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Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore

8 hours 51 min ago
In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore's necessary infrastructure investments

Pence Speech Fuels Conflict Between Israel and Palestine

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:01
Pence's speech to the Knesset praised Israel's democracy while Palestinian members of parliament were forcibly removed for expressing their views, says TRNN correspondent Shir Hever

Apple: The Biggest Tax Cheaters in History Repatriate Profits Under Trump's Tax Bill

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:01
What Apple did was outright illegal according to the European Union, but instead of taking legal action against Apple for tax evasion, the Trump tax bill will reward them says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

Rather Than Address Crime, Baltimore Officials Try to Relocate It

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:01
Baltimore officials will demolish 6 buildings and relocate more than 120 families living in Gilmor Homes, a public housing project that the mayor says is a hotbed for criminal activity. Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Gilmor residents about the city's plan, which he says fails to address the root causes of the problem

Women March in Defiance of Trump

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:01
In Baltimore and around the world the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington prompted calls for unity in resisting the policies of the Trump Administration by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

Can a New Baltimore Police Commissioner Fix a Corrupt Department?

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 09:01
The firing of Chief Kevin Davis and the appointment of Darryl DeSousa to replace him raises questions about the ability of an agency under a federal consent decree to right itself

Baltimore Spends Billions on Corporate Subsidies but Can't Heat Its Schools

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 09:01
Author and political scientist Lester Spence says the discussion around Baltimore's flagging school system ignores the fundamental priorities of a city that favors corporations over its children

CFPB Moves to Aid Depredation of Society's Weakest

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 09:01
In one of his first moves as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, Mick Mulvaney scrapped a rule regulating payday lenders. "This has everything to do with facilitating fraud and predation," says white collar criminologist Bill Black

Trump Keeps US in Syria and Sets Off New War

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:01
Just days after the announcement of a U.S.-backed Kurdish "border force" and an indefinite U.S. military presence in Syria, Turkey is shelling Kurdish areas and threatening a ground assault. We speak to Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton about what the Trump administration's renewed commitment to both regime change and confronting Iran means for Syria.

Korean Olympic Unity Gives US War Plans a 'Bloody Nose'

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:01
North and South Korea will march together at the upcoming Winter Olympics, raising hopes of de-escalation. This, amid talk of a new U.S. strategy dubbed "Bloody Nose" and a U.S.-led summit promoting other aggressive steps. Christine Ahn, who organized a counter-summit of women peace activists, explains

After Hawaii Scare, Trump Worsens Nuclear Danger

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:01
Trump's bellicose statements about North Korea and the recent false missile alert in Hawaii have raised global alarm over nuclear war. Now, in an unprecedented step, a draft of the new U.S. Nuclear Posture calls for authorizing nuclear weapons use even in response to a non-military attack

Massive Oil Spill in East China Sea Is the Size of Paris

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:01
In one of the worst oil shipping disasters in decades, a tanker carrying $60 million of Iranian oil collided with a Chinese cargo ship. We speak with marine biologist David Santillo about the possible effects on marine ecosystems

2017 Hottest Year On Record Without El Nino Push

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:01
NASA and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report the global warming trend is continuing. We discuss the findings with the Weather Underground's Bob Henson.

IRS Private Debt-Collection Program is 'Indefensible'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:01
Using private debt-collection firms to collect debt from low-income Americans is not only morally reprehensible, but it's also terrible business, says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

Yemen's Crisis is Far Worse Than We're Told

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:01
UNICEF says the war in Yemen is killing or wounding five children every single day. But Shireen Al-Adeimi says the figure drastically under-counts the real toll of the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed bombing and blockade

Catalonia Independence Crisis Intensifies Spain's Political Divide

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:01
Political parties in Spain are struggling to navigate an increasingly polarized political landscape, says Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

Cape Town Water Wars: A Literal Shitstorm

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:01
In Cape Town, one of the most unequal cities in the world, poor people are taking the buckets they use for chemical toilets and turning them into weapons, as the water shortage intensifies class conflicts

Whistleblowers: Congress Has Entrenched the Surveillance State

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:01
Two former whistleblowers -- Thomas Drake of the NSA and Colleen Rowley of the FBI -- say the new bi-partisan FISA spying law opens the way to widespread privacy violations and government abuses

Repression Against Honduran Opposition Intensifies

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:01
Over 200 demonstrators were injured in last week's demonstrations against the incumbent president, whose reelection lacks legitimacy according to the opposition and international observers. The opposition is now gearing up for a national strike in the lead-up to the inauguration, explains Heather Gies, reporting from Honduras

The Grenfell Community's Silent Steps for Justice

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
On the seven-month anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire in London, the local community hold their monthly Silent Walk and share their thoughts on how they are coping and the wider reasons for the tragedy