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Hedges and Lessig on Money and Politics

July 16, 2014
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig continue their discussion about how to break the power of corporate money in the US political system

Western European Banks Vulnerable to Ukrainian Sovereign Debt Crisis

March 16, 2014

James Henry: European banks in countries like Germany and Austria have a vested interest in a stable Ukraine because of trillions in outstanding debt

In Historic Protest Israel’s Orthodox Break with Settler Right

March 10, 2014

On Wednesday, March 6th the Israeli government’s Shaked Committee approved a law proposal that would extend forced conscription to the Jewish Orthodox. Today in Israel, military service is mandatory for all Jewish citizens, except the ultra Orthodox. The history of this exemption goes back to the founding of the state and has caused increasing tension…

Reality Asserts Itself - Phyllis Bennis

December 13, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines proposals to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict

Yousef Alhelou Reporting From Gaza

September 25, 2013
Already facing Israeli naval blockade, Gaza fisherman now under attack from Egyptian forces

Reality Asserts Itself - Rania Masri

September 19, 2013
Paul Jay talks to peace activist and environmentalist Rania Masri about her journey – from Bahrain to North Carolina, from scientist to global activist

Walmart Gets Clearance to Open Doors in DC

September 18, 2013

DC City Council strikes down a living wage at America’s largest private employer, despite public’s support for $12.50/hour wage

Social Security Reform

August 14, 2013
Signed into law in 1935, the Social Security Act launched an integral social safety net program, but is it still sustainable?