All Views Articles for 2019-04-18

Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Pentagon sucks up 55% of all the discretionary tax money we pay to our government. (Photo: Shutterstock) Lee Camp
Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced
There is a giant sucking sound in the center of the Pentagon, and whatever’s down there feeds on trillions of secretive dollars, then shits out incalculable death and destruction
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Newly-created credit directed into local communities by publicly-owned banks can provide the additional funding that local governments critically need. (Photo: Ellen Brown
The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us
Banks now create most of our money supply and need to be made public utilities, following the stellar precedent of the Bank of North Dakota, which makes below-market loans for local communities and businesses while turning a profit for the state.
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Teachers rallied at Manzanita Community School in Oakland on Thursday as about 3,000 educators went on strike to demand fair pay and more investment in public schools. (Photo: @CTAJulian/Twitter) Belle Chesler
Defunding Children, A National Crisis of the Soul
Making American schools less great again
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Barr seriously argued that the president* couldn't be expected to follow the law because he was frustrated and mad. (Photo: Getty) Charles P. Pierce
William Barr Is a Complete Tool. It's Time for Robert Mueller to Testify
The parallels with Watergate abound.
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Now is a very different time than ever before in the Medicare For All movement and it’s reflected in the pace of the campaign. (Photo: NNU) Holly Miller
Fox Never Expected This—The Medicare for All Moment
Fox executives, despite months of stoking panic about "socialized medicine," have badly underestimated how much people are suffering and how willing people are to radically change the broken system that is hurting them
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Most countries surveyed in a 2013 WIN/Gallup poll identified the United States as the greatest threat to world peace. (Photo: CD/CC BY 2.0) Brett Wilkins
Jimmy Carter: US 'Most Warlike Nation in History of the World'
Former president says peaceful China 'ahead of us in almost every way.'
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Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) Ramzy Baroud
War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We
It is now incumbent on the international community to break this vicious Israeli cycle and support the Palestinian people in their ongoing struggle against Israeli occupation, racism and apartheid
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Baby bonds could play an essential role in balancing the historical injustices that created the racial wealth divide. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jessicah Pierre
A Revolutionary Idea to Close the Racial Wealth Divide
“Baby bond” accounts for all American kids would bridge the racial wealth gap while providing security to Americans of every color.
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It is often made explicit that “purity test” is merely code for the Democratic base wanting more leftist policies, and being disgruntled with politicians who block them. (Photo: Screenshot) Alan MacLeod
‘Purity Tests’: How Corporate Media Describe Progressives Standing Up for Principles
The phrase is code for elites being pressured in ways they don’t like, and is often a shield against legitimate criticism of corruption or dependence on corporate power
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Whenever possible, try to find local alternatives to products created by multinational corporations, since these tend to be the largest polluters. (Photo: Shutterstock) Mallika Khanna
This Earth Day, Beware of Greenwashing
Big polluters may not care much about the environment, but they’ll still try to fool customers who do
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Hurricane Maria did so much damage to Puerto Rico’s economy that nearly 300,000 more Puerto Ricans became poor enough to be eligible for its nutrition assistance. (Photo: Chris Grogan/Air Force Magazine/Flickr) Lauren Lluveras
A Political Stalemate Over Puerto Rican Aid Is Leaving All US Disaster Funding in Limbo
Within two weeks of that storm, which killed an estimated 3,000 people, Trump accused Puerto Ricans in a series of tweets of wanting "everything to be done for them."
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