World Politics

Brazilian student protesters

Brazilian Students Take Protest to Next Level, Launch Strike Against Bolsonaro Education Cuts

September 27, 2019

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has proposed privatization and immediate slashing of the public education budget. Students worried about the future of education in Brazil are beginning to mobilize with a strike at one of the county’s main universities. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Computers

Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization

September 26, 2019

Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2:00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials.

Firefighters in Brazil put out a forest fire

Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon

September 25, 2019

The policies of Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

Protesters in Egypt

Egypt’s Arab Spring Isn’t Over

September 25, 2019

The recent wave of protests against Egypt’s President El-Sisi were sparked by anger at corruption, but also because of the growing inequality in Egypt, says Prof. Angela Joya.

Protesters marching at a climate demonstration leading up to the UN Summit.

The Right Attacks Greta Thunberg, But Climate Strike Inspires Humanity

September 25, 2019

Real News climate correspondents Dharna Noor and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the UN Climate Summit, the past week’s climate justice demonstrations, Greta Thunberg’s presence and attacks against her, and the promise of this movement.

‘Betrayal’: U.N. Climate Summit Falls Short of Greta Thunberg’s Demands

September 24, 2019

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg opened the summit with a damning message and a call for transformative policy—but world leaders didn’t deliver.

Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani

Trump Unleashed Crisis in the Strait of Hormuz by Scuttling the Iran Deal

September 24, 2019

Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich untangles the complexities, analyzes what we face, and what the future may bring.

Is Canada’s Government a Partner in America’s Crimes?

Is Canada’s Government a Partner in America’s Crimes?

September 23, 2019

Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report says Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal is far from the worst of his offenses.

The Modern Day Scramble for Africa

The Modern Day Scramble for Africa

September 23, 2019

From the US to China to Israel to Russia, governments are positioning resources – both civilian and military – in various African nations for various reasons. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Maurice Carney about who are the players on the continent, what do they want, what does this mean for the future of Africa and Africans,…

Venezuela's Maduro Attempts a Separate Peace with Part of Opposition

Venezuela’s Maduro Attempts a Separate Peace with Part of Opposition

September 22, 2019

As tensions increase between the Maduro government and the US-supported opposition, Maduro signed an agreement with smaller opposition parties against sanctions and in favor of deescalation.