Friday, December 6, 2019

Retail giants gear up for Black Friday — and political giving

Compared to last year, major big-box chains are spending less this year in direct contributions and domestic lobbying.

Why doesn’t American political culture understand the power of direct action campaigns?

It’s time to recover what we once knew: Direct action campaigns are the engine that power movements past state power and right-wing violence.

Healing from colonization on Thanksgiving and beyond

The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.

The most enduring media cover up

Alison Weir, journalist and founder of If Americans Knew is a very clear thinker on the issue of Palestine-Israel and provides the data and language we need to speak to a propagandized population.

Thanksgiving in spite of it all

Why, in the era of the Worst President Ever, with racism and violence erupting with special virulence for the past three years, should we offer thanks?

Compassion versus greed

Why do we permit investors to latch on to apartments and neither live in them nor put them up for rent?

The whole damn system is guilty as hell: Taking control of police

Democratic community control of the police transforms the power dynamic between police and citizens.

Record inequality and corporate profits are what media call a ‘strong economy’

What explains corporate media’s credulous reliance on uninformative economic measures, and contradictory references to a “strong economy,” alongside reports on a struggling working class?

Senate VAWA bill ‘undercuts tribal sovereignty’

“Placing paternalistic restrictions on tribal courts in the name of 'due process' is nothing more than a disguise for prejudice."

Should there be a maximum income?

What, after all, is the guiding light of society?