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‘Bolsonaro Out!’: Massive protests in Brazil as COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000

This story originally appeared on Common Dreams on June 20, 2021, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. As Brazil’s death toll surpassed 500,000 on…

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What do workers really lose when they’re injured on the job?

We will be back to our regular Working People schedule next week. Until then, to tide listeners over, and to celebrate his book recently receiving…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Prisons and Policing

Prison violence like Alabama’s demands a national reckoning

This story originally appeared in Facing South on June 18, 2021, and is shared with permission. During the early fall of 2017, just three days before…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Cops wanted to make her a felon, but missed a key piece of evidence

Michelle Lucas is a pizza delivery driver, a proud grandmother of four, and a community activist who alleges that she was railroaded into a felony…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Worker Co-ops vs COVID-19

No funding? No problem, for Baltimore’s co-ops

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor profiles the pandemic strategy of three Baltimore businesses: Red Emma’s, Taharka Bros, and Joe Squared. These worker co-ops survived the pandemic by…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International Racial Justice

‘Death to Arabs’: Israeli ‘Flag March’ features racist anti-Palestinian chants

This story originally appeared in Mondoweiss on June 15, 2021, and is shared with permission. Thousands of Israelis participated in the ultra-nationalist “Flag March” in occupied Jerusalem…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: International Progressive International

Indian women are rising up against Modi’s Farm Bills

This story originally appeared in Junputh on May 10, 2021, and is shared with permission via the Progressive International’s Wire. It is translated from Hindi by Mohit Sachdeva….

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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 Economy and Inequality working people

Death is a lot of work

While Max is traveling for The Real News Network, “Working People” producer Jules Taylor makes his host debut by interviewing his stepfather Ric Ortiz about…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

The latest on the deadly effects of COVID-19 in prisons

Ever since COVID-19 came to the United States, its been ravaging prisons in this country. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn M. Nowotny tell Rattling the Bars’…

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What just happened? The year, so far, in review

We blinked and the first six months of the year 2021 passed—or so it seems. There’s always a lot going on in Baltimore, but this…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing Uncategorized

Cops lied to put him in handcuffs, but a camera caught the truth

A birthday date goes awry when a Los Angeles resident and his passenger are profiled during a traffic stop resulting in the cuffing of the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality labor Worker Co-ops vs COVID-19

Co-ops are democratizing the food chain

Millions went hungry when the pandemic hit, but at the Black-owned cooperative Brooklyn Packers, workers rose to the challenge by packing thousands of meals a…

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

Is neoliberalism finally ending in Chile?

This story first appeared in Jacobin on June 7, 2021, and is shared with permission. INTERVIEW BY:Cale Brooks is Jacobin’s video editor.Nando Vila is the cohost of Weekends….

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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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There’s nothing good about the rich getting richer

It’s by now widely understood that the past twelve months have been a tale of two very different pandemics. Amid the countless stories of human…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: International Rattling the Bars

France’s attempts to extradite Hassan Diab have chilling implications (EXTENDED INTERVIEW)

The French government has renewed its attempts to extradite professor and exonerated terrorism suspect Hassan Diab. In this extended interview, we talk with Roger Clark…

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A battle for rank-and-file democracy in the AFL-CIO

Over the past couple years, the Vermont State AFL-CIO and its membership have embraced a more democratic, rank-and-file strategy, building up bonds of solidarity with…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Baltimore Battleground Baltimore Prisons and Policing

Battleground Baltimore: What does George Floyd mean to Baltimore?

Although many Baltimore leaders are adept at paying lip service to the movement to protect Black lives, they still have a long way to go…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Cops told him the First Amendment doesn’t apply, then they arrested him to prove it.

The arrest of a cop watcher by Texas police raises serious questions about the rights of citizen journalists and the state of the First Amendment….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality

Rising and grinding is going to kill us

This story appeared in Jacobin on March 24 and is shared with with permission. I recently came across a print with an unwieldy name. It’s…

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Bracing for the worst

On May 17, the Supreme Court announced that it would be hearing the case of Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs. This case is about…

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