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Boris Johnson Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Dismissing Its Threat

Journalist Rachel Shabi discusses Britain’s botched response to the coronavirus pandemic, the precarious state of the underfunded NHS, and whether new Labour leader Keir Starmer will prove a viable alternative to Boris Johnson. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Rachel Shabi appears in this interview as […]

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Ireland Vows To Treat All COVID-19 Patients For Free

The Irish government nationalized its hospitals, imposed a rent freeze, and authorized state-funded childcare, promising free treatment for patients with COVID-19. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Simon Harris: This is a virus that knows no borders and no boundaries, and there are no easy options. […]

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What’s The Best Way To Boost The Economy In A Pandemic?

As Congress debates a $1.8 trillion stimulus package, we ask what would benefit ordinary people most: a cash payment for everyone, targeted assistance for those who lose their jobs, or corporate bailouts? Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Greg Wilpert: It’s the Real News Network. I’m […]

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Assange Extradition: Political Persecution for Journalism?

Julian Assange’s extradition hearings have finally begun in London, and his defense has the burden of showing that the US case is an act of political persecution. Story Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. Julian Assange’s long-awaited extradition hearing is finally underway in Belmarsh Prison outside of London. […]

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International Banks and Law Firms Are at the Heart of South Africa’s Corruption

In South Africa, corruption is called state capture. A new report by Shadow World Investigations reveals how world bankers, lawyers, and accountants manipulate politicians. We speak with Andrew Feinstein, the report’s author. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Mark Steiner: Welcome to The Real News. I’m […]

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Melting Greenland Could Displace 400M People; UN Climate Deal Does Little to Help

A new study says that Greenland is melting at a pace far faster than previously estimated and could displace 400 million people due to global sea-level rise. Story Transcript DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. A new study released during the just concluded comp 25 in […]

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Brexit Looms Over Unpredictable UK Elections

National polls show the Tories leading, but conflict over Brexit could still result in a Labour minority government. Nation editor D. D. Guttenplan joins us for an eye-opening discussion about how Brexit, accusations of anti-Semitism, and the ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ will factor into the vote. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to the Real News. I’m […]

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Trump: The Most Corrupt President in US History

So says whistleblower and former federal investigator Bill Black, who defines with fine detail what will likely be emerging from the impeachment hearings. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Great to have you all with us. The impeachment hearings are scheduled to begin tomorrow. What could be the Republican […]

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Can Land Value Tax Give Baltimore’s Neighborhoods Back To Their Residents?

Joshua Vincent of the Center for the Study of Economics talks about how a land value tax could give Baltimore residents relief from the wealth extraction that absentee landlords perpetrate. Story Transcript JACQUELINE LUQMAN: This is Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News Network. Henry George, the American economist and journalist, famously said: “There is a […]