Jaisal Noor

How Right-Wing Sinclair Broadcasting is Building a Case for Privatizing Baltimore's Schools

The Trump administration’s FCC recently changed local media ownership rules, paving the way for Sinclair Broadcasting to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion dollars. When the deal goes through, Sinclair has access to 72 percent of households nationwide. The Hunt Valley-based Sinclair is the largest distributor of local news in the country, and forces its stations to run commentary from pundits such as former Trump aide Boris Epshteyn and frequently offers up news with an unabashed, pro-administration spin (“Did the FBI have a personal vendetta in pursuing the Russia investigation of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn?”).

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Bernie Sanders' National Engagement Director Insists Obama's Intervention Has Not Halted the Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Desiree Kane is currently working on a fully-funded pilot leadership development program that aims to train young activists and organizers digital organizing techniques with an emphasis on social media engagement and skills applicable to campaign and advocacy efforts. She is also the National Engagement Director for The People for Bernie Sanders.

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Anti-Muslim Policies Are Already in Place - Trump Just Makes It Explicit in Rhetoric

In a speech delivered in the vital swing state of Ohio on Monday, Donald Trump said that in implementing his call for a temporary ban on Muslims immigrating to the country he would institute "extreme vetting," and develop a new screening test to try to catch people who intend to do harm to the United States.

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Watch: Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools for Second Day Over Lack of Pay

It’s illegal for teachers to go on strike in Michigan—so, by the hundreds they began calling in sick Monday—after city officials said they might not get paid because the cash-strapped city will soon run out of money to pay its employees.

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Tired of Waiting for the Courts, Students Get Their Own Measure of Justice for Freddie Gray

JAISAL NOOR, REPORTER: A year after Freddie Gray was killed at the hands of Baltimore police, his life, and the upheaval caused by death continues to be felt across Baltimore. The national spotlight focused on BaltimoreÂ’S apartheid-like inequity, a justice system that is often stacked against the cityÂ’s black majority and a police force many say operates with impunity. But one year later, the cityÂ’s youth question if anything has changed.

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Corporate Media Tries to Bury Sanders Before He's Dead

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off in three Western states on Tuesday, with Clinton winning Arizona and Sanders taking Idaho and Utah, sparking latest round of debate over the Democratic primary, with many saying Clinton has secured the nomination. CNN, for example, gives Clinton a 97% chance to win the nomination. But new polls of potential November matchups heavily favor Sanders, and could swing the tide of the Democratic primary in his favor.

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Cop Ordered to Testify Against Fellow Officers Charged with Killing Freddie Gray

Maryland's highest court has ruled Officer William Porter must testify against all five officer co-defendants charged with the death of Freddie Gray; a killing that sparked an uprising in Baltimore and reverberated across the nation. But the ruling came as no surprise to University of Maryland law professor Doug Colbert.

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While Media Focuses on Obamacare Glitches, Hundreds in MD Call for Universal Healthcare

Protesters organized by Health Care is a Human Right - Maryland took to the streets in Baltimore demanding healthcare as a basic human right.

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Protesters Condemn ALEC's Push to Privatize Public Education

The following is a video and transcript that originally appeard on The Real News Network. 

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Immigration Reform Must Consider Why People Migrate in the First Place

The following is a transcript originally published in The Real News Network

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