public policy

Professor Who Teaches Israel-Palestine Conflict Accuses College of Violating His Academic Freedom

March 20, 2014

Professor Iymen Chehade and attorney Rima Kapitan say Columbia College made a political decision to cancel Chehade’s class on the Israeli-Palestine Conflict after he screened Five Broken Cameras

TRNN Debate: Should Baltimore ‘Ban The Box’?

March 17, 2014

TRNN hosts a debate between Councilman Nick Mosby who sponsored legislation that would prevent employers from immediately disqualifying job applicants with criminal records and Elizabeth Torphy Donzella of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

MLK and Black Identity

January 20, 2014
Baltimore activist Dayvon Love discusses King’s concept of the importance a developing a black identity that people can use to organize independent institutions

Reality Asserts Itself - Dayvone Love

January 20, 2014
Baltimore activist Dayvon Love discusses King’s concept of the importance a developing a black identity that people can use to organize independent institutions

Anthony Monteiro on Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois

January 19, 2014
Young Baltimore activist Dayvon Love tells Paul Jay how MLK’s teaching that American blacks must be anti-imperialist, changed his life.

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2014
Young Baltimore activist Dayvon Love tells Paul Jay how MLK’s teaching that American blacks must be anti-imperialist, changed his life.

Major Corporations Employ Former U.S. Intelligence Agents As Spies

November 26, 2013

‘Spooky Business’: New report details spying and infiltration carried out by corporations against nonprofits and activists

"The World According to Monsanto"

May 23, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to challenge Monsanto’s bullying of small farmers, influence on public policy, and aggressive promotion of GMOs.

FCC, Media Consolidation and Internet Regulations

May 10, 2013
Nicholas Johnson: Nomination of Tom Wheeler shows Obama wants an FCC that manages monopoly competition – not a defender of public interest; Wheeler on President’s intelligence advisory board, not likely to defend right to privacy

Who Benefits from Austerity?

April 17, 2013
New study refutes Reinhart and Rogoff analysis that underpins austerity policy around the world; shows no relation between debt and lack of growth

Thatcher Forged an Alliance Between Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism

April 10, 2013

Thatcher used her popularity from the Falklands war to push right-wing economic reform, leading to increased inequality

Is unemployment "natural"?

April 3, 2013
Jesse Rothstein: Low wages and lack of purchasing power the real structural problem, skills training and more education is not the critical solution