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Posted inEconomy and InequalityPolitics and Movements: US

Did Bush officials hide depth of AIG problems?

Posted on Tue, Jun. 08, 2010 AIG’s problems far greater than Bush officials told public Greg Gordon | McClatchy Newspapers last updated: June 08, 2010 08:08:43 PM WASHINGTON — At the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and top Federal Reserve officials told the nation that there was an urgent need […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

Haiti and the ‘Devil’s Curse’

Danny Glover, Peter Hallward, and Anthony Fenton contribute to breaking down the media avoidance of Haiti’s history of foreign intervention. According to Hallward, Haiti’s poverty can be explained as a series of foreign responses to the independence and strength of the Haitian people, but since the media doesn’t acknowledge this, they are forced to propose […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

A collection of TRNN stories on Haiti, during and since the earthquake

Danny Glover, Peter Hallward, and Anthony Fenton contribute to breaking down the media avoidance of Haiti’s history of foreign intervention. According to Hallward, Haiti’s poverty can be explained as a series of foreign responses to the independence and strength of the Haitian people, but since the media doesn’t acknowledge this, they are forced to propose […]

Posted inEconomy and Inequality

Organizing for the poor

Paul Jay speaks with Steve Williams about community organizing in San Francisco. Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay, and joining us now is Steve Williams. He’s co-executive director of POWER, People Organized to Win Employment Rights. Thanks for joining us, Steve. STEVE WILLIAMS, POWER, CO-FOUNDER […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

"Nothing happening" in Honduras

Honduras is under martial law as executive decree PCM-M-016-2009 has suspended numerous constitutional freedoms including: personal freedom, the right to free thought, the right to organize and meet, the right to free movement, freedom of the press, rights to privacy in one’s own home, and protection against arbitrary detentions. The coup regime has routinely infringed […]