Politics

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

By Bruce E. Levine / alternet.org Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that […]

US State Dept. Press Secretary Calls Her Own Statement Ridiculous On Hot Mic (@2:03)

US State Dept. Press Secretary Calls Her Own Statement Ridiculous On Hot Mic (@2:03)

During a press conference this week, US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was caught on a hot mic calling her own prepared statement ridiculous. Responding to a question about the recent acquittal of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, Psaki said that: “Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the […]

Sioux Tribal President Declares Keystone XL Pipeline An “Act Of War”

Sioux Tribal President Declares Keystone XL Pipeline An “Act Of War”

This week, in Rosebud South Dakota, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President made an official announcement, stating that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe considers the laying of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through their lands to be an “act of war.” The announcement comes just hours after the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the completion of […]