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Posted inArticleEconomy and Inequality

Should Progressives Unify with the Democratic Party Establishment? Hell No!

By Jeff Cohen. This article was first published on Huffington Post. In countless ways over the last 35 years, our society has become less economically equal and more dominated by corporate power. Less just and more jailed. Vast urban and rural areas decline as government subsidizes economic elites. Funds for education and social services are […]

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 inArticleEconomy and Inequality

What will it Take to Create Climate Justice?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. This article was first published on Popular Resistance All of the elements required to create climate justice seem to be in place. The climate movement can put hundreds of thousands on the streets, organize creative civil resistance, get thousands to risk arrest and mobilize blockades of tar sands, fracking, […]

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 inArticleEconomy and Inequality

The Real Story Behind the Detroit Pension Fight and What it Means to America’s Future

By Lynn Stuart Parramore. This article was first published on Alternet. When the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July 2013, America sucked in a collective gasp. This was the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by the amount of debt ($18–20 billion), and Detroit was the largest city ever to […]