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55 Progressive Activists and Writers: Open Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden

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

Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates’ Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life

When we wage war on the biodiversity of our forests, our farms, and in our guts, we wage war on ourselves

Noam Chomsky: Internationalism or Extinction

PI Council Member Noam Chomsky’s keynote speech at the Progressive International’s inaugural summit.

Jack Rasmus: A Most Dire Warning

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

Marjorie Cohn: Ginsburg’s Legacy Is Vast, But a Trump Appointee Could Overturn Her Best Rulings

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.

Sonali Kolhatkar: Dems Mock GOP for Denying Climate Science, But Are Still Addicted to Fossil Fuel Funders

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

Andrea Mazzarino: War Zone America?

Perspectives on a Riven Nation from a Worried Military Spouse

Thomas Klikauer: Manufacturing Consent @ 30

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

Rachel Zhang: Youth Must Focus This Election on Climate Change — and Push Dems to Confront It

Together, we can transform a burnt, drained, and inequitable world into a green, replenished, and just one for generations to come

Jonathan Cook: The US is using the Guardian to justify jailing Assange for life. Why is the paper so silent?

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

The Poor People's Campaign: McConnell must pass fair COVID-19 relief, end hypocrisy about RBG vacancy

“This is about what kind of world we want to live in, and he does not represent it”

Glenn Greenwald: As Joe Rogan’s Platform Grows, So Does the Media and Liberal Backlash. Why?

The popular podcast host is a political liberal by all metrics. So what explains the contempt he provokes in liberal circles?

Dahlia Lithwick: Remembering RBG

Legal Giant’s Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat

Greenpeace: Facebook Suspends Accounts Associated with Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline

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.

Noam Chomsky: The train wreck of the 2020 US election

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

Arwa Mahdawi: Trump’s 1776 commission is proof America is spiraling toward fascism

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

Badri Raina: Some Cacti Are Blooming in the Dreary Desert Sands of Indian Unreason

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

Judha Su and Benjamin Tausig: The Thailand Uprising: “For the Rightful Owners of the Land”

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

Juan Cole: If McConnell Packs the Court on behalf of Minority Rule, Dems must Expand and Reform it

If the Democrats win both the presidency and the senate, they must do something about the dictatorship of the minority on the court

Nakiya Wakes: What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family

Take it from me: You don’t want to go through what we did. Every community deserves water, life, and dignity.

Alexandra Bradbury: School and Campus Workers Say: Not Until It’s Safe

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.

Wafa Aludaini: We Are the Children of Gaza: The Poet, the Fashionista and the Footballer

The inevitable has finally happened, and the coronavirus pandemic is now ravaging the besieged Gaza Strip

Ralph Nader: Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?

It starts with us being indoctrinated into being powerless

Sam Stein: Environmental Movement Founders: Don’t Vote for the Green Party

They spearheaded the breakthroughs in the ’70s; saw the damage of the ’80s; witnessed Nader’s role in ’00 and Jill Stein’s in ’16. Now, they have thoughts to share

Collective 20: Greenwashing Capitalism Won’t Heal the Planet

As we move along the road to a post-capitalist, post-carbon world, we must be mindful of the pitfalls, and we must not allow our work or ourselves to be hijacked, sabotaged or seduced by those who have only their own selfish, short-term interests at heart.

David Rovics: Diary of a Smoke Refugee

The fires here in Oregon have further exposed the deep divisions in this society, as have all the other previous or ongoing catastrophes, from the 2008 financial crisis to the current global pandemic

Pam Palmater: What we’re seeing in 2020 is Idle No More 2.0

A much larger and more powerful movement than the last, led by Black and Indigenous peoples and supported by millions of Canadians

Tom Engelhardt: Fire and Fury Like the World Has Never Seen: 2020 Version

Four more years of Trump will consign us to a hell on Earth of a sort still only faintly imaginable today

Daniel Loick: Europe’s necropolitics sparked the fire at Moria camp

The disaster at the Moria refugee camp exposes European authorities’ utter neglect for human life. To resist means to imagine a different politics altogether

John Buell: The Many Ugly Faces of Climate Science Denial

A politics of public good is especially important in reshaping visceral attitudes toward consumption and harsher forms of individualism

Samuel Moyn: Socialists Have Long Fought to Disempower the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has been a reactionary institution for most of its history. We need to take on its power and fight for real democracy in the United States

Lois Weiner: What Does a “Safe Return” to School Look Like? Ask Teacher Unions.

Powerful elites are willing to sacrifice the lives and futures of millions to feed their own profits. Teachers are fighting back

Dahr Jamail: Life in the US Has the Hallmarks of a “Low-Grade War Zone”

Are we going to accept that we have a government that is out to get us?

Jim Hightower: Beware Corporate COVID Propaganda

So middle-income workers get the boot, while the boss still has his job, gets more than $21 million in annual pay, and claims bragging rights for being an “ethical” corporate chieftain.

Jonathan Michels: North Carolina Nurses Seek Their First Union

In the wake of the takeover by the multinational corporation, nurses saw patient care standards and working conditions quickly deteriorate

Jack Rasmus: Ginsburg’s Death & Trump’s Emerging Legal Coup D’Etat

In 2020 the Supreme Court will be even more likely do the same–i.e. stop the vote count and ‘select’ Trump’– with a 6-3 vote. Except this time it will not even be a vote recount; it will be a first count of mail in ballot votes

Simon Davis-Cohen: Mutual Aid Response During Fires Shows Black Lives Matter Is Building Community

“We have come together efficiently and quickly because we know each other.”

Chandra Thomas Whitfield: All the Options for Schooling Are Bad—But We Have to Choose Safety

On parents’ impossible decision

Sharon Lerner: As the West Burns, Trump Administration Races to Demolish Environmental Protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election

Adam Peggs: After the virus: no return to the old economy

Alternative economic proposals the Labour left should be demanding

Barbara Madeloni: New York City Teachers Work Outdoors after a Co-Worker Tests Positive

When New York City educators were supposed to be in their third day of “professional development” held inside school buildings, teachers and other staffers at a Queens middle school, IS 230, took their work outside.

Mike Ludwig: Millions of Children Go Hungry as Mitch McConnell Blocks Stimulus Bill

Please Help ZNet Source: Truthout Millions of children across the United States are already going hungry amid the economic recession spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and emergency food assistance is set to expire on September 30 as Congress remains at an impasse over stimulus legislation. The House has already passed legislation that would renew the Read more…

Jen Moore: When Police Repression is Not Enough

A U.S. Corporation is Suing Guatemala to Crush Local Mining Opposition

Howard Zinn: Trump Calls Howard Zinn’s Work “Propaganda.” Hear the Historian in His Own Words

Teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom

Bernie Sanders: Justice Ginsburg’s replacement

Every issue we care about is at stake: abortion rights, campaign finance reform, voting rights, workers’ rights, health care, LGBTQ rights, climate change, environmental rights, gun safety and more.

Noam Chomsky: “The fate of humanity hangs in the balance”

The means to manage the crisis are available. But not for long. One primary task of the Progressive International is to ensure that we all panic now — and act accordingly.

Jeremy Brecher: Workers vs. the Coronavirus Depression

This summer has seen two significant national strike actions–for Black Lives and for safe reopening of schools. These are hardly conventional strikes–indeed, they represent historically unprecedented forms of protest

Max Elbaum: Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate

The left forces whose strategy translates into sending the first message have much better prospects to grow their ranks and expand their influence, power and coalition relationships

William rivers Pitt: Another Day of COVID, Another Failed Stimulus, Another Thousand Deaths

With an election looming just 47 tiny days away, fury at vicious Republican intransigence has begun to give way to something close to horrified awe

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