Interview on the 2020 US election, the state of humanity, the breakdown of democracy, the rise of conspiracy theories, the prosecution of Julian Assange, the role of satire – and what helps to keep him going amidst all this
Trump is setting up the commission to teach students ‘the miracle of American history’ – which sounds like a core part of the fascist process of taking power
I trust the soul of the nation to find tongue again, and, in simple but decisive syllables, say no to hate and bigotry, and yes to love and camaraderie
For the past months, a broad political movement, primarily led by Thai youth, has advanced a series of increasingly provocative protests against the military government
If the Democrats win both the presidency and the senate, they must do something about the dictatorship of the minority on the court
Take it from me: You don’t want to go through what we did. Every community deserves water, life, and dignity.
For those who have defeated unsafe reopenings, the next battle may be against mass layoffs, as in Rochester, New York, and at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
A View from Vietnam
The inevitable has finally happened, and the coronavirus pandemic is now ravaging the besieged Gaza Strip
It starts with us being indoctrinated into being powerless
They spearheaded the breakthroughs in the ’70s; saw the damage of the ’80s; witnessed Nader’s role in ’00 and Jill Stein’s in ’16. Now, they have thoughts to share
As we move along the road to a post-capitalist, post-carbon world, we must be mindful of the pitfalls, and we must not allow our work or ourselves to be hijacked, sabotaged or seduced by those who have only their own selfish, short-term interests at heart.
The fires here in Oregon have further exposed the deep divisions in this society, as have all the other previous or ongoing catastrophes, from the 2008 financial crisis to the current global pandemic
A much larger and more powerful movement than the last, led by Black and Indigenous peoples and supported by millions of Canadians
Four more years of Trump will consign us to a hell on Earth of a sort still only faintly imaginable today
The disaster at the Moria refugee camp exposes European authorities’ utter neglect for human life. To resist means to imagine a different politics altogether
A politics of public good is especially important in reshaping visceral attitudes toward consumption and harsher forms of individualism
The Supreme Court has been a reactionary institution for most of its history. We need to take on its power and fight for real democracy in the United States
Powerful elites are willing to sacrifice the lives and futures of millions to feed their own profits. Teachers are fighting back
Are we going to accept that we have a government that is out to get us?
So middle-income workers get the boot, while the boss still has his job, gets more than $21 million in annual pay, and claims bragging rights for being an “ethical” corporate chieftain.
In the wake of the takeover by the multinational corporation, nurses saw patient care standards and working conditions quickly deteriorate
In 2020 the Supreme Court will be even more likely do the same–i.e. stop the vote count and ‘select’ Trump’– with a 6-3 vote. Except this time it will not even be a vote recount; it will be a first count of mail in ballot votes
“We have come together efficiently and quickly because we know each other.”
On parents’ impossible decision
Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election
Alternative economic proposals the Labour left should be demanding
When New York City educators were supposed to be in their third day of “professional development” held inside school buildings, teachers and other staffers at a Queens middle school, IS 230, took their work outside.
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A U.S. Corporation is Suing Guatemala to Crush Local Mining Opposition
Teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom
Every issue we care about is at stake: abortion rights, campaign finance reform, voting rights, workers’ rights, health care, LGBTQ rights, climate change, environmental rights, gun safety and more.
The means to manage the crisis are available. But not for long. One primary task of the Progressive International is to ensure that we all panic now — and act accordingly.
This summer has seen two significant national strike actions–for Black Lives and for safe reopening of schools. These are hardly conventional strikes–indeed, they represent historically unprecedented forms of protest
The left forces whose strategy translates into sending the first message have much better prospects to grow their ranks and expand their influence, power and coalition relationships
With an election looming just 47 tiny days away, fury at vicious Republican intransigence has begun to give way to something close to horrified awe
If America is to recover from this hellscape that right-wing billionaires and their bought-off politicians have inflicted on us, it’s going to require a massive, nationwide awakening and a nonstop multiyear effort.
The protest movement’s call for meaningful participation highlights the failings of dysfunctional Westminster politics
Trump is doing whatever he can to make it impossible for his successor to resolve some of the world’s most intractable problems
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country
Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven’t come back. They’ve been offshored to China
The Progressive International is convening its inaugural Summit this weekend to reclaim our shared future
Professional historians have always been skeptical and the very tools of their profession are seditious, because history teaches us that things could have been different (contingency) and can still be different
Interview on the development of the protest movement in his place of birth over the past two decades, setting them within the context of broader political trends in mainland China and beyond
HCA Healthcare had brought in a phalanx of union-busting firms to intimidate nurses into voting no
In protest of femicide, the artists painted over portraits of all-male historical figures hanging in the National Human Rights Commission
“Now the American press is staring right down the barrel at the use of the Espionage Act against American journalists and publishers for doing journalism.”
“They’ve always put a price tag on our forehead, and just expect us to be quiet”
The press hasn’t broken its most destructive habits when it comes to covering Donald Trump
Under a media blackout, mine workers in Ukraine are refusing to come up from their mines – for wages, better conditions and an end to poor management.