General News

Stir Crazy! Episode #42: “A Riot is the Language of the Unheard”

May 28, 2020

On today’s show: TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, Executive Director for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership Neill Franklin, and By Any Means Necessary co-host Jacqueline Luqman. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Sanitation Workers Striking For PPE And Pay Replaced By Prison Labor

May 27, 2020

Dr. Talitha LeFlouria talks with TRNN about the New Orleans sanitation strike where workers were fired and replaced by prison labor from nearby Livingston Parish, and the historical roots of the exploitation of prison labor.

Stir Crazy!

May 27, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

NYU Response To Grad Student Sickout Puts Fall Semester In Question

May 27, 2020

NYU’s graduate students held a three-day sickout, demanding additional financial support from the university in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

Handcuffed Man Dies After Minneapolis Cop Kneels On His Neck

May 27, 2020

Four officers are fired after one was caught on video kneeling on a man’s neck. The man later died. The FBI has joined the investigation and witnesses say the officer was kneeling on his neck for several minutes as he pleaded for help.

Comcast Ignores Calls To Improve Internet Access During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Despite making $4 billion in revenue in 2019, Comcast hasn’t responded to pleas from students and educators to increase internet speeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grassroots Organizers Continue To Move The Needle For Change Despite Little Fanfare

May 26, 2020

Activists like Cameron Miles, Vonya Quarles, Erica Smith, and Amber Rose-Howard discuss organizing tactics that work in the continued fight for social justice and prison abolition.

Correction Officers And Inmate Advocates Prepare For Action At Jessup Prison

May 23, 2020

Corrections officers and prison abolitionists will join together Saturday to protest the lack of PPE and testing, and the need for parole, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can Sex Workers Survive COVID-19 When The Government Won’t Give Aid?

May 22, 2020

Sex Workers’ rights advocates have been demanding decriminalization of their work, but now under the pandemic regulations even legal forms of sex work like strip clubs have been targeted by the federal government and alienated from government aid.