Politics

by Jacqueline Salit A wise man once said “Those who make the rules, rule.” Today, we wonder whether the current rules of voting and governing can deliver any kind of progress. An important rules question was on the ballot in Maine earlier this month and the voters delivered a clear message. After a hard-fought campaign […]

According to peace activist Kevin Zeese, if Trump hoped that sacking FBI Director James Comey would stop investigations into possible collusion between Trump’s administration and Russia, he may be wrong. Very wrong.

This action alert comes from People’s Action: Drumpf’s immigration order targeting seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — is creating chaos and misery around the world. The executive order mandates several points: It bars Syrian refugees from entering the US indefinitely, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, and blocks […]

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Want to make America great again? The answer lies not with Drumpf, not with Clinton’s status quo, but with what you’ll learn in Michael Moore’s latest award-winning documentary. Lesson One: Love your neighbor. Lesson Two: If you think the land of guns, greed, and Kardashians is the greatest country in the world, you don’t know much.

Bernie Sanders was not victorious in the New York presidential primary. So what? That’s right — so what? I am sitting in the GDPR studio, feeling… not thrilled, but resolute. Of course, I had hoped for a better outcome for this election, but New York obviously was going to be a tough nut to crack […]

The following are links to progressive-issue action alerts that found their way to The Armchair Activist’s inbox. We share them with you in the hope that you will get busy: Take action for a better world. And remember the words of Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent [we] pay for living on this planet.” Today, we have an […]

Donald Drumpf is crisscrossing the nation in the guise of a new-millennium Mussolini, and the poison he spreads along the way — racism, xenophobia, misogyny, disdain for the poor — is infecting school children, say teachers in a new SPLC report. This likely will affect the US– and not in a good way — for at least a generation.

For April 14, Progressive Nashville shares two ways to make a difference: Add your voice to the call to charge Donald “Short Fingered Vulgarian” Trump for inciting violence and stand with #FightFor15 activists demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage.


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