by John Pilger edited by O Society Feb 18, 2020 On Saturday, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the center of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, on 24 February, faces a court to decide whether or not he is … Continue reading Julian Assange Should Be Celebrated Rather Than Incarcerated
Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klan member, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to … Continue reading Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump
by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society Feb 17, 2020 Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. Second-place finisher Pete Buttigieg earned 24.4 percent of the vote, while Amy Klobuchar, not long ago polling in single digits, came out of nowhere with 19.8 percent, a classic New Hampshire outlier result. The words “eked” … Continue reading Sanders and Trump are political opposites on the same path to victory
by Peter Baker edited by O Society Feb 17, 2020 Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee, the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. “When you strike at a king,” Emerson famously said, “you must kill him.” Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down. With the end of the … Continue reading To Kill The King
On spirituality, anti-intellectualism, and existential struggle by Gail Post edited by O Society Feb 15, 2020 A troubling online comment highlights the complicated intersection between spirituality and science. Written by a family after touring an air and space museum, they proudly announce their children's response to depictions of the solar system's formation. "We let it go in one … Continue reading How Come So Many Kids Lose Faith and Don’t Believe in Our Society?
by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society Feb 14, 2020 New Hampshire primary election results, much like the Iowa caucuses, show Bernie Sanders doing worse than polls anticipate and establishment favorite Pete Buttigieg doing much better than polls anticipate. DNC Rigs First Presidential Primary Vote Results with Shadow, Inc App Paid For By Pete Buttigieg … Continue reading Removing Trump From the Equation Does Not = Utopia
by O Society Feb 10, 2020 One of our O Society people sent the following message: It seems like with a country this big we would have better choices. I am afraid Trump is going to win again. I am amazed by how many people we know who really, really support Trump. One recently confronted … Continue reading Why Does Bernie Sanders Call Himself a “Socialist?”