All Views Articles for 2018-07-26

Thursday, July 26, 2018
"Back to every political and bureaucratic cruelty “our team” commits in defiance of the likely wishes of a true democratic majority."(Photo: Cleo Leng/flickr/cc) Robert C. Koehler
A World Designed by Playground Bullies
The money just isn’t there for most social programs, but it’s there for war, surveillance and incarceration
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"It would be easy for news watchers to see that the Democratic Party is much more committed to a hard line against Russia than a hard line against the corporate forces imposing extreme economic inequality here at home." (Screenshot: NBC News) Norman Solomon
GOP and Corporate Dems Gain When Democrats Run Against Putin
Amplifying the anti-Russia din helps to drown out the left’s core messages for economic fairness, equal rights, environmental protection, diplomacy and so much more
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"People of color are already disproportionately harmed by police practices, and it’s easy to see how Rekognition could exacerbate that." (Photo: ACLU)  Jacob Snow
Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots
The false matches were disproportionately of people of color
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On many major issues, from civil rights to voting, the environment to business, who benefits from local policy varies from state to state. And it depends on who makes up your community, who votes in local elections, and who gets the power.  (Photo: Frederick Bass/Getty Images) Chris Winters
Power Grows Closer to Home as Big Government Fails Us
It will be up to the states, the cities, the communities, and the people to rebuild a unified state
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Strikers protest on July 16 at one of the warehouse truck entrances during the Amazon strike. (Photo: Lito Lizana/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)   Rebecca Burns
How European Workers Coordinated This Month's Massive Amazon Strike—And What Comes Next
“We Are Humans, Not Robots.”
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"The information that could bring down Trump — and that presumably Robert Mueller is trying to obtain — may be somewhere in the Deutsche Bank files." (Photo: by HomeArt/Shutterstock) John Feffer
Trump’s Dirty Money
Now that Trump has improbably failed all the way up to the White House, Russian money may well be the cause of his political demise
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"In spite of its unmatched military capabilities in the Middle East, its strong cultural institutions, its technological capacities, and its high standards of living with respect to the other states in the region, Israel has negotiated peace agreements only with Egypt and Jordan."(Photo:  Erich Ferdinand/flickr/cc) Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad
Chomsky, Prashad, Hedges and Other Leading Intellectuals: Denuclearize the Middle East
American political decision makers, as well as Israeli political leaders, need to rethink their political, military, economic, and cultural policies in the region
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“Unfortunately, people are always taking an issue that relates to women and children and turning it into politics." (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Vijay Prashad
Trump Has Found a Way to Make Enemies of Breastfeeding Mothers
Trump bends over backward to help profit-hungry infant formula industry
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