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How to Balance the Rights of Indigenous and Local Communities with Economic Development in Ecuador?
In San Jose de Intag, indigenous communities face an ill-matched battle to defend their environment against mega mining projects
From Zionist to Anti-Zionist Activist - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
On RAI with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis traces her development from active Zionist youth to whom Jewish identity meant support for Israel, to a leading American anti-Zionist writer and analyst
Preliminary Deal Reached for New Major Tar Sands Pipeline in Western Canada
Yves Engler: Opposition likely to grow against a new tar sands pipeline between British Columbia and Alberta
Honduran Elections: Another Chapter of the Coup
In the absence of a trustworthy process, those who took power by force in 2009 will stay in power
Fmr. Israeli Intel. Chief Says Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Greater Risk than Nuclear Iran - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the Israeli debate about Iran and Palestine, the role of AIPAC and the complex changes taking place in Middle East politics
Fast Food Workers in 100 Cities Strike
At a McDonald's in Oakland, CA, photographer Leon Kunstenaar captures employees protesting for a living wage and a union, after a study finds more than half of fast-food employees' families rely on public assistance
Exclusive Photos from Fast Food Strikes Across Nation
Photos courtesy of Low Pay is Not OK and local partners.
1 out of 3 Bank Tellers in NY on Public Assistance
New report finds bank executives receive big bonuses, while 39% of frontline bank employees must rely on welfare because of insufficient wages
Are Contractors Responsible for Oil Spill Clean-Up Profiting from Negligence? pt2
Scott Smith: Oil spill contractors deliberately avoid using proper clean-up technology, thereby exacerbating oil spill disasters in order to profit
Deadly Railcar Explosions in Quebec and Alabama Tied to Volatile Bakken Oil pt1
Exclusive aerial video by the Public Herald documents the spreading of oil in Alabama's wetlands, adding to the more than 17,000 reported U.S. oil spills that happened between 2010-2012
What Would Universal Healthcare Look Like in the U.S.?
Dr. David Himmelstein: The goal would be to expand Medicare to all, considering private insurance costs seven times as much to administer compared to Medicare
The Pathology of the Rich - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms
Assange Marks 3 Years in Custody: Still in Great Jeopardy from US
Michael Ratner, lawyer of Wikileaks founder, says his client wants to clear any allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden but the fear of extradition to U.S. keeps him in Ecuadorian embassy in Britain
Google Moves Right By Funding ALEC & Heritage Action
Google's progressive image is being questioned after it contributed funds to conservative groups like ALEC and Heritage Action
Barbados Faces Debt Crisis as an Offshore Tax Haven
James Henry: Canadian companies use Barbados as a tax haven to reduce their taxes from 24 percent to 2.5 percent, leaving Barbados with revenue shortage
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Ontario Activists Protest Tar Sands Pipeline By Locking Themselves to Machinery
Protests escalate against Enbridge Line 9 pipeline as government of Ontario refuses to conduct environmental assessment
Global Day of Action Targets "Toxic" Free Trade Agreements
Activists in Baltimore and more than 30 cities across the U.S. and Mexico take action to highlight the failures of so-called free trade agreements - a photo essay by Cassidy Regan.
How the Working Class Can Fight Corporate Giants pt2
Leo Panitch: In light of increasing low-wage worker protests, organized labor needs to shift its focus to class unionism, which encourages worker solidarity across industries
Detroit Enters Bankruptcy As Pensions and Benefits Go on Chopping Block
Frank Hammer: Banks that drove Detroit insolvency should be penalized for the debt crisis, not working class Detroit residents
How the Defeat of Trade Unionism Gave Rise to Low-Wage Jobs
Leo Panitch: Giant corporations like Wal-Mart actively suppress unionization among workers
Canada Stands Firm Against Iran Nuke Deal, Cozies Up to Israel & Saudi Arabia
Canada defies international consensus on Iran as PM Harper seeks to increase weapons sales to Saudi Arabia
Pope Denounces 'A New Tyranny' of Markets, But Will Trade Ministers at Bali?
C. Raghavan on why 99% of people in both developing & advanced economies including the US & EU, need trade ministers of developing countries to rebut the US-EU led agenda at the 9th WTO Ministerial
JNF Honors Canadian PM Amidst Protests Against Bedouin Expulsion
The Jewish National Fund has a long history of displacing Palestinians and Bedouins in Israel and erasing the remains of their destroyed villages.
Thousands in Honduras Decry "Fraudulent" Election and Call for Recount
Activists and some election observers in Honduras vow to call for free and fair recount in election they say as rigged in favor of the ruling conservative party
Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers' Wages
Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%
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The 9/11 Conspiracy: Did Bush/Cheney Create a Culture of Not Wanting to Know? - Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says there was a pervasive pattern in police and intelligence agencies: "You don't have everybody moving in the same direction without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move"
Will Foreign Troops Help Quell Violence in the Central African Republic?
France sends 1,000 troops into the Central African Republic as violence continues to escalate
Thousands Protest Forced Urbanization of Israel's Bedouin
Demonstrations in Israel/Palestine and around the world protest The Prawer-Begin Plan aimed at annexing Bedouin lands for Jewish newcomers in Israel's Negev Desert
Why Would Saudi Arabia Support the 9/11 Conspirators, Why Would the US Gov. Cover it Up? - Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says the Saudis had a high certainty that the US government would not reveal their role and would take out its vengeance on some place else
Hot Money & Cross Border Finance: The Example of Iceland, Part 2. Post Crash to Present Dilemma
Treacherous future still ahead? A look into why the Icelandic government imposed controls over movement of international funds across its borders & its current negotiations to lift those capital controls
U.S. Student Homelessness Up 10% Since Last Year
Highest increases of homeless children seen in states like North Carolina where austerity policies predominate
Revealing the 9/11 Conspiracy Would Undo the Entire US-Saudi Alliance - Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
Paul Jay asks Senator Graham if a culture of "not wanting to know" was created to prevent the conspiracy from being uncovered and to protect the role of the Saudi government
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Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 2
As a new study finds most Americans want fundamental change in the US healthcare system, Wendall Potter discusses what concrete steps could improve it.
Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 1
Wendell Potter: Though the media has wrongly focused on some of Obamacare's shortcomings, the U.S. needs to make healthcare a human right
Investigating the Saudi Government's 9/11 Connection and the Path to Disilliusionment - Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt 1
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham explains why he persists in making the case that facts directly connect the Saudi government with 9/11 conspirators
Documents in JPMorgan settlement reveal how every large bank in U.S. has committed mortgage fraud
Bill Black: Justice Dept.'s failure to understand pervasive schemes of fraud in financial industry obstructs meaningful prosecution of banks
Major Corporations Employ Former U.S. Intelligence Agents As Spies
'Spooky Business': New report details spying and infiltration carried out by corporations against nonprofits and activists
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Can President Obama Do More To Stop Deportations?
A heckler challenges Obama to do more to stop deportations, but does the president have the authority to do so?
Sales Tax Hike in France Sparks Protest
Groups say President Hollande broke his promise to tax the wealthy. Instead, he’s increased sales taxes which adversely affect the working class.
Alleged Voting Irregularities Mar Honduran Elections
Left leaning opposition Libre Party decries electoral fraud, refuses to recognize official results indicating win for ruling right wing National Party
Pakistani Drone Strike Opponents Block NATO Shipments to Afghanistan
Pakistani government continues to privately back the US-led drone campaign in spite of growing public opposition to drone strikes
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Obama Rebukes Israeli-Saudi Attack on Iran Nuclear Deal
Robert Parry: Obama's historic move to sign a nuclear deal with Iran sends a stern message to the new Saudi-Israeli alliance, which sought to thwart the deal and maneuver the U.S. into another military confrontation
How Filipinos Can Obtain "Climate Justice" in the Wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan
James Boyce: At the UN Climate Conference, Filipino delegates demanded mitigation from developed nations, but despite no concrete deal emerging, there are still ways for them to be compensated for loss and damages
TEPCO Downplays Huge Risks Involved in Removing Fukushima Fuel Rods
Arnie Gundersen: Agencies overseeing cleanup like the IAEA are biased towards defending and promoting nuclear power
Closure of Lone Power Plant Cripples Already Besieged Gaza Strip
Al-Helou: The international community has failed the nearly 2 million residents of the Gaza as Israel and Egypt tighten the siege
Honduran Presidential Election In Limbo
Honduran presidential candidate and wife of ousted-leftist president Xiomara Castro cries fraud in election, as nations seen as US proxies congratulate ruling party candidate.
Israel Denounces Deal In Spite of Substantive Concessions by Iran pt2
Former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley says Israel's criticism of agreement is unwarranted as it does not observe the non-proliferation treaty itself
Former IAEA Inspector: Iran's Nuclear Program Now Consistent with Peaceful Purposes pt1
Robert Kelley explains how Iran's nuclear development is now consistent with power-production
Venezuela Tightens State Control Over Its Economy
Gregory Wilpert: Venezuela Strengthens State Control Over Economy in Effort to Combat Inflation
Political Repression Intensifies Ahead of Honduran Presidential Election
Jesse Freeston: Violence and political repression by western-backed Honduran military raises questions if Sunday's presidential election will be open and fair
Toronto Public Housing Residents Bring Demands Straight to Feds
Historic rally joins tenants and city officials in demand for repairs funding
Vietnam and the Legacy of the JFK Presidency - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay challenges historian Peter Kuznick on JFK's legacy in regards to the Vietnam War
Ford: Kennedy Was A Cold War Warrior to the Core, pt2
On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Glen Ford says there is no evidence that Kennedy differed from other U.S. presidents in striving for global hegemony
Vietnam and the Legacy of the JFK Presidency - Peter Kuznick on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and historian Peter Kuznick discuss whether or not JFK intended to withdraw from Vietnam before his assassination
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Ford: "The Kennedy Brothers Thought the Civil Rights Movement Was a Nuisance at Best" pt1
On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Glen Ford discusses the JFK presidency and its relative indifference towards the black freedom struggle
Poor Countries and Civil Society Walk Out of COP 19 Over Inaction over Climage Change
Patrick Bond: Developing countries and green groups must evaluate if walkouts are the best way to get rich countries to address climate change
"Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel vs. The 99% pt2
TRNN interviews "Mayor 1%" author Kari Lydersen about Rahm Emanuel's battles with Chicago's 99% pt 2
Ratner: Obama Must Move to Close Guantanamo Now
Michael Ratner: 12 years after Guantanamo's opening, the prison holds 166 people, 86 who are cleared for release, after President Obama and Congress has failed to close it.
Nicaraguan President Ortega's Power Grab
James Henry: Daniel Ortega accumulating power, giving tax breaks to the rich instead of addressing inequality
Will Cuban Reforms Create More Inequality? - James Early on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early who has visited Cuba more than thirty times says what's needed is more citizen participation and less centralization but Cuba is not headed towards the Chinese capitalist model
Israelis and Palestinians Turn to One-State Solution
As chief Palestinian negotiators quit the latest round of bilateral negotiations, but many on the ground say the two-state solution is long dead.
"Mayor 1%" Rahm Emanuel vs. The 99% pt1
TRNN interviews "Mayor 1%" author Kari Lydersen about Rahm Emanuel's battles with Chicago's 99% pt1
Chris Hedges and Jeremy Hammond's Mother Decry Hacker's 10-Year Prison Sentence
Supporters react to sentencing of Stratfor leaker Jeremy Hammond to a decade behind bars for exposing corporate espionage
Obama and the "Post Racial Society" - James Early on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early says the economic indices of the black community are worse at the mass level than they were before Obama became president
Chinese Reforms Make Rich Even Richer
Minqi Li: Chinese Communist 'Plenum' meeting resulted in a promise for market reforms, including privatization and deregulation of public utility, energy and other state-owned companies.
France Asks Palestinians to Give Up Right of Return
Shir Hever: French President Hollande suggests Palestinians give up right of return in exchange for Israel ceasing new settlement construction.
Wisconsin Assembly Approves Amendment To Limit Recalls of Elected Officials
Wisconsin Republicans make a push to limit terms of recalls, after Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election last year.
Russian Court Grants Canadian Greenpeace Activist Bail
After more than two months of detention in Russia, sister of Arctic 30 activist Paul Ruzycki says Russian authorities were "heavy handed."
Boeing Employees Reject Contract After Company Receives Record Tax Break
Boeing receives almost $9 billion in state tax breaks but threatens to move some operations out of Washington due to a contract dispute.
All Eyes on France In Next Round of Iran Nuclear Talks
Vijay Prashad: International pressure should continue to mount on France after they thwarted efforts to reach consensus in the last meeting.
Striking LA Truckers Target Walmart Supply Chain
Independent trucking contractors go on strike for the first time in decades, protesting unfair labor practices.
Letter to Gilad Aztmon
Military Victory in Syria Looks "Impossible"
Syrian President Assad makes gains in Southern Syria, but radical Islamists and Kurds hold on to North as humanitarian crisis continues.
Kashmir Remains a Central Flashpoint in South Asia
Historic conflict remains a dangerous source of tension between nuclear armed neighbors India and Pakistan
Hot Money & Cross Border Finance, The Example of Iceland Part 1
The genesis of a perfect storm of collapse explained by political economist, Robert Wade
"Liberty and Justice for Some People" James Early on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
In this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early talks about American identity and growing up African-American facing the deep racism of the South
How Can Fed Policy Help Main Street?
Bob Pollin: Expected new Fed chair Janet Yellen will continue Bernanke's policies of shoring up Wall Street banks with trillions, but the Fed could help Main Street with different policies.
First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century
TRNN speaks with Socialist Kshama Sawant about her vision of an alternative to capitalism.
Judge Awards Fired ESPN Zone Workers Major Settlement
Fired ESPN Zone worker Emanuel McCray speaks out after a federal judge awards him and dozens of other workers $245,000 for unlawful termination
City Council Strips Mayor of Key Powers, Protesters Rally to "Save Toronto"
Rob Ford becomes a mayor "in name only" as latest wave of allegations bring an admission of drunk driving and use of sexually explicit language
Yellen In Line to Head Fed, But How Will She Lead?
Economists Bill Black and Greg Palast discuss Fed Chair nominee Janet Yellen's record, pointing to her support of the repeal of Glass-Steagall as an indication of how she'll work with Wall Street.
Wikileaks Exposes the TPP as a Capitulation to Corporate Interests
Kevin Zeese: Obama administration's Fast Track authority plan derailed by bipartisan outrage.
Why Did France Thwart The Iran nuclear deal?
Robert Parry: France was pursuing its own economic, regional interests in thwarting the nuke deal with Iran.
Three Million More in Poverty than Previously Estimated
Census reveals new poverty figures near 50 million.
Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference
Rachel Tansey: Civil society groups, green Polish groups and UN delegations from the global south working to push the UN to take action on climate change
Looking Back On How Republicans Changed House Rules During Shutdown
Former House Parliamentarian on how both parties change the rules when in the majority at the expense of real debate.
Israel's Struggle From "The Projects"
In Jerusalem With the Black Panthers' Reuven Abergil
Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist
Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State's Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent
Christopher Hedges, on the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond, says there will be no free press without figures like Hammond and Manning
Trita Parsi: Hawkish Groups Mobilize to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal
Obama admin attempting to mobilize anti-war forces to support its attempts to reach a deal with Iran, the same forces that blocked its push for war with Syria
Filipino Delegate Goes on Hunger Strike, As Wealthy Nations Don't Meet Global Climate Fund Pledges
Patrick Bond: Global Climate Fund was set to provide $100 billion every year by 2020 for adaptation and mitigation efforts, but it goes grossly unfunded with nations like the Philippines feeling its consequences.
Supreme Courts Considers Limiting the Right of Unions to Organize
Mulhall v. Unite Here decision will have a profound effect on employer neutrality, a union's ability to reach employees, and whether a union will be recognized by the employer during labor negotiations.
Is Iran Being Transparent About Its Nuclear Program?
Robert Kelley: Iran could be more transparent but it has already been quite upfront. IAEA should be more transparent about the sources of its information especially when they present it as fact.
Fossil Fuel Industry Receives $500 Billion in Subsidies by Governments Worldwide
Taxpayers in richest countries pay $112 to subsidize oil, gas, and coal companies.