Archive for ‘civil rights’

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

Source: Progressive Picks

December 11, 2016

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

In a democracy, the public influences policy but the US state largely works to benefit the privileged and powerful.

Source: Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

December 3, 2016

20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World by Nina M. Flores — YES! Magazine

Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.

Source: 20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World by Nina M. Flores — YES! Magazine

November 28, 2016

The Satanic Temple’s Seven Tenets Are Far More Ethical Than the Ten Commandments

The Satanic Temple has “seven fundamental tenets” — none of which would strike most people as evil in any way:

Source: The Satanic Temple’s Seven Tenets Are Far More Ethical Than the Ten Commandments

November 8, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

Democracy Now:  AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to move back to the United States, to the issue of the Republican Party and what you see happening there, the Republican establishment fiercely opposed to the presumptive nominee. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything like this, although that could be changing. Can you talk about the significance—I mean, you have Sheldon Adelson, who is now saying he will pour, what, tens of millions of dollars into Donald Trump. You have the Koch brothers—I think it was Charles Koch saying he could possibly see supporting Hillary Clinton, if that were the choice, with Donald Trump. What is happening? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, first of all, the phenomenon that we’ve just seen is an extreme version of something that’s been going on just for years in the Republican primaries. Take a look back at the preceding ones. Every time a candidate came up from the base—Bachmann, McCain, Santorum, Huckabee, one crazier than the other—every time one rose from the base, the Republican establishment sought to beat them down and get their own—get their own man—you know, Romney. And they succeeded, until this year. This year the same thing happened, and they didn’t succeed. The… Read more »

Source: Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

November 5, 2016

The Stand-Off at Cannonball, Where Natives Show Great Courage and Fight Raw Greed and Oil Power | Alternet

An epic battle with an historic gathering of Native tribes and a Bull-Connor-style sheriff.

Source: The Stand-Off at Cannonball, Where Natives Show Great Courage and Fight Raw Greed and Oil Power | Alternet

October 20, 2016

Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

House bill seeks to take 100,000 acres of Ute tribal lands and hand them over to oil and mining companies.

Source: Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

September 30, 2016

We Need Small Donors to Halt the March to Plutocracy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Aides to Donald Trump suggested this week that the presidential candidate might self-fund an end-of-campaign advertising blitz to counter Hillary Clinton’s rise in the polls. His contributions should give us serious pause. Is this how we want our republic to function? Do we want to live in a country where candidates can rise or fall based on their pocketbooks or the financial backing of their rich friends?

Source: We Need Small Donors to Halt the March to Plutocracy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

September 27, 2016

The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet

A new lawsuit shines a light on our educational system.

Source: The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet

September 26, 2016

A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet

It’s hard to fathom even the basics of the American urge to lock people away in vast numbers.

Source: A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet