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Paul Jay on Trump-Putin and the Real Threats to Democracy

July 16, 2018

Whether the Kremlin meddled in the U.S. election or not, the hyper-focus on Russiagate overlooks bigger threats: Russian elites to the Russian people, and U.S. elites to the American people, says Paul Jay

Obama Abandoned Palestinian Rights, Will Ocasio-Cortez?

July 17, 2018

Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada discusses Barack Obama’s abandonment of Palestinian rights and why, after recent comments that drew concern, new progressive star Alexandria…

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LIVE Q&A: What Is The Real Threat to Democracy?

July 17, 2018

Join Paul Jay and Aaron Mate for a live interactive discussion with viewers about the controversy over Trump’s visit to Helsinki, Wednesday, July 18, at…

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India’s Far-Right Government Honors Convicted Killers Who Lynch Muslim Meat Traders

July 18, 2018

An elite Harvard-educated minister from India’s ruling Hindu-nationalist party BJP, Jayant Sinha, put garland around the necks of convicted killers who lynched a Muslim meat…

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Bill Black: Trump Sees Europe as a “Foe” Because of Key Misinformed Advisor

July 17, 2018

President Trump’s belief that the European Union’s trade policies are more unfair towards the United States than just about any other trading partner is woefully…

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Freedom Flotilla: Swedish MP Calls on Sweden’s Government to Impose Sanctions on Israel

July 18, 2018

Jeanette Escanilla of Sweden’s Left Party says protecting Palestinian rights requires Sweden to go beyond recognition of the State of Palestine

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If God Invented Baseball

July 17, 2018

On the Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks with poet E. Ethelbert Miller about his new book ‘If God Invented Baseball,’ and what America’s classic sport…

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From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

July 17, 2018

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is in fact an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists

“Inhuman”: Israeli Bombing Kills 2 More Children in Besieged Gaza

July 17, 2018

After weeks of fatal attacks on Palestinian protesters in Gaza, Israel has launched one of its worst airstrikes in years, killing two teenagers and wounding at least 25 people. We speak to Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Trump, Putin and the Iran Agenda

July 16, 2018

Paul Jay and James M. Dorsey analyze the Helsinki meeting and the “Grand Bargain with Russia” pushed by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Israel

Immigrant Rights Advocates Support Jealous Over Hogan for Maryland Governor

July 16, 2018

Neither Ben Jealous nor Governor Larry Hogan support the protestors’ call to abolish ICE, but advocates say it is time to stop Hogan’s policies of criminalizing Maryland immigrants

Was the Trump-Putin Meeting Constructive or a “Capitulation”?

July 16, 2018

Norman Solomon argues against condemning the meeting, saying reducing tensions between nuclear powers is constructive. Paul Jay asks if there is a hidden agenda that’s not so peaceful

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Freedom Flotilla: Swedish MP Calls on Sweden’s Government to Impose Sanctions on Israel

July 18, 2018

India’s Far-Right Government Honors Convicted Killers Who Lynch Muslim Meat Traders

July 18, 2018

Bill Black: Trump Sees Europe as a “Foe” Because of Key Misinformed Advisor

July 17, 2018

Obama Abandoned Palestinian Rights, Will Ocasio-Cortez?

July 17, 2018

LIVE Q&A: What Is The Real Threat to Democracy?

July 17, 2018

If God Invented Baseball

July 17, 2018

From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

July 17, 2018

“Inhuman”: Israeli Bombing Kills 2 More Children in Besieged Gaza

July 17, 2018

Paul Jay on Trump-Putin and the Real Threats to Democracy

July 16, 2018

Trump, Putin and the Iran Agenda

July 16, 2018

Immigrant Rights Advocates Support Jealous Over Hogan for Maryland Governor

July 16, 2018

Was the Trump-Putin Meeting Constructive or a “Capitulation”?

July 16, 2018

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 16, 2018

New U.S. Sanctions Fuel Protests and Economic Mayhem in Iran

July 16, 2018

Trump-Gulf-Israel ‘Peace’ Plan Seeks Palestinian Surrender

July 15, 2018

Economic Update: Labor VS Capitalism

July 15, 2018

Laura Flanders Show: Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War

July 15, 2018

Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran?

July 14, 2018

Executive Coaching: Does It Increase Productivity and Growth?

July 14, 2018

Rattling the Bars: More Arrests And Jail Time Will Not Make Cities Safer

July 14, 2018

Trump’s Real NATO Agenda? More Money for War

July 13, 2018

Has Mueller Caught the Hackers?

July 13, 2018

President’s UK Visit ‘An Opportunity for British People to Unite’ Against Trump

July 13, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

Reality Asserts Itself

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 16, 2018
Prof. Alexander Buzgalin joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself; born two years after the death of Stalin, he talks about growing up in the Soviet Union

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

Heat Waves and Climate Change: Mass Media Fails to Make the Connection

July 3, 2018

The failure to link the increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves means that the general population remains relatively unaware of the urgency of climate change, says Jennifer Marlon of…

143 Million Climate Refugees by 2050

July 2, 2018

A World Bank report: Groundswell, warns of the worsening impact of climate change in three regions of the world.  It could lead to a tremendous humanitarian crisis says Kanta Kumari…

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? (UPDATED)

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

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The Real Baltimore

Trump’s Real NATO Agenda? More Money for War

July 13, 2018

As prominent US media and political figures warned that he might dismantle NATO, President Trump wrapped up the summit by bragging that he had convinced allied members to spend more…

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

This Friday the 13th, Dharna and Khalilah discuss residents’ and the City Council’s resistance to both Baltimore Police Department and ICE

Budget-Busting Police Overtime Prompts City Council Pushback

July 10, 2018

Baltimore City Council is proposing monthly meetings to monitor BPD overtime spending, which continues to run millions of dollars over budget

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 6, 2018

July 8, 2018

Dharna and Khalilah talk about the local movement for affordable housing, a workers strike at a local Target, the price of water, the prevalence of wrongful imprisonment and the effect…

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

Freedom Flotilla: Swedish MP Calls on Sweden’s Government to Impose Sanctions on Israel

July 18, 2018

Jeanette Escanilla of Sweden’s Left Party says protecting Palestinian rights requires Sweden to go beyond recognition of the State of Palestine

India’s Far-Right Government Honors Convicted Killers Who Lynch Muslim Meat Traders

July 18, 2018

An elite Harvard-educated minister from India’s ruling Hindu-nationalist party BJP, Jayant Sinha, put garland around the necks of convicted killers who lynched a Muslim meat trader. Journalist Sidharth Bhatia emphasizes…

Obama Abandoned Palestinian Rights, Will Ocasio-Cortez?

July 17, 2018

Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada discusses Barack Obama’s abandonment of Palestinian rights and why, after recent comments that drew concern, new progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be encouraged to…

From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

July 17, 2018

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is in fact an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists

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Columns

Russian Hackers: The shadowy world of US and Gulf hacks just got murkier

July 17, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. The covert Qatar-United Arab Emirates cyberwar that helped spark the 13-month-old Gulf crisis that pits a Saudi-United Arab Emirates-led alliance against Qatar may have just gotten murkier with the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mr. Mueller’s indictment provided detail on website…

Climb Down From the Summit of Hostile Propaganda

July 17, 2018

By Norman Solomon Throughout the day before the summit in Helsinki, the lead story on the New York Times home page stayed the same: “Just by Meeting With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead.” The Sunday headline was in harmony with the tone of U.S. news coverage overall. As for media commentary, the Washington Post was…

Helsinki Summit: Looking Beyond “Partisan Fixations”

July 13, 2018

Phyllis Bennis and Norman Solomon / Accuracy.org With the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki just days away, The Nation has published “Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security,” which the magazine describes as “a rare open letter cosigned by over 20 prominent cultural and political figures — Democratic Party loyalists and former Republican politicos alike —…

Xinjiang: Pan-Turkism fuels China’s hearts-and-minds campaign

July 13, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Chinese efforts to woo Saudi Arabia’s ethnic Chinese community highlight the People’s Republic’s effort to avert criticism from the Muslim world of its crackdown in the north-western province of Xinjiang and strengthen relations with the kingdom and Middle Eastern nations. The efforts to woo a community, a significant…

Executive Coaching Achieves Miracle Success, and Self-Parody, at Nortel

July 10, 2018

William K. Black, June 10, 2018     Bloomington, MN Economists generally focus on increasing productivity as the driver of development. Among the most troubling economic developments in the West in the last decade is the weak gains in productivity, particularly in a time of rapid technological advances. Neoclassical economics pictures firms as engaged in a fierce,…