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TRNN REPLAY: The Untold History of Independence Day
Historian Peter Linebaugh: The rights and freedoms that we celebrate on the Fourth of July are the product of vast human struggle that remains unfinished
DATE: 2015-07-04 | LENGTH: 18:35

 
The Global African: Right-Wing Extremism & Who Stole the Soul
TeleSUR's the Global African examines right-wing terrorism and Soul!, an early African-American variety show.
DATE: 2015-07-4 | LENGTH: 25:06

 
Beyond Disability Rights; Disability Justice
This week on The Laura Flanders Show, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on disability rights, and Laura talks the roads less traveled.
DATE: 2015-07-4 | LENGTH: 26:03

 
One Baltimore Neighborhood Proves Police Alone Aren't the Answer
Despite desperate conditions, Cherry Hill teamed up with Safe Streets to stop murders for over 400 days
DATE: 2015-07-3 | LENGTH: 08:32

 
The Politics of Fear Ahead of Greek Referendum
Elite interests aim to keep Greece on the path of further austerity, say University of Greenwich's Ozlem Onaran and University of London's John Weeks
DATE: 2015-07-3 | LENGTH: 08:50

 
Puerto Rico's Debt Is Not Financial, It's Colonial: The Political Imprisonment of Oscar Lopez Rivera
Vicente "Panama" Alba joined us from Puerto Rico to discuss the political imprisonment and repression of Puerto Rican Nationalists
DATE: 2015-07-3 | LENGTH: 12:14

 
Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake (2/2)
TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty
DATE: | LENGTH: 19:31

 
TRNN Replay: The Roots of the Greek Crisis
The Real News shares a series of interviews with Costas Lapavitsas, Heiner Flassbeck, and John Weeks
DATE: 2015-07-2

 
Why BP's $18.7 Billion Gulf Spill Settlement Falls Short
Settlement fails to address health and lost livelihood damages while infrastructure for oil transport continues to be built, says Bridge the Gulf Project fellow Cherri Foytlin
DATE: 2015-07-2 | LENGTH: 07:42

 
Puerto Rico on the Brink of Financial Collapse
Economist James Henry breakdowns the hedge funds, bond holders, and wealthy individuals who have benefited from Puerto Rico's triple tax exempt status
DATE: 2015-07-2 | LENGTH: 07:13

 
The Birth of Patrice Lumumba and the Assassination of a Free Africa
Congolese human rights advocate and Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo Kambale Musavuli talks about the 90th birthday of slain revolutionary Patrice Lumumba and the continuing negative impact of that assassination on all of Africa
DATE: 2015-07-2 | LENGTH: 08:34

 
Greek Referendum a Necessary Step into Uncharted Waters
Dimitri Lascaris and Leo Panitch analyze the dangerous and complicated choice facing the Greek people
DATE: 2015-07-2

 
   

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North Korea's "Hate America Month"?
Activist and author Brian Becker discusses the most recent naval incident between North and South Korea and gives much needed political and historical context to ongoing media coverage of that region
DATE: 2015-07-2

 
Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (9/10)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Scheer and Paul Jay discuss Scheer's book The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America
DATE: 2015-07-2

 
SCOTUS Case Could Bring "Right to Work" to All 50 States
Labor Notes' Samantha Winslow explains how the Supreme Court could weaken public sector worker unions
DATE: 2015-07-1

 
Turkey Planning Next Move After ISIS Commits Massacre in Kobani
Patrick Cockburn and Baris Kaargaarc discuss recent news that Turkey is considering military intervention in northern Syria
DATE: 2015-07-1

 
Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake (1/2)
To mark the 48th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern
DATE: 2015-07-1

 
No Labor Protections in Obama's Overtime Plan
Activist and author Eugene Puryear challenges the Fair Labor Standards Act and the president's claims that this will indeed be a benefit to working people.
DATE: 2015-07-1

 
  


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The Greek Burden: Confronting Neoliberal Authoritarianism on 5 July
By John Weeks Council of Europe takes a (anti-democratic) Stand In Greek mythology Atlas is a titan condemned to the task of supporting the world on his shoulders.  We could not find a better metaphor for the task before the Greek ...

John Weeks

Dumping on Dixie Again
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. For the second time this year, Americans rallied as one on the side of the angels. Both times we felt good about ourselves afterwards. Why wouldn’t we? We ...

Andrew Levine

IMF Report
By Nick Fillmore. In what could hopefully lead to a significant change in the nature of Third World development financing, a new research paper from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) admits that the strong pro-capitalist policies at the centre of ...

Nick Fillmore

Spain: 'Popular Unity' ‬Councils Sworn In Amid Huge Enthusiasm‭
Dick Nichols. This article was first published on Socialist Project. The squares in front of scores of town halls across the Spanish state were jam-packed with enthusiastic crowds on June 13. Tens of thousands had gathered to celebrate ...

Dick Nichols

The BBC’s Inept but Revealing Attempt at a Game Theoretic View of Greek Crisis
By William K. Black, Quito: June 25, 2015 The BBC came up with a good “hook” for a story on the troika’s assault on the Greek economy and people.  “Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, spent his academic career … ...

William Black

The Election Blues Again
by Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. We construct personal timelines in many ways. Lately, I find myself situating events according to where they fall within the lifetimes of dogs I have owned. Perhaps this is ...

Andrew Levine


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On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Babones, author of "Sixteen for '16", says while he grew up in a right-wing, conservative working-class family, social science brought him to progressive public policy conclusions
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Robert Scheer

On Reality Asserts Itself, Robert Scheer talks about democracy, journalism and his new book, "They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy"
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Christian Appy on Reality Asserts Itself

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Appy, author of "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity", discusses growing with a broad faith that America is always an indispensable and invincible force for good in the world - and the seeds of his disillusionment with Americanism
 
   

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One Baltimore Neighborhood Proves Police Alone Aren't the Answer
Despite desperate conditions, Cherry Hill teamed up with Safe Streets to stop murders for over 400 days
DATE: 2015-07-3

 
Will Anyone Challenge the Mayor?
TRNN's analysis of Baltimore's critical upcoming election
DATE: 2015-06-16

 
Baltimore Residents Hold Lock-in Opposing School Closing
TRNN's Megan Sherman and Anton Woronczuk speak to West Baltimore community members and activists fighting to keep Langston Hughes Elementary School in Park Heights from closing
DATE: 2015-06-16

 
The Global African: The Great Migration & An Update on Baltimore
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at similarities between the Great Migration and immigration today & also gives an update on the situation in Baltimore.
DATE: 2015-06-15

 
Revolution in Rhyme: Comrade Speaks
Baltimore rapper Comrade joined the iMiXWHATiLiKE crew for this discussion of his politics, influences and work in collaboration with No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles (WEAA 88.9 FM / Baltimore)
DATE: 2015-06-14

 
New Commander of District Where Freddie Gray Died Has Different Take on Policing
Says arrests are not always the best solution and that police and community have to find common ground
DATE: 2015-06-12

 
   


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