Eight Fed presidents and governors will answer tough policy questions from black and Latino working-class people Thursday evening. Truthdig will follow along here. (Pictured, green-shirted members of the Fed Up campaign and others at the event.)
A Vietnam vet told me about a veteran of the Iraq War who, when some civilian said, “Thank you for your service,” replied: “I didn’t serve, I was used.” It got me thinking about the many ways today’s veterans are used, conned and exploited.
The fifth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” tells readers they can survive up to three weeks without eating in the desert, but that certain fruits can safely fill one’s belly during the dangerous journey across the U.S.- Mexico border.
While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and more severe as the planet warms.
A spokesman for the Kurdish army said that attacks by the Turkish military constitute a naked act of aggression and intervention into the internal affairs of Syria.
Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.
We need more humble prophets—to remind the skeptical that religion, which can indeed be divisive, is also a moral prod and an intellectual spark. But such figures are hard to find in this election year.
The Republican presidential nominee’s use of aggressive rhetoric is nothing new, but since the combative Stephen Bannon joined the campaign, Trump is homing in on the media—and stirring up vitriol among his supporters.
Since the start of 2016, the Baltimore Police Department has been using a privately funded and operated surveillance company to investigate crimes via a camera-equipped airplane—without informing the public.
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An investigation by The Associated Press confirms that, if elected president, Hillary Clinton would be wide open to ethics challenges relating to donations her family’s charitable foundation accepted while she was secretary of state.
A draconian Border Patrol program may not be Trump’s promised structure, but it embodies the logic of his “wall”: Either you crossed illegally or you didn’t. And it is just one of many tough U.S. programs developed in recent decades.
The National Labor Relations Board announced that a previous ruling—that graduate workers were not entitled to collective bargaining because they are students—was flawed.
The fourth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” gives readers pointers on which cactuses to eat and how, warning that many can be harmful.
The promise to improve favela conditions, for example, was simply abandoned. Instead, many communities were forcibly removed to make way for Olympic projects.
The police force in England’s Nottinghamshire County came to the decision after meeting with women’s rights activists.
The Vermont senator returns to the political stage to take up a difficult challenge: keeping alive the national grass-roots momentum that led millions to support him in the presidential nominating contests.
Physicians whose state boards have sanctioned them for harming patients, unnecessarily prescribing addictive drugs, bilking federal insurance programs and even sexual misconduct continue to cash in for consulting, promoting products and more.
Turkish forces and coalition allies launch airstrikes against the Islamic State stronghold near the border with Turkey. (Pictured, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.)
The Republican presidential nominee is not going to change. No matter how many times he reshuffles his campaign, he is who he is. It’s delusional to pretend otherwise.
In this week’s edition of “On Contact,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and author Rob Urie explore how our economic system is responsible for nuclear weaponry, climate change and imperialism.