World Politics

Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran

Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran

May 21, 2019

With a thirty year Boeing veteran at the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan as Acting Secretary of Defense, and with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo at the helm, war with Iran is likely says the former chief of staff to Secretary of State, Col. Larry Wilkerson

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

May 19, 2019

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

May 19, 2019

Civil rights lawyer and activist Arjun Singh Sethi says, “Even the CIA actually came out and said it would be a mistake, because in many ways the Muslim Brotherhood more recently has been a force of moderation and democratization in the Middle East.”

Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

May 19, 2019

The town of Yukuyoko, in the Mixteca region of Southern Mexico, is developing innovative ways of confronting drought. Laura Carlsen reports from Yukuyoko for TRNN

Trump's Huawei Ban Confirms 'Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons'

Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’

May 17, 2019

As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine

New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey’s Inequality Within Households

New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey’s Inequality Within Households

May 17, 2019

Hasan Tekguc and Bengi Akbulut discuss their research on the gender gap in poverty in Turkey. When comparing household income, it is impossible to know about the gender-based inequality within households

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

May 17, 2019

Germany becomes the first country in the world to criminalize the BDS movement. Shir Hever, TRNN Correspondent in Germany and expert on Palestine-Israel, responds

Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists

Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists

May 17, 2019

After more than a month of living in the Venezuelan embassy, DC police and secret service broke open the doors to arrest for activists who had been staying in the embassy to protect it against an opposition take-over. The move sets a dangerous precedent, says Medea Benjamin

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil

May 16, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of students and educators took to the streets across Brazil in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s draconian neoliberal attack on education. Mike Fox reports

Why Socialism? With Bhaskar Sunkara

Why Socialism

May 16, 2019
Most people know capitalism is unjust. Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara says he wrote The Socialist Manifesto to lay out an alternative