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Real Talk Tho: What Does a Journalist Do?

You’ve probably read a ton of news stories, but do you really know what a journalist does? Journalists can be record keepers, storytellers, and challengers of the status quo. We all read, listen to, or watch the news to find out information about our world, but do we know how the reporting process works? Three […]

Study: Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuels Vastly Underestimated

A new Rochester University study raises new grave questions about fossil fuel production and climate change. The author of the first major study on methane and fracking, Cornell University’s Bob Howarth, explains its implications. Story Transcript DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. According to a new […]

The Implications of the South Carolina Black Vote for Bernie and Biden

Marcus Ferrell, a former Sanders operative, takes us from the last Democratic debate, to the eve of South Carolina’s primary, to the upcoming Democratic nomination and the war with Trump. Story Transcript PETE BUTTIGIEG: I think we’re talking about math. GAYLE KING: We’ll get to you, Mr. Sanders. PETE BUTTIGIEG: Let’s talk about it. TOM […]

Why are More Democrats Breaking Tradition and Boycotting AIPAC?

The pro-Israel group is attacking Bernie Sanders both for his support for Palestinians and for not attending the yearly conference, but he’s not the only person calling out AIPAC’s right-wing agenda. Story Transcript KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Kim Brown. AIPAC is the largest official Israeli lobby group registered in the United […]

Egypt’s Government Rehabilitates Ex-President Mubarak with State Funeral

Despite being discredited and ousted by the 2011 Arab Spring, former president Mubarak’s funeral aims to rehabilitate him and his legacy of military rule. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Greg Wilpert: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Arlington, Virginia. Egypt’s long-time dictator, […]

A Racist Voter ID Law Targeting Native Americans Just Lost its Punch

North Dakota will now provide Native Americans with no-cost identification to vote in a victory against racist voter ID laws⁠—but they still face shocking barriers to the ballot box nationwide. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Kim Brown: Welcome to The Real News, I’m Kim Brown. […]

Argentina’s Fracking Boom Is Creating Climate Justice Concerns

Big Oil hopes Argentina’s shale oil and gas boom can rival the United States’. Backed by US dollar diplomacy, the boom has come at the cost of climate change, ecological damage, and encroachment on indigenous land. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Greg Wolpert: It’s The […]

Surviving the Onslaught of Fracking in Argentina

The Argentine government is trying to dig out of an economic crisis, and views fracking as one of its key solutions. But for people living in the industry’s shadow, including indigenous Mapuche communities, the costs are steep.

Did a Privately Funded Spy Plane Catch Cops Lying?

The plane operator discovered footage that shows Baltimore police could have lied about the shooting of a local man, but police brass didn’t want to see it. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Kim Brown: Welcome to the Real News. I’m Kim Brown. The Baltimore City […]

Germany Is Failing to Take Racism Seriously

A white supremacist in Hanau murdered ten people. German authorities, however, refuse to acknowledge the connection between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, considering only the latter to be worthy of attention. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Greg: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wolpert in Arlington, […]

Is Medicare for All Bad for Union-Negotiated Healthcare?

The argument that Medicare for All will hurt workers because it abolishes hard-earned healthcare benefits of unionized workers has repeatedly been used against Sanders and Warren. But does the criticism have any basis? Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Greg Wilpert: It’s The Real News Network. […]

Afro-Feminist Resistance in Brazil’s Carnival

In Southern Brazil, the all women’s carnival block Cores de Aide is marching for political resistance and in defense of women, who have been particularly under attack during the far-right presidency of Jair Bolsonaro. Story Transcript Carnival. Brazil’s biggest celebration of the year. This is the scene televised into most homes across the country and […]

Police Arrest Indigenous Land Defenders After Trudeau Demands an End to Blockades

Indigenous lawyer Pamela Palmater says Canada’s government is unduly influencing law enforcement. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Dimitri Lascari…: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for the Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. As the Real News reported last week, blockades of critical infrastructure have been […]

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