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Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

7 hours 36 min ago
In this second installment of special coverage of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution. Watch more on teleSUR

IMF's Concern with Equality Not Reflected in Its Policy Recommendations

7 hours 36 min ago
Recently the IMF's analyses have shown greater concern about the dramatic rise in inequality, but its policy recommendations do not reflect this and make the problem worse, explains economist Mark Weisbrot of CEPR

'Appetite for Destruction': How Feeding Livestock Strains the Planet

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:10
We are eating more meat than at any other time in history, and the largest environmental impact actually comes from what the animals are being fed, says Duncan Williamson, food policy manager for the World Wildlife Fund UK

Venezuela Elections: Why Does the Corporate Media Keep Crying Fraud?

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:10
The international media was quick to report on potential fraud in Venezuela's regional elections, in which the ruling socialist party won a majority of governorships. But there isn't any evidence of massive fraud, says Alex Main from the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Where's the 'Resistance' for J20 Protesters?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:10
The first of some 200 protesters, legal observers, and journalists at the J20 anti-Trump Inauguration Day protest are set to go on trial. Although they face decades behind bars and unprecedented legal maneuvering, their case has mostly been ignored

Time for Politicians to Stop Deficit Fearmongering

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:10
The common misconception is that the government is doing something wrong when it runs a deficit, but what most people don't understand is that there's a matching surplus in another part of the economy, says economist Stephanie Kelton

Puerto Rico Needs Water, But Trump Claims Success

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:10
Over 30% of Puerto Ricans still do not have access to clean water one month after Hurricane Maria, but today President Trump gave the federal response a perfect score

1st Edition: Why Corruption Scandals Continue to Plague Policing

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:10
In this episode of The Afro 1st Edition with Sean Yoes, TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss the burgeoning scandal involving the indictment of 8 members of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force and what it says about efforts to reform to policing

Trump's Would-Be Drug Czar Helped the Drug Profiteers

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:10
Rep. Tom Marino has withdrawn his nomination as President Trump's new drug czar after revelations he pushed through a measure that worsened the U.S. opioid epidemic. White-collar criminologist Bill Black says Marino and other lawmakers have been bought off by pharmaceutical companies he says have acted as "illicit, criminal, drug dealers"

Debate Recap: Sanders Vs. Cruz on Trump's Tax Plan

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:10
Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders squared off over a Koch brothers-backed effort to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:10
James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch's Patrick Woodall

Expelling ISIS from Raqqa Does Not End ISIS--or Syrian War

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:10
The U.S.-backed SDF has declared victory in Raqqa after a long battle that left the city in ruins. But the loss of Raqqa does not mean the end of ISIS, says Charles Glass

For Ordinary Greeks, Has Greece's Battered Economy Turned the Corner?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:10
Greece's Syriza Government claims the economy is improving, but many Athenians do not agree

Is it time for Black America to Radicalize? (part 2/2)

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:10
After a heated exchange in the Netflix documentary 'Accidental Courtesy,' Daryl Davis, Kwame Rose and JC Faulk continue their discussion about race in America with TRNN's Eze Jackson

Powerful Police Union Blocks Modest Civilian Oversight Reform

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:10
A recent contract negotiated by the Baltimore with the police union left out a key provision that would have included a civilian on internal disciplinary boards, a move that has caused concern that long-awaited reform efforts have stalled

Sessions Faces Russia Questions, But Are Democrats Next?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:10
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

California Judge Delivers 'Knockout Punch' to RICO Case Against Greens

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:10
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 Stand.earth and a defendant in the case

What Real Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:10
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

56 Years After Paris Massacre, State Racism Lives On In France

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:10
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

Slain Maltese Journalist Had Powerful Enemies

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:10
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

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