Real News Daily Reports

Iran

January 4, 2018
Can Iranian protesters achieve their demands while President Trump capitalizes on them to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal and push regime change? We speak to Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council and Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford

Can Global Pressure Protect Palestinian Youth from Israel?

January 4, 2018

Musab Tamimi, the 17-year old cousin of jailed Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, has been shot dead by Israeli forces at a protest in the occupied West Bank. Musab, who was unarmed, is the latest Palestinian youth to die at the hands of Israelis after 35 were killed in 2016. Hundreds like Ahed are also tried…

Trump Tax Reform Targets High-Tax States, But There is a Way Out

January 4, 2018

The limitation of state and local tax deductibility from the federal tax code will hit high tax states hard, but states can find ways around the law to maintain their revenues and the benefits they provide their citizens says CEPR’s Dean Baker

ACLU Attorneys Name Cops Accused of Violating Civil Rights on Inauguration Day

January 4, 2018

The ACLU is seeking damages against individual officers who violated the civil rights of protesters during J20. Scott Michelman, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of D.C., discusses the importance of holding police accountable

Israel Responds to ‘Threat’ of Defiant Palestinian Teen

January 3, 2018

Israel’s governing Likud party has called for annexing the Occupied West Bank, and the Knesset has passed a law that seeks to cement control of East Jerusalem. Shir Hever says the moves are a response to growing Israeli isolation in the wake of a recent UN vote and the defiance of jailed Palestinian teen Ahed…

Can Progressives Turn Iowa Blue?

January 3, 2018

National progressive organizations are backing candidates in the state as the Democratic Party tries to recover its losses in Iowa up and down the ballot.

Previously Anonymous Police Officers Named in ACLU Suit for J20 Abuses

January 3, 2018

A new filing in a civil suit names 27 officers who allegedly violated civil rights during Inauguration protests, including pepper spraying a 10-year-old boy

Can Mayors Lead the Way on Progressive Reform?

January 3, 2018

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka talks about the Newark 2020 initiative, a jobs program which aims to put 2,020 people back to work by 2020, and how cities are finding innovative ways to push for social change

Mexico's Historic 2018 Presidential Election

January 2, 2018
Mexicans head to the polls on Sunday, July 1, to elect a new president for a new six-year term. This is a historic election because it is the first time since the Mexican revolution that a leftist - Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador - is likely to be elected. Here is our election coverage of the past few months

2017 A Banner Year for Corporate Mergers, Which Further Deepens Inequality

January 2, 2018

Low interest rates, “quantitative easing,” and the mitigation of antitrust laws led to more mergers and acquisitions in 2017, but that’s only going to fuel greater wealth inequality and tighten the corporate grip on the political system, explains economist Michael Hudson