Saturday, November 26, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Police Killings Won’t Stop: Chris Hedges: The corporate state, which has destroyed traditional forms of social control such as stable employment and cohesive communities, has no intention of curbing police violence. Militarized police who can kill with impunity are all that lies between the corporate state and revolt.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Standing Firm in the Face of Violence (from @Truthdig): With police killings of unarmed black men almost a weekly occurrence in the U.S., we must not let our trauma weaken our resolve to insist on—and organize for—racial justice.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Courtiers and the Tyrants (from @Truthdig): We must not confuse the political elites who function as courtiers to corporate power with the tyrannical leaders who actually drive corporatism. Our real enemy, lurking behind the curtain, is usually faceless and anonymous.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Jones, the Senate’s Chief Investigator Into Torture by the CIA (from @Truthdig)
Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Jones, the Senate’s Chief Investigator Into Torture by the CIA (from @Truthdig): Jones—who became a target of the CIA because he searched for the truth—this week spoke out for the first time. He has been a key force in the disclosure of a scandal that one senator compared to Watergate.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Intellectuals We Abandon (from @Truthdig): The late political philosopher Sheldon Wolin explicated the mechanisms of control and manipulation used by the powerful. But those who most need to read his work have been left in darkness by an academy that has turned its back on the oppressed and caters to the elites. (Pictured, Wolin and James Baldwin, right.)
Monday, September 5, 2016
Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem (from @Truthdig)
Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem (from @Truthdig): In his act of protest against racial injustice in the U.S., the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has taken a lot of hits. But he’s not backing down and has succeeded in igniting an important debate.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Robert Scheer and ‘M.A.S.H.’ Actor Mike Farrell Discuss Ending the Death Penalty in America (from @Truthdig)
Robert Scheer and ‘M.A.S.H.’ Actor Mike Farrell Discuss Ending the Death Penalty in America (from @Truthdig): Farrell tells Truthdig’s editor in chief about his efforts to save the lives of people awaiting execution—and the pitfalls awaiting celebrities who get involved in social causes.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India (from @Truthdig)
Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India (from @Truthdig): Now in its 14th year, the publication just expanded into digital platforms in the hope of increasing readership and inspiring other young women.
In Massive Shift, Lutherans Vote To Halt US Aid To Israel: By Ryan Rodrick Beiler for The Electronic Antifada - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the latest US denomination to take economic action against the Israeli occupation. At its ...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Dakota Pipeline Would Make Water the New ‘Oil,’ Devastating All but the Rich (from @Truthdig): The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is heading a protest by Native Americans and their allies against the newly approved line. These opponents of the project say it could lead to contamination of the Missouri River and other devastating environmental impacts.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
‘On Contact’ With Chris Hedges: The Big Business of Keeping People in Cages: On this week’s episode of RT’s “On Contact,” Hedges discusses mass incarceration with prison reform advocates Walter Fortson and Boris Franklin.
Monday, August 8, 2016
It’s Bombs Away for the USA in Libya (from @Truthdig): The United States has returned to aerial bombing in Libya on Islamic State sites, a mission that’s almost guaranteed to spread more misery across North Africa.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Truthdiggers of the Week: Activists Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Alyssa Eisenberg and Tova Fry (from @Truthdig)
Truthdiggers of the Week: Activists Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Alyssa Eisenberg and Tova Fry (from @Truthdig): By pressing a civil rights action after they were arrested, four women improved conditions for inmates at California’s Alameda County Jail.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Was America Great When It Burned Native American Babies? (Audio) (from @Truthdig): Benjamin Madley, a history professor and author, joins Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to talk about a too-little-known part of California’s history: the government-supported massacres of indigenous people.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
The New European Fascists (from @Truthdig): Poland offers a frightening example of the right-wing populism sweeping through many nations. Neoliberalism is wrecking economies, creating rage among the working class, devastating cultural institutions and eroding liberal democracy across Europe and in the United States.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Writing as Resistance (from @Truthdig): Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Legalized Murder and the Politics of Terror (from @Truthdig): The police kill citizens with impunity, and that is exactly how the system is designed to work. The numerous little police states that exist in poor urban areas across the U.S. are models for a system that would enslave all of us.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Truthdiggers of the Week: Sir John Chilcot and His Team for Their Report on the Iraq War (from @Truthdig)
Truthdiggers of the Week: Sir John Chilcot and His Team for Their Report on the Iraq War (from @Truthdig): While the United Kingdom’s official inquiry into the war confirmed information that many who opposed it already knew or suspected, its critical importance should not be underestimated.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Live at Truthdig: Does America Care About the Costs and Consequences of War? (from @Truthdig): Peace activist and veteran Ron Kovic was the guest listen to the podcast.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
What Does G4S Know About the Orlando Nightclub Massacre? (from @Truthdig): The British multinational security services company could help tie up some loose ends in the Omar Mateen story. But don’t expect much transparency or further explanation.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Con vs. Con (from @Truthdig): The remainder of the presidential campaign will be characterized by an attempt among liberals to discredit third-party and popular movements. Yet our only hope for change will come by breaking free from the tyranny of the two corporate parties.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
We Must Understand Corporate Power to Fight It (from @Truthdig): All predatory systems of power seek to mask their ultimate aims. As they become more repressive, they become more deceptive. They silence dissidents and bombard the airwaves with lies. Those who effectively resist have to peel back the layers of deceit to understand the intentions of the elites.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Shut Down the Democratic National Convention (from @Truthdig): Corporate Democrats rigged the primary elections. They sold us out to Wall Street. They stripped us of our civil liberties. And now they want us to be mute props in their political theater. Democracy will only come from the streets.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Lock Up the Men, Evict the Women and Children: Chris Hedges: Part of the daily reality of poverty in America, evictions—along with mass incarceration—are the mechanisms used to destroy communities and profit from the misery of the poor.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Reform or Revolution (from @Truthdig): Rosa Luxemburg warned the left about becoming seduced by liberals who speak the language of reform but serve the interests of capitalism. And she understood that holding fast to revolutionary ideals was, especially in a moment of crisis, a moral imperative.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Welcome to 1984 (from @Truthdig): The façade of democracy and the disempowerment of the citizenry by corporations has sparked a nationwide revolt. Elites, fearing unrest, will soon become ruthless. We must engage now in acts of sustained civic mobilization and civil disobedience or be crushed.
Monday, May 9, 2016
May 9, 1858: Mother’s Day For Peace: By Julia Ward Howe and Gary Kohls for Zinn Education Project and Common Dreams - Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace. Ann Jarvis of Appa...
Bearing the Cross (from @Truthdig): The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, whose funeral was held Friday in New York, exemplified the radical call of the Christian Gospels to defy the laws of the state for the laws of God. If we seek salvation, for our nation and for ourselves, we must find his courage and his faith.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Truthdigger of the Week: The Late Daniel Berrigan, Lifelong Activist for Peace (from @Truthdig): From the dark days of Vietnam to the endless wars of today, the Jesuit priest-poet remained faithful to his mission: protecting the vulnerable, championing resistance and always, always working toward peace.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
The Socialist Alternative (from @Truthdig): Seattle’s socialist City Council member, Kshama Sawant, has called on Bernie Sanders to break with the Democratic Party and run as an independent. If he refuses, she says, his supporters must build a third party without him.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Pictures: displaced Gazans face cold wave in open air - Days of Palestine: Due to the strict Israeli-led siege, thousands of displaced Palestinian families in Gaza face the strongest cold wave, hitting the region, in the open air.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Revolution Is in the Air (from @Truthdig): The arrests of hundreds—including me—in or near the Capitol have been going on every day for a week. They presage a growing, nationwide uprising against the corporate state.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The U.S. Military—What a Waste (from @Truthdig): Squandering vast sums of taxpayer money is a way of life for the Department of Defense. With that in mind, let’s take a little tour through the highlights of Pentagon waste from the 1960s to the present.
Monday, April 11, 2016
The Wages of Sin (from @Truthdig): Huge segments of working-class whites—victims paying for the sins of American empire—are desperately seeking to halt change and re-create a mythical past. This is always the last, desperate gasp of a dying culture.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
How Clinton Democrats Killed Roosevelt’s Dream of the Affordable Home (from @Truthdig): The following excerpt from Robert Scheer’s book “The Great American Stickup” details the perversion of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and is particularly relevant this election season, as it explains the connection between Clinton “progressives” and the 2008 housing meltdown that impoverished millions.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
The Lie of Patriotism (from @Truthdig): A U.S. ranger who served in Afghanistan and a Marine who was in Iraq put light on the dangerous myth that America has built around its “warriors.” Now, in acts of civil disobedience, they are determined to right the wrongs of war.
Monday, March 28, 2016
We All Are Islamic State (from @Truthdig): The killings in Brussels or Paris and the killings in U.S. military strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria or Libya perpetuate the same dark lusts. The savage tit-for-tat game will not end until we rouse ourselves from our hypnotized state.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Voting With Our Feet (from @Truthdig): Bernie Sanders will soon be urging us to support Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. But the Democratic Party, along with a bankrupt liberalism, is as dangerous as Donald Trump. It is time to vote with our feet—by taking to the streets against the corrupt power elite.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
The Mexicanization of the United States (from @Truthdig): The destruction caused by neoliberalism is global. The patterns of economic, social, cultural and political assault that Mexico has suffered are afflicting countries from Greece to the United States. Only a worldwide anti-capitalist resistance movement will save us.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism (from @Truthdig): College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now these elites are being made to pay. Their duplicity has brought them—and the rest of us—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
The Graveyard of the Elites (from @Truthdig): The establishment structure is sliding toward its death, and the foremost sign of this is the silly and sickening display of “junk politics” that we call an election campaign.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Why the Heroin Trade Helped Defeat the US in Afghanistan: America’s Opium War in Afghanistan.
Why I Support Dr. Jill Stein for President (from @Truthdig): The candidate, seeking the Green Party nomination, is the only presidential hopeful who understands that what’s important is not the election—it’s the construction of anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist global movements. The building of these movements alone will save us.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Like Your Privacy? Then Get Behind Apple in Its Battle to Save It (from @Truthdig): The FBI is pressuring the tech giant to create a “back door” to gain access to everything on the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists. Supposedly it would be a one-time-only thing. Don’t believe it.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Malcolm X Was Right About America (from @Truthdig): The civil rights leader, assassinated 50 years ago this month, knew that empire cannot be reformed—it must be destroyed.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Flint’s Crisis Is About More Than Water (from @Truthdig): The thousands of Michigan children who were knowingly poisoned were victims of an American moral malaise: Our nation has bred generations of bureaucrats who are blind to values other than self-advancement and profit.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Pity the Children (from @Truthdig): If we continue to ignore the hunger, poverty and desperate families and communities of our young, we guarantee there will be a huge, violent population plagued by crime, drug addiction and high incarceration rates. If we save the children, we save society.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Obama and the Pentagon Plan Massive Military Escalation and the Media Barely Seems to Care @alternet
Obama and the Pentagon Plan Massive Military Escalation and the Media Barely Seems to Care @alternet: U.S. troops are going back into Iraq, our presence in Libya is escalating, and Obama has widened the war in Afghanistan—all without much of a public debate.
Monday, January 25, 2016
The Suicide of the Liberal Church (from @Truthdig): The liberal denominations and their seminaries, by betraying the poor, especially people of color, in a desperate bid to stay financially solvent, are making themselves obsolete.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
The Mirage of Justice (from @Truthdig): There seldom are trials for the poor. Instead, under threat of draconian sentences, they are forced to accept plea bargains. The system is a sham set up for elites with godlike powers who seek to advance themselves and their agendas at the expense of the downtrodden.