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A Last Chance for Resistance


Unless we act now, Americans will remember 2017 as the year their naive belief in the recovery of democracy died under the heel of despotism.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 READ MORE
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Woody Guthrie Art Projection on Oklahoma Capitol Sparks #WoodysGuitar Protest Movement


Two Oklahoma City artists turn the folk singer’s iconic, message-bearing instrument into a giant canvas for civic engagement.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 READ MORE

Is ‘Christianized Fascism’ the Biggest Threat We Face Under Trump? (Video)

“I think that the Christian right is a far more dangerous movement than the alt-right,” says Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Return of American Race Laws


The campaign to deport millions is a first step toward the clash of civilizations that the white supremacists in the White House believe is inevitable at home and abroad.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE

Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says


We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE

Suit Filed to Halt Trump’s Pro-Corporate Deregulation Scheme


A coalition of progressive groups tries to block the president’s order to roll back two regulations for every new one implemented.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE

Mainstream Media’s Wimpy Coverage of Inaugural Address Was No Surprise


Does the age of Trump signal a new era of McCarthyism—or worse, an American brand of fascism?

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE

‘Felony Riot’ Charges Against Inauguration Protesters Signal a Dangerous Wave of Repression


More than 200 who were mass-arrested in Washington, D.C., on Friday are facing up to 10 years behind bars.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE

Revolt Is the Only Barrier to a Fascist America


An unwavering noncooperation with the systems of corporate control is essential. We must not be seduced into trusting the power elites, including the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE

Translating Trump’s Inaugural Speech From the Original German (Video)


Much of the content in the speech seemed borrowed from the mass politics of the 1930s in central and southern Europe.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE

Chris Hedges on Donald Trump’s ‘Naked Kleptocracy’

The president-elect is “malleable and easily manipulated” in the face of establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle, the Truthdig contributor says.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Best of Truthdig’s Reports 2016: Chris Hedges Prophesies Throughout the Election


Regular readers of Truthdig will not be surprised to learn that our Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist dominated our Report section as Americans deliberated which oligarch to empower to lead the country.

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Dec 16, 2016 ENLARGE

‘As a White Nationalist, What Do You Do?’


A conversation with a scholar of America’s extreme right.

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 READ MORE

Iceland’s Pirate Party Has Been Handed a Mandate to Implement Progressive Policies


The country’s recent elections brought a radical change; Paul Ryan is very, very wrong about Obamacare and Medicare; meanwhile, the Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump may be more subversive than many realize. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Radical Political Strategist Micah White


To withstand and ultimately overcome the imminent Trump regime, “American activists must move from detached indignation to revolutionary engagement by using the techniques of social movement creation to dominate elections,” says the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE

Through a Looking Glass, Darkly


In the interest of forcing our collective faces back to the instructive commentary offered by the deep, dark, truthful mirror, I present this cartoon as a battle cry, calling to action the hearts and minds of better men and women poised and ready to fight peaceably for a kinder and more tolerant future.

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 READ MORE    

Revenge of the ‘Deplorables’


Make no mistake about it: This is a crisis of confidence for America’s ruling elite.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE

‘Hold Fast to the Causes of the Oppressed’: Chris Hedges Speaks at Jill Stein Rally in Philadelphia

The columnist’s speech Saturday was part of a final campaign event for the Green Party presidential candidate.

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Defying the Politics of Fear


The major political parties offer us nothing but continued corruption and oppression. A simple act of citizen defiance can be a first step on a road to profound change.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE

Comments of the Week: Are There Any Heroes Left?


It’s been a rough few months, and it’s not as though the conclusion of this presidential election cycle is going to usher in a fresh wave of optimism. Still, some Truthdig readers held in high regard a few figures and/or topics that made news in recent days.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer on War, Religion and Fighting American Neoliberalism

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The Truthdig editor in chief sat down with the acclaimed journalist for an intimate conversation about their careers and the American political landscape.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism


The Democratic elites, we know from leaked emails, helped elevate a buffoonish rival whom they saw as the perfect foil for Hillary Clinton. The game they are playing—if they do not address our rising inequality, despair and loss of civil liberties—will usher in an American fascism.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 READ MORE

Who’s to Blame for the Rise of Donald Trump?


From the beginning, Trump’s presidential campaign platform has been based on racism, religious bigotry and other disgusting planks. Here are some turning points that led us down this path to the new American fascism.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE

America the Great ... Police State

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Let us accept that we are no longer a republic governed by laws—only by armed men and force. This is just like the days of Billy the Kid. You have an armed man going down a dusty street, and that is authority. And it has come to this for us.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE

Why You Really Must Get Behind Hillary Clinton—Now


Election Day is less than two months away. Please read my response to those of you who still don’t want to vote for Clinton.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE

Wall Street Is Prepared to Destroy Sacred Burial Grounds of the Sioux


The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 READ MORE

Fooled Again


We have once more been baited and hooked by the corporate elites who look upon the electorate as malleable and disposable.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Aug 29, 2016 ENLARGE

The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism


College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now these elites are being made to pay. Their duplicity has brought them—and the rest of us—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE

The New European Fascists


Poland offers a frightening example of the right-wing populism sweeping through many nations. Neoliberalism is wrecking economies, creating rage among the working class, devastating cultural institutions and eroding liberal democracy across Europe and in the United States.

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE

Robert Scheer: Americans Shouldn’t Settle for Candidates ‘Who Have Created This Tremendous Mess’

In an interview on The Real News Network, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks about neofascist rhetoric and how third-party candidates are preferable to Clinton or Trump.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age of Trump


Arguments that Trump is a new phenomenon in the United States too often ignore the latent authoritarian and anti-democratic forces that have a long legacy in the nation’s politics and society.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 READ MORE

The Most Important Election of Your Life Is Not This Year


The real nightmare is likely to emerge in 2020 or thereafter, if and when a far more capable politician than Donald Trump embraces retrograde positions and rides an angry, wounded America into Washington.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE

Egyptians Are Shocked by Netanyahu Appointment, Note Former Israeli PM’s Accusation of Fascism


Neighbor Egypt has reason to be dismayed by the political earthquake that rocked Israel’s Cabinet last week when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named far-right extremist Avigdor Lieberman defense minister.

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE

Netanyahu Responds to Officers’ Fascism Charges by Making a Far-Right Politician Their Boss


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bolstered his majority and rid himself of a troublesome voice of conscience by replacing his minister of defense with extremist Avigdor Lieberman.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE

The Lie of Patriotism


A U.S. ranger who served in Afghanistan and a Marine who was in Iraq put light on the dangerous myth that America has built around its “warriors.” Now, in acts of civil disobedience, they are determined to right the wrongs of war.

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE

The Oilman Who Loved Dictators, or How Texaco Supported Fascism


Not one of the hundreds of foreign correspondents who chronicled the bombing of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War looked up at the ominous V-shaped formations of Hitler’s bombers and wondered: Whose fuel is powering those aircraft?

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Mar 21, 2016 ENLARGE

Voting With Our Feet


Bernie Sanders will soon be urging us to support Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. But the Democratic Party, along with a bankrupt liberalism, is as dangerous as Donald Trump. It is time to vote with our feet—by taking to the streets against the corrupt power elite. 

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE

Fascism: Can It Happen Here?


The long shadows of a dark era are falling on the presidential campaign trail this year, with eruptions of violence, oaths of loyalty complete with Nazi salutes and, presiding over it all, Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE

Trump’s Storm Troopers and the Possibility of American Fascism


If indeed Trump is a mere “proto-fascist,” then what ingredients, if any, are still needed for the emergence of an authentic 21st century American fascist movement?

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE

‘It’s Not a Threat!’: Donald Trump Says He May Order Supporters to Disrupt Bernie Sanders’ Rallies


“Be careful, Bernie,” warned the Republican front-runner in the wake of disturbances at two of Trump’s recent events.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE

How the U.S. Went Fascist: Mass Media Make Excuses for Trump Voters (Video)


The rise of Donald Trump to the presumptive Republican standard bearer for president in 2016 is an indictment of—and a profound danger to—the American republic.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Charlie Brooker Despairs at 2015, a Year of ‘Fascistic Demagogues’ Capitalizing on Tragedies

With dry wit, the British comedian looks back at the most notable events of 2015, including mass shootings in the United States and beyond, media reactions toward Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s election, and the ominous rise of Donald Trump.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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Posted on Jan 4, 2016 ENLARGE

Turkish President Erdogan Cites Hitler in Case for Presidential System (Video)


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday cited Hitler in support of his contention that a presidential system can coexist with a “unitary state,” i.e., with a nonfederal government.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE

Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice


Manchester, a poor Mexican-American neighborhood in Houston, is just one example of how industrial capitalism is killing us on an altar of profit.

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 READ MORE

Trump’s ‘Muslim Policy’ Conjures Up Demons From Fascism’s History


If you think it’s impossible for a demagogue to seize control and destroy American democracy, think again. Trump’s hate-filled call for banning Muslims from entering the U.S. appeals to many angry and scared Americans.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 READ MORE

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