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  • Noam Chomsky on the Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections

    By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview

    Supporters watched as unfavorable returns came in during Hillary Clinton’s election night rally at the Javits Center in New York, on November 9, 2016. Many of Clinton's closest aides believe that Russian hacking and information leaks had a profound impact on the election, while conceding that other factors were also important. (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times) Supporters watch as unfavorable returns come in during Hillary Clinton's election night rally at the Javits Center in New York, on November 9, 2016. As Americans grapple with reports of the impact of Russian hacking on US elections, it's important to also acknowledge our own long history of meddling in other countries' elections. (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times)

    For at least a century, the US has been actively interfering in the elections of other nations, says Noam Chomsky in this Truthout interview. The interference has ranged from financial support and propaganda to assassinations and overthrows of elected regimes -- in the name of spreading "American-style democracy."

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  • Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?

    Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?

    By Melissa Cox, Truthout | Photo Essay

    The temporary hold on the Dakota Access pipeline will likely be overturned by the incoming administration, but the Water Protectors are standing firm. Trump's in-your-face support of the fossil fuel industry has provided an opportunity to organize people who have never worked together before and opposition is stronger than ever.

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  • "Medicare for All": A Uniting Call to Action in the Age of Trump

    "Medicare for All": A Uniting Call to Action in the Age of Trump

    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | Report

    On the day that Trump takes office, activists will engage in a National Day of Action for Medicare for All. The goal is not merely to push for single-payer health reform, but to use the issue to organize, educate and otherwise grow the wider movement for social justice.

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