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As US Fuels War Crimes in Yemen, House Says US Involvement is Unauthorized
Overwhelming support for the nonbinding resolution, which passed the House 366-30, shows opposition to Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is growing, but more pressure is needed to stop U.S. involvement, explains economist Mark Weisbrot of CEPR
DATE: 2017-11-17 | LENGTH: 14:23

 
Autopsy: An Analysis of What Went Wrong with the Democratic Party in 2016
Norman Solomon, one of the co-authors of the "Autopsy" report, discusses where the Democratic Party went wrong and what it needs to do to win a progressive majority
DATE: 2017-11-17 | LENGTH: 22:39

 
Turmoil in Zimbabwe May Present New Opportunities
The military coup in Zimbabwe and a leadership crisis within the ruling party has created an opportunity for a "national transitional authority," which may be the best option for long-oppressed Zimbabweans, says Horace Campbell of the University of Ghana
DATE: 2017-11-18 | LENGTH: 26:03

 
Harvey Weinstein Hired Israeli Spies to Silence His Victims
The disgraced film producer contracted the firm Israeli firm Black Cube to spy on his accusers. Journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that's no surprise given Israel's role as a "leading expert on repression"
DATE: 2017-11-17 | LENGTH: 12:31

 
Divided Congress Unites to Spend $700B on Military and War
House Democrats and Republicans have approved a nearly $700 billion military spending bill, almost $100 billion more than President Trump and the war profiteers he's appointed had sought
DATE: 2017-11-18 | LENGTH: 09:26

 
Canada's Extradition Law Condemns Hassan Diab to a Kafkaesque Ordeal
Criminal lawyer Donald Bayne discusses France's refusal to release his client, Canadian Professor Hassan Diab, who was investigated for the 1980 Paris Synagogue bombing
DATE: 2017-11-18 | LENGTH: 19:48

 
Trump's CFPB Pick Will Likely Spell Bad News for Consumers
The good news is that President Trump has been slow to nominate heads for regulatory agencies, says white-collar criminologist Bill Black. The bad news is that Trump will pick someone eventually to replace Richard Cordray
DATE: 2017-11-17 | LENGTH: 14:08

 
Barghouti: Cambridge's Interference in BDS Event is 'Ludicrous'
Cambridge University threatened to shut down an event about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, citing concerns about the Palestinian moderator's neutrality. BDS founder Omar Barghouti says it's a "slippery slope towards McCarthyism on campus"
DATE: 2017-11-17 | LENGTH: 12:52

 
Wasserman Schultz Ally Resigns Amid Allegations of Creating 'Creepy' Work Environment for Women
Billionaire donor, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel, resigns from position he won in controversial election
DATE: 2017-11-17

 
   


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FCC Clears Way for Right-Wing Sinclair to Broadcast in 70% of American Homes
The ruling allows Sinclair's purchase of Tribune to go forward, furthering the local media giant's stranglehold on local media
DATE: 2017-11-16

 
TRNN Replay: The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments
An estimated 210,000 gallons have spilled from the Keystone Pipeline today. For more context we replay our interview with Food & Water Watch's Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn, where they discussed the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge pipeline was being planned under the radar
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 15:15

 
Q & A on the Struggle in the Democratic Party with Norman Solomon
Part 2 of the discussion between Paul Jay and Norman Solomon, the author of the report "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis"
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 14:29

 
Norman Solomon and Paul Jay discuss the Struggle in the Democratic Party
The report "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis" comes at the time of Donna Brazile's book and raises the question: Should progressives fight within the Democratic party, and if so, how?
DATE: 2017-11-14 | LENGTH: 21:35

 
Target Plans Shutdown of Major Community Store
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Agzja Carey, a former employee of Target, who argues the shutdown was not due to lack of profitability.
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 13:35

 
Trump's Crackdown on RT Met by Media, NGO Silence
The Justice Department's move forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent has received little to no criticism, or in some cases notice, from prominent media outlets and civil liberties groups. We speak to author and journalist Max Blumenthal
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 14:54

 
Judge Declares Mistrial in U.S. Senator Bob Menendez's Corruption Case
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on Democrat Senator Bob Menendez's 18 charges
DATE: 2017-11-16

 
Democrats Push to Help Predatory Payday Lenders
A bipartisan bill being pushed by Democrats in the House and Senate would help payday lenders circumvent state regulations on interest rates.
DATE: 2017-11-16

 
Brazilian Women Protest Legislation that Could Ban Abortion
A constitutional amendment in Brazil has passed a key committee in the legislature and, if passed, would criminalize all abortions, even in cases of rape and risk to the mother's life. Mike Fox reports from Brazil
DATE: 2017-11-15 | LENGTH: 03:52

 
Is Canada a 'Rogue Nation' on Climate Change?
Canada can't fight climate change and continue with the Alberta oil sands project, says David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, speaking from the COP23 in Bonn, Germany
DATE: 2017-11-15 | LENGTH: 19:53

 
Can Congress Stop Trump From Going Nuclear?
The Senate has held a hearing on a topic it hasn't taken up in more than four decades: the President's authority to launch nuclear war. William Hartung of the Center for International Policy discusses nuclear policy in the Trump era
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 10:24

 
GOP Tax Plan Would Scrap 'Individual Mandate' and Raise Premiums
Senate Republicans' tax reform proposal and their plans to repeal the individual mandate are the "same sort of cynicism," says economist Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 08:56

 
Police Shootings of Native Americans are Underreported and Rising
The Native American population suffers from higher rates of police shootings, but this is generally underreported because the incidents often occur in remote areas, explains Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 08:40

 
Is Greek Democracy Dead?
Panagiotis Lafazanis, former leader of Syriza's Left Platform and current leader of Popular Unity, says Greece has become a protectorate of the Troika
DATE: 2017-11-15 | LENGTH: 26:44

 
Is Carbon Trading Just a License to Pollute?
Market-based pollution credit schemes undermine environmental laws and disproportionately affect lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color, says Food & Water Watch's Scott Edwards
DATE: 2017-11-15 | LENGTH: 16:24

 
Controversial Cop on Trial Board Calls Process Further Into Question
The presence of Capt. Charles Thompson on the disciplinary board of Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in the Freddie Gray case, raises red flags
DATE: 2017-11-15

 
  

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Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was "as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation still reeling from years of war, resistance and oppression."
 
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What’s Wrong With Bible Thumpers Nowadays?
By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Photo by David Howard | CC BY 2.0 Our elections used to be good for at least one thing: comic relief.  In the Age of Trump, the absurdities are no longer amusing – just ...

Andrew Levine

Whither Catalonia?
Josep María Antentas interviewed by Dan La Botz / Socialist Project. Dan La Botz, a co-editor of New Politics, interviewed Josep María Antentas, teacher of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and anticapitalist activist. First ...

Josep María Antentas interviewed by Dan La Botz

Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon: A moment of truth
By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country in which friend and foe have rallied around him ...

James M. Dorsey

Is Peak Permian Only 3 Years Away?
By Tsvetana Paraskova / Oilprice.com

The world's hottest shale basin, the Permian, is leading the second U.S. wave of tight oil production growth and will continue to do so for years to come, all analysts ...

Tsvetana Paraskova

A Just Transition From Climate Change and Unemployment
By Joseph Mathunjwa / Socialist Project. The global economy is facing numerous structural challenges. With the looming fourth economic revolution characterized by even more technological development and mechanization, the future of productive labour is bleak. Most unskilled ...

Joseph Mathunjwa

The Super Wealthy Oxycontin Family Supports School Privatization With Tactics Similar to Those That
By Sarah Darer Littman / AlterNet
A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools. Photo Credit: By Pr...

Sarah Darer Littman

Canada’s Pro-Israel Lobby Uses Fake News and Specious Assumptions to ‘Demonize and Delegitimize’ the
By Dimitri Lascaris / dimitrilascaris.org. On November 8, 2017, the Canadian Jewish News (CJN) reported that Dr. David Kattenburg had commenced an application for judicial review in the Federal Court of Canada. In his application, Dr. Kattenburg impugns a decision by th...

Dimitri Lascaris

Urgent Action needed in support of Shahabi & Salehi; Salehi is close to death!
By the International Alliance in Support of Workers in ...

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People Act Where US Fails On Climate
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, / www.popularresistance.org The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World Meteorological Report from ...

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers


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DATE: 2017-04-27

 
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