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Sacramento Residents Found Not Guilty of Mortgage Fraud

August 26, 2014

TRNN regular contributor Bill Black discusses his role in a major legal victory in which lenders were found to have ignored gaping holes and blatant lies in loan applications

Michael Brown’s Funeral Buried in Media Circus

August 26, 2014

TRNN’s Megan Sherman reports on Mike Brown’s funeral and ensuing media frenzy

Ferguson Protestors Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Michael Brown

August 18, 2014

Activist Kevin Alexander Gray talks about the need for radical structural change to address the demands of the Ferguson uprising and the killing of unarmed African Americans across the United States

Gaza Cease-Fire Extended, but What’s Needed for a Just Solution to the Conflict?

August 18, 2014

Amnesty International’s Deborah Hyams talks about being blocked from carrying out an independent investigation of the most recent assault on Gaza, and author Vijay Prashad discusses the latest developments in the Palestinian liberation struggle

Is Baltimore City’s Water Supply Up For Privatization?

August 14, 2014

City Hall denies the charge, but workers and advocates say an upcoming water contract could be a foot in the door for privatization

Putin and Russian Nationalism on the Rise

August 14, 2014

Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Western sanctions are fueling a new sense of nationalism and pride, but it serves the oligarchs who want a more powerful state and armed forces to pursue their “Jurassic Capitalism” economic agenda

Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza Extended but Talks Stall on Lifting Blockade

August 13, 2014

Journalist Allison Deger explains what Israel and Hamas expect to achieve from the negotiations and why Israel continues to fear a unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah

Deconstructing Fed Vice Chair’s Grim Economic Forecast

August 13, 2014

PERI co-director Gerald Epstein discusses how Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer has ignored real solutions to improve the economy, like increasing wages

Reality Asserts Itself - Christopher Williams

August 12, 2014
Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially

Workers Say Racial Discrimination Systemic at Thurgood Marshall Airport

August 9, 2014

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks with workers and advocates at BWI Airport who say the racial wage gap there is harming Baltimore’s African American community