All Views Articles for 2017-09-29

Friday, September 29, 2017
We can have a political system that respects its citizens as political equals, or we can have a society dominated by the arbitrary interests of unaccountable wealth. Trump, like Obama before him, has chosen the latter. Zach Carter
Trump’s Tax Plan Is An Act Of Political Domination By The Rich
But at least we don’t have to pretend it isn’t.
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U.S. military forces are participating in refueling Saudi bombers and also in their targeting, which has killed thousands of civilians. Mark Weisbrot
From North Korea to Yemen: The Cost of Empire
Americans must challenge Trump's policies in North Korea and Yemen that stem from imperial priorities.
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Chuck Collins
Indiana Farmer Complaining about Estate Taxes with Trump Cashed $3.3 Million in Farmer Subsidy Checks
How billionaires try to use farmers as props for tax cuts for the ultra-rich
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A damaged Puerto Rican flag spray-painted with the words "Together as One" hangs from the facade of a business in San Juan. Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump's Cruel Indifference to Puerto Rico
The island epitomizes American disaster capitalism, including Trump, who cost Puerto Rican taxpayers $32.6 million, after his company bankrupted a failing golf course.
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U.S. Marine stands with Vietnamese children as they watch their house burn after a patrol set it ablaze after finding AK-47 ammunition, Jan. 13, 1971, 25 miles south of Da Nang. (Photo: HJ/AP) Nick Turse
The Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary Glosses Over Devastating Civilian Toll
While most American soldiers approximately 12 months serving in Vietnam, the civilians of that nation lived the war week after week, month after month, year after year, from one decade into the next.
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In response Donald Trump has scolded the island for it’s massive debt, and waited a full week after the storm hit to lift a shipping restriction requiring all incoming goods to be carried on US-flagged ships. (That restriction is largely responsible for the island’s economic problems in the first place.) Harvey Wasserman
In Maria's Wake, Could Puerto Rico Go Totally Green?
In a sun-drenched eco-system, renewable energy would foster incredible opportunity and help protect the island from it's next natural disaster.
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Wenonah Hauter
Stand with Puerto Rico—Not the Banks
As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in America, we must finally begin to put people before profit.
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