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.”
In instances where school vouchers have been partially adopted, the pedagogical results have been insignificant, if not shoddy
If the president ordered a nuclear strike, General Hyten said he would offer legal and strategic advice, but he would not violate the laws of war simply on the president’s say-so.
Of course, we don’t yet know the details of the coming Trumpian NPR. It will, however, certainly throw the Obama approach to the sharks and promote a far more robust role for nuclear weapons,
Your stewardship of the U.S. economy has allowed us to keep 5 percent of all the national income created since the last recession in 2009; while you wealthiest 1 percent got to keep the other 95 percent
created since the last recession in 2009; while you wealthiest 1 percent got to keep the other 95 percent
With encouragement from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republicans, Trump has been trying to help topple the elected government of Venezuela
It was a nice warm evening where children, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, and friends gathered to listen to country music in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The U.S. naval blockade of Yemen has been unrelenting since March 2015.
For the second time in the past year, Washington activists blocked a train carrying oil fracking supplies from leaving the Port of Olympia on the Salish Sea The blockade camp prevented a possible shipment of ceramic proppants from being shipped to the Bakken oil shale basin in North Dakota, and possibly other fracking operations.
U.S. law enforcement does an especially good job of quelling the dissidence of oppressed peoples, no matter how peaceful the leader.
Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west?
The assault on women began almost instantly after the primal female scream that was the women’s march in January. That month, Trump signed his first executive order (surrounded by men), literally a “gag rule,” meant to prevent health clinics around the world from even talking about abortion.
On the morning of President Trump’s Inauguration, police trapped and arrested over 230 people. Some were anti-Trump demonstrators; some were not. The next day, federal prosecutors charged them all with “felony rioting,” a nonexistent crime in DC
Neither party has acknowledged that Jerusalem is the commercial, cultural, educational, and religious center for Palestinian life.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who spearheaded U.S. diplomacy with Iran, called Trump’s decision “a reckless abandonment of facts in favor of ego
The Bolivarian Revolution, ushered in by then-President Hugo Chávez, generally refers to the re-imagination of the Venezuelan Republic as a socialist nation
It is also worth bearing in mind that among a significant part of his worshipful base, Trump is Regarded as a “wavering moderate” who cannot be fully trusted to hold fast to the true faith of fierce White Christian identity politics. A recent illustration is the primary victory of the incredible Roy Moore in Alabama despite Trump’s opposition
After 8 years of pumping free money into private banks, corporations, and investors, the U.S. central bank has begun a desperate effort to raise interest rates and try to slow the flow of liquidity
President Trump is seeking a plan to have U.S. companies extract minerals from resource-rich Afghanistan
The anti-democratic character and fascist heritage of the PP goernment became glaringly evident when Rajoy sent thousands of troops into Catalonia in a failed attempt to stop people from voting
Our Trump knows no bounds. Every time he tweets like this it’s another impeachable offense that the cowardly majority in Congress will ignore, or even follow. We know what kind of government our Trump would like us to have
The verdict of Stockley’s “innocence” fell like a ton of bricks because, at some level, everyone knew what it meant: If he could not be convicted of any crime
Sexual harassment doesn’t happen just to glamorous women in glamorous industries
For years, ordinary US citizens have been far-removed from the entire discussion on Israel and Palestine. The subject felt alien, marred by Hollywood propaganda, religious misconception and the lack of any understanding of history.
Sexual assault is not a women’s issue; it’s a community issue, and men, ready or not, we have to break our silence
do we want a feminism for the 99 percent? Or a feminism of the 99 percent? And how can we know Clearly what we need now is a very big and powerful women’s movement, a united front of women, with room for different interests and organizations and politics.
The U.S. Government may pretend to respect a “rules-based” global order, but the only rule Untitled-1daviesWashington seems to follow is “might makes right”—
Events NUCLEAR – The conference: Dismantling the Nuclear Beast: Connecting Local Work to the National Movement, December 1-3, is a symposium organized by the Nuclear Issues Study Group at the University of New Mexico’s Hibben Center in Albuquerque, NM. Contact: 879-8547; email@example.com; https://nuclearnewmexico.com/. JUSTICE – The 7th Annual Conference of The Historical Dialogues, Justice Read more…
Until Trump moved into the White House, however, senior military officers in the Pentagon were speaking openly of the threats posed to American security by climate change and how that phenomenon might alter the very nature of their work.
There is enormous public support for drug pricing reform, with national polls showing that 77 percent of Americans consider drug prices to be unreasonable.
Take the very nature of corporations. They’re based on what’s called “limit liability,” meaning if you’re a partner in a corporation and the corporation carries out mass murder, the participants aren’t guilty of it. So corporate mass slaughter is a huge phenomenon
More than four decades past the end of that imperialist adventure, having a serious discussion about it remains taboo.
The facts of the case portray a misogynist environment at West Point, a Hudson Valley institution that trains future military officers
Trump has introduced his long-awaited tax cut, estimated between $2.0 to $2.4 trillion. Like so many other distortions of the truth, Trump claimed his plan would benefit the middle class, not the rich—the latest in a long litany of lies by this president. Contradicting Trump, the independent Tax Policy Center has estimated that in just Read more…
Mindless obedience has long been a goal of self-appointed patriots, wrapping themselves in the flag to defend indefensible domestic injustice or criminal wars (both of which we have more than our share these days). There is no meaning in the demand to “respect” any abstract symbol, much less one as drenched in horrifying contradiction as the American flag
In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, as in the wake of all the high-profile mass shootings that preceded it, the big question looms: Why?
The “dreamers,” young recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, more than anyone are the true children of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) —they have paid the price for the agreement. Yet they are the ones punished by the administration of President Trump
Since last November many of us in many places in the U.S. have heightened dreams of secession, of new nation-states, new sovereignty.
Beneath highly visible mobilizations, grassroots and municipal forms of opposition to Trump are also taking shape. Under the banner of “sanctuary cities,” community-based organizations, faith groups, legal advocates, workers’ centers and engaged citizens have been setting up crisis networks to support immigrant families
Hundreds of residents gathered in front of the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul for a rally to “Hold the Line” against a pipeline project called Line 3.
Afghanistan is evidence of the never-ending policy of full spectrum dominance sought by the U.S. empire
The most reliable guide to understanding neoliberalism is Jack Rasmus’s book, Central Bankers on the Ropes, which examines the fundamental role of central banks in our current savage global economy.
The vicious assault on counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia by a volatile amalgam of Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Alt-Right and other white nationalist forces was one of the most horrific acts of domestic terrorism in American history
Trump’s administration is contributing to social calm and order by setting out to give local police more military weapons, from armored troop carriers to grenade launchers.
Studies have shown that doctors who have received payments from pharmaceutical companies are more likely to prescribe those companies’ medications. But pharmaceutical companies go far beyond wining and dining doctors, or paying them speaking fees. They organize “patient advocacy” groups that pretend to be grassroots organizations
PepsiCo is the world’s second-largest snacks producer. It makes Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana products in more than 200 countries, and holds at 84 on Forbes’s World’s Largest Public Companies, right behind Amazon. In 2016, it had a market value of $159.4 billion and employed an estimated 264,000 workers. It should come as no surprise that when PepsiCo shut down on June 20, the workers held an assembly and voted to resist.
Leaders of the United States know that they bear significant responsibility for the violence in Mexico
The alt-right is self-named. The alt-right also invented the term “alt-left” as a term with no specific meaning other than to label whoever the alt-right considers an enemy