Reality Asserts Itself

The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me –  Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 1/7
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The Vietnam War was a Seminal Event for Me – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 1/7

Mr. Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, tells Paul Jay that the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War transformed him from a “good liberal kid” into an activist questioning the role of America in the world. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 2, 2014 with Paul Jay.

Moving Towards a Police State – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 7/7
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Moving Towards a Police State – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 7/7

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 13, 2014 with Paul Jay.

Fighting Reagan’s Secret, Illegal Wars  – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 6/7
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Fighting Reagan’s Secret, Illegal Wars – Michael Ratner on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 6/7

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that Reagan ushered in a period of murderous suppression of opposition to US hegemony in Latin and Central America. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 12, 2014 with Paul Jay.

A Warning of a Neocon Conspiracy – The Last Interview of Ambassador Joe Wilson pt1/6

A Warning of a Neocon Conspiracy – The Last Interview of Ambassador Joe Wilson pt1/6

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: In the last interview before his death in September 2019, Ambassador Joe Wilson says that a neocon conspiracy will use a compliant Trump in a march towards war – Watch out for a “war-time” President in 2020. Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame was outed as a CIA officer by VP Cheney’s office after Wison exposed lies that lead up to the Iraq War. The story was depicted in the movie “Fair Game”, Wilson was played by Sean Penn. PT (01/06)

Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me  -Michael Ratner on RAI Pt 5/7
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Puerto Rican Independence Movement and Cuba Further Radicalized Me -Michael Ratner on RAI Pt 5/7

Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that in the ’70s, the thrust for a more radical movement in New York was led by the fight for Puerto Rican independence. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 11, 2014 with Paul Jay.

From a Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of a Jewish State  – Michael Ratner on RAI Pt 2/7
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From a Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of a Jewish State – Michael Ratner on RAI Pt 2/7

TRNN Replay: On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay of his journey – from seeing Israel as an extension of his Jewish identity to realizing Israel was a settler, colonial state. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 4, 2014 with Paul Jay.

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