In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born.
The recent election of Virginia's Danica Roem and Minnesota's Andrea Jenkins to public office have been big wins for the transgender community. However, transphobia remains a pervasive problem, especially within education. Educators and administrators can, with proper training, create a more inclusive society that does not condone injustice based on gender identity.
Americans have always fancied themselves immune to fascism, but many of fascism's roots lie in US soil. David Neiwert, author of Alt-America, tells Truthout what's new about the so-called "alt-right" and in what ways it's a continuation of American white supremacy. He outlines how Trump won over far-right groups and gave their worldview a place in the White House.