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Robert De Niro On Trump: Even Gangsters Have Morals

US ‘Tightens Noose’ on Cuba

Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition

Mr. Mueller’s Indictment

So much for “complete and total exoneration.”

To the contrary, it turns out that Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors and investigators found “substantial evidence” that President Trump broke federal law on numerous occasions by attempting to...read more.

First They Came for Assange

My meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange all took place in the same small room. As the intelligence services of a variety of countries know, I visited Assange in Ecuador’s London embassy many times between the fall of 2015 and December 2018. What these snoops do not know is the relief I felt every time I left.  Read more.

Brazil's Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro To Be Honored At American Museum of Natural History Gala

Each year, leaders of the international business and finance community gather in the American Museum of Natural History for a black-tie gala hosted by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. In the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, under the blue whale, the attendees honor two "persons of the year" — one Brazilian, one American — seen as...read more.

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Assange Arrested for Exposing U.S. War Crimes

The F-35 Fighter Jet Will Cost $1.5 Trillion. It’s Time for New Priorities.

U.S. taxpayers are no strangers to getting saddled with monstrously expensive weapons programs at the expense of basic needs like food, shelter and education. The Pentagon paid $44 billion for 21 very fragile B-2 stealth bombers, few of which still fly in combat roles. The F-22 fighter, coming in at more than $350 million per plane, was built to combat Cold War adversaries who ceased to exist six years before the first jet rolled off the production line.  Read more.

Assange’s Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime

After living under a grant of asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy for nearly seven years, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was forcibly ejected and arrested by British police on April 11. Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno, accused Assange of “repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols.” After an anonymous source revealed...read more.

Rising Rents Threaten Berlin’s Diversity, Activists Demand Expropriation

How the left also dehumanises Palestinians in Gaza

Along the political spectrum, from the far left to extreme right, and spanning racial and ethnic lines, nearly everyone who has something to say about protesters in Gaza seems to fail the task of recognising Palestinian humanity. If it's coming from the right, the narrative is of terrorists, rockets and Hamas, a legitimate Palestinian resistance fully cemented as the...read more.

Daniel Ellsberg On Assange Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom

America must stop Binyamin Netanyahu from annexing Palestinian land

Make it official: henceforth, the Hebrew word for magician is Bibi. This is not just because Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, appears to have won a record fifth term in office on April 9th. It is also because he pulled off the trick with corruption charges hanging over him, and in the face of a tough challenge from a...read more.

Nipsey’s Murder Reminds Us That We Live in a Lethal Anti-Black Society

The recent murder of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle caused heartbreak across the city and the nation. People reacted in shock that Nipsey, who was a known community activist and an outspoken artist, was murdered. His model of Black entrepreneurship and development was well documented. Nipsey owned businesses that...read more.

External Powers Fuel Bloodshed in Libya

Richard Wright Helped Bring Mental Healthcare to Harlem

In 1946, a mental health clinic opened its doors in Harlem. It was groundbreaking in both its philosophy and in its intended patient population. The Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic was borne of the unlikely friendship between African-American novelist and intellectual Richard Wright and preeminent Bavarian-born psychiatrist Dr. Frederic Wertham. Read more.

Trump and Pelosi Both Cater to Private Health Insurance

New York Sues Big Pharma for Opioid Crisis

How Big Tech Helped Big Oil Automate the Climate Crisis

Southern Poverty Law Center reflects everything wrong with liberals

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the wealthiest civil rights organization in the country, has ousted its founder, Morris Dees, and president, Richard Cohen, amid unspecified allegations of workplace misconduct by Dees. Dees had been with the organization since creating it in 1971, while Cohen had joined in the mid-’80s, and the SPLC’s shake-up can be seen as...read more.

Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria

Elizabeth Warren Responds to Biden Allegations: “I Believe Lucy Flores”

Former Nevada State Rep. Lucy Flores (D) accused former Vice President Joe Biden of touching her inappropriately when he campaigned for her in 2014. Before a campaign event for Flores’ lieutenant governor bid, Biden allegedly came up to her from behind, put his hands on her shoulders, smelled her hair, and kissed her on the back of the head.  Read more.

Russia Defies US Threats Over Venezuela

T.I. Mourns Taemon Blair, Prompting Speculation Over His Controversial Death

T.I. has settled nicely into the role of Instagram activist, having already enjoyed a long and storied hip-hop career. We've often seen Tip act in a mentorship role, offering his thoughts on race, social justice, and politics, whether you appreciate his take or not. While never one to sugarcoat the matter, Tip has proven to be thoughtful and considerate in equal measure, taking the time to highlight some of those lost through unjust means.  Read more.

As Bombs Rain Down on Gaza, Pelosi Praises AIPAC's 'Leadership'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told AIPAC attendees Tuesday morning that Congressional support for Israel was "relentlessly bipartisan" only hours after Israeli bombs and missiles rained down on the Gaza Strip for a third day in a row.

"Israel and America are connected now and forever," said Pelosi. "We will never allow anyone to make Israel a wedge issue."  Read more.

HR1: A Call for Campaign Finance Reform, Ethics, and Voting Rights