International News

Robert Wright on Mindfulness, Buddhism, and Overcoming Delusions

December 4, 2017

In part one of our interview, bestselling author Robert Wright discusses his new book “Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.” Wright argues that mindfulness can help overcome constraints on the human mind imposed by natural selection, allowing us to see the world more clearly

Trump Takes Post-9/11 Islamophobia to New Lows

December 3, 2017

President Trump has caused outrage for retweeting three anti-Muslim videos from the fringe right-wing group Britain First. We speak to Aymann Ismail, whose new Slate series “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?” explores Muslim identity and Islamophobia

Real Media: Doctors Against Diesel

December 2, 2017

Co-founder of Doctors Against Diesel Chris Griffiths on why he has expanded his work from research to lobbying and protesting about what he sees as a medical emergency in our cities

Real Media: Worker Union Takes Fight to Universities

December 1, 2017

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain launched a landmark legal case to bring collective bargaining rights to outsourced workers at the University of London. If they win, the case will set a historic precedent that could aid zero-hours and precarious workers all around the country

Honduras Election: One of the Worst Elections in Recent Memory

December 1, 2017

Evidence is mounting that the Honduran presidential election is being stolen so that the conservative incumbent, President Juan Orlando Hernandez, remains in office. According to CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot, the lack of credible elections in Honduras is a direct result of the 2009 military coup, which was aided by the US government, that put the National…

Real Media: Fighting Air Pollution with Direct Action

November 30, 2017

Roger Hallam, PhD researcher at Kings College London, has been studying protest movements and putting his theories into practice to address air pollution

Poland’s Far Right Gains Strength with Government’s Tacit Approval

November 30, 2017

The ​current ​form of ​Islamophobia and xenophobia expressed by the far right in Poland is​ rooted in the history of​ anti-semitism says Konrad Pędziwiatr of Krakow University of Economics, Poland.

Protests Erupt as Honduras Presidential Election Results Reversed

November 30, 2017

The country’s electoral authority reversed the initial presidential election results, now giving the conservative incumbent a lead in the vote count. Tensions are mounting as protesters clash with the police. Heather Gies reports from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

CNN Crusades Against Slave Trade in Libya, but Knew About It for Years

November 29, 2017

U.S. corporate media “does not report on the slaughter and the persecution of people by these U.S.-backed governments until most of them are dead,” says Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford

Real Media: Ineos Vs. The People

November 29, 2017

Talk Fracking’ founder, Joe Corre, talks about challenging a wide-ranging legal injunction brought by the huge chemical company, Ineos, in order to prevent protest and comment on their fracking activities across England