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Delving Into America’s History of Organized Genocide Against Native Americans

Josh Scheer sits down with author Benjamin Madley to reflect on America’s violent history of Native American genocide.

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Deconstructing Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

The indigenous tribes gathered in North Dakota are showing us a path for the future based on respect, nonviolence, humility and love that should inspire us for the difficult times ahead.

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Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Let’s go to Standing Rock to show the North Dakota water protectors that we have something to be truly thankful for.

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Happy Thanksgiving to Those Who Seek Haven

As we celebrate our beginnings in the safest, strongest, richest nation the world has ever known, is it asking too much to welcome those who are fleeing death, torture and terror in their homeland?

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The Great Pumpkin Shortage Is Coming

Whether you’re hooked on making your own pumpkin coffee with a blob of the canned stuff or just want to avoid a last-minute scramble before baking a holiday pie or two, you’d better stock up now.

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This Thanksgiving, Stop Shopping and Start Living

Outdoor gear retailer REI is doing its part to preserve the spirit of Thanksgiving by closing its doors and urging its workers and customers to get out — literally.

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VIDEO: John Oliver Explains Why We Seriously Don’t Need to Make U.S. Refugee Vetting Any Harder

All this anti-refugee talk in America has inspired HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host to give another impassioned speech about refugees, just in time for Thanksgiving, the commemoration of the only time in American history when “the fear of refugees wiping everyone out did actually come true.”

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



This Thanksgiving, No Place for Refugees at the American Table

As Americans prepare for one of the most popular national holidays, Thanksgiving, a wave of xenophobia is sweeping the country.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Left, Right and Gratitude

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists consider what it means to be an American. David Frum says it’s about participating in the life of the country, but mourns the creation of a class of “somewhat Americans.” Scheer recalls hard times and the men in his family being given turkeys at the factory.

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John Oliver on the Most Ridiculous Thanksgiving Tradition

Why does the president pardon one turkey every year anyway?

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Thanksgiving Was Always About Climate and Adaptation: Let’s Make It Green Again

The popular story about Thanksgiving is an environmental parable that we would do well to remember today.

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Gratitude in a Warring World

As my children’s seventh Thanksgiving rolls around, I want to teach my boys that the holiday is about more than football and stomachaches.

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Thank a Politician Today

It’s a rotten moment to be an elected official. This Thanksgiving, I want to thank a few good people we’re losing to retirement or electoral defeat.

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This Thanksgiving, Let’s Talk About Genocide Rather Than Pilgrims and ‘Friendly Indians’

American Indians are not simply a footnote in our collective origin story. They are here because they have survived genocide.

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Eating Like There’s No Tomorrow

Right around now, many Americans are picking at the last few chunks of leftover turkey.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: An Iran Deal, Supremes on Obamacare, Gratitude

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists debate whether the Iranian nuclear deal is a “game changer” or a “very bad idea.” Also, the Supreme Court agrees to hear more arguments against Obamacare.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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Chelsea Manning Gives Thanks for the Truth

Writing from a prison cell in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she is carrying out her 35-year sentence, Manning expresses her gratitude for truth-seekers who do not rest until it is revealed.

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What Gratitude Requires

Thanksgiving Day is awash in sentiment, but gratitude is not a sentiment. It’s a virtue. Properly understood, gratitude is hard because it entails both an admission and a demand.

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Poor Kids









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Make Room for Stephen Colbert at Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

For those of you suffering from Colbert withdrawals while he’s on a holiday break, the pundit generously created this clip so, according to Colbert himself, you can spend Thanksgiving with the thing you’re most thankful for: him.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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Why Was the NSA Tracking Porn Habits?

The latest Edward Snowden leak reveals the National Security Agency was collecting information on online sexual activity to disgrace “radicalizers”; right-winger Dinesh D’Souza tweeted an appallingly racist comment regarding Thanksgiving, Trayvon Martin and President Obama; meanwhile, it appears the bacteria in your gut shapes your brain. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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