You Don’t Need A Telescope To Find A ‘Shithole Country’

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

I covered the war in El Salvador for five years. It was a peasant uprising by the dispossessed against the 14 ruling families and the handful of American corporations that ran El Salvador as if [...]

Humans Only Have Few Decades Left. But We Can Change That.

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

By severing effect from cause, we are not only dangerously cut off from understanding the gravity of these events, but we are also blind to climate change events that (so far) haven’t resulted in [...]

NUMSA: S. African Union Confronts New Forms Of Apartheid Through Class Struggle

By Phakamile Hlubi, Blackagendareport.com -

I’ll answer your question first and then I’ll give some context. Our view of the current South African government is we have taken a very oppositionist perspective, we are opposed to the ANC -- [...]

What To Make Of Iran’s Demonstrations

By Mazda Majidi, Liberationnews.org -

Starting Dec. 28, 2017, Iran has witnessed anti-government protests in several cities and towns. The character and the demands of the demonstrations have varied greatly and seem to have already [...]

The Unemployment Conspiracy

By Bruce Lesnick, Counterpunch.org -

Real unemployment in the U.S. today hovers around 8.3%, afflicting more than 17 million people. This is roughly equivalent to the combined populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and [...]

Bicentenary Of Marx’s Birth, Socialism & Resurgence Of International Class Struggle

By David North, Wsws.org -

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the originator of the materialist conception of history, the author of Das Kapital and, with Friedrich Engels, the founder of the [...]

Rising Resistance: Year In Protest 2017

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

2017 was chaotic as independent media faced challenges covering dozens of social justice and environmental stories. Major news events often overlapped, so it was difficult to decide which story [...]

2017 Was Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

By John W. Whitehead, intrepidreport.com -

The new boss proved to be the same as the old boss. True to form, the new boss (Donald Trump) proved to be no better than his predecessors in the White House in terms of protecting the citizenry [...]

We Need A Moral Movement

By William J. Barber II, Medium.com -

Preaching at Riverside Church in April on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s sermon against the Vietnam War, I reflected on the continued resonance of his prophetic plea for a “revolution of [...]

Responding To The Now; Preparing For The Long Haul

By Staff, Podomatic.com -

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we take a moment in the midst of the whirlwind to review and reflect, discussing how to stay grounded, continue engaging, and organize for the long haul [...]

10 Good Things About A TERRIBLE Year

By Medea Benjamin, codepink.org -

An active and uncompromising spirit of revolt has blossomed in the face of a frightening political climate during Donald Trump’s presidency. On January 21, two million people took to the streets [...]

A Year Of Resistance—And Why I’m Hopeful For 2018

By Rachel Cleetus, Ucsusa.org -

The Women’s March (one of the largest protest marches ever, coordinated across the nation and globally), held a day after President’s Trump’s inauguration (with its less-than-record attendance), [...]

Lifting Up Community Voices To Tackle Injustice

By Jean Trounstine, Truthout.org -

Lillie A. Estes calls herself a "community strategist." Others see her as a force of nature. She has lived in Richmond, Virginia, for 35 years, where she builds and develops innovative alliances [...]

Any Shame Around Poverty Lies With Society That Perpetuates It

By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout.org -

It is a really, really exciting development. There are a couple of reasons why it is happening now. The most important is that we are at a crisis point in a lot of ways in our country -- [...]

The 1% Will Earn The People’s Hatred

By Glen Ford,  blackagendareport.com -

Senate Republicans passed a tax bill that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi described as “simply theft — monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who [...]