There is another glaring difference between the situations in Iran and North Korea. While Iran does not have nuclear weapons, North Korea does. That is North Korea’s insurance policy against U.S. military aggression
Ever since the foundation of the American Republic, there has been both praise for and suspicion of the role the press plays in U.S. political life
As long we continue to fail to question the world economic system, our conditions will only worsen
The degradation of American society since 1980 has been deliberate and ruthless, to the point that “Make America Great Again” resonates rationally despite its masking of duplicitous purposes
Ron Dellums fought the good fight. He appreciated the struggle against racism is permanently joined with those against sexism, militarism, and capitalism
How China will respond to more U.S. tariffs and technology transfer is the crux of any U.S.-China trade agreement—or trade war
Religious freedom arguments are increasingly being used to challenge anti-discrimination policies and access to services
Halt the spread of political authoritarianism takes honest, dedicated, courageous and persistent engagement, ranging from education and organization to direct activism, carefully honed for effectiveness under prevailing circumstances
As the “war on terror” generation comes of age, their status quo is perpetual war, a complete brainwashing that war is inevitable
The great environmental challenge of our time is to understand that the many sources of biodestruction are interconnected and must be confronted simultaneously, rather than disparaging one danger to focus on another
Interview on Trump and the future of U.S. politics
Is the Trump phony trade war really about reducing the U.S. $375 billion annual trade deficit with China? Or about U.S. bankers wanting more access and ownership of operations in China?
In her actions as a militant, Drif casts aside the romanticization of revolution
Borders have become another way of making sure that nothing gets in the way of the sanctity of business as usual in a world that desperately needs something new
A list of events, activities, books, music and more for activists
Trump trade policy is set by economic nationalists determined to deepen the dominance of U.S. corporate power at the expense of working people everywhere, U.S. working people not excepted. It is the height of naïveté to expect anything else
Since the end of the Cold War, this undercover infrastructure has only expanded as the brutal destabilizing operations continue. Yemen is but the latest playground, with severe consequences yet again.
Moral posturing by the United States and its allies fall on deaf ears in the Middle East
5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that’s the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines
There is a hint of light at the end of the tunnel for DACA, but there may only be the Supreme Court at the end of the tunnel, a court where many parties have pleaded positions that are heartless and the court has affirmed their heartlessness
The factual circumstances surrounding the outbreaks of both the First World War and the Second World War currently hover like twin Swords of Damocles over the heads of all humanity
To build on West Virginia’s success, we must be reminded that no victory is assured, and that we are fighting enemies of extraordinary power
Can we step back from the danger of extinction of all life on earth? Without complete dismantling of everyone’s nuclear arsenal?
I recently spoke with Clayson and Jeneda Benally about their bands Blackfire and Sihasin, their indigenous roots and the power of punk rock to change the world.
Reflections on the sort of organizing work I’m currently doing in Northwest Indiana, where I live and work. I hope people will find some of my insights interesting and useful.
The U.S. budget deficit consequences of the Trump tax cuts are therefore massive. Instead of averaging $150 billion a year on average (the $1.5 trillion) the effect will be three to four times that, or around $300 to $400 billion a year.
Donald Trump and his generals are making fossil fuels a crucial ingredient for bulking up our national security. In that way, they will turn anything (or any group) standing in the way of the extraction and exploitation of oil, coal, and natural gas into obstructers of the national interest and, quite literally, of American national security.
The footprint of U.S. empire are what Chalmers Johnson called an “empire of bases.”
If politicians in the U.S. and around the world need the ugliness of Donald Trump as a mirror for their own greed, ignorance and temerity, to shame them into changing their ways, so be it–whatever it takes
Quaker leaders and their Jewish counterparts were instrumental in organizing the Kinder-transport, which brought 10,000 German-Jewish children to safety in Britain in 1938 and 1939. For this work and more, British Quaker organizations and the AFSC won the Nobel Peace Prize together in 1947…
The New York Times, by glorifying leaders like López, is demonstrating that the support of the U.S. liberal establishment for popular pro-working class reforms on the nation’s domestic front does not extend to third-world countries.
General Cray’s approach to the F-35 is misleading, corrupt, and dishonest as well as in clear violation of U.S. Army Regulations
Last year, the Bank appointed Zambia the main pilot country study within the project “Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Alston began his statement on the U.S. by saying that “in practice, the United States is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not include rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable healthcare, or growing up in a context of total deprivation.
According to a freshly updated map of community-owned networks, more than 750 communities across the United States have embraced operating their own broadband network, are served by local rural electric cooperatives, or have made at least some portion of a local fiber network publicly available
Two of the Trump administration’s favorite pastimes are imperiling women and screwing over workers
Here we have a world looking for salvation to China, of all places, when the United States is the wrecking machine that’s threatening destruction.
In survey after survey, when people are asked what they would like more of on television, they say documentaries
Two decades of corporate-driven globalization has destroyed the biodiversity and cultural diversity of our indigenous food systems, the health of people and the planet
5 percent voted to elect the over 70, sexually aggressive, “pussy-grabbing” unproven and under-qualified man to the most powerful political office in the country.
Undeterred, muckraking student reporters continued to take seriously their own role as the Fourth Estate
Lurking behind this devastating corporate offensive is the little matter of the extra $1.5 trillion to be added to the deficit.
Since his investigation began in May, Mueller has already obtained two indictments and two guilty pleas
There’s enough wealth in this country to allow the rich to be rich and still eradicate most barriers to a genuine women’s liberation, which starts with economic justice in the workplace
TheTrump Administration suffocated all optimism as soon as it took over the White House, with a promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus recognizing, in defiance of international law, the Holy City as Israel’s capital
According to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, sales of weapons and military services by the world’s largest 100 corporate military purveyors in 2016 (the latest year for which figures are available) rose to $375 billion
In the months ahead the Republican wing—for whom Trump has nicely delivered in the form of tax cuts in the trillions of dollars and with whom Trump is now playing ball with regard to free trade—will circle the wagons on behalf of Trump. The Republican party wing of the elite don’t want to drive Trump from the White House
Events EVOLUTION/RELIGION – February 10-12 will be the annual celebration of Evolution Weekend, intended to demonstrate that religious people from many faiths and locations understand that evolution is sound science and poses no problems for their faith. Contact: http://www.theclergyletterproject.org/. MUSIC – The Annual International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp Read more…
It is truly extraordinary that the still-new Trump administration keeps appointing people whose common priority is the destruction of the agency they head.
An important semantic development of the past decade that is closely related to the doublespeak of moderateness and extremism is the new usage of the concept of “special interests.”