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Beyond Toppling Statues: Dismantling White Supremacy in Baltimore
As Baltimore removes its Confederate statues, The Real Baltimore holds an extended discussion with labor activists Ricarra Jones and Melissa Wells, Councilman Ryan Dorsey, and Ideal City's Ben Smith, who say public policy must be aimed at reversing the impacts of white supremacy
DATE: 2016-08-16 | LENGTH: 40:02

 
Historian: Trump Defends White Supremacy to Maintain Elite Power Structure
Gerald Horne says Trump comments seek to disperse the culpability of white nationalists in the murder of Heather Heyer
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 11:39

 
Nina Turner Denounces the Enablers of Nazis
In a wide ranging discussion, Nina Turner and Paul Jay focus on the role of Trump, the GOP, corporate Democrats and corporate media in perpetuating systemic racism; they also address whether Nazi's should have a right to organize public rallies
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 28:12

 
Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues After Activists Gave City Ultimatium
Baltimore became the latest city to remove Confederate statues after neo-Nazis in Charlottesville killed one and injured dozens.
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 07:17

 
Witnessing the Terror in Charlottesville
At the scene of Saturday's car attack on anti-racist protesters, Michael Payne of the Charlottesville Democratic Socialists of America walks us through what he witnessed
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 12:41

 
Ecuador: President Moreno In Battle with Former President Correa
Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa is accusing recently elected president Lenin Moreno of moving the country to the right, using corruption accusations against Vice-President and Correa friend Jorge Glas as cover. TRNN's Greg Wilpert reports
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 11:55

 
Trump Defends White Nationalists, Blames 'Both Sides' for Charlottesville Violence
Our Revolution's Erika Andiola says Trump, his administration and supporters have incited violence across the country since his campaign
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 05:23

 
Ending Legalized Slavery in the US Once and for All
In this episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway speaks with Krystal Roundtree, the lead organizer for the Millions for Prisoners March in D.C. It is a national day of action which seeks to abolish the Thirteenth Amendment in the U.S. constitution
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 11:41

 
Two Dozen Arrested at White House Immigration Protest as Trump Mulls Arpaio Pardon
Undocumented activist Erika Andiola says Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of racial profiling, would lay bare the motives of his immigration policies
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 09:45

 
   


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Real Media: 'This is all a lie' - William Hawk Birdshead at the British Museum
William Hawk Birdshead, a DAPL water protector from the Oglala Nakota tribe, reacts as he visits the JP Morgan Chase-sponsored North American gallery at the British Museum
DATE: 2017-08-16 | LENGTH: 08:31

 
Wilkerson: Trump Has No Business Threatening Venezuela
As President Trump claims he won't rule out military force in Venezuela, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says "we need to keep our dirty hands off Latin America"
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 16:15

 
Trump Reluctantly Condemns White Supremacists, but his Presidency Still Empowers Them
Gerald Horne contextualizes the terror attack in Charlottesville, and says Trump's administration has continued to embolden white nationalists
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 11:31

 
NOAA Defies Trump Administration's Climate Science Denial
Leading climate change expert, Dr. Joe Romm, discusses U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's State of the Climate report which confirms new records on global warming, greenhouse gas, and sea level rise
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 09:33

 
White-on-Black Killings 8 Times More Likely to Be Cleared
A new report from the Marshall Project finds that when a white person kills a black man in the U.S., the killer often faces no legal consequences. We speak to reporters Daniel Lathrop and Anna Flag
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 11:02

 
Despite Protests, Baltimore Turns Back the Clock on Criminal Justice Reform
A bill that would impose mandatory minimums on gun possession cleared a key legislative hurdle as activists urge the council to seek more humane solutions to violence
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 04:50

 
Taking on Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democratic Party Machine - RAI with LaRaviere (2/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Troy LaRaviere says growing up in poverty prepared him for a fight to defend public education in Chicago, even when it threatened his own job as a school principal
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 20:06

 
The Nina Turner Show: Hygiene as a Human Right with Dr. Javad Aghaloo
At the 2017 People's Summit, rural dentist Javad Aghaloo speaks about the need to include dental hygiene in calls for Medicare for All
DATE: 2017-08-15 | LENGTH: 08:43

 
Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy: Ku Klux Clowns Won't Stop Us
Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy, who led the City Council's effort to remove the statue of Confederate general Confederate General Robert E. Lee, discusses his campaign and this weekend's white supremacist protests
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 13:57

 
Raw Video: White Supremacist Rally Organizer Flees Protesters
Jason Kessler, organizer of the white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally, is chased away by protesters in Charlottesville
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 02:40

 
Deandre Harris on Attack by White Supremacists in Charlottesville
Deandre Harris, a 20-year old hip-hop artist and educator, speaks out on surviving an attack by white supremacists in Charlottesville
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 03:01

 
Secret Safe Injection Site Responds to US Drug Crisis
As President Trump calls the opioid crisis an emergency, it's emerged that a US social services agency has secretly run supervised drug injections at an undisclosed location. We speak to Maia Szalavitz, author of "Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction."
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 09:50

 
States Prepare to Fight Back Against Jeff Sessions' Absurd War on Pot
Letters sent by the current Attorney General hint of upcoming federal action against state's that have already legalized it, but a marijuana policy expert says Sessions may face resistance on multiple fronts
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 12:11

 
Media Downplays Wells Fargo's Latest Scandals
Bill Black says the real scandal isn't just the 20,000 people who wrongfully lost their cars, but that fraudulent financial products are allowed to be sold in the first place
DATE: 2017-08-14 | LENGTH: 08:45

 
  

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David Suzuki: Wildfires Are a Climate Change Wake-Up Call
By David Suzuki / Ecowatch.
Wildfires are sweeping BC. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting them has cost more than $230 million—and the season i...

David Suzuki

'Bernie Bros' and 'Alt-Left' Are Propaganda Terms Meant to Disempower Activism
"Bernie Bros" and the "Alt-Left" are terms increasingly used by conservatives and neo-liberals to discourage, disempower, and discourage activism on the left in favor of complacency in support of the status quo. By Michael Sainato The 2016 ...

Michael Sainato

Time to Reassess the Roles Played by Guccifer 2.0 and Russia in the DNC ‘Hack’
By Scott Ritter / Truthdig. Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., in June 2016. (Paul Holston / AP) Editor’s note: The writer is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), but he was not a signer ...

Scott Ritter

Minority Rule in Trump’s America
By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Photo by Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump’s slogan “America First” is vile; it smacks of nativism and appeals to the insularity and anti-intellectualism of an appallingly large segment of the ...

Andrew Levine

For Netanyahu and the Saudis, Opposing Diplomacy With Iran Was Never About Enrichment
By Trita Parsi / The Intercept. Photo: Gali Tibbon/Press Pool/AP “This was never about enrichment.” The academics and officials in the room were taken aback. For a former senior Israeli official to deny the importance of the nuclear issue ...

Trita Parsi

The U.N. Security Council Should Sanction Saudi Arabia for Its War Crimes in Yemen
By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet. Yemen is at the brink of cholera and famine driven mass death. Air strike on Sana'a in May 2015
Photo Credit: Ibrahem Qa...

Vijay Prashad


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THE REAL BALTIMORE

Will Maryland Pioneer Offshore Wind Farming in America?
Despite a climate-denying federal government, two new offshore wind farms could bring thousands of clean jobs to Maryland's Sparrow's Point
DATE: 2017-04-27

 
TRNN Replay: The Story of the 2015 Baltimore Uprising Told Through the Voices of the People
The TRNN staff's coverage of the transformative year when the people demanded to be heard
DATE: 2015-12-28

 
TRNN Replay: What Conditions Gave Rise to the Baltimore Uprising?
Community activists Marisela Gomez, Kimberly Ellis, and Shaquayah McKenzie also discuss the conversations in the media about Black life and Baltimore
DATE: 2015-05-04

 
   

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