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Yasser Munif: Yasser Munif on Syrian Revolution: Global Designs, Regional Maps, and an Invisible Revolution

Yasser Munif is a professor of sociology at Emerson College where he teaches courses on nationalism, political economy, Middle Eastern politics, and social movements. He is a co-founder of the "Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution" which aims to shed light on the minutiae of resistance and everyday struggle. He recently spent two Read more…

Gregory Wilpert: Venezuela Tightens State Control Over Its Economy

GREGORY WILPERT, FOUNDER, VENEZUELANALYSIS.COM: To many Venezuelans, it seemed as if Christmas came early this year, when President Nicolás Maduro announced on November 9 that prices in major electronic stores should be slashed by at least half. The reason for the announcement and the subsequent price cuts and corresponding long lines was that importers were selling Read more…

Nitin Sethi: Leaked Memo Reveals U.S. Plan to Oppose Helping Poor Nations Adapt to Climate Change

Newly leaked documents have revealed how U.S. negotiators at the U.N. climate summit in Warsaw are opposing efforts to help developing countries adapt to climate change. According to an internal U.S. briefing memo seen by Democracy Now!, the U.S. delegation is worried the talks in Warsaw will "focus increasingly on blame and liability" and that Read more…

Laura Flanders: Risky Operation at Fukushima Demands World Action

On Monday the process to remove over 400 tons of spent fuel began at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. The delicate rod removal is an unprecedented procedure that Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the company that operates the plant, has continually reassured the world that it can handle. But after years of obfuscation by Read more…

Gar Alperovitz: What Then Must We Do?

Gar Alperovitz is out with his new book, "What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution." Alperovitz and discusses health care, wages, and other American concerns with Laura Flanders. What do you think, could there be a revolution on the way?

Mike Papantonio: TPP – Wikileaks Has Released Another Bombshell

Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio joins Thom Hartmann. Wikileaks has released another bombshell – this time publishing a portion of text from the secretly negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership. Now that the text is out in the open – will lawmakers in Washington finally realize how devastating the TPP is to the American economy?  

Chris Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State’s Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay in Baltimore. And welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. On Friday, Jeremy Hammond, the political and internet activist, will be sentenced. He was charged with hacking into the computers of Stratfor. That's a political intelligence consulting company that works for various pieces Read more…

Bill Watson: TPP Exposed

WikiLeaks has published the secret text to part of the biggest U.S. trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). For the past several years, the United States and 12 Pacific Rim nations have been negotiating behind closed doors on the sweeping agreement. A 95-page draft of a TPP chapter released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday Read more…

Media Mobilizing Project: Media Mobilizing Project 2012 Montage

MMP's video montage is our annual love letter to the work we do throughout the year – to everyone we have organized with, studied with, created with, mourned and celebrated with day in and day out. Thank you to all the leaders, families, organizations and communities who are struggling to build a better world for Read more…

Ann Jones: The Untold Story of War

Today marks Veterans Day, the federal holiday honoring U.S. men and women who have fought in the armed forces. Veterans continue to face extremely high levels of unemployment, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and homelessness. Since 2000, nearly 6,000 servicemembers have experienced traumatic amputations from injuries caused by improvised explosive devices and other war-related dangers. Read more…

Janet Allon: 12-Year-Old Nails N.C. Governor on Voting Rights Restrictions

12-year-old Madison Madison Kimrey, founder of NC Youth Rocks, gave a rousing speech at a recent NAACP event, taking on Governor Pat McCrory, and the state's recent highly restrictive Voter I.D. laws. Being 12, her particular concern was the elimination of the state's pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds through schools and the state's DMV that Read more…

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Spying on Allies Shows “Institutional Obsession” with Surveillance

The spat over U.S. spying on Germany grew over the weekend following reports the National Security Agency has monitored the phone calls of Chancellor Angela Merkel since as early as 2002, before she even came to office. The NSA also spied on Merkel’s predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, after he refused to support the Iraq War. NSA Read more…

Peter Watt: Calls For Immigration Reform Ramp Up, But What Fuels Migration to U.S.?

Immigration reform is back in the spotlight in Washington. President Obama renewed calls for Congress to act on comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration advocates are expected to carry out actions this week as well, to push for congressional action. Now joining us to discuss why people are even coming to the United States to begin with Read more…

Mitchell S: Chicago Independent Television for July

Chicago protests agribusiness giant Monsanto? The agribusiness giant Monsanto was the focus of recent protests in dozens of cities worldwide, including a protest in Chicago, as we'll see in this segment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sev04d6BEU8&t=1m45s? Chicago protests proposed Keystone XL pipeline during Obama visit ?President Obama spoke at a recent Chicago event which drew a protest over the Read more…

Rep. John Conyers: Rep. John Conyers Pushes For a “Full Employment” Bill As Congress Votes to End Shutdown

Congress approved an 11th-hour deal late last night to end the 16-day partial government shutdown and pull the nation back from the brink of an historic debt default. The spending measure passed the Senate and House of Representatives after Republicans dropped efforts to use the legislation to force changes in President Obama’s signature healthcare law. Read more…

Julian Assange: Assange: ‘Snowden Safe But Journalists Dealing With Him At Risk’

Edward Snowden is safe in Russia, but the fates of journalists who helped him and published his leaks are now of more concern for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange said in an exclusive interview with RT Spanish ‘Behind the News’ host Eva Golinger. Assange also shared his views on the NSA scandal in Latin America and the Read more…

Alex Rogers: New Report: World’s Oceans and Marine Life Face Unprecedented Peril Pt.1

Alex Rogers is a Professor of Conservation Biology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford and Fellow of Somerville College. He is a marine biologist specialising on the ecology of deep-sea ecosystems including seamounts, deep-sea hydrothermal vents and deep-sea coral reefs and gardens. Alex has led several deep-sea expeditions in recent years and has Read more…

Michael Albert: Participatory Economics: Alternative to Capitalism?

Co-founder of the participatory economics theory, Michael Albert, talks about how this philosophy would work for all, and why it’s different from other alternatives to capitalism. (Albert appears at the 3:25 mark)

Noam Chomsky: Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Noam Chomsky is a famed linguist, political activist, prolific author and recognized public speaker, who has spent the last 60 years living a double life – one as a political activist and another as a linguist. His activism allegedly made him the US government’s public enemy number one. As a linguist he is often Read more…

Matt Taibbi: How Wall Street Hedge Funds Are Looting the Pension Funds of Public Workers

In his latest article for Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi reports that Wall Street firms are now making millions in profits off of public pension funds nationwide. "Essentially it is a wealth transfer from teachers, cops and firemen to billionaire hedge funders," Taibbi says. "Pension funds are one of the last great, unguarded piles of money Read more…

Popularresistance.org: The Anti-TPP Take Over of the US Trade Representative Building

Below is a video of activists working in the coalition FlushTheTPP.org dropping multiple banners from the US Trade Representatives Building in Washington, DC to protest the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The groups sought to expose the secret negotiations that have been ongoing throughout the five years of the Obama administration and mobilize people concerned about workers, the Read more…

Noam Chomsky: Instead of “Illegal” Threat to Syria, U.S. Should Back Chemical Weapons Ban in All Nations

In a national address from the White House Tuesday night, President Obama announced he is delaying a plan to strike Syria while pursuing a diplomatic effort from Russia for international monitors to take over and destroy Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons. However, Obama still threatened to use force against Syria if the plan fails. We Read more…

Glenn Greenwald: The End of Internet Privacy? Glenn Greenwald on Secret NSA Program to Crack Online Encryption

A new exposé based on the leaks of Edward Snowden has revealed the National Security Agency has developed methods to crack online encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records. "Encryption is really the system that lets the Internet function as an important commercial instrument all around the world," says Glenn Greenwald of The Read more…

Patrick Bond: Big Oil Gets Green Light to Explore Ecuadorian Amazon

On August 15, the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, announced that he is abandoning plans for an internationally funded conservation program for the Yasuni National Park. The park, which is located in the Ecuadorian Amazonian rain forest, is recognized as a UNESCO biosphere reserve and is said to contain more species in just one hectare than all Read more…

Charlene deGuzman: I Forgot My Phone
Chris Hedges: On Obama Decision to Attack Syria and “Give Congress a Voice”

Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss President Obama's statement that he has decided to attack Syria and seek authorization from Congress . . . Even though he says he doesn't need it

Portside: Wealth Inequality in America

The distribution of wealth in America is way more unequal than we think it is or than we think it should be. These are the real numbers, and they're hard to believe. 

Sofia Campos: Voices You Should Have Heard

Director of Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew and leader of United We Dream Sofia Campos were ready to represent our generation at the commemorative events of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. But at the last minute, they were cut from the speaking roster because of "time". Our generation's dreams have been deferred too Read more…

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