UN Finds 3,000 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in 2014
Sonali Kolhatkar, co-author of the book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence says the new President in Afghanistans’ approach to governing depends on US protection of his presidency
Towards a Green Economy: How Urgent is It? – Robert Pollin on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8)
Mr. Pollin tells Paul Jay the most likely scenario is that the level of CO2 carbon dioxide emissions are going to be twice the level that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says is necessary to have a chance to stabilize the climate
Climate Change Denier to Take Over Senate Committee
TRNN reporter Thomas Hedges continues the series of how a GOP-led Senate will change policy, this time in the arena of the Environment and Public Works Committee which Republican Senator James Inhofe will take over as chair.
Does Maryland’s Police Bill of Rights Protect Bad Cops?
Retired 60-year veteran law enforcement officer Stephen Tabeling and award winning investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss their book “You Can’t Stop Murder in Baltimore” and the impact of the 1974 Maryland’s Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Right (1/4)
How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated (1/2)
Eddie Conway and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discuss the forms of slavery and exploitation thriving in today’s U.S. prison system
Pensions of Union Workers Cut in Federal Budget
UMKC economics professor Michael Hudson discusses how Wall Street will profit as workers’ pensions get slashed
Individual Contribution Limit in U.S. Elections Raised to $4.9 Million
TRNN reporter Thomas Hedges takes a look at two new provisions in the 2015 spending bill that drastically increase individual limits and prohibit President Obama from using executive action to shed light on dark money in campaigns.
The Making of Norman Finkelstein – Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
Dr. Finkelstein explains why he endures slings and arrows, being isolated and attacked for his critique of Israel
Vermont Bails On Universal Healthcare
VT Governor Peter Schumlin says single payer will be too expensive for taxpayers, but Dr. Margaret Flowers says his math is used to protect big business interests
Diplomatic Relations with Cuba and Sanctions for Venezuela
The much-hailed normalization of relations with Cuba was followed by sanctions against Venezuela the very next day, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic Policy Research
Media Coverage on Climate Change Still Lagging (2/2)
The Pentagons’ spending bill approved at the end of last year in the calls for expediting permits for fracking in public lands explains Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog
Media Coverage on Climate Change Still Lagging
Steve Horn from DeSmog-Blog joins us to talk about most important but least covered environmental stories
The Story Behind Wage-Fixing in Hollywood
PandoDaily.com editor Mark Ames explains how he uncovered a wage-fixing conspiracy that began in the 1980s and led all the way to Hollywood executives with connections to the White House
The Top 3 Climate Change Stories of 2014
Environmental journalist Dahr Jamail recaps the three biggest climate events of 2014 that should be red flags for the world
The Making of Norman Finkelstein – Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
Mr. Finkelstein on self-deception and the collapse of his identity
Nationwide Anti-Police Brutality Protests Enter Second Month
Activists again disrupt Baltimore-area restaurants and shops and retired veteran officer Neill Franklin talks about whether body cameras are an effective remedy and the importance of ending the culture of impunity for the boys in blue
Israel, Iran, and ISIS – U.S. Policy Towards Syria is Wrong says Wilkerson
Larry Wilkerson: There will no solution in Syria without cooperation of Iran but U.S. policy is blocked by Israel’s agenda
The Making of Norman Finkelstein – Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
Mr. Finkelstein talks about his Holocaust survivor parents and their influence in the formation of his early identity
USAID Will Continue Its ‘Democracy’ Program in Cuba
The US won’t be required to halt its ‘Democracy’ Program’ in Cuba, says Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, while the release of the Cuban Five remains testimony to the great endurance of the Cuban people says James Early of the Smithsonian Institute
Cuba has Never Been Culturally Isolated, Just Shielded From the US
The rich cultural life of Cuba thriving and democracy will not be exported to Cuba from the US, it is already working in the form of participatory democracy, says James Early of the Smithsonian Institute and Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center at CUNY.
What Are U.S. Objectives in Weakening Russia’s Economy?
Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the “tactical strength and strategic weakness” of Putin in Ukraine and whether the West is trying to turn Russia into another “Greece”
iMixWhatILike | From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements (Part 2)
iMixWhatILike Host Jared Ball continues his discussion with legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman about the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States
US/Saudi Oil Play Is Economic Warfare
Lawrence Wilkerson says the target of low oil prices is Russia and Iran, throwing their economies into turmoil and opening their doors to sovereign raiders
U.S. Midterm Election Voter Turnout at Pre-Civil War Level
UMass Boston professor Thomas Ferguson says voters are sick of politics as usual and the special interests who have captured elections
DC Activists Disrupt Xmas Shopping as Another Teen Killed Near Ferguson
After police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Antonio Martin two miles from Ferguson, DC, activists call for an emergency action to protest the latest police killing. The group of activists, mainly black women, have been living by one motto since the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner were not indicted: Shut it down.
Wilkerson: Cuba, Be Careful What You Wish For
Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that the president’s executive order is long overdue and the embargo should be lifted, but Cuba should be wary of an increased U.S. presence
Market and State Regulation Failure at the Heart of Russian Recession
Sliding oil prices and sanctions are not the only cause of the recession, says Aleksandr Buzgalin, professor of political economy at Moscow State University.
Worldwide Coal Production Continues to Grow
There is no war on coal–neither the International Energy Agency (IEA) nor the Obama administration plan to reduce coal production, despite commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says analyst Jeff Biggers
The New World Order? – with Russel Brand & Bill de Berg
Rap News: Join intrepid host Robert Foster as he takes control of the lever of critical inquiry, alongside special guests Russell Brand, conspiracy guru Terrence Moonseed, and NWO representative
The National Security State with Gore Vidal
Watch to find out how to get the DVD The History of the National Security State
Christmas, Charity, and the Revolutionary Jesus
Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay
Should You Condemn the CIA for Torture If You Don’t Condemn the Iraq War?
Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss whether empire abroad requires brutal methods and eroding rights at home
Identity and Collective Denial – Lia Tarachansky on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
Ms. Tarachansky says Israel is ripping itself apart and fascism is celebrating in the ruins
Baltimore Fox Affiliate Faked Video of Activist Chanting “Kill A Cop”
Activist and community leader Tawanda Jones responds to FOX 45 Baltimore airing a heavily edited clip making it seem she was chanting “kill a cop” at a protest
Is Israel Unfairly Held to a Higher Standard? Norman Finkelstein on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full-page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS
Video: The Revolution Is Being Televised Pt. 2
by Paul Jay, Resistance is growing, but it’s not enough
Video: The Revolution Is Being Televised Pt. 1
Paul Jay: The more you own, the more you are served and protected
Greek Government Struggles to Stay in Power
Radical Left Party SYRIZA has a good opportunity to win if there is a snap election in Greece, which we will know by 29 December, says Costas Lapavitsas, professor of economics at SOAS, University of London
Are Police Placed in Situations That Threaten Public Safety?
Following the murder of two NYC police officers, Paul Jay speaks with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and ACLU-DC policy director Seema Sadanandan about the role of police in our society
Why Is Obama Using Flimsy Evidence to Blame North Korea for Sony Hack?
Paul Jay interviews Col. Larry Wilkerson, who says Sony might be able to protect itself from class action suits brought by employees over privacy if the blame is pinned on North Korea
Diplomatic Relations with Cuba and Sanctions for Venezuela
Last week’s much-hailed normalization of relations with Cuba was followed by sanctions against Venezuela the very next day, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
The Police Union’s Irresponsible Reaction To Shooting Of Two NYPD Officers
Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report discusses how comments by the head of New York’s largest police against NYC Mayor de Blasio reveal potential for mutiny and criminal offenses
Who Should Pay for the Costs of Climate Change?
West Coast Environmental Law Attorney Andrew Gage and EcoEquity Director Tom Athanasiou discuss how corporations and governments can be held accountable
Should the Teachers Union Play a Bigger Role in the Fight for Racial Justice?
Professor Lois Weiner explains that teachers and the teachers union must take concrete steps to repair their relationship with communities of color
CIA Gets Away with Torture Under the Rubric of the War on Terror
Patrick Cockburn, the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and The New Sunnis Uprising, says the rise of the Islamic State should compel us to question the effectiveness of torture and the War on Terror
Thwarted Michigan Bill Aimed At Stopping Community Agreements With Developers Will Return
Detroit Activist Frank Hammer says though Michigan State Bill 5977 aimed at Detroit’s Community Development Ordinance has failed for now, Republicans will likely reintroduce it in 2015
Die-In for Police Accountability Staged at Baltimore-Area Mall
Organizers disrupt traffic and shopping at the Towson Mall near Baltimore as actions demanding accountability for police brutality continue nationwide
DOJ Misses Another Opportunity to Go After Banks
Bill Black: Obama administration quietly gave a $57 million award to a whistleblower regarding the Countrywide and Bank of America mortgage scandal
Why Did The CIA Really Use Extreme Torture?
There is fairly good evidence that the prime motive for torture was not 9-11, says Patrick Cockburn the author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising
Will the New Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines have Any Impact? (3/3)
Incredible scale and racial concentration at the heart of how liberals built a prison America says Naomi Murakawa, the author of The First Civil Right, How Liberals Built Prison America
42 Billion in Tax Breaks Favoring Corporations Extended
This is a Christmas present for the tax lobby and Washington insiders, hardly a way to encourage investments with tax incentives, says James Henry, Senior Economist for the Tax Justice Network