Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

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.

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

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’”

Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’

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.

US Public Education Still Segregated 65 Years After Brown

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.

Health Insurance Abuses Continue in Spite of ACA – RAI with Wendell Potter (5/7)

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)”

Trump Admin Breaks and Enters Venezuela’s Embassy, Arrests Activists

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”

Toronto Residents Face Off Against Google over Waterfront ‘Smart City’

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’”

History Repeats Itself as Corporations Join Big Green to Craft Market-Based Climate Plan

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”

Teachers Say Union Election Is Undemocratic

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”

Power, Corruption & Changing How Baltimore is Governed

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”

Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who Lives and Dies – RAI with Wendell Potter (4/7)

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)”

Eurovision Artist Boycott Curbed by Qatari Aid

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.

Guaidó Calls for US Military Cooperation, but few Venezuelans Support the Move

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.

Can Biden ‘Make America Moral Again?’

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?’”

Trump’s New Policies to Limit Asylum

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”

Florida Activists Fight Against Bill Preventing Former Felons from Voting

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”

Government Targeting of Black Activists Reminiscent of COINTELPRO

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 Making of a Medical Insurance Spin Doctor – RAI with Wendell Potter (3/7)

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)”

CodePink’s Medea Benjamin: Venezuelan Embassy’s Power Cut

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”

Trump’s China Tariffs: A Misplaced Strategy for the US Economy

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.