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A More Equitable Economy Exists Right Next Door
Business owners gather at an elegant Montreal event center to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of a large-scale economic partnership. The former chief of Quebec’s largest bank is the guest of honor. Sidewalks bustle with people walking in and out of homes, offices, bank, pharmacy, workout studio and...
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An Attack On All Of Us
Women standing together. Photo by Burkegurl A moment of welcome perspective amidst our own gaudy circus: Defiant Londoners have summoned grace, strength and solidarity in the wake of last week's Westminster attack that killed four and injured 40. Hundreds of residents of a stalwart city that...
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50+ Economists Warn Against Neoliberalism's Return in Ecuador
Over the past ten years, Ecuador has achieved major economic and social advances. We are concerned that many of these important gains in poverty reduction, wage growth, reduced inequality, and greater social inclusion could be eroded by a return to of the policies of austerity and neoliberalism...
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The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It
Congratulations, you won—you are the last and richest person on Earth. In the security of your sunless underground bunker, you will be the last to die in a dying Earth’s paroxysm of fire and flood. In a recent column for YES! Magazine , Chuck Collins, “born on third base” social activist and...
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With Epic GOP Failure, Dems Urged to Go Bold with Medicare-for-All
With the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going down in flames Friday as Americans rallied to defend their right to healthcare, Democrats are being urged, both by experts and constituents, to seize on the moment and counter with a plan that will truly provide coverage for...
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Saving Obamacare Is Not Enough—We Need Medicare for All
T he health-care debate in America is essentially an argument over what kind of private insurance market people should have access to: President Obama’s, where the insurance companies made out like bandits, or President Trump’s, where insurance companies will make out like bandits. Let’s change the...
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So Much Winning
Meeting to discuss feline health care. By Justin Shane/Twitter Sweet, epic fail for the (who knew?) artless dealmaker and GOP cretins who spent 7 years and 60-plus votes braying they'd repeal Obamacare and then - despite owning both Houses of Congress and the White House - couldn't sell a sorry-ass...
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Have We Gone As Low As We Can Go Yet (Please)? Capitol Police Arrest Unseemly Disabled Protesters Who Seem To Think They Have A Right to Health Care
Police ready their plastic handcuffs for all those dangerous upstarts. Photo by ADAPT A Congressional vote is still looming on the massively unpopular " American Health Care Act " - aka "Why Would Poor, Sick or Elderly People Need Health Care Anyway? Act - that now boasts a whopping, well-deserved...
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Whose Streets? Our Streets. Portland Anarchists Will Fix Your Potholes
To the challenge oft posed by skeptics of anarchism - 'But who will fix the roads?' - the crews of tar-hauling, mask-wearing, civic-minded denizens of Portland Anarchist Road Care (PARC) have the (duh) answer: We will. Citing the importance of " community oriented direct action" and the "gross...
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The Democrats Should Stop Wishing on a "Star" and Start Helping to Build a Progressive Movement
Only a few months after taking office, President Trump have confirmed all the worst fears of progressives and liberals. From his potential ties to Russia to his almost beyond belief retrogressive budget , the new administration is promoting an agenda that is as economically elitist as it is...
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