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As increasing privatization "starves the beast" of government, infrastructure is failing, and companies like Nestle pay nearly nothing to take over our water supply and sell it back to us Views
How Privatization Cuts Us in Two, While Public Institutions Make Us a Better People
Most people looking to make big money are eager to disparage public systems as inefficient, wasteful, inferior. Many of those people are in a position to starve the public systems of funding, thereby making them less functional, and making the private options look more appealing. But privatization...
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Small gesture, big moment. Pretty electrifying to see the over 100 NFL players, along with a number of coaches and owners, fight for their rights Sunday by taking a knee, sitting down, locking arms, raising fists or just not showing up during the National Anthem, that oh-so-fraught but often empty...
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“In addition to reactors, which at least are within containment structures, high-level radioactive waste storage pools are not within containment, and are also mega-catastrophes waiting to happen, as in the event of a natural disaster like a hurricane,” says Kevin Kamps of the activist group Beyond Nuclear. Views
Nuclear Plants Plus Hurricanes: Disasters Waiting to Happen
Although the mainstream media said next to nothing about it, independent experts have made it clear that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma threatened six U.S. nuclear plants with major destruction, and therefore all of us with apocalyptic disaster. It is a danger that remains for the inevitable hurricanes...
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To Address Inequality, Let’s Take on Monopolies
Most Americans know that our country has become extremely unequal. They may not know that the richest 0.1% of Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 90%, or that the richest one percent took more than half of all income growth since 1979 . But they know that the rich benefit more and more...
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Capitalism: The Nightmare
The neoliberal, arch-capitalist era we inhabit is chock-full of statistics and stories that ought to send chills down the spines of any caring, morally sentient human. Nearly three-fourths (71 percent) of the world’s population is poor, living on $10 a day or less , and 11 percent (767 million...
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Trump Says Frederick Douglass Is Doing An Amazing Job Making All His Friends Rich In Nambia
King Leopold explores Africa's "tremendous business potential." With death lurking daily - either from our impending un-health care and the mountain of lies being told about it or from an understandably pissed North Korea threatening to take revenge on our "deranged" leader by setting off a...
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Equal Pay for Women Supported by the U.N.—Trump, Not So Much.
In September 18, leaders from the International Labour Organization, UN Women, and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development launched the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) with the goal of closing the gender pay gap by 2030—a challenge set by the UN Sustainable Development...
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Tom Price Is Enhancing the Health of the American People By Wasting $60,000 On Private Jets, Trashing Medicaid and Committing Other Crimes Against Humanity
Hypocrisy, thy name is the malignant gang of grifters, liars and swamp monsters now in control of many American institutions. Thus on Wednesday, we had the bizarre spectacle of a pink-shroud-engulfed Melania stumbling through an anti-bullying speech at the U.N. - "Do unto others," proclaimed the...
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A comprehensive plan for the economic reconstruction of our communities—connected to the urgent imperative of a large scale transition in our energy and transit systems—can define the first key element in a compelling political program around which to organize to defeat Trumpism. Views
After the Storms: Defeating Trumpism, Rebuilding America
A political system haunted by racial violence and terror. An economy delivering great wealth for the few amid stagnation and indebtedness for the many. A rising millennial generation with deteriorating prospects increasingly willing to put their bodies on the line for something better. A climate...
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John Kelly Is All Of Us
Oh God what have I done? Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP That terrifying, bombastic, moronic, incoherent rant that was our Buffoon-In-Chief's speech to the U.N. elicited the horror and flood of Rocket Man jokes - Trump becomes Honky Cat! - it so painfully deserved. It also prompted some memorable visuals...
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