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From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much - Thomas Drake on RAI (1/5)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake, a former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency, says he was targeted by the NSA because he exposed that the agency had intel that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks and because he blew the whistle on a massive secret surveillance program aimed at Americans
DATE: 2015-08-02 | LENGTH: 32:15

 
The Anti-Capitalist Greek Left Says No to Austerity and Bailouts (1/2)
Thanos Andritsos, member of the Greek anti-capitalist Left party 'Antarsya', explains why leaving the Euro is the only just alternative for Greece
DATE: 2015-08-02 | LENGTH: 09:06

 
The Return of the Troika (2/2)
James K. Gailbraith says, IMF is demanding a substantial reduction of the Greek debt to participate in any new deal and meanwhile German law makers are refusing to approve a new bail-out without the IMF
DATE: 2015-08-02 | LENGTH: 07:07

 
Tsipras Defends Varoufakis Preparation for Grexit (1/2)
James K. Galbraith a member of the working group advising the former finance minister Varoufakis on 'Plan B' says there were great impositions imposed on the Greek government including certain procedures that removed control from the government and placed them in the hands of creditor institutions
DATE: 2015-08-01 | LENGTH: 09:35

 
George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon - a Video Mixtape Preview
An iMiXWHATiLiKE! Black August / George Jackson tribute video mixtape preview; coming August 21, 2015
DATE: 2015-08-01 | LENGTH: 03:03

 
Pocomoke Mayor Discusses Firing Black Police Chief as ACLU Says City Can't Bar Press
The mayor of Pocomoke speaks publicly for the first time on the controversy surrounding the firing of the town's first black police chief as the ACLU says Real News Reporters were illegally banned from council meeting
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 04:45

 
Prisoners Now Eligible for Pell Grants to Earn College Degrees
TRNN's Eddie Conway, who used Pell Grants to earn three degrees while in prison, says Obama's pilot program to offer Pell Grants to prisoners will help reduce mass incarceration by reducing recidivism and combating the impact of mass incarceration
DATE: 2015-08-01 | LENGTH: 06:26

 
Governor Hogan Orders Closing of Notorious Baltimore Detention Center
Power Inside's Jacqueline Robarge says Gov. Larry Hogan's move to close the Baltimore Detention Center raises questions of what happens to the prisoners who will be moved, and as well questions about the women's jail open
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 08:29

 
In Testing 'Southern Heritage', Some Face the Gun
The Real News spoke to long-time activist WiIllie Hudspeth, who was threatened last week by a white man carrying an AR-15 after Hudspeth called for a confederate statue in Denton, Texas to be placed in a museum
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 05:26

 
   

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The Silent & Unseen Victims of the Greek Debt Crisis
Costas Giannopoulos, president of Greek children's aid organization "The Smile of the Child," says thousands of children and refugees are failing to receive basic services needed for survival
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 10:35

 
Placating Israel Over Iran Nuclear Deal By Releasing Convicted Spy Pollard?
Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah says those arguing for Pollard's release after serving 30 years of a life sentence should also demand the release of others, including Palestinian prisoners who are serving much greater sentences for questionable convictions
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 11:15

 
Confusion, Leadership Vacuum Fueled Freddie Gray Unrest
Investigative journalists Luke Broadwater and Jayne Miller say documents reveal conflict among city officials in the aftermath of the killing of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 18:38

 
Varoufakis Sued for Alleged Treason While Syriza's Left Platform Is Accused of Conspiracy
Dimitri Lascaris reports on the charges against Varoufakis and critiques the media for engaging in a smear campaign that accuses the former energy minister Lafazanis and the leaders of the Left Platform of being covert plotters
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 15:30

 
Prosecutor Charges Cop, Releases Video of Sam Dubose Killing
Cincinnati-based activist Iris Roley discusses yet another police killing of an unarmed and lawful Black man.
DATE: 2015-07-29 | LENGTH: 10:47

 
A New War is Unfolding on Turkey's Eastern Border
Erdogan and the AKP is resuming the war against the Kurds in order to take back control of parliament, and it will make a messy situation even messier and not help defeat ISIS, says Patrick Cockburn, author of "The Rise of the Islamic State"
DATE: 2015-07-30 | LENGTH: 08:36

 
  


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Iranian nuclear deal edges closer as main obstacles overcome
By Gareth Porter. This article was first published on Middle East Eye. Iranian officials reveal to MEE that real progress has been made with a deal likely emerging as early as 9 July P5 + 1 foreign ministers and other ministers ...

Gareth Porter

Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us
By Michael A. Lebowitz. This article was first published on Socialist Project. All eyes on the Left are upon Greece. Not because of a general interest in the contradictions of capitalism in the midst of this particular crisis but ...

Michael A. Lebowitz

ACLU Files Open Meetings Complaint Against Pocomoke City
Complaint on behalf of The Real News Network to Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board ACLU letter to Pocomoke City officials
POCOMOKE, MD - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland is deeply troubled that as many Pocomoke City re...

ACLU

The Making of Leopoldo Lopez
By Robert Lovato. This article was first published on Venezuela Analysis. CARACAS — In the nearly year and a half since street protests rocked Caracas, the U.S. press has been kind to Leopoldo López, the 44-year-old jailed leader ...

Roberto Lovato

The Logic of Illlogic: Narrow Self-Interest Keeps Israel’s “Existential Threats” Alive
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch.
Israel thrives on “existential threats;” one could say that it survives on them. But for existential threats, Israeli Jews would be at each other’s throats and “diaspora” money would ...

Andrew Levine

Obama’s line on the Iran nuclear deal: A second false narrative
By Gareth Porter. This article was first published on Middle East Eye. Buying into the narrative that Iran is a rogue nuclear state could harm the thawing of relations between the country and the US I’m glad that the United ...

Gareth Porter


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Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Drake

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake, a former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency, says he was targeted by the NSA because he exposed that the agency had intel that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks and because he blew the whistle on a massive secret surveillance program aimed at Americans
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Catarina Principe

On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Principe talks about growing up in Portugal expecting the promise of the social state to be fulfilled, and becoming an activist in the fight against forces dismantling the achievements of the Portuguese revolution
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges discusses his new book with Paul Jay; in part one they focus on the revolutionary significance of the life of Tom Paine, a man who understood the moral imperative of revolt and was willing to pay the price
 
   

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Governor Hogan Orders Closing of Notorious Baltimore Detention Center
Power Inside's Jacqueline Robarge says Gov. Larry Hogan's move to close the Baltimore Detention Center raises questions of what happens to the prisoners who will be moved, and as well questions about the women's jail open
DATE: 2015-07-31

 
Confusion, Leadership Vacuum Fueled Freddie Gray Unrest
Investigative journalists Luke Broadwater and Jayne Miller say documents reveal conflict among city officials in the aftermath of the killing of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2015-07-31

 
Justice Department Details Investigation of Black Police Chief's Firing as Community Calls for Mayor's Resignation
Probe will include election irregularities and possible misuse of federal grants by Pocomoke city officials
DATE: 2015-07-24

 
Council Seeks to Change Park Named After Confederate General
Residents, council say mayor needs to move faster to take down symbols of the confederacy in a majority black city
DATE: 2015-07-21

 
Black Police Chief Makes Community Policing Work...Then Gets Fired
Despite record low crime, Lawyers for Kelvin Sewell says top cop was fired for refusing to terminate officers who filed discrimination complaints against Pocomoke City.
DATE: 2015-07-18

 
School That Served Low-Income Residents of Baltimore Sees Its Final Graduation
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports on the closing of Sojourner-Douglass College amid allegations of financial mismanagement
DATE: 2015-07-15

 
   


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