Mandela Would have Turned 101 – What Has Become of his Legacy?

South African scholar and activist Rasigan Maharajh describes South Africa as a microcosm of capitalism’s world crisis in a conversation that takes us from corruption to hope. We also discuss anti-apartheid activist and singer Johnny Clegg, who died on July 16th The post Mandela Would have Turned 101 – What Has Become of his Legacy? … Continue reading “Mandela Would have Turned 101 – What Has Become of his Legacy?”

Trump’s Iran Treaty Withdrawal and Sanctions Based on Lies, but War Could Be a Reality

Khury Petersen-Smith outlines how Trump’s untruths and policies are making America the aggressor, not Iran, and how American media from the New York Times to Fox News are falling for his rhetoric The post Trump’s Iran Treaty Withdrawal and Sanctions Based on Lies, but War Could Be a Reality appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “Trump’s Iran Treaty Withdrawal and Sanctions Based on Lies, but War Could Be a Reality”

5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Attorney and activist Kamau Franklin says the decision not to bring civil or criminal charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of Eric Garner is an example of the criminal justice system working as intended The post 5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner”

Sudan Transition to Civilian Rule Endangered as Foreign Interests Prevail

With the foiling of a coup attempt, the Sudanese military is consolidating its rule, despite a nearly signed transition agreement. Part of the problem is that Gulf states want to see the military in charge, especially since Sudanese soldiers are fighting in Yemen, says Prof. Khalid Ahmad The post Sudan Transition to Civilian Rule Endangered … Continue reading “Sudan Transition to Civilian Rule Endangered as Foreign Interests Prevail”

Real Talk Tho: How will Baltimore Respond to Immigration Policy”

As Trump Ratchets Up Anti-immigrant Rhetoric, How Will Baltimore Respond? Images of children at the border locked in cages and starving have sparked protests across the country. Meanwhile, President Trump’s threats to carry out raids in cities like Baltimore have immigrant communities living in fear of being detained or deported. Do these harsh immigration policies … Continue reading “Real Talk Tho: How will Baltimore Respond to Immigration Policy””

Ruthless Philippine President’s High Popularity Is the Result of Failed Democracy

As the death toll in President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs keeps climbing, so does his popularity. How can this be? Walden Bello says it is the result of a failed liberal democracy in the Philippines The post Ruthless Philippine President’s High Popularity Is the Result of Failed Democracy appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “Ruthless Philippine President’s High Popularity Is the Result of Failed Democracy”

As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise

Not only has maternal and infant health mortality rates increased in the U.S. but these rates are double for black women compared to their white counterparts–no matter what their education or income level. Community Doulas and midwives think they have part of the solution The post As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death … Continue reading “As Republicans Push Pro-Life Agenda, Maternal and Infant Death Rates Rise”

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

Victor Grossman defected to East Germany while serving in the US military in the 1950’s. His latest book recounts his assessment of life in the US, in East Germany, and in the united Germany. We discuss the book with the author The post A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee”

Trump’s Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election

Professors Gerald Horne and Kimberly Moffit examine how Trump’s targeted tweet storm against progressive women of color who serve in Congress works to further divide the Democratic party, while dredging up America’s racist settler-colonial past The post Trump’s Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election appeared first on The Real News Network.

Pompeo’s ‘Inalienable Rights Commission’ – A Conservative Christian Assault on Human Rights?

The newly-announced State Department “commission on inalienable rights” is a Trojan Horse for the long-planned Conservative Christian attack on human rights. The post Pompeo’s ‘Inalienable Rights Commission’ – A Conservative Christian Assault on Human Rights? appeared first on The Real News Network.

Lula da Silva’s Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial

Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva was “a victim of a politically motivated trial,” says Valeska Tiexiera Zanin Martins, Lula’s co-defense counsel. The Intercept’s explosive revelations about the collaboration between judge Moro and prosecutors prove this       The post Lula da Silva’s Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial appeared first on … Continue reading “Lula da Silva’s Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial”

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency

One of the Trump administration’s promises leading up to 2020 is to reduce prescription drug prices, but the plan has stalled after a big court loss, and other blows to Trump’s grand healthcare plan. Wendell Potter discusses the implications The post Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency”

UN Report on Venezuela Fails to Reflect the Causes and Severity of the Economic Crisis – Why? (2/2)

Alfred de Zayas says the UN Human Rights Council’s report on Venezuela left out essential aspects in its otherwise damning report on Venezuela because the council has increasingly fallen under the sway of the demands of the US government The post UN Report on Venezuela Fails to Reflect the Causes and Severity of the Economic … Continue reading “UN Report on Venezuela Fails to Reflect the Causes and Severity of the Economic Crisis – Why? (2/2)”

Nicki Minaj’s Boycott of Saudi Arabia Sets a Moral Standard for Artists

CodePink’s Ariel Gold discusses the decision of Nicki Minaj to withdraw from a festival in Saudi Arabia after a grassroots campaign among her fans made her aware of the human rights violations in the country The post Nicki Minaj’s Boycott of Saudi Arabia Sets a Moral Standard for Artists appeared first on The Real News … Continue reading “Nicki Minaj’s Boycott of Saudi Arabia Sets a Moral Standard for Artists”

House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops

The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates’ support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink’s Medea Benjamin The … Continue reading “House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops”

Citizenship Question Won’t be on Census, But Is Trump Proposing Something Worse?

Trump has been forced to retreat from trying to add a citizenship question to the Census questionnaire. But the alternative he has proposed looks like a national citizenship registry. We discuss the implications with Keshia Morris of Common Cause The post Citizenship Question Won’t be on Census, But Is Trump Proposing Something Worse? appeared first … Continue reading “Citizenship Question Won’t be on Census, But Is Trump Proposing Something Worse?”

Will Dem Party Superdelegates Prevent a Progressive Nominee in 2020?

As the Democratic Party race for president heats up, the role of superdelegates in the 2020 party convention could be an issue, even though their participation is more limited than in the past. Norman Solomon discusses the situation The post Will Dem Party Superdelegates Prevent a Progressive Nominee in 2020? appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “Will Dem Party Superdelegates Prevent a Progressive Nominee in 2020?”

Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil’s Right-Wing President Bolsonaro

If another 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed, it could start a vicious cycle of self-destruction, unleashing enormous amounts of CO2 and massively impacting regional and global climate, says Alexander Zaitchik The post Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil’s Right-Wing President Bolsonaro appeared first on The Real News Network.

De Zayas: UN Human Rights Council’s Report on Venezuela is ‘Unbalanced’ (1/2)

Former lawyer for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Alfred de Zayas, says that High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s report on human rights in Venezuela mostly ignores the severity and responsibility of US sanctions against Venezuela The post De Zayas: UN Human Rights Council’s Report on Venezuela is ‘Unbalanced’ (1/2) appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “De Zayas: UN Human Rights Council’s Report on Venezuela is ‘Unbalanced’ (1/2)”

Grassroots Activist Diamonte Brown Confirmed as Victor in Teachers Union Election

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) upheld former middle school teacher’s Diamonte Brown’s stunning victory to lead Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) today. Back in May, Brown upset the Progressive Caucus slate headed by incumbent Marietta English who was seeking her ninth term only to have those results challenged. The election’s record turnout, “was a powerful … Continue reading “Grassroots Activist Diamonte Brown Confirmed as Victor in Teachers Union Election”

Jeffrey Epstein: The Lawlessness of Patriarchy and Power

Author David Rosen asks whether justice will prevail in the insidious web of power that protects pedophillic predators who sexualy prey on young girls. Will Epstein’s prosecution uncover the intricate relations of the powerful that include Trump, Clinton, and others? The post Jeffrey Epstein: The Lawlessness of Patriarchy and Power appeared first on The Real … Continue reading “Jeffrey Epstein: The Lawlessness of Patriarchy and Power”

ICE’s Expanded Use of Facial Recognition Threatens All Our Civil Liberties 

Evan Greer of Fight for the Future discusses how giving ICE access to the DMV databases of driver’s license photos poses universal risks. Facial recognition technology is risky, unreliable, and has the potential to causing mass false arrests, violating the rights of refugees, immigrants, and citizens alike         The post ICE’s Expanded … Continue reading “ICE’s Expanded Use of Facial Recognition Threatens All Our Civil Liberties “

Why Did the California Assembly Table Oil Setbacks Bill? 

By Steve Horn Top photo: Greg Gjerdingen | Wikimedia Commons Nalleli Cobo was a teenager when her family decided to uproot themselves and leave their home near the University of Southern California. Living in close proximity to a prestigious university, on its surface, may sound idyllic. But Cobo’s situation was different. Her family lived only … Continue reading “Why Did the California Assembly Table Oil Setbacks Bill? “

Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing

James Zogby of the Arab American Institute discusses the results of a large survey conducted by the BBC in 11 Arab countries among 25,000 responders. The results show interesting developments in Arab public opinion on matters of religion and politics The post Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing appeared … Continue reading “Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing”