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The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi’s Unconditional Support for Israel

The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi’s Unconditional Support for Israel

March 18, 2019

Nancy Pelosi pledged support for Israel “even if the Capitol crumbles”, as major Democratic Party funder and pro-Israel advocate Hiam Saban looked on – our panel discusses anti-semitism, Israel and the Democratic Party with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 38 Years and 148 Lashes

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 38 Years and 148 Lashes

March 18, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh defended political prisoners and worked to abolish Iran’s death penalty. Human rights groups are worried her sentence could signal increased repression of peace activism in Iran under a judiciary with a history of human rights violations

Union Leaders Embrace Return of 'The Market' in Cuba

Union Leaders Embrace Return of ‘The Market’ in Cuba

March 18, 2019

Cuba has officially passed reforms that will change economics and labor relations on the island. Union leaders told the Real News Network that the move doesn’t spell a break with socialism, but questions remain about the impacts for Cuban workers and the revolution itself

The Laura Flanders Show: Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation

The Laura Flanders Show: Sex, Pleasure, and Liberation

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
March 18, 2019

Regulation, degradation, shaming, blaming – enough! Is it time for sexual liberation yet? We talk a lot about sex but not often enough about pleasure, On today’s show we try to make up for that and hear from some bloggers, activists and educators who are practicing very positive consent.

Is Corbyn's Socialism Possible Within the EU? - Lapavitsas and Jay

Class Struggle Over Brexit

March 17, 2019
With the Conservative Party in disarray, can the Labour Party take advantage of the “Brexit moment”– Costas Lapavitsas joins host Paul Jay
Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever

Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever

March 17, 2019

Our weekly roundup panel looks at the fracture lines in the Republican Party and the corporate Democrats continue their frenzy about Russia – with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay

"No War for Oil" as Thousands March Against US Intervention in Venezuela

“No War for Oil” as Thousands March Against US Intervention in Venezuela

March 17, 2019

As part of an international day against US intervention in Venezuela, a mobilization in Washington, DC with speakers Daniel Ellsberg and Jill Stein emphasized that Trump is only interested in Venezuela’s resources, not in its human rights

40,000 UC Workers Are About to Strike Over Race, Class, and Gender

40,000 UC Workers Are About to Strike Over Race, Class, and Gender

March 17, 2019

UPTE-CWA and AFSCME workers are holding a one-day strike March 20 not just over wages and benefits, but over a larger social struggle for dignity in their work

Cubans Hopeful and Cautious, as New Constitution Passed

Cubans Hopeful and Cautious, as New Constitution Passed

March 17, 2019

After months of debate, millions turned out in a historic vote on a new constitution for Cuba. The Real News Network was on the ground to hear from Cubans about the vote and the process, which marks a significant shift in the Caribbean nation.    

Kids Around the World Cut Class for Climate Justice

Kids Around the World Cut Class for Climate Justice

March 16, 2019

Students in over 100 countries skipped school and took to the streets to demand serious climate policy from world leaders

Brazilians Remember Marielle Franco on Anniversary of her Assassination

March 15, 2019

In major cities of Brazil, activists honored the life and legacy of LGBT and police violence activist Marielle Franco, who was assassinated a year ago in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Mike Fox reports

Youth Climate Strike Brings Thousands to Streets of London

March 15, 2019

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to some of the 5,000 youth that marched in London, England

Historic Yemen Vote: Despite Possible Veto, 'Great Leverage for Peace Talks'

Historic Yemen Vote: Despite Possible Veto, ‘Great Leverage for Peace Talks’

March 15, 2019

The Senate’s vote, invoking the War Powers Act and withdrawing U.S. support for the war in Yemen, could still be vetoed by Trump, but it can provide a way forward for ending this horrific war, say Shireen Al-Adeimi and Hassan El-Tayyab

A Foreign Policy Platform for the Congressional Progressive Caucus

A Foreign Policy Platform for the Congressional Progressive Caucus

March 15, 2019

What would a progressive foreign policy platform look like? Democrats, unlike Republicans, have no coherent perspective on foreign policy. Summary of an event convoked by Rep. Ro Khanna to “Chart a Progressive Foreign Policy for the Trump Era and Beyond”

Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children

Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children

March 14, 2019

In the aftermath of a shooting at Frederick Douglass High School, teacher Daniel Parsons argues Baltimore is systematically failing its young people

Guaidó Claims He Can Authorize Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

March 14, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

Trump’s Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

March 14, 2019

Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

March 14, 2019

Coal ash is contaminating water across the nation with toxic chemicals—and Maryland is home to to one of the most polluting sites, according to a new study

'No Deal' Brexit Off the Table; British Growing Weary of Brexit Fiasco

Parliament Votes Down No-Deal Brexit; British Growing Weary of Brexit Fiasco

March 13, 2019

Residents of Bradford, England say they are growing increasingly frustrated with the uncertainty that remains over Britain’s exit from the EU.

'This Is Historic': US Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to End Complicity in World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

‘This Is Historic’: US Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to End Complicity in World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

March 13, 2019

“Millions of grassroots activists, who helped make this vote a reality, want their lawmakers to end this unconscionable war.

Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies

Baltimore Incinerator Could Lose Green Subsidies (UPDATED)

March 13, 2019

Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation that would strip Baltimore’s incinerator of millions of dollars in renewable energy subsidies

German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as being Anti-Semitic

German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as Being Anti-Semitic

March 13, 2019

Shir Hever talks about the Göttingen Peace Prize and how it transformed the debate around Palestinian rights in Germany, despite efforts by right-wing politicians to prevent the prize from being given to Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East

As Ukraine's Presidential Race Heats Up, Politics Shift to the Right

As Ukraine’s Presidential Race Heats Up, Politics Shift to the Right

March 13, 2019

A brand new face entered the Ukrainian presidential race, promising to clean up the country’s corrupt politics, but the three main candidates are all pro-West and political discourse has moved to the right as the far-right continues to gain influence. Prof. Tarik Cyril Amar analyzes the situation