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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. 

Author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich puts the current flare in tensions with Iran in historical context. Read more

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An ode to our founder’s fierce advocacy for direct democracy by the everyday working people of this country. Read more

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The term “lying in state” is used when former leaders are commemorated after death, and more rarely applied when leaders are in office. We look back on our coverage of the former President. Read more

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A flashback to the unruly Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Read more

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For Lorraine Hansberry, American radicalism was a passion and a commitment. It was, in fact, a requirement for human decency. Read more

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On his new book, a winning strategy for Democrats, and a possible Trump reelection. Read more

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The Progressive’s real live humans push back on Facebook’s new rules for ‘fake news.’ Read more

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In December 2013, Catholic priest John Dear was dismissed by the Jesuit order after thirty-two years of service for being what it called “obstinately disobedient.” But that didn't stop his work for peace. Read more

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This is what April 22 is all about. Treasures from our archives including Denis Hayes, Barry Commoner, Ralph Nader, and Gaylord Nelson. Read more

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Trump's pardon of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr., shows “there is no longer any shame to be had by the neoconservatives for the acts that they wrought upon Iraq.” Read more

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The former Guatemalan dictator leaves behind a legacy as “a genocidaire against indigenous people.” Read more

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