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The Real News - 2017-07-30 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid East Soccer.

A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood facilitated Israel’s backing down in the crisis over Jerusalem’s...

The Real News - 2017-07-30 - Original post - cached version
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / www.PopularResistance.org

The Coalition Against Foreign Military Bases is a new campaign focused on closing all US military bases abroad. This campaign strikes at the foundation of US empire, confronting its militarism, corporatism and imperialism....

The Real News - 2017-07-30 - Original post - cached version

By Claudio Katz / Socialist Project.

The Left and Venezuela

During the last two months Venezuela has been faced with a terrible wave of violence. It has already resulted in more than 60 deaths along with looted schools, burned public buildings, destroyed public transportation and...

The Real News - 2017-07-28 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by FolsomNatural | CC BY 2.0

Back in the good old days, six months ago, the general view of New York City outside the Acela corridor and a few neighborhoods in LA was that “it’s a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there...

The Real News - 2017-07-28 - Original post - cached version

By Pierre Rousset / Socialist Project.

Mélenchon, La France Insoumise, Populism

Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s presidential and legislative campaign this year was different from the previous ones. There was a huge change in the relationship to political parties in general and to his...

The Real News - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon / USA Today.

Whatever you think of Putin or Trump, they're presidents of nuclear superpowers: Opposing view

The drive to put more sanctions on Russia might feel good. But fueling a new Cold War can only propel the United States in the wrong direction. It’s time...

The Real News - 2017-07-25 - Original post - cached version
Some say public option is the path toward an improved and expanded Medicare for all. It's not. By RoseAnn DeMoro / AlterNet

Photo Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk...

The Real News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

From:  David William Pear. July 24, 2017.

[Photo:  Hugo Chavez Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement, FlickrPhotos, Commons Search]

 

Venezuela is a step closer to civil war after July 20th's "fake referendum " held by the government opposition. Corporate Fake News (i.e...

The Real News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

By Gregory Wilpert.

Venezuela is heading towards an increasingly dangerous situation, in which open civil war could become a real possibility. So far over 100 people have been killed as a result of street protests, most of these deaths are the fault of the protesters themselves (to the...

The Real News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Richard Wolffe / The Guardian.

As the laughable 'Made in America' week closed, the White House staged a farce to rival any of Sean Spicer’s press briefings. This was nightmare political theater

ean "Spicey" Spicer, we knew ye all too well. Six months of shambolic press...

The Real News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

Barak Ravid / Haaretz.

Netanyahu knows what is needed to deal with current tensions, but he voted for the opposite; with no token leftists to blame, he's stuck between a rock and hard place

Immediately after the attack on the Temple Mount compound a week ago, Prime Minister...

The Real News - 2017-07-22 - Original post - cached version

By Shamus Cooke / Counterpunch.

As Venezuela’s fascist-minded oligarchy conspires with U.S. imperialism to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro, few in the U.S. seem to care.

Instead of denouncing  rightwing violence that aims at regime...

The Real News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version
By Reynard Loki / AlterNet. The new legislation makes huge concessions to the fossil fuel industry.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Grozetskaya/Shutterstock

There's no doubt that California has established itself one of the world's climate leaders, setting...

The Real News - 2017-07-20 - Original post - cached version

By David William Pear.

It is all about the oil. Whatever else one hears about Venezuela, it is all about the oil. That is what one needs to know first about why the U.S. Empire has Venezuela under siege. It is about the oil.

When President Trump says, "Venezuela is a mess;...

The Real News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

By Mohamed Elmaazi / Open Democracy

Is it possible to hold undercover policing to account? Not without redistributing wealth and power within society.

Image: Policespiesoutoflives.org

“Civil government, in so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is...

The Real News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

By Mohamed Elmaazi / Open Democracy

Is it possible to hold undercover policing to account? Not without redistributing wealth and power within society.

Image: Policespiesoutoflives.org

“Civil government, in so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is...

The Real News - 2017-07-18 - Original post - cached version

By Vijay Prashad / The Hindu.


AP | Photo Credit: Hassan Ammar

The defeat of the Islamic State is inevitable. But the next conflict has already begun, with Iran in the gunsights of U.S.

After the Iraqi military, with U.S. aerial support, dislodged the Islamic State...

The Real News - 2017-07-18 - Original post - cached version
By Robert Naiman / Truthout

(Photo: Ron Cogswell; Edited: LW / TO)

Today, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prohibit US participation in the catastrophic Saudi-United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

The Real News - 2017-07-16 - Original post - cached version

 

 

By James M. Dorsey /  Middle East Soccer.

A Saudi-UAE-led alliance has tabled a long-expected demand that world soccer body FIFA strip Qatar of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights.

With little chance of FIFA acting on the demand any time soon...

The Real News - 2017-07-16 - Original post - cached version

By Gregory Wilpert.

Venezuela is heading towards an increasingly dangerous situation, in which open civil war could become a real possibility. So far over 100 people have been killed as a result of street protests, most of these deaths are the fault of the protesters themselves (to the...

The Real News - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

By Trita Parsi / The American Conservative

The Trump Administration risks sleepwalking into war.

Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com, European External Action Service/Flickr

When ten American sailors found themselves captives of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps in...

The Real News - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian / AL Monitor

Iranian soldiers march during a parade marking the country's Army Day, April 18, 2017, in Tehran.  (photo by GETTY/Atta Kenare)

A pervasive perception in US policy circles and among US allies is that Iran seeks...

The Real News - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

By Cyril Widdershoven / Oilprice.com

OPEC exports have come under pressure this week from technical threats to oil fields, with Saudi Arabia's Manifa problems grabbing the headlines.

Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser, while addressing the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, stated...

The Real News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

By Howard Altman /  Tampa Bay Times.

From his office on the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East, Air Force Maj. Gen. David Nahom can look out his window into a cavernous room with banks of screens and find the position of any aircraft in the region.

Just...

The Real News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Conterpunch

Photo by Carnaval.com Studios | CC BY 2.0

If Vladimir Putin is half as clever as his demonizers make him out to be, he must have figured out a long time ago that, to get inside Donald Trump’s head, clinical psychologists with expertise treating...

The Real News - 2017-07-12 - Original post - cached version
By Barry Eidlin / Socialist Project

As nativist right-wing populism surges across the Global North amidst the exhaustion of social democracy and “Third Way” liberalism, the United States finds itself at the forefront. Elsewhere, right populist parties have led in the polls, as with the Front...

The Real News - 2017-07-11 - Original post - cached version
Blame Trump on Jeff Zucker, and throw in Morning Joe and Mika while you're at it. By Adam Johnson / AlterNet

Photo Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock

Trump’s recent wave of attacks against CNN and MSNBC’s Morning Joe are understandably leading to outrage and...

The Real News - 2017-07-10 - Original post - cached version

By John Bellamy Foster interviewed by Juan Cruz Ferre / Socialist Project

Climate change is out of control. It is already too late to avoid soaring temperatures, scarce water, and extreme weather. But the financial structure of capitalism is tied to fossil fuels. Market-based...

The Real News - 2017-07-10 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon

Dear Congresswoman Lee:

More than a decade and a half ago, your eloquent words and courageous vote set a high bar as you stood up against a war frenzy on the House floor. Three days after 9/11, you implemented the kind of brave wisdom that we desperately need...

The Real News - 2017-07-09 - Original post - cached version
Here's how the party can punch its ticket in 2018 and beyond. By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Photo Credit: YouTube Screengrab

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving toward Medicare for All – a single-payer...

The Real News - 2017-07-08 - Original post - cached version

By David Swanson / davidswanson.org

Outdoing Donald Trump’s repeated threats to “send in the feds” to deal with Chicago’s problems, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the man who promised to keep the war on Iraq going in 2007 in order for Democrats to run “against” it again in 2008, and the man who...

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

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch

Photo by Karl-Ludwig Poggemann | CC BY 2.0

The authors of our Constitution were of many minds on many issues, slavery most of all.  But they all agreed that the United States would be a republic, that there would be no king.

They got what...

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

By Norman Solomon

Some leading Democrats in Congress are eager to turn the summit meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin away from avenues for improvements in U.S.-Russian relations, even if that means deflecting it toward World War III.

On Wednesday, the New York...

The Real News - 2017-07-04 - Original post - cached version
City council members credit the hard work of grassroots labor organizations. By Lauren Kaori Gurley / AlterNet

Photo Credit: (flickr / Bob Simpson)

The Minneapolis City Council passed a law Friday making it the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 minimum wage,...

The Real News - 2017-07-04 - Original post - cached version
Execs claim support for a federal carbon tax and the Paris agreement, but the checkbook ledger tells a different story. By Elliott Negin / AlterNet

LISBON, PORTUGAL - January 4, 2015: Photo of Exxon Mobil homepage on a monitor screen through a magnifying glass.
Photo Credit...

The Real News - 2017-07-03 - Original post - cached version

By Adam Hanieh / Socialist Project

The June 5 decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt to suspend diplomatic ties with Qatar has sent shockwaves through the Middle East.

The ensuing blockade shut down much of the Gulf’s maritime and land...

The Real News - 2017-07-02 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch

Photo by Vinoth Chandar | CC BY 2.0

There used to be “moderate” Republicans whose views were no worse than, say, Barack Obama’s.  That is ancient history now.

These days, for anyone who is not at least a multi-millionaire or an acolyte of...

The Real News - 2017-07-02 - Original post - cached version

By Nicole Hill, Angele Alook, Ian Hussey / Socialist Project

In February, the government of Alberta signed a ten-year framework agreement with the Métis Nation of Alberta, emphasizing a relationship based on recognition, respect, and cooperation. In March, Alberta and the Blackfoot...

The Real News - 2017-06-29 - Original post - cached version

By Mike Elk / Payday Report

Tom Perez on Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 50th Anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" March from Selma to Montgomery (CNN).

While running for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez pledged to eliminate unpaid internships at DNC.

“...

The Real News - 2017-06-28 - Original post - cached version

By J. F. Conway / Socialist Project

Populism: “any political movement which seeks
to mobilize the people... against a state which
is either controlled by vested interests or too powerful in itself.”

— Oxford Dictionary of Sociology

The term “populism” has...

The Real News - 2017-06-28 - Original post - cached version

William K. Black, June 27, 2017     Bloomington, MN

The president of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) launched a coordinated attack on “shorts” that mirrored his rival’s (Nasdaq) attack.  The NYSE assault, however, used bizarre rhetoric.

“It feels kind of icky and un-American,...

The Real News - 2017-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Ontario’s Basic Income Experiment

By John Clarke / Socialist Project.

Since 2010, the UK has endured a political regime that can be considered a cutting edge of the austerity agenda. Through the film, I, Daniel Blake, people around the world have become familiar with the...

The Real News - 2017-06-25 - Original post - cached version

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner. This article was first published on The Guardian.

US president has long history of lucrative investment deals with Saudi Arabia but few ties to small Gulf nation

Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has come to Donald Trump’s...

The Real News - 2017-06-25 - Original post - cached version

By Diana Johnstone. This article was first published on Counterpunch.

Photo by OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS | CC BY 2.0

French legislative elections follow hard on the heels of the Presidential election.  The momentum virtually ensures a presidential majority.  So it was taken for...

The Real News - 2017-06-25 - Original post - cached version

50 years after the Glassboro Summit, we should question the wisdom of leaders who seem averse to any kind of détente between the United States and Russia.

By Norman Solomon. This article was first published on The Nation.

Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin meets with...

The Real News - 2017-06-25 - Original post - cached version
A shovel prepares to dump a load of coal into a 320-ton truck at the Black Thunder mine in Wright, Wyo. on April 30, 2007. The Arch Coal mine is one of the two largest U.S. coal mines, in terms of production, and is the focus of a pending federal court ruling. The ruling could force the U.S....
The Real News - 2017-06-25 - Original post - cached version

By Lee Fang. This article was first published on The Intercept.

After President Donald Trump’s upset election victory, Democratic insiders who worked on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid weren’t necessarily relegated to the sidelines. Many, in fact, are cashing in as...

The Real News - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version
We are between climate catastrophe and wars of extinction. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet

Photo Credit: Vijay Prashad

In the center of Barcelona, sits the majestic church, still unfinished, designed by Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926). It is a 20th-century masterpiece, coddled...

The Real News - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine

Photo by Ken Jones | CC BY 2.0

In today’s so-called democracies, elections seldom bring about changes for the better, except in rare instances when they ratify progress achieved outside the electoral arena.  This is one of several reasons why the very long...

The Real News - 2017-06-19 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon

It’s routine for right-wing outlets like Fox to smear progressive activists under the guise of “news” coverage. But why the New York Times? And why the special venom for Bernie Sanders?

After the horrific June 14 shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and three...

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