All Views Articles for 2016–08-23-dear

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Joanne Lin
Obama Can Stop the Trump Administration From Targeting and Discriminating Against Muslim and Arab Immigrants
This Monday, December 12, the ACLU will be joining Color of Change, 18 Million Rising,, MoveOn, DRUM — Desis Rising Up and Moving, and others to deliver over 280,000 petition...
Read more
Kazu Haga
Violence Brought Us Trump, It’s Not How We Will Stop Him
What’s next? That is the big question facing this country after the election. And many people have been sharing their thoughts on that over social and traditional media, over dinner conversations, at...
Read more
Daysi Flores
The Voice of Berta Cáceres Has Become the Voice of Millions
I spoke to Berta Cáceres the day she was murdered. I never imagined that later this year I would be in a demonstration along with almost a thousand women in Honduras asking for justice for her murder...
Read more
Randall Amster
Beyond the Post-Truth Society
There’s been a lot of virtual ink spent recently on the various implications of presidential politics in the hypermedia age. It’s not a secret that the system is dysfunctional, and that having more...
Read more
Kathy Kelly
Human Rights Day, A Call to Care
December 10th marks the U.N. Human Rights Day, celebrating and upholding the indispensable and crucial declaration of universal human rights.On the eve of this event, I visited a refugee camp housing...
Read more
Friday, December 9, 2016
Larry Cohen
Donald Trump Is Bullying Unions. He Picked the Wrong Fight
The president-elect slammed a Carrier union leader and then chose a fast-food executive to be labor secretary. The working-class will fight back
Read more
Sonali Kolhatkar
Donald Trump Deserves to Be Ridiculed—It’s the One Thing That Terrifies Him
Donald Trump has a thin skin. That personality trait is consistent with his large ego, desire to flaunt his wealth, portray himself as a playboy and aggressively fight every imagined slight. The fact...
Read more
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
A Victory at Standing Rock—for Now
The Dakota Access pipeline has been stopped, at least for now. The Standing Rock Sioux Nation and thousands of native and non-native allies won a remarkable and unexpected victory Sunday. Word came...
Read more
Les Leopold
The Hypocrisy Of Corporate Welfare: It’s Bigger Than Trump
The “bribe” for Carrier is barely a rounding error in the tens of billions of dollars in public money and tax breaks lavished upon corporations each and every day by Republicans and Democrats alike.
Read more
Jeff Bryant
Principles To Guide The Vetting Of Betsy DeVos
President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos for US Secretary of Education in his administration set off a firestorm of commentary on what her impact might be on furthering “school...
Read more
Dave Johnson
Trump's Anti-Worker Punch Down Strategy
“You better keep your eye on your kids. We know what car you drive.” That’s the kind of threats a local union official is getting after President-presumed-Elect Donald Trump tweeted something bad...
Read more
Martha Durkee-Neuman
Millennial Organizers Want to See An Intersectional Understanding Of Gun Violence
Each generation carries its own revolution. For years, gun violence has dramatically impacted communities around the United States and a movement for gun violence prevention has emerged to respond...
Read more
Glenn Greenwald
A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit WikiLeaks Docs
The phrase “Fake News” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and “hate speech”: because it lacks any clear...
Read more
Nancy Altman
Bait and Switch: No One Voted to Destroy Medicare
Donald Trump did not campaign on a promise to destroy Medicare. In fact, he promised not to touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But now that the Republicans are in charge of the White...
Read more
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Rory Fanning
The Antiwar Tour
Two American veterans journeyed to Japan to apologize for US war crimes. They found a growing grassroots antiwar movement.
Read more
Cara Matteson
It’s Time to Talk About the Class Divide Among Women
If you’re like me, you’re still processing what it means to live in a Trump-led America. We are still grieving. We’re desperate to find someone or something to blame, and there’s plenty of blame to...
Read more
Richard Heinberg
Localism in the Age of Trump
2016 will be remembered as the year Donald Trump—a wealthy, narcissistic political novice with a strong authoritarian bent—was elected president of the United States after campaigning against...
Read more
Ashley Gorski
Trying to Keep the Internet Safe From Warrantless NSA Surveillance
With Donald Trump about to become president, the courts have a chance to rein in the NSA’s ‘Upstream’ surveillance powers now, as oral arguments begin in Wikimedia v. NSA .
Read more
John Nichols
Chuck Jones Is a Better President Than Donald Trump Will Ever Be
Trump is attacking a steelworkers union leader for calling out Trump’s lies.
Read more
Adam Parsons
Home Truths about the Climate Emergency
COP22 again highlighted the mismatch between illusive policymaking and the stark reality of global warming. As always, it was left to civil society groups to uphold a vision of global cooperation and economic sharing as the only path towards a sustainable future.
Read more
Kathy Kelly
In Afghanistan, See How We Live
Here in Kabul, I'm generally an early riser at the home of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, but I'm seldom alone. Facing exams, my young friends awaken early and then stay up late to study. Before...
Read more
Robert C. Koehler
Trump, Taiwan, and the Weapons Deal
The president-elect stumbles over the protocols of geopolitics and war, tweeting all the way. It’s not just insane. It’s awkward. “Since 1979,” the Guardian points out, “the U.S. has acknowledged...
Read more
Jeff Weaver
Don't Buy David Brock's Blame Game for Clinton Loss
The knives are out on the Democratic side after the unexpected victory of Donald Trump . Not surprisingly, the first attacks have been launched by the experts on mudslinging against fellow Democrats...
Read more
Norman Solomon
McCarthy’s Ghost Smiles as Dems Point the Finger at Russia
On Tuesday, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and six ranking members of major House committees sent President Obama a letter declaring, “We are deeply concerned by Russian efforts to undermine,...
Read more
Ryan Schleeter
3 Things Trump's EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Has Actually Said About Climate Change
Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency places people and the environment in the hands of a man who cares about neither.
Read more