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‘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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The US military is poisoning the water in O’ahu

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’…

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The missing evidence that makes Baltimore detective Sean Suiter’s death even more mysterious

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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Battleground Baltimore: Making sense of the Marilyn Mosby indictment

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was federally indicted yesterday. Mosby has been charged with two counts of perjury and two counts of providing false…

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Striking workers at Columbia University built a more democratic union and won big gains

Student workers at Columbia University in New York City ended the largest active strike in the country on Jan. 7 after the union secured a…

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Ossoff unveils bill to ban stock trading by lawmakers, immediate family

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 14, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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A cop tried to arrest him for wearing a hoodie, but that’s not where the harassment ended

Aaron Reinas was just blocks from his home when a San Bernardino, California, sheriff accosted and accused him of burglarizing cars. What happened next reveals…

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

The US journalism crisis is a democracy crisis

The societal ramifications of the death of local journalism in the United States are as widespread as they are depressingly predictable. As Robert W. McChesney…

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Bernie wants Democrats to fight for the working class. They won’t.

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Jan. 12, 2022. It is shared here with permission. It’s been almost 12 months since Joe Biden was…

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Amid omicron surge, Baltimore police got even more money

As the omicron variant surged into the new year, pushing statewide infection rates in Maryland past 30% and sending Baltimore City residents scrambling for COVID-19…

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An Explosion of Anger: What brought people to the streets in Kazakhstan?

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on Jan. 9, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. On…

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

Who gets to come of age in America?

We were all kids once, and time forces all of us to grow up sooner or later, but not all coming-of-age stories are the same….

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A dangerous myth: The US has never been ‘a nation of immigrants’

In her latest book, Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion, world-renowned scholar and activist Roxanne…

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Groups tell Biden he’s not welcome in Georgia without a ‘finalized voting rights plan’

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 10, 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 The Marc Steiner Show

You can’t revive American democracy without reviving local journalism

The societal ramifications of the death of local journalism in the United States are as widespread as they are depressingly predictable. As Robert W. McChesney…

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How Maryland prisoners took on the governor

Walter Lomax was wrongfully imprisoned in the state of Maryland for 39 years until he eventually had his conviction vacated by a judge in 2006….

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The mysterious death of detective Sean Suiter: How deep does the corruption go?

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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When Canada’s housing bubble pops, it will cause misery and ruin

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Jan. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission. As recently as ten years ago property speculators were…

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Needlessly Chaotic: As infections surge, Baltimore public schools dive headfirst into in-person learning storm

The reality of a fast-moving virus in a pandemic is that biology has the final say. COVID-19 doesn’t care about party agendas or political messaging…

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Teachers fighting for school safety are not the enemy

With the omicron variant spreading like wildfire, COVID-19 cases around the country have shattered previous highs. The federal government has essentially given up on trying…

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Prosecutor sought funding from oil giant Enbridge to jail Line 3 water protectors, says report

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Opinion | CSX explosion in Curtis Bay should alarm Baltimore City and accelerate real change

An explosion at the CSX facility—the second largest coal export pier on the East Coast—in South Baltimore on Dec. 30 is just the latest example…

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