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Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: InternationalPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

Globalization, Inequality & the Predictable Corporate Takeover of the WTO (1/2)

The corporate takeover of platforms like the World Trade Organization has been denounced by developing countries and activists for decades and today the denunciations are reflected in rebuttals to pro-corporate machinations like those unpacked in this series of presentations at the 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum Story Transcript LYNN FRIES: It’s The Real News, […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: InternationalPolitics and Movements: USReality Asserts Itself

Is Another World Possible? – Leo Panitch on RAI (4/4)

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says it’s a dilemma that the gradualism of European social-democracy and attempts at a more radical transformation have so far both failed; Panitch says a first step towards democratizing the economy is to make finance a public utility – with host Paul Jay Story Transcript PAUL JAY: Welcome […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: International

May Day: Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate International Workers Day

In the face of different manifestations of social and economic injustice, demonstrators across the world rose up for workers’ rights Story Transcript REPORTER: Thousands of people all over the world celebrated May Day under different circumstances, but with the same goal of economic and social justice. These are just some of the demonstrations that happened […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: International

Labor Rights Brazenly Violated In Global ‘Corporate Utopias’

Matt Kennard details his new investigative report for In These Times, which exposes first-hand the severe mistreatment of workers and union busting in Cambodian and Chinese Special Economic Zones Story Transcript DHARNA NOOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Dharna Noor joining you here from Baltimore. Special economic zones or SEZs are areas […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: International

South African Students Demand Free University Education While Building a Broad Front (1/2)

Vishwas Satgar of The University of the Witwatersrand says peaceful and deciplined student protests over several weeks have brought about a concession from the ANC on tuition fees, yet the demands for labor rights on campus remain unmet Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: InternationalPolitics and Movements: US

D-Day Set the Stage for the Rebirth and Reorganization of Global Capitalism

Leo Panitch: Planning for the assimilation of postwar Europe into US-managed capitalism began in the late 1930s Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. The anniversary of D-Day is being talked a bout mostly as a confrontation between President Obama and President Putin, mostly to do […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: International

Is the New BRICS Bank a Challenge to US Global Financial Power?

Michael Hudson and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the significance of the new international development bank created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. Will a new international bank challenge American global financial hegemony? Well, at […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: International

Austerity and the Destruction of Democracy

Rob Johnson: Austerity policies in Europe threaten a deformation of democracy and the rise of ultra-nationalist forces Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in New York City. The crisis in Europe continues. Various forms of proposals for bailouts. But one thing is constant: everything seems […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: International

Thousands Protest Irish Nightmare Economy

Leo Panitch: US created financial crisis and European banks turned the Irish Miracle into a nightmare Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. Over the weekend in Ireland, thousands of people demonstrated against austerity measures and against bearing the burden of the Irish crisis. Just how did the […]