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Trump’s Yuge Bamboozle

Donald Trump poses as a working-class populist, but his economic plan for the U.S. would be a gusher for the wealthy—and almost nothing would trickle down to anyone else.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE


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In a Massive Intelligence Error, the U.S. Kills 80 Syrian Troops, Helping Islamic State to Advance

The United States Air Force hit a Syrian military installation in Deir al-Zor that it thought was held by Islamic State. But it turned out to be the Syrian Arab Army position at the Deir al-Zor military airport.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Jones, the Senate’s Chief Investigator Into Torture by the CIA

Jones—who became a target of the CIA because he searched for the truth—this week spoke out for the first time. He has been a key force in the disclosure of a scandal that one senator compared to Watergate.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 READ MORE


Photo of the Week: Palestinians Celebrate Eid al-Adha in Israel

Smiling, chatting, diversely clad. It’s a depiction of relations between Muslims and Jews that Americans are rarely shown.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Information or Disinformation? Only 32 Percent of Americans Trust the Media

A new Gallup Poll shows the steepest decline since 1972 in public confidence in the accuracy and fairness of news reporting.

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U.S. Seeks to Prevent Islamic State From Looting, Selling or Destroying Antiquities

A meeting was convened recently in Washington, D.C., to discuss how to secure and preserve cultural artifacts in the Middle East.

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Donald Trump and the Politics of ‘Huh?’

The Census Bureau’s latest report on incomes suggests that the vast majority of Americans have a great deal to lose if the Republican nominee wins the presidency.

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To Stop Donald Trump, Democrats Need to Focus on the Fundamentals—and Get to Work

Hillary Clinton’s big lead in national polls following the party conventions has shrunk, and the recent trend line is not in her favor.

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Continuing Saga: The Fight to Reveal the CIA’s Torture Secrets

The Guardian released the second and third installments of its inside chronicle of the struggle between the CIA and the Senate over the 2014 report on torture from the Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Wall Street Is Prepared to Destroy Sacred Burial Grounds of the Sioux

The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.

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Inmates Launch Series of Work Stoppages to Protest ‘Slave Labor’

The U.S. incarcerates the greatest number of people in the world, and most of them are expected to work inside the prisons that hold them, usually for well below minimum wage.

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Robert Scheer and Libertarian Journalist Matt Welch Discuss Reason in America

Welch tells Truthdig’s editor in chief what it means to be a libertarian, how the Libertarian Party has grown during the 2016 presidential campaign and where libertarian values and progressive values overlap. Transcript added.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Edward Snowden: Spy or Whistleblower?

The U.S. government relies on public ignorance in order to threaten the privacy of tens of millions of people around the world, and Snowden exposed that, says Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



U.S. to Give Israel $38 Billion Over 10 Years

The U.S. will provide Israel with a “windfall of hardware and technology,” the largest amount of military aid ever awarded to the Jewish state.

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The Selling of Subordination: How the Female Body Is Reduced to Products

Welcome to the marketplace built on women’s oppression, disposability, desperation and despair.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE


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After Pat’s Birthday

Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat (left) was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. About two years later Kevin wrote a powerful, must-read document.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE


Jay Z Slams America’s Failed ‘War on Drugs,’ Racist Mass Incarceration Racket

Today, he notes, “we imprison more people than any other country in the world,” and “crack is still talked about as a black problem.” Coincidence?

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Subtler Oliver Stone Is Back in Top Form With ‘Snowden’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s quietly gripping performance, complemented by Stone’s smartly subdued direction, makes for a top-notch treatment of the former National Security Agency contractor’s real-life suspense story.

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In Hacked Emails, Colin Powell Asks Hillary Clinton to Leave Him Out of Email Scandal

Messages leaked from Colin Powell’s Gmail account show the former secretary of state attempting to discourage Clinton from using him as an excuse for her private email-server problems.

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Are Elites to Blame for Trump’s Political Success? Yes, According to a New York Debate Audience

Two elite conservative media pundits argued that the failures of their social and economic class are responsible for the rise of Donald Trump—a proposition that won by a large margin.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Talking to a 6-Year-Old About War

With armed conflicts and military action, it’s hard to know how much to say to young people, and when, how and whether to say it. Perhaps it is a universal parental urge to shield children from certain hard knowledge.

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Elizabeth Warren Demands Investigation Into President Obama’s Failure to Jail the Banksters

“I can think of no matter of ‘intense public interest’ about which ‘the American people deserve the details’ than the issue of what precisely happened to the criminal referrals that followed the 2008 crash.”

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime

The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It’s about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.

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Jill Stein: ‘If Elected President I Will Immediately Pardon Edward Snowden’

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is promising, if she is elected, to pardon the NSA whistleblower, whose revelation of secret government spying ruled illegal by federal judges “was among the most important in US history.”

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



Is Donald Trump an Aberration?

The policies Trump is advocating are the very policies initiated by Bill Clinton in the 1990s and—from border militarization to mass deportations—enthusiastically promoted by Barack Obama.

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Renewables Establish Economic Lead in Energy Market

New analysis shows the cost of energy from renewables is already lower on average than from fossil fuels and will soon be even cheaper.

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Trump-Supporting Felon Allegedly Torches Florida Mosque, Says ‘All Islam Is Radical’

Joseph Michael Schreiber stands accused of having carried out an arson attack against a mosque in Fort Pierce, Fla.

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Donald Trump’s Call for a Flood of Poll Watchers Could Disrupt Some Voting Places

In all but four states, private citizens can challenge someone’s right to cast a ballot on or before Election Day. In most places, the burden of proof then falls on the voter.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



The Post Office Costs Taxpayers Nothing, and Gives Us So Much in Return

It’s time to put a Forever stamp on this public jewel.

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Keith Olbermann Gives ‘176 Reasons Donald Trump Should Not Be President’ (Video)

The longtime television commentator just launched a new web series, and he wasted no time before attacking the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Will Peace Ever Be the Norm Again in the United States?

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team sat down with peace activist Frank Dorrel to discuss how we can strengthen the peace movement.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Comments of the Week: Taking Aim at Goliath

Many articles posted on Truthdig point out the myriad pressing issues needing the public’s attention at any given moment, and we frequently hear feedback to the tune of “Right, so now what?”

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



‘Class of ’27’ Shows How Politicians and Mainstream Media Fail Rural America

The documentary series, which explores educational systems in rural communities across the United States, highlights the effects of poverty often overlooked in our political dialogue.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



Kor Element, Creator of Jill Stein’s Rap Anthem: We Need to Wake Up to the Possibility of Peace

In an exclusive interview with Truthdig, the poet, rapper and musician talks about “Christ consciousness,” his faith in the Green Party presidential nominee and the “political revolution” underway in the United States.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Offers a Plan Aimed at Helping Working Families

The GOP presidential candidate’s expanded proposal calls for six weeks of paid maternity leave and new tax credits for child care.

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Gas Pipelines Threaten EU Climate Goals, Critics Contend

Critics claim that 3 billion euros in European funding for the Southern Gas Corridor energy project would undermine European Union climate-change targets and gloss over human rights abuses.

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The Problem With Samantha Bee

By turning Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein into a nonperson, comedian Samantha Bee encourages her audience to choose only from the mainstream parties, Democratic and Republican.

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Democratic Socialism Appeals to More Than Just the Young—Check Out Jeremy Corbyn’s Support Base

It’s a fallacy that only millennials can get behind progressive leaders; humans have whittled down the world’s wilderness to less than 20 percent; and Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of “ethnic cleansing” is a “staggering act of chutzpah.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE


Why Corporate Tax Deserters Shouldn’t Get the Benefits of Being American Corporations (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Apple is only the latest big global American corporation to use foreign tax shelters to avoiding paying its fair share of U.S. taxes. It’s just another form of corporate desertion.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Syria Truce Holds, Offering Hopes for Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

The truce that began Monday night in Syria held for its first 24 hours in the areas designated by the U.S. and Russia for a cease-fire. There was little sign of political compromise, however, which is a bad sign for the future.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



Congressional Resolution Seeks Family Court Reform

A briefing this week explored the need to better protect victims of domestic violence in custody cases.

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Glenn Greenwald Calls Out Facebook for Working With Israeli Government on Censorship Plan

The investigative journalist made his case on The Intercept about the social media giant’s collaboration with Israeli officials to block content that government finds objectionable.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

It’s not humanity alone that threatens life on earth. The bigger culprit is an economic and political system that relies on endless global appropriation of cheap food, energy, raw materials and labor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



VotePact Provides a Path to Electoral Revolution With Do-It-Yourself Voting Reform

Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, voters can select the candidate they most want and build up those challengers. All you need is an agreement with someone else in order to pair up against the duopoly.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



Words, Actions and This Election’s Faith-Based Candidate

One presidential nominee is religious, has thought about what the Scriptures teach and was heavily influenced by Martin Luther King Jr. Guess which one.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



Why America’s Crime Victims Seek Restorative Justice, Not More Punishment (Video)

Ask survivors and crime victims what they really want.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE


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