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Trump Offers No Evidence of Iranian Threat or Terrorism

By: Paul Jay

Eugene Puryear and Paul Jay discuss the hypocrisy of Trump allying with Saudi Arabia, the largest sponsor of global terror, over concerns about alleged Iranian terrorism The post Trump Offers No Evidence of Iranian Threat or Terrorism appeared first on The Real News Network....

AFL-CIO Budget Declares Organizing Unimportant

By: Marc Steiner

A leaked copy of the budget for largest labor federation in America drops funds for organizing from 30 percent to less than 10 percent. Union activist and scholar Bill Fletcher, Jr. analyzes its impact The post AFL-CIO Budget Declares Organizing Unimportant appeared first on The Real News Network....

Three Ways To Discipline Corporate Global Governors (Pt 2/2)

By: Lynn Fries

No stakeholder-based global governance system comes close to matching the democratic legitimacy of a citizen-based and nation-state-based governance system, says Harris Gleckman, who advocates three alternatives to the current corporate-driven multi-stakeholder system and its self-selected global governors The post Three Ways To Discipline Corporate Global Governors (Pt 2/2) appeared first...

Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan

By: Steve Horn

Top Image: San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon speaks at May 22 rally in before hearing at Embassy Suites by Hilton in San Luis Obispo; Photo Credit: Jason Pfeifle, Center for Biological Diversity Hundreds of climate activists are protsting a Trump Administration proposal to do hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil...

Modi Wins Another Term for the Anti-Muslim, Right-Wing Hindu Nationalists

By: Sharmini Peries

Vijay Prashad analyzes the Indian election result, which has returned right-wing Narendra Modi to power. Money, mass media abdication of its watchdog function, and institutional collapse enabled Modi triumph The post Modi Wins Another Term for the Anti-Muslim, Right-Wing Hindu Nationalists appeared first on The Real News Network....

Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges

By: Sharmini Peries

The US Department of Justice issued an 18-count indictment against Julian Assange for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. We speak to Daniel Ellsberg about the dangerous implications this move has for journalism in the United States The post Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges appeared first on The Real...

Guaidó Out of Gas  (1/2 )

By: Sharmini Peries

After several US backed failed coup attempts, Juan Guaidó sends envoy to Oslo to join opposition for talks with the Government. Former Chief of Staff to Nicolás Maduro, Temir Porras joins Sharmini Peries for analysis The post Guaidó Out of Gas  (1/2 ) appeared first on The Real News Network....

Guaidó Out of Gas  (2/2 )

By: Sharmini Peries

The US has failed its regime change venture in Venezuela. Former Chief of Staff to Nicolás Maduro, Temir Porras joins Sharmini Peries for analysis The post Guaidó Out of Gas  (2/2 ) appeared first on The Real News Network....

How the U.S. Crackdown on Abortion Laws Influences Other Countries

By: Taya Graham

As Americans struggle to decide the fate of reproductive rights state by state, the U.S. government has imposed a “Gag Rule” that would remove U.S. federal funding from any country or international organization that provides abortions or even advises women that abortion is their choice The post How the U.S....

There Are no Nation-States, Only Corporate Global Governors (Pt 1/2)

By: Lynn Fries

While in the past transnational corporations were powerful actors, there were at least formal governors of national states; not anymore in the current ‘multi-stakeholder’ organization of globalization, as described by Harris Gleckman The post There Are no Nation-States, Only Corporate Global Governors (Pt 1/2) appeared first on The Real News...

The Corporate Challenge to Global Democracy (2/2)

By: Lynn Fries

No stakeholder-based global governance system comes close to matching the democratic legitimacy of a citizen-based and nation-state-based governance system, says Harris Gleckman, who advocates three alternatives to the current corporate-driven multi-stakeholder system and its self-selected global governors The post The Corporate Challenge to Global Democracy (2/2) appeared first on The...

Chicago’s New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs

By: Dharna Noor

The move will help tens of thousands who are struggling with rapidly increasing bills, but there is still work to be done to make Chicago’s water affordable, says organizer Jenya Polozova     The post Chicago’s New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs appeared first on The Real News Network....

Activists Push Back Against Conservative Threat to Safe and Legal Abortion

By: Taya GrahamStephen Janis

With abortion rights under threat across the country and conservative anti-abortion bills gaining momentum, women and activists are taking their protests to the streets to defend their right to privacy and bodily autonomy The post Activists Push Back Against Conservative Threat to Safe and Legal Abortion appeared first on The...

44 States File Suit Against Drug Companies for Inflating Prices

By: Marc Steiner

Ending patent monopolies and prosecuting big pharma will drive prescription drug prices down, says Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works The post 44 States File Suit Against Drug Companies for Inflating Prices appeared first on The Real News Network....