All Views Articles for 2019-02-12

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Stephen Zunes
Disappointment (and a Little Hope) in First Foreign Policy Test of the New Congress
The new bill endorses state government efforts to punish socially conscious businesses that choose to boycott illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.
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Robert Reich
Trump Wants Socialism for the Rich, Brutal Capitalism for the Rest of Us
To the conservative mind, the specter of socialism conjures up a society in which no one is held accountable, and no one has to work for what they receive. Yet that's exactly the society Trump and the Republicans are promoting for the rich.
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Carefully calculated by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), now running for president, sets a rate of 2 percent on fortunes valued between $50 million and $1 billion, and 3 percent above $1 billion. Thomas Piketty
A US Tax on Wealth Is Long Overdue
Between 1930 and 1980, the rate applied on the highest incomes was on average 81 percent, and the rate applied to the highest inherited estates was 74 percent. Clearly this did not destroy American capitalism.
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James Carroll
Doomsday Redux: Just How Many Minutes to Midnight?
The most dangerous weapon ever rolls off the nuclear assembly line
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Anny Martinez
Youth Movements Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Crisis
From occupying House offices to suing the federal government, young people are exploring creative strategies to spur action on climate change
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Joe Emersberger
Facts Don’t Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela’s Elected President
It's not unusual for Western media to ignore facts they have themselves reported when a massive effort is underway to destroy a foreign government
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Ruth Conniff
Showdown in El Paso: Trump and Beto’s Dueling Rallies and the Uncertain Future of the Wall
In the Lone Star State, a preview of the political battle to come
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Vijay Prashad
Why Does the United States of America Want to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela?
A look at what drives the US to persist in its interventions—diplomatic, economic and military—against the Venezuelan government
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Jesse Jackson
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Under Fire Because She’s Right
A new generation of leaders is rising that just may be ready to take on the plutocrats. Like AOC, they will come under intense fire. They will succeed only if we build a popular movement strong enough to overcome the resistance.
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the crowd during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dome event on January 21, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Norman Solomon
Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared
The overarching fear that defenders of oligarchy have about Sanders is not that he’s out of step with most Americans—it’s that he’s in step with them.
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