Views for 2017-07-08

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Ray McGovern
The Syrian Test of Trump-Putin Accord
The immediate prospect for significant improvement in U.S.-Russia relations now depends on something tangible: Will the forces that sabotaged previous ceasefire agreements in Syria succeed in doing...
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Benjamin Dangl
Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate's Vision to Transform Mexico from Below
The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) held an assembly in May in which they chose María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, a Nahua indigenous healer, as their spokesperson and presidential...
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Nicolas J. S. Davies
The US State of War—July 2017
This is the state of war in the United States in July 2017. The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest since the bombing of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the 1960s-70s, with 84,...
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Robert Dodge
A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty—Rx for Survival
Nuclear weapons have threatened humanity for 72 years ultimately becoming the greatest eminent threat to our survival. This past Friday, July 7, nuclear weapons at long last joined the ranks of other...
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Christopher Brauchli
DeVos and Defrauding
D’ye think th’ colledges has much to do with th’ progress iv th’ wurruld?” Asked Mr. Hennessey. “D’ ye think ,” said Mr. Dooley, “tis the mill that makes th’ wather run?” — Finley Peter Dunne [Mr...
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Tom Gallagher
Move to the Center! And Then? Move to the Center!
Whatever else you might want to say about the corporate types who dominate the Democratic Party, you’ve got to give some of them an “A” for audacity. The latest to register for top scores are Mark...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?
While many of us are rightfully angry over Donald Trump’s treatment of the media, over the GOP’s attempt to gut health care for millions of Americans and over myriad other issues, two little-noticed...
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