San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

Photo Credit: Nenad Kajić | Wikimedia Commons By Steve Horn SAN DIEGO — San Diego has become one of the largest cities nationwide to adopt a Community Choice Energy program, breaking the monopoly of San Diego Gas & Electric, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. The program, sometimes called Community Choice Aggregation, received a 7-2 vote … Continue reading “San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035”

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike

Over a million kids are expected to skip school on Friday to demand world leaders take on the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves. Organizers say over 5,000 actions will take place in 157 countries, kicking off a week of youth-led climate action. The Real News will be on the ground in New York … Continue reading “Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike”

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor

Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the “critical infrastructure” law The post Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor appeared first on The Real News Network.

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: The Propaganda That Upholds the Status Quo

In the book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News From the Revolutionary War to The War On Terror, authors Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong assert that “The mainstream corporate media is one of the chief propagators of American exceptionalism and innocence…the narratives of American exceptionalism and American innocence work together … Continue reading “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: The Propaganda That Upholds the Status Quo”

Fossil Fuel Companies Roll Out a New Era of Spin

This story originally appeared on the website grist.org. It is republished here as part of The Real News Network’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. By Kate Yoder Forget “climate change” and “global warming”: Environmental advocates are increasingly using phrases … Continue reading “Fossil Fuel Companies Roll Out a New Era of Spin”

Police Say They Killed a Man Holding a Gun, But a Video Raises Doubts

Police in Aberdeen, Washington shot and killed a man while trying to serve a warrant two weeks ago. On this Police Accountability Report, we look at the video that raises doubts about their story and reveals underlying tensions caused by aggressive policing in the small Pacific Northwest town. The post Police Say They Killed a … Continue reading “Police Say They Killed a Man Holding a Gun, But a Video Raises Doubts”

US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development

The US and Brazil found common ground for combating the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, proposing that economic development is the cure. However, Amazon Watch’s Christian Poirier says that the kind of development they propose will have the opposite effect. The post US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development appeared first on … Continue reading “US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development”

Turkey’s Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria 

President Erdogan of Turkey says that it’s time for Turkey to send Syrian refugees to northern Syria, currently inhabited by Syrian Kurds. Meanwhile Erdogan’s position in Turkey is weakening, both politically and economically, says Baris Karaagac The post Turkey’s Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria  appeared first on The … Continue reading “Turkey’s Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria “

Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Denial Shifts as Climate Crisis Worsens

By Sharon Kelly Top Photo: Credit: John Duffy, CC BY 2.0 This story originally appeared on the website DeSmog.com. It is republished here as part of The Real News Network’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Public relations experts keep … Continue reading “Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Denial Shifts as Climate Crisis Worsens”

UN Convener of Upcoming Climate Action Summit Previews Event

By Mark Hertsgaard Top Photo: United Nations Headquarters; Photo Credit: Aotearoa | Wikimedia Commons This story originally appeared in The Nation. It is republished here as part ofThe Real News Network’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. As world leaders … Continue reading “UN Convener of Upcoming Climate Action Summit Previews Event”

Naomi Klein Says Climate Barbarism is Here

By Natalie Hanman This story was originally published by The Guardian, and is republished here as part of the Covering Climate Now partnership to strengthen the media’s focus on the climate crisis. Why are you publishing this book now? I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too … Continue reading “Naomi Klein Says Climate Barbarism is Here”

Covering Climate Now

Public awareness of the climate crisis has turned a corner. More people than ever understand not only that it’s real and human-caused, but also that it’s the world’s greatest existential threat. Climate action has become a key election issue, and movements are raising expectations of what that action could be. In recent months, there’s been … Continue reading “Covering Climate Now”

3rd Democratic Debate: Medicare for All as the Bogeyman? (1/3)

The third Democratic Party’s presidential debate featured all ten front-runners for the first time. In segment one of our debate discussion, we take a closer look how candidates discussed the healthcare issue. Our panelists are Osita Nwanevu, Helena Olea, and Jacqueline Luqman, with Greg Wilpert as host The post 3rd Democratic Debate: Medicare for All … Continue reading “3rd Democratic Debate: Medicare for All as the Bogeyman? (1/3)”

3rd Democratic Debate: Foreign Policy Continues Imperialist Tradition (3/3)

While most Democratic candidates are finally shifting the debate on Afghanistan, 18 years after the war began, the discussion on other issues, such as Latin America, continues in the same old imperialist vein as before The post 3rd Democratic Debate: Foreign Policy Continues Imperialist Tradition (3/3) appeared first on The Real News Network.

Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election

Shir Hever talks about the slow election cycle in Israel, the second in the same year, in which the parties make minimal effort to campaign. Opinion polls predict the same result as the election last April, meaning that no clear winner can be identified The post Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election appeared … Continue reading “Israelis Lose Interest in Politics and Upcoming Election”

Supreme Court’s Asylum Ruling is “Incomprehensible”

The US Supreme Court temporarily approved President Trump’s new asylum rule, which makes it practically impossible for anyone from Central America to gain asylum in the US. The rule and the court’s support puts thousands of lives in grave danger and violates US law and international law, say Matt Cameron and Laura Carlsen The post … Continue reading “Supreme Court’s Asylum Ruling is “Incomprehensible””

SF Officials Offer to Make Electricity Grid Public

By Steve Horn and Dharna Noor Top Photo Credit: JP Smith | Wikimedia Commons San Francisco has moved to municipalize Pacific Gas and Electric. In a letter sent to the utility company on Friday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera offered to purchase the parts of the utility grid that serve … Continue reading “SF Officials Offer to Make Electricity Grid Public”

Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City

Trump is visiting Baltimore on a day dozens of schools are closing early due to lack of A.C. Conservative, Trump-allied media like Sinclair argue Baltimore schools are not underfunded. Watch @jessgartner explain why they are wrong: https://t.co/X3oqAf3Vwu — Jaisal Noor (@jaisalnoor) September 12, 2019   Dozens are expected to protest President Trump’s visit to Baltimore … Continue reading “Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City”

Bernie Sanders Is Fighting to End the Media’s Demonization of Socialism

We had a conversation with Sen. Sanders’ Press Secretary Briahna Joy Gray on the right-wing talking points used by mainstream media to discredit Sen. Sanders and the falsehoods about socialism perpetuated by the GOP The post Bernie Sanders Is Fighting to End the Media’s Demonization of Socialism appeared first on The Real News Network.

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley The post Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis” appeared first on The Real News Network.

The Real News’ Union Signs First Contract

by TRNN Union Reps The Real News Network has a contract now, y’all! We’ve been working on this for 18 months. It’s taken many hours of our lives. We laughed, we cried, etc. We couldn’t be more proud. This is a very exciting time to work in journalism, but it’s also a scary one. Thousands … Continue reading “The Real News’ Union Signs First Contract”

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation

President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are “very bad people.” Scholar Christian Parenti says that’s just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create The post Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation”

Challenges Incarcerated Pregnant Women Face are Enormous with Few Reproductive Rights

Kimberly Haven, Reproductive Justice Inside Coalition Director, talks about the horror stories from pregnant women in prisons that were originally designed for men. Haven talks about what needs to change to protect women and their unborn children that will eventually come home to the community The post Challenges Incarcerated Pregnant Women Face are Enormous with … Continue reading “Challenges Incarcerated Pregnant Women Face are Enormous with Few Reproductive Rights”

“Flim Flam” Biofuels Company Wants to Buy the Largest East Coast Oil Refinery 

Top Photo: Philadelphia Energy Solutions; Photo Credit: Chris Giuliano Philadelphia Energy Solutions was one of the nation’s oldest refineries and the largest of its kind on the East Coast. That all changed on June 21 when an explosion so huge it could be seen from outer space rocked the facility. Not long after the eruption, … Continue reading ““Flim Flam” Biofuels Company Wants to Buy the Largest East Coast Oil Refinery “

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs

Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London to expose one of the world’s largest arms fairs, held in east London, seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual The post Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs”