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New Chris Hedges Report! Chris Hedges is joined by Ralph Nader for a post-mortem discussion on the 2022 midterm election...
11/25/2022

New Chris Hedges Report! Chris Hedges is joined by Ralph Nader for a post-mortem discussion on the 2022 midterm elections and how to retake Congress from corporate influence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VYbhWtcOLg

The CIA is responsible for heinous crimes around the world. It’s time to get rid of it.
11/25/2022
The Chris Hedges Report: We don’t need the CIA

The CIA is responsible for heinous crimes around the world. It’s time to get rid of it.

The agency is a shadow military organization unaccountable to its own government, and responsible for heinous crimes around the world. It’s time to get rid of it.

Did anyone actually defund the police? Despite right-wing outrage and backlash from the President, there is little evide...
11/24/2022
Nobody defunded the police: A study

Did anyone actually defund the police? Despite right-wing outrage and backlash from the President, there is little evidence that cities are slashing police department budgets.

Despite right-wing outrage and backlash from the President, there is little evidence that cities are slashing police department budgets.

Leonard Peltier has been incarcerated since 1977, following a dubious trial at the height of government attacks on the A...
11/24/2022
Free Indigenous political prisoner Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier has been incarcerated since 1977, following a dubious trial at the height of government attacks on the American Indian Movement.

He should be free.

Indigenous activist and member of the American Indian Movement Leonard Peltier was sent to prison in 1977 after a dubious trial. On this Indigenous Peoples' Day, he should be free.

Elon Musk's mass terminations of employees may have put Twitter afoul of German labor law. Now, terminated workers are o...
11/23/2022
Twitter may be in violation of German labor law

Elon Musk's mass terminations of employees may have put Twitter afoul of German labor law. Now, terminated workers are organizing to contest their terminations and establish a works council.

Terminated German Twitter workers are fighting back after CEO Elon Musk's "extremely hardcore" ultimatum and other terminations.

Often hailed as “America’s greatest athlete,” Sac and Fox Olympic gold medal winner Jim Thorpe’s life and career were sh...
11/23/2022
Jim Thorpe: Biography of an Indigenous icon

Often hailed as “America’s greatest athlete,” Sac and Fox Olympic gold medal winner Jim Thorpe’s life and career were shaped by the profound anti-Indigenous racism of the country that claimed his achievements.

Often hailed as "America's greatest athlete," Sac and Fox Olympic gold medal winner Jim Thorpe's life and career were shaped by the profound anti-Indigenous racism of the country that claimed his achievements.

Devastating floods in Pakistan earlier this year left a third of the country submerged, thousands dead, and millions dis...
11/23/2022
Amid devastating floods, Pakistan and China partner to build climate resilience

Devastating floods in Pakistan earlier this year left a third of the country submerged, thousands dead, and millions displaced.

As part of the Belt and Road Initiative, China's Lanzhou University partnered with Pakistan to build its first weather-detecting lidar station. The station is part of a wider climate monitoring network that aims to improve weather detection throughout West and Central Asia.

As part of the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese and Pakistani scientists teamed up to build a new weather detecting lidar station in Peshawar that will help predict and mitigate future climate disasters.

Lula has clinched victory in Brazil, but what role did unions play in securing his election, and how will they keep figh...
11/22/2022
A retired Brazilian subway operator and trade unionist on how workers delivered Lula's victory

Lula has clinched victory in Brazil, but what role did unions play in securing his election, and how will they keep fighting now that he's won? Retired subway operator and CSP - Conlutas trade unionist Fabio Bosco tells the inside story of how workers won this election.

Brazil's organized workers delivered the presidency to Lula. How will their struggle persist now that he's been elected?

At the age of one, Phoeun You left Cambodia with his family as a refugee. After 26 years in prison in the US, You receiv...
11/22/2022
After 26 years in prison, Cambodian refugee Phoeun You was supposed to be paroled. ICE deported him instead.

At the age of one, Phoeun You left Cambodia with his family as a refugee. After 26 years in prison in the US, You received a recommendation for parole. ICE deported him instead.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has yet to offer him a pardon so he can come home.

Phoeun You says he has never received an official reason for his deportation, and has requested a pardon from California Governor Gavin Newsom.

So much gratitude for YOU: our friends, viewers, readers, listeners, and especially, our donors. Your support makes ever...
11/22/2022

So much gratitude for YOU: our friends, viewers, readers, listeners, and especially, our donors. Your support makes every interview, article, and podcast possible and keeps our coverage independent, free, and accessible to all. Thank you so much!

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers have recently unionized, saying they need fair wages and equal pay, as well as a ...
11/21/2022
Why hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers in the Midwest unionized

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers have recently unionized, saying they need fair wages and equal pay, as well as a stronger voice in organizational decisions that are often made by executives lacking knowledge or experience of workers' needs.

The Supreme Court may have struck down Roe v. Wade, but reproductive healthcare and nonprofit workers in the Midwest are rising up—and unionizing—to demand better working conditions.

A mass shooting that killed at least five people and injured at least 18 late Saturday at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorad...
11/21/2022
LGBTQ+ Nightclub shooting in Colorado Springs probed as possible hate crime

A mass shooting that killed at least five people and injured at least 18 late Saturday at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado will be investigated as a hate crime, a local district attorney told reporters Sunday.

"We know the toxic combination of hate and access to guns in this country leads to deadly results," said Rep. David Cicilline.

“We are striking because there should not be that oil exploitation or gold mining in our territory. That is why the gove...
11/20/2022
Indigenous resistance and the roots of Ecuador's National Strike

“We are striking because there should not be that oil exploitation or gold mining in our territory. That is why the government is now granting permits to exploit mining. That is what the government is granting the permit for. We are not going to allow the government to take over our territory”

Runaway gas prices helped spark the recent 17-day national strike in Ecuador, but rampant neoliberalism, environmental devastation, and centuries of anti-Indigenous racism are at the heart of this struggle.

The Biden administration seems determined to outmuscle North Korea, but the assumption that North Korea can, will, or sh...
11/20/2022
Biden needs to accept that the US can’t intimidate North Korea

The Biden administration seems determined to outmuscle North Korea, but the assumption that North Korea can, will, or should be intimidated through military force is as risky as it is outrageous.

A flurry of North Korean missile tests has captured international attention, but a longer view of US military threats and diplomatic obstinacy is missing from the picture.

The largest strike in the US since 2019 is currently underway across University of California campuses. 48,000 teaching ...
11/19/2022
48,000 University of California staff strike in the largest higher education strike in US history

The largest strike in the US since 2019 is currently underway across University of California campuses. 48,000 teaching assistants, postdocs, researchers and graders say they do not earn enough to live in the state.

UC staff say the administration has intentionally and illegally obstructed bargaining efforts for more than a year, and are now taking matters into their own hands.

Journalist Chris Hedges and philosopher Justin E. H. Smith discuss Marcel Proust’s magnum opus, ‘In Search of Lost Time,...
11/18/2022
Marcel Proust's 'In Search of Lost Time,' 100 years later

Journalist Chris Hedges and philosopher Justin E. H. Smith discuss Marcel Proust’s magnum opus, ‘In Search of Lost Time,’ on the centennial of the author’s death.

Journalist Chris Hedges and philosopher Justin E. H. Smith discuss Marcel Proust's magnum opus, 'In Search of Lost Time,' on the centennial of the author's death.

Lula is Brazil’s President-elect. But Bolsonaro supporters continue to protest. And they’re backed by the international ...
11/17/2022
How Steve Bannon is influencing Bolsonaro’s playbook

Lula is Brazil’s President-elect. But Bolsonaro supporters continue to protest. And they’re backed by the international far right.

Lula is Brazil's President-elect. But Bolsonaro supporters continue to protest. And they're backed by the international far right.

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11/17/2022

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“It’s like they’re Amazon, and they want to crush us. If they could have it their way, we would never have a new contrac...
11/15/2022
New School staff strike shows the institution is not so progressive when it comes to faculty pay

“It’s like they’re Amazon, and they want to crush us. If they could have it their way, we would never have a new contract.”

Over 1,300 part-time faculty at The New School have voted to strike unless a new union contract deal can be reached before tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Over 1,300 part-time faculty have voted to strike unless a new union contract deal can be reached before Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February, Western media has been flooded by crowing reports of an im...
11/15/2022
Scott Ritter: Don't believe the hype. Ukraine can't win this war.

Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February, Western media has been flooded by crowing reports of an imminent Ukrainian victory. But is there any real merit to this narrative, or is it simply prolonging the suffering caused by this war?

Former US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter explains why a Russian victory is inevitable, and what it costs the West to refuse to accept this.

Journalist Roberto Lovato’s first memoir recounts the story of his family through the crucible of US imperialism and El ...
11/14/2022
El Salvador's history shows migration isn't the problem, imperialism is

Journalist Roberto Lovato’s first memoir recounts the story of his family through the crucible of US imperialism and El Salvador’s revolutionary history.

Journalist Roberto Lovato's first memoir recounts the story of his family through the crucible of US imperialism and El Salvador's revolutionary history.

Building on the foundation of previous strikes and organized movements, people on the inside of Alabama prisons are now ...
11/14/2022
Alabama prison strikers’ demands push for decarceration

Building on the foundation of previous strikes and organized movements, people on the inside of Alabama prisons are now regrouping to continue the fight for abolition. (via Prism)

Building on the foundation of previous strikes and organized movements, people on the inside of Alabama prisons are now regrouping to continue the fight for abolition.

Police initially claimed Suiter was the victim of a lone assailant after his body was found in a West Baltimore alley wi...
11/13/2022
New details in mysterious death of Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter revealed in Maryland State Police probe

Police initially claimed Suiter was the victim of a lone assailant after his body was found in a West Baltimore alley with a gunshot wound to the head. But as details began to emerge regarding Suiter’s involvement with some of Baltimore’s most corrupt cops, the case took a turn that raised serious questions.

A previously unreleased report from the Maryland State Police ruled Suiter's death a su***de, yet questions and suspicions remain from the community.

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, is among America’s greatest novels. It is a prescient portrait of the American character ...
11/13/2022
Moby Dick and the soul of American capitalism

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, is among America’s greatest novels. It is a prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a nation and perhaps a species.

The classic novel by Herman Melville still offers a prescient glimpse into the American character—and perhaps our ultimate fate as a species.

With the world in disarray after the COVID-19 Pandemic, in the midst of the growing threat of world war, climate disaste...
11/12/2022
How to show solidarity with railroad workers

With the world in disarray after the COVID-19 Pandemic, in the midst of the growing threat of world war, climate disaster, and a global cost-of-living crisis, railroad workers in the United States are currently engaged in one of the most important struggles in recent labor history, in an industry that is at the heart of the functioning of the country.

In a special panel co-hosted by The Real News and Haymarket Books, Railroad Workers United members speak about their struggle, the situation on the rails, and how you can get involved in efforts to support them.

Less than two weeks in, Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter is already mired in a web of controversies. The CEO ...
11/12/2022
Paris Marx: What Elon Musk's Twitter takeover could mean for journalism and democracy

Less than two weeks in, Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter is already mired in a web of controversies. The CEO of multiple taxpayer-subsidized companies moved quickly to fire Twitter’s board and crown himself the company’s supreme authority.

The exploding car salesman claims he'll make Twitter safe for free speech again, but the platform has already developed numerous problems since he acquired it.

New Chris Hedges Report premiering at noon ET on the TRNN YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOyrNlgobYcCh...
11/11/2022

New Chris Hedges Report premiering at noon ET on the TRNN YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOyrNlgobYc

Chris speaks with retired Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich, who argues that America's leaders are woefully out of touch with reality and unable to adapt to a changing world.

“Some frustrated callers become abusive and subject us to racist and sexist slurs. We’re paid wages so low it’s nearly i...
11/09/2022
Maximus call center workers contracted to support ACA open enrollment strike in four states

“Some frustrated callers become abusive and subject us to racist and sexist slurs. We’re paid wages so low it’s nearly impossible to support a family. We’ve had enough.”

"Some frustrated callers become abusive and subject us to racist and sexist slurs. We’re paid wages so low it’s nearly impossible to support a family. We’ve had enough."

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The Federal Reserve says wages should go down to get inflation under control. What if we just stopped corporate profiteering and the lax rules that make it possible?
New Chris Hedges Report! Chris Hedges is joined by Ralph Nader for a post-mortem discussion on the 2022 midterm elections and how to retake Congress from corporate influence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VYbhWtcOLg
Just like in the dark days after 9/11, corporate media have responded to the war in Ukraine with a craven ‘bloodlust’ that is making all of us less safe.
The CIA is responsible for heinous crimes around the world. It’s time to get rid of it.
Did anyone actually defund the police? Despite right-wing outrage and backlash from the President, there is little evidence that cities are slashing police department budgets.
Leonard Peltier has been incarcerated since 1977, following a dubious trial at the height of government attacks on the American Indian Movement.

He should be free.
A new wave of attacks on q***r and trans rights is here. TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez asks veteran LGBTQ+ labor organizers how workers can fight back.
Elon Musk's mass terminations of employees may have put Twitter afoul of German labor law. Now, terminated workers are organizing to contest their terminations and establish a works council.
Often hailed as “America’s greatest athlete,” Sac and Fox Olympic gold medal winner Jim Thorpe’s life and career were shaped by the profound anti-Indigenous racism of the country that claimed his achievements.
Devastating floods in Pakistan earlier this year left a third of the country submerged, thousands dead, and millions displaced.

As part of the Belt and Road Initiative, China's Lanzhou University partnered with Pakistan to build its first weather-detecting lidar station. The station is part of a wider climate monitoring network that aims to improve weather detection throughout West and Central Asia.
Lula has clinched victory in Brazil, but what role did unions play in securing his election, and how will they keep fighting now that he's won? Retired subway operator and CSP - Conlutas trade unionist Fabio Bosco tells the inside story of how workers won this election.
At the age of one, Phoeun You left Cambodia with his family as a refugee. After 26 years in prison in the US, You received a recommendation for parole. ICE deported him instead.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has yet to offer him a pardon so he can come home.
So much gratitude for YOU: our friends, viewers, readers, listeners, and especially, our donors. Your support makes every interview, article, and podcast possible and keeps our coverage independent, free, and accessible to all. Thank you so much!
Hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers have recently unionized, saying they need fair wages and equal pay, as well as a stronger voice in organizational decisions that are often made by executives lacking knowledge or experience of workers' needs.
A mass shooting that killed at least five people and injured at least 18 late Saturday at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado will be investigated as a hate crime, a local district attorney told reporters Sunday.
“We are striking because there should not be that oil exploitation or gold mining in our territory. That is why the government is now granting permits to exploit mining. That is what the government is granting the permit for. We are not going to allow the government to take over our territory”
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