Women’s marches protest ...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Rolling coverage as protests against the president get under way – and Washington remains in grip of a government shutdown Source:...

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What You Need to Know About th...

Jan 20, 2018 by

One year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, thousands of people will again march in protest of the Trump...

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A year ago, I joined the Women...

Jan 20, 2018 by

After the Women’s March I decided to run. In 2017, thousands of other women across the US made the same decision Source: A year ago,...

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Now That The Government Has Sh...

Jan 20, 2018 by

A government shutdown is hardly a novel development, as history shows there have been 18 previous closures starting in 1976, with the...

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Shutdown for the Trumpiversary...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Only Trump could have an anniversary like this. Source: Shutdown for the Trumpiversary: A Ghastly...

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Monsanto Papers Lead To New Eu...

Jan 20, 2018 by

The Conference of Presidents, a governing body of the European Parliament, has Thursday endorsed the mandate of a Special Committee...

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Barcelona Kicks Microsoft Out ...

Jan 20, 2018 by

A Spanish newspaper, El País, has reported that the City of Barcelona is in the process of migrating its computer system to Open...

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GOP lawmakers demand that R...

Jan 20, 2018 by

A four-page memo that documents government surveillance in the United States is being described by Republican lawmakers as...

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Russia Accuses US Of Carving O...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of working to carve out “an alternative government”...

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Supreme Court Takes Case Chall...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Millhiser writes: The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to the third version of Donald Trump’s...

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Lawsuits Try Stopping FCC From...

Jan 20, 2018 by

As Democrats in the Senate work to push forward a resolution that would stop the Federal Communications Commission from killing net...

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Lesson From Conference Against...

Jan 20, 2018 by

This past weekend I attended a historic groundbreaking conference in Baltimore, organized by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign...

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US Attorney Drops 129 Trump In...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Washington, DC – A legal filing submitted today by the US Attorney’s Office (USAO) indicate that the federal government has...

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Thousands Flock to Streets Nat...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Excerpt: Dusting off pink knit hats and brandishing colorful signs, marchers gathered Saturday in the shadow of the capital’s...

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Sexual harassment and assault ...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Exclusive: Guardian investigation points to culture of impunity as UN employees allege offences including rape Source: Sexual...

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The Medicare drug policy war b...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Seniors and disabled patients are caught in the middle. Source: The Medicare drug policy war between pharma and...

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 Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi...

Jan 20, 2018 by

The Tamimi family’s tragic tale and unending bravery in the fight for justice and equality in Palestine. Source: Empire Files:...

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In the Midst of an Unprecedent...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Marshall writes: Each clean and well-lit booth at Insite comes equipped with a stainless-steel table and a small chair. Source: In...

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IMF Is Choking Tunisia. No Won...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Tunisia has been facing protests across the country at price and tax rises since 3 January – the anniversary of the “bread...

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Honduras: UN Urges Government ...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Excerpt: United Nations spokesperson Elizabeth Throsell urged Friday the Honduran government, led by President Juan Orlando...

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Video: Nine Vermont Cops Execu...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Boardman writes: Green Mountain homeboy Nathan Giffin was 32, white, and holding a BB pistol at his side when multiple police shot...

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We Don’t Need Mass Incarcerati...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Source: We Don’t Need Mass Incarceration To Keep People...

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Catalan Integral Cooperative –...

Jan 20, 2018 by

It is now abundantly clear that a just and sustainable world cannot be achieved unless consumer-capitalist society is basically...

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How Tenants Use Digital Mappin...

Jan 20, 2018 by

In social justice cartography, the technology is being harnessed for activism as it becomes more accessible. Source: How Tenants Use...

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White supremacists responsible...

Jan 20, 2018 by

White supremacists were responsible for the majority of extremist killings in 2017 compared to other groups, according to a newly...

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Why so many doctors kill thems...

Jan 20, 2018 by

High doctor suicide rates have been reported since 1858. Yet more than 150 years later, the root causes of these suicides remain...

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Video Archive – Samantha...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Source: Video Archive – Samantha Bee: The Actual Forgotten Working...

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Community-Led Initiatives that...

Jan 20, 2018 by

In 2008, Ecuador’s leadership rewrote its constitution to include the rights of nature, effectively awarding legal rights to...

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A Worker-Owned Cooperative Is ...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Left Out, a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri, and Dante Dallavalle, creates in-depth conversations with the most...

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Allegations against Aziz Ansar...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Source: Allegations against Aziz Ansari allow us to explore the ways women are conditioned not to say...

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Public Bank: Time For Philadel...

Jan 20, 2018 by

From what magic bucket of money are we supposed to use to pay for all of this? The Philadelphia Municipal Pension Fund, which covers...

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How Sexual Assault and the Pri...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Since Harvey Weinstein’s case, sexual harassment and sexual assault have been condemned by almost everyone. The #MeToo movement went...

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From Georgia To NYC: Civil Rig...

Jan 20, 2018 by

When New Yorkers discuss the community land trust, they often describe it as a complicated land ownership structure, one that’s...

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China’s Bid to Upend the Globa...

Jan 20, 2018 by

China’s currency is shooting for the big time — in the oil market. Source: China’s Bid to Upend the Global Oil Market –...

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Will the US Put a Journalist B...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Excerpt: Journalist Aaron Cantu is among 59 defendants still facing the grim prospect of decades behind bars after being arrested at...

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Californians can now get rid o...

Jan 20, 2018 by

California’s new Proposition 64 allows people to retroactively, and quickly, clear their records of most marijuana-related...

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These 4 environmental wins jus...

Jan 20, 2018 by

If you’re dreading three more years of environmental threats, remember that we can still score victories. Source: These 4...

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Farm Animal Welfare Is Improvi...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Companies are paying attention to consumers’ demands for humane food. Voters and state governments are also playing a role. But...

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Aetna Agrees to Pay $17 Millio...

Jan 20, 2018 by

The settlement was reached after a major mailing mishap revealed the HIV status of thousands of patients. Source: Aetna Agrees to Pay...

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Lawmakers Demand Investigation...

Jan 20, 2018 by

Senate leaders across party lines are concerned intelligence community watchdogs are failing to protect whistleblowers. Source:...

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David Frum on why Republicans ...

Jan 19, 2018 by

David Frum on why Republicans chose Trumpocracy over democracy Source: David Frum on why Republicans chose Trumpocracy over democracy...

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Secrets of the Trump-Russia Do...

Jan 19, 2018 by

There are some eye-popping revelations in the transcript of Glenn Simpson’s testimony before Congress. Source: Secrets of the...

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Steven Spielberg: The Urgency ...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Freedland writes: So The Post shows a silhouetted Richard Nixon pacing the White House, while we hear the disgraced former...

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Why Trump’s North Korea ‘...

Jan 19, 2018 by

This administration, like its post-Cold War predecessors, has one way out of the crisis: real negotiations. Source: Why Trump’s North...

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Press Conference Heralds Forma...

Jan 19, 2018 by

A press conference in front of the SCOTUS building today announced the formation of a new commission, chaired by the Rev. Jesse...

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CIA rendition flights from rus...

Jan 19, 2018 by

A Gulfstream jet from a quiet airport south-east of Raleigh flew captives to be tortured around the world. The government failed to...

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Eye roll at the media: Apparen...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Source: Eye roll at the media: Apparently something vast majority favor is a ‘hard turn...

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FBI Investigating Whether Russ...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Excerpt: The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National...

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The Post: What’s Wrong w...

Jan 19, 2018 by

The Post demonstrates the need to put news gathering and publication under the decentralized aegis of workers and activists who...

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China is on track to overtake ...

Jan 19, 2018 by

China is on track to overtake the United States in expenditures on science research Source: Where U.S. science...

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Post-work: the radical idea of...

Jan 19, 2018 by

The long read: Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists...

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2017 Human Rights Status Repor...

Jan 19, 2018 by

The United States has a complicated and paradoxical relationship to human rights law.  2018 marks 70 years since the Universal...

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Leading US Health Systems Anno...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Intermountain Healthcare and other US health systems form not-for-profit generic drug company to help patients by ending shortages...

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Steven Spielberg: ‘The urgency...

Jan 19, 2018 by

The director dropped everything – including new blockbuster Ready Player One – to tell the story of the Washington Post’s decision to...

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Charges Dropped for 159 Inaugu...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Defending Rights & Dissent was elated by the news that 159 of the J20 defendants had their charges dismissed. Nonetheless, the...

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What Spielberg’s The Post — an...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Sadly, too many textbooks found in the nation’s school hide pretty much everything that is important in the world — from the...

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Democratic Party Faces Reckoni...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Goodman reports: To discuss Trump’s first year in office, where racial justice movements go from here, as well, we’re...

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In Name of Transparency, Not P...

Jan 19, 2018 by

“If true, the citizens must see the proof,” says NSA whistleblower. “If false, it establishes [GOP chairman of...

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Prisoners Suffer Gross Human R...

Jan 19, 2018 by

The message goes on to detail the three main demands via examples such as price gouging prisoners on products like a case of soup...

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Thousands to return to the str...

Jan 19, 2018 by

After taking to the streets one year ago, organizers are back with an ambitious new agenda: get more women on the ballot and in the...

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Border Patrol Agents Deliberat...

Jan 19, 2018 by

O’Meara Morales writes: U.S. Border Patrol agents actively impair humanitarian efforts along the southern border, a report...

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“Make Trade, Not WarR...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Beijing’s strategy is to avoid a geopolitical collision in the Middle East. Its aim is to: Make Trade, Not War. From the United...

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Federal Appeals Court Takes Do...

Jan 19, 2018 by

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Idaho’s ag-gag law unconstitutional and in violation of the first amendment, paving the...

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USA Gymnastics Cuts Ties With ...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Source: USA Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Training Center Where Athletes Say Nassar Abused Them |...

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First Step To Stand Up To Boss...

Jan 19, 2018 by

So your boss is having a meltdown and taking out their emotions on you and your co-workers because Ontario finally raised the minimum...

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Exiled by Trump, climate scien...

Jan 19, 2018 by

For months after last year’s inauguration, there was radio silence from the small group of political appointees assigned to oversee...

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The Clean Power Plan Is Not Wo...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Let’s push for scalable, renewable power systems instead. Source: The Clean Power Plan Is Not Worth Saving. Here Are Some Steps...

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Sebastian Gorka Was a Wanted M...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Schwartz writes: Sebastian Gorka, the Nazi-adjacent former adviser to president Donald Trump, has been the subject of an active...

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Amid US Blackmail, Belgium Don...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Belgium and European states become the biggest donors to the U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees as U.S. slashes aid for...

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Racist Trump Appointee Resigns...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal government’s...

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Alaska admits recording jail c...

Jan 19, 2018 by

The Anchorage jail set up a recording system to get information from suspected serial killer Israel Keyes. But after he killed...

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Norway Takes First Steps From ...

Jan 19, 2018 by

This was definitely a result of a bottom-up movement. It has had a few strong voices for quite some time, like Arild Knutsen and...

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Human Rights Watch: Pushback a...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Strong pushback against authoritarian populism in several countries is a cause for hope around the world, according to Human Rights...

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The Internet May Be Reducing R...

Jan 19, 2018 by

New research reports people are less certain there is one true faith if they spend a lot of time online. Source: The Internet May Be...

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Trump’s lawyer created D...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Source: Trump’s lawyer created Delaware company to pay off Stormy Daniels, WSJ...

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Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Re...

Jan 19, 2018 by

Source: Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments |...

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Over 100,000 People Have Pledg...

Jan 19, 2018 by

From headline-grabbing investments in plant-based companies to unprecedented requests for meat-free fare, there’s no question...

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How Trump Brought Feminism Bac...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Katha Pollitt, plus Bob Dreyfuss on Russiagate and David Bromwich on Trump’s ruling passions. Source: How Trump Brought Feminism Back...

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Five Takeaways from North Caro...

Jan 18, 2018 by

North Carolina’s landmark ruling against partisan gerrymandering offers key insights for understanding and deciding partisan...

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Defying Justice: How Prosecuto...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Rose writes: These situations play out with numbing consistency around the country. The deals defy justice. Source: Defying Justice:...

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Avoiding Armageddon in Korea o...

Jan 18, 2018 by

There remains the continuing danger of a war in the Koreas, whether premeditated or triggered accidentally. Source: Avoiding...

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FBI Whistleblower On Pierre Om...

Jan 18, 2018 by

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds asserts Pierre Omidyar decided to create The Intercept not only to take ownership of the Snowden...

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Apple’s $38 Billion Tax ...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Instead of praise, critics suggest, tax payment should generate outrage over “huge tax windfall” corporations have been...

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Our broken mental models are a...

Jan 18, 2018 by

by Ugo Bardi and David Packer Source: Our broken mental models are at the root of global systemic...

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 Leak of Trump’s “...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Source: Beyond Nuclear – NUCLEAR WEAPONS – Leak of Trump’s “2018 Nuclear Posture Review” reveals...

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Gerrymandering’s Collate...

Jan 18, 2018 by

There’s a serious problem related to gerrymandering: split precincts. Source: Gerrymandering’s Collateral Damage at...

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Tensions Soar as Syria Decries...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Tensions rise in Syria as Turkey threatens invasion, Damascus vows to “shoot down” planes if attacked, and Secretary...

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A powerful exhibition shows wh...

Jan 18, 2018 by

“This question ‘what were you wearing?’ is a universal question no matter where you live.” Source: A powerful exhibition shows...

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FBI Investigating Millions Of ...

Jan 18, 2018 by

The FBI has asked a retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist to provide information he uncovered of multiple...

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California’s Last Nuclear Powe...

Jan 18, 2018 by

The last remaining nuclear power plant in California will begin shutting down operations in six years, after state regulators...

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Why We Need #MeToo Now: 8 Impo...

Jan 18, 2018 by

I. Bring It On Source: Why We Need #MeToo Now: 8 Important Points About This New Tactic Women Can Protect Themselves...

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A prosecutor can jail you, for...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Subjecting crime victims to jail when they have committed no crime is an abuse of prosecutorial discretion. Source: A prosecutor can...

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Two Attorneys General Sue the ...

Jan 18, 2018 by

The suit claims that sources of air pollution located within Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia are...

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Missile Scare Motivates Hawaii...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua, a professor at the University of Hawaii, is among the many people planning to attend the march who believe...

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Harvard Study: Big Telecom Ter...

Jan 18, 2018 by

A new study out of Harvard once again makes it clear why incumbent ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are so terrified by the...

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San Francisco Prepares for His...

Jan 18, 2018 by

On January 24, the San Francisco Retirement Board will vote on a long-awaited resolution to divest San Francisco’s pension fund from...

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Amazon Short-List Proves Somet...

Jan 18, 2018 by

“Something is deeply wrong with our economy and democracy when local governments offer up their tax base to a corporation worth...

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