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Bill to Ban Coal in Bay Area City Tabled by Mayor, Maybe Permanently

By: Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Lance Yamamoto, with permission from Sunflower Alliance A Dec. 3 meeting of the Richmond City Council ended suddenly, and without explanation, before its slated vote on the eventual ban of coal and petroleum coke storage in the city. And it’s unclear whether the ban will ever get a...

New Climate Model Predicts Alarming Levels of Global Heating

By: Dimitri Lascaris

Dr. Neil Swart of the Canadian Center for Climate Modelling & Analysis says a new model predicts nearly 8°C of heating by 2100 in a high emissions scenario. The post New Climate Model Predicts Alarming Levels of Global Heating appeared first on The Real News Network....

Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party: A Comprehensive Study of Nothing

By: Shir Hever

Jamie Stern-Weiner discusses his collection of essays, articles, and studies that examine the allegations of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party. The book finds extensive evidence that accusations have been fabricated in order to delegitimize the Labour Party, and that party leader Jeremy Corbyn is struggling against a wave of...

Rep. Tlaib’s Bill Targets Trump’s Opportunity Zones Scam

By: Jacqueline Luqman

Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced legislation to repeal Trump’s Qualified Opportunity Zones bill, citing opportunity zones as a “scam” that really benefit billionaires. But this isn’t a scam Trump started. Jacqueline Luqman talks with Mehrsa Baradaran to explain why. The post Rep. Tlaib’s Bill Targets Trump’s Opportunity Zones Scam appeared first...

Climate Change Fuels Hellfire in the City of Angels

By: Oscar LeónSteve Horn

California’s fire season isn’t over yet, but megafire events have already taken a major toll on the state and its inhabitants, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Warm, dry climate change conditions have made housing in LA’s “Wildland-Urban Interface” dangerous. The post Climate Change Fuels Hellfire in...

Historic Radical Organization Relaunches to Fight Police Oppression

By: Jacqueline Luqman

Jacqueline Luqman talks to Max Rameau about the relaunch of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, and the start of a national effort to advocate for community control over the police. The post Historic Radical Organization Relaunches to Fight Police Oppression appeared first on The Real News Network....

20 Million People Displaced Per Year by Climate Change

By: Gregory Wilpert

A new Oxfam International study shows that climate change-fueled disasters have been increasing dramatically in the past ten years, and are now displacing 20 million people annually from their homes. The burden is highly unequal, with the poorest suffering the most. The post 20 Million People Displaced Per Year by...