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Corporate Media ALWAYS Wants More War (Young Turks Video)

The inducements and encouragements to buy into an extreme anti-Russia frenzy have become pervasive.

Norman Solomon | ‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues

It’s sad to see so much eagerness to trust in the absolute credibility of institutions like the CIA and NSA—institutions that previously earned wise distrust.

Marta Harnecker: Ideas For The Struggle

The left should avoid allowing the right to set its agenda for struggle. 

Minnesota ALEC Politicians

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that.

Huge Increase In Anti-Trump Protest: 5 Signs Resistance Is Growing Stronger

“Our conservative guess is that between 637,198 and 1,181,887 people showed up at these political gatherings, although it is likely that there were far more participants”

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot To Take Over America Has Succeeded

The Deep State – a.k.a. the police state, a.k.a. the military industrial complex – has taken over.

Jim Hightower | Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments

While we’re mesmerized by Trump, shady groups are pushing corporate-friendly legislation in statehouses all over the country. By Jim Hightower  Common Dreams  May 22, 2017 (Originally published on Sunday, May 21, 2017 by OtherWords) Charles and David Koch. (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) It’s easy to become mesmerized by The Donald Show in this year’s political circus. But a lot […]

Noam Chomsky Takes a Look at Income Inequality in his new book

The philosopher casts a cold eye on the economic facts of American life in the 21st century. He looks at the 10 principles of concentration and power at work in America today.

William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less

Put another way, preparations for and the pursuit of war will ensure that any future America is dirtier, sicker, poorer, more rickety, and less safe.

Sleepwalking Toward Global War: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey on the Rise of Fascism Today

“Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged,” warns McAliskey, “fascism is not German, it’s not the Nazism of the Second World War … it starts in the heads of individuals with the idea that what keeps you disadvantaged is that some lesser breed has taken what belongs to you.”

Robert Parry | The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American “soft coup” is in the works, reports Robert Parry.

Malkia A. Cyril | The Antidote to Authoritarianism

The slave passes, branding, and lantern laws of then have become the cellphone trackers, facial recognition software, and body-worn police cameras of now.

This year's Walk Against Weapons is Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Mary Beaudoin | Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Cost of War

Surveys for the last five years have shown that the American public would prefer to see a cut in defense spending. In 2016, people responded that they do not want funding for nuclear weapons increased.

Who Rules America? A Breakdown Of Wealth In The U.S. House And Senate

As you can see, those whom the American people have elected into office are often among the “upper crust” of society.

Craig Aaron and Malkia Cyril on Net Neutrality, Kyle Wiens on Copyright Overreaching | Counterspin

What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet?

David Rosen | Inequality: Trump’s Challenge, Trump’s Failure?

Forbes [magazine] noted that “the results are not pretty.”

The Resistance Now: Star Wars, ‘aliens’ and Leonardo DiCaprio join the fight

“Trump is the worst thing that could have happened to the planet” . . .

Henry Giroux | Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

Neo-fascist policies and practices now feed a war culture and demand more than a political and moral outrage.

Alan Maki | Climate change and the military-industrial complex

How much of what is produced from the Tar Sands will be consumed by the Military-Industrial Complex?

ICIJ | The Panama Papers

Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.