Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China The post Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU appeared first on The Real News Network.
Conservatives have launched a new attack on abortion rights, which go against both medical science and common sense, says Anoa Changa, but the point is to bring the issue to the new conservative Supreme Court majority The post New Abortion Laws ‘Go Against Common Sense’ appeared first on The Real News Network.
If all the hidden parts are added together, the true military budget would be close to $1.25 trillion, says William Hartung of the Center for International Policy The post Trump’s 2020 Military Budget Is $500 Billion More Than He Claims appeared first on The Real News Network.
Civil rights lawyer and activist Arjun Singh Sethi says, “Even the CIA actually came out and said it would be a mistake, because in many ways the Muslim Brotherhood more recently has been a force of moderation and democratization in the Middle East.” The post Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’ … Continue reading “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’”
The town of Yukuyoko, in the Mixteca region of Southern Mexico, is developing innovative ways of confronting drought. Laura Carlsen reports from Yukuyoko for TRNN The post Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping appeared first on The Real News Network.
As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine The post Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’ appeared first on The Real News Network.
Sixty-five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, a new report published by Pennsylvania State University reveals the persistent racial segregation in America’s public schools, and the many factors that contribute to it The post US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown appeared first on The Real News Network.
Residents testified in support of the bill, but the Department of Public Works is not on board—they have a different affordability measure in mind The post Baltimore Considers Income-Based Water Billing appeared first on The Real News Network.
Hasan Tekguc and Bengi Akbulut discuss their research on the gender gap in poverty in Turkey. When comparing household income, it is impossible to know about the gender-based inequality within households The post New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey’s Inequality Within Households appeared first on The Real News Network.
Germany becomes the first country in the world to criminalize the BDS movement. Shir Hever, TRNN Correspondent in Germany and expert on Palestine-Israel, responds The post German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement appeared first on The Real News Network.
We revisit Wendell Potter’s whistleblowing testimony that exposed how the insurance industry is more interested in pleasing Wall Street than in people’s care, and asked him if these abuses continued after the passing of the ACA–Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself, hosted by Paul Jay The post Health Insurance Abuses Continue in Spite of ACA … Continue reading “Health Insurance Abuses Continue in Spite of ACA – RAI with Wendell Potter (5/7)”
After more than a month of living in the Venezuelan embassy, DC police and secret service broke open the doors to arrest for activists who had been staying in the embassy to protect it against an opposition take-over. The move sets a dangerous precedent, says Medea Benjamin The post Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s … Continue reading “Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists”
Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of Jacobin and author of The Socialist Manifesto, explains what socialism could actually look like in the United States in part 2 of his interview The post What Would It Mean to Win? (Pt 2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
The racial wealth gap has grown in the last three decades—Dedrick Muhammad puts solutions on the table that help all Americans The post How Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide Will Help All Americans appeared first on The Real News Network.
Freed eight days ago, Manning was subpoenaed before a new grand jury investigating Assange. Despite grave danger to her health, she refused to testify, saying she would rather die in prison than change her principles The post Chelsea Manning Back in Prison After Refusing to Testify appeared first on The Real News Network.
Hundreds of thousands of students and educators took to the streets across Brazil in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s draconian neoliberal attack on education. Mike Fox reports The post Bolsonaro’s Education Austerity Mobilizes Hundreds of Thousands Across Brazil appeared first on The Real News Network.
They call it Loan Shark Prevention, which would allow post offices to act as banks for poor working people, but credit companies claim it will hurt the poor The post Ocasio-Cortez & Sanders Introduce Bill to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates at 15% appeared first on The Real News Network.
Most people know capitalism is unjust. Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara says he wrote The Socialist Manifesto to lay out an alternative The post Why Socialism? With Bhaskar Sunkara appeared first on The Real News Network.
A subsidiary of Google wants to build a ‘Smart City’ on Toronto’s Waterfront. But with billions of dollars in real estate and infrastructure at play, residents are pushing back against a proposal that they say could have terrible consequences for public services as well as privacy The post Toronto Residents Face Off Against Google over … Continue reading “Toronto Residents Face Off Against Google over Waterfront ‘Smart City’”
Plaintiffs argue before the GA Supreme Court that malfunctioning voting machines caused tens of thousands of missing votes in the Georgia Lt. Gov. race. What could it mean if this case goes forward? The post Fight Against Voter Suppression Continues in Georgia appeared first on The Real News Network.
The Sunrise Movement’s Baltimore hub held a town hall on how a federal Green New Deal could help Baltimore—especially Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents The post Does Baltimore Need a Green New Deal? appeared first on The Real News Network.
A new coalition of big environmental groups and big corporations have teamed up to push for what they’re calling “a market-based solution” to the climate crisis. Many of its members formerly sat as members of a group with a similar mission, the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). CAP, which lasted from 2006-2010, pushed a major … Continue reading “History Repeats Itself as Corporations Join Big Green to Craft Market-Based Climate Plan”
Wednesday’s Baltimore City Teachers Union election has educators crying foul and questioning whether the process is rigged to support the incumbents. The longtime leadership of the union, headed by Marietta English, is being challenged by a group called A Union We Deserve, compromised of social justice-oriented educators who want the union to do more to … Continue reading “Teachers Say Union Election Is Undemocratic”
Powerful commercial interests dominate Baltimore’s city government, where corruption and backroom deals are part of the fabric of how decisions are made. The recent scandal involving Mayor Pugh is part of a long history of political office being used for personal gain and handing over public funds and favors to wealthy elites. Can city charter … Continue reading “Power, Corruption & Changing How Baltimore is Governed”
Whistleblower Wendell Potter says the death of a young woman denied care by the insurance company he worked for was a turning point in his life; he says these practices are still taking place under the Affordable Care Act – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay The post Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who … Continue reading “Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who Lives and Dies – RAI with Wendell Potter (4/7)”
Despite the dramatic economic crisis and the constant political conflict in Venezuela, there still is a significant proportion of the population that consider themselves to be “Chavistas.” Ed Augustin examined some of the reasons for this in Caracas The post Why Many Venezuelans Are Still Chavistas appeared first on The Real News Network.
As’ad Abukhalil discusses the role which Qatar plays in the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Qatar has saved the Palestinian Authority from financial collapse. Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abbas has allied himself with Qatar’s staunch enemy Saudi Arabia The post Eurovision Artist Boycott Curbed by Qatari Aid appeared first on The Real News Network.
Parallel president and opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he would like to coordinate with the US military, but following his failed April 30th coup attempt, few Venezuelans show interest. Mike Fox reports from Caracas The post Guaidó Calls for US Military Cooperation, but few Venezuelans Support the Move appeared first on The Real News Network.
At the town hall, the Sunrise Movement launched the next phase of their Green New Deal campaign: making three demands of Democratic presidential contenders The post AOC & Bernie Join Sunrise Movement in DC Town Hall appeared first on The Real News Network.
Trump and Bolton’s strategy is to bait Iran into a war Bolton’s wanted for twenty years – says Trita Parsi, President of the NIAC The post Trump Provokes Iran With Intensified Economic War appeared first on The Real News Network.
Alexander Zaitchik discusses the environmental policies of Brazilian president’s first four months in office as former Brazilian Ministers of Environment warn about how he is undoing decades of environmental protection The post Brazil’s Bolsonaro: ‘Exterminator of the Future’ appeared first on The Real News Network.
Biden is countering Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan with “Make America Moral Again.” But bipartisan deals with Strom Thurmond, the crime bill, Anita Hill, and more, shows he lacks the moral high ground. Jacqueline Luqman and Adolph Reed discuss Biden’s record The post Can Biden ‘Make America Moral Again?’ appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “Can Biden ‘Make America Moral Again?’”
We continue our series of discussions about Modern Money Theory and funding the Green New Deal with host Paul Jay The post The MMT Debate With Dean Baker & Randall Wray appeared first on The Real News Network.
Movements pushing for 100% renewables are gaining momentum. Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson says we have the technology to get there The post Can We Reach 100% Renewable Energy? appeared first on The Real News Network.
The climate change crisis is real: more powerful storms, droughts, floods, and rising sea levels. However, mainstream media continues to ignore the crisis. A TRNN documentary on the lack of coverage The post How the Mainstream Media Ignores the Climate Change Crisis appeared first on The Real News Network.
Having failed to force the courts to bend to his will, Trump has now resorted to backdoor and covert measures outside of legislation to keep asylum seekers from crossing the border. We speak to Helena Olea of Alianza Americas about the new tactics The post Trump’s New Policies to Limit Asylum appeared first on The … Continue reading “Trump’s New Policies to Limit Asylum”
Andrej Hunko, a member of Germany’s parliament recently visited with President Maduro and parallel president Juan Guaidó. Hunko discussed the importance of a negotiated solution, humanitarian aid, to Venezuela, and more The post Venezuela’s Maduro Government Not Near Collapse appeared first on The Real News Network.
Last year Florida voters approved a ballot measure called Amendment 4 which restored voting rights of an estimated 1.5 million former felons. To counteract this amendment 4, Republicans proposed a bill that would require former felons to pay court costs and fines before they are able to vote – what activists are calling a poll … Continue reading “Florida Activists Fight Against Bill Preventing Former Felons from Voting”
CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot responds to Guaidó economic advisors’ dismissal of the U.S. sanctions’ effects on Venezuela The post Denying Impact of Venezuela Sanctions is ‘Like Climate Denial’ appeared first on The Real News Network.
In October 2017, a leaked memo entitled, “Black Identity Extremist Intelligent Assessment” revealed a government surveillance program targeting black activist liberation movements. Eddie Conway talks with Professor Adjoa Aiye and Sue Udry, executive director of Defending Rights and Dissent. They are members of the BIE Abolition Collective, a coalition of lawyers, activists and advocates who … Continue reading “Government Targeting of Black Activists Reminiscent of COINTELPRO”
The roots of Baltimore’s current corruption scandal lie in the ongoing effort to transform public entities into sources of profit for private interests The post Privatization of Public Assets: A Recipe for Corruption appeared first on The Real News Network.
In the wake of former Mayor Pugh’s Healthy Holly scandal, we look at how to reform a strong mayor system The post How To Fix Baltimore’s Broken System appeared first on The Real News Network.
The U.S. military is sending an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, claiming there is an unspecified threat from Iran, but this has no basis other than Bolton’s desire for regime change, says Col. Larry Wilkerson The post Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf appeared first on The Real News Network.
Wendell Potter, author of ‘Deadly Spin: How Corporate PR is Killing Healthcare and Deceiving Americans’, traces his life from growing up poor and Republican in Tennessee, to radicalization during the Vietnam War, to cynical journalist who just wanted to make money – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay The post The Making of a … Continue reading “The Making of a Medical Insurance Spin Doctor – RAI with Wendell Potter (3/7)”
GDP growth up, stock market up, will the economic expansion continue and who are the winners? Dean Baker and Randall Wray join host Paul Jay The post Trump Up in Polls; Who Benefits From Economic Growth? appeared first on The Real News Network.
Khalid Medani speaks to Eddie Conway about Sudanese opposition to al-Bashir and the sit-in that continues through Ramadan The post Sudan Protests Intensify Demands for Civilian Government appeared first on The Real News Network.
DC’s power company, PEPCO, cut the electricity to the Venezuelan Embassy Wednesday evening, even though the bill was paid in full. Secret Service and opposition protesters continue to harass the Embassy Protection Collective, which is trying to make sure that the embassy is not turned over to Venezuela’s unelected parallel government representatives. The post CodePink’s … Continue reading “CodePink’s Medea Benjamin: Venezuelan Embassy’s Power Cut”
Col. Larry Wilkerson describes the limits of a ‘gringo invasion’ and warns of repeating the failures of Vietnam and Iraq The post Col. Wilkerson: US Would Face a Unified Venezuelan Military in an Armed Intervention appeared first on The Real News Network.
Widespread corruption, unemployment, inequity and disillusionment hovers over South African elections. We must have higher expectations from a national liberation movement says Professor Rasigan Maharajh The post State Capture Crisis Grips South African Elections appeared first on The Real News Network.
Instead of imposing additional tariffs, which will hurt the Chinese and U.S. economies, the U.S. should have its own research and development strategy, says Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster The post Trump’s China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy appeared first on The Real News Network.