Real News Network

The Real News Network is a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism. Our staff, in collaboration with courageous journalists around the globe, will investigate, report and debate stories on the critical issues of our times. We are viewer supported and do not accept advertising, government or corporate funding.

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Monday, March 16, 2009
How the World Pimps America
The US Treasury will borrow one trillion dollars from the developing world in 2009. This figure will increase even further in 2010.
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Friday, March 13, 2009
Leaving Iraq Responsibly
The issue of U.S. withdrawal from Iraq is a topic of great interest that has generated a mosaic of political debates. Factors that weigh heavily in these debates include stability of the region, the process of democratization, Iran's increasing influence, and the control of Iraq's oil, to name a few.
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Friday, February 27, 2009
A House of Credit Cards Pt2
In The Real News' second segment with economist Richard Wolff we discuss declining union rates and the role they play in the current U.S. financial crisis.
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Friday, February 20, 2009
Israel's Loyalty Oath
As of February of this year, Israel was brought to the spotlight as elections were held in the country. For a state which prides itself on being democratic, Israel's recent brush with the right has galvanized audiences all around the democratic world.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Are Generals Disputing Iraq Pullout?
With President Obama's plan to "withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months" being met with resistance by top U.S generals, The Real News spoke to historian/investigative journalist Gareth Porter to discuss the implications of this internal disagreement. Porter says that Obama's 16 month withdrawal plan, "generated a good deal of resistance within US command both in Baghdad and from General Patraeus at CENTCOM in Tampa Florida. Petraeus let it be known that they felt it was too risky and that they favored a longer plan to withdraw."
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Friday, February 13, 2009
Conservative Solutions to a Radical Crisis
"Sometimes, I think the team of rivals is Obama versus his own staff because I think his own instincts are somewhat better than theirs, but until he gets control of this they are going to be pulling him to the right," says Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect Magazine. Kuttner argues that Obama's economic advisors are plagued by conventional thinking on everything from budget deficits to the role of government. Even his Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is only rebuilding the old failed system through his banking bill.
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Friday, February 13, 2009
Barack and the Progressives
Katrina vanden Heuvel says there's a big fight ahead: "For 30 years in this country workers have not participated in the games. They've worked two or three jobs; their healthcare has been gutted; their pensions ravaged, and now they're talking about entitlement reform on the backs of these workers. I mean they're asking workers to tighten belts, belts they don't even have," she argues. Ms. Heuvel says Obama's team not only doesn't go far in enough in rethinking the economy, but Obama appears more open to entitlement reform than he should be.
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Monday, February 02, 2009
Is Obama a Feminist?
The Real News spoke to Kathy Spillar, the Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine to discuss the decision to feature Barak Obama on the cover of their publication. When asked why President Obama received the cover of their magazine, which doesn't usually feature men Spiller responded, "We wanted to capture the hopefulness and the mood of feminists across the country and really Americans across the country."
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Friday, January 30, 2009
The Letter to Iran
Almost three months after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's congratulatory letter to Barack Obama, the new administration in Washington is set to respond with its own 'symbolic gesture' designed to usher in a new era of détente. Pepe Escobar, political commentator for The Real News, asks whether reiterating Republican rhetoric that accuses Iran of 'sponsoring terrorism,' will jeopardize the opportunity for progress in relations between the two countries.
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Monday, January 19, 2009
Israeli FM confronted at National Press Club
With Palestinian casualties now totaling over 1000 deaths from the Israeli bombing of Gaza, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni came to Washington to sign a new US-Israel agreement barring Hamas from rearming. The FM spoke at the National Press Conference in Washington in defense of Israeli actions claiming "what Israel is doing is pure self defense and this is not about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but our need to fight terrorism."
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