As a group of Vietnam War veterans and peace activists travel back to Vietnam to mark the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre, Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with three members of the delegation: Vietnam veteran Paul Cox, who later co-founded the Veterans for Peace chapter in San Francisco; Susan Schnall, former Navy nurse who was court-martialed fo […]
Fifty years ago, on March 16, 1968, U.S. soldiers attacked the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Even though the soldiers met no resistance, they slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese women, children and old men over the next four hours, in what became known as the My Lai massacre. After the massacre, the U.S. military attempted to cover up what happened. But in […]
Special Counsel Subpoenas Documents from Trump Organization, U.S. Sanctions Russia, Saying Hackers Targeted Infrastructure, Miami, Florida: At Least 6 Killed After Pedestrian Bridge Collapses, Syria: Tens of Thousands Evacuate Cities Amid Relentless Attacks, Brazil: Tens of Thousands Protest Murder of Rio City Councilmember, Immigration Activists Fight to En […]
This month marks the 10th anniversary of Rebecca Solnit's groundbreaking essay, "Men Explain Things to Me." In 2008, Solnit wrote, "Men explain things to me, and other women, whether or not they know what they're talking about. ... Every woman knows what I'm talking about. It's the presumption that makes it hard, at times, […]
Dozens of farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers have entered their last day of a 5-day fast outside the Manhattan office of Nelson Peltz, the board chair and largest shareholder of the restaurant chain Wendy's. They are demanding Wendy's sign onto the Fair Food Program, which would require the fast-food giant to purchase tomatoes from […]
Wednesday's nationwide student walkout occurred one month after 17 students and staff were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Many students left classes for 17 minutes—one minute for each person murdered in Parkland. But in Alabama some students walked out for 18 minutes to remember another student who was recently k […]
In a historic day of action, more than a million students from over 3,000 schools walked out of classes to protest gun violence on Wednesday. Walkouts occurred in all 50 states as well as some schools overseas. The nationwide student walkouts occurred one month after 17 students and staff were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl […]
1 Million Students Walk Out of 3,000+ Schools to Protest Gun Violence, House Passes School Safety Bill Without Any Gun Controls, Florida: Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for Nikolas Cruz in Parkland Massacre Trial, California High School Students Injured by Teacher with Gun, Senators Approve Sweeping Rollback of Dodd-Frank Banking Regulations, Trump Names Larry […]
On one of the latest episodes of Jeremy Scahill's podcast "Intercepted," he interviews Democratic Congressmember Jan Schakowsky about Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, who is now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. For more, we speak with Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept.
On Tuesday, President Trump announced via Twitter he was firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and tapping CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. As a former Kansas Republican congressmember, Pompeo has a history of making Islamophobic statements. He’s also been a major ally to the billionaire right-wing Koch brothers. For more, we speak with Lee Fang, i […]
Join the FSF and friends Friday, March 2nd, from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory, with this week's theme of helping projects receive cryptocurrency donations.