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Friday, April 16, 2021
A coalition of healthcare advocacy organizations gathered outside Pfizer Worldwide Headquarters in Manhattan on March 11, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Mary Robinson
Suspending Vaccine Patents Is the Leadership the World Needs to End This Pandemic
Intellectual property rules are not sacrosanct; this is, after all, an unprecedented crisis.
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Micaela Iron Shell has painted red hands over their mouth to show solidarity for missing and murdered indigenous, black and migrant women and children during a rally with Climate activist Greta Thunberg at Civic Center Park on October 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Osprey Orielle Lake, Katherine Quaid
New Report Details the Gendered and Racial Impacts of the Fossil Fuel Industry and the Complicit Financial Institutions
"The fossil fuel industry, and their financiers, are leading us further down the path of irreparable climate disaster, and we need to understand who is being harmed first and worst by their actions."
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. seen close from the rear, speaking to 25,000 civil rights marchers in front of the Alabama state capital building, at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery march, Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965. (Photo: Stephen Somerstein/Getty Images) Bernice A. King , Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
We Must Reclaim Voting Rights as a Moral Imperative
Our deepest moral and constitutional traditions point us toward the possibility of a more perfect union when we respect the basic democratic principle of one person, one vote.
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A spoiled ballot in Ecuador's recent presidential elections. (Photo by @AlinaDuarte_) Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores
The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's "Free and Fair" Election
Given all the strikes against Arauz, it is remarkable the progressive presidential candidate Andrés Arauz did so well.
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attends a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on April 15, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the Biden administration's ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19. (Photo: Amr Alfiky-Pool/Getty Images) Juan Cole
Anti-Science Republicans Like Jim Jordan Have Blood on Their Hands
The attitude of people like Jordan is why we are heading for 600,000 dead in the pandemic.
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Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. (Photo: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021) Isabel Ortiz, Matthew Cummins
As Nations Slash Budgets, Global Study Warns of Looming Austerity Shocks
It is imperative to watch out for austerity measures with negative social outcomes. After COVID-19’s devastating impacts, austerity will only cause more unnecessary suffering and hardship.
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
With Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others now removing a lot of extremist content, the far right has migrated to other platforms, such as Gab, Telegram, and MeWe. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Curbing the Spread Of Global Hate
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter helped right-wing populists take power. Can they now help rein them in?
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If Bezos was still married to his ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, together they would be worth another $60 billion or so—giving the couple a net worth of a quarter trillion dollars. (Photo: Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images) Chuck Collins
A Third of U.S. Billionaire Wealth Gains Since 1990 Have Come During Pandemic
U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.
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 The U.S. military, whose members have already sustained hundreds of thousands of cases of Covid-19, poses an ongoing threat not just to its own communities or Americans more generally, but to the world. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) Andrea Mazzarino
A Military Spouse's Perspective on the Pentagon's Flawed Response to the Pandemic
Making sense of a viral military.
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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu giving a speech in Washington DC in 2015 wherein he attempted to convince Congress to torpedo the US-led Iranian nuclear negotiations. (Photo: Christy Bowe / ImageCatcher News via Getty Images) Ariel Gold, Medea Benjamin
War Hawks Are Working Overtime to Derail US-Iran Diplomacy
As the saboteurs of diplomacy hope for a violent escalation, let’s keep in mind—and hope Iran agrees—that the best revenge would be a revived JCPOA.
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A woman protests outside the Hennepin County Government Center, where the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is being held, on March 31, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) Bill Blum
What We Can Learn from the Derek Chauvin Trial
After a long and shameful history of police violence against Black people, the George Floyd murder case might finally bring about some justice.
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During a peaceful protest over the killing of George Floyd, a demonstrator holds her hands up while kneeling in front of police officers on June 1, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images) Robert C. Koehler
Armed Racism Keeps No One Safe
A completely different form of public safety and order must emerge, transcending this armed authoritarianism with deeply racist roots.
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Guljumma, 7, and her father, Wakil Tawos Khan, at the Helmand Refugee Camp District 5 in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2009. (Photo: Reese Erlich) Norman Solomon
Contrary to What Biden Said, US Warfare in Afghanistan Is Set to Continue
No matter what the White House and the headlines say, U.S. taxpayers won’t stop subsidizing the killing in Afghanistan until there is an end to the bombing and "special operations" that remain shrouded in secrecy.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. (Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images) Leonard Pitts Jr.
Our House Continues to Burn, Yet Some Insist on Trying to Reason With Fire
Tradition and aspirational values cannot matter more than the principles they are meant to serve.
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Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright outside the Brooklyn Center police station on April 13, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright, a Black man whose car was stopped in town on Sunday reportedly for an expired registration, was shot and killed by an officer who police say mistook her service revolver for a Taser. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Will Bunch
Police Must End Deadly, Racist Traffic Stops
A cop stopped Daunte Wright for expired tags. Then, Wright died. This is intolerable.
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Vials of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The use of this particular vaccine has been halted temporarily. (Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images) William Petri
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension—a Doctor Explains What This Means for You
I believe it is a testament to the emphasis by the CDC and FDA on vaccine safety that J&J vaccinations have been paused while this is studied by independent scientists and medical experts.
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Halliday has been a powerful voice for peace and for human rights around the world.(Photo: indybay.org) Nicolas J.S. Davies
Denis Halliday: A Voice of Reason in an Insane World
"I think the United States and its populous, who vote these governments in, need to understand that the children and the people of Iraq are just like the children of the United States."
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Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario reacts after being pepper-sprayed during a stop by police in Windsor, Va., on Dec. 5. (Photo: Windsor, Va., police) Matthew Guariglia
The Bloody Catch-22 of Modern Policing In America
The system as it exists makes it almost impossible for Black and brown Americans to avoid harm.
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Despite the valiant efforts of the workers, Amazon—which has more resources than nearly any company in the world—was able to blunt their momentum through its anti-union campaign.(Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Afp via Getty Images) Rand Wilson, Peter Olney
The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama Is Clear: Keep Organizing
The union's loss in Bessemer shows the urgent need for both labor law reform and organizing at a mass scale.
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Tyson Food and Hillshire Brands food products are seen on May 29, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Tyson Foods made a $ 6.8 billion all-cash proposal to aquire Hillshire Brands whose brands include among others Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Jim Hightower
To Bust Monopoly Power, Start With the Companies Controlling Our Food
Busting the monopoly power of abusive and arrogant food giants is broadly popular—even in Congress.
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Demostrators with the youth-led Sunrise Movement gather in San Francisco to call on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to support the formation of a select committee to advance a Green New Deal. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc) William Janeway
What We Can Learn From the First New Deal to Make the New One Better
Whether it is called "Build Back Better" or a "Green Industrial Policy" or, indeed, a Green New Deal, it is imperative to reject the false dichotomy of "jobs against climate."
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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) pauses while speaking during a press conference alongside House Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Michael Winship
The Loutish Lemmings of the GOP
Flailing into oblivion, the frat boy politics of the Republican Party simply may end in its unseemly collapse—or national disaster.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks during an event featuring President-elect Joe Biden's economic team at the Queen Theater on December 1, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Jeffrey D. Sachs
It's Time for Corporations to Pay America What They Owe
Biden and Yellen are taking on the herculean job of cleaning the Augean stables after decades of rampant and growing tax abuse.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds a press conference following the Senate GOP policy luncheon in the Rayburn Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Thom Hartmann
The Republican Party Must Be Purged Like the Nazis and Fascists
It must not be allowed, like the Confederacy was, to live on with its own "lost cause" BS mythology.
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Participant holding a sign at the climate march. A coalition of climate, Indigenous and racial justice groups gathered at Columbus Circle to kick off Climate Week with the Climate Justice Through Racial Justice march. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Simone Tagliapietra
Why the World Needs a Green Social Contract
The green transformation will have far-reaching socio-economic implications. Action is needed to ensure domestic and international social equity and fairness.
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