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Stephen R. Shalom criticizes the arguments against lesser-evil voting and makes the case for the Left both to support Biden and build the social movements
The American people, no matter what their political persuasion, must make it clear that American democracy will not be destroyed
In a push to capture the rural vote, 62 percent of which went to Trump in 2016, both the Trump and Biden campaigns are ramping up efforts to appeal to farmers and ranchers.
With the horrific fires on the West Coast and hurricanes and storms pounding the Caribbean and Gulf Coast, in a healthy democracy, one would expect presidential candidates to be pressed hard about climate chaos. I’m not holding my breath.
There are no actual physical barriers to the human and societal behaviors necessary to make this happen
“The lack of indictments in the grand jury process is an indictment on the system itself”
A single chart, or a thousand, can never truly describe the actual terror felt by a million children who feared for their lives during those horrific days
During the pandemic, some of the people I grew up with got sucked into QAnon and the Q-adjacent “Save the Children” movement
Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change
The California Department of Education is developing the nation’s first statewide ethnic studies curriculum model
Outrage Over Florida Gov. DeSantis’ Proposed Anti-Protest Bill
Lures Debt-Weary Greece into Provocative Military Partnership for Geopolitical Control of Region
By choice and by law, high court justices in those places work together to render consensus-based decisions
“They are bothered by the ways in which we are focusing on questions of Black liberation, Palestinian liberation and prison abolition, and the connections between these movements”
Here’s why we used the numbers we did — and what they can and can’t tell us
“We can lend a hand to people’s organizations that are not just working to defeat Trump, but also working to upend an unacceptable status quo, defeat an out-of-touch political establishment, take on the powerful forces arrayed against us, and win the future for the many, not the few.”
A grand jury has determined that criminal proceedings can move forward against one of the three white police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor
John Hersey, Hiroshima, and the End of World
Coronavirus and racism combined with online charters would create a plague of injustice that will never be wiped out
The quietly coordinated move allowed Oregon State Troopers to be federally deputized, essentially making them Trump’s Troopers. Such a bold move by Oregon’s liberal executives—in arguably one of the bluest states in the country—is comparable to treason
Bill Barr’s designation of Seattle, Portland, and New York is a cynical Trump reelection ploy — with potentially dangerous consequences
The Trump Virus has killed as Many Americans as Died in Combat in the 4 Years of the Civil War
Perhaps the most important ramification of a 6-3 conservative court is that it will return many policies to local control.
Mitch McConnell understands holding minority power requires ruthless brutality
The major task for progressives is to search for creative ways that will alter public consciousness in the United States about the devastating effects of a political culture engulfed in the flames of racial strife, violence, militarism, and climate change denialism
Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10
The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.
Protestations that Biden is beholden to elites are true but beside the point. The lesser evil is evil, but in this case, the greater evil is simply off the charts
When we wage war on the biodiversity of our forests, our farms, and in our guts, we wage war on ourselves
PI Council Member Noam Chomsky’s keynote speech at the Progressive International’s inaugural summit.
Failure of the Democrats to have stopped Trump the past four years will likely usher in a basic political party re-alignment in the US as a form of authoritarian government takes hold under Trump
A Trump appointment would substitute a right-wing justice for Ginsburg, making a 6-3 conservative majority. There would be solid votes to overrule Roe v. Wade and strike down the Affordable Care Act.
The liberal party offers strong rhetoric on climate change but in practice promotes continued fossil fuel production. In the face of our unfolding climate catastrophe, this needs to end now
Perspectives on a Riven Nation from a Worried Military Spouse
Just a tick over thirty years ago in 1988, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky published what became one of the most important books ever published on the media
Together, we can transform a burnt, drained, and inequitable world into a green, replenished, and just one for generations to come
There are conomic forces that need a media elite, just as they do a political elite, to shore up an ideological worldview that keeps those elites in power. Assange threatened to bring that whole edifice crashing down
“This is about what kind of world we want to live in, and he does not represent it”
The popular podcast host is a political liberal by all metrics. So what explains the contempt he provokes in liberal circles?
Legal Giant’s Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat
Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder.
Interview on the 2020 US election, the state of humanity, the breakdown of democracy, the rise of conspiracy theories, the prosecution of Julian Assange, the role of satire – and what helps to keep him going amidst all this
Trump is setting up the commission to teach students ‘the miracle of American history’ – which sounds like a core part of the fascist process of taking power
I trust the soul of the nation to find tongue again, and, in simple but decisive syllables, say no to hate and bigotry, and yes to love and camaraderie
For the past months, a broad political movement, primarily led by Thai youth, has advanced a series of increasingly provocative protests against the military government
If the Democrats win both the presidency and the senate, they must do something about the dictatorship of the minority on the court
Take it from me: You don’t want to go through what we did. Every community deserves water, life, and dignity.
For those who have defeated unsafe reopenings, the next battle may be against mass layoffs, as in Rochester, New York, and at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
A View from Vietnam
The inevitable has finally happened, and the coronavirus pandemic is now ravaging the besieged Gaza Strip