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Live From Philadelphia: Thomas Frank and Robert Scheer on the Democratic Party Establishment (Video)

In their discussion, Scheer and Frank discuss how the Democratic Party has crumbled and what the future of the establishment looks like.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Sanders Inspires Millennials Who Now Refuse to Go Along With the Party Line (Video)

On Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar interviews a young Bernie Sanders delegate while attending the California delegates meeting.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Democratic Convention Live Blog, Day 2: Hillary Clinton Clinches the Democratic Nomination (Video)

After Monday’s tumultuous and charged launch in Philadelphia, the second day of the Democratic National Convention began with more than a few hefty questions still unanswered. But by Tuesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton had made history as the nation’s first female presidential nominee from a major party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges and Robert Reich Debate the Future of the Progressive Movement (Video)

Hedges and Reich appear on “Democracy Now!” to debate whom progressives should support now that Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live From Philadelphia: Robert Scheer on Democratic Party Failures and Progressive Solutions (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer reported live from Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention to explain how past economic failures have created the need for a truly progressive Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Hillary’s Balloon Drop









Posted on Jul 26, 2016 ENLARGE



The Best Reporting on Tim Kaine Through the Years

Through accountability stories and other in-depth reports, we took a look back at the career of the Virginia senator whom Hillary Clinton has picked as her running mate.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE


A Lens on the Democratic Convention: Dispatches From Philadelphia on Day 1 (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

Photojournalist Michael Nigro is in Philadelphia to provide Truthdig an on-the-ground perspective from the 2016 Democratic convention.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Police Incitement Against Black Lives Matter Is Endangering Protesters’ Lives

From the floor of the Republican National Convention to the online pages of the Blue Lives Matter Facebook community, it is now commonplace for public officials, police and first responders to openly declare war on Black Lives Matter—the civil rights movement of our times.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE



If Hillary Clinton Wins the Presidency, This Is the Most Left-Wing Thing She Will Do

For those Bernie Sanders supporters who can’t imagine a center-right Clinton presidency doing anything progressive, contemplating one prospect could help salve the injury of loss.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Delegates and Protesters Make Their Frustrated Presence Known on the DNC’s Opening Day

The soldiers in Bernie Sanders’ political revolution took to the streets of Philadelphia by the thousands on Monday as swaths of his 1,850 delegates inside the Democratic Convention hall also made their displeasure known on the first night of the party’s national convention.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE


Democratic National Convention Demonstrators Led by Chris Hedges, Cornel West (Multimedia)

On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, demonstrators—led by Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and the longtime activist Cornel West—marched from Philadelphia City Hall down Broad Street.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Thousands Demonstrate Outside Democratic Convention, With Some Arrests (Video)

As the Democratic National Convention began, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar joined a massive group of demonstrators just outside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to record the sights and sounds of dissent against the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Protesters Take to the Streets of Philadelphia in ‘March for Our Lives’ (Video)

Reporting from Philadelphia, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar reported from the March for our Lives, organized by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. Watch a speech from Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and interviews with protesters.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Truthdig Speaks With Sanders Delegates on First Day of the Democratic National Convention (Video)

Reporting from Philadelphia, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Bernie Sanders delegates on how they feel about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation and how they plan to show their dissent at the convention.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed Off the Podium While Addressing Florida Delegation (Video)

Wasserman Schultz is in the process of resigning as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after thousands of leaked emails revealed the DNC tried to hinder Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Democratic Convention Live Blog: From Boos to Everyone Loves Hillary Clinton

Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention started with chaos and ended with Bernie Sanders endorsing the former secretary of state. Will his supporters follow his lead?

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE


Headless









Posted on Jul 25, 2016 ENLARGE


Hitler’s Advice









Posted on Jul 25, 2016 ENLARGE


This Could Never Happen









Posted on Jul 25, 2016 ENLARGE


Intolerant









Posted on Jul 25, 2016 ENLARGE


Teleprompters









Posted on Jul 25, 2016 ENLARGE


John Oliver on How the GOP Convention Showed the Shift From Facts to Feelings in Politics (Video)

Politicians like Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich have realized something crucial about modern-day American politics, according to the “Last Week Tonight” host.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Arab Street Shocked as Saudi Delegation Visits Israel (Video)

The visit to Israel of a former Saudi military intelligence officer, Gen. Anwar Eshki, came as a body blow to the Arab in the street.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Resign From the DNC, but Progressives Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

Just after Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton did something ironic, seemingly without irony.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



Is Russia Deepening Cooperation With U.S. in Syria, or Is It Hitting Bases Used by U.S.? (Video)

Russian warplanes recently bombed a Syrian base used by the U.S. and the U.K. At the same time, the Arabic press commented on a Washington Post report that the U.S. and Russia are jointly striking al-Qaida in Syria.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



Does Hillary Clinton Understand the Biggest Divide in American Politics?

The divide this election is not between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment, and I worry Hillary just doesn’t get it.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



Refuting Donald Trump’s Lies About the United States

AP’s Fact Check found that the candidate’s statistics in his GOP acceptance speech are way beyond the “damned lies” level.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



The New European Fascists

Poland offers a frightening example of the right-wing populism sweeping through many nations. Neoliberalism is wrecking economies, creating rage among the working class, devastating cultural institutions and eroding liberal democracy across Europe and in the United States.

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE


Sacred Text









Posted on Jul 24, 2016 ENLARGE


Copier









Posted on Jul 24, 2016 ENLARGE


Melania Trump









Posted on Jul 24, 2016 ENLARGE



Eggs, With a Side Order of Blood and Filth (Videos)

A graphic video released last week shows horrendous conditions for chickens supposedly housed at one of Canada’s largest egg-production facilities.

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE



Islamophobia Kills: German Munich Shooter Admired Anders Breivik and Killed Turks

The shooter at a Munich mall last week who killed nine and left 27 wounded was an admirer of right-wing Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, and he appears to have hated Muslims.

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE



A Short Note to Bernie Supporters Who Equate Hillary Clinton With Donald Trump

May I have a word with those of you Bernie supporters who consider Donald Trump to be no worse than Hillary Clinton?

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE



Arab Nationalist Press Reacts to Erdogan’s Crackdown With Cries of ‘Dictator!’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s firing of some 50,000 educators, bureaucrats, police and military personnel in the wake of the failed July 15 coup attempt has provoked sharp criticism in Egypt, Jordan and other Arab countries.

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Strategy for Victory Is Clear, but Are Democrats Able to See It?

If Hillary Clinton wants to beat the Republican nominee in November, she needs to start adopting his progressive-sounding economic proposals. In other words, she needs to embody Bernie Sanders, and fast.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



How Will Roger Ailes’ Resignation Affect Fox News?

The news organization’s founder was forced to resign as chairman Thursday after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment. But reports of a large severance package and an advisory role in the company have led many to wonder how harsh his punishment really is.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Ralph Nader and Omar Barghouti to Receive Gandhi Peace Award in 2017

The prize, awarded by the 64-year-old organization Promoting Enduring Peace, will be shared by the two men for their peaceful activism.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE


Ronald & Donald









Posted on Jul 23, 2016 ENLARGE



Paris Officials Seek to Destroy Potential Evidence in Attack in Nice, France

Nice authorities believe CCTV footage could yield information in the July 14 incident that killed more than 80 people, but the Paris prosecutor’s office wants the images destroyed.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Leaked Documents Reveal How the DNC Tried to Undermine Sanders’ Campaign

A trove of emails released by WikiLeaks show how higher-ups in the Democratic National Committee sought to boost Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Homa Hoodfar, Expert on the World’s Muslim Women, Imprisoned in Iran

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard detained the dual Canadian-Iranian citizen for allegedly fostering a “soft feminist revolution” and are denying her her rights and even medical treatment.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Revolutionaries, Give Your Love to Jill Stein

Given the Democratic Party’s hostility to Sanders’ progressive agenda, it’s time for the senator’s supporters to transfer their votes and enthusiasm to someone at least as deserving: Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Humanity’s Plunder of Nature’s Resources Is Intensifying

A new U.N. report warns that a threefold increase in extraction of the earth’s primary materials over the past 40 years will intensify climate change, reduce biodiversity and raise the risk of conflict.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton Inflames Progressive Base With Choice of Tim Kaine for Vice President

“If Clinton has reached out to Bernie [Sanders] supporters, it appears that she has done so to stick triangulating thumbs in their eyes,” said Norman Solomon, national coordinator for the Bernie Delegates Network.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE


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