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

Striking Alabama coal miners hit streets of NYC to protest corporate greed

It’s been four months since over 1,000 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, went on strike to demand a fair contract…

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

As US politics drifts further to the right, what is the left’s strategy?

Segment 1 with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis: 00:00-19:30 Segment 2 with Bill Fletcher Jr.: 19:30-47:02 From the systematic assault on voting rights to the devastating…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

‘His crime was telling the truth’: Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on July 27, 2021, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.  Human rights and press freedom advocates expressed…

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

‘We have fewer voting rights today than we did 56 years ago’

Segment 1 with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis: 00:00-19:30 Segment 2 with Bill Fletcher Jr.: 19:30-47:02 “Between January 1 and July 14, 2021, at least 18…

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Posted in #Environment #TheRealNews capitalism climate crisis Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

Factory farms pose an ‘existential threat’ for rural Wisconsin communities

The rural landscape in the US is changing drastically: The days of the independent family farm have given way to industrial agriculture and factory animal…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality gig economy Politics and Movements: US

Rideshare drivers strike for fair pay, demand passage of the PRO Act

Rideshare drivers across California are striking on July 21 to demand an end to exploitative pay and working conditions, and to call on Democrats to…

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

Seven months after Capitol riots, we still haven’t confronted what caused them

It’s been seven months since Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC in an attempt to overturn the general election results. Was…

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

Pfizer’s greed is killer, say protesters

Dozens of protesters took to the streets of New York City, chanting “Pfizer’s Greed Kills,” as Pfizer and the German government refused to share COVID-19…

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

This is why the Julian Assange media blackout must end

This story first appeared in Jacobin on July 10, 2021. It is shared here with permission. A couple weeks back, the US government’s attempt to prosecute…

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

Grim grinning ghosts come out to moralize

In a brazen effort to make political hay out of the right-wing culture wars, Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis has signed a slew of…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US working people

Smithfield workers in Sioux Falls stood together and won big

We cover a lot of important worker struggles on this show, but it’s important to cover worker victories as well—and workers in South Dakota just…

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

Don’t mess with a coal miner’s wife

Union miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have now been on strike for four long months, facing economic hardship, social stigma, and even…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

Donald Rumsfeld, war criminal, dies at 88

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on June 30, 2021. It is shared here with permission. Donald Rumsfeld just died at the age of 88….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Politics and Movements: US Prisons and Policing

What everyone gets wrong about the ‘Defund the Police’ debate

Public debates about “Defund the Police” have seemingly devolved into an all-or-nothing rhetorical war with little room for nuance. But opponents of the slogan and…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US Uncategorized

Mike Gravel, former senator and vocal critic of US militarism, dies

This story appeared in Common Dreams on June 27, 2021 and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.  Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel,…

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Posted in #TheRealNews climate crisis Politics and Movements: US

A big fight in small-town Wisconsin

There is a battle happening in rural America: Across the country, rural farming communities are struggling to combat the relentless onslaught of Big Ag and…

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

One city’s innovative approach to supporting worker-ownership

In the final installment of TRNN’s deep dive into how worker cooperatives are coping with the pandemic, Jaisal Noor explores how one city is helping…

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Posted in #TheRealNews critical race theory Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice

From ‘political correctness’ to critical race theory: How the right manufactures its boogeymen

The right-wing outrage machine has come up with a new boogeyman: critical race theory (CRT). Over the past year, from Donald Trump to Fox News…

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

The coordinated assault on voting rights is ‘Jim Crow 2.0’

Voters in Georgia stunned the nation in 2020 by delivering key presidential and Senate victories for Democrats. In response, Republicans have launched a renewed assault…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Common Dreams Politics and Movements: US

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner released from federal prison amid calls for full pardon

This story originally appeared on Common Dreams on June 14, 2021, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Press freedom advocates were among those…

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

The true price of coal

It’s been over two months since 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, hit the picket line, citing unfair labor practices against Warrior Met Coal….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US

Everyone benefits from public media, but nobody talks about funding it

As the world of digital media becomes more and more saturated, it’s harder than ever for left-leaning independent media to make an impact. TRNN Editor-in-Chief…

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