American Exceptionalism And American Innocence – A Book Review

By David William Pear, Ahtribune.com -

Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong have explored the albatross of myths, legends, lies and damn lies around America’s neck in their book  American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A [...]

The Problem With Saying Movements Must Be ‘Totally Nonviolent’ To Succeed

By Steve Chase, Wagingnonviolence.org -

It is misleading and disempowering to say that any violence ends a movement’s chance of success. To truly be effective, we need to stay in the game even when violence occurs. It can be hard to [...]

Unionizing The World’s Largest Slaughterhouse

By Russell Hall, Monthlyreview.org -

Capitalism has many victims, but few fare as badly as slaughterhouse workers. Every day, meatpacking workers risk life and limb to provide cheap meat for consumers. Yet, meatpacking workers are [...]

Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance

By Antony C. Black, Off-guardian.org -

On the hot summer morning of Aug. 2, 1980 a massive explosion ripped apart the main waiting room of the Bologna railway station. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds more injured. Though [...]

No Right To Privacy If You’re Poor?

By Don Lash, Socialistworker.org -

Institutional racism places Black women with gross disproportionality in the position of being disenfranchised of privacy rights as poor women, and the moral construction of poverty gives the [...]

Going Horizontal: Written For Workplaces; Perfect For Activists

By Rivera Sun, Dandelionsalad.wordpress.com -

I read the book as an activist, a small business owner, and a novelist who writes about nonviolent movements for change. The Dandelion Insurrection featured a self-organizing movement based on [...]

Three Books Make The Case For A Universal Basic Income

By James Mumm, Socialpolicy.org -

Massive, disruptive change is happening in the world economy. Up to half of all current workers, both white and blue collar, could be driven into unemployment by technology. Automation, [...]

Sarah Chayes On Kleptocracy In America

By Russell Mokhiber, Counterpunch.org -

“I was loading a lot into Thieves of State,” Chayes told Corporate Crime Reporter in an interview last week. “I was saying that violent religious extremism is actually related to governmental [...]

The Insurgent Power Of The Commons In The War Against The Imagination

By David Bollier, Center for New Economics -

Thank you, Fred [Iutzi] and The Land Institute for inviting me to this wonderful festival! It’s a great honor to be speaking at an event at which so many illustrious thinkers, innovators, and [...]

The Culture Of Hate

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

IT WAS A SWELTERING JULY afternoon when fifty protesters, many dressed in fatigues and wearing shirts that identified them with groups such as Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Bikers for Trump, the Alt [...]

The U.S. Military is Winning. No, Really, It Is!

By Nick Turse, Tomdispatch.com -

But let’s begin with another number entirely: 145,000 -- as in, 145,000 uniformed soldiers striding down Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s the number of troops who marched down that very [...]

On Economic Madness

By Luke Pretz, Solidarity-us.org -

ONE HUNDRED AND fifty years after Capital Volume I was first published, David Harvey returns to the classic text and its posthumously published adjuncts, Volumes II and III. He does so in the [...]

America’s Reporter: The Hersh Method

By Vijay Prashad, Counterpunch.org -

If Seymour Hersh had only broken the story of the massacre of unarmed civilians at My Lai in Vietnam by the United States Army in 1968, it would have been enough to make a career. But that was [...]

Mumia Abu Jamal And Stephen Vittoria: Murder Incorporated

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

Book One, “Dreaming of Empire,” is a critique of U.S. imperialism, a debunking of U.S. nationalist myths, a corrective or alternative history of the U.S. nation. Politically, a book like this [...]

Noam Chomsky’s Political Analysis Comes To Life In Graphic Novel

By Mark Karlin, Truthout.org -

Coming together through activism is one way to imagine and experiment with creating a better future. The Occupy Wall Street Movement is one example we explore in the book. Chomsky begins by [...]

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