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Being a Father Heightens My Sense of Urgency – Paul Jay

June 18, 2018

As part of a series, Paul Jay answers questions about the critical issues we take on at The Real News. In this segment, Paul gets personal about being a father.

Far-Right Wins Presidency in Colombia: ‘A Frightening Result’

June 18, 2018

Ivan Duque, who is the candidate of former president Alvaro Uribe, won a solid victory for Colombia’s presidency and will probably take Colombia back towards…

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Turkey’s Erdogan Allies with Fascists for Election, Repressing Leftists and Kurds

June 18, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formed a coalition with the fascist party MHP for the upcoming snap election. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with scholar Baris…

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After France Condemns Israel’s Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla

June 19, 2018

Human Rights Activist Claude Leostic Accuses Emmanuel Macron’s Government of “Political Harassment”

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Israel Turns Gaza into ‘Arms Race’ Laboratory, While Palestinians Fly Kites (Pt 1/2)

June 19, 2018
As Israel mows down protesters in Gaza with brutal military technology, Palestinians respond creatively, with kites and balloons. Shir Hever discusses the hidden rift within the Israeli military Read More

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

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Afghan Refugees Continue Daily Protest at Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia

June 18, 2018

Ehsanullah Sahil, a refugee from Afghanistan who is being held at the Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia report on the ongoing protests against miserable conditions…

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Israel Turns Gaza into ‘Arms Race’ Laboratory, While Palestinians Fly Kites (Pt 2/2)

June 19, 2018
As Israel mows down protesters in Gaza with brutal military technology, Palestinians respond creatively, with kites and balloons. Shir Hever discusses the hidden rift within the Israeli military

Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2)

June 18, 2018

Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. He connects the epidemic of school shootings domestically to the endless wars internationally

Economic Update: Standing Up

June 18, 2018

This week: Updates on China’s growing life expectancy; Ireland’s vote on abortion; the reality of unemployment in the U.S.; why Amazon offers a “quitting” bonus; Johnson and Johnson putting profits before public health; die-ins at Publix succeed; Macron gets union backlash; Poor People’s Campaign exposes US poverty; Canada joins the race to the bottom; and…

Laura Flanders Show: A Public Bank for Public Good!

June 18, 2018

What would students in debt, worker coops, and entrepreneurs stand to gain from a public bank in the financial capital of the world? This week, putting communities over commodities w/ leading figures in the fight for a new economy for working people

Rattling the Bars: More Arrests And Jail Time

June 17, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway uncovers why more arrests isn’t making communities safer.

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After France Condemns Israel’s Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla

June 19, 2018

Israel Turns Gaza into ‘Arms Race’ Laboratory

June 19, 2018

Far-Right Wins Presidency in Colombia: ‘A Frightening Result’

June 18, 2018

Turkey’s Erdogan Allies with Fascists for Election, Repressing Leftists and Kurds

June 18, 2018

Being a Father Heightens My Sense of Urgency – Paul Jay

June 18, 2018

Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2)

June 18, 2018

Trudeau Imposes Retaliatory Trade Tariffs Against the U.S.

June 18, 2018

Afghan Refugees Continue Daily Protest at Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia

June 18, 2018

Economic Update: Standing Up

June 18, 2018

Laura Flanders Show: A Public Bank for Public Good!

June 18, 2018

Rattling the Bars: More Arrests And Jail Time

June 17, 2018

Koreans Want Peace, Do Liberal Pundits Want War?

June 16, 2018

Heated NY Primary Pits Corrupt Establishment Democrat Against Young Democratic Socialist

June 16, 2018

Catastrophic US-Saudi-UAE Attack on Yemen Port City Hodeida Could Trigger Mass Famine

June 16, 2018

New Progressive Georgia County Commissioner Takes Oath on Malcolm X’s Autobiography

June 16, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show

June 16, 2018

Maryland Gubernatorial Krish Vignarajah on Schools, Police, the Environment, and Being a Woman

June 16, 2018

Colombia’s Choice: ‘Fascism’ or ‘Protest Vote Without Program’

June 15, 2018

Two Doctors Laid Off From Pediatric Hospital Speak Out

June 15, 2018

Advocates Say Hospitals Should Prioritize Health, Not Profit

June 15, 2018

Trump Administration Defends Separating Migrant Children from Parents

June 15, 2018

Trump’s Trade Wars: An Opportunity to Refashion the Intellectual Property Regime?

June 15, 2018

Rev. Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis Arrested in DC

June 15, 2018

Fake News and the Real Existential Threat, Paul Jay Takes Viewer Questions

June 14, 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

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

Livestock Industry Greatly Underestimates Carbon Emissions, Endangering Paris Climate Agreement

June 11, 2018

By greatly underestimating their greenhouse gas emissions, the livestock industry is placing the Paris Climate Agreement in jeopardy because we do not know just how big an impact this industry…

Real Media: Hot Off The Press, The Third Degree (Ep. 2)

June 11, 2018

In the second monthly report from DeSmog, researcher Chloe Farand runs through some of the stories being uncovered by the DeSmog team; from fracking in Scotland, to post-Brexit exports to…

Study: Humans 0.01% of World’s Biomass, Cause 83% of Extinctions

June 6, 2018

The world’s population of 7.6 billion humans represent only 0.01% of earth’s biomass, but contribute to 83% of extinctions and have caused domesticated mammals to represent the 60% of earth’s…

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The Real Baltimore

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show

June 16, 2018

Dharna and Khalilah talk about the future of the Kirwan Commission, how the coming Maryland gubernatorial race will affect public education, the Poor People’s Campaign, and what happens when hospitals…

Maryland Gubernatorial Krish Vignarajah on Schools, Police, the Environment, and Being a Woman

June 16, 2018

With the primary just weeks away, Krish Vignarajah talks to Dharna Noor about how she would fund schools and implement criminal justice reform, and explains why Maryland needs women in…

Rev. Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis Arrested in DC

June 15, 2018

In Baltimore, Fight for $15 is at the forefront of the 5th consecutive week of the Poor People’s Campaign that will culminate in Washington DC next Saturday, June 23

Alec Ross: Hogan Failing Maryland on Climate, Education, and Jobs

June 14, 2018

The Maryland Gubernatorial candidate says Hogan wants to carry out Betsy DeVos’s agenda on public schools, has failed to uplift areas like Baltimore, or create green jobs

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

After France Condemns Israel’s Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla

June 19, 2018

Human Rights Activist Claude Leostic Accuses Emmanuel Macron’s Government of “Political Harassment”

Israel Turns Gaza into ‘Arms Race’ Laboratory

June 19, 2018
As Israel mows down protesters in Gaza with brutal military technology, Palestinians respond creatively, with kites and balloons. Shir Hever discusses the hidden rift within the Israeli military

Far-Right Wins Presidency in Colombia: ‘A Frightening Result’

June 18, 2018

Ivan Duque, who is the candidate of former president Alvaro Uribe, won a solid victory for Colombia’s presidency and will probably take Colombia back towards civil war and internal repression,…

Turkey’s Erdogan Allies with Fascists for Election, Repressing Leftists and Kurds

June 18, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formed a coalition with the fascist party MHP for the upcoming snap election. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with scholar Baris Karaagac about Turkey’s economic ills,…

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Columns

Bitcoin Frauds Keep Growing

June 19, 2018

William K. Black, June 18, 2018     Kansas City, MO One of the prime myths that white-collar criminologists have to refute repeatedly is that blockchain makes fraud impossible. Blockchain, in some settings, is a costly means of making some frauds much more difficult. Blockchain is useless against the most important frauds. The primitive worship of blockchain…

North Korea Can Never Trust the U.S.A.

June 19, 2018

By David William Pear, June 18, 2018  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (i.e. North Korea) cannot trust the United States of America. The US does not keep its promises, honor its treaties and obey international laws. This is not opinion; it is the history of the US, beginning with the many broken promises and…

Israel adopts abandoned Saudi sectarian logic

June 17, 2018

By James M. Dorsey Amid ever closer cooperation with Saudi Arabia, Israel’s military appears to be adopting the kind of sectarian anti-Shiite rhetoric that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is abandoning as part of a bid to develop a national rather than a religious ethos and promote his yet to be defined form of…

Midterms Coming: Antinomy Ahead

June 15, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. For centuries, philosophers and logicians have used the word “antinomy” to designate mutually inconsistent conclusions each of which are supported by sound arguments.  Anglophone philosophers nowadays use the term mainly in connection with some deep and thorny issues arising in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Shorn of the technical…

Saudi Arabia drags geopolitical baggage on to the World Cup pitch

June 14, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Saudi Arabia has much at stake when its national soccer team enters the pitch for the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. With politics a permanent fixture, Saudi Arabia is playing in the World Cup finals for the first time in more than a decade…