All Views Articles for 2015-12-14

Monday, December 14, 2015
Antonia Zerbisias
Note to World Leaders: This Is How to Welcome Refugees
Canada welcomes a small group of refugees but its telegenic new PM puts on a big show.
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Peter Van Buren
Goodnight American Dream: The Middle Class Is Now a Minority
The middle class, which for 40 years has represented a majority of the country in practice, and formed the foundational belief in what has been known as the “American Dream,” is now just half the...
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John Light
Obama Could Help Fix Our Broken Democracy. But He Hasn’t.
In a new petition, more than a hundred thousand Americans are asking the president to take action on special-interest money in politics.
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Raven Brown
The Left Isn’t Dead Yet in Venezuela
With a catastrophic economic situation, Chavism is running out of time. Much will depend on how Maduro deals with this unprecedented situation of having a parliament fully controlled by the opposition.
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Medea Benjamin
Is Saudi Women’s Vote a Step Forward?
The global press has been heralding the December 13, 2015, vote in Saudi Arabia as a breakthrough for women, since it’s the first time in history that Saudi women have been allowed to vote. But is...
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Jim Naureckas
Credulous Reporting of Deceptive Propaganda Made Planned Parenthood Attack Inevitable
The attack on Planned Parenthood was probably inevitable after the right saw how well the attack on ACORN was received. ACORN, like Planned Parenthood, was at the top of the right’s list of most-...
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Andy Rowell
"We See You, Fossil Fuels, and We Are Coming"
In the end, after two weeks of tortuous and exhausting negotiations in Paris, the UN agreement on climate reached on Saturday has been hailed as “historic, durable and ambitious.” But we should...
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Jagoda Munic
Paris Agreement Will Not Stop Climate Change, But People Power Can
PARIS, France – The most inspiring moment of December 12 was not the adoption of the United Nations Paris agreement but the sight of more than 20,000 people on the streets, building the power of the...
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Arjun Makhijani
The Paris Agreement on Climate — A Good Start, But…
A 31-page accord on climate, the Paris Agreement , was adopted on 12 December 2015, and endorsed by acclamation by 195 countries, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...
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Chris Hedges
Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice
HOUSTON— Bryan Parras stood in the shadows cast by glaring floodlights ringing the massive white, cylindrical tanks of the Valero oil refinery. He, like many other poor Mexican-Americans who grew up...
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Michael T. Klare
A New World Beckons: The Future Belongs to Renewables
Historically, the transition from one energy system to another, as from wood to coal or coal to oil, has proven an enormously complicated process , requiring decades to complete. In similar fashion,...
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Paul Buchheit
A Holiday Note to Congress: Half of Your Country is In or Near Poverty
Recent reports have documented the growing rates of impoverishment in the U.S., and new information surfacing in the past 12 months shows that the trend is continuing, and probably worsening...
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