This is what democracy looks like | Anthony D. Romero

Silicon Valley is obsessed with disruption, but these days, the biggest disruptor didn’t come out of Silicon Valley. It came out of steel towns in Ohio, rural communities in Pennsylvania, the Panhandle in Florida. And this last US presidential election was the mother of all disruptions. Once again, politics is Continue Reading

Why theater is essential to democracy | Oskar Eustis

Theater matters because democracy matters. Theater is the essential art form of democracy, and we know this because they were born in the same city. In the late 6th century BC, the idea of Western democracy was born. It was, of course, a very partial and flawed democracy, but the Continue Reading

Champion for Democracy? – Woodrow Wilson I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

Debate about Woodrow Wilson has raged since the war and still does today. Who was he? A brilliant statesman? Just another racist? Both? Neither? It’s been said that anyone who followed Wilson down a political path was almost certain to meet him coming in the opposite direction, so let’s take Continue Reading

White Nationalist Terror Rising: The Roots Of Invasion Rhetoric | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

>>>TONIGHT INVESTIGATORS>>>TONIGHT INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO POUR OVER THESE CONTINUE TO POUR OVER THESE WRITINGS, THE EL PASO SHOOTER WRITINGS, THE EL PASO SHOOTER APPARENTLY POSTED MINUTES BEFORE APPARENTLY POSTED MINUTES BEFORE THE DEADLY RAMPAGE. THE DEADLY RAMPAGE. THE DOCUMENT CLEARLY THE DOCUMENT CLEARLY ANTI-IMMIGRATION, ANTI-IMMIGRATION, ANTIGOVERNMENT. ANTIGOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD NOTE Continue Reading

Grieving Victims Tell Trump To Stay Away After Shootings | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

“MEET THE PRESS” DAILY. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. “THE BEAT WITH ARI MELBER”” “THE BEAT WITH ARI MELBER”” STARTS RIGHT NOW. STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR>>THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR JOINING US. JOINING US. SEVERAL IMPORTANT STORIES SEVERAL IMPORTANT STORIES TONIGHT AND Continue Reading

Trump Tweets To Appeal To His White Nationalist Base

Farron, the President went on this week to question, I don’t know. There’s a lot of people who are interpreting this in many different ways, but Donald Trump clearly feels like Abraham Lincoln may have dropped the ball a little bit. He is clearly, and there’s been a lot of Continue Reading

Keeping democracy alive: Whistleblowing, civil disobedience, and discourse | Allison Stanger

It’s really important to realize, whistleblowing is in America’s DNA. It has been a concept since before the Constitution itself was ratified. The first whistleblower protection law in the United States was passed in 1778 during wartime. It is used to bring down the first commodore of the United States Continue Reading

Why The United States Isn’t A True Democracy

With the 2016 US Presidential election in full swing, many candidates have fallen back on praising American democracy. In an interview with Time, Hillary Clinton said “we have to knit this democracy back together”. Clearly, the presidential election is the purest expression of the democratic process… right? Well, not exactly. Continue Reading

Is CUBA going to turn CAPITALIST after Castro? – VisualPolitik EN

Unless you live in a cave and your only source of information is VisualPolitik, in which case, Thank you! You probably know that Fidel Castro has died. And with his death, a communist icon goes away. He ruled over Cuba with an iron fist, for more than 50 years. Now Continue Reading

Who is worst for the environment? WAR. CAPITALISM. WAKE UP.

Hey everyone! Today I have a big video for you, and I think an important one, about the huge environmental cost of war. I’ll be covering a lot of ground, starting with a brief overview of how harmful militarism is, and how it’s inextricably tied and perpetuated by our dominant Continue Reading