Progressive Media Project



Youth activism is clearly on the rise today, particularly in regard to gun control and climate change. Yet the stories about these involvements are hardly ever told by young people. Read more


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The very people who profited from the misery of the housing crash are now setting the rules of the financial system in ways guaranteed to create more victims. Read more



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“I wasn’t hired because I am trans. And in more than half the country—twenty-nine states, in fact —that’s perfectly legal.” Read more




The new bill “acknowledges” climate change in the same way that sending a pallet of bottled water to Flint, Michigan “acknowledges” the lead crisis. Read more


“We're still here.” Read more



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Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi left a worldwide legacy with his focus on ethics, nonviolence, tolerance and social justice. Trump and Modi would do very well to keep his advice in mind. Read more


Marshall Billingslea

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering President Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top diplomat on human rights. The problem is that the nominee, Marshall Billingslea, advocated torture. Read more

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US Department of Defense

September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Let’s make this the year when we finally resolve to abolish nuclear weapons for good. Read more


We’ve grown accustomed to Donald Trump’s relentless political attacks. but, in the end, his constitutional attacks on the administrative state could cause the most damage. Read more


LGBT / black power

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Like all LGBTQ people, I am layered. I cannot be viewed as just black or queer or a mother. Politicians and policy makers must understand all of these complexities. Read more


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Jeff Abbott

The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better. Read more


Dep. Fire Chief Joseph Curry 9/11

Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres / U.S. Navy

Eighteen years later, the death toll is still climbing. Read more




For many people, marijuana offers a viable alternative to opioid use. Read more




As the Amazon burns, the terrifying parallels between the U.S. and Brazilian governments highlight the damage authoritarian leaders are doing. Read more


Puzder, Acosta, Scalia

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The President has had poor luck with labor secretaries, and now he is poised to nominate Eugene Scalia, whose anti-regulatory advocacy two decades ago helped fuel today’s opioid epidemic. That’s not the best credential for a future labor secretary. Read more


Criminalizing undocumented workers will not stop people from hiring them. It only makes them more exploitable. Read more


How many budding job-creators will we now turn away? Read more


Gene editing

Isabel Marshall

Scientific self-regulation is only as effective as the field’s ability to corral its strongest egos. In other words, it’s not. Read more

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Angus MacAskill

It’s no panacea, but it can help heal our wounded nation. Read more

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Never Again (Munich)

Senior Airman Briana Jones / U.S. Air Force

I’m not saying the events of the Holocaust are repeating themselves right now. I’m saying that, as a Jew, I carry with me the memory of what can happen when everyday people allow our leaders to scapegoat an entire community. Read more

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