Every Woman in America Is Watching

Sep 18, 2018 by

The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh have roiled the country in much the same way that...

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Below the Surface of ICE: The Corporations Profiting From Immigrant Detention

Sep 18, 2018 by

Going after ICE contractors’ cash flow indicates a new direction in activist organizing since the Trump administration began its...

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Senate Ignored Federal Court Employees Willing to Testify Against Kavanaugh

Sep 18, 2018 by

As the allegations against Kavanaugh gain steam, a new report from Ryan Grim for The Intercept has revealed that attorney Cyrus Sanai...

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Intel Officials Are Stunned by Trump’s ‘Truly Damaging’ Declassification Order: MSNBC National Security Reporter 

Sep 18, 2018 by

“This president has shattered so many norms, it’s hard for people to understand when he does something that’s truly damaging,”...

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Bernie Sanders’ Anti-Amazon Bill Is an Indictment of the Media, Too

Sep 18, 2018 by

In going after Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders tries to shame the press into seeing a problem hiding in plain sight Source: FOCUS: Bernie...

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The Three Big Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Economic Crisis

Sep 18, 2018 by

A decade after the meltdown, Wall Street’s political clout is as great as ever, clearing the way for another crisis. Source: The...

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Here Are 3 Ways Republicans Are Already Sabotaging a Real Hearing of the Charges Against Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 18, 2018 by

Republicans are already showing their hand—they were forced into setting up a hearing on sexual assault allegations against...

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Kevin de León’s New Campaign Video About His Undocumented Mother Will Break Your Heart (and Dianne Feinstein’s Not Going to Like It)

Sep 18, 2018 by

“I hope you find watching it as moving as I did making it,” said Democrat challenging the California incumbent for the...

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The Elite World Order In Jitters 

Sep 18, 2018 by

“There is growing concern among reformist elements of the transnational elite that unchecked inequality threatens the stability of...

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The Long-Rumored Donald Trump Tapes from ‘The Apprentice’ Have Been ‘Handed Over’ to Ronan Farrow: Report 

Sep 18, 2018 by

The tapes reportedly document Trump using the N-word and calling his son Eric Trump an R-Word.At a Sunday night Emmy Awards party,...

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Maduro’s Beijing Visit Spooks A US Plotting Venezuela’s Isolation

Sep 18, 2018 by

The recent meeting between President Maduro and Chinese President  Xi Jinping deepened the alliance between the two nations. It is a...

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As Demands Grow for Kavanaugh to Withdraw and FBI to Probe Assault Allegations, Anita Hill Offers ‘Basic Ground Rules’ for Senate Hearing

Sep 18, 2018 by

Failing to implement a formal process to review such allegations shows the Judiciary Committee “has learned little from the...

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City Lawyers Withheld Dozens of Complaints Of Police Misconduct From Watchdog Panel 

Sep 18, 2018 by

For 12 years, dozens of people who went to a watchdog group to report mistreatment by the police never had their complaints...

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Paul McCartney Takes Aim At Donald Trump: ‘We’ve Got A Mad Captain Sailing This Boat’

Sep 18, 2018 by

A song on the legendary Beatle’s new album hits out at climate-change deniers, such as the president. Source: Paul McCartney...

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CREDO Blasts Sen. Collins’ Proposal to Put Christine Blasey Ford on Trial

Sep 18, 2018 by

“Sen. Collins seems to have forgotten that Brett Kavanaugh is the one who has been accused of a crime, not Christine Blasey...

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‘Unconscionable’ and ‘Appalling’: In Affront to Those Fleeing US-Backed Wars and Persecution, Trump Slams Door on Refugees

Sep 18, 2018 by

“The U.S. has a direct moral responsibility to open its doors, given that our own nation is an active combatant in many of the...

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Hospitals Take Aim at ‘the Greatest Health Threat of the 21st Century’

Sep 18, 2018 by

In response to the public health threat posed by warming, members of the health care sector pledged to go beyond just treating...

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If There Are No Refugees, There Will Be No One to Return: Understanding Trump’s War on UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees 

Sep 18, 2018 by

The realization of Palestinian rights may be a marathon, but right now, it is also a sprint. The race is on, to be made to vanish or...

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How Can the Left Participate in Electoral Campaigns? 

Sep 18, 2018 by

The dynamics of our moment have created real possibilities for rebuilding a left based on multi-racial class solidarity, a holistic...

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Remember when Sen. Collins called Sen. Franken allegations ‘credible, disgusting, and appalling’?

Sep 18, 2018 by

Sen. Collins’ single redeeming quality has been her nominal pro-choice stance. Meaning that, for all of the humiliations someone like...

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Facebook Job Ads That Let Employers Exclude Women Are Clear Civil Rights Violation, Says ACLU

Sep 18, 2018 by

“We can’t let gender-based ad targeting online give new life to a form of discrimination that should have been eradicated...

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Netherlands Cuts Funding To White Helmets Over Likely Links To Terrorism

Sep 18, 2018 by

Amid continued concerns that the White Helmets are currently staging a “false flag” chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib, the...

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Stanford doctors lead national effort for gun safety

Sep 18, 2018 by

Angry and frustrated by gun violence, health care professionals at Stanford Medical Center and 40 other leading medical centers are...

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9-11: Reality Versus Posturing 

Sep 18, 2018 by

In 2006, the New York courts finally put an end to mayor Rudi Giuliani’s efforts to deny medical care to first responders and others...

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Alumnae Of Christine Blasey Ford’s High School Circulate Letter Of Support 

Sep 18, 2018 by

Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are “all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton,” they...

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The Three Tribes of Austerity 

Sep 18, 2018 by

Clearly, there must be another, non-economic, rationale for supporting austerity. In fact, those favoring austerity are divided among...

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Ex-DOJ Director Explains Why Trump’s Russia Declassification Order May Put Him in Legal Jeopardy: ‘There’s No Exception’ for the President 

Sep 18, 2018 by

As legal experts told Politico, Trump’s order to release unreacted text messages from Comey and others has “he potential to violate...

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Drudge Report Dragged For Promoting Hit Piece On The Wrong ‘Christine Ford’ 

Sep 18, 2018 by

The conservative site tweeted a story to its 1.4 million followers that falsely linked Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to harsh reviews on...

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Newly Revealed Email Suggests Top Trump Appointee Lied to Congress About Scheme to Target Non-Citizens

Sep 18, 2018 by

This keeps happening for Trump’s appointees. Source: Newly Revealed Email Suggests Top Trump Appointee Lied to Congress About...

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Further Evidence That the Tax Cuts Have Not Led to Widespread Bonuses, Wage or Compensation Growth

Sep 18, 2018 by

The bottom line is that there has been very little increase in private sector compensation or W-2 wages since the end of 2017 Source:...

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Voting Rights Roundup: New York’s progressive primary wins may pave the way to expand voting rights

Sep 18, 2018 by

hese victories leave the mainstream Democratic caucus well positioned to finally regain control over both of New York’s...

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More than 20,000 Americans a year kill themselves with a gun. Alarmed gun sellers are joining the suicide prevention fight.

Sep 18, 2018 by

“We want to work with the gun owners instead of against them,” said a suicide prevention coordinator in Utah. Source: More than...

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Laquan McDonald Death: Trial Begins of Chicago Police Officer Who Shot Black Teen 16 Times

Sep 18, 2018 by

Jason Van Dyke faces two counts of first-degree murder over the death of McDonald, 17, in October 2014 Source: Laquan McDonald Death:...

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Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force

Sep 18, 2018 by

Bart Alsbrook resigned last year after local media outed him as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. Now he has a new job—in the...

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An International Court Is Investigating Mass Expulsion of Indigenous Islanders by the US and UK

Sep 18, 2018 by

They are the little-known victims of two colonial powers, the UK and the United States, whose governments manipulated diplomatic...

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Fewer guns on the street: Weapons turned in during event sponsored by MSD parents 

Sep 18, 2018 by

Weapons were exchanged for food Saturday in Coral Springs as a group started by parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students...

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Not One Emmy for Ken Burns and “The Vietnam War”

Sep 18, 2018 by

The organization Veterans for Peace (VFP) published personal responses to Burns’s series by a few of its members, some of them...

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Freedom Flotilla Missions Will Continue ‘Until Palestine Is Free’

Sep 18, 2018 by

In August, the crew and passengers of the Freedom Flotilla ships, Al Awda and Freedom, returned to their home countries after being...

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Trump’s Presidency May Be His Biggest Heist Yet — Here’s Why It Might Be on the Verge of Collapse | Alternet

Sep 18, 2018 by

Could Donald Trump be a one-man version of either Enron or Lehman Brothers, someone who cooked “the books” until, well, he...

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JP Morgan Chase Warns Mass Social Unrest Ahead 

Sep 17, 2018 by

In a 168 page report, 10 Years After the Financial Crisis, issued this month, JP Morgan predicts another economic crisis and...

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The People Must Have Another Vote – to Take Back Control of Brexit

Sep 17, 2018 by

Theresa May’s abject failure in negotiating a deal with the EU means that the public must have a fresh say Source: The People Must...

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Revealed: The Justice Dept’s Secret Rules for Targeting Journalists With FISA Court Orders

Sep 17, 2018 by

This is critically important information at a time when press freedom has been under threat from the government, and its role in our...

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How the US Supreme Court Lost Its Legitimacy 

Sep 17, 2018 by

The far right has long sought to limit access to authentic democratic governance. It’s succeeding. Source: How the US Supreme Court...

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Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt 

Sep 17, 2018 by

GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this...

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Moon Jae-in prepares for make or break inter-Korean summit with Kim Jong-un 

Sep 17, 2018 by

South Korean president will push for North Korea to make ‘bold moves’ when it comes to denuclearisation Source: Moon Jae-in prepares...

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Kavanaugh and his accuser to testify publicly on Monday 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused the Supreme Court nominee of assaulting her in high school, will be...

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Here’s the Incriminating Case Against Mike Pence

Sep 17, 2018 by

How much did Mike Pence know about former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s contact with Russians? Source: Here’s...

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Constitution Day: The Ongoing American Revolution 

Sep 17, 2018 by

It is a fight not yet won. It is a fight that may never be fully won. But it is our fight, the American fight. And it is a fight we,...

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Bipartisan Letter Urges President Trump to Consult With Congress on Military Action in Syria

Sep 17, 2018 by

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and her colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to consult with...

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Rights-Based Approach To Alleviating Poverty

Sep 17, 2018 by

It is time to shift away from the charitable model to a rights-based approach, guaranteeing people the right to food. People must...

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False Flags Over Syria

Sep 17, 2018 by

The gaggle of bloodthirsty neocons that infest Trump’s war cabinet are unhappy about the prospect of their golden boys in Syria...

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Ten Years After The Financial Crisis, The Contagion Has Spread To Democracy Itself

Sep 17, 2018 by

Ten years after the financial crisis, the catastrophic blow to public faith in American institutions has spread to democracy itself....

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Paul Manafort plea deal: Trump Tower condo, Hamptons home forfeited

Sep 17, 2018 by

Paul Manafort is going to have to give up the goods — literally. As part of his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller,...

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Is Donald Trump’s Downfall Hidden in His Tax Returns? 

Sep 17, 2018 by

The president might just be a one-man version of that once-renowned company, Enron. Source: Is Donald Trump’s Downfall Hidden in His...

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Prosecuting Corporate Crime When Firms Are Too Big to Jail: Investigation, Deterrence, and Judicial Review

Sep 17, 2018 by

Some corporations have become so large or so systemically important that when they violate the law, the government cannot credibly...

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Justice Department Attempts to Suppress Evidence That the Border Patrol Targeted Humanitarian Volunteers

Sep 17, 2018 by

Text messages between Border Patrol agents and wildlife officials bolster claims that No More Deaths volunteers in Arizona were...

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Ohio’s Wealthiest Republican Donor Quits the GOP. He Felt “Dirty” and “Ashamed”.

Sep 17, 2018 by

The good news is that Les Wexner, owner and CEO of L-Brands in Ohio, won’t be funding the GOP anymore Source: Ohio’s Wealthiest...

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Trump is unshackling America’s drones thanks to Obama’s weakness 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Obama didn’t do enough to curtail America’s drones. Now expansion under Trump could have devastating consequences Source: Trump is...

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Revealed: The Private Intelligence Firm Keeping Tabs on Environmentalists 

Sep 17, 2018 by

When big oil companies want to monitor activists, they turn to Welund. Source: The Private Intelligence Firm Keeping Tabs on...

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Internet Howls After Learning Trump Will Soon Be Able to Send Text Alerts to Every Single US Resident

Sep 17, 2018 by

 Sorry. No opting out. Source: Internet Howls After Learning Trump Will Soon Be Able to Send Text Alerts to Every Single US...

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A New Database Tracks the Fate of Hurricane Maria’s Indirect Victims 

Sep 17, 2018 by

The organizations collected reports from Puerto Ricans who believed their loved ones died as a result of Hurricane Maria but whose...

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The Wrong Lesson We Learned from Enron that Led Directly to the 2008 Crash 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Enron was a warning sign about the dangers of the very financial derivatives that threatened the entire global economy ten years ago....

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Brothels, Gambling and an Ex-Detective Mastermind: Officials Detail N.Y. Police Scandal 

Sep 17, 2018 by

A retired detective and seven officers are accused of overseeing a criminal enterprise in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Source:...

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‘Dumbest Policy in the World’: Report Details How Canada’s Massive Fossil Fuel Subsidies Undermine Climate Action

Sep 17, 2018 by

Working to curb emissions while using public funds to subsidize oil and gas industry “is like trying to bail water out of a...

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How the U.S. Government Misleads the Public on Afghanistan 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Seventeen years into the war in Afghanistan, American officials routinely issue inflated assessments of progress that contradict what...

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Trump and the Playbook of Fascist Politics

Sep 17, 2018 by

In a new book, Yale philosopher Jason Stanley lays out the traditional tactics of fascist politicians, and shows they have retained...

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The Latest Attack on Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Christine Ford Just Backfired in a Spectacular Way 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Conservative defenders of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh have already demonstrated their willingness to go after his...

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What are nuclear power plants doing to address climate threats? 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Sea level rise could inundate coastal reactors, with catastrophic consequences Source: What are nuclear power plants doing to address...

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Legal Experts Urge Release of Watergate Report to Offer Mueller a Road Map 

Sep 17, 2018 by

The analysts are seeking to draw attention to the option of sending a grand jury report to Congress, which they called “a key...

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What Advocates Are Saying About South Carolina’s Refusal to Evacuate Prisoners in Hurricane Florence’s Path 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Prisoners in the hurricane’s path will not be evacuated—and many are outraged. Source: What Advocates Are Saying About...

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He spent 27 years wrongly convicted of murder. He wants to spend the rest encouraging inmates to read 

Sep 17, 2018 by

The first book John Bunn fell in love with, curled up in his cell at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, was Sister...

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Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick

Sep 17, 2018 by

The industry is groping for ways to talk the public down. Source: 100% renewable energy: the public wants it, and quick –...

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The Last of the Universe’s Ordinary Matter Has Been Found 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Now, in a series of three recent papers, astronomers have identified the final chunks of all the ordinary matter in the universe....

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For Survivors of Priest Child Sex Abuse, What Would Real Justice Look Like?

Sep 17, 2018 by

“To me justice is being able to file a police report and put your perpetrator in jail,” she says. “That’s the ultimate...

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North Carolina’s Hog Waste Problem Has a Long History. Why Wasn’t It Solved in Time for Hurricane Florence? 

Sep 17, 2018 by

The hog industry is changing, but, as Hurricane Florence hits, history may be doomed to repeat itself. Source: North Carolina’s...

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Laredo Border Patrol agent charged as ‘serial killer,’ accused of killing four

Sep 17, 2018 by

Juan David Ortiz, 35, also was charged in the kidnapping of a Laredo woman who helped DPS troopers find him after she was able to...

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Trump’s Insults Against His ‘Hillbilly’ Base Are Making Them Turn on Him

Sep 17, 2018 by

New polls show that Donald Trump’s base is beginning to turn against him — and it may be related to his continual insults...

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After 14 years, DuPage judge overturns murder conviction 

Sep 17, 2018 by

Dupage County Circuit Judge John J. Kinsella ordered a new trial at a hearing Friday, finding that Liebich’s trial attorneys had...

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Kavanaugh accuser breaks silence over sexual misconduct allegations 

Sep 16, 2018 by

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has identified herself and is speaking publicly...

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New International Movement Will Fight Rising Fascism and Globalists 

Sep 16, 2018 by

Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of a globally unifying rightwing — a Nationalist International — that...

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Here’s how Democrats can fight back against bogus Republican attacks over health care

Sep 16, 2018 by

Democrat Katie Porter, who is challenging GOP Rep. Mimi Walters in California’s 45th Congressional District, is out with two new ads...

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Nobody in the White House Is Part of “the Resistance”

Sep 16, 2018 by

Career Republicans are riding right along with someone they themselves describe as “anti-democratic,” “reckless,” and “erratic.” And...

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Forget Putin, Trump Is Acting In Every Way Like Netanyahu’s Manchurian Candidate

Sep 16, 2018 by

MOVING THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM; PULLING OUT OF THE IRAN AGREEMENT; DEFUNDING UNRWA, AND CLOSING THE PLO MISSION...

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US Aggression In Latin America Is Causing International Resistance To US Imperialism

Sep 16, 2018 by

In late spring of 2008, the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations published a report titled “U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New...

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Revealed: Israeli Warplanes Strike Damascus Airport, Air Defense Troops Positions (Video, Photos)

Sep 16, 2018 by

On September 15, warplanes of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike on the Damascus international airport, south of...

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Plea Reveals How Manafort Manipulated the American Political System and the Media for Profit

Sep 16, 2018 by

Before he was Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort embraced extreme tactics in his lobbying efforts: He schemed...

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A decade after the financial crisis, economic scars remain, inequality thrives, and crooks roam free

Sep 16, 2018 by

The damage done by that crisis is not all repaired, and some of it never will be. Moreover, the chronic economic problems that...

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New York Is One Of The Bluest States In The Country But Its Voting Laws Are Horrendous. 

Sep 16, 2018 by

The state is seen as one of the most progressive in the country, but lawmakers have been unable to change archaic laws that make it...

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Revealed: After Cutting All UNWRA Humanitarian Aid, US to Award Israel With $3.3B/Year In Military Aid

Sep 16, 2018 by

THE BILL, COMBINED WITH EVEN MORE AID GIVEN TO ISRAELI MISSILE DEFENSE, WOULD GIVE $38 BILLION TO ISRAEL OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS,...

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Warning: First They Came For Alex Jones, Then RT And Syrian TV 

Sep 16, 2018 by

Shortly after Alex Jones was kicked off Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, New York City residents let me know via email and Twitter...

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Meet the Indivisible candidates

Sep 16, 2018 by

Learn more about the 64 endorsed candidates who reflect the values and have the grassroots support of the Indivisible movement....

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Warning: Under Trump, The Next Financial Catastrophe Is Cooking 

Sep 16, 2018 by

At summer’s end, the U.S. economy looks to be sizzling. Unemployment is low. Growth is higher than expected. Consumer confidence...

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The Anarchists Who Ignited Occupy Wall Street Seven Years Ago Are Now Calling For #OCCUPYSILICONVALLEY 

Sep 16, 2018 by

Seven years after igniting the global phenomenon of Occupy Wall Street, Adbusters Media Foundation is launching #OCCUPYSILICONVALLEY,...

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The Case for Indicting the President

Sep 16, 2018 by

Justice Department lawyers have said a sitting president cannot be indicted. It’s time to test that proposition by bringing an...

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The Problem With Singling Out Anti-Semitism on the Left

Sep 16, 2018 by

As a Jew who identifies as being part of the left, I have two main concerns with this formulation. For one, it is unclear who exactly...

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Universal Healthcare Was Unthinkable in America, but Not Any More

Sep 16, 2018 by

A single-payer healthcare system appears closer than ever but to make it a reality we must avoid the pitfalls of the past Source:...

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Haiti’s Founding Father’s Black Revolution Was Too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

Sep 16, 2018 by

When Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti’s independence in 1804, he became the Americas’ first black head of state. Source:...

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What History Books Left Out About Depression Era Co-Ops

Sep 16, 2018 by

It would seem that a movement that provided livelihood for more than 300,000 people in California alone would merit discussion in the...

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Rich People Broke America And Never Paid The Price 

Sep 16, 2018 by

The obvious, minimum observance, I would think, would be a mass march down Wall Street and around the Lower Manhattan’s Financial...

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Hundreds of teachers are running for office, and they’re already making waves

Sep 16, 2018 by

The teacher uprising of early 2018 is poised to turn into teacher electoral wins in late 2018 and beyond. Hundreds of teachers across...

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