All Views Articles for 2018-…-21

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Michael Winship
Trump's Trick or Treat
The president's games of Let’s Pretend and vilification have dire consequences.
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The economy is growing, but very little of that growth is trickling down to average Americans. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Robert Reich
The Truth About Trump’s Economy
Don’t be fooled.
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"Courage is what gives meaning to freedom" reads this graffiti on the walls of the Cachoeira public university, in the state of Bahia, pictured in September 2018. (Photo: Francesc Badia. All rights reserved.) Francesc Badia i Dalmases
Brazil: the Day After
Our Brazilian friends are going to be needing us, a lot, in the coming years. What is left of global civil society has to be prepared and give shelter to those under attack
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The date on which “Surefire” alleged Mueller engaged in sexual abuse in his office, Aug. 2, 2010, Mueller went to Washington, D. C., for jury duty. (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
Top 5 Mistakes GOP’s Wohl Made in Allegedly Framing Mueller for Sex Charges
Perhaps his biggest and sixth mistake was simply being completely unprincipled
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Jonathan Cook
Bolsonaro: A Monster Engineered by Our Corporate Media
Despite their professed concern, the plutocrats and their media spokespeople much prefer a far-right populist like Trump or Bolsonaro to a populist leader of the genuine left
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Jessicah Pierre
As Midterm Nears, Trump Returns to an Old Formula: Lies and Hatred
The president is putting up a dirty fight to maintain the Republican majority in Congress.
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At a rally at the University of Colorado in Boulder last week, Chris Hoffman wears a sign to promote a proposition to limit fracking. (David Zalubowski/AP) Bill McKibben
Big Oil Is Sloshing a Crude Tsunami Across the Country
The sums the oil companies are investing are so large that they may well overwhelm science and common sense
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"The Supreme Court ruled, more than 100 years ago, that the citizenship guarantee applies fully to U.S.-born children whose parents have no right to citizenship." (Photo: Whitehouse/Flickr) Omar Jadwat
No Mr. President, You Can’t Change the Constitution by Executive Order
Birthright citizenship is one of the bedrocks of this country
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“A change in education is Arizona’s No. 1 issue,” Garcia said in a televised debate. “It is my strength, it is Ducey’s weakness, and it’s going to be the difference.” (Photo: Victoria Pickering/flickr/cc) Jeff Bryant
How Teachers Might End Up Beating Back the Koch Brothers’ Plan to Privatize Arizona Schools
A destructive voucher program drained the state of millions of education dollars
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Jill Richardson
The White House Desperately Wants This Election to Be ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’
As the midterms approach, the administration is ratcheting up its attacks on anyone who isn't a straight, white, native-born Christian.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Chuck Collins
Time for a Tax on Billionaire Wealth Dynasties
Now just three families own a combined fortune of $348.7 billion, which is four million times the median wealth of a U.S. family
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Ralph Nader
Democrats: Headline "America Needs a Raise" Now Before Elections
Again and again, too few Democrats will not stand for explicit policies that reflect majoritarian opinion and contrast with the plutocratic, big business interests of the Republicans.
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Rev. Jennifer Bailey, Dove Kent
From Charleston to Tree of Life: White Nationalism Is a Threat to Us All
Spaces of worship are where our communities are most resilient, most resistant against injustice—and also, sadly, most vulnerable to white nationalist violence
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Russell Mokhiber
'Kleptocracy in America'
A conversation with journalist and historian Sarah Chayes
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Bolsonaro announced that “not one centimeter of land will be demarcated for indigenous reserves or quilombolas (descendants of those people who freed themselves from slavery).” (Valdemir Cunha / Greenpeace) Vijay Prashad
Bolsonaro of Brazil: Slayer of the Amazon
Brazil’s new president’s embrace of corporations puts the Amazon rainforest and indigenous communities at risk
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Ellie Fleischer, 15, writes a note on the ground at a memorial near the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday in Pittsburgh. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) Eugene Robinson
Don’t Tell Me That ‘Both Sides’ Need to Do Better
Only the right is to blame — starting with President Trump and his complicit enablers in the Republican Party
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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Jesse Jackson
We Must Not Be Bystanders When Darkness Descends
The arc of the universe, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught, is long but it moves towards justice, but only if we bend it that way
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Sister Simone Campbell, speaking at a rally with other members of “Nuns on the Bus.” Sarah Anderson
Busload of Activist Nuns Log 5,600 Miles for Tax Justice
The renowned 'Nuns on the Bus' are heading to Mar-A-Lago, the final stop in a cross-country campaign to undo the damage of the Republican tax reform
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"Flowers calls glaciers “fantastic barometers of climate change.”(Photo: Richard Droker) Andy Rowell
Scientists Warn That Canadian Glacial Melting Is “Outside the Scope of Normal”
"I think Arctic science should be a priority. I think understanding our terrestrial and marine ice should be a national priority.”
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The original Cold War, which lasted from the late 1940s until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, posed a colossal risk of thermonuclear annihilation. (Photo: Xinhua) Michael T. Klare
On the Road to World War III?
This is not your mother's Cold War
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A vigil at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California to remember the victims of a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 27, 2018 . (Photo: Sue Fishkoff) Thom Hartmann
It’s a Right-Wing Cover-Up: Trump Was a Big Inspiration for the Synagogue Slaughter in Pittsburgh
We can’t let them conceal the motive for the killings, which lead back to Trump
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Trump’s demagoguery inspired it. Fox News magnified it. (Photo: Fox News/Screengrab) Robert Reich
Hate Unbound
Make no mistake: This lineage of cause and effect begins with Trump and his Fox News propaganda machine
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Monday, October 29, 2018
Jose Garcia, a migrant from Honduras en route to the US, rests in a public square as he waits to regroup with more migrants, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala October 25, 2018 (Photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Belén Fernández
The Inconvenient Truth About the US-Bound Migrant Caravan
The migrant caravan Trump is so obsessed about is a direct result of US foreign policy
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A white male gunman has been taken into custody on October 27 after killing 11 people and injuring six others, including four police officers in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, US. (Photo: Reuters) Khaled Beydoun
Why Aren't We Calling the Pittsburgh Shooting 'Terrorism'?
Perhaps the path to end terrorism begins with abandoning it as a term we selectively deploy and actively distort
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Currently, the main threat to this project involves the global reaction to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, which could threaten the US-Saudi relationship and the crown prince's grip on power.(Photo: Screenshot) Marco Carnelos
How Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Could Reshape the Middle East Order
The journalist's brutal killing could threaten the US-Saudi relations and Saudi crown prince's grip on power, and dramatically affecting the calculations of Israel and the US
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Cults are a product of social decay and despair, and our decay and despair are expanding, soon to explode in another financial crisis.(Photo: Mr.Fish) Chris Hedges
The Cult of Trump
Our only hope is to organize the overthrow of the corporate state that vomited up Trump
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I believe climate change education for medical students should be mandatory, as these students will be the physicians that will have to care for patients most affected by climate change. (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Sidhant Gugale
The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change — Med Students Can Help
Climate change is here, climate change is in our face, and climate change is just as relevant to physicians as it is to lobbyists or politicians
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Josh Healey
The Pogrom in Pittsburgh: Darkness in America, Light in a Synagogue
I went to synagogue last night... And then woke up to the news.
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In Pittsburgh, one very bad man was consumed by his hatreds — but the helpers were everywhere. (Photo: Gene J. Puskar / AP) Will Bunch
The Love That a Pittsburgh Madman Tried to Extinguish – and How You Can Feed the Flame
The only real way to fight back against Saturday's insanity in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood is to look for the helpers — and give them our support
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Cesar Sayoc Juan Cole
Does Anti-Muslimism Enable Anti-Semitism?
It seems clear that US far-right extremism is a hotbed of hatred against both Jews and Muslims, and that its proponents mix the two up
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Michael Lerner
Solidarity After the Massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh... and How Best to Defend Ourselves
This pattern of violence and demeaning of “the Other” has become so deeply embedded in the culture of the U.S. that only a true consciousness transformation will undermine its prevalence in both political parties.
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Far-Rightwing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a rally in Juiz de Fora on September 6, 2018. Alex Hochuli
Who is Jair Bolsonaro and Why is He More Dangerous Than Trump?
The many reasons why Bolsonarismo stands alone when compared to its global far-right peers.
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
“There are many reasons why people cover... some are covering for spiritual or faith reasons, some cover because their tradition or their culture has always done it, and some cover just because it is necessary for the area in which they live." Valerie Vande Panne
How the Headwrap Expo Is Helping to Break Cultural Barriers
A major forum offers a path to eliminate stereotypes and foster a deeper understanding of people.
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Trump's Justice Department on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the civil rights of transgender Americans are not protected in the workplace. (Photo: @civilrightsorg/Twitter) Christopher Brauchli
Sexual Identity in Trump's World
Trump’s vision for Amerika, is not like Hitler’s vision for Nazi Germany—yet.
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The caravan of thousands of Central Americans advance walking after the federal police opened the road to Tapanatepec on October 27, 2018 in Tapanatepec, Mexico. The caravan of the Central Americans plans to eventually reach the United States. Todd Gitlin
The Hondurans are Coming! Trump Stirs the Pot of Hysteria, the Media Happily Spoons It Out
It's crucial to understand that Trump could not drum up this latest round of panic on his own.
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Early in the 2016 Presidential race, Trump was anointed by a bevy of Evangelicals in Cleveland, who prayed to protect him from a “concentrated satanic attack”. Bob Topper
The American Taliban
Our equally extreme evangelical vice president Mike Pence also believes our laws should be based on the bible.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018
“No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.” Steven Singer
The Pittsburgh Community is Stronger Than the Synagogue Shooter’s Hate
There’s a popular yard sign in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In bands of green and blue and yellow, it projects the same message in Spanish, English and Arabic: “No matter where you...
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Doug Ford: Bringing Trumpism to Canada Linda McQuaig
Premier Ford Driving a Race to the Bottom for Ontario’s Lowest-Paid Workers
After decades of losing ground to the elite, millions of Canadians will find themselves falling behind deeper and faster.
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DonkeyHotey Pierre Tristam
Trump’s Responsibility
Liberalism isn’t doing this. Immigrant hordes aren’t doing this. Trumpism is.
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As it turns out, government was the solution, and the market was the problem. John Atcheson
A Tragedy in Three Parts: Corporations, Coups, and Crazies
Imagining that Trump is the cause of our complete dysfunctionality is folly. He is merely a symptom
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The Future Isn't Binary William E. Connolly
Neoliberalism and Fascism: The Stealth Connection
The current fascist electoral campaign rallies by Donald Trump are designed to up the ante of charges against liberals and the Left
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Friday, October 26, 2018
Laura Flanders
Is Donald Trump Responsible for Violence? Yes.
Complicit in killing? Absolutely.
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Max Richtman
Voters Face a Simple Choice: Expand Social Security and Medicare, or Watch GOP Eviscerate Them Both
Plainly put, millions of American seniors are feeling the pinch and they need a raise in the form of bigger Social Security checks and expanded Medicare benefits
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Georgia Republican Kemp is going to extraordinary lengths to thwart the gubernatorial campaign of Stacey Abrams because she is a formidable candidate with a good chance of winning. (Photo: Keith Ivey/flickr/cc) Bob Burnett
Voter Suppression in the 2018 Midterms
Republicans are determined to get out their base and to suppress the vote of everyone else
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On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered Georgia not to disqualify those absentee ballots that had suspicious signatures or other disqualifying marks. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Steven Rosenfeld
There Are Unfolding Voting Controversies in Two Key States’ Upcoming Elections—Here’s What’s Going On
No simple solutions in Georgia and North Dakota
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Fabiola Santiago
It’s Not the Media Stoking Pipe-Bomb Violence, Mr. President. It’s You.
The elephant in the national discourse is that our president is a straight-up bully unworthy of his office
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Suffice it to say, much of what we are used to in our lives is antithetical to sustainable life and probably has to go. (Photo: Kevin Gill/flickr/cc) Kristine Mattis
Eco Crises: Doom & Gloom, Truth & Consequences
We must eat, sleep, and breathe with our environment in mind
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Parliaments provide no guarantees of restraint, but one-man rule in foreign policy, as in the US and Saudi Arabia, almost guarantees massive bloodletting. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Jeffrey D. Sachs
Killer Politicians—Theirs and Ours
Americans are rightly horrified at Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, yet most fail to recognize that their own leaders' murderous ways may be little different than those who ordered Khashoggi’s death. The pervasiveness of state-sponsored killings is no excuse for treating murder as acceptable, ever
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In the coming months, tens of thousands of people across the country will be contacting their representatives and senators to persuade them to vote to end this war that has nothing to do with U.S. national security. (Photo: Mark Weisbrot
Congress Should End US Military Participation in the Saudis’ War in Yemen
There are currently bipartisan bills in both Houses of Congress to cut off US participation in the war
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“A mob of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists, hurling tear gas and stench bombs, today attacked a meeting of 500 women held here under the auspices of the International League for Peace and Freedom." (Photo: Wikicommons) Juan Cole
Far Right Urging of Jailing of Political Rivals Linked in History With Bombings
If you don’t believe me about the connection, consider a few news articles from the 1920s and early 1930s, as the Fascists came to power in Italy and increasingly agitated in Germany
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Zenobia Barlow
When a Warming Climate Threatens Your Dinner Plate
Too few people consider the impact of the dinner on their plates, but the connections between climate change and food systems are deep and wide-ranging
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Gareth Porter
Time to End the Ruinous U.S. Alliance with Saudi Arabia
The Khashoggi murder and the likelihood of a Democratically-controlled House of Representatives offer an opportunity for distance
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
With Medicare for All, there would be no need for Medicare Advantage plans. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Diane Archer
10 Reasons Medicare Advantage Plans Will Never Meet Our Needs
A robust national health insurance program should put people before profits
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By turning away from cancer-causing combustion engines cars and towards zero-emission cars and trucks, Ford can truly help put the brakes on the breast cancer epidemic.(Photo: Screenshot) Karuna Jaggar
Ford, Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer
We can see through the pink-tinted smoke screen of Ford’s Warriors in Pink. Truth be told, Ford’s Warriors in Pink program is just another example of “pinkwashing.”
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Reese Erlich
What the Khashoggi Case Tells Us About "Terrorism"
In most cases, political violence is only a big issue when it's done by our enemies
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If you ask—and few Americans do these days—why this country’s losing wars persist, the answer should be, at least in part: because there’s no accountability. (Photo:Flickr/cc) William Astore
Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars
Hint: They’re winning in other ways
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Dan Froomkin
Political Journalists Need to Stop Stifling Their Outrage
Let’s be real: The vast majority of political journalists have been stifling their outrage ever since Donald Trump became a plausible candidate for president.
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 The administration touted Kavanaugh’s pro-business record during his twelve-year tenure as an appellate judge, asserting that the nominee had voted to “overrule federal regulators seventy-five times on cases involving clean air, consumer protections, net neutrality and other issues.”(Photo: Screenshot) Bill Blum
Unequal Justice: Why Trump Picked Kavanaugh
The Trump Administration lauded Kavanaugh as a judge who “protects American businesses from illegal job-killing regulation.”
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Chuck Idelson
How to Fully Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions: It's Called Medicare for All
While Democratic candidates have rightfully exposed the outlandish lies by Trump and numerous Republicans suddenly acting as defenders of the sick, the inconvenient truth is that even with the ACA, insurance companies have found numerous ways to skirt the law, part of their business goals which...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
It’s the policy equivalent of telling trans people that we don’t exist. It’s flatly absurd.(Photo: Shutterstock) Robin Carver
Being Trans in America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.
A new federal order wouldn't just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether.
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Unlike the corporate media that slavishly reports on Donald Trump’s latest lies, Democrats understand that this election is about the future of Social Security and health care. (Photo: Getty) Alex Lawson
Republicans Will Cut Your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Benefits
Democrats will expand them
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A protester holds a Black Lives Matter sign outside the Capitol building in July 2016. (Christian K. Lee/The Washington Post) Chip Gibbons
The Left Is Warming Up to the FBI. That’s a Mistake.
The FBI has always targeted dissent
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Blood-stained backpacks at the site of a Saudi airstrike that killed fifty-one people, including forty children, Saada, Yemen, August 10, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/ Kareem al-Mrrany) Jefferson Morley
Surgical Strikes: What the Attack on Yemen and Khashoggi Have in Common
The Saudi-led way of war is anything but indiscriminate
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Trump is going to do what he’s going to do, but the media could at least get the basics right. (Photo: Shutterstock) Katelyn Burns
Corporate Media Enabled Trump’s Anti-Trans Policies
Media coverage of marginalized groups targeted by Trump should recognize the humanity of those communities
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Every year we flush a trillion bucks straight down a toilet of price-gouging, pointless complexity, and straight-up fraud. (Photo: Illustrated | PhotoBylove/iStock, JOE RAEDLE/AFP/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
The White House's Laughably Bad Attack on Medicare-for-all
If this is the best attack on Medicare-for-all American conservatives can come up with, we may safely conclude the policy debate is settled
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Michael Winship
In Berlin, Turkish Newsman and Pussy Riot Risk It All for Freedom of Speech
Dictators crush dissent and honest reporting with the gun, the sword, the noose and the bone saw.
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The Trump administration is trying hard to take away these existing protections and make anti-trans discrimination legal in every context it can find. (Photo: Alison Shelly/ACLU) James Esseks
The Trump Administration Is Trying to Erase Trans People, But the Law Clearly Protects Them
The good news here is that this administration doesn’t get the last word on trans people’s rights
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"Proud Boys" co-founder Gavin McInnes is surrounded by supporters at a rally in Berkeley, Calif. (Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP) Henry Giroux
The Fascist Threat Our Political Establishment Won't Acknowledge
We need individuals and social movements willing to disturb the normalization of a fascist politics, oppose racist, sexist, and neoliberal orthodoxy
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Sanders declared that ‘the United States must seek partnerships not just between governments, but between peoples, and that, “our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.”  (Crush Rush via Shutterstock) Dan Plesch
Progressives Need a New Internationalist Policy
Progressives need to look to U.S. allies and U.S. history for inspiration
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These are lies and they are serving a purpose: to stoke racism and fear among his base ahead of the elections. (Photo: Shutterstock) Domenica Ghanem
Journalists Say Trump’s Caravan Claims Are ‘Evidence-Free.’ It’s Worse Than That.
Reporters know the president is telling racist lies to rile up his base. Why won’t they just say that?
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Historically, the US hasn’t embraced despotic regimes despite their oppressive nature, but precisely because of it. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) Adam Johnson
Blaming Saudis for Corrupting Otherwise Human Rights–Loving US
While it’s refreshing that some are starting to challenge the United States’ grotesque alliance with the Saudi theocratic monarchy, it’s important to note that it’s not a product of a foreign boogeyman, but core to the US imperial project
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Juan Cole
"I Am a Nationalist": Donald Trump Apes Mussolini in Drive to Destroy America
It is important that everyone understand how dangerous what Trump said is.
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Willie Brown's attack on democratic socialists was prompted by the race for State Assembly in California's District 15, which includes Richmond, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of Oakland where Jovanka Beckles, endorsed by Our Revolution and the Democratic Socialists of America, is running against Buffy Wicks, a Barack Obama-type Democrat. (Photo: @JovankaBeckles) Tom Gallagher
Sorry Willie Brown, the Democratic Socialists Aren’t Leaving "Your" Party
And if you really think someone's got to go, how about you go?
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Relatives and friends wave goodbye to a train carrying 1,500 people being expelled from Los Angeles to Mexico on Aug. 20, 1931. (Photo: N.Y. Daily News archive/Getty Images) Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Downplaying Deportations: How Textbooks Hide the Mass Expulsion of Mexican Americans During the Great Depression
What happened is that men, women, and children — immigrant and U.S.-born, citizen and noncitizen, long-time residents and temporary workers — all became the targets of a massive campaign of forced relocation, based solely on their perceived status as “Mexican.”
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President Donald Trump toasts Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, at an ASEAN Summit dinner, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila. Vijay Prashad
There’s a Growing International Alliance of Right-Wing Demagogues
From Brazil’s Bolsonaro to the Philippines’ Duterte to the leader of them all, Trump
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The United Nations childrens agency said Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that Yemen’s economic crisis and the relentless violence at a key Red Sea port city risks leaving millions of children and families without food, clean water and sanitation.(Photo: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press August 2018) Ro Khanna
Congress Must End U.S. Military Aid to Saudi War in Yemen
Today’s leaders owe it to all those who have sacrificed for a fairer world to bring an end to the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth
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 Individuals and organizations alike can spend as much as they want to support candidates as a result of this ill-considered decision that struck down the law prohibiting corporations and unions from spending money from their treasuries to influence elections. (Photo: Public Citizen) Alan Zibel
This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like: Big Money Floods Midterm Election Races
“This is the world Citizens United made.”
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Yet as early voting gets under way across the country, Congressional campaigns have focused mainly on domestic issues and personality politics, with almost nothing to say about the war in Yemen or other critical questions of war, peace and record military spending. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) Nicolas J. S. Davies, Medea Benjamin
Peacemakers, Warmongers and Fence Sitters: Who Represents You?
In lifetime voting records tabulated by Peace Action, the average House Democrat has a 72% peace voting record, while the average House Republican scores only 10%. In the Senate, the difference is 69% to 14%
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This is your last hurrah, Donald. Your last victory dance. Your last moment in the sun and your last few minutes to use our cherished American system to funnel your idiocy through your makeshift megaphone. (Photo: Getty Images)  Alexandra Billings
Dear Mr. Trump: I’m Transgender And I Have A Few Things I Want You To Know
You stand for nothing. You believe in nothing.
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Never before has a president of the United States been so determined not to be president of all Americans. He’s president of his supporters. (Photo: Kyle/Flickr/cc) Robert Reich
Democrats: Don’t Go High or Low. Go Big and Bold
Of course Democrats have to fight Trump. But they also have to lift America beyond him
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Will this finally mobilize a resistance movement or will it just further confirm the dominance of the pack? (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Robert Lipsyte
Trump and Kavanaugh Win One for the Pack
How frats, teams, and gangs divide, conquer, and now judge America
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This all came to mind several times during the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month - most notably during Lindsay Graham’s rant about the “hell” through which Kavanaugh had been put by Graham’s Democratic colleagues and the liberal media. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Tim Koechlin
You Have Nothing to Apologize For! The Defense of White Male Privilege
This declaration is rooted in arrogance and entitlement, not innocence. It means that no one has the right to take this virtually unlimited privilege from me
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Robert C. Koehler
Why Do Only Some Lives Matter?
Where is the outrage for the innocent civilians of Yemen?
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Belén Fernández
The West Enabled Khashoggi's Demise - Not To Mention All the Other Saudi Crimes
Enamoured Western media coverage catapulted 'Crown Prince charming' and other notorious regional human rights abusers into the role of 'modernising reformers'
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Jim Naureckas
USA Today Says Climate Apocalypse Promises a Balmy Winter
The takeaway from this year's weather patterns is nothing to celebrate
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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a rally in Juiz de Fora on September 6, 2018. Luísa Abbott Galvão
Inequality: A Feature and Driver of Bolsonaro’s Rise in Brazil
Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate aligned himself with financial interests, attracting support from the moderates willing to overlook his fascist nature and lean into his free-market agenda
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Frances Moore Lappé
Are Humans Actually Capable of Democracy?
Elsewhere I’ve made the case that democracy isn’t a choice. It’s our only pathway forward, but my claim can provoke some pretty charged challenges. I can hear the fears of the discouraged asking, “Is...
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Thom Hartmann
Stop GOP Voter Suppression—Or Else!
Most American voters generally don’t like billionaires and corporations running politics, so the GOP is simply not letting them vote.
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Chris Hedges
The Rule of the Uber-Rich Means Either Tyranny or Revolution
Corporate capitalism, which has destroyed our democracy, has given unchecked power to the uber-rich.
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Alex Lenferna
No, the US Is Not Upholding Its Paris Climate Agreement Commitments
Despite some encouraging climate action at the sub-national level, the U.S. is not "upholding its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement," as it is failing to address the issue of international climate finance and is far from meetings its fair share of emissions reductions
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Tom Engelhardt
(Un)Happy Anniversary! 17 Years of US War (and More to Come)
If you consider this the anniversary of a marriage made in hell, then you would also have to think of the war on terror that started in Afghanistan as having had a brood of demon children -- the invasion of Iraq being the first of them -- and by now possibly even grandchildren.
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Paul Buchheit
An Arena Full of the Richest Americans Would Own as Much Wealth as 70% of the World
For 35 years Americans have been duped into believing that well-positioned individuals should be allowed to do whatever they want, and the result is the perverse level of inequality we now have
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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos Jeff Bryant
Education May Propel the Blue Wave in DeVos Country
Should Democrats retake the Rust Belt, it may not only snuff out the DeVos legacy but also change the course of education policy in the nation
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fossil fuels Daniel Ross
Carbon Capture: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change
Here's a harsh climate reality: Extracting carbon already emitted is as important as reaching zero output
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voting sign Max Feldman
How North Dakota's Voter ID Law Will Disenfranchise Native Americans
The burden will fall most heavily on communities that already have historically seen their voices marginalized
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Matt Taibbi
Three Colliding Problems Leading to a New Economic Disaster
Last week's stock sell-off was merely the beginning of what's to come
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Brett Kavanaugh Christopher Brauchli
The Elevation of Brett Kavanaugh
What effect will the presence of two known liars sitting as justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have on decisions made by that court, especially, but not exclusively, in criminal cases?
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autopsy Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen, Pia Gallegos, Sam McCann, and Donna Smith
Democratic Autopsy: One Year Later
Progressive momentum could lead to historic breakthroughs in the midterms and beyond. Realizing such potential will require transforming and energizing the Democratic Party
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Bill McKibben Bill McKibben
I Was Used to Social Media Abuse. Then Someone Suggested Shooting Me
What does it say about a society when people just routinely call for the killing of those they disagree with?
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 Jair Bolsonaro Jorge Majfud
Brazil: The Eternal Country of the Future Trapped in Its Colonial Past
Those who oppose Bolsonaro in Brazil, like those who oppose Trump in the United States, do not understand the new cowangry mentality
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