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Laura Flanders Show: Mondragon’s Cooperatives and the Legacy of its Founder

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December 2, 2019

In this episode, Laura learns about the culture of the Basque Country’s Mondragon Coop and the history of its founding by Catholic Priest José María Arizmendiarrieta’s. Catholic social doctrine, resisting Franco, and protecting Basque identity are all part of the story of the world’s largest cooperatively owned business. Follow Laura as she endeavors to understand…

Big Rail Spends More on Denying Climate Change than Big Oil

December 2, 2019

A new study concludes that rail is the industry that’s injected the most money into climate change denial propaganda efforts in the last 25 years.    

Carbon Offset Programs Are Failing as Climate Solutions

December 2, 2019

New reports are questioning the effectiveness of cap-and-trade programs against climate change in California and for East Coast states. Emissions in California and globally are projected to skyrocket in the decades ahead unless significant action is taken.

How Public Officials Milk the Healthcare System for Private Gain

December 2, 2019

An in-depth look at a series of local scandals shows how politicians game the healthcare system for private benefit, raising the costs for everyone.

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November 29, 2019

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Capitalism’s Failures Ignited Worldwide Protests

November 29, 2019

While the spark for each protest might be different, it is not about left and right but the failure of neoliberalism

How Israel/Palestine Became a Central Issue in US Politics

November 29, 2019

Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue in recent years and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US

Defending Brazil’s Coast From the Latest Oil Spill

November 29, 2019

The oil spill spans 10 states and contaminated 1500 miles of coastline. The Real News rides with a group of coastal defenders battling the spill.   Photo and drone images of the beach clean-up courtesy of Mateus Morbeck.

Britain’s Labour Party Fights to Retain Traditional Strongholds

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November 29, 2019

The town of Bishop Auckland in northern England has traditionally been a Labour stronghold. But frustration over Brexit and years of decline appear to have left many locals ready to switch allegiance.

Indigenous Peoples’ History is More Complicated Than a Holiday Myth

November 28, 2019

TRNN Replay: Tara Houska, tribal rights attorney and co-founder of NotYourMascots.org, discusses often omitted nuances of Indigenous peoples’ history and outlines some current struggles being waged

Eddie Conway Talks Indigenous Peoples Day and Political Prisoners

November 28, 2019

TRNN Replay: Eddie Conway, Real News host and producer, talks about his perspective of “Thanksgiving” as a former political prisoner and current community activist.

Egypt’s Media Crackdown Can be Stopped

November 28, 2019

Angela Joya discusses the raid on the last independent media center in Egypt: Mada Masr. Thanks to international protest, the authorities allowed Mada Masr to re-open and resume publications. As opposition to Egypt’s President Al-Sisi continues, the government intensifies the repression of free speech.

Anti-Indigenous Racism on the Rise in Post-Coup Bolivia

November 28, 2019

President Evo Morales, as Bolivia’s first indigenous president, introduced numerous changes to the country to benefit Latin America’s largest indigenous population. The new coup government, however, is seeking to reverse all of these changes.

Extinction Rebellion Hunger Strike in its 10th Day

November 27, 2019

Hunger striker Eric Tien says they will not eat until Nancy Pelosi agrees to a one hour public meeting to publicly acknowledge that we are in a climate emergency

Dismantling the System That Created Trump

November 27, 2019

The U.S. must invest in local journalism and rid public schools of corporate influence in order to become a functioning democracy, argues Nolan Higdon, co-author of “United States of Distraction”.

Economic Update: Teaching Economics – A Revolutionary Approach

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November 27, 2019

This week: Updates on Kshama Sawant’s reelection victory in the Seattle City Council race; the obesity problem’s costs and causes in the U.S.; critiquing libertarian arguments in favor of capitalism; Prof. Wolff interviews Dr. Amy S. Cramer, a Professor of Economics at Pima Community College in Arizona about her accessible education project “Voices on the…

Does Russiagate Concern Weaken an Ambitious Voting Rights Platform?

November 27, 2019

The Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights released a sweeping policy platform challenging political candidates to address voter disenfranchisement, but a nod to Russiagate raises questions about an otherwise strong proposal.

Colombian Students, Unions Mobilize Against Neoliberal Reforms While Government Stalls

November 26, 2019

Hundreds of thousands protested throughout Colombia in the past days against neoliberal reforms and the government’s failure to comply with an agreement to increase education funding.

Bolivia’s Coup Government Schedules New Election While Persecuting Opposition

November 26, 2019

Bolivia’s social movements and former President Evo Morales support the new elections, but it’s far from certain that they will be fair.

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November 25, 2019

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Laura Flanders Show: Cooperation vs Authoritarianism in Spain

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November 25, 2019

Laura Flanders travels to Spain to learn how people in two of the regions most brutally repressed under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco built the world’s largest worker-owned co-ops. From the Basque Country to Barcelona, she speaks with co-op members who explain how humanist models of business helped their parents and grandparents survive dictatorship.

Abby Martin on Julian Assange, Coup in Bolivia, Bernie Sanders, and Gaza

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November 25, 2019

Investigative journalist and founder of the Empire Files Abby Martin talks about the implications Julian Assange’s case has for journalism; if what happened in Bolivia was a coup, and if it’s part of a trend unfolding throughout Latin America; and her latest documentary film, “Gaza Fights for Freedom.”

How Corporate Media Fueled Trump’s Rise

November 25, 2019

Co-author Nolan Higdon discusses “United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It).”

Why the NFL/Kaepernick Saga Is Bigger than Football

November 25, 2019

Dave Zirin explains why Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing struggle with the NFL is really an example of how Black dissent is punished in the US.

Are Dems Barking Up The Wrong Tree On Impeachment?

November 22, 2019

David Swanson says there are plenty of reasons for impeaching Trump, but the Democrats’ Ukrainegate case is weak and will not galvanize the nation or challenge the Senate to convict.