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The Necessity for Urgency


Watch Paul Jay on the need for an independent news source that's not beholden to the partisan political warfare that's covering up the danger of war and the existential threat of climate crisis
DATE: 2017-06-22 | LENGTH: 01:57

 
 
Barclays Executives Charged with Paying $400 Million in Kickbacks to Qatar

 
Egypt's Alliance with Saudi Arabia Shows Signs of Stress

 
64 Years Later, CIA Details Long-Hidden Role in Iran Coup

 
Big Pharma Puts the Squeeze on Cities Battling Opiate Crisis

 
Community Organizes to Reclaim West Baltimore Resident's Home

 
 

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.
 
Premiere of the Nina Turner Show with Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders and Nina Turner discuss the building of a movement to fight the oligarchy and the achievements of the People's Summit
 
Wall St. Democrats vs. Working Class Democrats
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the fight within the Democratic Party and the need for the Sanders movement to more seriously take up the question of war and U.S. foreign policy
 
   


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Historic Rivalry for Regional Dominance at the Root of Saudi-Qatar Crisis
The battle for regional power between Saudi Arabia and Qatar dates back to the very creation of the State of Qatar; back then, just as it is now, it was about regional dominance, explains Professor Seif Da'na
DATE: 2017-06-23 | LENGTH: 21:59

 
13 Demands on Qatar Escalate Saudi-Led Standoff
Saudi Arabia and its allies' list of far-reaching demands for Qatar--including cutting ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, reducing cooperation with Iran, and closing news channel Al Jazeera--is "absurd," says CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin
DATE: 2017-06-23 | LENGTH: 14:35

 
Mexico Uses Israeli Spyware to Target Lawyers, Journalists and Activists
"We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people," says John Ackerman, editor-in-chief of the Mexican Law Review. "We're being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico."
DATE: 2017-06-24 | LENGTH: 20:08

 
Canada's Fossil Fuels Lobby Issues Dubious Data in a Bid for More Pipelines
Adam Scott of Oil Change International offers a critical analysis of new data from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
DATE: 2017-06-24 | LENGTH: 09:45

 
The Nina Turner Show: Appalachians Rising
At the 2017 People's Summit, Nina Turner talks to organizers from West Virginia and Ohio about the challenges of living and affecting change in rural America
DATE: 2017-06-22 | LENGTH: 14:59

 
Republican Health Care Plan: A Win-Win for the Wealthiest
Dr. Jane McAlevey says at the risk of losing support from their base at the polls, Republicans are forging ahead with the Bannon plan of destroying the American safety net and all liberal measures along the way
DATE: 2017-06-22 | LENGTH: 09:07

 
Dean Baker: Interest Rate Hike Will Hurt Jobs Growth
The Federal Reserve's interest rate hike will slow jobs growth, but is probably being done to please Wall Street, says CEPR's Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-06-23 | LENGTH: 10:30

 
Generating Solar Jobs For City Residents
Have a criminal record and no high school diploma? No problem. The Baltimore Center for Green Careers trains some of the city's most disenfranchised residents to thrive in 21st century renewable energy jobs. Kim Brown reports
DATE: 2017-06-23 | LENGTH: 29:36

 
US Interrogates Prisoners at UAE Torture Sites in Yemen
U.S. officials interrogated prisoners at United Arab Emirates-linked secret prisons in Yemen where extreme torture is routine, says Human Rights Watch's Kristine Beckerle
DATE: 2017-06-22 | LENGTH: 17:19

 
Nina Turner on Why Ossoff Lost in Georgia Special Election
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the major funding by the Democratic Party in a race held in a Republican district with a median income of $84000
DATE: 2017-06-21 | LENGTH: 15:10

 
Barclays and Its Executives Are Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
Bill Black, author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One says don't expect much - sadly, the British Serious 'Farce' Office that brought about the charges may not have the wits to carry out the prosecution
DATE: 2017-06-22 | LENGTH: 16:04

 
ISIS Flees Raqqa, Trump and Putin Escalate the War
With the potential defeat of ISIS in Syria, the U.S. and Russia are stepping up their operations in an effort to fill the likely power vacuum, says Chris Davidson, a Reader of Middle East politics at Durham University in the UK
DATE: 2017-06-22 | LENGTH: 13:05

 
US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Chevron Pollution Case
Steven Donziger, the lawyer representing affected indigenous communities in Ecuador, calls this "the probably the most outrageous act of industrial pollution in history related to oil."
DATE: 2017-06-22 | LENGTH: 12:09

 
Survivors of UK's Grenfell Tower Block Fire Demand Accountability for the Victims
One week after the disastrous fire that engulfed the whole of Grenfell Tower Block, survivors and their supporters demand justice and a reform of Britain's national housing policy
DATE: 2017-06-21 | LENGTH: 04:15

 
  

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Why the Trump Administration Could Be America's Last
We are between climate catastrophe and wars of extinction. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet
Photo Credit: Vijay Prashad In the center of Barcelona, sits the majestic church, still unfinished, designed by Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926). It is a 20th-century ...

Vijay Prashad

The "Democracies" We Deserve
By Andrew Levine Photo by Ken Jones | CC BY 2.0 In today’s so-called democracies, elections seldom bring about changes for the better, except in rare instances when they ratify progress achieved outside the electoral arena.  This is one ...

Andrew Levine

Behind the Media Surge Against Bernie Sanders
By Norman Solomon It’s routine for right-wing outlets like Fox to smear progressive activists under the guise of “news” coverage. But why the New York Times? And why the special venom for Bernie Sanders? After the horrific ...

Norman Solomon

Why Israel and Hezbollah are heading for a new, devastating war in the Middle East
By Nicholas Noe. This article was first published on Independent. In 13 years of watching these two bitter opponents, I have never seen such a high degree of anxiety that war is coming Lebanon’s Hezbollah is backed by Iran and has ...

Nicholas Noe

Trump, What is He Good For?
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. Voters who thought that Donald Trump’s election would make them materially better off were delusional or gullible or both.  The only exceptions were Trump’s class brothers and sisters ...

Andrew Levine

Labour’s Permanent Reformation
By Benjamin Selwyn. This article was first published on Socialist Project. The 2017 British general election has generated the beginnings of a qualitative-change in the relationship between the Labour Party, much of British society, and parliament. That transformation ca...

Benjamin Selwyn


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Reality Asserts Itself - Norman Solomon

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On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
 
   
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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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