Posted inEconomy, Economy and Inequality, housing, labor, Podcast, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network

Combatting the housing crisis with the Crown Heights Tenants Union

Some 34% of available housing stock in the US is rented by tenants, who number over 114 million people. Among tenants, more than 40% pay over 35% of their monthly income towards rent alone. As wages stagnate and rents rise, the fight against landlords, evictions, and developers becomes more urgent to the class struggle day […]

Posted inJulian Assange, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network, video

Stella Assange: ‘The world is watching’ Assange extradition hearing

Julian Assange’s fight for freedom has reached a crucial turning point as the London High Court reviews his request to appeal extradition to the US, where Assange faces numerous charges under the Espionage Act. The Real News reports from London, where supporters of Assange mobilized to demand his freedom. Produced by Ross Domoney and Nadia […]

Posted inBaltimore, Economy and Inequality, labor, Podcast, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network, Working People

Baltimore’s co-ops show the power of a ‘solidarity economy’

Baltimore has become what many consider to be ground zero in the emerging “solidarity economy” and the formation of worker-owned, cooperatively run businesses. There’s something important going on here, and there’s a lot that we can all learn from our fellow workers who are in the cooperative space—people who are living, breathing proof that there’s […]

Posted inedge of sports, Edge of Sports TV, Politics and Movements: US, The Cultural Front, The Real News Network, video

Settler colonialism, Gaza, and the Super Bowl shooting

The Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade last week turned from a scene of celebration to horror after a mass shooting killed one person and injured 22 others, including 11 children. While Democrats have rightfully taken aim at Missouri’s loose gun laws, there’s more to America’s gun violence epidemic than laws alone. From westward expansion to […]

Posted inJulian Assange, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, The Chris Hedges Report, The Real News Network, video

Hearing to appeal Julian Assange’s extradition begins

After a years-long battle, Julian Assange’s legal team returned to London’s High Court on Tuesday, Feb. 20, to request permission to appeal the founder of WikiLeaks’ extradition order to the US, where he faces 18 charges under the Espionage Act despite not being a US citizen. Assange has faced extensive persecution by the US government […]

Posted inimmigration, Podcast, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, Texas, The Marc Steiner Show, The Real News Network

Greg Abbott’s border stunts are the real ‘invasion’ at Eagle Pass

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, has spearheaded a manufactured political crisis over the state of the US-Mexico border for years. Not content to send hundreds of non-consenting migrants to Democrat-run cities by the busload, Abbott’s latest stunts have now brought him into confrontation with the federal government over the border. Jim Hightower and […]

Posted inPodcast, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network

A professor started an anti-fascist college club—and found himself under investigation

As a community college professor, Josh Fernandez started an anti-fascist club to organize alongside his students. The school administration responded by investigating him for “soliciting students for potentially dangerous activities.” Fernandez’s autobiography, The Hands That Crafted the Bomb, follows him through a year spent defending his job and reflecting on his political development from an angry young […]

Posted inArticle, Gaza, Israel, labor, Palestine, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, Reprint, The Real News Network

Unions must go beyond calling for a cease-fire in Gaza

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Feb. 13, 2024. It is shared here with permission. Four months into Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza that has killed over twenty-eight thousand Palestinians, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) — the US labor federation whose member unions represent 12.5 million workers — […]

Posted inlabor, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network, video

Grad students and faculty fight for collective bargaining in deep blue Maryland

Maryland public university graduate students and faculty are demanding collective bargaining rights from the state government for the 20,000 public academic workers currently denied the right to join a union. Maryland currently has a Democratic majority in its legislature as well as a Democratic governor. Jaisal Noor reports from Annapolis. Videography / Post-Production: Jaisal Noor […]

Posted inArticle, immigration, Media Criticism, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network

Media ‘border deal’ coverage erases actual human stakes

Combing through the recent torrent of reports about the high-stakes “border deal” being debated on Capitol Hill, one would hardly know that the “dealmaking” involved concerns the lives and fates of actual flesh-and-blood human beings. Instead, euphemism reigns as both Republicans and Democrats execute the kind of rhetorical magic trick that takes a humanitarian crisis […]