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Dispelling Myths About Iran, Trump’s Bogeyman

By: Ben Norton

CodePink co-founder and author of “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” talks about her book and the myths and misconceptions that exist about the country and the Trump administration’s dismantling of the Iran nuclear agreement The post Dispelling Myths About Iran, Trump’s Bogeyman...

Medea Benjamin on Iran: Not What You Think it Is

By: Ben Norton

CodePink co-founder and author of “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” talks about her book and the myths and misconceptions that exist about the country and the Trump administration’s dismantling of the Iran nuclear agreement The post Medea Benjamin on Iran: Not What...

When Activists Take Over City Hall: The Case of Barcelona, Spain

By: Paul Jay

Ada Colau, who had been a long-time housing activist, won the Mayoral election of Barcelona in 2015 and a tough battle against long-entrenched forces, but is managing to gradually transform the city. Paul Jay talks to her about her experience The post When Activists Take Over City Hall: The Case...

Only Two Weeks Left to Have Your Donation Matched!

By: Paul Jay

We only have two weeks left in our end of year fundraiser. If you want to see more of our unique news and analysis and haven’t given yet, please don’t wait. The post Only Two Weeks Left to Have Your Donation Matched! appeared first on The Real News Network....

Donald Trump Vs. Donald Trump’s Lawyer: Will Trump Plead Ignorance?

By: Sharmini Peries

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says Trump ordered him to make the hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal weeks before the 2016 election. An unusual statute covering campaign finance could help Trump, says former financial regulator Bill Black The post Donald Trump Vs. Donald Trump’s Lawyer: Will Trump...

Are the UN Climate Talks Enough?

By: Dharna Noor

As COP24 comes to a close, Greenpeace’s Cassady Craighill says advocates are pushing world leaders to do more than Paris Climate Accord demands—and to listen to frontline communities The post Are the UN Climate Talks Enough? appeared first on The Real News Network....

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

By: Sharmini Peries

While the US tried to portray the landing of Russian nuclear weapons capable bombers in Venezuela as a threat, Venezuela clearly sees the US as the threat, which is why the Russian military was invited, say Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert The post Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction...

Is TRNN Soft on Russia?

By: Paul JayDharna NoorMarc Steiner

In our first TRNN podcast, we discuss a viewer letter that says Paul Jay underestimates the danger of Putin – with Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor and Paul Jay The post Is TRNN Soft on Russia? appeared first on The Real News Network....

Senate Votes to End US Support for Saudi Mass Murder in Yemen

By: Ben Norton

In a historic vote, the Senate voted 56-41 to withdraw military forces from the US-Saudi war on Yemen. Yemeni-American community organizer Rabyaah Althaibani, whose family has been divided, says she could not be happier The post Senate Votes to End US Support for Saudi Mass Murder in Yemen appeared first...

US Consumer Board Conceals how Wells Fargo Fleeces Students

By: Gregory Wilpert

The Consumer Financial Protection Board kept a detailed report about how Wells Fargo has long been involved in charging students up to three times more for financial services than other banks do. Why did the CFPB not reveal this? Bill Black explains The post US Consumer Board Conceals how Wells...

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

By: Gregory Wilpert

A Canadian Court ruled that Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activists were denied free speech and campaigning rights when the city of Montreal tore down their posters highlighting an Israeli atrocity during an election campaign in Canada. We discuss the case with bruce Katz, one of the main plaintiffs in the case...