All Views Articles for 2018-01-08

Monday, January 8, 2018
A worker removes oil from the sand at Refugio State Beach in the Santa Barbara Channel, north of Goleta, Calif., one month after a massive oil spill in May 2015. The Trump administration has moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/ Associated Press) Will Bunch
Actually, The Most Insane Thing About 'Stable Genius' Trump May Be His Policies
The portrait of presidential inadequacy that should have been clear from the very first moment that orange hurricane of hair descended the Trump Tower escalators in June 2015 has now come into full, horrifying focus.
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Between 4 million and 5 million people turned out in over 650 marches across the U.S. on Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo: Unsplash) Sarah van Gelder
We Must March. But We Must Also Organize Locally
The next women’s march is in the works. Although big mobilizations are important, they’re just one tactic.
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"They want to conquer and colonize the public economy, reducing government to an empty shell and turning its activities into profit centers for corporations whose power cannot be questioned." (Photo: Twitter/JJ Wyatt) Richard Eskow
The GOP’s 100-Year War Is Bigger Than Taxes or Trump
While the nation obsesses about Trump, he and his fellow Republicans are radically rewiring our political and economic order.
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"And then there's the stock market, more than tripling in value since the recession, repeatedly reaching record highs, with almost all of the gains going to the richest 10%." (Photo: NoHoDamon/Flickr/cc) Paul Buchheit
How Inequality Is Killing Off Humanity
They're making it nearly impossible to reverse the deadly effects of an unnaturally unequal society, in part because they're no longer connected to the world beyond their estates.
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"The country -- if it even exists as the United States of America decades from now when they’re adults -- will undoubtedly still be waging war across the planet." (Photo: Angus Chan/flickr/cc) Frida Berrigan
'Do Kids Die, Mom?: Parenting in a World on Fire
Facing the future with trepidation during the Age of Trump
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 "Over the last seven decades, as Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands has expanded, Israel has met criticism of its widely understood illegal actions by refusing entry to more and more activists and critics, to include Jews like myself." (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Ariel Gold
By Barring Me And My Fellow Activists, Israel Is Further Isolating Itself
As BDS grows, builds and succeeds, Israel becomes more and more desperate to contain it.
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