After a marathon hearing featuring over 100 speakers, Richmond’s mayor tabled a city council vote to ban storing coal and petroleum coke in the city without explanation. He told The Real News that, if up to him, it won’t get one.
Dr. Neil Swart of the Canadian Center for Climate Modelling & Analysis says a new model predicts nearly 8°C of heating by 2100 in a high emissions scenario.
Jamie Stern-Weiner discusses his collection of essays, articles, and studies that examine the allegations of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party. The book finds extensive evidence that accusations have been fabricated in order to delegitimize the Labour Party, and that party leader Jeremy Corbyn is struggling against a wave of fake news, manipulation and lies.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced legislation to repeal Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones bill, citing opportunity zones as a “scam” that really benefit billionaires. But this isn’t a scam Trump started. Jacqueline Luqman talks with Mehrsa Baradaran to explain why.
Beneath the rosy employment report lives a reality of low-paying part-time and temporary work with no benefits or security.
California’s fire season isn’t over yet, but megafire events have already taken a major toll on the state and its inhabitants, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Warm, dry climate change conditions have made housing in LA’s “Wildland-Urban Interface” dangerous.
In this episode of the Laura Flanders Show, author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, On Fire, in which she argues that addressing the climate crisis requires more than simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through a series of essays, Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and…
Jacqueline Luqman talks to Max Rameau about the relaunch of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, and the start of a national effort to advocate for community control over the police.
A new Oxfam International study shows that climate change-fueled disasters have been increasing dramatically in the past ten years, and are now displacing 20 million people annually from their homes. The burden is highly unequal, with the poorest suffering the most.
Prof. Jean Bricmont discusses the biggest strike since President Macron was elected in 2017. Millions are protesting the new pension reform, which will force private sector workers to work beyond retirement age in order to gain their full pension rights. Trains, public transport, schools are shut.