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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, […]

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GM Auto Workers Strike for Power and to Protect Workers

Retired UAW Leader Frank Hammer talks about why the workers struck, what it means for the union movement, and what this battle means Story Transcript UAW-GM AUTO WORKERS: What do we want? Contracts! When do we want it? Now! [crosstalk] TAMARA ABNEY, GM AUTO WORKER: We want to be paid fairly. We make quality cars […]

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A wildcat strike in 1970 solved the last crisis at USPS

Labor activist Paul Prescod gives context to the fight over the future of the post office. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Marc Steiner: Welcome to the Real News. I’m Marc Steiner, great to have you all with this once again. Now I really want to […]

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Blue Flu Epidemic Caused by Shutdown: Will it Turn into a Strike?

The shutdown is causing a so-called “blue flu” epidemic among TSA employees who are suffering economic distress. What can they do? We speak to labor organizer Gary Stevenson, co-author of a New York Times OpEd on the topic Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. […]

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The Left Must Get Ready to Seize the Next Financial Crisis? (Pt 2/2)

Instead of bailing out banks when the next global financial crisis hits, we need to be prepared to nationalize them and create a public banking sector, which will not only be a way out of the crisis, but will also help prevent future crises, says Thomas Hanna of the Democracy Collaborative Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: […]

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The Next Global Financial Crisis is Inevitable  (Pt 1/2)

It has been ten years since the last major financial crisis. With systemic deregulation undoing the safeguards, we are due for another crisis very one soon. Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative’s Next System Project, says it is almost guaranteed Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming […]

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Ending Temp Work Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

Auto Worker Jessie Kelly talks about the oppression of being a temp worker, how it keeps workers impoverished & works to diminish unions. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. Great to have you with us. The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors is now entering its fifth […]