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Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran

Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran

May 21, 2019

With a thirty year Boeing veteran at the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan as Acting Secretary of Defense, and with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo at the helm, war with Iran is likely says the former chief of staff to Secretary of State, Col. Larry Wilkerson

More Die From Medical Insurance ‘Aggressive Prior Authorization’ Than Before ACA - Wendell Potter RAI (6/7)

Reality Asserts Itself - Wendell Potter

May 21, 2019
Wall Street demands medical insurance companies maintain their profits under the Affordable Care Act, which means they get even more aggressive in denying coverage and creating insurance models that under-insure patients – Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
How Johns Hopkins' Influence Haunts Baltimore (2/2)

The Ghosts Of Johns Hopkins

May 21, 2019
In part two, Antero Pietila, author of “The Ghosts Of Johns Hopkins,” discusses recent protests by students, community members and Hopkins employees over the institution’s relationship with Baltimore
Laura Flanders Show: Dance as World-Changing Movement

Laura Flanders Show: Dance as World-Changing Movement

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
May 21, 2019

This week, two artists who expand our ideas about beauty, risk, mobility, and inclusion. Wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer Alice Sheppard, and MacArthur Genius Award-winning action architect Elizabeth Streb. What difference does art make? Should art-making be a human right? What will it take to disable the limits society puts around “normal”? These questions and…

Trump's Real Estate Dealings Needed a ‘Criminal Organization:’ Deutsche Bank

Trump’s Real Estate Dealings Needed a ‘Criminal Organization:’ Deutsche Bank

May 20, 2019

In 1990 Trump reorganized his finances and no bank would lend him money except for Deutsche Bank.  Deutsche Bank has already paid $600 million dollars in fines for money laundering says David Cay Johnston

Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education

Trump Appointees Refuse to Say They Support Brown v. Board of Education

May 20, 2019

65 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to end school segregation. Now Trump’s appointees to the federal bench and Department of Justice refuse to say they support it. What does the future hold?

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

May 19, 2019

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China

New Abortion Laws 'Go Against Common Sense'

New Abortion Laws ‘Go Against Common Sense’

May 19, 2019

Conservatives have launched a new attack on abortion rights, which go against both medical science and common sense, says Anoa Changa, but the point is to bring the issue to the new conservative Supreme Court majority

Trump's 2020 Military Budget Is $500 Billion More Than He Claims

Trump’s 2020 Military Budget Is $500 Billion More Than He Claims

May 19, 2019

If all the hidden parts are added together, the true military budget would be close to $1.25 trillion, says William Hartung of the Center for International Policy

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

May 19, 2019

Civil rights lawyer and activist Arjun Singh Sethi says, “Even the CIA actually came out and said it would be a mistake, because in many ways the Muslim Brotherhood more recently has been a force of moderation and democratization in the Middle East.”

Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

May 19, 2019

The town of Yukuyoko, in the Mixteca region of Southern Mexico, is developing innovative ways of confronting drought. Laura Carlsen reports from Yukuyoko for TRNN

Trump's Huawei Ban Confirms 'Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons'

Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’

May 17, 2019

As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine

US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown

US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown

May 17, 2019

Sixty-five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, a new report published by Pennsylvania State University reveals the persistent racial segregation in America’s public schools, and the many factors that contribute to it

Baltimore Considers Income-Based Water Billing

Baltimore Considers Income-Based Water Billing

May 17, 2019

Residents testified in support of the bill, but the Department of Public Works is not on board—they have a different affordability measure in mind

New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey’s Inequality Within Households

New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey’s Inequality Within Households

May 17, 2019

Hasan Tekguc and Bengi Akbulut discuss their research on the gender gap in poverty in Turkey. When comparing household income, it is impossible to know about the gender-based inequality within households

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

May 17, 2019

Germany becomes the first country in the world to criminalize the BDS movement. Shir Hever, TRNN Correspondent in Germany and expert on Palestine-Israel, responds

Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists

Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists

May 17, 2019

After more than a month of living in the Venezuelan embassy, DC police and secret service broke open the doors to arrest for activists who had been staying in the embassy to protect it against an opposition take-over. The move sets a dangerous precedent, says Medea Benjamin

What Would It Mean to Win? (Pt 2/2)

Why Socialism

May 17, 2019
Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of Jacobin and author of The Socialist Manifesto, explains what socialism could actually look like in the United States
How Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide Will Help All Americans

How Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide Will Help All Americans

May 17, 2019

The racial wealth gap has grown in the last three decades—Dedrick Muhammad puts solutions on the table that help all Americans

Chelsea Manning Back in Prison After Refusing to Testify

Chelsea Manning Back in Prison After Refusing to Testify

May 16, 2019

Freed eight days ago, Manning was subpoenaed before a new grand jury investigating Assange. Despite grave danger to her health, she refused to testify, saying she would rather die in prison than change her principles

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

May 16, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of students and educators took to the streets across Brazil in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s draconian neoliberal attack on education. Mike Fox reports

Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders Introduce Bill to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates at 15%

Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders Introduce Bill to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates at 15%

May 16, 2019

They call it Loan Shark Prevention, which would allow post offices to act as banks for poor working people, but credit companies claim it will hurt the poor