All Views Articles for 2018-12-14

Friday, December 14, 2018
Demonstrators gather outside a court after the trial of the men charged with the murder of indigenous activist Berta Caceres, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras November 29, 2018 (Photo: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters) Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Alfred Brownell
Attacks on Indigenous Rights Defenders Should Not Be Ignored
Dozens of indigenous rights defenders have been killed this year but the world has looked the other way
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The human carnage inflicted by this bloody quagmire of corruption and waste is nigh unimaginable. (Photo: Screenshot) Ryan Cooper
The Impossibility of Bipartisan Healthcare Compromise
Democrats should write a health-care reform bill so aggressive that it drastically weakens the profitability of Big Medical, and drives many of them out of business entirely. If you cannot join them, beat them
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Voters back home — and now their new representatives in Congress — are seeing past the sheep’s clothing to the Wall Street wolves within.(Photo: Phillipp/cc/flickr) Porter McConnell, Rion Dennis
No Labels and the ‘Problem Solvers’ are Wolves of Wall Street in Sheep’s Clothing
Political organizations hide their pro-finance politics under the cloak of bipartisanship while they rake in funding from corporate interests
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Protesters known as the "yellow vests" displayed a French flag altered to show dates of important protests, including 1968 and 2018, as they marched on Paris’ famed Champs-Elysees on Saturday. (Photo: Michel Euler / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
Taking French Lessons: The Power of the 'Yellow Vests'
Through weeks of mass direct action, the French have shown their government who is boss, and elected officials have been forced to accept and acquiesce—at least to an extent. It is a dynamic we can only dream of here in the U.S.
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Russia is no more threat to the people of United States than any other lesser imperialist power. We face far greater threats from the neocons currently occupying the White House. (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) Reese Erlich
Sex, Russia and Impeachment
Democrats should stop braying about the Trump-Putin conspiracy and focus on the White House's real crimes
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Fetal tissue is essential for understanding how the virus causes birth defects in the developing fetus. (Photo: AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Carolyn Coyne
Trump Administration Ban on NIH Use of Fetal Tissue Should Worry All Scientists
Banning or restricting research with human fetal tissue derived from elective terminations has no moral or ethical purpose and serves only to fit a political agenda
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Without Net Neutrality, large phone and cable companies will take control of the stories we tell, deciding who gets a voice and who doesn’t. (Photo: Maria Merkulova) Timothy Karr
How We're Getting Net Neutrality Back
“The public can plainly see that a soon-to-be-toothless FCC is handing the keys to the internet — the internet, one of the most remarkable, empowering, enabling inventions of our lifetime — over to a handful of multibillion-dollar corporations.”
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The education insurgency was more than even getting candidates elected. It was also about changes in policy. (Photo: Screenshot) Steven Singer
What Happened to 2018 As The Year of the Teacher?
I don’t care what corporate journalists are being forced to report by their billionaire owners. These accomplishments should not be minimized.
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The invocation of the War Powers Resolution with regard to support for the irregular or irregular forces of a foreign country is pure genius, and now that it has been done once, it surely will be done again. (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
Senate Fingers Saudi Bin Salman as Murderer, Demands End of Yemen War
Thursday was a historic day, and these bipartisan resolutions will go down in history for their moral clarity and jealous guarding of constitutional prerogatives, as well as for their remarkably frank designation of a de facto head of state with whom the US is allied as a murderer
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The goal of corporations is to maximize profits for shareholders, not to serve the public interest. (Photo: Screenshot/Robert Reich) Robert Reich
The Truth About Privatization
When the primary goal is to serve the public, rather than shareholders, we need to be careful not to sacrifice the public interest to private profits
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Incoming members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill on November 14. (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Ralph Nader
Are the New Congressional Progressives Real? Use These Yardsticks to Find Out
Adopting these suggestions will liberate new members to challenge the taboos entrenched in Congress regarding the corporate crime wave, military budgets, foreign policy, massive corporate welfare giveaways or crony capitalism
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This is just one of the more ridiculous, shameless ways in which former officials abuse their past position. (Photo: Talk Radio News Service) Michael Winship
Where There's Smoke, There's Boehner
The former speaker's cannabis pitch symbolizes how low too many of our craven, so-called public servants are willing to stoop for an almighty buck.
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