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Thanksgiving is going to kill a lot of people, again

Amid a terrifying surge in COVID-19 cases, millions are defying public health warnings and traveling for Thanksgiving—a grimly fitting situation, given the central role of contagious diseases in the genocide of this continent’s Native people.

The double struggle of Black Native Americans

The legacy of slavery and anti-Black racism haunts Indian Country, too. To this day, Black descendants of Indigenous nations fight for acknowledgment and citizenship from their tribes.

Nigerians reject US imperialism with #EndSARS protests

At the root of Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement is a popular rejection of corruption, exploitation, and the abuse of poor and working-class people. But the movement is also a rejection of neoliberalism, militarism, and a bloody history of U.S. imperialism and European colonization.

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Police Accountability Report

Police Accountability Report, hosted by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, is a weekly show that seeks to expose and hold to account one of the most powerful institutions in this country—the police.

Rattling the Bars

Rattling the Bars, hosted by former Black Panther and political prisoner Marshall “Eddie” Conway, puts the voices of the people most harmed by our system of mass incarceration at the center of our reporting on the fight to end it.

The Run Up

A collaborative show and podcast for the last month before the 2020 election, from The Real News team, coordinated by Editor in Chief Maximillian Alvarez and Managing Editor Lisa Snowden-McCray.

Burn It Down with Kim Brown

“Burn It Down with Kim Brown” is a show from The Real News Network calling out systemic issues within our society and envisioning a new world where we talk with people about how to restructure and create systems that are inclusive of everyone. We keep it real, and will actively destroy myths that the media and politicians love that we believe, like American Exceptionalism.

Why You Should Give a F*ck

Bababtunde Ogunfolaju and Genevieve Montinar’s irreverent take breaking down the big issues—and why you should care in the first place.

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