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Calling Bernie Sanders Anti-Semitic Is Islamophobic

January 13, 2020

Sahar Aziz discusses her article from The New Arab, “Accusing Bernie Sanders of anti-Semitism is nothing but thinly veiled Islamophobia.” The accusation of anti-Semitism has been weaponized to attack people who promote solidarity with Muslim Americans and who demand sustainable foreign policy towards the Middle East.

War Powers Resolution on Iran Still Has Teeth

January 10, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to prevent Trump from engaging in further hostilities against Iran. It is a mistake to assume that the resolution, if it passes the Senate, won’t have an effect, says Hassan El-Tayyab.

The Critical Role Auditing Plays in the Battle Against Police Surveillance

January 10, 2020

Auditors across the country are turning the tables on police surveillance. The Police Accountability Report spoke to an auditor who was arrested to understand how filming cops ultimately preserves our civil rights.

House Passes War Powers Resolution as Thousands Say ‘No to War with Iran’

January 10, 2020

Progressive Democrats acknowledge the War Powers Resolutions don’t go far enough to truly prevent Trump from launching war with Iran.

Canada’s Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists

January 10, 2020

RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it’s part of Canada’s long colonial legacy.

The Liars that Led Us to War

January 10, 2020

Two Iraq war veterans explain why Congress has failed to stop the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say the United States needs to learn from its imperialist history if anything is going to change.

International Criminal Court Prepares to Try Israelis over War Crimes

January 9, 2020

Shawan Jabarin of the Al-Haq human rights organization discusses the International Criminal Court decision to prepare a lawsuit against the state of Israel regarding war crimes committed against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities are already panicking.

Australian Wildfires Prove Denying Climate Change Won’t Save You From It

January 9, 2020

Climate scientist Michael Mann is in Australia, where the bushfire crisis is unfolding in real time. He says voters there need to look for ‘climate hawks’ who can counteract the climate-denying policies of politicians like current prime minister Scott Morrison.

Trump Announces Additional ‘Punishing’ Sanctions on Iran

January 8, 2020

The president’s statement addressed the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the Iran nuclear agreement, and the role of NATO.

The Trump Administration Is Repeating Iraq War Talking Points

January 8, 2020

Administration officials are repeating ideas that sound eerily similar to the justification used for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare

January 8, 2020

Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a “surge in federal resources.” We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People’s Progress Party about what’s really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.

Will Soleimani’s Assassination Set Back Iraq’s October Revolution?

January 7, 2020

Soleimani’s killing could open a path for peace if cooler heads prevail, argues professor of Middle East politics Sabah Alnasseri.

25 People and 1 Billion Animals Are Dead from Australia’s Bushfires

January 7, 2020

Australia’s climate-denying prime minister has already called in emergency responders to battle the wildfire crisis. But fire season hasn’t peaked yet, and scientists are warning that the country’s own policies are part of the feedback loop driving their unprecedented crisis.

Iranian Americans Harassed and Detained at US Border

January 7, 2020

Dozens of people, including American citizens, faced hours of questioning at the Washington entry point. Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian American Council says the reports could indicate a directive for heightened screening of people born in Iran.

Australia, Your Country Is Burning – Dangerous Climate Change Is Here With You Now

January 7, 2020

I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action.

How Soleimani’s Assassination Violates International Law and Puts Peace Further Out of Reach

January 6, 2020

Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.

Soleimani’s Assassination Brings US Closer to War with Iran

January 6, 2020

Trump threatens Iran with more war crimes as Democrats move to invoke the War Powers Act.

Iraqi Protesters Storm the American Embassy in Baghdad — But There’s More to the Story

January 3, 2020

Tens of thousands of people in Iraq are demonstrating against the government there, the United States, and Iran. York University’s Thabit Abdullah explains that at the heart of the story is Iraq torn asunder by the United States.

The Top Five Most Ridiculous Arrests of 2019

January 3, 2020

The police accountability report takes a critical look at some of the most disturbing acts of policing caught on video in 2019.

The Year in Palestine and Israel: Part Two

January 2, 2020

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the far right, and more.

Exclusive Interview: Ex-President Manuel Zelaya – The Crisis in Honduras

January 2, 2020

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a coup d’état in 2009, talks to Laura Carlsen about the origins and consequences of the crisis in His country.

The Year in Palestine and Israel: Part One

January 1, 2020

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss the upcoming election, corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and more.

Please Donate Before Midnight!

December 31, 2019

On this final day of our 2019 fundraiser, please donate before midnight! Your donation is tax-deductible, and you’ll help the Real News team continue to bring you uncompromising news and analysis. Thanks!

Fossil Fuel Industry Shifts from Climate Denial to “Youthwashing”

December 31, 2019

For decades, the fossil fuel industry funded climate change denial campaigns aimed toward young people to sow seeds of doubt on climate science. As the climate crisis has worsened, it has made a subtle shift to what critics call “youthwashing.”.

The Year in Latin America: The Right Continues to Advance, but so do Popular Movements

December 30, 2019

2019 presented a complicated and mixed legacy for Latin America. Right-wing governments continued to make electoral in-roads, but popular uprisings against neoliberalism also left their mark on the region, says TRNN’s Greg Wilpert.