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Our Political Reality Is the Stuff of Nightmares

It’s become the new abnormal: Trump’s decrees, accusations and posturing; his transparent lies, threats and reversals. Then comes the cleanup crew, the White House propagandists, pretending he’s serious.

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The Importance of America’s First Anti-War Movement

In his new book, historian Michael Kazin recalls the Americans who wanted to give peace a chance 100 years ago.

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Chomsky: If Trump Falters With Supporters, a ‘Staged or Alleged’ Terrorist Attack Could Follow

The linguist and social critic discusses the president’s agenda and warns about the scapegoating of vulnerable people.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE



Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over

Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

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Why Is the Plight of Palestine a Total Non-Issue This Election?

There is little serious criticism of the Israeli state, including from Hillary Clinton’s camp.

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How Deep Will the Blue Wave Be on Nov. 8?

As the election closes, progressives are pushing candidates and issues up and down the political ladder and heeding the rallying cry by Democrats to sweep Republicans out of office.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



Why Farmers Markets Are Critical to Food Security, the Environment and Public Health

By not using massive industrial farming and irrigation equipment, small farms better maintain the quality of our soil, air and water—which is more healthful all around.

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Is the U.S. Vulnerable to War Crimes Charge for Supporting Saudi Bombing of Innocents in Yemen?

Internal government documents exposed Monday by Reuters reveal that the Obama administration has long known that the 18-month military campaign in Yemen is killing thousands of civilians and could implicate the United States in war crimes.

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How the ‘White Helmets’ Became Global Heroes While Pushing for U.S. Military Intervention in Syria

Backed by Washington and marketed by a top public relations firm, the Syrian civil defense organization is saving civilians—and lobbying for airstrikes and regime change.

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Here Are 7 Questions Mike Pence Should Be Asked at the Vice Presidential Debate

Too few voters know the extremist agenda of Trump’s running mate, but some pointed queries could change that.

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U.S. Mining Company Defends Use of Hired Thugs to Attack Indigenous Farmers in Peru

Similar actions against environmental defenders are mounting throughout Central and South America.

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Fifty Million Children Have Been Uprooted Worldwide: What Will the West Do About It?

The most powerful (and richest) countries are the least likely to accept refugees.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE



America Treats Most Academic Faculty Like Peons, and the Results Are Not Pretty

The growth of insecure faculty members in American higher education has consequences that reach far outside the classroom and far beyond the lives of poorly paid teachers.

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The Post Office Costs Taxpayers Nothing, and Gives Us So Much in Return

It’s time to put a Forever stamp on this public jewel.

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Why America’s Crime Victims Seek Restorative Justice, Not More Punishment (Video)

Ask survivors and crime victims what they really want.

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Are Media Exaggerating ‘Reformed Terrorist’ Story to Advance FBI’s Disturbing Agenda?

There are serious questions about the story extremist-turned-FBI-informant Jesse Morton told reporters.

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE


Noam Chomsky: Calling Someone ‘Anti-American’ Is a Classic Technique of Social Control (Video)

By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet

“You might take a look at that word ‘Americanism,’ ” says the renowned linguist. “It’s the kind of term that you only find in totalitarian societies.”

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders’ Next Revolution: a New National Group to Promote Progressives

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.

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Americans Are Gorging on Meat in Amounts Not Seen in Decades

Healthy-eating crusades and animal welfare campaigns haven’t been able to sway the carnivorous masses.

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How Donald Trump and Chris Christie Colluded to Pilfer $25 Million From New Jersey Taxpayers

The sketchy relationship between the New Jersey governor and the Republican presidential nominee took a new twist after a New York Times report showed that Trump’s $30 million casino tax debt, something New Jersey officials fought endlessly to collect, suddenly was slashed after Christie took office in 2010.

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Is the Fight to End Mass Incarceration Wasting Away in Washington?

What happened to that bipartisan push toward reform?

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It’s Bombs Away for the USA in Libya

The United States has returned to aerial bombing in Libya on Islamic State sites, a mission that’s almost guaranteed to spread more misery across North Africa.

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Hope Still Has Power, Even in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year

Hope about American politics is hard to come by. But because cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies, let some of the year’s progressive victories stir us to work harder than ever to make our democracy real for all Americans.

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Cornel West: Donald Trump Would Be a Neofascist Catastrophe, Hillary Clinton a Neoliberal Disaster

Progressive activist Dr. Cornel West is ready to turn his back on the Democratic Party.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE


Noam Chomsky Is Sick of Hearing About the Robot Takeover (Video)

By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet

The renowned MIT professor, having heard for 60 years about the threat of supercomputers, says to come back to him when robots are as creative as a 4-year-old.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Police Incitement Against Black Lives Matter Is Endangering Protesters’ Lives

From the floor of the Republican National Convention to the online pages of the Blue Lives Matter Facebook community, it is now commonplace for public officials, police and first responders to openly declare war on Black Lives Matter—the civil rights movement of our times.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Delegates and Protesters Make Their Frustrated Presence Known on the DNC’s Opening Day

The soldiers in Bernie Sanders’ political revolution took to the streets of Philadelphia by the thousands on Monday as swaths of his 1,850 delegates inside the Democratic Convention hall also made their displeasure known on the first night of the party’s national convention.

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50 Shockingly Extreme Right-Wing Proposals in the 2016 Republican Party Platform

The 2016 GOP platform would make Christianity the official American religion, replace sex education with abstinence-only advice for teenagers, privatize almost all areas of federal services, cut taxes and regulations for the rich and titans of industry, and more.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Delegation Plotting in Public and Secretly to Shake Up Democratic Convention

Different camps inside Bernie Sanders’ 1,900-member delegation to the Democratic National Convention next week are anticipating varying degrees of protests—some telegraphing their intentions now, others planning in secret—if Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party do not make additional major concessions.

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The Millennial Generation Is a Perfect Fit for Socialism

Capitalism has only itself to blame, forcing millennials to look for an alternative.

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Hillary Clinton Claims Democratic Crown; Bernie Sanders Vows ‘the Struggle Continues’

Tuesday, June 7, was one of the most momentous and turbulent days in recent American political history.

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Uber and Deregulated Hypercapitalism Increasingly Leave Americans Unprotected

Another example, courtesy of the gig economy.

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Why California Now Matters So Much to Bernie Sanders and the Entire Democratic Party

Sanders is not just campaigning hard to win California, but to try to change the party’s nominating process.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



Imagine What President Donald Trump and Attorney General Chris Christie Might Do to Marijuana Laws

A new administration hostile to marijuana and a memo from the Justice Department could crash the pot movement.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



What Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

The Pharma-driven opioid epidemic may be as big a con as the mortgage housing bubble collapse.

Posted on May 31, 2016 READ MORE



Neil Young Now OK With Donald Trump Using His Music

“He actually got a license to use it,” the musician said.

Posted on May 26, 2016 READ MORE



American CEOs Make 335 Times More Than Their Workers

And Verizon’s CEO makes even more than that.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE



Employees With Criminal Records May Be Better Workers, Studies Reveal

Multiple reports indicate that ex-offenders work harder and ascend the ranks faster than non-offenders.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE



More Mexican Immigrants Are Returning to Mexico Than Coming to the U.S.

Shut up about your dumb wall already.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE



Noam Chomsky: The Majority of Today’s Elected Democrats Are Moderate Republicans (Videos)

According to the renowned linguist and activist, America is a two-party state, “but there’s only one faction.”

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE



Michael Ratner, Pioneering Civil Rights and Constitutional Lawyer, Dies at 72

Ratner, who led the charge against excesses in the war on terror, died of complications of cancer Wednesday.

Posted on May 12, 2016 READ MORE



What’s the Best Move Bernie Sanders Can Make Right Now to Strengthen the Progressive Movement?

What should Bernie do? That seems to be the question of the month.

Posted on May 11, 2016 READ MORE



The Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Working Mother

Blue states scored better than red states, but really, they could all do better.

Posted on May 8, 2016 READ MORE



What the Indiana Primary Results Mean to Republicans and Democrats

In Indiana on Tuesday, Donald Trump swept away the final obstacles to the 2016 Republican nomination, while Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton, beating her 53 percent to 47 percent.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



Noam Chomsky Defends WikiLeaks and Declassifying Information (Video)

The renowned linguist and political commentator called WikiLeaks a “democratizing force” and said that its founder, Julian Assange, should be given a medal.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 READ MORE



A Look at the Troubling Worldview of Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Adviser

A close-up on Jim Hanson offers a remarkable window into the mentality of Cruz’s national security team.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE


‘Young Turks’ Shows How DNC and 33 State Parties Used Loopholes to Put Millions Into ‘Hillary Fund’

By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet

Twenty-six million dollars went into the Clinton campaign before a single vote was cast.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



What a Reporter Learned During Three Days Undercover at Israel Lobby’s Biggest Policy Conference

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a cult, and like most cults, its followers would probably object to the characterization.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE



America in Crisis: What Happens When Neither Political Party Answers to the Bottom 90 Percent?

Our nation faces a massive crisis provoked by the loss of democratic representation.

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Noam Chomsky: 5 Reasons the ‘Human Species Is in Very Deep Trouble’ If Trump Wins

The renowned activist and linguist warns of the systematic threat Donald Trump would pose, from human rights to the environment.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE


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