General News

Thinking beyond representation: progressives weigh Harris’ past

August 14, 2020

Oakland native and Berkeley professor Brandi Thompson Summers tackles the contradictions wrapped up in Harris’ nomination.

Both Parties Honor the Dark Side

August 13, 2020

Stir Crazy! Episode 77: Today we are joined by journalist Justine Barron and TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery. Hosted by Kim Brown. Email us your questions/comments/suggestions at [email protected]

New strategy builds a multiracial coalition in Trump country

August 13, 2020

Deep canvassing can connect rural white voters to issues of racial justice to build a multiracial coalition we need.

Progressives’ problems with Kamala Harris

August 13, 2020

Liberals praised Harris, Republicans attacked her as a “radical leftist,” but progressives say the selection underscores the need for sustained grassroots pressure.

Reformers Aim to End Prison Firefighters’ ‘Indentured Servitude’ in California

August 12, 2020

California’s incarcerated firefighters program plays a central role in fighting climate change-fueled wildfires. With exploitative pay and history rooted in colonialism, activists are pushing for a career path for those who serve.

Trump turning state-owned VOA into personal propaganda arm

August 12, 2020

USAGM’s pro-Trump CEO Michael Pack is implementing Trump’s anti-immigration agenda and purging VOA and other USAGM affiliates of international staff by refusing J-1 visa renewals, landing dozens of foreign journalists in limbo

Climate, crude, and COVID devastate Ecuador’s Amazon

Climate, crude, and COVID devastate Ecuador’s Amazon

August 11, 2020

Caught between the pandemic, historic flooding, and governmental negligence, Ecuador’s Indigenous people have launched an international appeal to crowdsource rebuilding efforts.

Left-progressive Cori Bush makes her mark—On the neoliberal agenda

Left-progressive Cori Bush makes her mark—on the neoliberal agenda

August 11, 2020

Racial justice activist Cori Bush’s stunning upset against a Congressional Black Caucus-backed incumbent in Missouri underscores the power of the growing movement against racism and corporate greed.

COVID-19 surges in Florida after data whistleblower fired

COVID-19 surges in Florida after data whistleblower fired

August 11, 2020

“Somebody needs to put a muzzle on [Trump] before he gets another 100,000 people killed. The United States does not have this under control.”

Autonomous zones get the goods

Autonomous zones get the goods

August 11, 2020

The next temporary autonomous zone could connect the history of public property as protest and centering the work of current activists for a more impactful zone.