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Against Tyranny: Buying Time for Democracy

September 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Joseph Gerson The central question in November’s election is the choice between preserving a semblance of constitutional democracy or the imposition of repressive, white supremacist authoritarianism. As Trump’s enablers urge violence and declaration of martial law if he loses the election, and as the …

NEW YORK, Jul 22 2020 (IPS) – In the words of (ret.) Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Secretary of Defense Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, the Trump Administration has been dangerously “poking China in the eye.” After sending aircraft carriers and destroyers to the precincts of the Taiwan …

Calls on Nations to:      Abolish Nuclear Weapons;      Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis;      Work for Social & Economic Justice by Joseph Gerson It’s not often that organizations as diverse as the Poor People’s Campaign, the International Trade Union Confederation, …

Remarks Prepared for Delivery at Tax Day Rally, Uphams Corner, Dorchester, April 17, 2019 Friends, We have a long history of demanding fair taxes here in Boston. I think there was a Tea Party not far from here, and for years people have been out …

Originally published in Common Dreams, Aug. 11, 2017 President Trump’s off the cuff and extremely dangerous and outrageous threat to devastate North Korea with “fire and fury… unlike the world has ever seen” is bringing us to the brink of the unthinkable. There is no …

November 9, 2016 Several friends have asked for my thoughts about the meaning of the outcome of last night’s election. Following is what I’ve come up with after a very few hours of sleep. It was a very hard night. We were more than aware …

Originally published in Truthout Even as the US is on track to spend a trillion dollars — a thousand billion — for a new generation of nuclear weaponsand their delivery systems, there is encouraging news from the disarmament movement. In March, a combination of conscientious …

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