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The Real News - 2017-10-16 - Original post - cached version

By Michael Albert / Z Communications.

Colin Kaepernick knelt against racist police violence. Teammates joined. Trump rejected non existent anthem dissing to hijack the protest’s meaning. Team owners curtailed Kaepernick’s career. How can protestors beat Trump, owners, and racist...

The Real News - 2017-10-16 - Original post - cached version

By Socialist Project.

As Prime Minister Trudeau makes his first official visit to Mexico, writes Mining Watch Canada, “the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People” (REMA by its initials in Spanish) has issued a communiqué to call on Trudeau to live up to his commitments and stop...

The Real News - 2017-10-16 - Original post - cached version

By Richard D. Wolff / Counterpunch.


US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated on rolling back the New Deal until it turned sharply to...

The Real News - 2017-10-12 - Original post - cached version
The Hindu right tries to suffocate Indian politics, but runs into a wall on the left. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet.

Communist protest in Delhi on October 9.
Photo Credit: Sudhanva Deshpande

Earlier this month, in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the Indian...

The Real News - 2017-10-12 - Original post - cached version
By Thomas Marois / Socialist Project.

A decade on from the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the majority of private banks have changed very little. Most remain solely concerned with maximizing their returns, while sustainable or social goals remain subservient to this. For conventional...

The Real News - 2017-10-12 - Original post - cached version

By  Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chief | CC BY 2.0

Secretary of State Scott Tillerson nailed it: his boss is “a fucking moron”; Donald Trump is a world-class embarrassment too.

But this hardly makes him stand out.  Is there a Republican...

The Real News - 2017-10-10 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Gott / Counterpunch.

I was living in 1967 in Santiago de Chile, where I worked at the university and wrote from time to time for the Guardian in London. That January, I was told by Chilean leftist friends that Che Guevara was in Bolivia. Public indications of an...

The Real News - 2017-10-06 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by kellybdc | CC BY 2.0

If its environmental policies are not soon reversed, the Trump administration will do incalculable harm to future generations.  And, as the custodian of America’s nuclear arsenal and Commander-in-Chief of what is...

The Real News - 2017-10-05 - Original post - cached version
By Ingo Schmidt / Socialist Project.

Conservatives: Overestimating their Popularity

“For a Germany in which we live well and happily.” Maybe it was just this less than catchy campaign slogan that cost Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU so dearly at the polls; leaving the party at a record...

The Real News - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

By Jennifer Berkshire / AlterNet.

Critics wrote DeVos off as a nitwit. But she's playing a long game, and winning.

Photo Credit: Youtube

If Betsy DeVos enjoys the occasional quaff of champagne on her private jet, the recent news that the Supreme Court is...

The Real News - 2017-10-04 - Original post - cached version

By Irina Slav / Oilprice.com.

Say what you will about offshore oil and gas exploration, but it's still alive and kicking—high production costs and all. The latest demonstration of the viability of deepwater projects, even in the post-2014 oil industry era, comes from none other than...

The Real News - 2017-10-02 - Original post - cached version

By William K. Black, October 2, 2017     Kansas City, MO

This is the second column in my series about win-win strategies to strengthen the family and countering the conservative culture warriors who use the family as a means to oppose win-win solutions that bring people together.  Mark...

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By William K. Black, Kansas City, MO     September 25, 2017

The University of Missouri – Kansas City recently hosted the first conference on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and a closely associated idea, a federally-backed job guarantee for everyone willing and able to work.  On September 25...

The Real News - 2017-09-29 - Original post - cached version
By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet. It's a symbolic first step.

A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shore, 25 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, walk towards an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah (photo: Ivor Prickett/United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees...

The Real News - 2017-09-29 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Roger Jones | CC BY 2.0

Throughout the nineteenth century, the United States had presidents who, by today’s standards, make even twentieth and twenty-first century presidents look good.

There were defenders of slavery and, after...

The Real News - 2017-09-28 - Original post - cached version

By Asbjørn Wahl / Socialist Project.

The centre-left failed in getting rid of the so-called ‘blue-blue’ government at the parliamentary elections in Norway on 11 September. The Labour Party was the main loser, while small parties on the centre-left advanced slightly. However, the...

The Real News - 2017-09-26 - Original post - cached version

By Victor Grossman

Berlin Bulletin No. 134, September 25 2017

A key result of the German elections is not that Angela Merkel and her double party, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Bavarian CSU (Christian Social Union), managed to stay in the lead with the most votes, but that...

The Real News - 2017-09-26 - Original post - cached version

By David William Pear, September 24, 2017

["if you have nukes, never give them up - if you don’t have them, get them". - Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence.]

Those were the words of President Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, about the lessons taught from the U.S...

The Real News - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version
By Michael Albert and Justin Podur / Z Communications.

Justin Podur: You recently completed an unusual book RPS/2044. Can you first tell us what it is?

Michael Albert: I think the publishing industry would call it an alternative history novel. In it...

The Real News - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese / www.popularresistance.org

With just a week left before Congress’ budget reconciliation process ends, the Senate is once again peddling a poorly-thought out plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If Senators vote before the...

The Real News - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Matt Johnson | CC BY 2.0

The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus taught that “all is flux” — that “nothing stays still,” and therefore that “no one can step in the same river twice.”

The political philosophers of Greco-Roman...

The Real News - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version
By José Luis Martínez / Socialist Project.

In Catalonia an important process of independence is taking place against Spain. At the request of the Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the Catalan Statute of 2010, unconstitutional. This statute was negotiated between...

The Real News - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version

By Vijay Prashad.

On September 25, 2017, the Iraqi Kurdish population will go to the polls for a referendum towards their independence from Iraq. The picture above - taken by Shama -  is of a pro-independence rally headlined by Masoud Barjani, the President of Iraqi Kurdistan...

The Real News - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version

By the Socialist Project

The Ring of Fire continues to divide First Nations and suck up money that should go to healing communities.

Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mineral Strategy

Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mineral Strategy (OJAMS) condemns the Wynne government’s...

The Real News - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Middle East Soccer.

Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and debilitating regional rivalries.

The Islamic State (IS) is on the cusp of territorial defeat in Syria and...

The Real News - 2017-09-17 - Original post - cached version
By Rania Khalek / AlterNet.

Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run PMF in droves, and see a new war on the horizon.

SINJAR, IRAQ—On a Sunday afternoon in mid-August under the baking Iraqi sun, 980 Yazidi soldiers marched in formation at a...

The Real News - 2017-09-17 - Original post - cached version
By NASA / Earth Observatory.

What exactly does it mean for storms to get “stronger”? Does it mean faster winds? A larger wind field? Lower pressure at the center? More rain and snowfall? Higher storm surges?

“You have to remember that storms aren’t one-dimensional,” says Del Genio. “...

The Real News - 2017-09-16 - Original post - cached version

By Dimitri Lascaris / dimitrilascaris.org.

On the morning of September 5, 2017, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) declared Hurricane Irma to be the first Category 5 hurricane to form east of the Leeward Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph and even stronger gusts....

The Real News - 2017-09-15 - Original post - cached version

By David Suzuki / davidsuzuki.org

 

(Photo credit: Walter via Flickr)

What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada’s prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to “grow our economy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

The Real News - 2017-09-14 - Original post - cached version

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian / LA Times.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends an interview with the state-run TV at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran on Aug. 29. (The office of the Iranian Presidency / Associated Press)

In the midst of major global crises, from...

The Real News - 2017-09-14 - Original post - cached version

By Bill McKibben

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing – we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast

Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, southeast Texas 31 August 2017. Photograph: UPI / Barcroft...

The Real News - 2017-09-11 - Original post - cached version

By Paul Sperry / NY Post.

Fresh evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit moving forward against the Saudi Arabian government reveals its embassy in Washington may have funded a “dry run” for the hijackings carried out by two Saudi employees, further reinforcing the claim that...

The Real News - 2017-09-10 - Original post - cached version

William K. Black. September 6, 2017     Kansas City, MO

The Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party (Third Way) is relentless in trying to bring back the days in which the Democratic Party’s leaders buried the Party in Wall Street’s pocket under the label “New Democrats.”  That period...

The Real News - 2017-09-09 - Original post - cached version

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese / Health Over Profit.

8 Sep 2017   | Campaign Updates

Billions More for Crony Capitalist Insurance or Improved Medicare for All

This week we attended a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee where...

The Real News - 2017-09-09 - Original post - cached version

By Vijay Prashad.

The temperature is high again.

The drum-beat of war from the White House goes in two directions - towards Iran and towards North Korea. These are, if you remember, the two other pillars of George W. Bush's 'axis of evil'. Iraq has already been a victim...

The Real News - 2017-09-08 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Coco Curranski | CC BY 2.0

The 2018 midterm elections are still more than a year away, but, according to press reports, Democratic “hopefuls” are already courting “the donor class” in anticipation of the presidential election in 2020....

The Real News - 2017-09-08 - Original post - cached version

By Mark Weisbrot.

This article was published by The Nation on September 7, 2017. A version of this article was published in Spanish by Últimas Noticias on September 3, 2017. If this email was forwarded to you, subscribe to CEPR's email lists here.

The new financial embargo will...

The Real News - 2017-09-07 - Original post - cached version

By William K. Black. September 4, 2017      Kansas City, MO

When people do awful things and know they are doing awful things and want to continue to do them they compound their awfulness by playing cute.  The cuteness demonstrates that they know that what they are doing is indefensible to...

The Real News - 2017-09-06 - Original post - cached version

By Zain Raza / acTVism.

acTVism Editorial Pick: “North Korea is Not an Existential Threat”

In this interview the Senior Editor of the Real News Network Paul Jay has in depth discussion about North Korea with Larry Wilkerson. Laryy Wilkerson is a distinguished Adjunct Professor...

The Real News - 2017-09-06 - Original post - cached version

By Dimitri Lascaris / dimitrilascaris.org.

On September 4, 2017, Moscow-based reporter John Helmer published his latest in a series of articles on Canada’s Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland. Entitled “Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland Hid Light Under Bushel Until Toronto...

The Real News - 2017-09-05 - Original post - cached version

By Nick Cunningham / Oilprice.com

The EIA has once again undercut its previous estimates for U.S. oil production, offering further evidence that the U.S. shale industry is not producing as much as everyone thinks.

The monthly EIA oil production figures tend to be more accurate...

The Real News - 2017-09-04 - Original post - cached version

By Don Quijones / Wolf Street.

It’s hard to do business without banks.

The first country to fully legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Uruguay, has suddenly found itself facing an unexpected obstacle: the international banking industry.

It all began a few...

The Real News - 2017-09-04 - Original post - cached version

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / PopularResistance.org

Above: Telephone Road in Houston, August 27, 2017, during Hurrican Harvey floods.  By Thomas B. Shea for AFP-Getty

Climate breakdown, as George Monbiot calls it, is happening before our eyes at the same time the...

The Real News - 2017-09-03 - Original post - cached version

By Marianne Lavelle , John H. Cushman Jr., Georgina Gustin

With the Texas home of the U.S. oil industry now in distress, Congress and the president may have to rethink their federal budget-slashing strategy.

Even as the floodwaters continue to rise in East Texas, it's...

The Real News - 2017-09-03 - Original post - cached version

By Dena Sokolow

The Obama administration's controversial overtime rule is now dead in the water. Yesterday, a Texas federal court ruled in favor of the 55 state and business plaintiffs who challenged the rule.

How did we get here?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the...

The Real News - 2017-09-03 - Original post - cached version

By David Z. Morris / Portside.

Leaked emails show that white terrorist groups planned violence in advance of August 12 in Charlottesville. They planned on inciting racial violence and hatred. They even planned on driving motor vehicles into the crowd demonstrating...
The Real News - 2017-09-01 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine


The last time Confederate symbols were Topic A was two summers ago, when a deeply troubled twenty-one year old named Dylann Roof murdered nine members of a Bible study group at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  A photograph of Roof...

The Real News - 2017-09-01 - Original post - cached version

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers.

At the start of the August congressional recess, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he will introduce a senate bill this September “to expand Medicare to cover all Americans.” Since the election, the movement for improved Medicare for all, has...

The Real News - 2017-08-31 - Original post - cached version

The emergence of contemporary political Islam, or “Islamism”,1 from the late 1970s onwards, has confronted the Left with an enormous challenge. While standing in opposition to secularism and women’s rights, Islamist movements in the Middle East have coopted standard left-wing causes, such as...

The Real News - 2017-08-31 - Original post - cached version

By Vijay Prashad.

The picture above is remarkable. It comes from the neo-Nazi and white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that took place earlier this month. The combination of the Nazi flag and the Confederate flag is a standard feature of the Right's iconography...

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