U.S. Politics

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody - Why?

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody – Why?

May 29, 2019

Undocumented immigrants seeking asylum are being separated from their children and detained in prison camps as more restrictive racist policies are being imposed by Trump. We discuss the policy with the Border Rights Center Director of ACLU Texas, Astrid Dominguez

Sen. Graham's Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

May 29, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Pandering, Policy, and the Black Vote

Pandering, Policy, and the Black Vote

May 27, 2019

What do top Democratic candidates Sanders, Warren, and Biden offer black voters in 2020?

US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water

US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water

May 26, 2019

“You can’t blame the Maduro government, but as for the United States, this Donald Trump is mean. He’s mean and he’s blocked a lot of things. We have to support each other and this U.S. blockade has to end.” — Yolimar Contreras

Trump Offers No Evidence of Iranian Threat or Terrorism

Trump Offers No Evidence of Iranian Threat or Terrorism

May 24, 2019

Eugene Puryear and Paul Jay discuss the hypocrisy of Trump allying with Saudi Arabia, the largest sponsor of global terror, over concerns about alleged Iranian terrorism

AFL-CIO Budget Declares Organizing Unimportant

AFL-CIO Budget Declares Organizing Unimportant

May 24, 2019

A leaked copy of the budget for largest labor federation in America drops funds for organizing from 30 percent to less than 10 percent. Union activist and scholar Bill Fletcher, Jr. analyzes its impact

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Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges

May 23, 2019

The US Department of Justice issued an 18-count indictment against Julian Assange for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. We speak to Daniel Ellsberg about the dangerous implications this move has for journalism in the United States

Guaidó Out of Gas (1/2 )

Guaidó Out of Gas

May 23, 2019
After several failed US-backed coup attempts, Juan Guaidó sent an envoy to Oslo to explore talks with the government. Former Chief of Staff to Nicolás Maduro, Temir Porras, joins Sharmini Peries for analysis
How the U.S. Crackdown on Abortion Laws Influences Other Countries

How the U.S. Crackdown on Abortion Laws Influences Other Countries

May 23, 2019

As Americans struggle to decide the fate of reproductive rights state by state, the U.S. government has imposed a “Gag Rule” that would remove U.S. federal funding from any country or international organization that provides abortions or even advises women that abortion is their choice