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Priests to Pope: Stop the Sexism
A group of excommunicated priests staged a die-in Wednesday morning in protest of the Vatican's refusal to let women take leading roles in the church

  September 25, 2015

Progressive Halo or Wholly Rhetoric?
Feminist theologian Mary E. Hunt discusses whether the hype around the Pope's visit deserves the unbridled enthusiasm of the media and progressive community.

  September 22, 2015

International Women's Day: How We Discuss Rape in India and the World
University of Cambridge Professor Priyamvada Gopal discusses the banning of film in India that highlights the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian student, but also critiques it for failing to connect sexual violence to other oppressive social practices

  March 8, 2015

State of the Working Woman
Jenny Ahn: Unionized women workers do better than unorganized; All working women need access to universal daycare

  March 8, 2013

The VP Debate: What They Didn't Talk About
The moderator didn't question the right of US to project global power; no discussion about the cause of the crash or the the power of the big banks

  October 12, 2012

True Cost of Chevron in Nigeria
Emem Okon on the uprising of women in the Niger Delta and the impact of oil giants on traditional communities

  July 4, 2012

Supreme Court Sides with Corporatization of Medicine
Dr. Flowers: Decision strengthens the role of private insurance companies and makes the fight for Medicare for All more difficult

  June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Good, But Fight for "Medicare For All" Continues
DeAnn McEwen: Supreme Court and health act only a step towards real health care for all

  June 28, 2012

Egyptian Men and Women Protest Sexual Harassment
After several violent attacks against women in the heart of the revolutionary Tahrir Square, male and female activists organized a protest against an issue that is rarely talked about in Egypt.

  June 11, 2012

Removing Gov. Walker Necessary, but Wisconsin Mass Movement Must Reorganize
A Commentary by Colette Brown: Recalling Walker is important, but it isn't good to lose momentum by diverting all energy into the recall campaign to elect a Democrat

  May 30, 2012

A Wall St. Tax and an Independent Workers Movement
Rose Ann DeMoro and Robert Pollin: There is little will in Washington for a financial transaction tax because Wall St. has "occupied the White House"

  April 30, 2012

If Ann Romney's Child Rearing is Work, Should All Care Givers Be Compensated?
Nancy Folbre: Raising children is socially valuable work, social programs that support it are a form of payment

  May 3, 2012

Bahrain Protestors Clash with Police at Citizen Journalist's Funeral
Reem Khalifa: Brutal repression of democracy movement continues as F1 race will go ahead in Bahrain

  April 15, 2012

Doha Debates on Women's Rights After Arab Revolutions
This House believes women will be worse off after the Arab revolutions

  April 15, 2012

Activists Target Bank of America on International Women's Day
Four arrested as women occupy Bank of America across the country

  March 14, 2012

Haitian Workers Demand Living Wage
TRNN Replay: Post earthquake industries imposing pay below minimum wage

  March 9, 2012

Supreme Court to Hear Massive Wal-Mart Case
AP: On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit from women who say they were systematically discriminated against by retail giant Wal-Mart.

  March 29, 2011

What Is Japan's Nuclear Worst Case Scenario?
Bob Alvarez: Many factors could still cause a "worst case" nuclear event in Japan

  April 2, 2011

US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet
Bob Alvaraz: US has 71,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel that is not properly protected

  March 26, 2011

Spent Nuclear Fuel - The Real Danger?
Harvey Wasserman: In Japan and around the world problem of storing spent nuclear fuel still not solved; Could be another Chernobyl

  March 15, 2011

Cuts to the EPA Could Stifle Economic Growth
Brent Blackwelder and Bill Drayton discuss the history of the EPA over the past four decades and the EPA's role in the US economy

  March 2, 2011

TRNN EXCLUSIVE: Liberated Libya Rejects US Intervention
On the streets of liberated Benghazi people say no to McCain, Lieberman and any US intervention

  March 1, 2011

Speculation And The Frenzy in Food Markets
The fight over financial regulation affects global food prices

  February 16, 2011

North Dakota Tells Wall St. Not Only Game in Town
Yves Smith: State-owned bank a model that publicly-owned banks can work

  February 11, 2011

Reaganomics Was Pro Business, Not Pro 'Free Market'
Yves Smith on Reagan Centennial: President Reagan broke unions and intervened in the market when big business required it

  February 5, 2011

The Recession is Also a Mancession
Nancy Folbre: Men are losing jobs faster than women

  December 16, 2010

Stimulus And Tax Cuts Not a Long-Term Solution
Yves Smith: Stagnant and low wages must be addressed for real economic growth

  December 26, 2010

WikiLeaks and the Post 911 World - Coleen Rowley and Peter Dale Scott
The 200k Challenge Live Webcast

  December 8, 2010

WikiLeaks: Canadian Climate Change Coverup
Daphne Wysham: WikiLeaks cables reveals Canadian government covering up tar sands info

  December 7, 2010

Foreclosures on People Who Never Missed a Payment
Yves Smith: Mortgage service industry makes more money from foreclosures than restructuring debt

  December 20, 2010

End the Fed as we know it
If Jane D'Arista were President, here's what she would do with the Fed

  December 23, 2010

Parasitical Capital Not Lack of Gold the Problem
Jane D'Arista: Head of World Bank suggestion return of gold standard is grasping at straws

  November 18, 2010

The Turkey Votes for Thanksgiving
Banks to Cash-In Again on New Fed Plan Pt.2 with Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith

  November 10, 2010

Banks to Cash-In Again on New Fed Plan
Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith: Fed's $600 B cash injection may do no more than increase banker profits

  November 9, 2010

Most Minimum Wage Earners Can't Afford Necessities of Life
TRNN Replay - Jeannette Wicks-Lim: A proposal to combine minimum wage and earned income tax credit policies to guarantee a decent living wage

  December 31, 2010

Most Minimum Wage Earners Can't Afford Necessities of Life
TRNN Replay: Jeannette Wicks-Lim: A proposal to combine minimum wage and earned income tax credit policies to guarantee a decent living wage

  December 31, 2010

What's Next for Climate Change Policy?
Daphne Wysham: New phase of grassroots activism needed

  November 4, 2010

Obama Must Fight for Workers and the Poor
Heather C. McGhee: Lesson of election is Obama must fight for a direct jobs program

  November 3, 2010

Dems Get Hammered in Ohio
Ellen Ratner: Ohio voted to punish Dems for economic crisis

  November 3, 2010

Helen Thomas on Her Resignation and Middle East
Thomas: Israel should get out of Occupied Territories; White House Correspondents Assoc. out of line

  November 15, 2010

President Obama and the Teachers
Karen Lewis: Obama's "Race to the top" means a lot of students will be losers

  August 4, 2010

US Schools Face Perfect Storm
President Obama and the Teachers pt2 - Karen Lewis talks to Paul Jay

  August 5, 2010

President Obama and the Teachers
TRNN Replay - Karen Lewis: Obama's "Race to the top" means a lot of students will be losers

  August 4, 2010

Testimony 3 from the G-20-Reports from witnesses and subjects of police actions

  July 1, 2010

Toronto G20- Reports from witnesses and subjects of police action - testimony #1 from Queen and Spadina

  June 30, 2010

The IMF's mid-life crisis Pt.2
Ilene Grabel: IMF considers dropping opposition to capital controls for emerging economies

  May 19, 2010

The IMF's mid-life crisis
Ilene Grabel: IMF seeks new image but has one set of policies for rich countries and another for poor

  May 18, 2010

Euro on way to a crash?
Jayati Ghosh: The future of the eurozone itself is now at stake

  April 22, 2010

No Indian Miracle
TRNN REPLAY Jayati Ghosh: 110 million living well, hundreds of millions in abject poverty

  April 24, 2010

Global food bubble on the way?
Jayati Ghosh: Food prices set to surge due to Wall Street speculation

  May 5, 2010

Global food bubble on the way? Pt.2
Jayati Ghosh: We have to ban finance speculation that does not physically hold food commodities

  May 6, 2010

Can US dollar remain world's currency?
D'Arista: US dollar as world's reserve currency is great if you own a bank; not much good for Main St.

  April 14, 2010

Can US dollar remain world's currency? Pt.2
Jane D'Arista: Big states will defend dollar, but private capital may move to precious metals and oil

  April 15, 2010

Can US dollar remain world's currency? Pt.3
Jane D'Arista: System depends on US as importer of last resort but wages too low and credit not there

  April 16, 2010

Can US dollar remain world's currency? Pt.4
D'Arista: The world wants a new reserve currency - would be good for Americans too

  April 12, 2010

Helen Thomas on gender and journalism
DC's most experienced journalist on Feminism, McCarthyism and the White House Press Corps

  April 1, 2010

Helen Thomas on White House Press Corps
Thomas: Most press rolled over and played dead during Bush years, press was gung-ho to go to war

  March 28, 2010

Helen Thomas on her one question for Obama
DC's most experienced journalist says Obama lost credibility when he dodged question on Israeli nukes

  March 9, 2010

US yet to sign UN child rights treaty
Now 20 years since the United Nations adopted a treaty aimed at protecting the rights of children

  November 20, 2009

Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.8
Jane D'Arista on a "public option" in the finance sector

  November 18, 2009

Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.7
Jane D'Arista on gold and fiat money

  November 17, 2009

Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.6
Jane D'Arista: Democratize or replace The Fed

  November 13, 2009

Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.5
Jane D'Arista: The Fed should be replaced by a central bank run in the public interest

  November 12, 2009

Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.4
Jane D'Arista: Obama admin. and leading members of Congress want to leave power in the hands of the Fed

  November 14, 2009

Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.3
Jane D'Arista: Strong dollar, lower wages and relaxed regulations - Wall Street got what they wanted

  November 13, 2009

Anatomy of casino capitalism Pt.2
Jane D'Arista: Banks' wild speculation led to the crash - it's happening again

  November 12, 2009

9/11 Redux Pt.1
Former FBI agent Coleen Rowley discusses still unanswered questions about the lead up to 9/11

  October 23, 2009

9/11 Redux Pt.2
Former FBI agent Coleen Rowley discusses still unanswered questions about the lead up to 9/11

  October 24, 2009

9/11 Redux Pt.3
Former FBI agent Coleen Rowley discusses still unanswered questions about the lead up to 9/11

  October 25, 2009

UN official demands torture accountability
Ratner: Navi Pillay, UN human rights advocate says senior officials must be held accountable

  July 2, 2009

Iran's green revolution
Pepe Escobar: "Red" Ahmadinejad may have met his match

  June 12, 2009

Georgia State Senator supports single-payer plan
Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock argues for single-payer health care reform Pt.2

  June 26, 2009

Roses and Guns for Mother's Day
Codepink confronts a military hardware exhibition in Washington on Mother's Day

  May 12, 2009

Filipinas protest US soldier rape acquittal
Philippines protests and calls to end US Visiting Forces Agreement in response to appeals court decision

  April 25, 2009

The rights of women in Afghanistan
Mavis Leno of Feminist Majority on the need for Obama to focus on the rights of Afghan women

  April 1, 2009

What is withdrawing 'responsibly' from Iraq?
Bennis: Obama has to change the mindset that leads to war, US cannot dictate Iraq's future

  March 23, 2009

Iraq's dangerous uncertain future
Leila Fadel: Iraqis will hold America accountable for what happens next

  March 20, 2009

Barack and the progressives Pt.2
Katrina vanden Heuvel on Obama, the progressives and foreign policy

  February 13, 2009

'I'm looking for change'
Two female candidates describe their experiences on the campaign trail in Iraq

  February 5, 2009

Is Obama a feminist?
Kathy Spillar: Will Obama live up to his feminist designation on the cover of Ms. Magazine?

  February 2, 2009

Is Obama a feminist? Pt2
Kathy Spillar: Economic stimulus will benefit women

  February 2, 2009

Is Obama a feminist? Pt 3
Kathy Spillar: Obama and Congress must usher in the Lilly Ledbetter Act

  February 2, 2009

"The good war"
Nancy Youssef reports on her recent assignment in Afghanistan and on Obama's plans for the country Pt 1

  January 23, 2009

Rafah - Report from the ground
Fida Qishta of Rafah, Gaza describes the past few days as Israeli bombing kills hundreds

  January 1, 2009

Poetry for Palestine
Spoken word artist Suheir Hammad speaks on poetry as political resistance and on post 9/11 United States

  November 22, 2008

Democrats and health care
Panel discussion with Heidi Hartmann, Jan Rodolfo and Dr. Aaron Carroll

  August 28, 2008

Laura Flanders on Main St
Laura Flanders: We are in a much bigger fix than any one administration can handle

  August 27, 2008

Naomi Klein on Obama
Klein speaks about Obama and the intellectual and political integrity of the progressive movement

  August 26, 2008

Shock doctrine opens way for oil drilling
Naomi Klein on disaster capitalism

  August 18, 2008

Afghanistan's women's basketball team
Guardian: New generation of young Afghan women train and organize in the schools

  June 10, 2008

Prisons - A New Form of Slavery
Kathy Kelly: None of the three US presidential candidates are dealing with issues facing the poor

  May 21, 2008

The candidates and the military-industrial complex
Kathy Kelly: The Dem candidates do not take on the defense industry

  May 19, 2008

Race and poverty in the US
Kathy Kelly: One of three African-American teens predicted to be addicted to drugs, in prison or dead

  May 18, 2008

Afghan women journalists in danger
Farida Nekzad on setting up a news agency in Afghanistan

  December 21, 2007

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