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Kris Kobach, Trump’s Top Vote Suppressor, Wins Kansas Primary

By: Aaron Maté

Kris Kobach is the frontrunner to become the next governor of Kansas after winning the Republican primary. And even though Kobach’s vote suppression efforts have faced legal setbacks, Trump’s stacking of the Supreme Court may soon hand him another victory, says investigative journalist Greg Palast The post Kris Kobach, Trump’s...

Genoa Bridge Disaster Plays Into Hands of Italy’s Far-Right

By: Aaron Maté

The death toll from a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa has reached at least thirty-nine. The tragedy has ignited national frustration with crumbling infrastructure and economic austerity — and it’s Italy’s far-right that has taken most advantage. We speak to Steve Hellman, professor emeritus at York University....

Trump Explores Creating a Military Branch to Dominate Space

By: Marc Steiner

  In violation of international accords, Trump wants to create a new branch of the military that will dominate the frontier of space with weapons The post Trump Explores Creating a Military Branch to Dominate Space appeared first on The Real News Network....

Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court: Tipping the Balance

By: Marc Steiner

Kristen Clarke head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law talks about the consequences for the nation’s future if Brett Kavanaugh is put on the Supreme Court The post Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court: Tipping the Balance appeared first on The Real News Network....

Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces’ Disarray

By: Aaron Maté

As the death toll from a Taliban assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni passes 300, journalist author Ahmed Rashid says the attack underscores the the ineffectiveness of the US-NATO-Afghan government coalition, and the urgent need for talks to end the nearly 17-year war The post Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes...

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

By: Dimitri Lascaris

Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel’s Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew The post After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide” appeared first on The Real News Network....

Right Wing Reunion in Charlottesville Outnumbered by Anti-Racist

By: Marc Steiner

A year after Heather Heyer’s brutal murder, white nationalist rally in Portland and DC, but they are outnumbered by anti-racist opponents. We speak to  Eugene Puryear. The post Right Wing Reunion in Charlottesville Outnumbered by Anti-Racist appeared first on The Real News Network....

Commissioner Says Fellow Officer Did Not Have to Stop Cop Beatdown (Pt. 2/2)

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

In a press conference after a video surfaced showing a Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching a city residents Commissioner Gary Tuggle says the second officer on the scene could not intervene because he feared for his safety from onlookers The post Commissioner Says Fellow Officer Did Not Have to Stop...

Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb

By: Aaron Maté

Thousands have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of the 51 people killed in a Saudi-UAE-US military alliance airstrike, including 40 children traveling on a school bus. Even after a Raytheon-made MK-82 bomb was found in the wreckage, Defense Secretary James Mattis told said that the US is “not engaged...

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

By: Dharna Noor

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has signed legislation that would ban the sale and lease of the city’s water and sewage system. The measure will now go before voters on the November 2018 ballot. If it passes, Baltimore will be the first major city in the United States to ban water...

Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism

By: Richard D. Wolff

This week: Updates on Europe’s higher labor force participation; NY Governor Cuomo’s campaign is faking “small donations;” U.S. restaurants decline as pinched incomes force home delivery of food; how the “market” housing system causes homelessness; and how the U.S. educational system fails to overcome a racial wealth gap; Interview with...

Business Models of NSA & Companies Like Google Are About the Same? (1/2)

By: Lynn Fries

In a wide ranging discussion on global Internet issues, Richard Hill explains that at the international level the US is deliberately structuring Internet governance to ensure unrestricted corporate freedom and to favor its own surveillance apparatus and largely denies certain Internet services should be public services or public goods The...

Can Big Internet Security Problems Be Fixed Retroactively? (2/2)

By: Lynn Fries

Cybersecurity, affordable access to the Internet for all, concentrated market share of US & Chinese Internet giants, cross-border free flows of data, ownership of citizens’ collective data and the value-added of artificial intelligence are part of a wide ranging discussion of global Internet governance issues with Richard Hill The post...