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
When we wage war on the biodiversity of our forests, our farms, and in our guts, we wage war on ourselves
PI Council Member Noam Chomsky’s keynote speech at the Progressive International’s inaugural summit.
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
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.
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
Perspectives on a Riven Nation from a Worried Military Spouse
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
Together, we can transform a burnt, drained, and inequitable world into a green, replenished, and just one for generations to come
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
“This is about what kind of world we want to live in, and he does not represent it”
The popular podcast host is a political liberal by all metrics. So what explains the contempt he provokes in liberal circles?
Legal Giant’s Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat
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.
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
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
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
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
If the Democrats win both the presidency and the senate, they must do something about the dictatorship of the minority on the court
Take it from me: You don’t want to go through what we did. Every community deserves water, life, and dignity.
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.
A View from Vietnam
The inevitable has finally happened, and the coronavirus pandemic is now ravaging the besieged Gaza Strip
It starts with us being indoctrinated into being powerless
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
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.
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
A much larger and more powerful movement than the last, led by Black and Indigenous peoples and supported by millions of Canadians
Four more years of Trump will consign us to a hell on Earth of a sort still only faintly imaginable today
The disaster at the Moria refugee camp exposes European authorities’ utter neglect for human life. To resist means to imagine a different politics altogether
A politics of public good is especially important in reshaping visceral attitudes toward consumption and harsher forms of individualism
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
Powerful elites are willing to sacrifice the lives and futures of millions to feed their own profits. Teachers are fighting back
Are we going to accept that we have a government that is out to get us?
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.
In the wake of the takeover by the multinational corporation, nurses saw patient care standards and working conditions quickly deteriorate
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
“We have come together efficiently and quickly because we know each other.”
On parents’ impossible decision
Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election
Alternative economic proposals the Labour left should be demanding
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.
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A U.S. Corporation is Suing Guatemala to Crush Local Mining Opposition
Teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom
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.
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.
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
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
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