All Views Articles for 2018-07-12

Thursday, July 12, 2018
"Trump, once a pro football owner himself, clearly understands a white male mindset in which black football players exist only to provide on-field thrills, never to be humanized, much less allowed to protest inequality and racism." (Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Robert Lipsyte
Trump's War on Black Jocks
Another season of despair or a pigskin blue wave?
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"López Obrador has promised to launch a public-works program to employ 2.3 million young people and to raise pensions for the elderly." (Photo by Pedro Mera/Getty Images) Gregory Shupak
In Wake of AMLO Victory, US Media Fear Chavismo and Hope for ‘Business-Friendly’ Change
The neoliberal capitalist catechism also manifests itself by maligning those who have challenged its doctrines with any degree of success
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Guatemalan deportee Eric Perez embraces his daughter after he arrived on an ICE deportation flight on February 9, 2017 to Guatemala City, Guatemala.(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Marjorie Orellana
Kharma, Interconnectedness, and the Immigrant Crisis
There is plenty of evidence that the “immigrant crisis” we see today was initiated long ago by actions the United States took
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"The groundswell that’s been building around the planet for divestment derives its power from everyone working together toward the same end." (Photo: Screenshot/Twitter) Bill McKibben
Irish Parliament Makes History With Vote to Divest Country Fully From Fossil Fuels
Ireland today becomes the first country in the world to have voted to fully divest itself from the fossil fuel companies responsible for the climate crisis
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"Many U.S. progressives are unaware that there are progressive and working-class forces in China with whom we could ally ourselves." (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images) Tobita Chow
How Tariffs Play in to Trump’s Xenophobic Agenda
Too much of the debate around Trump’s tariffs has remained stuck in a false choice between anti-China protectionism and “free trade” neoliberalism. Both are dead ends.
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Alabama requires photo identification to vote. Studies have found that “among registered Alabama voters, blacks and Hispanics were more likely than whites to lack photo identification.”(Photo: Getty) Ralph Nader
Universal Voting Dissolves the Obstacles Facing Voters
U.S. voter turnout, not surprisingly, is lower than in any other Western country
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"Put forth real values and run on a commitment to real change, a la Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young Democratic Socialist who won a shocking upset victory in her congressional primary." (Photo: Ocasio2018 Campaign) Robert C. Koehler
The Dems Could Win If They Stood For Something
Now, more than ever, the whole of humanity needs leaders who can who can envision and articulate a global transition beyond war and dominance, beyond environmental exploitation, beyond policies and practices that dehumanize part of us and cluelessly continue more of the same
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 "Rules designed by corporate elites of the last century are not appropriate for the challenges of the 21st century." (Photo: Getty) Jürgen Maier
America First vs. Germany First
Trade policies that are designed by and for the corporate elite in America and Germany, not by or for you and me.
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Medea Benjamin
Why Is a Retired Accountant From Texas Risking His Life to Sail to Gaza?
“If not me, then who?”
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Michael Winship
I Yearn for a Society in Which Civility Rules, But These Are Not Civil Times
On the sound of the world’s smallest violin
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"Democracy can’t be sliced up into parts because human beings cannot be—that is, we cannot trust that we have a real voice at the polls while feeling voiceless in our economic lives."(Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) Frances Moore Lappé
What’s the Biggest Threat to American Democracy?
Democracy’s essence is dignity—knowing that we count and have a real voice, in the voting booth, yes, but also in other dimensions of life, including the economic
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