As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, and the Democratic party even more so, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation.
Denis Moynihan is a writer and radio producer who writes a weekly column with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.
The climate crisis imperils the planet. The U.S. president's climate denial is unconscionable and should be added to the articles of impeachment against him.
Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them.
Twenty-five years ago, the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, was signed into law in the U.S. In April, the bill was sent to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it has been awaiting action.
The time for surprise over Trump's demonization of the press is long past. He is fuelling hatred and encouraging violence, and needs to be held accountable.
The movement to rename Columbus Day is a denunciation of genocide, and a celebration of Indigenous peoples and their central role in our history and in our future.
That a single whistleblower could trigger Trump's potential impeachment reminds us how important whistleblowers are to a functioning democracy. But many of them have been persecuted for their acts.
Trump's refusal to support gun control legislation; his prolific lying; his relentless attacks on the press; his Muslim ban; his separation of families -- all are worthy of an impeachment inquiry.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her "school strike for the climate." The final two Fridays of this month are expected to be some of the largest global protests ever.
Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian student who grew up in a refugee camp, had achieved something remarkable: admission to Harvard University. But on arrival, his visa was rescinded and he was deported.