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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Eugene O’Neill Shatters the American Myth in ‘Electra’

A culture saturated with artifice and false promises of success and happiness doesn’t easily accommodate the kinds of ideas playwright Eugene O’Neill made it his business to dramatize onstage.

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Rocket Science









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Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Is Unfit to Be Attorney General

In the few short weeks since his confirmation, Sessions has come forth with a number of loathsome actions or statements on race, ethnicity or minority rights. And he’s probably just getting started.

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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance to French Election Runoff

Whether France will stay in the European Union or head for a “Frexit” largely comes down to which of the two leading vote-getters will prevail May 7.

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Rumble









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Ivanka’s Trinkets









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O’Reilly for President









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Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?

If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

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Watch Truthdig’s Coast-to-Coast Coverage of the March for Science Protests (Videos)

On Saturday, Truthdig correspondents Haley Winters and Clara Romeo joined thousands of protesters in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, who turned out to send a message about climate change to President Trump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Careful Now









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Climate Change as Genocide

Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

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Displacing the Unprofitable and Undesirable in California’s San Jose

The policing of the Fountain Alley area—and, by extension, downtown San Jose—targets the very people who need the most help and protection.

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Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

The horrors unfolding under the Trump administration are abetted by liberals who still believe that capitalism and democracy are synonymous.

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‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’ Brings the Jazz Legend to Life

On “This Is Happening,” John Scheinfeld discusses his new film about the revered American saxophonist and composer.

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With Error Fixed, Evidence Against ‘Sarin Attack’ Remains Convincing

New results show even more strongly that a U.S. report on the incident in Syria was wrong. They also suggest that Donald Trump lacked information that justified a missile strike.

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Ajamu Baraka: A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians

The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against “war, repression and imperialism.”

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After #NoDAPL, ‘Water Protector’ Movement Continues With Resistance Camps Across the U.S. (Video)

“These camps are resisting against pipelines, oil, fossil fuel corporations, all these different industries that are ruining our water and polluting our land,” Native American activist Raymond Kingfisher says.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


O’Reilly’s Exit









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Glenn Greenwald Warns That Press Freedom Is at Risk as the U.S. Seeks to Arrest Julian Assange

With the Trump administration preparing charges against the WikiLeaks founder (pictured) and refusing to rule out prosecuting mainstream media outlets, the prizewinning journalist examines the potential impact.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


The Cost of Russiagate (Audio)

Blaming Russia for interference in the U.S. election has prevented the Democratic Party from examining what it did wrong. Consortium News Editor Robert Parry explains how this happened.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


A Shared Dream









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Government Monitoring: You Have the Right to Be Watched (Audio)

By Robert Scheer

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback (pictured) discuss the demise of privacy online, safe drinking water and other topics in this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

The short answer: Fight it.

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Yes, Sweden Is a Paradise Lost—but Not Because of Immigration

In a whirlwind of rumors, Sweden has come to occupy a central role, cast as the innocent, naive, white country in the North that has collapsed because of its own goodness.

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Why I Will March for Science on Saturday

As the White House and Congress take their budget knives to science funding, most of the leading U.S. scientific institutions are urging their members to hit the streets.

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Rising Political Star Tulsi Gabbard Wins Some Local Love at Hawaii Town Hall (Video)

More than 600 people showed up at Waiakea High School in Hilo to hear the Democratic congresswoman speak about homelessness, decriminalizing marijuana, health care, Syria, North Korea and other topics.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



How Justice Democrats Plan to Give Progressives a Reason to Vote in the 2018 Midterms

Kyle Kulinski, a co-founder of the political movement, tells Truthdig where establishment Democrats are failing and how voters can reform the stagnant party.

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Donald Trump’s Modern-Day Gestapo

The Republican Party’s professed reverence for family values doesn’t apply to undocumented immigrants.

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Islamic State-Linked Coup Against Indonesian President Is Backed by Trump Allies, Report Says

According to The Intercept, supporters of the coup movement include Donald Trump political supporter Fadli Zon and business partner Hary Tanoesoedibjo (commonly known as Hary Tanoe).

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Broken Dreams









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North Korea’s Message for Trump: We Will Protect Ourselves With Nuclear Weapons (Video)

If the United States takes military action against North Korea, “it would mean from that very day an all-out war,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol (pictured) says. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Blaming Russia Helps Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power

Rather than pursuing an independent investigation into the 2016 election, the Democratic establishment has used hyperbole to block Bernie Sanders and progressives from pulling away from Wall Street.

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U.K. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn Shocks Critics With a Rousing Speech Against the Establishment (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

“They do not want us to win,” Corbyn says, kicking off his 2017 election campaign. “Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win.”

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Late Night Show Hosts Bid Bill O’Reilly a Not-So-Fond Farewell (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

The Fox News star is officially off the airwaves, but Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and others are not, and they have a few parting words for “Papa Bear,” as Colbert likes to call O’Reilly.

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An Attempted Mass Killing in Arkansas

If he gets his way, Arkansas’ Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month.

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Here Are Some of the Ways Bill O’Reilly Gave Us Trump and Cheapened America

O’Reilly has been ousted, but the despicable strategy of orienting Fox “news” toward the nativist far right in the United States will continue.

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The Nerve Gas Attack Described in White House Report Did Not Occur, Expert Says of Syria Incident

Some kind of poisoning event may have produced mass casualties on April 4, but the White House Intelligence Report did not accurately describe that event, a weapons specialist from MIT writes.

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Bill O’Reilly Ousted From Fox News

The television host has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, but this time he didn’t emerge unscathed.

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10 Myths About Immigration in the United States

Here’s a list of common misconceptions—plus information to separate fact from fear.

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An Example of Capitalism Literally Milking the Poor

A writer-activist fighting to end abuse of women explores the breast-milk trade in Cambodia.

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Before United Airlines: The History of Civil Rights Abuses in Transportation (Audio)

Jerry Quickly, host of the podcast “This Is Happening,” talks with Robin Washington, executive producer of the PBS documentary “You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow!”

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



After 2016’s Losses, Elizabeth Warren Tells Democrats: ‘Shame On Us’

The story the Massachusetts senator tells about the election and America’s anxieties is curiously one-dimensional.

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Theresa May Will Have Her Way: British Parliament Votes to Allow June 8 Election (Update)

On Tuesday, the British prime minister suddenly called for a snap general election. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the early election.

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Could Proportional Representation Save French and American Democracies?

If he becomes president, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, known as France’s Bernie Sanders, hopes to change his country’s electoral process for good. 

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Climate Change Promises Rough Ride for Airlines

Passengers on transatlantic flights face scary moments as climate change driven by carbon dioxide emissions increases turbulence.

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Why Trump’s Plan to Strip the IRS Is Incredibly Dumb (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Donald Trump is proposing a 14.1 percent cut in the IRS budget next year. Here are four reasons that reduction should not be made. 

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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