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Thinking Outside the Box: Do More Humane Prisons Exist?

March 16, 2020

Two experts discuss how we can end  mass incarceration by building infrastructure that addresses its root causes.

It’s Our Spring Fundraising Campaign!

March 16, 2020

Please help us meet our $50,000 goal, so Kayla and the rest of the Real News staff can bring you the news and analysis you deserve and have come to expect. Thanks!

Climate Crisis: Coal Storage Ban Suit, Bans on Gas Bans, Shale Bailout

March 14, 2020

In this climate news roundup, we examine King Coal’s lawsuit, an industry push to ban natural gas bans, a possible fracking bailout and provide an update on the Senate energy bill.

Sanders vs. Biden on the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 13, 2020

Both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders criticized Trump’s weak response to Coronavirus, but Sanders’ plan made support for working and marginalized communities a priority.

Breaking: Police Officer Charged with Drug Dealing and Lying to FBI

March 13, 2020

More than 14 Baltimore City Police Officers have been now caught in the ever-widening scandal of cops drug dealing, robbing residents, and stealing overtime.

U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak: ‘We’re At the Beginning’

March 13, 2020

Lack of tests and testing facilities has the United States playing a dangerous game of catch up

How Presidential Debates Frame Issues to Support Moderate Candidates

March 13, 2020

A FAIR study of the democratic presidential debates clearly shows that questions for progressive candidates such as Sanders and Warren were always framed critically, while those for moderate candidates were neutral.

Sanctions Are Imposed Poverty, Abroad and in the U.S.

March 13, 2020

Sanctions impose poverty on a country and cause suffering among its people. Why do people in the U.S. accept it?

Are Police Targeting Rural America for Mass Incarceration?

March 13, 2020

There has been an explosion of incarceration in rural communities across America. PAR explores the profit motive that has stimulated this rapid increase in our carceral complex with guest Otto the Watchdog, a first amendment auditor.

Trump Causes More Coronavirus Confusion

March 12, 2020

President Donald Trump delivered a Wednesday night address that only caused more confusion about how government officials plan to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Real News will continue to cover the coronavirus as it spreads.

Stock Market Gyrations Signal Serious Trouble Ahead

March 12, 2020

Although the connection between the stock market and the general economy is not as close as it used to be, we are overdue for a recession and so the recent stock market upheaval is a sign of economic danger, says Professor Richard Wolff.

Why Is Bernie Still In the Race?

March 12, 2020

Bernie’s odds of defeating Biden are narrow; but he’s winning on the issues.

UN List of Companies Exploiting Occupation of Palestine Hides Key Profiteers

March 12, 2020

The United States and Israel not only delayed the UN’s list of companies exploiting Palestinian occupation for three years, but omitted the most egregious profiteers, concealing activity that could be a war crime under the Geneva Conventions.

Air Quality over China Improves After Coronavirus Quarantine

March 12, 2020

NASA satellite observes ‘significant decreases’ in nitrogen dioxide as factories shutter and workers stay home.

Dying of Thirst in Gaza

March 12, 2020

In Gaza, Even the Water is Occupied Territory

Biden Continues to Win Even Though Voters Support Bernie’s Ideas

March 11, 2020

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor and Jacobin’s Paul Heideman discuss the implications of Biden’s victory on Super Tuesday II, and why Sunday’s debate could be Bernie’s last stand.

Council President Transportation Forum

March 11, 2020

Voting local is the single most important thing you can do to make Baltimore a more livable city. Join us to hear from City Council President candidates about their visions for Baltimore’s transportation future. This forum is hosted by Bikemore in Action 501(c)(4), and developed in partnership with The Real News Network, Central Maryland Transportation…

Biden’s Climate Plan Sparks Protests

March 11, 2020

Activists say adopting clean energy and phasing out on fossil fuels by 2020 is too little, too late.

Mississippi Prisons Claim 25 Lives in 3 Months

March 11, 2020

While there’s “no foul play suspected” in most of the deaths, there’s plenty foul about drinking contaminated water and breathing black mold.

Impulsive Saudi Crown Prince Cracks Down, Rattles Global Markets

March 11, 2020

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrested high-ranking members of his family and launched an oil price war with Russia, tanking the market. Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin says it just demonstrates how impulsive and capricious MBS’s decision making can be.

Harriet Tubman’s Legacy: Hope in the Age of Trump

March 10, 2020

On Harriet Tubman’s birthday, TRNN revisits the 2017 grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in Cambridge, MD.

What Price Would You Pay For Your Principles?

March 10, 2020

Emily L. Quint Freeman stood up for what she believed in. Her actions impacted thousands, and she paid a high price. Her new memoir “Failure to Appear: Resistance, Loss, and Identity” chronicles her journey and what she gained from her struggle.

Lessons From Super Tuesday: Stop Ignoring Black Voters of Faith!

March 9, 2020

Super Tuesday stunned progressives, but sustained grassroots organizing in Southern Black communities might have produced better results. Progressive outreach has made the mistakes of avoiding people of faith and ignoring race for years.

Want to Build Class Solidarity? Learn to Talk About Race

March 9, 2020

Journalist Chris Hedges says both Republican and Democratic elites are happy to discuss race, gender, religion, and any politics of identity—as long as you don’t connect it to class divisions.

Increasing Calls for Warren to Back Sanders to Stop Biden

March 9, 2020

Joe Biden is a weaker candidate against Trump, argues Roots Action co-founder Norman Solomon.