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Naomi Klein and Tulsi Gabbard News
Naomi Klein, Tulsi Gabbard Travel to Standing Rock Alongside Thousands of Veterans
The number of veterans traveling to North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline has swollen to over 3,000 , an astonishing show of solidarity that aims to shield the water protectors from police violence . Fellow veteran and prominent...
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Fidel Castro Views
The Remarkable Legacy of Fidel Castro
When Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90, we lost one of the most remarkable leaders of the 20th century. No other head of state has so steadfastly stood up to the United States and survived. In 1959, the Cuban Revolution , led by Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara, overthrew the ruthless...
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From left to right: Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, and Mitch McConnell Views
Three Men in a Room: The D.C. Edition
For years, New York’s dysfunctional state government has been derisively called “ Three Men in a Room .” The three men were the Governor, the New York State Senate Majority Leader and the New York State Assembly Speaker. The three have nearly unparalleled control of New York’s government. But as...
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Protest banner reads "System change not climate change." Views
After the TPP, Here’s a Progressive Vision for Trade
This op-ed was originally published on the Sierra Club's Compass blog on November 16, 2016. Opposition to status-quo trade deals has reached unprecedented heights. The entire 2016 election cycle featured a widespread, trans-partisan rebuke of trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that...
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The National Security Agency seal superimposed on an eye Views
The Problem of Our Surveillance Laws: Report Exposes Deeply Rooted Governmental Secrecy—Underscoring Why Obama Should Act Now
Kafka wrote in his parable The Problem of Our Laws , “It is an extremely painful thing to be ruled by laws that one does not know.” By this standard, America has long been in pain. Secret law runs rampant in the United States, particularly when national security is concerned. It may be legitimate...
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen and President-elect Donald Trump News
China Lodges Diplomatic Complaint After Trump Calls Taiwan
China lodged a diplomatic protest Saturday against President-elect Donald Trump, after Trump spoke on the phone Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. Trump's 10-minute call with Taiwanese leadership marked the first contact between the U.S. and Taiwan's government since 1979, when President...
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Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC on Nov. 29, 2016. Views
As Hate Incidents Rise, Rights Groups Urge Trump to Denounce Bigotry
Since the election of Donald Trump, an increased number of hate incidents have targeted minority groups in America, and the election results are having a negative impact on America’s schoolchildren, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). On Tuesday, the SPLC revealed these findings at...
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Donald Trump on CNN Views
How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders & Helped Donald Trump Win
We hadn’t seen Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia since last July, when he watched his primary opponent, Hillary Clinton, win the Democratic Party’s nomination. Sanders joined the “Democracy Now!” news hour this week at the historic Philadelphia Free Library for a wide-ranging discussion. “I am deeply...
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A prison Views
In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from Private Prisons
In a surprise development, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), an expert panel of law enforcement, national security, military, and other experts who advise the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security voted on Thursday to recommend that the agency shift away from using private...
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Howard Dean News
Howard Dean No Longer Seeking DNC Chair Position, Paving Path for Ellison
Former presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean told members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) gathered in Denver on Friday that he is no longer seeking the party chairmanship. Three additional candidates— Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.), New Hampshire chairman Raymond Buckley , and...
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