Netanyahu or Not, Israel is Corrupted

3rd Democratic Debate: Medicare for All as the Bogeyman? (1/3)

3rd Democratic Debate: Medicare for All as the Bogeyman? (1/3)

September 13, 2019

The third Democratic Party’s presidential debate featured all ten front-runners for the first time. In segment one of our debate discussion, we take a closer look how candidates discussed the healthcare issue. Our panelists are Osita Nwanevu, Helena Olea, and Jacqueline Luqman, with Greg Wilpert as host

3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)

3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)

September 13, 2019

Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States

3rd Democratic Debate: Foreign Policy Continues Imperialist Tradition (3/3)

3rd Democratic Debate: Foreign Policy Continues Imperialist Tradition (3/3)

September 13, 2019

While most Democratic candidates are finally shifting the debate on Afghanistan, 18 years after the war began, the discussion on other issues, such as Latin America, continues in the same old imperialist vein as before

Climate Forum Shows Candidates' Key Differences

Climate Forum Shows Candidates’ Key Differences

September 5, 2019

At CNN’s seven-hour climate town hall, ten Democratic candidates disagreed about fracking, nuclear power, and how much to fund the Pentagon. TRNN’s Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor, and Steve Horn discuss.

Candidates Don't Agree On How Much To Spend on Climate Plans

Candidates Don’t Agree On How Much To Spend on Climate Plans

September 5, 2019

At CNN’s marathon climate town hall, candidates detailed environmental plans that range from $1.3 to $16.3 trillion, but moderators failed to address the cost of inaction

How Do You Hold Fossil Fuel Industry Accountable? Candidates Disagree

How Do You Hold Fossil Fuel Industry Accountable? Candidates Disagree

September 5, 2019

Ten candidates at CNN’s climate town hall explained how they’d hold industry accountable for climate change—but can we trust them?

Press Freedom in Venezuela: Much Freer Than Most Believe

Venezuela’s Press Is More Free Than You’d Think

August 30, 2019

Opposition figures regularly speak their mind on talk shows and news programs in Venezuela, undermining the notion that freedom of the press is highly restricted, says Joe Emersberger

Solar Energy Is Renewable, But Is It Environmentally Just (1/2)

Solar Energy Is Renewable, But Is it Environmentally Just? (1/2)

August 26, 2019

Dustin Mulvaney speaks about his new book which explores the complex environmental and social impacts of the global solar industry

The Land Politics of Solar Energy (2/2)

The Land Politics of Solar Energy (2/2)

August 26, 2019

In part 2 of his interview on his new book, Dustin Mulvaney examines the complicated environmental impact—and political economy—of U.S. solar projects, and explains his hopes for the industry’s future

How to Confront the Global Rise of the Right? (2/2)

How to Confront the Global Rise of the Right? (2/2)

August 26, 2019

In part 2 of our discussion with Walden Bello about his new book, “Counterrevolution,” we address the role of neoliberalism, the strategies of the far-right to gain and maintain power, and how progressive forces might confront the far-right

Why is the Far-Right Rising Globally? (1/2)

Why is the Far-Right Rising Globally? (1/2)

August 25, 2019

Walden Bello, author of “Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far-Right,” argues that the far-right is in ascendancy at the moment not only in reaction to the failures of neoliberalism, but also because of the failures of liberal democracy

Coming to Terms With One's Religious Past - RAI with Matthew Fox (8/8)

Coming to Terms With One’s Religious Past – RAI with Matthew Fox (8/8)

August 22, 2019

Matthew Fox, a former Catholic priest and theologian talks about the ways conservatives and progressives claim the Catholic religion, and how the secular left ignores religion at its own peril

Pope Francis Confronts the "Idolatry of Money" – RAI with Matthew Fox (7/8)

Pope Francis Confronts the “Idolatry of Money” – RAI with Matthew Fox (7/8)

August 20, 2019

With his criticism of excessive capitalism and of climate change, Pope Francis has become the target of the far-right, and especially of the secretive Opus Dei sect within the Catholic Church, explains former priest Matthew Fox

The Evolution of Venezuela's Media Landscape: From Openness to Restriction and Propaganda?

The Evolution of Venezuela’s Media Landscape: From Openness to Restriction?

August 11, 2019

Prominent Venezuelan journalists talk about how Venezuela’s media landscape has evolved from the Chavez years to the present under the combined pressure of President Maduro and the US-Opposition’s onslaught against the government. A report from Venezuela by Ed Augustin

The Lines Between Us: The Modern History of Baltimore Apartheid (2/2)

The Lines Between Us: The Modern History of Baltimore Apartheid (2/2)

August 2, 2019

In part two, Lawrence Lanahan says the fight for fair housing did not end after the civil rights movement.

2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: To Impeach, or Not to Impeach? That Is the Question. (4/4)

2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: To Impeach, or Not to Impeach? That Is the Question. (4/4)

August 2, 2019

While Democrats struggle with the question of impeachment, the healthcare debate is getting mired in minutiae and some voters are calling for a working class party. With Kimberly Moffitt, Jacqueline Luqman, and Marc Steiner as host

2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: Discusses the Climate Crisis, Tackles Endless War and Regime Change (3/4)

2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: Discusses the Climate Crisis, Tackles Endless War and Regime Change (3/4)

August 2, 2019

The deep divide between candidates is clear as they clash over issues appearing for the first time in presidential debates. With Jacqueline Luqman, Dharna Noor, and Marc Steiner as host

Can Cap and Invest Programs Bring Environmental Justice? (1/2)

Can Cap and Invest Programs Bring Environmental Justice? (1/2)

August 2, 2019

12 states and Washington, DC are teaming up on the Transportation & Climate Initiative, but critics from Newark and Baltimore say the program excludes frontline voices and depends too much on market forces

Can Cap and Invest Programs Bring Environmental Justice? (2/2)

Can Cap and Invest Programs Bring Environmental Justice? (2/2)

August 2, 2019

Critics of the Transportation & Climate Initiative say real transportation justice must include a plan for mass transit, and respect leadership from environmental justice communities

2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: Takes on Police Reform, Shows Divide on Criminal Justice (2/4)

2nd Dem Debate Pt 2: Takes on Police Reform, Shows Divide on Criminal Justice (2/4)

August 1, 2019

Julian Castro demands police accountability for first time in a presidential debate while candidates attack each other over their mass incarceration policies. With Kimberly Moffitt, Jacqueline Luqman, and Marc Steiner as host