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Deirdre Fulton – In Show of Internal Dissent, Federal Workers Rising Up Against Trump

From the 1,000 State Department officials rushing to sign an official dissent cable, to the 180 federal workers signing up for a workshop on civil disobedience, to the dozens of “rogue” agency Twitter accounts that have sprouted up in the last week, internal resistance to the right-wing Trump agenda is rivaling the power of people on the streets—perhaps not in …

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Black Agenda Radio – 01.23.17

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: The chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition explains what keeps the various groups in the coalition together; a new Poor People’s Campaign attempts to mobilize against global economic inequalities; and, Why are Black teachers disappearing from the classrooms in New York City?

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Michael Snyder – Is Bill Clinton A Sexual Predator Or Just A Sex Addict?

When dozens of women came forward to accuse Bill Cosby of rape, most Americans believed them, so why is Bill Clinton getting a free pass when a similar number of women are accusing Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct?  As you will see below, new allegations continue to come out, and it has become exceedingly clear that Clinton is still chasing …

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Chris Hedges – The Lie of Patriotism

BALTIMORE—When Rory Fanning, a burly veteran who served in the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion and was deployed in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004, appeared at the Donald Trump rallyin Chicago last month he was wearing the top half of his combat fatigues. As he moved through the crowd, dozens of Trump supporters shouted greetings such as “Welcome home, brother” and “Thank …

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Cracking Down on Abusive Debt Collectors

Have you ever picked up your phone to find an aggressive voice on the other end demanding payments on a debt you know nothing about? You’re far from alone. Once you’re in the sights of a debt collector, the impact on your life can be devastating: Your wages can be garnished and your credit ruined. You might lose your driver’s …

How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy By Harold Meyerson

Santayana had it wrong: Even if we remember the past, we may be condemned to repeat it. Indeed, the more we learn about the conflict between the North and South that led to the Civil War, the more it becomes apparent that we are reliving that conflict today. The South’s current drive to impose on the rest of the nation …

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Stock market rigging is no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’

The stock market is rigged. When I started making that claim years ago — and provided solid evidence — people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff. Most people just ignored me. But that’s not happening anymore. The dirty secret is out. With stock prices rushing far ahead of economic reality over the …

Mainstream Media’s Schizophrenic Attitude Towards “Conspiracy Theories”

Late February the Finnish publication Iltalehti published a sensational news headline about conspiracy theories: Now it is proven: conspiracy theorists are fools living in a bubble The internet is the information highway for both good and bad, because on the net all content is equal and trustworthy content competes for attention among all kinds of misinformation. Among other things, conspiracy theories and the peddling …

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Experts Admit Conspiracy Theorists Right About Rigged Stock Market: “The Dirty Secret Is Out”

Are there really secret manipulations of the economy going on in the shadows of Wall Street and Washington? Do bears crap in the woods? The NY Post’s controversial columnist John Crudele has thrown down the gauntlet, declaring that the market is rigged. And not only does everyone know it, but it is now being admitted. The stock market is rigged. When I started making …

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This NY Bill Could Effectively Make You a Felon If You’re Arrested During a Protest

On Sunday, The New York Post [3]and NY1 [4] reported that the NYPD’s push to make resisting arrest a felony had officially been introduced as a bill before the New York State senate. After both Commissioner Bratton [5]and NYPDpolice union [6] simultaneously trial-ballooned a similar law change a few weeks ago, the plan to make “aggravated” resisting arrest a felony is officially moving forward after State Senator Tony Avella proposed …