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Renters vs. Slumlords: Activists Nationwide Rally for Renter's Rights
Organizers in Minneapolis say it's about more than just rents increasing: affordable housing is basically disappearing, and the city's policies leave the door wide open for predatory landlords

  September 24, 2017

After Pushing Democrats Left, Bernie Sanders Takes on Foreign Policy
Bernie Sanders' foreign policy address is a major step forward in the effort to challenge the corporate, militarist influences behind U.S. foreign policy, says Root Action's Norman Solomon

  September 23, 2017

US Lawmakers Accuse Russian Outlet of... Time Travel?
Lawmakers want the FCC to investigate the Russia-backed Sputnik Radio for using "U.S. airwaves to influence the 2016 presidential election," apparently not realizing that Sputnik wasn't on the radio until July 2017, says Max Blumenthal

  September 23, 2017

Neocons and Hollywood Liberals Go to 'War' on Russia
The promotional video of the Committee to Investigate Russia features actor Morgan Freeman in what is 'probably his worst role since Driving Miss Daisy,' says AlterNet's Max Blumenthal

  September 22, 2017

Bernie Sanders Presents his Foreign Policy Platform
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered the Green Foundation Lecture at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he laid out his vision for a progressive U.S. foreign policy

  September 21, 2017

Bernie Sanders Calls Out 'International Oligarchy'
After mobilizing millions of supporters around progressive policies at home, Senator Bernie Sanders unveils a foreign policy vision that criticizes US militarism and 'international oligarchy'

  September 21, 2017

Our Revolution Endorses Socialist Star Candidate Jabari Brisport
New York City Council Candidate Jabari Brisport discusses his efforts to run a successful campaign while embracing a socialist platform

  September 22, 2017

Why the Juggalos Marched on Washington
The FBI says fans of Insane Clown Posse are a violent gang, but those fans think they're being targeted because of class prejudice

  September 21, 2017

Wilkerson: Trump a 'Diplomatic Fiasco' at the UN
Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, talks about Trump's speech before the UN General Assembly and explains why Ambassador Nikki Haley's remarks on the Iran nuclear deal scare him

  September 19, 2017

GOP Retries ACA Repeal as Single-Payer Surges
After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, Republicans are trying to sneak through an equally dangerous last-ditch attempt, says Dr. Ed Weisbart of Physicians for a National Health Program

  September 18, 2017

Green Party files election fraud lawsuit against Democratic Party in Pennsylvania
Candidate for Pennsylvania's 197th ward and former Green Party VP Candidate in 2012, Cheri Honkala, discusses the election fraud lawsuit she filed last week against the Democratic Party.

  September 17, 2017

Trump's Judicial Makeover is White and Far-Right
Through his nominees of federal judges and prosecutors, Donald Trump is overseeing a radical overhaul of the US judicial system, says Kamau Franklin, attorney and political editor of Atlanta Black Star

  September 16, 2017

CIA Whistleblower: Harvard Picks Torture Apologists Over Chelsea Manning
Harvard's rescinding of Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship -- following a backlash from current and former US officials -- is a 'disgrace,' says CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou

  September 15, 2017

Florida Nursing Home Deaths Highlight Industry's Dangers
The deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents during Hurricane Irma bring new attention to a powerful industry serving the vulnerable, and a Trump administration effort to nix a critical safeguard

  September 14, 2017

Senate Refuses to Stop Endless War
Sixteen years after its passage, the Senate has rejected an effort to repeal the Congressional authorization that has been used as a blank check for military action around the globe, says David Swanson of World Beyond War

  September 14, 2017

Holdout Democrats Face a Single-Payer Surge
Health industry-backed Democrats who've yet to join their colleagues in backing Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All bill will face a new wave of grassroots pressure, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

  September 14, 2017

Single-Payer Healthcare Takes a Big Step Forward
Wednesday was a historic day in the U.S. struggle for universal health care as key Senate Democrats joined Sen. Bernie Sanders to unveil a single-payer bill. We speak to economist Dean Baker and Saikat Chakrabarti of Brand New Congress

  September 13, 2017

FBI, DOJ Eye Russian Media Outlets as 'Foreign Agents'
The US Justice Department and FBI are scrutinizing the Russian state-owned Sputnik and RT networks as potential 'foreign agents', raising questions of press freedom, says independent journalist Alyona Minkovski

  September 13, 2017

Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders' Lead on Single-Payer
Top Democrats, including likely presidential hopefuls, are lining up to co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All bill, signaling universal healthcare is fast becoming a litmus test for 2020

  September 11, 2017

Here We Go Again
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson writes that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's distortions are an attempt to prepare conditions for war against Iran

  September 11, 2017

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