Thinking beyond representation: progressives weigh Harris’ past

Oakland native and Berkley professor Brandi Thompson Summers tackles the contradictions wrapped up in Harris’ nomination.

Kamala Harris; It’s Complicated

Stir Crazy! Episode 78: Today we are joined by sociologist Taure Brown, political consultant Adriel Hampton, and Communications Director for Detroit Action Kenneth Williams. Hosted…

Silencing marginalized voices is not ‘good trouble’

In a time when it feels like many of the civil rights gains that activists fought for with their blood and bones and spirits have been lost, where do we go from here?

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Congress, Trump-appointed CEO battle it out over latest purge at federally-funded network

Having fired and suspended top leadership at USAGM , CEO Pack is one step closer to turning VOA and other federally-funded broadcast networks into Trump propaganda machines.

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Supreme Court ruling prevents 1.4 million from voting in Florida

Eddie Conway talks with an attorney about what the impact of this ruling will be in one of the most contentious presidential elections in history.

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Left-progressive Cori Bush makes her mark—on the neoliberal agenda

Left-progressive Cori Bush makes her mark—On the neoliberal agenda

Racial justice activist Cori Bush’s stunning upset against a Congressional Black Caucus-backed incumbent in Missouri underscores the power of the growing movement against racism and…

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New strategy builds a multiracial coalition in Trump country

Deep canvassing can connect rural white voters to issues of racial justice to build a multiracial coalition we need.

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Progressives’ problems with Kamala Harris

Liberals praised Harris, Republicans attacked her as a “radical leftist,” but progressives say the selection underscores the need for sustained grassroots pressure.

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Both Parties Honor the Dark Side

Stir Crazy! Episode 77: Today we are joined by journalist Justine Barron and TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery. Hosted by Kim Brown. Email us your questions/comments/suggestions at [email protected]

Reformers Aim to End Prison Firefighters’ ‘Indentured Servitude’ in California

California’s incarcerated firefighters program plays a central role in fighting climate change-fueled wildfires. With exploitative pay and history rooted in colonialism, activists are pushing for a career path for those who serve.

Trump turning state-owned VOA into personal propaganda arm

USAGM’s pro-Trump CEO Michael Pack is implementing Trump’s anti-immigration agenda and purging VOA and other USAGM affiliates of international staff by refusing J-1 visa renewals, landing dozens of foreign journalists in limbo

This Is Not A Drill Live

The sprint to November 2020 is underway. The question that remains for left organizers is, who will we bring in to our growing coalition organized around racial justice and radical economic democracy? The overlapping political and economic crises of our time have opened the door to growing far beyond our normal base of support. How…

Climate, crude, and COVID devastate Ecuador’s Amazon

Climate, crude, and COVID devastate Ecuador’s Amazon

Caught between the pandemic, historic flooding, and governmental negligence, Ecuador’s Indigenous people have launched an international appeal to crowdsource rebuilding efforts.


Silencing marginalized voices is not ‘good trouble’

By: Lisa Snowden-McCray

August 14, 2020

The Battle Over ‘Clean Energy’ Estimates

By: Aman Azhar

July 20, 2020

If UAW Members Ratify the Contract, What Does GM Get?

By: Frank Hammer

October 23, 2019

Africa’s Free Trade Area Misses Nigeria

By: Mattias Sköld

July 8, 2019

Driving Financialization

By: Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Michael Lim Mah Hui

June 11, 2019

Loyal to their Class, Unhinged from Democracy

By: Mike Ferner

June 6, 2019

Oppose Doug Ford’s Ontario Schools Budget

By: Dudley Paul

May 29, 2019

The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma

By: Andrew Levine

May 24, 2019

Springtime for Biden and Democrats

By: Andrew Levine

May 17, 2019

Privatization Solution Worse than Problem

By: Jomo Kwame Sundaram

May 14, 2019

Climate Emergency Manifesto

By: Socialist Project

May 14, 2019

Why Ecuador?

By: Ola Bini

May 9, 2019

An Open Letter to Extinction Rebellion

By: Norman Solomon

May 6, 2019

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TRNN Documentary: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science

We replay this TRNN documentary on the Koch Brothers and their war on climate science, on the occasion of David Koch’s death on August 23rd, 2019. Narrated by Danny Glover, this documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack.

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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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