civil war

South Sudan: Former Rivals Forge Foundation for Peace

July 7, 2018

The just signed ceasefire agreement in South Sudan’s bloody civil war is an important step forward, but it remains too early to know whether it will last, says Khalid Ahmed, of University of Toronto

UN Declared Humanitarian Crisis in the DRC, President Kabila Rejects Aid

April 9, 2018

President Joseph Kabila insists that there is no humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even as millions of children starve. Kabila “doesn’t want anything to reinforce what is widely understood: that the instability in the country is caused in large part by his refusal to step down from power,” says Friends of the…

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

November 6, 2017
Mehrsa Baradaran details how government policy created white middle class wealth while simultaneously impoverishing African Americans

Did John Kelly Attend History Class?

October 31, 2017

In defending Gen. Kelly’s praise for Robert E. Lee and his view that the Civil War arose from “the lack of an ability to compromise,” the White House’s white supremacist sympathies are again on display. We speak to historian Gerald Horne.

A Brief History of the KKK with Gerald Horne

July 10, 2017

As the KKK rallies in Charlottesville, VA, author and historian Gerald Horne charts its history from Reconstruction to the rise of Donald Trump

Historian Says Additional Baltimore Confederate Statues Should be Removed

February 11, 2016

James W. Loewen argues confederate monument commission which recommended to remove two statues did not go far enough, and even overlooked confederate memorials that should also be removed

Education

December 22, 2014
Professor Lois Weiner explains that teachers and the teachers union must take concrete steps to repair their relationship with communities of color

Ferguson Resident: “You Can’t Talk about Race and Class and Privilege in a Soundbite”

August 26, 2014

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor interviews two local Ferguson residents who say the mainstream media has failed them

How Close Are Iraqi Kurds to Achieving an Independent State?

July 14, 2014

Edmund Ghareeb explains why various nations are divided over support for Kurdish independence in Iraq