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Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Brings Big Oil Deregulation, Low Auto Emissions, No Green Stimulus

March 30, 2020

Vehicle pollution in the US is down and deregulatory gifts to Big Oil are up. Grassroots groups wanted a Green Stimulus that addresses both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, but Congress and Trump didn’t deliver.

Spain Nationalized Private Clinics To Fight COVID-19—What Happens After The Pandemic?

March 30, 2020

Spain faced the second worst infection rate in Europe, and took control of the country’s private health care companies to improve its response. What does this mean for Spain’s public health care system going forward?

1.7 Million Jobs In Arab Region At Risk From Coronavirus

March 30, 2020

A UN brief warns about economic collapse, expecting a 40% decrease in GDP and trillions of dollars lost to the private sector in an area already ravaged by inequality, dependency on oil revenue, and authoritarian governments.

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Can Lead To Deglobalization

March 30, 2020

The rapid, extensive spread of COVID-19 is partly a crisis of globalization. The pandemic gives us an opportunity to rethink our global economic system in favor of ‘deglobalization.’

Stir Crazy!

March 27, 2020

Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join Real News’ Kim Brown, Charles Lenchner, Tunde Ogunfolaju, and Lisa Snowden-McCray as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes

March 27, 2020

Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is needed to protect people from COVID-19.

The Nation Editor Dave Zirin On How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Sports

March 27, 2020

Many billionaire sports moguls, NCAA officials, and Olympic leaders seem to care more about profit than the well-being of athletes or fans.

Despite Crisis, Auditors Continue To Confront Aggressive Policing

March 27, 2020

PAR guest James Freeman discusses the aftermath of a police chase that nearly killed two bystanders: a mother and her three-year-old child.

COVID-19, Ebola, And SARS Outbreaks Were All Unleashed By Humans

March 27, 2020

Some of the most devastating outbreaks of the modern era can be traced to rapacious development and habitat destruction that brings wild creatures into our domestic spaces.

An Appeal From Two Real News Elders

March 27, 2020

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