Dharna Noor and Khalilah Harris talk about the results of Maryland’s elections, the state of Johns Hopkins nurses’ fight for unionization, and what real education and climate policy would look like
Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap. Watch more Empire Files.
Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated healthcare system in the country. The author of “Wounds of War” says It is a model we can draw upon for the country, but the corporate media deems the VHA as failure that should be privatized. Why?
While the US and UK have called for a ceasefire in Yemen, Col. Larry Wilkerson says they are not truly committed to ending Saudi Arabia’s “total war” on Yemen. Trump and May are saving face after the Khashoggi killing, and the kingdom is still bombing civilian areas with American and British help
While apologizing for Canada’s shameful betrayal of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi Holocaust, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attacked the Palestinian rights movement BDS. Ali Abunimah discusses how his “both sides” rhetoric echoes the false equivalence made by Donald Trump and Israel’s far-right government
New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams discusses the 2018 midterms and the need to hold establishment Democrats accountable for real change to occur
This week: Updates on profits-vs-science and weedkiller “roundup;” most Americans not better off than in 2016; WHO reports bans on corporal punishment of kids and how doing so saves money too; Janet Yellen warns huge corporate debts risk another major economic crash; interview with Riva Enteen, editor of Follow the Money, a collection of KPFA…
After Larry Hogan defeated Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor, we spoke to legislators Mary Washington and Kris Burnett, economist Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, and activist Richard Elliot about what Jealous’ loss means for Maryland’s progressive movement
Part one of the documentary film “Machine Gun” tells the story of the development of the machine gun and the great power competition that led to World War One – the film’s Executive Producer was TRNN’s Paul Jay
A discussion with Brenda Shum of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Nicole Ochi of Advancing Justice L.A., hosted by Khalilah Harris
Historian Jeff Biggers on the history of resistance in the United States and his new book, “Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition.”
Migrants making the journey on foot to the US from Central America often run the risk of disappearing. Many drug cartels operate between Mexico City and the US border, exposing migrants to many dangers.
France’s centrist President Macron ignited a firestorm for praising Nazi collaborator leader Philippe Pétain for his role in World War I. Historian Adam Hochschild argues war resisters are the real heroes who should be honored, as Trump visits Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI
As the Afghan government suffers more losses on the ground, a landmark peace conference hosted by Russia could mark a shift in the 17-year war. The Taliban is there in its highest level diplomatic engagement in years. We speak to author and historian Vijay Prashad
A new Brown University study says the US-led so-called “War on Terror” has killed around 500,000 people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan — an “undercount,” it stresses. And as Ian David Long — an-ex U.S. Marine who served in the Afghan war — kills 12 people in Thousand Oaks, California, might we also count victims…
People across the country are sounding the alarm over Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the temporary appointment of Matt Whitaker, a perceived Trump loyalist and a Russia probe critic. Robert Weissmann of Public Citizen discusses Thursday’s protests across the country and whether Robert Mueller is under threat.
A spirited race in Pennsylvania’s newly drawn conservative 11th district became a contest of progressive ideas against Trumpism. TRNN traversed Lancaster county to find out if the message resonated
At the victory rally for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, members of the group Muslims for Progress discuss their organizing efforts in the 2018 midterms, which saw the historic election of two Muslim-American women to Congress
Ballot measure restoring rights to Felons was approved by 64% of the electorate in Florida. Desmond Meade of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Eddie Conway, Executive Producer at The Real News Network discuss battles won and the fight ahead
This week: Updates on latest foreign and U.S. elections; the CEA document against socialism; growing inequality of billionaires’ wealth; army represses report on costs and errors of Iraq war; and expose of Maine’s subsidy for corporations by helping indebted students; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the US “Sugar Arrangements” industry.
Anthony Flaccavento is running for the US House seat in Virginia’s 9th district, a large, sparsely populated region in the southwestern corner of the state. We’ll meet the people working on his grassroots campaign, a coalition of farmers, miners, students, seniors and activists that may serve as a practical blueprint for many Democrats competing in…
Given how well the economy has been doing, Trump, if he were a “normal” president, would have expanded the Republican House majority, not lost it, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot
Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, has declared victory in a heated gubernatorial race, but Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams is not conceding. Kemp purged tens of thousands of votes as part of a crackdown that adversely impacted black voters. We speak to attorney, activist Anoa Changa and investigative journalist Greg Palast.