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Turkish police detain hundreds in Istanbul Pride march crackdown

The conservative AKP government of Turkey has repeatedly banned all Pride marches since 2014. AKP politicians—including president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan—and pro-government media continue to target…

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‘If we can’t celebrate gay pirates, the bad guys win’

Love is rarely simple, and love on the high seas is no exception. The HBO Max show Our Flag Means Death brings something fresh to television we…

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US Supreme Court drops carbon bomb on the planet, guts EPA regulatory authority

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on June 30, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. UPDATE: The US…

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Texan parents face down Proud Boys at library Pride event

On Saturday, June 25, a contingent of the fascistic street gang known as the Proud Boys gathered outside of an LGBTQ+ Pride-themed family storytime event…

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How America’s broken electoral system made the Jan 6 insurrection possible

America’s electoral system is broken. From partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression to an Electoral College that sidelines the popular vote, it should surprise no one…

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Frontline physicians in LA can’t pay rent, so they threatened to strike

We all know that, even before the horrific, world-changing event of COVID-19, society would fall apart without hospital workers and medical staff. But like so…

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The Algerian Revolution—60 years later

July 5, 2022, marks the 60th anniversary of Algeria securing its independence from France. Algeria’s revolutionary example inspired activists and freedom fighters around the world,…

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Posted in #Opinion #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US

This Supreme Court is Constitutionally illegitimate—and everyone knows it

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on June 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. On Friday, June…

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Announcing a new criminal justice journalism fellowship in Baltimore

The Real News Network and Just Media are partnering to launch a new fellowship program that empowers Baltimore writers that are passionate about reporting on…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality policing Prisons and Policing Racial Justice The Marc Steiner Show

Olayemi Olurin: ‘If we can abolish slavery, the prison system is not untouchable’

Breathless media coverage of a purported “crime wave” is galvanizing the right and prompting reactionary calls for expanding policing and the prison-industrial complex. Already, just…

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How Maryland is preventing prisoners from getting college degrees

Education is one of the few rehabilitative options available to incarcerated people, yet all across America prisoners are prevented from pursuing their education. “Atiba” Demetrius…

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Posted in #Abortion #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US

Yes, the death of Roe is ‘that bad’

This morning, in a 6-3 decision, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The Court’s decision in Jackson Womens’…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Journalism and Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

In the late 1970s and 1980s, Argentina’s civic-military dictatorship disappeared over 30,000 people, using death squads trained by the US as part of the now…

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Rail firms paid shareholders £800m before asking workers to take pay cut

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on June 23, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. Train companies paid out…

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Renters are being fleeced with huge rent hikes and evictions—and it’s only getting worse

Gerardo Vidal, who has lived in the same apartment in Queens, New York, with his family for 9 years, recently received a $900-a-month rent increase…

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Ecuadorians continue to resist as national strike enters second week

This story originally appeared in Peoples Dispatch on June 21, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. Since June 13,…

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

Louisiana dollar store workers can’t control air conditioning in their own stores

From Dollar General and Dollar Tree to Family Dollar, dollar stores are spreading rapidly throughout Louisiana and across the country, often strategically located in low-income…

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The right won by playing the long game—what is the left’s response?

“It took most of us far too long to fully comprehend that Trump’s presidency represented a qualitative uptick in the determination and capacity of the…

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An oral history of the 10-month St. Vincent Hospital strike

The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding failure at every level of government to prevent its spread dealt a devastating blow to healthcare workers. Nurses, doctors,…

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Colombia elects its first leftist president ever, Gustavo Petro

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on June 20, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. Former guerrilla fighter…

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Baltimore Police Sergeant sued for civil rights violations was accused of rape in 2010

A federal civil lawsuit recently filed against Baltimore Police Sergeant Welton Simpson Jr. for violating the civil rights of a Baltimore man in January 2020…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International The Chris Hedges Report

The Chris Hedges Report: Struggle makes us human

The neofascist movements currently rising around the globe differ from the fascist movements of the 20th century. Fascism in the last century arose to break…

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