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Why Does the U.S. Hate Iran? Think Oil and Strategic Power.

Iran is a paragon of human rights, democracy and social liberty compared with some of our Middle Eastern allies. But our policymakers aren’t letting that sway them.

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Hundreds of Boeing and Carrier Workers to Lose Their Jobs

The news comes despite President Trump’s numerous vows to fight for American workers at risk of losing their livelihoods because of outsourcing and layoffs.

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Saudi Arabia Is ‘Playing’ Donald Trump With Potentially Disastrous Consequences

Trump’s newfound ardor for the Saudi regime is a far cry from his past positions, including his campaign assertion that the Saudis were behind the 9/11 attacks.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE


Archbishop José Gomez on the Intersection of Catholicism and Immigration (Video)

Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz and the archbishop of Los Angeles discuss fear in undocumented communities and the future of immigration policy under President Trump.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Friend Or Foe (Video)









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God Save the Queen









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A Psychedelic Spin on ‘National Security’

Two kinds of radicalism emerged in the ’60s: one promoting a more humane idea of security, the other aimed at building a life that transcended the question of security altogether.

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Democrats Have a Bigger Problem Than Jill Stein

The Green Party’s 2016 presidential nominee has been popping up in headlines again, drawing renewed ire from Democrats for her role in the election.

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Trump Administration Authorizes Short-Term Continuation of DACA Program

The president may still uphold a campaign promise to eliminate the 2012 program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

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Trump to Partly Roll Back Obama’s Cuba Policy

The previous administration’s measures are branded a failed “appeasement” effort. (Update: The president has announced the change in a Miami speech.)

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Walk the Plank









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The Making of a Nation’s Decline

President Trump is giving America’s tottering domestic and global systems the push that will send them over the edge.

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Is Trump Launching a New World Order?

The president is attempting to lay the foundations for a world in which fossil-fuel powers will contend for supremacy with post-carbon, green-energy states.

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Trump Versus Comey: The Politics of Lawlessness, Lying and Fake News

Rather than see the president’s actions as another sign of a government unraveling, the mainstream press is largely focused on whether the adversaries are lying.

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Pride and Defiance: LGBTQ Marchers Make a Showing at the White House

Though celebration was in the air at Saturday’s Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C., the crowd also brought other sentiments and goals to this year’s event.

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Impeach the U.S. Constitution

Our charter is outdated. We need to devise a new governmental structure to protect and advance the common good in the 21st century.

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Dear President Trump: Breaking Up (Banks) Isn’t Hard to Do

A growing bipartisan alliance wants to restore Glass-Steagall legislation, which ensured that investment banks and commercial banks couldn’t cohabit. But what will the president do?

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Reporter Arrested During Trump Inauguration Protests May Face 75 Years in Prison

A federal grand jury indicts Aaron Cantú, who was covering the protests in Washington, D.C., as an independent journalist.

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The Tillerson-Trump Rumble Over Qatar Shows White House Divisions

The U.S. has two foreign policies: that of the former ExxonMobil CEO who is an old Middle East hand, and that of a Queens real estate mogul who became president.

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Chris Hedges on How to Create Effective Resistance to Fascism (Video)

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, drawing on history and his own experience, outlines how to effectively oppose the Trump regime.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



‘Lear,’ Not ‘1984,’ Defines the Trump Era

The best literary precedent for what we’re enduring now is not the absolute order of Big Brother but the irrational eruptions of King Lear.

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U.K. Election Results in Hung Parliament: Is Trumpism Pushing Europe Left?

The Labour Party’s good showing involved several major components, including Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in the United Kingdom.

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Trump Isn’t the Only One Blocking Constituents on Twitter

As elected officials turn to social media to communicate with voters, some legislators are blocking those who disagree with them. Critics say this violates the First Amendment.

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Trump’s Allies Plan to Treat Comey Like a Political Opponent

The stakes for Thursday’s hearing are regarded as being nearly as high as those surrounding the “Access Hollywood” Trump tape crisis.

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Comey’s Prepared Testimony Is Leaked a Day Before He Testifies

What appears to be the written “statement for the record” by the former FBI director—scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee—surfaces online. Read the full statement here.

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The Trump Doctrine: Up-Yours-Ism!

A chip-on-the-shoulder attitude prevails at the White House. It could destroy the country.

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Drug Overdose Deaths Surged in 2016, Preliminary Report Shows

Data compiled by The New York Times suggests 2016 saw the largest annual increase in drug overdose deaths ever recorded in the U.S.

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Filmmaker Michael Moore Launches TrumpiLeaks

The new website aims to provide “courageous whistleblowers” an outlet to ensure crucial information continues making its way to the public.

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Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea hasn’t been cowed into compliance by Washington’s warnings and military muscle-flexing. Here’s why diplomacy is not naive appeasement in the Korean crisis.

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Trump Is Reviewing Whether to Try to Block Comey’s Testimony to the Senate

Former FBI Director James Comey, fired by the president in May, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Gulf Course [a cartoon from Austria]









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Goodbye Pacific Pivot, Hello Pacific Retreat

Who will take America’s place in Asia?

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Is U.S. Climate Policy Killing Capitalism?

The president isn’t responsible for taking the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord—it’s the Koch brothers, Big Oil, Big Gas and Big Coal.

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Bilderberg 2017: Closed-Door Meeting of Global Leaders Will Focus on Trump ‘Progress Report’

The secret Bilderberg meetings taking place in Virginia are attended by elite participants from 21 countries, including top officials from the Trump administration.

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Trump Ran as an Ally to Business but Snubbed CEOs by Pulling Out of the Paris Accord

The president’s decision prompted two CEOs to leave his business advisory council and scores of others to issue statements of disappointment.

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Five Climate Catastrophes to Which Trump Just Doomed His Own Supporters

The U.S. is particularly liable to damage from climate change. Here are the parts of the country the president just put at even more risk.

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How Undocumented Communities Targeted by Trump Can Push Back (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and civil rights attorney Laboni Hoq discuss protecting the rights of undocumented immigrants in the age of Trump. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



For Climate Cause, Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Accord Just One Hurdle Among Many

Economic forces at work beyond the reach of the global climate agreement present their own long-term challenges.

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Trump’s Forest [a cartoon from Austria]









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Noam Chomsky on Climate Change, Foreign Policy and ‘the Facade of Trumpisms’ (Video)

The acclaimed political critic and philosopher delves into a number of pressing subjects in a special hour-long talk with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Sale!









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The Irrationality of America’s Iran Hysteria

While President Obama’s modest overtures toward the country were greeted with scathing partisan scorn, the Trump administration has a unique opportunity to normalize relations with Iran.

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Trump’s Promises on Coal Turn to Dust

Candidate Trump’s pledges to the coal industry are withering as the harsh winds of economic reality blow the president’s plans off course.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE



Climate Groups Slam Reports of Trump’s Plan to Withdraw From Paris Agreement

The president may be ready to pull out of the agreement—a decision environmental organizations are calling “a travesty” and a “historic mistake.”

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