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Rep. Tlaib’s Bill Targets Trump’s Opportunity Zones Scam

December 10, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced legislation to repeal Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones bill, citing opportunity zones as a “scam” that really benefit billionaires. But this isn’t a scam Trump started. Jacqueline Luqman talks with Mehrsa Baradaran to explain why.

Great Employment Numbers: 44% of Fully Employed Make $18,000 a Year or Less

December 10, 2019

Beneath the rosy employment report lives a reality of low-paying part-time and temporary work with no benefits or security.

Climate Change Fuels Hellfire in the City of Angels

December 9, 2019

California’s fire season isn’t over yet, but megafire events have already taken a major toll on the state and its inhabitants, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Warm, dry climate change conditions have made housing in LA’s “Wildland-Urban Interface” dangerous.

Laura Flanders Show: Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal

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December 9, 2019

In this episode of the Laura Flanders Show, author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, On Fire, in which she argues that addressing the climate crisis requires more than simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through a series of essays, Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and…

Historic Radical Organization Relaunches to Fight Police Oppression

December 9, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman talks to Max Rameau about the relaunch of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, and the start of a national effort to advocate for community control over the police.

Trump Declared War on the Poor–And the Poor Are Fighting Back

December 6, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to cut SNAP benefits that could drive millions further into poverty. Liz Theoharis of the Poor People’s Campaign and Karen Dolan of IPS join us to discuss the implications.

How White Collar Criminals Get Away with Murder

December 6, 2019

White-collar crime prosecutions are at a 33-year low. Corporate leaders can cause environmental disasters, economic crashes, and the deaths of thousands and still walk free. But there’s a way out.

Shoot First, Get Paid Later

December 5, 2019

The Police Accountability Report explores how a controversial shooting may lead to a lifetime pension for the officer involved, and why concepts like blanket criminality and moral disqualification drive the system that rewards questionable behavior.

Are Accusations of Chinese Human Rights Violations Reinforcing the Trade War?

December 5, 2019

Professor David Kotz discusses how the U.S.’s hardened trade stance has nothing to do with human rights, despite new reports of the massive human rights violations of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in western China.

Agent Provocateurs and the Assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton

December 4, 2019

TRNN’s Eddie Conway honors the 50th anniversary of Hampton’s assassination by describing the event and its significance for social movements today.