Netanyahu or Not, Israel is Corrupted

Trump May Stumble Into War With Iran Over Belligerent, Incoherent Policies

Trump May Stumble Into War With Iran Over Belligerent, Incoherent Policies

June 21, 2019

The Nation’s new National Correspondent Jeet Heer sees the mix of warhawks Bolton and Pompeo, complicit Republicans, meek Democrats, and an erratic president as volatile and dangerous

Wilkerson: US Further Isolate Itself Over Iran

Wilkerson: US Further Isolates Itself From Its Allies Over Iran Policy

June 18, 2019

With the announcement that Iran will break the terms of its nuclear agreement, for stockpiling enriched uranium, the stage is set for a confrontation between the US and its European allies. The situation will contribute to greater US isolation, says Col. Wilkerson

The World Bank Helps Investors Choose the Law They Want (1/2)

The World Bank Helps Investors Choose the Law They Want (1/2)

June 18, 2019

This is one of many examples that show how far the world has shifted from the paradigm of peace and social justice proposed in Philadelphia after WW2, to today’s concept of ‘Total Market’ where human beings are like ammunition in a capitalist competition and financial markets are the final arbitrator and supreme legislator of human life. Law Professor Alain Supiot speaks at the International Labor Organization

The International Labor Organization Today: Social Justice versus 'Total Market' (2/2)

The International Labor Organization Today: Social Justice versus ‘Total Market’ (2/2)

June 18, 2019

To mark the 100 year centenary of International Labor Organization and the 75 year anniversary of the Declaration of Philadelphia, TRNN present the full length original footage of Alain Supiot’s 2010 ILO Public Lecture, The Declaration of Philadelphia Today: Social justice versus total market.(Presentation in French; English translation provided in full length transcript)

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

June 14, 2019

Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth

Sexuality and the End of the Catholic Church - RAI with Matthew Fox (6/8)

Sexuality and the End of the Catholic Church – RAI with Matthew Fox (6/8)

June 13, 2019

The refusal of the Church to purge abusers and pedophiles from the clergy and accept human sexuality as a blessing, is leading to the end of the Church as we know it, says Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

Targeted by the Inquisition - RAI with Matthew Fox (5/8)

Targeted by the Inquisition – RAI with Matthew Fox (5/8)

June 13, 2019

Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict, launched a campaign in defense of murderous dictatorships in Latin America and to purge the Church of liberation theology and priests like Matthew Fox – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict

Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela’s Political Conflict

June 11, 2019

Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas – both well-known Venezuelan journalists – one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela’s political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports

Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology – RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8)

June 10, 2019

Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice – Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

Marx, Catholicism and the Struggle for Justice - RAI with Matthew Fox (3/8)

Marx, Catholicism and the Struggle for Justice – RAI with Matthew Fox (3/8)

June 10, 2019

Now an Episcopalian priest, Matthew Fox tells of his coming to political consciousness and decision to join the Catholic priesthood, which he saw not as an escape, but as a way to stay in the world – Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

D Day: Mythology of America as Liberator Feeds Trump’s Militarism

D Day: Mythology of America as Liberator Feeds Trump’s Militarism

June 9, 2019

It was the Soviet army that broke Hitler’s back at Stalingrad, but the myth that the American army liberated Europe, serves aggressive U.S. policy, including Trump targeting Iran – historian Peter Kuznick joins Paul Jay

Venezuelan Families Build Solidarity Amid Crisis

Venezuelan Families Build Solidarity Amid Crisis

June 7, 2019

Once a month, 181 families in Caracas, Venezuela, collectively buy tons of produce, directly from a cooperative in Lara state, five hours away. The project, known as Alpargata, shows how the economic crisis is also building solidarity. Mike Fox reports from Venezuela

D-Day: How the US Supported Hitler's Rise to Power

D-Day: How the US Supported Hitler’s Rise to Power

June 6, 2019

Historian Peter Kuznick joins Paul Jay to discuss the role of Ford, GM, and other industrialists in rearming Germany and supporting Hitler’s rise to power

Is Pope Francis Doing Enough to Root Out Sex Abuse in the Church? - RAI with Matthew Fox (2/8)

Is Pope Francis Doing Enough to Root Out Sex Abuse in the Church? – RAI with Matthew Fox (2/8)

June 4, 2019

Pope Francis announced new rules requiring pedophilia and sexual abuse to be reported to Church superiors, but survivors are critical, saying police need to be informed – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Subsidy for Millions of Venezuelans

U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Program for Millions of Venezuelans

June 4, 2019

The United States is preparing sanctions against a major Venezuelan government subsidized food program that distributes important food staples to over half of Venezuelans each month. The impact would be devastating. Mike Fox reports from Venezuela

Pope Francis Targeted by Degenerate, Self-Hating Homophobes and Right-Wing Steve Bannon Allies - RAI with Mathew Fox (1/8)

Pope Francis Targeted by Degenerate, Self-Hating Homophobes and Right-Wing Steve Bannon Allies – RAI with Matthew Fox (1/8)

June 2, 2019

Former priest Matthew Fox discusses the book In the Closet of the Vatican, which depicts a “ring of lust” at the highest levels of the Church, and the campaign to hypocritically “weaponize” sexuality and bring down Pope Francis – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

National Referendum on Elections: A Way Forward for Venezuela (3/7)

National Referendum on Elections: A Way Forward for Venezuela (3/7)

June 2, 2019

Venezuela’s opposition and government are at an absolute impasse about how to get the country out of its current crisis, the best way forward is to renew the electoral authority and have a referendum on holding new elections across the board, says Edgard Lander

Sen. Graham's Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic?

Sen. Graham’s Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic?

May 29, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham issued one of the most explicit threats of military intervention against Venezuela yet. But does he mean it and does he truly believe Venezuela is a threat to the United States or is he just trying to scare the Maduro government? We discuss the latest escalation with CEPR’s Alex Main

If I Had a Rocket Launcher: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (1/9)

If I Had a Rocket Launcher: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (1/9)

May 28, 2019

Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn speaks with host Paul Jay about his memoir Rumors of Glory, and how growing up in Cold War-era Canada affected his understanding of community

The Trouble With Normal: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (2/9)

The Trouble With Normal: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (2/9)

May 28, 2019

Songwriter Bruce Cockburn speaks with host Paul Jay about whether his music is ‘anti-American,’ and about his early spiritual influences.