The Real News

Subscribe to The Real News feed
Recent video news from The Real News.
Updated: 1 hour 10 min ago

Can a Progressive Democrat Win in a Blue State?

1 hour 36 min ago
A challenger for a key state senate seat in Maryland against a conservative democrat raises a thorny question about the ability of progressives to make electoral inroads into a party that seems divided

UK's 'Windrush Scandal' Makes Countless Long-Time Immigrants Undocumented

10 hours 36 min ago
Tens to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the Caribbean, living in the UK for decades, now face undocumented status because of a change in government policy. Dr. Clea Bourne speaks about the so-called "Windrush" scandal

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's 'Days Are Numbered' for Ethics Violations

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:04
The ethics violations of Scott Pruitt keep mounting and now he has become too toxic for even the White House, says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand Earth

Why Pay Managers So Well, Even If They Do a Poor Job?

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:04
No matter where we look in the upper echelons of the economy - whether investment fund managers or CEOs - they keep being paid more every year, even though they are not doing their jobs any better. This is money that could go to workers, explains CEPR's Dean Baker

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but 'Lack Working Class Leadership'

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:04
Several days of protests and street battles with the police in Nicaragua over a social security reform left many dead and wounded. Nicaragua analyst Dan La Botz argues the government is to blame, for having set up an authoritarian system that has led to many grievances

How Central Bank Independence Led to Impunity in Latvia

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:04
Latvia's extreme austerity and neoliberal experience has led it down the path of becoming a major hub for money laundering. Its Central Bank governor, Ilmars Rimsevics, is at the heart of the scandal, but enjoys the protection of central bank autonomy, explains former financial regulator Bill Black

India's Ruling Hindu-Nationalist Party Combines Fascism and Neoliberalism

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:04
RSS, the paramilitary wing of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has its origins in fascism and Nazism, writer Amrit Wilson explains. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi has combined BJP's Hindutva ideology with neoliberal capitalism

Enrollment Task Force Violates Open Meetings Act, Advocates Say

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:04
Parent and community advocates demand a seat at the policy-making table when it comes to increasing enrollment in Baltimore City Public Schools; officials claim the Enrollment Task Force is not subject to Open Meetings Act.

Mexican Presidential Candidates Gang up on Frontrunner Lopez Obrador

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:04
Mexico held its first debate of the presidential campaign season. All candidates attacked leftist frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador relentlessly, who managed to make his points without getting dragged down, says Mexico analyst John Ackerman

Culture of Sexual Harassment Thrives in Democratic Capital

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:04
In the first installment of the our three part series women who work in Maryland's state capitol say that leadership does little to protect staff, to curtail unwanted touching and inappropriate comments

US City's Ban on Police Training in Israel Builds Momentum Against Racist Violence

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:04
Durham, North Carolina's city council banned police exchanges with Israel in a landmark vote. Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson says this is an important step to combat police brutality, militarization, and oppression of Palestinians.

Splits in the Ruling Elite Over Trump

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:04
Dr. Gerald Horne with host Paul Jay discuss the dysfunction in the American state and the divisions over the Trump presidency

Starbucks Teams up with ADL, Pro-Israel Group that Spied on Activists

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:04
Starbucks enlisted the Anti-Defamation League for anti-bias training. The ADL is a pro-Israel advocacy group accused of spying on Palestinians and anti-apartheid activists. Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson says #DropTheADL

Cuba's New President Faces Many Serious Challenges

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:04
The challenges Cuba faces involve economic inequality, increasing citizen inclusion the political process, and the still-ongoing US economic blockade. Prof. Elizabeth Dore and James Early discuss the challenges President Diaz-Canel needs to address

Economic Update: Struggling Against the System

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:04
This week's topics include: Updates on teachers' strikes; capitalism abuses facebook; colleges reward privilege and reproduce it; Shell Oil knew about fossil fuels and global warming for last 50 years; UK housing size shrinks; Sinclair Broadcasting traps employees

Trump, Corruption and the Crisis of the Global Elites

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:04
The first episode of "Unfit to Rule" examines the quagmire of corruption and political chaos affecting many governments around the world - most prominent the Mueller investigation of Trump; with Gerald Horne and host Paul Jay

Corker-Kaine Bill Claims to Limit President's War Powers, but Actually Expands Them

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:04
Congress 'lacks courage' to assert its constitutional power to declare war. The Newly proposed Corker-Kaine Senate bill says it would regulate the president's ability to wage war, but actually gives him more war powers, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

How the Massacre in Gaza became an Opportunity to Sell Israeli Weapons

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:04
Germany's Social-Democratic Party voted to lease Israeli attack drones, even though the German military does not need them and the deal is incredibly overpriced. TRNN's Shir Hever explains what lies behind this deal

Laura Flanders: Workers, Wildcats & New Models for Labor Organizing

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:04
Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry (of Service Employees) and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, challenges, and some new models for organizing. Then, a conversation with Palak Shah and Michelle Miller on a new online platform

Why Black Lives Don't Matter: A Radical Interpretation of U.S. History

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:04
A discussion featuring Dr. Gerald Horne and Paul Coates

Pages