Category Current Issues

Ricardo Levins Morales: Ecology of a Radical Community Artist, by Anne Winkler-Morey

Our movements tend to be reactive, not thinking three or five steps ahead, which is one of the reasons why we have President Trump. Sustainability requires intention, planning and approaching the work from a perspective of hope, but not shallow hope–not putting a smiley face on hard issues. If you approach hard issues with complexity […]

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”

After-Holiday Blues and an Action to Chase Them Away, By Polly Mann with Mary Beaudoin

Another action to take: Don’t Iraq Iran. Protests continue nationwide.  Ironically, we have heard from the one of the greatest purveyors of propaganda, the Washington Post, that we are lied to about war. But with the release of the series “Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War” by Craig Whitlock, you would think that […]

Dorothee Benz: ‘We Need to Do Everything We Can on All Fronts’

“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”

REMEMBER, by Jeannie Piekos

“because the lie no longer keeps us safe.
The soft, suffocating lie—that shadow
cast by those who succumbed to fear.”

This week in Venezuela, Snapshots

The following are links to activities in Venezuela this week from TelesurEnglish. December 29, 2019 News > Brazil Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base teleSUR / MP The “unusual decision confirms the pattern of protection and complicity of U.S. satellite states to attack Venezuela’s peace,”… +++ December 29, 2019 News > Venezuela Venezuelan […]

Impeachment Hearings Expose Current State of US Militarism/Meddling, by Mike Madden

“When a nation is guilty of military aggression, it is not those who prosecuted the war who should be honored, it is those who tried to stop it.”

Democracy Anyone? with Mr. Fish and Some Good Books

The Struggle Continues

Notes from the desk of peace activist Polly Mann (b. Nov. 19, 1919)

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann  Southside Pride  December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”

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.”

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism, by Ben Ehrenreich

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

Women Against Military Madness organizes for Palestinian rights

“The women cited violence in Israel and aggression towards Palestinians as the targets of the protest.”

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

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

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 […]