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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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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Then — and Now
Midway through Bobby Riggs’ cocky telephone pitch to Billie Jean King in 1973 — a nationally televised tennis match with a $100,000 prize between her, the top-ranked female player, and himself, the fading superstar — Riggs brands the event. “Male chauvinist pig versus hairy-legged feminist,” he...
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Spanish Centralism or the Self-Defeating Hubris of the Authoritarian Mind
On Wednesday, the Spanish government conducted a number of armed raids upon government ministries in Barcelona, and effectively suspended the charter of the autonomous government to which they belong in order to interdict the circulation of that most dangerous of social threats: ballot boxes and...
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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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Calling Kaepernick 'Son of a Bitch,' Trump Urges NFL to Fire All Protesting Players
Civil libertarians, racial justice advocates, and NFL players from across the league expressed outrage overnight after President Donald Trump called on owners of professional football teams to fire players who express their political views. In a veiled reference to quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who...
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In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive
Three years after the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement rose to prominence in Ferguson, Mo., protests over a police killing of a black man have once again garnered national attention—this time in the neighboring city of St. Louis. The acquittal of a white former police officer , Jason Stockley,...
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They are “concern trolls” — broadly defined as “a person who disingenuously expresses concern about an issue with the intention of undermining or derailing genuine discussion.” Views
There Are 3 Types of Single-Payer 'Concern Trolls' — and They All Want to Undermine Universal Healthcare.
With momentum building for single-payer healthcare among Democratic voters and a growing number of 2020 hopefuls, Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled a “Medicare for All” bill last week. Immediately, a number of pundits denounced the legislation as an “ unrealistic ” “ bloated ” “ disaster ” full of “...
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Civil Rights Group Alleges Collusion Between DOJ and Trump's Phony Election Fraud Commission
A civil rights group on Thursday urged Senators to take seriously their belief that the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice has betrayed its stated mission by improperly colluding with President Donald Trump's Commission on Election Integrity, a project which critics have roundly...
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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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