Category Current Issues

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Far Right’s War on Culture

How to Displace the Great Replacement It Really Does Boil Down to Us Versus Them Posted by John Feffer Tom Dispatch  October 20, 2019. Here’s a simple, if grim, reality: we are living in an ever more extreme world, as the residents of significant parts of California undoubtedly realized recently when the electricity went off amid ever increasing […]

John Pilger: Julian Assange Could Barely Speak in Court!

John Pilger on Julian Assange’s latest extradition hearing this Monday, which he attended.

The Forgotten Trauma of a Forgotten War As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Nick Turse

With at least $24 trillion in gold, diamonds, tin, coltan, copper, cobalt, and other natural resources beneath the ground, it’s often assumed that Congo’s violence is intimately connected with the desire to control its mineral wealth. By Nick Turse  Tom Dispatch  October 10, 2019 GOMA, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo — The boy was sitting next to […]

The Age of Radical Evil, by Chris Hedges

Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?

Minnesota Waters Need You: Stop PolyMet

We celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota and across the country. We remember the past and protect the future.

Rebellions! Worldwide: Brazil, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Haiti and more

Haiti: 4 More Dead in Longest Bout Of Protests Against President Telesur  October 12, 2019 So far, around 17 people have died and almost two hundred have been injured in the month-long protests. At least four people have died and dozens were injured between Friday and Saturday in strong protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after police used tear gas to […]

The War on Immigrants

WITH THE SO-CALLED Migrant Protection Protocols program, or MPP, expanding along the southern border and trapping more U.S. asylum-seekers in dangerous Mexican cities, violations of due process are intensifying in traditional courts — and in newly built tents that physically separate immigrants from the judges who hear their cases. Trump’s Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment […]

U.S. Bombs destroy civilian lives

US Bombs In Yemen Are Costing An Entire Generation Their Future Popular Resistance  October 7, 2019 By Ahmed Abdulkareem, Mintpress News. Sadaa, Northern Yemen – Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of […]

Announcing “Dear Descendent,” Poetry of wonder and wit for our time, provocative, challenging, wry, wise and tender…

There are prison cells and fields of flowers—even her straightforward descriptions of the moon demonstrate that something new and evocative can still be found in its age-old countenance.

The Problem With Impeachment, by Chris Hedges

Trump…will not go quietly into this good night. He will attempt to bring the whole rotten edifice down with him. And he may succeed.

Popular Resistance: the UN, Syria, Venezuela, Assange and Russia, NATO, Cuba, and more

Pertinent articles from the Popular Resistance Daily Digest

Trump Attacked the Women of Color Who Led the Push for Impeachment. Then CNN Erased Them

Taken together, the picture speaks to an even more grim dynamic: While Trump demonizes Congress’s progressive women of color, CNN erases their work.

Masters of the Universe: Thoughts on Civil Disobedience, Protest, and Revolution

…systemic change, a democratic renewal, naming it radical democracy—a form of democratic socialism—as an end to authoritarianism and American-style fascism and oppression…

Our Invisible Government, by Chris Hedges

The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.

Root Causes: Why Hondurans Flee or Resist, by Gala King

After witnessing the influx of migrants on the more recent ‘migrant caravans’ predominantly coming from Honduras, I felt called to go to Honduras—to be present to a land that though deeply rich in natural resources and culture was becoming increasingly dangerous and uninhabitable for its citizenry to the point where people felt compelled to risk […]

The Systems That Silence, The Intercept, by Ali Gharib

The U.S. borderlands have become laboratories for new systems of enforcement and control.

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.

The Last Act of the Human Comedy, by Chris Hedges

Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.

The Curse of Moral Purity, by Chris Hedges

Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.

ACLU: Know Your Rights

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS from the ACLU BROWSE BY ISSUE: To access links for each topic, click here.   Stopped by Police Learn […]