Real News Reports

(Note: Real News Reports are organized as follows: Canadian Politics; Financial Crisis; Climate Change; Refugee Crisis)

CANADIAN POLITICS

Survey Shows Growing Support For Palestinians Among Canadians
February 21, 2017
With Earl Washburn of EKOS Research Associates, Dimitri explains why the Canadian Government’s lavish support for Israel is undemocratic.

In the Age of Trump, Is Canada’s Trade Relationship with the United States a Blessing or a Curse?
February 15, 2017
Following the first meeting between Trump and Trudeau, Dimitri discusses with Canadian author and social activist Nora Loreto whether the economic integration of Canada and the United States is a blessing or a curse.

Transmountain Pipeline Approved Despite Lack of Proven Clean Up Protocols
January 25, 2017
Dimitri discusses with Emma Gilchrist, Executive Director of Desmog Canada, the dangers posed by Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline system.

Trudeau Prepares to Resurrect Keystone XL with Cabinet Shuffle
January 11, 2017
Dimitri discusses with Sharmini Peries the PM’s decision to replace Foreign Minister Stephanie Dion with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, and the implications that Trump’s agenda will have for Canada-U.S. trade and the fight against fossil fuels infrastructure.

Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Amidst Increasing Climate Threats
December 2, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the worsening prospect of climate change negates any potential economic benefits from tar sands development

BDS Town Hall with the Former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic
September 27, 2016
A panel discussion on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement with Dimitri Lascaris, Constantine Kritsonis and Lia Tarachansky

Trudeau’s Liberals Adopt Harper Government’s Carbon Targets
September 21, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan

The Crisis of the Left in Canada
August 31, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris explains that there is a vacuum on the Canadian left, and the first political party to fill it stands to make substantial gains with Canada’s electorate

Green Party of Canada Leader Reaffirms Leadership Following Row Over BDS
August 23, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris explains that a strong stand for Palestinian rights includes making Israel pay appropriate economic and political penalties for its clear breaches of international law

Green Party of Canada Challenges Israeli Apartheid
August 10, 2016
Green Party shadow cabinet member Dimitri Lascaris says the Green Party’s passage of the resolution in support BDS could embolden other Canadian parties to take on the occupation

Is Canada’s 6 Month Old Liberal Government Delivering ‘Real Change?’
May 12, 2016
Nora Loreto and Dimitri Lascaris tell The Real News that on climate, foreign affairs, and trade policies, Trudeau has opted for continuity over change

“Mr. Trudeau Goes to Washington”
March 9, 2016
Rick Salutin and Dimitri Lascaris examine what happens when political celebrities tackle climate change

Canadian Student Shot by Israeli Sniper in the West Bank
January 17, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris explains that the Trudeau government remains silent on the case of a Canadian Government-Funded PhD Student, Rehab Nazzal, who was shot by Israeli sniper in the West Bank without legal recourse against her attacker

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Ignoring Executions and Proceeding with Saudi Arms Deal
January 2, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion met with Adel Al Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and treated him as an important ally days before the Saudis carried out a raft of executions

Will Trudeau’s Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?
November 9, 2015
As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada’s Prime Minister’s residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women
November 4, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Nora Loretto say new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered on his pledge to appoint 50% women to his cabinet, but appointed a political conservative as his Minister of Finance

Rejecting Hard Right, Canadians Dump Harper
October 20, 2015
As Harper resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, how should progressive Canadians respond to the neo-liberal Liberal majority government? With Leo Panitch, Dimitri Lascaris, Nora Loreto and Paul Jay

Canadian Elections: Green Party Says It Would Challenge Costly Military Contracts
October 14, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London-West, Ontario, says the Green Party wants to shift the role of the Canadian military to UN peacekeeping, poverty alleviation efforts, and disaster relief

Should Canadians Vote Strategically to Defeat Harper?
October 8, 2015
Amara Possian of Leadnow and Dimitri Lascaris of the Green Party, London-West, debate the consequences of strategic voting in the Canadian October 19th federal elections

No Dissension on Oil Exploration in the Leaders Debate in Canada
September 19, 2015
Writer Nora Loreto and Green Party candidate Dimitri Lascaris argue all leading parties overemphasize the link of jobs and oil expansion while organized labor takes them at their word

Is Canada’s “Patriot Act” a Political Ploy?
March 14, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Leo Panitch discuss Canada’s Bill C-51 and other issues facing Canadians as elections loom

Is This What Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Looks Like?
December 2, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris on the case against Nevsun Resources, a Canadian mining company whose appalling labour record in Eritrea was brought to court by a consortium of Canadian Law firms

Canadian Securities Regulators Moving Ahead with US-Style No-Contest Settlements
May 22, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris: Canadian regulators are planning to implement no-contest practices that US judges are criticizing

Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
May 22, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry

FINANCIAL CRISIS

As Tensions Rise Between Greece And Its Creditors, Is Grexit Back On The Table (3/3)
February 12, 2017
Former Syriza MP, Professor Costas Lapavitsas, responds to arguments that the costs of Greece’s exit from the Eurozone would be unmanageable:

As Tensions Rise Between Greece And Its Creditors, Is Grexit Back On The Table (2/3)
February 10, 2017
Former Syriza MP, Professor Costas Lapavitsas, explains why so many Greeks continue to cling to the Euro, and why Greece must exit the Eurozone in order to rehabilitate its battered economy.

As Tensions Rise Between Greece And Its Creditors, Is Grexit Back On The Table? (1/3)
February 8, 2017
Former Syria MP, Professor Costas Lapavitsas explains that Greece’s debt remains wildly unsustainable, and that by continuing to prioritize the repayment of that debt, the Syriza government is condemning Greece to endless stagnation and is signing its own political death warrant.

Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Against Austerity Became “Yes”
January 28, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris discusses with Yiannis Varoufakis, the former Finance Minister of Greece, his efforts to persuade EU leaders to relax their demands for more austerity

Odious Debt and the Betrayal of the Popular Will in Greece
July 18, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris speaks with Zoe Konstantopoulou, ex-Speaker of Greece’s Parliament, about Syriza’s “treason” and the creation of a new political party whose goal is to unburden Greece of its odious debt

Interview with Costas Lapavitsas
July 17, 2015
Days after the Greek people voted against austerity in a historic referendum, Dimitri Lascaris interviews Syriza MP Costas Lapavitsas, who eventually joined numerous other Syriza MPs in a rebellion against the Greek Prime Minister’s decision to impose further austerity on the Greek people

SYRIZA Forced to Choose Disorderly Grexit or Terrible Deal
July 19, 2015
In an interview with Dimitri Lascaris, Greece’s Minister of Education Aristides Baltas of Greece explains the conflict between responsibility and conviction in the decision to accept the new deal

Italian Bank Failures Could Disintegrate the EU
July 31, 2016
Political economist Gerry Epstein and Dimitri Lascaris say that Italian banks are in such trouble that they need to be nationalized with their management removed

Will Brexit Lead to Grexit?
July 3, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says so-called leftist or socialist governments throughout the EU are engaging in self-immolation and are becoming wildly unpopular by embracing austerity

Greek Austerity Leading to Brain Drain with No Economic Recovery in Sight
June 20, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the latest unemployment figures in Greece show the indifference of the EU elite to the hardships of austerity and the democratic will of the European people

Greek Leaks Expose IMF Chief Overruling Pro-Debt Relief IMF Negotiator
June 5, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says recent leaks to the press show that IMF Chief Lagarde forced her negotiator to give up the previously stated position to insist that creditors offer debt relief to Greece

IMF-Eurozone Deal Hailed as a Breakthrough, But No Relief for Greeks
May 5, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris, securities class actions lawyer, says the Troika is lending money with one hand and taking it back with the other, perpetuating the fiction that Greece’s debt is sustainable

Members of Syriza’s Central Committee Defecting to Popular Unity
August 28, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris discusses a rebellion by left-wing Syriza MPs against the Greek government’s capitulation to the austerity demands of the Troika

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Tenders His Resignation
August 20, 2015
Reporting from Greece, Dimitri Lascaris explains the constitutionality of the move and weighs in on the calculation to hold another general election on September 20th

Greek Bailout Approved in Parliament Causing a Rebellion in SYRIZA
August 14, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris Report: Tsipras is facing a no confidence vote, in the meantime the Eurogroup approves a new bailout deal

Greek Bailout Goes to Servicing the Debt
August 12, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris explains that, although Greek budget surplus targets have been reduced, this is no victory since those targets will be nearly impossible to achieve and will throw Greece into a perpetual depression

Greek Voters Deliver Stunning Rebuke to Austerity
July 5, 2015
In an interview with Dimitri Lascaris, Professor Michael Spourdalakis, Dean of the School of Economics and Politics at the University of Athens, says it is time for the Greek government to play hardball with the Troika

Varoufakis Sued for Alleged Treason While Syriza’s Left Platform Is Accused of Conspiracy
July 29, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris reports on the charges against Varoufakis and critiques the media for engaging in a smear campaign that accuses the former energy minister Lafazanis and the leaders of the Left Platform of being covert plotters

Will the Greek Left Unite to Oppose Austerity?
July 27, 2015
Dr. Panagiotis Sotiris, member of Antarsya, talks to Dimitri Lascaris about Syriza’s failure to implement its anti-austerity program and the political options that are now available to the left in Greece

Thousands Protest As Greek Parliament Approves Second Round of Austerity Measures
July 23, 2015
Demonstrators tell TRNN’s Dimitri Lascaris why they oppose reforms demanded by Greece’s creditors and why they support leaving the Eurozone

SYRIZA’s Thessaloniki Programme vs. Euro-Troika Austerity
July 22, 2015
Hours before the second austerity bill is expected to pass in Greek Parliament, Dimitri Lascaris interviews Dr. Stathis Kouvelakis, leading member of the Left Platform of SYRIZA, who defends the original mandate for national reconstruction given to SYRIZA

Greek Deal Will Erode Sovereignty and Deepen Recession
July 14, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris says a new bailout deal between Greece and its creditors is a collective punishment of the Greek people for supporting a party that attempted to moderate neoliberalism in Europe

#ThisIsACoup
July 13, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Michael Spourladakis of the University of Athens discuss with Paul Jay whether the humiliating offer presented by Eurozone finance ministers to the Greek government is designed to bring down Syriza

Debate Rages in SYRIZA Over Austerity Plan
July 11, 2015
During the early hours of Saturday morning, the Greek Parliament passed the motion by a majority vote of 250 – 300, but Dimitri Lascaris says this is one of the worst political debacles in modern European history

The Inevitable Grexit and Banking Collapse
July 9, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris Report: while the credibility of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hangs by a thread, 15 out of 18 European governments support ousting Greece from the Eurozone

Real News Event in Toronto on June 29 (1/3)
July 2, 2015

At Beit Zatoun in Toronto, Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Leo Panitch of York University discuss the events leading to the critical Greek referendum on July 5, 2015 on whether Greece will accept the deal offered by the European “Troika”

Real News Event in Toronto on June 29 (3/3)
July 2, 2015
At Beit Zatoun in Toronto, Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Leo Panitch answer audience questions regarding the Troika’s austerity program in Greece

Will the Greek Referendum Bring the Troika Back to the Bargaining Table? (1/2)
June 29, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Leo Panitch discuss the possible consequences of a ‘no’ vote in the July 5th referendum on the bailout conditions offered by international creditors

Will the Greek Referendum Bring the Troika Back to the Bargaining Table? (2/2)
June 29, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Leo Panitch discuss the possible consequences of a ‘no’ vote in the July 5th referendum on the bailout conditions offered by international creditors

Greek Pensioners Demonstrate Against Inhumane Austerity Demands
June 25, 2016
45% of Greek pensioners already live in poverty due to previous austerity measures but now the troika is demanding more cuts to their pensions, says Dimitri Lascaris

Drip Feeding Greece Will End in Default
June 16, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Leo Panitch discuss the Athenian proposal which rejected pension cuts but included closing military bases – Interviewed by Sharmini Peries

Troika Demands Could Create Rupture Within SYRIZA
June 11, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris Report: The IMF knew that the Greek debt was unsustainable and demanded that it be written down, but this proposal was rejected by the Troika, with consequences that could include a rupture within SYRIZA

Default Looms in Greece
May 24, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris discusses what’s at stake with talk of referendums in Greece and Germany

Syriza’s Choice: Bail on the People or the Troika
April 21, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris says debt relief is not on the table, but unnamed European government officials are indicating some modest short-term concessions might be in order

Greece Says They Will Meet IMF’s April 9 Deadline for Payment
April 3, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Leo Panitch analyze Syriza’s reform proposals and compromises and discuss roadblocks posed by maintenance of European austerity

A Greek Default Hanging by a Thread
April 2, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris warns that the powers that be in Europe are being unusually silent

Greek Public Coffers Expected to Run Dry Next Month
March 26, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris discusses the recent meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Syriza – a Necessary Compromise or Avoiding an Inevitable Conclusion?
March 15, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Leo Panitch discuss the Greek government’s negotiating strategy and whether it should be preparing to leave the Eurozone

Greece Requests Extension on Loan Agreement
February 20, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris Report: Germany rejects a debt repayment extension before the Euro Group formally responds to an offer from the Greek government

A Look at the Greek PM Tsipras’ First Address to Parliament
February 22, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris discusses how the SYRIZA government plans to end austerity and carry out the clear mandate of the people

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Head to Head with German Counterpart Wolfgang Schauble
February 8, 2015
Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Varoufakis evokes German Nazi history to describe what he is up against; Professor Leo Panitch and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the standoff and the future of the European community

Finance Minister of Greece Offers Debt Swap Options to the Europeans
February 3, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris explains that European Central Bank President Mario Draghi wants to commit Greece to an austerity program but he is up against a game theorist

New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Sworn In to Office
January 27, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris: SYRIZA leader’s first act as Prime Minister was to visit the grave site where hundreds of members of the Greek Resistance were executed by the German Nazi forces during World War II

Now in Power, SYRIZA Faces Herculean Task
January 26, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris says breaking up the troika and the power of oligarchs that control Greece is not going to be an easy task

Greek Right Fears First Left Government in Greek History
January 24, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris reports from Greece that a near six-point lead for SYRIZA is raising memories of the fascist coup and civil war

SYRIZA Heads Towards a Majority in Greece as Elections Approach
January 23, 2015
TRNN Exclusive from Athens: Lawyer Dimitri Lascaris says the SYRIZA coalition has broad support from European labor and social movements

New SEC Head Once Acted for Wall St Wonder Boy Dimon
March 28, 2013
Dimitri Lascaris: New director of SEC was a Wall St. defense attorney who will now regulate former clients

Greek Parliament Approves Contentious Law to Expand Privatization
November 1, 2012
Dimitri Lascaris: New budget makes it clear Greece will never pay off its debts, real aim of austerity is to break unions and privatize public assets

Greek Pro-Bailout Party Wins Most Seats as Majority Reject the Deal
June 17, 2012
Dimitri Lascaris: New Democracy win a hollow victory as majority of Greeks reject austerity and underlying problems remain unsolved

Our Name is Resistance
April 10, 2012
Dimitri Lascaris: Greece buries Dimitris Christoulas as many pledge to carry on the fight against austerity

Austerity Policy Destroying Greek Society
February 16, 2012
Dimitri Lascaris: Heart wrenching personal stories show that Greece should reject austerity deal and pull out of Eurozone

CLIMATE CHANGE 

How U.S. States and Cities Can Take on Climate Change in Spite of Trump’s Denialism
February 10, 2017
Daphne Wysham of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses efforts by state and municipal governments to fill the climate change void in the age of Trump, and warns of the dangers lurking in a carbon tax plan being promoted by GOP stalwarts.

Miami May Not Survive Climate-Driven Sea Level Rise
February 9, 2017
Dr. Joe Romm explains to Dimitri Lascaris that sea level rise threatens to swamp major U.S. cities like Miami and could cause a trillion-dollar real estate bubble to burst.

Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600% Faster Than Predicted
February 3, 2017
Dr. David Barber of the University of Manitoba, a specialist in sea ice and climate change, explains to Dimitri Lascaris that the situation in the Arctic is “a serious one”.  Dr. Barber states: “The Greenland ice sheet, we’re losing mass from it about 600% faster than what we expected. And of course, it’s the glacial ice masses that are really causing the sea level rise issue to be such an issue.”

Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Amidst Increasing Climate Threats
December 2, 2016

Dimitri Lascaris says the worsening prospects of climate change negates any potential economic benefits from tar sands development

Sustainability, Just Transition Key to Successful Climate Efforts
November 21, 2016
From COP22, ITUC’s Sharon Burrow discusses the role of organized labor in achieving a zero-carbon world

COP22 Not Addressing Inadequacies of Paris Agreement
November 18, 2016
Reporting from Marrakech, Dimitri Lascaris says inertia afflicting prior conferences is still at play despite determination of the global community to move ahead with climate change efforts

Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Contribute Least to Global Warming While Suffering From It the Most
November 18, 2016
At COP22, AFN Regional Chief for Manitoba, Kevin Hart, discusses humanity’s urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples

Canadian Youth Struggle to be Heard at COP22
November 18, 2016
At COP22, representatives of Canada’s Youth Delegation demand that Justin Trudeau honor his commitment to be the “Minister of Youth”

Indigenous Leaders and Organized Labor Unite to Demand Action on Climate Change
November 17, 2016
At COP22, David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers discusses the joint efforts of organized labour and indigenous leaders to achieve climate justice

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Elephant that Refuses to Leave the Room at COP22
November 17, 2016
Speaking from Morocco, Adam Scott of Oil Change International discusses the ongoing failure of governments around the world to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies

As National Governments Procrastinate on Climate Action, Sub-National Governments Fill the Void 
November 17, 2016
At COP22, the Environment Minister of the Australian Capital Territory describes his state’s ambitious climate action plan.

Clean Energy: The Force that Politics Cannot Constrain
November 16, 2016
At COP22, Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, explains that President-elect Trump is powerless to stop the global transition to renewable energy

TRNN at COP22: After Donald Trump, Will the ‘COP of Action’ Become Just Another COP of Inaction?
November 15, 2016
Hoda Baraka of 350.org discusses the implications of Donald Trump’s victory for the first climate conference after the Paris Accord

TRNN at COP22: Donald Trump’s Climate Change Denialism Is About to Collide With Geopolitical Reality
November 15, 2016
Environmental lawyer Clare Lakewood discusses the legal and political obstacles to Donald Trump’s abandonment of U.S. commitments under the Paris climate accord

Trudeau’s Liberals Adopt Harper Government’s Carbon Targets
September 21, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan

The Real Weather Report: Paris Deluged
June 4, 2016
Paris and Bavaria are both experiencing extreme weather conditions as scientist predicted for Europe says Dimitri Lascaris

Dimitri Lascaris Reports on The New Climate Accord from Paris
December 12, 2015
On the last day of COP-21, Dimitri gets the reaction of climate scientists: Kevin Anderson and Johan Rockstrom to the serious deficiencies of the agreement

The Canadian Environment Minister’s Cop-out at COP21
December 10, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris of TRNN, Carol Linnit of DeSmogCanada, and Ashley Renders of Vice News Canada challenge the new minister

Oil-Gushing Saudi Arabia Major Obstacle at COP21
December 10, 2015
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris discusses the major obstacles in the draft agreement coming out of Paris

Day 9: No Meaningful Outcome From Paris
December 9, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris says the draft agreement is profoundly unsatisfactory and lacks enforcement procedures

Former Bolivian UN Ambassador: COP21 Draft Text Shows Plans to Further Commodify Nature
December 9, 2015
TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to former UN Ambassador of Bolivia Pablo Solon, who says the final Paris agreement is headed towards the creation of carbon markets with terms to be settled in future COP meetings

Is the Canadian Government Misleading the Public About Ability to Regulate Tar Sands?
December 8, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks to legal expert Paul Cavalluzzo, who says regulatory authority stems from the fact that tar sands production would have catastrophic effects on First Nations, national, and international communities

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Recognizing Climate-Related Risks of Business?
December 8, 2015
Carbon Tracker Institute CEO Anthony Hobley speaks to TRNN correspondent Dimitri Lascaris about how global capital markets are realizing that fossil fuels companies will not be able to burn all of their reserves without wrecking the planet

Green Party of Canada Leader Speaks from COP21 in Paris
December 7, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks with Elizabeth May about the key issues that remain to be resolved at COP21, and whether the best resolution is possible within a capitalist economy

World’s Richest Nations Continue to Shower Public Money on Fossil Fuels Companies
December 7, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris speaks with Alex Doukas, Senior Campaigner of Oil Change International, who says the governments of wealthy nations are giving far more public money to fossil fuel companies than to the renewable energy industry or to developing states that are struggling to adapt to climate change

Enforcement Mechanisms for Final COP21 Climate Agreement Remain Unresolved
December 7, 2015
TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris says the Paris conferences is headed towards semi-legally binding climate agreement that allows warming beyond 2 degrees

Canadian Youth Delegation Says Their Government Ignores Them, But Not Big Petroleum, at COP21
December 4, 2015
Real News correspondent Dimitri Lascaris talks to Atiya Jaffar of the Canadian Youth Delegation at the COP21 conference in Paris

Fate of Canada’s Tar Sands, Pipelines Depend on Trudeau’s Commitments at COP21
December 4, 2015
The Real News Network’s Dimitri Lascaris speaks to DeSmog Canada’s managing editor Carol Linnet at COP21 in Paris

Climate Protesters Defy State of Emergency in Paris
December 1, 2015
Janet Redman of IPS and Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News report on the COP 21 challenges in Paris that could isolate the US

Will Trudeau’s Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?
November 9, 2015
As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada’s Prime Minister’s residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians

No Dissension on Oil Exploration in the Leaders Debate in Canada
September 19, 2015
Writer Nora Loreto and Green Party member Dimitri Lascaris argue all leading parties overemphasize the link of jobs and oil expansion while organized labor takes them at their word

Supreme Court of Canada Ruling Says Ecuadorean Villages Can Sue Chevron
September 9, 2015
Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch and Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London West, Ontario, discuss the decision of an Ontario court to allow the case to go forward

Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
May 22, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry

REFUGEE CRISIS

TRNN in Greece: A Refugee Recounts Her Journey From Turkey to Greece
August 10, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris interviews Maisa about her encounters with fraudulent smugglers, her passage to Greece with her mother and sister, and the prospect of deportation

TRNN in Greece: Refugee From Syria
August 5, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris interviews a Palestinian refugee who shared his experience of fleeing from Syria into Turkey and living in the Moria refugee camp

TRNN in Greece: The Last Dance of Ramadan at a Refugee Camp
July 8, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris speaks to refugees in Lesvos, Greece about their treacherous journey crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey