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Coal miners in Alabama are striking for their fair share

On Thursday, April 1, around 1,100 coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, went on strike. After the bargaining unit with the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore Battleground Baltimore

Battleground Baltimore: Freedom?

Advocates fight security deposit bill Housing advocates are calling on Mayor Brandon Scott to veto a bill passed by the City Council this week that…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Charges dropped in multiple cases after PAR investigative reports

PAR has three positive updates on cases we’ve recently covered. As part of our coverage of overpolicing in rural America, we update the case of…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Battleground Bessemer Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US

Amazon workers in Bessemer have overthrown decades of anti-union culture

There’s a standoff in Bessemer, Alabama, right now, and the whole world is watching. For nearly the entirety of the past year, amid a deadly…

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Posted in #TheRealNews The Tight Rope

Bob the Drag Queen: RuPaul’s Drag Race winner on ‘non-conformity’ in the Black community

This week, @thatonequeen joins the professors for a conversation about love—love of self, love of community, and love of one’s fellow humans—and all of the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International

400,000 children could die if Yemen blockade isn’t ended

Yemeni-Americans with the group Liberate Yemen launched a hunger strike on March 29 to demand an end to the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed blockade of Yemen….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Rattling the Bars

How megacorporations exploit US prison labor

The 13th Amendment has created an inhumane (but perfectly legal) system in which multinational corporations are able to regularly exploit prison slave labor in the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality labor working people

After COVID-19, does higher education have a future?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world of higher education: forced campus reopenings have pushed many directly into harm’s way; colleges and universities have suffered…

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Posted in #TheRealNews The Marc Steiner Show

America: The land of lost causes

COVID-19 has put an incredible amount of pressure on higher education and its workers, including graduate students and contingent faculty who shoulder heavy workloads and…

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

A feminist path out of our bullet-riddled hell

This story originally appeared in Ms. magazine on Mar. 29, 2021, and is shared with permission from Ms. On the afternoon of Monday, March 22,…

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Battleground Baltimore: Make It Make Sense

Reopening in a Pandemic: Make It Make Sense Gov. Larry Hogan roiled people who still have common sense Thursday when he said that Maryland residents…

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Did cops retaliate against this activist?

As we continue our investigation into overpolicing and mass incarceration in rural America, we return to Pocomoke City on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore to speak…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US

Georgia’s new voter suppression law is rooted in Jim Crow racism

By now you’ve seen the images of black Georgia lawmaker Park Cannon being arrested and dragged away inside Georgia’s State Capitol. Cannon was charged with…

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Posted in #TheRealNews The Tight Rope

The Tight Rope Celebrates Women’s History Month

As Women’s History Month comes to a close and Black Women’s History Month begins, we revisit some of our favorite moments with the powerful women…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US Rattling the Bars

Will we stand up for Black trans lives, too?

Last summer, during what some have called the largest social justice uprising in United States history, the lives of Black trans people were ignored. While…

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Posted in #TheRealNews labor working people

A sanitation worker’s vision for a better society

We sit down and chat with (former) Philly sanitation worker and Instagram sensation Terrill Haigler—or, as listeners may know him, “Ya Fav Trashman.” Terrill’s incredible…

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This bodycam footage reveals all that is wrong with policing

Video obtained by TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis highlights American law enforcement officers’ lack of de-escalation training and respect for civilians. On this…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Battleground Bessemer Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US Uncategorized

Workers in Bessemer are “gonna start a movement”

After a year of workers organizing, signing union authorization cards, enduring constant union-busting efforts from management, and participating in an election, the historic union drive…

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

The debt is too damn high!

Americans are currently buried under a staggering $1.7 trillion in student debt, and many see no way out. This is why the Debt Collective, a…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Baltimore Battleground Baltimore

Battleground Baltimore: The tangled knot of Baltimore politics

Mosbys under investigation Last week, The Baltimore Sun reported that federal prosecutors had launched a criminal investigation into Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and…

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Bigger than Bessemer: Workers everywhere must stand up & fight back

Jennifer Bates was among the group of warehouse workers who initiated the process of forming a union at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama….

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