Tag: Real News

Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Attack on American Democracy

2018 has been the year of the teacher, as waves of protest in mostly Republican-dominated states starting in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, and most recently North Carolina have challenged not only low pay, but tax cuts and the privatization that have crippled public education. The state keeps asking more of us every year, but giving us less resources. So...

Cambridge Analytica Is Not Alone: i360 and Data Trust Disastrous for Democracy

It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. The scandal surrounding the activities of the data mining company Cambridge Analytica and its use of personal data from 50 million Facebook users continue to unfold. The whistleblower and former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie testified before Britain’s Parliament on Tuesday. 2016 was, you know, where I...

Geo-Political Realignments Over Venezuela

It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. An important meeting on Venezuela concluded in Montevideo, Uruguay today. Representatives from Uruguay, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador gathered and formed what is now being called the International Contact Group on Venezuela. EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini presented...

Trump's Racist Tweets Fan Hatred, Defining the Coming Election

We all know that AOC and this crowd are abunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country, they’re calling theguards along our border— the Border Patrol agents— concentration camp guards, theyaccuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins, they’re anti-Semitic,they’re anti-America. Don’t get down, aim higher. We don’t need to know anythingabout them, personally....