All Views Articles for 2018-12-12

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
We mobilized faith leaders to the border on December 10, and for the following week groups lined up to host actions around the country expressing love and solidarity with migrants. (Photo: Shutterstock) Kerri Kennedy
This Holiday Season, I’m Standing With Migrants
Mary and Joseph fled their country to keep their child alive. We should embrace families making the same difficult choice today
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Of course, even as we are in the process of creating a RCP8.5 world, that world is not inevitable. It is not our fate because we can change course.(Photo: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Alycee Lane
Climate Activists Must Organize Like It’s 2099
The environmental policies of the Trump administration–as well as those championed by many state governments—are policies at war with all life on earth
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Secretary Perry claims that oil and gas production helps the economy “while protecting our environment.” (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr) Alison Grass
Petrochemical Booster Rick Perry Rides to the Rescue of the Fracking Industry
Trump’s Energy Department is backing a dirty petrochemical plan
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The devastation of Henoko is part of a larger, world-wide U.S. imperialist footprint. What happens in Okinawa matters for Indigenous peoples everywhere. (Photo: AFP) Moé Yonamine
Stand with Okinawa
The Henoko base construction is framed by the history of colonization and racism against Okinawans, as well as by our ongoing resistance as we attempt to end the long era of U.S. occupation
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As part of a New Food Deal, we could erase these inequities by shifting land use, investment, and subsidy patterns away from corporate giants and towards regenerative agriculture’s local networks of farmers and food growers. (Photo: Public domain) Alison Rose Levy
How Regenerative Agriculture Could Be Key to the Green New Deal
Both the Green New Deal and the New Food Deal can reorient the basics— and put Americans, our democracy, and the earth on the path to health
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Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater
Why Green New Deal Advocates Must Address Militarism
Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure?
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“I love Bernie, but I’m not Bernie Sanders,” former Vice President Joseph Biden retorted to a Brookings Institution audience this past May. “I don’t think 500 billionaires are the reason we’re in trouble. (Photo: Getty Images) Sam Pizzigati
If Democrats Fracture, This Will Be the Fault Line
Will those who worry—intensely—about wealth’s concentration gain the upper hand within the Democratic Party’s leadership?
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The “justice” system Trump’s opponents want to nail him with and then use to impeach him, wasn’t designed to choose leaders or get rid of them — so why do it? (Photo: Donald Trump/cc/flickr) Rick Salutin
I’m With Progressives Against Impeachment
The raging crescendo in the U.S. to impeach Trump or convict him of crimes is offensive
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Lucy Duncan
I Walked Right Up to Militarized Police at the Border
Behind the agents, we could see our brothers and sisters watching from the Mexico side of the wall. We could hear them singing
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Educator Kelley Fisher leads striking Arizona teachers to the State Capitol during a Phoenix rally on April 26, 2018. Organizing power will be key to the Left's success in 2020. (Ralph Freso/Getty Images)   Jane McAlevey
How To Elect Democrats Who Actually Answer To Workers
To hold policy makers accountable, workers must be able to build fighting organizations in which workers, not full-time staffs in sealed-off political departments, call the endorsement shots
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As people set upon Khashoggi, he started fighting for air, repeating, “I can’t breathe” at least three times. (Photo: Twitter) James McEnteer
On Being Breathless in the Age of Trump
“I can’t breathe” is the perfect t-shirt or gimme cap retort to MAGA, the last gasp of a nation striving to regain its integrity in the face of a president and a party that has none
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