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Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Brings Big Oil Deregulation, Low Auto Emissions, No Green Stimulus

March 30, 2020

Vehicle pollution in the US is down and deregulatory gifts to Big Oil are up. Grassroots groups wanted a Green Stimulus that addresses both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, but Congress and Trump didn’t deliver.

Stir Crazy!

March 27, 2020

Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join Real News’ Kim Brown, Charles Lenchner, Tunde Ogunfolaju, and Lisa Snowden-McCray as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes

March 27, 2020

Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is needed to protect people from COVID-19.

The Nation Editor Dave Zirin On How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Sports

March 27, 2020

Many billionaire sports moguls, NCAA officials, and Olympic leaders seem to care more about profit than the well-being of athletes or fans.

Despite Crisis, Auditors Continue To Confront Aggressive Policing

March 27, 2020

PAR guest James Freeman discusses the aftermath of a police chase that nearly killed two bystanders: a mother and her three-year-old child.

Will The Baltimore Orioles Step Up To The Plate For Their Concession Workers?

March 27, 2020

700 people who serve beer, hot dogs, and more at baseball games in Baltimore don’t yet know if they will be compensated for games canceled because of COVID-19.

Nationalization Roundtable

March 26, 2020

With the advent of COVID-19 and an unprecedented economic shock, measures that were a month ago far outside the mainstream policy debate have moved to center stage. One of the most startling—at least to those unfamiliar with the history of US federal policy responses to previous crises—is nationalization. For instance, New York State governor Andrew…

Yesterday’s Man: Biden’s Neoliberal Economic, Foreign Policy Record

March 26, 2020

Branko Marcetic discusses Joe Biden’s neoliberal economic policy and his neoconservative foreign policy record, as covered in his book, “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden.”

Sanitation Workers Strike Over Lack Of Protection From Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Pittsburgh sanitation workers were sent home with pay after they refused to pick up trash due to unsafe working conditions.

What’s Being Done To Prevent Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?

March 26, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to ACLU Maryland attorney Sonia Kumar, Never Again Action organizer Hallie Berkson-Gold, and ICE Free New Jersey activist Jorge Torres.