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Smithfield workers in Sioux Falls stood together and won big

We cover a lot of important worker struggles on this show, but it’s important to cover worker victories as well—and workers in South Dakota just…

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

Don’t mess with a coal miner’s wife

Union miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have now been on strike for four long months, facing economic hardship, social stigma, and even…

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Battleground Baltimore: The fight for green spaces

Black-Led Community Garden in Cherry Hill Faces Eviction, Poppleton Challenges Developers The remote, deeply segregated Black neighborhood neighborhood of Cherry Hill does not even have…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US

Donald Rumsfeld, war criminal, dies at 88

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on June 30, 2021. It is shared here with permission. Donald Rumsfeld just died at the age of 88….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Former cop became cop watcher after this fraught encounter with police

Transcript Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham, and welcome to the Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International

‘Neither Washington nor Beijing!’

The Trump administration’s frequent antagonism toward China ushered in what many analysts have called a “new Cold War” between the two world powers. Rather than…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Politics and Movements: US Prisons and Policing

What everyone gets wrong about the ‘Defund the Police’ debate

Public debates about “Defund the Police” have seemingly devolved into an all-or-nothing rhetorical war with little room for nuance. But opponents of the slogan and…

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

International commission indicts American policing system for “crimes against humanity”

In our first segment for this week’s episode of The Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks with Marjorie Cohn about the highly anticipated report from the…

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As heat melts infrastructure in the Northwest, progressives renew calls for climate protection

This story appeared in Common Dreams on June 28, 2021 and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.  As the Pacific Northwest and southwestern…

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After busting union drive, “progressive” vegan company lays off entire production staff

Earlier this month, No Evil Foods, a “progressive” vegan meat company founded in North Carolina, notified its staff that they were closing their Asheville production…

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Mike Gravel, former senator and vocal critic of US militarism, dies

This story appeared in Common Dreams on June 27, 2021 and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.  Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel,…

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A big fight in small-town Wisconsin

There is a battle happening in rural America: Across the country, rural farming communities are struggling to combat the relentless onslaught of Big Ag and…

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Why the Clash still matters

This story first appeared in Jacobin on May 13, 2019, and is shared with permission. “The only band that matters.” There is charismatic hubris in this phrase, a…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Police Accountability Report Prisons and Policing

Cops keep pulling him over, and their reasons are increasingly bizarre

Shortly after our story aired on how police put LA resident Daniel Alvarez in handcuffs for a bogus traffic violation, he was pulled over again…

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

One city’s innovative approach to supporting worker-ownership

In the final installment of TRNN’s deep dive into how worker cooperatives are coping with the pandemic, Jaisal Noor explores how one city is helping…

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

Gorillas workers in Germany launch a wildcat strike

Gig-economy delivery workers around the world have been rejecting the ‘contractor’ or ‘freelance’ label imposed by many of their employers and have been working towards…

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From ‘political correctness’ to critical race theory: How the right manufactures its boogeymen

The right-wing outrage machine has come up with a new boogeyman: critical race theory (CRT). Over the past year, from Donald Trump to Fox News…

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

The coordinated assault on voting rights is ‘Jim Crow 2.0’

Voters in Georgia stunned the nation in 2020 by delivering key presidential and Senate victories for Democrats. In response, Republicans have launched a renewed assault…

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How an entire Black community was poisoned

What does ‘environmental racism’ mean? What does it look like in practice? When researchers discovered that residents of the small, unincorporated, predominantly Black community of…

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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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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality working people

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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