Category Current Issues

Beyond NATO: Time to Break the Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

Hundreds of thousands have died in U.S./NATO wars in Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yugoslavia. Millions of refugees are now risking their lives trying to escape the carnage that these wars have brought to their homelands, while workers in the 29 NATO member-countries are told they must abandon hard-won social programs in order to meet U.S. demands for even more military spending.”

Would Dr. King Oppose NATO?, Black Alliance for Peace

Black Alliance for Peace  January 19, 2019 The United States attempted to co-opt the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing his birthday. The ruling elites tried to strip King of his militancy and suspend him above the mass movement that produced him. The state certainly had no intention to remain the focus of […]

Song Around the World: Seeds of Freedom

“Be Ready.” “Last chance to Save Humanity”

The ‘Private Governments’ That Subjugate U.S. Workers, by Chris Hedges

American workers have never achieved the array of rights won by workers in other industrialized countries.

American Anomie, by Chris Hedges

The left, like most critics of Trump, personalizes our decay. It focuses myopically on Trump, who is the symptom, not the disease.

Depriving Children of Basic Needs Is Not Acceptable!  by Polly Mann

As a woman against military madness, I’m especially glad to see the issue of curbing militarism addressed.

Andrew Bacevich on Mattis & Why We Need to End Our Self-Destructive, Mindless Wars in Middle East | Democracy Now!

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/21/andrew_bacevich_on_mattis_why_we

Jeremy Scahill’s Top 10 Takeaways on Mattis Exit and Possible US Withdrawal From Syria and Afghanistan

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/21/jeremy-scahills-top-10-takeaways-mattis-exit-and-possible-us-withdrawal-syria-and

“America First” in Latin America, by Gary Prevost

One important starting point for understanding certain aspects of Trump’s Latin American policies, especially on trade and immigration, is to un-package his neo-isolationist “America First” world outlook.[

Minneapolis Protests: NO TO WAR

Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.

Image by Jared Rodriguez, Truthout

The Audacity of Struggle, by Ron Jacobs

Millions are shocked until they are no longer shocked because the commonplace nature of these and other human rights abuses desensitizes them to the brutal nature of these acts and the system that requires them.

‘It Is Time for Progressives of the World to Unite’: Sanders-Varoufakis Issue Open Call for New Global Movement

Today, on behalf of DiEM25 and The Sanders Institute, we issue a Call to Action: to create a global network of individuals and organizations that will fight together for dignity, peace, prosperity and the future of our planet.

“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name–yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed–more capitalism on steroids.

The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall

Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony

Western Sahara, where peaceful protesters, led by women, are beaten in the streets. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. AMY GOODMAN: Today a Democracy Now! exclusive: “Four Days in Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony.”

Freedom Rider: The Migrant Caravan and U.S. Policy, by Margaret Kimberley

A truly democratic United States would not destroy other countries and would do better by its own people. The migrant caravan and fear of it are proof of failure on both counts.

War Is Not Healthy for Children, by Michael Livingston

Our hearts scream out: why?! Why are these children separated from their parents? Why is our government abusing them in this way: tearing them away from their loved ones, incarcerating them in some awful environments, in many cases not letting them know if and when they can be in contact with their parents again?

Homeless America, by Chris Hedges

“I am the voice you never hear
If I spoke would you listen?”

CCR Stands with Survivors, Condemns Confirmation of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court 

As we have observed in legal struggle after struggle, the truth of survivors’ stories, of communities’ stories, and women’s stories will always outlast a court ruling or an opinion from a Supreme Court justice. Frontlines of Justice  Center for Constitutional Rights  October 8, 2018 In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the […]

GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got the Names, by Greg Palast

Suspiciously, Kemp sent no notice to these citizens after he took away their voting rights. If they show up to vote on November 6, they’re out of luck — and so is Georgia’s democracy. They need to re-register today or tomorrow 10/9 in order to vote.