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Norman Solomon is cofounder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. He was a Bernie Sanders delegate from California to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and is currently a coordinator of the relaunched Bernie Delegates Network. Solomon is the author of a dozen books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
(49 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 27, 2022 Biden's Unhinged Call for Regime Change in Russia
Ever since Joe Biden ended his speech in Poland on Saturday night by making one of the most dangerous statements ever uttered by a U.S. president in the nuclear age, efforts to clean up after him have been profuse. Administration officials scurried to assert that Biden didn't mean what he said. Yet no amount of trying to "walk back" his unhinged comment at the end of his speech...
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Bob Dylan and the Ukraine Crisis
Fifty-nine years ago, Bob Dylan recorded "With God on Our Side." You probably haven't heard it on the radio for a very long time, if ever, but right now you could listen to it as his most evergreen of topical songs:
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 16, 2022 Ominous History in Real Time: Where We Are Now in the USA
An all-out war on democracy is now underway in the United States. More than ever, the Republican Party is the electoral arm of unabashed white supremacy as well as such toxicities as xenophobia, nativism, anti-gay bigotry, patriarchy, and misogyny.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Stop Calling the Military Budget a 'Defense' Budget
It's bad enough that mainstream news outlets routinely call the Pentagon budget a "defense" budget. But the fact that progressives in Congress and even many antiwar activists also do the same is an indication of how deeply the mindsets of the nation's warfare state are embedded in the political culture of the United States.
SHARE Monday, September 13, 2021 As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote
Millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare.
CodePink and Massachusetts Peace Action hosted a national webinar to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 -- the day before Sunday's launch of the Cut the Pentagon campaign -- and the resulting video includes more than 20 speakers who directly challenged the lethal orthodoxy of the warfare state.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 12, 2021 Why Corporate Liberalism Is No Match for Trumpism
Forces aligned with Donald Trump have been upping the ante all year with hyperactive strategies that could enable Republican leaders to choke off democracy, ensuring that Trump or another GOP candidate captures the presidency in 2024.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Nina Turner's Loss Is Oligarchy's Gain
The race for a vacant congressional seat in northeast Ohio was a fierce battle between status quo politics and calls for social transformation. In the end, when votes were counted Tuesday night, transactional business-as-usual had won by almost 6 percent.
SHARE Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Who's Afraid of Nina Turner?
Nina Turner is very scary -- to power brokers who've been spending big money and political capital to keep her out of Congress. With early voting underway, tensions are spiking as the decisive Democratic primary race in northeast Ohio nears its Aug. 3 finish. The winner will be virtually assured of filling the seat in the deep-blue district left vacant by Rep. Marcia Fudge when she became President Biden's HUD secretary.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 15, 2021 Bernie Sanders Has Bonded with President Biden. Is That Good?
President Biden's recent moves to curtail monopolies have stunned many observers who -- extrapolating from his 36-year record in the Senate -- logically assumed he would do little to challenge corporate power. Overall, Biden has moved leftward on economic policies, while Sen. Bernie Sanders -- who says that "the Biden of today is not what I or others would have expected" decades ago...
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 17, 2021 If Dennis Kucinich Becomes the Mayor of Cleveland, It'll Be a Shock to the System. Again
Cleveland has been spiraling downward. It's one of the poorest cities in the country, beset by worsening violent crime, poverty and decaying infrastructure. Now, 42 years after the end of his first term as mayor, Dennis Kucinich is ready for his second.
Kucinich won a race for mayor of Cleveland at age 31 and promptly infuriated the power structure
SHARE Monday, June 14, 2021 How Democrats and Progressives Undermined the Potential of the Biden-Putin Summit
Democratic Party leaders have already hobbled the Biden Putin Summit potential to move the world away from the worsening dangers of nuclear war. After nearly five years of straining to depict Donald Trump as some kind of Russian agent -- a depiction that squandered vast quantities of messaging without electoral benefits -- most Democrats in Congress are now locked into a modern Cold War mentality that endangers human survival
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 22, 2021 Why Israel Blows Up Media Offices and Targets Journalists
Israel's military began threatening and targeting journalists several decades ago, in tandem with its longstanding cruel treatment of Palestinians. Rather than reduce the cruelty, the Israeli government keeps trying to reduce accurate news coverage.