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Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

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. […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

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: […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

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 […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

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 […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

GM Plants Close and Auto Workers Lose Jobs – but There Is an Alternative (Pt. 1/2)

Responding to the five GM plant closings and 14,000 layoffs, former Canadian Auto Worker union Research Director Sam Gindin talks about alternative strategies to the neoliberal and right wing approaches that fail society Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner, good to have you all with us. We have […]

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: USReal News Daily Reports

Trump’s Trade Wars: An Opportunity to Refashion the Intellectual Property Regime?

One of the main arguments for imposing tariffs on China is that China is undermining the intellectual property of US companies. China can now either retaliate against US tariffs or take this opportunity to help redesign the international intellectual property system, says CEPR’s Dean Baker Story Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network. I’m […]

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: US

Baltimore Mayor’s Veto of $15/Hr Bill Shows Corporate Wing of Democrats Alive and Well

Labor reporter Mike Elk discusses the potential backlash faced by Maryland Democrats as well as the significance of the Mississippi Nissan workers struggle – Part 1/5 Story Transcript JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor, here in Baltimore. We’re joined by Mike Elk today. Mike Elk is a long time labor […]

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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: Mark Makela / The New York Times) Thanks to the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders, economic inequality and […]