Category: Civil Liberties

Anoa Changa: Georgia Organizers Won Because They Didn’t Treat Elections as a Be-All, End-All

“We are undoing a history of voter suppression and injustice in Black and Brown communities. The changes we are seeing now didn’t happen overnight, and we are not solving our challenges with just one vote.”

Mathew Ingram: Platform ban of Trump and Parler raises questions about speech and power

As troubling as the president’s de-platforming might be, some of the most dedicated defenders of free speech and individual rights said they agreed with the ban

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Walden Bello: How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right

“This is not something that’s unusual that has happened in the Capitol. Right-wing groups, when they begin to lose electorally, … they resort to the streets and to violence in order to stop that process”

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Badri Raina: Trump Is Gone but Trumpism Is Rampant: The Globalisation of Populism

The new contemporary term for what Europe experienced a century ago holds sway over a significant population in the US, but also in many countries around the world

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Richard Falk: Blocking Twitter & Twitter Blocking Trump: Why We Should Worry

This Trump experience requires more than censorship, whether by the state or private sector. Above all, it calls for renewed attention to the deficiencies of citizen education

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Ramzy Baroud: Covid-19 under Apartheid

How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians

Gilbert Mercier: When Populism Became Fascism

How can this civil war of the digital age, using disinformation and propaganda as its main weapons, be resolved?

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Norman Solomon: The Progressive Movement and Rising Fascism

Trump, the riot, and the storming of the Capitol building on January 6th, and the response of the Democratic Party

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David Swanson: Restoring the Threat of Impeachment for Future Office Holders

It matters because a precedent has to be set for presidents who try to overturn elections through fraudulent actions, dishonest demagoguery, and the instigation of violence

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William rivers Pitt: GOP Is in Turmoil But We Shouldn’t Underestimate Ongoing Threat of the Right

In the aftermath of the riot he incited, Donald Trump’s world is falling apart around his ears

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