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City officials say they cannot release a long awaited audit of officer's overtime pay due to a lawsuit filed by the police union still pending in federal court Visit http://therealnews.com...

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is waging an all-out war on drugs and drug addicts, with as many as 12000 killed since it started in mid 2016. With backing from the Trump administrati...

The peace agreement that the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed last year is on the verge of collapse because violence against social leaders and against...

The Trump administration, the Chinese government, and major petrochemical companies are moving forward with a new multi-billion dollar petrochemical hub in Appalachia, which would become one...

When Cyril Ramaphosa talks about corruption he is duplicitous, since he was a part of the ANC leadership for decades, aiding and abetting in the very criminality, he now pledges to eradicate,...

When Cyril Ramaphosa talk about corruption he is duplicitous, since he was a part of the ANC leadership for decades, aiding and abetting in the very criminality, he now pledges to eradicate,...

As the nation's top intelligence officials warn of Russian meddling in the upcoming mid-terms, John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus joins TRNN's Aaron Mate to discuss Feffer's...

Uncertainty reigns as Italy gears up for an election on March 4, with most observers saying it will end with a hung parliament. University of Bologna Professor Raffaele Laudani discusses the...

Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who signed a state-wide fracking ban last year, has yet to deny the permit for a pipeline that would transport fracked gas under the Potomac River-and time...

City officials say they cannot release a long awaited audit of officer's overtime pay due to a lawsuit filed by the police union still pending in federal court Visit http://therealnews.com...

The FBI has confirmed it failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Florida high school massacre. Author David Neiwert says the shooting underscores the dangerous...

Over a hundred bombings and invasions did not weaken ISIS in Sinai Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.

As the new police commissioner names an outside investigator to look into death of Det. Sean Suiter, Det. Daniel Hersl's brother says he knows the answer Visit http://therealnews.com for more...

A bill to create safe consumption spaces for drug users is on the agenda in Maryland, but will a blue state that has beaten back progressive ideas in the past embrace a strategy advocates say...

Democratic institutions are not under stress--they're under aggressive attack, as unconstrained financial greed overrides democratic decisions, says economist John Weeks Visit http://therealnews.c...

Trump's tax reform limits the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to $10000, disproportionately affecting high-tax states with progressive policies. These states can avoid the problem, though,...

Pushing back against the national wave of school privatization, Baltimore principal Matt Hornbeck says equitable funding and high-quality teachers are the keys to educational excellence Visit...

Insurance claims due to climate change-related disasters reached a record $135 billion in 2017. That should be a big wake-up call to the insurance industry, says Carbon Tracker CEO Anthony...

The Trump plan promotes the mythology of private sector efficiency and creates private sector monopolies. The danger is that this allows monopolies to charge a substantially more than what...

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says Netanyahu's domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under...

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned under intense pressure from his political party, the ANC, which ordered him to step down or face a no-confidence vote. Zuma has had a disastrous...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption charges that he may face, says Shir Hever Visit...

Across the country, legislators and advocates say President Trump's budget and infrastructure plans would siphon resources and wealth off the needy to benefit the wealthy Visit http://therealnews...

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors' interests at the expense of the environme...

Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador enjoys a double-digit lead in Mexico's presidential race despite an active smear campaign against him. A tactical alliance between...

A woman drove 100 miles to West Virginia's state capitol to testify against invasive drilling legislation, but was pulled off the House floor for highlighting how fossil fuel money corrupts...

Maryland's court of special appeals focused on the role of a defendant in a discrimination lawsuit who provided leads in an investigation that lead to the indictment of Pocomoke's 1st black...

A Baltimore City Council committee unanimously voted to advance a proposed ban on Styrofoam food containers, but drastically lengthened the timeline for implementation from 90 days to 18 months,...

TRNN speaks with Clayton Thomas-Muller, an indigenous and environmental activist who challenged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pro-pipeline rhetoric during the PM's cross-country...

The thaw between North and South Korea at the Olympic Games culminated in an invitation to Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. But the Trump administration's militarism in the region could stand...

Germany's Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union reached an agreement to renew their coalition-but the agreement comes at a steep cost for both parties, as the far-right...

Trump's infrastructure privatization plan is a hat trick that optimistically turns $200 billion into $1.5 trillion, is designed to eliminate the public sector and to bankrupt cities and states,...

The Bank of England announced plans to raise interest rates to combat inflation, but the actual effect will be to slow its economy and raise unemployment in light of a phantom threat, explains...

As President Trump requests a military parade, Congress has approved a new budget that increases military spending to record levels. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell,...

Following several months of negotiations between Venezuelan government and opposition representatives, the opposition refuses to sign the agreement, despite pressure from Spain's ex-Prime Minister....

A recently released World Bank report shows that the wealth of sub-Saharan Africa has been steadily declining over the past several decades, as transnational corporations extract mineral wealth...

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau had initiated an investigation into the data of theft of data of 143 million US citizens, but now the CFPB abandoned the investigation under Trump's budget...

Dr. Lawrence Brown, Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University says the new revelations from the Gun Trace Task Force corruption trial reveal how the underlying and historical imperative...

Baltimore lyricist and TRNN host/producer Eze Jackson releases a new music video for Black History Month Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating...

Many residents of the Gilmor Homes housing project say they did not receive notice from Baltimore officials about the city's plan to demolish six buildings and put 40 percent of the property...

In part two of our interview, reporter Ben Norton and Syrian analyst Ehsani discuss the Trump strategy in Syria and the recent Syrian-Russian attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians...

As top US officials speak openly of targeting Iran and Assad now that ISIS is defeated, reporter Ben Norton and Syrian analyst Ehsani discuss the escalating Syrian war on multiple fronts ...

Finally Call for Sanctions on Israel? Activists Genivieve Nevin and Yazan Khader say there is strong grassroots support in the NDP for a ban on settlement products Visit http://therealnews....

US Secretary of State recently completed a tour of Latin American countries where he unsuccessfully tried to rally support for regional sanctions against Venezuela. However, as Venezuela's...

Justin Trudeau and Canada's political elite is fighting for the Tar Sands and oil industry's interests, even if it means Canada misses all of its climate targets. Kevin Taft, ex-Liberal Party...

vvIn a show of unity, athletes from North and South Korea marched at the Winter Olympics' Opening Ceremony under the same flag. But the Trump administration is doing its best to thwart hopes...

The current average price-to-earnings ratio of stocks is still far above the historic average, so we should not be surprised that there is a stock bubble and that it burst, explains PERI economist...

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Unregulated Financial Markets Created a Stock Bubble Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.

Claims that the City of Montreal illegally confiscated 2015 electoral posters featuring a dead Palestinian child go to trial in Quebec Superior Court Visit http://therealnews.com for more...

A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study's author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes—such as healthcare...

What is really needed is massive spending on egalitarian green economy says economist Robert Pollin of PERI at UMass Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work...

Neill Franklin, of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, dissects the revelations of the Gun Trace Task Force Trial and what it means for the future of policing Visit http://therealnews.com...

Exxon released a climate impact analysis that says global policies to combat climate change pose "little risk" to its investments. But the attitude of investors toward climate risk is rapidly...

Economist Dean Baker says that after such a sharp run-up in stock prices, "it really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that you're going to see some downturn in the market" Visit http://therealnew...

In his new book "Lost Connections," Johann Hari argues that depression is more than a chemical imbalance: it's an illness rooted in the traumas of adverse childhood experiences and an atomized...

Pushed by student activists, Baltimore City Council President and others voice their support for banning polystyrene foam food containers in the city Visit http://therealnews.com for more...

Dr. Gerald Horne discusses a controversial Super Bowl ad which used King's famous "Drum Major" speech to sell Dodge Ram Trucks, which seemed exceedingly tone-deaf given King's fierce opposition...

In response to Trump's State of the Union, advocates push for a a fossil fuel free future that is "owned by the people, and for the people" Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and...