Category: Repression

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George Monbiot: How to Rule Forever

From silencing opponents to spying on citizens, the world’s authoritarians are refining a strategy for perpetual rule

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John Feffer: Does the Future Belong to the Taliban?

Afghanistan is not the only place at risk of takeover by extremists

Adam Sanchez: Outlawing the Truth

Three things that could become illegal in my Philadelphia classroom if House Bill 1532 becomes law: analyzing the original text of the U.S. Constitution, reading MLK Jr.’s writing, and discussing inequitable school funding

C.M. Lewis: Buffalo Democratic Machine Considers Axing Mayorship to Evade India Walton

Incentives to sabotage the left are structurally inherent to capitalism in the United States

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Katha Pollitt: If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned, the Future Will Be Worse Than the Past

When abortion was illegal, there was no organized, aggressive antiabortion movement with a wing of violent fanatics

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Norman Solomon: Corporate Liberalism Is No Match for Trumpism

A vital challenge for progressives is to not only block Republican agendas but also to effectively campaign for policy changes that go far beyond the talking points of current Democratic leaders

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Mike Ludwig: Call for Voting Rights March on Washington

Nationwide, 18 states have passed 30 laws that restrict ballot access in one way or another in the months since Trump lost the 2020 election

Jill Richardson: Preventing an American Pinochet

If you believe violence instead of voting is justified, I implore you to at least consider the alternative viewpoint

David Escobar: Colombia: When the fascists get offended

Tales of death threats, assaults, harassment, and physical and psychological torture that happened to a group of activists in the city of Cali, Colombia

Thom Hartmann: Trump’s “Shadow Cabinet” Ensures His Coup Is Ongoing

It turns out sedition and treason are pretty profitable as the coup rolls on…

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