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Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised

By: Gregory Wilpert

The Johnson government said leaving the EU would allow the UK to regain its sovereignty so it can apply higher labor and environmental standards, but that was an empty promise, says University of London economist John Weeks. The post Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised appeared first on The Real...

Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High

By: Jaisal Noor

200 Baltimore students and their allies ask why there’s always money to fund police and the military, but never any for public schools. The post Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High appeared first on The Real News Network....

Dems Load Platform Committee to Stop Progressive Movement

By: Marc Steiner

DNC Chair Tom Perez is stacking party committees to sideline Sanders and to push a corporate agenda that kills progressive ideas and campaigns. The post Dems Load Platform Committee to Stop Progressive Movement appeared first on The Real News Network....

Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

TRNN confronted the head of the country’s only prescription affordability board about his past ties to a lobbying firm that represented a major pharmaceutical company. It’s part of our ongoing coverage of the nation’s overpriced and ineffective healthcare industry. The post Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board appeared...

How Israel Exploits the Holocaust to Justify War Crimes Against Palestinians

By: Gregory Wilpert

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu asked world leaders to condemn the International Criminal Court for investigating Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity. The post How Israel Exploits the Holocaust to Justify War Crimes Against Palestinians appeared first on The Real News...

American College of Physicians Prescribes Single Payer Healthcare

The second largest American medical association analyzed the ailing U.S. healthcare system and prescribed public health insurance as the remedy. We discuss the diagnosis with ACP President Robert MacLean. The post American College of Physicians Prescribes Single Payer Healthcare appeared first on The Real News Network....

200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

Ontario teachers have joined the front lines in the worldwide battle against austerity. Public school workers organized rolling strikes against the conservative provincial government’s budget and job cuts. The post 200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education appeared first on The Real News Network....

Progressives Want to Beat Corporate Dems, Not Just Trump

By: Jaisal Noor

While the media focuses on the Sanders/Warren spat, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party and Jennifer Epps-Addison of the Center for Popular Democracy Action argue progressives must defeat the forces that gave rise to Trump. The post Progressives Want to Beat Corporate Dems, Not Just Trump appeared first on...

Exclusive: Body Cam Shows Cop Planting Gun on Innocent Man

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

Body Cam footage obtained by the Police Accountability Report shows how a Baltimore Police was caught lying about what he saw when he testified in court that a man possessed a gun The post Exclusive: Body Cam Shows Cop Planting Gun on Innocent Man appeared first on The Real News...

Did a Maryland Sheriff Deliberately Hit a Motorcyclist?

By: Taya Graham

Eastern Shore residents are concerned that the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police (MSP) are covering up a collision that sent a motorcyclist to shock trauma. The motorcyclist, Mouloudou Kane, was severely injured in the crash with Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputy Gregory Wetzel. The case is finally drawing...

Climate Change Will Alter Sports Forever

By: Marc Steiner

Australian Open competitors had to fight through wildfire smoke in their qualifying rounds. Political sportswriter Dave Zirin says we’re about to see how the climate crisis will permanently change the way we play sports. The post Climate Change Will Alter Sports Forever appeared first on The Real News Network....

Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed

By: Gregory Wilpert

Congress passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) almost unanimously. It contains improvements over the original NAFTA, but still puts corporate interests over those of ordinary citizens, says Jacobin’s Nicole Aschoff. The post Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed appeared first on The Real News Network....

The Barber and the Rev

By: Marc Steiner

This is the first in a series of short documentaries exploring Martin Luther King through a different lens. Nelson Malden was King’s barber from the moment King came to Montgomery to just before his assassination. This is the beginning of their story. The post The Barber and the Rev appeared...

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begins Next Week

By: Jaisal Noor

By Jaisal Noor Democrats are just one Republican vote short of allowing new witnesses into Donald Trump’s impeachment trial–and new evidence might sway them.   The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins next week. House Democrats introduced charges on Thursday, Jan.16 that Trump abused his powers and obstructed a...