All Views Articles for 2018-…-21

Thursday, June 7, 2018
"NFL team owners, overwhelmingly white men, half of whom are billionaires, held a secret meeting with several players in October, following Trump’s attacks." (Photo: Kevin Burkett / CC BY-SA 2.0) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
NFL's Eagles Give Trump A Civics Lesson
“You aren’t listening.”
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"While these connections may be new to some, the activists fighting both against the occupation of Palestine and for Black lives are not strangers to how their struggles are linked." (Photo: Shutterstock) Domenica Ghanem
Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces And U.S. Police Are Training Together
The Israeli forces mowing down unarmed Palestinian protesters also train U.S. police forces that brutalize communities of color.
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The June 1 cartoon criticized Trump for his immigration policies. (Photo: Rogers) Olivia Riggio
Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped By Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
None of these cartoons appeared in the Post-Gazette, despite Rogers being the paper’s full-time staff political cartoonist.
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"It's garbage politics, and worse still, it's so lame that nobody even pays attention." (Photo: Senate Democrats/Flickr/cc) Ryan Cooper
Chuck Schumer Is The Exact Opposite of What Democrats Need
Schumer has been doing the exact same tired stunt for well over a decade, and it was exhausted even in 2005.
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"It will be a party that unequivocally rejects austerity, proposes an urgent timeline for addressing climate change, and unapologetically aligns itself with organized labor and civil rights groups in the fight for justice and equality." (Photo: Heath Hinegardner) John Nichols
Taking It to The States
“It is time for us to dream again. It is time for us to get back to making big dreams real again.”
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"They have abdicated responsibility for policy to our own homegrown equivalents of Haig, Foch, Petain, Hindenburg, and Ludendorff. Their failure is unforgivable." (Photo:  Alex Guerrero/flickr/cc) Andrew Bacevich
Infinite War: The Pentagon's Gravy Train Rolls On
On not so great wars, theirs and ours
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"The sum total of Trump’s trade policy, such as it is, ranks as so ill-informed, fickle and inchoate that the only result can be recrimination and chaos." (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) Michael Winship
When It Comes to The Economy, Trump Keeps Two Sets of Books
Contrary to the belief system of this current kleptocracy, what the business of America should be is not business but a commitment to full and fair employment.
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Jim Klutznick, Marilyn Katz
Three Myths About Gaza Dispelled
The lives of 119 Gazans have been lost and thousands more unalterably changed. We can't let the truth die with them.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
 "If they have their children with them, the kids are seized and warehoused in some overflowing detention facility." (Photo: Shutterstock) Peter Certo
Nevermind the Wall — They’re Building Warehouses
The newest plank of immigration enforcement? Kidnapping children and piling them into detention centers.
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"They are content with Trump’s rhetoric and rarely look beneath the surface at the details.  That is, they are not bothered by being fact-deprived in political matters." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
Slogan Voters – The Road to Political Masochism
Make America Great Again, Drain the Swamp, and Lock Her Up!
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Activists gather in front of the U.S. embassy to demand peace for the Korean peninsula after the cancellation of the U.S. and North Korea summit on May 25, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) Simone Chun
Toward A Truly Indigenous Peace in The Korean Peninsula
It’s time that American politicians, both Democratic and Republicans, give Koreans a chance to shape their own destiny.
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Yemeni displaced children who with their families fled homes due to the ongoing war enjoy riding a damaged car outside their makeshift shelter at an internally displaced camp on April 07, 2018 outskirts of Sana'a, Yemen. More than three million people fled their homes since the war erupted on March 2015.(Photo: Getty) Sheila Carapico
War of Aggression: The Saudi and UAE Slaughter in Yemen Isn’t A Proxy Conflict With Iran
They are starving children under attack by filthy-rich monarchies wielding the most advanced weapons Britain and the United States have to sell.
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"According to these polls, the “leftism” of today is poised to become the political center of tomorrow." (Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr/cc) Richard Eskow
50 Years After 1968, Can the Young Change Politics? A Striking New Poll Says Yes
Most Millennials want “a strong government” to manage the economy, and most millennial Democrats have a favorable view of socialism.
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"Gaza is an 'Occupied Territory' by name only, without any of the humanitarian rules applied." (Photo: Getty) Ramzy Baroud
The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking The Term ‘Israeli Occupation’
Israel has already, and repeatedly, violated most conditions of what constitute an 'Occupation' from an international law perspective.
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"While judges very often resist such necessity claims, since the 1970s hundreds of people who have committed civil disobedience in service of the public good have been acquitted on the grounds that their actions were taken to prevent a greater harm." (Photo: Peg Hunter/cc/flickr) Jeremy Brecher
A Climate Constitution in the Courts and the Streets
A stable climate system is quite literally the foundation of society, “without which there would be neither civilization nor progress.”
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
"It’s not dialogue if one side has access to policymakers and corporate media and the other side gets punished merely for asserting its existence." (Photo: Getty) Steven Salaita
How to Tell When Defending Israel Is Actually Racist
The moment anybody defends Israel, of course.
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Amira Hass
Anonymous Snipers and a Lethal Verdict
We may never know the name of the soldier who killed Razan al-Najjar. But we do know the names of those who gave the order enabling him to kill her
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Entire neighbourhoods in Raqqa are damaged beyond repair. Credit: Amnesty International Donatella Rovera, Benjamin Walsby
Civilians Paid A Very High Price for Raqqa’s Devastating “Liberation” by US-led Forces
Hundreds of civilians were killed: some in their homes; some in the very places where they had sought refuge; and others as they tried to flee.
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In 2011, New York Law School, which ranked in the lowest tier of such institutions, was charging more than Harvard Law School. (Photo: NYLS) Erin L. Thompson
Minority Lawyers Hanging From Their Own Bootstraps
How law schools fail those who seek justice.
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"Those who will benefit most from a Forever State of War are currently pounding the Senate’s marble halls, perhaps even stalking members of the Committee as lobbyists from the MIC, AIPAC and other enthusiasts for war, will do whatever it takes to bring adoption of the AUMF to a favorable committee vote." (Photo: Tim Kaine/Getty) Renee Parsons
Forever AUMF Stalls at Senate Foreign Relations Committee
It is difficult to recognize a more ill-considered, reactionary vote of enormous global consequences as adoption of a Forever AUMF which will surely hasten the Final Chapter of the American Empire.
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"If Trump can pardon anyone, including himself, and shut down any investigation, then he has a free pass to break any federal law." (Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Wikimedia Commons, holwichaikawee/iStock) Ryan Cooper
America's Rickety Constitution Is Proving No Match for The Mad King Donald
Instead of restricting the growth of tyranny, the Constitution's separation of powers is enabling the coronation of our own mad king.
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"The Republican party abandoned its political innocence long ago."(Photo: Getty) Charles P. Pierce
Trump Has Access to Everything A Dictator Could Want
He is consolidating power based on deceit at an alarming rate, and getting more popular as he goes.
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"Nor has he shown any interest in unifying the nation, or speaking to the nation as a whole. Instead, he periodically throws red meat to his overwhelmingly white, rural, and older base." (Photo: Johnny Louis/Getty Images) Robert Reich
A Second American Civil War?
Consider Trump’s torrent of lies, his admiration for foreign dictators, his off-hand jokes about being “president for life” and his increasing invocation of a “deep state” plot against him.
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Dean Baker
No You Assholes, Obama Did Not Do It Too
Nobody has done what Trump did last week. To suggest otherwise is simply dishonest.
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Monday, June 4, 2018
"Income and wealth have concentrated to a degree unimaginable in the early 1990s."(Photo: Steve Rhodes/flickr/cc) Sam Pizzigati
For Minimum Decency, A Maximum Wage
Amid rising inequality, a new book argues, the notion of capping income has suddenly become politically plausible.
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 "Immigration policies and laws that preceded the Trump administration made the separation of families possible, and previously resulted in the separation of families." (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Leah Litman
Immigration Sins of the Past and the Forced Separation of Families
Our system has largely allowed ICE to detain persons who are potentially removable or excludable, for as long as it deems necessary, and to hold them in shocking, inhumane conditions.
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Central American immigrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 22, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Claudia Flores
The Trump Administration Is Splitting Up Families at the Border. Here’s What You Can Do About It.
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Roseanne Barr had her sitcom canceled on May 29, after calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the child of an ape. (Photo: Getty) Allison Skinner
The Slippery Slope of Dehumanizing Language
It’s long been used to justify violence and destruction of minorities.
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"As a result of all this hardship, more 25- to 29-year-olds live with their parents or grandparents than at any time in the past 75 years." (Photo: Tom Woodward/Flickr/cc) Paul Buchheit
The Taking of Millennial Wealth By Rich White Boomers
"Ingenious financial and legal engineering turned our economy from an engine of long-term growth and shared prosperity into a casino with only a few big winners."
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"The United States has no real need for a new, stealthy, super-expensive, nuclear-capable, deep-penetrating strategic bomber for use against “peer” rivals China and Russia." (Photo: Department of Defense) William Astore
The Military-Industrial Complex Strikes (Out) Again
The Air Force’s strange love for the new B-21 bomber.
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“Continued investment in the oil sands generally, and in the Trans Mountain pipeline specifically, means Canada is doubling down on a no-win bet … Heads or tails, we lose." (Photo: Protect the inlet ) Andy Rowell
Could Trudeau’s “Wilful Self-Delusion” on Climate Rip Canada Apart?
Kinder Morgan walks away with cash, whereas Canada could be heading for a constitutional crisis.
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Sunday, June 3, 2018
Larry Beinhart
Trump Might Be Leading the US to Another Meltdown
Following the quiet rollback of Obama-era Wall Street regulations, the US may be on the verge of yet another crash
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Natalie Giotta, Daniel I. Weiner
Trump Is Using Pardons To Rig The System For His Pals
The man who as a candidate railed against our “rigged system” is, as president, only too happy to do a little rigging himself.
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Students participate in a protest against gun violence February 21, 2018 outside the White House in Washington, DC. Laura Flanders
Throwing Shade, Not Light, on Youth Voting
I'm always impressed not by how few, but by how many young people manage to cast a ballot given how vigorously others try to stop them
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H. Patricia Hynes, Frances Crowe
JFK, the Pentagon, and Two Roads Diverged
How far we have diverged as a country from the once hopeful promise of a more principled, strategic and humanistic vision for our national security
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Trevor Timm
Whatever You Think of the Trump-Russia Investigation, Whistleblower Reality Winner Deserves Your Support
Winner is caught between two camps — a whistleblower without a constituency.
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Christopher Brauchli
The Nobel and the Trump
After all, other esteemed warmongers have also won the prize
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Gregory Shupak
Burying the One-State Solution in Palestine/Israel
By suppressing the one-state idea, the media are hampering the public’s capacity to comprehend and debate the full range of possible ways to reach a just and viable resolution to the question of Palestine
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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Parkland High School Students Show Remarkable Political Savvy
In the wake of the horrific Valentine’s Day shooting, survivors have become sophisticated political instigators.
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Jeremy Slevin
The UN Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty
New report explicitly lays blame with the Trump administration for policies that actively increase poverty and inequality in the country
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César Chelala
Gun Violence Is Only the Symptom of a Very Troubled Society
A nation that glorifies war and exports violence with unparalleled scope cannot be surprised when its own people are forced to suffer the consequences
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Robert Reich
Why the Only Answer is to Break Up the Biggest Wall Street Banks
If you took the greed out of Wall Street... all you'd have left is pavement
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Steven Singer
Dear Betsy DeVos, I Will *Never* Report My Students to ICE
I will defend my students. I will stand up for their safety and their rights. That’s just what we do in public school.
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Friday, June 1, 2018
Wenonah Hauter
What Fossil Fuels and Factory Farms Have in Common
Hint: They’re both issues of environmental injustice.
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Bryce Covert
Why 50,000 Las Vegas Workers Are on the Verge of Striking
"We want corporations to understand that we’re doing our jobs, and we want them to do their jobs also."
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Paul Street
Needed Now: A Real and Radical Left
Without a functioning left able to fight and do things for ordinary working and poor people, we will have nothing to defend and sustain our households, families and communities when the next big capitalist meltdown comes—an event that is due in the very near future
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Luz Sosa
Join Us To Keep Families Together
Is the United States, as many of us are taught, a nation of refuge, the land of the free and the home of the brave? Or are we a nation of fear?
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Adam Johnson
WaPo Editors: We Have to Help Destroy Yemen to Save It
The most logical way the US can stop the slaughter of Yemen is to stop engaging it in it. But to the Washington Post, this runs against the US policy of bombing and/or sanctioning anything that has the most remote connection to Iran, so this simple course is just not on the table
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Ryan Cooper
The Deafening Message of Trump's Dinesh D'Souza Pardon
It is a spectacular abuse of the pardon power and a barely-veiled announcement that Trump will use that power to protect odious conservative criminals and undermine the Mueller investigation
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Stan Sorscher
We Have a "Free Trade" Problem, But Trump Offers All the Wrong Economic Answers
Free-market orthodoxy has failed. It’s time to consider our public interest.
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
The language — drafted by Reps. Keith Ellison, Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, Jan Schakowsky, Jim McGovern, and Walter Jones — amended the defense bill to state clearly that “the use of the Armed Forces against Iran is not authorized by this Act or any other Act.” (Photo: Getty) Jamal Abdi
Did Congress Just Shut Down Trump’s War Plans for Iran?
The Senate would do well to follow the House’s lead — and go even farther to shut all the backdoors to war.
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"Let’s be clear: the gag rule the president has proposed is not about improving women’s health care." (Photo: Getty) Elizabeth Warren
Trump’s New Proposal Is Another Attempt By The Government to Control Women’s Bodies
Let’s be clear: the gag rule the president has proposed is not about improving women’s health care.
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"Instead of celebrating the true Saudi heroes, since May 15 at least 11 activists, both women and male allies, have been arrested." (Photo: @noconversion/Twitter) Medea Benjamin
The Message From Saudi’s “Reformist” Crown Prince to Saudi Women: Shut Up And Drive
While gaining the right to drive certainly brings Saudi Arabia a step closer to joining the 21st century, the biggest impediment for women has not been the inability to drive—but the male guardianship system that is a form of gender apartheid.
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A house in the mountains of Puerto Rico that was damaged by Hurricane Maria broadcast a call for help from its roof. A new study out of Harvard University estimated that the death toll from the storm far surpassed the White House's figures, sparking censure of the Trump administration's handling of the crisis. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Sonali Kolhatkar
Racism Keeps Rearing Its Ugly Head
We see over and over the dehumanization of people of color in our country and our world.
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"Media coverage of the crisis in Puerto Rico has been dismal since the hurricane hit; even when outlets reported on major scandals about the mismanaged recovery, the coverage was negligible and faded quickly." (Photo: Sarah Wasko / Media Matters) Katie Sullivan, Lis Power
Study Finds 5,000 People May Have Died From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Cable News Focused on Roseanne Instead.
Cable news covered Roseanne for over 10 hours. They covered Hurricane Maria's death toll in Puerto Rico for just over 30 minutes.
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"There are no walls, no entrances or exits that can be closed in order to contain the damage from or protect the American people from Washington’s destructive follies." (Photo: Getty) Tom Engelhardt
Duck-and-Cover America: Advice to College Graduates in The Age of Trump
A commencement speech to the "campus of my mind" about what can't be walled out—or in.
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"Many people across the state share the school teachers’ desperate concern about the conditions in their children’s schools, even though their elected representatives adamantly ignore the wishes of a wide swath of their constituents." (Photo: @StepUpOklahoma/Twitter) Jan Resseger
Rivka Galchen Takes You Inside the Oklahoma Teachers’ Walkout and Inside Red-State, Anti-Tax Politics
"Oklahoma has essentially been under single-party rule for about a decade."
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"In North Carolina, there’s little doubt parents use charters to segregate."(Photo: New Boston Post photo by Evan Lips) Jeff Bryant
New Charter School Plan Should Alarm the Nation
“A design for racial and economic segregation.”
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Ken Burns and Lynne Novick’s “Vietnam War” series does not deserve a “Best Documentary” award. (Photo: Getty) Mike Ferner
Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series
“In this war-torn world, what is desperately needed – but what Burns and Novick fail to convey – is an honest rendering of that war to help the American people avoid yet more catastrophic wars.”
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“Peace” is a feel-good delusion and “disarmament” (nuclear and otherwise) is the butt of a joke. (Image: CD/CC BY 2.0) Robert C. Koehler
The American Way of War: Evolution Stops Here
There’s nothing in this controlling consciousness devoted to creating — or imagining — a world without nuclear weapons or a world free of war and poverty.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
"We need to face the complicated issue of immigration with sobriety, a keen understanding of current laws, history, economics, labor flows, supply and demand, demographics and what has actually made America great — its immigrant roots and its welcoming philosophy." (Photo: @NIJC/Twitter) Maria Cardona
America Is Better Than Trump's Cruel Immigration Policies
This new policy is vicious, brutal and is nothing less than Trump administration-endorsed, U.S. government-sanctioned child abuse.
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"What conservatives and corporatists didn’t anticipate when they used hate, greed, racism, and all the other “isms” to run their con, is that these forces would ultimately take over the Party, and the country." (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) John Atcheson
Sides, Balance, and the Death of Truth
Progressives need to reject the right’s false narrative, not compromise with it
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"Being there in the aftermath of Sandy I got a preview of our shared future — the devastating impact of climate disasters on our health, on our finances, and on our families." (Photo: Mark Lennihan) Amanda Devecka-Rinear
Organizing After Disasters – Both Natural and Man-Made
New Jersey Organizing Project members fought for the dignity of their community when hurricane recovery efforts prioritized the rich and powerful.
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"With Connecticut’s vote in favor of the National Popular Vote Compact, we’re one step closer to fixing our democracy." (Photo:Wikicommons) Adam Eichen
The Electoral College Reform Movement Made Great Strides This Month, But Is It Enough?
“The vote of every American citizen should count equally, yet under the current system, voters from sparsely populated states are awarded significantly more power than those from states like Connecticut…This is fundamentally unfair.”
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"As a result of the ruling, corporations can force workers to sign arbitration clauses that eliminate their right to bring collective legal action." (Photo: Ron Cogswell/flickr/cc) Amy Traub
Trump’s America: More Freedom for Banks, Less for Working People
On Monday, the Supreme Court released its decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis, ruling 5-4 that employers who steal wages, harass employees, or discriminate on the job can block workers from banding together to pursue justice in the courts.
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U.S. CEOs average over quadruple the global major corporate CEO average, with $14.25 million in annual pay and a 401 index value. (Photo: Rob Hyrons/Shutterstock) Sam Pizzigati
U.S. CEOs Are World’s Best – For Themselves
How can the same marketplace value the labor of U.S. CEOs so much more highly than the labor of CEOs from other nations?
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 “Nobody is forcing these companies to supply more sensitive image-recognition technology to those who might use it in violation of human or civil rights.” (Photo: Amazon) Jamie Williams, Jennifer Lynch
Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance
Amazon should stand up for civil liberties, including those of its own customers, and get out of the surveillance business.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
"Jean Valjean, after 19 years in prison—five for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s hungry children and 14 more as punishment for attempts at escape—is released with no home, no occupation and little money." (Photo: Mr.Fish/Truthdig) Chris Hedges
Teaching ‘Les Misérables’ in Prison
My students will spend their lives condemned as felons.
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Water rushes through Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. (Photo: Libby Solomon/The Baltimore Sun) Will Bunch
'Did Climate Change Kill … People in Ellicott City?'
Team Trump is doing everything it can to “ignore” climate science.
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A protester holds a sign reading 'Gaza: your silence kills' during a demonstration in Paris on 15 May against Israel’s latest massacre (AFP) Nada Elia
Gaza's Great Return March Massacre: A Turning Point
Palestinians must mobilise and strategise to ensure that Israel’s latest assault will be its last.
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A television report in Seoul, South Korea, shows President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: Bloomberg /Jean Chung) H.D.S. Greenway
Trump’s Willful Ignorance Is Another Strain of American Exceptionalism
America is the “prize amateur nation in the world.”
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Mike Lofgren
Pity the Right-Winger: He Gets No Respect!
Notes from the Never-Ending Culture Wars
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 "In the dystopian scenario used by the Pentagon to train its future leaders, today’s forever wars have proven ineffective and future threats are to be met with new, similarly ineffective, forever wars." (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Ricky Best) Nick Turse
Tomorrow's Terror Today: Pentagon Documents Detail Dystopian Dangers
Narco-corruption, ISIS 3.0, and the terror drone attack that never happened.
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"The Supreme Court’s conservatives are doing the bidding of corporate and billionaire America." (Photo: Skeeze) Richard Eskow
How Trump And The GOP’s SCOTUS Screw Workers
Americans have traditionally viewed the Supreme Court as an unbiased, apolitical institution. But today, more than ever, this is an illusion.
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 "There’s no strategy. Only a thin-skinned narcissist needing flattery and fearing ridicule." (Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Robert Reich
America’s Megalomaniac
With Trump, there’s no longer American foreign policy. There’s only Trump’s ego.
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Monday, May 28, 2018
Juan Cole
On Memorial Day, US Troops Still Dying in Afghanistan but Half the Country Is Lost
"I don't think Afghanistan stays on our minds, despite the fact that we are still war-fighting there and it is our longest war in history."
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Stacey Abrams Linda Kramer Jenning
Stacey Abrams Wants You to Upend the Status Quo, Too
The first black woman candidate for governor of Georgia overcame obstacles at every turn, and laid out the road map for others to follow
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money Ellen Brown
Blackstone, BlackRock, or a Public Bank? Putting California's Funds to Work
California has over $700 billion parked in private banks, private equity funds or shadow banks. These funds could be transferred to an infrastructure bank to generate credit for the state—while the funds remain safely on deposit in the bank.
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Zach Henson
My Answer to 'Thank You For Your Service'
On Memorial Day, we shouldn't just honor our fallen brethren with a moment of silence. We should also question why they died.
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A man asks for money in Philadelphia Bill Quigley
Memorial Day – 7 Facts Documenting Our Neglect of Millions of Veterans
Politicians who preach patriotism would do well to address these issues
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troops Phyllis Bennis, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
The Best Way to Honor Our Vets and Protect Americans? End the Wars
Soldiers, civilians, and the 140 million Americans who are poor or low-income pay the price for our never-ending wars
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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Red Nose Day is typical of "brand aid” initiatives that engage consumers in low-cost heroism as a way to channel good intentions into politically unquestioning and commercially lucrative options. Noelle Sullivan, Lisa Ann Richey
There Are Better Ways To Fight Poverty Than Giving Money To Corporations
Worldwide strides toward a so-called free market have increased, not decreased, global inequalities.
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U.S. Warns Syria That Ceasefire Violations Will Be Met With ‘Firm’ Measures Juan Cole
Legal? Despite Withdrawal Pledge, Trump’s Massive Mission Creep in Syria
Mission creep can go very wrong very quickly
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WAR (Image: CD/CC BY 2.0) Camillo Mac Bica
Homily for the Slain
Memorial Day is a facade, a misrepresentation.
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In this handout image provided by South Korean Presidential Blue House, South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) before their meeting on May 26, 2018 in Panmunjom, North Korea. North and South Korean leaders held the surprise second summit after U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled the meeting with Kim Jong-un scheduled for June 12. Ray McGovern
South Korean President Moons Bolton
The summit may still be alive because it appears advisers around Trump may well be warning him not to follow his national security adviser down the road to disaster.
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Public education supporters protesting Betsy DeVos' nomination as Secretary of Education. Christopher Brauchli
Conflicts of Interest
Recusal. Such a simple word. And yet it is the plug that enables you to drain the swamp that you create.
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Charter schools have turned our children into the products of businesspeople. Enough. (Photo: Steven Singer
The Best Charter School Cannot Hold a Candle to the Worst Public School
Charter schools are at heart a less democratic system than public schools.
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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Brown’s Last Chance campaign to demand Jerry Brown stop new oil and gas drilling in California and devise a fair plan to phase it out entirely. Cassady Sharp
Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground is the Only Way to Save Polar Bears Ravaged by Climate Change
That’s why I’m working with the Brown’s Last Chance campaign to demand Jerry Brown stop new oil and gas drilling in California and devise a fair plan to phase it out entirely.
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Members of Code Pink for Peace protest before Central Intelligence Agency acting Director Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing to become the next CIA director before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building May 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Robert Crawford
Reflections on Gina Haspel’s Confirmation
In short, accountability will not come from the top
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HEATWAVE: The Chicago Sun-Times front page from July 17, 1995. Nathaniel Matthews-Trigg
Oppression is the Greatest Determinant of Deadly Heat
Climate change mitigation and adaptation requires sweeping progressive reforms
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A witness tree near Devil’s Den at Gettysburg Battlefield. Kent Shifferd
The War Tree
Why has all this anti-war, pro-peace activity not worked?
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Members of the Palestinian community and their supporters march toward the Israeli consulate to protest President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 15, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Eric Margolis
Palestinians: 70 Years of Suffering
The Trump administration is now an extension of Israel’s hard right Likud Party.
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Fred Wertheimer, Norman Eisen
Trump Has Given Us the Ultimate Chinese Import: American Princelings
Princelings Donald Jr. and Eric run President Trump’s worldwide business enterprises, although the president still owns and profits from his businesses
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Laura Flanders
After Brexit, Blexit: Putting Your Money Where Your Life Is
In the heart of the world’s financial capital, the Public Bank NYC coalition is pushing for a municipal public city bank—one owned and operated in the public interest
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 "On the North Korean side, they can get some relief from devastating sanctions, a partial return to ordinary nation status, and perhaps most importantly, get to appear magnanimous and statesmanlike." (Photo: Richard Engel/Twitter) Ryan Cooper
Peace in Korea Is Still Possible — Just Without America
If some or all of these nations even make hesitant moves toward such a thing, it will demonstrate how Trump's flailing, herky-jerky incompetence is dissolving America's entire post-WWII foreign policy framework.
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Mehreen Kasana
Finance Giant BlackRock Faces Activist Heat for Investing in the War Machine
Divest from the war machine, protesters tell the private equity giant
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"Of course, there was no offer that the United States or its allies rein in their own nuclear programs." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Stephen Zunes
Pompeo’s Iran Speech a Prelude to War?
Pompeo made his demands knowing they would be rejected.
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Pierre Tristam
Israel’s Mass Shootings
You can always depend on the American public to scapegoat Israel’s war crimes, blame them on anything and everyone but Israel's bigoted death machine
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A "Pay Your Fair Share" projection created by the Neighborhood Action Coalition & Transit Riders Union to support the Seattle head tax appears in this May 10 photo. (Photo: Flickr / Jennifer Durham, Backbone Campaign, CC BY 2.0) Sonali Kolhatkar
Amazon Battles Seattle—and Loses
In the game of chicken between democracy and corporatism, Seattle demonstrated that people power can prevail.
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"Yet it might be near the end of the line for Pruitt; White House aides have decried his scandals as embarrassing and called for his firing." (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Justin Anderson
Focus on Pruitt’s Scandals Obscures Environmental Degradation Under Trump
Most of the administration’s actions no doubt come as a result of the cozy relationship between the fossil fuel industry and the Trump cabinet.
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