Obama administration

Mexico

February 29, 2016
John Ackerman speaks about political violence, corruption, what has made democracy so dysfunctional, and how the Obama administration’s policies towards Mexico are not helping.

The Ratner Report

December 19, 2014
The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) files case against Bush Administration officials for running a state organized program of torture authorized at the highest levels, says Michael Ratner, chair of ECCHR

Vijay Prashad

December 14, 2014
Vijay Prashad says the torture report is unclear about the chain of command, but the international community is making moves to hold those in power accountable

Torture

December 9, 2014
Investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler says the Obama administration is using the CIA to protect itself and Bush-era officials from being legally implicated in war crimes

Bush's torture legacy

December 9, 2014
The heavily redacted report on torture does not include Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama’s War on Press Freedoms

August 15, 2014

Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists.

Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen

August 15, 2014

Advocates urge the Obama administration to stop its efforts to compel the New York Times’ James Risen to reveal a confidential source in his 2006 book

Iraqi Parliament Adjourns in Chaos without Choosing New Leader

June 30, 2014

Prof. Sabah Alnasseri highlights how sectarian politics, which were exacerbated by the U.S. invasion, continue to divide the country, while America’s response has been militarization when it should be promoting inclusion

Hudson Report

June 17, 2014
Michael Hudson: There is no real left-wing alternative to the right

TRNN Debate: Is Obama Doing Enough to Fight Climate Change?

May 12, 2014

Environmental scholar Subhankar Banerjee and Center for American Progress fellow Daniel Weiss debate the Obama administration’s record on fighting climate change after government report finds climate change effects happening now