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Anger and Fear Spread Quickly in the Wake of an Anti-Immigrant Week

Anger and Fear Spread Quickly in the Wake of an Anti-Immigrant Week

August 12, 2019

After a week that featured an anti-immigrant massacre and a large-scale ICE raid, which fractured hundreds of families, the latino community is experiencing anger, fear and uncertainty

American Jews Lead Nationwide Protests to #CloseTheCamps

American Jews Lead Nationwide Protests to #CloseTheCamps

August 12, 2019

As 100 are arrested in New York, hundreds rally in Maryland to demand local officials stop cooperating with ICE. Hours after the protest, the Howard County Executive told TRNN he will review their ICE contracts

Laura Flanders Show: A World Beyond Prisons

Laura Flanders Show: A World Beyond Prisons

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
August 12, 2019

Prisons, police and punishment through incarceration. Are they with us forever in the land of the free? Sustained campaigns for change are beginning to pay off. At the community level, it turns out that a whole lot of people and places already make peace without cops. Today, we imagine a world without prisons. It may…

Student Debt Reform, or Student Debt Forgiveness? What The Candidates' Plans Mean

Student Debt Reform, or Student Debt Forgiveness? What The Candidates’ Plans Mean

August 11, 2019

Students leaving college with their hard-earned degrees also have a significant and growing amount of debt. Which Democratic candidate’s plan is the most effective at addressing this growing problem?

Israel’s Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses

Israel’s Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses

August 11, 2019

Richard Silverstein discusses the fall of The Israel Project (TIP), the best-funded organization promoting pro-Israeli propaganda in the United States and around the world. Why did TIP collapse and what does this mean for organizing around Palestinian rights?

The Evolution of Venezuela's Media Landscape: From Openness to Restriction and Propaganda?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

August 11, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation

ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation

August 9, 2019

The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult

Will India's Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?

Will India’s Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?

August 9, 2019

Prof. Junaid Ahmad says India’s revocation of Kashmir’s autonomous status not only increases tensions between India and Pakistan, but is designed to lead into a situation where India encourages colonial settlement in the region and eventual annexation, along the lines of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land

The Baltimore Trash Video Fox News Doesn’t Want You To See

August 9, 2019

A closer look at Fox News reporting reveals that the narrative espoused by President Trump that Baltimore is, “rat and rodent infested” is complicated by people from outside of Baltimore using the city as their dumping ground.

Beloved Nobel-Winning Voice of America Toni Morrison Passes Away

Beloved Nobel-Winning Voice of America Toni Morrison Passes Away

August 9, 2019

Morrison’s work gave voice to the Black world, to the American experience. A revolutionary who understood the nuance of existence and embodied the struggle of the Black world

How Israel's Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation

How Israel’s Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation

August 9, 2019

Prof. Ilan Pappe discusses why Israel’s agency in charge of nuclear security hid documents about the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were driven from their land in 1948, explaining that it was an effort to eliminate the Palestinian narrative

New IPCC Report Warns of Vicious Cycle Between Soil Degradation and Climate Change

New IPCC Report Warns of Vicious Cycle Between Soil Degradation and Climate Change

August 8, 2019

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz discusses the new IPCC Climate report, “Climate Change and Land,” which issues a dire warning about how climate change and destructive land use reinforce each other, leading to serious threats for human survival

Exclusive: Baltimore Cop Convicted of Pulling Gun on Pedestrian He Almost Hit

Exclusive: Baltimore Cop Convicted of Pulling Gun on Pedestrian He Almost Hit

August 8, 2019

The Real News has learned a Baltimore police officer was convicted of 1st degree assault for pulling a gun  on pedestrian who he almost hit with his car

A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

August 8, 2019

GateHouse Media, a regional digital news network owned by Milwaukee Bucks owner, DNC donor, and fossil fuel investor Wes Edens, has merged with Gannett. It’s now the largest regional newspaper network nationwide.

We Must Change Land Use to Save Humanity

We Must Change Land Use to Save Humanity

August 8, 2019

What you need to know about the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new Special Report

Death by Police is Now the 6th Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

Death by Police is Now the 6th Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

August 8, 2019

It was once believed that police killings were the 14th leading cause of death among young people. However, a new Rutgers University study by Frank Edwards, which used federal statistics and journalistic investigation found that the death rate is far higher now. We discuss the research with Frank Edwards

New Israeli Military Strategies for Annexation and Undermining Palestinian Identity

New Israeli Military Strategies for Annexation and Undermining Palestinian Identity

August 8, 2019

Shir Hever discusses two new Israeli military strategies, presented by Israeli chief of staff Aviv Kochavi, who calls for a more deadly invasion of Gaza, and former general Yossi Kuperwasser’s plan of “changing the Palestinian narrative” in order to annex Palestinian land

4Chan's and 8Chan's Internet-Brewed Racism Informs Trump's Rhetoric 

4Chan’s and 8Chan’s Internet-Brewed Racism Informs Trump’s Rhetoric 

August 7, 2019

The BBC’s Mike Wendling explains the history of a message board subculture and discusses his book, “Alt-Right: From 4Chan to the White House”

More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering

More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering

August 7, 2019

The Trump administration’s new sanctions freeze all of Venezuela’s U.S.-based assets and those of anyone who helps Maduro which will only increase poverty, says Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodriguez

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California Legislature Climate Watchdog Committee Has Little Bite

August 7, 2019

The California Legislature’s Joint Committee on Climate Change Policies was formed in 2016 as a watchdog on state climate policy. But activists say that, so far, it has failed to live up to its potential.

Climate Change Is a Key Issue for a Growing Number of Young Republicans

Climate Change Is a Key Issue for a Growing Number of Young Republicans

August 7, 2019

Republican strategists know the party will need to shift its climate platform to retain young voters, but federal Republican officials haven’t caught up to the new trend, says The New York Times’ Lisa Friedman

Economic Update: Win-Win For Women's Soccer

Economic Update: Win-Win For Women’s Soccer

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
August 7, 2019

This week: Updates on Trump as a distraction vehicle; more of French President Macron’s corruption; how the global coffee price collapse is driving immigrants to the U.S.;  the right’s opposition to free tuition and student loans; why Trump and the GOP do nothing to stop the jobs exodus from the U.S.; Prof. Wolff interviews Dr.…

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

August 7, 2019

Annette Groth discusses the three demands by the U.S to Germany to increase its military power and presence overseas, and the new right-wing minister of defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. For now Germany is loathe to send troops or ships to Syria or Hormuz, but Kramp-Karrenbauer has already announced her intention to increase military spending to 2%…

NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook to Normalize Regime Change in Venezuela

August 6, 2019

The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the US terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua.

Trump's China Trade War Increases Risk of Recession

Trump’s China Trade War Increases Risk of Recession

August 6, 2019

Trump accuses China of currency manipulation because their currency devalued in the wake of his tariffs. However, as Bill Black explains, this accusation has no basis in fact. Instead, Trump’s trade war only increases the likelihood of a recession