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Is Putin’s Rule a Dictatorship? – RAI with A. Buzgalin (8/12)

July 22, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexandr Buzgalin says while Putin heads a powerful state, this is not a system of one man rule; more than 100 billionaires and a stratum of top bureaucrats have political power – with host Paul Jay

A collection of The Real News stories about Russia, Trump and a System in Decay

The Next Global Financial Crisis is Inevitable  (Pt 1/2)

July 22, 2018
It has been ten years since the last major financial crisis. With systemic deregulation undoing the safeguards, we are due for another crisis very one soon. Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative’s Next System Project, says it is almost guaranteed See More

Kids Take to the Streets in DC to Demand Climate Action

July 22, 2018

Youth from across the country marched on Washington and lobbied electeds to break ties with the fossil fuel industry and preserve their future

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Is Trump Implementing the ‘Bannon Strategy’ by Courting Russia?

July 20, 2018

Prof. Gerald Horne examines the Trump-Bannon objectives of forming an alliance with Russia to isolate China and Iran, while Democrats spin out of control in…

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European Union Fines Google $5.1 Billion, While Trump ‘Protects Monopolists’

July 20, 2018

The EU’s Google fine should have been imposed a long time ago, but it comes better late than never. Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to…

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Trudeau’s Youth Council Outraged by Kinder-Morgan Bailout

July 20, 2018

Youth played a significant role in Trudeau’s 2015 election, now many are denouncing his decision to save the Kinder-Morgan oil pipeline and his lack of…

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Putin is Anointed King, but Big Capital has the Real Power – RAI with A. Buzgalin (7/12)

July 20, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Aleksandr Buzgalin says after the chaotic ‘90’s, the Russian oligarchs needed a stronger central state to defend their class interests, but Putin’s individual power should not be exaggerated – with host Paul Jay See More

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 20, 2018

July 22, 2018

This week Eze and Khalilah discuss reporting from the Baltimore Bureau including concerns about Baltimore police overtime, immigrant rights advocacy, and which candidates for Governor of Maryland transportation advocates are supporting. They also review Marc Steiner’s interview with E. Ethelbert Miller on his new book of poetry If God Invented Baseball

Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

July 19, 2018

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state

The Russia “National Security Crisis” is a U.S. Creation

July 19, 2018

President Trump’s warm words for Vladimir Putin and his failure to endorse U.S. intelligence community claims about alleged Russian meddling have been called “treasonous” and the cause of a “national security crisis.” There is a crisis, says Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, but one of our own making

How Ann Wright, Former US Army Colonel and Diplomat, Became a Peace Activist

July 19, 2018

From the Freedom Flotilla in Naples, Italy, Colonel Ann Wright explains her commitment to Palestinian rights

All Charges Dropped Against J20 Defendants, But Many Still Struggle To Heal

July 19, 2018

What do the failed J20 prosecutions have to teach us about movement-building and protest in the age of Trump?

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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 20, 2018

July 22, 2018

Kids Take to the Streets in DC to Demand Climate Action

July 22, 2018

The Next Global Financial Crisis is Inevitable

July 22, 2018

Is Putin’s Rule a Dictatorship? – RAI with A. Buzgalin (8/12)

July 22, 2018

Is Trump Implementing the ‘Bannon Strategy’ by Courting Russia?

July 20, 2018

European Union Fines Google $5.1 Billion, While Trump ‘Protects Monopolists’

July 20, 2018

Trudeau’s Youth Council Outraged by Kinder-Morgan Bailout

July 20, 2018

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 20, 2018

Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

July 19, 2018

The Russia “National Security Crisis” is a U.S. Creation

July 19, 2018

How Ann Wright, Former US Army Colonel and Diplomat, Became a Peace Activist

July 19, 2018

All Charges Dropped Against J20 Defendants, But Many Still Struggle To Heal

July 19, 2018

Tariq Ali: “No Real Choice” at the Ballot Box for the People of Pakistan

July 19, 2018

British Labour Party’s Anti-Semitism Document: Criticizing Israel Is not Anti-Semitism

July 19, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Would Bring “the End of Modern Environmental Law”

July 19, 2018

Youth Demand that Adults Stop Destroying the Planet

July 18, 2018

What the Trump-Putin Summit Means for Syria

July 18, 2018

Trump: A Symptom of a System in Decay

July 18, 2018

Cop Shortage Called Into Question Amid Excessive Overtime Spending

July 18, 2018

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

Reality Asserts Itself

Is Putin’s Rule a Dictatorship? – RAI with A. Buzgalin (8/12)

July 22, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexandr Buzgalin says while Putin heads a powerful state, this is not a system of one man rule; more than 100 billionaires and a stratum of top bureaucrats have political power – with host Paul Jay

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 20, 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

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Climate and the Environment

Kids Take to the Streets in DC to Demand Climate Action

July 22, 2018

Youth from across the country marched on Washington and lobbied electeds to break ties with the fossil fuel industry and preserve their future

Trudeau’s Youth Council Outraged by Kinder-Morgan Bailout

July 20, 2018

Youth played a significant role in Trudeau’s 2015 election, now many are denouncing his decision to save the Kinder-Morgan oil pipeline and his lack of commitment to reduce carbon emissions

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Would Bring “the End of Modern Environmental Law”

July 19, 2018

Professor Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity says that though Brett Kavanaugh gives lip service to the climate crisis, his record shows he won’t support environmental regulation—in short,…

Youth Demand that Adults Stop Destroying the Planet

July 18, 2018

Sick of inaction on climate change, youth are organizing the Zero Hour Climate March to get dirty money out of politics and fight for climate justice

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…

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The Real Baltimore

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 20, 2018

July 22, 2018

This week Eze and Khalilah discuss reporting from the Baltimore Bureau including concerns about Baltimore police overtime, immigrant rights advocacy, and which candidates for Governor of Maryland transportation advocates are…

Kids Take to the Streets in DC to Demand Climate Action

July 22, 2018

Youth from across the country marched on Washington and lobbied electeds to break ties with the fossil fuel industry and preserve their future

Youth Demand that Adults Stop Destroying the Planet

July 18, 2018

Sick of inaction on climate change, youth are organizing the Zero Hour Climate March to get dirty money out of politics and fight for climate justice

Cop Shortage Called Into Question Amid Excessive Overtime Spending

July 18, 2018

A Baltimore city councilman is calling into question the narrative that overtime is driven by a shortage of patrol officers after obtaining detailed documents on staffing

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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Is Putin’s Rule a Dictatorship? – RAI with A. Buzgalin (8/12)

July 22, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexandr Buzgalin says while Putin heads a powerful state, this is not a system of one man rule; more than 100 billionaires and a stratum…

Is Trump Implementing the ‘Bannon Strategy’ by Courting Russia?

July 20, 2018

Prof. Gerald Horne examines the Trump-Bannon objectives of forming an alliance with Russia to isolate China and Iran, while Democrats spin out of control in their attacks against Trump  …

Trudeau’s Youth Council Outraged by Kinder-Morgan Bailout

July 20, 2018

Youth played a significant role in Trudeau’s 2015 election, now many are denouncing his decision to save the Kinder-Morgan oil pipeline and his lack of commitment to reduce carbon emissions

Reality Asserts Itself - Alexander Buzgalin

July 20, 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

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Columns

A double-edged sword: China and Pakistan link up with fibreoptic cable

July 19, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. This month’s inauguration of a fibreoptic cable linking Pakistan with China could prove to be a double-edged sword. Constructed by Chinese conglomerate Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, the cable is likely to enhance both Pakistan’s information communication technology infrastructure as well as the influence of Chinese authoritarianism at a…

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…