Revolution and the Third World: Exploring the Radical Ideas of Anti-Imperialist Economist Samir Amin

August 20, 2018

Samir Amin revolutionized economics by centering the Global South. TRNN’s Ben Norton explores the radical legacy of the Egyptian-French anti-imperialist Marxist with scholar Ali Kadri

A commentary by Paul Jay, TRNN’s Senior Editor

Lula da Silva: “Brazil is Undergoing a Right-Wing Coup”

August 20, 2018

The unraveling of Brazil’s social safety net, put in place by the PT, combined with the legislative manipulations and extreme neoliberal austerity, constitutes a right-wing…

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U.S. Court Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Construction by Ordering Environmental Review

August 19, 2018

Diana Best of Greenpeace USA says many obstacles remain to the completion of Keystone XL

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Corporate Democrats Have a Vested Interest in Not Listening to Workers – RAI with Thomas Frank (1/6)

September 5, 2017
TRNN Replay: On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of “What’s the Matter with Kansas” and “Listen, Liberal”, tells host Paul Jay that the Democratic Party serves the professional class and the top 10% and no longer cares about the poor or working class See More

Over 2,000 Cities with Higher Lead Levels than Flint

August 19, 2018

Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago and Cleveland all have been victim to high lead and other toxins in the water. Eddie Conway and Eugene Puryear discuss the…

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Have a Little Carcinogenic Glyphosate With Your Morning Oatmeal

August 16, 2018

The Environmental Working Group just released an article showing the potentially cancer-causing glyphosate found in Roundup is all over the oats in your favorite cereal…

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New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza

August 17, 2018

Shir Hever discusses the Intercept report, revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others.…

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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 17, 2018

August 20, 2018

Eze, Dharna, Khalilah, and guest host Farajii Muhammad of WEAA’s For the Culture discuss the causes and effects of violence in Baltimore, discrimination against Black girls in schools, police accountability, and Baltimore artist Devin Allen

Aretha! Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Woman

August 17, 2018

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed at 76.  She leaves a legacy of music, commitment to Black and human liberation and defined America’s DNA

After Attempted Killing of Indian Leftist Student Leader, Activists Accuse Gov., Media of Incitement

August 17, 2018

Left-wing student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by a right-wing Hindutva extremist near India’s parliament. JNU Professor Jayati Ghosh says their school, the media, and the BJP government have incited this sectarian violence. Ben Norton reports

She is a Progressive and Could be the First Native American Woman in Congress

August 16, 2018

Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo Woman won the primary in the NM First Congressional District. She could be the first Native American woman elected to Congress

Baltimore’s Girls Are Being Pushed Out of Schools at Alarming Rates

August 16, 2018

In the first of a two-part series, Khalilah Harris explores the disproportionate discipline Black girls face in Baltimore schools, and the steps being taken to eliminate the bridge between classrooms and prisons

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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 17, 2018

August 20, 2018

Lula da Silva: “Brazil is Undergoing a Right-Wing Coup”

August 20, 2018

Revolution and the Third World: Exploring the Radical Ideas of Anti-Imperialist Economist Samir Amin

August 20, 2018

Over 2,000 Cities with Higher Lead Levels than Flint

August 19, 2018

U.S. Court Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Construction by Ordering Environmental Review

August 19, 2018

Aretha! Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Woman

August 17, 2018

New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza

August 17, 2018

After Attempted Killing of Indian Leftist Student Leader, Activists Accuse Gov., Media of Incitement

August 17, 2018

Have a Little Carcinogenic Glyphosate With Your Morning Oatmeal

August 16, 2018

She is a Progressive and Could be the First Native American Woman in Congress

August 16, 2018

Baltimore’s Girls Are Being Pushed Out of Schools at Alarming Rates

August 16, 2018

DNC Reverses Ban on Accepting Fossil Fuel Industry Money

August 16, 2018

Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Row Obscures Canada’s Support for the Deadly War on Yemen

August 16, 2018

Kris Kobach, Trump’s Top Vote Suppressor, Wins Kansas Primary

August 15, 2018

Genoa Bridge Disaster Plays Into Hands of Italy’s Far-Right

August 15, 2018

Race and Class Struggle Sharpening as Insurgent Democrats and Trump Supporters Win Tuesday’s Primaries

August 15, 2018

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

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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Climate and the Environment

U.S. Court Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Construction by Ordering Environmental Review

August 19, 2018

Diana Best of Greenpeace USA says many obstacles remain to the completion of Keystone XL

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

The Real Baltimore

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 17, 2018

August 20, 2018

Eze, Dharna, Khalilah, and guest host Farajii Muhammad of WEAA’s For the Culture discuss the causes and effects of violence in Baltimore, discrimination against Black girls in schools, police accountability,…

Baltimore’s Girls Are Being Pushed Out of Schools at Alarming Rates

August 16, 2018

In the first of a two-part series, Khalilah Harris explores the disproportionate discipline Black girls face in Baltimore schools, and the steps being taken to eliminate the bridge between classrooms…

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…

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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Lula da Silva: “Brazil is Undergoing a Right-Wing Coup”

August 20, 2018

The unraveling of Brazil’s social safety net, put in place by the PT, combined with the legislative manipulations and extreme neoliberal austerity, constitutes a right-wing coup, explains Mark Weisbrot of…

Revolution and the Third World: Exploring the Radical Ideas of Anti-Imperialist Economist Samir Amin

August 20, 2018

Samir Amin revolutionized economics by centering the Global South. TRNN’s Ben Norton explores the radical legacy of the Egyptian-French anti-imperialist Marxist with scholar Ali Kadri

New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza

August 17, 2018

Shir Hever discusses the Intercept report, revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the…

After Attempted Killing of Indian Leftist Student Leader, Activists Accuse Gov., Media of Incitement

August 17, 2018

Left-wing student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by a right-wing Hindutva extremist near India’s parliament. JNU Professor Jayati Ghosh says their school, the media, and the BJP government have…

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Columns

Turkey’s financial crisis raises questions about China’s debt-driven development model

August 19, 2018

By James M. Dorsey Financial injections by Qatar and possibly China may resolve Turkey’s immediate economic crisis, aggravated by a politics-driven trade war with the United States, but are unlikely to resolve the country’s structural problems, fuelled by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s counterintuitive interest rate theories. The latest crisis in Turkey’s boom-bust economy raises questions…

Democrats Should Finally Put Superdelegates Behind Them

August 19, 2018

By Norman Solomon / Huffington Post. The schedulers for this coming week’s Democratic National Committee meeting either have a sly sense of irony or a touch of historical amnesia. Why else would they set the DNC’s most important vote in many years for Chicago on the day before the 50th anniversary of the start of…

What Happens When the Alt-Right Believes in Climate Change

August 17, 2018

Casey Williams / Socialist Project. Last September, as record-breaking hurricanes thrashed the Caribbean and southeastern U.S., the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance (AmRen) asked its readers a question: “What does it mean for whites if climate change is real?”   In its bombastic response, the magazine bucked two decades of conservative dogma to offer an…

Midterms 2018: What’s There to Hope For?

August 17, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Between now and Election Day, November 6, expect to hear a lot about how politics is “the art of the possible.”  Then, as the results sink in and are processed, expect to hear more. That old bromide is true, of course, but also ambiguous because “possible” can mean anything from…

Partying Like It’s 1998

August 17, 2018

By Paul Krugman / New York Times. And now for something completely similar. For a while, those of us who devoted a lot of time to understanding the Asian financial crisis two decades ago were wondering whether Turkey was going to stage a re-enactment. Sure enough, that’s what seems to be happening. Here’s the script:…