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Why Did You Start The Real News?

June 24, 2018

As part of our summer fundraiser special series, Dharna Noor asks Paul Jay why he started The Real News

Exclusive from Arizona: A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry (Pt 2/2)

June 23, 2018
Despite signing the end of family separation, “zero tolerance” policies are still in place, turning a decade long crisis into a larger problem Read More

US Gov’t Treats Dogs Better than Detained Immigrant Children

June 23, 2018

While the US Department of Homeland Security puts immigrant children in cages, Customs and Border Protection treats dogs to “plush double-sided sheepskin bedding” at a…

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How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices

June 23, 2018

A new study shows how climate change will impact global food security, particularly by reducing crop yields and increasing crop yield volatility. This, in turn,…

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General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

June 23, 2018

A protest at the annual GM shareholders’ meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails…

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Why Is the Anti-War Movement Still so Weak Under Trump?

June 22, 2018

The anti-war movement, once strong under Bush, died under Obama, and still is weak under Trump. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold about…

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Trump Replaces Child Cruelty With Family Cruelty (1/2)

June 22, 2018
After public outcry forced him to end family separation, Trump’s new executive order calls for reviving a family incarceration policy that a court blocked in 2015. We speak to The Nation’s Juliane Hing and Amnesty International’s Denise Bell Read More

Economic Update: Tariffs In An Unraveling Economy

June 24, 2018

This week: Updates on tariffs as political fiction; the Irish state apologizes for the gross exploitation of young women; the continuation of illegal toxic vehicle emissions; and NY Senator Gillibrand seeks to cut restrictions on worker co-ops. SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Hennelly on the US housing crisis as a sign of an unraveling economy

Laura Flanders Show: Building the Democratic Economy, from Preston to Cleveland​

June 24, 2018

They’re calling it the Preston model of community wealth building, and it’s inspired by a model in another formerly industrialized city: Cleveland, Ohio, the Evergreen Cooperative model. On today’s program a transatlantic experiment in cooperative community wealth building

MD Voters Weigh-in on Progressive vs. Establishment Showdown

June 24, 2018

The Real News talked to voters about the intra-party battle over how best to reform the criminal justice system, improve education, and fight back against Trump

LIVE Maryland Primary Election Night Coverage

June 23, 2018

Tune in Tuesday, June 26th for LIVE election coverage of the Maryland primary races

The Murder Rate and the State’s Attorney’s Race

June 23, 2018

In the final days of the race for State’s Attorney, the case of Keith Davis Jr. sheds light on the three candidates’ debate about who prosecutes homicides best—and most

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Economic Update: Tariffs In An Unraveling Economy

June 24, 2018

Laura Flanders Show: Building the Democratic Economy, from Preston to Cleveland​

June 24, 2018

MD Voters Weigh-in on Progressive vs. Establishment Showdown

June 24, 2018

Why Did You Start The Real News?

June 24, 2018

General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

June 23, 2018

US Gov’t Treats Dogs Better than Detained Immigrant Children

June 23, 2018

How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices

June 23, 2018

A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry

June 23, 2018

LIVE Maryland Primary Election Night Coverage

June 23, 2018

The Murder Rate and the State’s Attorney’s Race

June 23, 2018

Why Is the Anti-War Movement Still so Weak Under Trump?

June 22, 2018

Mexico Update: Mexican and International Media Focus on Discrediting Lopez Obrador

June 22, 2018

Stealing Elections via Voter Suppression: Supreme Court OK’s the Practice

June 22, 2018

Trump Replaces Child Cruelty With Family Cruelty

June 22, 2018

Progressive vs. Establishment Candidates Locked in Tight Race for Maryland Governor

June 22, 2018

Keith Davis Jr. May Face Fourth Trial for the Murder of Kevin Jones Following Mistrial

June 22, 2018

‘I Refuse to Let This City Sweep My Son’s Death Under the Rug’

June 22, 2018

The New Poor People’s Campaign Continues the Work of the Civil Rights Movement

June 22, 2018

‘Space Force’, $716B Defense Bill Take Wasteful Military Spending to New Heights

June 22, 2018

Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting 3x Faster Than Expected: Sea Level Rise Inevitable

June 22, 2018

Why the Freedom Flotilla Must Sail: A Conversation with Portuguese MP Bruno Dias

June 22, 2018

Trump Withdrawing US from UN Human Rights Council Is Hypocritical ‘Diplomatic Blackmail’

June 21, 2018

Wilkerson: Don’t Trust Trump, Bolton to Deliver US-North Korea Peace

June 21, 2018

The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule – Paul Jay

June 21, 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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Climate and the Environment

How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices

June 23, 2018

A new study shows how climate change will impact global food security, particularly by reducing crop yields and increasing crop yield volatility. This, in turn, will have a strong effect…

Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting 3x Faster Than Expected: Sea Level Rise Inevitable

June 22, 2018

A major new study shows that Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting far faster than previously and than has been predicted, meaning that sea levels will rise faster than expected. We…

What Does Maryland’s Gubernatorial Race Mean For Flood Management?

June 20, 2018

In the wake of devastating floods in Ellicott City, some have criticized Larry Hogan’s repeal of the “rain tax.” This voting guide explains each Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s plan to improve floodwater management

Trudeau Imposes Retaliatory Trade Tariffs Against the U.S.

June 18, 2018

It is in the long term interest of Canada to unravel the intertwined economy between the two countries says Dimitri Lascaris

Pope Francis to Big Oil Executives: ‘There is no time to lose’

June 12, 2018

Dan DiLeo, Justice and Peace Studies Director at Creighton University, discusses the Vatican’s climate change conference

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MD Voters Weigh-in on Progressive vs. Establishment Showdown

June 24, 2018

The Real News talked to voters about the intra-party battle over how best to reform the criminal justice system, improve education, and fight back against Trump

Progressive vs. Establishment Candidates Locked in Tight Race for Maryland Governor

June 22, 2018

TRNN speaks to the two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor, Ben Jealous and Rushern Baker, and their supporters, in the days before the election

‘I Refuse to Let This City Sweep My Son’s Death Under the Rug’

June 22, 2018

In our ongoing series of stories investigating the consequences of decades of unconstitutional and racist policing we spoke to Greta Carter-Willis, whose 14-year old son was shot dead by police…

The New Poor People’s Campaign Continues the Work of the Civil Rights Movement

June 22, 2018

Poverty, racism, and militarism were the triple evils Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. organized against in the 1960s. Today’s Poor People’s Campaign is committed to eliminating these global problems by…

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…

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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…

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International News and Analysis

General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

June 23, 2018

A protest at the annual GM shareholders’ meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation.…

Mexico Update: Mexican and International Media Focus on Discrediting Lopez Obrador

June 22, 2018

With the results of Mexico’s presidential elections practically a foregone conclusion, his opponents and conservative sectors are lashing out. Meanwhile, Mexican society and the candidates weigh in on Trump’s unconscionable…

Why the Freedom Flotilla Must Sail: A Conversation with Portuguese MP Bruno Dias

June 22, 2018

The President of the Portugal-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Group Says the Oppressed People of Gaza Need Hope and Solidarity

Wilkerson: Don’t Trust Trump, Bolton to Deliver US-North Korea Peace

June 21, 2018

The US has suspended war games as part of Trump’s commitment in Singapore, but his administration can’t be trusted to deliver a comprehensive denuclearization deal with North Korea, says Col.…

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Columns

Ten Reasons Why Canada Should Get out of NAFTA

June 23, 2018

By David Orchard For months Canadians have been inundated with claims from the Trudeau government, industry and the punditry that NAFTA is good for our country, even necessary, and that “renegotiated” it will be even better. Here is another point of view: ten reasons why Canada should free itself from NAFTA, not enter more deeply…

Indonesian Muslim leader signals global shifts in meetings with Pence and Netanyahu

June 23, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Yahya Staquf, a diminutive, soft-spoken leader of Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Muslim movement, and Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s advisor on religious affairs, has held a series of meetings in recent weeks that reflect the Muslim world’s shifting attitudes towards Israel and the Palestinians and a re-alignment of…

Bitcoin in danger of falling below critical $6,000 level on worries over exchanges

June 23, 2018

By Aaron Hankin / Marketwatch. Cryptocurrencies have lost $350 billion in value year-to-date. Bitcoin and major digital currencies were in free fall Friday with most coins shedding as much as 10%, wiping billions off the market cap of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, the worlds biggest digital currency, is trading back at multimonth lows as ongoing exchange flaws…

Eurasianism wins in Turkey even if ideologue loses election

June 23, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. He’s been in and out of prison during Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule and is running against the president in this weekend’s Turkish elections with no chance of defeating him and little hope of winning a seat in parliament. Yet, Dogu Perincek wields significant influence in Turkey’s security and…

Strange Bedfellows

June 23, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Misery is not the only thing that “acquaints a man with strange bedfellows,” as Shakespeare put it; geopolitical machinations and international animosities do as well. Even so, the not-so-secret marriage of convenience – or is it only an affair? — between Israel, on the one hand, and Saudi Arabia and…