Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

8 December 2018 — TRNN

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot and PERI’s Gerald Epstein discuss the issue

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US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress

4 December 2018 — TRNN

The Trump administration claimed it would seek a ceasefire in Yemen in 30 days, but the US blocked a UN Security Council resolution submitted by Britain. Colonel Larry Wilkerson discusses Congress’ historic vote on a War Powers Resolution bill to force a military withdrawal (inc. transcript).

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Economic Update: Why Capitalism Demonizes Government

27 November 2018 — TRNN

This week: updates on UK war on “Unexplained Wealth;” why capitalism needs yet attacks government; historical reality of low wages in US; cozy deals between big corporations and credit rating agencies again; discussion of capitalism’s oscillations between nationalist and internationalist phases (are we now moving backwards to nationalism again?) and once more on the inefficiency and immorality of markets as a mechanism of distribution. To watch the second half of the interview, please visit us at https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate

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A Strategy of War Crimes, Killing Civilians to Win a War – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (10/12

21 November 2018 — TRNN

General Curtis LaMay, who directed the firebombing and nuclear attacks on Japan said, “War is killing people, when you kill enough of them, the other guy quits” – quotes Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay (inc. transcript).

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The Discovery That Should Have Changed the Cold War – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (9/12)

19 November 2018 — TRNN

In 1958 President Kennedy claimed there was a “missile gap”, saying the USSR was far ahead in ICBM weapons; when satellite photos showed the astounding true number, it meant the USSR did not have plans for global domination, but it remained a secret, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay

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Capitalism: A Crime Story

18 November, 2018 — Socialist Project: Left Streamed

Harry Glasbeek is an award-winning author of many titles and is a law professor who once taught a notoriously popular course at Osgoode Law School: The Corporation as Criminal. His latest books have been called “profound and fascinating” by Linda McQuaig. He has also been lauded as a “fearless, daunting crusader for the public good in the face of corporate greed” by economist Jim Stanford.

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Chris Hedges and David Harvey: The Ideology of Neoliberalism is a Con, Parts 1 & 2

18 November 2018 — RT AMERICA

David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of anthropology and geography at City University of New York and author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism argues with Chris Hedges that Neoliberalism, the manta of the global corporate elites, has created the worst income inequality in American history.
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