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SHARE Monday, October 21, 2019 Massive Anti-Austerity Protests, Curfew, Repression in Chile
A wave of anti-austerity protests swept through Chile over the weekend, with right-wing President Piñera ordering troops into the streets and imposing a curfew. Shortly after this story was filed, Piñera announced a retraction of the subway fare increase, one of the main issues that brought people into the streets.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 17, 2019 Worker Co-Ops, Socialism's Future
In the first half of Economic Update this week, Professor Wolff discusses how and why socialism changed from what it meant in the 19th and 20th centuries. During the second half of this week's episode.....
SHARE Sunday, October 13, 2019 Economic Update: A Growing U.S. Left
Updates on California events (LA Times labor union, 80,000 Kaiser workers to strike, new state public banking law); gross inefficiency of private car industry; wide global use of wealth taxes vs "conservative" claims; anti-left politics in US labor history; Prof. Wolff interviews Michael Brooks, the host of "The Michael Brooks Show" about his podcast and the state of the state today.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Trump's Withdrawal From Syria: Betrayal of Kurds or End to Endless War?
There's no doubt that the U.S. and Turkey have been in negotiations for months now, if not for longer, to try to agree on what kind of policy they are going to pursue and a tolerance in Northern Syria towards the Syrian Democratic Forces, which are led by the PKK which are primarily Kurdish forces.
SHARE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 How Neo-Liberals Profit off of Poverty
Why do we care if a rich CEO finds squeegee kids annoying? Why does it matter that the CEO can fire off one email and wipe teenagers, who want to work, off of every Baltimore street corner? For a very simple reason. The system that has created massive income inequality--
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 3, 2019 Why Do Black People Always Have to Forgive?
As Botham Jean's brother makes headlines for "forgiving" Amber Guyger, Real News hosts Jacqueline Luqman and Lisa Snowden-McCray discuss what Christian forgiveness in the face of oppression means.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 27, 2019 The Impeachment: Will This Be Trump's Unraveling?
In our continuing coverage of the potential impeachment of Donald Trump, we look at what transpired today in the House Intelligence Committee where the Director of National Intelligence,
SHARE Saturday, September 7, 2019 US-China Trade War Causes Damage, but is Exaggerated
China announced on Monday that it filed a case at the World Trade Organization, the WTO, against the United States for its implementation of an additional 15% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, which took effect on September 1.
SHARE Thursday, September 5, 2019 UN Report on Yemen: US, UK Accomplices to Atrocities, While Inaction Continues
Bernie Sanders's comment is that we cannot lay this on the doorsteps of Trump alone. We know that this should also be blamed on the administration which inaugurated its intervention in Yemen on the side of these Gulf despots. That is the Obama administration, Samantha Power, and all these liberals who are now critical of the war in Yemen only after Obama left office.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 3, 2019 How Elites Crush Black Dissent
The systematic repression of black or African descended people is a common theme in many countries around the world, from the US, to the UK, to the Caribbean, to South America, and beyond.
SHARE Sunday, August 25, 2019 California Releases Misleading Greenhouse Emissions Report
In the Golden State, all is golden on the issue of climate change, or at least that's what we're being told. In essence, that was the conclusion of California Governor Gavin Newsom in reaction to the state's release of its annual greenhouse gas emissions data on August 12th.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 16, 2019 Protests In Honduras Intensify as President Is Implicated in Drug Trafficking
The protests against Honduras's President, Juan Orlando Hernandez, which have been going on for several months now, are showing no signs of letting up. If anything, they have been intensifying ever since it became known last week that Hernandez was involved in a conspiracy to use drug trafficking money to support his 2013 presidential election campaign.
SHARE Tuesday, August 13, 2019 What Can We Learn From the History of Struggle Against White Supremacy?
The terrorist attack on a Walmart in El Paso has brought the rise and danger of white supremacist nationalism into full focus and is part of all of our conversations. The right-wing violence that has become an all too common occurrence in our nation are not mere aberrations. Sure, it's about Trump, 4chan, 8chan and the deeply racist nature of our society and world, but it just didn't pop out of thin air.