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Trump's Firing of Jeff Sessions Sparks Marches for Mueller

Trump’s Firing of Sessions: Is the Presidency Above the Law?

November 10, 2018

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.

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

November 9, 2018

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

Progressive Muslims Make Their Mark in the Midterms

Progressive Muslims Make Their Mark on the Midterms

November 9, 2018

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

Voting Rights Restored to Felons in Florida: Could It Have Changed the Governor's Race?

Voting Rights Restored to Felons in Florida: Could It Have Changed the Governor’s Race?

November 9, 2018

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

U.S. Planned Nuclear First Strike to Destroy Soviets and China - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (6/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 9, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”
Economic Update: U.S. "Sugar Arrangements" Industry

Economic Update: U.S. “Sugar Arrangements” Industry

November 9, 2018

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.

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

Laura Flanders Show: Can a Progressive Candidate Win in Rural America?

November 9, 2018

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…

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump's 2018 Loss Was Significant

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump’s 2018 Loss Was Significant

November 9, 2018

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

What Can Humanity Learn From The Great Law of Peace? (1/2)

Will Kemp Get Away With Suppressing Georgia’s Black Votes?

November 8, 2018

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.

What Can Humanity Learn From The Great Law of Peace? (1/2)

What Can Humanity Learn From The Great Law of Peace? (1/2)

November 8, 2018

Stuart Myiow of the Mohawk Traditional Council explains that the enduring peace depends on our respect for the laws of creation

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party's 'Abysmal Failure' Presenting a Platform

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party’s ‘Abysmal Failure’ Presenting a Platform

November 7, 2018

Being anti-Trump is not good enough for defeating Trump. The Democratic Party needs a clearer and more progressive platform if it hopes to halt the country’s rightward movement, says Empire Files’ Abby Martin on the TRNN midterm election panel

Howie Klein: Democratic Party Supported Corporate Dems Over Progressives '100 to 1'

Howie Klein: Democratic Party Supported Corporate Dems Over Progressives ‘100 to 1’

November 7, 2018

Down with Tyranny! blogger Howie Klein, who joined the TRNN panel on election night, explains that one reason why progressive candidates did not fare so well in this midterm election is that the Democratic Party did not support progressives at all

Julia Salazar Says For Progressives, These Midterms Were Just The Beginning

Julia Salazar Says For Progressives, These Midterms Were Just The Beginning

November 7, 2018

Julia Salazar, the first Democratic Socialists of America member on New York’s State Senate, talks to Marc Steiner about the role left organizations play in elections and what comes after the midterms

Green Ballot Initiatives Meet Massive Resistance From Big Oil

Green Ballot Initiatives Meet Massive Resistance From Big Oil

November 7, 2018

Greenpeace’s Janet Redman tells Marc Steiner that a carbon tax in Washington, drilling limitations in Colorado, and other initiatives were struck down by fossil fuel industries—but environmentalists did see some wins

Will Clean Energy Prevail Under New House Democratic Majority?  

Will Clean Energy Prevail Under New House Democratic Majority?  

November 7, 2018

Greenpeace’s Janet Redman talks to Marc Steiner about whether the new House Democrats will usher in green economic measures

Democrats Take House but Progressives Dealt Several Defeats

Democrats Take House but Progressives Dealt Several Defeats

November 7, 2018

A brief recap of the 2018 midterm elections. For all of our analysis go to TRNN.com

Danny Glover: Crucial Midterm Election Not just for US, but Also for Rest of World

Danny Glover: Crucial Midterm Election Not just for US, but Also for Rest of World

November 7, 2018

Activist and actor Danny Glover looks at the big picture of the midterm election and what it means for people living outside the US

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

November 7, 2018

There are important differences between Republicans and Democrats, but there also are many areas where the differences are more cosmetic than real, especially in the area of foreign policy and militarism. Will progressive successes in the midterms push the party as a whole more to the left? TRNN midterm panel with Eugene Puryear, Jacqueline Luqman,…

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

November 7, 2018

TRNN midterm election panelist Prof. Lester Spence explains the role of ballot initiatives and how they can be used as an organizing tool for getting citizens involved in the political process

Ralph Nader on how the Democratic Party 'Almost Blew it Again'

Ralph Nader on how the Democratic Party ‘Almost Blew it Again’

November 7, 2018

TRNN Panel with Ralph Nader examines the shortcomings of the Democratic Party and how it almost failed to beat the Republicans in the midterms, even though they were in a relatively weak position

Democrats Take the House - What Now?

Democrats Take the House – What Now?

November 7, 2018

TRNN midterm elections panel with Thomas Frank, Eugene Puryear, Jacqueline Luqman, Paul Jay, Khalilah Harris, Lester Spence, Ralph Nader, Danny Glover, and host Marc Steiner discuss what the Democratic party can do now that it re-took the House of Representatives

Economic Anxiety Fueled Trump's 2016 Victory

Economic Anxiety Fueled Trump’s 2016 Victory

November 6, 2018

Democrats failed to offer strong economic solutions to the problems people were facing after the economic collapse and people saw little difference between the two parties, driving them to vote for Trump, says Thomas, Ferguson, co-author of, “The Economic and Social Roots of Populist Rebellion: Support for Donald Trump in 2016”

If Dems Take the House, What Should They Do?

If Dems Take the House, What Should They Do?

November 6, 2018

Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny blog and Paul Jay,  discuss what to expect from a House controlled by the Democratic Party

Uniting Against Fascism, Racism and the Billionaire Class – Q&A with Paul Jay (5/5)

The Pittsburgh Massacre

November 5, 2018
Q&A with Paul Jay
Progressive Races to Watch

Progressive Races to Watch

November 5, 2018

Howie Klein, from Down with Tyranny blog, reviews the key races that will determine if there will be a progressive breakthrough in the midterms