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Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, and California's Environmental Racism

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California’s Environmental Racism

June 6, 2020

This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.

Cities Gain Momentum To Defund Police, Remove Them From Schools

Cities Gain Momentum To Defund Police, Remove Them From Schools

June 5, 2020

The uprising sparked by George Floyd’s death has prompted vows to defund police from officials in New York and Los Angeles, while Minneapolis and Portland’s school systems are moving to end policing in schools.

Stir Crazy! Episode #47: The Streets Are Watching

June 5, 2020

On today’s show: Executive director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership Neill Franklin; author, historian, and professor Gerald Horne; and activist and recording artist Eze Jackson. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Police Brutality Protesters Met With More Brutality: Is Martial Law Next?

Police Brutality Protesters Met With More Brutality: Is Martial Law Next?

June 5, 2020

Police across the US have met protesters with violence, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We speak with Otto the Watchdog, injured by police in Denver, and Tawanda Jones, who has led peaceful anti-brutality protests since her brother’s death in custody.

Stir Crazy!

June 4, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.
Three Cops Charged, Murder Count Upgraded in George Floyd's Death

Three Cops Charged, Murder Count Upgraded in George Floyd’s Death

June 4, 2020

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the charges after an independent investigation determined officers at the scene were culpable for Floyd’s death.

‘It’s About Time’ America Reckons With Its Racist Founding

‘It’s About Time’ America Reckons With Its Racist Founding

June 4, 2020

The George Floyd uprisings revealed the inadequacies of both Biden and Trump, argues professor Gerald Horne.

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

June 4, 2020

As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It’s a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.

Creeping Authoritarianism Threatens Free Speech And The Free Press

Creeping Authoritarianism Threatens Free Speech And The Free Press

June 4, 2020

Trump’s rhetoric and actions aren’t the only threat to democracy⁠—state legislatures are also pushing for limits on the right to protest.

Third Parties Sue For Ballot Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

Third Parties Sue For Ballot Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 3, 2020

Third parties are fighting for survival during the coronavirus pandemic.

Violence Towards Protesters Shows Why Many Want To Abolish Police

Violence Towards Protesters Shows Why Many Want To Abolish Police

June 3, 2020

Minneapolis organizer Tony Williams speaks about the ongoing uprisings and how groups can work towards the strategic dismantling of the police.

China's National Security Law Could End Hong Kong's Autonomy

China’s National Security Law Could End Hong Kong’s Autonomy

June 3, 2020

The announced law could establish Chinese security institutions in Hong Kong, ending historically protected freedom around dissent and free speech.

'Tough On Crime' Cities Might Make Violence Worse

‘Tough On Crime’ Cities Might Make Violence Worse

June 2, 2020

Baltimore’s leading mayoral candidates are embracing calls for change, but their proposals risk worsening mass incarceration and inequality.

The Black Man Lab In Atlanta Is Providing A Reprieve For Men

The Black Man Lab In Atlanta Is Providing A Reprieve For Men

June 2, 2020

Atlanta’s Black Man Lab is a forum where Black men can speak frankly and honestly address their concerns, even in the middle of a pandemic.

Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply

Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply

June 2, 2020

Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing.

Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots

Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots

June 1, 2020

Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country’s founding on violence.

Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd's Death Was A Homicide

Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd’s Death Was A Homicide

June 1, 2020

An independent autopsy released by Floyd’s family raises serious questions about the previous findings, which implied underlying health issues were responsible for his death. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht says police should never place downward pressure on a person in a prone position

Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd

Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd

June 1, 2020

Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

June 1, 2020

Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry’s economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.

Police Intensify Repression Of Protests Demanding Justice For George Floyd

Police Intensify Repression Of Protests Demanding Justice For George Floyd

May 31, 2020

Thousands demand justice for George Floyd as police are caught on camera targeting protesters and journalists.

Corrections Officers And Formerly Incarcerated People Protest Unsafe COVID-19 Conditions

Corrections Officers And Formerly Incarcerated People Protest Unsafe COVID-19 Conditions

May 30, 2020

Corrections officers joined prison abolitionists in a caravan rally protesting the lack of promised testing, PPE, and release of prisoners at four Maryland prisons.

Protesters Demand Justice For George Floyd

Protesters Demand Justice For George Floyd

May 30, 2020

Justice for George Floyd means prosecuting the officers responsible for his death and ending American apartheid, argues Dr. Lawrence Brown.

Minneapolis Speaks: George Floyd, Unrest, Aftermath

Minneapolis Speaks: George Floyd, Unrest, Aftermath

May 30, 2020

Oluchi Omeoga of groups Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective talks about what life is like on the ground in Minneapolis right now.