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.