Regardless of the nuances of Robert E. Lee's behavior and historical context, his statues represent white supremacy, and that's why they must be taken down. Ultimately, Lee's legacy is the defense of enslavement.
Many prominent Democrats remain unwilling to fight for Medicare for All, but the people are no longer taking "no" for an answer. Resistant Democrats are facing pressure from constituents and primary challenges from progressive candidates.
By Gabriel Rockhill and John-Patrick Schultz, Truthout | Op-Ed
With racist groups actively targeting college campuses, students around the country are taking direct action to disrupt the pillars of oppression. Liberals and conservatives are quick to condemn direct action as "violent" while romanticizing direct actions of the past, but the best opportunities for learning still come from disrupting the status quo.
From August 24-26, officials from leading central banks in North America and Europe will meet in in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to decide whether to raise interest rates this year, as well as when they may begin to sell off their combined $9.8 trillion balance sheets that they accumulated since the 2008-09 banking crisis. But the more fundamental question is: What are the likely effects of these financial endeavors?