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COVID-19: Disinformation, Overwhelmed Healthcare System Fuel Crisis

March 24, 2020

Public Citizen’s Lisa Gilbert says the coronavirus bailout prioritizes providing healthcare and job protection over corporate interests.

What’s The Best Way To Boost The Economy In A Pandemic?

March 24, 2020

As Congress debates a $1.8 trillion stimulus package, we ask what would benefit ordinary people most: a cash payment for everyone, targeted assistance for those who lose their jobs, or corporate bailouts?

The Debt Delusion: This Is Not The Time To Worry About Deficits

March 23, 2020

Economist John Weeks says his new book, “The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies,” applies to the coming economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Venezuela’s Communes: Still Here, Still Fighting

March 23, 2020

About 2,000 grassroots communes maintain direct and participatory democracy in the face of the country’s economic crisis. This report was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect everyday life in Venezuela.

How The IMF Can Help The Global South Cope With Imminent Economic Crisis

March 23, 2020

The International Monetary Fund has a rarely used mechanism that could alleviate the economic crisis faced by the Global South in the wake of COVID-19.

The Real News in the Time of Covid-19

March 21, 2020

Through this challenging and confusing time, The Real News team stands in solidarity with the citizens of the world.

Senators Choose Stock Portfolio Over Public Health

March 21, 2020

NPR obtained a secret recording of Sen. Richard Burr warning the elite Social Hill Club of the dire potential economic impacts of the virus.

Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Hits Mass Transit, Aviation, Fossil Fuel Industry

March 21, 2020

This week the coronavirus global pandemic spread rapidly in the United States, impacting public transit, aviation, the fossil fuel industry, and more.

US Sanctions Undermine Coronavirus Response In Iran and Venezuela

March 20, 2020

Economic sanctions were already a serious blow to Iran and Venezuela’s hospital capacity. The Trump administration’s determination to increase them could make it even harder for the two countries to contain the virus.

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March 20, 2020

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In A Pandemic, The US Addiction To Incarceration Comes Back To Haunt Us

March 20, 2020

For decades, police could surveil and drug test thousands of Americans every day. Why can’t those same resources be used for coronavirus testing? Police Accountability Report continues its analysis of overpolicing and public health.

Corporations Are Protecting Their Profits From COVID-19, Not Their Workers

March 20, 2020

Trump is offering big business billions of dollars as the pandemic spreads, and almost nothing for their stranded employees. But real protection for workers has to be much more than a $1000 check.

OAS Failed To Prove Fraud In Bolivian Election

March 20, 2020

A detailed new analysis conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that the OAS election observers’ audit of Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election failed to prove that the official result was fraudulent.

As Corporate Capitalists Beg For Socialism, Let’s Not Forget They Tried To Destroy It

March 19, 2020

Social programs and Medicare for All could help keep people at home to slow the spread of coronavirus, but mainstream media pundits continue to fearmonger during discussions of socialism.

Biden Is Wrong—Single-Payer Healthcare Does Help Fight Pandemics

March 19, 2020

In the last Democratic candidate debate, Biden claimed that single-payer healthcare didn’t help Italy fight the coronavirus. Health system expert Dr. James Kahn explains why he was wrong.

The Politics of a Public Health Failure, and the Way Forward

March 19, 2020

TRNN’s Marc Steiner talks to a social futurist about how progressive governing creates a future for us all in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Growing Calls to End ICE Raids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 19, 2020

ACLU of Maryland staff attorney says closing immigration courts is a good first step, but warns prisoners and detainees remain at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.

2020 This Is Not a Drill

March 18, 2020

Left organizers have remade the electoral terrain in 2020, but not under conditions of their own choosing. They face a new set of challenges as movements chart the road ahead in the 2020 elections. Join hosts Rishi Awatramani and Adam Gold, in conversation with Marisa Franco from Mijente, Rachel Gilmer from Dream Defenders, Maurice Moe…

Everything I Learned About Being a Good Neighbor During a Crisis I Learned from My Neighbor When I Was in Crisis

March 18, 2020

Right now, every single person in New York City, perhaps in the entire country, is having their own personal crisis. It’s important for us all to remember how calming it can be to have someone nearby looking out for you.

A Coronavirus Bailout Will Save Corporations, Not Workers

March 18, 2020

What happened to the cash from the last bailout? Industries spent it all on stock buybacks and are now looking for billions more in relief from the impact of coronavirus.

Palestine Knows the Difference between Apartheid and Quarantine

March 17, 2020

No Israeli city is facing closure, even though the coronavirus is more widespread in Israel than in Palestinian cities. The Israeli siege has protected the Gaza Strip from coronavirus so far, but what if the infection crosses the fence?

‘Bernie Bro’ Reign of Terror Is a Myth, According to Science

March 17, 2020

Data shows that supporters of Bernie Sanders are no worse than anyone else, but they’re perceived as being terrible because there are more of them on social media.

Democrats Debate: Neoliberal ‘Pragmatists’ Vs. People Pushing for Systemic Change

March 16, 2020

Pacifica’s Sonali Kolhatkar joins us to delve into what the divide means, how the power of the Sander’s movement can push change, and what lies ahead in the war against Trump.

Chelsea Manning Released But Still Faces Massive Fine

March 16, 2020

A judge released Manning from prison the day after her third suicide attempt because the grand jury inquiry has been disbanded. The massive fine shows this was about teaching her a lesson, not just about coercing her testimony against Assange.   Update March 16,2020: Supporters of Chelsea Manning managed to raise enough money with a…

Russia’s Putin Opens Option for Running Again

March 16, 2020

While Putin’s move to possibly remain in power beyond 2024 strengthens his hand, we should not see him as an all-powerful leader, but rather as the Russian elite’s mediator, says Russia expert Tony Wood.