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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
January 6th Capitol insurrection in Washington, DC. (Photo: Kerstie Bush) David Armiak
More Staff Flee the Republican Attorneys General Association After It Doubles Down on Insurrection
The group and its members will be forever tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, especially now that they have apparently doubled down on fanning the flames of Trump’s Big Lie.
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America has always depended on immigrants and undocumented workers. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Around the World, Immigrants Are Coming to the Rescue
For countries facing a demographic crisis, immigrants are the answer.
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Protesters march against U.S. military intervention and spending. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc) Sonja Scherndl, Adam Parsons
Let's Finally End the Insanity of Colossal Military Spending During a Global Health Emergency
Imagine what could be achieved if just a portion of the money spent on military expenditures were pooled into a global fund, and redirected towards ending hunger and massively investing in public health systems.
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US President Joe Biden speaks with workers at Taqueria Las Gemelas (Twin Girls), a restaurant located in Northeast Washington, DC, on May 5, 2021. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP) Robert Reich
The United States a 100 Days Into Biden's Presidency and 100 Days Without Trump
Biden's plans might be the antidote to Trumpism—creating enough decent-paying working class jobs, along with benefits such as childcare and free community college, as to forestall some of the right-wing dyspepsia that Trump whipped into a fury.
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Horne was fired from the Buffalo Police Department in 2008 after she intervened in an arrest where she said a fellow officer used a chokehold on a handcuffed suspect.(Photo: Screenshot) Joan Steinau Lester
Cariol Horne, Social Justice Hero
Her persistence reminds me of the impact one determined person can make. She never gave up her fight, even when it looked hopeless, and saw her faith ultimately rewarded.
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The Great Lakes constitute one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. (Photo: Creative Commons) Tina Gerhardt
Calls for Biden to Stop Enbridge Line 3 Continue Unabated
The Canadian oil company is feeling the heat as Indigenous groups, environmental organizations, and other activists are demanding that the President pull the plug.
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This cold war isn't something that could develop sometime in the future. It's already here. (Photo: CodePink) Richard Eskow
The Apocalypse Must Be Near. I Agree With Henry Kissinger—About Cold War With China
The US is waging an economic, propaganda, and military cold war against China, heightening tensions and increasing the risk of future confrontations. And it's getting worse.
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The Golden Rule sails by her farewell gathering on Magic Island, Honolulu, May 1, 2021. (Photo: Ann Wright) Ann Wright, Gerry Condon
Golden Rule Peace Boat Sets Sail from Hawai'i for California
"We are sailing for a nuclear-free world and a peaceful, sustainable future."
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A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron on July 11, 2018. (Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images) Phyllis Bennis
Why Human Rights Watch Designating Israel's Crimes as Apartheid Is a Very Big Deal
The report reflects the power of decades of work in defense of Palestinian rights.
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 Poverty, insecurity, systemic racism, massive economic inequalities, and social decomposition are not natural phenomena. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) C.J. Polychroniou
Why the Future Belongs to the Left
As long as the barbarism of neoliberal capitalism defines the present, the future can only belong to the left.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
A coalition of health justice advocates gathered outside Pfizer's headquarters in Manhattan on March 11, 2021. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Abdulkerim Said
None of Us Are Safe From Covid-19 Until the Global Population Has Access to the Vaccine
I and many other Mainers have relatives and friends in countries around the world, and we can’t disconnect from those people. But when it comes to this pandemic, we’re all connected—and not just by our common humanity. None of us are safe until we’ve reached a worldwide critical mass of vaccination.
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Hooded and shackled detainees at the since-shuttered Camp X-Ray, located at the U.S Navy base at Guatanámo Bay, Cuba. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Getty Images) Karen Greenberg
Will America's Forever Offshore Prison Ever Be Closed?
Can Guantánamo ever be shut down?
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The global ad market now revolves around a new core: the algorithmically targeted placements offered by the likes of Facebook and Google. (Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Timothy Karr
World Press Freedom During the US Tech Boom
Free Press believes that creating a diverse and thriving news sector in the United States can be achieved by imposing a tax on online-advertising revenues that fuel the platforms and the attention economy.
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Howard University Hospital staff members received Covid-19 vaccination doses on December 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Peter Arno, Philip Caper
Covid-19 Vaccinations: A Shot in the Arm for Universal Healthcare?
The national vaccination program has all the features of a single-payer health care system including no copays, no premiums, no insurance company blocking payment, and universal, affordable healthcare for all.
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Spending at such a colossal scale presents an opportunity not simply to rebuild the global economy, but to do so better. (Photo: Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images) Steven Stone
World Must Move From Pledges to Actual Green Recovery Spending
In the wake of a once-in-a-generation pandemic and economic crisis, spending on green recoveries is less than an average year's worth of subsidies on fossil fuels.
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One-year-old Dara Faraez walks across the floor in front of the podium as Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) speaks at the Back the THRIVE Agenda press conference on September 10, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Green New Deal Network) Daniel Sherrell
Biden Is Flirting With a Better Economic Paradigm. Young People Need Him to Commit.
If Biden genuinely wants to serve as a "bridge" to a new "generation of leaders"—as he stated repeatedly during his campaign--then he must leave behind outmoded deficit politics and embrace the THRIVE Act.
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Bill Gates, billionaire, speaks onstage at 2019 New York Times Dealbook on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Cohen/Getty Images/The New York Times) Cynthia Kaufman
The System Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis Without a Push: That’s Where You Come in
This is an all hands-on-deck moment where civil society, that means you and I, need to throw everything we have into changing the politics of business as usual.
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Monday, May 3, 2021
Miles Mogulescu
Want Fewer Police Shootings? Get Armed Cops Out of Traffic Enforcement
Removing armed police officers from traffic enforcement and turning it over to civilians should be a major goal of the racial justice movement.
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organization, attends a session of the WTO General Council in Geneva on March 1, 2021. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) John Buell
Big Pharma Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines Must Be Waived to Save the World
In the long term we must treat public health as a common good, a good upon which all of our virtues depend
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In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) addresses the virtual convention on August 18, 2020. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: DNCC via Getty Images) (Photo by Handout/DNCC via Getty Images) Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd
The Squad and Their Allies Should Unite to Block Biden’s Massive Military Budget
This is the moment to put a stop to runaway spending on war and the nuclear arsenal.
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National Guard troops eat pizza while patrolling a street on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tens of thousands of National Guard troops were deployed to DC following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Azadeh Shahshahani, Amith Gupta
More Domestic Spying Power Is Not the Answer
We are told by some opponents of the far-right that supporters of equality and civil liberties should not be worried about expansions of U.S. surveillance and counterterrorism capabilities. They are wrong.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference April 16, 2021 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo: Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images) Jason Nickerson, Adam Houston
Why Canada Must Support the WTO Waiver on Covid-19 Vaccines
Expanding access to life-saving medical technologies during this pandemic is exactly what the world needs.
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A farmer works on a broccoli field in San Bartolo, municipality, Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico on March 14, 2020. (Photo: Julio Cesar Aguilar / AFP) Timothy A. Wise
Bayer Goes After Mexico for Glyphosate Ban
The pressure by the agribusiness industry continues, but we will keep up our fight.
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dates Sanaa Khalil
Oppression in the Form of Israeli Dates
It is imperative that we follow in the footsteps of the revolutionaries’ tea boycott, the historic Delano Grape Boycott, and boycott the Israeli date industry, too.
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Sunday, May 2, 2021
A sign on the ground directs people to get their COVID-19 vaccine at UCI Health Family Health Center in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo: Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) People’s Vaccine Alliance
Who's Controlling the COVID Vaccine: 10 Myths and Misdirections
The only way these big pharmaceutical corporations and rich governments will move is by being shamed into it.
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