Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Time to Demand Medicare for All and Social Security Benefits We Can Live On!

With Republicans in control in Congress, Social Security and Medicare have already taken unfair cuts. We need a mass movement to come together and demand “Medicare for all” and “Real Social Security people can live on,” especially before 2016 elections.

Measuring the Moral Posture of Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting money from Saudi Arabian agencies when these agencies do not believe in gender equality. This coming from the man who would not help pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, who co-sponsored the Blunt Amendment, and who sponsored a constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion.

Flush the TPP

President Barack Obama and the Republicans are united when it comes to so-called free-trade agreements. While Obama has been negotiating the agreements, which increase corporate power, grass-roots activists are organizing against the TPP.

The New American Order

Out of the chaos of this prolonged moment and inside the shell of the old system, a new culture, a new kind of politics, a new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes. Call it what you want. But call it something. Stop pretending it’s not happening.

Is Violent Change Inevitable in Ethiopia?

We are living in unprecedented times, times of tremendous opportunity and potential change; out of step with the times the days are numbered for regimes like the EPRDF – it is a question of when they collapse – not if.

Corrupt Congressman Resigns Amid Scandals

Will the Justice Department file charges against Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois? The representative resigned from Congress this week to avoid an investigation into allegations of corruption.

'How the FBI Created a Terrorist:' Agency Accused of Entrapping Mentally Ill Man in...

One journalist investigates the FBI’s use of informants in sting operations in an exposé called "How the FBI Created a Terrorist." Join Democracy Now discusses an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting that took place in 2012.

The Top Five Ways Netanyahu Has Sabotaged US and Israeli Interests

Binyamin Netanyahu is claiming that "leftists" are sending aid to his rivals to try and unseat him in a rare public display of paranoia. But that is far from the truth—here are five ways he's damaged U.S. and Israel interests.

Genuine Corporate Posers

Many people are no longer eating at fast food restaurants, they prefer to dine at upstart, independent outfits. But most of these outlets are owned by corporate fast-food giants. So are McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Pepsi trying to dupe their customers?

Debt Buyers Bury Hard-Hit Consumers in Lies

Millions of Americans have been hit hard and now find themselves swimming in consumer debt. A new scam has 1 in 7 struggling adults in the U.S. under pursuit by debt collectors. These predator corporations are ending any hope of recovery.