All Views Articles for 2018-12-04

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Helena Norberg-Hodge
Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment
Our food system is linked to an economic system that is fundamentally biased against what’s good for people and the planet.
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If the power grabs by Wisconsin Republicans against the popularly elected incoming statewide Democrats weren’t enough, there is also a plan by Wisconsin GOP leadership to make cuts to early voting in order to limit turnout in future elections. (Photo: Screengrab) Jay Riestenberg
Lame Duck Power Grabs in The Midwest
What do Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina all have in common? Extreme partisan gerrymandering.
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The wildfire that wiped out Paradise, California, viewed from space. At last count, there were 88 confirmed dead, 296 missing, The fire destroyed 13,972 homes, 528 commercial buildings and 4,293 other structures. (Photo: NASA) Richard Smith
An Ecosocialist Path to Limiting Global Temperature Rise to 1.5°C
An emergency plan to meet the climate emergency
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Welcome to the struggle for the country’s soul. We haven’t seen anything yet. (Photo: Susan Stocker / Associated Press) Ben Fountain
Midterm America
A blue wave from another universe
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Scott Klinger
Why Do Our Schools Seem Broke?
New report shows that subsidies handed out to corporations cost U.S. school districts more than $1.8 billion last year
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David McWilliams
Sanders Is Building a New Political Movement and Could Run Again
Building a movement means organizing something that goes on and on and on—and there is no "winning" in a finite sense. But to succeed it must have one crucial component: a cause.
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Prior to the tax cut, the biggest gift GM got from the government was a bailout in 2009 of more than $50 billion. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) Robert Reich
Trump Takes on General Motors (And Guess Who Wins?)
American corporations exist to advance the interests of their shareholders, who aren’t prepared to sacrifice profits for more and better jobs for Americans
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“There’s an intensive effort by Israel and pro-Israel groups to get governments, universities, legislative bodies to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that includes criticism of Israel and its state ideology, Zionism.”(Photo: Mr. Fish) Chris Hedges
The Film the Israel Lobby Does Not Want You to See
The series is an inside look over five months by an undercover reporter, at how the government and intelligence agencies of Israel work with U.S. domestic Jewish groups to spy on, smear and attack critics who support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement
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Haspel and her CIA analysts, in contrast, appear to believe that Bin Salman is a major threat to US interests in the Middle East because he is unbalanced and a brutal murderer. (Photo: Nicolas Asfouri - Pool/Getty Images) Juan Cole
Congressional Noose May Tighten Around Saudi Crown Prince as Haspel Testifies
This deep divide in the Trump administration probably will prevent it from implementing an effective anti-Iran boycott
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“Some people say that I should be in school instead. Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can ‘solve the climate crisis’. But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions.”(Photo: @StrikeClimate) Andy Rowell
“Since Our Leaders Are Behaving Like Children, We Will Have to Take Responsibility”
Children from Canada, Australia and Sweden are taking the lead on climate change
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The Republicans’ plan is fairly obvious—to keep Wisconsin’s government in an unchanging zombie state until 2022, when the Republicans hope to regain control of the governor’s mansion and attorney general’s office. (Photo: Michelle Stocker/Capital Times) Jud Lounsbury
Wisconsin’s GOP Scheme to Keep Scott Walker as Zombie Governor
Republicans are using their gerrymandered control of the state to push through a slew of power-grabbing bills before the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general can take office
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Kathy Kelly
Seeing Yemen from Jeju Island
As wars rage on, every voice crying out in affliction should be heard.
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Norman Solomon
What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020
The only way to overcome the corporatism that ultimately delivered the nation to Donald Trump, is for social movements to fight more resolutely and effectively for progressive change, including in the Democratic Party
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