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Posted inReality Asserts Itself

Time to Buy Out Fossil Fuel Corporations – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)

The Next System Project’s Gar Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the Federal Reserve should use quantitive easing, i.e. create money, to take Big Oil companies out of the equation and finance a massive green infrastructure program Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network, and welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. I’m Paul Jay. […]

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Time to Buy Out Fossil Fuel Corporations – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)

The Next System Project’s Gar Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the Federal Reserve should use quantitive easing, i.e. create money, to take Big Oil companies out of the equation and finance a massive green infrastructure program Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome back to, Reality Asserts Itself, on The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. We’re […]

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Securing Our Planet

Long after warning us in 1971 about the U.S. war in Vietnam, whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has challenged us, in old age, to deal with an even bigger issue. That issue is the danger of a nuclear “exchange” producing “a hundred Holocausts” of short-term deaths followed by mass famine as a consequence of “nuclear winter.” In […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalPolitics and Movements: US

72 Years After Bombing Nagasaki, US Threatens Another Nuclear War

TRNN examines the myth that using nuclear weapons on civilian populations was necessary to force Japan to surrender Story Transcript NEWSCASTER: Beneath that sinister pool of smoke, the world’s most destructive force has been unleashed. JAISAL NOOR: On August 9, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb named Fat Man on the Japanese city […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

Is a New Global Financial Crisis Imminent?

Economists Mark Weisbrot and Gerald Epstein face off to discuss whether 10 years after the Lehman Brothers collapse and the Great Recession of 2008 we are about to see another major financial crisis   Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Here at The Real […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalReal News Daily Reports

Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom

TRNN Replay: The Justice Department announced on Thursday that WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange has been charged with violating the Espionage Act. Legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says, “This is the first indictment of a journalist and editor or publisher…And if it’s successful it will not be the last.” Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES It’s The Real News […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: InternationalPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

Truman Delayed End of WWII to Demonstrate Nuclear Weapons – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (3/13)

To intimidate the Soviet Union and prove to Congress the nuclear program should be funded, Truman dropped nuclear weapons on Japan to end the war; no scientist came forward to warn of the dangers to life on earth, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome back to […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: USReality Asserts Itself

Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)

Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. This is Reality Asserts Itself. We’re continuing our series of interviews […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: USReality Asserts Itself

The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)

Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the experience of Spain’s Mondragon, the world’s largest workers’ co-op, shows that workers’ ownership can go to scale, but on their own co-ops will not transform society or the economy Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in […]