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The Last Bastions of Resistance to Donald Trump

With congressional Republicans in the majority and unwilling to cross the president, the job of containing his incipient tyranny falls to three groups.

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Republicans for Trying to ‘Ram’ Betsy DeVos Down America’s Throat (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

The Massachusetts senator took the floor ahead of a 24-hour, Democrat-led protest to enumerate the reasons the president’s pick for secretary of education is unfit for the position.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump Is Mistaken About Media Coverage, but Here’s What’s Wrong With Terrorism Reporting

The president alleged Monday that the media is not covering terrorist attacks. He means terrorist attacks by Muslims in non-fundamentalist countries, of course.

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Women Worldwide Will Strike Against Trump on March 8

The goal is to mobilize populations against the president, his antisocial policies and the “ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights.”

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How to Be a Dick









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Dissident Cartoonist Mr. Fish: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Is Failing to Deal With Trump

In an appearance on Chris Hedges’ RT show “On Contact,” the artist warns against depicting the president as a “figure of fun.”

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Bad Apple









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What Happens When All We Have Left Is the Pentagon?

If your military is the only well-funded, well-stocked arm of the government, it’s obvious whom you’re going to turn to in any crisis.

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Methane Emissions From Oil Production Are Higher Than Feared

A new study shows emissions up to twice as high as those estimated by “simplistic” data collection systems.

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How Jeff Sessions Helped Kill Equitable School Funding in Alabama

As Alabama’s attorney general, Sessions passionately fought the effort to fund poor black school districts as fairly as wealthy white schools.

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Democrats Have No Idea What Resistance Looks Like (Video)

For all the opposition’s criticism of Donald Trump, 14 Democrats voted for every one of his first five Cabinet nominees, and the party still doesn’t seem to have a cohesive strategy.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



‘This Land’: The Pro-Immigrant Radicalism of Lady Gaga and Woody Guthrie at the Super Bowl

By beginning with “God Bless America” and then switching to “This Land Is Your Land,” Lady Gaga offered a subtle but radical critique of the president’s policies.

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Politics at the Super Bowl: Commercials Play on Immigration Theme, Lady Gaga Plays It Low-Key

By Kasia Anderson

Despite rumors that there would be a politically charged halftime show and an ensuing boycott from the right, main act Lady Gaga delivered a tame performance, while corporate sponsors took bigger risks.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Make America Ungovernable

The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Skewers Immigration Ban (Video)

Beck Bennett (pictured) plays a Homeland Security agent in a skit inspired by Donald Trump’s workplace troubles. Also, episode host Kristen Stewart works in a few zingers at the president’s expense.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Court Rejects Appeal on Travel Ban

Despite the president promising a “win” on the “Muslim ban,” the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denies a request for an immediate reinstatement.

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Russell Brand: Donald Trump Represents the End of the Illusion That Politics Is Inoffensive (Video)

Speaking of the president’s travel ban, “The Trews” host says Trump’s “grotesqueness” reveals long-concealed truths.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



A Plot to Control American Universities?

Events at UC Berkeley on Wednesday have been a boon to Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart News (pictured) and Trump consigliere Steve Bannon.

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Yes, Mr. Trump, You Bear Blame for Cultivating White Supremacists

I don’t have any way of knowing whether Mr. Putin has ordered anyone to be rubbed out. But we do know who murders in the United States.

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Betsy DeVos’ Code Words Raise Red Flag About ‘Junk Science’

Worries grow that Trump’s pick for education secretary will undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Sally Yates, Fired for Defying Trump’s Immigration Order

In defending the Constitution against actions of the new administration, the former acting attorney general shows she is exactly the type of official Americans need.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Help Block Potential Rollback of LGBT Rights

The couple reportedly also influenced President Trump to release a statement Tuesday affirming the White House’s commitment to upholding LGBT protections.

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Family Ties Leave Taxpayers on Hook for Eric Trump’s Business Trip

Conflict-of-interest concerns surfaced Saturday after it was revealed that a recent business trip by Donald Trump’s son cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.

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Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Immigration Ban

U.S. District Judge James Robart of Seattle, a George W. Bush appointee, suspended Trump’s executive order on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.

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White House Warns Israel to Limit Settlements in Palestinian Territory

The expansion of settlements “may not be helpful in achieving” peace, the Trump administration unexpectedly said in a statement Wednesday.

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Democrats Jump the Gun in Accusing Trump Administration of Easing Russian Sanctions

Although top Democrats criticized the president for revising sanctions, a change announced Thursday was common protocol.

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UC Berkeley Protests Spark Debate Over First Amendment

The campus was rocked this week by both peaceful and violent protests that ultimately shut down the planned appearance of far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Signals Beginning of a Mass Awakening for Black America

The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth, justice and freedom from oppression.

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‘Spectacular Betrayal’ as Trump Rolls Back Wall Street Regulations

The president is set to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law and roll back an Obama-era financial regulation.

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The ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ That Never Happened

The new administration’s spokespersons are happy to deal in fake news when it promotes the Trump worldview.

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Straightening It Out [a cartoon from the United Arab Emirates]









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Heyday Books Publisher Steve Wasserman Discusses the Future of the Printed Word With Robert Scheer

Wasserman talks about actual books and e-books and recounts how Malcolm Margolin founded the company to champion indigenous people.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Female Business Owners Undermine Afghanistan’s Patriarchal Society

Under the Taliban, women were rarely seen in business, but that is starting to change.

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Economist Richard Wolff Explains Marxism

“America’s most prominent Marxist economist” discusses why economic turmoil is making headlines while the stock market booms.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Pipeline Valve-Turners Fight for Peaceful Disobedience

Ken Ward shut off a pipeline in Washington state last year to protest a government “unresponsive” to climate change. Now he and others face imprisonment.

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Make Art, Not War

Political posters can contribute enormously to street demonstrations that will inevitably increase in both number and intensity.

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Journalist Is Fired From Public Radio Show for Questioning Objective Reporting Under Trump

Lewis Wallace had a successful career on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” until he blogged about the meaning of journalistic neutrality.

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Jeremy Scahill on Donald Trump and the Military-Industrial Complex

In an interview with acTVism, the investigative journalist also discusses the significance of the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s ‘Shock and Awe’ Campaign and the Early Resistance

The anti-Trump movement needs to do more than elevate the political power of corporate-captive Blue America over corporate-captive Red America.

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Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Disrespects the Constitution

A powerful backlash to his poorly implemented executive order shows that the president has bitten off more than he can chew.

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Erdogan’s Education [a cartoon from Slovakia]









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‘A Vote for Climate Disaster’: Senate Confirms Tillerson as Secretary of State

The confirmation “revealed just how much fossil fuel industry money has corrupted Congress,” according to climate group 350.org.

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Wind Turbines Head for Home Again

Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own turbines as part of a clean-energy revolution.

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Leak Reveals Trump Administration OKs Sweeping Discrimination on Religious Grounds

The order would create exemptions for those “who claim religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, and trans identity,” The Nation reports.

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ACLU Lawyer Lee Gelernt Joins Samantha Bee to Discuss the ‘Muslim Ban’ (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host talks with the attorney who argued against Trump’s executive order to ban people from seven countries from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Steve Bannon’s Soul (Video)









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