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

South Baltimore residents on the toxic reality of living in a ‘sacrifice zone’

“South Baltimore is a sacrifice zone,” Michael Middleton and Dr. Sacoby Wilson wrote in a guest commentary published in Maryland Matters this February. “The six communities that make up South Baltimore—Cherry Hill, Westport, Mt. Winans, Lakeland, Brooklyn, and Curtis Bay—rank in the top 3% of the state for environmental burden using a Maryland Department of […]

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Nicaragua, 1980s. Revolution | Under the Shadow, Episode 10, Part 1

The 1979 Nicaraguan revolution that overthrew a brutal U.S.-backed dictator ushered in a wave of hope in the Central American country. The new Sandinista government launched literacy and healthcare campaigns, carried out land reform and promised to improving the lives of all. But the United States, under president Ronald Reagan, feared the dominos would fall […]

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US Traffic of Guns Turns Productive Mexicans Into Desperate Refugees

Ieva Jusionyte’s new book “Exit Wounds: How America’s Guns Fuel Violence Across the Border.” Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play/ Amazon / YouTube / Rumble The crisis on the U.S. southern border continues to be a mainstay on the American political conscience and will likely be decisive to the November election as migrants from Mexico and other Latin American nations are […]

Posted inGaza, Israel, Palestine, Podcast, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network

‘The university fears us because of how little we fear them’: Michigan Gaza encampment organizers demand university divest from Israel

At this very moment, a student-led grassroots movement is spreading throughout the country, with over 100 encampments going up at different college and university campuses around the country and around the world in protest of Israel’s US-funded genocidal war on Gaza and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. In what is being called the “student intifada,” students, faculty, grad […]

Posted inGaza, Israel, Palestine, Podcast, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, The Marc Steiner Show, The Real News Network

How surgeons remotely assisted their colleagues in Gaza

Seven months of brutal Israeli genocide in Gaza have obliterated the local healthcare system, as the IDF has repeatedly targeted and destroyed hospitals and clinics in its military operations. When healthcare infrastructure was still standing, Gaza’s healthcare workers faced the challenge of treating grave injuries requiring specialist to get around this issue, surgeons around the […]

Posted inEconomy and Inequality, Podcast, Politics and Movements: US, The Real News Network, Working People

Before East Palestine, there was Portsmouth

“Vina Colley was Erin Brockovich before Erin Brockovich,” Kevin Williams wrote in a 2020 Belt Magazine article titled, “The Poisonous Legacy of Portsmouth’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant.” Williams continues, “Colley has become an unlikely citizen-scientist, spending a lifetime researching and documenting PORTS and its sins… Colley was hired as an electrician at the facility in 1980 and worked […]

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Nicaragua. Sandino | Under the Shadow, Episode 9

In 1912, the United States invaded Nicaragua and began what would become the longest US occupation in Latin American history. The occupation would birth both a dictatorship and one of Latin America’s most important revolutionary heroes: Augusto Sandino. Sandino would wage a six-year-long guerrilla insurgency to rid Nicaragua of the US Marines. And he would […]

Posted inlabor, Podcast, Politics and Movements: US, The Cultural Front, The Real News Network, Working People

Give the people musicals: Gene Bruskin, the people’s artist

Gene Bruskin was born to a Jewish working-class family in South Philadelphia and has been a life-long social justice activist, union organizer, poet, and playwright. Since retiring from the labor movement, Gene wrote his first play in 2016, a musical comedy for and about work and workers called Pray For the Dead: A Musical Tale of […]

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East Palestine residents demand fully-funded healthcare

In this extended episode, you will hear a compilation of speakers from the March 23 conference in East Palestine. Speakers include: Lauri Harmon, East Palestine resident; Chris Albright, East Palestine resident; Jami Rae Wallace, East Palestine resident, president of East Palestine Unity Council; Christina Siceloff, East Palestine resident; Rob Two-Hawks, East Palestine resident; Daren Gamble, […]

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Cuba’s protests and the long crisis of US intervention

Protests against shortages of food and fuel in Cuba’s eastern provinces on March 18 brought the corporate media spotlight back to the island, which is currently experiencing a major economic crisis. True to form, much US reporting on the protests attempted to construct a familiar narrative of Cuba as a failed state on the brink […]