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Fired Amazon Worker Chris Smalls Responds To Leaked Smear Campaign Plans

April 3, 2020

Amazon executives described Smalls as “not smart or articulate.” Smalls was fired after organizing a walkout over employee safety at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse.

The $15 Million Bounty On Maduro Is One More Attempt To Unseat Him

April 3, 2020

The US says Maduro collaborated with the FARC to “flood the US with cocaine.” It’s an additional legal pressure to get Venezuela’s president to step down.

Slave Labor, Dire Conditions: A TRNN Update On Prisons And COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to journalists Kim Kelly and Adryan Corcione about how the coronavirus pandemic is exposing the poor healthcare system in US prisons and jails.

Stir Crazy!

April 3, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

COVID-19 Is The New Cash Cow For Policing

April 3, 2020

American citizens are facing thousands of dollars in fines and jail time for breaking state-ordered pandemic restrictions. PAR and The Masters Report discuss how profit can still be extracted by police during the coronavirus outbreak.

A Doctor In Italy Shares Lessons Learned Battling COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Italian doctors and labor organizers learned painful lessons from the global coronavirus pandemic.

6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

April 2, 2020

The $2.2 trillion stimulus did nothing to help working people. Even before the new data was released, writer Brendan O’Connor said tenants were facing eviction and organizing rent strikes to help each other survive the economic crisis of COVID-19.

What Happened To Cuba-US Relations Under Trump?

April 2, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to Dr. Ken Morgan from Baltimore and Professor Luis Montero-Cabrera about Cuba’s relief efforts and doctors, the cost of hostile relations with the US, and how Americans can still travel to Cuba under Trump’s restrictions.

COVID-19 Lays Bare Neoliberalism’s Failure In Sudan

April 2, 2020

The failure of neoliberalism in addressing the coronavirus crisis is not limited to Sudan. It is a global failure.

Family Of Imprisoned New Yorkers Call On Governor For Clemency

April 1, 2020

Family members of inmates inside New York prisons and advocates host a virtual press conference with demands, including suspension of required office visits for parole and probation and for the release of inmates.

Boeing Gets Up To $17 Billion In Loans From Coronavirus Stimulus

April 1, 2020

Economist Dean Baker explains how the $2.2 trillion stimulus quietly provides up to $17 billion in loans for Boeing with almost no strings attached.

Ireland Vows To Treat All COVID-19 Patients For Free

April 1, 2020

The Irish government nationalized its hospitals, imposed a rent freeze, and authorized state-funded childcare, promising free treatment for patients with COVID-19.

Turkey Indicts 20 Saudis For Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

April 1, 2020

Turkey prepared the charges while internally grappling with the coronavirus, accusing Saudi Arabia of hiding the spread of COVID-19 after finding new cases in returning Turkish citizens.

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March 31, 2020

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Who Would Really Be Sacrificed To Save The Economy From COVID-19?

March 31, 2020

Whose families do the high priests of capitalism really intend to sacrifice to their god of money?

Insurance Companies Already Know How They’ll Profit From COVID-19

March 31, 2020

40 million people may lose their jobs in the coronavirus crisis. Former Cigna VP Wendell Potter says tying health insurance to employment has made the outbreak devastating for people, but not for insurance companies.

COVID-19 Pandemic Illuminates Anti-Chinese Racism And Xenophobia

March 31, 2020

Eddie Conway talks with professor Dylan Rodriguez about how COVID-19 has exposed anti-Chinese sentiment, how it’s inseparable from anti-immigrant, anti-Black, and colonial violence, and how radical movements must include collective care to survive.

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Brings Big Oil Deregulation, Low Auto Emissions, No Green Stimulus

March 30, 2020

Vehicle pollution in the US is down and deregulatory gifts to Big Oil are up. Grassroots groups wanted a Green Stimulus that addresses both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, but Congress and Trump didn’t deliver.

Spain Nationalized Private Clinics To Fight COVID-19—What Happens After The Pandemic?

March 30, 2020

Spain faced the second worst infection rate in Europe, and took control of the country’s private health care companies to improve its response. What does this mean for Spain’s public health care system going forward?

1.7 Million Jobs In Arab Region At Risk From Coronavirus

March 30, 2020

A UN brief warns about economic collapse, expecting up to a $42 billion decline in GDP and trillions of dollars lost to the private sector in an area already ravaged by inequality, dependency on oil revenue, and authoritarian governments.

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Can Lead To Deglobalization

March 30, 2020

The rapid, extensive spread of COVID-19 is partly a crisis of globalization. The pandemic gives us an opportunity to rethink our global economic system in favor of ‘deglobalization.’

Stir Crazy!

March 27, 2020

Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join Real News’ Kim Brown, Charles Lenchner, Tunde Ogunfolaju, and Lisa Snowden-McCray as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes

March 27, 2020

Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is needed to protect people from COVID-19.

The Nation Editor Dave Zirin On How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Sports

March 27, 2020

Many billionaire sports moguls, NCAA officials, and Olympic leaders seem to care more about profit than the well-being of athletes or fans.