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Progressive Churches Challenge the Hard-Line Conservative Evangelical Narrative on Immigration

By: Oscar León

In contrast to the unwavering support that conservative and evangelical religious groups give President Trump, progressive churches and synagogues are fighting on the front lines against the administration’s anti-immigrant policies The post Progressive Churches Challenge the Hard-Line Conservative Evangelical Narrative on Immigration appeared first on The Real News Network....

Unpaid Caregiving Increases Risk of Poverty in Retirement 

By: Gregory Wilpert

Christian Weller discusses his PERI study showing that people who care for children or elderly parents are less likely to have decent savings for retirement. The risk is higher for women, and especially for single women The post Unpaid Caregiving Increases Risk of Poverty in Retirement  appeared first on The...

Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans?

By: Dharna Noor

At Netroots Nation 2019, 350.org’s Thanu Yakupitiyage says she’s looking for every presidential candidate to release tangible climate plans, bring frontline communities into the room, and take on the fossil fuel industry and its money The post Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans? appeared first...

Will the Afghan Peace Agreement be a Face-Saving Fig Leaf?

By: Gregory Wilpert

Afghanistan is making progress for a peace agreement, but such an agreement will not necessarily mean an end to war or even assure the Afghan government’s survival, says Matthew Hoh The post Will the Afghan Peace Agreement be a Face-Saving Fig Leaf? appeared first on The Real News Network....

Kamala Harris Goes After the Black Vote With a Homeownership Plan

By: Jacqueline Luqman

Will Kamala Harris’ home ownership proposal address the persistent issue of the racial homeownership and wealth gap, or will her plan create more problems for the very people she aims to help? The post Kamala Harris Goes After the Black Vote With a Homeownership Plan appeared first on The Real...

Italy Prepares to Round Up Sinti and Roma

By: Shir Hever

Evoking memories of the Holocaust, when so-called “Gypsies” were targeted, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini uses his authority to call for demolition of settlements of Sinti and Roma minorities in Italy, and rounding up those who do not carry Italian identification papers for mass deportation The post Italy Prepares to...

Mandela Would have Turned 101 – What Has Become of his Legacy?

By: Marc Steiner

South African scholar and activist Rasigan Maharajh describes South Africa as a microcosm of capitalism’s world crisis in a conversation that takes us from corruption to hope. We also discuss anti-apartheid activist and singer Johnny Clegg, who died on July 16th The post Mandela Would have Turned 101 – What...