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WHY DID THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A BAD ELECTION DAY?

Guest Column by RALPH NADER Apart from barely squeezing through the swing states to defeat corrupt, incompetent, lying, corporatist Donald Trump, the Democratic Party had a bad election. Loaded with nearly twice as much money as the Republican Party, the Democratic Party showed that weak candidates with no robust agendas for people where they live, […]

ELECTIONS 2020

The issue now in the U.S. is to fight for every vote to be counted — that is, the fight for at least the IDEA of democracy, even if it never actually existed and even though both candidates represent the interests of Wall Street and the 1 percent. In some ways it’s like voting for […]

REMEMBERING DAY STAR CHOU

  The shattered universe never ceases to slash us with shards of memory, and also makes us laugh over the pieces. Daystar’s dying is a horror, and I know we’ll all think back over our lives together and not only feel the immense pain, but also — more and more — the beauty that Daystar […]

THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

HEROIC FLY ATTACKS V.P. PENCE FOR HIS LIES AND FASCISM DURING VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE Caught in his web of lies, VP Pence ensnared click photo for more “HELP ME” PENCE PLEADS     Those who do not learn from history are doomed to reTweet it.­ “The first step in the revolution by the working class, […]

SHOULD THE GREEN PARTY RUN ITS OWN CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT IN 2020?

by MITCHEL COHEN As one of those who is trying to get the Green Party to switch its tactics and electoral strategy, I would appreciate it if Ajamu Baraka and others would at least address the arguments I and others are making … … which has nothing to do with any expectations of Biden and […]

Kevin Zeese: A Warrior for Peace and Justice Passes

Published originally in https://www.laprogressive.com/kevin-zeese-2/ The human rights community mourns veteran activist Kevin Zeese, my friend and comrade. “For the Anniversary of My Death” by W.S. Merwin   Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires will wave to me And the silence will set out Tireless traveler Like the beam of […]

WHAT DOES “DEFUND THE POLICE” MEAN?

A guest commentary by Dave Lippman Herewith an aggregation of thoughts about policing, pointing towards various approaches to alternatives. Emphasis on getting to the root of the problems, rather than asking institutions of suppression to reform themselves. All complaints and queries may be directed to me, Dave Lippman. First off, a bit of perspective about defunding: […]

DEFUNDING THE PENTAGON?

324 Congress Members Who Should Permanently Quarantine … Another futile exercise in capitalist “democracy” A guest post by David Swanson July 22, 2020 The U.S. House of Misrepresentatives on Tuesday voted 324 to 93 (with 13 not voting) to defeat a proposal to move a mere 10% of military spending to human, environmental, and health needs. […]

Guest Post by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Flu Misinformation and Coronavirus Fears: My Letter to Dr. Sanjay Gupta

April 16, 2020 By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, Children’s Health Defense The flu shot INCREASES the risks for common colds by 36%. – Pentagon study (see below, in green) Robert Kennedy, Jr. is speaking throughout about studies pertaining to the CoronaVirus, the cause for 20 percent of cases of the common cold, and not […]

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, April 4, 2020, marks 52 years since Dr. King was assassinated. Those who care to remember fill the airwaves with timid and nostalgic tributes to the great man. Except for WBAI and other non-commercial stations, only Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech — and even there but a tiny snippet of it — […]

CHILE, RISING AGAIN

Chile, October 2019. A new October revolution. Sends shivers down my spine. A true merging of classical music and revolutionary movements. CLICK ON THE PICTURE! We fight, we make some inroads, sometimes the people succeed in running their government, and then are smashed in military coups. And then a generation or two or three later […]

JULIAN ASSANGE BEING TORTURED TO DEATH — FREE ASSANGE NOW!!

BY CRAIG MURRAY former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, […]

80 YEARS AFTER THE NAZIS INVADED POLAND

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 — Eighty years ago today the Nazis invaded Poland. As pretext, they rounded up concentration camp victims from Dachau, drugged them, and stuffed them into Polish army uniforms. Nazi officers also dressed in Polish army uniforms and shot them dead as “casualties” in an invented simulated attack on a German radio station. […]

“NEVER AGAIN” IS NOW

The Great Bernardo Palombo translated Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees” into Spanish for the first time, and performed it at a November 2014 fundraiser, Stand With Ferguson, at Middle Collegiate Church on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, and Joan Baez, performed as well to raise funds following the killing of […]

A TALE OF TWO CITATIONS: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Michael Harrington’s The Other America – Contrasting lessons for activists

MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY has passed since Rachel Carson meticulously exposed government and corporate poisoning of the planet with synthetic pesticides. Serialized in The New Yorker in weekly install­ments, Carson’s Silent Spring was officially published as a hard-cover book in September 1962 by Houghton Mifflin Co. for the price of $5. The book, with […]