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Dunkirk Represents a Big Disgrace and a Great Moment in British History

Winston Churchill called the World War II battle “a colossal military disaster” and the evacuation “a miracle of deliverance.”

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Meet the GOP Insider Who Created White Nationalist Richard Spencer

Retired Chicago business executive William H. Regnery II (pictured, right) provided Spencer (above, left) with the platform he needed to launch the “alt-right” movement.

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Trump Is Reported to Be Discussing Possibility of Pardoning Himself, Relatives or Aides

Legal options are explored by the president as special counsel Robert Mueller turns to the Trump family’s personal finances, The Washington Post says.

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Donald Trump’s Conundrum With Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation opposes the Trump-Putin cease-fire in Syria, and that Israeli position could push the U.S. toward wider wars.

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The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich’s first book, a harrowing oral history of women in World War II, is now available for the first time in English, almost four decades after it was written.

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‘Nobody Speak’: How Billionaires Are Silencing the First Amendment (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with Brian Knappenberger (pictured) about his new documentary on billionaire Peter Thiel’s takedown of Gawker Media.

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

After Spicer abruptly quits, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is named to replace him.

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Worker Wages Are Flat, but Since 1978 CEO Pay Has Soared by 937%

New analysis shows how corporate bosses rake in huge salaries and bonuses as inequality continues to soar.

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President Trump Doesn’t Have a Handle on Health Care, Times Interview Confirms

In a curious sit-down with The New York Times, Trump calls attention to gaps in his understanding of health care policy and feeds other doubts about him held by his critics.

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Death by Cop: Black and White Issues

Both Justine Damond and Charleena Lyles were killed by cops, but the two deaths are quite different in political and historical terms.

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How Toxic Waste Sites Run by the Pentagon Are Poisoning Americans

A report by ProPublica reveals how the military is using unsafe methods to destroy hazardous waste at sites across the country. (Pictured, nerve gas incinerators in Utah.)

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Torture Doesn’t Work. But Facts Never Have Bothered the President.

Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn our secret prisons, together with his appointments of people who played roles in the George W. Bush torture program, should set off alarm bells.

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Disney’s Cast for ‘Aladdin’ Remake Sparks Debate on Cultural Authenticity

The live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic is condemned by critics including members of the Arab community. Many argue the original film wasn’t culturally authentic itself.

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Challenging the U.S. Empire by Spotlighting the Brutality of Drone Killing

Demonstrators are using protests—and risking legal consequences—to raise awareness of the expansion of drone bases across America.

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Living in the Rubble: A Short History of the 21st Century

In the U.S., there is no sense of responsibility for the spread of terrorism, the crumbling of states, the tide of refugees and the destruction of some of the world’s great cities.

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Here’s the Update All Trump Voters Should Read

So after six months, has the president delivered what he promised you?

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Hundreds of Activists Occupy the Capitol to Protest Trumpcare

Scores of people are arrested in what organizers describe as the largest demonstration against the GOP bill so far.

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We Disrupted the Supreme Court to Protest Money in Politics

We’ll be sentenced Monday for an act of civil disobedience that was neither violent nor angry. Rather it was a plea to government to be responsive to the people.

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For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

The much-honored veteran of movies and television cares about the environment, and to protect it he’s willing to go to jail—which is precisely where he was last weekend.

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Doctors Say Sen. John McCain Has a Brain Tumor

The 80-year-old Arizonan has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

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Forget Russia. The Damage to American Democracy Is ‘Homegrown and Self-Actualized.’

Media critic Norman Solomon says the Democratic Party’s Russia fixation—and blaming Vladimir Putin for everything that went wrong in 2016—ignores vital messaging on important issues.

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Senators Demand Humane Treatment for Women in Prison

The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, introduced by Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, would protect the federal prison system’s most vulnerable and fastest-growing group.

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Trump Nominee Told Senate He Had Dropped Big Client, but Documents Say Otherwise

Although lobbyist David Bernhardt claimed he had stopped promoting a water district in California, emails and other evidence indicate he was still on the job.

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Hillary Clinton Is Losing Popularity Among Those Who Voted for Her, New Poll Shows

The sentiment of Clinton voters is said to reflect Democratic politicians’ angst about how to position themselves for 2018.

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Robert Scheer and Lizbeth Mateo Explore the Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy

Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the lawyer and immigrant-rights activist, who self-deported to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Rep. Barbara Lee Slams Paul Ryan for Killing Endless-War Repeal ‘in the Dead of Night’

The California Democrat’s amendment, part of the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill, called for ending a measure that underlays U.S. warfare in the Mideast.

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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to discard expired drugs, no matter how costly or vital they are. Meanwhile, the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years.

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Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn: How the Left Is Changing the Global Political Debate (Video)

The U.K.’s Labour Party leader assures the author and activist, “When people’s minds are opened up, there’s no end to the possibilities.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Nuclear War Would Set Off Climate Catastrophe

The explosion of even a single warhead could chill the atmosphere and cause a “nuclear drought,” new study finds.

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Trump Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

The action comes on the heels of Washington’s reluctant recertification of Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

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House Budget Blueprint Is Key to Whether Trump’s Tax Agenda Will Succeed

With the president’s bid to overhaul the health care system on hold, Republicans have their orders to press forward on revamping the nation’s tax code.

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Trump’s Support Falling Among Swing-State Voters Who Elected Him, Recent Polls Find

A third of voters, however, remain unapologetic fans.

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A Q&A With CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou (Video)

The whistleblower, former intelligence analyst and Truthdig contributor responded to audience questions on issues such as 9/11, terrorism and allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


The Women’s March Is Poised to Become a Movement (Photo Essay)

Much as Standing Rock came to symbolize so much more than a pipeline fight, the Women’s March also has the potential to become the nexus of various social justice struggles.

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Turkey’s Erdogan Marks Anniversary of Failed Coup With More Crackdowns

The Turkish president vows to sign any law sent to him reinstating the death penalty, and he fires 7,000 more government workers on political grounds.

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Two More GOP Senators Oppose Health Care Bill, Killing It for Now

The latest effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is fatally wounded as Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas come out against it. (Pictured, Mitch McConnell.)

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North Korea Wants to Deter a U.S. Attack. That’s Why It Has Nukes.

Kim Jong Un’s decision to maintain nuclear weapons is rational in light of U.S. regime-change policies toward Iraq and Libya, neither of which were nuclear states.

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Senate Health Care Vote Delayed as John McCain Recovers From Surgery

With the Republican senator unable to cast a ballot, the latest version of President Trump’s prized health care bill has hit another snag. It’s unclear how long the delay will be.

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Trump Administration Suddenly Pulls Plug on Teen Pregnancy Programs

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (pictured) and other top Trump appointees are outspoken opponents of federal funding for birth control, advocating abstinence rather than contraception.

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Thousands in Poland Protest Judicial Reforms

According to opponents of the Polish government, new legislation violates judicial independence and the rule of law.

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Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil

The socialist leader understood that working within the system is useless, that justice and economic equality will be achieved only by overthrowing the capitalist elites.

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