Rethinking Higher Education in a Time of Tyranny

What kind of democracy is possible when the institutions that are crucial to a vibrant civil society are vanishing? Source:  Moyers & Company/Henry Giroux Many of the great peace activists of the 20th century, extending from Mahatma Gandhi and Paulo Freire to Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr., shared a passion for education as an Read more »

How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws

Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law Source:  Moyers & Company/Bill Moyers To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Read more »

Sanders: To Lift ‘Outrageous’ Burden of Student Debt, Time for Tuition-Free College for All

“Each and every American must be able to get the education they need to match their skills and fulfill their dreams.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jon Queally In order to lift the burden of debt on millions of students and unleash the potential of current and future generations, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared on Tuesday night that Read more »

ACLU Sues Kansas Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Law Barring Boycott of Israel

The law, part of a wider pattern of targeting the non-violent BDS movement, decried as “attempt by the government to silence one side of a public debate” Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to challenge a Kansas law that requires any company or individual who contracts Read more »

Kissinger Just Met With Trump for the Third Time This Year — Here’s Why It Matters

Source:  Anti Media/Darius Shahtahmasebi President Trump met with alleged war criminal Henry Kissinger on Tuesday, the third meeting Trump has had with Kissinger this year. While the media has focused on Trump’s push to use the former secretary of state’s visit as a ploy to bash Obamacare, their recent meeting likely also signifies something more sinister than the Read more »

How Many Hours Americans Need to Work to Pay Their Mortgage

Source:  Howmuch.net/Raul Many people define the American dream as owning your own home, not to mention a comfortable lifestyle, healthy children, and a secure retirement. But the ability to afford a home—let alone all those other things—depends entirely on where you live and your level of income. This makes apples-to-apples comparisons across the country extremely difficult. How Read more »

How Hurricane Response Efforts Are Sorting People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Source:  Talk Poverty/Maria Foscarinis Hurricanes Irma and Harvey delivered a devastating one-two punch to Texas and Florida, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving thousands displaced. Now, as emergency responders try to help hurricane victims cope with the aftermath of the storm, previously homeless residents are taking a particularly hard hit. In Florida, as officials rushed to open emergency Read more »

White New Orleans Has Recovered from Hurricane Katrina. Black New Orleans Has Not.

Neither the epic storm nor the city’s recovery have remedied systematic racial prejudices that have undermined African-Americans’ efforts to rebuild and return home. This post originally appeared at Talk Poverty. Republished in Moyers and Company 96,000. That’s how many fewer African-Americans are living in New Orleans now than prior to Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall 11 years ago Read more »

Celebrations as Bernie-Style Candidate Wins Mayoral Victory in Alabama

“This isn’t just a victory for Birmingham, it’s a victory for all of us” says Our Revolution’s Nina Turner, calling on progressives to “support local races all across the country” Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett In the latest victory for the progressive movement in the southern United States, voters elected 36-year-old populist Randall Woodfin, who ran Read more »

DON’T LET DUMP TRUMP OPPOSITION WATER DOWN KAEPERNICK’S ANTI-IMPERIALIST MESSAGE

Source:  American Herald Tribune/Daniel Haiphong President Trump has spent much of the last week responding to the plethora of sports players that have taken a knee to the national anthem. The increase in anthem protests comes after Donald Trump referred to Colin Kaepernick as a “son of a b****” at a political rally in Alabama on September 22nd. Read more »