All Views Articles for 2019-01-14

Monday, January 14, 2019
Too many Democrats inside and outside the district don’t support the very idea of public schools. They’d rather boost privatization.(Phooto: NPE Action/Twiiter) Steven Singer
LA Teachers Strike Is About Charter Schools and High Stakes Testing
Corporate Democrats like almost all Republicans support the same education policies – school privatization and high stakes testing – that are robbing the LA Unified School District of the funding it needs to meet the needs of its students
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Phyllis Bennis
United Nations Inaction and the Gaza Crisis: Ten Years ago and Today
The refusal of the United Nations, largely because of U.S. pressure, to hold Israel to account for the horrific "Cast Lead" operation a decade ago created a dangerous precedent of impunity that has continued to this day
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Steven Rosenfeld
Big Changes Are Coming to Iowa's 2020 Caucuses
Why the process could look very different next year in the key early-voting state
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The best practices and practitioners in alternative energy, infrastructure rebuilding and regenerative food and farming are already visible in or near our local communities. (Photo: Don Graham) Ronnie Cummins
A Call for the Food Movement to Get Behind the Green New Deal
"In the next decade we must facilitate a just transition away from climate-destabilizing factory farms and fossil fuel-intensive agriculture, at the same time as we switch, as rapidly possible, to 100-percent renewable energy."
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Trump picked up Bolton for the post of national security adviser from the Gatestone Institute, a known hate group dedicated to spreading disinformation about Muslims and Islam, which he chaired. (Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images) Juan Cole
Who’s Running John Bolton to Start a War With Iran? He Worried Even Mad Dog Mattis
Bolton has been agitating for a war on Iran for two decades
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This timeline illustrates how some of the most outward-looking presidents, men who insisted that the prosperity of the nation was inseparable from the prosperity of the world, also presided over the erection of a deadly run of border barriers, be they called fences or walls, that would come to separate the United States from Mexico.(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Greg Grandin
How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”
A timeline of border fortification
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American workers have never achieved the array of rights won by workers in other industrialized countries.(Photo: Mr. Fish) Chris Hedges
The ‘Private Governments’ That Subjugate U.S. Workers
This neoliberal economic model is defective.
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Jeff Cohen
Corporate Media Bias on 2020 Democratic Race Already in High Gear
Let's be clear: One reason mainstream journalists were so wrong about the 2016 election is because they are largely divorced from poor and working-class voters
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