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Undoing the New Deal: African-Americans, Racism and the FDR/Johnson Reforms (Pt5)
We're continuing our series titled Undoing the New Deal. While most of the measures taken during the New Deal helped to mitigate the worst effects of the depression on workers and created a social safety net where there had been none before, not all Americans benefited equally. Most New Deal programs discriminated against African Americans.
Corbyn Calls for Evidence in Escalating Poison Row
For requesting evidence of Russian culpability in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been denounced by PM Theresa May and even members of his own party. We discuss the case with Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Undoing the New Deal: Truman's Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left (Pt 2)
In '48, the Cold War had taken deep root. So, Truman meets with Molotov on April 23rd, and he reverses Roosevelt's policy completely. He accuses Molotov and the Russians of having broken all of their agreements at Yalta, especially around Poland but also around Germany and other agreements that they had made. He brags afterwards, he says, "I gave it to him one-two to the jaw."
Monday, February 5, 2018(2 comments)
Undoing the New Deal: The 1944 Coup Against VP Henry Wallace (pt1)
Historian Peter Kuznick and Paul Jay discuss the historical context of the fight between the Sanders' progressive wing against the oligarchy within the Democratic Party; the overthrow of Vice President Wallace by an alliance of party bosses and Southern racists was a turning point in the decades-long process to roll back the New Deal
As Russian Election Begins, Will Russiagate End?
Stephen F. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History and Politics at New York University and Princeton University. Professor Cohen, welcome. Let's start with Navalny. What is the significance of him being barred from running in the election? The way it's being talked about here is that Putin is trying to sideline his strongest challenger.
Sunday, December 24, 2017(2 comments)
Where's the 'Collusion'? (Interview)
Amid news the Mueller probe could extend through 2018, Guardian reporter Luke Harding and TRNN's Aaron Mate discuss Russiagate and Harding's new book "Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win"
Palestinians Resist Israel and its US Enabler
As the Israeli crackdown on protests in the Occupied Territories turns deadly, human rights attorney Noura Erakat says that Trump's decision on Jerusalem is only the latest US attack on Palestinian self-determination
Wednesday, December 6, 2017(1 comments)
Preemptive Strike on North Korea: Is Trump Wagging the Dog?
Donald Trump is trying to do in a very strategic way, and that is scare the devil out of Kim Jong-un and his North Korean military so that they'll come to the negotiating table, abjectly surrender, in other words, or he's just as dumb, as strategically inept as I think the entire administration is...there are not a lot of people with a lot of smarts over there in the Congress.