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Venturing Into “the Capitalist Labyrinth”  (Video)

In this week’s edition of “On Contact,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and author Rob Urie explore how our economic system is responsible for nuclear weaponry, climate change and imperialism.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Green Party’s Jill Stein Praises WikiLeaks, Calls Julian Assange a Hero

In an aggressive op-ed published by The Hill on Tuesday, the party’s presidential nominee argues that the organization known for publishing secret information from anonymous sources provides a valuable service by exposing “corruption and wrongdoing.”

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE



Questions About Clinton Campaign’s Transparency Ramp Up After a Weekend of Closed Fundraisers

The Democratic presidential nominee hasn’t held a news conference in more than 260 days, despite growing concerns about her use of a personal email server and the role of the Clinton Foundation during her tenure as secretary of state. (Pictured, Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island where Clinton raised funds last weekend.)

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE


The President Tries to Relax









Posted on Aug 23, 2016 ENLARGE


Photo Op









Posted on Aug 23, 2016 ENLARGE



Who Is Your Choice for President?

Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us whom you are rooting for in November.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE


Taking Home the Gold









Posted on Aug 20, 2016 ENLARGE


Social Media Exposes Devastating Effects of Louisiana Flood (Multimedia)

Those affected by this week’s flooding share pictures and comments amid allegations that the mainstream media hasn’t done enough to cover the catastrophe.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Syrian Child









Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE


Green Party Ticket Lays Out Its Programs, Denounces ‘Murdering From the Sky’ (Audio)

In a new radio interview, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka discuss the mainstream media, student debt and foreign policy.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Why Donald Trump Is Just A Symptom

After plants closed, the economic, social and psychological effects continued for decades and across generations.

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Roger and Kellyanne









Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE


Debate









Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE


Giuliani Waves









Posted on Aug 19, 2016 ENLARGE


Live at Truthdig: What Can America Learn From California?

Truthdig sat down with special guest Narda Zacchino and discussed what the once “failed state” of California can teach the rest of the United States.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Trump Campaign Headquarters









Posted on Aug 18, 2016 ENLARGE


Dump Trump









Posted on Aug 18, 2016 ENLARGE


Hillary Clinton’s Choice of Ken Salazar Comes Under Fire (Video)

David Sirota argues that the former interior secretary, appointed to Clinton’s transition team, holds anti-environment, pro-business ideologies that could nudge government policies in harmful directions during the next presidency.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Lead Contamination at Indiana Low-Income Housing Site Is Being Addressed After Decades of Inaction

A video investigation of conditions at an affordable-housing complex in northern Indiana shows how the crisis came to be and how it might be “worse than Flint.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Addressing White Privilege Is Only a Small Step in Combating Systemic Racism

Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, have repeatedly addressed covert racism and racial injustice, but the United States needs more than rhetoric to solve the problem.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein: ‘There Should Have Been a Full Investigation’ of Clinton’s Email Server (Video)

In a recent interview, the Green Party presidential nominee discusses the FBI’s scrutiny and calls for a new congressional investigation of the former secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Fallen









Posted on Aug 16, 2016 ENLARGE


Making America Great Again









Posted on Aug 13, 2016 ENLARGE



Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



Open Letter Urges New York Times to Help Reverse ‘Culture of Silence’ on Child Sexual Abuse

More than three dozen survivors of abuse and their advocates want the Times to provide better coverage of the crimes—and address a potential conflict of interest.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE


Rights vs. Rites









Posted on Aug 13, 2016 ENLARGE


How We Fix the Mess the Democratic Party Establishment Made (Video and Transcript)

By Robert Scheer

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and author Thomas Frank discuss what the future of the Democratic Party looks like.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bill Clinton, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and Sean Reyes Make History in Las Vegas

The Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican presidential campaigns all were represented at the same event—the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Election Forum—for the first time in this election cycle.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Newly Released Emails Add to Concern About Clinton Foundation Conflict of Interest

Messages from Hillary Clinton’s former State Department staff raise questions about ties between the foundation and the government.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE


The Clintons and Kissinger









Posted on Aug 12, 2016 ENLARGE


Back in the Game









Posted on Aug 12, 2016 ENLARGE


Secret Service









Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE


Trump’s Economic Plan









Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE


Jill Stein Accepting Green Party Presidential Nomination: ‘We Are Saying No to the Lesser Evil’

On the final day of the Green Party’s convention in Houston last weekend, Jill Stein spoke on the power of the greater good in the face of two undesirable candidates.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: What Does It Mean to Be a Powerful Woman in 2016?

Truthdig sat down with special guest Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss women, politics and social activism in the 2016 election season.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Are Think Tanks as Independent as We Think?

Some of the world’s most respected think tanks are swayed by corporate interests, The New York Times reports, and researchers working within the groups often have conflicts of interest.

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 READ MORE


Rigged









Posted on Aug 9, 2016 ENLARGE


A-Rod Leaves the Yankees









Posted on Aug 9, 2016 ENLARGE


Balance Beam









Posted on Aug 9, 2016 ENLARGE



Pentagon Tapping In to Social Science to Target Activist Movements

A report published by The Guardian explains how the Minerva Initiative is partnering with universities to militarize social science and better understand the factors behind civil unrest.

Posted on Aug 6, 2016 READ MORE



American Heiress

Patty Hearst’s wild saga “provided hints of what America would become,” in the words of author Jeffrey Toobin—a sensational true crime story and a sad comment on American justice, race relations, media and celebrity culture.

Posted on Aug 6, 2016 READ MORE


Was America Great When It Burned Native American Babies? (Audio and Transcript)

Benjamin Madley, a history professor and author, joins Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to talk about a too-little-known part of California’s history: the government-supported massacres of indigenous people.

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



To Make a Point, Missouri’s Lead Public Defender Assigns a Case to Gov. Jay Nixon

Michael Barrett’s action is a response to funding cuts to his office approved by the governor (pictured here). Nixon says the move is illegal.

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 READ MORE


Commander in Chief









Posted on Aug 5, 2016 ENLARGE


Purple Heart









Posted on Aug 5, 2016 ENLARGE


Live at Truthdig: What Does the Future Hold for Donald Trump?

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team sat down with former judge and Truthdig contributor Bill Blum to analyze what’s likely to be next for the GOP’s unorthodox presidential candidate.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Let the Games Begin









Posted on Aug 4, 2016 ENLARGE


No Lives Matter









Posted on Aug 4, 2016 ENLARGE


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