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On Reality and Bitter Truths

May 19, 2010

I'm often asked what I mean by "real news" or "reality". I receive a decidedly skeptical "Do you think you have the 'real' truth?" I don't think there's an absolute truth. But I do think there's an objective world and there are facts. I know we will always have a partial understanding of things. But…

On Reality and Bitter Truths

May 19, 2010

I'm often asked what I mean by "real news" or "reality". I receive a decidedly skeptical "Do you think you have the 'real' truth?" I don't think there's an absolute truth. But I do think there's an objective world and there are facts. I know we will always have a partial understanding of things. But…

Training that makes killing civilians acceptable

May 12, 2010
Josh Stieber, a member of the army company that came upon the Iraqis murdered by the US helicopter crew, discusses the Wikileaks video and army training that makes killing civilians acceptable

Training that makes killing civilians acceptable

May 12, 2010

TRNN Replay: Josh Stieber, a member of the army company that came upon the Iraqis murdered by the US helicopter crew, discusses the Wikileaks video and army training that makes killing civilians acceptable

U.S. Immigration 2010

May 2, 2010
Since 2006, immigration reform activists in the United States have joined together on May Day, International Workers’ Day, to demand recognition for the nation’s more than 10 million undocumented immigrants. This year the events took on even greater urgency in response to a series of laws passed in Arizona that have set a new standard…

Canadian miners strike global giant

April 3, 2010
The second of two parts in the Real News’ most recent series on the nickel miner strike in Sudbury, Canada. In part two, we document the fall-out after Vale management accused the striking union, the United Steelworkers, of appealing to racism in voting down the company’s most recent contract offer. The striking workers, despite entering…

I HAVE NO TRUST IN POLICE OR THE SYSTEM AFTER THIS

April 1, 2010
Title photo courtesy of Benji Bilheimer

Columbus Day: Indigenous People of the Americas

March 4, 2010
With the close of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, much of the media was quick to declare them a total success. This goes against the mounds of journalism produced before and during the games by the Vancouver Media Co-op, the city’s newly launched independent media center. Believing that there might be more than…

Canada’s pro-democracy movement

January 26, 2010

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has single-handedly shut down Parliament. It is the second time he has done this since being re-elected in the October of 2008. Critics claim that the move was used this time in order to postpone an inquiry into accusations of war crimes complicity for members of his administration and the…