Western Media Distorts Escalating Syrian War

It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. The war in Syria intensified earlier this month when the Syrian government launched an offensive to retake Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital Damascus. For years now, the Eastern Ghouta has been under the control of extremist Salafi jihadist rebels. The […]

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West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher Unionism

They chanted “55 Strong,” in reference to all 55 counties in West Virginia where teachers are on strike. For a fourth day, every public school in the state is closed as thousands of teachers protest on the steps of the state capital demanding better pay and benefits. Teacher Jake Fertig says he might have to […]

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After missile strikes on Iraqi bases, U.S. and Iran both appear to de-escalate

JUDY WOODRUFF: President Trump says that Iran is standing down, after firing missiles at U.S. troops in Iraq, but causing no casualties. And, for now, at least, no more U.S. military action is expected. Foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin begins our coverage. NICK SCHIFRIN: With every military service chief standing at the ready, the commander […]

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