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Posted on Oct 26, 2016 ENLARGE


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Posted on Oct 26, 2016 ENLARGE



AT&T’s Secret Surveillance Program Spies on American Customers Without Warrants and for Profit

Here’s yet another reason to be concerned about the implications of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner: The Daily Beast has detailed a sophisticated surveillance program created by AT&T that has been covertly providing U.S. law enforcement with consumers’ data. And guess who profits from “Project Hemisphere”?

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 25, 2016 ENLARGE



GOP May Seem in Historic Disarray, but It Will Perpetuate Gridlock for Years to Come

Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to win the White House, but her party faces a big obstacle to success in congressional races: Democrats are sorting themselves into geographic clusters where many of their votes have been rendered all but superfluous.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Ready to Flip the Script for Women

Not enough has been made of two obvious facts: Hillary Clinton, if she wins the presidency, would be the first woman elected to the White House. And it will have been the votes of women who put her there.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE


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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.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE



How Power Works

Historian Heather Ann Thompson’s book on the 1971 Attica prison uprising details the government’s brutality, lies and propaganda, demonization of the poor, obstruction of justice and silencing of those who tried to tell the truth. She exposes the American blueprint for social control.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer and Thomas Frank on Democrats’ Shift Away From Addressing Inequality (Audio)

By Robert Scheer

In this repost, Truthdig Editor in Chief Scheer interviews the author to discuss his new book, “Listen, Liberal,” about how the Democrat Party abandoned the American working class. (Frank will join Scheer in Los Angeles on Oct. 30 for a public discussion about the upcoming presidential election and Frank’s book. See the jump for more information.) Transcript added.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



As Election Day Nears, Military Hawks Circle to Promote New Wave of War

A slew of bipartisan reports are hoping to push the former secretary of state to increased military action in the Middle East, particularly Syria.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange, Publisher of the Clinton Campaign Emails

For illuminating what the Democratic presidential nominee’s camp does in the dark, the long-confined hacker-turned-journalist is under fresh attack from familiar adversaries and taking hard, if necessary, criticism from erstwhile allies.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: Did the Presidential Debates Make an Impact?

This week marked the third—and final—bout between the nominees before Americans head to the polls. We want to hear from you: Did these faceoffs influence how citizens will mark their ballots?

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE



Why Overturning Citizens United Isn’t Enough

If Hillary Clinton is serious about reducing the role of money in politics, she should appoint Supreme Court justices willing to revisit two cases from the 1970s that formed the basis of our inability to regulate money in politics.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Another View of Las Vegas: Students, Activists, Green Party Supporters Speak Up on Debate Day

While mainstream media focused its cameras on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar reported on stories that might otherwise be overlooked in the hype surrounding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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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Donald Trump Galvanizes ‘Nasty Women’ Voters With Extreme, Incoherent Abortion Stance

The Republican presidential nominee “proved yet again that he’s a woman’s worst nightmare,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, responding to the third and final 2016 presidential debate.

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The Mosul Campaign and the Third Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton pledges not to put United States troops in Iraq “as an occupying force,” but it baffles me that she would say this.

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Democrats Have a Chance to Take Back the Senate—Here’s Why Progressives Should Care (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

There are at least 12 races in play. Win five, and Democrats are in control regardless of the outcome of the presidential election. This would be great news for progressives for a number of reasons.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Final Debate Leaves Us Wanting More Options for President

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas for their last showdown before Nov. 8. The overall performance will not be remembered as a shining moment in American history.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Naomi Klein Criticizes Glenn Greenwald’s Handling of Clinton Campaign Email Leaks

The writer told The Intercept founder he wasn’t doing enough to support privacy in reporting content hacked from the personal account of John Podesta, the Democratic presidential campaign’s chairman. And Greenwald agreed.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Read Full Contents of Three Hillary Clinton Speeches to Goldman Sachs

The transcripts were obtained via a hack of campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal email account and published online by WikiLeaks.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Ecuador Admits to Cutting Off WikiLeaks Founder’s Internet Because of Podesta Emails

The web access of Julian Assange (pictured) was intentionally shut down by Ecuadorean government officials, who felt the WikiLeaks founder was interfering in the U.S. presidential election. (Updated)

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Women Blockade Donald Trump Campaign Offices Nationwide

“We are putting all politicians on notice: Get ready to be held accountable to our priorities and demands.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE



Michael Moore Reveals His Own October Surprise: New Donald Trump Documentary Drops Tuesday

The outspoken Trump critic has been working on a secret movie about the heart of Trumpland.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein: Democrats Govern by Fear—That Alone Should Cost Them Your Vote

Only privileged people with some attachment to the system believe the major-party candidates are the best the United States can offer, says the Green Party nominee. The disenfranchised—immigrants, people of color and young people locked into debt—are demanding real change.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE


In a Riff on Donald Trump’s Slogan, Canadians Tells Their Neighbors That America Is Great (Video)

In a clip that highlights some of the things the Republican candidate wants to get rid of (diversity, for one), a bunch of friendly Canadians reveal some of the reasons they think their southern neighbor is pretty darn great.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



John Oliver Treats Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Like What They Are: Presidential Candidates (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host dismissed the idea that the third-party candidates are “spoilers” and expressed his understanding of the American public’s desire for alternatives to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer on War, Religion and Fighting American Neoliberalism

By Emma Niles

The Truthdig editor in chief sat down with the acclaimed journalist for an intimate conversation about their careers and the American political landscape.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Catholic Controversy Sparked by WikiLeaks Will Continue Long After 2016 Election

To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you’d think that a handful of emails demonstrates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE


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The Ascendance of Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan Will Mark a Win for Big Business and Wall Street

The Democratic candidate won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely).

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE



The Billionaire Oligarchs Don’t Give Out Bread Anymore, but They Gleefully Supply Circuses

The phrase “bread and circuses,” coined by a Roman satirist who said the commoners had to be provided food to prevent their rioting and public spectacles to distract them from Augustus’ tyranny, rings true today—with a key difference.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE



In the Fight to Rein In Drug Prices, Bernie Sanders Shows He’s Still Got It

The Vermont senator rallies his still-faithful base in campaigning for a California proposition aimed at Big Pharma.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

The Democratic elites, we know from leaked emails, helped elevate a buffoonish rival whom they saw as the perfect foil for Hillary Clinton. The game they are playing—if they do not address our rising inequality, despair and loss of civil liberties—will usher in an American fascism.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 16, 2016 ENLARGE


‘Saturday Night Live’: Creepy ‘Trump’ Leaves Unsympathetic ‘Clinton’ Virtually Unchallenged (Video)

The comedy show’s satire of the “worst presidential debate ever” sums up some of the sorriest aspects of this year’s race to the White House, depicting an unelectable Donald Trump as essentially handing the presidency to an unworthy Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Fact-Checking Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the Billionaires’ Tax Break

When the presidential candidates vowed in their second debate to eliminate the “carried-interest” loophole, they left out some important context.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 READ MORE


What We Know So Far About the Hillary Clinton Campaign’s Leaked Emails

Lee Fang of The Intercept, co-author of the article “Memo Shows What Major Donors Like Goldman Sachs Want From Democratic Party,” discusses what are largely confirmations about Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street, fossil fuels and more.

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Poll: How Strongly Should This Week’s Revelations Affect the Campaigns of Trump and Clinton?

Although both nominees faced controversy this week, it seemed that Donald Trump dominated the mainstream media spotlight. We want to hear from you: Are the revelations about the nominees serious enough to affect their presidential chances?

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE



‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Weaves a Rich Fabric From the Author’s Lived History

New documentary featuring Angelou’s own narration delves deeply into the life of the iconic civil rights activist, poet, dancer and singer.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE



WikiLeaks Should Be Applauded for Removing the Mask of U.S. Power

The Clinton campaign and Democratic Party want to bury inconvenient truths. But by choosing to demonize journalistic organizations and deflecting blame to Russia, they are doing a disservice to America.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE



Under Scrutiny for Leaked Emails, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Directs Attention Toward Russia

Without denying the authenticity of the WikiLeaks documents, the Clinton camp has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of using hackers to try to rig the 2016 election in Donald Trump’s favor.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE


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