Wednesday, January 20, 2021

“Americans are now getting a mild taste of their own medicine” of disrupting democracy...

“What has shaken the U.S. population so badly, this assault on the Capitol yesterday, is really nothing by comparison to what U.S. operations have done in Latin America, in Asia, in Africa, in the Middle East, to other democratic movements and elected governments over the years.”

As far right storms Capitol, media need to look at their own role in...

“Responsibility for this act of sedition lies squarely with the president, who has shown that his continued tenure in office poses a grave threat to U.S. democracy.”

US Capitol protesters, egged on by Trump, are part of a long history of...

Their participation in the Jan. 6 events, egged on by Trump, reflects a long history in the U.S. of local, state and national political leaders encouraging white supremacist groups to challenge or overthrow democratic governments.

#DontFundEvil: Google workers form a union to combat workplace concerns

"The future of tech is stronger with the power of a union."

The good

They all saw beyond the illusions created by this current 'Everyone for themselves Capitalism on Steroids'. They did and they do good for the sake of, well, doing good!

In 2021, let’s ring a global alarm—on inequality—that everyone can hear

We have to prevent our societies from returning to—our deeply unequal—business as usual.

How youth turned the tide in the 2020 election

It wasn’t just new voters that made this election the biggest ever: Youth turned out in droves to work on campaigns behind the scenes, too.

Here we go: Another IRS problem (and a Bank of America problem)

“I don’t know if you have IRS problems; I do.”

2020 has shown us the way forward

A new kind of social justice movement has risen above the misery of 2020, and it has taken root in our common humanity.

Let’s reframe individual action as political strategy

“Minimum Viable Planet” is a weeklyish commentary about climateish stuff, and how to keep it together in a world gone mad.