Turkey’s President Erdogan Vows to Win ‘Economic War’ With U.S.

August 15, 2018

Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Political Analyst Ekrem Ekici say Turkey’s economic crisis runs deeper than U.S. sanctions

A collection of The Real News stories about Russia, Trump and a System in Decay

Trump Explores Creating a Military Branch to Dominate Space

August 15, 2018

  In violation of international accords, Trump wants to create a new branch of the military that will dominate the frontier of space with weapons

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Right-Wing Reunion in Charlottesville, Portland and DC, Outnumbered by Anti-Racist

August 14, 2018

A year after Heather Heyer’s brutal murder, white nationalist rally in Portland and DC, but they are outnumbered by anti-racist opponents. We speak to  Eugene…

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Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court: Tipping the Balance

August 14, 2018

Kristen Clarke head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law talks about the consequences for the nation’s future if Brett Kavanaugh is put…

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Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb

August 13, 2018

Thousands have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of the 51 people killed in a Saudi-UAE-US military alliance airstrike, including 40 children traveling on a…

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After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

August 14, 2018

Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel’s Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew

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German Police Attack a Jewish Professor, and Blame it on “a Palestinian”

August 15, 2018

Prof. Yitzhak Melamed was the victim of a hate crime in Bonn, perpetrated by those whose duty is to protect him

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Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces’ Disarray

August 14, 2018

As the death toll from a Taliban assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni passes 300, journalist and author Ahmed Rashid says the attack underscores the the ineffectiveness of the US-NATO-Afghan government coalition, and the urgent need for talks to end the nearly 17-year war

Commissioner Says Fellow Officer Did Not Have to Stop Cop Beatdown (Pt. 2/2)

August 14, 2018
In a press conference after a video surfaced showing a Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching a city residents Commissioner Gary Tuggle says the second officer on the scene could not intervene because he feared for his safety from onlookers

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

August 13, 2018

If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism

August 13, 2018

This week: Updates on Europe’s higher labor force participation; NY Governor Cuomo’s campaign is faking “small donations;” U.S. restaurants decline as pinched incomes force home delivery of food; how the “market” housing system causes homelessness; and how the U.S. educational system fails to overcome a racial wealth gap; Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the…

Business Models of NSA & Companies Like Google Are About the Same? (1/2)

August 13, 2018
In a wide ranging discussion on global Internet governance issues, Richard Hill explains that at the international level the US is deliberately structuring Internet governance to ensure unrestricted corporate freedom and to favor its own surveillance apparatus and largely denies certain Internet services should be public services or public goods

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German Police Attack a Jewish Professor, and Blame it on “a Palestinian”

August 15, 2018

Trump Explores Creating a Military Branch to Dominate Space

August 15, 2018

Turkey’s President Erdogan Vows to Win ‘Economic War’ With U.S.

August 15, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court: Tipping the Balance

August 14, 2018

Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces’ Disarray

August 14, 2018

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

August 14, 2018

Right-Wing Reunion in Charlottesville, Portland and DC, Outnumbered by Anti-Racist

August 14, 2018

Is the Baltimore Police Department Out of Control?

August 14, 2018

Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb

August 13, 2018

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

August 13, 2018

Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism

August 13, 2018

US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided Says Richard Hill

August 13, 2018

Trump’s Trade War with China: Undermining China’s Dependence on Neoliberalism

August 13, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018

August 13, 2018

Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore’s Devin Allen

August 12, 2018

As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path

August 12, 2018

Progressive Democrat Mike Siegel Challenges Wealthy Right-Wing Rep. Mike McCaul in Texas

August 11, 2018

Max Blumenthal on the Silicon Valley-DC Internet Police

August 11, 2018

Are Hamas and Israel Headed to War or to a Ceasefire?

August 11, 2018

Is Jeremy Corbyn's "anti-Semitism Crisis" a Smear Campaign?

August 11, 2018

Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing?

August 10, 2018

Reality Asserts Itself

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 29, 2018
Prof. Alexander Buzgalin joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself; born two years after the death of Stalin, Buzgalin analyzes the end of the Soviet Union and the rise of Putin

The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule – Paul Jay

June 26, 2018

The ruling elites are creating a world where the majority of people suffer the consequences of the climate crisis and massive unemployment while the super-rich use artificial intelligence to save themselves – a commentary by TRNN’s Senior Editor

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

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Q&A with Paul Jay and Aaron Maté

August 9, 2018
Paul Jay and Aaron Mate’s interactive discussion with viewers about the controversy over Trump’s visit to Helsinki – From a live recording on July 18th, 2018

Greece’s Government and Creditors Downplay Austerity’s Effects in ‘National Tragedy’ Wildfires

August 9, 2018

Greek journalist Aris Chatzistefanou says austerity has degraded Greece’s ability to manage threats to public safety

Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change

August 2, 2018

Even though studies show that human-caused climate change is doubling the likelihood of heat waves, major news outlets consistently fail to make the link, which makes dealing with the problem…

Maryland’s Renewable Energy Standard Gets a Failing Grade

August 2, 2018

Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch tells Dharna Noor that Maryland’s renewable energy policies are “cleanwashing” dirty energy sources like trash incineration and wood burning

Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable

August 1, 2018

Climate scientist Michael Mann says that, under a business-as-usual scenario, the mass displacement of billions could trigger an unprecedented national security crisis

The Real Baltimore

Is the Baltimore Police Department Out of Control?

August 14, 2018
Residents who witnessed police beating an East Baltimore man say the disturbing images show a department that is not responding to reform efforts or the need to improve relations with the community

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018

August 13, 2018

Eze and Khalilah discuss the one year anniversary of the Baltimore Ceasefire, climate justice as health, housing and transit justice, police ignoring the law, and Marc Steiner’s interview with Sean…

Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore’s Devin Allen

August 12, 2018

Khalilah Harris discusses arts education, trauma, healing, and life after Freddie Gray with photography phenom Devin Allen

Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing?

August 10, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate…

King Donald Commands the Ocean to Back Off

TRNN Documentary: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science

Narrated by Danny Glover, A documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music)

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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 targets. We speak to Kevin Taft, ex-Liberal Party politician and author of ‘Oil’s Deep State.’

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International News and Analysis

German Police Attack a Jewish Professor, and Blame it on “a Palestinian”

August 15, 2018

Prof. Yitzhak Melamed was the victim of a hate crime in Bonn, perpetrated by those whose duty is to protect him

Turkey’s President Erdogan Vows to Win ‘Economic War’ With U.S.

August 15, 2018

Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Political Analyst Ekrem Ekici say Turkey’s economic crisis runs deeper than U.S. sanctions

Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces’ Disarray

August 14, 2018

As the death toll from a Taliban assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni passes 300, journalist and author Ahmed Rashid says the attack underscores the the ineffectiveness of the…

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

August 14, 2018

Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel’s Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew

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Columns

187 Organizations Call For Mass Protest Against Military Parade

August 15, 2018

By No Trump Military Parade. Divest from War, Invest in Peace, Reclaim Armistice Day A network of 187 organizations has come together to urge a mass protest against the military parade in November called for by President Trump. The military parade is widely opposed. Army Times conducted a poll of its readers; 51,000 responded and…

The Uyghur militant threat: China cracks down and mulls policy changes

August 13, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. China, responding to United Nations criticism, academic and media reports, and an embarrassing court case in Kazakhstan, has come closer to admitting that it has brutally cracked down on the strategic north-western province of Xinjiang in what it asserts is a bid to prevent the kind of mayhem…

Canada vs. the Rule of Law

August 13, 2018

By David Swanson / http://davidswanson.org/canada-vs-the-rule-of-law/ I’m aware that Canada, unlike its southern neighbor in which I live, has just recently, ever so slightly, stood up to certain of the horrors of the Saudi government. I’m aware of the role Canada has played, albeit imperfectly, as refuge for people fleeing U.S. slavery and U.S. wars and general…

Saudi Arabia and Iran woo incoming Pakistani prime minister

August 10, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. An offer by a Saudi-backed bank to lend financially strapped Pakistan US$4 billion is likely intended to bolster Saudi influence when former international cricket player Imran Khan is sworn in in the coming week as the South Asian country’s next prime minister. The offer was most immediately related…

Best National Government in North America: Mexico

August 9, 2018

By David Swanson / http://davidswanson.org/best-national-government-in-north-america-mexico/ At least that’s the hope of those who elected Andrés Manuel López Obrador, aka AMLO, aka Peje, on a platform of sweeping out the corruption — a platform promoted in Obrador’s book, A New Hope for Mexico. That Barack Obama did not permanently decommission the word “hope” for credible electoral campaigns…