U.S. Politics

He exposed police corruption, now cops won’t leave him alone

September 4, 2020

The story of cop watcher Otto The Watchdog reveals how American law enforcement uses the criminal justice system to retaliate against critics and their families. But Otto is not alone, First Amendment activists, auditors and protesters all around the U.S. are feeling the blue backlash.

Stop treating this like a normal election

September 4, 2020

Ignoring the unique threats Trump presents could destroy our democracy, warns professor Lester Spence.

Markey beats back Kennedy while Trump spins conspiracy theories about Black Lives Matter and Antifa

September 2, 2020

Progressives protect a key Senate seat despite a Pelosi-backed challenge as Trump visits Kenosha despite being asked to stay away one week after a teenage supporter shot dead two protestors

Trump visits Kenosha, scene of vigilante murder

September 1, 2020

Trump has refused to condemn growing right-wing violence, and there are calls for him to stay away from Kenosha.

From Amazon to the Auto Industry, Kenosha, WI Exemplifies Climate Justice Denied

August 31, 2020

In this week’s Climate Crisis News Roundup, historical climate injustice serves as the backdrop of the Jacob Blake police shooting. And Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana and Texas as the RNC ignores climate altogether.

Why Jacob Blake’s family will have to fight for justice

August 28, 2020

After his unarmed son was killed by Kenosha police, Michael Bell Sr. has fought for independent investigations of police shootings.

For some, homes and neighborhoods are now digital prisons

August 27, 2020

Authors Maya Schenwar and Vikki Law argue that many alternatives to incarceration follow the same model of oppression as physical prisons.

DeJoy strangling the Post Office for Trump

August 27, 2020

It’s all part of a push to privatize, which threatens the living wages of hundreds of thousands of employees.

When Nixon pushed postal workers, they pushed back

August 26, 2020

A climate of dissent by the general public spilled into the labor movement during the 1970 wildcat USPS strike.

Developers displace Baltimore public housing residents, get tax breaks

August 26, 2020

A multi-year investigation by TRNN reporters reveals how neoliberal policies and public-private partnerships have led to tax-free zones for private interests, while taxpayers foot the bill.