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Racially Charged UK Election: Londoners Elect New Labour Party Mayor Sadiq Khan

Economist John Weeks says if the new mayor can deliver on his campaign promises of inclusivity and housing, it will be a tremendous step forward for London
DATE: 2016-05-06 | LENGTH: 09:47

 
 

Venezuelan Opposition Activates Recall on Maduro's Presidency

 

'Recall Gov. Richard D. Snyder' Campaign in Michigan Gains Momentum

 

Supreme Court Just Made it Easier for the FBI to Hack Your Computer

 

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Glenn Greenwald: President's Impeachment Process in Brazil is a Trojan Horse for Neo-liberalism
The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald says that President Dilma Rousseff's Vice President and would-be successor, Michel Temer, is a corrupt politician who would take the country on a sharp neoliberal turn
DATE: 2016-05-05 | LENGTH: 19:25

 
Republican Mayors Opt for 100% Renewable
Solar energy expert Angelina Galiteva says taking advantage of low-cost job-creating renewables to address climate change should be a non-partisan issue
DATE: 2016-05-05 | LENGTH: 17:27

 
Detroit Begins Water Shutoffs for 20,000 Residents
Food & Water Watch's Lynna Kaucheck says cash-strapped Detroit could actually increase revenue by billing customers based on what they can afford
DATE: 2016-05-05 | LENGTH: 06:37

 
The Real News of the Day - May 4, 2016
Trump and Sanders win; Detroit sickout ends; Obama in Flint; medical errors the 3rd greatest cause of death; water shortage to impact economies; British coal mine occupied; UK local elections; EU to fine countries over refugees; Brazil prosecutor to investigate Rousseff
DATE: 2016-05-04

 
Is Sanders the Better Candidate to Defeat Trump?
Robert McChesney analyses the Indiana primary outcomes and the election trajectory for the candidates and the voters
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 11:12

 
Greenpeace Leaks Secret Pro-Corporate Trade Agreement
Jorgo Riss of Greenpeace says leaked TTIP documents show a huge transfer of power from people to big business and negotiators consulting with the corporate sector
DATE: 2016-05-03 | LENGTH: 10:22

 
Indiana Primary: Trump Knocks Out Cruz & Sanders Upsets Clinton
Emerging victorious in Indiana, billionaire Donald Trump has all but secured the Republican nomination, meanwhile Sanders vows to fight for every vote and keeping campaigning into the Democratic convention
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 04:12

 
Four Men Arrested for the Murder of Berta Caceres
Grahame Russell of Rights Action Canada says there are too many serious irregularities with the investigation to trust it
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 10:23

 
Baltimore Election Under Intense Scrutiny
Critics call for investigation of possible voter irregularities in tight race but election board says results will be certified Friday
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 10:16

 
Spontaneous Protests in Baghdad Green Zone Show Cracks in the Security Apparatus
Sabah Alnasseri of York University says the non-sectarian and non-ethnic character of these protests are a significant development
DATE: 2016-05-03 | LENGTH: 07:30

 
Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools for Second Day Over Lack of Pay
Detroit faces dual crises: The cash-strapped city doesn't have enough money to pay its teachers and has begun shutting off water to up to 20,000 residents who are behind on their water bill
DATE: 2016-05-03 | LENGTH: 04:14

 
Days of Revolt: The Assault of the Animal Agriculture Industry
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews the directors of the film "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret" to discuss the impact of the animal agriculture industry on accelerating climate change and environmental degradation, and the surprising silence on the part of environmental groups.
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 26:19

 
The Real News of the Day - May 3, 2016
Detroit schools closed for 2nd day; Middle East and North Africa may be uninhabitable in 2050; gas and oil phase out best option; Indiana primaries; US Navy Seal killed in Iraq; Spain parliament dissolved; murder arrests in Honduras; Kirchner accused of corruption; Brazil's former presidential candidate accused of corruption; Whatsapp closed in Brazil; Venezuelan opposition recall referendum
DATE: 2016-05-03

 
Chris Hedges: Activist Rev. Berrigan Targeted by Church Hierarchy
Chris Hedges reflects on Berrigan's legacy as a writer and activist
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 07:43

 
"Soft Coup" in Brazil is Destroying the Workers' Party and Social Programs
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says Brazil's whole political system is corrupt and on the verge of collapse, not just the Presidency of Dilma Rousseff
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 12:09

 
Before Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West
A new report has challenged the official account of the death of Tyrone West, who died in police custody under questionable circumstances in 2013
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 02:50

 
  

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Web Site Devoted to Helping Customers Cheat Cheated its Customers
William K. Black, May 4, 2016     Bloomington, MN To the shock of no one, with the possible exception of men who would use such a site, it is alleged that the website devoted to helping their customers cheat their loved ...

William Black

Free Markets Mean Zero Economic Profit – or a 99% Profit Markup
William K. Black, May 3, 2016     Bloomington, MN Open up a conventional economics text and you will be taught that high among the glories of “free markets” is the “fact” that they lead to firms earning “zero economic profits.”  Economic ...

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Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails
By Ray McGovern. This article was first published on Consortium News. Before the Democrats lock in their choice for President, they might want to know if Hillary Clinton broke the law with her unsecure emails and may ...

Ray McGovern

Let's Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism
By Michael D. Yates. This article was first published on Truthout. Supporters cheer during a campaign event with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a Democratic presidential hopeful, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, April 25, 2016. (Photo: M...

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What is the Democratic Party Good For? Absolutely Nothing
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Conterpunch.
Think of Republicans and despair for the human race. Even the ones who otherwise seem morally and intellectually sound champion political views straight out of Morons R’Us. However, ...

Andrew Levine

Saudi Arabia Releases Ambitious Plan To Diversify Economy
By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com On Monday, Saudi Arabia released a blueprint for the future, a plan for the Kingdom that could alter the course of its history. The "Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" could ...

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Baltimore Election Under Intense Scrutiny
Critics call for investigation of possible voter irregularities in tight race but election board says results will be certified Friday
DATE: 2016-05-04

 
Before Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West
A new report has challenged the official account of the death of Tyrone West, who died in police custody under questionable circumstances in 2013
DATE: 2016-05-02

 
Activists March Against Police Shooting of a 14-Year-Old in Baltimore
A year after protests against the killing of Freddie Gray grabbed international attention, police shoot a 14-year-old in East Baltimore
DATE: 2016-05-02

 
If We Don't Get It Shut It Down!: Theatre as a voice of the people.
Baltimore's own Morgan Stevenson directed an original play, If We Don't Get It Shut It Down, based on interviews of activists who were on the front lines during the uprising. Real News goes back stage at the Harlem Repertory Theatre where it premiered to get perspectives from the cast and director on using art as a tool for social change and controlling the narrative of rebellion
DATE: 2016-05-02

 
A Tale of Two Police Shootings
Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago
DATE: 2016-04-30

 
Tired of Waiting for the Courts, Students Get Their Own Measure of Justice for Freddie Gray
TRNN Exclusive: Students at Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis High stage a mock trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-04-28

 
   

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