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This vile piece of legislation is not aimed at nations. It’s targeting refugees, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The excerpts of these two newspaper articles can be read as allegories for our own moment, substituting Trumpism for national socialism and Muslims for Jews
Picking on immigrants and refugees is the act of a sadistic bully, since they are the one fairly large group of residents of the United States whose constitutional rights are disputed. The executive order Trump signed late on Friday suspending entrance to the United States for citizens of seven countries and cancelling the US refugee Read more…
In banning newcomers from seven countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days, the president has used language that will affect those who are in the U.S. already on visas and green cards
Our hope for turning the tide will come from local, community-based campaigns and actions
In a heroic struggle of solidarity and resistance, locals and activists of the ZAD have been fighting against the construction of an airport for many years
Nonetheless, such a clash would be catastrophic. It would torpedo global trade, inflict trillions of dollars damage on each side, and the odds are distressingly high that the war could go nuclear
The fire began over Los Gatos Canyon. It started in the left engine-driven fuel pump. The plane crashed 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, on January 28, 1948. It came down into hills which, as one commentator noted, at that time of year are “a beautiful green, splendid with wildflowers … a place of breathtaking Read more…
In just a few days, Donald Trump seems to have set out to wreck government and turn over the remains to his plutocrat friends
Less than one week into his presidency, Donald Trump has taken the first steps in making his vision of a massive barrier between the U.S. and Mexico a reality, signing an executive order Wednesday afternoon calling for the “immediate” construction of a sprawling border wall to separate the two nations. Though the move is likely to Read more…
We need a socialist politics that challenges the Democratic Party’s leadership, not just the Right
Many workers have gone on record stating they believe a union would give them more protection and job security
We learned under Bush that even when things are terrible at the federal level, we can have a real local impact
Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started.
If Trump can sell a plain-as-day lie about his inauguration crowd, he can lie about anything — including things that hurt his own supporters
The action is nothing short of a Muslim ban by another name
The most successful quarterback in the NFL is being willingly used as a way to deodorize an agenda animated by division and hatred
King Kong, the giant primate with the heart of gold, who scaled huge buildings and downed airplanes with his little finger
Voter-suppression zealot Hans von Spakovsky is among the key voices urging Trump to go after mythical voter fraud
Each and every European country must be stabilized and made to prosper
A bad day for Muslims, I’d call it. The only mention they got in the inaugural tweet was pure Hollywood, and very dangerous. “Radical Islamic terrorism we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth”. Shorn of its Biblical reference – the face of the earth comes from Genesis, does it not? – it Read more…
Revisiting this film might be one place to start the process of consolidating the resistance,
To revitalize labor unions, workers themselves will have to be put in control. Applying participatory budgeting to dues allocation would be a good start
But what are we to make of the Paris Conference? It was a sad display of a final French-European-American attempt at showing relevance in a region that has vastly changed
In opposing Trump, we must not slip into defending neoliberalism
The Obama administration’s refusal to bring the torturers to justice sends a clear message to future administrations — including the incoming one — that they can use torture with impunity.
Trump and Brexit are responses to a political system that’s imploding. But could a radical redesign wrest it from the liars?
To fully seize the moment, progressive groups around the country need to work collaboratively like never before
Extreme economic inequality, global conflict and environmental decline surpass the borders and capacities of any single country
The Turkish army is suffering unexpectedly serious losses in men and equipment as it engages in its first real battle against Isis fighters holding al-Bab
Part I. Giant Demonstrations Challenge Trump’s Seizure of power One day after Donald Trump’s bellicose, nationalistic inauguration speech, with its racist overtones, millions of women and their allies took the streets in Washington, New York, and six hundred cities in the U.S. and world-wide. As Trump’s support plummeted to 32% in the polls, the N.Y. Times reported Read more…
C.J. POLYCHRONIOU: The president-elect’s cabinet is being filled by financial and corporate bigwigs and military leaders. Such selections hardly reconcile with Trump’s pre-election promises to “drain the swamp,” so what should we expect from this megalomaniac and phony populist insofar as the future of the Washington establishment is concerned? NOAM CHOMSKY: In this respect—note the Read more…
The United States Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that home health aides were not required to pay their “fair share” or agency fees in the public sector. This was the first successful attack on the agency fee law by so-called Right to Work organizations
Developing countries have been lending large amounts of capital to rich countries, especially the United States. Much of this has taken the form of developing countries buying dollar-based assets to be held as reserves by their central banks
On December 13, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, offered yet another stark exercise in imperial deceit
In these dark times, in the vindictive death throes of fossil fuel ascendency, I would like to think that a future chronicler of global anti-oil resistance will look back and mark Standing Rock as the beginning of the end.
A newly released report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) finds that median wages in the OECD’s 35 member countries are still below where they were in 2007
This December 7, I bent down in Timor-Leste to apologize for the crimes of my government against the East Timorese people. On that day in 1975, U.S.-armed and -trained Indonesian troops launched their illegal invasion
We should begin to ask ourselves: if we lived in Europe during the rise of fascism in the 1920s or early 1930s, what would we actually do to stop it?
The urgent questions that progressive activists in the U.S. are now asking themselves are, not just how to fight back against Trump, but also how to harness the momentum of Bernie Sanders’ primary run to fight for the change
Israel can be blamed for much, but Palestinians deserve much of the blame, too, for their own disunity, infighting and corruption.
If we look at the geopolitical arena, China has counted on being able to insist that other states recognize and implement its “one China” policy. Considering what the global situation was 50 years ago, China has done exceptionally well in this regard.
One of the longest-standing tricks of the corporate trade is to produce an item that is dangerous, breakable, or soon to be obsolete and then produce another item that will supposedly remedy the defect. That is what is happening with basic GMO-laden crops
I wasn’t trying to offend anyone.” This seriously has to be among the most ludicrous cop-outs of all time
Pruitt is a tool of big oil who blatantly copied an industry letter and sent it to the White House and EPA.Pruitt made national headlines in 2014 when the New York Times reported on the secret alliance he formed with major oil and gas companies to attack environmental protections
All indications are that our incoming president regards the White House as a pirate galleon built to increase his family’s trove of plunder many fold, and the notion seems to be rubbing off on Congress
Events MUSIC – The Annual International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp will be held February 15-19, in Kansas City, MO. Contact: 509 Delaware St. #101, Kansas City, MO 64105; 816-221-3655; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.folkalliance.org/. PROGRESSIVES – The annual Pennsylvania Progressive Summit will be held February 17-18, in Harrisburg. Hundreds of social justice advocates, labor organizers, Read more…
Our agenda, going forward, is laser clear: rebuilding civil society in small, local groups and community organizations
An order not to reveal evidence of war crimes would be an unlawful order. Manning had a legal duty to expose the commission of war crimes
We can’t dismiss people because they aren’t as “woke” as we are. That might be a way to feel good about your own political development, but frankly, it’s not a way to actually win.