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2020 Nov 27 - 9:03pm
We’re joined by Marilyn Vann, president of both the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association and African Indians of the 5 Civilized Tribes Foundation; Johnnie Jae, journalist and co-host of Decolonized News Hour; and Antonio Cosme, Indigenous activist, economist, and beekeeper from Detroit. We look back on the history of Indigenous slave ownership, examine how that history influences anti-Black attitudes...
Tags: Burn It Down
2020 Nov 26 - 2:16am
Abiodun Aremu is secretary of the Joint Action Front, a coalition of Nigerian pro-labor civil society organizations. He joins Jacqueline Luqman from Lagos, Nigeria, to explain how #EndSARS is a rejection of neoliberalism, militarism, and the bloody history of U.S. imperialism and European colonization. Transcript Jacqueline Luqman: Massive and intense protests against the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS...
Tags: Economy and Inequality, Politics and Movements: International
2020 Nov 26 - 1:01am
Millions of Americans are defying public health warnings and traveling for Thanksgiving, likely exacerbating a record surge in coronavirus infections and evoking contagious disease’s central role in the colonization and genocide of the continent’s Native peoples. Celebrations of Thanksgiving elide the key fact that the Pilgrims’ arrival to North America resulted in the eradication of local Native populations due to infectious diseases...
Tags: Politics and Movements: US, covid-19
2020 Nov 25 - 10:28pm
In the first segment of this week’s Marc Steiner Show, we discuss how the left can make its voice heard in the incoming Biden administration with Bill Fletcher, a racial justice, labor, and international activist and author of numerous books, including “They’re Bankrupting Us!”, and organizer and activist Shana East, a member of the Coordinating Committee for the Illinois Poor People’s Campaign and the founder of the...
Tags: Politics and Movements: US, The Marc Steiner Show
2020 Nov 25 - 4:23am
For Immediate Release November 24, 2020 Media contact:    Baltimore, MD—The Real News Network (TRNN), an international nonprofit news project headquartered in Baltimore, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of “Decolonized News Hour,” a groundbreaking news and commentary show featuring the latest stories from Indian Country, in all its underappreciated diversity, and investigations of current...
Tags: Press Releases, internal
2020 Nov 24 - 11:54pm
Director of Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice Lorenn Walker and TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway join us Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5:00PM EST to discuss what prison abolition really looks like. The post Justice means abolition, not more jails appeared first on The Real News Network.
Tags: Burn It Down, Prisons and Policing
2020 Nov 21 - 12:50am
Core organizer for BLM DC April Goggans, journalist Chuck Modiano, and TRNN investigative reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis join host Kim Brown Friday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The post Tear gas for BLM, red carpet for MAGA marchers appeared first on The Real News Network.
Tags: Burn It Down, Politics and Movements: US
2020 Nov 21 - 12:17am
Despite a litany of lawsuits, whistleblower complaints, and congressional subpoenas, Trump-appointed CEO of the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Michael Pack continues to aggressively reshape Voice of America (VOA) and other news networks managed by the agency, and he’s using executive powers enabled by his Democratic successor to do it, according to current and former USAGM staffers who requested anonymity and documents obtained...
Tags: Politics and Movements: US
2020 Nov 20 - 9:03pm
The post K-9 attacks: The new (old) face of police brutality appeared first on The Real News Network.
Tags: Police Accountability Report, Prisons and Policing
2020 Nov 19 - 3:58am
In the second episode of the Marc Steiner Show, DeRay McKesson, an educator, author, civil rights and Black Lives Matter advocate, talks about next steps for the left. Then, TaNesha Barnes, owner of T. Barnes Global Lifestyle and founder of the Black Freedom Colony, debates Lester Spence, author of “Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics” and professor of political science and Africana studies at...
Tags: Politics and Movements: US, Racial Justice, The Marc Steiner Show
2020 Nov 19 - 1:14am
Between May 24 and Aug. 22, 2020, the United States saw a wave of nearly 11,000 racial justice protests. The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), an organization that collects data on political violence and demonstrations, classified 95% of these protests as peaceful, even under their broad definition of violence, which includes vandalism, road blocking, and looting. Even with this low rate of violence, the ACLED reports...
Tags: Politics and Movements: US, Prisons and Policing
2020 Nov 18 - 2:27am
Law Enforcement Action Partnership Executive Director Neill Franklin and NORML State Policies Coordinator Carly Wolf join host Kim Brown to discuss what the Election Day results mean for drug decriminalization in the United States. The post The real winner of Election 2020? Drugs. appeared first on The Real News Network.
Tags: Burn It Down, Politics and Movements: US, election 2020