Norman Stockwell

Norman Stockwell

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Norman Stockwell is publisher of The Progressive. Previously, for over 20 years, he served as WORT Community Radio’s Operations Coordinator in Madison, Wisconsin. He also coordinated the IraqJournal website in 2002-2003. In 2011, he regularly reported on protests in Madison for Iran’s PressTV and other outlets. His reports and interviews have appeared on Free Speech Radio News, DemocracyNow!, and AirAmerica, and in print in Z Magazine, the Capital Times, AlterNet, Toward Freedom, the Tico Times, the Feminist Connection, and elsewhere.  He is co-editor of the book REBEL REPORTING: John Ross Speaks to Independent Journalists. Hamilton Books/Rowman-Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7618-6660-2. 

Are on the road to some form of authoritarian rule? more

Jan 31, 2018 9:32 PM Magazine


J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Can we walk ourselves back from the edge? more

Jan 26, 2018 1:50 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

“We’ve had good and bad Presidents, but all 44 people who preceded Trump, saw themselves as representing everyone in the United States, even those who didn’t vote for them. Trump has never tried to do that.” more

Jan 23, 2018 6:00 AM Dispatches


US Dept. of State

The history of U.S.-Iranian relations looms over Trump’s threats to end the Obama-era nuclear deal. We speak with Iranian Scholar Emad Kiyaei about sanctions and recent protests. more

Jan 18, 2018 1:37 PM Dispatches



“More and more,” MLK wrote in The Progressive, “I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will...” more

Jan 15, 2018 6:00 AM Dispatches

We don’t mince words or suppress facts when public utterance demands plain talk! more

Jan 9, 2018 10:00 AM Dispatches

If our nation’s values are to survive the tenure of Trump, this magazine’s founding ideals must be nurtured and spread. more

Dec 29, 2017 2:00 PM Op-Eds

“We’ll always put a Band-Aid on a bullet wound, as opposed to actually acknowledging, transforming, and healing communities.” more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

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Yoichi Okamoto, LBJ Library

Fifty years ago President Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.  Now, Donald Trump is threatening the future of our national broadcasting system. more

Nov 6, 2017 9:10 AM Magazine

“I still believe that Democrats can get out of their own way, stop being centrist, and really answer the call of the people.” more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine


U.S. Army photo by Christopher Klutts

The number of U.S. troops in Africa has been steadily on the rise. What exactly are they doing there? more

Oct 24, 2017 5:14 PM Dispatches

‘The Russian Revolution of 1917 is rich in lessons for today’s crisis-ridden world of exploitation, oppression, and violence. The Bolsheviks have much to teach us.’ more

Sep 1, 2017 10:00 AM Magazine


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Monseñor Romero ~ ¡Presente! Óscar Romero on his centenary, soon to be named the first Central American-born Saint. more

Aug 15, 2017 3:19 PM Dispatches

Remarks last week by Jeff Sessions are part of a larger campaign to vilify the press. Press freedom organizations are responding. more

Aug 7, 2017 1:27 PM Dispatches

So much around Trump seems to be incompetent, chaotic—we hear these words all the time—but on the economic front, it’s methodical. And because we all have our eyes fixed on the Trump show, we are not following the money nearly enough. more

Jul 27, 2017 9:00 AM Magazine


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Manuel Noriega is dead, but the ghosts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama remain. more

May 31, 2017 9:59 AM Dispatches


Mark Buckawicki

Trump claims 3-5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election; in fact only 4 (four) cases of voter fraud have been documented. So, really, what is this new commission on electoral integrity all about? more

May 14, 2017 5:32 PM Dispatches

"A great general, wholly ignorant of war...A most law-defying, law-obeying citizen." more

May 3, 2017 1:59 PM Dispatches

Remembered as a hero who gave his life to help the everyday people of Nicaragua rebuild. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:53 PM Dispatches