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Translating Trump’s Inaugural Speech From the Original German (Video)

Donald Trump’s inaugural speech could be difficult to follow because so much of it seemed stolen from the mass politics of the 1930s in central and southern Europe.

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‘Indivisible’ Guide Teaches Progressives How to Play Defense Against Trump

Former congressional and Capitol Hill staffers created a 25-page resistance guide—which went viral—to help prevent the Republican Congress from passing conservative legislation.

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What Happens After the Women’s March?

March on Trump—then organize to win elections, says Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White.

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Edward Snowden: ‘Faith in Elected Leaders’ Is a Mistake Americans Keep Making

Speaking via video conference from Russia, the NSA whistleblower explains how past U.S. covert actions have led to a lack of accountability today.

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Women’s March: Millions Demonstrate in Over 600 Rallies in 20 Countries Across the World

Take a look at Truthdig’s coverage of demonstrations in cities far and wide.

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Born to Run

More than anyone else in popular music, Bruce Springsteen understands the people who helped elect Trump. We need the Boss’ music now.

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Documentary by Investigative Reporter Greg Palast Claims Donald Trump Stole the Election (Video)

“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” says millions of minority votes were discounted through a voter cross-check program. Now, Palast demands that the Justice Department investigate.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Inauguration of White Supremacy

The surprise awaiting the working-class Reagan Democrats is that Trump doesn’t think they are really white, either.

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President Donald Trump Is Ushered In by Pomp and Protest

As he becomes the 45th chief executive of the United States, Trump promises prosperity, “winning” and order—and demonstrators exercise their rights.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



‘Foreclosure King’ Steven Mnuchin Is Put on Defensive at Senate Hearing

“Mnuchin didn’t mention the name of a single victim in his remarks,” journalist David Dayen reports. “He gave dubious statistics that fall apart upon scrutiny.”

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On Verge of Trump Era, Republicans Push New Laws to Clamp Down on Protest

GOP legislators are proposing laws that would criminalize nonviolent protest in North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Washington and Iowa.

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Trump Has a Dream, Too (Video)









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Obama Expands Ability of National Security Agency to Share Data

The new rules open private information to 16 other agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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How Can We Effectively Evaluate the New Trump Administration?

The Truthdig team discusses Donald Trump’s looming swearing-in, tensions in Congress and how decades of politics brought us to this unprecedented moment in U.S. history.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Putin Says Obama Is Trying to ‘Undermine the Legitimacy’ of a Trump Administration

During a news conference Tuesday, the Russian president expressed his frustration with U.S. sanctions and addressed allegations against Donald Trump. Full transcript included.

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Supreme Court Ruling in Bill Clinton Sexual Misconduct Case Could Spell Trouble for Trump

As president, Donald Trump may be required to testify in a defamation suit brought by one of the women who allege he assaulted them.

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Military Contractor Erik Prince Is a Shadow in Trump’s Administration

A former senior U.S. official says the Blackwater founder has been advising Donald Trump’s team on matters related to intelligence and defense, The Intercept reports.

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The Issue Isn’t Trump—It’s Us

Liberal elites’ obsession with Donald Trump as their bête noir masks an enduring complicity in putting both him and his predecessor in the White House.

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Donald Trump Faces Four Looming Flashpoints

North Korea, the South China Sea, the Baltic Sea region and the Middle East are primed to explode early in his presidency.

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Watch Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren School Trump’s Education Secretary Pick (Video)

Sanders asked about Betsy DeVos’ stance on tuition-free colleges and her family’s donations to the GOP, while Warren pointed out that the billionaire has absolutely no experience with public education and student loans.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Poet Asks, ‘Does Everything Depend Upon the Price of Oil?’ (Audio)

In face of a new administration that may deny climate change, Carolyne Wright reminds us about the blood and tears shed over petroleum for so many years.

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Puerto Rico Turns to Donald Trump’s Former Campaign Manager to Lobby the President-Elect on Debt

The hedge funds and insurance companies that want financially strapped Puerto Rico to pay them back in full may have found a new ally: Corey Lewandowski.

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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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Betsy DeVos Will Not Stand Up for All Children, Civil Rights Advocates Warn

Groups say the billionaire’s record and lack of experience make her “wholly unqualified” to be secretary of education.

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Chris Hedges on How the ‘Deep State’ Will Influence the Trump Presidency

Interviewer Lee Camp and Chris Hedges discuss the factors behind the U.S. need to “demonize Russia.”

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Dr. Carson, Brain Surgeon









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How Billionaire Robert Mercer Used His ‘Political Infrastructure’ to Help Trump’s Campaign

A documentary by The Real News Network explores the relationship between “the shadowy billionaire” and other far-right figures.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Treasury Pick Excelled at Kicking Elderly People Out of Their Homes

When Steven Mnuchin ran OneWest, the bank aggressively and, in some cases, wrongly foreclosed on elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages. The bank had a disproportionate share of such foreclosures.

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Noam Chomsky: The Republican Party Is Calling for the Virtual Destruction of the Species (Video)

In a recently published clip, the renowned linguist comments on Donald Trump’s consistency and the GOP’s plans for the planet.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps and Our Democracy

The view at the highest reaches of the incoming administration is that the press is the enemy.

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Six Reasons Trump’s Wall Is Even Worse Than Most of His Other Ideas

At his turbulent news conference Wednesday, the president-elect reiterated that he will build a wall along the border with Mexico.

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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



Building the Institutions for Revolt

We must form our own new structures and carry out continual mass protest and civil disobedience to wrest back power from the corporate state.

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Inauguration Boycott Grows Along With Women’s March Momentum

An increasing number of Democratic lawmakers say they won’t attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

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Overtime Issue Will Be Early Test of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers

A rule that could secure overtime pay for 4 million workers is in limbo, and the president-elect will help decide whether it survives.

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Refuting Donald Trump’s Attack on Rep. John Lewis

It began when the civil rights icon announced that he will not attend Trump’s inaugural because he does not consider him a legitimate president.

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Five Ways Trump’s ‘News Conference’ Wasn’t a News Conference

Trump isn’t even president yet, but he’s already eroding our democracy.

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Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?

The nation’s top science panel has sketched a way to set a fair price for cutting climate risks. Some of the president-elect’s advisers say the price should be zero.

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What Is Donald Trump Aide Mike Flynn’s Relationship With Russia?

The headlines about Trump and his team and the Russian Federation are coming fast and furious, and the stories seem more than merely isolated data points.

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Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton

The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

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Plan an Inaugurexit That’s Just Right for You

You can protect yourself from it, cleanse yourself of it or correct your world in the wake of it—like a skin care ad for sudden-onset inauguritis.

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The Affordable Care Act, Election Integrity and the Human Cost of a Reckless War

In this week’s episode of “Informed Rant,” host Joshua Scheer interviews three guests on an array of contemporary political issues.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges on Donald Trump’s ‘Naked Kleptocracy’

The president-elect is “malleable and easily manipulated” in the face of establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle, the Truthdig contributor says.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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