Category Current Issues

Kathy Kelly | At Every Door

We can push the Senate to pass the same provisions as the House by focusing on progress made, publicizing the House votes on social media, and pushing for a House roll call vote on the Davidson-Nolan prohibitions on Defense Appropriation

The NRA is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent

For every incident Stinchfield cited to make the case that the left is violent, there are examples of the right being just as violent, if not more so.

RMG Interview at the Hands Off Syria Conference in Sydney, Australia

An eye-opening analysis of the Syrian conflict from down under.

Henry Giroux | A New American Revolution: Can We Break Out of Our Nation’s Culture of Cruelty?

It is about a culture of cruelty that is buttressed by a moral coma.

To Hell With Lazarus: The Canonizing of American Oligarchy, The Demonization of the Poor by Edward G. Rhymes

The various ways in which the wealthy and powerful corporations are allowed to skirt shouldering more of the responsibility when it comes to alleviating the financial suffering of our nation is disturbing.

Robert Scheer | When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

Scheer explained how he witnessed the destruction of the Los Angeles Occupy movement firsthand and how Democrats are partially to blame.

Navy Introduces Toxins to Drinking Water, Then Expands Operations by Dahr Jamail

There are numerous examples across the country of the Navy contaminating water around its bases with toxic chemicals.

John Pilger | Palestine Remains ‘the Greatest Moral Issue of Our Time’

For Palestinians, these will be familiar stories. The question is: Why are they not familiar in London and Washington, Brussels and Sydney?

Polly Mann | Of Cabbages and Kings

There is no question that the United States has the biggest, strongest, costliest armaments in the world and it devises the rules by which other nations use or display their ships, troops, and arms.

Mary Beaudoin | White Phosphorous and U.S. Bombs on Iraqi and Syrian Cities

Strikes in Iraq and Syria:
As of June 5, 2017, the U.S. has conducted 17,632 strikes in Iraq and Syria (8,836 Syria/8,796 Iraq)

On Violent and Nonviolent Activism, the Media, Philando, and the G20

The local news painted the cops as the good guys who prevented violence, whereas Unicorn Riot, an alternative media source that live-streamed the blocking of 94, which I watched, commented that not even a water bottle had been thrown

After Hersh Investigation, Media Connive in Propaganda War on Syria by Jonathan Cook

Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection.

We Must Protest the Reinstated Muslim Ban by Meredith Aby-Keirstead

Join with us to demand:  No Ban, No Bombs, No Wars!!

How Donald Trump Will Destroy Capitalism: Chris Hedges Explains (Video)

Totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency…

Oliver Stone | ‘The Putin Interviews’: An Excerpt

Oliver Stone Hopes ‘The Putin Interviews’ Can Ease U.S.-Russia Relations.

Seymour Hersh | SYRIA: Trump‘s Red Line

“What doesn’t occur to most Americans” the adviser said, “is if there had been a Syrian nerve gas attack authorized by Bashar, the Russians would be 10 times as upset as anyone in the West.

Banality of Evil Redux

IMAGINE ADOLF EICHMANN was never prosecuted for his war crimes. Instead, he wrote a book.

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.

Anti-Fascism and Revolution

The network of fascists that adopted national liberation as a guiding principle then began to infiltrate leftist networks and commit terrorist attacks against innocent civilians across Europe.

Naomi Klein | How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine (Video)

One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.