On Contact: Patriotism And Dissent With Danny Sjursen

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

Former Army Major Danny Sjursen, a frequent contributor to Popular Resistance, urges people to consider themselves citizens of humanity and not of a nation.  Sjursen is the author of "Patriotic [...]

How Do You Celebrate A Flawed Nation?

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

As the Fourth of July rolls around, I think plenty of us are eager for barbecues, corn on the cob, watermelon, and fireworks, but our feelings about our country are somewhat more complicated. How [...]

What Are We Celebrating?

Be Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out. -

In a 4th of July special, we take a look at what America is – the good, the bad and the ugly – the real shit and the real people fighting and building beyond the confines of a capitalist empire. [...]

In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud To Be Americans

By Jeffrey M. Jones, News.gallup.com -

The latest results are based on a June 1-13 poll. When Gallup first asked the question in 2001, 55% of Americans said they were extremely proud. After the 9/11 terror attacks caused the public [...]

An Autopsy Of The American Dream

By Sean Illing, Vox.com -

These facts, and many others, are cataloged in a new book by Steven Brill about America’s gradual decline over the last half-century. Brill has been writing about class warfare in the US since [...]

Flag Idolatry Is A Pathology That Crushes Real American Values

By William Boardman, www.readersupportednews.org -

By William Boardman for Reader Supported News - The flag is a symbol, and there is no agreement as to what it actually symbolizes. By design, the flag’s thirteen stripes stand for the original 13 [...]

What We Can Learn From War Memorials

By Kevin Basl, www.otherwords.org -

By Kevin Basl for Other Words - Americans repay our veterans poorly if we don't use our freedoms to question our wars. In Dryden, New York, a proposed solar farm recently caused a stir. Thousands [...]

Trump Declares Today “Loyalty Day” To Remind Americans To Never Question Government

By Claire Bernish, www.activistpost.com -

By Claire Bernish for Activist Post - President Trump has declared today, May 1, Loyalty Day, a day also dedicated to international workers’ rights, in what sounds on first impact to be an [...]

Copiague Teachers Kneel During Pledge On Trump Inauguration Day

By John Dundon, www.longislandpress.com -

By John Dundon for Long Island Press - Two Copiague high school teachers kneeled in protest during the Pledge of Allegiance in class on Friday before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, [...]

Protest Started By Colin Kaepernick Spreads To High School Students

By Julie Turkewitz, www.nytimes.com -

By Julie Turkewitz for The New York Times - AURORA, Colo. — Vicqari Horton dropped a knee to the grass. The varsity choir piped out “The Star-Spangled Banner.” And in the bleachers at a [...]