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4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

4 Million People Strike for Climate Action

September 20, 2019

Organizers say this was the largest youth-led demonstration in history. TRNN spoke to demonstrators in New York and Baltimore

Ending Temp Workers Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

Ending Temp Work Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike

September 20, 2019

Auto Worker Jesse Kelly talks about the oppression of being a temp worker, how it keeps workers impoverished & works to diminish unions

Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction

Ten-Year-Olds Sound Off on Climate Inaction

September 20, 2019

At New York City’s climate strike, elementary schoolers tell Dharna Noor how they think adults should take on the climate crisis

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

September 20, 2019

San Diego has signed a Community Choice Energy agreement, creating a competitor to San Diego Gas & Electric. Owned by Sempra Energy, SDG&E has shifted toward exporting its natural gas to Mexico and overseas. 

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike

Over One Million to Take Part in Youth Climate Strike

September 20, 2019

Activists are taking part in 5,000 actions across 157 countries to demand immediate action to address climate change. We’ll bring you updates throughout the day including on-the-ground reporting from Baltimore and New York

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

September 20, 2019

The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama.

Fed Comes to its Senses, Lowers Interest Rate

Fed Comes to its Senses, Lowers Interest Rate

September 20, 2019

After causing almost every recession of the past several decades, the Federal Reserve is lowering interest rates before a recession takes hold. This represents an important shift in the Fed’s policy, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor

September 20, 2019

Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the “critical infrastructure” law

Bernie Sanders' Union Platform Calls for Class Struggle

Bernie Sanders’ Union Platform Calls for Class Struggle

September 20, 2019

Union strikes are growing, as is voter support for unions. In this context, what does Sen. Bernie Sanders’ union platform mean?

How E-Commerce Warehouse Development Perpetuates Deforestation 

How E-Commerce Warehouse Development Perpetuates Deforestation 

September 20, 2019

“Not in our backyard!” – Residents of Abingdon, Maryland, demand an end to the deforestation plan and protest in front of Harford County Government Administration Offices.

Raising Expectations (And Lowering Carbon Emissions)

September 19, 2019

At the first Designing A Green New Deal conference, labor and environmental organizer Jane McAlevey explains what strikes, war, and globalization have to do with climate justice.

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: The Propaganda That Upholds the Status Quo

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: The Propaganda That Upholds the Status Quo

September 19, 2019

In the book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News From the Revolutionary War to The War On Terror, authors Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong assert that “The mainstream corporate media is one of the chief propagators of American exceptionalism and innocence…the narratives of American exceptionalism and American innocence work together…

Fossil fuel companies roll out a new era of spin

Fossil Fuel Companies Roll Out a New Era of Spin

September 18, 2019

Forget “climate change” and “global warming”: Environmental advocates are increasingly using phrases that emphasize the urgency of our planetary pickle, such as “climate crisis,” “climate emergency,” and “existential threat.”

Israeli Elections Deadlocked But Shows Power of the Arab Bloc

Israeli Elections Deadlocked But Shows Power of the Arab Bloc

September 18, 2019

Our guests analyze Israeli political paralysis, the power of the right, and what having the Arab coalition be the largest opposition party might mean

10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal

10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal

September 18, 2019

A diverse coalition of trees and ranchers, organized by the Sunrise Movement and Regeneration International, presented a letter to Congress, urging passage of a Green New Deal

Police Say They Killed a Man Holding a Gun, But a Video Raises Doubts

September 18, 2019

Police in Aberdeen, Washington shot and killed a man while trying to serve a warrant two weeks ago. On this Police Accountability Report, we look at the video that raises doubts about their story and reveals underlying tensions caused by aggressive policing in the small Pacific Northwest town.

US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development

US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development

September 18, 2019

The US and Brazil found common ground for combating the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, proposing that economic development is the cure. However, Amazon Watch’s Christian Poirier says that the kind of development they propose will have the opposite effect.

Turkey's Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria 

Turkey’s Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria 

September 18, 2019

President Erdogan of Turkey says that it’s time for Turkey to send Syrian refugees to northern Syria, currently inhabited by Syrian Kurds. Meanwhile Erdogan’s position in Turkey is weakening, both politically and economically, says Baris Karaagac

Saudi - UAE Split on Yemen Not What it Appears to Be

Saudi – UAE Split on Yemen Not What it Appears to Be

September 18, 2019

Antony Loewenstein parses the fog around UAE & Saudis in Yemen, how it is connected to the chaos in Libya, the drone attack, and wider chaos of the Middle East

Laura Flanders Show: How We Can End Gender-Based Violence

Laura Flanders Show: How We Can End Gender-Based Violence

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

Gender-based violence – why are states so bad at making it stop? This week, in her first appearance since fleeing Brazil, women’s rights advocate Debora Diniz joins fellow activists and philanthropists to discuss what works and what doesn’t in stopping violence against women and girls.

Drone Attack on Saudis May Not Lead to War

Drone Attack on Saudis May Not Lead to War

September 17, 2019

As’ad Abukhalil maintains that Trump may not actually want war, but the consequences of this attack could still have dangerous consequences

Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Denial Shifts as Climate Crisis Worsens

Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Denial Shifts as Climate Crisis Worsens

September 17, 2019

The fossil fuel industry has for decades funded climate science disinformation campaigns, sowing seeds of scientific doubt. As the climate crisis has grown, its PR machine now points to the industry as part of the solution

UN Convener of Upcoming Climate Action Summit Previews Event

UN Convener of Upcoming Climate Action Summit Previews Event

September 17, 2019

An envoy to the upcoming UN Climate Summit  said he hopes the summit will serve as a wake-up for the world as the climate crisis deepens. And he sees recent youth-led climate activism as making a major dent in public discourse

The Case for Carbon Dividends

The Case for Carbon Dividends

September 17, 2019

Professor James Boyce discusses the many benefits of  a carbon pricing scheme that pays dividends to the public.

Economic Update: Capitalism in Denial

Economic Update: Capitalism in Denial

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
September 17, 2019

The first half of this week’s episode of Economic Update features a discussion by Professor Wolff on the parallels of declining capitalism in the UK and the U.S. and how the denials of the systemic problems inherent with capitalism are making the economic situations in both countries profoundly worse. In the second half of this…