Washington Post Promotes Red Baiting Blacklist

FEATURING JOSHUA FRANK – The Washington Post on November 24th published an article with the sensationalist headline, “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say.” Technology writer Craig Timberg cited two teams of what he called “independent researchers,” one of which is a group called PropOrNot. According to Timberg, PropOrNot is a…

Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine

FEATURING STEVEN SALAITA – The on-going actions at Standing Rock, North Dakota have been met with many gestures of solidarity. One of the most interesting is solidarity from Palestinian rights activists who have seen a clear parallel between the Indigenous struggle for sovereignty and treaty rights with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. One of the…

Pablo Larraín’s Biopic ‘Jackie’ Comes Ahead of Trump Inauguration

FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – Coming just months before the White House will house one of the most unconventional First Ladies in US history, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín has released a new feature film called simply Jackie. In it, Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman portrays the life of Jacqueline Kennedy in the days after her husband’s…

Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

FEATURING BECKY BOND – Most progressive Americans, particularly those who supported Bernie Sanders’ primary election bid, knew that post-election political organizing was going to be crucial even with a Hillary Clinton win. But with Donald Trump as our unexpected President elect, the stakes are far, far higher than we imagined. Today, as Trump picks one…

Why Is There A Need To Recount Votes in the 2016 Election?

FEATURING DAVID MOORE – An effort by Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein to force vote recounts in key battleground states has netted nearly $7 million in funding in just a few days. A group of computer scientists had urged the Clinton campaign to challenge results in three key states where the former Secretary of…

Colombia Peace Deal Gets a Do-Over Without Voter Approval

FEATURING HECTOR ARISTIZABAL – Colombian President Juan Manual Santos, just about a month after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, oversaw the negotiation of a historic peace accord that is meant to formally end one of the most politically violent chapters in his nation’s history. In a move that shocked the world, Colombians narrowly voted against…

When Fidel Castro Came to Harlem, New York

Voice of FIDEL CASTRO – The great Cuban revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro has died. He was 90 years old. Castro had spent the last few years of his life watching from the sidelines after he stepped down from his role as President and turned over the reigns of his country to his…

Grappling With Nazism and White Nationalism

FEATURING ROBERT JENSEN – A gathering of white nationalists in Washington DC garnered major news coverage as Nazi salutes and calls of “Hail Trump,” rang aloud. White nationalism and supremacist views have begun flaunting themselves openly with the electoral college victory of Donald Trump. Many have taken cover under the innocuous label of “Alt-Right.” Is…

Trump Win Emboldens Anti-Abortion Crowd

FEATURING IMANI GANDY – Among the terrifying things that Donald Trump’s electoral college victory has unleashed is any sense of propriety that the anti-abortion politicians had. In Texas in particular, state legislators have pre-filed a whopping 600 bills eroding women’s right to reproductive healthcare. Some of those bills propose banning what is already prohibited at…