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The Real News of the Day - May 4, 2016

Trump and Sanders win; Detroit sickout ends; Obama in Flint; medical errors the 3rd greatest cause of death; water shortage to impact economies; British coal mine occupied; UK local elections; EU to fine countries over refugees; Brazil prosecutor to investigate Rousseff
DATE: 2016-05-04

 
 

Is Sanders the Better Candidate to Defeat Trump?

 

Greenpeace Leaks Secret Pro-Corporate Trade Agreement

 

Indiana Primary: Trump Knocks Out Cruz & Sanders Upsets Clinton

 

Four Men Arrested for the Murder of Berta Caceres

 
 

LATEST STORIES

Baltimore Election Under Intense Scrutiny
Critics call for investigation of possible voter irregularities in tight race but election board says results will be certified Friday
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 10:16

 
Spontaneous Protests in Baghdad Green Zone Show Cracks in the Security Apparatus
Sabah Alnasseri of York University says the non-sectarian and non-ethnic character of these protests are a significant development
DATE: 2016-05-03 | LENGTH: 07:30

 
Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools for Second Day Over Lack of Pay
Detroit faces dual crises: The cash-strapped city doesn't have enough money to pay its teachers and has begun shutting off water to up to 20,000 residents who are behind on their water bill
DATE: 2016-05-03 | LENGTH: 04:14

 
Days of Revolt: The Assault of the Animal Agriculture Industry
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews the directors of the film "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret" to discuss the impact of the animal agriculture industry on accelerating climate change and environmental degradation, and the surprising silence on the part of environmental groups.
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 26:19

 
The Real News of the Day - May 3, 2016
Detroit schools closed for 2nd day; Middle East and North Africa may be uninhabitable in 2050; gas and oil phase out best option; Indiana primaries; US Navy Seal killed in Iraq; Spain parliament dissolved; murder arrests in Honduras; Kirchner accused of corruption; Brazil's former presidential candidate accused of corruption; Whatsapp closed in Brazil; Venezuelan opposition recall referendum
DATE: 2016-05-03

 
Chris Hedges: Activist Rev. Berrigan Targeted by Church Hierarchy
Chris Hedges reflects on Berrigan's legacy as a writer and activist
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 07:43

 
"Soft Coup" in Brazil is Destroying the Workers' Party and Social Programs
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report says Brazil's whole political system is corrupt and on the verge of collapse, not just the Presidency of Dilma Rousseff
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 12:09

 
Before Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West
A new report has challenged the official account of the death of Tyrone West, who died in police custody under questionable circumstances in 2013
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 02:50

 
Activists March Against Police Shooting of a 14-Year-Old in Baltimore
A year after protests against the killing of Freddie Gray grabbed international attention, police shoot a 14-year-old in East Baltimore
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 02:21

 
The Real News of the Day - May 2, 2016
Greenpeace leaks TTIP documents; Trump and Clinton ahead in Indiana; FISA accepted all surveillance requests; Washington must respond to climate change; Detroit schools closed; Puerto Rico defaults again; refugees drown in Mediterranean; Iranian moderates win run-offs; protesters leave Iraqi Parliament; Daniel Berrigan dies
DATE: 2016-05-02

 
A Global Roundup of May Day Marches and Protests
Cities around the world both celebrated the history of the labor rights struggle and carried on its tradition by protesting for higher wages, better working conditions and an end to austerity
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 02:49

 
US and UK Arms Sales Fueling War Crimes in Yemen
Prof. Sheila Carapico says many humanitarian groups have implicated the US and other Western countries in war crimes in Yemen
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 16:17

 
If We Don't Get It Shut It Down!: Theatre as a voice of the people.
Baltimore's own Morgan Stevenson directed an original play, If We Don't Get It Shut It Down, based on interviews of activists who were on the front lines during the uprising. Real News goes back stage at the Harlem Repertory Theatre where it premiered to get perspectives from the cast and director on using art as a tool for social change and controlling the narrative of rebellion
DATE: 2016-05-02 | LENGTH: 17:01

 
Sanders Supporters on Road to Insurrection in Democratic Party?
Bill Curry, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, says the gulf between the Sanders' base and the Democratic Party elite on a broad range of issues could lead to fissure with the Party leadership
DATE: 2016-05-01 | LENGTH: 17:26

 
Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (3/3)
The third and final part of our interviews with Robert McChesney and John Nichols on their new book "People Get Ready"
DATE: 2016-05-01 | LENGTH: 23:02

 
Allegations of Anti-Semitism Fired up Ahead of Pivotal UK Local Elections
Max Blumenthal and John Weeks agree that the charges of anti-semitism against the Labour Party in the UK are part of an orchestrated effort from the Right
DATE: 2016-04-30 | LENGTH: 18:44

 
  

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Free Markets Mean Zero Economic Profit – or a 99% Profit Markup
William K. Black, May 3, 2016     Bloomington, MN Open up a conventional economics text and you will be taught that high among the glories of “free markets” is the “fact” that they lead to firms earning “zero economic profits.”  Economic ...

William Black

Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails
By Ray McGovern. This article was first published on Consortium News. Before the Democrats lock in their choice for President, they might want to know if Hillary Clinton broke the law with her unsecure emails and may ...

Ray McGovern

Let's Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism
By Michael D. Yates. This article was first published on Truthout. Supporters cheer during a campaign event with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a Democratic presidential hopeful, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, April 25, 2016. (Photo: M...

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What is the Democratic Party Good For? Absolutely Nothing
By Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Conterpunch.
Think of Republicans and despair for the human race. Even the ones who otherwise seem morally and intellectually sound champion political views straight out of Morons R’Us. However, ...

Andrew Levine

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Interview With João Pedro Stédile: “Dilma’s mistake was to promote class conciliation”
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Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the Pope's rhetoric on climate change and capitalism is a positive force or a dangerous illusion
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Drake

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Drake, a former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency, says he was targeted by the NSA because he exposed that the agency had intel that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks and because he blew the whistle on a massive secret surveillance program aimed at Americans
 

Reality Asserts Itself - Catarina Principe

On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Principe talks about growing up in Portugal expecting the promise of the social state to be fulfilled, and becoming an activist in the fight against forces dismantling the achievements of the Portuguese revolution
 
   

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Baltimore Election Under Intense Scrutiny
Critics call for investigation of possible voter irregularities in tight race but election board says results will be certified Friday
DATE: 2016-05-04

 
Before Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West
A new report has challenged the official account of the death of Tyrone West, who died in police custody under questionable circumstances in 2013
DATE: 2016-05-02

 
Activists March Against Police Shooting of a 14-Year-Old in Baltimore
A year after protests against the killing of Freddie Gray grabbed international attention, police shoot a 14-year-old in East Baltimore
DATE: 2016-05-02

 
If We Don't Get It Shut It Down!: Theatre as a voice of the people.
Baltimore's own Morgan Stevenson directed an original play, If We Don't Get It Shut It Down, based on interviews of activists who were on the front lines during the uprising. Real News goes back stage at the Harlem Repertory Theatre where it premiered to get perspectives from the cast and director on using art as a tool for social change and controlling the narrative of rebellion
DATE: 2016-05-02

 
A Tale of Two Police Shootings
Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago
DATE: 2016-04-30

 
Tired of Waiting for the Courts, Students Get Their Own Measure of Justice for Freddie Gray
TRNN Exclusive: Students at Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis High stage a mock trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray
DATE: 2016-04-28

 
   

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