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    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
    2014-04-20 11:06:53

    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
    2014-04-20 11:13:16

    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
    2014-04-20 11:09:55

    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
    2014-04-19 17:54:05

    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
    2014-04-18 16:14:40

    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
    2014-04-19 09:11:26

    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
    2014-04-18 20:59:32

    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
    2014-04-18 23:09:52

    University Sit-In Targets World's Largest Private Coal Company


    Student organizer Caroline Burney and journalist Jeff Biggers join us discuss the more than week long sit-in against Washington University's ties with Peabody Energy, the largest private coal mining company in the world
    2014-04-17 05:26:18

    The Modern History of Venezuela and the Need for a Post-Oil Economy - Edgardo Lander on RAI (6/9)


    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lander says to strengthen democracy, develop food sovereignty and help save the planet, Venezuela must develop a plan to transition away from an extractive economy
    2014-04-19 09:11:36

    Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (1/2)


    Marc Steiner examines if Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage with Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless
    2014-04-17 11:54:36

    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
    2014-04-17 13:05:58

    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
    2014-04-17 08:55:50

    The Modern History of Venezuela from 1973 to the Caracazo Massacre - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)


    Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from the rise of neo-liberal capitalism to the suppression and slaughter of protesters against it
    2014-04-19 09:12:28

    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
    2014-04-16 12:46:56

    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
    2014-04-16 13:10:35

    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
    2014-04-19 09:11:57

    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."
    2014-04-16 08:02:07

    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
    2014-04-15 15:56:15

    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
    2014-04-15 13:28:19

    Hypersurveillance State Won't Prevent Another Boston Marathon Bombing


    One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, the ACLU's Kade Crockford questions whether the surveillance practices of law enforcement and an increasingly militarized police force will prevent terrorism
    2014-04-15 12:43:09

    The Modern History of Venezuela from 1973 to the Caracazo Massacre - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)


    Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from the rise of neo-liberal capitalism to the suppression and slaughter of protesters against it
    2014-04-19 09:12:28

    Univ. of Maine Faculty Reinstated After Students Protest Against Cuts


    USM Assistant Professor Meghan Brodie and USM student Meaghan LaSala discuss how this victory shows there are efficient ways to fill the $14 million budget gap without eroding the academic core
    2014-04-15 12:12:53

    The Modern History of Venezuela from 1908 to 1973 - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (2/9)


    Mr. Lander traces the history of Venezuela from dictatorship to attempts at democratic governments and back
    2014-04-19 09:11:46

    IMF Will Address Global Inequality, Says Managing Director Christine Lagarde


    Deborah James: Inequality is unlikely to be addressed or achieved through existing IMF policies
    2014-04-14 14:35:17

    Raising Big Banks' Leverage Ratio Good, But Not Nearly Enough


    Forcing big banks to increase capital on hand will make another taxpayer bailout less likely, but it's still business as usual for Wall Street
    2014-04-14 18:40:29

    TRNN Replay: Austerity Road to 19th Century


    James Crotty: Right-wing billionaires use crisis to weaken social safety net
    2014-04-14 08:27:29

    Has Palestinian Maneuvering Revived Peace Talks?


    Lia Tarachansky and Shir Hever interview journalist Daoud Kuttab on how Mahmoud Abbas' maneuvering may have led to talks extending
    2014-04-13 16:20:55

    Late Jackson Mayor Lumumba's Son Wins Primary to Replace His Father, Runoff Election Ahead


    Kali Akuno discusses developments in the race to replace late Jackson mayor Chokwe Lumumba and the upcoming Jackson Rising conference
    2014-04-13 10:44:56

    Quebecers Reject PQ and Elect a Liberal Government Representing Big Business


    Leo Panitch: "PQ fronting Pierre Peladeau as a their star candidate blew up in their faces"
    2014-04-13 15:52:00

    TRNN Debate: Decriminalization vs. Legalization


    As Maryland is poised to become the next state to decriminalize marijuana, MD Delegate Keiffer Jackson Mitchell and LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin debate whether it can end the racial disparity in drug-related arrests
    2014-04-14 21:05:48

    The Beginning of the Chavez Era - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (4/9)


    Mr. Lander, with host Paul Jay, traces the events that set the stage for the Bolivarian Revolution and the Chavez era of Venezuela
    2014-04-19 09:12:15

    "Off With His Head": Court Upholds Obama's Power to Kill


    Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11
    2014-04-11 12:07:55

    Workers at Nation's Top Hospital Strike For Fair Wages


    The Real News goes to the picket lines as Johns Hopkins Hospital workers launch a three-day strike for living wages
    2014-04-09 17:58:50

    From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (1/9)


    Mr. Lander tells Paul Jay that in '98, when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chavez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him
    2014-04-19 09:11:12

    Rwanda 20 Years Later: Genocide, Western Plunder of Congo, and President Kagame


    Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, survivor & activist Claude Gatebuke and filmmaker Andre Vltchek discuss what was really behind America's decision not to intervene, and its ongoing support for Rwandan President Paul Kagame
    2014-04-10 12:04:57

    Ukrainian Protesters in the East Demand More Autonomy From Kiev Government


    Nicolai Petro: The eastern part of the country feels like it does not have a voice in politics, and secession is only last resort for most of the protesters
    2014-04-10 10:26:55

    Hunger Strikers Demand President Obama Halt His Record 2 Million Deportations


    Immigration activists call on President Obama to halt deportations that separate families, while allowing corporations to profit from the criminalization and militarization of immigration policy
    2014-04-19 09:31:42

    Indian Parliamentary Elections - A Primer With Vijay Prashad


    Indians go to the polls discontent with the 10 year rule of Indian National Congress Party
    2014-04-09 08:12:28

    West Looks to Carve Up Ukraine & Privatize Industries Held by Kleptocrats


    Michael Hudson: The financial grab for Ukraine's industries is simply war by another name, as other Eastern European countries have experienced a similar fate
    2014-04-09 11:28:49

    Where Are Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations Headed?


    Phyllis Bennis: After Palestine applies to join UN organizations, Israel reneges on deal to release prisoners, leading talks back into where they started - a dead end
    2014-04-11 18:00:04

    The Multiple Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia (5/5)


    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Powerful princes control various sections of the state and armed forces and often have their own contradictory agendas
    2014-04-08 11:07:59

    Do the Afghan Presidential Elections Signify Progress?


    Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly and IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discuss Afghanistan's presidential election in light of corporations profiting from war and unrepresented groups remaining on the margins
    2014-04-08 08:17:40

    Republican Presidential Hopefuls Pay Homage to Billionaire Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson


    Larry Wilkerson: Republicans attending casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's event represent how oligarchs have hijacked democracy
    2014-04-08 08:28:02

    Will Extremist Lieberman Become Israel's Next Prime Minister?


    Israel/Palestine correspondent Lia Tarachansky and political economist Shir Hever discuss the rise and strategy change of Israeli Foreign Minister Avidgor Lieberman
    2014-04-07 21:34:53

    Why do the Saudis Want the US to Attack Iran? (4/5)


    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia has the ultimate objective of becoming the arbiter of all regional politics
    2014-04-07 09:32:42

    Immigrant Advocates and Families Tell President Obama 'Not One More'


    From the Mexico border to Washington DC, a group of families and activists fight to reunite Jaime Vasquez and Ardani Rosales with their families; these two fathers represent more than 2 million people deported over the last 5 years. The actions call on President Obama to stop deportations.
    2014-04-07 11:14:01

    Elections, Pipelines, and Protests - The Canada Panel


    Yves Engler explains why 50,000 Quebec students voted for a one-day strike & Jenny Uechi discusses the Vancouver Observer expose on Premier Christy Clark's hidden ties to the Northern Gateway Pipeline
    2014-04-07 08:31:58

    Chris Hedges on "Israel's War on American Universities"


    Excerpts from Chris Hedges talk at Northeastern University in support of its now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter
    2014-04-06 07:27:34

    Baltimore Residents Decry Lack of Affordable Housing


    Statistics show Baltimore has as many as 40,000 vacant homes but only 43 affordable units are available per 100 extremely low-income households
    2014-04-06 15:18:34

    Yellen Talks the Talk But Will She Walk the Walk?


    Robert Pollin: Janet Yellen distinguished herself in her first speech but it remains to be seen if she will change the policies of the Federal Reserve
    2014-04-06 09:18:59

    Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against "Poverty Wages"


    The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore's internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage
    2014-04-05 15:48:28

    Will Venezuela's New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?


    Mark Weisbrot: New exchange rate is intended to safeguard the importation of essential and primary goods
    2014-04-05 16:03:32

    The European Central Bank's War on Wages is Pushing Europe's Economy to the Brink


    Bill Black: The media has failed to report on the causes and possible solutions for Europe's deflating economy
    2014-04-05 15:55:03

    Supreme Court Decision Opens Floodgates for More Campaign Cash


    Only .08% of U.S. population gives more than $2500 to campaigns now this elite will have fewer limits on their contributions, making funds harder to track and enhancing the influence of money in politics
    2014-04-05 16:12:08

    Charles Keating, the Financier Behind the Savings and Loan Scandal, Dies at 90


    Bill Black: While Wall Street executives responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis were never indicted, Charles Keating was criminally prosecuted for the 1980s Savings and Loan scandal
    2014-04-08 17:31:19

    Saudi Arabia and the al-Qaeda Monster (3/5)


    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia helped create a network of terrorism to achieve political aims, and while it does come back to bite them at times, they promote a similar ideology and continue to these alliances
    2014-04-03 17:35:34

    Maryland Residents Voice Opposition to Natural Gas Fracking Export Facility


    38,000 petitions submitted against the project while backers say more than 20,000 submitted in support
    2014-04-03 12:45:05

    Supreme Court Ruling Gives Wealthy Individuals More Influence Over Elections


    Common Cause Maryland's Jennifer Bevan-Dangle says the 1% are the beneficiaries of the McCutcheon decision
    2014-04-02 20:37:11

    What are the Saudis Afraid Of? - Madawi Al-Rasheed (2/5)


    Ms. Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi society appears to be controlled, but beneath the surface, there is widespread discontent
    2014-04-02 09:58:00

    Baltimore's MICA Adjunct Professors Set to Vote on Unionization


    MICA part-time faculty member Hannah Brancato and organizer Maria Maisto discuss the growing nationwide trend of adjunct professors organizing in order to collective bargain for decent salaries and benefits
    2014-04-02 10:04:01

    Boycott of Israel Moving to Next Level?


    Shir Hever: BDS movement including large scale divestment by big corporations and approaching the level of government sanctions
    2014-04-02 10:01:22

    Hypocrisy Dressed Up as "Realism" Justifies American Alliance with Saudi Dictatorship


    Madawi al-Rasheed: US wants to contain and manipulate Arab uprisings while the Saudis want to crush them
    2014-04-01 11:46:03

    Immigration Reform in the Shadows of Cesar Chavez's Legacy


    Cesar Chavez's personal aide Marc Grossman and organizer Rosalinda Guillen examine the current situation for farmworkers and whether the Senate's immigration reform will improve their lives
    2014-04-01 11:00:22

    Leaked Senate Report Shows Use of Torture As "Ineffective"


    Larry Wilkerson: Latest report further corroborates evidence proving torture's ineffectiveness, while placing greater pressure on President Obama to issue an investigation into CIA's practices
    2014-03-31 22:40:38

    UN Report Says Climate Change Will Threaten Food Production Worldwide


    Climate change scientist Michael Mann discusses the most significant findings in the second installment of the IPCC report, and how the media amplifies minority voices who hold contrarian positions in order discredit the report's conclusions
    2014-04-01 14:51:12

    The Hypocrisy of US Calling for Enforcement of International Law


    Michael Ratner: President Obama tries to condemn Russia's annexation of Crimea by justifying the illegal US invasion of Iraq
    2014-04-01 00:16:12

    How the Ecuadorian Economy Grew in a Global Recession


    Economist Bill Black discusses how the investment in education, healthcare, and infrastructure fueled Ecuador's economic "miracle"
    2014-03-31 11:15:53

    'Shadows of Liberty' Trailer


    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control - Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford.
    2014-03-31 09:56:34

    Kristina Borjesson on Why CBS Shut Down Her investigation into Flight 800 (2/8)


    Jean-Philippe Tremblay and Kristina Borjesson discuss the state of investigative journalism and the news media
    2014-03-31 09:59:55

    Glen Ford on Racism in the American Media (3/8)


    TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film 'Shadows of Liberty'
    2014-03-31 09:52:34

    Paul Jay on What Drives Corporate Media and What Drive The Real News (4/8)


    TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film 'Shadows of Liberty'
    2014-03-31 09:57:59

    Creating a New Media Paradigm After Citizens United (5/8)


    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'
    2014-03-31 09:52:53

    Should The Left Engage with the Mainstream Media? (6/8)


    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'
    2014-03-31 09:52:58

    What Is the Financial Backing For The Real News? (7/8)


    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'
    2014-03-31 09:53:02

    Standing up to Character Assassination (8/8)


    Film Screening: The Panel Answers Audience Questions on 'Shadows of Liberty'
    2014-04-01 10:06:36

    Oligarchs, Fascists and the People's Protest in Ukraine


    Derek Monroe says the Ukrainian far-right, with the backing of local oligarchs, the US and the EU, hijacked popular protests against corruption
    2014-03-30 22:04:49

    TRNN Debate: Is Obamacare In the Interest of Workers?


    In round two of our debate with Dr. Margaret Flowers and economist Dean Baker, we discuss whether CBO's prediction that Obamacare will trigger reduction of work hours will negatively affect workers
    2014-03-30 22:15:17

    Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks


    PERI Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. banks won't be able to endure another shock to the global economy, and expect to be bailed out when the next crisis hits
    2014-03-30 22:37:09

    Obama and the Saudi Agenda


    Toby Jones says the Saudis see the Arab awakening as an existential threat while the US sees it as something to be manipulated
    2014-03-29 13:07:29

    TRNN Replay: 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
    2014-03-29 16:54:58

    The Iraq War's Real Legacy


    Though President Obama attempts to justify Iraq's invasion, Iraqi civilians and Iraq war veterans share their stories on the lasting environmental, social, and health effects of the U.S. occupation still being felt today
    2014-03-28 10:44:11

    Petitions with 100,000+ Signatures Call for Snowden's Passport to be Reinstated


    After President Obama announced a proposal to end bulk metadata collection, Snowden supporters call on the government to reinstate his American passport and allow him to seek political asylum without government meddling
    2014-03-29 11:52:24

    We Need to Harness People Power - Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)


    Mr. Shallal says at the local level is where you can make a change. It's very hard to expect change on the national level.
    2014-03-28 11:26:11

    BC Pipeline Fight and Quebec Elections - The Canada Panel


    Linda Solomon Wood and Yves Engler also report on the residential schools case and the Fair Election Act
    2014-03-28 14:08:58

    Jonathan Schell - 1943-2014: Board Member of TRNN on Why We Need The Real News


    Renowned journalist, activist and board member for The Real News Jonathan Schell dead at 70
    2014-03-27 18:38:51

    Teachers on Strike from the UK to Argentina


    Education Professor Lois Weiner breaks down what connects tens of thousands of striking teachers in the UK, and why American teachers have not been launching their own major strikes
    2014-03-27 17:07:33

    Connecticut Poised to Become First State with $10.10 Minimum Wage


    Lindsay Farrell of the Connecticut Working Families Party says increasing the minimum wage for workers, including tipped workers, will help lift families out of poverty
    2014-03-27 17:20:57

    Oil Spill Threatens Wildlife and Local Economy


    Juan Parras: Though the clean up is progressing, it will take weeks to determine the extent of the ecological impact of the major Galveston oil spill
    2014-03-27 18:23:49

    DC School Test Scores Up, But Poor Black Kids Are Doing Worse - Andy Shallal on RAI (3/4)


    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Shallal says we went from No Child Left Behind under the Bush era to no kid left untested, then to no teacher left unstressed, and our schools are still doing very poorly
    2014-03-28 11:26:17

    Obama's Proposal To End NSA Bulk Data Collection Won't Protect Privacy


    Thoughtworks Lead IT Analyst Dmytri Kleiner says that the plan would allow telecom giants to retain consumer's personal data without regulations on access and retention, allowing for continued violation of civil liberties
    2014-03-26 12:49:26

    How Google, Apple & The Biggest Tech Companies Colluded to Fix Workers' Wages


    Exclusive: Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames describes how his team uncovered secret internal memos between dozens of tech companies to fix wages for more than a million employees
    2014-03-26 12:44:32

    An American Should be One that Questions Their Government - Andy Shallal on RAI (2/4)


    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Shallal tells Paul Jay how speaking out against war led to his passion about schools
    2014-03-28 11:26:24

    What's Driving Putin & Obama's Posturing on Ukraine?


    Larry Wilkerson: President Obama and Russian President need to ease domestic pressure to act militarily, thus keeping Ukraine as a buffer
    2014-03-26 11:21:05

    Hundreds of Students & Faculty Occupy College Campus to Fight Cuts to Public Higher Ed


    University of Southern Maine student Meagan LaSala and professor Rachel Bouvier explain how cuts disproportionately target faculty and will trigger a decline in quality public education
    2014-03-25 10:29:08

    Due Process 'Impossible' In Harsh Death Sentencing Of Over 500 Muslim Brotherhood Members


    Journalist Mohamed Elmeshad says that hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for a single death while many police officers still remain on trial for over a thousand killed during the Egyptian Revolution
    2014-03-25 10:22:45

    Has Anglo-American Capitalism Run Out of Steam?


    On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners' strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s
    2014-03-26 09:58:26

    Being the "Other" in America - Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)


    Mr. Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets restaurants and candidate for DC mayor, tells Paul Jay that after coming to America as a child, the shocking death of MLK led him to discover how much race permeates everything
    2014-03-26 13:50:17

    TRNN Debate: Should Baltimore 'Ban The Box'?


    TRNN hosts a debate between Councilman Nick Mosby who sponsored legislation that would prevent employers from immediately disqualifying job applicants with criminal records and Elizabeth Torphy Donzella of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
    2014-03-24 10:08:19

    How Fallujah Became the Iraqi Government's New Battleground


    Journalist Dahr Jamail discusses how the Iraqi city of Fallujah went from welcoming American intervention to fighting the U.S.-backed Iraqi government
    2014-03-24 10:27:05

    Why I Decided to Blow the Whistle on the NSA


    NSA whistleblower Russ Tice describes his evolution from being a staunch believer in the mission of the NSA to being the first insider to expose how the surveillance state disregarded Americans' fourth amendment rights
    2014-03-24 16:23:11

    NASA Climate Predictions Show Serious Threat To Humanity


    Dahr Jamail says that though some journalists avoid linking weather patterns to climate change, global warming still exists
    2014-03-26 14:20:06

    Professor Who Teaches Israel-Palestine Conflict Accuses College of Violating His Academic Freedom


    Professor Iymen Chehade and attorney Rima Kapitan say Columbia College made a political decision to cancel Chehade's class on the Israeli-Palestine Conflict after he screened Five Broken Cameras
    2014-03-23 13:05:14

    CIA and NSA Wrongdoing Requires Independent Investigation, Says Former Church Committee Staff


    Burt Wides, a former chief investigator for the Church Committee, who helped create the Senate and House intelligence committees, says these oversight bodies are now too entwined with the intelligence agencies; further reason for an independent committee is President Obama will not pursue an investigation into the actions taken during the Bush/Cheney administration's 'war on terror'
    2014-03-21 16:41:14

    Are Tuition Breaks Enough To Combat High Student Debt And Low Graduation Rates?


    The University of Baltimore's Peter Toran and UC-Santa Barbara graduate student Samir Sonti discuss UB's plan to offer students a free final semester of tuition, and agree that federal intervention is needed to address structural causes of high student debt and low graduation rates
    2014-03-21 16:27:09

    Industries Across the U.S. Are Stealing Wages From Their Lowest Paid Workers


    Fast food worker Tenesha Green describes how she personally experienced wage theft on the job, while law expert Rebecca Smith explains the significance of the lawsuits against McDonald's after New York forces McD's owner to pay half a million dollars to employees for back pay
    2014-03-21 16:15:56

    Who In Ukraine Will Benefit From An IMF Bailout?


    Economists Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers discuss how provisions in an IMF deal like cuts to gas subsidies and pensions will hurt the average Ukrainian citizens and benefit kleptocrats
    2014-03-22 19:30:14

    NSA Recording All International Calls From U.S.


    NSA whistleblower Russ Tice says the ongoing Snowden revelations show Americans that those in power should be held accountable for serious breaches of the Constitution
    2014-03-21 09:47:17

    Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (2/2)


    David Sheen: Israel is utterly failing its duty to protect the human rights of African asylum seekers
    2014-03-20 12:14:43

    BP Gets Green Light to Drill in Gulf, But Has Safety Improved?


    Journalist Cherri Foytlin discusses how Gulf residents are still experiencing health problems and a depletion of wildlife due to the aftermath of the BP oil spill
    2014-03-20 12:10:42

    Residents Still Not Drinking Tap Water Two Months After West Virginia Spill (1/2)


    TRNN's Shaghayegh Tajvidi travels to Charleston to investigate the impacts of the massive West Virginia chemical spill
    2014-03-20 19:29:00

    Libya's Descent Into Turmoil Three Years After NATO Intervention


    Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights
    2014-03-20 13:30:22

    From Pipelines to Peladeau - Canadian Report


    Yves Engler and Linda Solomon Wood discuss native resistance to tar sands pipeline and media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau running as candidate for the Parti Quebecois
    2014-03-20 16:13:18

    Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (1/2)


    David Sheen: Israel is driving African asylum seekers out of the country in record numbers
    2014-03-19 22:01:34

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget Strikes Back Against Austerity


    Robert Pollin: The Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget would increase spending on education, healthcare and the green economy while rolling back cuts against social services
    2014-03-19 11:32:22

    Libya Three Years Later - Chaos and Partition


    Patrick Cockburn: As the central state unravels, all the external powers that drove regime change look for ways to take advantage
    2014-03-19 12:59:17

    Why Was Gaddafi Overthrown?


    Horace Campbell: Gaddafi wanted to strengthen Pan-Africanism and had enough resources to challenge US hegemony in the region
    2014-03-19 11:16:54

    Should Ukraine and West Accept De Facto Crimea Joining Russia? (2/2)


    Prof. Tarik Cyril Amar and Prof. Nicolai Petro say while the legalities of the Crimea referendum are dubious, the only way out of this crisis is to accept its results
    2014-03-18 16:05:13

    Tony Benn Saw Socialism as the Culmination of Democratization


    Leo Panitch on the death of Tony Benn: He conceived the need to democratize the state as the precondition for democratizing the economy
    2014-03-18 11:39:13

    Why Didn't Bush/Cheney Attack Iran and Can Obama Make and Sell a Deal? - Gareth Porter on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)


    Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that the American security state was and is against war with Iran, but if Obama doesn't break with the false narrative about Iran's nuclear program, he may not be able to sell a deal
    2014-03-18 13:46:19

    After Late Mayor Lumumba is Laid to Rest, What's Next for Jackson, Mississippi? (2/2)


    Kali Akuno and Glen Ford discuss the significance of the upcoming 'Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference'
    2014-03-18 13:11:18

    Crimea Referendum: Self Determination or Big Power Manipulation? (1/2)


    Professors Nicolai Petro & Tarik Cyril Amar give their reactions to Crimea voting overwhelmingly to join the Russian federation
    2014-04-19 09:21:26

    Sen. Graham: President Must Side with Openness About CIA and 9/11


    Sen. Bob Graham, a former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the President should declassify the Senate report on CIA torture and the still secret 28 pages of the Congressional report on who financed the 9/11 attacks
    2014-03-17 13:02:04

    Manufacturing a Narrative for War - Gareth Porter on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)


    Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay about his new book "Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare"
    2014-03-21 10:30:27

    Protesters Hit the Streets of Brooklyn to Demand $15 Minimum Wage


    Report on living wage activism, produced by Jenna Pope.
    2014-03-17 22:30:22

    Hammer: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Behind Massive GM Recall


    Retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer says its unconscionable for GM to have waited until 2014 to recall a defective product it was aware of in 2001, which should prompt the public to examine the company's practices in foreign assembly plants as well
    2014-03-16 11:42:43

    White House Withholds Thousands of Documents from Senate CIA Probe


    Jonathan Landay: Despite vows to support the Senate Intelligence Committee , the White House has not turned over 9,000 pages of Bush Administration documents
    2014-03-16 11:24:22

    I Grew Up Believing in Time Magazine's Version of America - Gareth Porter on RAI (1/3)


    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that by the end of the Vietnam War, he understood the US government and military could do terrible things
    2014-03-16 15:20:39

    Western European Banks Vulnerable to Ukrainian Sovereign Debt Crisis


    James Henry: European banks in countries like Germany and Austria have a vested interest in a stable Ukraine because of trillions in outstanding debt
    2014-03-16 11:49:16

    TRNN Debate: What's Driving Inflation in Venezuela? (2/2)


    Greg Wilpert and John Weeks continue their discussion on the causes and possible solutions to the high inflation in Venezuela
    2014-03-15 15:26:01

    CIA vs. Senate: Who Is Obama Protecting?


    Elizabeth Goitein: President Obama is protecting senior CIA officials and himself
    2014-03-14 12:03:06

    Will Tipped Workers Get Excluded Again From Minimum Wage Hike?


    Federal tipped workers' $2.13 hour wage hasn't been raised since 1991, but will the Harkin-Miller bill be enough of a raise?
    2014-03-14 15:15:20

    TRNN Debate: What's Driving Inflation in Venezuela? (1/2)


    Greg Wilpert and John Weeks discuss the causes and possible solutions to the high inflation in Venezuela
    2014-03-15 08:41:42

    After Late Mayor Lumumba is Laid to Rest, What's Next for Jackson, Mississippi?(1/2)


    Kali Akuno and Glen Ford discuss the next steps for the grassroots movements in Jackson, Mississippi that propelled late mayor Chokwe Lumumba into office
    2014-03-14 11:35:44

    TRNN Replay: A Look at Who's Poised to Become No.2 at the Fed


    Gerald Epstein: Former Bank of Israel Chief Stanley Fischer will likely become the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, but his record shows consistent catering to Wall Street rather than bringing the country to full employment
    2014-03-14 01:35:10

    How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (2/2)


    Historian Per Anders Rudling traces the rise of Ukrainian right-wing party Svoboda from the nationalist myth-making of the post-Soviet diaspora in countries like Canada
    2014-03-13 11:10:04

    Netanyahu Attacks Boycott As Campaign Enters New Phase


    Warschawski: Benjamin Netanyahu's gov't attacks on Boycott Israel campaign help strengthen it as it grows from activists to big business.
    2014-03-23 12:27:27

    Moving Towards a Police State - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (7/7)


    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security
    2014-04-17 10:56:11

    Fighting Reagan's Secret, Illegal Wars - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (6/7)


    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America
    2014-03-13 19:07:09

    Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me - Michael Ratner on RAI (5/7)


    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the 70's, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence
    2014-03-13 19:07:15

    The Butcher of Attica - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (4/7)


    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Gov. Rockefeller ordered the 1971 massacre of rebelling black prisoners to send a message throughout the US prison system
    2014-03-13 19:07:20

    MLK and a Radicalizing Moment in American History - Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself (3/7)


    Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay how the message and death of Dr. King, the army occupation of Baltimore and the police attack on the Colombia U. protest profoundly shaped the rest of his life
    2014-03-13 19:07:39

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