Norman Solomon

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
In Resistance to Trump, “Community” Should Be a Verb
Against a Trump regime that is totally unacceptable, we’ll need resistance that’s sustainable. Like a healthy forest, the resistance will depend on great diversity to thrive—a wide range of people engaging in a vast array of activities. And our resistance will need community. I’m not talking about...
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Monday, November 14, 2016
For the Good of the Party: It's Time for Donna Brazile to Go
It’s time for Donna Brazile to go. Like Debbie Wasserman Schultz before her, Brazile has lost credibility as an honest broker at the Democratic National Committee. The DNC chair should be evenhanded — but, thanks to leaked emails , Brazile’s cover is blown. At the same time that Brazile was...
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
For the Trump Era: Fight Not Flight
A lot of U.S. citizens are now talking about leaving the country. Canada, Europe and New Zealand are popular scenarios. Moving abroad might be an individual solution. But the social solution is to stay and put up a fight. The most right-wing U.S. government in our lifetimes will soon have its...
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
Dangerous Myths About Trump That Some Progressives Cling To
Even now, in the last days of this horrendous campaign, we’re amazed by fervent assertions coming from some progressives about Donald Trump. Here are three key myths: Myth #1: “Trump can’t win.” "A Trump presidency—made possible by his demagogic appeals to racism, misogyny, immigrant-bashing and...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead
At a meeting with the deputy political director of the AFL-CIO during my campaign for Congress, she looked across her desk and told me that I could get major union support by coming out in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That was five years ago. Since then, the nation’s biggest labor...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Debut of Our Revolution: Great Potential. But.
While Bernie Sanders was doing a brilliant job of ripping into the Trans-Pacific Partnership during the livestreamed launch of the Our Revolution organization on Wednesday night, CNN was airing a phone interview with Hillary Clinton and MSNBC was interviewing Donald Trump’s campaign manager. That...
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Monday, August 22, 2016
Clinton’s Transition Team: A Corporate Presidency Foretold
Like other Bernie Sanders delegates in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, I kept hearing about the crucial need to close ranks behind Hillary Clinton. “Unity” was the watchword. But Clinton has reaffirmed her unity with corporate America. Rhetoric aside, Clinton is showing her solidarity with the...
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Monday, August 01, 2016
Hillary, "You're Screwing it Up": An Open Letter From a Bernie Delegate
Dear Secretary Clinton: Like most of the other Bernie Sanders delegates at the national convention last week, I don’t trust you. At the same time, we have a common interest in defeating Donald Trump . That ought to be the basis for a tactical alliance during the next 99 days -- but you need to make...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Welcome to "Little America": Hub for the US Military's Global Drone War
T he overseas hub for America’s “war on terror” is the massive Ramstein Air Base in southwest Germany. Nearly ignored by US media, Ramstein serves crucial functions for drone warfare and much more. It’s the most important Air Force base abroad, operating as a kind of grand central station for...
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Norman Solomon vs. Tom Hayden on Sanders vs. Clinton
With the California primary fast approaching, Berkeley-based KPFA Radio invited Hillary Clinton supporter Tom Hayden and Bernie Sanders supporter Norman Solomon to debate. Hayden declined to participate in a direct debate but agreed to back-to-back live segments, which aired on May 31. The opening...
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