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The battle against big landlords in Berlin is just the beginning of a vital struggle for housing justice

As we previously reported at The Real News, voters in Berlin were recently faced with a game-changing referendum to expropriate housing held by giant corporate…

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There’s more riding on Democrats’ budget battle than you think

The media circus surrounding Democrats’ internal battle over infrastructure spending and the Build Back Better Act can make us focus too intently on the individual…

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Pandora Papers show the US has become its own tax haven for super-rich

There’s been a lot of news this week—so much news, in fact, that one of the biggest global stories in recent memory has seemingly gotten…

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The spiritual void at the heart of Israeli militarism

“I identify as an Arab Jew,” Hadar Cohen recently wrote in +972 Magazine. “My family has lived in Jerusalem for over 10 generations, and my…

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Kneeling on the shoulders of giants: Dave Zirin on ‘The Kaepernick Effect’

It’s been five years since then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (in)famously kneeled during the national anthem in protest of the systemic oppression of Black people and…

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Biden’s spending bill, infrastructure, and a looming government shutdown: What the hell is going on?

Even people who follow DC politics closely are struggling to keep up with this week’s political drama. Between a looming government shutdown, the need to…

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Canada’s big, fat, expensive, nothing-burger election

The past month has been filled with anxious predictions and endless punditry concerning Canada’s snap election, which was called by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

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Endless militarization has bled US society dry

It’s been 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since then, the US has channeled an unfathomable amount of its resources into the military-industrial complex,…

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Israel exposes the lie that nationalism keeps us safe

In the second segment of this week’s Marc Steiner Show, we bring you the latest installment of our ongoing series “Not in Our Name,” which highlights…

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The left needs bigger victories besides ‘consciousness raising’

Author and activist Shane Burley has observed and reported on the movements of the far right for many years, including the recent violent demonstrations by…

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The deadly results of DeSantis’s ‘own the libs’ governing strategy

For the state of Florida, August saw the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths since the very beginning of the pandemic. And yet, Gov. Ron DeSantis…

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The domestic ‘war on terror’ is giving the FBI more unchecked power

A disturbing Buzzfeed report revealed that the FBI played a leading role in orchestrating the same far-right terrorist plot against Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer that…

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Even when fighting the far right, the FBI is not your friend

When it comes to the extremist violence and anti-democratic, even fascistic, designs of the far right, the threat goes much deeper than visible groups like…

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Twenty-year war? More like 42 years

Nearly twenty years after the beginning of the US War in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of lives have been lost, trillions of dollars have been…

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Why I’m not leaving Afghanistan

Scenes of panic and chaos in the capital city of Kabul have played on repeat around the world as the withdrawal of US troops in…

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Rick Perlstein: ‘I was drafted into the project of settler colonialism as a child’

In the second segment of this week’s Marc Steiner Show, we bring you the latest installment of our ongoing series “Not in Our Name,” which highlights…

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Breaking the dehumanizing spiral of anti-Arabism and anti-Semitism

“While there are differences, to be sure, between anti-Semitism and anti-Arab bigotry, the animus that has driven the hostility directed against both Arabs and Jews…

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Biden’s plan to turn Central America into a ‘kettle’ for migrants

President Biden’s plan for “security and prosperity” in Central America appears to be a continuation of the longstanding policy of US intervention in Latin America…

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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 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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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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Unearthing the horror of Native American boarding schools

Back in May, the remains of 215 children were discovered on the grounds of a former residential (boarding) school in Canada that was used to…

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