SAT, 9/23/2017 – BY ROMAN KRZNARIC THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON YES Here’s something that might surprise you: One of the most powerful weapons we can use against far-right authoritarians like President Donald Trump has its roots in ancient philosophy. In particular, we can draw on the idea of carpe diem, or… Continue reading

Socialist ideals now ‘mainstream’, Corbyn tells Labour faithful

© Ben Stansall, AFP | Britain’s main opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn claps after his speech on the final day of the Labour Party conference in Brighton on September 27. Text by NEWS WIRES Latest update : 2017-09-27 (France24.com) Britain’s left-wing opposition leader said Wednesday that the political center ground… Continue reading

“Important Lessons From Orwell and Churchill for Resisting Authoritarian Rule in Trump’s America” by Steven Rosenfeld

George Orwell (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images) | Winston Churchill (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images) This post first appeared at AlterNet. Thomas Ricks’ book is the latest offering history’s lessons for our dangerous time. September 27, 2017 (BillMoyers.com) Donald Trump’s reactionary presidency and Silicon Valley’s spying on… Continue reading

Chronicle editorial: “Free speech isn’t free”

Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images.  Milo Yiannopoulos September 22, 2017 Yes, Milo Yiannopoulos is a vile demagogue. Yes, the student groups inviting him and other right-wing agitators to UC Berkeley sometimes appear willfully incompetent. And, yes, Yiannopoulos and company are trying to provoke outrage and violence from left-wing militants who have… Continue reading

“Pelosi, Feinstein facing challengers amid protests from their left” by Joe Garofoli

“Pelosi, Feinstein facing challengers amid protests from their left” by Joe Garofoli

Stephen Jaffe, seeking Nancy Pelosi’s congressional seat, speaks at the Alameda Elks’ Lodge. September 21, 2017 (SFChronicle.com) It’s not a good time to be Nancy Pelosi or Dianne Feinstein. After a combined six-plus decades in Washington, they have become “the Man,” at least to a growing number of progressives who… Continue reading