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Maduro Wins the Presidency in Venezuela – What Will the US Do Next?

May 21, 2018

Opposition candidate Henri Falcon cries foul. We speak with journalist Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com, election observer Roger Harris, and Venezuela analyst Greg Wilpert about the legitimacy of the results, and what is next for Venezuela

Does Iron Fist Imperialism Benefit US Workers?

May 21, 2018

We speak to economist Gerald Epstein, who did the cost-benefit analysis of the US invasion of Iraq. He found that the US military adventure cost…

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Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

May 22, 2018
Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

Activists Yudit Ilany and Heather Milton-Lightening explain why Israel’s blockade of Gaza must end

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The Rich Have an Escape Plan – RAI with Rana Foroohar (5/6)

May 9, 2018
On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Foroohar says many wealthy people understand that the climate crisis, deep recession and war are real threats, but they believe “apres moi le deluge [after me comes the floods];” the Financial Times columnist and author of “Makers and Takers” says many of the rich have escape plans thinking “they can… Read More

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

May 21, 2018
Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

In a new document, the Department of Public Works calls for continued incineration and landfill use. Energy Justice Network says this contradicts Baltimore’s goal of…

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Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

May 21, 2018
Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

This week: Updates on how Mitbestimmung helped Germany not destroy itself; waves of strikes by public school teachers; Theranos bankruptcy and workers’ risks; our second…

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Laura Flanders Show: Communities Over Commodities

May 21, 2018
Laura Flanders Show: Communities Over Commodities

Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab…

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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

May 21, 2018

Eze, Baynard and Dharna talk about parents who have lost their children to murder, the new Poor People’s Campaign, the 40th anniversary of Black Classic Press, and the history of rap beef

Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno Moves Further Right With New Cabinet

Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno Moves Further Right With New Cabinet

May 21, 2018

Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, discusses Lenin Moreno’s rightward shift since his election – a shift that his new cabinet further deepened

Asylum Seekers In Israel Confronting an Agonizing Future

Asylum Seekers In Israel Confronting an Agonizing Future

May 21, 2018

Israeli courts  deemed it legitimate for municipalities to shut off electricity and water services to African Refugees says David Sheen an independent journalist based in Dimona, Israel

A New Social Contract In the Works

A New Social Contract In the Works

May 21, 2018

The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) launches A New Social Contract. Quoting Michael Ratner, NESRI Executive Director Catherine Albisa says, “When change comes, it is unpredictable, but it does not happen by chance,” therefore, we need to build readiness  

Weapons Corporations Use Israel's Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology

Arms Manufacturers Use Israel’s Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology

May 20, 2018

As the Israeli military mows down unarmed Palestinian protesters, arms trade expert Andrew Feinstein explains how weapons companies use Gaza as a laboratory to test new products and rake in profits

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Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

May 22, 2018

Laura Flanders Show: Communities Over Commodities

May 21, 2018

Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

May 21, 2018

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

May 21, 2018

Does Iron Fist Imperialism Benefit US Workers?

May 21, 2018

Maduro Wins the Presidency in Venezuela – What Will the US Do Next?

May 21, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

May 21, 2018

Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno Moves Further Right With New Cabinet

May 21, 2018

Asylum Seekers In Israel Confronting an Agonizing Future

May 21, 2018

A New Social Contract In the Works

May 21, 2018

Arms Manufacturers Use Israel’s Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology

May 20, 2018

Trump Admin Halts Investigation of For-Profit Colleges

May 19, 2018

Real Media: Royal Windsor Horse Show, Sponsored by Tyrants

May 19, 2018

Prabir Purkayastha on India's Elections

May 19, 2018

US-North Korea Peace Talks: Trump Threatens Kim with Gaddafi’s Fate

May 18, 2018

‘Killing Gaza’: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

May 18, 2018

Progressive Candidates vs. Corporate Democrats

May 17, 2018

Jewish Americans Condemn US Gov. Support for Israel’s Massacre of Gazans

May 17, 2018

The Marc Steiner Show: Paul Coates

May 17, 2018

US Interference in Venezuela Could Reelect President Maduro

May 17, 2018

IDF Prepares to Kill More Peaceful Protesters in Gaza on Friday

May 17, 2018

Julian Assange’s Asylum in Ecuador’s Embassy is ‘Under Threat’

May 17, 2018

‘There Is No Opposition in Israel’ as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans, Israeli Journalist Says

May 17, 2018

NAFTA Talks on Verge of Collapse: ‘Good’ Say US, Canadian, and Mexican Activists

May 17, 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

Real Media: Hot Off The Press, The Third Degree

Real Media: Hot Off The Press, The Third Degree

May 14, 2018

In collaboration with DeSmog, Real Media takes on #ShellKnew – an unfolding story of Shell’s awareness of its impact on climate change and how it has managed its image through…

Atmospheric CO2 Concentration at Highest Level in 800,000 Years

May 13, 2018

Carbon dioxide – the main atmospheric greenhouse gas – reached 410 parts per million in April, for the first time in recorded history. The connection to global warming is undeniable,…

Can Carbon Pricing Reduce CO2 Emissions?

Can Carbon Pricing Reduce CO2 Emissions?

May 10, 2018

What is carbon pricing, how is it different from carbon emissions permits, and could such a policy reduce carbon dioxide emissions sufficiently to slow down global warming? We discuss these…

'Poison Papers': US and Canadian Regulators Colluded with Manufacturers of Highly Toxic

‘Poison Papers’: US and Canadian Regulators Colluded with Manufacturers of Highly Toxic

May 3, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Latham explains how the EPA and Canada’s Health Protection Branch concealed fraudulent tests of dangerous pesticides

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's 'Days Are Numbered' for Ethics Violations

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s ‘Days Are Numbered’ for Ethics Violations

April 25, 2018

The ethics violations of Scott Pruitt keep mounting and now he has become too toxic for even the White House, says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand Earth

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The Real Baltimore

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

May 21, 2018

In a new document, the Department of Public Works calls for continued incineration and landfill use. Energy Justice Network says this contradicts Baltimore’s goal of sustainability

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

May 21, 2018

Eze, Baynard and Dharna talk about parents who have lost their children to murder, the new Poor People’s Campaign, the 40th anniversary of Black Classic Press, and the history of…

The Marc Steiner Show: Paul Coates (Pt. 2/2)

The Marc Steiner Show: Paul Coates

May 17, 2018
In the second part of their conversation, Paul Coates of Black Classic Press talks to Marc about what it means to run a business inspired by George Jackson and the labor movement
‘Any of Us are Open to Police Terror’

‘Any of Us are Open to Police Terror’

May 17, 2018

Mothers who have lost their sons to police violence say that the only way to reform policing is to create real civilian oversight is to create real civilian oversight of…

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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Honduras: the Never-Ending Coup

A special report from the hemisphere’s most controversial Inauguration

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International News and Analysis

Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

May 22, 2018

Activists Yudit Ilany and Heather Milton-Lightening explain why Israel’s blockade of Gaza must end

Maduro Wins the Presidency in Venezuela – What Will the US Do Next?

May 21, 2018

Opposition candidate Henri Falcon cries foul. We speak with journalist Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com, election observer Roger Harris, and Venezuela analyst Greg Wilpert about the legitimacy of the results, and…

Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno Moves Further Right With New Cabinet

Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno Moves Further Right With New Cabinet

May 21, 2018

Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, discusses Lenin Moreno’s rightward shift since his election – a shift that his new…

Asylum Seekers In Israel Confronting an Agonizing Future

Asylum Seekers In Israel Confronting an Agonizing Future

May 21, 2018

Israeli courts  deemed it legitimate for municipalities to shut off electricity and water services to African Refugees says David Sheen an independent journalist based in Dimona, Israel

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Columns

At the U.N., Trudeau Opposes an Investigation into Israel’s Shooting of Unarmed Civilians – including a Canadian Doctor

May 21, 2018

By Dimitri Lascaris. This week, courtesy of Justin Trudeau, the world witnessed one of the swiftest and most cowardly flip-flops in Canadian political history. On May 16, 2018, Canada’s Prime Minister issued a statement calling for an “immediate independent investigation” into the “tragic” killing and wounding of “countless” protesters in Gaza. Trudeau professed in his…

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

May 21, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran, particularly if major European companies feel that the risk of running afoul of US secondary sanctions is too high. In doing so, China would draw on lessons…

After Israel’s Army Shoots a Canadian Doctor, Canada’s Pro-Occupation Lobby Plays the Hamas Card, Again

May 19, 2018

By Dimitri Lascaris. This week, Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani was shot in Gaza by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). Dr. Loubani was shot in both legs. At the time that an IOF sniper gunned him down, there could have been no doubt that Dr. Loubani was a member of a medical team and that he…

Venezuela’s highly unusual presidential election

May 18, 2018

This is the best opportunity since 1998 that the opposition has to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution. So why are they boycotting the election? Greg Wilpert asks Venezuela will hold its 24th electoral event in 20 years this Sunday, 20 May. The path to this election was perhaps one of the most convoluted and difficult of…

The Donald, Vlad, and the Bibi

May 18, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. As a general rule, it is pointless to rank world leaders or lesser political figures by measures that track their vileness or how much harm they inflict upon the world. Sometimes, though, it can be enlightening to do precisely that – provided it is understood that what is being compared…