Russia

Is Russian 'Meddling' an Attack on America? - RAI with Stephen Cohen

Reality Asserts Itself - Stephen Cohen

April 16, 2019
“The claim that Russia attacked America during the 2016 presidential election is both exceedingly dangerous and a complete falsehood,” says Stephen Cohen on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism

December 19, 2018
Social media analyst Christian Fuchs argues that the focus on Russia's use of social media to influence US elections completely ignores the ways in which we as a society are constantly being manipulated and how this manipulation favors authoritarian capitalism
Is TRNN Soft on Russia?

Is TRNN Soft on Russia?

December 14, 2018

In our first TRNN podcast, we discuss a viewer letter that says Paul Jay underestimates the danger of Putin – with Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor and Paul Jay

Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation

Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation

December 12, 2018

Marc Steiner and Paul Jay discuss corporate news’ coverage of the Mueller investigation and what motivates the rhetoric about Russia’s threat to American democracy

The Discovery That Should Have Changed the Cold War - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (9/12)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 19, 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.”
Arms Races Increase Atomic Arsenals, Raising the Risk of Nuclear Winter

Arms Races Increase Atomic Arsenals, Raising the Risk of Nuclear Winter

November 2, 2018

Climate scientist Alan Robock outlines the most recent research in the area of nuclear winter and how Trump’s withdrawal from the INF treaty dramatically increases the risk of a devastating nuclear winter that could wipe out practically all life on earth

Trump to Abandon up Key Nuclear Missile Treaty - What is Behind the Move?

Trump to Abandon up Key Nuclear Missile Treaty – What is Behind the Move?

October 23, 2018

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that the main reason for Trump to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty has to do with interests in the administration that would like to see a restarting of the nuclear arms race

Paul Jay and Aaron Maté Live: August 2nd 2018

August 31, 2018
Part 5 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate’s interactive discussion with viewers about the real reasons Trump should be considered a traitor by the American people – From a live recording on August 2nd, 2018