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Palestinian worker says UN refugee agency is retaliating against him for leading strike

This story originally appeared in Workday Magazine on Feb. 3, 2023. It is shared here with permission. A Palestinian worker for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the West Bank is accusing the agency of retaliating against him for leading a strike for better pay. The strike of nearly 4,000 workers began on January 23, and is still…

WikiLeaks exposed the extent of US meddling abroad and corruption at home. Why have we forgotten it?

When Stefania Maurizi first received a call from WikiLeaks in 2009, she had little clue how drastically her life was about to change. 14 years later, the revelations from WikiLeaks about the extent of US surveillance, espionage, extrajudicial killing, and corruption have rippled across the world. Within the US, however, they are often downplayed or…

Berlin’s pledge to socialize a quarter million apartments in danger of being nullified

Just over a year ago, Berliners won one of the biggest victories in decades for tenants in large cities. On September 26, 2021, in a landslide victory, locals voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum that called for the drafting of a new law to socialize almost a quarter of a million apartments in the city. Such a law would clear the way for …

Cops discovered he was filing a complaint against them, then they struck back

A Bullock County, Georgia, resident attempted to file a complaint against local police after being denied medical care and placed in an “uninhabited” cell at the local jail. Instead of receiving a case, the man ended up in handcuffs. Police Accountability Report investigates the claims of retaliation. Studio: Stephen Janis Post-Production: Stephen…

Shattering the myth of Rosa Parks reveals the civil rights movement’s true history

Sanitized histories of the Civil Rights Movement have erased the long history of activism and struggle that defined the life of Rosa Parks long before she defied Jim Crow codes on a Montgomery bus. Yet Rosa Parks’s dedication to the Black freedom struggle preceded the Montgomery Bus Boycott by decades. She joined the campaign to free the Scottsboro…

Utility companies’ consistent failures and shady practices show why we need energy democracy

In June of 2021, torrential rains flooded the City of Detroit and surrounding areas, causing over $100 million in damages, mostly in poor, Black, and Brown neighborhoods. Kamau Clark, an organizer for the nonprofit We The People Michigan, moved into his apartment in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood just two days before the storm. “I came home…

Without drastic action, the Great Salt Lake could dry up in 5 years

A dire new report has sounded the alarm on the future of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, which could vanish in as little as five years unless lawmakers in Utah take drastic action. As historic megadrought smothers the western United States, agribusiness and mining interests continue to drain tremendous volumes of water from Utah’s watershed. If the Great…

UK ambulance drivers join cost of living strike wave sweeping Britain

Spiking inflation is generating a global cost of living crisis, and Britain is no exception. As workers across industries hit the picket lines to denounce privatization and demand action from the Tory government to raise wages, ambulance workers are now joining the fray—with a major strike action planned later in February. TRNN speaks directly with…

1,300 social justice groups demand Atlanta mayor resign over Tortuguita’s death

This story originally appeared in Truthout on Jan. 31, 2023. It is shared here with permission. Over 1,300 climate, justice and community groups are calling for Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens to resign over the police killing of anti-“Cop City” activist Manuel “Tortuguita” TerĂĄn on January 18, issuing a strong rebuke to Dickens for his refusal…

Panel: Solidarity with Ukraine from the Global South

TRNN board member Bill Fletcher Jr. convenes Ukrainian historian and social activist Vladyslav Starodubtsev, Syrian-American activist Ramah Kudaimi, and Rafael Bernabel of the Puerto Rican Senate to discuss solidarity with Ukraine from parts of the Global South. This panel was produced in partnership with Haymarket Books. Studio/Post-Production: Cameron…

France strikes against Macron’s neoliberal pension reform plans

Schools closed and transport systems were thrown into chaos on Jan. 19 after France’s eight major unions joined forces to call a multisector strike against President Emanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms. The unions and left-wing political parties are calling for the immediate withdrawal of the reforms, which would raise France’s retirement…

Sanders calls for minimum wage to be raised to at least $17 an hour

This story originally appeared in Truthout on Jan. 30, 2023. It is shared here with permission. In his new role as the chair of the powerful Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is calling for the minimum wage to be raised for the first time in nearly 14 years, saying that the old benchmark of $15…

New jails are popping up coast to coast. These activists share how to fight back.

Endless expansion of the system of mass incarceration is one of the few guarantees of American politics. Across the country, communities are embroiled in fights to halt the growth of new jails. In a special episode of Rattling the Bars, the Prison Policy Institute convenes activists fighting jail expansion from coast to coast to discuss strategies…

Tyre Nichols’ brutal killing proves America’s addiction to specialized police units has to end

In this special edition of the Police Accountability Report, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss what this extrajudicial killing says about the continued emphasis on militarized policing and how its ongoing evolution is both anti-democratic and fundamentally destructive. Production/Post-Production: Stephen Janis Police Accountability Report, hosted…

Will Julian Assange ever be freed?

The film Ithaka, the title taken from a poem by C.P Cavafy, chronicles the slow-motion torture and execution of the Australian journalist Julian Assange, currently awaiting extradition to the United States in a high security prison in London. It charts his journey from publisher of the most important revelations of our generation of fraud, war crimes…

FDA will now allow blood donations from gay, bisexual men and transgender women

This story originally appeared in Truthout on Jan. 27, 2023. It is shared here with permission. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Thursday that it will be ending a longstanding blood donation policy that discriminates against gay and bisexual men, as well as some transgender women. Restrictions on those groups have been in place for…

A cop watcher attended the trial of a corrupt officer, the judge made him pay for it

The trial of Ft. Worth police officer Aaron Dean for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson ended in a conviction for manslaughter and 12-year sentence. But in this episode, PAR investigates how the judge retaliated against supporters of Jefferson’s family who attended the trial, throwing one cop watcher in jail for refusing to be sworn in as a witness…

Advocating internment camps for homeless people is increasingly mainstream. This should frighten us.

“Homelessness Crisis” discourse can generally be broken down into two distinct trends, depending on how one interprets the terms involved: On one side, there are those who believe the crisis in question is that there are human beings living without shelter and the central conflict is a lack of available homes and care for the people who need them…

Cori Bush calls for investigation into police killing of activist Tortuguita

This story originally appeared in Truthout on Jan. 25, 2023. It is shared here with permission. Progressive lawmakers are calling for an independent investigation into the death of climate justice activist Manuel TerĂĄn, who also went by the name Tortuguita, who was killed by police last week as law enforcement officers were carrying out a violent…

Now or never: Grad student-workers at Johns Hopkins mobilize ahead of union election

Back in October, TRNN spoke to graduate student-workers at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University about the growing grassroots effort to unionize grad students under the banner of Teachers and Researchers United. Since then, the union drive has continued to build momentum: After a supermajority of grad student-workers signed union cards in October…

Republicans want to raise retirement age to 70 as life expectancy is falling

This story originally appeared in Truthout on Jan. 24, 2023. It is shared here with permission. In a time when life expectancy in the U.S. is declining for the first time in decades and Americans can expect on average to enjoy even fewer years of retirement, Republicans are considering a radical plan to shrink the retirement window. House Republicans…

Workers at Hooters-style restaurant strike, protesting racist sexist manager

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Jan. 24, 2023. It is shared here with permission. Latino immigrant kitchen workers and a group of racially diverse women servers walked out at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Brentwood, Tennessee, on Saturday, Jan. 14. They say their employer is serving up of a toxic brew of racism and sexism. “We went…

The RNC is already warning its nominee will boycott 2024 presidential debate

This story originally appeared in Truthout on Jan. 24, 2023. It is shared here with permission. Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) reiterated that the RNC won’t let the GOP nominee participate in events organized by a nonpartisan organization that has held presidential debates since 1988…

Brazil on Fire: An autopsy of Bolsonaro’s failed coup

On Jan. 8th, thousands of Bolsonaro supporters stormed Brazil’s capital in a failed attempt to spark a military coup. In scenes that drew instant comparison to the events of Jan. 6th, 2021 in the US, Bolsonaro supporters smashed windows, destroyed artwork, and even climbed on the roofs of government buildings before being rounded up and arrested…

War on empathy: Legacy media’s attacks on advocates for strong COVID-19 prevention

This story originally appeared in Peste Magazine on Jan. 22, 2023. It is shared here with permission. A recent series of media stories depicting individuals advocating for stronger COVID policies as unsympathetic characters on the fringes of society ignited a firestorm among public health experts and grassroots advocates alike. To a public looking to…


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