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Air and water under threat as SCOTUS targets environmental laws

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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

Chris Hedges: Mass politics must be rooted in class struggle

From the social upheaval embodied in Donald Trump’s presidency and the 2020 uprisings for racial justice to rampant corporate plunder and increasingly widespread labor unrest,…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Art for the End Times climate crisis The Cultural Front

Fiction in the time of climate chaos

The giant wave is coming, folks—but not on the big screen. In this all-climate art panel episode of Art for the End Times, Lyta sits…

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It’s awfully convenient for shippers that longshore workers get blamed for delays, as contract fight looms

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Dec. 21, 2021. It is shared here with permission. If you ordered a teddy bear or a…

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

Court strikes down Alabama GOP’s racist congressional map

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 COVID-19 in Prisons Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

‘No human person should live there’: The ongoing horrors at Danbury prison

Inmates at the Danbury Federal Correctional Camp in Connecticut, also known as “Camp Cupcake,” have been overwhelmed by COVID-19. According to formal allegations from US…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality The Marc Steiner Show

A global wealth tax is the least we can do to curb runaway wealth concentration

The concentration of wealth in the hands of a select few has become a global problem that poses a threat to the basic functioning of…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Police say homicide detective Sean Suiter committed suicide, so why doesn’t anyone believe them?

A recent HBO documentary entitled The Slow Hustle has brought renewed attention to the mysterious death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter in 2017. Police…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: International

Putin’s threats are a desperate defense of Russia’s status quo

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on Jan. 19, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. I’m…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore

Battleground Baltimore: An attack on ‘The Block’

Last month, Battleground Baltimore called attention to Democrats in the Maryland state house refusing to ensure that paraphernalia used for injecting drugs was decriminalized. State…

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

Just desserts: Striking bakery workers in CA demand respect

Since Nov. 3, workers represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union (BCTGM) Local 37 have been on strike against Rich…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Cops arrested him for filming a traffic stop, then the case went to court…

The efforts of cop watchers and First Amendment auditors to record police continues to be a controversial subject. Some use aggressive tactics that critics say…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Cops arrested him for filming a traffic stop, then the case went to court…

The efforts of cop watchers and First Amendment auditors to record police continues to be a controversial subject. Some use aggressive tactics that critics say…

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

Water protectors in Hawaii confront dangerous environmental polluter: the US military

As Director for the Sierra Club of Hawai’i Wayne Tanaka recently wrote in The Guardian, the US Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility is “a massive underground ‘farm’ of 18-million…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US Third Party Content

Amid ‘Slow-Motion Coup,’ Manchin and Sinema Help GOP Sink Voting Rights

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 20, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

School privatization groups are exploiting COVID closure debates for their own ends

Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Baltimore Battleground Baltimore Prisons and Policing

‘Continued abuse, harassment, and wrongful imprisonment’: The Gun Trace Task Force scandal report, explained

When a former Baltimore Police Commissioner suggested to a subordinate that he put child pornography on a problem cop’s computer, at least one person in…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: International

What Gabriel Boric’s victory in Chile will mean for Palestine

This story originally appeared in Mondoweiss on Jan. 18, 2022. It is shared here with permission. When Chile announced the results of its presidential elections,…

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

Why did a Democratic AG kill the Flint water RICO case?

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 17, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Posted in #TheRealNews climate crisis Politics and Movements: International

UN declares healthy environment a human right—now what?

This past fall, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment to be a human right. (The US does not…

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Posted in #Opinion #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US The Cultural Front

Opinion | The embarrassingly banal fall of a university president

This story originally appeared in The Tourist on Jan. 16, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The news of the firing of Mark Schlissel,…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Prisons and Policing Racial Justice Rattling the Bars

‘The state doesn’t forget’: Carrying on Malcolm X’s fight for Black freedom today

Malcolm X was assassinated over 50 years ago, but organizations like the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) are carrying on the fight for Black liberation today, winning…

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