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Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into ‘Poverty Disasters’?

By: Marc Steiner

Using the examples of hurricane Michael in Florida, the recent Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Bill Black explains how it is that these natural disasters keep hitting the poor far more than anyone else The post Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into ‘Poverty Disasters’? appeared...

As Canada Legalizes Marijuana the US Tightens Border Controls

By: Marc Steiner

Canada, the US’s largest trading partner legalized marijuana. Most states bordering Canada it is legalized or medicalized. However, the Trump administration plans to deny entry to Canadians who use or sell marijuana The post As Canada Legalizes Marijuana the US Tightens Border Controls appeared first on The Real News Network....

Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2)

By: Ben Norton

Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF’s David Greene says the implications are dangerous The post Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative...

Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats

By: : The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (Macmillan)Marc Steiner

Union Organizer and Author Jane McAlevey joins us to bring three lessons the Dems have to learn. We talk about her New York Times op-ed The post Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats appeared first on The Real News Network....

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

By: Marc Steiner

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized The post Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies appeared first on The Real News Network....

Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

Amid protest over a controversial policy that forces police brutality victims to remain silent, a top police spokesman says Baltimore’s emphasis on law enforcement is a “recipe for failure.” The post Departing Official says Baltimore is Over-Policed appeared first on The Real News Network....

Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend

By: Sharmini Peries

Vijay Prashad, editor of the new book “Strongmen,” talks about what is behind the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and how Brazil could stop this trend in their upcoming presidential election The post Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend appeared first on The Real...

Paul Jay on the US-Saudi ‘Special Relationship’

By: Paul JayBen Norton

The likely murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has inspired a new debate about the US’s “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia. TRNN’s Paul Jay and Ben Norton discuss why America sees the Saudi monarchy as a key player in its global empire, and the key role of arms sales...

Is Georgia’s GOP Governor Candidate Trying to Suppress the Black Vote?

By: Aaron Maté

Georgia’s neck-in-neck gubernatorial race is at the epicenter of the national fight against voter suppression. Brian Kemp — Georgia’s Secretary of State and its GOP gubernatorial candidate — has put more than 53,000 voter registration applications on hold, 70% of them black. It’s the latest voter suppression controversy for Kemp,...

Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism

By: Richard D. Wolff

This week: Updates on UK’s Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality; Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears’ problems; JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020; failure to deal with opioid crisis; G-20 meeting in Argentina evades real issues; Europeans clash with U.S. over trade with...

Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

By: Laura Flanders

Food – from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives The post Laura Flanders Show: Food Justice in...

Duplicitous Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince

By: Sharmini Peries

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media’s uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud The post Duplicitous Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince appeared first on...

Two Koreas Advance Peace Without Trump’s ‘Approval’

By: Aaron Maté

North and South Korea are moving ahead with plans to build road and rail links as part of their historic peace talks. But the U.S. is standing in the way, as Trump refuses to lift sanctions and claims that the South Koreans “do nothing without our approval.” We speak to...

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018

By: Eze JacksonDharna Noor

Eze Jackson, Dharna Noor, and guest host musician Height Keech talk about Ben Jealous’ prospects in the Maryland gubernatorial race, how EPA rollbacks impact vulnerable communities, the state of HBCUs, and Height’s coming projects The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018 appeared first on The...