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The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule – Paul Jay

June 21, 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

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…

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

June 21, 2018

Former UN lawyer Alfred de Zayas says Trump’s withdrawal “is a symbolic act; it is like a slap on the face of the United Nations,”…

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

June 22, 2018

President Trump’s “Space Force” would escalate US efforts to militarize space just as a new Senate bill calls for a massive $716 billion in military…

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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…

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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

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Israel Kills 52 Syrian/Iraqi Anti-ISIS Fighters, as US Takes Aim at Iran

June 20, 2018

An air attack in eastern Syria killed 52 Syrian and Iraqi government-backed forces who were fighting ISIS. They blamed the US, but it said Israel…

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‘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 in 2006 in the kitchen of her Southwest Baltimore home

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 focusing on their root causes

Left Candidate Lopez Obrador Leads Mexican Presidential Race by an Insurmountable Margin

June 21, 2018

Mexico’s July 1 presidential election is likely to lead to a historic result as the center-left candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador leads the race by 25 percentage points over his closest rival. We talk to Laura Carlsen about the race, the murders of local candidates, and the impact of Trump’s immigration policy on the race

A Once Silent Crisis is Now Turning into a Deafening Cry (Pt 1/2)

June 21, 2018

Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and holding them in cages is sparking a wave of public outrage

China Intensifies Efforts to Crush the Hong Kong Independence Movement

June 21, 2018

Edward Leung, Hong Kong’s most prominent independence activist was sentenced to six years in prison, for having organized protests that resulted in property damage. We speak to Prof. Sean Starrs and Polaris Tang of the City University of Hong Kong

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‘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

Left Candidate Lopez Obrador Leads Mexican Presidential Race by an Insurmountable Margin

June 21, 2018

A Once Silent Crisis is Now Turning into a Deafening Cry (Pt 1/2)

June 21, 2018

China Intensifies Efforts to Crush the Hong Kong Independence Movement

June 21, 2018

Israel Kills 52 Syrian/Iraqi Anti-ISIS Fighters, as US Takes Aim at Iran

June 20, 2018

Trump’s Trade War with China: A Great Miscalculation

June 20, 2018

Erdogan Accelerates Attacks on Syria and Iraq in Lead-up to Turkish Election

June 20, 2018

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

June 20, 2018

Bitcoin Does Not Protect Against Fraud

June 20, 2018

Protesters Call for End to Cataclysmic War as Yemenis Starve

June 19, 2018

Nicaraguan Negotiations Suspended: A Return to Violence?

June 19, 2018

Mexico Update: Establishment Parties Fail to Unite to Defeat Leftist Candidate

June 19, 2018

Trump Worsens US Immigration System’s Cruelty

June 19, 2018

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

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

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

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…

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The Real Baltimore

‘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…

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…

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

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.…

Left Candidate Lopez Obrador Leads Mexican Presidential Race by an Insurmountable Margin

June 21, 2018

Mexico’s July 1 presidential election is likely to lead to a historic result as the center-left candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador leads the race by 25 percentage points over his…

China Intensifies Efforts to Crush the Hong Kong Independence Movement

June 21, 2018

Edward Leung, Hong Kong’s most prominent independence activist was sentenced to six years in prison, for having organized protests that resulted in property damage. We speak to Prof. Sean Starrs…

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Columns

Kill the Hastert Rule: A Pedophile’s Indefensible Rule Harms America

June 21, 2018

William K. Black, June 20, 2018     Kansas City, MO The House Speaker is the answer to the trick question: “Who is the second most powerful elected official in the United States.” The importance of the Speaker is obvious to anyone with even a modestly sophisticated understanding of U.S. politics and government. One of the reasons…

The Fed Is Driving Down Oil Prices

June 19, 2018

By Nick Cunningham / Oilprice. The U.S. dollar has jumped to its strongest level in nearly a year, raising questions about how a strong greenback could act as a drag on debt and oil demand in much of the world. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced another rate hike a few days ago, which helped edge…

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…