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General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia

By: Gregory Wilpert

A protest at the annual GM shareholders’ meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation. Frank Hammer, who recently visited the GM plant, reports on the protest and what is going on in Colombia The...

US Gov’t Treats Dogs Better than Detained Immigrant Children

By: Ben Norton

While the US Department of Homeland Security puts immigrant children in cages, Customs and Border Protection treats dogs to “plush double-sided sheepskin bedding” at a pet resort. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with investigative journalist Ken Klippenstein The post US Gov’t Treats Dogs Better than Detained Immigrant Children appeared first on...

How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices

By: Gregory Wilpert

A new study shows how climate change will impact global food security, particularly by reducing crop yields and increasing crop yield volatility. This, in turn, will have a strong effect on the prices of basic staples, particularly corn and rice. We speak Michelle Tigchelaar, one of the report’s authors The...

A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry (Pt 2/3)

By: Oscar de León

Despite signing the end of family separation, “zero tolerance” policies are still in place, turning a decade long crisis into a larger problem The post A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry (Pt 2/3) appeared first on The Real News Network....

LIVE Maryland Primary Election Night Coverage

The Real News Network will be extending it’s primary election coverage to include live engagement from an election night watch party at Ida B.’s Table restaurant in Baltimore City. Guest panelists will join host Dr. Khalilah M. Harris to discuss critical issues that surfaced during the campaign and leading into...

The Murder Rate and the State’s Attorney’s Race

By: Baynard Woods

By Baynard Woods Baltimore City Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow walked into Courtroom 523 in Courthouse East on a brutally hot day eight days before the primary that would determine his future. Schatzow is State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s number two, and the fact that he was in this shuttered...

Why Is the Anti-War Movement Still so Weak Under Trump?

By: Ben Norton

The anti-war movement, once strong under Bush, died under Obama, and still is weak under Trump. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold about the power of the military-industrial complex and the campaign to stop the US-Saudi assault on Yemen The post Why Is the Anti-War Movement Still so...

Mexico Update: Mexican and International Media Focus on Discrediting Lopez Obrador

By: Laura Carlsen

With the results of Mexico’s presidential elections practically a foregone conclusion, his opponents and conservative sectors are lashing out. Meanwhile, Mexican society and the candidates weigh in on Trump’s unconscionable zero tolerance policy on migrant children. Mexican Elections Update courtesy of: Rompeviento.tv The post Mexico Update: Mexican and International Media...

Stealing Elections via Voter Suppression: Supreme Court OK’s the Practice

By: Gregory Wilpert

Investigative reporter Greg Palast says that the Supreme Court’s recent decision approving Ohio’s process for purging voter registration rolls legalizes a process of disenfranchising minorities across the country. However, the case is far from over The post Stealing Elections via Voter Suppression: Supreme Court OK’s the Practice appeared first on...

US Locks Up Central American Refugees That It’s Helped Displace (2/2)

By: Aaron Maté

On top of its legal obligations to asylum seekers, does the U.S. have a moral obligation to Central Americans fleeing countries that the U.S. has destabilized? We discuss the criminalization of immigration and asylum-seeking with The Nation’s Juliane Hing and Amnesty International’s Denise Bell The post US Locks Up Central...

Trump Replaces Child Cruelty With Family Cruelty (1/2)

By: Aaron Maté

After public outcry forced him to end family separation, Trump’s new executive order calls for reviving a family incarceration policy that a court blocked in 2015. We speak to The Nation’s Juliane Hing and Amnesty International’s Denise Bell The post Trump Replaces Child Cruelty With Family Cruelty (1/2) appeared first...

‘I Refuse to Let This City Sweep My Son’s Death Under the Rug’

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

In our ongoing series of stories investigating the consequences of decades of unconstitutional and racist policing we spoke to Greta Carter-Willis, whose 14-year old son was shot dead by police in 2006 in the kitchen of her Southwest Baltimore home The post ‘I Refuse to Let This City Sweep My...