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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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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality

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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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality working people

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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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality

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

A business without bosses

ChiFresh Kitchen, located in Chicago, is owned and operated by formerly incarcerated women of color. Launched just as the pandemic hit, its five worker-owners mobilized…

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Hassan Diab is accused of a deadly explosion. Supporters say his continued persecution isn’t justice

Roger Clark of the Hassan Diab Support Committee and author and human rights academic Monia Mazigh say officials based their case against Diab on problematic…

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

No such thing as a ceasefire under occupation

As part of our ongoing series “Not in Our Name,” we hear a poem from E. Ethelbert Miller. Host Marc Steiner also speaks with scholar…

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

The forgotten worker

Homecare is an essential service, yet many workers lacked PPE during the pandemic, emblematic of the industry’s poor treatment. Co-ops are showing it doesn’t have…

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Texas’ prison plantation model was a brutal remnant of slavery

Texas’s prison system from the end of the Civil War to the 1980s used perhaps one of the clearest continuances of slavery, the prison plantation…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Politics and Movements: US

Everyone benefits from public media, but nobody talks about funding it

As the world of digital media becomes more and more saturated, it’s harder than ever for left-leaning independent media to make an impact. TRNN Editor-in-Chief…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

What corporate media got wrong about this brutal arrest caught on bodycam

While PAR conducted two separate investigations into the case, the brutal arrest and tasering of cab driver Lufti Saalim at a Toledo, Ohio, Walmart went…

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In a historic ruling, a Dutch court ordered fossil fuel giant Shell to cut its CO2 emissions 45% by 2030

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on May 26, 2021, and is shared with permission under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Climate campaigners worldwide…

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

Worker cooperatives prove your job doesn’t have to be hell

Is there really a “worker shortage,” or are frontline workers just tired of risking their lives for substandard pay, protections, and benefits? During the COVID-19…

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

Jews against the occupation say ‘Not in our name’

The violence of Israeli occupation and apartheid has been happening for many years with unceasing support from the U.S. government. This is why many are…

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