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Trump’s Cabinet Members Want Jihad Against Political Islam, but Their Efforts Will Fail


The American right wing has substituted hysteria about socialism with hysteria about Islam.

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 READ MORE
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Is Stephen Bannon a White Supremacist, or Is He Just ‘Using the Alt-Right’?

In the wake of Donald Trump’s decision to appoint the Breitbart News executive chair as chief strategist, political and media forces have clashed over whether Bannon embodies the racist ideals espoused by many of his supporters.

Posted on Dec 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

It’s Safe Now









Posted on Nov 29, 2016 ENLARGE

Waiting for the Barbarians


The collapse of our democratic institutions, the pillaging of the economy by the elites and the surrender of our most basic constitutional rights will be enshrined permanently into law by a crisis.

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 READ MORE

The Authoritarian Politics of Resentment in Trump’s America (Video)


Too often during this election season, a discourse of “bad manners” has paraded as insight while working to conceal the effects of power, politics, racial injustice and other forms of oppression.

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 READ MORE

I’m Done Trying to Empathize With Poor White Trump Voters


Amid all the calls for compassion for this pro-Trump demographic, an important point gets lost: Study after study shows that no matter how wealthy or educated nonwhites might be, whites fare better in life—even the poor ones.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE

And I Did Not Speak Out









Posted on Nov 23, 2016 ENLARGE

I’m Not a Racist









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Christian Assyrian Woman Is Harassed as ‘Terrorist’ for Speaking the Language of Jesus


So this is Trump’s foreigner-hating country: Using Aramaic in public is now equated with terrorism.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE

Who Is Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s Pick for Attorney General?


The senator from Alabama has given his career to the pursuit of racist policies. As enforcer of the federal government’s civil rights laws, he would be in charge of investigating Black Lives Matter.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE

Pro-Trump PAC Spokesman Cites Japanese-American Internment as Precedent for a Muslim Registry

“We’ve done it based on race, we’ve done it based on religion ... We did it during World War II with [the] Japanese,” Carl Higbie tells Fox News.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Kali Nicole Gross Dissect a Startling Crime

The historian and author of “Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Dismembered Torso” tells Truthdig’s editor in chief about tensions between black Americans and the criminal justice system today and in the past. Transcript added.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Investigative Reporter Greg Palast: GOP Stole 2016 Election Using Voter Suppression, Purging Ploys


“It was stolen in Florida, it was stolen in Arizona, it was stolen in North Carolina, Pennsylvania. Possibly Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan,” Palast told Truthdig.

Posted on Nov 16, 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    

Hate Crimes Are Up, but the Government Isn’t Doing a Good Job of Tracking Them


After a bitter national election, there is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence. The data kept on crimes charged by racial and religious antipathies won’t reassure anyone.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for President Trump


The election of the Republican candidate, who made fear and xenophobia a central part of his campaign, has spurred advocates to pledge to fight for the dignity of all families.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE

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‘Love Still Trumps Hate’: Protesters Make a Show of Humanity in New York City (Photos)

By Michael Nigro

When Kim Ball heard the chants of “White silence is white violence,” she began to weep. As protesters passed her on 14th Street, one random protester, a female student, approached and gave her a hug.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

SNL: ‘Hillary’ Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen; Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle on Racist Voters (Video)

Two powerful skits aired on “Saturday Night Live” after the election, one which simultaneously bid goodbye to Hillary Clinton and Leonard Cohen; another which pointed out just how blind white liberals were during this election.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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Posted on Nov 13, 2016 ENLARGE

It’s Worse Than You Think


The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, paves the way for the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE

Resistance Movements Can Be More Powerful Than President Trump


Millions of people around the world are committed to opposing the Republican’s dangerous and divisive agenda. Their work, like the work of the incoming administration, has just begun.  

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 READ MORE

We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast


The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?”

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE

The Hatred That Donald Trump’s Lies Will Leave Behind


Whether Trump wins or loses, he will leave behind a toxic legacy of increased racial and religious hatred, which he has deliberately stirred up in order to take the focus off his policies—policies that would hurt workers and would throw even more money at the super-wealthy.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 READ MORE

‘Informed Rant’: The Violence of Borders, Racist Mascots and The Real News

In this week’s episode of Joshua Scheer’s podcast, Scheer speaks with Reece Jones, associate professor of geography at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, about Jones’ book, “Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move.”

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

DOJ Agrees: North Carolina Counties Are Purging Black Voters From the Rolls


A DOJ statement of interest filed Monday in response to an emergency lawsuit finds that GOP-led roll purging violates the National Voter Registration Act.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee Explores the Dangerous Rise of the Alt Right in American Politics (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host, in a two-part segment Monday, discusses the “white nationalist ghouls” of the “racist fringe” that have taken over the Republican Party.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

American Irrationalism


We are captive to images and forms of propaganda that make us the most self-deluded population on the planet. We are driven by manipulated emotions, not fact or reason. And this is why, even now, Donald Trump could become president. 

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 READ MORE

Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race


Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.

Posted on Oct 29, 2016 READ MORE

Report: Justice Department Is Pushing to Charge Police Officer Who Killed Eric Garner


After more than two years, there may soon be significant movement on the case.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE

How Power Works


Historian Heather Ann Thompson’s book on the 1971 Attica prison uprising details the government’s brutality, lies and propaganda, demonization of the poor, obstruction of justice and silencing of those who tried to tell the truth. She exposes the American blueprint for social control.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE

‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Weaves a Rich Fabric From the Author’s Lived History


New documentary featuring Angelou’s own narration delves deeply into the life of the iconic civil rights activist, poet, dancer and singer.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE

Are Elections Less Important Than Ever in the Age of Trump?


What we do after Nov. 8 may be even more important than the ballots we cast.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE

White Blindness and Denial Characterize U.S. Racial Attitudes at the End of the Obama Era


America remains separate and divided. Despite having a black president for two terms, deep racism thrives in our country.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE

Denouncing ‘Colossal Waste’ of Drug War, Report Makes Case for Decriminalization


“Locking people up for using drugs causes tremendous harm,” according to a joint assessment by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE

Malcolm X Identified ‘Psychological Warfare’ Tactics Used Against African-Americans and Muslims

Muslims were a polarizing subject in the United States long before the 2016 presidential race. In this 1963 interview, the civil rights leader discussed the nature of Islam and power of propaganda.

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

‘The Birth of a Nation’ and ‘13th’ School Their Viewers on America’s Racial Legacy


Directors Ava DuVernay and Nate Parker make searingly urgent cases that America’s legacy of slavery and systemic racism is not at all just a relic of the past.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE

Richard Pryor 40 Years Ago: ‘Promoting Racism Is Part of Capitalism’

In a television interview with journalist Bill Boggs, the late, great comedian explains why America wants to keep people separated and perpetuate racial prejudice.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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

The Shootings You Didn’t Hear Trump Denounce Because They Weren’t Committed by Muslims


If we’re going to be hysterical about shooters and terrorism, maybe we should save some of our hysteria for the possibility of having a guy in the White House who is so admired by and exciting to the racist far right.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE

We Can’t Have War Without Racism. We Can Have a World Without Both.


The U.S. military encourages terms such as “camel jockey” or “raghead” to demean freedom fighters in the deserts of the Middle East. And all the while it proclaims itself a beacon of freedom and democracy, a fairy tale not believed much outside its own borders.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE

Did Donald Trump Actually Win the First Presidential Debate?


Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are “graded on a curve,” the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors’ minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 29, 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

Writings on the Wall


Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s new book fights the dangerous complacency of American discourse on race and social justice, and is clearly inspired by all that the Trump phenomenon has unleashed.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE

Standing Firm in the Face of Violence


With police killings of unarmed black men almost a weekly occurrence in the U.S., we must not let our trauma weaken our resolve to insist on—and organize for—racial justice.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 READ MORE

County Chair of Trump Campaign in Ohio Resigns After Saying There Was No Racism Before Obama (Video)

“If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you,” said Kathy Miller.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Wage Gap Between Black and White Americans Is at a 40-Year High


On average, whites make 26.7 percent more than blacks, earning $25.22 an hour, compared with $18.49 for blacks.

Posted on Sep 20, 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

Deplorables (Video)









Posted on Sep 15, 2016 ENLARGE

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