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Trump’s authoritarian assault on democracy continues: What lies ahead?

“Ben-Ghiat warns that societies often succumb to authoritarianism and fascism not in one dramatic moment – such as a military coup — but gradually over time.”

As We Work to Prevent Iran War, It’s Time to End All Our Wars

“On Thursday, the House passed a resolution that would reassert Congress’s constitutional, and long-neglected, power to start and end wars. The resolution faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and this is where progressives should place their energy.”

2019 Wasn’t Just About Trump. It Will Be Remembered for Global Resistance

Recently, the United Nations issued a report predicting that climate change would exacerbate a growing gap between the rich and poor globally, and protests across the world are clear evidence that current political systems are failing large numbers of people. And that means uprisings are bound to continue. Protesters, medical professionals and political opponents demand the […]

Onward, Christian Fascists, by Chris Hedges

“Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists.”

The Impeachment’s Moral Hypocrisy, by Chris Hedges

“The Democrats through impeachment have no intention of restoring constitutional rights that would curb the power of the deep state and protect democracy. The deep state funds them. It sustains them in office.”

We Must Overcome Our Atomization to Beat Back Neoliberal Fascism, by Henry A. Giroux

“These movements of resistance represent a reaction to the multiple abuses produced by a mix of political authoritarianism and neoliberalism marked by cruel predatory policies, a disdain for human rights, and fascist claims to ultra-nationalism and social cleansing.”

Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen

Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump, by C.J.

“Much of what has been happening can be traced to the neoliberal assault on the general population launched a generation ago, leaving in its wake quite understandable anger, frustration and search for scapegoats — terrain that can readily be plowed by demagogues and con artists of the Trump variety.”

Chris Hedges on his latest book, “America: The Farewell Tour”

Hedges: “I have children. I’m terrified.”

NATO Should Be Dissolved, by Medea Benjamin

“In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.”

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

The New ‘Black Codes’, by Chris Hedges

“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”

Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

This is the last year that the United States will participate in the United Nations COP meetings as Trump formally withdraws from the Paris Agreement. What are activists in the US to do?

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

Consolidation of power, continuation of oppression, people of color, police state, 2020 election, and more….

Hong Kong: Are These Really Protests We Want to Support? by Mary Beaudoin

“U.S. out of Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific!”

How to Save the Planet and Ourselves, by Chris Hedges

Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet

11,000 Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency, Ecowatch

The letter was written by dozens of scientists and endorsed by thousands more from 153 countries. It differs from past scientific communications about the climate crisis in that it does not speak in uncertainties and it lays out actual policy recommendations,

Death by Oligarchy, by Chris Hedges

“When a society falls into the death grip of an oligarchic class, the result is always catastrophic.”

Sierra Club Takes a Commendable Turn on Population, Climate Change, and Inequality

The Sierra Club deserves credit for coming around to a progressive stance on population, immigration, and minorities.

Deconsructed Special: The Noam Chomsky Interview, podcast and full transcript

Noam Chomsky: The current moment is the most grim moment in human history and the wrecking ball in the White House just doesn’t give a damn. He’s having fun. He’s serving his rich constituency. So what the hell, let’s destroy the world.

Chomsky: Trump’s Actions on Syria Reflect the Foreign Policy of a Con Man

Trump is an effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base. …that withdrawing a few hundred troops would appeal to the sector of the population that resonates to his message that America is foolishly expending its blood and treasure to help “unworthy” people…