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US Politics

September 21, 2017
After mobilizing millions of supporters around progressive policies at home, Senator Bernie Sanders unveils a foreign policy vision that criticizes US militarism and ‘international oligarchy’

Democrats Must Take on Corporate Power If they Want to Win

March 29, 2017

In part two, Mike Elk says a winning strategy for Democrats must elevate the to improve income inequality and working conditions, and discusses his new media project PayDay Report, that seeks to amplify labor struggles in the south

Why Further Revelations on Trump’s Russian Connections Might Fail to Bring Him Down

March 23, 2017

Investigative journalist James Henry argues that the revelations on Manafort and further inquiry into Trump’s ties to oligarchs are unlikely to produce a ‘silver bullet’ against the administration – and says there’s no substitute for grassroots organizing in preparation for the 2018 elections

Russia

March 22, 2017
The US and Russian right share a similar ideology, but it’s one that sees each other as an excuse for military expansion and harmful internal economic policy, says professor Aleksandr Buzgalin

Clinton vs. Trump Debate: Is One Section of the Oligarchy More Dangerous?

September 27, 2016

Glen Ford and Jeff Cohen agree that the exclusion of third parties left the “non-partisan” debate with candidates who have “very little light between them,” but disagree about strategic voting and the danger of Trump’s neo-fascism

Ukrainians Protest Oligarchic Rule

December 16, 2013
Economist Jeffrey Sommers says that although pro-EU Ukrainians have legitimate grievances, they have little to gain from trade agreements that would ultimately transfer ownership of industry to outside actors

Honduras

December 8, 2013
In the absence of a trustworthy process, those who took power by force in 2009 will stay in power

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

December 5, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms

Latin America

September 22, 2013
Through harassment, arbitrary detention and violence, Mexico sweeps teachers and students