Cornel West, the Rev. Traci Blackmon and activist Jalane Schmidt describe their experiences in Charlottesville, Va.
“The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare of Donald Trump—but it did contribute to it,” West tells us.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, activist-philosopher Cornel West and others joined the water protectors in celebration of news on Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will not pass through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Pictured, one of the demonstrators.
Progressive activist Dr. Cornel West is ready to turn his back on the Democratic Party.
On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, demonstrators -- led by Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and the longtime activist Cornel West -- marched from Philadelphia City Hall down Broad Street.On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, demonstrators—led by Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and the longtime activist Cornel West—marched from Philadelphia City Hall down Broad Street.
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"Brother Bernie was the standard-bearer for truth and justice during the primary at a national level, at a highly visible level," but then he endorsed "hawk" and "militarist" Hillary Clinton, West says in an interview.
The fundamental premise of Sanders’ campaign—that his “political revolution” can be accomplished within the confines of capitalism—is incorrect. That will soon be clear.