Are You Watching But Not Donating?
Paul Jay asks everyone who appreciates The Real News to help us in this critical year-end campaign
Identity and Collective Denial - Lia Tarachansky on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
Ms. Tarachansky says Israel is ripping itself apart and fascism is celebrating in the ruins
The Revolution Is Being Televised Pt. 2
by Paul Jay, Resistance is growing, but it's not enough
Rights Groups File Torture Charges against Bush-Era Officials in German Court
With the Obama Administration pursuing torture charges, the Center for Constitutional Rights' Michael Ratner explains why the CCR joined the European Commission of Human Rights to file charges in German Court
Fracking Opponents Celebrate Key Victories in New Brunswick, Quebec and New York
Emma Lui of the Council of Canadians talks about the decisions against fracking in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, while Eric Weltman of Food & Water Watch talks about New York becoming the second US state to ban fracking
iMixWhatILike | From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements
Jarad Ball hosts legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman discuss the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States.
The Three Remaining 'Cuban 5' Go Home
In a historic move bypassing congress President Obama restores diplomatic relations with Cuba and in a simultaneous telecast President Raul Castro hails the decision but reminds us that the blockade is still in place, says Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights
The US and Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations With A Spy Swap
The US has finally admitted defeat in its policies of trying to isolate and overthrow the government of Cuba says, Reese Erlich a freelance journalist and author
Obama Admin Still Seeking Testimony From Journalist James Risen
Despite earlier reports, New York Times Journalist is still facing a subpoena in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling
Identity and Collective Denial - Lia Tarachansky on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
Ms. Tarachansky talks about her journey from growing up in a settlement to opposition to the Israeli occupation
Will South America Bring Life to the Bank of the South?
The countries of South America need their alternative to the World Bank to step forward; if not, they will be back in crisis, explains historian and sovereign debt expert Eric Toussaint
Identity and Collective Denial - Lia Tarachansky on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
Ms. Tarachansky, TRNN Israel - Palestine correspondent and former Israeli settler, tells Paul Jay about her new documentary film, On the Side of the Road
Hundreds of Thousands of Wrongfully Purged Votes Could Have Cost Dems Midterm Elections
Investigative journalist Greg Palast discusses his award winning series "Jim Crow Returns" for Aljazeera America on how hundreds of thousands of mostly low income and people of color were purged from voting rolls in the midterm election
Budget Bill's Little-Known Provisions Affecting Marijuana Users
LEAP's Neill Franklin says the budget bill bans the feds from going after states with legal medical marijuana, but may prevent DC from legalizing marijuana
Millions March Oakland: A Look Beyond the Violence
Several thousand people gathered at Millions March Oakland on December 13 to protest the killings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Protesters critique mainstream media's focus on vandalism and looting instead of Oakland Police Department's violent history.
Contextualizing Baltimore's Recent Police Shooting
LEAP's Neill Franklin says the so called war on drugs and the over-policing of marginalized communities is the context for many negative interactions experienced by law enforcement
The Lima Accord: A Great Success or More Climate Catastrophe?
350.org's Co-founder Jamie Henn says nations are not yet committing enough money to thwart climate change, and that next year's Paris conference will be a referendum on the planet's future
Data Collection Law on Excessive Force Shown Ineffective in the Past
The re-authorization of the federal law requiring data on police shootings due to "excessive force" did not produce any useful results last time around, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report.
Will the New Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines Have Any Impact? (2/3)
In an interview with Sharmini Peries, Naomi Murakawa, the author of "The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America," examines if the new guidelines will address systemic problems in local police departments
Chris Hedges Answers Questions from Viewers - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt7
Pt 7 of 7. On the final episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges answers questions like: "Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?" and "Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?"
Will the New Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines have Any Impact? (1/3)
In an interview with Sharmini Peries, Naomi Murakawa, the author of The First Civil Right, How Liberals Built Prison America, says Department of Justice's new guidelines against racial profiling gives a green light to certain forms of profiling
Russia Rejects South Stream Pipeline Through Europe
Hudson Report: Europe's effort to join the US in isolating Russia has backfired, it makes no sense to build an oil and gas pipeline for Russian exports that would be owned and leased to them by the US and Europe
A Second Mexican Revolution in the Works (2/2)
Climate of impunity persists in Mexico and only 6.8 % of the 33 million crimes committed in 2013 were ever investigated says John M. Ackerman, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Sharpton-Led March Alienates Youth Activists
Youth groups in Washington organized an alternative protest after the main march, calling for more radical action
Nader: Federal Budget For Militarism, Against the People
Consumer advocate and activist Ralph Nader says the Democratic party is incapable of defending the American people from the worst Republican party in history
Will the E.U. Hold the U.S. Accountable for Torture?
Vijay Prashad says the torture report is unclear about the chain of command, but the international community is making moves to hold those in power accountable
Russia Pivots to Eurasia for Trade and Military Alliances
Michael Hudson Report: The United State's renewed cold war policy to isolate Russia is dividing Europe and changing the orbit for China and Asia
Congress to Pass Temporary Tax Breaks for Big Business for 15 Years Straight
Bush-era corporate tax breaks remain despite a continued slow economic recovery and account for more than $44 billion of lost revenue
Federal Budget Guts Most Significant Financial Regulation Since 2008
The big banks snuck in a provision to gut the Dodd-Frank legislation that was passed to prevent another financial crisis, says Professor Gerald Epstein from Political Economy Research Institute at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The People's Summit on Climate Change Calls For Energy Democracy
Public health workers are fighting for the climate crisis to be treated as a public health crisis, and say their demands along with labor are not being addressed at COP20, says Jean Ross of the National Nurses United Council of Presidents.
Mothers Against Police Brutality Rally for Accountability
A delegation of mothers of sons who were victims of police brutality are demanding Congress pass federal legislation that would hold police accountable nationwide
COP20 Protesters Draw Attention to Corporate Presence at Negotiations
The final agreement is unlikely to set a plan to phase out fossil fuels, says Chris Williams, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University
The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney
The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Quakers Organize National Protest Against PNC
Activists are drawing attention to PNC's business relations with corporations that fund mountaintop removal coal mining
Congress and Pentagon Shielding Weapons Contracts from Budget Cuts
Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.
CIA Torture Report Incomplete as Key Documents Remain Withheld
Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler says the Obama administration is using the CIA to protect itself and Bush-era officials from being legally implicated in war crimes
A Second Mexican Revolution in the Works
The case of the 43 missing students has sparked a second revolution in Mexico as the discontent over current socio-economic conditions grows, says John M. Ackerman, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Hong Kong Police Shut Down The "Umbrella Revolution" (1/2)
CY Leung expects "furious resistance" from Occupy Central as police carry out order to shutdown Admiralty Square, police tactics has become increasingly heavy- handed, says Sean Starrs, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the City University of Hong Kong.
Baltimore Communities Wage Legislative and Grassroots Battles For Better Public Schools
Baltimore residents have secured $1 billion over ten years to restore and revitalize their historically underfunded school district, while communities are undertaking grassroots efforts to ensure access to quality education for all students
Official Stats Show Black Unemployment Rate 50% Higher Than Whites
Obama's programs to address African-American unemployment are dependent on white philanthropy and goodwill; they don't address the root problem of white racism, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report
Body Cameras Bring No Accountability for Police Brutality in Albuquerque
Max Blumenthal says the city's police have killed citizens without provocation and faced no penalty
What is Fueling the Price of Oil? (2/2)
The sliding oil and gas prices, combined with the sanctions, causes Russia to pivot to Asia for a long-term economic strategy, says Dr. Thomas O'Donnell of The Free University of Berlin
Is Congress' Call for ISIS War Debate a Sham?
In the wake of continued airstrikes in Syria, critics say most members of Congress are on board with ISIS battle since it marries the liberal interventionist and neocon agenda of regime change in Syria
The State of Workers' Wages around the World
Economist Richard Wolff compares the stagnation of wages in the U.S. for the past 30 years to the increase in wages in emerging markets and explains why capital left America
Is a New Freedom Budget the Solution to Economic Inequality?
Activist Kali Akuno and historian Paul Le Blanc discuss the abandoned Freedom Budget of the Civil Rights Movement and how it could be revived to address race and class disparities
What is Fueling the Price of Oil? (1/2)
The Russian ruble takes a tumble as the falling oil prices slide, Dr. Thomas O'Donnell discusses the geo-politics of it all
New Employment Figures in the Shadow of a Fragile Economy
Economist Richard Wolff says workers are returning to jobs with lower wages, fewer benefits, and less job security than they had before the financial crisis hit
Why the American Justice System Is Failing Us (2/2)
Attorney Kamau K. Franklin and Faraji Muhammad, Youth Organizer for Baltimore AFSC, talk about strategies for combating police brutality in the United States
What Role Did Class Play in Garner Case?
Activist Kali Akuno and historian Paul Le Blanc link judicial injustice to economic inequality
Dropped Charges For Mubarak Yet Another Moment in the Counterrevolution
Maged Mandour, political analyst for Open Democracy, explains the political and economic power of the military in the Egyptian state
Why the American Justice System Is Failing Us (1/2)
Kamau K. Franklin and Faraji Muhammad in a conversation on their plans for a national day of action to address police brutality on Martin Luther King's birthday
Early Elections Could Result in Most Right-Wing Coalition in Israel's History
Journalist Max Blumenthal says centrist parties have no other political purpose besides promoting the image of Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East
Iraqi-Kurd Oil Accord
Will the accord pave the way to a united Iraq to fight the IS? Antonia Juhasz, the author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, discusses its implications
Can Corporations Help Save Baltimore's Crumbling Water System? (2/2)
Emanuele Lobina, author of a new report "Troubled Waters" argues private water companies could spell disaster for the city's water system
The Geopolitics of Tumbling Oil Prices
Michael Klare, the author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources, connects the dropping oil prices to global politics and climate change
Can Corporations Help Save Baltimore's Crumbling Water System? (1/2)
Emanuele Lobina, author of a new report "Troubled Waters" argues private water companies could spell disaster for the city's water system
Go Local to Go Global
Paul Jay says you can help The Real News break the monopoly on local television news
Is This What Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Looks Like?
Dimitri Lascaris on the case against Nevsun Resources, a Canadian mining company whose appalling labour record in Eritrea was brought to court by a consortium of Canadian Law firms
Baltimore City Says It Does Not Plan to Privatize Water
Baltimore's city council questions top official over plans to use private companies to study how to improve Baltimore's aging water system as opponents warn such a move could lead to privatization
OPEC Steps On The Gas Pedal
Gas and oil production is dropping in the US because it is reliant on $100 a barrel, anything less is not feasible for shale oil producers says journalist Steve Horn
Republican Challenge on Immigration Disingenuous
If the Republicans were genuinely concerned about the impact of immigration on labor, they would push for cuts to temporary guestworker programs - but they have been staunch defenders of them, says William Spriggs, Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO
30 Years After Bhopal Gas Leak, U.S. Company Responsible Remains Unpunished
Professor Vijay Prashad describes the horrific circumstances in which thousands of Indians died and generations suffered health effects - and how the CEO of Union Carbide suffered no consequence
Will the Demands of Ferguson Protests Be Met By The DOJ?
Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford says lasting change can come through dismantling of the mass incarceration system, turning away from the Black "misleadership" class, and direct action by those most directly affected
How the Military Fails U.S. Veterans
Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, describes what can be done
#BlackoutBlackFriday Targets Retailers as Protests Continue against Ferguson Grand Jury
Demonstrations target major retailers around the country for economic and racial justice
A Real Climate Treaty From COP20 Would Phase Out Fossil Fuels
EcoEquity director Tom Athanasiou says a real split has emerged in the elite on whether to maintain an economy driven by fossil fuels or transition towards low or zero carbon through large-scale infrastructural development
The Real News Town Hall Pt. 4: Should the Community Control the Police?
In the final part of the series, host Marc Steiner asks the all-important question: Where do we go from here? Baltimore community members give their insight.
Workers vs. Undocumented Immigrants: The Politics of Divide & Conquer
Former labor organizer Bill Barry discusses the tenuous relationship between the working class and undocumented workers, and the forces that keep these groups at odds
Ukraine and the Right a Year after Maiden
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says another upheaval will come if the government does not address socioeconomic conditions of ordinary people
Why Eddie Conway Joined the Real News - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (10/10)
Mr. Conway says that after 44 years in prison, he found the conditions in Baltimore worse than when he went in
Almost Impossible to Indict a Cop
Chase Madar tells Paul Jay that it's not just an institutional problem, that the law itself protects police abuse
Obama's Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal
Michael Ratner and Paul Jay discuss Obama administration's policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture
The Real News Town Hall Pt. 3: Should the Community Control the Police?
In part three of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss civilian review boards from other cities like Toronto, Canada, and Detroit, MI, who have power to hire and fire
We Dehumanize Those We Want to Exploit - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (9/10)
Mr. Conway says police are asked by society to control the poor as if they are fighting a war, so anything goes
Baltimore Erupts with Protests in Solidarity with Ferguson
Hundreds march across Baltimore and shut down major thoroughfares the day after a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown
Police Brutality Towards Black People Has Historically Gone Unchecked
Professor Gerald Horne and civil rights organizer Kevin Alexander Gray say the Ferguson grand jury decision is in line with U.S. history, and discuss whether a Department of Justice investigation would yield different results
The Real News Town Hall Pt. 2: Should the Community Control the Police?
In part two of four, host Marc Steiner and guests discuss the next steps for community policing - does Baltimore need a civilian review board with power?
"Democracy on Fire": Protestors Respond to Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Mike Brown's Killer
The Real News speaks to Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford and former Black Panther Eddie Conway for their reactions to the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson
Hagel Resigns - A Look at His Record
IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis and Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman discuss Hagel's actions on Afghanistan, ISIS, and the Pentagon budget
Is Obama's Immigration Action Too Little, Too Late?
DREAM Action Coalition organizer Erika Andiola describes how millions, including her mother, will be excluded from the action and says a comprehensive immigration plan deals with why undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. in the first place
Baltimore Residents Demand Legislative Action to End Police Impunity
Residents, attorneys and law enforcement officials offer testimony on whether the Maryland legislature should repeal key components of the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.
The Real News Town Hall: Should the Community Control the Police? Pt.1
Baltimore residents, lawyers, police and activists gather to discuss and debate what to do about police brutality in their city
Who Is in Charge of Development: The Elite or the Majorities? (2/2)
The conclusion of a conversation with UN economist Richard Kozul-Wright on the far-reaching impact of a lecture given by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on the politics of development
Protesting GM Auto Workers Attacked by US Embassy Staff
US labor activists have filed a complaint with the Dept. of Justice and the SEC, charging the General Motors Company with a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, says Frank Hammer, retired General Motors employee and former president and chairman of Local 909 in Warren, Michigan
The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (3/3)
Marc Steiner concludes his discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas
G-20 Recommits to Lifting Private Sector Activity (2/2)
The G-20 Club, rather than reducing inequality and poverty, create the conditions whereby it is exacerbated, says Leo Panitch, author of The Making of Global Capitalism
Obama Unveils Immigration Plan, But What Will It Change?
Author and former labor organizer David Bacon unpacks how temporary legal status won't get at the root of the issue of getting legal status for workers in order to fight for fair wages and better working conditions
Study Finds Racial Profiling Persists in Toronto Despite Ban
Despite efforts to curtail racial profiling, a new study has shown it persists in Toronto's most marginalized communities, says Sabrina 'Butterfly' GoPaul of the group Jane Finch Action Against Poverty
G-20 Recommits to Lifting Private Sector Activity
They have managed to contain a massive capitalist crisis and they may actually be realizing that massive government sector spending is required to save capitalism, says Prof. Leo Panitch the author of The Making of Global Capitalism.
Who Is In Charge of Development: The Elite or the Majorities? (1/2)
Part 1 of a conversation with UN economist Richard Kozul-Wright on the far-reaching impact of a lecture on the politics of development given by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa
Swedish Court of Appeals Rule to Continue the Detention of Julian Assange
While the prosecutor was reprimanded by the court for failing to move this case forward, it does not provide Assange with a remedy, says Michael Ratner, US lawyer for Julian Assange
The Power to Create Money in the Hands of the Banks
The same financial institutions that created the financial crisis are now entrusted with one of the most power tools to shape the economy - and many elected officials have no idea, says Ben Dyson of Positive Money
Animal Agriculture: A Neglected Agent of Global Warming?
The co-producers of the documentary film "Cowspiracy" discuss the environmental impacts of animal agriculture - and why mainstream organizations have been silent about it
Despite Senate Vote on Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Reach the Gulf
Obama has quietly approved the Alberta Clipper, a cross-border pipeline between the U.S and Canada that will connect with the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, say journalists Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and Cherri Foytlin of bridgethegulfproject.org
Seattle Begins Police Reforms in Wake of Federal Civil Rights Investigation
Reporter Ansel Herz discusses the Seattle mayor adopting reforms after a federal investigation found the Seattle police force carried out discriminatory practices
All Eyes on Ferguson as Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Grand Jury Decision
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford examines the role law enforcement, grassroots movements and the Democratic Party will play in the aftermath of the grand jury decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown
The Life and Times of Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party (2/3)
Marc Steiner continues his discussion with former Black Panther Emory Douglas
G20 Summit Failed to Seriously Address Global Problems
Economist James Henry says the annual G20 summit has a tendency to focus on last week's news rather than fixing long-term issues like tax reform, infrastructural investment, and climate change
Who is Behind the Ousting of President Compaore in Burkina Faso?
Burkinabe people have a history of revolutions - once the social and political engine started, it could not be stopped, says Dr. Gnaka Lagoke and Paul Sankara, brother of revolutionary Thomas Sankara
Investigation Uncovers "Culture of Impunity" for Chicago Police Department
Chicago police have one in a thousand odd chance of being held accountable for alleged abuse, say journalists Sarah Macaraeg and Alison Flowers