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Sessions Faces Russia Questions, But Are Democrats Next?
In a Senate hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled yet again on Russia and other issues. Meanwhile, a new Russia-tied investigation has emerged, but this time it involves the Obama administration
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 17:36

California Judge Delivers 'Knockout Punch' to RICO Case Against Greens
A California judge dismissed the charges from logging giant Resolute and awarded Greenpeace and other defendants their attorneys' fees. 'It could not have gone any better,' says Todd Paglia, executive director of and a defendant in the case
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 09:59

What Real Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like
TRNN's Jaisal Noor talks to Van Jones, Ben Jealous, and Eddie Conway about poverty, unemployment, violence, police accountability and the 2018 Maryland governor's race
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 32:52

Somalia Bombing an Outgrowth of Foreign Meddling
Unless the U.S. and African Union change their failed strategy, Somalia faces many more deadly bombings like the killing of over 300 in Mogadishu, says Professor Abdi Samatar of the University of Minnesota
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 13:48

Slain Maltese Journalist Had Powerful Enemies
Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist who exposed the financial corruption of Maltese elites, has been assassinated in a car bombing. We discuss her life and work with economist and attorney James Henry of the Tax Justice Network
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 09:12

City of Charlottesville Sues Paramilitary Groups
The City of Charlottesville file suit against alt-right groups to keep them from returning to town while Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler indicted for perjury

Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 2/2)
Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling talk about how climate action, public awareness, and adaptation planning could lessen the impact of California forest fires
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 10:52

56 Years After Paris Massacre, State Racism Lives On In France
On October 17th, 1961, hundreds of French Algerians were killed when French authorities attacked a large protest. France's racist legacy continues with the profiling and targeting of France's Muslims today, says human rights advocate Yasser Louati
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 13:11

Democracy in Crisis: Bridge Over Troubled Water
How the far right acts as a "bridge phenomenon" for white supremacists
DATE: 2017-10-18



TRNN SPECIAL: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science
A documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music)
Documentary Special: Return to Kandahar - A film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira
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."
TRNN Documentary: The Real Story of How Bannon and Trump Got to the White House
Steve Bannon was fired from the White House on Friday, August 18th, 2017, but most of the media is missing the story of Robert Mercer, the billionaire that brought Bannon to the White House, who has now reappointed him as chairman of Breitbart News


Quick Hit Video: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science
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Quick Hit Video: Larry Wilkerson: North Korea is Not an Existential Threat - But Many People Benefit by Saying It Is
Col. Wilkerson and TRNN's Paul Jay discuss the underlying forces driving the U.S./North Korea confrontation Watch full story
Quick Hit Video: The New York Times Gives Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Free Advertising
It's 'incredible' that the New York Times gave former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince editorial space to suggest letting private mercenaries lead the war in Afghanistan, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Watch full story
Quick Hit Video: The Real Story of how Bannon and Trump Got to the White House
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Man Convicted of Murder in Case Activists Say Covers up Police Shooting
Keith Davis Jr, who was shot by Baltimore Police in 2015, was convicted Tuesday of murdering racetrack security guard
DATE: 2017-10-17

Why didn't Kurdish Forces Fight Back the Iraqi Invasion​ of Kirkuk?
The Iraqi military quickly conquered the oil-rich area of Kirkuk in an effort to block Kurdish statehood. But why didn't Kurdish forces put up more of a fight? TRNN speaks with Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for the Independent
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 11:51

Venezuelan Regional Election: Opposition Claims Fraud in Areas They Won
The Governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela won 17 out of 23 governor races in Sunday's regional vote, prompting the opposition to claim fraud once again, without evidence. Lucas Koerner of analyzes the situation
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 10:32

Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Alt-Right Leader's Speech
The University of Florida has taken several measures that benefit white supremacist Richard Spencer and his alt-right group ahead of their October 19 event on campus
DATE: 2017-10-16

On Iran, Trump Follows the Neocons
In sabotaging the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump is listening to -- and following the playbook of -- the neocons behind the Iraq war, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 21:07

Climate Change Has Doubled Area Hit By Forest Fires in US (Part 1/2)
Dr. John Abatzoglou and Dr. LeRoy Westerling explain how a warming earth has exacerbated the impact of forest fires, and how climate action could save lives
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 09:25

Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing
The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University
DATE: 2017-10-17 | LENGTH: 10:00

The Nina Turner Show: The Role of the Protestor with Erica Garner
Erica Garner talks to Nina Turner about how the loss of her father, Eric Garner, galvanized her activism for police accountability, and how she came to support Bernie Sanders
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 13:41

Firing Back at Trump's War on Immigrants, California Becomes First 'Sanctuary State'
Assemblyman David Chiu, who authored bills that protect undocumented immigrants at home and at work, says attacks on immigrants undermine public safety
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 13:18

As the Rich Get Richer, Public Schools Suffer
During a hearing on how to create more equitable funding for public schools in Maryland officials revealed how tax breaks for wealthy developers in Baltimore could threaten future funding
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 05:57

Low-Wage Workers Demand Better Wages and Working Conditions
The 'National Workers Conference to Organize the Fightback' met in Chicago Oct. 6-8, to share experiences and to launch a new solidarity network
DATE: 2017-10-14 | LENGTH: 10:33

Empire Files: Rosa Clemente & Abby Martin - No Savior in 2020
Renowned Afro-Latinx leader Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experience running for Vice President, organizing in the Trump era, advice for new activists, identity politics and more
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 26:12

Real Media: The Value of Data
Tom Fisher of Privacy International talks to Real Media about why and how companies are able to exploit users' personal data
DATE: 2017-10-16 | LENGTH: 10:33

Decertifying Iran Deal, Trump Escalates His War
President Trump's decertification of the Iran nuclear deal and targeting of the Revolutionary Guard is a dangerous escalation, says Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 11:50


















Insider Threat Program Training and Trump’s War on Leaks: A Chilling Combination for Whistleblowers
By Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan / Expose Facts. The Trump administration has declared a war on media leaks and called for the U.S. federal workforce and contractors to receive “anti-leak” training. The centerpiece of Trump’s anti-leak campaign, ...

Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan

Escalating Kaepernick’s Protest to Victory
By Michael Albert / Z Communications. Colin Kaepernick knelt against racist police violence. Teammates joined. Trump rejected non existent anthem dissing to hijack the protest’s meaning. Team owners curtailed Kaepernick’s career. How can protestors beat Trump, ...

Michael Albert

Mexicans Denounce Canadian Mega-Mining Projects
By Socialist Project. As Prime Minister Trudeau makes his first official visit to Mexico, writes Mining Watch Canada, “the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People” (REMA by its initials in Spanish) has issued a communiqué to call on...

Socialist Project

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump
By Richard D. Wolff / Counterpunch.
US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated ...

Richard Wolff

India's Hindu Right-Wing Extremists Are Increasingly Turning to Violence
The Hindu right tries to suffocate Indian politics, but runs into a wall on the left. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet.
Communist protest in Delhi on October 9.
Photo Credit: Sudhanva Deshpande Earlier this month, in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the I...

Vijay Prashad

Costa Rica’s Banco Popular Shows how Banks can be Democratic, Green – and Financially Sustainable
By Thomas Marois / Socialist Project. A decade on from the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the majority of private banks have changed very little. Most remain solely concerned with maximizing their returns, while sustainable or social goals remain ...

Thomas Marois

Loyalty to the Don
By  Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.
Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chief | CC BY 2.0 Secretary of State Scott Tillerson nailed it: his boss is “a fucking moron”; Donald Trump is a world-class embarrassment too. But this hardly makes him ...

Andrew Levine

Che in Bolivia: a Rough Draft of History
By Richard Gott / Counterpunch.
I was living in 1967 in Santiago de Chile, where I worked at the university and wrote from time to time for the Guardian in London. That January, I was told by Chilean ...

Richard Gott

German Federal Elections: Chauvinistic Identity Policies Outperform Left Economic Alternatives
By Ingo Schmidt / Socialist Project. Conservatives: Overestimating their Popularity “For a Germany in which we live well and happily.” Maybe it was just this less than catchy campaign slogan that cost Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU so dearly at the ...

Ingo Schmidt


Ship of Fools - Tom Chalkley


Amazing Yet Disturbing Yet Really Basic Facts - Tom Chalkley


Steve Bannon Hallucinates of Glory - Tom Chalkley


Climate Chaos - Tom Chalkley


Look At Me! - Tom Chalkley


Monsters of the Petroleum Age - Tom Chalkley


Chuck Schumer: War Hawk or Progressive? - Tom Chalkley



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From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That's a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

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On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay talks to the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, Troy LaRaviere about his new report that found systemic racial discrimination in the way Chicago Public Schools receive special education funding



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DATE: 2017-04-27

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