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Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed by Billionaire NFL Owners. Here’s Why.

Patriotism is a key tool for the owning class. To them, the quarterback’s refusal to stand for the national anthem—a nationalistic ritual—threatened to undermine the whole capitalist system.

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A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party

Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

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Has America No Sense of Decency?

If we are now a failed country, it is not because we have a failed presidency, although we do. It is because we are a failed people.

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‘The Designated Mourner’: A Play on Authoritarianism, Restaged for the Trump Era

Twenty years after its debut, playwright Wallace Shawn’s drama has taken on new meaning for American theatergoers. (Shawn is pictured at left.)

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From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate

Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

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How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books

To understand America’s drift into despotism over the last 40 years, we must de-encrypt the evolution of its secret “double government.”

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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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10 Myths About Immigration in the United States

Here’s a list of common misconceptions—plus information to separate fact from fear.

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MLK and Barack Obama: Diametrically Opposed Legacies

Have black people, historically the most left-leaning constituency in the United States, shed their anti-imperialist views and embraced war?

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The United States of Immigrants

The resistance of sanctuary cities, counties and states reminds us that the Constitution protects all people in our country.

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National Insecurity

Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

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Archbishop José Gomez: We All Share Blame for America’s Broken Immigration System

The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese believes the solution must balance love and law with justice and mercy—regardless of legal status.

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The Art of the Con

The interests of the working class were supposed to be the focus of the Trump administration, but the president has no coherent approach for lifting up blue-collar Americans.

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An American Century of Carnage: Measuring Violence in a Single-Superpower World

Are we in an era of a “new peace”? Think again.

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Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies

Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.

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Chris Hedges and Stephen Kinzer Explore the Birth of American Empire (Video)

One of the most important and least known facts of American history may be the decision of the United States to expand its power beyond North America.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Could There Be a ‘Global Anthem’ After Trump?

In recent speeches, President Trump accurately described the sovereign state system of today. But might we one day see a “United Earth”?

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Woody Guthrie Art Projection on Oklahoma Capitol Sparks #WoodysGuitar Protest Movement

Two Oklahoma City artists turn the folk singer’s iconic, message-bearing instrument into a giant canvas for civic engagement.

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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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Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says

We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Signals Beginning of a Mass Awakening for Black America

The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth, justice and freedom from oppression.

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Remembering the Real Martin Luther King Jr.

Almost half a century after his death, the civil rights icon has been reduced to little more than a lifeless statue. Yet his courageous call for peace and criticism of his government in a time of war must not be lost to history.

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Barack Obama’s Neoliberal Legacy: Rightward Drift and Donald Trump

The Wall Street takeover of Washington, D.C., and the related imperial agenda of the “Pentagon System” were advanced more effectively by the nation’s first black president than they could have been by white Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney.

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Defying Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy

The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.

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What We Expect to See in 2017

2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.

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Forty Years Ago, the CIA Had Its Eye on Jamaica—and Bob Marley Got Shot

The groundbreaking musician sang about revolution against an unfair global system and nearly paid with his life in 1976. In the U.S., the rise of Bernie Sanders gives reason to believe Americans are becoming aware of the changes that Marley envisioned.

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How Election Night Felt to One Woman Living Under ‘Mixed Status’ Immigration Program

Cecilia Chavez (pictured with her mother) never imagined that the Republican candidate would be elected president.

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18 Journalism Groups Send Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump for Press Access

Journalists are concerned that the incoming chief executive will be a threat to freedom of the press and government transparency during his presidency.

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A Genuine U.S. Reset With Russia Is Long Overdue

President-elect Trump’s willingness to rewrite the foreign and national security establishment’s playbook, and seek to normalize relations with Russia, is a welcome development.

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Media Expert Dan Gillmor: Why Journalists Must Be Activists

The fear is that President-elect Donald Trump and a new right-wing Congress will be the biggest threat to American civil liberties and freedom of speech in our lifetimes.

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It’s Worse Than You Think

The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, paves the way for the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.

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Elizabeth Warren: Democracy Demands That We Work Together on America’s Agenda

The Massachusetts senator is ready to help President-elect Trump rebuild the U.S. economy. But if Republicans attempt to remove Wall Street regulations or gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she will fight them.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



America Needs Determined, Thoughtful and Creative Opposition Now

Many U.S. citizens embraced a man who threatens our standing in the world and basic rights. But we cannot allow fear or anger to prevent us from pushing back against Donald Trump.

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‘Trump Unveiled’ Reveals the Big Con of Donald Trump’s Presidential Run

With his casino background, the Republican nominee is an expert at attracting gamblers—people who are willing to throw the dice with the illogical hope it will make their lives better.

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Tom Hayden: Revolution, Protest and America

From the archives: The social and political activist discusses the war in Iraq, U.S.-Cuba relations, and America’s war on drugs (translated from a Cuban newspaper).

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



Symptoms of a Godless New America: The Surrogate Spirituality of Body Art

The presence of artificial marks on a person’s body is not a flat rejection of God’s design. It is substituting one god for another.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE


Important Anti-War Films That Reveal the Uncensored History of the United States

By Frank Dorrel

The U.S. is addicted to war. Stopping this horrible situation is up to the American people. The way we do this is by getting informed. These documentaries can help.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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