Creating a Society that is Of the People, By the People, and For the People

​The Left stands agape at the precipice of the Trump presidency; a long and excruciating rollercoaster climb through the first couple of weeks of bad decision after bad decision, waiting for the horrifying freefall when the shit hits the fan. We had felt the emergence of Bernie Sanders signaled the beginning of a great movement to fight for the people but instead have been given the least qualified person in history for the most powerful job in the world who is beholden only to himself, his circle of Bond-esque cronies, and the corporate interests that serve the wealthy and no one else. It is incredibly disheartening and can feel overwhelming. What are we supposed to do? How can we reverse this? How can we turn the tides?

#DemEnter Lives Matter!

And, I am already being “trolled” by so-called progressives, that want nothing more than to create chaos for the Dems, like Donald Trump does to the GOP.

Truth & Unity

Opinion: Truth is the key to unification. There is where we find common ground and success.

Single Payer: The Left's Best Shot At Winning Again

Judging by the humiliating defeat of Trumpcare today, I don’t believe Republicans really thought they’d have the chance to repeal Obamacare. Conservative lawmakers, mostly elected on the premise of repealing the ACA, have had years to draft and perfect a plan to save our healthcare system, making them the heroes they pretended to be.

We Must Demand Medicare for All

By now, it should be clear that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats care at all about you. The GOP (Greedy Old Party) has always been known to be the enemy of the regular Joe, but we had been deluded into thinking the Democrats were the Party of the People. Wrong. If you are not among the super-wealthy, they want to kill you too.

The Current Corporate Coup

The loss of democracy is an inevitable result of the ascension of unelected political power. Over the past 40 years in the US. we have witnessed the return of this cyclical phenomenon of our capitalist economic system--the gradual rise of corporate control of government--which has occurred every 70-80 years since the founding of the nation. Paralleling the increase of corporate power, and directly related to it, is the widening of the income/wealth inequality gap between the 1% and the balance of the population. Economists tracking that gap found that it peaked in 1928, the year before the Crash of 1929, the Great Depression. It peaked again in 2007, the year before the onset of the recession we have not fully recovered from. An amazing concordance. Of course, for people of wealth, those crises were special opportunities to become even richer. Failing business were bought by the vultures for fire sale prices; and homes in foreclosure were scooped up for pennies on the dollar.

Fort Lauderdale Shooter: More Proof that War is Making us LESS Safe!

These wars are making us LESS safe, not only because they are creating more terrorists abroad, but they are creating more terrorists right here in our own nation.

Solidarity and Embracing a Diversity of Tactics

What is the best political strategy moving forward? #DemEnter? Third party? Mass uprisings in the streets? Answer: All of the Above

The Plight of the Outcast

Anyone who will tell you to stop crying is in denial of their own humanity. It’s as absurd as pushing pharmaceuticals to prevent suicide before asking a suicidal person, “What’s wrong?” It’s the same flawed logic that makes this society such a wretched place to exist.

Never Forget 11-9

Never forget the outrage we felt in the wee hours of the morning on 11-9, when we saw state after state fall, Hillary conceded, and the markets started to crash!

The Return of the Blacklist: What's next -- Book Burning?

How the establishment is trying to 'blacklist' progressive sources as pro-Russian

On Losing Hope and Reclaiming It In a Season of Rebellion

Why we should never lose hope amongst the despair of this election season.

When Free Speech Kills

White Supremacist terrorist groups in this country use our 1st amendment right to promote hate crimes.  Hundreds of thousands of US citizens have been murdered because of the hate crimes committed by these groups, yet our government turns a blind eye.  This is genocide and a human rights violation of monumental proportion.

Russian Attacks on John Podesta, DNC Leaks Are Fake

Bottom line, the Russian conspiracy is a myth, for both Podesta Leaks and DNC Leaks. I will prove it.

Bernie's Fateful Promise to Support Clinton

Yes, Bernie told us he would support Clinton if he didn't win the nomination. But what we knew then and what we knew by the end of the primaries are two entirely different sets of facts, and that changed the game.

Standing Rock Reveals the True Colors of Both the Media and the Democratic Party

The historic gathering of over two hundred Native American tribes and thousands of their allies at Standing Rock in North Dakota has put on stark display the state of this country’s corporate media and its nominally left-leaning party.  

THE AMAZING HUBRIS OF HILLARITES

Democrats are making financial contributions in the millions to back Jill Stein's recount efforts - but they've done it for the wrong reason.

A Case of Domestic Terrorism at Standing Rock

What began as civil resistance by one Sioux woman and her grandchildren in early April has since become an international movement to preserve clean drinking water in the face of formidable violent opposition from a militarized police force and hired mercenaries.

Clinton Transcript Excerpts Show the Real Clinton

In a event so ironic it would lead to copious laughter were it not so serious, emails hacked from Clinton campaign chief John Podesta have finally given us a glance at some of the content of Hillary's secret Wall Street speeches.

Education & BLM

As a former educator in an impoverished non-white area, I contend that we must hold our school system accountable for the regular police violence happening in poor communities of color.

Denial 101: Academia's Liberal Elite and The Modern Politics of Comfort

The left and right have been equally guilty of using blame shifting tactics throughout the history of American politics; the only difference today is that the left wing is now disproportionately saturated with elite academics who use politically correct jargon as a tool to silence their ideological opponents.

What Jill Stein Voters Need To Know About the Trump-Hillary Debate

These are my final thoughts on last night's debate: It was a complete and utter national embarrassment. On a scale from 1-10, with 1 being Lincoln Chafee's 2015 poll numbers and 10 being how fucked we are in 2017, I'd give both candidates a rating of negative 5.

Why I'm Voting For Jill Stein

Before I get to my reasons for voting for the Stein/Baraka ticket this fall, let me give you a bit of background. I know a lot of you are Bernie-crats. Bravo - Bernie was the first presidential candidate I passionately supported in my 41 years of voting eligibility. Can I tell you a secret? Prior to my running for office as a Green Party candidate this year, the highest level of political involvement was a brief period when I was a Republican precinct delegate. 

Why I'm Voting For Jill Stein

What ever happened to due process and the right of habeas corpus guaranteed by the Constitution?

Free Reverend Edward Pinkney - Do You Hear Us? We Want Justice and Freedom, Now!

The days have been long and agonizing since Reverend Edward Pinkney, a sixty-eight-year old Black man and political prisoner, was incarcerated in December 2014.

Real Progressives web-series - Episode 101

Join the Real Progressives team as we launch the first episode of our web series that will focus on progressive politics, current events and bringing to light often overlooked and under-represented issues and viewpoints. 

Silencing America as It Prepares for War

Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him. It was a baptism in the American way, along with the salivating violence of the Chicago police at the Democratic Party’s rigged convention.  The great counter revolution had begun.