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Study: Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuels Vastly Underestimated

February 28, 2020

A new Rochester University study raises new grave questions about fossil fuel production and climate change. The author of the first major study on methane and fracking, Cornell University’s Bob Howarth, explains its implications.

The Implications of the South Carolina Black Vote for Bernie and Biden

February 28, 2020

Marcus Ferrell, a former Sanders operative, takes us from the last Democratic debate, to the eve of South Carolina’s primary, to the upcoming Democratic nomination and the war with Trump.

‘Expand the Ballot, Expand the Vote’ Fights for Detainees’ Rights

February 27, 2020

People held in detention centers who have not been convicted are eligible to vote, but the Maryland State Board of Elections doesn’t provide the resources to make sure they’re notified of that right.

Why are More Democrats Breaking Tradition and Boycotting AIPAC?

February 27, 2020

The pro-Israel group is attacking Bernie Sanders both for his support for Palestinians and for not attending the yearly conference, but he’s not the only person calling out AIPAC’s right-wing agenda.

The Laura Flanders Show: Trump’s Wall and the End of the American Frontier

February 27, 2020

Historian Greg Grandin talks about his new book, “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America.” Will the wall finally force us to reckon with the white supremacist conquest veiled by the frontier myth?

Egypt’s Government Rehabilitates Ex-President Mubarak with State Funeral

February 27, 2020

Despite being discredited and ousted by the 2011 Arab Spring, former president Mubarak’s funeral aims to rehabilitate him and his legacy of military rule.

EU Gives 32 Gas Permits as Study Says Methane Undercounted by 40%

February 26, 2020

In what will be a huge boon for US fracking, 32 different natural gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest list have been greenlit by the European Commission. Congress gave $1 billion to projects on the list last December.

A Racist Voter ID Law Targeting Native Americans Just Lost its Punch

February 26, 2020

North Dakota will now provide Native Americans with no-cost identification to vote in a victory against racist voter ID laws⁠—but they still face shocking barriers to the ballot box nationwide.

Argentina’s Fracking Boom Is Creating Climate Justice Concerns

February 26, 2020

Big Oil hopes Argentina’s shale oil and gas boom can rival the United States’. Backed by US dollar diplomacy, the boom has come at the cost of climate change, ecological damage, and encroachment on indigenous land.

Surviving the Onslaught of Fracking in Argentina

February 26, 2020

The Argentine government is trying to dig out of an economic crisis, and views fracking as one of its key solutions. But for people living in the industry’s shadow, including indigenous Mapuche communities, the costs are steep.

Did a Privately Funded Spy Plane Catch Cops Lying?

February 26, 2020

The plane operator discovered footage that shows Baltimore police could have lied about the shooting of a local man, but police brass didn’t want to see it.

Germany Is Failing to Take Racism Seriously

February 26, 2020

A white supremacist in Hanau murdered ten people. German authorities, however, refuse to acknowledge the connection between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, considering only the latter to be worthy of attention.

Is Medicare for All Bad for Union-Negotiated Healthcare?

February 26, 2020

The argument that Medicare for All will hurt workers because it abolishes hard-earned healthcare benefits of unionized workers has repeatedly been used against Sanders and Warren. But does the criticism have any basis?

Afro-Feminist Resistance in Brazil’s Carnival

February 25, 2020

In Southern Brazil, the all women’s carnival block Cores de Aide is marching for political resistance and in defense of women, who have been particularly under attack during the far-right presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.

Police Arrest Indigenous Land Defenders After Trudeau Demands an End to Blockades

February 25, 2020

Indigenous lawyer Pamela Palmater says Canada’s government is unduly influencing law enforcement.

Israel Harbors Alleged American Terrorists

February 25, 2020

Alex Odeh was a leader of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee. The men who allegedly assassinated him in 1985 live as free men in Israel, where they are active in right wing, racist organizations.

The Rwanda Genocide’s Origins Are in Resource Extraction and US Militarism

February 25, 2020

Judi Rever’s book “In Praise of Blood” connects the modern scramble for control of African resources to the Rwandan genocide and sets the record straight about its alleged hero, Paul Kagame.

How Trump Legally Undermines the Law

February 25, 2020

Trump’s grants of clemency for his cronies and Fox News friends have almost exclusively gone to people who are themselves accused of violating the justice system.

Glen Ford: Black Politics in America Right Now

February 24, 2020

A fiery takedown of mainstream Black politics! Filmed at the United National Anti-War Coalition in NYC on Feb. 22.

X: Malcolm’s Final Years

February 24, 2020

55 years after Malcolm X’s death, TRNN revisits this documentary, including interviews with Angela Davis and Danny Glover. (Executive Producer Paul Jay, co-production with Telesur and support from the Bertha Foundation)

Anti-Defamation League Report on White Supremacy Ignores Trump’s Role in Racism

February 24, 2020

The new ADL report highlights a 120% increase in white supremacist incidents in 2019 over the last year, but ignores the roots of this rise and doesn’t tackle racism.

NATO’s Arctic War Exercise Unites Climate Change and WWIII

February 24, 2020

NATO will hold war games in Norway’s Arctic Circle in March, where it will be supporting climate change-induced resource extraction and increasing the military tension with Russia.

Joe Biden Was Instrumental in Launching the Iraq War

February 21, 2020

A new documentary detailing Joe Biden’s pivotal role in launching the Iraq War exposes just how far he’s trying to distance himself from his war vote. We speak to the film’s director, Mark Weisbrot.

Police Arrest Man for Holding a Sign, But That Was Just the Beginning

February 21, 2020

The arrest of an auditor for holding a sign was just the first in a series of questionable charges that raise fundamental questions about the true imperative of American policing.

Mayoral Transportation Forum

February 21, 2020

Voting local is the single most important thing you can do to make Baltimore a more livable city. Join us to hear from Mayoral 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 Alliance, Baltimore…