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These celebs are clueless.
How do the conditions that inform today’s social and economic struggles differ from those that prevailed in the 1930s, when the United States entered an era of progressive reform?
In part, the U.S. today lacks organized labor movements, and the ruling class exhibits no sense of obligation to guarantee the well-being of the general public, cultural critic Henry Giroux tells The Real News Network’s Paul Jay. (Alexander Reed Kelly on Truthdig.com)
The left needs a new political conversation that encompasses memories of freedom and resistance. Such a dialogue would build on the militancy of the labor strikes of the 1930s, the civil rights movements of the 1950s and the struggle for participatory democracy by the New Left in the 1960s. At the same time, there is a need to reclaim the radical imagination and to infuse it with a spirited battle for an independent politics that regards a radical democracy as part of a never-ending struggle.
VIDEO: Mnar Muhawesh: Mint Press Founder, CEO and Editor In Chief discusses the corporate media. ISIS and more…
Mnar Muhawesh addresses the mainstream corporate media, Islamophobia, racism, sexism and more…
Racism is structural, not just personal. It’s embedded in the very fabric of our society, with deep roots in history. Prejudice is Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson and leaving him on the sidewalk to die. Racism is that he gets away with it, unindicted. By Starhawk Starhawk.org July 14, 2015 The Inuit, I’ve heard, […]
▶ Democracy Now! Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Champion of Social Justice & Chronicler of Latin America’s Open Veins
We have a memory cut in pieces. And I write trying to recover our real memory, the memory of humankind, what I call the human rainbow, which is much more colorful and beautiful than the other one, the other rainbow. But the human rainbow had been mutilated by machismo, racism, militarism and a lot of […]
Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics: “All paradises, all utopias, are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” – Toni Morrison
BODHI: Real peace is not simply the absence of violent conflict but a state of harmony: harmony between people; harmony between humanity and nature; and harmony within ourselves. Without harmony, the seeds of conflict and violence will always be ready to sprout.
Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful… Robert Reich Monday, September 15· Fred Ross, Sr., was probably the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history. It was Ross who first identified, recruited and trained Cesar Chavez to become a leader and an activist. Ross’s influence continues in […]
This week, President Obama told congressional leaders that he did not need any authorization for the use of military force from Congress, but that he would keep congressional leadership informed of his actions. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.alternet.org June 22, 2014 PopularResistance.org For translations of this page go to PopularResistance.org. In the last week, there has […]
In a special interview, Truthout contributor Henry Giroux takes us back to the basics of what can be seen as an ongoing and accelerating war between the rich and everyone else, an event that has resulted in a mass inability “to translate private troubles into larger structural public considerations.” Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times […]
TheRealNews Published on Jul 16, 2013 Launching a new show “Reality Asserts Itself”, Paul Jay interviews author, journalist and activist Chris Hedges about the formative experiences that shaped his world view – Pt 1 of 7 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the […]