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‘A Pipeline Straight to Jail’

Millions of brilliant Americans—often people of color—have been set up from birth to be put behind bars. Boris Franklin was one of them, and his words dramatically trace a powerful system that destroys lives.

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Gay Pride Parades Sound a Note of Resistance

“We have to be as visible as possible,” said one San Francisco marcher who joined a “resistance contingent” that led the city’s parade.

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Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care

Demonstrators oppose the Senate’s newly unveiled health care bill that repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written

Nevada’s Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party’s health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision.

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California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, Shelves State’s Single-Payer Bill

The Healthy California Act, or SB 562, had already passed the state Senate and was making its way through the lower chamber.

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At Least Seven States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governors’ Mansions and Capitol Buildings

The 13th Amendment provides a loophole that allows for the legality of unpaid prison labor, which is sometimes called “modern-day slavery.”

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Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti on the Deep-Reaching Ramifications of Climate Change (Video)

The Truthdig columnist and “On Contact” host discusses heightened global conflict due to climate change with author and professor Christian Parenti (pictured).

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Natural Gas Can’t Help Curb Climate Change

Countries wishing to reach their Paris agreement goals should curb an overreliance on natural gas.

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The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare uses a trick to ultimately destroy Medicaid that may go largely unnoticed. (Pictured, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.)

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New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Requiring K-12 Students to Learn to Interact With Police

The measure, which won unanimous approval Thursday, would mandate schools to teach interacting with law enforcement “in a manner marked by mutual cooperation and respect.”

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John Paul DeJoria: Separating the 1 Percent From the 99 Percent Is a ‘Bunch of Bullshit’

A new documentary called “Good Fortune” provides the once-homeless hair care billionaire’s primer on how the superrich can contribute to society and still be superrich.

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Yemen to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses by United Arab Emirates, U.S.

Reports claim American interrogators worked with UAE forces accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. (Pictured, Sen. John McCain, who also seeks a probe.)

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Worked With Israeli Spyware Firm

The firm’s technology has since been used to spy on Mexican human rights lawyers, journalists and activists.

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Why Does the U.S. Hate Iran? Think Oil and Strategic Power.

Iran is a paragon of human rights, democracy and social liberty compared with some of our Middle Eastern allies. But our policymakers aren’t letting that sway them.

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Hundreds of Boeing and Carrier Workers to Lose Their Jobs

The news comes despite President Trump’s numerous vows to fight for American workers at risk of losing their livelihoods because of outsourcing and layoffs.

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Missouri Advances Bill Allowing Employers to Fire Women for Using Birth Control

A measure winding through the state Legislature uses language of religious freedom while proposing harsh consequences for women who have had abortions or use contraception.

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Bill Cosby Will Hold Town Halls to Teach Young People About Sexual Assault and the Law

A spokesman says Cosby will embark on a tour across the country because youths “need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying.”

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Four Neighboring Countries Demand That Qatar Shut Down Al-Jazeera

Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE want the Pan-Arab news network silenced. It has less independence than in earlier years but is still a voice that would be sorely missed if lost.

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America’s Incarceration Crisis: Are We ‘Doomed to Repeat the Same Failed Policies’? (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and law professor James Forman Jr. (pictured) discuss the mass incarceration of black men and the issue of drug decriminalization.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Can a New CEO Save Uber After Travis Kalanick’s Departure?

Some analysts think the ride-service company may not survive unless it changes its business model—and fast.

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Syria’s ‘Hell on Earth,’ Up Close and Personal

Footage of real-life bloodshed justifies the infernal title of Sebastian Junger’s documentary film, co-directed by Nick Quested.

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Saudi Arabia Is ‘Playing’ Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences

Trump’s newfound ardor for the Saudi regime is a far cry from his past positions, including his campaign assertion that the Saudis were behind the 9/11 attacks.

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U.S. Interrogations Held at Secret Yemeni Prison

A new report reveals America may have been complicit in human rights abuses by interrogating detainees who had been tortured by officials from Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.

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Archbishop José Gomez on the Intersection of Catholicism and Immigration (Video)

Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz and the archbishop of Los Angeles discuss fear in undocumented communities and the future of immigration policy under President Trump.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle

The latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act meets with solid Democratic opposition—and complaints from some Republicans. (Pictured, President Obama’s signature on the ACA.)

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Islamic State Blows Up Historic Nuri Mosque in Mosul

The militant group claims the United States struck the site, but the U.S. Air Force denies it bombed that part of the Iraqi city.

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Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

As the Senate’s disclosure of its version of Trumpcare dominates news channels, the underreported movement for single-payer health care grows.

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Russia Cancels Diplomatic Meeting With U.S. in Wake of Latest Sanctions

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says the U.S. move wasn’t constructive and warns of possible retaliation.

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Fight Against DAPL Continues Inside and Outside Federal Courthouse (Multimedia)

Indigenous activists rally on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes during a hearing in the tribes’ case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Your Health May Be in Susan Collins’ Hands—and That’s Not Good News

The senator from Maine is often portrayed in the media as the exemplar of Republican moderation. But will she stand against her party when it counts?

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How Dangerous Is Saudi Arabia’s Change in Royal Succession?

King Salman has ousted his nephew and named his son, Mohammed bin Salman, heir apparent. Some believe the new crown prince (pictured) is too reckless to hold so much power.

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Killer Drones and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

Continuing the use of drone warfare will exacerbate foreign distrust of American intentions, playing into the hands of our opponents.

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Karen Handel Prevails Over Jon Ossoff in High-Stakes Georgia Election

Despite a strong push by a well-funded Democrat, the historically conservative-leaning Georgia district didn’t tip far enough to the left to grant Ossoff a victory on Tuesday.

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Immigrant Workers and Activists Challenge Ben & Jerry’s Over Working Conditions

A march for better pay and housing on farms that provide milk to the ice cream maker led to the arrest of two immigrants—and more protests.

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Senate Steers Toward Showdown Vote on Health Bill Next Week

Trouble appears to be brewing once again over the GOP’s effort to push the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act through both houses of Congress.

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Why Is the Corporate Media So Hostile Toward Bernie Sanders?

As the battle for the future of the Democratic Party gets underway, the top echelons of the corporate press promote the Clinton wing while denigrating that of the Vermont senator.

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



A Psychedelic Spin on ‘National Security’

Two kinds of radicalism emerged in the ’60s: one promoting a more humane idea of security, the other aimed at building a life that transcended the question of security altogether.

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Democrats Have a Bigger Problem Than Jill Stein

The Green Party’s 2016 presidential nominee has been popping up in headlines again, drawing renewed ire from Democrats for her role in the election.

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Can the U.S. Establish a ‘Deconfliction’ With Russia in Syria?

Tensions are high after the Air Force shot down a Syrian warplane, leading Russia to announce it may shoot down any U.S. aircraft operating in western Syria.

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