Former political prisoner Eddie Conway hosts this special episode of Rattling the Bars highlighting political prisoners that are still imprisoned after several decades. The post Eddie Conway’s Update on Forgotten Political Prisoners appeared first on The Real News Network.
When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot. The post How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia appeared first on The Real News Network.
Black women respond to the impeachment inquiry and to Trump. The post Local Beauty Shops Talk Politics and Impeachment appeared first on The Real News Network.
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”
The city has used just 2% of their allotted funds to help residents experiencing sewage backups. Baltimore City Council held an investigative hearing to grill the Department of Public Works. The post Baltimoreans Demand Answers as Shit Piles Up appeared first on The Real News Network.
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”
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.
The Colorado River system provides water for around 40 million people. A 25-year drought has endangered this system, prompting seven states and Mexico to accelerate conservation efforts. The post 25-Year Drought Forces States to Rescue Colorado River System appeared first on The Real News Network.
Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power? The post Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government appeared first on The Real News Network.
Please donate today to The Real News, and help Stephen and Taya continue to hold police accountable. The post Police Accountability Report Reaches 1 Million Views! appeared first on The Real News Network.
The Nation’s Sasha Abramsky discusses what we learned from the testimony of witnesses Kent and Taylor. The post TRNN Live: Recapping Day One of the Impeachment Hearings appeared first on The Real News Network.
Spain held its second parliamentary election this year last Sunday, and the anti-immigrant and nationalist Vox party doubled its representation. But the vote might not resolve Spain’s political impasse. The post Spain’s Far Right Wins Big, But Left Coalition Still Possible appeared first on The Real News Network.
A new study and mapping visualization tool by the organization Climate Central says hundreds of millions more people than previously thought live in coastal flooding risk zones. The post Sea Level Rise Could Be Three Times Worse Than Previous Estimates appeared first on The Real News Network.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch report on the leaked emails of Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller shows the deep connections he has to racist white nationalists. The post White Nationalists Are Running the White House appeared first on The Real News Network.
A movement to tax non-profits in a city mired in poverty has hit an obstacle: The richest institutions claim they already pay enough. The post Elite Institutions Hoard Wealth While Cities Die Around Them appeared first on The Real News Network.
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”
Inequality.org’s Sam Pizzigati says a $6 billion presidential campaign by Michael Bloomberg would pay for itself in two years if it would stop a wealth tax. The post Bloomberg Could Buy the White House to Kill a Wealth Tax appeared first on The Real News Network.
So says whistleblower and former federal investigator Bill Black, who defines with fine detail what will likely be emerging from the impeachment hearings. The post Trump: The Most Corrupt President in US History appeared first on The Real News Network.
Even though Morales agreed to the OAS’s push for new elections, the country’s opposition and military forced him out. The post Bolivia’s Evo Morales Forced to Resign in Coup d’État appeared first on The Real News Network.
Hari Ziyad talks about whether voters, especially Black voters, should expect politicians to give them personal advice on how to handle institutional problems. The post Should Politicians Respond to Systemic Issues As If They Are Our Parents? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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.
The collapse of the JCPOA and protests in Iraq and in Lebanon are depriving Iran of its influence in the region and are pushing the government towards military confrontation. The post Iran Breaks Nuclear Agreement as the Risk of War Increases appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells TRNN that grassroots movements are “winning, beating the billionaires,” and paving the way for a Green New Deal. The post AOC Says Bloomberg Run Isn’t ‘What We Need Right Now’ appeared first on The Real News Network.
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”
The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN’s Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees. The post Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit appeared first on The Real News Network.
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”
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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”
Climate crisis specialist Michael Mann talks about how the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement will have an enormous impact on climate change, even though the agreement was quite bad to begin with The post US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement Will Cause ‘Real Harm’ appeared first on The Real News Network.
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.
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”
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”
The Nation’s John Nichols looks at lessons learned in Virginia, why Kentucky might be a bellwether, and the progressive battles taking place in our cities. The post Off-Year Election Pushes Republicans Back, Are Political Winds Shifting? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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”
Shir Hever discusses the strategy of the Israeli offensive cyber company NSO, its roots in the notorious Israeli “8200” military intelligence unit, and how it crossed a line that very few companies dare cross. The post Facebook Sues Israeli Cyber Security Co. NSO Over WhatsApp Surveillance appeared first on The Real News Network.
The new voting system gives citizens in the largest voting district in the country a greater choice in who to elect. The post NYC Overwhelmingly Passes Ranked Choice Voting appeared first on The Real News Network.
The anti-Bolsonaro marches come amid extremely concerning revelations, which allegedly tie the president to the murder of the councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco last year. The post Brazilians March Against Bolsonaro and his Ties to Murder of Activist appeared first on The Real News Network.
The iconic, progressive ice cream company is in favor of a House Bill that would develop reparations proposals—a sign that attitudes towards a once-radical answer to racial parity are shifting. The post Ben and Jerry’s Support of HR 40 Might Mainstream the Reparations Discussion appeared first on The Real News Network.
Microsoft’s Japan office reduced its workweek to four days for a full month, and productivity jumped by 40%. Why isn’t it implemented everywhere? Richard Wolff explains why we’ve worked five days a week since the 1940s. The post Microsoft’s Reduced Workweek Increased Productivity by 40% appeared first on The Real News Network.
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.
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’”
“These are broken people, in a broken city, in a broken system.” Baltimore Ceasefire’s Youth Ambassadors remember those who have been killed, and are pushing leaders to address the inequality and trauma that leads to violence. The post A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice appeared first on The Real News Network.
Joshua Vincent of the Center for the Study of Economics talks about how a land value tax could give Baltimore residents relief from the wealth extraction that absentee landlords perpetrate. The post Can Land Value Tax Give Baltimore’s Neighborhoods Back To Their Residents? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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 GOP barely won the Georgia statehouse despite their campaign of suppressing 1.4 million votes. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Anoa Changa about how a new round of voter registration purges is a continuation of the same campaign. The post GOP Voter Suppression Campaign Continues in Georgia appeared first on The Real News Network.
After five weeks on strike, a majority of UAW members voted for a contract that retains the tiered workforce they fought against–but that doesn’t mean the struggle is over. The post The Autoworker Strike Is Over. Did GM Just Win? appeared first on The Real News Network.
Even though it is becoming clear that Trump violated the Constitution, the partisan divide is only getting deeper. The post Impeachment Begins; Trump Panics as Facts Unfold appeared first on The Real News Network.
Iraqi security forces have killed hundreds of protesters who want to uproot the corrupt political system tied to Iran and established after the U.S. occupation. The post Iraq’s Prime Minister Resigns Amidst Largest Protests Since 2003 appeared first on The Real News Network.
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”