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"Wealthcare" Defeated: Health Care For All Back on the Agenda
National Nurses United co-director Jean Ross says only Medicare for All can provide care for millions who still remain uninsured under the Affordable Care Act
DATE: 2017-03-24 | LENGTH: 06:36

 
Defending the Climate in the Age of Trump
Centre for Sustainable Economy's Ted Gleichman says we need to see the fossil fuel industry as a rogue industry that can no longer be considered just another normal part of the economy
DATE: 2017-03-25 | LENGTH: 19:26

 
Baltimore Mayor's Veto of $15 Wage Protects Policy of Subsidizing Wealthy, Councilperson Says
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the measure may have lost its veto-proof support among city council members
DATE: 2017-03-24 | LENGTH: 07:29

 
The Truth Behind the War on Immigrants
Historian Gerald Horne explains how the demonization of immigrants are designed to divide the working class and prevent white and non-white workers from acting in solidarity
DATE: 2017-03-24 | LENGTH: 06:55

 
Were Haitian Police Behind Assassination Attempt on Aristide?
Jeb Sprague-Silgado says the firing on the former president's motorcade took place in the context of mass voter disenfranchisement and an attempt to rearrange the country politically away from left forces
DATE: 2017-03-24 | LENGTH: 11:19

 
New Provisions Eliminate Healthcare From GOP 'Wealthcare' Bill
As fighting between Trump and the Republican Party leads to a delay of the vote for the GOP health care bill, Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber and Bernie Sanders call for the US to adopt a single-payer system
DATE: 2017-03-23 | LENGTH: 03:42

 
Why Further Revelations on Trump's Russian Connections Might Fail to Bring Him Down
Investigative journalist James Henry argues that the revelations on Manafort and further inquiry into Trump's ties to oligarchs are unlikely to produce a 'silver bullet' against the administration - and says there's no substitute for grassroots organizing in preparation for the 2018 elections
DATE: 2017-03-23 | LENGTH: 10:53

 
18 Million U.S. Citizens Exposed to Lead-Contaminated Water Systems
Trump's cuts to the EPA will make it nearly impossible for the agency to track down violations of lead standards and enforce public health protections, says Erik D. Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council
DATE: 2017-03-24 | LENGTH: 08:48

 
Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2/2)
Jeffrey Tayler, Contributing editor to The Atlantic, tells Paul Jay there are steps the Trump administration can take if it is serious about reducing tensions with Russia
DATE: 2017-03-23 | LENGTH: 21:52

 
   

The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Bannon and Trump's Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump's campaign from demise
 
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
 
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.
 
   


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Should Sanders Continue the Fight Outside the Democratic Party?
Draft Bernie founder Nick Brana discusses the relation of the Sanders movement to the Green Party and says the only way to inspire a similar kind of movement is by going outside of the Democratic Party
DATE: 2017-03-23 | LENGTH: 11:44

 
Fed Inflation Target Keeping Wages Low, People Out of Jobs
CEPR co-founder Dean Baker says there are good reasons for thinking that we still are far from full employment, needlessly slowing the economy and keeping people from getting jobs
DATE: 2017-03-23 | LENGTH: 09:21

 
Is Trump Dangerous for Russia?
The US and Russian right share a similar ideology, but it's one that sees each other as an excuse for military expansion and harmful internal economic policy, says professor Aleksandr Buzgalin
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 11:26

 
Was the Georgian Conflict Started to Elect John McCain President in 2008? Pt.1
TRNN REPLAY: As thousands demand Saakashvili's resignation, Paul Jay investigates roots of 2008 Russia-Georgia War.
DATE: 2009-04-14 | LENGTH: 11:11

 
Will the NDP Adopt Pro-BDS Platform?
Journalist Nora Loreto discusses the ongoing leadership races in Canada's Conservative and NDP parties
DATE: 2017-03-23 | LENGTH: 13:32

 
Massive Cuts to EPA Threaten Communities Already Suffering From Pollution, Climate Change
NAACP's Jacqui Patteron says existing protections we weren't sufficiently providing safeguards for communities that have been affected by recent water crises, which demonstrates the need for stronger regulations rather than rolling them back
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 10:50

 
Whistle Blower Teacher Says Charter Schools Draining Students, Resources from Public Education
In the third installment of TRNN's investigation into the decline of public education another whistle blower teacher says Baltimore's focus on charter schools is threatening the viability of public education - by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 25:40

 
Trump's Budget Targets Climate Change Spending Across All Federal Agencies
Cuts to block community grants that fund programs like Meals on Wheels are simply cruel because they don't amount to any real savings for the government, says PERI's Robert Pollin
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 15:03

 
US Has Interfered in More Elections Than Any Other Nation
Glen Ford says that even if the US does prove that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, the actions don't match the scale of America's interference in elections across the world
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 13:50

 
Maryland Democrats Push Back Against Gov. Hogan's Support for ACA Repeal
Four members of the MD Democratic delegation rallied in Annapolis Monday urging republican Governor Larry Hogan to join with other GOP governors in opposition of the Obamacare repeal
DATE: 2017-03-22 | LENGTH: 07:22

 
Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (1/2)
GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Tayler, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability.
DATE: 2017-03-21 | LENGTH: 19:34

 
Democrats Fail to Dig into Trump's Shady Financial Ties During Hearing
Economist James Henry says the overlooked story is the longstanding role of Russian flight capital and organized crime ties in funding Trump's ventures
DATE: 2017-03-21 | LENGTH: 09:28

 
Why is the Capitalist West Fighting with Capitalist Russia?
TRNN Replay: Alexandr Buzgalin and Paul Jay discuss the antagonism between Russia and US despite the former adopting 'Jurassic Park capitalism' since the demise of the USSR
DATE: 2016-07-14 | LENGTH: 27:05

 
Baltimore City Council Passes Historic $15 Minimum Wage
After the measure was passed 11-3 - one vote shy of a veto proof majority - Councilman Brandon Scott confirmed with The Real News that he will be able to cast the vote necessary to override a possible mayoral veto
DATE: 2017-03-21 | LENGTH: 05:40

 
  

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Baltimore Mayor's Veto of $15 Wage Protects Policy of Subsidizing Wealthy, Councilperson Says
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the measure may have lost its veto-proof support among city council members
DATE: 2017-03-24

 
Whistle Blower Teacher Says Charter Schools Draining Students, Resources from Public Education
In the third installment of TRNN's investigation into the decline of public education another whistle blower teacher says Baltimore's focus on charter schools is threatening the viability of public education - by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-03-22

 
Maryland Democrats Push Back Against Gov. Hogan's Support for ACA Repeal
Four members of the MD Democratic delegation rallied in Annapolis Monday urging republican Governor Larry Hogan to join with other GOP governors in opposition of the Obamacare repeal
DATE: 2017-03-22

 
Baltimore City Council Passes Historic $15 Minimum Wage
After the measure was passed 11-3 - one vote shy of a veto proof majority - Councilman Brandon Scott confirmed with The Real News that he will be able to cast the vote necessary to override a possible mayoral veto
DATE: 2017-03-21

 
Federal Judge Orders Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Pocomoke, State of MD to Move Forward
Judge Frederick Motz ruling means the case alleging government officials discriminated against the city's first black police chief has cleared a key legal hurdle and will now enter discovery and possible depositions - by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-03-21

 
Hundreds Rally to Demand A Fix to Baltimore's School Budget Deficit
In a surprise move, City Schools announced $30 million dollars for classrooms, but students, teachers and advocates say funding remains woefully inadequate
DATE: 2017-03-21

 
   

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