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Government Watchdogs: Trump’s First 100 Days Are Fueling a ‘Golden Era of Activism’


While the president is doing everything he can to dismantle recent progress on critical measures, his actions have given rise to game-changing grassroots resistance.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 READ MORE
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How Justice Democrats Plan to Give Progressives a Reason to Vote in the 2018 Midterms


Kyle Kulinski, a co-founder of the political movement, tells Truthdig where establishment Democrats are failing and how voters can reform the stagnant party.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

A Radical Message From a Half-Century Ago


The largest mobilization for progressive politics since the Vietnam era offers an opportunity to go beyond treating symptoms and start offering cures for underlying illnesses.

Posted on Apr 18, 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

The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview With Henry Giroux


The renowned intellectual and social activist analyzes the underlying forces of authoritarianism in the U.S. and Europe and argues the need for resistance.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE

A Nation of the Walking Dead


Donald Trump mastered the techniques of turning desperate gamblers at his casinos into zombies, techniques he used to become president.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 READ MORE

We Have No Choice but to Resist Trump and the GOP With All Our Might


In just over two months, the Trump administration and its political and financial support system have given Americans cause for concern—but the situation is not beyond hope.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Urges Americans to ‘Resist, Insist, Persist, Enlist’ in Fight Against Trump

In one of her first public speeches since she lost the 2016 presidential election, Clinton doesn’t hold back with criticisms of the president and his administration.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders: Democrats’ Intransigence Is the Solution, Not the Problem (Video)


The refusal of progressives and Democrats to work with the GOP is not why the American Health Care Act failed, according to the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

Resistance Against Darrell Issa Surfaces in Long-Overdue Town Hall


The Republican congressman from Southern California, whose district is trending blue, tries to show he’s aligned with constituents on issues including immigration and health care.

Posted on Mar 21, 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

The Resistance Must Be Digitized


Ajit Pai (at left in picture), the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, could pose a threat to unfettered access to an open internet.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

Chris Hedges: If We Do Not Stop Corporate Power, We Will Never Dismantle Fascism (Video)

In a recent speech, the Truthdig columnist says “resistance must also be accompanied by an alternative vision of a socialist, anti-capitalist society.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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

Chris Hedges Discusses Resistance in the Age of Trump With Kevin Zeese (Video)

In a new episode of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist (pictured left) explores successful protest strategies with the activist and attorney.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Coping With Donald Trump: Four Dangerous Syndromes (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

With Trump as president, many Americans may be tempted to succumb to syndromes such as cynicism and helplessness. Please don’t.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Loving America and Resisting Trump


We’re engaged, we’re awake, we’re in love, and no one is taking our country from us.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE

Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE

Huge Counterprotests Overwhelm ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ Rallies


Hundreds of demonstrations in support of the beleaguered reproductive health services provider were held across the country Saturday.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE

What We Do Now


Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

Make America Ungovernable


The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 READ MORE

How Resistance Can Get Results in the Age of Trump

The Truthdig team sat down Thursday with Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans to discuss social justice efforts.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

GOP Suspends Rules as Finance Committee Approves Nominees Without Democrats


Democrats also boycotted Wednesday’s committee vote on EPA nominee Scott Pruitt. 

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE

Women’s Marches Show That People Will Stand Up to an Intolerant ‘America First’ Vision


The demonstrations around the world are a first step toward resisting Donald Trump. But there is much more to do.

Posted on Jan 23, 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

Greater Expectations: Anti-Trump Forces Should Aspire to Much More


The movement emerging postelection must set its sights far beyond Donald Trump and his hideous behavior if it is to succeed.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE

Distinguishing Two Very Different Lines of Resistance to Donald Trump


One line addresses regressive politics, and the other one deals with tyrannical acts.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE

The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

An hour a day. Send a powerful message. We aren’t going away.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Agenda for Resisting the First 100 Days


Show Donald Trump we’re not going away.

Posted on Nov 29, 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

Revolution Is in the Air


The arrests of hundreds—including me—in or near the Capitol have been going on every day for a week. They presage a growing, nationwide uprising against the corporate state.

Posted on Apr 16, 2016 READ MORE

Is This the Dawn of the Resistance?


Vivid displays of outrage might energize voters to come out and reject Donald Trump in November.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Chris Hedges Looks at Violence Against Blacks With Revolutionaries Eddie Conway, Ojore Lutalo

In this week’s episode of his TeleSUR show “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges speaks with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former Black Liberation Army member Ojore Lutalo about the state’s response to the uprisings in the black community during the 1960s and ’70s and how that applies to the Black Lives Matter protests today.

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Chris Hedges on Teaching in Prison and Learning ‘What It Means to Resist’

In this clip from his June 7 talk in Los Angeles, Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges tells the very personal story of how teaching a class in a maximum security prison gave him deeper insights into what it means to stand up against injustice.

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance


I came alive as a youth when I realized that what the ruling class called my deficits were actually my strengths: a sense of solidarity, compassion, a merging of the mind and the body, a willingness to learn and take risks, embracing passion, connecting knowledge to power, being attentive to the injuries of others and embracing a sense of social justice.

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 READ MORE

Justice for Stanley Cohen

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges speaks out against the possible 18-month prison sentence on tax charges of social justice attorney and activist Stanley Cohen in a short video that features Cohen describing the purpose and meaning of his work.

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

Gaza to Afghanistan: Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism


Incapable of thinking beyond military solutions to social problems, militarism absolves individuals and governments, if not the public, of the horror produced by the weapons it builds. Moreover, just as it erases the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it suggests that the killing of hundreds of children in Gaza is a necessity.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 READ MORE

Now You See Me


Growing up in a well-heeled suburban community, I absorbed our society’s distaste for dissent long before I was old enough to grasp just what was being dismissed, which is why I traveled thousands of miles to a Zapatista “organizing school” in the heart of the Lacandon jungle in southeastern Mexico to try to sort out just what I’d been missing.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 READ MORE

The Tasks of The People-Powered Movement for 2014


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In this stage of America’s current social-political movement, which could take many years, our primary task is to build national consensus through broad and deep grass-roots organizing.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE

Martin Luther King and the Two 9/11s


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So much has changed since that hot day in August 1963 when Martin Luther King delivered his famous words from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. So much—and yet so little.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE

Independence From Terror


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Do we write words of mourning? Or do we write words of resistance? Those two braids have joined and from now on will flow together—in our age of the Anthropocene.

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 READ MORE

Recurring Nightmares? Wake Up and Take Action


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The weekly news is like a recurring bad dream that is becoming an even worse nightmare. While the investor class cheers a rising stock market, the rest of us sink. The headline that jumped out at us this week came from Bloomberg News: “CEO Pay 1,795-to-1 Multiple of Wages Skirts U.S. Law.”

Posted on May 17, 2013 READ MORE

Fearlessness Grows From the Grass Roots


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As people see that the government represents Wall Street and concentrated wealth instead of their interests, more of them are becoming fearless.

Posted on May 10, 2013 READ MORE

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Rebels Stand Alone


Illustration by Mr. Fish

Those we now deify for resisting evil were, when they found the courage to rebel, condemned by the public, criminalized by the law and declared traitors by the state. Rebellion is a lonely pursuit when it begins. 

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 READ MORE

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He’s Back


AP / Karim Kadim

Anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has returned home to Iraq from his self-imposed exile in Iran, delivering a speech urging support for the new Maliki government and resistance against the U.S.—but not necessarily through armed struggle.

Posted on Jan 8, 2011 READ MORE

Do Not Pity the Democrats


AP / Elise Amendola

Do not fear Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin. Fear the underlying corporate power structure, which no one, from Barack Obama to the right-wing nut cases who pollute the airwaves, can alter.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010 READ MORE

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