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#NoDAPL Live Blog: ‘Water Protectors’ Brace for Violence as Authorities Prepare to Disband Camp

Truthdig contributor Donald Kaufman says Standing Rock protesters who are resisting efforts to install the Dakota Access oil pipeline are about to be evicted.
 

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Welcome to the Police State of America for Immigrants

Donald Trump's new orders give immigration officials and local cops around the country new and almost unlimited power to enforce a vague law.
 
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James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

At this frightening moment in American history—with a racist in the White House and amid rising levels of racial hatred—there is no more important writer than Baldwin.
 
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Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

Truthdig staff members sat down Thursday with the host of The Young Turks to discuss his bid to shake up the Democratic Party.

Whether it’s Donald Trump urging people to buy L.L. Bean products (since a member of the Bean family gave Trump a generous campaign contribution) or Kellyanne Conway’s sales pitch for the Ivanka Trump brand, these people are in a selling mood.
Whether it’s Donald Trump urging people to buy L.L. Bean products (since a member of the Bean family gave Trump a generous campaign contribution) or Kellyanne Conway’s sales pitch for the Ivanka Trump brand, these people are in a selling mood.
 
 
 
 
Economist Richard Wolff Explains the Differences Between Socialism and Capitalism

In an interview with University of Massachusetts Professor of Economics Emeritus Richard D. Wolff, Actvism learns about the differing methods of economic organization.

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U.S. Gave $315 Million to Supplier of Mines Accused of Slave Labor

The government helped finance an industrial chain reported to be involved in human rights violations and environmental destruction in Africa.

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Misuse of American Military Power Leaves the Middle East in Chaos

Policymakers seriously overestimated the efficacy of American power to shape foreign peoples and cultures.

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Joe Scarborough: GOP Will Be Judged for 50 Years on How It Responds to Trump (Video)

On Tuesday’s episode of the “Late Show,” the conservative “Morning Joe” host told Stephen Colbert that it’s “incumbent upon [the Republican] party especially to stand up right now and speak out.”

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Will U.K Tidal Project Start a Global Energy Revolution?

Britain is poised to exploit tidal energy, a renewable source that is cheaper than nuclear and more reliable than wind.

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By Hunting Down the Law-Abiding Undocumented, Trump Harms Us All (Video)

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s ramping up of deportation measures contains many hidden dangers.

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Remembering Richard Schickel

The film world lost a key figure Saturday with the passing of the distinguished critic and filmmaker, whose work Truthdig was privileged to feature in the latter years of his career.

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Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 2

The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan for enforcing immigration laws. Read Part 1 below, on the plan for implementing border security.

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Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 1

The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan to implement border security. Read Part 2 above, on the plan for enforcing immigration laws.

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Sweden Becomes the New Poster Country for the U.S. Immigration Debate

Riots in a Swedish suburb Tuesday reinforced conservative arguments for stricter immigration policy, and Donald Trump’s falsehoods are getting lost in the shuffle.

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Trump Administration Issues ‘Sweeping Rewrite’ of Immigration Policies

New guidelines expand the current crackdown on undocumented immigration and increase the number of people who can be deported.

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Love Letters From Both Sides of Incarceration

Frankie, who is serving a life sentence without parole, and Yolanda, his wife, reflect on marriage with one spouse behind bars.

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Questioning Local Media Coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Reporter Jordan Chariton appears on a North Dakota news show to set the record straight about what’s happening at #NoDAPL camps.

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Chris Hedges and Dr. Margaret Flowers Discuss How to Fix the Health Care System (Video)

Insurance companies pitting “patients and health professionals against each other” have led the U.S. into crisis, Flowers tells the Truthdig columnist.

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Coping With Donald Trump: Four Dangerous Syndromes (Video)

With Trump as president, many Americans may be tempted to succumb to syndromes such as cynicism and helplessness. Please don’t.

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Should Bannon Resign? He and Yiannopoulos Falsely Linked Hillary Clinton to Pedophilia.

Steve Bannon’s choice of protégés tells us all we need to know about him and his agenda in the Trump White House. (Pictured, Milo Yiannopoulos.)

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Standing Rock: Last Stand at Oceti Sakowin Camp

The water protectors in North Dakota realize they may lose the #NoDAPL fight. But their resistance to an oil pipeline has sparked a movement that could lead to something invaluable.

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Beware of the World Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Are Making, The Observer Warns

“Facebook is the grim sign of something going seriously wrong in our economic model,” according to editors at the British newspaper.

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The Lies Donald Trump Told in His First Month as President

“What is clear is that we have a serial liar in the White House. And that one month in, it’s only getting murkier,” The Guardian says in a video.

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