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Is Medicare for All Bad for Union-Negotiated Healthcare?

February 26, 2020

The argument that Medicare for All will hurt workers because it abolishes hard-earned healthcare benefits of unionized workers has repeatedly been used against Sanders and Warren. But does the criticism have any basis?

Afro-Feminist Resistance in Brazil’s Carnival

February 25, 2020

In Southern Brazil, the all women’s carnival block Cores de Aide is marching for political resistance and in defense of women, who have been particularly under attack during the far-right presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

Police Arrest Indigenous Land Defenders After Trudeau Demands an End to Blockades

February 25, 2020

Indigenous lawyer Pamela Palmater says Canada’s government is unduly influencing law enforcement.

Israel Harbors Alleged American Terrorists

February 25, 2020

Alex Odeh was a leader of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee. The men who allegedly assassinated him in 1985 live as free men in Israel, where they are active in right wing, racist organizations.

The Rwanda Genocide’s Origins Are in Resource Extraction and US Militarism

February 25, 2020

Judi Rever’s book “In Praise of Blood” connects the modern scramble for control of African resources to the Rwandan genocide and sets the record straight about its alleged hero, Paul Kagame.

How Trump Legally Undermines the Law

February 25, 2020

Trump’s grants of clemency for his cronies and Fox News friends have almost exclusively gone to people who are themselves accused of violating the justice system.

Glen Ford: Black Politics in America Right Now

February 24, 2020

A fiery takedown of mainstream Black politics! Filmed at the United National Anti-War Coalition in NYC on Feb. 22.

X: Malcolm’s Final Years

February 24, 2020

55 years after Malcolm X’s death, TRNN revisits this documentary, including interviews with Angela Davis and Danny Glover. (Executive Producer Paul Jay, co-production with Telesur and support from the Bertha Foundation)

Anti-Defamation League Report on White Supremacy Ignores Trump’s Role in Racism

February 24, 2020

The new ADL report highlights a 120% increase in white supremacist incidents in 2019 over the last year, but ignores the roots of this rise and doesn’t tackle racism.

NATO’s Arctic War Exercise Unites Climate Change and WWIII

February 24, 2020

NATO will hold war games in Norway’s Arctic Circle in March, where it will be supporting climate change-induced resource extraction and increasing the military tension with Russia.

Joe Biden Was Instrumental in Launching the Iraq War

February 21, 2020

A new documentary detailing Joe Biden’s pivotal role in launching the Iraq War exposes just how far he’s trying to distance himself from his war vote. We speak to the film’s director, Mark Weisbrot.   Documentary: WORTH THE PRICE? Joe Biden and the Launch of the Iraq War

Police Arrest Man for Holding a Sign, But That Was Just the Beginning

February 21, 2020

The arrest of an auditor for holding a sign was just the first in a series of questionable charges that raise fundamental questions about the true imperative of American policing.

Mayoral Transportation Forum

February 21, 2020

Voting local is the single most important thing you can do to make Baltimore a more livable city. Join us to hear from Mayoral candidates about their visions for Baltimore’s transportation future. This forum is hosted by Bikemore in Action 501(c)(4), and developed in partnership with The Real News Network, Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, Baltimore…

Unreported Opposition Violence Continues in Venezuela

February 21, 2020

Venezuela’s opposition has a long history of burning government buildings, health clinics, and the local headquarters of the country’s social missions. The violence continues, but these acts of opposition violence are rarely covered in the press.

International Banks and Law Firms Are at the Heart of South Africa’s Corruption

February 21, 2020

In South Africa, corruption is called state capture. A new report by Shadow World Investigations reveals how world bankers, lawyers, and accountants manipulate politicians. We speak with Andrew Feinstein, the report’s author.

Trump’s New Rule Favors Pollution Over US Waterways

February 20, 2020

Trump’s years of dogged attacks on the Clean Water Rule have finally succeeded, and big ag and fossil fuel industries are rejoicing.

War Criminal Omar Bashir Faces Trial in the Hague as Sudan Aligns Itself with the West

February 20, 2020

Sudan has been through a revolution, but it’s unclear what former President Bashir’s extradition to the ICC indicates for the future of the country. Has Sudan been seduced by Western power and capital?

Ilhan Omar’s ‘Pathway to Peace’ Would Revolutionize US Foreign Policy

February 20, 2020

The seven bills would steer US foreign policy towards international norms and remove support for human rights violators. While the chances are slim that these bills will pass, they outline a progressive foreign policy.

Human Rights Lawyer Jennifer Robinson on the Dangers of Extraditing Julian Assange

February 20, 2020

Human rights lawyer and barrister for Assange’s legal team Jennifer Robinson highlights the dangers that Julian Assange’s extradition poses to press freedom worldwide.

Canada Sees a ‘Watershed Moment’ in the Struggle for Indigenous Rights

February 19, 2020

Indigenous lawyer Pamela Palmater says ongoing solidarity protests show Canadians grasp more than ever how their government is violating indigenous rights.

The Neoliberal ‘New’ Deal: The Rich Drink for Free While the Poor Pay More

February 19, 2020

A water billing scandal in one of the country’s poorest cities reveals an overarching truism: Neoliberalism is a conduit for rampant inequality.

Laura Flanders Show: How the Diversity Industry is Failing

February 19, 2020

In an era when companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity and inclusion programs, the proportion of African Americans in tech, media, and business leadership roles is stagnating.

Tariq Ali Speaks Out on Assange’s Case and US Wars

February 18, 2020

In this Feb. 4 speech at a public event for Julian Assange at the Royal National Hotel in London, author, writer, filmmaker, and public intellectual Tariq Ali speaks about Julian Assange’s extradition case.

US-Philippine Relations Worsen Despite Perceived Trump-Duterte Friendship

February 18, 2020

The Philippines ended the Visiting Forces Agreement, which allows the US military to operate within the Philippines and grants access to the South China Sea. Is President Duterte doing the right thing for the wrong reasons?

Cornel West: Elites Underestimate the Power of the People

February 18, 2020

Scholar and activist Dr. Cornel West says Bernie Sanders will take on corporate power and implement a just foreign policy, and that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a “neoliberal gangster.”