Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop Byron Allen Lawsuit

Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African-American Owned Media might seem like a simple David and Goliath story of a Black entrepreneur fighting white-owned corporate power. But the implications of the pending SCOTUS ruling reach further than many realize. The post Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop Byron Allen Lawsuit appeared first … Continue reading “Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop Byron Allen Lawsuit”

Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women

In state and national elections, Democratic politicians court the power of Black women’s votes. But are the issues that shape and impact the lives of Black women really respected by, and reflected in, the policies of the political class that courts them so heavily? The post Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women appeared … Continue reading “Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women”

Chile’s Government Agreed to a Constitutional Assembly. Will it Stop the Protests?

Even though Chile’s President Piñera agreed to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution, many parties and protesters rejected the agreement because it was passed behind their backs. The post Chile’s Government Agreed to a Constitutional Assembly. Will it Stop the Protests? appeared first on The Real News Network.

Baltimore to Reckon With A Shitty Sewage Situation

By Dharna Noor They say when it rains, it pours. In Baltimore, when it rains, shit pours: Human shit from the city’s sewers pours into the Chesapeake Bay, into the street, and into people’s homes.  Basement backups—shit streaming into people’s homes—will be the subject of an investigative hearing this week. Baltimore’s decades-old sewage system was … Continue reading “Baltimore to Reckon With A Shitty Sewage Situation”

Forgetting About Greensboro Keeps Us Unprepared for White Supremacist Violence

Jacqueline Luqman talks with Rev. Nelson Johnson, one of the survivors of the Greensboro Massacre, about how knowing this history of white supremacist violence might have better prepared us for what we face today. The post Forgetting About Greensboro Keeps Us Unprepared for White Supremacist Violence appeared first on The Real News Network.

Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Freed, Promises to Continue Fight for Justice

After spending 19 months in jail on a 12-year prison sentence, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that Lula had to be freed until his appeals are exhausted. Supporters greeted him enthusiastically and Lula promised to fight the unjust case against him and for social justice in Brazil. The post Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Freed, Promises to Continue … Continue reading “Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Freed, Promises to Continue Fight for Justice”

A Modern-Day Colonial Plantation Seeks Influence Over Trump

Psagot Winery from the occupied West Bank hired the lobbying firm Covington and Burling to sow conflict between the Trump administration and the EU, in order to gain leverage in its legal struggle to mis-label its wines as being products of Israel. The post A Modern-Day Colonial Plantation Seeks Influence Over Trump appeared first on … Continue reading “A Modern-Day Colonial Plantation Seeks Influence Over Trump”

Private Equity Firms are Modern Day Vampires Sucking the Lifeblood Out of Our Society

Deadspin is the latest victim of private equity. We talk to labor writer and activist Kim Kelly, who draws the vampire analogy, warning us that these 21st century bloodsuckers have to be controlled. The post Private Equity Firms are Modern Day Vampires Sucking the Lifeblood Out of Our Society appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “Private Equity Firms are Modern Day Vampires Sucking the Lifeblood Out of Our Society”

‘Massacre’ of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Is Result of Broken Peace Agreement

Yet another massacre of indigenous leaders in Colombia has sparked outrage across the country, as the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque faces increasing challenges to his already weakened leadership. The post ‘Massacre’ of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Is Result of Broken Peace Agreement appeared first on The Real News Network.

30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell, Germany’s Divide Persists

Despite billions of euros in subsidies and an overhaul of infrastructure in the east, economic differences between eastern and western Germany persist. And top jobs in the east are still filled by people from the west 30 years on. The post 30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell, Germany’s Divide Persists appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell, Germany’s Divide Persists”

How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail

In an exclusive an interview with the victim of a nearly deadly encounter with a cop, Kevon Miller describes how the officer avoided jail time despite committing a crime that required a mandatory minimum sentence The post How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail”

Right Wing Nationalist Rulers: An International Movement That Threatens Our Future

Trump is the international right’s Godfather and, as John Feffer tells us, they are filling the void of fear that has been left in the wake of neoliberal policies. The question is whether progressives and the left have an answer to their advance. The post Right Wing Nationalist Rulers: An International Movement That Threatens Our … Continue reading “Right Wing Nationalist Rulers: An International Movement That Threatens Our Future”

Protesters in Chile Have Been ‘Murdered, Tortured, and Disappeared’

Chile’s President Piñera says foreign intervention and a conspiracy are behind the recent protests. But protesters say what’s happening is an explosion of long-contained rage against poverty, inequality, and oppression. The post Protesters in Chile Have Been ‘Murdered, Tortured, and Disappeared’ appeared first on The Real News Network.

Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is ‘A Charade’

Filmmaker John Pilger attended Julian Assange’s last court hearing and observed not only that Assange is visibly suffering from prison mistreatment, but his defense is not being given a fair chance to make its case against his extradition to the US. The post Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is ‘A Charade’ appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is ‘A Charade’”

Rex Tillerson Testifies in Climate Denial Case

Longtime ExxonMobil CEO and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified in a case pitting the company against the state of New York. ExxonMobil faces civil charges of defrauding investors by funding climate denial, even as its own scientists studied the climate impacts of fossil fuel extraction. The post Rex Tillerson Testifies in Climate Denial … Continue reading “Rex Tillerson Testifies in Climate Denial Case”

The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children

Despite a nationwide drop in crime the number of cops continues to grow.  In this episode of The Police Accountability Report we examine some of the consequences of that growth and how it leads to unnecessary arrests and increased incarceration The post The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children appeared first … Continue reading “The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children”