World Politics

Venezuela and Socialism - mailbag with Paul Jay

Venezuela and Socialism – Mailbag with Paul Jay

March 21, 2019

Trump says socialism has proven a failure – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to discuss viewer comments and questions

China the Target of Pentagon's Massive Military Budget - Horne and Jay

China the Target of Pentagon’s Massive Military Budget – Horne and Jay

March 20, 2019

Acting Secretary of Defense justifies the increase in military spending with three words: China, China, China – Historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay

Puerto Rico's Government Was Warned Climate Catastrophe Was Coming, But Didn't Listen

Puerto Rico’s Government Was Warned Climate Catastrophe Was Coming, But Didn’t Listen

March 20, 2019

Environmental activist Juan Rosario says that, after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico must do more to transition to renewable energy

Brazilian Left's Free Lula Campaign Highlights Miscarriage of Justice

Brazilian Left’s Free Lula Campaign Highlights Miscarriage of Justice

March 19, 2019

Left forces met in Sao Paulo to relaunch the Free Lula campaign. Members of grassroots movements and political parties were there, saying that Workers Party leader Lula da Silva was unjustly imprisoned

Venezuela Tops CIA’s Agenda for Brazil’s President

Venezuela Tops CIA’s Agenda for Brazil’s President

March 18, 2019

On his first visit to the U.S., President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro eagerly receives his instructions from the CIA and Trump’s foreign policy team.  Alex Main of CEPR analyzes the visit

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 38 Years and 148 Lashes

38 Years Prison and 148 Lashes for Iranian Human Rights Defender

March 18, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh defended political prisoners and worked to abolish Iran’s death penalty. Human rights groups are worried her sentence could signal increased repression of peace activism in Iran under a judiciary with a history of human rights violations

Union Leaders Embrace Return of 'The Market' in Cuba

Union Leaders Embrace Return of ‘The Market’ in Cuba

March 18, 2019

Cuba has officially passed reforms that will change economics and labor relations on the island. Union leaders told the Real News Network that the move doesn’t spell a break with socialism, but questions remain about the impacts for Cuban workers and the revolution itself

Is Corbyn's Socialism Possible Within the EU? - Lapavitsas and Jay

Class Struggle Over Brexit

March 17, 2019
With the Conservative Party in disarray, can the Labour Party take advantage of the “Brexit moment”– Costas Lapavitsas joins host Paul Jay
Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever

Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever

March 17, 2019

Our weekly roundup panel looks at the fracture lines in the Republican Party and the corporate Democrats continue their frenzy about Russia – with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay

Cubans Hopeful and Cautious, as New Constitution Passed

Cubans Hopeful and Cautious, as New Constitution Passed

March 17, 2019

After months of debate, millions turned out in a historic vote on a new constitution for Cuba. The Real News Network was on the ground to hear from Cubans about the vote and the process, which marks a significant shift in the Caribbean nation.