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Senators Demand Humane Treatment for Women in Prison

The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, introduced by Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, would protect the federal prison system’s most vulnerable and fastest-growing group.

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Trump Nominee Told Senate He Had Dropped Big Client, but Documents Say Otherwise

Although lobbyist David Bernhardt claimed he had stopped promoting a water district in California, emails and other evidence indicate he was still on the job.

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Hillary Clinton Is Losing Popularity Among Those Who Voted for Her, New Poll Shows

The sentiment of Clinton voters is said to reflect Democratic politicians’ angst about how to position themselves for 2018.

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Robert Scheer and Lizbeth Mateo Explore the Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy

Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the lawyer and immigrant-rights activist, who self-deported to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Rep. Barbara Lee Slams Paul Ryan for Killing Endless-War Repeal ‘in the Dead of Night’

The California Democrat’s amendment, part of the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill, called for ending a measure that underlays U.S. warfare in the Mideast.

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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to discard expired drugs, no matter how costly or vital they are. Meanwhile, the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years.

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Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn: How the Left Is Changing the Global Political Debate (Video)

The U.K.’s Labour Party leader assures the author and activist, “When people’s minds are opened up, there’s no end to the possibilities.”

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Nuclear War Would Set Off Climate Catastrophe

The explosion of even a single warhead could chill the atmosphere and cause a “nuclear drought,” new study finds.

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Trump Administration Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

The action comes on the heels of Washington’s reluctant recertification of Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

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House Budget Blueprint Is Key to Whether Trump’s Tax Agenda Will Succeed

With the president’s bid to overhaul the health care system on hold, Republicans have their orders to press forward on revamping the nation’s tax code.

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Trump’s Support Falling Among Swing-State Voters Who Elected Him, Recent Polls Find

A third of voters, however, remain unapologetic fans.

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A Q&A With CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou (Video)

The whistleblower, former intelligence analyst and Truthdig contributor responded to audience questions on issues such as 9/11, terrorism and allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. (Left, Truthdig’s Sarah Wesley.)

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


The Women’s March Is Poised to Become a Movement (Photo Essay)

Much as Standing Rock came to symbolize so much more than a pipeline fight, the Women’s March also has the potential to become the nexus of various social justice struggles.

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Turkey’s Erdogan Marks Anniversary of Failed Coup With More Crackdowns

The Turkish president vows to sign any law sent to him reinstating the death penalty, and he fires 7,000 more government workers on political grounds.

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Two More GOP Senators Oppose Health Care Bill, Killing It for Now

The latest effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is fatally wounded as Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas come out against it. (Pictured, Mitch McConnell.)

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North Korea Wants to Deter a U.S. Attack. That’s Why It Has Nukes.

Kim Jong Un’s decision to maintain nuclear weapons is rational in light of U.S. regime-change policies toward Iraq and Libya, neither of which were nuclear states.

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Senate Health Care Vote Delayed as John McCain Recovers From Surgery

With the Republican senator unable to cast a ballot, the latest version of President Trump’s prized health care bill has hit another snag. It’s unclear how long the delay will be.

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Trump Administration Suddenly Pulls Plug on Teen Pregnancy Programs

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (pictured) and other top Trump appointees are outspoken opponents of federal funding for birth control, advocating abstinence rather than contraception.

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Thousands in Poland Protest Judicial Reforms

According to opponents of the Polish government, new legislation violates judicial independence and the rule of law.

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Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil

The socialist leader understood that working within the system is useless, that justice and economic equality will be achieved only by overthrowing the capitalist elites.

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The New McCarthyism Is Destroying the Democratic Party

For more than a year, the U.S. ruling class, with Democratic Party and corporate media operatives in the vanguard, has frozen the national political discourse in a McCarthyite time warp.

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Whistleblower John Kiriakou Tells Robert Scheer How the CIA Returned to Its Violent Roots After 9/11

The CIA-analyst-turned-whistleblower sits down with Truthdig’s editor in chief for a discussion about intelligence and counterterrorism in the Middle East.

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump Bet Americans Would Like His Un-Presidential Antics. He May Be Right.

Is America one big con game?

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Why Russiagate Trumps Ecocide at CNN

Incessant coverage of Donald Trump and the Russia story is good for business at the Cable News Network—and keeps the New Cold War going.

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25 Percent of Australian Homes Have Switched to Solar, and Other Green Triumphs This Week

Renewables continue to take the world by storm, which is good news for the climate.

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The Life of Caliph Washington

In a country that expresses reverence for due process, a 17-year-old is arrested, put on trial, sentenced to death, then shuttled among death row cellblocks for 13 years, all for a crime he didn’t commit.

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Nurses Won’t Back Down in Fight for Single-Payer in California

The National Nurses United union’s seminal fight for California’s SB 562 reflects a national struggle for social change.

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‘Berniecrats’ Support Jackson Movement but Continue to Ignore War and U.S. Empire

Bernie Sanders’ “Our Revolution” campaign appears to have pocketed the credibility of the Jackson, Miss., movement without giving Jackson or its principals a thing. (Pictured, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.)

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Trump and Macron Consult on Syria Cease-Fire in Shadow of Trump Jr. Scandal

Escaping the Washington feeding frenzy, the president discusses cooperation on Syria and Iraq with his French counterpart in Paris.

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Join the Conversation on Gender Politics

Truthdig opens the floor for a productive conversation on the politics of gender, feminism and transgender rights.

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Music Industry Veteran Danny Goldberg on Channeling the Idealism of the Summer of Love (Audio)

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with Goldberg about the political impact of psychedelic music in the 1960s and the authenticity of commercial music today. [Transcript added.]

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Women’s March Organizers Lead Peaceful Demonstration Against the NRA (Multimedia)

Hundreds of protesters march from the National Rifle Association headquarters in suburban Virginia to the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., in response to a controversial NRA recruitment video.

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



In Search of the Lost Chord: Peace, Love and the Hippie Idea in 1967

The counterculture movement championed the fight for civil rights, the protests against the Vietnam War and spiritual values above and beyond fame and fortune.

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Fresh, Nutty and Triumphant, ‘Endless Poetry’ Evokes Boundary-Pushing Films of the Past

Director Alejandro Jodorowsky creates an unpretentious surrealism, the kind that came naturally to Federico Fellini and Seijun Suzuki.

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Tobacco Industry Makes Strides in Trump’s Washington

Cigarette companies that supported the president’s campaign are gaining crucial political victories under his administration, even as tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death.

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Congressman Says Administration Is ‘Anxious to Get Started’ With Mass Deportation of Immigrants

After a meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Rep. Luis Gutierrez warns two types of protected immigrants to “prepare for the worst.”

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Preparing for Doomsday: A Shelter-in-Place Mentality Is the New American Normal

A former Air Force software engineer writes about his time living underground in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, America’s nuclear command center.

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The NRA Is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent

Although the National Rifle Association’s recent “violent liberal” messaging campaign may be based on false premises, the danger it poses is all too real.

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Remembering Hillary Clinton Team’s Russian ‘Steele Dossier’ on Donald Trump

The Russiagate furor over Donald Trump Jr. all but forgets that Clinton supporters paid an ex-British spy to dig up dirt on Trump Sr. inside Russia, then hawked the report to news media.

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How the Mexican Government Hacked Investigators Probing a ‘Horrendous Crime’ (Video)

Citizen Lab director Ronald Deibert and human rights attorney Stephanie Erin Brewer reveal how Mexico spied on journalists and lawyers investigating the disappearance of 43 students.

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