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Brazil’s Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor

By: Michael Fox

Brazil’s labor movement is gradually mobilizing against the new right-wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who is putting his program of assaulting labor rights and social security into effect. Mike Fox reports from Brazil The post Brazil’s Unions Push Back on Assault on Labor appeared first on The Real News...

Bills Criminalizing Pipeline Protest Arise in Statehouses Nationwide

By: Steve Horn

By Steve Horn The oil and gas industry has started its 2019 lobbying efforts with a bang. Eight different statehouses across the nation are considering bills criminalizing protests on property owned by the the oil and gas industry which critics say could squelch pipeline protesters and others calling attention to...

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Former Lawyer on the DA’s Challenge to his Appeal

By: Eddie Conway

Rachel Wolkenstein, Mumia’s former lawyer, talks about DA Larry Krasner, known as a progressive D.A., challenging Mumia’s right to appeal, which she deems as a further attempt for a cover-up and more evidence that Mumia’s case needs to be dismissed The post Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Former Lawyer on the DA’s Challenge...

Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott, if Event Held in Israel (Pt 1/2)

By: Marc Steiner

Danielle Alma Ravitzki explains how the Israeli government uses the Eurovision song contest to whitewash and pinkwash its crimes against Palestinians. This year the contest will take place in Tel-Aviv, and artists from around the world are calling for a boycott The post Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott, if Event...

Why the Green New Deal Includes a Jobs Guarantee

By: Dharna Noor

The economist Pavlina Tcherneva, who is behind idea for a jobs guarantee, explains how it can fight the climate crisis and promote economic stability for Americans The post Why the Green New Deal Includes a Jobs Guarantee appeared first on The Real News Network....

Are the Deaths of These Black Men in Police Custody Really Accidents?

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

A TRNN investigation looks at several cases of African-American men who died in police custody that were ruled accidents or due to natural causes, but outside experts argued were in fact the result of an aggressive police tactic The post Are the Deaths of These Black Men in Police Custody...

Bernie and the Black Vote

By: Sharmini Peries

Jacqueline Luqman and Prof. Lester Spence discuss how Sanders might distinguish himself and contend with Black candidates such as Corey Booker and Kamala Harris The post Bernie and the Black Vote appeared first on The Real News Network....

White Supremacy and the Progressive Movement

By: Paul Jay

Host Jacqueline Luqman is joined by Paul Jay to discuss the importance of combating white supremacy within the context of a broad people’s movement The post White Supremacy and the Progressive Movement appeared first on The Real News Network....

Haiti: Weeks of Protests Demanding the Resignation of the President

By: Sharmini Peries

President Jovenel Moise is accused of siphoning money from Petrocaribe, a low cost oil program from Venezuela, and mismanagement. We speak with award winning journalist, Jacqueline Charles The post Haiti: Weeks of Protests Demanding the Resignation of the President appeared first on The Real News Network....

Public “Medicare for All” Saves U.S. Taxpayers 1.5 Trillion Dollars

By: Sharmini Peries

Contrary to Michael Bloomberg and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, potential 2020 Presidential candidates, a completely public health care program could save taxpayers 1.5 trillion dollars, says Prof. Robert Pollin of PERI at UMass, Amherst and Adam Gaffney, President of Physicians for a National Health Program The post Public “Medicare...

First Step in New York State Towards Universal Rent Control

By: Sharmini Peries

State Senator Julia Salazar introduced a bill that would cap annual rent increase by no more than 150% of the consumer price index. We speak to Sen. Salazar about the proposal The post First Step in New York State Towards Universal Rent Control appeared first on The Real News Network....