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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Jones County Courthouse Cassandra Stubbs
Keith Tharpe’s Scheduled Execution Tests Our Tolerance for Racial Bias in Executions
There are two types of Black people, the juror said, and Tharpe wasn’t a “good” one.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Anti-Fascist Heroines Then and Now
“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
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Paul Street
Capitalism: The Nightmare
The gross injustices of the American dream.
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Basav Sen
The Brutal Racial Politics of Climate Change and Pollution
Trump administration policies are systematically making natural disasters more harmful for the poor and people of color
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Tom Engelhardt
Empire of Madness: Tweeting While the World Burns
Fiddling through smoke and ashes in the year 2025
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Bernie Sanders
The World's Common Humanity and US Foreign Policy
'A sensible and effective foreign policy recognizes that our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.'
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As Trump received applause upon speaking of the benefits of the U.S.’ programs in advancing global health and women’s empowerment, he has also sought to eliminate such programs including the gender equality development assistance account ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues and has already withdrawn all funds to the UN’s Population Fund. Tharanga Yakupitiyage
A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy
As nuclear tensions continue to escalate, Trump’s threats of war bring security to no one.
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Alice Pettway
Equal Pay for Women Supported by the U.N.—Trump, Not So Much.
"As much as 40 percent of the pay gap may be attributed to discrimination."
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The DMZ Peace Statue in Korea John Feffer
It’s Time to Make a Deal With North Korea
If the U.S. made a deal with Maoist China in the 1970s, it can surely cut one with North Korea today.
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Jeffrey D. Sachs
Trump Pushes US Closer to War
Bombastic and self-absorbed narcissists throughout history have meant what they said. And yes, they have gotten many millions killed.
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Robert C. Koehler
Reclaiming the Truth About Vietnam
Buried with the massacred victims of senseless wars. That's were our values are kept.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Allowing state-contracted agencies to screen out prospective families based on religious criteria not only harms the children most in need, it is also unconstitutional. Leslie Cooper
Same-Sex Couples Are Being Turned Away From Becoming Foster and Adoptive Parents in Michigan. So We’re Suing.
Despite the 13,000 children in the foster care system, religious objections are deemed lawful in rejecting prospective same-sex parents.
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 Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer, poses at his home in 2015 near Moscow. In 1983, he was on duty when the Soviet Union's early warning satellite indicated the U.S. had fired nuclear weapons at his country. He suspected, correctly, it was a false alarm and did not immediately send the report up the chain of command. Petrov died at age 77. Gwynne Dyer
The Man Who Saved the World
An ordinary man who did an extraordinary thing.
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Josh Bivens, Hunter Blair
Graham-Cassidy: Maybe the Worst Republican Health Proposal Yet
The completely cynical bill is Trumpism in a nutshell. It is a raw negative-sum redistribution of resources to those currently in power, one that lacks any policy depth at all and simply repeals the ACA and slashes Medicaid.
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The domination of “breaking news”—increasingly defined by episodes of violence, natural disasters and celebrity/political outrages and lurid scandals—is rampant. Ralph Nader
The Censorious Vortex of the “Flash News” Barons
Soundbite journalism is phasing out comprehensive reporting in mainstream media.
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Bob Lord
Trump’s Tax Plan: A Billion or Three for Guys Like Him
If the president's tax plan passes, it'll be like he's cutting himself a check from the Treasury.
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Lawrence Wittner
A Negotiated Curbing of North Korea's Nuclear Capabilities Is Good, But Not Good Enough
Fortunately, there is an alternative to living on the brink of nuclear catastrophe: abolishing nuclear weapons.
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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. Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard
After the Storms: Defeating Trumpism, Rebuilding America
The present crisis long pre-dates Donald Trump.
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“The instability and large foreign presence in Afghanistan over the past 15 years make it difficult for young people to develop and appreciate Afghanistan’s cultural assets.” Nick Turse
Afghanistan: A Military Mission That Never Fails to Fail
How the U.S.-backed media masks the abject failures of American occupation.
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Thomas S. Harrington
Urgent: Forced Takeover of Catalan Government Institutions by Spanish Police
The people of Spain's Catalan region are in the streets as the Spanish government suspends autonomy and seizes ballots ahead of upcoming referendum
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Tom Fowdy
We Cannot Go on Like This. It Is Time to Talk to North Korea
Though negotiations would certainly not be easy, they remain the better option compared to Trump's threats and the risk of war
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Eoin Higgins
Media’s Instinct to Rehabilitate the Powerful Has Not Changed Under Trump
Disregarding Moral Rules in Entertainment Media.
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Ann Jones
Afghanistan Again? The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex
"Oh, when will they ever learn?"
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We can do it with a bold and rapid, but achievable, expansion of energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles and decarbonized buildings, all supported by a modernized grid. Plus, we don’t need to wait for breakthroughs—we can achieve our goals with the tools we already have. Vignesh Gowrishankar , Amanda Levin
Clean Energy Is America’s Next Frontier & Path to a Safer Climate
The Revolution Towards a Green Economy.
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You could write an entire edition of the DSM—the official manual of psychiatric disorders—just on Trump. Robert Kuttner
The Trump Nightmare: How It Ends
A scenario that becomes more likely by the day.
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The oil industry and its allies have long salivated over the prospect of drilling in the refuge’s 19.6 million acres. They have long argued that the Refuge, home to caribou, polar bears and many endangered species, also houses an estimated 10 billion of barrels of recoverable oil. Andy Rowell
Trump’s Response to Climate-Related Disasters: Open America’s “Crown Jewels” to Oil Drilling
"Instead of pushing for clean technology and to end our oil addiction, the Trump Administration is quietly pushing to open up one of America’s great last wilderness areas."
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Many of the same insurers who underwrite construction in the hurricane alleys of the Florida also underwrite oil and coal companies, as well as pharmaceutical giants and agribusiness corporations — some of the world’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases. Cain Burdeau
Don't Expect the Insurance Industry To Protect You From Climate Change
Insurance companies understand how to make handsome profits from large-scale disasters.
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Julie Chinitz
New Health Repeal Shows GOP’s Reckless Disregard for Our Lives
Tens of Millions Could Lose Health Care.
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Harry Blain
What Happened to the Arms Trade Treaty?
Four years ago, the U.S. and the UK signed a landmark treaty to restrict the sale of arms to rights abusers. So why are they still profiting off the atrocities in Yemen?
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John Atcheson
Still Getting It Wrong: How Media Pundits Keep Steering Democrats into the Shoals
What's missing? An agenda that inspires the millions who currently decide to just stay home.
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Monday, September 18, 2017
James Zogby
The House That Bibi Built
The unholy alliance between US neoconservatives and Netanyahu is no accident.
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Destruction of rainforest in West Kalimantan, Borneo paves way for palm oil plantation Benjamin Dangl
How Top Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in Supply Chains
The Deadly Consequences of Defending Indigenous Lands.
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Matt Taibbi
Single-Payer Movement Shows: Life After Trump May Not Suck
The flip side of the Trump phenomenon is that Democrats may finally be ready to offer voters something real
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Trita Parsi
Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran
Killing the nuclear deal with Iran will put the U.S. back on a path to war and that is exactly what the Israeli leader has sought for the past twenty-five years.
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Michael T. Klare
Beyond Harvey and Irma: Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era
Even if no one else in Donald Trump’s Washington is ready or willing to deal with climate change, the U.S. military will be.
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Danielle Martin
Canadian Doctor to U.S.: Try Single-Payer Health Care Instead Of Trashing It
I see the cracks in our system just as U.S. doctors see the cracks in yours. But we don’t believe the solution lies in dismantling universal care.
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Paul Buchheit
The 3 Americans Who Should Pay for Medicare-for-All
While anticipating inevitable resistance from monied interests, it can nevertheless be accurately demonstrated that three Americans—or, rather, groups of Americans—have received the most benefits from years of national productivity, and should provide most of the initial funding.
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Amal De Chickera
When Is a Genocide a Genocide?
Why is the world allowing the Rohingya to be slaughtered?
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Stephen Kinzer
America’s Slow-Motion Military Coup
Trump's ability to rely on "his generals" for guidance shouldn't be seen as comforting
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Lawrence Wittner
World Citizenship Is More Popular Than You Might Think
Trump's nationalist rhetoric may not have as firm a hold on Americans as it might appear
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John Atcheson
This Is How Change Happens
It's called leadership
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Keri Leigh Merritt
Why We Need a Universal Basic Income
America is in desperate need of both a universal basic income and a federal jobs guarantee
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Robert Reich
The Growing Danger of Dynastic Wealth
In a few generations, if current trends continue, almost all of the nation's wealth will be in the hands of just a few thousand families
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Christopher Brauchli
Kobach and Windmills
Kris Kobach has embraced the impossible task of proving the president right in his belief that the 2016 popular vote was stolen from him
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Adam Johnson
Murdoch-Owned Media’s Radical Climate Denial in the Face of Disaster
Wall Street Journal's glib snark over Harvey completes its Fox News-ification
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Jeff Bryant
Betsy DeVos’s Back-To-School Message At Odds with What Parents Want
Education secretary devotes her Back-to-School bus tour to promoting her vision for "rethinking" America's public schools—while the majority of parents and students are happy with the public school system and want to support it
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Cecillia Wang
President Trump Is Poised To Slash the Number of Refugees In the U.S., Replaying the Worst of Our History
While other countries are resettling people displaced by current refugee crises, the president may cap the number of refugees in the U.S. at 50,000, lower than it's since 1980
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The Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, D.C. Peter Dreier
Where Are All the Monuments to the Progressive Americans?
The organizers, activists, artists, writers, and occasional elected officials who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country often go unacknowledged.
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CIA director Mike Pompeo and other CIA officials pressured the Harvard Kennedy School to revoke Chelsea Manning's fellowship invitation. Kevin Gosztola
Harvard Kennedy Succumbs to CIA Pressure, Revokes Chelsea Manning's Fellowship
It is remarkable that any former CIA director would oppose someone for "long-standing efforts" to "legitimize" their "criminal path."
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Friday, September 15, 2017
 dangerous donald trump Bill Moyers, Robert Jay Lifton
"A Duty to Warn" and the Dangerous Case of Donald Trump
Renowned psychiatrist says despite "Goldwater Rule," mental health experts have unique responsibility when someone in power may be dangerous
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Jeremy Lent
The Climate Catastrophe We’re All Ignoring
As fossil fuel-based economies continue, millions are suffering around the world.
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Both the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” and various Republican Congressional proposals are all private, corporate-dominated systems that enrich all parts of the medical industrial complex – from hospitals, to drug corporations to insurance corporations. Greg Coleridge
With Democracy So Sick, Medicare for All Will Be Uphill Battle
Why a massive social movement will be required to humanize and democratize our health care system
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Not only does the Republican ideology favor "big money" in politics but it discourages average Americans from participating in the political process; for example, because they are too busy earning a living to adequately inform themselves about national issues. Bob Burnett
The Aftermath of Hurricane Donald
The long-term consequences of Trump's ideology.
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Valerie Wilson, Janelle Jones
This Year’s Poverty Data Look a Lot Different When You Break Them Down by Race
Nowhere in the current agenda is there discussion of a just minimum wage and a real jobs plan that would target those who continue to struggle at the economic margins—disproportionately people of color—doing low-wage or unpaid work.
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Demanding Climate Justice in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
The price we pay for a fossil fuel-powered civilization.
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Will Bunch
Let's Be Honest About Something Else with Trump: He's a Male Supremacist
How Trump was empowered by his open contempt for empowered women
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ryan Cooper
Why Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Push Is Great Policy and Even Better Politics
A few important things to be clear about.
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Sarah Jones
Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Get It
"What Happened" is proof that she doesn't understand the lessons of the 2016 election.
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Ariel Dorfman
How to Read Donald Trump
On Burning Books But Not Ideas
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Glenn Greenwald
The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result
Why ignoring the former secretary of state's advocacy of multiple wars that resulted in disaster is a glaring omission if one wants to understand her presidential defeat
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Richard Eskow
Medicare For All Can Reshape the ‘Art of the Possible’
The goal must be to take over Congress, not surrender to a hostile one, so that the “possible” is redefined. This bill can help make that happen.
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What this tells us generally is that Robert Mueller and his team are getting very close to turning over some very key pieces to this puzzle. Charles P. Pierce
The Flynn Family Appears to Be a Major Piece of Robert Mueller's Puzzle
Some interesting news out of the Russia investigation.
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Ingraham should also direct her attention to all the “small government” conservatives who are busy in Congress — and have been for years — subjecting the institutions they serve to a death by a thousand cuts. John Feffer
Hurricane Donald Hits the Republican Party
If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no one but China to keep us afloat.
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With a major publication like Politico expressly telling its reporters to avoid criticism of “physical attacks on journalists and white supremacy” on social media—so as to not appear “partisan”—one is compelled to ask, of what use is the pretense of “objectivity”? Adam Johnson
In Month After Charlottesville, Papers Spent as Much Time Condemning Anti-Nazis as Nazis
The media’s “both sides” fetish is uniquely unsuited for the Trump era.
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Ralph Nader
Destructive Stock Buybacks—That You Pay For
Presently, hordes of corporate lobbyists are descending on Washington to demand deregulation and tax cuts. Here's why.
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  Firefighters attempt to save the Casa Loma fire station in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California on September 27, 2016.  Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images. Sarah van Gelder
90 Companies Helped Cause the Climate Crisis—They Should Pay For It
The companies responsible for the climate crisis should cover the costs of fighting wildfires and recovering from hurricanes.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
We have areas of very wealthy people whose children attend wonderful schools, and areas of concentrated poverty where children attend failing schools. Jill Richardson
Sometimes the Poor Make It Big. Usually They Stay Poor
We'd be a better country if we didn't rig the game against those whose only mistake was to be born to poor parents.
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The causes of this racial wealth divide have little to do with individual behavior. Instead, they’re the result of a range of systemic factors and policies. Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins
Racial Inequality Is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class
As our country becomes more diverse, our racial wealth gap means it's also becoming poorer.
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Bill Quigley
Warning Letter to Harvey and Irma Survivors from Katrina Survivor
Above all, watch out for one another and care for one another
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Progressive need to turn around the whole economic debate in America, by making the case that there are much better ways to create good jobs than continuing to allow ourselves to be fleeced by big exploitive corporations like Foxconn. Robert Kraig
Walker and Trump’s Foxconn Deal May Be Worst in American History
It’s like paying $900,000 for a $150,000 house you might not get to live in.
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Robert Reich
It’s Now Time for Medicare for All
Democrats are wise to seize the moment.
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RoseAnn DeMoro
Sen. Sanders Medicare for All Act – The Time Has Come Today
Today’s bill introduction is the crest of a wave, but it’s also a new beginning.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Symone D. Sanders
It’s Time to End the Myth That Black Voters Don’t Like Bernie Sanders
As Democrats work to craft our message to voters for upcoming elections, we cannot allow this narrative to continue unchallenged.
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Hillary Clinton's book—besides teeing up a self-serving list of excuses and blame—is a spirited defense of the centrist strategy that has been causing Democrats to lose for decades now, and an implicit warning to the party against following Sanders’ progressive agenda. John Atcheson
What Really Happened... And Why It Could Happen Again
If Democrats don't embrace progressive policies, the future is a predictable mess
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Elizabeth West
On The Road To Extinction, Maybe It's Not All About Us
The devastating consequences of human superiority over nature.
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John Buell
Naomi Klein and the Quest for Environmental Justice
No Is Not Enough. A book to be read and shared with everyone you know.
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Matthew Hoh
The Divine in the Resistance
The fight to end racism, greed and militarism that foster America’s wars at home and abroad.
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  Incessant warfare represents the end of democracy.  I didn’t say that, James Madison did. William Astore
The American Military: Out Everywhere and Winning Nowhere
The superpower that fought itself... and lost
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Les Leopold
Hillary Clinton's New Book Attacks Bernie. But Why?
So much for sowing party unity in a time of deep peril
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David Bacon
Don’t Punish the Dreamers—Punish the Corporations Driving Forced Migration
The perpetrators of the "crime" are those who wrote the trade treaties and the economic reforms that made forced migration the only means for families to survive.
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The status quo is simply not protecting those most at risk in American society. The time for a radical departure is now. Dr Jason von Meding, Heidi Harmon
Show Up, Stand Up and Step Up: Bold Action in the Wake of Storms
Bad politics got us here. Only good politics will get us out.
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Richard Eskow
What Matters Is What Happens Next, Not ‘What Happened’
“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.”
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Brian Tashman
Kris Kobach Pushes Voter Fraud Lies While Meeting With Fellow Suppression Activists
Incidentally, there are more people on Kobach’s commission than people the Kansas secretary of state has convicted of voter fraud.
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Maha Hilal
The War on Terror Has Targeted Muslims Almost Exclusively
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
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Federal grants also provide the flexibility to implement innovative, community-centered approaches to help people struggling with addiction. Elizabeth Warren
We Can’t Fight the Opioid Crisis Without Adequate Health Care
"I believe we can beat this epidemic."
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Naomi Klein
Irma Won’t “Wake Up” Climate Change-Denying Republicans. Their Whole Ideology Is on the Line.
Some have speculated that seeing the reality of climate change hit so close to home this summer — Houston underwater, Los Angeles licked by flames, and now southern states getting battered by Irma — might be some kind of wake-up call for climate change-denying Republicans. Nope.
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Charles P. Pierce
What Steve Bannon's 60 Minutes Interview Proved
The cap off to a sordid weekend of elite political journalism.
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Juan Cole
On 9/11: How We Slighted the Real Threat, Climate Change, and Hyped Terrorism
Instead of invading and occupying Iraq, we should have created an army of scientists and engineers to invent better solar panels and better wind turbines and better batteries.
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Alfred W. McCoy
The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion
Or Buck Rogers in the 21st Century
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People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Chris Hedges
The Great Flood
"We are entering this final phase of civilization, one in which we are slashing the budgets of the very agencies that are vital to prepare for the devastation ahead."
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Alt-right activists, white nationalists and Nazis held torches and marched through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Friday, August 11, 2017. Eladio Bobadilla
The 'Alt-Right': We Need Courage and Truth, Not False Equivalencies
We are living in an extraordinary moment in history, and this is no time to blame “both sides” for the chaos that has engulfed our country.
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has said that a hurricane emergency is not the time to talk about climate change. To the contrary, it is just the time to draw the nation to the conversation. (image/cc/DonkeyHotey) Cynthia Barnett
Nature Isn't On a Rampage. That Would Be Us.
By putting the evil eye on nature, we take it off the humans who have science in their hands, but hold it behind their backs.
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A man inspects parched fields in Raqqa province, Syria, in 2010. Daniel C. Maguire
Climate Change: When the Military Makes More Sense Than the Politicians
Maybe the generals can be our Paul Revere’s. Maybe.
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Mushroom-shaped cloud and water column from the underwater nuclear explosion of July 25, 1946, which was part of Operation Crossroads. (image/cc) Robert Dodge
Nuclear Weapons, Natural Disasters, Bullies and Your Doctor
'Together, we have the power to decide whether the nuclear era ends in a bang or a worldwide celebration'
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
A GOES satellite image showing Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, September 5, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Richard Heinberg
Watching the Hurricane’s Path
Stop finding reasons why you really don’t have to change or prepare.
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As North Korea boasted in July that it had launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, it's more important than ever that Canada play a leadership role in pushing for nuclear disarmament, Linda McQuaig argues.  (Korean Central News Agency/The Associated Press) Linda McQuaig
Canada Abandons Proud History as ‘Nuclear Nag’ When Most Needed
It’s not too late for the country to play leadership role in global struggle to abolish nuclear weapons and outlaw them forever.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon, Burma, on December 2, 2011. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] Eric Margolis
Deep Shame on Suu Kyi and Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi should have her Nobel Prize revoked.
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DACA protest at Trump Tower in NYC, September 5, 2017. (cc/Harrie van Veen) Christopher Brauchli
DACA: Dreams Become Nightmares
The lives of 787,000 people (as of March 2017) will be affected when the program is ended.
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Secretary of Defense Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 19, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley) Marin Kirk
Slow and Unsteady: The Path to Justice for Victims of 9/11
On September 11th, 2017, a rally will be held at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC.
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Friday, September 8, 2017
Charise Johnson
Recovery After Hurricane Harvey: Will There Be Justice for All?
What will happen when the less financially secure, mostly minority communities try to rebuild?
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