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Arturo Vargas
Why the 2020 Census Matters

How important is the 2020 census? Very. Its repercussions are profound. It’s about power and money. The census in theory should be neutral, an objective collection of data, but like...

Stephen Bezruchka
Economic Inequality Kills

Given that people in the U.S. spend more money on health care than the rest of the world combined, then logic would dictate that we have the best health outcomes....  

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortíz
Guns & White Nationalism

The founding of the United States was based on the ideology of white supremacy, the practice of slavery, land theft and genocide. The mass murder of indigenous people by Euro-colonizers was...

Benjamin Hett
How Hitler Happened

The post-WW1 Weimar Republic in Germany was the height of European civilization. Its scientists and scholars led the world. Its Bauhaus architecture was the rage. Its arts featured such luminaries as...  

Edward Said
U.S. Interventions in the Middle East

The current occupant of the White House has said, “The Middle East is a troubled place. There are a lot of bad things happening in that part of the world.”...

Haley Pessin
The Radical Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer was a fighter for equality and justice who said, “If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom.” Going against entrenched...  

Chris Hedges
Root Causes of a Failed System

Neil Postman in his classic work Amusing Ourselves to Death nailed it when he wrote, “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual...  

Eric Holt-Gimenez
Pushing Back the Corporate Food Regime

Food is the basis of life. We need it to live. It is as simple as that. The UN declares, “the right to adequate food is a long-standing international human...  

Chris Hedges
Rise Up and Resist

When is enough enough? In the face of evil what does it take for people to move from passivity to active resistance? Throughout history there have been instances of people...  

David Stannard
Native American Holocaust

The barbarity of the onslaught on indigenous people by Euro-Americans settlers can scarcely be believed. Historian David Stannard states the indigenous peoples of North and South America had undergone the...

Yanis Varoufakis
How Capitalism Works

The latest phase of Capitalism, neoliberalism, has left a train wreck in its wake. It’s produced a new Gilded Age. The gap between theoretical Capitalism and its actual workings is...  

Frances Fox Piven
What Movements Do

The ruling class is organized and well-funded. What can be done to confront and defeat concentrations of power? As a veteran activist once said, “Organized people can beat organized money.”...  

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