Matthew Rothschild

Matthew Rothschild is the senior editor of The Progressive magazine (from 1994), which is one of the leading voices for peace and social justice in this country. Rothschild has appeared on Nightline, C-SPAN, The O'Reilly Factor, and NPR, and his newspaper commentaries have run in the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Miami Herald, and a host of other newspapers. Rothschild is the host of "Progressive Radio," a syndicated half-hour weekly interview program. And he does a two-minute daily radio commentary, entitled "Progressive Point of View," which is also syndicated around the country.
Rothschild is the author of You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression (New Press, 2007). He also is the editor of Democracy in Print: The Best of The Progressive, 1909-2009 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).
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Low Lights from Bush’s Press Conference

Low Lights from Bush’s Press Conference
By Matthew Rothschild

October 5, 2005

At his press conference Tuesday, Bush strung together a series of low lights. On Iraq, for instance, he said, “We’re making good progress in Iraq,” despite all the evidence to the contrary. And he said, “I have pledged to the American people—and, more importantly, the troops and their families—we’ll make sure they have what it takes to succeed.” This, after woefully underequipping the troops for more than two years now.

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Three Teachers Evicted from Bush Event for Wearing "Protect Our Civil Liberties" T-Shirts

Three Teachers Evicted from Bush Event for Wearing "Protect Our Civil Liberties" T-Shirts

About 20 years ago, the former editor of The Progressive magazine, Erwin Knoll, wanted to make a point about the lack of free speech in shopping malls. So he and a few colleagues and friends distributed copies of the Bill of Rights in a mall in Madison, Wisconsin. They were arrested for doing so.

Three Teachers Evicted from Bush Event for Wearing "Protect Our Civil Liberties" T-Shirts
Matthew Rothschild

NYPD Violates Protesters' Rights, Says NYCLU

NYPD Violates Protesters' Rights, Says NYCLU
By Matthew Rothschild

September 9, 2004

The New York City Police Department violated the rights of protesters during the Republican Convention, as "Democracy Now!" and IndyMedia and other alternative journalism sources reported and as the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has also concluded.

FBI Trails and Interrogates Missouri Activists

FBI Trails and Interrogates Missouri Activists
By Matthew Rothschild

August 23, 2004

The FBI trailed and interrogated three young men from Kirksville, Missouri, in July, and talked to their parents. The activists were then subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury on the very day they were planning to be in Boston for a protest at the Democratic National Convention. The New York Times had one sentence on this in its pathbreaking August 16 story. Here are the details, according to Denise Lieberman, legal director of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri, which is representing the three men.

The FBI Pursues an AFSC Intern

The FBI Pursues an AFSC Intern
By Matthew Rothschild

August 21, 2004

On August 16, Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times revealed that the FBI has been "questioning political demonstrators" about major events this election season. He mentioned Sarah Bardwell, a 21-year-old intern at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Denver. I spoke with Bardwell on August 20.

Four FBI agents and two Denver police officers came to her home on July 22, at about 4:30 in the afternoon, she recalls. "One guy was in all swat, dressed in black, with six guns on him," she says.

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