World Politics

Iraqi Protesters Storm the American Embassy in Baghdad — But There’s More to the Story

January 3, 2020

Tens of thousands of people in Iraq are demonstrating against the government there, the United States, and Iran. York University’s Thabit Abdullah explains that at the heart of the story is Iraq torn asunder by the United States.

The Year in Palestine and Israel: Part Two

January 2, 2020

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the far right, and more.

The Year in Palestine and Israel: Part One

January 1, 2020

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss the upcoming election, corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and more.

The Year in Latin America: The Right Continues to Advance, but so do Popular Movements

December 30, 2019

2019 presented a complicated and mixed legacy for Latin America. Right-wing governments continued to make electoral in-roads, but popular uprisings against neoliberalism also left their mark on the region, says TRNN’s Greg Wilpert.

What is the Future of the Labour Party?

December 27, 2019

The Nation’s Rachel Shabi analyzes why Labour was crushed in the last election. She also explores what this says about the future of political struggle in Britain, the United States, and the world.

Where is the Outrage Over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Book, ’72 Virgins’?

December 24, 2019

Marc Steiner and Moshe Machover discuss why the lack of outrage over Johnson’s book is so concerning.

Egypt Bans Journalist Daoud Kuttab from a Transparency Conference

December 23, 2019

Journalist Daoud Kuttab was barred from entering Egypt without being given a reason. His banning indicates the growing paranoia of the Egyptian regime in the face of mounting international criticism.

Democrats Invoke Russiagate to Advance Bill Lobbied for by Big Oil

December 20, 2019

Two bills that would allow the United States to expand its fossil fuel infrastructure in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries have advanced to the the Senate—and Democrats backing them have invoked “Russiagate” to push them through. 

Chileans Demand New Constitution as Protests Continue

December 19, 2019

For two months, Chileans have been protesting all over the country on a daily basis.

Protests Paralyze India After Racist Anti-Muslim Law Passed

December 18, 2019

Modi’s government using brutal violence against students and workers to stop demonstrations. Professor Sumit Ganguly examines the legal, moral and political significance anti-Muslim laws and the growing movement to oppose Hindu nationalism.