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Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Recall America’s Historical Shame

If indigenous activists manage to block the building of an oil line they consider a threat to ancestral lands, their success will be one small measure of justice in a line of injustices going back to the founding of this nation.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016

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Former Philadelphia Police Capt. Ray Lewis Speaks Out on Poverty in His City (Video)

Outside the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with the retired officer about social justice and his political activism.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016


Armed with Policy Solutions and Populist Rage, Campaign Vows to ‘Take on Wall Street’

“We are going to make this an issue in congressional races. No one will be able to run from this.”

Posted on May 24, 2016


Two Weeks Into a Major Uprising, French Activists Still Staying ‘Up All Night’

Like the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Paris “Nuit Debout” protests over labor reforms are fueled by social media, which allow people to communicate instantly with one another and bypass corporate media when it ignores them.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016


Activists Launch Fight for Media Fairness for Sanders in Tight New York Primary

New York’s may be the most important primary of the presidential election, and local journalists and activists are responding by organizing an independent media campaign to counter biased reporting about the Democratic candidates.

Posted on Apr 8, 2016


Occupy the Party: Bernie Sanders’ Campaign as a Site of Struggle

Instead of treating the Democratic Party as some kind of authority with the power to co-opt our message, we should treat it like any street or park and occupy it.

Posted on Feb 19, 2016

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Long before Occupy Wall Street took form, and long before the corporate media caught on, two of our top columnists at Truthdig foresaw the economic calamity that still grips our country. Chris Hedges devoted his time and energy warning Americans about the disastrous symbiosis between big business and our government, both in his columns and in the streets. Meanwhile, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer covered the buildup to the meltdown for over a decade, naming names and taking no prisoners in his latest book, in his own columns and in his zinger of an acceptance speech at the 2010 Webby Awards -- held, as it happened, in the heart of Wall Street.

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