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

If the US wants fewer Haitian refugees, it should stop destroying Haiti

Last week, onlookers in the US and around the world were horrified to see US Border Patrol’s inhumane treatment of Haitian refugees attempting to cross…

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

As Delta surges in prisons, states stop sharing statistics with the public

As we’ve covered previously on Rattling the Bars, prisons in the US have been a major source of COVID-19 infections throughout the pandemic, and experts…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US Prisons and Policing

Maryland anti-police reform prosecutor faces first primary challenge in 15 years from progressive candidate

Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger, notorious for his opposition to criminal justice and police reforms, is facing a primary opponent for the first time…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Julian Assange Politics and Movements: US

CIA discussed kidnapping or assassinating Assange, report shows

This story originally appeared on Common Dreams on Sept. 26, 2021. 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

A hotel got $2.5 million in PPP loans but still laid off 100 workers. The workers are fighting back.

On Sep. 22, dozens rallied in support of over 100 workers who were laid off from the Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel in Columbia, Maryland, even though…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Baltimore Battleground Baltimore

Battleground Baltimore: The fraught past and future of violence reduction

Group Violence Reduction Strategy has its first meeting  During the first Group Violence Reduction Strategy meeting on Monday, Sept. 20, Mayor Brandon Scott acknowledged the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International The Marc Steiner Show

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

Berliners to vote on expropriating housing from powerful landlords

Most international coverage of the German elections is focused on who will replace Angela Merkel after her 16-year term as chancellor ends, but for everyday…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

New evidence in botched police killing reveals just how brutal small town cops can be

This week on PAR, we continue our ongoing investigation into the problem of rural overpolicing and provide a critical update on the killing of Tyler…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality Prisons and Policing

A Car Falls in Brooklyn: How the NYPD is dumping cars in Flatbush and fueling sanitation woes

Once again, the NYPD 67th Precinct in Flatbush had parked a car on the sidewalk. Again, neighborhood residents sprang into action, coordinating dialing 311 to…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Prisons and Policing Racial Justice

‘You’re giving awards to murdering cops!’

On April 16, 2016, Lamar Wright pulled into a driveway to make a phone call when Officers Kyle Flagg and Vashon Williams rushed Wright and…

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

The industrial farming monster that devoured rural America

Over the summer, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez traveled to Wisconsin to report on a crucial struggle that has been largely ignored by corporate media. Residents…

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

‘Unfathomable cruelty’ at the border continues under Biden

This story was originally published by Common Dreams on Sept. 20, 2021, and is shared here under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Progressive leaders…

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

Cuba and the US: A tale of two prison  systems

In this episode of Rattling the Bars, TRNN Executive Producer and former Black Panther Eddie Conway discusses the differences between prisons in Cuba and in…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

America is addicted to bullshit crimes, and the six-year prosecution of a Black police chief proves it

Recent developments in a criminal case against a popular Black police chief reveal just how focused American law enforcement is on “bullshit” crimes. The prosecution…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Baltimore Battleground Baltimore climate crisis

Battleground Baltimore: How the Green New Deal for Public Schools could help Baltimore City

In the first two weeks of the 2021-2022 school year, two dozen Baltimore City Schools that lack functioning air conditioning closed early five times due…

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

Something broke open: Occupy Wall Street 10 years later

“They stayed the night and changed the world,” says filmmaker, writer, and activist Astra Taylor about the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started on Sept….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Cops lied to get into their home, but their own bodycam caught the truth

As Brad Naylor and his brother slept in their parents’ home, they were surprised to hear their door kicked open and see guns drawn at…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Prisons and Policing Racial Justice

Luke Stewart was sleeping in his car, then cops killed him

On March 13, 2017, officer Matthew Rhodes of the Euclid Police Department in Ohio killed Luke Stewart, an unarmed African-American man who was sleeping in…

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

From 9/11 to COVID-19: It was never about ‘shared sacrifice’

Last week, Americans marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by remembering the 3,000 lives lost on that day. As was the case…

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Posted in #TheRealNews internal Job Openings

Job opening: Director of Development

Reports to: Executive Director Location: Remote Summary of Position:  This is a full-time, exempt, management position. The Development Director is responsible for overseeing all fundraising…

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

Picket-line portraits: Nabisco workers on strike

On Aug. 10, 2021, about 200 members of Local 364, in Portland, Oregon, walked off the job and began picketing outside the plant—initiating the first…

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