Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International Politics and Movements: US

Biden budget would give $1.3 billion more to the Israeli military than to the global climate response

This story originally appeared on Common Dreams on May 11, 2021, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. As Israel continues…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US The Long Sili-CON: Power & Censorship in the Digital Era

What could life and media be without surveillance capitalism?

Twenty years ago, the digital future seemed very bright, indeed. However, as we have examined over the course of this special livestream series, the techno-utopian…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

‘American taxpayer money is being used to commit human rights violations’ in Israel, says Rep. Rashida Tlaib

This story originally appeared on Common Dreams on May 10, 2021, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Democratic Congresswoman Rashida…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US TRNN Series

The Long Sili-CON: Power & Censorship in the Digital Era

From debates about “cancel culture” and “no-platforming” to the digital disappearing of political dissenters and entire academic conferences, from Big Tech companies writing their own…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice The Marc Steiner Show

The right attacks democracy because the right doesn’t want democracy

It’s been four months since supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building in early January in a thwarted attempt to overturn his defeat…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

Can democracy exist in the digital era?

From viral police brutality videos shot by citizen journalists to whisper networks and remote organizing during the pandemic, digital technologies have empowered people around the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US Prisons and Policing Racial Justice Rattling the Bars

Mother of Richard Risher, killed by LAPD, speaks out against BLM leaders

A number of parents of Black children slain by police, including the mothers of Tamir Rice and Richard Risher, have accused the Black Lives Matter…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

The chilling grip of Facebook’s invisible hand

This story originally appeared on Spring magazine on Apr. 8, 2021, and is shared with permission from Spring. Big Tech has big power over freedom…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

@HoodCommunist Twitter ban shows why offline organizing is so important

Erica Ryan, one of the members of the Hood Communist collective, says that the group’s suspension from Twitter shows just how important on-the-ground, in-person organizing…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

Is freedom possible in the digital era?

In October of 2020, a virtual academic conference on critical media literacy and the dangers of media censorship took place. Weeks later, in a stunning…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US The Marc Steiner Show

Vietnam, Afghanistan, Yemen: What is all this needless death for?

Last week, President Joe Biden announced he will be pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2021, seemingly ending the longest war in…

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Posted in #Racism #TheRealNews #Vote Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice The Marc Steiner Show

How militarism eats the poor and destroys the planet

From endless wars and imperialist violence to racist systems of oppression and climate destruction, the battles poor and working people face around the globe are…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Battleground Bessemer Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US

Amazon workers in Bessemer have overthrown decades of anti-union culture

There’s a standoff in Bessemer, Alabama, right now, and the whole world is watching. For nearly the entirety of the past year, amid a deadly…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Uncategorized

A feminist path out of our bullet-riddled hell

This story originally appeared in Ms. magazine on Mar. 29, 2021, and is shared with permission from Ms. On the afternoon of Monday, March 22,…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US

Georgia’s new voter suppression law is rooted in Jim Crow racism

By now you’ve seen the images of black Georgia lawmaker Park Cannon being arrested and dragged away inside Georgia’s State Capitol. Cannon was charged with…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Rattling the Bars

Will we stand up for Black trans lives, too?

Last summer, during what some have called the largest social justice uprising in United States history, the lives of Black trans people were ignored. While…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Battleground Bessemer Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US Uncategorized

Workers in Bessemer are “gonna start a movement”

After a year of workers organizing, signing union authorization cards, enduring constant union-busting efforts from management, and participating in an election, the historic union drive…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US The Marc Steiner Show

The debt is too damn high!

Americans are currently buried under a staggering $1.7 trillion in student debt, and many see no way out. This is why the Debt Collective, a…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Battleground Bessemer Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US Uncategorized

Bigger than Bessemer: Workers everywhere must stand up & fight back

Jennifer Bates was among the group of warehouse workers who initiated the process of forming a union at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US Uncategorized

“End the f*cking filibuster and pass some gun reform”

This story originally appeared on Common Dreams on Mar. 23, 2021, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. After a gunman…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Baltimore Battleground Bessemer Politics and Movements: US

From Bessemer to Baltimore, Amazon workers demand the right to organize

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama have entered the final week of voting on whether to become the first Amazon facility to unionize in the US….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Uncategorized

The union fight at Amazon is a fight for Black lives

In the latest installment of our special series “Battleground Bessemer,” TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez sits down with Joshua Brewer of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department…

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