FAIR | 'Ajit Pai Wants to Shut Down the Way We Communicate and Organize'

Janine Jackson interviewed Jessica Gonzalez about new FCC chair Ajit Pai for the February 17, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. 2,836 more words


Chris Hedges | James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

America was founded on the genocidal slaughter of indigenous people and the holocaust of slavery. It was also founded on an imagined moral superiority and purity.    1,078 more words

Human Rights


“She was warned, she was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted”
She insisted on being heard
Her opposition put on the record
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The Rage of Caliban: Identity Politics, the Travel Ban, and the Shifting Ideological Framework of the Resistance

Islamophobia is not the same thing as racism, just as fascism is not the same thing as Hate. Any effective resistance to Trump’s agenda will have to go much further than the official opposition rhetoric that invites us to conflate these things. 3,113 more words


A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

Note: Minnesota is one of the states where legislation is proposed. A demonstration called for tomorrow (Thursday, February 16) at the capitol in St. Paul at 4 pm (4 to 5:30 pm). 1,704 more words


Wm. Rivers Pitt | You Are the Conscience of This Nation

“I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.”  

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Yonatan Zunger | Trial Balloon for a Coup?

The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than meaningful changes in the field. But this clarity is enough to give us a sense of what we just saw happen, and why it happened the way it did. 

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Constitutional Rights