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Carbon Offset Programs Are Failing as Climate Solutions

December 2, 2019

New reports are questioning the effectiveness of cap-and-trade programs against climate change in California and for East Coast states. Emissions in California and globally are projected to skyrocket in the decades ahead unless significant action is taken.

How Public Officials Milk the Healthcare System for Private Gain

December 2, 2019

An in-depth look at a series of local scandals shows how politicians game the healthcare system for private benefit, raising the costs for everyone.

Capitalism’s Failures Ignited Worldwide Protests

November 29, 2019

While the spark for each protest might be different, it is not about left and right but the failure of neoliberalism

How Israel/Palestine Became a Central Issue in US Politics

November 29, 2019

Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue in recent years and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US

Indigenous Peoples’ History is More Complicated Than a Holiday Myth

November 28, 2019

TRNN Replay: Tara Houska, tribal rights attorney and co-founder of NotYourMascots.org, discusses often omitted nuances of Indigenous peoples’ history and outlines some current struggles being waged

Eddie Conway Talks Indigenous Peoples Day and Political Prisoners

November 28, 2019

TRNN Replay: Eddie Conway, Real News host and producer, talks about his perspective of “Thanksgiving” as a former political prisoner and current community activist.

Extinction Rebellion Hunger Strike in its 10th Day

November 27, 2019

Hunger striker Eric Tien says they will not eat until Nancy Pelosi agrees to a one hour public meeting to publicly acknowledge that we are in a climate emergency

Dismantling the System That Created Trump

November 27, 2019

The U.S. must invest in local journalism and rid public schools of corporate influence in order to become a functioning democracy, argues Nolan Higdon, co-author of “United States of Distraction”.

Economic Update: Teaching Economics – A Revolutionary Approach

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
November 27, 2019

This week: Updates on Kshama Sawant’s reelection victory in the Seattle City Council race; the obesity problem’s costs and causes in the U.S.; critiquing libertarian arguments in favor of capitalism; Prof. Wolff interviews Dr. Amy S. Cramer, a Professor of Economics at Pima Community College in Arizona about her accessible education project “Voices on the…

Does Russiagate Concern Weaken an Ambitious Voting Rights Platform?

November 27, 2019

The Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights released a sweeping policy platform challenging political candidates to address voter disenfranchisement, but a nod to Russiagate raises questions about an otherwise strong proposal.