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Time to Buy Out Fossil Fuel Corporations - Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself
The Next System Project's Gar Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the Federal Reserve should use quantitive easing, i.e. create money, to take Big Oil companies out of the equation and finance a massive green infrastructure program
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 23:21

 
Trump Defunding Science a Threat to Civilization (pt. 2)
Climate Scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann on why Scientists' voices must be heard
DATE: 2017-04-29 | LENGTH: 04:53

 
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Climate Change is a Public Health Threat
Leading public health doctor, Georges C. Benjamin says Climate Change is making Americans sick
DATE: 2017-04-29 | LENGTH: 03:57

 
Most of Brazil Paralyzed as Unions Implement One-Day General Strike
The strike is in response to draconian labor and pension reforms that the government of President Temer is trying to push through as rapidly as possible explains Mike Fox from Brazil
DATE: 2017-04-29 | LENGTH: 14:16

 
Just How Environmental Are Canada's Environmental Policies?
Tzeporah Berman, the Executive Director of PowerUp Canada, explains that the Trudeau's government's environmental policies are an important improvement over the previous government, but it is far from enough
DATE: 2017-04-29 | LENGTH: 18:10

 
Trump Defunding Science a Threat to Civilization
Climate Scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann on why Scientists' voices must be heard
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 09:36

 
Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising
Eddie Conway says that if the riots of 1968 were a 10, the 2015 Baltimore Uprising was a 1.
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 02:08

 
Activism Won Net Neutrality - Can it Stop Trump's FCC from Rolling it Back?
Craig Aaron of Free Press says the fight to stop FCC chair Ajit Pai's attempt to undo net neutrality, which protects equal access to internet content, depends on a resurgence of the grassroots activism that helped push it through in 2015.
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 13:02

 
   

Steve Bannon on the Crisis of Capitalism and the Divine Right of Billionaires
Mathew Fox and Paul Jay discuss Bannon's alliance with the far-right Catholic Opus Dei, and his vision of the Judeo-Christian West
 
An urgent letter from Emma Thompson & Danny Glover
We believe this proposal from The Real News Network to create a Global Climate Change Bureau deserves your attention. It is a critical link in the effort to fight for effective action to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and transition to an equitable, sustainable green economy.
 
Donald Trump: The Raw and Naked Face of a System That Showers Speculators with Obscene Riches
Paul Jay says the enablers of Trumpism are the leaders of both major parties and the corporate media
 
   


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Britain's Labour Party Leader Undermined by Labour Members of Parliament
Thomas Barlow, the Senior Editor of Real Media, analyzes the electoral panorama for the upcoming June 8 general election in Britain
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 09:34

 
Iran Can Work With U.S. if Trump Drops the Threats
In part two of our interview, former senior Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian discusses the threat of a worsening proxy war in Yemen, Iran's support for Bashar al-Assad, the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, and the possibility for Tehran-Washington cooperation on Syria and other Middle East issues.
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 17:25

 
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 | LENGTH: 08:08

 
Environmental InJustice: The Poisoning of East Chicago
Lead in the water. Arsenic in the soil. East Chicago residents sound off on representatives from EPA and HUD, about how their community resources were contaminated for decades by industry. For the extended version of this story, click here
DATE: 2017-04-28 | LENGTH: 08:31

 
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 | LENGTH: 25:13

 
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 | LENGTH: 25:34

 
Why Do Politicians Ignore Environmental Issues?
Nina Turner, the former Ohio State Senator, argues that environmental issues don't reach politicians' radar because they disproportionately affect poor communities and because big donors don't want them to
DATE: 2017-04-27 | LENGTH: 14:58

 
Trump Unveils Outline of his Pro-Corporate Tax Plan
Trump would be one of the main beneficiaries of his own tax reform proposal, benefitting from the lowering of "pass-through" income, says CEPR's Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-04-27 | LENGTH: 08:03

 
UN Panel Strives to Improve Access to Medicines
We are not against intellectual property protection, but we want to see that health prevails when there is a conflict, explains legendary Brazilian Ambassador Celso Amorim in discussing recommendations of the UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines
DATE: 2017-04-27 | LENGTH: 20:54

 
District Courts Continue to Challenge Trump's Travel Bans
Bill Black, former financial regulator says banning Muslims is unconstitutional, we can not discriminate based on religion in this country
DATE: 2017-04-27 | LENGTH: 10:19

 
Judge Blocks Trump's Targeting of "Sanctuary Cities," Ahead of May 1st Immigrant Rights Protest
Scholar Aviva Chomsky says while Trump has ramped up anti-immigrant rhetoric, he's continuing policies that originate under Democratic administrations.
DATE: 2017-04-26 | LENGTH: 10:43

 
Dutch Arms Dealer Who Fueled Liberian Civil War Convicted
Andrew Feinstein, the author of The Shadow World, recounts the background of Guus Kouwenhoven's involvement in arms dealing for Liberia's civil war
DATE: 2017-04-27 | LENGTH: 13:51

 
Former Astronaut: Can't Hide Climate Data
Leland Melvin says we must use science to ensure our children's future
DATE: 2017-04-27 | LENGTH: 04:23

 
U.S. Threatens Nuclear Deal it Admits Iran Respects - How Will Tehran Respond?
In part one of our interview, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former senior Iranian diplomat, analyzes the Trump administration's "review" of the Iran nuclear agreement despite acknowledging that Tehran is fulfilling its obligations.
DATE: 2017-04-26 | LENGTH: 13:55

 
  

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Why I Fear and Loathe Trump Even More Now Than On Election Day
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. Long before Hillary Clinton was parachuted into New York State to become its Senator, I was certain that she was a disaster waiting to happen.  Nothing that has ...

Andrew Levine

Earth Day Denial that War Causes Climate Change
By David William Pear, April 26, 2017 The liberal-middleclass is brain dead about the wars.  They do not want to hear about war, speak about war or see war protesters. The liberal-middleclass has emotionally numbed out.  They have a complete lack ...

David William Pear

Palestine, Trump
By Vijay Prashad. Ten days have passed since roughly 1500 Palestinian political prisoners went on hunger strike. There has been little coverage of the condition of the prisoners and almost none of the strike itself. This Freedom and ...

Vijay Prashad

Democrat Disunity: Hypocritical Media Attacks on Sanders
By Yves Smith. This article was first published on Naked Capitalism.
On every conceivable front, the Democrats double downing down on the strategy that led them to hemorrhage losses in representation, meaning power, at every level ...

Yves Smith

Could a Leftist Bring Growth Back to France?
By Mark Weisbrot The New York Times, April 20, 2017 See article on original site En français If the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday is now too close to call, that’s partly because of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s last-minute ...

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Against Liberal Nostalgia
by Stephen Maher. This article was first published on Jacobin. The Left shouldn’t counter the logic of “Make America Great Again” with nostalgia for an idealized liberal democracy. Andrew Carnegie visiting the Chamber of Commerce with a French delegation in ...

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Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising
Eddie Conway says that if the riots of 1968 were a 10, the 2015 Baltimore Uprising was a 1.
DATE: 2017-04-28

 
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?
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