In this episode of the teleSUR’s “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist and series host Chris Hedges talks with two figures from the American agribusiness center of Salinas, California about the corporate takeover of the city’s political system, its impact on local workers and the similarities between Salinas and Detroit.
“Free universal health care, free university, free day care, taxing and policing hedge fund millionaires—have already happened in nearly every other industrialized country in the world! And I have the evidence—and the film—to prove it!”
Shkreli is facing fraud charges and has repeatedly affirmed his status as poster boy for Wall Street greed with his price-gouging practices while head of Turing Pharmaceuticals. So what’s the “pharma bro” up to now? Apparently, trying to buy Kanye West’s new album with the caveat that no one else can own it.
Bernie Sanders won the popular vote in the New Hampshire primary by a large margin, but Hillary Clinton could take more of the state’s delegates to the nominating convention. Not to fear, though—Sanders supporters can overcome this anti-democratic system.
The children of Flint, Mich., are hardly the only ones threatened by lead. There’s a crisis in Baltimore, Herculaneum, Mo., Sebring, Ohio, and even the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. And that’s just to begin the list.
Scientists stress the need for climate policy to focus not on this century but on the inescapable impact of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10,000 years.
As the rest of the nation celebrates Black History Month, this February I’m taking a graduate-level course I call “Dead White Men.”
Super Bowl 50 was perhaps the most political in pro football’s history. Not for the game itself, but for the remarkable halftime show with its powerful performance by musical superstar Beyoncé.
“We’re disappointed the rule has been stayed, but you can’t stay climate change and you can’t stay climate action,” says an Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman.
At the heart of the matter is Bernie calling out the way Wall Street money has corrupted our democracy and perhaps most especially our election process. So when I went looking for ways to illustrate how that might have come into play on issues of deep concern to me, I found something that was instructive.
GOP presidential candidates are endorsing torture again.
Where Clinton was old news to a new generation, a 74-year-old Washington warhorse emerged as a novel voice of authentic protest against the corruptions and injustices of traditional politics.
Scientists can now make energy by filtering carbon from the air with immense wind turbines. But commercial viability remains a challenge.
“It seems that we—black people—are her winning card,” writes Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” at The Nation. “And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again.”
Here’s my 21st century rule of thumb about this country: If you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so.
With so many candidates in the race, especially on the Republican side, it can be hard to keep track of who’s winning, losing and dropping out. Here’s what you need from Tuesday’s primary.
The 21-point victory for Bernie Sanders and twice the vote totals of any other Republican for Donald Trump will send shock waves.
You will hear pundits analyze the New Hampshire primaries and conclude that the political “extremes” are now gaining in American politics—that the Democrats have moved to the left and the Republicans have moved to the right, and the “center” will not hold. Baloney.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won big in New Hampshire on Tuesday. So what foreign policies did the good people of New Hampshire vote for?
This time, the projections were correct: On Tuesday evening, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were named the winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary—and they both won big.
Jeb Bush brought his mom and brother out to rally for his cause during the lead-up to Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, but will their combined dynastic powers be enough to keep him in the running for the 2016 presidential contest?
“The Republicans laid out a banquet of all-you-can-eat crazy,” the former “Daily Show” correspondent said.