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“I Returned from Vacation to Find the Soviet Union had Collapsed” – RAI with A. Buzgalin (5/12)

July 16, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin says that he returned from a vacation in the countryside to find Gorbachev was arrested, Yeltsin was leader and the Soviet Union was no more – with host Paul Jay

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

July 15, 2018

Through violence, coercion, and bribery, Israel, the U.S., U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia want Palestinians to give up their rights under international law and accept limited…

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New U.S. Sanctions Fuel Protests and Economic Mayhem in Iran 2/3

July 16, 2018
With more U.S. sanctions expected in November, the Iranian Rial has slid to 50% of its value.  The authoritarian Iranian state must come up with strategies to address poverty, inequality, social welfare, instead of the current preoccupation with interests of the ruling elites says Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad, visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center See More

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

July 14, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway uncovers why more arrests are not making communities safer.

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

July 14, 2018

Days after Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a “grand bargain” that enlists Russia in helping…

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Economic Update: Labor VS Capitalism

July 15, 2018

This week with Rick Wolff: Updates on Left victory in Mexico’s election; SCOTUS’s Janus decision; Trump’s Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin; the GOP’s forced labor for…

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Laura Flanders Show: Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War

July 15, 2018

Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join me…

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Executive Coaching: Does It Increase Productivity and Growth?

July 14, 2018

Claims that coaches and consultants for corporate executives boost productivity and profits turn out to be completely false. White collar criminologist Bill Black takes apart the example of Nortel Networks

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 on the military. We speak to Bill Hartung, Director of Arms & Security Project, Center for International Policy

Has Mueller Caught the Hackers?

July 13, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 12 officials with the GRU, Russia’s main foreign intelligence agency, for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election, including hacking Democratic Party emails. Case closed? Author and investigative journalist Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News joins TRNN’s Aaron Mate to discuss

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

July 13, 2018

President Trump’s visit to the UK caused important upheavals both in British politics and society, when over 250,000 took to the streets against his visit. Thomas Barlow, of Real Media, talks about the visit’s impact

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

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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

The History of American Resistance

July 13, 2018

Congressional Progressive Caucus Challenge Party Leadership and Congress on Militarism and Foreign Policy

July 13, 2018

Rightward Shift in Latin America Spelling End of Regional Integration

July 12, 2018

The US Is Empowering Nazis in Ukraine

July 12, 2018

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July 12, 2018

NATO Shields U.S. From Its Military Adventures

July 11, 2018

Arrest Warrant for Ecuador’s Ex-President Correa: Based on “No Evidence”

July 11, 2018

Ukraine President’s Adviser Writes ‘Heil Hitler’ Neo-Nazi Symbol on Facebook

July 11, 2018

US Is Helping ‘Bloodthirsty Cult’ – the MEK – to Overthrow Iran’s Government

July 11, 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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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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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

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

July 16, 2018
New U.S. sanctions on Iran, combined with secondary sanctions and withdrawal from the JCPOA, are having a profound effect on the Iranian economy. Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Visting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, says a combination of internal and external factors are driving the downturn

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

July 15, 2018

Through violence, coercion, and bribery, Israel, the U.S., U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia want Palestinians to give up their rights under international law and accept limited sovereignty in a weak, divided…

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

July 14, 2018

Days after Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a “grand bargain” that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran,…

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Columns

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,…

Pakistan’s financial crisis puts Belt and Road on the spot

July 9, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Increased Pakistani dependence on China to help it avert resorting to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a financial and economic crisis spotlights fears that the terms of Chinese investment in massive Belt and Road-related projects would not pass international muster. Concerns that China’s US$ 50 billion…

Whither Wahhabism?

July 9, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Salman could well dash expectations that he is gunning for a break with Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism rather than a shaving off of the rough edges of Wahhabi ideology that has been woven into the kingdom’s fabric since its founding more than eighty years ago.…