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    Hedges & Wolin (5/8) - Can Capitalism & Democracy Coexist?

    Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discusses his time in the academy and the role of universities in post-war United States history
    2014-10-30 11:57:02

    Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections (1/2)

    Professor Ivan Katchanovski says the elections were a victory for new oligarchic parties and the far-right
    2014-10-30 11:18:46

    The Stigma of Welfare in White Working Class America (1/2)

    TRNN Special Report: In the town of Westminster, Maryland, some residents view public assistance as system with pervasive fraud and abuse
    2014-10-29 16:20:57

    Ebola: A Disease of Extraordinary Poverty

    Public health expert Allyson Pollock explains how poverty, sanitation and infrastructure contribute to Ebola's death toll in West Africa
    2014-10-29 11:23:20

    What's Behind the Defeat of the Left in Toronto?

    Professor Leo Panitch discusses the appeal of Toronto's conservative mayor-elect and the failure of the left to galvanize the working class
    2014-10-29 04:09:11

    A Third Intifada on the Horizon?

    Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses the situation in Jerusalem and the reconstruction plans for Gaza
    2014-10-29 06:40:32

    After Re-election, Rousseff Faces A Conservative Congress in Brazil

    Michael Fox of teleSUR says Dilma's campaign was won by building on Lula's legacy of social inclusion and supporting political reform
    2014-10-28 12:56:19

    Nuclear Agreement with Iran May Become Midterm Election Fodder in Congress

    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to the secretary of state Colin Powell, says there are three different groups of Republicans that would like to see the Iran nuclear deal fail.
    2014-10-28 11:39:57

    Hedges & Wolin (4/8) - Can Capitalism & Democracy Coexist?

    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discuss the concept of "inverted totalitarianism" and its relevance for understanding contemporary politics
    2014-10-28 12:56:53

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (3/3)

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, discusses the racism of some of America's storied poets and scholars
    2014-10-28 15:43:57

    The Financialization of Life (5/6)

    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy
    2014-10-28 09:06:00

    Growing Rift Between US & Turkey Over Arming Kurds

    Baris Karaagac: Ankara remains opposed assisting to PKK-linked Kurdish rebels, whom they consider a terrorist organization
    2014-10-28 12:57:06

    Is Financial Fraud Too Complex to Prosecute?

    The Department of Justice is using an illegitimate excuse to explain why it has not prosecuted any senior bankers, says Bill Black, former bank regulator and current Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
    2014-10-27 16:58:00

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (2/3)

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States," explores the colonial roots and the foundational myths of the United States
    2014-10-28 11:16:36

    Policing Isn't a Solution for Youth in Baltimore

    Bart Lubow, senior advisor at the Annie E. Casey Foundation talks policy changes for youth in Baltimore
    2014-10-26 11:18:38

    Jerusalem and the Fate of Palestinians

    Israeli activist Jeff Halper says the recent tension and violence in Jerusalem is a product of defeated Palestinian political resistance and Israel's policy of Judaization
    2014-10-26 09:30:02

    Port Authur Texas Residents Sues EPA for Neglect

    Regulations and technology that prevent toxins in the air are long overdue says Hilton Kelley of Community In-power and Development Association
    2014-10-26 08:38:06

    The Financialization of Life (4/6)

    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy
    2014-10-27 23:42:35

    Kurdish Fighters Move to Regain Kobani

    The coalition is not what it appears to be - Vice President Biden was right, says Patrick Cockburn the author of The Jihadis Return: Isis and the New Sunni Uprising
    2014-10-24 11:25:26

    Hedges and Wolin (3/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

    Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions
    2014-10-24 08:59:16

    The Financialization of Life (3/6)

    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy
    2014-10-27 23:42:38

    Hedges & Wolin (2/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

    Political philosopher Sheldon Wolin and journalist Chris Hedges discuss the breakdown of democratic institutions throughout the 20th century
    2014-10-23 10:39:03

    US Dropping Arms and Ammunition to Syrian Kurds in Kobani

    Reese Erlich, freelance correspondent and author of Inside Syria, says the irony of the support to the Kurds in Kobani is that the PKK is considered a terrorist organization by the US
    2014-10-23 10:25:46

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People's History of the United States (1/3)

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, discusses growing up and getting involved in the radical movements of the 1960s
    2014-10-24 11:31:27

    The Financialization of Life (2/6)

    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy
    2014-10-30 02:04:08

    Hedges & Wolin (1/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

    Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy requires continuous opposition and vigilance by the citizenry
    2014-10-23 10:26:16

    American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture

    Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights rejects the idea that the convention on torture exempts the US outside its borders
    2014-10-22 12:24:31

    UN Issues Statement on Human Rights Violations in Detroit

    Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire says mass struggle against the powers that be is required in Detroit
    2014-10-22 13:11:31

    The Financialization of Life (1/6)

    Costas Lapavitsas speaks to an audience at The Real News about how finance controls the global economy
    2014-10-27 23:42:42

    Study Finds Sea Levels Rising at an Unprecedented Rate

    Kurt Lambeck, professor of geophysics and former president of the Australian Academy of Science, says sea levels have risen at an unprecedented rate in the last 150 years, as compared to the 6,000 years preceding it.
    2014-10-21 20:18:39

    Nuclear Deal with Iran 95% Complete

    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Collin Powell, says he is optimistic that the nuclear negotiations with Iran are 95 percent complete, but what does lifting sanctions really mean?
    2014-10-21 11:00:32

    Low Black Voter Turnout Could Unseat Senate Democrats

    Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report shames Democrats' record on social programs and says "fear of the Republicans" strategy to get out the black vote is unlikely to work
    2014-10-21 16:43:56

    Nearly Four Years After the Revolution, Where is Egypt Headed?

    Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and scholar Mervat Hatem discuss the current social and political situation in Egypt - The Global African - Telesur
    2014-10-21 14:32:42

    U.S. Border Patrol Influence Expands Down to Mexican Southern Border (2/2)

    Journalist Todd Miller traveled to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas to uncover the reach of ICE and the military funding being pumped into the system
    2014-10-20 11:41:47

    Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (2/2)

    Scholar Mehdi Sarram says though Russia is committed by contract to deliver low-enriched energy to Iran until 2021, why should Iran buy it from the Russians if they can produce it themselves?
    2014-10-20 13:33:29

    48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party

    Former Black Panther Eddie Conway describes the political and social conditions that gave rise to the militancy and politics of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
    2014-10-19 00:40:20

    Why Are Republicans Linking Ebola & U.S-Mexican Border? (1/2)

    Journalist Todd Miller unpacks the political and profit-driven reasons Republicans continue to push President Obama to close the Mexican-U.S. border
    2014-10-20 05:21:22

    Culture of the National Security State - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)

    Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that a culture of fear and obedience has developed so we give consent to Cold War policies, to hot wars, to the complete militarization of society
    2014-10-19 08:09:13

    Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (1/2)

    Scholar Mehdi Sarram discusses why Iran feels the need to develop nuclear energy and gives an update on the P5+1 talks
    2014-10-20 11:27:36

    Behind America's Store Fronts - Drugs, Homelessness and Abandonment

    In an original TRNN series, conservative residents of the working-class town of Westminster, Maryland, paint a political landscape different from that depicted in the mainstream media
    2014-10-17 12:47:17

    Protests at St. Louis University - TRNN Reports From Ferguson

    Over 1,500 people marched on Saint Louis University's campus as a part of Ferguson October and the National Day of Civil Disobedience
    2014-10-17 12:44:52

    Why Are Stock Markets So Volatile?

    A serious depression is pending as a result of austerity, says Professor Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, and Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents
    2014-10-17 13:40:56

    The Islamophobia of "Homeland" - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

    Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that Muslim characters on Homeland are either terrorists, sympathizers of terrorists, or "good Muslims" which means pro-US
    2014-10-16 10:12:26

    U.S. Will Fail In Attempt to Create Proxy Army in Syria

    Phyllis Bennis says Obama has been right - in rhetoric - about one thing: there is no military solution to defeating the Islamic State
    2014-10-16 01:33:30

    Emissions Reduction Impossible without Demilitarizing Foreign Policy

    The Pentagon's new climate change policy does not address the military's contribution to climate change, says researcher Tamara Lorincz
    2014-10-16 12:40:27

    Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)

    Dr. Kumar says the roots of Islamophobia are to be found in a conflict between empires and economic interests, not a clash of civilizations
    2014-10-15 17:10:06

    Pollution Inequality and Income Inequality

    Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by pollution across the United States, according to a new study by economist James K. Boyce
    2014-10-16 00:07:40

    Whose Interests Are Served by Occupy Hong Kong?

    Assistant Professor Sean Kenji Starrs reports from the front lines of the uprisings
    2014-10-21 11:58:09

    Ebola - Myths and Reality

    Dr Lawrence Brown explains the roots of conspiracy theories that are fueling distrust of medical professionals in the current Ebola outbreak
    2014-10-15 10:25:59

    Cornel West, Faith Leaders and Activists Arrested as Ferguson October Continues

    Twenty people, including Cornel West, are arrested carrying out civil disobedience at the Ferguson police station after being denied a meeting with local officials
    2014-10-13 23:16:19

    Fighting the Demonization of Muslims - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

    Dr. Kumar says after 9/11, with the ratcheting up of anti-Muslim racism, she decided she had to do something about it
    2014-10-15 08:12:33

    A Momentum Sparked Beyond Ferguson

    On his return from Ferguson, Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says we must implement people-powered community control of the police
    2014-10-14 07:59:21

    Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-feeding

    Michael Ratner: Gitmo prisoners remain on hunger strike as President Obama refuses to use his executive power to end inhumane force-feeding and close the prison
    2014-10-14 01:30:56

    Thousands Descend on St. Louis for Ferguson October

    Protesters come to Ferguson to support local organizers in the aftermath of repeated incidents of police brutality
    2014-10-13 09:58:37

    US and Iran are Indirectly Coordinating Efforts against IS

    The idea of Iran as partner of the US in the battle against IS will not have sufficient political support in Iran, among the allies, or domestically, says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council
    2014-10-22 10:43:06

    Privatization, Occupation, and the Israeli Economy

    Political economist Shir Hever says recent plans to privatize struggling state-owned companies in Israel are hastened by the occupation of Palestinian territories
    2014-10-13 09:18:16

    How Socialist China Became the Workshop of the World (2/2)

    Public workers demonstrate against privatization, and migrant workers fight super exploitation, but we hear very little about that in the West, says Prof. Yuezhi Zhao of Simon Fraser University
    2014-10-13 13:14:56

    Media Cry Foul as Obama Attacks Freedom of the Press

    After revelations show that the Obama administration uses reporters' FOIA requests as a tip service, did the mainstream media create a monster that they can't tame?
    2014-10-12 16:24:16

    Will Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution Spark Uprisings in Mainland China? (1/2)

    Scholar Yuezhi Zhao argues the Umbrella Revolution does not appeal to broader struggles within mainland China
    2014-10-12 10:30:19

    Journalist Gary Webb Gets the Last Word in "Kill the Messenger"

    Jeff Cohen from Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College says Webb exposed how the CIA-backed right-wing Contras in Nicaragua were partly supported by cocaine trafficking, which contributed to the crack supply in major US cities
    2014-10-13 16:17:58

    Islamophobia and a Challenge to Bill Maher - Deepa Kumar on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

    Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that what Bill Maher said is a perfect example of liberal Islamophobia
    2014-10-14 11:26:07

    "Undue Force" and Police Brutality in Baltimore

    Baltimore Sun journalist Mark Puente discusses his investigation into police brutality cases that have cost the city $5.7 million
    2014-10-10 15:51:51

    Does Turkey Want Kobane to Fall?

    Baris Karaagac explains Turkey's position towards the Islamic State
    2014-10-10 10:11:19

    Global Warming Reducing Fisheries and Destroying Livelihoods

    Prof. Rashid Sumaila, Fisheries Centre, Univ. of B.C. says ocean temperatures occurring at a much faster rate than scientists had previously predicted
    2014-10-12 20:35:32

    Baltimore Mayor and Police Commissioner Unveil Supposed Action Plan to Reduce Police Brutality

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and police commissioner Anthony W. Batts released a lengthy 41-page report outlining their recommendations to curb police brutality in Baltimore.
    2014-10-10 21:42:18

    Philly Students Walk Out as City Cancels Teachers' Contract

    Teacher-activist Anissa Weinraub responds to Philadelphia unilaterally dissolving their contract with the teachers' union and says the union is considering legal action in response
    2014-10-10 22:18:55

    Concentration of Wealth in China Keeps Wages Low

    Rob Johnson says China needs to increase domestic demand, but the "Princelings" are getting rich in a low wage export led economy
    2014-10-09 10:45:01

    Canadian MPs Vote to Expand Support to Fight IS

    Prime Minister Harper is an honorary conservative American, says Ariel Salzmann, associate professor at Queen's University
    2014-10-08 15:49:06

    Top 400 US Billionaires' Wealth Equals Brazil's GDP

    Rob Johnson comments on the Forbes report that the top 400 billionaires own $2.29 trillion of wealth, up $270 billion over last year
    2014-10-08 14:28:48

    Hong Kong Protests Carefully Choreographed, Not Spontaneous

    Tiananmen analogies are a barrier to understanding what's really going on in Hong Kong, says Peter Lee, journalist for Asia Times Online
    2014-10-07 13:30:12

    Fall of Kobani Reveals Failure of U.S. Bombing Campaign

    Journalist Patrick Cockburn says U.S.-led airstrikes have not degraded or destroyed the Islamic State (IS), who now control about a quarter of Iraq
    2014-10-07 12:26:41

    Republicans Poised to Win the Senate by Narrow Margin

    Col. Larry Wilkerson: We can expect corruption, massive misrepresentation, and disequilibrium of wealth
    2014-10-07 14:31:00

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (4/4)

    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore.
    2014-10-07 01:19:49

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (3/4)

    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore
    2014-10-08 09:10:12

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (2/4)

    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore.
    2014-10-08 09:04:20

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (1/4)

    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore
    2014-10-08 09:10:32

    Natural Gas is No Solution for Reducing CO2

    Relying on Natural Gas as a "Bridge Fuel" is a mistake because it delays the development of renewable energy and does not reduce emissions significantly enough, says Christine Shearer, post-doctoral scholar of Earth System Science at UC Irvine
    2014-10-06 09:55:34

    Gaza Under Siege - Eva Bartlett on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)

    Eva Bartlett talks about her experiences living in Gaza
    2014-10-06 09:03:58

    Why Is Putin Hanging on to Assad?

    Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says the Russian state is pursuing geopolitical interests in Syria and Ukraine for its elite - to the detriment of ordinary citizens
    2014-10-05 22:58:53

    What Can The People Do to Challenge Systemic Racism in Baltimore? - Eddie Conway interviews Dr. Ray Winbush on Systemic (2/2)

    Dr. Ray Winbush speaks about how to address structural racism in Baltimore
    2014-10-06 12:53:45

    Turkey Joins the War Campaign against the Islamic State

    Scholar Edmund Ghareeb explains how the authorization for military force against IS by the Turkish parliament will affect peace negotiations with the Kurds
    2014-10-05 14:48:18

    Gaza Under Siege - Eva Bartlett on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)

    Eva Bartlett talks about her experiences living in Gaza
    2014-10-05 23:06:55

    New Evidence Links Global Heat Waves to Climate Change

    Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains the latest evidence linking man-made climate change to record heat waves and extreme weather across the world
    2014-10-05 17:19:55

    The Lower Unemployment Rate is a Recovery - for the Top 10%

    Economist Pavlina Tcherneva of Bard College explains why monetary policy that is directed at finance and not job creation has this effect
    2014-10-05 16:15:06

    Will You Put Us Over the Top?

    Paul Jay asks: If you value Real News and have not donated this during this campaign, will you help us get to the finish line?
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What's Behind the Ebola Crises and are U.S. Americans at Risk?

    In an interview with Telesur's The Global African, Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease Program co-director Taha E. Taha discusses the roots of the Ebola crisis and what can be done about it. Courtesy of Telesur
    2014-10-05 11:49:47

    Whistle Blowers, Dissenters, and Progressives are the Patriots - Phil Donahue on RAI (3/3)

    On Reality Asserts Itself Mr. Donahue says we are a nation of laws, until we are scared
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What's Driving Hong Kong's Uprisings?

    Hong Kong-based attorney Robert Lee talks about the economic and political history at the center of ongoing protests
    2014-10-06 15:10:27

    Florida Jury Finds Michael Dunn Guilty of Shooting Jordan Davis

    Civil rights activist Kevin Alexander Gray says Stand Your Ground Laws are lethal to the African-American community, who must organize rigorously against them
    2014-10-04 20:00:36

    Is the Islamic State a Tool of the Saudis?

    Ali Al-Ahmed says IS is a key part of Saudi Arabia's strategy in the Middle East
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Corporate Media is Destroying Democracy - Phil Donahue on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)

    Mr. Donahue says that corporate media doesn't rock the boat, it is the boat
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Where Do We Build Our House in This Swamp? - Eddie Conway and Dr. Ray Winbush on Systemic Racism in Baltimore (1/2)

    Dr. Ray Winbush discusses structural racism in Baltimore and urban centers across America
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Thousands of New Israeli Settlements Approved as Netanyahu Pledges Two-State Solution

    During a White House visit, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu ignore tough issues around Israeli-Gaza conflict while protestors demand Netanyahu be held accountable for war crimes
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    China-Canada Investment Agreement Locks Canada into Legally Binding Terms

    Hupacasath First Nation Legal Challenge argues that the deal was unconstitutional but the judge failed to consider the impact on the whole Nation, ruling in favor of the government
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Phil Donahue on The Real News

    "The Real News is a jewel in the crown of American dissent," says legendary talk-show host Phil Donahue
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Acute Economic Inequality Underlies "Occupy Central" Protests in Hong Kong

    Assistant professor Eli Friedman from Cornell University says working-class and union participation has increased in subsequent occupations
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    US-Brokered Afghan Unity Government Paves Way for Continued Military Presence

    The Center for International Policy's Shukria Dellawar breaks down the players behind Afghanistan's new coalition government
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Underestimating ISIS: An Indictment of Decades of Failed US Policy in the Middle East

    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the US military's failure to understand and adequately respond to ISIS underscores America's decades-long blunders in Iraq
    2014-10-21 23:52:29

    Ceasefire Agreements Do Not Address Key Issues in Ukraine

    Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the Ukrainian civil war has led to popular mobilization around anti-Russian nationalism instead of the major socioeconomic issues facing the country
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Spanish Independence Movements and the Recolonization of Southern Europe

    Sister Teresa Forcades discusses Spanish debt, movements for independence, and Pope Francis
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Palestinian Authority Has No Legitimacy to Govern in Gaza

    Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah says Palestinians need to be able to rebuild independently of the neoliberal government in Ramallah
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ferguson Police Chief Sparks Fresh Round of Protests

    Reverend Osagyefo Sekou talks about the causes of the new rounds of arrests and protests in Ferguson and explains why activists are calling for civil disobedience in October
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    After Eric Holder Resigns, A Look at His Record on Bank Prosecutions

    Former financial regulator Bill Black says Holder's legacy on "too big to fail" is "too big to jail"
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Debate: Can Carbon Pricing Bring Down Global Carbon Emissions? (1/2)

    After the World Bank and more than a thousand global companies sign on to carbon pricing, Dr. Steffen Boehm of University of Essex and CDP Executive Director Nigel Topping debate its effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    I Refused to be Treated like an Animal - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (8/10)

    Mr. Conway says after 44 years in prison, he considered people to be of value and to be respected, and refused to be dehumanized himself
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Turkish-Syrian Border "The Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech

    Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments at the UN on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Six Years in Solitary Confinement - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (7/10)

    Mr. Conway says prisoners were treated like animals; and because he resisted and organized, he was in lockup twenty three and a half hours a day for six years
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    US Bombs Syria without Congressional Approval

    After the House passes a rule banning calls for a debate or vote on war authorization, critics say Obama and congressional leadership are curbing dissent within own their ranks
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Frame Up - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (6/10)

    Mr. Conway tells the story of his arrest and trial, and being "represented" by a lawyer who spent 45 minutes with him before going to trial
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What Role Is Turkey Playing in the War against ISIS?

    Lecturer Baris Kaaragaac says Turkey is trying to manage its response to the Islamic State in such a way to prevent the Kurds from consolidating political or military power
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Detroit's Water Shut-offs at the Center of Bankruptcy Proceedings

    Glen Ford Report: Detroit sits on the Great Lakes system that is the biggest source of fresh water on the planet and yet it is shutting off water of the poor, while providing deferrals to corporations
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Body of War

    Body of War, a film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue. It is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Thousands #FloodWallStreet to Target Institutions Profiting from Climate Change

    TRNN's Jaisal Noor reports from #FloodWallStreet and speaks to activists committing civil disobedience and author Chris Hedges on why financial institutions must be stopped from fueling climate change
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Re-energizing the Electrical Grid

    Peter Sinclair and Cathy Kunkel discuss emerging possibilities for fighting climate change: a combination of locally-owned affordable solar and utility scale wind energy to replace the electrical grid
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Do We Need a War on U.S. Military Carbon Emissions?

    Authors Sara Flounders and Barry Sanders say President Obama remains silent at the UN about one of the greatest contributors to global pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    World Leaders to Emit Promises of Hot Air at UN Climate Summit

    Professor Chris Williams says a solution to the climate crisis requires a restructuring of the global economy, but when the last opportunity to do so came after the 2008-9 financial crisis, world leaders saved the banks instead
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Voices from the Historic 300,000+ Strong 'People's Climate March'

    TRNN speaks to some of the participants who marched Sunday and asks what are their demands of the climate justice movement and world leaders
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Most Members of the Black Caucus Have Supported Police Militarization

    Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford says their voting record on this issue shows that only a few members act in the interest of the Black community
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out?

    A recap of a panel that took place the night before The People's Climate March with authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, founder Bill McKibben, Senator Bernie Sanders and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    War, Whistleblowing and Independent Journalism Panel

    Panel includes: William Binney, NSA whistleblower; Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, EPA whistleblower; Jessica Desvarieux, journalist [moderator]; Phil Donahue, journalist; Thomas Drake, NSA whistleblower; and Kirk Wiebe, NSA whistleblower
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    It's Time to Act on the Climate Crisis

    A panel on the urgency of climate change moderated by WNYC's Brian Lehrer and featuring authors Chris Hedges and Naomi Klein, founder Bill McKibben and Seattle Council member Kshama Sawant, with an opening speech by Senator Bernie Sanders.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Breaking Down the Scottish Independence Vote by Class Lines

    As Scotland remains tied to the UK, sociologist David Miller says class rather than national identity can best explain the outcome of the referendum
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Progressive Caucus Split on Issue of Arming Syrian Rebels

    As a new poll shows most Americans think Obama's ISIS strategy will fail, activists are challenging Congress to reject military solutions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Historic Climate Change Protests Only Days Away

    Activists Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese discuss the major climate change events taking place this weekend in New york City
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana

    Defense attorney Patrick Nightingale says decriminalization is only a step towards addressing the real problem of disproportionate arrests in African-American and minority communities
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Coalition to Fight the Islamic State Unlikely to Succeed

    Vijay Prashad: If the West is serious about tackling ISIS it must lessen the chaos within Syria and seek a political solution
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Upsurge in Voter Participation and Scare-Campaigns As Scots Head To The Polls

    Lecturer Peter Watt discusses the issues and history surrounding Scottish Independence
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Are Combat Troops on Their Way to Iraq?

    Some lawmakers are trying to ensure debate and vote after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Dempsey raised the possibility
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Media Failing to Provide Substantive Debate on ISIS

    Deepa Kumar and Peter Hart say the mainstream media is working to manufacture consent for further military action in Syria and Iraq
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Interpret or Change the World?

    We have to decide, who will make change and who we are making the news for.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Special Report: Scots in Their Own Words on Independence

    TRNN hears from both sides of the debate on whether to vote for independence from the United Kingdom
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What Drives U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Israel?

    Andrew Levine says that Cold War strategic thinking about the Middle East is no longer relevant
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Federal Reserve Makes "Effort" to Rein in Big Banks

    Prof. Gerald Epstein is skeptical about new Fed rules and the appointment of Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer to head the Financial Stability Committee
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    An American Fascism - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (5/10)

    Mr. Conway says, by targeting the Panthers, the FBI and other state and local agencies were functioning as a national secret police. That was COINTELPRO; it carries on under The Patriot Act.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Breakthroughs Unlikely at Upcoming UN Climate Summit

    As the climate justice movement prepares for an historic convergence in NYC, political economist Patrick Bond warns that the "big tent approach" of the People's Climate March might backfire
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Untold History of The Star Spangled Banner

    Eddie Conway and Gerald Horne explore the forgotten history of the U.S. national anthem as Baltimore celebrates its 200th anniversary
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What Drives Obama's Foreign Policy?

    Andrew Levine says Obama is continuing a triumphalist policy towards Russia
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza

    Political Economist Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says the latest conflict with Gaza began after a crisis emerged in Israel over the defense budget
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations

    Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Obama's 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels Are Nowhere to Be Found

    Author & Journalist Patrick Cockburn says defeating ISIS requires an end to the civil war in Syria
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "The State Targeted the Panthers Because We Were Socialists, Not Because We Were Armed" - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (4/10)

    Mr. Conway says the Panthers were also a threat because they recognized the humanity of and worked with all ethnic groups
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Democrats Have Options to Pursue Campaign Finance Reform

    Though Senate Republicans have thwarted a constitutional amendment to rein in campaign contributions, Democrats can pursue alternative strategies to increase transparency without a supermajority
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Bennis Plan: Here Is a Real Strategy for Dealing with ISIS

    IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis says military strategies have failed; only a political and diplomatic solution will work
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are a Threat to the Communities They Serve

    #whatupbmore: Baltimore hosts a townhall on what lessons it can learn from Ferguson
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11

    Michael Ratner: The United States should have held Saudi Arabia and Pakistan criminally responsible for 9/11 instead of launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    American Bombs Will Not Defeat ISIS

    Vijay Prashad says the Saudis and Iran must be part of a regional solution that includes ending support for jihadists in Syria
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Obama's Syria Plan Will Strengthen IS and Warlordism

    Omar Dahi says Obama is wrong to say the Assad regime has no legitimacy, as most Syrians want an end to war, the creation of a broad-front government, and a national army to confront warlords and extremism
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    ISIS Wants the US Drawn into a Ground War

    Andrew Levine says the Islamist forces have learned that a ground war is to their advantage
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New Iraqi Government Will Abide by U.S. Regional Goals

    Professor Sabah Alnasseri says the purpose of the campaign against ISIL is to enable continued political and military intervention by the U.S. throughout the Middle East
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    COINTELPRO, Attack on the Panthers - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (3/10)

    Mr. Conway describes the campaign by police agencies to destroy the Black Panthers, and how he joined the Baltimore chapter which he later found out was founded by an agent of the NSA
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Federal Reserve Data Shows Growing Wealth Gap Based on Race

    With new data analysis by Demos's Matt Bruenig showing the current state of wealth inequality by race in the U.S., Professor john a. powell describes how subprime loans, neighborhood segregation and other policies have disproportionately affected people of color
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is The Anti-ISIS Campaign Attempting to Renew War Against Assad?

    Glen Ford: The U.S.-Saudi strategy of using jihadists as proxies in their wars is collapsing before our very eyes
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Putting Off Immigration Reform May Backfire on Democrats

    Journalist and immigration rights activist David Bacon discusses the possible political consequences of waiting to reform immigration policy until after the mid-term elections
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Moments of Radicalization - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (2/10)

    Former Black Panther Eddie Conway says, while serving in the military, it dawned on him that the same army that was aiming its guns at the black community was doing the same thing in Vietnam
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    US-Israel Pressure Palestine Not to Join the ICC

    Michael Ratner: Will the Palestinian Authority join the ICC despite intimidation?
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ferguson Poet Asks Police to Think

    Twenty-two-year-old Marcellus Buckley has become known as Ferguson's poet, using his spoken word to counter the mainstream narrative about the Ferguson uprising
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ecuador to Adopt Digital Currency

    Economist Bill Black says Ecuador's plan is supposed to provide bank services to rural communities through mobile phones
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    44 Years in Prison, Still a Revolutionary - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (1/10)

    Mr. Conway, a former member of the Baltimore Black Panther chapter, says as a child he didn't understand politics, but he did understand oppression
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Role of Russia and NATO in Ukraine's Civil War

    Foreign intervention would not play a significant role in Ukraine if the country was not so deeply divided, says Professor David Mandel (1/2)
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Better Oversight and Less Drilling Needed to Protect the Gulf

    Gulf Restoration Network's Steve Murchie says communities see the recent ruling against BP as a victory, but significant change will require more than fining corporations involved in the Deepwater Horizon spill
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    NY Bank's Alleged Redlining Has Roots in Government Practice

    Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of a new lawsuit against Evans Bancorp that alleges the bank would not give loans to black neighborhoods
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    100+ Arrested as Fast-Food Workers Escalate 'The Fight For $15'

    Workers and advocates hold sit-ins and rallies in 150 cities to demand a living wage and the right to unionize
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What's in the Ground Must Stay in the Ground

    Professor Chris Williams argues a massive re-structuring of economic activity is required to address the climate change crisis
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Civil Rights Probe of Ferguson Police Misses the Mark

    Glen Ford: DOJ probe is not big news but big noise, distracting people to think that the current system is broken and can be fixed rather than understanding that the system is operating just as it was designed
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Global Expansion of Fossil Fuel Transport, Drilling Underway as UN Climate Summit Approaches

    Subhankar Banerjee: Don't expect much from global leaders gathering in NYC for the 2014 Climate Summit - most of their countries work with the fossil fuel industry
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Pillaging the Public Treasury - David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)

    Mr. Johnston says to ordinary Americans: You elected these people, you chose these people who are destroying your families, destroying your life, who are making the lives of your future generations worse off
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TeleSUR's "The Global African: Climate Change in the Caribbean"

    The Caribbean and its 40 million inhabitants face unprecedented vulnerability due to the phenomena that is climate change. This week on "The Global African," host Bill Fletcher, Jr. sits down with climate and development scientist Ramon Bueno and Caribbean climate change activists Stina Herberg and Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs to talk mitigation and the activism behind the threat.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New York Times Runs Ad Equating ISIS and Hamas

    Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky respond to the argument that Hamas parallels ISIS
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Deep State and the Power of Billionaires - David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)

    Mr. Johnston, a leading investigative journalist, says everybody who gets to make a serious run for president is a Wall Street candidate; weakening the estate tax is one way billionaires defend their power and fortunes
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Ferguson Uprising through a Historical Lens

    Scholars Clarence Lang and Ashley Howard explain the historical and national context in which the recent protests against the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have unfolded
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Push to Unionize Baltimore's Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop

    Workers at Pratt Street Jimmy John's have been making an effort to unionize to secure sick days, tips among other demands
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    LAPD Infiltrators and Agents Provocateurs Targeted Leftists and Panthers - David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Johnston says the LA Times shut down a major investigation into the widespread use of agents to undermine peaceful and legal opposition groups from the '60s to '80s
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century (3/3)

    TRNN in-studio audience members discuss the war on drugs, independent black institutions, and grassroots organizing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Police Militarization Historically Used to Quell Black Rebellion

    Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford discusses how Mike Brown's killing is raising the consciousness of young people to get involved and lead themselves
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Sacramento Residents Found Not Guilty of Mortgage Fraud

    TRNN regular contributor Bill Black discusses his role in a major legal victory in which lenders were found to have ignored gaping holes and blatant lies in loan applications
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Resisting the Surveillance State in Germany

    On Saturday, August 30, more than 6000 people took to the streets of Berlin, Germany to protest against intelligence agencies' mass surveillance produced by
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Replay: Labor Day, the Less Radical Alternative to May Day

    In 2009, Jeannette Wicks-Lim from PERI said low-wage work was likely to predominate future job creation through 2016, but unions can act to counter that trend
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Replay: Challenging the Myths of Unionization

    Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes on criticisms that unions are corrupt and lead businesses to bankruptcy, but also says we need union leaders who are labor leaders
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Interests behind Taxing & Incarcerating Black Communities

    Professor john a. powell discusses how rural communities benefit economically from the transport of blacks to rural prisons, bringing jobs and population surges that affect their electoral college vote
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Taking from the Many to Give to the Few - David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)

    Mr. Johnston, a renowned investigative journalist, says he used to believe if you worked hard you would prosper, but now, there is a completely different environment
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century (2/3)

    TRNN in-studio audience challenges Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, on the role of voting in transforming society
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs

    May Boeve from and Bruce Hamilton of the Amalgamated Transit Union discuss how the environmental and labor movements have united to organize the People's Climate Summit in NYC
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Will the Ferguson Resistance Fade into History?

    Adolph Reed, Jr. on the Ferguson rebellion and its historical significance for the African-American community
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Black Freedom Struggle of the 21st Century

    Rev. Heber Brown III interviews Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, about Ferguson and the need for new institutions built by the young generation of black activists
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Battle for Justice in Ferguson Runs through the Soul of the Democratic Party

    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with Ferguson residents, activists and politicians about the future of the movement sparked by the killing of Michael Brown
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Forthcoming IPCC Report Calls for Control of Fossil Fuel Consumption

    Distinguished climatologist Michael E. Mann discusses the dangers of ignoring the conclusions in the leaked draft of the synthesis report
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Michael Brown and the Ongoing Struggle to Decriminalize Black Life

    Professor john a. powell says we can't understand class issues and the experience of poverty without race, and that the underrepresentation of black people in the U.S. remains a significant problem
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why America Failed to Anticipate the Rise of the Islamic State

    Investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn discusses how the U.S. narrowly defined the jihadist threat as al-Qaeda affiliates, thereby failing to taking the Islamic State seriously
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    How Ferguson Residents Are Coping with Michael Brown's Killing

    Local residents talk to TRNN's Jihan Hafiz about their experiences with local law enforcement
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israel and Gaza Extend Ceasefire amid Last-Minute Attacks

    Max Blumenthal assesses the circumstances surrounding the cease-fire from Ramallah
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Islamic State, Assad, and the Contradictions Faced by the US in Syria

    Investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn says the U.S. will need to work with Syria and Iran to defeat ISIS, thereby reversing its policy towards Assad
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Michael Brown's Funeral Buried in Media Circus

    TRNN's Megan Sherman reports on Mike Brown's funeral and ensuing media frenzy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ferguson Resident: "You Can't Talk about Race and Class and Privilege in a Soundbite"

    TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews two local Ferguson residents who say the mainstream media has failed them
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Fed Chair Signals Possible Policy Shift on Unemployment

    PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed chair Janet Yellen's recent comments on bringing unemployment down could be positive but Fed policy still remains toothless in helping out working Americans
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Special Report: Ferguson Police Profiling of Blacks a Major Funding Source for City Budget

    The city of Ferguson's second-highest source of revenue is court fees and traffic tickets handed out by a majority white police force that disproportionately targets the black community
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Protecting the Amazon Includes Defending Indigenous Rights

    Hiparidi Top'Tiro Xavante says indigenous peoples of the Amazon are uniting to defend their way of life and protect the biodiversity of the "lungs of the world"
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "I Can't Breathe" - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself (6/6)

    Mr. Horne says these words are this enormous metaphor for the black condition in North America stretching back centuries, the suffocation, the cry of despair, the cry of horror
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Xavante's Song

    Hiparidi Top'Tiro Xavante says indigenous peoples of the Amazon are uniting to defend their way of life and protect the biodiversity of the "lungs of the world"
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Canada's Largest Union Protests Pension Cuts

    Former CUPE senior research officer Kevin Skerrett and political economist Michel Lizee explain the proposed reform bill to pensions and how it will result in the transfer of risk from employers to employees
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Powers Behind The Islamic State

    Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed gives specific examples of how Saudi, Qatari, and American interests have supported the group formerly known as ISIS, and what the global community can do now to rein them in
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Dahiya Doctrine: Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza

    Michael Ratner says a recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths of Israeli policy towards Gaza
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Falk: US Limits Ability of UN To Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes

    Princeton University Professor Richard Falk discusses how the powers of the UN are limited since the United States sets the agenda
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Connecting the Dots Between Ferguson and Baltimore

    TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews Baltimore protesters and Dayvon Love from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Abolition of Slavery was Not a Fight Against Racism - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself (5/6)

    Mr. Horne says the Civil War liberated enslaved Africans, but then led directly into the construction of the Jim Crow apartheid regime
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Greenland Glaciers' Rapid Melting Will Have Global Effects

    Climate video blogger Peter Sinclair discusses his recent trip from Greenland and the scientific data showing how melt loss from ice sheets has doubled in the last five years
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    In Ferguson, Money For Tanks And Tear Gas, But None For Education

    Reverend Osagyefo Sekou says the city of Ferguson can be described in "apartheid-like statistics", and youth have little hope, options, or opportunity
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What My Friend Jim Foley Taught Me to Question

    TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux pays tribute to the life of her friend and colleague Jim Foley, who was executed by ISIS while covering the Syrian civil war
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    White Unity and American Propaganda History - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself (4/6)

    Mr. Horne says American slave owning settlers needed to create a bond between all white immigrants to create a force to suppress slave rebellions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Despite Renewed Attacks, Israel No Closer to Defeating Palestinian Resistance

    +972's Samer Badawi reports that Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza remain steadfast in their resistance of Israeli occupation, and UCLA's Gabriel Piterberg says that despite the escalating levels of violence, Israel is no closer to its goal of defeating Palestinian political and military resistance
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Police Continue to Violate Press Freedom In Ferguson

    With 11 journalists arrested thus far, investigative reporter Mike Ludwig describes how Ferguson police are using intimidation tactics against journalists
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-term Strategy

    Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically, but alone will not turn the tide against the Islamic State
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Counter-Revolution of 1776 and the Construction of Whiteness - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself (3/6)

    On Reality Asserts Itself Mr. Horne says that the defense of massive profits from the slave trade and fear of slave rebellions was an important impetus for the American Revolution
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Civil Liberties Under Assault in Ferguson As Police Attack Peaceful Protesters

    Attorney Jessica Lee describes witnessing police launch unprovoked attacks on peaceful protesters and Glen Ford explains why discord in Ferguson is about more than the killing of Mike Brown
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ferguson Protestors Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Michael Brown

    Activist Kevin Alexander Gray talks about the need for radical structural change to address the demands of the Ferguson uprising and the killing of unarmed African Americans across the United States
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Black Scare and the Democratic Party - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself (2/6)

    Mr. Horne says the Democrats are heavily dependent upon black votes, but afraid of defending their interests out of fear of alienating cross-class racism deeply entrenched in American history
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Gaza Cease-Fire Extended, but What's Needed for a Just Solution to the Conflict?

    Amnesty International's Deborah Hyams talks about being blocked from carrying out an independent investigation of the most recent assault on Gaza, and author Vijay Prashad discusses the latest developments in the Palestinian liberation struggle
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Price of NAACP Compromise Was Too High - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself (1/6)

    Mr. Horne, author of The Counter-Revolution of 1776, says it was a turning point in the history of black America when the NAACP succumbed to the pressures of the Cold War - the effects of which are still felt today
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Putin and Russian Nationalism on the Rise

    Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Western sanctions are fueling a new sense of nationalism and pride, but it serves the oligarchs who want a more powerful state and armed forces to pursue their "Jurassic Capitalism" economic agenda
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Foreign Oil Interests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Rise of ISIS

    Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz say that the U.S. is using the possibility of Kurdish independence as a threat against the central government in Baghdad
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "A Tragic Mistake" To Not Explore Diplomacy With Hamas

    Richard Falk says the failure to treat Hamas as a legitimate political actor has impeded movement towards a sustainable peace with Israel
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Will Iraq's New PM Differ from al-Maliki?

    IPS's Phyllis Bennis discusses the interests new Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi represents and the main issues to pay attention to as his administration moves forward
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is the Control of Gaza's Offshore Gas Reserves a Factor in Israeli Military Operations?

    Nafeez Ahmed: As Israel's energy issues become more pronounced, repeated military incursions into Gaza show that dominating and exploiting its offshore gas reserves is an increasingly important issue
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    A Telesur Production: Rev. Lennox Yearwood Talks Police Brutality with Bill Fletcher, Jr.

    This week on "The Global African," host Bill Fletcher, Jr. sits down with activist, icon and change-agent Rev. Lennox Yearwood. They discuss police brutality in the Black community, the Israel-Gaza conflict, and the Rev's own brush with law enforcement. Telesur
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is the Issue of Police Militarization a Distraction from Understanding Ferguson?

    LEAP executive director Neill Franklin and Rev. Heber Brown III discuss how issues such as the war on drugs and poverty remain moot in the mainstream media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Lessons to Learn from Ferguson Protests

    Rev. Heber Brown III discusses the history of police brutality in the black community and how communities need to begin to police the police to hold them more accountable
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen

    Advocates urge the Obama administration to stop its efforts to compel the New York Times' James Risen to reveal a confidential source in his 2006 book
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Apres moi, le Deluge - Chris Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)

    Mr. Williams says the global elites plan to protect themselves by adapting to the threat of continuing fossil fuel use, while everyone else will suffer the consequences of climate change disasters
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama's War on Press Freedoms

    Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Baltimore City's Water Supply Up For Privatization?

    City Hall denies the charge, but workers and advocates say an upcoming water contract could be a foot in the door for privatization
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza Extended but Talks Stall on Lifting Blockade

    Journalist Allison Deger explains what Israel and Hamas expect to achieve from the negotiations and why Israel continues to fear a unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ukrainian Government Criminalizing Support For Rebellions in the East

    Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the threat of foreign invasion by Russia cannot justify the Ukrainian government's assault on political freedom
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Deconstructing Fed Vice Chair's Grim Economic Forecast

    PERI co-director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer has ignored real solutions to improve the economy, like increasing wages
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Can Geo-Engineering Save the Planet? - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

    Mr. Williams asks if we can trust such an unpredictable massive change to the earth's ecosystem when the driving force is profit
    2014-10-26 23:51:51

    Cooperation with Iran Necessary to Thwart Islamic State in Iraq

    Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to former U.S. secretary Colin Powell, says the organizing of indigenous forces and participation of Iran, not escalated U.S. military actions, are essential to bring stability to Iraq
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    How the Jet Stream Affects Weather Patterns

    Meteorologist Jeff Masters discusses his recent research about how fast flowing, narrow air currents found in our atmosphere are changing and its potential effects on humans
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Understanding the Ferguson Uprising in the Context of Mass Incarceration

    Glen Ford: The mainstream media refuses to contextualize the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police in the history of mass incarceration of African Americans and police brutality that has sparked black uprisings
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Fracking Success Shut Down US Climate Change Policy - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)

    Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why US Airstrikes Won't Defeat ISIS

    Vijay Prashad: Renewed US air strikes will plunge Iraq into further chaos while the US and its allies refuse to seek a regional solution to the conflict
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Workers Say Racial Discrimination Systemic at Thurgood Marshall Airport

    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with workers and advocates at BWI Airport who say the racial wage gap there is harming Baltimore's African American community
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Gaza and the Silence of Mainstream African-American NGO's and Churches

    The Global African with Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes on the absence of condemnation for Israel's attack on Gaza - a production of
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    On the Misrepresentations of Gaza in Canadian News Coverage

    Middle East Professor Ariel Salzmann and activist Azeezah Kanji cite specific examples of how Canadian media has misrepresented the ongoing assault and how the Harper government aims to fuel this conflict to ensure high prices for Tar Sands oil
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The History of Medical Exploitation in Africa - Harriet Washington on the Ebola Outbreak (2/2)

    Medical ethicist Harriet Washington says that the media-driven narrative of African fear ignores the untrustworthiness of the health care system
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New Climate Bill Would 'Shrink Government,' Award Taxpayers

    PERI's James Boyce discusses how Rep. Chris Van Hollen's climate bill would limit carbon pollution by auctioning off permits to fossil fuel vendors and result in a net gain to taxpayers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Gazan Doctor: Entire Families Have Vanished In Operation Protective Edge

    TRNN Correspondent Lia Tarachansky and Islamic University Professor Dr. Khamis Elessi discuss the situation in Gaza & Israel after the 72-hour ceasefire expired
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Politics of the Ebola Serum - Harriet Washington on the Ebola Outbreak (1/2)

    Medical ethicist Harriet Washington explains why most pharmaceuticals companies decline to produce drugs for the developing world yet use it for clinical testing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Linking Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change

    Meteorologist Jeff Masters explains why climate scientists once were hesitant to link climate change with the trend of extreme weather events
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Nixon Never Should Have Been President - Burt Wides on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)

    Paul Jay and Burt Wides discuss how candidate Nixon illegally sabotaged peace talks with the North Vietnamese, but President Johnson, who considered him a traitor for doing so, covered it up - Burt Wides on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)
    2014-10-26 23:52:07

    TRNN Replay: LBJ Accused Nixon of Treason

    Robert Parry discusses the evidence of Nixon's treasonous legacy and the media's choice to ignore it
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Systemic Corruption and 40 Years Since Nixon Resigned - Burt Wides on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)

    Mr. Wides tells Paul Jay the Watergate scandal exposed a pattern of a White House above the law and paved the way to exposure of CIA assassinations plots and illegal actions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Three Union Leaders Shot Dead in South Africa

    The young NUMSA shop stewards were targeted by "reactionary forces" after a 4 week strike, says the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Argentina Sues U.S. in World Court to Stop Vulture Fund Billionaire

    Greg Palast: President Obama has failed to exercise his authority to stop a New York judge from ordering Argentina to pay
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Aftermath of Assault on Gaza Worse than Operation Cast Lead

    Journalist Samer Badawi describes the scene in Gaza as "apocalyptic" as the 72-hour ceasefire comes to an end
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why Have So Many Ukrainians Fled to Russia?

    Journalist Vladislav Gulevich says that many of the 730,000 Ukrainian refugees in Russia see the Ukrainian military as the main threat to their lives
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Deputy Speaker of Israeli Knesset Calls for Expulsion and Jewish Reoccupation of Gaza

    Max Blumenthal tells Paul Jay that Moshe Feiglin's program is part of a growing incitement to genocide against Palestinians
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Wall Street to Planet Earth - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

    Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that to face up to the science of climate change, coal and oil conglomerates worth trillions of dollars have to keep their fossil fuels in the ground - something capitalism can't allow
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Afghan Soldier Kills US General, America's Highest-Ranking Fatality Since Vietnam

    Fmr. chief of staff to Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the recent killing of a U.S. General by an Afghan insider and the mess America will leave behind after its withdrawal
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Greenwald: US Intelligence Enables Israeli Attacks

    Glenn Greenwald tells Paul Jay that new Snowden documents show that American hands are in every war launched by Israel against Palestinians
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Climate Change and Waiting for Bruce Willis - Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

    Mr. Williams says capitalism is not capable of facing up to the climate change crisis - and because there won't be a hero that appears to save the day, it's up to us to make the change
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Consequences of Reagan Breaking the '81 Air Traffic Controllers Strike (2/2)

    Prof. Joseph McCartin and former PATCO spokesperson Elliot Simons explain why other organized labor didn't strike in solidarity with PATCO workers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Brew: Old-School Journalism for 21st Century Baltimore (2/2)

    The Baltimore Brew's Fern Shen and Mark Reutter talk about Baltimore's infamous liquor board and plans to privatize public housing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Black Political Elite Continue To Support Israel's Assault on Gaza

    Glen Ford: Past members of the Black Caucus stood up against Israeli aggression, but today these voices are silenced by corporate financing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    How The World Bank & IMF Plan to "Dismantle" Ukrainian Economy

    Michael Hudson: The West looks to ramp up gas production as Vice President Biden's son named leader in Ukrainian gas company Burisma
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Domestic Coal Consumption Down But Exports Still Rising

    Greenpeace's Joe Smyth and journalist Steve Horn discuss whether EPA's plan to cut 30 percent of emissions by 2030 will have a significant impact on climate change when coal is being shipped overseas
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Capitalism Will Hit the Wall Again, Hard - Heiner Flassbeck on RAI (5/5)

    Mr. Flassbeck says people must get politically engaged and find an alternative or we will face dictatorship because today's capitalism is out of answers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Inside Israel's Pro-War Nationalist Camp

    The Real News looks into who are the groups chanting "death to Arabs" throughout Israel and attacking anti-war demonstrators.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Gaza Death Toll Nears 1500 as Ceasefire Breaks Down; Dozens Trapped Near Rafah Crossing

    TRNN's Lia Tarachansky speaks with Gaza blogger Nalan al-Sarraj who is among dozens trapped near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, and also comments on the renewed wave of protests spreading through the West Bank
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why the Gulf of Tonkin Matters 50 Years Later (2/2)

    On the 50th anniversary of the Gulf Tonkin incident, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss the powers which wanted Pres. Johnson to pursue a ground operation in Vietnam
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli Forces Target UN School Shelter, Children and Hospitals

    Pernille Ironside: The Chief of the UNICEF Field Office in Gaza describes the growing death toll and the rising humanitarian crisis
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why the Gulf of Tonkin Matters 50 Years Later (1/2)

    Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and historian Gareth Porter discuss how the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used to further entangle the US in Vietnam and how shoddy intelligence reports continue to lead America into war
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Necessity for Higher Wages - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

    Mr. Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, says we're going into the Japanese scenario, a stagnation with a kind of deflation because we have no purchasing power in the hands of the mass of the consumers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Obama Order "Ends Corporate Immunity" for Federal Contractors

    Public Justice executive director Paul Bland says Obama's new executive order will end the practice of corporate-paid arbitrators settling discrimination suits, and this has the Chamber of Commerce fuming
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Forces behind Argentina's Default

    James Henry explains why Argentina has a U.S. court deciding its financial fate and how this profits vulture capitalists like Paul Singer
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Hosts Dueling Rallies over Israel's Gaza Assault

    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to Baltimore residents taking part in both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine rallies along with noted scholar Norman Finkelstein, who was just arrested with two dozen others for carrying out civil disobedience at the Israeli mission to the UN
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The US Dollar and the Search for a "Reasonable" Capitalist - Heiner Flassbeck on RAI (3/5)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Flassbeck says the stock market bubble can burst at any moment because everybody knows there is no real growth behind it; then we are really in trouble as the whole effect of stabilization will disappear in one moment
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    19 Killed in Gaza as Israel Strikes Second UN Compound in a Week

    Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti says the UN has failed its duty to speak out against civilian deaths in Gaza; meanwhile the case for boycotting, divestment and sanctioning Israel has been strengthened by the current conflict
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    IRS Failing to Regulate Dark-Money Political Spending

    Prof. Tom Ferguson discusses why IRS fails to investigate political spending by groups such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Could Britain Be Leaving the EU?

    Prof. John Weeks and Prof. Trevor Martin discuss British PM David Cameron's call for a referendum vote to decide whether the UK remains a part of EU, as stagnation continues in the Eurozone and bleeds into economic powerhouses like Germany
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Racing to a Dead End - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

    Mr. Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, says current economic policy is heading back to the 1930s, a race to the bottom, they have no solution at all, we will end up again in trade wars or other wars
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Obama Joins EU in Sanctioning Russia as Ukraine's Civilian Death Toll Mounts

    Writer Roger Annis discusses the West's plans to further isolate Russia and the Ukrainian government's embrace of austerity while civilians pay the price
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Who's Profiting from Israel's Offensive in Gaza?

    Shir Hever: Israel continues to reject Hamas's offer of a ten-year ceasefire because it would undermine Israeli arms sales, which reached $7 billion in 2012
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Iran Nuclear Negotiations Remain Deadlocked, Receive 4-Month Extension

    Gareth Porter: Iran has indicated it's willing to draw down its enriched uranium stockpile, which could make a nuclear deal with the P5+1 within reach
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Politics of Going Green

    PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin and Prof. Chris Williams discuss the feasibility of shifting to a green economy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Who Bears Responsibility for Civilian Deaths in Gaza?

    Israeli scholar and historian Ilan Pappe argues the media's demonization of Hamas provides Israel cover for continuing its siege and occupation of Palestinian territories
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Despite Growing International Condemnation, No End to Gaza Violence in Sight

    As the death toll in Gaza passes 1,000 Lia Tarachansky and Phyllis Bennis respond to a poll which found 86% of Israelis reject a ceasefire, while a growing number of Americans want the Israeli offensive to stop
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Reaganism and Thatcherism were Intellectually Dishonest - Heiner Flassbeck on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

    Mr. Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, discusses growing up in a US dominated Germany and his opposition to the birth of neoliberal economics
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Besieged War-Torn Gaza Experiencing Saddest Eid Since 1967

    Yousef Alhelou: Twenty two days on, all efforts to reach a ceasefire have failed so far as Israel continues its all-out military offensive on besieged Gaza, claiming more civilian lives.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Do US Satellite Images Show Russia Firing Rockets into Ukraine?

    Derek Monroe: The fog of war brings US satellite images allegedly showing Russia firing rockets into Ukraine into question
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Uber: Cheap Ride Alternative or Death Knell for Cabbies?

    Longtime taxi driver advocate Nathan Price argues that because Uber is not subject to the same regulations and taxes, its lower prices are destroying the livelihoods of taxi drivers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Gaza Baker Risks Life Amid War to Provide Bread

    As Israel's military offensive entered its fourth week and the search for a permanent truce drags on, residents in the densely populated Gaza Strip try to stay safe, hunt for supplies and attempt to keep life as normal as possible
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New Senate Bill Fails To Address Root Causes of Central American Migration

    David Bacon: Senate Democrats' $2.7 billion proposal would escalate border enforcement but ignore the trade policies that drive migrants to the United States in the first place
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    One-Man Show "Mercy Killers" Reveals Dark Side of Healthcare System

    With 60 percent of bankruptcies caused by medical bills, performer Michael Milligan joins us to discuss his new play "Mercy Killers"
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Nigerians Must Defend Themselves, Oppose the State of Emergency and US Intervention (3/3)

    Baba Aye: Workers and youth should defend their communities against Boko Haram but should also oppose the government's state of emergency which is used to bolster the rule of a corrupt elite
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why Canada Continues to Back Israel Despite Gaza Assault

    Prof. Reg Whitaker examines why Harper administration continues to support Israel in the face of growing international condemnation
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    UN's Investigation of Israel Should Go Beyond War Crimes to Genocide

    Michael Ratner makes the case for how Israel, since 1947, engaged in international crimes, including incremental genocide, crimes against humanity, and apartheid
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    12-Hour Truce in Gaza, Protests in the West Bank

    TRNN's Lia Tarachansky reports from Jerusalem on how the Israeli army opened fire on West Bank protests against the war
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Al-Aqsa Brigades Open Fire on Israeli Forces at the Qalandia Checkpoint.

    In Gaza the death toll stands at 867, and 5,730 injured. On Friday another three Israeli soldiers were killed in battle, bringing the Israeli death toll to 38, including three civilians.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    From Palestine to Baltimore, Protesters Demand an End to Bloody Gaza Assault

    TRNN's Jaisal Noor talks to Baltimore residents about why they are demanding Israel stop its attacks on Gaza that have killed over 800 Palestinians
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israel Boycott Gains Traction As Gaza Assault Continues

    BDS Movement Founder Omar Barghouti discusses growing solidarity with Palestinians and whether Fatah-Hamas unity deal motivated Israel's aggression
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    No Safe Place in Gaza: How Silence Encouraged a Genocide

    Yousef Al-Helou: As the Israeli military offensive on Gaza entered its third week, there's been more horrific mass killings committed because of indiscriminate Israeli tank shelling and bombardment throughout the besieged Gaza Strip.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Detroit Water Shutoffs on Pause, but Is It Enough?

    Detroit Activist Abayomi Azikiwe discusses how the growing push for privatization has enriched Wall Street and left ordinary people behind, as more protests are scheduled to be underway
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Obamacare Subsides on the Line

    CEPR's Dean Baker and Media Matters' Jeremy Holden discuss two federal courts decisions which could disqualify lower and middle income earners for subsidies and the forces working to dismantle Obamacare
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Gaza Reporter's Family Killed in Israeli Assault

    Middle East correspondent Yousef Al-Helou shares his story of how his home was targeted by an Israeli airstrike
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Israeli Public Opinion Turning after 700 Palestinian Deaths?

    Israel-based TRNN correspondent Lia Tarachansky reports on the mood in Israel in the wake of a rising Palestinian death toll
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Big Oil and the Nigerian Frankenstein (2/3)

    Baba Aye: Western oil companies have been getting away with murder, backing a self-serving local elite that enriches itself, creating the conditions for the rise of Boko Haram
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Developing Countries' Commitment to Multilateralism in WTO a Stumbling Block for Lead Firms? - Faizel Ismail (3/3)

    An eminent trade negotiator says developed and developing countries need to move away from the global value chains approach to trade to a more sustainable, very different view of production and job creation
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli Human Rights Spokesperson: Attacks on Civilians Unjustifiable

    B'Tselem spokesperson Sarit Michaeli says although Hamas has violated international law by firing on Israeli civilians, this does not give Israel license to kill Gazan civilians
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What Is Shaping Global Production and US & EU Trade Policy? - Faizel Ismail (2/3)

    An eminent trade negotiator explains the raison d'etre of the global value chain approach to trade and its rise to prominence in the WTO
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    US Courts Defend Rights of Vulture Funds Over Argentina

    Michael Hudson and James Henry discuss an approaching July 30 deadline that could see Argentina put in a partial default by American banks and courts
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Police Brutality and the Failure of Liberal Democrats

    Glen Ford says that the recent death of Eric Garner by the NYPD demonstrates that liberal democrats like NYC mayor Bill de Blasio will not end institutional racism
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "We Are Going through Hell" - Report from Gaza

    On the 14th day of Operation Protective Edge, Gazan blogger Nalan al- Sarraj and TRNN Correspondent Yousef al-Helou discuss how Palestinians are responding to the massacre in Shujaiyeh, as well as the widespread support for the resistance against the siege
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Lack of International Pressure Permits Endless Assault on Gaza

    Vijay Prashad says that without international pressure, Israel will not be held accountable for the crimes it commits against the Palestinians
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What is the Doha Round and How Many Livelihoods Hang in the Balance? - Faizel Ismail (1/3)

    An eminent trade negotiator explains the global value chain approach to trade and gives a first hand account of negotiating the WTO Doha Development Agenda
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Dodd-Frank Still Not Fully Implemented Four Years Later

    Gerald Epstein says that a fully-implemented Dodd-Frank Act does not require a breaking up of the big banks, which is needed to prevent another financial crisis
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Nigeria: Boko Haram Born of Poverty and Elite Politics (1/3)

    Baba Aye: Boko Haram is a product of desperate poverty in the North East of Nigeria and a reflection of elite politics played with the mask of ethnicity
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    White Racism, Left Politics, and the Spectrum of Acceptable Opinion

    Glen Ford says that a recent Pew Research Center poll is revealing of what constitutes acceptable opinion in conventional Republican and Democratic politics
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Sweden Violates Assange's Human Rights

    Laughable "decision" refuses to dismiss Assange warrant & recognize his asylum
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Fight for the Freedom of Information

    Jeff Cohen discusses several Freedom of Information issues, including a new campaign encouraging whistleblowing, the case of journalist James Risen, and net neutrality
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    All Parties Involved to Blame for Malaysian Aircraft Disaster in Ukraine

    Larry Wilkerson: Why weren't commercial flights banned over an area where aircraft had already been shot down?
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "U.S. Complicity Brought Up to Date" in Israel's War against Gaza

    Phyllis Bennis says the calls in Israel for genocide against Gaza are not only coming from fringe elements in the political establishment
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice

    Patrick Bond: All the governments behind the New Development Bank practice intense neoliberalism
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "Evacuate to Where?" - Report from Gaza and Israel

    Gaza-based blogger Nalan al Sarraj and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky report on the mood of the people in Gaza and Israel as Israeli ground troops join the attack
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is the New BRICS Bank a Challenge to US Global Financial Power?

    Michael Hudson and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the significance of the new international development bank created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Privatization, Public Health, and the Detroit Water Crisis

    Bonnie Castillo and Monica Lewis Patrick discuss the ongoing public health emergency in Detroit
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    All Governance in Libya Remains Contested

    Vijay Prashad discusses the current political crisis in Libya as results from the parliamentary elections are soon to be released
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Occupation of Palestinian Territories Likely to Intensify in Coming Months

    Jeff Halper says that the Israeli public does not generally put the cycles of violence with Gaza and the West Bank in the context of decades-long military occupation, and that this leads to support for further domination of the Palestinians
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Hedges and Lessig on Money and Politics (3/3)

    Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges discuss the obstacles faced in an electoral challenge to the corporate party system
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why Hamas Rejected the Ceasefire

    The Real News speaks to Gaza-based blogger Nalan al Sarraj about the Israeli bombardment campaign on the strip and why Hamas rejected a proposed ceasefire
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Hedges and Lessig on Money and Politics (2/3)

    Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig continue their discussion about how to break the power of corporate money in the US political system
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    How Close Are Iraqi Kurds to Achieving an Independent State?

    Edmund Ghareeb explains why various nations are divided over support for Kurdish independence in Iraq
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Cycles of Violence with Gaza Rooted in Israel's Rejection of Palestinian Unity

    TRNN Middle East correspondent Lia Tarachansky discusses Operation Protective Edge after Hamas rejected the Egyptian ceasefire proposal
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Imagining Economic Policy Focused on Women

    Robert Johnson says that policy focused on addressing inequality and the well-being of women would provide direct benefits to the economy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Report from Israel's Border with Gaza

    As Israel mobilizes tanks and reservists to Gaza's border and bombardments intensify, The Real News' Israel/Palestine correspondent reports from the border
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Who Is the Unsung Hero of the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement?

    Bill Black says that a just settlement would include criminal prosecution of senior Citigroup officials who led the fraud and covered it up
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Court Orders Arizona to Provide Young Immigrants Access to Driver Licenses

    DREAM-ers in Arizona discuss the significance of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that forces the southwestern state of Arizona to provide DACA recipients with driver licenses
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    One Year after Historic Oil Train Disaster, Risks Abound

    Journalist Steve Horn and Greenpeace Canada's Keith Stewart discuss how the transportation of crude oil via rail has only increased despite alarming safety concerns and environmental risks
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    $32 Billion For-Profit College Industry Becomes Pass-Through for Wall Street

    Glen Ford: With a 50% graduation rate and heavily indebted students, the government needs to establish a federal agency to regulate this newest Wall Street-connected scam
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    NYC Allocates $1.2 Million to Sponsor Worker Cooperatives

    TRNN discusses with Project Equity co-founder Hilary Abell and organizer Kali Akuno about whether worker cooperatives are the answer to getting New Yorkers out of poverty
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    An Occupier's Peace or a Just Peace - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)

    Mr. Hever says the occupiers always want peace - a peace that strengthens the status quo
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Protestors Say No to Fracked Gas Export Expansion Plan

    Activists gather in DC over plans to expand Maryland's Cove Point facility into a liquidation and export terminal as safety risks and pollution concerns remain unanswered
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    A Ground Invasion of Gaza Will Achieve Nothing But More Bloodshed

    Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy says the people of Gaza are victims of Israeli domestic politics and treated like hostages by Hamas
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Where's the Outrage Over Spying on Muslim Civil Rights Leaders?

    Michael Ratner: NSA and FBI spying on the lawful political activity of Muslim Americans, as revealed by The Intercept, is no different than the surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, and other black civil rights leaders
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    India's Next Budget: Subsidies for Big Business and Debt for Citizens

    Jayati Ghosh critiques the first budget presented by new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israel, World Capital of Homeland Security Industries - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)

    Mr. Hever says Israel sells weapons and equipment of repression to countries with extreme inequality
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    India's Next Budget: Subsidies for Big Business and Debt for Citizens

    Jayati Ghosh critiques the first budget presented by new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli Propaganda and the Politics of Revenge against Gaza

    Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal discuss how the Israeli government manipulated the public into accepting an escalated military operation against Gaza after the murder of three Israeli teenagers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Security, Refugees, and Profit at the U.S. Border

    As record numbers of child migrants from Central America arrive at the U.S.- Mexico border, journalist Todd Miller says the crisis should be a treated as a refugee issue, not a security issue
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Iran and P5+1 Unlikely to Reach Nuclear Deal by July 20

    Gareth Porter: U.S. remains unwilling to compromise with Iran on the number of centrifuges
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The "Fight for $15" at Nation's Top Hospital Remains Unfinished

    TRNN reporter Jaisal Noor examines the tentative contract agreement reached between Johns Hopkins Hospital and SEIU Local 1199 after a three-day strike and months of negotiations.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Fear and Loathing in Israel - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)

    Mr. Hever says in colonial conditions the master fears and hates the servants who might rise up and demand their rights
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Investigation Proves NSA Spies on Americans beyond Metadata Collection

    Former NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney discuss how 90 percent of data intercepted by NSA originates from non-targets
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Growing Up Privileged in Apartheid, Colonial Israel - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)

    Mr. Hever says he became politically active after the Second Intifada was repressed with extreme violence by the Israeli military and police
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Six-Month Anniversary of Major Chemical Spill in West Virginia

    Russell Mokhiber and Angie Rosser discuss the effects of the West Virginia chemical spill on industry regulation and citizen organizing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli Press Continues to Coordinate with Military

    TRNN Middle East correspondents Yousef al-Helou and Lia Tarachansky discuss the ongoing Israeli military operation against Gaza, now dubbed "Operation Protective Edge"
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    IDF Plans to Intensify Military Operations in Gaza

    Political economist Shir Hever says an invasion of Gaza on the scale of Operation Pillar of Cloud is likely but that international pressure and threats to Israeli trade will prevent the state from taking the most extreme forms of military action
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Army Violently Stops African Refugees Trying to Leave Israel

    Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel's so-called "open prison" go on hunger strike after failed attempt to leave for Egypt
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is This the Dawn of a Renewable Energy Revolution?

    Peter Sinclair says that utilities in time will become managers rather than owners of energy, and that the emerging systems are inherently anti-monopolistic
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ikea Agrees to Pay Their Workers More than Minimum Wage

    Jeannette Wicks-Lim: There's a growing trend among the world's major corporations to voluntarily increase their workers' wages
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Reporting from Besieged Shuafat Refugee Camp

    Following kidnapping and killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir from Shuafat refugee camp, vigilante and army violence against Palestinians on the rise
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    ISIS Declares Caliphate as US Middle East Policy Continues to Unravel

    Glen Ford: After advancing policies that helped birth groups like ISIS, U.S. imperial policy will no longer stand in the region
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    World's Oceans Face "Irreparable Damage"

    Rashid Sumaila: Global Ocean Commission gives world leaders a five- year window for intervention before overfishing and climate change negatively impact the world's food supply, clean air, and climate stability
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Untold History of Independence Day

    Historian Peter Linebaugh: The rights and freedoms that we celebrate on the Fourth of July are the product of vast human struggle that remains unfinished
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    BNP Paribas Fine Shows Financial Crime Still Pays Big-Time

    Bill Black: Federal regulators remain the leading opponents of vigorous prosecutions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Will a Stricter Curfew Law Help or Hurt Baltimore Youth?

    Sonia Kumar from the ACLU argues that the law threatens parental and Fourth Amendment rights, while the bill's lead sponsor says it will provide children with needed social services
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    50 Years after the Civil Rights Act, African Americans Face a Different Kind of Segregation

    Bob Moore and Dayvon Love - How American Civil Rights Have Failed the American People
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Israel Preparing New Military Offensive against Gaza?

    TRNN Middle East correspondent Yousef al-Helou says that Israel is punishing Gaza despite no evidence that shows Hamas was responsible for the deaths of the Israeli teenagers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Rebellion in Eastern Ukraine: Separatism or Self-Determination?

    Russian political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the situation in Ukraine after the ceasefire ends and Kiev launches an offensive in the eastern regions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Forces Behind SCOTUS Anti-Union Ruling

    In Harris v. Quinn, the Supreme Court rules that quasi-public employees don't have to pay dues, while signaling that public sector employees could be next.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead for Weeks

    TRNN Middle East Correspondent Lia Tarachansky says Palestinian anger towards the Palestinian Authority has reached unprecedented levels, and that the Israeli government is now trying to instigate a third intifada in order to legitimize military actions in the West Bank and Gaza
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    SCOTUS Reinterprets Religious Liberty to Justify Corporate Discrimination

    Patricia Miller and Tarso Luis Ramos say the decision reinterprets religious liberty in order to justify discriminatory practices of corporations, and privileges religious freedom of corporations over individuals
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Deporting Immigrant Youth Won't Solve Immigration Crisis

    Silky Shah: Obama is requesting more than $2 billion to increase border enforcement but refuses to address so-called free trade agreements and the 'war on drugs' that drive migrants to the United States in the first place.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    EU Association Agreement with Ukraine Is a Gift to Kleptocrats

    Michael Hudson: The agreement, by worsening economic conditions of Ukraine, will guarantee unending violence in the east
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Fashion Victims of Cambodia

    Rebecca Henschke reports on garment workers killed by riot police when striking for pay rise
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Cleaning Workers Confront Police Brutality and Austerity in Greece

    Some workers remain hospitalized as they await a final court order regarding the future of their jobs
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    School to Prison Pipeline

    To end the violence in Baltimore there must be radical reform of public education and the criminal justice system - a panel moderated by radio talk show host Marc Steiner
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    'We the People' Force Confronts Democratic Party Leadership in '64 - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (9/9)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Moses recounts the story of challenging the racist Dixiecrats at the '64 Democratic Convention; says what's needed now is black and white workers to create a 'We the People' force to challenge the elites in both parties
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    There's A Class Basis to Sectarian Strife in Iraq

    Phyllis Bennis says this could be Obama's "Nixon goes to China" moment with Tehran
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is America More Financially Stable after Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform?

    Senator Elizabeth Warren and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew go toe-to-toe over whether "too big to fail" banks run the risk of causing another financial meltdown
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    America's Pro-Israel Special Middle East Envoy Resigns

    Phyllis Bennis: Closely linked with the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, Martin Indyk was a key figure in the so-called peace process
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Constitutional People and Slavery by Another Name - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (8/9)

    Mr. Moses says mass incarceration helped build the American steel industry, and while there has been progress, there is still slavery by another name
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why Did Economy Shrink So Dramatically During the First Quarter of 2014?

    Robert Pollin: Five years after the Great Recession, austerity as the dominant policy agenda is keeping the recovery weak
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    An Earned Insurgency - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (7/9)

    Mr. Moses says the only way to earn the trust of the people was to get knocked down and get right back up
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    As Construction of Baltimore Incinerator Is Halted, Activists Rally for Justice for Bhopal

    Jaisal Noor reports on the decision of the state of Maryland to stop construction of the largest incinerator in the country in Baltimore, and also on a rally in DC ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Saving American Cities

    Robert Pollin: If the Fed was serious about strengthening the basic economy, it would bail out American cities
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Al-Maliki's Fate Hinges On Iraqi Shi'ite Political Forces

    Sabah al-Nasseri discusses al-Maliki and the role of US, Iran, Syria, and the Gulf states in Iraq since ISIS began its offensive weeks ago
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "A Commercially Successful Human Rights Violation" in Detroit

    Emily Wurth and Tom Stephens say that the city is turning off residents' water so that they are forced to pay their bills, thereby driving up the commercial value of the public water system in order to sell it to private investors
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Fannie Lou Hamer and the Racist Dixiecrats - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (6/9)

    Mr. Moses describes how in 1874 the white racist Democratic Party violently overthrew the Governor of Mississippi (who had been elected by a mostly black Republican Party), and how these Dixiecrats became a wing of the national Democratic Party right up to 1964, when the Mississippi Freedom Democrats ended their reign
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New Challenges Ahead for South African Labor after Platinum Miners End Five Month Long Strike

    Patrick Bond: South African platinum workers will see a pay increase by 2017, but opponents are now attempting to limit their ability to to strike again
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    U.S. Renews Aid to Sisi-led Egypt Despite Ongoing Political Repression

    Sherief Gaber says the U.S. has renewed support for the Sisi-headed government in Egypt in spite of its unprecedented crackdown on press and human rights
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    SCOTUS Ruling Limits EPA Regulatory Power

    Public Justice executive director Paul Bland and EcoWatch founder Stefanie Spear explain why SCOTUS ruling is being claimed as a victory by environmentalists and the coal industry alike
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Testimony of Mothers - TRNN Grand Opening Panel

    Reverend Heber Brown talks to two mothers whose sons were murdered in Baltimore
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Road to Freedom Summer - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (5/9)

    Mr. Moses says one of the main ways we get to Freedom Summer is the assassination of Medgar Evers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Palestinians Open Fire on PA for Collaborating with Israel

    Early on Tuesday morning militants from the Jenin Refugee Camp opened fire on Palestinian Authority jeeps after PA openly collaborated with Israeli army.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Testimony of Mothers - TRNN Grand Opening Panel

    Reverend Heber Brown talks to two mothers whose sons were murdered in Baltimore
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Founding SNCC and Taking on Mississippi - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (4/9)

    Mr. Moses traces the events that led him to take up a leading role in Freedom Summer
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why the Tea Party & European Right Are Winning Elections

    Michael Hudson: There is no real left-wing alternative to the right
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Hip Hop Opening of the Real News Media Center in Baltimore

    Some of the best hip hop artists in Baltimore help celebrate the opening of the Real News studios with special guest Danny Glover
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Respectable Face of Terror - Robert Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)

    Mr. Moses says America from 1875 down to the civil rights movement, was slavery by another name
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ethnocracy: Who Owns the Land of Israel?

    In the second part of the Ethnocracy series, The Real News looks at who owns the land of the state of Israel and how it came to be so.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Patriotism and Lynching - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (2/9)

    Mr. Moses describes growing up in post World War Two, cold war America
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Mississippi Freedom Summer - Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (1/9)

    Mr. Moses, educator and civil rights leader, begins his story from growing up in Harlem to becoming a main organizer of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project that helped register black voters in the Deep South
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (3/3)

    Noam Chomsky says Occupy challenges the atomization of society, and also discusses how the media obstructs meaningful action to address climate change
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israel Using Teenager Kidnapping to Cripple Hamas

    Following apparent kidnapping of three settler Yeshiva students on Thursday, Israeli forces bombed Gaza and clamped down on the West Bank, arresting dozens of Hamas members
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Assange Remains Trapped in Ecuadorian Embassy Two Years Later

    WikiLeaks founder's attorney Michael Ratner explains how the US, UK, and Sweden share responsibility for Assange's inability to leave
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (2/3)

    Chomsky: The system we have now is radically anti-capitalist, radically anti-democratic, opposed to markets, and in favor of concentrating wealth and power.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Iraq Likely to See Violence Worse than 2006-2007 Civil War

    Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar and retired military colonel Andrew Bacevich discuss the ongoing crisis in Iraq, Saudi Arabia's role, and the possibility of U.S. military action
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Enbridge Pipeline Decision Violates Rights of First Nations

    Chief Na'Moks of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation says the pipeline will have a devastating impact on the environment of First Nations communities
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Dave Zirin: Abolish FIFA

    Sports journalist Dave Zirin says bribery and corruption are endemic to FIFA, and discusses what could take its place in the world of soccer
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Teachers Union Protests Last-Minute Teacher Evaluation Standards

    The Baltimore Teachers Union and supporters rally in front of the Baltimore City Public Schools building to protest last-minute changes the administration made to their evaluation system without informing the union
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (1/3)

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges speaks with Professor Noam Chomsky about working-class resistance during the Industrial Revolution, propaganda, and the historical role played by intellectuals in times of war
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ugly Money Politics - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (8/8)

    Mr. Johnson says politicians dependent on campaign contributions from the wealthy are allowing finance to bankrupt Detroit and cities across the country
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    ISIS Born from Occupation of Iraq, not Syrian Civil War

    Vijay Prashad: Although it's not clear where the Saudis stand in relation to ISIS, the group itself is a product of the Iraq War, and Western diplomats were in deep denial about its power prior to its major military offensive that began last week
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    U.S. Supreme Court Preserves Power of Finance Over Argentina

    Bill Black reports on the significance of the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases involving Argentinian debt obligations to international creditors
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Has Capitalism Lost the Ability to Reform Itself? - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (7/8)

    Capitalism is not rebalancing; the yearnings and desires of large portions of society are not being responded to
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Child Detainees Victims of US Immigration Policy Based On Mass Incarceration & Detention

    As the harsh conditions faced by children in overcrowded immigration detention centers dominate headlines, The Real News looks at the policy that created these conditions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    A Civilized Critic of Savage Behavior - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (6/8)

    Mr. Johnson says the compulsive pressure of money in politics has led to an abandonment of rules other than rules which transfer risk onto the back of the public
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New EPA Rules Are a Boon for Fossil Fuel Industry

    Based in West Virginia, Bob Kincaid and Cathy Kunkel explain how new proposed emissions standards do nothing to address the toxic dust, poisonous water which affect Appalachian communities
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Congolese President Pushing Constitutional Changes To Allow For Third Term

    Maurice Carney gives an update on these efforts by Joseph Kabila, and explains who stands to gain from a third term under the current president
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Did the U.S. Bargain On ISIS Undermining al-Maliki?

    Political scientist Sabah Alnasseri discusses the recent calls by the leading Iraqi Shi'a cleric for Iraqis to fight against ISIS, and why the U.S. waited until now to begin offering military support for the al-Maliki government
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Do U.S. Soldiers Have Restricted First Amendment Rights?

    As Bowe Bergdahl returns to the U.S., conscientious objector Camilo Mejia and civilian attorney James Branum discuss the barriers that exist for soldiers to express their first amendment rights as conscientious objectors
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore on the Brink

    Reverend Dr. Heber Brown on the June 21st Town Hall in Baltimore
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Heads, Finance Wins, Tails, Society Loses - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)

    Mr. Johnson says TARP was an abomination; finance controls government and uses it to cover its losses
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    ISIS Fills Power Vacuum in Iraq Fundamentally Created by U.S. Foreign Policy

    Sabah al Nasseri explains that ISIS was able to take control of Mosul, Tikrit, and Baiji due to the weak state that arose from the occupation, and places it in the context of U.S. policy towards the Arab revolutions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Debate: How Can We Fix the Student Debt Crisis?

    After Senate votes down Sen. Warren's student debt bill, Ronald Ehrenberg and IPS's Marjorie Wood discuss ways to attack the roots of student debt, which is now over $1 trillion
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Protesters Clash with Police in Brazil - Dave Zirin on World Cup 2014 (1/2)

    Dave Zirin, author of "Dancing with The Devil", on why Brazilian protesters are fighting against the sport they love
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Tenants and Workers Speak Out against Plans to Sell Off Baltimore's Public Housing

    Jaisal Noor speaks to public housing residents and employees about their concerns with plans to privatize around 40% of Baltimore's public housing stock
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Most Media Won't Address The Issue Of Class - TRNN Will

    The independent funding model of TRNN - no corporate advertising, no government funding - allows our journalists to make news in the interest of ordinary people
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Does Eric Cantor's Historic Defeat Signal the Ending of the Republican Party?

    Colin Powell's former chief of staff Larry Wilkerson argues that Eric Cantor's defeat has limited national significance
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Truth and Consequences of Climate Change Denial

    Peter Sinclair discusses how the big tobacco lobby methods are being employed by climate change deniers and the rising sea levels caused by melting glaciers.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Torture in American Prisons - Class Action Law Suit Approved

    Glen Ford: The media has focused on Taliban torture, but ignores more than 80,000 prisoners held in solitary confinement across the country
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ontario Election: By Targeting Liberals, Will NDP Help Elect Right-Wing Conservatives?

    Greg Albo and Leo Panitch discuss the role of the NDP in the June 12 election that might elect a 'tea party'-like Conservative government
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Donate To Support Critical International Coverage

    Because TRNN doesn't accept government funding, we can provide nuanced coverage of international stories like the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine without demonization
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Egyptian Revolution: Three Years and Counting

    Dina Makram-Edeib: The Egyptian elections and the facade of democracy in the mainstream media
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Finance Is Building the Architecture of Their Own Rules - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/8)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Johnson says the scale of the political investment of finance - six, seven hundred million dollars - is overwhelming. With the political power of finance, do we still have a democracy?
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli Violent Perpetrators - Not Just a Few "Bad Apples"

    The Real News Israel/Palestine correspondent Lia Tarachansky and political analyst Shir Hever discuss recent violent incidents by soldiers and settlers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Brazilian Military Deployed, Civil Unrest Intensifies Two Days Before World Cup

    The Brazilian government deploys more than 200,000 troops after workers across sectors continue to strike. Amnesty International warns the Brazilian government's response to protests and strikes could lead to indiscriminate violence.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Reaganomics Was Crazy - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/8)

    Mr. Johnson says the idea that you were going to cut taxes massively and this was going to lead to a growth in revenue and close the deficit was silly
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Wiebe and Binney on Why They Blew the Whistle on the NSA - TRNN Webathon Panel

    Observing corruption, waste and fraud drove NSA whistleblowers Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney to reveal government wrongdoing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Human Activity Driving Earth Towards Global Extinction Event

    Dr. Terry Root & Dr. Stuart L. Pimm discuss recent research showing human beings are responsible for high extinction rates of species across the globe, and explain how we can prevent a sixth major extinction event
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Growing Up in the Cauldron of 1960's Detroit - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8)

    Mr. Johnson, who while working with George Soros "broke the Bank of England", talks about growing up in the turmoil of racial tension and the mass movement against the Vietnam War
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    A Brief History of GI Resistance During the Vietnam War

    As the controversy continues over the prisoner swap involving U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, peace activist and author David Cortright recounts the history of U.S. soldiers organizing against the Vietnam War
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What's Behind the Decline of Organized Labor in Baltimore? - TRNN Webathon Panel

    Labor historian Bill Barry, TRNN host Jaisal Noor, and labor activist Frank Hammer discuss the Hopkins hospital workers' strike as well as the organizational and political problems that unions face today
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Senate Debates Constitutional Amendment to Rein In Outside Cash

    Though Democrats and Republicans are split down party lines on whether to add a constitutional amendment to limit campaign spending, both parties ignore 50 percent of Americans in favor of public financing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    D-Day Set the Stage for the Rebirth and Reorganization of Global Capitalism

    Leo Panitch: Planning for the assimilation of postwar Europe into US-managed capitalism began in the late 1930s
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    One Year of Snowden Leaks

    Michael Ratner: The empire has been hurt by the Snowden, Manning, Assange revelations
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Workers Strike in 20 Cities as Study Finds Walmart Can Pay More

    Nationwide strikes target Walmart ahead of shareholders meeting, calling for a $25,000 annual salary as a new Demos report finds Walmart can afford to do so without raising prices
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New Whistleblower Organization Launched on Anniversary of Snowden Revelations

    Former whistleblowers Radack, Wiebe, Coleman-Adebayo and Ellsberg speak out at the launch of, a US-based independent media organization that encourages whistleblowers to expose government and corporate malfeasance
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Baltimore Local Media Working in the Best Interests of Its Residents?

    Baltimore residents and LEAP executive director Neill Franklin give their take on Baltimore's local news coverage
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is the U.S. Headed toward Another Recession? - TRNN Webathon Panel

    Economists Dean Baker from CEPR and Robert Pollin from PERI say that the U.S. economy remains weak 5 years after the recession despite recent job growth, due to low wages and weakened unions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Made in Israel: Exporting Occupation Technology

    The Real News visits one of Israel's arms expos and talks to the attorney who exposed the names of the country's weapons exporters
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Binney, Wiebe and Ratner on the NSA - TRNN Webathon Panel

    CCR President Emeritus Michael Ratner and NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney examine the relationship between the NSA and U.S. global dominance, the stance of Democrats and Republicans towards surveillance, and mainstream media coverage of these issues
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Imagining Rational Public Safety Policy For Baltimore - TRNN Webathon Panel

    Radio host Marc Steiner, poet Duke the Rude, and rapper Phil Ade discuss current public safety policy in Baltimore city and what needs to be done to make the city safer
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Brazilian Workers Strike and Protest Runup to World Cup

    Throughout the month of May, Brazilian workers have been staging strikes throughout the country, causing major disruptions daily. In Salvador, a recent public transportation strike brought the city to a grinding halt for two days. On the eve of the World Cup, public outrage towards the government for its mismanaging public funds for the games is intensifying
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Will Curfew Laws Make Baltimore City Safer? - TRNN Webathon Panel

    Dayvon Love, Nick Mosby, Brandon Scott, and Kimberly Ellis discuss the youth curfew law in Baltimore and whether it will lead to an improvement in public safety
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Debating the New EPA Rules for Carbon Emissions from Coal - TRNN Webathon Panel

    Jeff Biggers, Daphnye Wysham, and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the details and limits of the new EPA rules for carbon emissions by coal-fired power plants
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    U.S. Policy In Africa Is About Advancing Its Own Strategic Interests - TRNN Webathon Panel

    Glen Ford and Kambale Musavuli discuss the history of U.S. involvement in Congo and it ongoing imperialist policy throughout Africa
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ratner Report: Why I Resigned from Brandeis Univ. Ethics Board

    Center for Constitutional Rights president emeritus Michael Ratner says strong Zionist influences have taken a stranglehold over the university
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto

    Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Left Makes Few Gains in EU Elections

    Leo Panitch: Despite gains in Greece and Spain, left parties face serious setbacks overall
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Fast Food Workers' Movement: Union 2.0

    With the support of America's second largest union SEIU, the fast food workers' $15 wage movement has grown, and this unorganized workforce of the past is shaping up to become the face of American organized labor
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Confronting Financialization on Steroids - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (8/8)

    Mr. Lapavitsas says we must deeply reverse financialization and take on private ownership of banking and other critical sectors
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Canadian Securities Regulators Moving Ahead with US-Style No-Contest Settlements

    Dimitri Lascaris: Canadian regulators are planning to implement no-contest practices that US judges are criticizing
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Pope Francis Trips Shows Broader Concern For Palestinians By Vatican

    IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discusses the Pope's visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

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    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Financialization and the Collapse of European Social Democracy - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (7/8)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says Greece will face the choice between socialism or fascism
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    "Facts Don't Matter" Community Faces Health Risks from New Incinerator (3/4)

    Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and Curtis Bay youth activist Destiny Watford talk about the high stakes fight against the country's largest incinerator under construction in Baltimore
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    NBC's Snowden Interview Overlooks Pre-9/11 Data Collection by the NSA

    NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe says that the interview was a missed opportunity to remind Americans that the spy agency had information about the 9/11 terrorist attacks before they occurred
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    ALEC and Private Utility Companies Conspired to Freeze Renewable Energy Standards in Ohio

    Ohio State Senator Mike Foley and EcoWatch Founder Stefanie Spear say 30 states could be next
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Residents Face Potential Health Risks from New Incinerator (2/4)

    Jaisal Noor reports on why residents and public health experts are fighting an incinerator being built in Curtis Bay, Baltimore's most polluted neighborhood
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Melting Polar Ice Caps a "Ticking Timebomb" for Earth's Climate System

    Journalist Dahr Jamail & Professor Peter Wadhams say the resulting release of methane will lead to massive climate disruption, and that we have reached a point of no return
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Extended Presence of U.S. Military Will Not Bring an End to Violence in Afghanistan

    IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis says there is no need to keep troops in Afghanistan through 2016 because there is no military solution
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    'Still I Rise': The Death of Poet Maya Angelou

    Close friend Howard Dodson, Jr. talks about the life and poetry of Maya Angelou
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    40% of Profits Buys A Lot of Politicians - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (6/8)

    Mr. Lapavitsas says that during the financial crisis the power of the state was mobilized to save finance
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Violence Escalates in Ukraine's Eastern Regions after Presidential Election

    Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says negotiations are needed to end the civil war in the east of Ukraine
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Voters Reject Traditional Left Parties In EU Parliament Elections

    Michael Hudson says that the nationalist parties will not challenge austerity in Europe despite widespread discontent with economic policy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    EU Election Results Reflect Widespread Disapproval of Austerity Policy throughout Europe

    Professors Trevor Evans & John Weeks talk about the serious gains made by right- wing parties, and the prospects for a progressive EU
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Residents Face Potential Health Risks from New Incinerator (1/4)

    Jaisal Noor reports on why residents and public health experts are fighting an incinerator being built in Curtis Bay, Baltimore's most polluted neighborhood
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Financialization Necessary for a Modern Economy? - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says modern capitalism requires financialization, but productive growth in the interests of the majority of people does not
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Netanyahu's "Jewish State" Law Stirs Debate in Israel

    Israeli academic Oren Yiftachel talks about ethnocracy, a term he coined that describes the sort of regime Israel practices
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Replay: Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan

    Camilo Mejia, chair of Iraq Vets Against War on GI resistance
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Replay: Training That Makes Killing Civilians Acceptable

    Josh Stieber, a member of the army company that came upon the Iraqis murdered by the US helicopter crew, discusses the Wikileaks video and army training that makes killing civilians acceptable
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN REPLAY: Military Suicide Rate Continues to Rise at Alarming Rate

    TRNN Replay: Anti-militarism activists say rising military suicides linked to illegal wars and high civilian death tolls
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Presidential Elections in Ukraine Will Usher in Direct Rule of Oligarchs

    Ukrainian sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says there will be little difference between a Poroshenko presidency and that of ousted president Yanukovich, and that the political rebellion in the Eastern regions is dominated by Russian separatists with widespread support there - not by an independent workers movement
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Financialization of Big Business - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8)

    Mr. Lapavitsas says that capitalists have learned how to make huge profits without producing anything useful
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Replay: Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA

    Pt.3 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the "Untold History of the United States", discusses the '44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    We Were Right About Reverend Wright

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    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Michael Ratner: Twitter Storm between WikiLeaks and Glenn Greenwald

    WikiLeaks promises to name the 5th country where MYSTIC mega data collection program is applied
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Rise of the Big Banks - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (3/8)

    Mr. Lapavitsas says that large-scale industrialization created the need for massive amounts of capital and big banks, a process that developed an aggressive global capitalism
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Uncompromising Coverage of Israel and Palestine Depends on You

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    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Arrest of 'Happy' Dancers Reflects Power Struggle in Iran

    Iran conservatives trying to weaken President Rouhani's nuclear negotiations by fighting "western culture"
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    After the Fall of the Dictatorship, I Knew Political Economy was the Key - Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (2/8)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says his politics were further formed in the upsurge of the Greek Left after military rule fell, and it led him to the study of economics in London
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Sikh Asylum Seekers Remain in Indefinite Detention in El Paso

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    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Congress Considering Expanding Wasteful Pentagon Programs

    Anti-militarism advocates William Hartung and Greg Mello discuss why a House proposal to spend billions on new nuclear weapons, the F-35 and other projects is wasteful and harmful for America's strategic interests
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Pressure Mounts on Johns Hopkins to Pay a Living Wage

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    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Growing Up in the Greek Police State - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8)

    Mr. Lapavitsas, author of 'How Finance Exploits Us All', traces his own political development, coming of age during the Greek dictatorship
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Fed Pulls Back Quantitative Easing

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    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    5 Things You Need to Know about Credit Suisse's Criminal Charge

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    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Debate: Is Obama Doing Enough to Fight Climate Change?

    Environmental scholar Subhankar Banerjee and Center for American Progress fellow Daniel Weiss debate the Obama administration's record on fighting climate change after government report finds climate change effects happening now
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    How Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Became Propaganda for Imperial Policy

    Glen Ford: Western intervention aims to make region malleable to neoliberal economic policies and further militarize the continent
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Danny Glover: What Side is The Media On? (1/5)

    Danny Glover and James Early at a Real News Town Hall discuss the role of the mainstream media from Baltimore to Venezuela
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Justice Requires an End to Israeli Jewish Supremacy Over Palestinians - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Abunimah says that justice in Palestine does not require Israeli Jews giving up any legitimate rights, but they must give up the "right" to supremacy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Pfizer Offers To Buy Foreign Corporation In Order To Avoid Paying More Taxes

    Steve Wamhoff of Citizens for Tax Justice discusses how Pfizer avoids paying taxes and what can be done to reform corporate tax laws
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Boko Haram Kidnappings An Excuse For The U.S. To Further Entrench Itself In Africa

    Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Ajamu Baraka explains how the 2011 NATO intervention into Libya empowered Boko Haram, and discusses the real motives behind U.S. engagement in Nigeria
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Class Struggle in Palestine - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

    Mr. Abunimah says there's conspicuous consumption in Palestine but the reality for the vast majority in the West Bank and Gaza is increasing poverty
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    A Decisive Victory for the BJP in India

    The candidate of corporate capital and the Hindu nationalist right wing movement is now poised to become Prime Minister
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Antibiotics Are Becoming Ineffective All Over the World

    Martin Khor, executive director of South Centre, explains this major threat to global security
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Right Wing Hindu Nationalist BJP wins a historic mandate in the Indian Elections

    Prashad: It was an anti-Congress wave, not a pro-Modi wave
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Street Fight 2014

    A mayoral election in Newark, NJ becomes a battle for the soul of the city
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    FCC Moves to Kill Net Neutrality, Says Internet Advocacy Groups

    The FCC voted on Thursday to move ahead a proposal that internet freedom advocates say could eliminate free and open internet access
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Debate: Should The Internet Be Regulated Like A Utility?

    Ryan Radia and Christopher Mitchell discuss the recent FCC proposal and how the internet should be owned and regulated
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Unionization Is Next Step For Fast Food Workers

    Workers are demanding $15 an hour wage with a right to unionize without retaliation as fast food CEOs are earning 1200 times more than the average employee
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Piketty: The Market and Private Property Should Be The Slaves of Democracy

    TRNN Producer Lynn Fries hosts an extended interview with Thomas Piketty about his widely acclaimed Capital in the 21st Century
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Does Israel Have a Right to Exist as a Jewish State? - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)

    Mr. Abunimah says no state exists as an absolute right, but there is a people's right to self-determination
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed in the Shadow of 'School Choice'

    Glen Ford: The corporate education reform movement has exacerbated inequities in public schools in the name of civil rights
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Making of "Untold History of the United States" (1/7)

    Pt.1 The beginning of a multi-part interview with Peter Kuznick; in this segment he tells the story about how he teamed up with Oliver Stone to challenge a primary thesis of the cold war
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    U.S. Pushing False Narrative About Iran & Nuclear Weapons

    Historian and investigative journalist Gareth Porter discusses how fabricated documents from Israel are used to show that Iran is a dishonest negotiating partner and wants to produce nukes
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Palestinians Can Learn from the African-American Struggle - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Ali Abunimah, founder of Electronic Intifada, says that Palestinians need to know that even in a country with formal legal equality, the reality can mean mass incarceration, economic inequality and racism
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Break the Monopoly on Local TV News

    TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay says we have to create local TV news that engages millions of people in finding solutions to the critical problems of our time
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Awakened by the Palestinian Intifada - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

    Mr. Abunimah, founder of Electronic Intifada, says after the Israeli 2006 invasion of Lebanon and the 2008 attack on Gaza, he knew what he had to do
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why Democrats Are Paying Attention to Piketty's Book on Inequality

    Thomas Ferguson: The increasing popularity of French economist Thomas Piketty's book points to how Democrats hope to make inequality a political issue in November elections
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Ukraine Entering A Revolutionary Moment?

    Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the recent referendums for independence in Ukraine's eastern regions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Roots of Nigeria's Chaos

    Nnimmo Bassey: Years of Western-backed military dictatorship and unfettered plunder by oil companies have created enormous disparity in wealth and a corrupt political elite - a breeding ground for extremism
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    If We Remain Predators, the Planet Will Cast Us Off - Lawrence Wilkerson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)

    Col. Wilkerson says the United States and China must stop the arms buildup and solve the climate change crisis or humans may not have a future on this planet
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Does a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?

    Bob Pollin and Anthony Davies debate whether a higher minimum wage means less jobs for young people entering the employment market
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Canadians Protest Against Pipelines, Climate Change Policy

    Journalist Jenny Uechi and First Nations Activist Amanda Lickers discuss the May 10 day of action
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Who Makes US Foreign Policy - Lawrence Wilkerson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)

    Colonel Wilkerson says while an Iran deal is in US strategic interests, it could still be derailed by Congress, the neocons and Hillary Clinton
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Global Capitalism, the US Empire and Russian Nationalism

    Leo Panitch analyzes the complex relationship between the process of global economic integration and nation state rivalry
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli Activist Accuses Interior Minister of Int'l Law Violations

    Israeli activist Tamar Aviyah who volunteers with African refugees accuses Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar at his home over violations of international refugee law
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Who Makes US Foreign Policy? - Lawrence Wilkerson on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)

    Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson says US foreign policy is made by the oligarchs
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Despite Growing Discontent, ANC Victorious in South African Elections

    Patrick Bond: A serious challenge to South Africa's ANC still several years away
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Keystone XL Pipeline Likely Not Headed for Senate Vote

    First Nation activist Clayton Thomas-Muller & journalist Steve Horn discuss reports that the push to force a Senate vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has been thwarted
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Protestors to Occupy FCC to Fight for Net Neutrality

    Organizer Kevin Zeese argues that the internet should be treated as a basic utility like in Nashville, TN, which has one of the highest internet speeds in the U.S.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Harper Government Brands Charity Aiding Palestinian Orphans A 'Terrorist Organization'

    Yves Engler: Canadian government attacking aid groups aiding needy Palestinians while giving tax-exempt status to organizations bankrolling Israeli settlement expansion, considered illegal under international law
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Guilty Verdict For Occupy Activist An "Attack On Dissent"

    Attorney Kevin Zeese discusses how the judge hearing Cecily McMillan's case did not allow the defense to show images which would have proven that the activist was reacting to getting her breast grabbed
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    No Evidence Justice Dept. Will Prosecute U.S. Banks Responsible for Financial Crisis

    Bill Black: Although Attorney General Holder says no bank is too big to prosecute, the Justice Department will be going after foreign banks instead of making an example of the leadership behind the financial crash
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Jill Stein: We Must Deal With The Climate Crisis Through Job Creation

    Former Green Cabinet presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein discusses her movement's efforts to address environmental problems through a "Green New Deal" that would transition the U.S. away from a fossil-fuel and profit-driven economy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israeli PM Pushes Constitutional Law on Jewish Exclusivity

    Fearing growing movement on symbolic and practical return of Palestinian refugees, Israeli PM pushes to reassert Israel's Jewish exclusive nature
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Ukraine Descending into Civil War?

    Professors Nicolai Petro and Aleksandr Buzgalin discuss the factional clashes in the Ukrainian city of Odessa and how the international community can de-escalate tensions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What to Do Next About Global Warming? - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)

    Mr. Robock says coal burning must end now and fracking is not a good transitional form of energy production
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Nuclear Winter - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

    Mr. Robock says a full-scale nuclear war between the United States and Russia would produce so much smoke that temperatures would get below freezing even in the summertime, crops would die and there would be no food for the entire planet.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Koch Brothers Are The Largest Foreign Lease Holder of Canadian Oil Sands

    Funding think tanks, the Kochs are poised to influence debate on oil policy and shift the social fabric of Canada.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Big Banks Caught Red Handed but Continue to Avoid Prosecution

    Bill Black: Despite a government accountability office investigation uncovering new evidence of illegal robo-signing, authorities still striking deals instead of locking up wrongdoers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Answering Counter Climate Claims - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)

    Mr. Robock takes on many of the arguments against the thesis that CO2 produced by industrial society is the main contributor to global warming
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Lumumba's Son Mayoral Loss Won't Stop 'Jackson Rising'

    Kali Akuno: Despite electoral defeat, grassroots movement in Jackson, Mississippi will continue to the fight for just economic development
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: Abolish Elected School Boards

    Elected School Board member Alturrick Kenney and Milwaukee Teachers Union President Bob Peterson respond to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings call to abolish elected school because they impede charter school growth
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Debate: Can Fracking Help The U.S. Move Away From Fossil Fuel Consumption?

    Editor Joe Romm and Professor Ken Carlson discuss whether fracking can be a clean and safe source of energy and if it can help transition the country towards renewable energy resources
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Will SCOTUS Ruling Allowing EPA To Regulate Carbon Emissions Protect Public Health?

    Citizens Climate Lobby's Mark Reynolds says Supreme Court's decision is a victory for environmentalists, but Americans should be focused on implementing a carbon tax
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Hundreds of Thousands March For May Day Worldwide

    A wrap-up of the world's May Day protests against austerity for worker rights
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (2/2)

    Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry continue their discussion of the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why Aren't North American Workers More Militant? (2/2)

    The second part of our May 1st discussion with union activists Bill Fletcher Jr., and Sam Gindin on the weakening of the workers movement and what needs to happen next
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Lobbyists Behind Senate Failure to Advance Minimum Wage Increase

    Twenty low-wage dependent trade groups band together to shut down the Senate's minimum wage hike, although the majority of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (1/2)

    Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry discuss the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Why Aren't North American Workers More Militant? (1/2)

    On the occasion of May 1st, union activists Bill Fletcher Jr. and Sam Gindin discuss the weakening of the labor movement and what needs to happen next
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Activists Tell President Obama: Asia-Pacific Is Not For Sale

    Protests from Kuala Lumpur to Washington, DC oppose the TPP and U.S. military aggression
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    No CO2 Eureka Moment, Just Years of Statistical Analysis -- Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Robock says his initial work led him to investigate the role of volcanoes in global warming, but years of reports convinced him that CO2 is the most likely cause
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Palestinian Reconciliation Raises Tough Questions

    Lia Tarachansky and Shir Hever discuss the unity agreement between the two major Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas.
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Will New FCC Internet Regulations Strengthen Monopoly Control?

    Robert McChesney: In the fight between monopolies, the public doesn't really have a dog in the race; the real question is why a cartel of private monopolies are controlling the Internet?
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Replay: Unionization and Workers' Demands (2/5)

    Elaine Bernard Pt.2: Legislation in the US a major obstacle to worker organization
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Residents & Workers Voice Outrage Over Plans to Privatize Public Housing (2/2)

    Longtime advocate Jeffrey Singer explains the modern history of public housing and the threat of privatization in Baltimore and other cities
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Global Warming Theory Based on Evidence, Not Belief - Alan Robock on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Robock tells Paul Jay he's a skeptic who tries to be critical and then makes conclusions based on the evidence
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Is Thomas Piketty Right About the Causes of Inequality?

    Economist Michael Hudson discusses the popularity of French economist Thomas Piketty's recent book and says his work fails to link the financialization of the economy to the ascent of the 1%
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Seattle Organizers Taking $15 Minimum Wage Battle to the Ballot

    Glen Ford talks about the recent "Fight For 15" conference in Seattle and says most voters there want a $15 minimum wage hike
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Baltimore Residents & Workers Voice Outrage Over Plans to Privatize Public Housing (1/2)

    Public housing residents and workers say they will lose their jobs and homes when the city sells some of its public housing stock to private developers through the new Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Gaza Writes Back

    Yousef Aljamal discusses Omar X, a story about the death of his brother, featured in a collection of short stories by Gazan writers
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Replay: Unionization and Workers' Demands (1/5)

    Elaine Bernard: Private sector union membership has plummeted while the public sector has increased
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TPP Unraveling?

    President Obama returns from East Asia empty-handed after Japan rejects bilateral agreement - but if the TPP moves forward, will it be in the interest of most Americans?
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Breakdown of Democracy

    Rob Johnson: Unregulated campaign financing and central bank policies have contributed to the decline of democratic institutions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Interviews Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in America's First Fracking Trial

    Plaintiff Lisa Parr describes how her family suffered mentally and physically after her home became surrounded with fracking wells
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    30,000 Chinese Factory Workers Strike Against Maker of Nike Sneakers

    Editor Michelle Chen and instructor Xiaoming Chai discuss the workers' demands and whether the rise of strikes signals a decline of cheap labor in China
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Federal Judge Rules U.S. Companies Can Be Sued for Aiding South African Apartheid Regime

    Glen Ford: Federal judge says non-US citizens can bring lawsuits against companies like Ford and IBM for collaborating with the South African apartheid regime
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    New Law Requires Swiss Banks to Report Customers Evading Tax

    Bill Black: Swiss banks have notoriously kept customers' finances secret but European Union law will challenge that structure
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Affirmative Action Ruling Will Further Racial Inequality

    Bruce Dixon: The Supreme Court decision furthers institutional advantages of whites under the guise of colorblindness
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine Based on Shoddy Journalism

    Robert Parry: The Obama administration and Kiev government claimed that Russian soldiers were present at the building occupations, yet it turns out that this assertion was based on photos the U.S. government provided to NYTimes and that the newspaper since has had to retract
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ivy League Study: The General Public Has Virtually No Influence on Policy

    Benjamin Page says that the analysis he conducted with Martin Giles of public opinion surveys and elite policy preferences of the last 20 years shows economic elites virtually determine governmental policy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Modern History of Venezuela and Popular Democracy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (9/9)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander assesses Chavez's attempt to establish a participatory democracy that changed the structure of power and decision making
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    An Asia "Pivot" Should Mean Cooperating with China to Solve the Global Environmental Crisis

    Larry Wilkerson says the U.S. should push China to settle territorial disputes in international venues, and also pursue a cooperative relationship that seeks to solve global crises rather than dominate the world
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Assessing the U.S. Environmental Movement

    Jenny Marienau of and Ted Glick of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network discuss the origins of Earth Day, student divestment campaigns, Keystone XL, and the need for collective solutions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Intimidation and Political Interference Goes Unpunished in UAW Case

    Frank Hammer discusses the labor conditions at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee that moved workers to attempt unionization, and says that the political interference by state officials in these efforts shows weakness of labor laws
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business

    Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP's collusion with government officials to dodge safety regulations
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Modern History of Venezuela, The Protests and Democracy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (8/9)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander says while there are problems with the democratic process in Venezuela, the current protests are anti-democratic attempts to bring down an elected government
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Greek Politics 4 Years After The Financial Crisis

    Leo Panitch on the left Coalition: SYRIZA and the struggle against austerity
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Israel Uses Refugees as "Currency" in Arms Trade with Africa

    Rwanda and Uganda agree to take African refugees as part of arms deal after Israel denied their asylum claims and imprisoned them
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Who Will Pay for Climate Change Disaster?

    A discussion with Patrick Bond on the lack of political will to deal with climate change and the forces mobilizing for action
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Canada Shifts to Right Under Harper, Mimicking the United States

    Canada Panel with Leo Panitch and Yves Engler
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Savings and Loan Crisis Demonstrates the Importance of Glass-Steagall

    Bill Black: When remembering recently passed away Charles Keating,a key architect of the S&L Crisis, we are reminded of the importance of the Glass- Steagall Act of 1933
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    South African Platinum Miner's Struggle Challenges ANC Leadership

    Patrick Bond: 2012 Marikana massacre and the militancy of the miners is changing the face of South African politics
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    TRNN Original Report: Manning Determined to Fight Back After Army Upholds 35- Year Sentence

    Attorneys for Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning begin working on the appeals process after the military finds her guilty under the Espionage Act, a statute the Obama administration has invoked more than all previous presidencies
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Hundredth Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre

    Historian Jonathan Rees and author Jeff Biggers discuss the significance of the deadliest incident in U.S. labor history, and the struggles faced by coal miners today
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Bundy Ranch Standoff Demonstrates Values Shared by Corporations and the Far Right

    Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center discusses the Bundy Ranch standoff's far right connections and scholar and activist Mark Mason says this is embodied in the goal to privatize the commons
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Resegregation of American Schools

    ProPublica reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses her year-long investigation into how one of desegregation's success stories in Tuscaloosa, Alabama became one of the most segregated school systems in the country, as well as the high levels of segregation in northern schools 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Modern History of Venezuela, Why Still So Much Crime? - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (7/9)

    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander analyzes why the Chavez and Maduro governments have so far been unable to reduce the high rates of murder and violent crime
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    What Role Has Russia Played in Eastern Ukraine?

    John Quigley & Aleksandr Buzgalin say that the building occupations and protests in cities like Donestk look like local initiatives, and are markedly less violent than some of those during the Euromaiden protests
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (2/2)

    The second part of Marc Steiner's discussion on whether Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage. Joining him are Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    One Percent of Environmentalists Killings Lead to Convictions

    Global Witness report co-author Oliver Courtney discusses the alarming number of murders in South America and how governments and corporations work in unison to subvert indigenous rights
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Investigation Finds Former Ukraine President Not Responsible For Sniper Attack on Protestors

    Michael Hudson: A German TV investigation disproves the West's claim that Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protestors, making this President Obama's WMD moment
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Ukraine Transitional Gov't Moves Militarily To Reclaim Seized Buildings

    Nicolai Petro: Ukrainian officials are using this first military move as political tool to garner more public support, as groups labeled pro-Russian truly want federalism, not succession, in order to protect eastern Ukraine's autonomy
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    IPCC Report Flawed By Narrow Focus on Carbon Emissions

    Subhankar Banerjee and Joshua Howe say that the IPCC's report on mitigation does not address the issue of climate change in a broader political context, and relies mainly on technological solutions
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    The Modern History of Venezuela: The Bolivarian Revolution - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (5/9)

    Mr. Lander discusses the achievements and failures of the revolution led by President Hugo Chavez
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Obama Signs Directives to Reduce the Gender Wage Gap

    Stephanie Seguino: "The average wage gap between men and women in the tech industry is $400 a week."
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Eastern Ukraine Lacks Political Representation in Kiev

    Derek Monroe says that Russian military presence along the western border is more defensive than aggressive; that the country is likely to remain unified; and the new transitional government continues an oligarchic rule that does not represent the interests of ordinary eastern or western Ukrainians
    2014-10-03 17:51:04

    Demystifying the Role of Mitigation in the Most Recent IPCC Report

    Anthony Patt and Shreekant Gupta, authors of the IPCC's third working group report, say that the report should not be seen as endorsing carbon capture and storage or geo-engineering as the sole or most effective solutions, and that the summary report failed to bring attention to largest per capita emitters of carbon dioxide like the US
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