Tag Archives: US politics

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator–with civil resistance by Erica Chenoweth

Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the […]

Noam Chomsky | Those Who Failed to Recognize Trump as the Greater Evil Made ‘a Bad Mistake’

“I didn’t like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump’s on every issue I can think of…”

John Pilger interviewed on the US election’s silent issue

John Pilger describes the dangers of confrontation between the United States and Russia, and between the US and China, and how a ‘conspiracy of silence’ has excluded vital debate from the US election campaign

Drone strikes: tears in Congress as Pakistani family tells of mother’s death

Translator brought to tears by family’s plea as Congress hears from civilian victims of alleged US drone strike for the first time Karen McVeigh in New York  Tuesday 29 October 2013 15.24 EDT  theguardian.com Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the US drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother. Photograph: […]