The working-class holiday has Marxist and anarchist industrial-era roots, but the significance of May 1 goes deeper than that.
This four-part series called "Universal Empire" examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.
The lessons of the Holocaust warn against authoritarianism and the danger of a single crisis solidifying power.
Does the age of Trump signal a new era of McCarthyism—or worse, an American brand of fascism?
2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.
The Democratic elites, we know from leaked emails, helped elevate a buffoonish rival whom they saw as the perfect foil for Hillary Clinton. The game they are playing—if they do not address our rising inequality, despair and loss of civil liberties—will usher in an American fascism.
On Monday, Rep. Randy Weber of Texas pulled a time-honored stunt, using new media, in just two easy steps.
If you can't beat ’em, make ’em raise money against their own cause.
Due to the inconspicuous nature of e-books, "Mein Kampf" seems to be in everyone's hands these days; scientists have created an algorithm that can predict whether a book will be a best-seller; working in the arts can lead to high levels of happiness. These discoveries and more after the jump.
In April 1943, as Nazis rounded up, and later deported or killed, about 300,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, Hitler's henchmen were met with resistance in the form of the Warsaw Uprising, as factions of armed Jews and Polish gentiles from the Home Army banded together to strike back against their occupiers.