All Views Articles for 2018-01-26

Friday, January 26, 2018
"Tribalism, then, was not an inevitable result of technological changes in the media; rather it was the product of a conscious effort to splinter the majority into groups and pit them one against the other, and deregulating the media was one of the primary tools used to accomplish this." (Photo: Shawn Thew, European Pressphoto Agency) John Atcheson
Tribal America
The issue isn’t simply that we’ve become tribal, it’s why we have, and what we can do about it.
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 "These approaches also advance policies that prioritize incarceration over personal responsibility, while doing little to dismantle power disparities that leave marginalized groups vulnerable." (Photo: NARAL Pro-Choice America/flickr/cc) Julie Goldscheid
Is Sexual Harassment a Civil Rights Violation? It Should Be.
It’s clear that we need to refocus our public dialogue and use of the law on how to actually stop gender-based violence and harassment, both in and out of the workplace.
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Michael Winship
Nevertheless, She Persisted – By the Millions
It's women of every race and creed working to bring the country back toward the ideal of a compassionate democracy
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“To call the world nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger-and its immediacy.” (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists/Facebook) Robert Dodge
Approaching the Apocalypse, the Doomsday Clock Moves Forward
It’s time to abolish nuclear weapons.
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Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP) Elizabeth Bruenig
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s Real Message
Aquilina’s outspoken approach to Nassar’s sentencing is a signal from the bench that these crimes are serious and more abundant than many of us perhaps thought, and that they deserve the sustained attention of the courts and the public.
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“The more people we include, the more powerful and supported we are.” (Photo: Aziz Acharki on Unsplash) Sarah van Gelder
We Need Radical Imagination
Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.
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"Mattis also complained about “spending caps” and declared that the US military is “overstretched and under-resourced.” That is, by all rational measures, an extraordinary statement. The United States is responsible for 36 percent of the world’s total military spending." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Richard Eskow
Trump’s General Just Announced a New Cold War. Who Will Stop It?
It can only be stopped by a mass movement of people who are willing to stand against the reckless rush into chaos.
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"Trump’s move is predicted to drop upcoming solar installations by 10 to 15 percent and cost some 23,000 jobs." (Photo: Kimco Realty/Flickr/cc) Harvey Wasserman
Trump’s Assault on Solar Masks an Epic Crisis in the Nuclear Industry
Like nearly everything else Trump does, the hike in duties makes no rational sense.
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