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The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America

The repressive state and market apparatus of the 19th century have returned with a vengeance, producing new levels of aggression and violence in U.S. society.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Angela Davis, an Activist for the Ages

Davis’ inspiring talk at the recent Women of the World festival shows that this civil rights icon is as relevant in today’s fraught world as in the turbulent era from which she sprang decades ago.

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Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

The president presides over an America in which “analysis and historical memory have given way to a culture of spectacles, sensationalism and immediacy,” says journalist Henry A. Giroux.

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Don’t Blink









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Donald Trump’s War on Truth Tellers

The president and his White House continue to attack the credibility of institutions that present facts and arguments they don’t like.

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The Naked I









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As Tyrants Take Control of Democracies, They Typically Do 7 Things (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Consider yourself warned.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Be Right Back









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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Just to Be Clear









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We Must Know the Truth

An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

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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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The Elites Won’t Save Us

The danger we face does not come, in the end, from Trump and his malignant cabal. It comes from severely weakened and corrupted democratic institutions.

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False Positive









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The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked

These three books, published well before the election, offer insight into what happened and why.

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What Are the Possible Motives Behind Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Lie?

By “propagating the myth of his stolen popular vote,” the president has attacked both the democratic process and the press, writes Amherst law professor Lawrence Douglas.

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Revolt Is the Only Barrier to a Fascist America

An unwavering noncooperation with the systems of corporate control is essential. We must not be seduced into trusting the power elites, including the Democratic Party.

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Welcome to a New Form of Rule (Video)

We are now on the brink of a government undreamed of by Aristotle, who spoke of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy.

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After Legislative Coup, North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy, Report Says

The state is an “atrophying democracy, a semi-democracy, a pseudo-democracy, a place where democracy is on the decline,” says Electoral Integrity Project founder Andrew Reynolds.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats

The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

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The Rise of Bernie Sanders and His ‘Revolution’ Sparks Déjà Vu in the ‘Third World’

Michael Manley of Jamaica and others pushed decades ago for progressive change to end the systems of subjugation in their countries. But that will remain tough to achieve until it is accomplished in the U.S.

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Hypocrisy Behind the Frenzy Over Russia’s Role in the U.S. Election

What’s perhaps most telling about the information that the CIA has accused Russia of sharing with the American people is that it was all “real news” about newsworthy topics.

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Trump’s Capricious Use of Power to Denigrate and Even Endanger His Critics Must End

The president-elect’s tendency to go after people who criticize him by sending false and provocative statements to his 17 million Twitter followers not only imperils these individuals. It also poses a clear and present danger to our democracy.

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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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Waiting for the Barbarians

The collapse of our democratic institutions, the pillaging of the economy by the elites and the surrender of our most basic constitutional rights will be enshrined permanently into law by a crisis.

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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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Truthdigger of the Week: Radical Political Strategist Micah White

To withstand and ultimately overcome the imminent Trump regime, “American activists must move from detached indignation to revolutionary engagement by using the techniques of social movement creation to dominate elections,” says the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street.

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‘Love Trumps Hate’: Washington, D.C., March Focused on Trump’s Campaign Messages

A crowd of 4,000 gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday to show solidarity with communities affected by the president-elect’s comments and policy plans.

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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



Nov. 8 Is (Finally) Here: An Abridged Election-Day Resource Guide

Where do you vote? What’s on the ballot? And what to do if your access is denied?

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This Could Be Democracy’s Last Stop. Vote.

Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the last days of the campaign has led even the most equable of journalists to the end of his rope.

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James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner and Our Descent Into Pulp Fiction Democracy

Forget WikiLeaks, speeches to Goldman Sachs and the behind-the-scenes machinations of John Podesta. The FBI director’s letter to Congress was the ultimate October surprise.

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How We Reinvent Democracy in America

We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible.

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That Time I Was Investigated for Voter Fraud

If you think such fraud is an unprosecuted crime, tell that to the Maryland investigators who knocked on my door in 2014.

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Tom Hayden’s New Port Huron Statement

From the archives: The veteran social activist wrote a new preface to the manifesto that helped shape a generation’s views on racial equality, participatory democracy and the military-industrial complex.

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The Incalculable Damage of Doing Whatever It Takes to Win

By stretching the boundaries of what’s acceptable, Donald Trump, John McCain and others like them have undermined prevailing norms and weakened the tacit rules of the game—trapping us in a vicious cycle of public distrust.

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Final Presidential Debate Showed That the 2016 Election Is a Low Point for American Democracy

Based on what was said Wednesday night and what was left unaddressed, the two major-party candidates’ last faceoff was far removed from many Americans’ actual concerns and interests.

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Is Your Vote Being Thrown in the Trash?

Provisional ballots, meant to ensure that all Americans can exercise one of their most essential of rights, often are tossed out.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Is More Dangerous to the GOP Now Than He Was Before the Second Debate

Everything Trump did to turn off swing voters complicated the efforts of Republicans who want to drive him out of the race or cut him loose from the rest of the party’s ticket.

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Is It Possible That Democracy Doesn’t Work?

It’s a reasonable question to ask amid the xenophobia of Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the election of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who gleefully compares himself to Hitler.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Seriously, Stop Bullying People Who Won’t Vote for Hillary

Journalist Ted Rall explains why he can’t stomach voting for Hillary Clinton; we live in the illusion of democracy, not the actual thing; skeletons discovered in Roman ruins in England raise questions about human history. These items and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE



We Can’t Have War Without Racism. We Can Have a World Without Both.

The U.S. military encourages terms such as “camel jockey” or “raghead” to demean freedom fighters in the deserts of the Middle East. And all the while it proclaims itself a beacon of freedom and democracy, a fairy tale not believed much outside its own borders.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE



Lester Holt’s Big Lie About the Commission on Presidential Debates Is a Problem in U.S. Politics

The most egregious falsehood in the first 2016 presidential debate was from the moderator. The CPD is not nonpartisan, and this fact is helping to kill our democracy. Here’s what can be done about the problem.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE



Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?

One-third of voters took advantage of early-voting options in 2012. But does so-called “convenience voting” increase turnout overall and minority turnout in particular?

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime

The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It’s about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



We the Plutocrats vs. We the People

How would I help my fellow Americans recoup their sanity, come home to democracy, and help build the sort of moral compact embodied in the preamble to the Constitution, that declaration of America’s intent and identity?

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s ‘To Be Determined’ Approach Threatens Democracy’s Ideal

Have a candidate’s political strategists ever before treated their candidate like a rambunctious child and spoken of their pride that they finally coaxed him to “stay on message”?

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE


In Impeachment Trial, Dilma Rousseff Makes Defiant Final Plea to Salvage Brazil’s Democracy (Video)

The Brazilian president is about to be impeached by a corrupt Senate. As the country’s media attempt to make the move seem legitimate, journalist Glenn Greenwald explains why Rousseff is right that the entire proceedings are a threat to democracy.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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