Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks about the failures of the Democratic Party and the establishment politics that led to Donald Trump's victory.
Their big idea to solve income inequality isn't anything new. As Lily Tomlin said, "No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up."
Longtime anti-eviction activist Ada Colau recently became the first female mayor of Barcelona, Spain. She has vowed to fine banks, stop evictions, expand public housing, improve wages, force utility companies to lower their prices and slash the mayoral salary. She tells “Democracy Now!” about her victory and her plans for her city and her country.
Thousands returned to occupy Hong Kong's Central district Friday after the government backed out of talks and threatened to break up the demonstrations.
Pro-democracy demonstrators continued to throng the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday -- a conspicuous day, as it was a Chinese national holiday -- calling for the resignation of Chief Executive CY Leung as well as for a change in how candidates for the country's top positions are chosen.
The former vice president recently told a tech industry conference when "95 percent of all the additional national income in the U.S., since the recovery began in ’09, goes to the top 1 percent, that's not an Occupy Wall Street slogan, that's a fact."