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HBO’s Watchmen Tackles the 1921 Tulsa Massacre

By: Lisa McCray

Image courtesy of HBO. When sci-fi fans watched Sunday night’s season premiere of HBO’s Watchmen they were thrust immediately into the bloody 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. In the show’s opening scene, cameras followed a young, black boy who is carried by his mother outside a movie theatre and directly into...

Protests in Haiti: An Overlooked Crisis the World Should Not Ignore

By: Jacqueline Luqman

Haiti faces fuel shortages, food shortages, and corruption. Political economist Keston Perry argues that neocolonialism, neoliberalism, and climate injustice are at the root of Haiti’s instability. The post Protests in Haiti: An Overlooked Crisis the World Should Not Ignore appeared first on The Real News Network....

How Land Value Tax Could Narrow the Racial Wealth and Opportunity Gap

By: Jacqueline Luqman

“Protecting property values” was a canard used to justify racist housing policy in 1910, and continues to be an excuse used today. But what if property wasn’t privately owned? Jacqueline Luqman talks to Rich Nymoen about why a land value tax could reduce inequality and address segregation in housing. The...

Massive Anti-Austerity Protests, Curfew, Repression in Chile

A wave of anti-austerity protests swept through Chile over the weekend, with right-wing President Piñera ordering troops into the streets and imposing a curfew. Shortly after this story was filed, Piñera announced a retraction of the subway fare increase, one of the main issues that brought people into the streets....