Reality Asserts Itself

The Kennedy Brothers Thought the Civil Rights Movement Was a Nuisance at Best  –  Glen Ford Pt 4/5
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The Kennedy Brothers Thought the Civil Rights Movement Was a Nuisance at Best – Glen Ford Pt 4/5

On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Glen Ford discusses the JFK presidency and its relative indifference towards the black freedom struggle. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced November 22, 2013, with Paul Jay.

Kennedy Was A Cold War Warrior to the Core – Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 5/5
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Kennedy Was A Cold War Warrior to the Core – Glen Ford on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 5/5

On this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Glen Ford says there is no evidence that Kennedy differed from other U.S. presidents in striving for global hegemony. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced November 23, 2013, with Paul Jay.

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Racist Dixiecrats – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 6/9
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Racist Dixiecrats – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 6/9

Sad news that Bob Moses, a leader of the civil rights movement, died on July 25, 2021. We commemorate his work with a replay of his appearance on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, first released on June 20, 2014. Mr. Moses describes how in 1874 the white racist Democratic Party violently overthrew the Governor of Mississippi (who had been elected by a mostly black Republican Party), and how these Dixiecrats became a wing of the national Democratic Party right up to 1964, when the Mississippi Freedom Democrats ended their reign.

The Road to Freedom Summer – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 5/9
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The Road to Freedom Summer – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 5/9

Sad news that Bob Moses, a leader of the civil rights movement, died on July 25, 2021. We commemorate his work with a replay of his appearance on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, first released on June 20, 2014. Mr. Moses says one of the main ways we get to Freedom Summer is the assassination of Medgar Evers.

Patriotism and Lynching –  Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 2/9
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Patriotism and Lynching – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 2/9

Sad news that Bob Moses, a leader of the civil rights movement, died on July 25, 2021. We commemorate his work with a replay of his appearance on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, first released on June 20, 2014. Mr. Moses describes growing up in post-World War Two, cold war America.

The Respectable Face of Terror – Robert Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 3/9
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The Respectable Face of Terror – Robert Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 3/9

Sad news that Bob Moses, a leader of the civil rights movement, died on July 25, 2021. We commemorate his work with a replay of his appearance on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, first released on June 20, 2014. Mr. Moses says America from 1875 down to the civil rights movement, was slavery by another name.

Clinton, Blair, and Obama Destroyed the Idealism of Politics  – Gabriel Byrne on RAI Pt 3/4
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Clinton, Blair, and Obama Destroyed the Idealism of Politics – Gabriel Byrne on RAI Pt 3/4

On Reality Asserts Itself, actor Gabriel Byrne says his journey as an Irish immigrant helped to radicalize him, as did his disillusionment with leaders who promised transformation and delivered conservatism with a “different tie” – with host Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced December 26, 2017.

Founding SNCC and Taking on Mississippi – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 4/9
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Founding SNCC and Taking on Mississippi – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 4/9

Sad news that Bob Moses, a leader of the civil rights movement, died on July 25, 2021. We commemorate his work with a replay of his appearance on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, first released on June 20, 2014. Mr. Moses traces the events that led him to take up a leading role in Freedom Summer.

The Constitutional People and Slavery by Another Name – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 8/9
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The Constitutional People and Slavery by Another Name – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself Pt 8/9

Sad news that Bob Moses, a leader of the civil rights movement, died on July 25, 2021. We commemorate his work with a replay of his appearance on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, first released on June 20, 2014. Mr. Moses says mass incarceration helped build the American steel industry, and while there has been progress, there is still slavery by another name.

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