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Rep. Tlaib’s Bill Targets Trump’s Opportunity Zones Scam

December 10, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced legislation to repeal Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones bill, citing opportunity zones as a “scam” that really benefit billionaires. But this isn’t a scam Trump started. Jacqueline Luqman talks with Mehrsa Baradaran to explain why.

Great Employment Numbers: 44% of Fully Employed Make $18,000 a Year or Less

December 10, 2019

Beneath the rosy employment report lives a reality of low-paying part-time and temporary work with no benefits or security.

Laura Flanders Show: Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal

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December 9, 2019

In this episode of the Laura Flanders Show, author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, On Fire, in which she argues that addressing the climate crisis requires more than simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through a series of essays, Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and…

Historic Radical Organization Relaunches to Fight Police Oppression

December 9, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman talks to Max Rameau about the relaunch of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, and the start of a national effort to advocate for community control over the police.

Trump Declared War on the Poor–And the Poor Are Fighting Back

December 6, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to cut SNAP benefits that could drive millions further into poverty. Liz Theoharis of the Poor People’s Campaign and Karen Dolan of IPS join us to discuss the implications.

Are Accusations of Chinese Human Rights Violations Reinforcing the Trade War?

December 5, 2019

Professor David Kotz discusses how the U.S.’s hardened trade stance has nothing to do with human rights, despite new reports of the massive human rights violations of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in western China.

Buttigieg Pursues Black Voters at Rev. Barber’s Church

December 3, 2019

Pete Buttigieg spoke at Rev. William Barber’s church in North Carolina, discussing racial and inequality issues that are highlighted in the Poor People’s Campaign platform. But will this be enough to raise his support among Black voters?

AcTVism: The Julian Assange Case

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December 3, 2019

In this video we compile excerpts of interviews that we conducted from 2018 to 2019 pertaining to the extradition case of Julian Assange and the implications it has on press freedoms and democracy. This compilation includes analyses from Abby Martin, Jill Stein, Yanis Varoufakis and Noam Chomsky. This video also includes statements from Edward Snowden,…

How Israel/Palestine Became a Central Issue in US Politics

November 29, 2019

Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue in recent years and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US

Indigenous Peoples’ History is More Complicated Than a Holiday Myth

November 28, 2019

TRNN Replay: Tara Houska, tribal rights attorney and co-founder of NotYourMascots.org, discusses often omitted nuances of Indigenous peoples’ history and outlines some current struggles being waged