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Zubaydah was tortured repeatedly at the “black sites,” where the CIA subjected him to waterboarding 83 times
The Tea Party, a Sinkhole in Louisiana, and the Contradictions of American Political Life
Meet “Take On Wall Street,” a grassroots movement preventing America’s plunge into plutocracy
Donald Trump is a hero to the Alt-Right
Fannie Lou Hamer was ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired,’ and she told the 1964 Democratic National Convention
The grounds for it are baseless, and many of the legislators pushing it are themselves under indictment for serious crimes
The peak oil controversy stages a comeback as the industry confronts a future of higher costs — and low prices
Zika may have already infected 80,000 Americans, just in Puerto Rico, and Congress has refused to act — what if Miami or New York is next?
To say that the eurozone has not been performing well since the 2008 crisis is an understatement
[Prefatory Note: I am posting on my blog a short article just published in a very good journal devoted to terrorism, Perspectives of Terrorism. It was originally presented at a conference in Washington, DC, and later revised. As always, civil comments welcome.] Failures of Militarism in Countering Mega-Terrorism Abstract The introduction of this Read more…
Nationalist sentiment, mass rallies and divisive politics have dangerously polarized Turkish society in the weeks since the failed coup attempt
Austerity experiments in Greece set the stage for a radical restructuring of Europe by elites
Supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential election campaign launched on Wednesday what it declared to be the next phase in the progressive political movement in the United States
The way to a progressive economic future in which the rich are taxed and the poor can prosper can only come through redirecting the unfathomable funds that are being dumped into war preparations
The primary public use of “anti-Semitism” today is to denigrate those defending a people facing the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism
The overall structure and objectives of ‘Our Revolution’ are encouraging, but Sanders retreated from positions he took towards the end of his presidential campaign by not addressing U.S. foreign policy and wars
The United States has no uniform law on the death penalty. Each state is free to choose whether or not to execute people. Nineteen states have abolished the death penalty
Saudi Arabia is using billions in U.S. aid to fund their onslaught of innocent civilians in Yemen, but it’s not too late for Congress to stop this madness
As the United States backs a Turkish military incursion into Syria targeting ISIS-held areas along the border, Turkey says it’s also concerned about Syrian Kurdish militias at the border who are backed by the United States
Trump’s nationalism is absolutely about ethno-purity
As the numerous and obvious ethical conflicts surrounding the Clinton Foundation receive more media scrutiny, the tactic of Clinton-loyal journalists is to highlight the charitable work done by the foundation, and then insinuate — or even outright state — that anyone raising these questions is opposed to its charity. James Carville announced that those who criticize the Read more…
In the summer months, 84 inmates at the Price Daniel Unit, a medium-security prison four hours west of Dallas, share a 10-gallon cooler of water that’s kept locked in a common area. An inmate there can expect to receive one 8 oz. cup every four hours, according to Benny Hernandez, a man serving a 10-year Read more…
The Turks don’t want a Kurdish mini-state on their frontier any more than the Syrians want to lose territory to the Kurds
One hundred fifty labor activists from the Mountain States gathered in Reno in July for a week of courses on labor law, labor history, collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, internal organizing, and more. The yearly Grace Carroll Rocky Mountain Labor School, founded in 1957, is the last surviving of five regional schools established by the Read more…
For nine years Mateen worked for G4S Security, a British-based corporation that contracts with the U.S. and Israeli governments for work that often violates human rights on a massive scale
“20 miles west of Seattle is the largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S.”
Thanks largely to Fleischer, this preferential tax treatment of “carried interest” has now become the single most notorious loophole in the federal tax code
The Incirlik air base in southeast Turkey—from which U.S. pilots launch bombing raids on ISIS forces in Syria—is home to about 50 B-61 hydrogen bombs. That makes it NATO’s largest nuclear storage facility, with about a quarter of all theater nuclear weapons in the alliance’s stockpiles
Events VETERANS/ANTI-MIL – The IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War) National Convention will be September 2-5, in Stony Point, NY. Contact: PO Box 3565, New York, 10008-3565; 646-723-0989; http://www.ivaw.org/. COMMUNITY CONFERENCE – The annual Twin Oaks Community Conference will be held September 2-5. The conference is committed to equality, participatory government, ecology, and non-violence. Contact: Read more…
There are countless possible answers as to what one might usefully do in these times. Try to preserve and enlarge the momentum that has developed largely from the Sanders campaign, while also trying to ensure that Trump loses.
In Motion provides a vivid glimpse of a world that no longer exists
Ian Angus’s book about humanity and our planet is a must-read.
Becoming A Citizen Activist is full of useful tips about how activists and allied politicians can collaborate on issue-oriented campaigns
The protest began when the Ogichidaa (Protectors of the People) from the Bad River reservation blockaded trains traveling through their reservation carrying sulfuric acid
Trump’s character is racist, sexist, and just downright mean. A Trump presidency would pose an unimaginable danger to the people of this country.
Pence and other people of faith are welcome to believe and practice as they will in the United States—that’s one of the purposes of the United States. But they are not welcome to establish an official religion here and impose that religion’s laws on everybody; preventing that kind of thing is also one of the purposes of the United States.
It has now become clear that the 2016 U.S. presidential election is unlike preceding elections
Manzanar, for those who may be a little sketchy on their history, is one of the internment camps set up by the federal government during World War II
Having succeeded in making no changes in gun laws, Democrats appear to have no Plan B. The Democrats’ filibuster and the Senate vote were pseudo-events,
who is going to contain the United States? The U.S. political system has failed its populace and the world and has imposed no brakes on the war machine
the United States Supreme Court ended its 2015-16 term with a slew of high-profile opinions that for the first time in years did not leave progressives in a state of distress.
The “pivot” (also called the “Indo-Asia-Pacific Rebalance”) is centered on exerting a greater U.S. economic, diplomatic, and military influence in the world’s most populous and economically vibrant region.
Gene Drives have been called “mutagenic chain reactions,” and are to the biological world what chain reactions are to the nuclear world. The Guardian describes Gene Drives as the “gene bomb.”
I am convinced if it develops positively “Our Revolution” can in those ways continue the momentum of the Sanders campaign fulfilling a very worthy aim
Interview on reports of political turmoil within Bernie Sanders’s team
The actions of the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department show a disturbing pattern that is reminiscent of the chilling effects of McCarthyism in the 1950s and the COINTELPRO activities of the FBI in the 1960s
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on her campaign and building an alternative to the two corporate parties
Turkey warms up to Russia and Iran in a bid to exit before a total rout of its proxies in Syria
Barcelona en Comú has channeled the city’s militant social movements to mount a successful electoral project
Trump is swaying millions with his calculated rhetoric