Category Current Issues

Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump

“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”

The Media Never Mention the No. 1 Cause of Climate Change, by Lee Camp

Our illogical, immoral meat consumption will kill our planet, kill our future and possibly kill your family.

The Con of Diversity, by Chris Hedges

Mediocrity in the name of diversity. How the white power structure plays people of color.

NATO Needs to End, by Pat Elder

No NATO. No collaboration with crime.

Gazans Were “Grass to Be Mowed” Again, But Their Roots Remain Strong

In tragedy, Palestinians’ will to live is not defeated: Instead, the roots of Palestinian identity grow stronger.

Preventing Crimes Against Humanity in the US

Stanton’s model also argues that every stage offers opportunities for prevention.

ICE Is a State-Sponsored Terrorist Organization: Abolish ICE, by William Boardman

Congress voted in 2002 to make ICE a national police force with Gestapolike powers. Corrupt law and corrupt politics have produced corrupt results.

American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism. Project Censored interviews Henry A. Giroux.

As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms…

How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Supreme Court Gives Any President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Trump’s act of state terrorism against children, by Henry A. Giroux

State violence against children has a long, dark history among authoritarian regimes.

The Defiance That Launched Gaza’s Flaming Kites Cannot Be Extinguished, by Jonathan Cook

Palestinians encaged in Gaza, denied entry and exit by Israel via land, sea and air for more than a decade, know that life there is rapidly becoming unsustainable.

Chris Hedges and Norman Finkelstein on the Future of Gaza (Video)

Conversation about Gaza and Israeli Policy Toward the Palestinians

Tinderbox Tensions Rise: Saudi Arabia and Iran by William O. Beeman

The Middle East region is once again a tinderbox as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are rising to new heights.

Immigration Divides Europe and the German Left by Diana Johnstone

After causing a growing split between EU countries, the immigrant crisis is now threatening to bring down Merkel’s own Christian Democratic (CDU) government.

For Our Rulers, Smearing A Dissident Journalist Is As Good As Killing Him, by Caitlin Johnstone

Nobody actually thinks that Julian Assange is a Russian agent, or a rapist, or a “hostile non-state intelligence service”, or any of the other absurd smears I’ve seen circulating about him throughout all political sectors of the US-centralized empire.

First Amendment Rights confirmed in verdict in trial for protesting the killing of Philando Castile

“We miss you Mr. Phil.”

DN! | “Trump Creates Crises and Preys on Fear”: Rep. Jayapal on Policy of Separating Kids from Parents

Also includes a DN! video: Caged Children & Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes “Acts of Indecency” at Border

Stop Line 3

This will be the 4th and final day of PUC meetings to make the final decision on Line 3 (June 18, 19, 26, and 27).  Please see the facebook event pages for details. ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊  ◊ Like many other independent news and media sites, Rise […]

Scapegoating Iran, by Chris Hedges

The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.

How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions by Jonathan Cook

The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.