Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an...

Inside the Modern Slave Trade Trapping African Migrants

By the time his Libyan captors branded his face, Sunday Iabarot had already run away twice and had been sold three times.The gnarled scar that covers most of the left side of...

The Queen, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle’s Commonwealth Trust Speaks Out in Support of...

The Queen's Commonwealth Trust is openly siding with the Black Lives Matter moment as protests for racial justice take place across America. The trust, which is overseen by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry,...

GUIDELINES FOR SAFE PROTESTING

We know that many of our members, comrades, and allies feel compelled to join the rebellions and protests springing up across the country right now, in response to the ongoing police...

7 Ways Protesters Used Low-Tech Hacks to Fight Back

1. Holding Back the Tears Tear gas has been the Hong Kong police’s main weapon for breaking up demonstrations. Protesters developed tactics to neutralize the tear gas with quick-reaction squads. Early tactics...

Press Freedom Victory: Democracy Now! Reporters Win Landmark Settlement over 2008 RNC Arrests

Note from 5/29/20: Following today’s arrest of CNN reporter Omar Jimenez in Minneapolis, we are highlighting our past coverage of the 2008 arrest of Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and two producers while they...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested over George Floyd’s death

The former police officer filmed kneeling on the neck of an African-American man who later died has been arrested, Minnesota authorities said. The arrest comes after two days of riots and...

Billionaire Wealth, U.S. Job Losses and Pandemic Profiteers

The number of U.S. citizens filing for unemployment increased to 38.6 million since March 18, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Over the same two months, the wealth of U.S. billionaires has...

As Millions Lose Jobs, the Billionaire Class Sees Wealth Soar by $434 Billion During...

New data from the Census Bureau found nearly half of all American adults say they or a member of their household had lost employment income since mid-March. But not all Americans...

FBI Says It Will Investigate Breonna Taylor Shooting Death as Police Chief Announces Retirement

The FBI had announced last week that they have opened an investigation into the death of emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed in her home by police officers...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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