Reality Asserts Itself

Reality Asserts Itself - Sabah Alnasseri

May 28, 2017
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alnasseri tells Paul Jay the story of the development of the Iraqi welfare state and the rise of Saddam Hussein as dictator of Iraq

Reality Asserts Itself - Norman Solomon

May 22, 2017
Norman Solomon joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself discussing the Trump/Russia affair and plans to isolate and perhaps attack Iran

Reality Asserts Itself - Gar Alperovitz

April 28, 2017
The Next System Project’s Gar Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the Federal Reserve should use quantitive easing, i.e. create money, to take Big Oil companies out of the equation and finance a massive green infrastructure program

Reality Asserts Itself - Nina Turner

January 20, 2017
On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, whose husband is a retired cop and son is active duty, tells host Paul Jay that police need to be held accountable but so do policy makers who are responsible for stagnant wages and chronic poverty

Reality Asserts Itself - Medea Benjamin

January 4, 2017
Medea Benjamin and Paul Jay discuss how Trump and Pence will look for ways to weaken Iran by abrogating the nuclear deal, reimposing sanctions, and a possible military attack all in alliance with Israel and Saudi Arabia

Reality Asserts Itself - Miko Peled

December 12, 2016
On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul jay that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and creation of a Jewish state was justified

Reality Asserts Itself - Bill Ayers

November 13, 2016
In an interview that took place days before Trump was elected President, Bill Ayers discusses what needs to be done as we head into a ”form of friendly looking and familiar fascism or some other form of extreme social disintegration”

Fannie Lou Hamer Challenged Corporate Dems in 1964

June 13, 2016

Historian Gerald Horne says the possible defeat of Bernie Sanders supporters at this summer’s Democratic National Convention could led to a serious exodus from the party and give rise to an independent movement. He sat down with TRNN senior editor Paul Jay to discuss the Mississippi Freedom Democratic insurgency of 1964 and understand its significance…

Reality Asserts Itself - Peter Kuznick

June 10, 2016
Peter Kuznick, co-author of The Untold History of the United States, spoke to Paul Jay about the significance of the vice presidency of Henry Wallace, who served in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, in the context of the Bernie Sanders campaign. “[The historian] Arthur Schlesinger talked about him being the greatest secretary of agriculture…

Reality Asserts Itself - The Occupation of the American Mind

May 23, 2016

Sanders and Class Struggle in the Democratic Party

May 18, 2016

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Sanders’ supporters Bill Curry and Jonathan Tasini discuss the fight in Nevada and the significance of the battle between Sanders and Wasserman Schultz

The Revolution Is Being Televised

December 25, 2015
Paul Jay: The more you own, the more you are served and protected

What’s at Stake for Iran in Syria?

October 29, 2015

Prof. Cyrus Bina says during the Iran-Iraq war, Assad’s Syria was the only Arab state that supported Iran

A Progressive Pope or Greenwashing the Vatican?

September 24, 2015

Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the Pope’s rhetoric on climate change and capitalism is a positive force or a dangerous illusion

Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Drake

August 7, 2015
TRNN Replay: On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake says that in the name of national security we are eating out the very heart of democracy; what will be left will be a garrison state