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A Mother Watched Her Son Die in Police Custody, Now She Says the Town is Covering it up

A Mother Watched Her Son Die in Police Custody, Now She Says the Town is Covering it up

January 17, 2019

Anton Black died after he was tasered and placed in a chokehold just outside his home, 4 months ago. Police have released little information to the family or the community about why his encounter with a controversial officer they fought to keep off the force ended with his death.

L.A. Teachers to Billionaires: Stop Privatizing Our Schools

L.A. Teachers to Billionaires: Stop Privatizing Our Schools

January 16, 2019

The L.A. teacher strike entered its third day as contract negotiations  broke down between district officials and union leadership

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was "Unauthorized"

Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was “Unauthorized”

January 16, 2019

Does the brief unauthorized arrest of National Assembly president Juan Guaido, who suggested that he take over from Nicolas Maduro, signal growing divisions within the government? We discuss the current situation in Venezuela after President Maduro’s recent inauguration with Lucas Koerner

Former Coal Lobbyist Confirmed As New EPA Head

January 16, 2019

At his confirmation hearing, Andrew Wheeler faced jeering protesters and critical senators, and touted his deregulatory agenda

Is Canada's 'Left' Marching To The Beat of America's Imperial Drum?

Is Canada's 'Left' Marching To The Beat of America's Imperial Drum?

January 16, 2019
Canadian author Yves Engler discusses the New Democratic leadership’s support for war, militarism and Israel
The Empire Files: Trump is Expanding the US Empire

The Empire Files: Trump is Expanding the US Empire

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January 16, 2019

In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations. From the biggest military budget in history, to removing its restrictions to “bomb the hell out…

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism

January 15, 2019
Had the British been presented with the option, people might choose a socialist Britain over a capitalist EU, but they are not given that choice, say Prof. Leo Panitch of York University and Jon Lansman of the British Labour Party’s National Executive Committee
Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

January 15, 2019

In spite of the deep splits among the Tories, Prof. John Weeks says that a Brexit agreement will be made when the EU bails out Theresa May in the lead-up to the EU parliamentary elections

Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything? (Pt 1/2)

Will Coming Israeli Elections Change Anything?

January 15, 2019
David Sheen divided Israel political parties into their positions on segregation, integration, domination and elimination. He joins us to debate Real News Correspondent Shir Hever on what it really means.
Could a "No-Deal Brexit" Lead to Violence on Irish border?

Could a “No-Deal Brexit” Lead to Violence on Irish border?

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January 15, 2019

After Brexit, Northern Ireland will return to the UK and leave the EU, while the Irish Republic will remain a member. People living on the border fear serious disruptions, and a return to violence, if barriers start to appear between the two states.

Risking Total Annihilation for the Sake of Profit - with Wilkerson and Jay (3/3)

VICE: Movie Review

January 15, 2019
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins TRNN’s Paul Jay to discuss the movie, “VICE”
Court Decision Likely Win for Mumia, Says his Former Lawyer

Court Decision Likely Win for Mumia, Says his Former Lawyer

January 15, 2019

Mumia’s former lawyer Rachel Wolkenstein gives clarity to new events in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case, whereby Mumia has been granted appeal rights. Mumia’s lawyers argued that Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille should not have presided over Abu-Jamal’s appeals because of a conflict of interest. Castille was formerly Philadelphia’s district attorney whose office fought to keep the…

L.A. Teachers Strike Set to Enter Second Day

L.A. Teachers Strike Set to Enter Second Day

January 15, 2019

30,000 teachers are on strike for better pay, smaller class size, and for a limit on the expansion for for-profit charter schools

Economic Update: Capitalism: Slow-Motion Implosion

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January 15, 2019

This episode: Updates on Canada cutting corporate tax rates in a race to the bottom; Macron pleases big business while outraging the French people; Italy’s new gov’t budget provides for its people; Hillary Clinton joins the right in scapegoating immigrants; how “quantitative easing” policy after the 2008 crash made the rich richer; Interview with Dr…

City Council Calls for ‘No More Cash for Burning Trash’

City Council Calls for ‘No More Cash for Burning Trash’

January 14, 2019

Baltimore City Council passed a resolution calling on Maryland to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which would call for 50% renewables by 2030 and stop incineration for qualifying for green subsidies

Who's Afraid of AOC?

Who’s Afraid of AOC?

January 14, 2019

Norman Solomon and Jaqueline Luqman join host Paul Jay to discuss whether the call from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to primary establishment Democrats weakens the party

Weapons Are Now Woke: Media Whitewashing the Blood-Soaked US Military-Industrial Complex

Media Whitewashing the Blood-Soaked US Military-Industrial Complex

January 14, 2019

Arms manufacturers are trying to rebrand as progressive and feminist, while the corporate media does PR for the military-industrial complex. CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin warns this pro-arms manufacturer campaign is infiltrating our schools.

Congo's First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup?

Congo’s First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup?

January 14, 2019

Congolese Catholic Church and 70,000 observers said reformer Fayulu won, but the DRC government declared Tshisekedi the winner

Puerto Rico: The Perfect Storm

Puerto Rico: The Perfect Storm

January 14, 2019

Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan says Hurricane Maria did not ask Puerto Ricans “ if we were Republicans or Democrats….3,000 people died because one man who had the power to do something about it, did not”

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

January 14, 2019

Ben White discusses his new book Cracks in the Wall, it examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes

Migrant Caravan refugees respond to Trump’s wall speech

Migrant Caravan refugees respond to Trump’s wall speech

January 13, 2019

After Trump’s speech about the government shut down and funding for the wall, The Real News spoke with refugees waiting in Tijuana. Here’s what they said