All Views Articles for 2018-01-12

Friday, January 12, 2018
"This is why Trump’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for the Haitian refuges in the U.S. who fled after the earthquake isn’t only mean—it will actually be a death sentence for many." (Photo: Screenshot) Jesse Hagopian
Trump, “Shitholes,” and White Supremacy: Building Resistance on 8th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake my Family and I Survived.
With his analogy between Black people and feces, Trump has once again shown the world his commitment to wickedness, vulgarity, and racism.
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"Every person who stays silent on Donald Trump’s racism, regardless of their own race or party, is betraying not just America’s communities of color, but the very ideals on which this country was founded." (Photo: Getty) Karine Jean-Pierre
The Problem Isn't Just That Trump's a Racist. It's That He Keeps Acting On His Racism
The president has always been a racist. The issue is that he now has the power to make policy based on prejudice.
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Christian Christensen
Media, Racism, and Global "Shitholes"
A reminder that the disgusting bigotry Trump leverages does not emerge from a vacuum.
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Most startlingly, emissions from food and agriculture are growing so fast that, if they continue to increase at the current rate, they alone could use up the safe budget for all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Frances Moore Lappé
Farming for a Small Planet
How we grow food determines who can eat and who cannot—no matter how much we produce.
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"But it isn’t just the premise of democracy or the possibility of 2018 advantage that demands relentless commitment to these three causes. It’s ordinary morality." (Photo:Molly Adams/flickr/cc) Elizabeth Bruenig
Dear Democrats: Shut It Down
These aren’t ordinary policy squabbles; they constitute a choice between America as a humane nation with democratic principles and America as a negligent sovereign with a dim future.
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"The right wing government and military and death squads of El Salvador, with American help, murdered 70,000 civilians in the 1980s, in the course of crushing a leftist insurgency." (Photo: Getty Images/John Moore) Juan Cole
The US Role in Turning Countries into Shitholes and Provoking Immigration
Since Trump is a racist, he thinks that countries in poor economic and security standing are a result of the race of people that inhabit them, but he's wrong once again.
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Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
What #Oprah2020 Says About the State of U.S. Politics
Have we really given up on the idea of a political candidate who is both politically experienced and can articulate a progressive vision for the nation?
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