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US sanctions in Syria are killing people, even if Trump never killed Assad

By: Andrew CorkerySteve Horn

On Tuesday, Sept.15, President Donald Trump confirmed longstanding reports that he had at one point in 2017 put forth a plan to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Then-Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis was at the time vehemently opposed to the plan. According to The Hill, ”The president’s disclosure that an...

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

By: Jaisal Noor

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal in the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said. Ginsburg’s death gives President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America. The presidential...

Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask

By: Aman Azhar

As wildfires burn across the western states, hot gusty winds carry plumes of smoke across the country, turning the sun into an eerie yellowish blob shining weakly through hazy East Coast skies. The National Weather Service confirmed that this spectacle hanging over Washington, D.C., the entire week was caused by...

San Diego wildfire rages, just misses tribal areas and big cat sanctuary

By: Steve Horn

Viejas Fire Department Chief Bob Pfohl told The Real News he breathed “huge sigh of relief” that the over 17,000-acre Valley Fire in eastern San Diego County, which destroyed 30 homes, wasn’t even worse. Had the 45-55 MPH winds blown as forecasted, the destruction could have proven far more severe....

San Diego wildfire rages, destroys tribal areas and big cat sanctuary

By: Steve Horn

Viejas Fire Department Chief Bob Pfohl told The Real News he breathed “huge sigh of relief” that the over 17,000-acre Valley Fire in eastern San Diego County, which destroyed 30 homes, wasn’t even worse. Had the 45-55 MPH winds blown as forecasted, the destruction could have proven far more severe....

Flint water crisis continues despite settlement

By: Kim Brown

In 2014, the water source of the city of Flint, Michigan, was switched from Lake Huron to the untreated and polluted Flint River, tainting the city’s water supply and setting off a chain of events that led to at least 12 deaths from Legionnaires disease, as well as miscarriages, brain...

Report reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police

By: Genevieve Montinar

The U.S. Department of State issued a $73,000 contract to a Haitian security firm to provide “riot gear kits” while anti-government protests in Haiti were underway, according to a report.  The report, published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) found that in November 2019, the State Department...

The Devolution of America

By: Kim Brown

Stir Crazy! Episode 88: Today we are joined by TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, TRNN managing editor Lisa Snowden-McCray, and climate and housing organizer Rachel Eve Stein. Hosted by Kim Brown. The post The Devolution of America appeared first on The Real News Network....

Remembering Kevin Zeese: A fighter for peace and justice

By: Sarafina Harper

Peace activist and human rights attorney Kevin Zeese died of a heart attack on the morning of September 6. As his life partner, Dr. Margaret Flowers, and their community grieve, they celebrate his life by carrying on the work that they began together. Zeese was known for organizing around many...