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Hedges and Binney on NSA Policy

January 11, 2014
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges and William Binney answer the question: “What should the NSA policy look like?”

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges and William Binney

January 9, 2014
Chris Hedges and NSA whistle-blower William Binney tell Paul Jay that there should be accountability, including the President himself, for the criminal practices used by the NSA against the American people

Students and Teachers Defend Education

January 9, 2014
Student activist Tre Murphy: Eric Holder and Arne Duncan’s call for less use of zero-tolerance policies is a good start but much work remains to reign in the use of law enforcement in public schools

EXCLUSIVE: Family of Unarmed Man Killed in Baltimore Police Custody Speaks Out

January 7, 2014

Tyrone West’s family members Tawanda Jones and Jamie Richardson speak to The Real News after Baltimore’s State’s Attorney declines to press charges against the police officers involved in his death.

Former Prosecutor Gets Arrested to See The Other Side of U.S. Criminal Justice System

December 24, 2013

Bobby Constantino, a former prosecutor from privileged background, lays bare the racism and inequities of the U.S. American criminal justice system

Detroit's Bankruptcy

November 7, 2013
Mike Duggan will be Detroit’s next mayor, but will he take on Detroit’s emergency manager?

Reality Asserts Itself - Glen Ford

October 25, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford addresses the question whether black Americans constitute a nation, and if so, what is their role in the movement of the whole people On Reality Asserts Itself, Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, talked with Paul Jay about the role of black politics within…

Corporations Reap Billions from Mass Incarceration

October 21, 2013
New campaign exposes the companies that profit off prisoners A new video series called Prison Profiteers exposes the corporations that profit from the nation's incarceration system, including medical companies, bail companies, phone companies, and even police departments. The report mentions Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group as private prison companies who profit from mass incarceration. Jesse…

Reality Asserts Itself - Peter Kuznick

October 20, 2013
In the final episode of this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes the core idea of American exceptionalism, that US military power creates world order