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American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell

This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

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Blaming Russia Helps Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power

Rather than pursuing an independent investigation into the 2016 election, the Democratic establishment has used hyperbole to block Bernie Sanders and progressives from pulling away from Wall Street.

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Trump Is Hiring Former Lobbyists for Roles in Related Agencies, Sparking Ethics Concerns

In one case, an official working on energy regulation had recently lobbied for oil and coal companies—and the White House won’t say whether he was granted an ethics waiver.

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Dennis Kucinich: James Comey, Not Russia, Tilted the Election Toward Donald Trump

The former congressman says the FBI director (pictured) should have resigned over his disclosure about Hillary Clinton’s emails last October.

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The Russians Aren’t Coming—the Deep State Is (Audio)

By Robert Scheer

On KPFA’s “Sunday Show” this week, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer explains why he isn’t buying the foreign interference talk surrounding Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential election.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia

The FBI leader’s testimony contradicts statements by the president, but any collusion between Trump allies and Russian government officials remains unproved.

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Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry

If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

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We Need the Truth About Donald Trump and Russia—Now

For the sake of democracy, an independent commission or special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate Russian influence.

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: What the Intelligence Report About Russian Influence Really Reveals

On this week’s episode, journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton join Hedges for a wide-ranging discussion about troubling shifts they’ve noticed away from fact-based reporting and governance.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Four Dangerous Signs of Passivity in the Face of Trump Tyranny

As the era of a Donald Trump presidency approaches, some of you are succumbing to these syndromes.

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The CIA’s Absence of Conviction

The CIA’s claims about Russian involvement in Clinton’s leaked emails are unsubstantiated. Yet the mainstream media continues the narrative, signaling a total abnegation of all journalistic standards.

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Bernie Sanders Urges Students to Demand That Progressive Voices Be Heard

In light of recent stories claiming that fake news rigged the election, the former Democratic presidential candidate encourages using the internet as a means to “get good information out to people.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



LeBron James, Other Cavaliers Excused From Staying at a Trump-Branded Hotel

Some members of Cleveland’s NBA team elected to pass on plans to stay at the Trump SoHo hotel in Manhattan before playing the New York Knicks.

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Searching for a Remedy in This Day of Malaise? Start With a Little Kindness

The American people need time to heal after this election, and we should be looking to human compassion, not our president, for a cure.

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Electing the Tyrant: Parallels Among Ancient Rome, Mexico During the Conquest and the U.S. Today

If the Romans taught us anything, it is that their republic was built on excluding the many.

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Navigating the Trump Crisis: Both ‘Anti-Trump’ and ‘Give Him a Chance’ Are Wrong

Progressives must go beyond protesting Donald Trump’s election or waiting to see what he does. Bernie Sanders has it right: We need a left-right coalition.

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A Dying Mule Always Kicks Hardest

We have some difficult days ahead. But our forebears were up against more with less. Donald Trump’s election means “we must work together for a third Reconstruction in America.”

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With Bernie Sanders’ Support, Millennials Seek Representation in Politics

By KiMi Robinson

Some young Americans feel let down by the Constitution’s age requirements for those seeking office in the federal government. Now, a thousand of them have signed a petition to allow for a president under age 35.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Mainstream Presidential Polls Fuel Illusion That Voters Are Stuck With Only Two Choices

A voter revolt could be happening right under our noses, but the establishment and its pollster apparatchiks show bias against independent, young and third-party supporters.

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Former Death Row Inmate Gary Tyler Backing California Anti-Death Penalty Measure

After serving 41 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary for a crime he says he didn’t commit, Tyler is supporting Proposition 62 on the November ballot.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Will Hillary Clinton Get America Back on Track?

The vile election of 2016 doesn’t seem to offer much hope. But future historians looking back on the tumult might see the start of another era of fundamental reform.

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Gary Tyler on the American Justice System: ‘Truth Is Going to Stand Out No Matter What’

The former death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary spent 42 years in prison for a crime he says did not commit. Now he is speaking out on behalf of America’s prison population and calling for more rehabilitative programs.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Millennials ‘Search for Truth’ on Election and Distrust Media, Intelligence Firm Reports

Young voters are using critical thinking, research and social media engagement to decide whom they want as their next president. The big question is whether they will be motivated to vote for candidates that anger and disappoint them.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



Project Urges Native American Political Involvement and Representation Beyond Standing Rock

Now that the Dakota Access pipeline protest has galvanized the Native American community, the Advance Native Political Leadership group wants to build a pathway to more government inclusion.

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Don’t Fall for It: The Nader Myth and Your 2016 Vote

Once again, fear is being ramped up to manipulate progressives into voting for someone they do not want—Hillary Clinton—instead of someone who represents their values.

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Why People Find Hillary Clinton Untrustworthy

It is worth noting that despite all the stories, allegations, accusations, insinuations and investigations spread over a quarter century, there has never been any finding that she engaged in illegal behavior.

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On the Fourth of July, None of Us Has Inalienable Rights if American Muslims Don’t

On the day when the United States was first conceived in rebellion against deprivation of God-given rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it is worth remarking on our political season.

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The Palmer Raids: When Trump’s Grandfather and Wives Could Have Been Profiled (Video)

Marx said that every great event in history happens twice, the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce.

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Eight Reasons Republicans Must Dump Trump (Video)

By Robert Reich

The Republican Party still has time to change its mind.

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



If There’s One Idea That Summarizes Donald Trump, It’s Winning at Any Cost

Trump is the extreme, but his candidacy is the logical culmination of years of win-at-any-cost politics. And if any public official is responsible for starting us down this bleak road, it’s Newt Gingrich – reputedly on the short-list for becoming Trump’s vice president.

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 READ MORE



A Public Note to My Friend, Bernie Sanders

I don’t know what you’re going to do from here on, and I’m not going to advise you. But let me tell you this: You’ve already succeeded.

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Huge Majority of Americans Are Frustrated, Angry, Helpless—You Name It—Due to 2016 Elections

Americans do not see either the Republicans or the Democrats as particularly receptive to new ideas or the views of the rank-and-file membership, according to a recent poll.

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