Sunday, April 14, 2024

Pope Francis Urges US to End Arms Trade and Open Doors to Immigrants

In the first ever pope address at a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis urged U.S. lawmakers to adopt the "Golden Rule" when dealing with immigration and to put an end to the international arms trade. But does money stand in the way?

Sanders and Fellow Senators Urge President to End Alaskan Oil Drilling

Bernie Sanders along with 11 fellow senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to cease Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic. Because they believe there to be "utter hypocrisy in the current policy."

Carson and Trump on Muslims, Latinos: Has the GOP Given Up on Winning the...

Both Ben Carson and Donald Trump's recent remarks against race shows the GOP as the party of exclusion. Maybe they should start being nicer to key demographic groups.

What’s the Point in Any of It?

One day, in one life, when the attractions of the sensory world have lost their charm, when we begin to see the truth of the Buddha’s words – that desire is cause of all suffering; when television, video games, sex, drugs and alcohol fail to fill the inner emptiness; when we sit in a pub with a friend and ask aloud, what the point of it all is.

A Spoilt Deal: How a Dispute Over Dairy Helped Sidetrack the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Whether one agrees with its supply management system or not, Canada's lack of subsidies for dairy producers would suddenly become very problematic once the TPP goes into effect.

Pope Francis Is an Honest Conservative, Not a Liberal (Video)

While some American conservatives are angry at the Pope for not being far enough right on some issues and joining in their delusions, the Pope is far from " liberal” in American politics. This suggests fascist strains in American.

Fighting Inequality at the Local Level

While it's still legal to exercise your First Amendment rights, transit workers in Grand Rapids are organizing against pension theft and fare hikes. It's time we stop widening the inequality gap and start bridging it.

Grassroots Democracy-Building in Iowa

Democracy is never a given—it has to be won through constant struggle against the elites. But one coalition called Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is uniting and empowering people to push back against big-money corporations.

What It Means to be a Socialist

"And at this moment of crisis we need to remind ourselves what being a socialist means." Chris Hedges discusses why the building of a socialist movement is our only hope for the future.

Au Contraire: Trump Is No Bernie Sanders

There is no sense in comparing Bernie Sanders, the "left-wing extremist" to Donald Trump, the "right-wing extremist." One is about grassroots, populist insurgency and the other is all about self-serving repugnancy. They will never compare.