World Politics

Trump's Mexico Tariffs: A 'Foolish' Policy

Trump’s Mexico Tariffs: A ‘Foolish’ Policy

June 6, 2019

The US has massive trade with Mexico, in both directions, which would be seriously impacted by Trump’s proposal to impose a progressively rising tariff on all Mexican imports until Mexico limits migration to the US. Manuel Perez Rocha of IPS discusses the consequences  

Has Indonesia Bucked the Global Rightward Trend?

Has Indonesia Bucked the Global Rightward Trend?

June 6, 2019

The conflict between incumbent and winning president Jokowi and his conservative challenger Prabowo has led to violent protests, 8 deaths, and hundreds of injured, but Prabowo’s challenge to the election result has largely failed. Does this mean that the rightward shift has been halted?  

Austria's Far Right Gains Ground Despite Massive Corruption Scandal

Austria’s Far Right Gains Ground Despite Massive Corruption Scandal

June 5, 2019

Austria’s right-wing FPÖ party was forced to leave the governing coalition in the wake of a serious corruption scandal, but nonetheless went on to increase its vote in European Parliamentary election. We analyze why with Walter Baier

Is Pope Francis Doing Enough to Root Out Sex Abuse in the Church? - RAI with Matthew Fox (2/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Matthew Fox

June 4, 2019
Pope Francis announced new rules requiring pedophilia and sexual abuse to be reported to Church superiors, but survivors are critical, saying police need to be informed – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Subsidy for Millions of Venezuelans

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

June 4, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement

Dramatic Increase in Political Violence in Colombia due to Abandonment of Peace Agreement

June 2, 2019

Recent human rights reports show that murders of social leaders have skyrocketed since Colombia’s right-wing President Ivan Duque came into office in 2017. Activist Manuel Rozental speaks to us about the situation from one of the most affected areas

Trump's Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: An Impeachable Offense?

Trump’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: An Impeachable Offense?

June 2, 2019

Trump pulled an end run around Congress when he declared a national emergency letting him sell arms to Saudi Arabia. We speak to RootsAction’s David Swanson about whether the move is an impeachable offense

National Referendum on Elections: A Way Forward for Venezuela (3/7)

Edgardo Lander on Solutions to the Crisis in Venezuela

June 2, 2019
Venezuela’s opposition and government are at an absolute impasse about how to get the country out of its current crisis, the best way forward is to renew the electoral authority and have a referendum on holding new elections across the board, says Edgard Lander
Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro's Education Reform

Brazilian Students Stage New Mass Protests Against Bolsonaro’s Education Reform

May 31, 2019

As President Jair Bolsonaro’s approval ratings plummet, students make a massive show of force, opposing his plans to drastically cut education budgets. Mike Fox reports from Brazil