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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: 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 […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: USReality Asserts Itself

Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)

Mr. Alperovitz tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, that the Vietnam War made it clear there was no way to a more rational capitalism and there had to be fundamental change Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And welcome to a new […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: USReality Asserts Itself

What Would You Do If You Had Political Power? – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)

Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And this is Reality Asserts Itself. We’re continuing our series of interviews with Gar Alperovitz […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReality Asserts Itself

Capitalism in Long Term Stagnation and Decay – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)

Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that if you concentrate wealth at the top, there’s not enough purchasing power to make the rest of the system work Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And this is Reality Asserts Itself with Gar Alperovitz. Now […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: US

Hypersegregation Is At the Root of Baltimore’s Public Health Crises

Margaret Flowers, Joshua Harris, and Lawrence Brown discuss the severity of Baltimore’s public health issues and the Green Party’s strategy for confronting present-day structural racism in the upcoming municipal elections Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: In the studio joining us, joining Margaret Flowers and Joshua Harris is Dr. Lawrence Brown. Lawrence is an […]

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Postal Workers and Nurses Unions Endorse Bernie Sanders

Kamau Franklin says Sanders has brought the concerns of social movements into the Democratic presidential primary. Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. Recent polls of the Democratic presidential candidates are showing Hillary Clinton with a lead over Bernie Sanders. In […]