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Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats

Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats

October 18, 2018

Union Organizer and Author Jane McAlevey joins us to bring three lessons the Dems have to learn. We talk about her New York Times op-ed

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

October 17, 2018

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized

Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed

Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed

October 17, 2018

Amid protest over a controversial policy that forces police brutality victims to remain silent, a top police spokesman says Baltimore’s emphasis on law enforcement is a “recipe for failure.”

Oscar Romero, Martyr for Salvadoran Revolution, Canonized by Pope Francis

Oscar Romero, Martyr for Salvadoran Revolution, Canonized by Pope Francis

October 17, 2018

The Embattled Pope wore Archbishop Romero’s blood soaked rope belt as he announced his canonization. Father Roy Bourgeois brings the reality into context

Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend

Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend

October 16, 2018

Vijay Prashad, editor of the new book “Strongmen,” talks about what is behind the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and how Brazil could stop this trend in their upcoming presidential election

Paul Jay on the US-Saudi ‘Special Relationship’

Paul Jay on the US-Saudi ‘Special Relationship’

October 16, 2018

The likely murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has inspired a new debate about the US’s “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia. TRNN’s Paul Jay and Ben Norton discuss why America sees the Saudi monarchy as a key player in its global empire, and the key role of arms sales and fossil fuels in geopolitics.

Is Georgia's GOP Governor Candidate Trying to Suppress the Black Vote?

Is Georgia’s GOP Governor Candidate Trying to Suppress the Black Vote?

October 16, 2018

Georgia’s neck-in-neck gubernatorial race is at the epicenter of the national fight against voter suppression. Brian Kemp — Georgia’s Secretary of State and its GOP gubernatorial candidate — has put more than 53,000 voter registration applications on hold, 70% of them black. It’s the latest voter suppression controversy for Kemp, whose opponent, Stacey Abrams has…

LA Voters to Consider Creating Nation's First Municipal Public Bank

LA Voters to Consider Creating Nation’s First Municipal Public Bank

October 16, 2018

A Los Angeles ballot measure could put the city one step closer to creating a public bank, which Phoenix Goodman of Public Bank LA says could help the city “transform banking from a source of evil” to a force that fights climate change and inequality

Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism

Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism

October 16, 2018

This week: Updates on UK’s Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality; Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears’ problems; JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020; failure to deal with opioid crisis; G-20 meeting in Argentina evades real issues; Europeans clash with U.S. over trade with Iran; and a trivial SEC…

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

October 16, 2018

Food – from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives

Duplicitous Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince

Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince

October 15, 2018

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media’s uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud

Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump's 'Approval'

Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump’s ‘Approval’

October 15, 2018

North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans “do nothing without our approval.” We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018

October 15, 2018

Eze Jackson, Dharna Noor, and guest host musician Height Keech talk about Ben Jealous’ prospects in the Maryland gubernatorial race, how EPA rollbacks impact vulnerable communities, the state of HBCUs, and Height’s coming projects

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

October 15, 2018

Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

Can President-Elect Lopez Obrador Pull Mexico out of its Slumber?

Can President-Elect Lopez Obrador Pull Mexico out of its Slumber?

October 15, 2018

After decades of stagnation, corruption and deadly dependency on the United States, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is considered by many ordinary people, as well as by intellectuals, to be the last chance for Mexico

US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?

US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?

October 15, 2018

September’s unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, but what is behind this statistic, how does it affect ordinary citizens, and can Trump take credit for the drop? We discuss these questions with PERI’s Gerald Epstein

'No Turning Back' - Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria

Rania Abouzeid on Reporting in Wartime Syria

October 15, 2018
Under a deal that prevented a Syrian military assault on the province of Idlib, "radical" militant groups are supposed to withdraw by October 15th. The al-Qaeda affiliate Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is said to control about 60% of Idlib but has not said if it will comply. We discuss the situation in Idlib with Rania Abouzeid, an award-winning reporter and author of "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria."
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Frank McKenna: Justin Trudeau’s Man Behind the Oil Sands

October 15, 2018

How much are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s policies on the oil sands influenced by Frank McKenna, a powerful player in the oil and banking industries?

Is The Battle Over the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Over?

Is The Battle Over the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Over?

October 14, 2018

Trudeau’s government may have decided not to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal halting the TransMountain pipeline expansion but the fight is far from over says Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law.

How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment

How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment

October 14, 2018

Eoin Higgins of The Intercept argues that had Obama investigated and prosecuted Bush administration officials, Brett Kavanaugh would probably never have made it to the Supreme Court

Protests against far-right politics draw thousands

Berlin protests against far-right politics draw thousands

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October 14, 2018

Berlin produced an absurdly hot and sunny fall day on Saturday to welcome an estimated 240,000 people demonstrating against racism and calling for solidarity against the rise of far-right populism across Germany. A 5-kilometer (3-mile) stretch of the capital city’s center, from Alexanderplatz through the Brandenburg Gate to the Victory Column, had to be closed…

Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA

Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA

October 14, 2018

Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

October 14, 2018

Investigative journalist Shane Bauer speaks to Eddie Conway about his book, American Prison, and the history of prison privatization in the US

Regional Elections in Bavaria Could Lead to Far-Right Gains

Regional Elections in Bavaria Could Lead to Far-Right Gains

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October 12, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party is bracing itself for an election setback that is expected to be felt as far away as Berlin. It’s the latest sign of political fragmentation and an erosion Merkel’s power

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

October 12, 2018

After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki