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Trump’s Trade War with China: A Great Miscalculation

By: Gregory Wilpert

Trump and his advisors seem to be extremely ill-informed about the ways in which China can retaliate, even though the US can impose tariffs on more Chinese goods, than China can impose on the US, says CEPR’s Dean Baker The post Trump’s Trade War with China: A Great Miscalculation appeared...

Erdogan Accelerates Attacks on Syria and Iraq in Lead-up to Turkish Election

By: Ben Norton

Turkish President Erdogan is escalating military intervention in northern Syria and Iraq as the snap election approaches. Scholar Baris Karaagac says this is part of a political strategy to unite right-wing nationalist forces. It is also a continuation of a decades-long war on Kurds The post Erdogan Accelerates Attacks on...

What Does Maryland’s Gubernatorial Race Mean For Flood Management?

By: Dharna Noor

The Maryland gubernatorial Democratic primary election is now just days away, and all seven candidates in the race are vying to replace the incumbent, Republican Larry Hogan. Two candidates, Ben Jealous and Rushern Baker, have emerged as frontrunners. On the campaign trail in 2014, Hogan emphasized one promise in particular:...

Bitcoin Does Not Protect Against Fraud

By: Gregory Wilpert

There is a common misconception that the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is safe and secure and will protect those who trade in it from fraud. However, as white collar criminologist Bill Black explains, Bitcoin is just as susceptible to fraud as any other type of transaction and complacency makes the likelihood of...

Protesters Call for End to Cataclysmic War as Yemenis Starve

By: Ben Norton

Activists from the DSA Anti-War Working Group and Action Corps NYC protested outside the UAE consulate, demanding an end to the US-backed Emirati/Saudi war on Yemen, warning the assault on Hodeida could unleash a famine that starves millions. The post Protesters Call for End to Cataclysmic War as Yemenis Starve...

Nicaraguan Opposition Suspends Negotiations: A Return to Violence? (Pt 1/2)

By: Gregory Wilpert

Following two months of protests and an estimated 170 dead, the violence briefly subsided, as opposition-government negotiations tried to resolve the situation. The opposition now says the government is reneging on commitments and will abandon negotiations. What led to this crisis and where will it go from here? We discuss...

Trump Worsens US Immigration System’s Cruelty

By: Aaron Maté

By separating immigrant children from their parents, Trump has taken the “nightmare” of the immigration system under his predecessors and “put it into overdrive,” says professor and author César García Hernández The post Trump Worsens US Immigration System’s Cruelty appeared first on The Real News Network....

Nicaraguan Opposition Suspends Negotiations: A Return to Violence? (Pt 2/2)

By: Gregory Wilpert

Following two months of protests and an estimated 170 dead, the violence briefly subsided, as opposition-government negotiations tried to resolve the situation. The opposition now says the government is reneging on commitments and will abandon negotiations. What led to this crisis and where will it go from here? We discuss...

Far-Right Wins Presidency in Colombia: ‘A Frightening Result’

By: Gregory Wilpert

Ivan Duque, who is the candidate of former president Alvaro Uribe, won a solid victory for Colombia’s presidency and will probably take Colombia back towards civil war and internal repression, with the help of the US and other conservative governments, argues Manuel Rozental, of PueblosEnCamino.org The post Far-Right Wins Presidency...

Being a Father Heightens My Sense of Urgency – Paul Jay

By: Paul Jay

As part of a series, Paul Jay answers questions about the critical issues we take on at The Real News. In this segment, Paul gets personal about being a father. The post Being a Father Heightens My Sense of Urgency – Paul Jay appeared first on The Real News Network....

Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2)

By: Ben Norton

Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. He connects the epidemic of school shootings domestically to the endless wars internationally The post Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home...