All Views Articles for 2018-04-19

Thursday, April 19, 2018
"Asking them to accept the depressing realities of the society we’re bequeathing to them without expecting them to respond, let alone protest, is tantamount to teaching without listening."(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Belle Chesler
Students as Teachers: Facing the World Adults Are Wrecking
What happens when a teachers stops and listens to her students.
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"The U.N. Security Council did not authorize this or other recent U.S. actions (Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, or previous attacks on Syria). The Trump Administration is also violating the U.S. War Powers Act, which prohibits the President from waging war without Congressional approval." (Photo: The All-Nite Images/Flickr/cc) Reese Erlich
Serious Questions About Chemical Attack in Douma and US Bombardment of Syria
Regardless of what happened in Douma, the United States has no legal or moral right to bomb Syria.
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"The Corker-Kaine bill would flip this constitutional power on its head, assigning the president the role of declaring war against a given enemy in a given place, and leaving Congress only with the power to un-declare it." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Elizabeth Goitein
The Corker-Kaine Bill Would Codify, not End, the Forever War
The replacement AUMF would formalize a reversal of the Constitution, allowing the president to declare wars and Congress — if it dares — to veto them.
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"Surrounded by the wreckage around the world wrought by strike wars stretching back over half a century, you’d think that it’s time for us to get into the rehab center and confront our addiction." (Photo: Reuters) James A. Russell
The Strike Warfare Chimera
Despite the uncertain results and colossal failures, we remain addicted to strike warfare, telling ourselves that we can police the politics on the ground by dropping bombs from on high.
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"Three punishing Israeli wars on Gaza (in 2008, 2012, and 2014) left over 3,800 Palestinians dead, 15,000 wounded, and an already dilapidated infrastructure even more devastated by deliberate Israeli targeting of civilian sites, like a sewage reservoir and a chicken processing plant." (Photo: Adam Helweh/Flickr/CC) James Zogby
Gaza Deserves Our Support
Attention must be paid to this long-suffering people.
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A major flashpoint for oppositional feminism is the Right’s continued attack on the public sector. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)   Rachel Johnson
West Virginia Teachers and the Return of Labor Feminism
In struggles led predominantly by women workers—whose labor has historically been both underpaid and undervalued—we’re seeing the return of efforts to build meaningful alternatives to corporate feminism.
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"Nobody in Congress is talking seriously about passing bills to remove private cash from the public elections—or even to mandate reasonable “dark money” disclosure." (DonkeyHotey/cc) Paul Street
Who Will Protect Elections From U.S. Oligarchs?
No other “democracy” in the developed world comes close to the United States when it comes to giving big-money donors unregulated power in their national electoral processes.
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Robert C. Koehler
In Syria and Beyond, What Would It Even Look Like If the U.S. Truly Wanted Peace in the World?
On playing war in Syria.
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