domestic

Sectarian War Arises in Iraq as Violence Kills 250+ in a Single Week

January 8, 2014

Raed Jarrar: Growing violence in Iraq is the result of the US-backed central government cracking down on grassroots Sunni protestors in Ramadi

TRNN Replay: African Refugees in Israel

January 6, 2014
Israel is home to roughly sixty thousand African Asylum Seekers. Following last year’s deportations of those from South Sudan and the Congo, the asylum seekers who remained are nearly all from Eritrea and North Sudan. In the first part of this story, The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky interviewed Yonatan Gher, the Director of Amnesty International,…

Americans Living in Poverty

November 14, 2013
Census reveals new poverty figures near 50 million.

Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama

October 24, 2013

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don’t go as far as to label them as war crimes

US Drone Wars

October 14, 2013
Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half identified victims thus far are civilians and children

US Government Shutdown

October 8, 2013
Tony Corbo explains why the government shutdown threatens public health. The majority of FDA food inspectors have been deemed nonessential under the government shutdown, according to a Department of Health and Human Services memo, and have been furloughed. Meat inspections and import inspections will continue, but the furlough of FDA inspectors still poses a significant…

Obama's "empire"

September 26, 2013
Ajamu Baraka: The term American exceptionalism is a pass for the US to bypass international law and continue with its global ambitions

What’s Putin’s Interest In Syria?

September 13, 2013

Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin’s aims in Syria through a domestic lens

New Military Detention Powers Threaten Basic Rights

May 23, 2013
Among items transfered to local law enforcement agencies have been assault rifles and grenade launchers, even Blackhawk helicopters and .50 caliber machine guns; In fiscal year 2011 alone, the Pentagon transferred almost $500 million worth of materials to domestic law enforcement – near double the previous year’s total

Who Benefits from Austerity?

March 10, 2013
Bob Pollin fields the question: are the very rich hunkering down for a long recession and to protect their assets, are more concerned about debt than high unemployment