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Donald Trump’s National Security Choices Are Not the ‘A’ Team in Intelligence Circles

Progressives have no reason to be optimistic about retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser or Rep. Michael Pompeo as CIA director.
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Five Things Obama Should Do Before Leaving Office (but Probably Won’t)

Knowing what may be ahead after his successor’s inauguration, it is the president's duty to take what actions he still can to protect Americans from the coming “Trumpocalypse.”

#NoDAPL Live Blog: Veterans Arrive at Standing Rock to Act as ‘Human Shields’ for Water Protectors

Follow along as Truthdig provides live updates from the demonstrations taking place at and near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
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Robert Scheer Meets Blase Bonpane, a Priest Who Defied the Catholic Church

The priest and author of the new book “The Nicene Heresy: Christendom and War, Reverence and Critique” tells Truthdig’s editor in chief about his career working for peace in Central America and his conflicted relationship with his church.

Preserving Independent Journalism and Fighting the New McCarthyism

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team discussed the recent Washington Post story that relied heavily on an unsubstantiated source that claims Truthdig and other news outlets are spreading “Russian propaganda.”

The president-elect took credit for persuading the air conditioner manufacturer to keep more than 1,000 jobs in the U.S. But there’s more to the story.

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Gen. James Mattis, who has been tapped for secretary of Defense, also said he was against getting involved in Syria and warned that military action can’t resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.

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The Intercept reached out to nine tech companies, including Facebook, to see where they stand on helping the Trump administration track Muslims.

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In the Trump era, Americans will need to consolidate counterpower via participatory democracy and economic self-management at the local level.

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Scientists show how different the world would be without a sprinkling of wind-borne fine particles from Africa that fertilize oceans and forests.

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“History will absolve me,” the leader of the Cuban Revolution famously predicted. It’s a hard point to argue in light of what he achieved for his country despite incessant interference by the United States.

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The groundbreaking musician sang about revolution against an unfair global system and nearly paid with his life in 1976. In the U.S., the rise of Bernie Sanders gives reason to believe Americans are becoming aware of the changes that Marley envisioned.

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A Truthdig correspondent (pictured) describes a law enforcement barrage involving anti-crowd chemicals, stun grenades and water cannons that soaked marchers in subzero temperatures.

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In the latest episode of Joshua Scheer’s podcast “Informed Rant,” Scheer sits down with Yves Smith, founder and editor of Naked Capitalism, one of more than 200 non-mainstream news websites portrayed by a shadowy “research” group as pro-Russia propagandists.

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