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Real Talk Tho: Special Election for 7th Congressional District

January 31, 2020

A field of 32 candidates — 24 Democrats and 8 Republicans — are looking to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings last October. Cummings died Oct. 17 at the age of 68. He had a rare form of cancer called thymic carcinoma. Maryland voters will have an important…

Real Talk in the Community: The 14th City Council District Early Forum

January 31, 2020

After decades of service on the Baltimore City Council, Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke is retiring. “I regard the people of the great 14th as my extended and beloved family—and always will,” Clarke wrote in a May email announcing her decision. “But the time is right for a new generation to assume leadership and responsibility in…

Black Communities in Brazil Under Threat from US Satellite Deal

January 31, 2020

Dozens of traditional black communities, or Quilombos, in Northern Brazil are at risk of being removed from their ancestral land, due to an agreement that will give the United States access to Brazil’s Alcantara Satellite Launch Center. Families have vowed to resist.

10 Years After Earthquake, Massive Demonstrations Call for Haiti’s President to Resign

January 31, 2020

Foreign state donors and Haitian elites have misappropriated and stolen billions that were meant to rebuild Haiti.

NFL’s Racism Runs Deep, All the Way to the Super Bowl

January 31, 2020

For example: Teams with racist names; only three Black coaches when 70% of players are Black; players like Kaepernick are sidelined for life; billionaire owners who support Trump; and players who are treated like meat to be bought and sold.

Torture Is the Central Issue in the Guantanamo Trials

January 30, 2020

The CIA is hiding the names of those who ordered and carried out the torture of Guantanamo detainees. Even after years of legal battles, the United States is likely still using black sites and torture.

Lula’s Foreign Minister on Iran Diplomacy and Brazil’s Sharp Turn to the Right

January 30, 2020

Celso Amorim, who served as Brazil’s foreign minister and as defense minister under President Lula da Silva, talks about the enormous effort Brazil put into securing a nuclear deal with Iran, how it was ignored, and how current president Bolsonaro is following an extreme right agenda.

Corporate Democrats Target Sanders as his Popularity Rises

January 29, 2020

The Intercept’s Akela Lacy says Sanders is being targeted by wealthy interests who would be damaged by his presidency

Cop Charged for Shooting Handcuffed Man 7 Times

January 29, 2020

While waiting handcuffed in a police car after a traffic stop, a man was shot 7 times by Cpl Michael Owen from Prince Georges County, MD. The officer was not wearing his body camera at the time of the shooting and the Police department has already been placed under a consent decree for unconstitutional policing…

Philippines Prepares for the Rise of Sea Levels

January 29, 2020

As sea levels rise, people living in coastal regions will see floods. Most of this will take place in Asia. In the Philippines, climate change is no longer an abstract concept for those living near the coast.

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Ensures Israeli Domination and Palestinian Oppression

January 28, 2020

Trump’s Kushner Plan, also known as the ‘Deal of the Century,’ gives Israel control of Palestinian land, makes settlements part of Israel, ensures endless Palestinian occupation, and is a recipe for disaster.

Economic Update: Military Spending and Debt

January 28, 2020

Updates on France’s successful mass uprisings (Yellow Vests in 2019; mass union strikes in 2020) that forced the French government to back down on changes workers opposed; how endless wars impose huge debts; how the Catholic Church uses U.S. bankruptcy law to prevent the church’s assets from being used to compensate victims of sexual assault;…

Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised

January 28, 2020

The Johnson government said leaving the EU would allow the UK to regain its sovereignty so it can apply higher labor and environmental standards, but that was an empty promise, says University of London economist John Weeks.

Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High

January 28, 2020

200 Baltimore students and their allies ask why there’s always money to fund police and the military, but never any for public schools.

Dems Load Platform Committee to Stop Progressive Movement

January 28, 2020

DNC Chair Tom Perez is stacking party committees to sideline Sanders and to push a corporate agenda that kills progressive ideas and campaigns.

Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board

January 27, 2020

TRNN confronted the head of the country’s only prescription affordability board about his past ties to a lobbying firm that represented a major pharmaceutical company. It’s part of our ongoing coverage of the nation’s overpriced and ineffective healthcare industry.

Laura Flanders Show: Poet Staceyann Chin on Her Journey

January 27, 2020

Award-winning poet, performer, novelist, and activist Staceyann Chin has just published her first anthology of poems. She has been featured on Broadway, HBO, and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and her latest one woman show, MotherStruck, was adapted for film and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. In this episode, Laura interviews Chin…

Peru’s Congressional Elections Spark Little Enthusiasm

January 27, 2020

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra sparked controversy when he dissolved Congress in September 2019. Though many Peruvians supported his decision, they are disillusioned with the political system. Why is that?

How Israel Exploits the Holocaust to Justify War Crimes Against Palestinians

January 24, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu asked world leaders to condemn the International Criminal Court for investigating Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.

American College of Physicians Prescribes Single Payer Healthcare

January 24, 2020

The second largest American medical association analyzed the ailing U.S. healthcare system and prescribed public health insurance as the remedy. We discuss the diagnosis with ACP President Robert McLean.

200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

January 24, 2020

Ontario teachers have joined the front lines in the worldwide battle against austerity. Public school workers organized rolling strikes against the conservative provincial government’s budget and job cuts.

Progressives Want to Beat Corporate Dems, Not Just Trump

January 24, 2020

While the media focuses on the Sanders/Warren spat, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party and Jennifer Epps-Addison of the Center for Popular Democracy Action argue progressives must defeat the forces that gave rise to Trump.

Exclusive: Body Cam Shows Cop Planting Gun on Innocent Man

January 23, 2020

Body cam footage obtained by the Police Accountability Report shows how a Baltimore police officer was caught lying about what he saw when he testified in court that a man possessed a gun.

Impeachment Trial Won’t Be Impartial and Won’t Convict Trump

January 23, 2020

Legal scholar Marjorie Cohn says ‘Vichy Republicans’ are making a mockery of the constitutionally mandated impeachment process.

Brazil’s Right-Wing Bolsonaro Regime Attacks Leading Critic Glenn Greenwald

January 23, 2020

Brazil’s government faces near unanimous condemnation over its attempt to punish journalist Glenn Greenwald for revealing its corrupt investigation practices.