All Views Articles for 2017-09-03

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Donald Trump is greeted by President Ronald Reagan at 1987 White House reception. (Photo: White House) Mel Gurtov
Echoes of Reagan: Another Nuclear Buildup
Thirty years ago Americans endured an absurd expansion of the US nuclear-weapon force under President Reagan. The announced weapons modernization program was accompanied by a huge increase in the...
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Wind turbines in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo: Lloyd Wilson via Sandia Labs/flickr/cc) Juan Cole
Texas Wind Turbines Went Right on Turning Under Harvey’s Impact, as Refineries Shut Down
Extreme weather is in our future. Caribbean hurricanes of the future will be more and more violent and destructive because of manmade global heating. Sea level rise will open the coast to bigger...
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Argentine President Maurício Macri. (Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR) Christy Thornton
An Empire Upside Down
New directions in Trump’s approach to Latin America reveal the changed status of U.S. influence in the region.
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“We’re facing a powerful array of forces that includes big corporations, the Koch Brothers, and anti-tax think tanks,” says Frank Clemente, co-founder and director of Americans for Tax Fairness. (Photo:  Yuri Keegstra/flickr/cc) Chuck Collins
The Coming Tax Fight — and Why We Need You!
We've now reached show-down time, says the director of the coalition rallying Americans against the Trump tax cut giveaway to Corporate America.
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Civil rights and union leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph L. Rauh Jr., Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, and Sam Weinblatt, take part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. Peter Dreier
This Labor Day, Remember That Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign Was for Workers’ Rights
Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, but few know why he was there. King went to Memphis to support African American garbage...
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A scene from Les Cayes, Haiti, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the category 4 storm which made landfall in the country on 4 October 2016. (Photo: UN/Logan Abassi/flickr/cc) Jessica Hsu, Mark Schuller
Dumb and Dumber: Foregrounding Climate Justice from Harvey to Haiti’s Matthew
Yes, to not ask questions about climate change is indeed dumb , as Senator Sanders pointed out. It is dumber to not also question the current global economic system and policies perpetuating racial...
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