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Eddie Conway’s Update on Forgotten Political Prisoners

By: Eddie Conway

Former political prisoner Eddie Conway hosts this special episode of Rattling the Bars highlighting political prisoners that are still imprisoned after several decades. The post Eddie Conway’s Update on Forgotten Political Prisoners appeared first on The Real News Network....

How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia

By: Gregory Wilpert

When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot. The post How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia appeared first on The Real News Network....

Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop Byron Allen Lawsuit

By: Jacqueline Luqman

Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African-American Owned Media might seem like a simple David and Goliath story of a Black entrepreneur fighting white-owned corporate power. But the implications of the pending SCOTUS ruling reach further than many realize. The post Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop...

Baltimoreans Demand Answers as Shit Piles Up

By: Dharna Noor

The city has used just 2% of their allotted funds to help residents experiencing sewage backups. Baltimore City Council held an investigative hearing to grill the Department of Public Works. The post Baltimoreans Demand Answers as Shit Piles Up appeared first on The Real News Network....

Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women

By: Jacqueline Luqman

In state and national elections, Democratic politicians court the power of Black women’s votes. But are the issues that shape and impact the lives of Black women really respected by, and reflected in, the policies of the political class that courts them so heavily? The post Political Profiteering off the...

25-Year Drought Forces States to Rescue Colorado River System

By: Oscar León

The Colorado River system provides water for around 40 million people. A 25-year drought has endangered this system, prompting seven states and Mexico to accelerate conservation efforts. The post 25-Year Drought Forces States to Rescue Colorado River System appeared first on The Real News Network....

Spain’s Far Right Wins Big, But Left Coalition Still Possible

By: Gregory Wilpert

Spain held its second parliamentary election this year last Sunday, and the anti-immigrant and nationalist Vox party doubled its representation. But the vote might not resolve Spain’s political impasse. The post Spain’s Far Right Wins Big, But Left Coalition Still Possible appeared first on The Real News Network....

Sea Level Rise Could Be Three Times Worse Than Previous Estimates

By: Gregory Wilpert

A new study and mapping visualization tool by the organization Climate Central says hundreds of millions more people than previously thought live in coastal flooding risk zones. The post Sea Level Rise Could Be Three Times Worse Than Previous Estimates appeared first on The Real News Network....

White Nationalists Are Running the White House

By: Marc Steiner

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch report on the leaked emails of Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller shows the deep connections he has to racist white nationalists. The post White Nationalists Are Running the White House appeared first on The Real News Network....

Elite Institutions Hoard Wealth While Cities Die Around Them

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

A movement to tax non-profits in a city mired in poverty has hit an obstacle: The richest institutions claim they already pay enough. The post Elite Institutions Hoard Wealth While Cities Die Around Them appeared first on The Real News Network....

Baltimore to Reckon With A Shitty Sewage Situation

By: Dharna Noor

By Dharna Noor They say when it rains, it pours. In Baltimore, when it rains, shit pours: Human shit from the city’s sewers pours into the Chesapeake Bay, into the street, and into people’s homes.  Basement backups—shit streaming into people’s homes—will be the subject of an investigative hearing this week....

Bloomberg Could Buy the White House to Kill a Wealth Tax

By: Jaisal Noor

Inequality.org’s Sam Pizzigati says a $6 billion presidential campaign by Michael Bloomberg would pay for itself in two years if it would stop a wealth tax. The post Bloomberg Could Buy the White House to Kill a Wealth Tax appeared first on The Real News Network....

Trump: The Most Corrupt President in US History

By: Marc Steiner

So says whistleblower and former federal investigator Bill Black, who defines with fine detail what will likely be emerging from the impeachment hearings. The post Trump: The Most Corrupt President in US History appeared first on The Real News Network....