Mental Health Alternatives To Police + Dangerous Talk

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

Talk talk, theories, ideologies, talk talk talk. A few words of wisdom from the past to serve as a reminder in the present and future – just in time for all the TALK of the 2020 caucuses and [...]

55% Of US Voting-Age Women Prefer Socialism, Over Capitalism

By Staff, -

A majority of voting-age women in the United States oppose capitalism and would rather live under an economic system resembling the democratic socialist structure in force in Nordic countries [...]

How Democracies Die

By Chris Hedges, -

Leo Tolstoy wrote that happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. So too with failed democracies. There is no one route to the dissolution of the open [...]

In The Year Ahead, Both Perils And Prospects Exist For The American Left

By Danny Haiphong, -

It is difficult to have optimism for the future when you live in the United States. A large section of the population is completely alienated from the truth about the unjust system that dictates [...]

Onward, Christian Fascists

By Chris Hedges, -

The greatest moral failing of the liberal Christian church was its refusal, justified in the name of tolerance and dialogue, to denounce the followers of the Christian right as heretics. By [...]

Let’s Talk About Democracy. Real Democracy.

By Cora Roelofs, -

In the United States, we are taught as children that we live in a democracy and that this democracy assures our freedom. Then we are told to stand up and place our hands over our hearts and [...]

Now The People Speak: International Congress Of Social Communicators

By Danny Shaw, -

From December 2 through 5, 1,700 international and local journalists and media activists gathered in Venezuela to network and brainstorm on how to break the domination of the corporate media [...]

Hope Lies In The Streets

By Chris Hedges, -

Global finance capital has seized control of the economies of most nation-states. The citizens watch, helplessly, as money and goods are transferred with little regulation across borders. They [...]

The Centrist Delusion: ‘Middle Ground’ Politics Aren’t Moderate, They’re Dangerous

By Raoul Martinez, -

In eighteenth century Britain, centrists endorsed slavery, reformists called for improved working conditions for slaves and radicals demanded the abolition of the entire institution. As historian [...]

The Capitalist Crisis Has Made The U.S. A Pariah State

By Danny Haiphong, -

Capitalism, even of the U.S.’ so-called “exceptional” variety, is characterized by cyclical crises that occur every ten or so years. Marxist theorists attribute the emergence of capitalist crises [...]

The Left Is Finally Winning The War Of Ideas

By Lee Camp, -

Good ideas are like viruses. They grow and spread despite our best efforts to stop them. And yes, our bulbous, awkward species does indeed work very hard to catch and kill good ideas. At the time [...]

The Great American Shakedown

By Chris Hedges, -

The Democratic Party and its liberal supporters are perplexed. They presented hours of evidence of an impeachable offense, although they studiously avoided charging Donald Trump with impeachable [...]

If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution For Peace And Climate, You’re Busy Dying

By David Swanson, -

Roger Hallam is of course right in his short book, Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse. While some portion of humanity [...]

The Battle For A New World: The Progressive Response To The New Right

By John Feffer, -

The far right is increasingly active globally—at the level of governments, through civil society, and in the digital sphere. Their political parties are cooperating across borders, their anti- [...]

What’s The Secret To Success For Nonviolent Movements? Try Solidarity.

By Rivera Sun, -

There’s a secret to success for nonviolent movements for change: solidarity. Instead of “going it alone,” movements can amplify their message, leverage collective power, and build strength by [...]