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Bill to Ban Coal in Bay Area City Tabled by Mayor, Maybe Permanently

December 10, 2019

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.

New Climate Model Predicts Alarming Levels of Global Heating

December 10, 2019

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.

Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party: A Comprehensive Study of Nothing

December 10, 2019

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. Tlaib’s Bill Targets Trump’s Opportunity Zones Scam

December 10, 2019

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.

Great Employment Numbers: 44% of Fully Employed Make $18,000 a Year or Less

December 10, 2019

Beneath the rosy employment report lives a reality of low-paying part-time and temporary work with no benefits or security.

Climate Change Fuels Hellfire in the City of Angels

December 9, 2019

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.

Laura Flanders Show: Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal

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December 9, 2019

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…

Historic Radical Organization Relaunches to Fight Police Oppression

December 9, 2019

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.

20 Million People Displaced Per Year by Climate Change

December 9, 2019

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.

France’s Pension Reform Met with Massive Protests and Strikes

December 6, 2019

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.