U.S. Politics

Canciller de Venezuela: "Los EEUU está adelante del intento golpista, no detrás"

The US is in Front of the Coup Attempt

February 15, 2019
Interview – in Spanish with English subtitles – with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who speaks about the likelihood of war with the US, the impact of the sanctions, and the way out of the conflict between Venezuela and the US and its allies in the opposition and in the region
'Victory' Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years

‘Victory’ Deal Reached to End First Denver Teachers Strike in 25 Years

February 14, 2019

Journalist Eric Blanc discusses the tentative agreement to end the Denver teachers strike

Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide

Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide

February 13, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota presented Elliott Abrams with uncomfortable facts about his past illegal activities and asked him whether he would pursue similar human rights violating policies against Venezuela as he did against Latin America in the 1980’s

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

February 13, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Students and Faculty Rally Against Proposed Private Police Force for Johns Hopkins

Students and Faculty Rally Against Proposed Private Police Force for Johns Hopkins

February 13, 2019

Johns Hopkins Black Student Union President Chisom Okereke says an armed, private police force would endanger students of color

Ilhan Omar, anti-Semitism, Nancy Pelosi, AIPAC, Charles Lechner, Phyllis Bennis, Marc Steiner

Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism? Or Fear of Open Debate on Israel?

February 12, 2019

Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East. Marc Steiner, Charles Lenchner, and Phyllis Bennis discuss the issue

Elliott Abrams: The War Criminal Running US Policy in Venezuela

February 11, 2019

The recently named US Special Envoy on Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, is back in the halls of power after a career of supporting dictators, violence and genocide around the world

How Aggressive Policing Fuels America's Inequality Machine

How Aggressive Policing Fuels America’s Inequality Machine

February 10, 2019

The recent in-custody police death of Anton Black and inadequate civilian oversight in Baltimore reveal how the underlying imperative of policing in the U.S. is not public safety, but instead heightening the rampant inequality that continues to plague urban America

Senate Democrats, Republicans Have Ex-Fracking Lobbyists Running Senate Energy Committee

Senate Democrats, Republicans Have Ex-Fracking Lobbyists Running Senate Energy Committee

February 10, 2019

The Senate Energy Committee leadership on both sides of the aisle is staffed up by former fracking industry lobbyists who worked as colleagues at same group

Author Chris Wilson Unveils his Master Plan with New Book

Author Chris Wilson Unveils his Master Plan with New Book

February 10, 2019

Chris Wilson, convicted as an adult at 17 and sentenced to life in prison without parole, tells his harrowing story in his new book, The Master Plan. The book details him turning his life around in prison, including teaching himself 5 languages and helping other youth offenders re-enter society.