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Why is Sewage Overflowing in Baltimore?

Why is Sewage Overflowing in Baltimore?

May 27, 2018

More rain in Baltimore means more wastewater in basements and in the street. Here’s why.

Empire Files: Abby Martin vs. Colombian Congressman on Peace & Paramilitaries

May 27, 2018

Colombia’s presidential election could determine the fate of the historic peace deal ending their 53-year civil war. While most in the country want to honor…

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Laura Flanders Show: Making Data Shift Power

May 27, 2018

Self-driving cars, biased algorithms, and a social media quiz that scrapes your data — it seems like the only tech headlines we have are about…

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Artificial Intelligence in Whose Interests? – RAI with Rana Foroohar (6/6)

May 9, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar and host Paul Jay discuss the merging of finance and big tech and the threat AI poses to working people and the economy; they also discuss the potential of AI in addressing the climate crisis and making a more rational and equal society possible – with host Paul Jay Read More

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Big Business: Limits Workers’ Rights to Trials

May 27, 2018
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Big Business: Limits Workers' Rights to Trials

As mandatory arbitration clauses become commonplace in employment contracts, the US Supreme Court ruled that such clauses and waiving of the right to a trial…

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Average CEO Makes 339 Times More Than their Average Worker

May 27, 2018
Average CEO Makes 339 Times More Than their Average Worker

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to report the CEO-Worker pay ratios; Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies analyzes the data

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US, NATO Militarizing Scandinavia as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grows

May 27, 2018
US, NATO Militarizing Scandinavia as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grows

Journalist Eirik Vold says the United States and NATO are further militarizing Scandinavian nations, while claiming Russia poses a threat of war. US military presence…

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Can Maryland Afford Medicare for All? Ben Jealous Says Yes

Can Maryland Afford Medicare for All? Ben Jealous Says Yes

May 25, 2018

On the Marc Steiner Show: Ben Jealous talks about his gubernatorial candidacy in Maryland, and Mark asks how he would finance his policy proposals

After Trump Cancels Summit, Koreas Try To Save It (Pt. 2/2)

May 25, 2018
After cancelling his June 12th summit with Kim Jong-un, President Trump now says talks are still possible. We speak to journalist Tim Shorrock about North Korea’s overlooked and misunderstood concerns and how Mike Pence and John Bolton stand in the way of peace

Democracy in Crisis: Drug Warriors

May 25, 2018

C.I.A.-Contra cocaine conspiracy fall guy “Freeway” Ricky Ross talks about Oliver North’s new role in the NRA

Peace Activists Call for Shadow Bank BlackRock to Divest from Military-Industrial Complex

Peace Activists Call for Shadow Bank BlackRock to Divest from Military-Industrial Complex

May 25, 2018

Peace activists are pressuring BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, to divest from war. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold and Sarah Eckel-Dalrymple discuss the new campaign, after protesting the NYC shareholders’ meeting of BlackRock, which manages tens of billions of dollars invested in weapons corporations

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Why is Sewage Overflowing in Baltimore?

May 27, 2018

Empire Files: Abby Martin vs. Colombian Congressman on Peace & Paramilitaries

May 27, 2018

Laura Flanders Show: Making Data Shift Power

May 27, 2018

US, NATO Militarizing Scandinavia as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grows

May 27, 2018

Average CEO Makes 339 Times More Than their Average Worker

May 27, 2018

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Big Business: Limits Workers’ Rights to Trials

May 27, 2018

Can Maryland Afford Medicare for All? Ben Jealous Says Yes

May 25, 2018

Have Bolton and Pence Killed US-North Korea Peace?

May 25, 2018

Democracy in Crisis: Drug Warriors

May 25, 2018

Peace Activists Call for Shadow Bank BlackRock to Divest from Military-Industrial Complex

May 25, 2018

Trump Seeks Regime Change in Iran, Ripping up Nuclear Deal and Imposes ‘Strongest’ Sanctions

May 25, 2018

Obama the Gentrifier?

May 25, 2018

Activists Say Zero Waste is Not a Pipe Dream (2/2)

May 25, 2018

Sweden Scares Population with War Pamphlets amid Push to Join NATO

May 25, 2018

US Forces Complicit in Murder of Banana Farmers in Somalia

May 25, 2018

Trump-Jong Un Meeting Cancelled, But Can the Talks Survive?

May 24, 2018

US Supreme Court Ordered Desegregation, then Conservatives Worked to Demolish Public Education

May 24, 2018

Colombia’s Presidential Race Wraps Up: Leftist Has a Real Chance

May 24, 2018

The ‘Bin Laden’ of Latin America, Luis Posada Carriles, Dies in Florida

May 24, 2018

Democrats in Georgia Make History Nominating Stacey Abrams for Governor

May 24, 2018

US Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela: Illegal and Destructive

May 24, 2018

Will Europe Defy Trump and Save the Iran Deal?

May 24, 2018

The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science

May 23, 2018

Reality Asserts Itself

Reality Asserts Itself - Rana Foroohar

May 9, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says the legalization of stock buybacks in 1982 allowed companies like Apple to now spend only 15% of their investments on R&D, while the majority is spent on market manipulation; the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says the move from traditional pensions to 401k’s makes everyone feel they benefit from finance, when the vast majority of profits go to the elites and most people’s living standards deteriorate – with host Paul Jay

Reality Asserts Itself - Leo Panitch

March 15, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says it’s a dilemma that the gradualism of European social-democracy and attempts at a more radical transformation have so far both failed; Panitch says a first step towards democratizing the economy is to make finance a public utility – with host Paul Jay

Reality Asserts Itself - Gerald Horne 2

February 25, 2018
Historian Gerald Horne and host Paul Jay agree – while strong gun control is necessary, it’s not enough to keep schools and communities safe; we must change the unequal and decaying society that produces so much psychosis

Undoing the New Deal

February 4, 2018
Historian Peter Kuznick says Eisenhower called for decreased militarization, then Dulles reversed the policy; the Soviets tried to end the cold war after the death of Stalin; crazy schemes involving nuclear weapons and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba put the world of the eve of destruction – with host Paul Jay

Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Frank

January 2, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Tom Frank says in the world of the wealthy, liberalism is something you do to offset your rapacious behavior in other spheres – with host Paul Jay

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The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science

May 23, 2018

Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, the documentary “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science” reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to…

Real Media: Hot Off The Press, The Third Degree

Real Media: Hot Off The Press, The Third Degree

May 14, 2018

In collaboration with DeSmog, Real Media takes on #ShellKnew – an unfolding story of Shell’s awareness of its impact on climate change and how it has managed its image through…

Atmospheric CO2 Concentration at Highest Level in 800,000 Years

May 13, 2018

Carbon dioxide – the main atmospheric greenhouse gas – reached 410 parts per million in April, for the first time in recorded history. The connection to global warming is undeniable,…

Can Carbon Pricing Reduce CO2 Emissions?

Can Carbon Pricing Reduce CO2 Emissions?

May 10, 2018

What is carbon pricing, how is it different from carbon emissions permits, and could such a policy reduce carbon dioxide emissions sufficiently to slow down global warming? We discuss these…

'Poison Papers': US and Canadian Regulators Colluded with Manufacturers of Highly Toxic

‘Poison Papers’: US and Canadian Regulators Colluded with Manufacturers of Highly Toxic

May 3, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Latham explains how the EPA and Canada’s Health Protection Branch concealed fraudulent tests of dangerous pesticides

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The Real Baltimore

Why is Sewage Overflowing in Baltimore?

Why is Sewage Overflowing in Baltimore?

May 27, 2018

More rain in Baltimore means more wastewater in basements and in the street. Here’s why.

Activists Say Zero Waste is Not a Pipe Dream (2/2)

Activists Say Zero Waste is Not a Pipe Dream (2/2)

May 25, 2018

In the second part of their interview, representatives from Energy Justice Network describe concrete steps Baltimore could take to move toward zero waste

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise (Pt. 1/2)

May 21, 2018

In a new document, the Department of Public Works calls for continued incineration and landfill use. Energy Justice Network says this contradicts Baltimore’s goal of sustainability

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: May 18, 2018

May 21, 2018

Eze, Baynard and Dharna talk about parents who have lost their children to murder, the new Poor People’s Campaign, the 40th anniversary of Black Classic Press, and the history of…

Is the Oil Industry Canada’s ‘Deep State’?

Justin Trudeau and Canada’s political elite are fighting for the Tar Sands and oil industry’s interests, even if it means that Canada misses its climate…

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Honduras: the Never-Ending Coup

A special report from the hemisphere’s most controversial Inauguration

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International News and Analysis

Empire Files: Abby Martin vs. Colombian Congressman on Peace & Paramilitaries

May 27, 2018

Colombia’s presidential election could determine the fate of the historic peace deal ending their 53-year civil war. While most in the country want to honor the agreement, Colombia’s right wing…

US, NATO Militarizing Scandinavia as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grows

US, NATO Militarizing Scandinavia as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grows

May 27, 2018

Journalist Eirik Vold says the United States and NATO are further militarizing Scandinavian nations, while claiming Russia poses a threat of war. US military presence is growing in NATO members…

Trump Seeks Regime Change in Iran, Ripping up Nuclear Deal and Imposes ‘Strongest’ Sanctions

May 25, 2018

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the US president is very “committed to regime change” in Iran, in a speech for the Iranian opposition cult the MEK. Then Trump sabotaged…

Sweden Scares Population with War Pamphlets amid Push to Join NATO

Sweden Scares Population with War Pamphlets amid Push to Join NATO

May 25, 2018

The Swedish government is distributing pamphlets warning of an impending war to all 4.8 million households, in what journalist Eirik Vold says is part of a larger propaganda campaign to…

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Columns

Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study

May 26, 2018

The ‘associations between antibiotic resistance and temperature could be increasing over time’ By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have previously sounded alarms about the growing issue of antibiotic resistance—a problem already linked to overprescribing of antibiotics and industrial farming practices. Now, new research…

‘Remember These Names’: 33 House Democrats Just Joined the GOP to Give a Major Gift to Wall Street

May 26, 2018

“This bill will enrich banking giants like Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase that are already enjoying record profits. Disgraceful.” By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams. “It is reprehensible that our Congress has abdicated this responsibility in a clear move to cater to Wall Street,” Morris Pearl, chair of Patriotic Millionaires, said in a statement on Tuesday.…

What to do with Pakistani militant Hafez Saeed? Pakistan and China grope for ambiguity

What to do with Pakistani militant Hafez Saeed? Pakistan and China grope for ambiguity

May 24, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Recent remarks by several senior Pakistani officials suggest that Pakistan and China are groping with how to deal with globally designated Pakistani militant Hafez Saeed as the South Asian nation gears up for elections expected in July and risks being next month put on an international terrorism finance…

Goodbye Unasur?

May 23, 2018

By Ariela Ruiz Caro /Americas.org The decision made by Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru to leave the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) represents a practical coup de grace for the institution created in Brasilia in 2008. It also illustrates the political shift that has taken place in the majority of countries that created…

November’s “Revolution” Will Not Be Televised

May 23, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Photo by Steve Bott | CC BY 2.0 If, as is widely predicted, Democrats trounce Republicans in the 2018 mid-term elections, the political scene in the United States could become a tad less awful. That is the good news. The bad news isn’t news at all; it is that Democrats…