiative, a jobs program which aims to put 2,020 people back to work by 2020, and how cities are finding innovative ways to push for social change
DATE: 2018-01-03 | LENGTH: 09:26

 
Can Progressives Turn Iowa Blue?
National progressive organizations are backing candidates in the state as the Democratic Party tries to recover its losses in Iowa up and down the ballot.
DATE: 2018-01-03

 
Universalizing Resistance: To Fight Trump, Fight the System
In his new book, "Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance," Prof. Charlie Derber says progressive movements must work together to confront interconnected hierarchies of power, because smaller issues are intertwined with a larger system; you can't confront one problem without confronting them all
DATE: 2018-01-01 | LENGTH: 26:40

 
The Under-Covered News Stories of 2017 (Pt. 2)
From hate crimes against transgender people to the prosecution of over 200 people for the J20 anti-Trump protest, Adam Johnson of the Los Angeles Times and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting breaks down the under-covered stories of 2017 (part 2 of 2)
DATE: 2018-01-01 | LENGTH: 13:25

 
The Right is Waging War on Academic Freedom
The resignation of Drexel University Professor Ciccariello-Maher following right-wing threats and harassment is the result of a broader, ongoing right-wing campaign to intimidate progressive professors throughout the U.S., and it's having a chilling effect on academic freedom, says Trinity College Professor Johnny Williams
DATE: 2017-12-29 | LENGTH: 17:23

 
As Russian Election Begins, Will Russiagate End?
Russian politician Alexi Navalny is calling for a boycott of next year's presidential election after being barred from running over corruption charges. We speak to Professor Stephen F. Cohen about Navalny, the Russian election, and how Russians are viewing the never-ending Russiagate controversy in the US
DATE: 2017-12-28 | LENGTH: 16:49

 
Code Pink Conference: Challenges Facing the Anti-War Movement
Ajamu Baraka of Black Alliance for Peace talks about the challenges that the anti-war movement currently faces in the US
DATE: 2017-12-27 | LENGTH: 21:28

 
Ending Violence Against Sex Workers
Sex Workers Outreach Project works to end violence and discrimination against sex workers, often by smashing stereotypes
DATE: 2017-12-26

 
Trump Suppressing Biggest National Security Threat
While the Trump administration censors the term 'climate change' for government institutions, the Pentagon highlights the urgency of the crisis
DATE: 2017-12-25 | LENGTH: 07:32

 
The Navajo Nation's Water Crisis
Nearly 40 percent of residents on the Navajo Reservation still do not have running water in their homes
DATE: 2017-12-24

 
Five Corporations Hire Two Intelligence Firms to Spy on Activists
The Guardian exposes corporate espionage against human rights groups
DATE: 2017-12-23 | LENGTH: 04:36

 
Where's the 'Collusion'?
Amid news the Mueller probe could extend through 2018, Guardian reporter Luke Harding and TRNN's Aaron Mate discuss Russiagate and Harding's new book "Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win"
DATE: 2017-12-23 | LENGTH: 28:52

 
Do Democrats Have the DREAMers' Courage to Save DACA?
Democrats are backing off their pledge to risk a government shutdown unless Congress approves a new DREAM Act that protects undocumented youths. "We want Democrats to be as courageous as the DREAMers," says Our Revolution's Erika Andiola, who was just jailed for six days for a Capitol Hill protest
DATE: 2017-12-22 | LENGTH: 10:21

 
   

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