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Musician Serj Tankian: 'I've Always Been an Activist at Heart'

Musician Serj Tankian: ‘I’ve Always Been an Activist at Heart’ (Pt. 2/2)

May 23, 2018
Musician and activist Serj Tankian continues his discussion with TRNN’s Ben Norton, explaining how “rock music is the perfect form” to “push back against injustice.” “I’ve always been a political person,” Tankian says, “so for me music has always been an extension of that.”

Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Attack on American Democracy

May 23, 2018
Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right's Stealth Attack on American Democracy

In part one, Nancy Maclean reveals Nobel prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan as the architect of the Koch Brothers’ secret campaign to undermine public education,…

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Congress Passes ‘Bank Lobbyists Bill’ – An Unnecessary Giveaway to Banks

May 23, 2018
Congress Passes 'Bank Lobbyists Bill' - An Unnecessary Giveaway to Banks

The bill, which now heads to Trump for his signature, rolls back major provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations of 2010, allowing banks to engage…

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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

Internal Affairs

May 23, 2018

The internal struggles of former detective Larry Smith highlight a dangerous police culture that often ignores officers’ mental health

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Pompeo’s Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer (Pt. 1/2)

May 22, 2018
Pompeo's Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer
In announcing new demands and threats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made clear that the Trump administration will seek to threaten Iran into submission, says historian Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford Read More

Mexico’s Presidential Candidates Debate Strategies to Resist Trump

May 22, 2018

Sunday’s presidential debate in Mexico showed that as AMLO maintains his almost insurmountable lead, the other candidates are trying to copy his platform about raising…

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The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science

May 23, 2018

Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, the documentary “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science” reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to ensure the American political system takes no action on climate change, and are attempting to buy the 2016 Congressional elections

Serj Tankian: Armenia Protests ‘Changed the Face of the Country’

Serj Tankian: Armenia Protests ‘Changed the Face of the Country’ (Pt. 1/2)

May 23, 2018
Musician and activist Serj Tankian speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the protest movement in Armenia, which ushered in a new government. He also criticizes the US government for refusing to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Poor People's Movement Continues Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Poor People’s Movement Continues Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

May 22, 2018

Protesters demand sweeping overhaul of nation’s voting rights laws, policies to address poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy

Pompeo's Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

Pompeo’s Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer (Pt. 2/2)

May 22, 2018
In announcing new demands and threats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made clear that the Trump administration will seek to threaten Iran into submission, says historian Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford
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

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The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science

May 23, 2018

Congress Passes ‘Bank Lobbyists Bill’ – An Unnecessary Giveaway to Banks

May 23, 2018

Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Attack on American Democracy

May 23, 2018

Internal Affairs

May 23, 2018

Serj Tankian

May 23, 2018

Poor People’s Movement Continues Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

May 22, 2018

Pompeo’s Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

May 22, 2018

Mexico’s Presidential Candidates Debate Strategies to Resist Trump

May 22, 2018

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 (Pt. 1/2)

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

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

The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science

May 23, 2018

Narrated by esteemed actor Emma Thompson, the documentary “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science” reveals how the Koch Brothers have used their vast wealth to…

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

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The Real Baltimore

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise (Pt. 1/2)

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

Serj Tankian: Armenia Protests ‘Changed the Face of the Country’

Serj Tankian

May 23, 2018
Musician and activist Serj Tankian speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the protest movement in Armenia, which ushered in a new government. He also criticizes the US government for refusing to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Pompeo's Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

Pompeo’s Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

May 22, 2018
In announcing new demands and threats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made clear that the Trump administration will seek to threaten Iran into submission, says historian Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford

Mexico’s Presidential Candidates Debate Strategies to Resist Trump

May 22, 2018

Sunday’s presidential debate in Mexico showed that as AMLO maintains his almost insurmountable lead, the other candidates are trying to copy his platform about raising wages and resisting Trump. John…

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

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Columns

Goodbye Unasur?

May 23, 2018

By Ariela Ruiz Caro /Americas.org The decision made by Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru to leave the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) represents a practical coup de grace for the institution created in Brasilia in 2008. It also illustrates the political shift that has taken place in the majority of countries that created…

November’s “Revolution” Will Not Be Televised

May 23, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Photo by Steve Bott | CC BY 2.0 If, as is widely predicted, Democrats trounce Republicans in the 2018 mid-term elections, the political scene in the United States could become a tad less awful. That is the good news. The bad news isn’t news at all; it is that Democrats…

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…