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Tom Engelhardt: Empire of Chaos

With President Trump, Is the American Experiment Over?

Vincent Emanuele: Organizing in Trumpland

The key, now, is to plug people into effective organizations and movements who share similar values and goals

David Smith-Ferri: Something to Teach Us About Living Well

Maybe we are, at long last, witnessing a dawning consciousness that there is something crucial to be learned from First Nations

Jonathan Pie: President Trump: How & Why…

This is some truth that needs to be shared, though it will may offend some viewers.

Carl Lindskoog: When Trump’s “Deportation Force” Comes for Us, History Can Show Us How to Respond

The undocumented members of our communities are frightened. And for good reason. In his first day in office, President-elect Trump has vowed to reverse President Obama’s executive orders shielding certain undocumented people from deportation, to cancel federal funding to Sanctuary Cities, and to begin removing millions of “criminal illegal immigrants.” We can and must condemn Read more…

Paul Atwood: Veterans Against Apocalypse

Trump has said he would tamp down hostile relations with Russia yet at the same time he has also amped up inimical rhetoric toward China. He says he will scrap NATO. At present the U.S. has at least 5,000 troops in Iraq but we all know what Trump has said he plans to do about Read more…

Emilio Ferrara: How Twitter bots affected the US presidential campaign

Social media is acquiring increasing importance in shaping political beliefs and influencing people’s online and offline behavior

Michael Albert: Why No Trumpist Celebrations and Finding Our New Old Path

To successfully block reaction, much less to unleash positive potentials, our efforts will have to speak with respect and sincerity to Trump’s voters not as enemies, but allies

Arun Gupta: How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism

Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit

The parallels between the U.K.’s shocking approval of the Brexit referendum in June and the U.S.’s even more shocking election of Donald Trump as president Tuesday night are overwhelming. Elites (outside of populist right-wing circles) aggressively unified across ideological lines in opposition to both. Supporters of Brexit and Trump were continually maligned by the dominant media narrative (validly Read more…

Elizabeth Warren: Remarks at the AFL-CIO on President Elect Donald Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about President Elect Donald Trump and the Democratic agenda moving forward

Alec MacGillis: Revenge of the Forgotten Class

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were playing with fire when they effectively wrote off white workers in the small towns and cities of the Rust Belt

Michael Moore: Morning-After To-Do List

Roll up your sleeves, people—there are fascists to defeat. 1. Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably. 2. Fire all pundits, predictors, pollsters and anyone else in the media who had a narrative they wouldn’t let go of and refused to listen to or acknowledge what Read more…

Badri Raina: Corruption

Corruption is always a matter Of the other man’s pocket, Never of  our own soul; We can kill and maim all We want and still remain whole. The citizenship we authorize Is unrelated to bread, To school, to work, to medicine, To roof over the head. Corrupt are those that speak of this, In preference Read more…

Anonymous. Anonymous: ‘Brown, Bearded, Son of Immigrants, Voted Trump’

“If you feel that 50 million of your countrymen are racists and ignorant voters, I feel sorry for you”

Juan Cole: As Der Donald-inspired Hate Crimes grow, US Universities at Risk

A tsunami of reports about hate crimes directed at minorities are coming in from all over the country in the wake of Der Donald’s presidential win

Kathy Kelly: Where to Turn

Many U.S. people awoke this week with a new understanding of the dangers facing our common life together. These battles we fight are not a game, and they can escalate into even direr realities

Juan Cole: How can Progressives get through the Next 4 Years? Organize!

Only sustained activism and organizing and effective steps to change the balance of power in Washington and in the statehouses can actually challenge Trumpism

Vijay Prashad: Standing Rock’s last stand

This generation has heard stories of the betrayals. This is their experience of it. Betrayal, like the land itself, is a link to their ancestors

Greg Palast: The Election was Stolen – Here’s How

he only way they could win was to eliminate the votes of non-white guys—and they did so by tossing Black provisional ballots into the dumpster, ID laws that turn away students—the list goes on

Samantha Winslow: Massachusetts Teachers Knock Out Corporate Charter School Scheme

Despite being outspent by corporate education reformers, a teacher-led coalition beat back charter school expansion

Steven Rosenfeld: Can We Count on the Election Results? Exit Poll Discrepancies and Voter Suppression Are Serious Issues

“This is a familiar pattern, indicative of electronic rigging”

Charlie Chaplin: Charlie Chaplin’s Speech in The Great Dictator: A Call for Decency, a Statement Against Fascism

Chaplin added this speech to The Great Dictator (1940) one week after the fall of France to Hitler

John Foot: We’ve seen Donald Trump before – his name was Silvio Berlusconi

Be warned: Italy’s former prime minister promised the world and disdained the truth – and became his country’s third longest-serving leader

Becky Bond: Where Do We Go from Here? Former Bernie Sanders Adviser & Chicana Organizer Call for Mass Organizing

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We turn now to the reaction by activists and organizers to Trump’s victory on Tuesday. Anti-Trump protests continued for the second night in a row on Thursday in cities across the country—New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Oakland, Portland and more. Demonstrators took to the streets voicing fears that Trump’s political triumph would deal a Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Voters Just Delivered a Mandate to a Pack of Absolute Fiends and Monsters

Republicans have the House, the Senate, and Governorships

Glenn Greenwald: Bernie Sanders Would Have Been a Stronger Candidate Against Donald Trump

On Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump won the presidency, Senator Bernie Sanders issued this statement on Trump’s election: “Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing Read more…

Naomi Klein: It was the Democrats’ embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump

Let’s get out of shock as fast as we can and build the kind of radical movement that has a genuine answer to the hate and fear represented by the Trumps of this world

Ramzy Baroud: The Infamy of the Palestinian Elites: An Imminent Split within Fatah?

The Fatah movement is involved in a massive tug-of-war that will ultimately define its future

Steve Early: How The Left (Greens included) Can Go Local–and Win

As Kermit the Frog, America’s most famous Muppet, says: “it’s not easy being green.” Preliminary results of the Green Party’s latest national campaign confirm the reality of his observation. The Party’s much-touted goal was getting 5% of the vote on Nov. 8, so it could qualify for $10 million in federal funds for 2020 campaigning Read more…

George Monbiot: Cars don’t just choke our children – they tear a hole in our communities

A chance has emerged to press the UK government into action over deadly pollution – and I don’t mean just the fumes from diesel engines. We must take it

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: In solidarity with the Florestan Fernandes National School and MST

In light of these repeated attacks on the foundations of the democratic rule of law, we just cannot remain silent

Elizabeth Warren: Statement from Elizabeth Warren

The time for ignoring the American people is over. It’s time for us to come together to work on America’s agenda. Democracy demands that we do so, and we are ready

Chris Welzenbach: Trump Country

The effect of despair on the local population cannot be over-emphasized

Basheer Nofi: America’s Wars in Syria and Iraq Are Dangerous and Shortsighted

As the Mosul offensive continues, it has become clear that it is the Americans who decide whether assaults continue, troops advance or tactical pauses are made

Patrick Cockburn: The Iraqi Christians Who Are Struggling to Survive After Isis

In the half-burned church of St Mary al-Tahira in Qaraqosh, several dozen Syriac Catholics are holding a mass in Aramaic amid the wreckage left by Isis. The upper part of the stone columns and the nave are scorched black by fire and the only artificial light comes from three or four candles flickering on an improvised Read more…

Michael Albert: What Now?

A misogynistic, racist, narcissistic, profit maximizing capitalist slug – but not a moron – is now President of the United States. The world’s biggest bully now possesses the world’s biggest bully pulpit. Trump will preen his way through the West Wing with a black box armageddon machine in quick reach. He will re-populate the Supreme Read more…

Bill Fletcher: Quick reflections on the November 2016 elections

Right-wing populism has grown as a result of both the ravages brought on by neo-liberal globalization as well as the demographic and political changes within the USA

Michael Brull: If You Think Racism Won Donald Trump The Election, You’ve Missed The Point… Again

After eight years of Obama – a man who promised ‘change and hope’ and delivered neither, Americans voted for the least ‘establishment candidate

Norman Solomon: For the Trump Era: Fight Not Flight

Only with eyes wide open do we have a real chance to understand clearly and organize effectively against the Trump regime. Failure to put up a fight should be unthinkable

Ted Glick: Punched in the Gut by Trump’s Victory

At this sad, difficult, upsetting, angering time, we need to deepen our powers of resilience and help others do the same

Jack Rasmus: Why Trump Won—And What’s Next

US real estate billionaire, Donald Trump, is president-elect. In an age when 97% of all GDP-national income gains since 2010 have accrued to the wealthiest 1%–of which Trump is one—how could American voters come to elect Trump? How could they vote for a candidate that they simultaneously were giving a ‘negative rating’ of 60% to Read more…

Various Contributors: #our100: An Open Letter to Our Nation from 100 Women of Color Leaders

This morning, we come together to declare our resolve. Many of us are holding our babies, families, and loved ones close. We know that there is tremendous suffering and anger in this country, yet we stand here today, determined. After an election rife with the politics of division and hate, today we open a new Read more…

Jérôme Roos: Trump’s victory speaks to a crumbling liberal order

Only a reinvigorated left and radical-democratic movements can clear away the ruins of the political establishment and defeat the proto-fascist right

M. Erickson, K Hill, M Karp, C Kilpatric, B Sunkara: Politics Is the Solution

We can’t move to Canada or hide under the bed. This is a moment to embrace democratic politics, not repudiate them

Thom Hartmann: Americans Wanted a Revolution, and Clinton’s Campaign Only Offered Them Obama 2.0

The seeds were planted in an underreported 2009 meeting

Kim Scipes: Reflections on the “Apocalypse”

  It’s the morning after Trump’s election.  I watched the election until about 2 am, Eastern time, so I knew he was going to win.  Already early this morning, my friend, Karen, has called to talk—she’s an African American with a 22-year old son, and she’s scared:  and this is not someone who scares easily.  Read more…

Lee Fang: Donald Trump Recruits Corporate Lobbyists to Select His Future Administration

AMY GOODMAN: So, let me just ask Lee Fang—you wrote a piece, “Donald Trump Recruits Corporate Lobbyists to Select His Future Administration.” Can you explain who he has recruited? LEE FANG: Well, Governor Chris Christie, who played a big role in helping Donald Trump win the Republican primaries, is leading the transition effort. And if Read more…

Mike Davis: The undead

Is Trump an improvised, rough-at-the-edges avatar of the Nixon coalition?

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