Monday, August 26, 2019

Tag: politics

Ideas from hell: The far right’s weaponized conspiracy theories

Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of...

Nancy Pelosi’s bad attitude toward progressives

Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine that a letter from the billionaire real-estate broker George M. Marcus was hand-delivered to the office of...

“It wasn’t a golden age”: Cornel West says democrats have to...

Harvard professor Cornel West joins us from Detroit, where he attended both nights of the Democratic debate. He talks about the troubling...

Robert Mueller testimony disappoints democrats who bet on special counsel to...

Special counsel Robert Mueller gave his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he spoke for the first time about his investigation...

Media can’t quit ‘Trump supporters support Trump’ stories

As we hurtle into coverage of a presidential election that is still over a year away, media have returned to their timeworn...

Two colonies doomed to 2nd-class status and remote central government control

Two photos speak volumes about the striking similarity between Hong Kong and Puerto Rico, one an island and peninsular former colony of...

Boris Johnson and the new battle of Britain

All eyes are focused these days on Boris Johnson, the new prime minister of the United Kingdom.  But that’s...

Boris Johnson, ‘political vegemite’, becomes the UK prime minister. Let the...

To no-one’s great surprise, Boris Johnson has been elected by the members of the Conservative Party to be the new leader, and...

The bipartisan BIG LIE: Trump’s climate genocide is normal

Emulating Goebbels—but through Deafening Silence Anyone acquainted with propaganda’s sordid history will recognize the words “big lie”—capitalized for...

Father’s lessons

Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political—just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my...

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Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest

democraciaAbierta has seen a PowerPoint presentation that shows that Bolsonaro’s government intends to use hate speech to isolate minorities of the Amazon.

For millions of dogs, South Korea is hell on Earth

Summer in South Korea brings the brutal Boknal “dog eating days,” when more than a million dogs are tortured and slaughtered for meat.

‘Game-changer’: Sanders unveils Green New Deal plan detailing 10-Year mobilization to avert climate catastrophe,...

"This is a pivotal moment in the history of America—and really, in the history of humanity."

‘A Green New Deal, but for guns’: Parkland students propose groundbreaking gun policy

"If we require a license to drive a car, we should certainly require a license to own a gun."

Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl. And I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is.”                                                                                              Former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah on...