Archive for ‘racism’

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 12, 2016

The Women’s March on Washington is ON!

Source: The Women’s March on Washington is ON!

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

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 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

September 15, 2016

#WeTrumpHate

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January 17, 2016

The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Once again, the fear machine is going into full force as the Presidential primary campaign heats up.  If there’s one thing the politicians in general and Republicans in particular don’t want, it’s people going to the polls with their wits about them. They need people to think and vote with their limbic lizard brains, not their prefrontal cortex.

Source: The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

January 7, 2016

Here’s What Happened When Black People Tried Armed Occupation | ThinkProgress

“And finally, you know, you’re in a position where either you choke to death and burn alive or you possibly are shot to death.”

Source: Here’s What Happened When Black People Tried Armed Occupation | ThinkProgress

January 4, 2016

Donald Trump and the Causes of ‘Trumpism’ – The Atlantic

Irrespective of how the Republican presidential primary turns out, the conditions that led to the mogul’s rise have left their mark on the party—and America.

Source: Donald Trump and the Causes of ‘Trumpism’ – The Atlantic

January 3, 2016

AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching…

Source: AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves