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A Chicago Alderman Introduced A Water Affordability Ordinance. Does Baltimore Need One Too?

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:12
Baltimore can get more revenue for new water infrastructure by charging what residents can afford to pay, says Mary Grant of Food and Water Watch

Undoing the New Deal: Roosevelt Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism (pt3)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:12
Historian Peter Kuznick says the New Deal created necessary programs and regulations that mitigated the effects of the Great Depression, but he wouldn't nationalize the bank's or challenge private ownership

DNC's Unity Commission Further Dividing the Party

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 17:12
"You look at the big picture and you see that there's a lot of money that keeps flowing to Clinton-aligned political consultants from the Democratic party, and the majority on this commission clearly does not want to shake up that game, much less end it," says Norman Solomon, co-founder of

Bernie Sanders and Ben Jealous Hold Healthcare Rally in Baltimore

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:12
Senator Bernie Sanders joined Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Ben Jealous to launch Jealous' plan to make Maryland the first state with Medicare-for-All

Reporter's Harassment Sparks a #MeToo Moment at WNYC

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:12
As Time names the women who publicly confronted sexual predators the magazine's "Person of the Year," we speak to journalist Suki Kim, who outed a longtime radio host at WNYC for targeting her and several of his female colleagues

Greece Emerges from Economic Crisis with Increased Inequality

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:12
Greece is "coming out of the crisis with a more polarized society, with an opened gap between the rich and the poor," says economic scholar John Milios

State of Emergency Declared in Southern California

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:12
TRNN's Climate Crisis Bureau speaks to leading experts to examine how climate change has contributed to the worst wildfire season ever recorded in California

Residents Say Police Lockdown in Wake of Cop's Death is Unconstitutional

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:12
Residents of the Harlem Park neighborhood in Baltimore where Detective Sean Suiter died three weeks ago told the city's Civilian Review Board they were subjected to unconstitutional tactics by the department during an investigation that has yet to net a suspect

Undoing the New Deal: Truman's Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:12
Historian Peter Kuznick says Truman bought into the Republican's post-WWII campaign against Russia and used the hysteria to purge the Democratic Party and defeat former VP Henry Wallace in the '48 Presidential election; with host Paul Jay

Unlike US Embassy, Palestinians Will Not Be Moved

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:12
As protests erupt over the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti says Trump and Netanyahu won't succeed in displacing Palestinians from their homeland

Children's Health Insurance Program Expire Under GOP Tax Bill

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:12
Nine million children will go without health insurance under the new GOP tax bill says Bill Black, white collar criminologist and former regulator

Brazil's Corruption Scandal Ensnares Anti-Corruption Judge

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:12
New testimony in Brazil's on-going corruption investigations lays bare Judge Sergio Moro's conflict of interest and the possibility that he and his wife might have taken bribes for reducing sentences. Brian Mier of Brazil Wire reports

Trump's 'Criminal' Jerusalem Move Could Backfire

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:12
By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the US embassy there, President Trump is catering to the US right-wing while risking a new revolt against his Middle East agenda, says journalist and scholar Rami Khouri

A Green New Deal for Washington State

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:12
Trump may be leading the US backwards on developing a Green Economy but a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass, says Washington State can pave the way to a New Green Deal. Prof. Robert Pollin and AFL-CIO Labor leader in Washington State discusses the study and the possibilities. Link to report

Ben Jealous: Maryland Needs Medicare-for-All

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 08:12
Ahead of a rally with Bernie Sanders, Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful and civil rights leader Ben Jealous discusses his new state plan for Medicare for All

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Wants to Make Jackson the Most Radical City on the Planet

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 08:12
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jackson, Mississippi's radical mayor, discusses his vision for a new society.

Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Move Was Long in the Works

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:12
President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy there. Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada says years of US policy set the stage.

Trump Faces a Fight over Downsizing National Monuments

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:12
President Trump is flouting the law to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah to open up drilling, mining, and fracking, but indigenous and environmental groups are pushing back

Preemptive Strike on North Korea: Is Trump Wagging the Dog?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:12
"If I were going to divert the American people's attention away from my troubles with the FBI, with Russian oligarchs, and so forth, I'd pick a lesser target," says Col. Larry Wilkerson. "That's not to say that this administration is not stupid enough" to do it

The First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy Visits Baltimore to Build International Solidarity

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:12
Miguel Fraga, First Secretary to the Cuban Embassy visits Baltimore to speak on international relations, ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba, and the importance of the 1959 revolution that started socialism in Cuba