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AcTVism: The Julian Assange Case

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December 3, 2019

In this video we compile excerpts of interviews that we conducted from 2018 to 2019 pertaining to the extradition case of Julian Assange and the implications it has on press freedoms and democracy. This compilation includes analyses from Abby Martin, Jill Stein, Yanis Varoufakis and Noam Chomsky. This video also includes statements from Edward Snowden,…

As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar Sands Move via Rail

December 3, 2019

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks.

Big Rail Spends More on Denying Climate Change than Big Oil

December 2, 2019

A new study concludes that rail is the industry that’s injected the most money into climate change denial propaganda efforts in the last 25 years.    

Carbon Offset Programs Are Failing as Climate Solutions

December 2, 2019

New reports are questioning the effectiveness of cap-and-trade programs against climate change in California and for East Coast states. Emissions in California and globally are projected to skyrocket in the decades ahead unless significant action is taken.

How Public Officials Milk the Healthcare System for Private Gain

December 2, 2019

An in-depth look at a series of local scandals shows how politicians game the healthcare system for private benefit, raising the costs for everyone.

Defending Brazil’s Coast From the Latest Oil Spill

November 29, 2019

The oil spill spans 10 states and contaminated 1500 miles of coastline. The Real News rides with a group of coastal defenders battling the spill.   Photo and drone images of the beach clean-up courtesy of Mateus Morbeck.

Does Russiagate Concern Weaken an Ambitious Voting Rights Platform?

November 27, 2019

The Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights released a sweeping policy platform challenging political candidates to address voter disenfranchisement, but a nod to Russiagate raises questions about an otherwise strong proposal.

Colombian Students, Unions Mobilize Against Neoliberal Reforms While Government Stalls

November 26, 2019

Hundreds of thousands protested throughout Colombia in the past days against neoliberal reforms and the government’s failure to comply with an agreement to increase education funding.

Bolivia’s Coup Government Schedules New Election While Persecuting Opposition

November 26, 2019

Bolivia’s social movements and former President Evo Morales support the new elections, but it’s far from certain that they will be fair.

Laura Flanders Show: Cooperation vs Authoritarianism in Spain

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November 25, 2019

Laura Flanders travels to Spain to learn how people in two of the regions most brutally repressed under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco built the world’s largest worker-owned co-ops. From the Basque Country to Barcelona, she speaks with co-op members who explain how humanist models of business helped their parents and grandparents survive dictatorship.