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Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

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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ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation

The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult Story Transcript JACQUELINE LUQMAN: This is Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News […]

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AT&T – TimeWarner Merger: A Disaster for Consumers when Combined with Net Neutrality Repeal (Pt. 2/2)

The argument that this merger, which will create one of the world’s largest media giants, is not anti-competitive lacks all basis in reality, says Jeff Cohen of RootsAction.org and FAIR Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome back to my conversation with Jeff Cohen. We are discussing the consequences of the AT&T/Time merger that a judge has […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: US

Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots

Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country’s founding on violence. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Eddie Conway: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Eddie Conway, coming to you […]

Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

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 […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: USPrisons and PolicingReal News Daily Reports

Death by Police is Now the 6th Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

It was once believed that police killings were the 14th leading cause of death among young people. However, a new Rutgers University study by Frank Edwards, which used federal statistics and journalistic investigation found that the death rate is far higher now. We discuss the research with Frank Edwards Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to […]

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. […]

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Is Europe’s New Military ‘Intervention Force’ a Message to Trump?

Nine European Union states have signed off on creating a new joint military intervention force. We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell Story Transcript AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Maté. There is a new military force coming to Europe. Nine EU states have […]

Posted inClimate CrisisPolitics and Movements: USReal News Daily Reports

How Do You Hold Fossil Fuel Industry Accountable? Candidates Disagree

Ten candidates at CNN’s climate town hall explained how they’d hold industry accountable for climate change—but can we trust them? Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. Great to have you with us. This is the third installment and section of our conversation about what happened in the discussions […]