Trump Claims Credit for Life Expectancy Rise, Introduces Medicaid Cutback

Life expectancy in the US rose for the first time in four years because of a drop in opioid overdose deaths. Trump claimed credit, even though he’s done nothing to address the problem and intends to cut Medicaid. The post Trump Claims Credit for Life Expectancy Rise, Introduces Medicaid Cutback appeared first on The Real […]

People Want a Wealth Tax, but Many Politicians Oppose It

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are practically the only major politicians supporting a wealth tax to reduce inequality and fund government programs, even though polling shows nearly two-thirds of Americans support it. The post People Want a Wealth Tax, but Many Politicians Oppose It appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: […]

20 Million People Displaced Per Year by Climate Change

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 Climate Change appeared first on […]

A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice

“These are broken people, in a broken city, in a broken system.” Baltimore Ceasefire’s Youth Ambassadors remember those who have been killed, and are pushing leaders to address the inequality and trauma that leads to violence. The post A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/call-for-peace-demand-justice-baltimore-ceasefire […]

Chicago School Support Staff Win Deal to End Strike

The Chicago teachers strike has entered its ninth day. Support staff won’t cross picket lines even after reaching a deal to end their strike, says Jeffrey Howard, Executive Vice President at SEIU Local 73. The post Chicago School Support Staff Win Deal to End Strike appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/chicago-support-staff-seiu-win-contract-strike Droolin’ […]