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Ralph Nader: Calling a Third-Party Candidate a Spoiler Is the Same as Saying ‘Shut Up’

People from outside the major parties who are pursuing elected office are exercising their First Amendment rights. Calling them spoilers is “political bigotry” that Americans should never tolerate, the activist says.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Discouraging Protest Votes, Bernie Sanders Says: Elect Hillary Clinton—Then Mobilize

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams

The former presidential candidate reiterated his argument that the only way the progressive agenda has a shot at being implemented is with Clinton at the helm and the grass-roots force as her guide.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Kor Element, Creator of Jill Stein’s Rap Anthem: We Need to Wake Up to the Possibility of Peace

In an exclusive interview with Truthdig, the poet, rapper and musician talks about “Christ consciousness,” his faith in the Green Party presidential nominee and the “political revolution” underway in the United States.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



Fooled Again

We have once more been baited and hooked by the corporate elites who look upon the electorate as malleable and disposable.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



Dear Media Elites, Here’s How You Have Donald Trump Completely Wrong

The incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful, but it’s not new in our country.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: Which Topic Most Needs to Be Addressed in the First Presidential Debate?

This week gave Americans a sneak peek at the upcoming presidential debate, and Truthdig wants to know what you think is being left out of the political dialogue.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE



U.S. Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux

A federal judge denied the tribe’s request for an injunction, but federal agencies issued a statement pausing construction on the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE


Live at Truthdig: How Can We Fix the Disconnect Between Our Workers and Our Political System?

The Truthdig team sat down with special guest Bill Boyarsky on Thursday to discuss income inequality as an issue in this contentious election season.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Message to Working People From a Former Labor Secretary

Your typical wage is below what it was in the late 1970s, in terms of what it can buy. Yet the American economy is twice as large as it was back then.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein Has a New Political Rap Anthem Called ‘Power to the People’

Kor Element, a self-described “hip-hop healer,” unveiled his new song for the Green Party presidential candidate at a rally in Los Angeles.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Poll: Do You Support Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution?

Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us how you feel about the Vermont senator’s new progressive organization.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE


Can Bernie Sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’ Movement Go Forward?

Larry Cohen (pictured), the organization’s incoming board chairman, and Claire Sandberg, who recently resigned as its digital organizing director, discuss the controversy over the involvement of Jeff Weaver, who managed the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Rep. Alan Grayson Explains How to Keep Bernie Sanders’ Movement Going

The Florida congressman, who is running for a Senate seat, talks trade deals, corporate manipulation and the failures of the Democratic Party.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks: Have Some Faith in Bernie Sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’

Uygur urged Sanders supporters who are disappointed with the announcement of the senator’s new organization to trust the group’s leaders unless they betray their core principles.

Posted on Aug 26, 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.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE



Water Is Life, Oil Is Death: The People vs. the Bakken Pipeline in Iowa and the Dakotas

While most of the United States has been blinded by the presidential election spectacle, a grass-roots coalition has been fighting “the next Keystone XL” being pushed through—largely under the radar—by Big Carbon.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE


Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Primary Challenger Claims She Illegally Used DNC Resources Against Him

Tim Canova explains why he complained to the Federal Election Commission over information found in DNC emails and says Depression-era types of public investment could bring general prosperity to Americans.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



These Blue-Collar College Students Vote for the United States

Interviews at one “working-class” school turn up distaste for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump but hope for the future. That optimism, however, is challenged by the poisonous campaign being fought for the presidency.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein Makes History as First Green Party Candidate to Hold Town Hall on Prime-Time TV (Video)

The presidential nominee and her running mate addressed voters on CNN on Wednesday night in an hour-long meeting in which they outlined their “Green New Deal.” Stein also told the public she would “have trouble sleeping at night if either Trump or Clinton is elected” and reiterated her goal to build on Bernie Sanders’ “political revolution.”

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Illusion of Freedom

This deception will exist as long as we “stay in our place.” Once we call out power for what it is, once we resist, the chimera will vanish. The iron fist of history’s most sophisticated security and surveillance apparatus will assert itself with a terrifying fury.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Steve Bannon Is Trump’s New Anti-Establishment Attack Dog

If you thought the old campaign was wild and crazy, just wait for the new version, now that the Breitbart News muckraker has taken over as Trump’s chief executive.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE


How Do Today’s Struggles for Justice Differ From Those of the 1930s?

Americans lack organized labor movements and a ruling class that feels even slightly obligated to protect workers and the poor, cultural critic Henry Giroux (pictured) tells Paul Jay of The Real News Network.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Comments of the Week: Monsters, Inc.

From the costly—in many senses of that word—spectacle that is the Rio Olympics to the chaos unleashed by the notorious Powell memo, the Truthdig comment boards were host to a virtual phantasmagoria this week.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Is Socialism the ‘Obvious’ Answer to Growing Inequality?

Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have shined a spotlight on the economic model that can lead us out of gaping inequality; Canada could actually benefit if Donald Trump wins the U.S. elections; meanwhile, we may need to reconsider air travel in times of climate change. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Trumpism: Made in the United States by Republican Hate and Democratic Hypocrisy

Mainstream Democrats have exaggerated the extent of white working-class support for Donald Trump. They also fail to understand the sources of the white proletarian Trumpism that do exist.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Ignorance Is Not a Virtue, and Knowledge Is Not a Vice

The idea lives on: “Regular” or “everyday” Americans have been failed by out-of-touch elites and the mainstream media, who basically have screwed up the country.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hillary Clinton Will Need Bernie Sanders’ ‘Political Revolution’ to Get Anything Done

It looks increasingly likely that the Democratic nominee, a self-described “progressive who likes to get things done,” will have her chance starting next January. But how much that is progressive will she actually be able to accomplish?

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Con vs. Con

The remainder of the presidential campaign will be characterized by an attempt among liberals to discredit third-party and popular movements. Yet our only hope for change will come by breaking free from the tyranny of the two corporate parties.

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald: How Democrats Use ‘Russia Sympathizer’ to Smear Rivals

The Intercept journalist points out that Clinton loyalists have given Jill Stein, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and even Julian Assange a “turn in the Kremlin seat” and puts this form of “Red-baiting” into historical context.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE


Why a Tax on Wall Street Trades Is a Great Idea (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

One of Bernie Sanders’ most important proposals didn’t receive enough attention and should become law.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



‘Disappointed’ in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Democrats to Drop Lame-Duck Push for TPP

The TPP “will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and threaten our ability to protect public health,” Sanders said.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Does Not Represent All Women—and Makes Some Feel Powerless

After surveying six diverse feminists, Katie Halper—a writer, comedian and radio personality—found that not everyone in the feminist community is celebrating the prospect of a female president.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Heated Presidential Primary Lives On as Hillary Clinton Stumps for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Democratic presidential nominee appeared beside the embattled congresswoman the same day Bernie Sanders urged supporters to donate to her progressive opponent, Tim Canova.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Calls on U.S. to Stand Against Brazilian Attempt to Oust President Dilma Rousseff

“After suspending Brazil’s first female president on dubious grounds, without a mandate to govern, the new interim government abolished the ministry of women, racial equality and human rights. They immediately replaced a diverse and representative administration with a cabinet made up entirely of white men,” says a statement by the Vermont senator.

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Wants to Assume Mantle of Bernie Sanders’ Revolution (Video)

“Democracy needs a moral compass,” says the party’s presidential nominee. “We must be that moral compass.”

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Beyond Clinton vs. Trump: Green Party Convention Kicks Off

“It’s kind of funny that big politicians think ... that [they] are entitled to our vote,” said Jill Stein, the Greens’ presidential nominee. “I don’t think the American voters think that way.”

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Why the Shake-Up at the Democratic National Committee Is Doomed

The departure of three senior officials Tuesday means more headaches for the DNC, still reeling from an embarrassing breach of its email system.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Post-Convention Syndrome

This crop of noteworthy comments was picked from stories related to the Democrats’ confab.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Can Jill Stein Carry Sanders’ Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution

Pointing to the massive sums the Fed produced out of the blue to bail out Wall Street in 2008, the Green Party presidential candidate says the same resources that saved the perpetrators of the financial crisis could be made available to its Main Street victims.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Why Sanders’ ‘Berners’ Kept Up the Heat

As a member of the California delegation, I could see that the Democratic convention was never going to be a harmonious melding of two campaigns. The Clintonites were fighting not a candidate but a wildfire.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen

Green Party candidate Jill Stein sits down with Hedges at a crucial moment in the 2016 election cycle to talk about the many emergencies that the two major-party nominees will be categorically unable to confront, much less solve. 

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Party of Lemmings Led by a Zombie: Why We Need to Keep Bernie Sanders’ Vision Alive

Truthdig contributor and KPFK Program Director Alan Minsky argues that Democratic Party loyalists who are following Hillary Clinton’s lead are doing so at their peril.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE



Disruptions by Angry Bernie Sanders Delegates Were the Best Part of the Democratic Convention

The Vermont senator’s supporters provided vital reminders of reality amid the carefully orchestrated political theater at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE


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Fact Check: Trump’s Fiction, Clinton’s Spin

A lengthy fact check by The Associated Press shows that while Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech on Thursday night contained minor inaccuracies, Trump’s speech on the same day was full of numbers and assertions that were wholly incorrect.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 READ MORE


A Lens on the Democratic Convention: Two Americas (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The Democratic and Republican conventions showed the great divide between insiders and outsiders. If what was happening inside a political convention could be merged with what was happening outside, perhaps such gatherings would be more representative of our country.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Channels Bernie to End Democratic Corporate Charade (Multimedia)

The Democratic presidential nominee has been known as a polarizing figure for most of her public life. She took a step toward being a uniter to close the convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


A Working-Class Fisherman Travels to Philly, Rooting For Bernie (Video)

Inspired by the Sanders political revolution, John Ainsworth left his home in Rhode Island to protest at the Democratic National Convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Norman Solomon on the Dynamics Between Political Parties and Movements (Video)

On Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention,  the writer, activist and media critic spoke with Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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