Former Priest and Survivor Speak Out on Pennsylvania Catholic Sex Abuse

A shocking new Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over a span of seven decades. The church leadership covered up the abuse, lying to communities, transferring predator priests rather than firing them, and locking abuse complaints away in what the church […]

How to Fight a War of Ultimate Repetitiousness in Afghanistan

Fair warning. Stop reading right now if you want, because I’m going to repeat myself. What choice do I have, since my subject is the Afghan War (America’s second Afghan War, no less)? I began writing about that war in October 2001, almost 17 years ago, just after the US invasion of Afghanistan. That was […]

Pennsylvania Priests Abused 1,000 Children and Covered It Up

In Pennsylvania, a grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over seven decades, and that church leadership covered up the abuse. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro described harrowing accounts of priests raping young girls and boys, including one priest who raped […]

Rashida Tlaib, Muslim Democratic Socialist, Appears Headed to Washington

Detroit Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Palestinian-American woman and first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, after winning the Democratic primary for John Conyers’s old House seat in Michigan last week. Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for […]

We Will Resist Trump’s Authoritarian War on the Media

President Donald Trump is a liar. Trump lies so much that journalists have debated what to call his lies. (Is a lie still a lie if the liar believes it to be true on some level?) Liars like Trump fear the news media because they know that hard facts and dissenting voices can slowly destroy […]

In Rush to Retweet Trump, Treasury Department May Have Violated the Law

The Department of Treasury may be in trouble after its official Twitter account retweeted a campaign message posted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. “Great Republican election results last night. So far we have the team we want. 8 for 9 in Special Elections. Red Wave!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday night. Great Republican election results […]

Warren Unveils Plan to Give Workers More Control Over Corporate Decisions

Taking aim at the heart of America’s toxic economic status quo — which has over the past several decades produced soaring corporate profits and CEO pay while keeping workers’ wages stagnant — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would “give workers a stronger voice” in the decision-making of major businesses and put […]

“Aerial Art Action” Demands End to Planned Oil Drilling in Portugal

Around 800 people — including Portuguese activists, surfers, fishers, youths and supporters from around the world — came together on August 4, at Cova do Vapor beach outside Lisbon, Portugal, where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic, to rise up against the country’s plans for offshore oil drilling and inland fracking. The participants used their […]

When Algeria Became the Liberation Capital of the “Third World”

It was a time of upheaval, revolution and promise. When Algeria gained its full independence from France in 1962, it became a central refuge for forces still fighting the colonial powers. Among those who made Algeria their home to avoid being captured in the US were leading Black Panthers. In her fascinating memoir Algiers, Third […]

Medicaid Officials Target Home Health Aides’ Union Dues

Medicaid home care aides — hourly workers who help the elderly and disabled with daily tasks like eating, getting dressed and bathing — are emerging as the latest target in the ongoing power struggle between conservatives and organized labor. About half a million of these workers belong to the Service Employees International Union, a public-sector […]