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Naomi Klein: ‘How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine’

By Common Dreams staff

The author and activist offers five steps on how to recognize—and fight back against—the president’s “wildly pro-corporate policies.”

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party


Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

Chris Hedges and Cartoonist Joe Sacco on Religious Extremism and Hate Crimes in the U.S. (Video)

The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges’ “CAGED” project.

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Chris Hedges on How to Create Effective Resistance to Fascism (Video)

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, drawing on history and his own experience, outlines how to effectively oppose the Trump regime.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Antonio Gramsci and the Battle Against Fascism


The political philosopher’s condemnation of capitalism and his opposition to Mussolini have a special resonance in our time.

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 READ MORE

Dancing With the Devil: Trump’s Politics of Fascist Collaboration


The undeniable truth is that Trump is the product of an authoritarian movement and ideology with fascist overtones.

Posted on May 17, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Shows His Hand in Firing Comey


More indicators of the president’s march toward a police state and the destruction of democracy are evident in his ouster of the FBI director.

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE

French Election: Macron Emerges Victorious; Analysts Weigh In (Live Blog)


Emmanuel Macron has been declared the next president of France, despite eleventh-hour twists leading up to Sunday’s runoff.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE

Reign of Idiots


Heading the mindless generals, economists, bankers and politicians is the King of the Idiots, who victimizes the mass of Americans between tweets.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE

Marine Le Pen Is a Fascist—Not a ‘Right-Wing Populist,’ Which Is a Contradiction in Terms


The term “populist” has a clear historical origin in the United States. It’s important we claim it. (Pictured: Marine Le Pen)

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE

Four Scary Implications of the French Election


The first round of voting in France’s presidential election marks another step in the emergence of a new political world in the Western democracies.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE

For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France


We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE

The Price of Resistance


To stand with the oppressed means being treated like the oppressed.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE

As French Election Nears, a Bernie Sanders-Style Candidate Rises in the Polls


The threat of proto-fascist Marine Le Pen continuing the trend started by Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory is tempered by the possibility that a socialist—Jean-Luc Melenchon—could prevail.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE

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

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

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

Cable News Now Available in Hell









Posted on May 31, 2016 ENLARGE

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

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