All Views Articles for 2018-01-24

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Kevin Martin
The Olympic Truce: A Unique Chance to Step Back from the Brink of (Nuclear?) War with North Korea
The Olympic Truce—a tradition which dates to the ancient Greek Olympics—represents an important opportunity to defuse tensions and begin the work of reconciliation on the Korean peninsula.
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"Procedural unconscionability focuses on whether there was inequality in bargaining power between the parties to the contract, or whether one party was coerced into signing the agreement." (Photo:Paweł Pająk/flickr/cc) Emma J Roth
Is a Nondisclosure Agreement Silencing You From Sharing Your ‘Me Too’ Story? 4 Reasons It Might Be Illegal
Survivors who want to speak out should know their legal options.
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 "The signs of a new universalizing are tantalizing and hopeful, for it is only through solidarity and a “movement of movements” that we will create a new system ensuring equality for women themselves as well as all people."(Photo:reid.neureiter/flickr/cc) Charles Derber
Women Are Universalizing
The problems of women, people of color, workers, and immigrants are all intertwined, all ruled by the same tiny concentration of wealthy people who run our militarized corporate system for their own benefit.
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"Frankly, you could stand to be more petrified of your own base — especially since the political left is having itself a moment unlike anything we’ve seen in almost 50 years." (Photo: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images) Leonard Pitts Jr.
Dear Democrats, You Just Don’t Have a Clue, Do You?
You often seem terrified of alienating voters who do not embrace you, while discounting those — such as immigrants, African Americans, LGBTQ and, yes, progressive whites — who do.
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"At most, it casts doubt on the entire process of high stakes standardized testing." Steven Singer
Few Kids in the World Can Pass America’s Common Core Tests, According to New Study
“Advocates who push for school improvement on the grounds of questionable benchmarks are not strengthening education and advancing American interests, but undermining public schools and weakening the United States.”
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US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Adam Johnson
WaPo Editor Blames Lack of US Leadership for Famine Caused by US Leadership
Obama and Trump have logistically and politically supported the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen that caused the famine.
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Winnie Byanyima
How Can We Bridge the Widening Global Inequality Gap?
It's as if inequality apologists can barely be bothered because they don't feel their cosy system is threatened enough that they need to.
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Antje Ulrike Mattheus
What Lifetime Experiences of Sexual Abuse and Violence Have Taught Me
Support ourselves and others, speak up and organize for change
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