Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Other Charlies

In the wake of the violence in France, people from around the world expressed solidarity with the victims, and with the people of France. Although the world leaders posed for a photo op to show they were there, it was the people who led the day.

The U.S. Corporate State has Become the Monarch Our Founders Despised

The takeover is complete. We must come up with a strategy to unite all activist movements and win back our independence from the corporate state.

Cannabis Americas Common Sense Crops

Thirty-two states have legalized medical marijuana in some form or another. With the help of some reform-minded activists and the general public, are our politicians starting to come to their senses on cannabis?

Taking a Meaningless Progressive Stand in Congress

It’s all part of a long-running game in which the Democratic Party pretends to be the party of the working person. Are they really working hand-in-glove with the Republicans to continue sucking the life out of the 99 percent to give to the 1 percent?

Charlie Hebdo Team Regrets Not Parading Caricatures of Hypocritical World Leaders at Paris Rally

Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.

France’s 9-11 Moment and a World in Peril

The attack on Charlie Hebdo and France's new-found resolve to wage war on radical Islam puts Europe front and center in the war on terror. Potentially, is this Europe's 9-11?

Exclusive: 'Eco-Terrorist' Freed 10 Years Early After Feds Withhold Evidence on Informant's Role

In his first interview since his release, Eric McDavid, environmental activist who has just been released from prison 10 years early, discusses his release exclusively with Democracy Now! Watch it in its entirety here.

Why Wages Won’t Rise

The key strategy of the nation’s large corporations and financial sector has been to prevent wages from rising. And if you didn't already notice, corporations and Wall Street are calling the shots.

Who Polices the Pay Police?

Corporations have added a new level of “pay police” to oversee the platinum paychecks of top bosses. But even when the board runs this process, the chief’s pay keeps going up, up and away.

Journalist Launches Online Archive to Document Diversity of Rural India

While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."