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What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty

What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty

February 22, 2019

NYU history professor Greg Grandin discusses the history of the concept of national sovereignty as it originated in Latin America, but was repeatedly challenged by the US. The latest US threats against Venezuela once again threatens to make the concept irrelevant and would serve as justification for more unilateral interventions

Racially Discriminatory Lending Leads to Black Community Wealth Decline

Racially Discriminatory Lending Leads to Black Community Wealth Decline

February 22, 2019

Baltimore study shows predatory lending by major banks  across nation led to massive home foreclosures and wealth theft in Black communities

US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War

US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War

February 22, 2019

News about humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela almost never compare how tiny a fraction this aid is relative to the devastating damage that US sanctions against Venezuela have caused, which is now at least as draconian as the pre-Iraq war sanctions were, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

February 22, 2019

The trial against 12 Catalan independence leaders exposes the extent to which Spain’s status as a coherent nation-state is being questioned. The governing socialist party is now feeling the consequences when it lost a no-confidence vote, says Sebastiaan Faber

Brazil's Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor

Brazil’s Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor

February 22, 2019

Brazil’s labor movement is gradually mobilizing against the new right-wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who is putting his program of assaulting labor rights and social security into effect. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Venezuela's Former Minister of Communes and Culture Talks to TRNN About the Crisis

Venezuela’s Former Minister of Communes and Culture Talks to TRNN About the Crisis

February 22, 2019

Well-known Venezuelan writer and theorist, Reinaldo Iturriza, says US sanctions and the low price of oil have devastated Venezuela’seconomy

Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protest Arise in Statehouses Nationwide

Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protest Arise in Statehouses Nationwide

February 22, 2019

Oil and gas industry-backed law, on books as model legislation for corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, moving through several states in early 2019

Mumia Abu-Jamal's Former Lawyer on the DA's Challenge to his Appeal

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Former Lawyer on the DA’s Challenge to his Appeal

February 22, 2019

Rachel Wolkenstein, Mumia’s former lawyer, talks about DA Larry Krasner, known as a progressive D.A., challenging Mumia’s right to appeal, which she deems as a further attempt for a cover-up and more evidence that Mumia’s case needs to be dismissed

Trump's Border Wall: Powerful Symbol for the Republican Party's Far Right

Trump’s Border Wall: Powerful Symbol for the Republican Party’s Far Right

February 21, 2019

NYU History Professor Greg Grandin puts Trump’s call for a border wall in the context of US history, politics, and the right-wing imagination

Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott, if Event Held in Israel (Pt 1/2)

Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott

February 21, 2019
Danielle Alma Ravitzki explains how the Israeli government uses the Eurovision song contest to whitewash and pinkwash its crimes against Palestinians. This year the contest will take place in Tel-Aviv, and artists from around the world are calling for a boycott
Opposition Grows to Hopkins' Armed, Private Police Force Proposal

Opposition Grows to Hopkins’ Armed, Private Police Force Proposal

February 21, 2019

On Friday legislators will hear from  supporters and opponents of the bill

Venezuela: US/Canadian Attempted Coup Not About Democracy - Paul Jay (Pt1/2)

Venezuela: US/Canadian Attempted Coup Not About Democracy – Paul Jay (Pt1/2)

February 21, 2019

Corporate media hides that the crisis in Venezuela is a class struggle, and whatever its faults, the Bolivarian revolution is a struggle for equality and democracy – Paul Jay joins host Jacqueline Luqman

Why the Green New Deal Includes a Jobs Guarantee

Why the Green New Deal Includes a Jobs Guarantee

February 20, 2019

Pavlina Tcherneva, one of the economists behind the idea, explains how it can fight the climate crisis and promote economic stability for American

Are the Deaths of These Black Men in Police Custody Really Accidents?

Are the Deaths of These Black Men in Police Custody Really Accidents?

February 20, 2019

A TRNN investigation looks at several cases of African-American men who died in police custody that were ruled accidents or due to natural causes, but outside experts argued were in fact the result of an aggressive police tactic

Bernie and the Black Vote

Bernie and the Black Vote

February 20, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman and Prof. Lester Spence discuss how Sanders might distinguish himself and contend with Black candidates such as Corey Booker and Kamala Harris

Venezuela: The Epicenter of the "Pink Tide" and Now of the Right-Wing Rollback

Venezuela: The Epicenter of the “Pink Tide” and Now of the Right-Wing Rollback

February 20, 2019

The effort to rollback Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution must be seen as part of a determined effort to pry open all economies to transnational capital – it’s about access, says sociologist of globalization William I. Robinson

Economic Update: Economics of Conflicted Mothers

Economic Update: Economics of Conflicted Mothers

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
February 20, 2019

This week: Updates on the government shutdown’s very important lessons; U.S. teachers oppose a declining capitalism imposing its costs on the people; and firing the big banksters leaves our big bank problems unsolved; Interview with journalist Julianna Forlano on economic costs and effects of a working mom in US capitalism today.

White Supremacy and the Progressive Movement

White Supremacy and the Progressive Movement

February 19, 2019

Host Jacqueline Luqman is joined by Paul Jay to discuss the importance of combating white supremacy within the context of a broad people’s movement

Haiti: Weeks of Protests Demanding the Resignation of the President

Haiti: Weeks of Protests Demanding the Resignation of the President

February 19, 2019

President Jovenel Moise is accused of siphoning money from Petrocaribe, a low cost oil program from Venezuela, and mismanagement. We speak with award winning journalist, Jacqueline Charles

City Gave 8 Cops License to Terrorize Residents, Now Officials Say They're Not Responsible

City Gave 8 Cops License to Terrorize Residents, Now Officials Say They’re Not Responsible

February 19, 2019

As fall-out from the Gun Trace Task Force continues to unfold in Baltimore, top city officials are saying the officers were acting outside the scope of their employment and cannot be held liable for robbing and falsely arresting hundreds of residents

Laura Flanders Show: The Pregnancy to Prison Pipeline

Laura Flanders Show: The Pregnancy to Prison Pipeline

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February 19, 2019

As the President sounds off about holy babies born and unborn, we talk about the ongoing criminalization of women who happen to get pregnant. What has been the media’s role and have they done enough to make amends? We’ll talk to Lynn Paltrow, one of the lawyers representing incarcerated women, media critic Janine Jackson, and…

Public "Medicare for All" Saves U.S. Taxpayers 1.5 Trillion Dollars

Public “Medicare for All” Saves U.S. Taxpayers 1.5 Trillion Dollars

February 18, 2019

Contrary to Michael Bloomberg and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, potential 2020 Presidential candidates, a completely public health care program could save taxpayers 1.5 trillion dollars, says Prof. Robert Pollin of PERI at UMass, Amherst and Adam Gaffney, President of Physicians for a National Health Program

First Step in New York State Towards Universal Rent Control

First Step in New York State Towards Universal Rent Control

February 18, 2019

State Senator Julia Salazar introduced a bill that would cap annual rent increase by no more than 150% of the consumer price index. We speak to Sen. Salazar about the proposal

TRNN Visits a Working Class Neighbourhood in Caracas

TRNN Visits a Working Class Neighbourhood in Caracas

February 18, 2019

TRNN’s Dimitri Lascaris speaks about Venezuela’s crisis with Gustavo Robledo, an ambulance driver who has spent his entire life in the Valle district of Caracas