Progressives Want to Beat Corporate Dems, Not Just Trump

While the media focuses on the Sanders/Warren spat, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party and Jennifer Epps-Addison of the Center for Popular Democracy Action argue progressives must defeat the forces that gave rise to Trump.

Poverty Is the New Draft

The draft might be gone, but not everyone volunteers for the same reasons. Inconsistent access to education, healthcare, or housing means marginalized communities are systemically…

Exclusive: Body Cam Shows Cop Planting Gun on Innocent Man

Body cam footage obtained by the Police Accountability Report shows how a Baltimore police officer was caught lying about what he saw when he testified…

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200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

Ontario teachers have joined the front lines in the worldwide battle against austerity. Public school workers organized rolling strikes against the conservative provincial government’s budget…

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American College of Physicians Prescribes Single Payer Healthcare

The second largest American medical association analyzed the ailing U.S. healthcare system and prescribed public health insurance as the remedy. We discuss the diagnosis with…

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Impeachment Trial Won’t Be Impartial and Won’t Convict Trump

Legal scholar Marjorie Cohn says ‘Vichy Republicans’ are making a mockery of the constitutionally mandated impeachment process.

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Brazil’s Right-Wing Bolsonaro Regime Attacks Leading Critic Glenn Greenwald

Brazil’s government faces near unanimous condemnation over its attempt to punish journalist Glenn Greenwald for revealing its corrupt investigation practices.

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Climate Change Will Alter Sports Forever

Australian Open competitors had to fight through wildfire smoke in their qualifying rounds. Political sportswriter Dave Zirin says we’re about to see how the climate…

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Did a Maryland Sheriff Deliberately Hit a Motorcyclist?

The Police Accountability Report requested dashcam video to see what really happened in a motorcycle collision with a police vehicle that sent a man to shock trauma.

‘Our House Is Still on Fire,’ Warns Greta Thunberg at Davos

Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Laura Flanders Show: Puerto Rico – Freedom From Fantasy

What most Americans know about Puerto Rico is based on a colonial fantasy, says journalist and Columbia University professor, Ed Morales. This fantasy, and the reality it obscures, is the subject of his new book, Fantasy Island. In this episode, Laura interviews Morales and scholar/activist Rosa Clemente about the personal and political implications of the…

Economic Update: Independent Media

This week: Updates on the sale of a co-op craft brewery to a large corporation; U.S. medical costs are by far the highest in world, capitalism’s defense of inequality and instability with the “overcoming poverty” concept; Prof. Wolff interviews Laura Flanders, a long-time independent journalist, about the idea of an independent media.

Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines

Activists say the environmental risks of natural gas drilling are being ignored in the rush to challenge Russia’s control of the European energy market.

Columns

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begins Next Week

By: Jaisal Noor

January 17, 2020

Rethinking the Online Sex Trade Debate

By: Steve Horn

November 21, 2019

Baltimore to Reckon With A Shitty Sewage Situation

By: Dharna Noor

November 13, 2019

Republicans Storm Closed Door Impeachment Hearing

By: Lisa McCray

October 23, 2019

If UAW Members Ratify the Contract, What Does GM Get?

By: Frank Hammer

October 23, 2019

HBO’s Watchmen Tackles the 1921 Tulsa Massacre

By: Lisa McCray

October 22, 2019

Africa’s Free Trade Area Misses Nigeria

By: Mattias Sköld

July 8, 2019

Driving Financialization

By: Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Michael Lim Mah Hui

June 11, 2019

Loyal to their Class, Unhinged from Democracy

By: Mike Ferner

June 6, 2019

Oppose Doug Ford’s Ontario Schools Budget

By: Dudley Paul

May 29, 2019

The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma

By: Andrew Levine

May 24, 2019

Springtime for Biden and Democrats

By: Andrew Levine

May 17, 2019

Privatization Solution Worse than Problem

By: Jomo Kwame Sundaram

May 14, 2019

Climate Emergency Manifesto

By: Socialist Project

May 14, 2019

Why Ecuador?

By: Ola Bini

May 9, 2019

An Open Letter to Extinction Rebellion

By: Norman Solomon

May 6, 2019

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TRNN Documentary: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science

We replay this TRNN documentary on the Koch Brothers and their war on climate science, on the occasion of David Koch’s death on August 23rd, 2019. Narrated by Danny Glover, this documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack.

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Is the Oil Industry Canada’s ‘Deep State’?

Justin Trudeau and Canada’s political elite are fighting for the Tar Sands and oil industry’s interests, even if it means that Canada misses its climate targets. We speak to Kevin Taft, ex-Liberal Party politician and author of ‘Oil’s Deep State.’

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