Trump is the Opposable Thumb of the Establishment
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:45:22 +0000

Trump appears to stand in opposition to the establishment, but in fact helps it grab more.

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Will America’s Forever Prison Finally Close on Biden’s Watch?
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:24:09 +0000

It’s hard to fathom how Gitmo was opened, no less how it’s lasted for 7,627 days.

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Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:14:12 +0000

Daniel Ellsberg has called on the U.S. to indict him for having the same unauthorized possession of classified material as Julian Assange. Ellsberg follows the Cryptome.org founder who has also invited prosecution, reports Joe Lauria.

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Journalism Defenders Push for Passage of ‘Game-Changing’ PRESS Act
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:11:00 +0000

"The PRESS Act is the most important free press legislation in modern times because it would finally stop the government from spying on journalists and threatening them with arrest for doing their jobs," explained one advocate.

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Senate Candidate Diane Sare Reveals How She Ended Up on Ukraine’s Notorious ‘Info Terrorist’ Hit List
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:07:00 +0000

Senate candidate Diane Sare has been very outspoken against US funding and arming the proxy war in Ukraine, landing her on the Ukrainian government’s notorious list of "information terrorists."

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We Need a Smaller Pentagon
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:05:00 +0000

Sorry, but we have too many other needs in this country to spend $847 billion on a department that can’t even pass an audit.

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Revealing New Evidence in Abu Akleh’s Killing, Al Jazeera Sues Israeli Forces at ICC
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:03:00 +0000

The news network said the journalist's killing was part of a "wider attack on Al Jazeera, and journalists in Palestine."

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Railroad Workers Speak Out After Congress and Biden Block Rail Strike
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:02:00 +0000

Four railroad workers comment on Congress’s handling of the rail contract dispute, and how Wall Street’s destruction of the freight rail system is only going to get worse for workers, shippers, and all of us.

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Mark Fiore: Fast Track to the Gilded Age (Video)
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 09:52:00 +0000

Republicans and Democrats in Congress recently joined together to force rail workers to accept a contract with exactly zero paid sick days and one measly “personal day.” Thanks to the 1926 Railway Labor Act, lawmakers sided with (surprise, surprise!) multibillion dollar rail corporations instead of workers. If you’re like me, you may have thought of freight rail […]

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New York Times Union Workers Plan Walkout Over Pay
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:39:00 +0000

"Our collective action is working: Management backed off its attempt to kill our pension and agreed to expand fertility benefits," the union said of ongoing talks. "But management still barely budged on some of our most important priorities."

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Glenn Greenwald on the State of Free Speech In Our Monopolized Internet
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 01:16:58 +0000

Glenn Greenwald delivers two astutely frightening monologues on the state of free speech in an internet space dominated by Big Tech monopolies.

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Warnock Defeats Walker in Georgia, Giving Democrats 51-49 Senate Majority
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:07:00 +0000

"Tonight, the people—young, Black, Brown, and working people—expanded the Senate majority, neutralized the power of Joe Manchin, and defeated yet another fascist," the Sunrise Movement cheered.

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US Railroad Workers ‘Under the Thumb’
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:05:00 +0000

By Jack Rasmus / CounterPunch Probably the most important US labor event of 2022 has been the 115,000 US railroad workers and their unions attempt to bargain a new contract with the super profitable Railroad companies. As of December 2, 2022, however, that negotiations has not turned out well for the workers. The US government—the […]

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How Houston Halved Homelessness—and What California Can Learn From It
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:03:00 +0000

Houston, like California, follows the Housing First model, but Texas’s most populous city has a vast supply of low-cost homes.

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‘Free Julian Assange!’ Say Latin America’s Leftist Leaders: Lula, AMLO, Petro, Maduro, Ortega, Kirchner, Evo, Zelaya
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:02:00 +0000

Latin America’s leftist presidents are leading the campaign to free Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks journalist has the support of Brazil’s Lula da Silva, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Colombia’s Gustavo Petro, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, and Honduras’ Manuel Zelaya.

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Ellen Brown: What Does the Fed’s Jerome Powell Have Up His Sleeve?
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 08:01:00 +0000

The Real Goal of Fed Policy: Breaking Inflation, the Middle Class or the Bubble Economy?

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Why Iran’s National Strike Is a Huge Deal
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 00:08:19 +0000

As Iranians in 23 provinces join in on national strikes and truckers and shopkeepers walk out, the Iranian government has plenty of reasons to fear the staying power of these protests.

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Our Democracy’s Future Depends on Political Activists
Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:58:38 +0000

Rebecca Gordon, just back from the front lines of the recent midterm elections, shares what she learned from her campaign work.

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Access of Evil
Tue, 06 Dec 2022 14:43:30 +0000

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Patient Groups Push Congress to Combat Big Pharma Greed in Spending Bill
Tue, 06 Dec 2022 11:12:00 +0000

"As Congress works toward finalizing an end-of-year budget package, we urge the chambers to include bipartisan legislation to address abuse of the Food and Drug Administration's citizen petition process in order to reduce drug prices and save the government hundreds of millions of dollars."

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