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The Lid Is off, The Truth Is Coming Out
It is getting harder to keep a secret these days. The collective shadow of our society, once safely relegated to the dark basement of the unmentionable, is now exposed to...
Fake News: Sensibly Navigating the Information Highway
Many people are telling us who to believe and who not to believe using lists of “fake news” outlets that  inevitably encourage censorship, yet there is a much more sensible way...
Black on Black Crime Isn't a Myth
Let’s talk about Black on Black crime. Maybe you’ve heard about it on the news, specifically likely in regards to Black people murdered by other Black people. Perhaps you’ve...
The Problem with Hating Our Enemies
He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if thou gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee. —Nietzsche
Trump: The Illusion of Change
“Only by restoring the broken connections can we be healed.” — Wendell Berry
How to Expose Trump's Dastardly Bait-And-Switch
Trump is not an economic populist, he’s just playing one on TV.
Van Jones: Only a 'Love Army' Will Conquer Trump
Though it's important to fight Trump's policies, "it's at the values level that we need to do a reset," says Jones
Activism = Appetite for Destruction
“The hands that build can also pull down…” (Jeremiah 1:10) Way too many people imply that unless a critic expounds a specific strategy for implementing a new paradigm, their...
Films for Action's Library of Articles and Videos About Love-Based Activism
We wanted to put what we have on this topic all into one place.
13 Crises That We All Must Face
We face (at least) 13 major crises, some of which are immediate. It’s time for some hard thinking about how we confront them.
Standing Rock Wisdom: How Sacred, Nonviolent Activism Has the Power to Succeed
I am told by Native American friends active at Standing Rock that the elders are counseling the Water Protectors to undertake each action prayerfully and to stay off the...
Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites
We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” -- the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the...
Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Denied
'For the first time in Native American history, they heard our voices.'
Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited 'Fake News' Blacklist?
The Washington Post (11/24/16) last week published a front-page blockbuster that quickly went viral: Russia-promoted “fake news” had infiltrated the newsfeeds of 213 million...
The Orwellian War on Skepticism
Official Washington’s rush into an Orwellian future is well underway as political and media bigwigs move to silence Internet voices of independence and dissent, reports Robert...
The Great Deceleration
In 2015, a major study of 24 indicators of human activity and environmental decline titled ‘The Great Acceleration’ concluded that, “The last 60 years have without doubt seen...
Who's Really to Blame for Fake News? Look in the Mirror, America.
Consider for a moment the oxymoronic concept of “fake news,” which we have been hearing so much about lately. This isn’t your typical disinformation or misinformation —...
Bernie Sanders: Carrier Just Showed Corporations How to Beat Donald Trump
We need a president who can stand up to big corporations, not fold to their demands.
The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock
Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.
Twelve Things To Remember After The US Election, From Front Line Organizers
When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do?   Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be.  Others stand still, let their eyes get...
Trump Says Go Back, We Say Fight Back
“I am not suggesting that white racism alone explains Trump’s victory. Nor am I dismissing the white working class’s very real economic grievances. It is not a matter of...
How Not to Protest Trump
Donald Trump’s many evils are manifest and obvious. But let’s stop pretending that some historical line has been crossed in U.S. political and social relations. There are many...
Tyranny at Standing Rock
“We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin, as quoted in The Works of Benjamin Franklin Divide and conquer. It’s...
The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting
The capital's paper of record crashes legacy media on an iceberg
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
The Washington Post's 'Fake News' Guilt
The "fake news" theme has captivated The Washington Post and the mainstream U.S. media so much that it is stooping to McCarthyistic smears against news outlets that don’t toe...
Welcome to the Real News: Truth Is Essential, but Not Pretty
You may have heard that there is talk of a crackdown on "fake" news. Before a bankrolled bureaucrat starts filtering the media according to what they find personally...
Smear-Mongering: a Mea Culpa for the Age of Mccarthyism 2.0
OK, I guess I’d better come clean. It seems that I must be a paid agent of the Kremlin. After all, I write for CounterPunch Magazine — for money! I used to write regularly for...
Those Who Failed to Recognize Trump as 'Greater Evil' Made a 'Bad Mistake': Chomsky
"I didn't like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump's on every issue I can think of"
If Life Wins There Will Be No Losers
A Message of Solidarity from Tamera Peace Research Center to Standing Rock
The Four Reasons to Support a New Media Revolution
As in most post-industrial societies, Britain’s media is in a radical state of flux. With the demise of the daily newspaper and news dissemination increasingly moving online...
After Brexit and Trump: Don't Demonise; Localise!
Both Trump and Brexit can be explained by the failure of mainstream political elites to address the pain inflicted on ordinary citizens in the neoliberal era. But the real...
Whose Fake News Gets a Pass? NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls “fake news,” but the Times ignores its own record of publishing “fake news”
We Are All Deplorables
We can't battle the bigotry stoked by Trump without a strategy to alleviate the economic misery behind it, writes Chris Hedges.
We Cannot "Give Trump a Chance"
In the ten days since the election, several thousand people have phoned and emailed my Seattle City Council office in their fury over my call to shut down Donald Trump’s agenda...
My Japanese American Grandparents Were Interned During WWII and Here's Why It Could Happen Again
After the Japanese bombed Peal Harbor in December of 1942 President Roosevelt, an alleged “progressive” Democrat, issued Executive Order 9066, which forcibly removed around...
Trump Won Because the Democratic Party Failed, Not Because the White Working Class Revolted
The reckoning is here for progressives and the Democratic Party now that the unthinkable has happened. Most of America, shell-shocked, is asking how Hillary Clinton and the...
Living Through the Death of Capitalism
Now is the time to hold strong to our humanity. The world is changing quickly and much is at stake. It is even possible that our entire global civilization will collapse in...
Bernie Sanders Could Replace President Trump With Little-Known Loophole
Read this article and then share with your friends.
There Is No One Right Way to Be an Activist
There is no one right way to be an activist. There is no one right way to change the world. There is no one right philosophy of leftist politics. There is no one right reaction...
For All Democrats to Ponder: the Real Reasons Hillary Clinton Lost
Beyond the media spin, the four reasons for this defeat.
I'm Not Down With the Safety Pin Backlash
*Especially from a white dude who makes some good points but buries them in a whole lotta condescension and sarcasm. Image by 
Trump in the White House: an Interview With Noam Chomsky
On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in US politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest...
10 Ways to Resist Right Wing Populism
Stop Analysing and Act!
Rising up to the Trump Moment: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
The Trump victory is devastating. Devastating for communities of color, immigrants, women, Muslims and queer communities. Devastating for us. Trump has given new voice to...
Deconstructing an Example of Establishment Media Reportage: the Boston Globe Publishes Not-So Subtle Hit Piece on Sanders and Warren
Couched in establishment lingo and perspective, relying upon shallow but credible-seeming misinformation, the Boston Globe reveals itself to be no ally of the people or the...
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened by Trumpism
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
I'm Arab and Many of Us Are Glad That Trump Won
It’s not that we see Trump any differently. Trump is an egotistical racist misogynist who, in a rational world, shouldn’t be in any position of power. Then again, neither...
To the Youth a Day After the Election: Another World Is Possible
Dear Youth, On this day after the election, many are asking themselves how this could have happened. Regardless of who anyone close to you voted for, and regardless of how you...
Human Ingenuity and Challenging Domination
From my book Engines of Domination, p. 229-230