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Updated: 15 hours 39 min ago

The Jackboots Are Coming: Mass Arrests, Power Grabs and the Politics of Fear

18 hours 1 min ago
This is how you use the politics of fear to persuade a freedom-loving people to shackle themselves to a dictatorship. It works the same way every time.
Categories: America, World

America's Golden Door

18 hours 7 min ago
Coming to America: the motivation and hope. No matter where from or when, all immigrants share compatible stories and dreams. And only America has made the dreams possible.
Categories: America, World

Where The Lost Things Go

18 hours 17 min ago
An opinion editorial on the impact of father loss and father absence on young children in today's society.
Categories: America, World

Today's Brief Announcement from the White House on the Direction of the Economy

18 hours 22 min ago
Press Release from the White House on the Future Direction of the Economy.
Categories: America, World

Here Is What the Corporate Media Fails to Report About Iran

18 hours 24 min ago
Desperate for re-election, Donald Trump is borrowing from some of his predecessors' playbook--starting a war to distract the public and deflect from the high crimes and misdemeanors that will sink him the moment a new president is sworn in. ----But we won't hear that in the corporate media.
Categories: America, World

On the Alleged "Preciousness of Life"

18 hours 35 min ago
The assertion that life is precious is one of those idealized maxims that everyone is expected to agree with. However, in practice, it is just as obvious that the notion is largely ignored. In truth, life, including human life, is very often treated with callous disregard.
Categories: America, World

Sanders to Corporate America: "I welcome your hatred"

20 hours 1 min ago
In recent months, corporate forces aiming to control the Democratic Party have intensified their opposition to Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential candidacy. In October, the corporate think tank Third Way declared that, when it comes to supporting candidates in the election, "The exception is Sen. Sanders. We're open to everybody except for him."
Categories: America, World

95-Year-Old Woman Veteran on A Hunger Strike for Children of Yemen, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela as victims

20 hours 32 min ago
Sally Alice Thompson is 95 years old and she is on a hunger strike for the children, children who are victims of the U.S. government's sanctions and war mongering on the countries where they live -- Yemen, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela.
Categories: America, World

Case for voting to a caller who sees no point in voting due to the gerrymander

Wed, 2019-06-19 23:58
The gerrymander in Red-States is at hideous proportions and with that, they've distorted our democracy. The laws that are passed, appointments, and judges selected are anathema to the people they serve.
Categories: America, World

Pause A Moment And Think About How Many People AREN'T Whistleblowing

Wed, 2019-06-19 22:47
It's not enough to re-imprison a whistleblower who already served years of prison time, including nearly a year in solitary confinement, for taking a principled stand against an opaque and unjust grand jury system; they're going to potentially ruin her life with crippling debt as well. The only way to make it more cruel and unusual would be to start waterboarding her or threatening her family.
Categories: America, World

Is it legal to use a VPN?

Wed, 2019-06-19 20:12
Previously, VPN was used only by professionals. And today, due to the tightening of Internet censorship, it is used by ordinary users.
Categories: America, World

Trump's "Deep State" is Trump's Corrupt State

Wed, 2019-06-19 20:03
Not since Warren G. Harding's sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington. Trump has installed a Star Wars Cantina of former lobbyists and con artists, including several whose exploits have already forced them to resign, such as Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke, Tom Price, and Michael Flynn. Many others remain.
Categories: America, World

US and Canada are Backing an Elite White Minority in Venezuela

Wed, 2019-06-19 12:50
The US and Canada are not supporting "the return of democracy" in Venezuela as they claim. Instead, they are following in their shameful histories of colonialism, imperialism, exploitation, illegal wars of aggression, and overthrowing governments.
Categories: America, World

Command-and-staff training conducted in Belarus

Wed, 2019-06-19 11:41
The scheduled command-and-staff training with military control bodies, technical support units and organizations is conducted in Belarus from 17 to 19 June. --The training is carried out under the leadership of Deputy Minister of Defence for Armament, Chief of Armament Major General Sergei Simonenko.--Command-and-staff training also contributes to improve command and control skill
Categories: America, World

New milestone for improved treatment for children with TB

Wed, 2019-06-19 11:21
Important milestone is reached with roll-out of over 1 million new first-ever child-friendly TB medicines globally (93 countries) in last 3 years. It is also important to note that 1 million children get TB disease every year.
Categories: America, World

India, Pakistan and China increasing nuclear arsenals size

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:06
At the start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had a total of some 13,865 nuclear weapons, according to a new report by the Stockholm-based International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Categories: America, World

The Question Of Democratic Socialism

Wed, 2019-06-19 09:54
Still, progressive thinkers have long exposed the roots of suffering and pain of the 99 percent at the bottom rung of the United States socio-economic ladder
Categories: America, World

Annexation: How Israel already controls more than half of the West Bank

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:15
A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground in most of the occupied West Bank.--Almost two-thirds of the Palestinian territory including most of its most fertile and resource-rich land is under full Israeli control.
Categories: America, World

Global Warming as a Tactical Weapon

Wed, 2019-06-19 07:54
The environmental, social, financial and international violence perpetrated by the Trump government are tactical instruments of ideological coercion. Might not the far greater violence of global warming, or more explicitly of extinction, be used as a countervailing instrument of radical change?
Categories: America, World

Media Legitimization of Hinduphobia (just because Tulsi Gabbard is a serious anti-war progressive)

Wed, 2019-06-19 07:02
When it comes to religion in politics the media is usually off-limits--unless it involves Muslims or Hindus. If a Muslim or Hindu is seen as a threat to the political status quo then the media has no problems with any kind of vicious demeaning religious smear against them. We saw it with Ilhan Omar and now we see it with Tulsi Gabbard. Although it has gone on for years in Hawaii it is only now becoming common in national media
Categories: America, World