U.S. Politics

Laura Flanders Show: How to Make a Democratic Economy

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October 21, 2019

The U.S. economy, weak or strong, is the question at the heart of the election. But it doesn’t get to the reality which is that, whatever else it may be, the U.S. economy is not democratic or good for the planet. But it could be. Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative say…

How Would Sanders Give Workers Power?

October 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders has a new plan to transfer corporate shares and board seats to workers. Bill Black describes what’s included—and what’s not.

The Real News’ Marc Steiner Remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019

Cummings was a civil rights leader, a political powerhouse, and, most recently, an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump.

Can the US Protect the Kurds Without Using Military Force?

October 17, 2019

The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria, making it look like Democrats are wedded to military intervention. Is there an alternative that protects the Kurds without the use of the U.S. military?

As Democrats Look for Unity, Debate Displays Party’s Division

October 16, 2019

The fourth Democratic Party presidential candidate debate featured a whopping 12 candidates, leaving even less time for substance. Despite the limitations, the debate showed substantive differences on a few issues.

Trump Dismisses Indigenous Peoples Day, Praises Columbus

October 16, 2019

While speaking at the White House with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Trump informed assembled reporters that “it will always be called Columbus Day” to him.

What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides

October 16, 2019

We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.

‘The Doomsday Machine’ – AcTVism Interview with Daniel Ellsberg

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October 15, 2019

Former U.S. military analyst of the RAND corporation Daniel Ellsberg speaks about his personal journey and why he decided to blow the whistle with the Pentagon Papers in 1971. We delve into his recent book, talk about whether nuclear weapons are an effective tool for negotiation and diplomacy, and what individuals can do to push…

California Lawmakers Passed a Bill Banning Private Prisons

October 15, 2019

Activist Amani Sawari talks about what the impact on people in private prisons and immigration detention centers will be if Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB32, which would phase out private prisons by 2028.

Voting Access Still a Problem For Students at HBCU Prairie View A&M University

October 15, 2019

Students at the historically Black Prairie View A&M University are still fighting for their right to unrestricted access to vote in 2019. We talk to student Jayla Allen about the ongoing legal battle.