The Best Truthdig Originals of 2019 – Truthdig

Posted: December 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm

This years Truthdig Originals cover a wide range of topics, from to subjugation by corporations and creative ideas for addressing climate change to elections and uprisings all over the world. Click on the title to read the full story.

The Private Governments That Subjugate U.S. WorkersBy CHRIS HEDGES

Corporate dictatorships, under the ruling ideology of neoliberalism and libertarianism, have stripped away the rights of employees.

Governments Beware: People Are Rising Up All Over the WorldBy SONALI KOLHATKAR

When people have had enough, they meet force with resistance and resilience.

We Are Living in the Wreckage of the War on TerrorBy MAJ. DANNY SJURSEN

Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan rage on with no end in sight. Our delusion was believing they were ever rational, winnable or meaningful.

The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a WeedBy ELLEN BROWN

Now that growing industrial hemp is legal nationwide, the miracle crop could solve many of our environmental, health and socioeconomic troubles in one fell swoop.

Trump May Be a White Nationalist, but American Racism Is BipartisanBy PAUL STREET

Despite its rhetoric and appearance of diversity, the Democratic Party is deeply complicit in the nations structural and institutional racism.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refuses to Be Gaslit by The New York TimesBy KASIA ANDERSON

The congresswoman makes it clear that she doesnt agree with the papers take on her career moves.

Argentina Defies the Americas Crisis of DemocracyBy JACOB SUGARMAN

As regional powers backslide and Donald Trump looms, one nation offers a popular, progressive alternative. A dispatch from Buenos Aires.

I Know What Its Like to Be Told to Go Back to My Own CountryBy NATASHA HAKIMI ZAPATA

As the daughter of Iranian and Mexican immigrants, the presidents racist attacks on four congresswomen of color have struck me to my core.

The Supreme Court May Be Lost for a GenerationBy BILL BLUM

John Robert is the newest swing vote, but hes still a conservative. And if Trump is reelected, the GOP will likely get a sixth justice.

Donald Trumps Anti-Semitism Grows Ever BolderByILANA NOVICK

He portrays his audience at the Israeli American Councils National Summit as money-hungry villains, calling them not nice people at all.

The Real Russian Menace Is Just Hypercapitalism


A recent Washington Post feature lays bare the prejudices of our political press and its denial about how American society actually works.

The Left Is Finally Winning the War of IdeasBy LEE CAMP

Despite the establishments best efforts, progressive issues are dominating the conversationjust look at the Democratic primaries.

Presidential Candidates Refuse to Discuss the Countrys Worst CrisisBy BILL BOYARSKY

Americas homelessness problem is in plain view around the nation but conspicuously absent on the campaign trail.

Fred Hampton Lives On, 50 Years After His AssassinationBy TANA GANEVA

The Black Panther and civil rights leader pledged to fight racism with solidarity. The struggle against capitalism he championed lives on.

Who Would FDR Endorse?By CONOR LYNCH

The 32nd president understood how to leverage the popular will. Progressive candidates would be wise to embrace brand of his politics.

Lesbians Are a Target of Male Violence the World OverBy JULIE BINDELIn many countries, they have won legislative equality. But the grim reality is that they still have reason to fear for their safety.

Britains Choice Is Socialism or BarbarismBy ALAN MINSKY

In the Dec. 12 general election, the U.K. had to decide between a humane future or an ethnonationalist lurch toward the right.

Google Secretly Harvests the Health Data of MillionsBy JULIANNE TVETEN

A recent Wall Street Journal expos arouses a familiar sense of dread about Silicon Valley companies and privacy.

NATO Is as Good as DeadBy SCOTT RITTER

The 70-year-old alliance has been fraying since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Donald Trumps presidency may finish it off altogether.

Los Angeles Countys District Attorney Must Go, and Heres WhyBy MELINA ABDULLAH and RASHAD ROBINSON

Jackie Lacey, who oversees the largest prosecutorial office in the nation, has a pattern of neglecting black, brown and poor Angelenos.

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