All Views Articles for 2019-07-23

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
In September 2014, a U.S. official from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives estimated that half the weapons available on El Salvador’s black market were made in the United States. (Photo: Wes Bausmith / Los Angeles Times) Frances Moore Lappé
Blood on Our Hands: How We Help Drive Immigration North
Where are the calls to stop the massive illegal transfer of U.S. weapons fueling the very violence that drives innocent people to leave their homes?
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The real political enemy is the Republican party, and nothing is more important than a resounding Republican defeat in 2020. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
We Must Defeat Trump
This does not mean that "centrist" strategies ought to be embraced, but it does mean that Democrats need to argue with a sense of proportion and in a way that underscores their unity against Trump
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It’s not a system that’s working well, and if we’re worried about the overall availability of food, we in the rich world should stop doubling down on industrial agriculture. (Photo: Kuarmungadd for Getty Images) Timothy Wise
World Hunger Is on the Rise
Let’s face it: The U.S. is not feeding the world
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The United States has had a sanctions regime in place against Iran for decades, almost since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Vijay Prashad
The U.S.-Iran Standoff Can Only End When the U.S. Accepts Iran’s Right to Have a Nuclear Energy Program
The United States, however isolated, refuses to accept that Iran has the right—under international law—to a nuclear energy program (which includes enrichment).
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The reality of climate change was now indisputable. All that remained in question was how rapidly it would occur and the extent (and again rapidity) of the devastation that it would ultimately inflict. (Photo: Flickr/ChrisA1995/cc) Andrew Bacevich
The Great Reckoning: A Look Back from Mid-Century
"Even today, it remains difficult to understand why, given mounting evidence of a grave crisis, passivity persisted for so long across most sectors of society."
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Kayakers wore red T-shirts announcing the “Gaza Unlocked” campaign and managed to display flags, connected by string, spelling out "Free Gaza." (Photo: @USBOATTOGAZA/AnnWright46) Kathy Kelly
The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives
"Free Gaza Chicago River Flotilla," three days of action calling for an end to Israeli attacks and blockades in Palestine
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According to IUCN study nearly half of the world's heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100. (Photo: iStock) Andy Rowell
A Letter to the Future From a Glacier That Is No More
"Okjökull was the first named Icelandic glacier to melt because of how humans have transformed the planet’s atmosphere. Its fate will be shared by all of Iceland’s glaciers unless we act now to radically curtail greenhouse gas emissions."
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 A Honduran immigrant entertains a fellow immigrant's child in front a map of Mexico showing train routes leading north at a shelter for undocumented Central American immigrants on September 14, 2014 in Tenosique, Mexico. The shelter, called La 72, is run by Fransiscan friars and is the first stop for thousands of Central American immigrants crossing north through Mexico to reach the United States. Many risk riding atop "La Bestia" or The Beast, a freight train which passes through Tenosique in Mexico's sou Tom Gallagher
The US Needs a Marshall Plan for Central America
How much longer will we watch the suffering and inhumanity before we agree that we need to do something big?
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U.S. government policies are causing deaths and hardship, and make no mistake, it only takes a brief examination of history to understand that a wall and criminalization are not deterrents for people with no options. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty) Alison Bodine, Tamara Hansen
Imperialist Made Crisis of Migrants and Refugees
For the last 18 years, since the new era of war and occupation began, there has been no end to the war, violence, and economic devastation imposed on people around the world by imperialist governments like the U.S., Canada, and the countries of the European Union
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John Nichols (Photo by Joe Mabel/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) Ruth Conniff
Crisis in Journalism Is a Crisis for Democracy
'We need journalism to expose this dumbing down and bartering off of policy making'
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If you plan to vote for Trump because of his tax cuts, for example, or his uncritical support of Israel, you’re also voting for his racism. (Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Eugene Robinson
We Can’t Pretend This Is a Normal Election
This is nothing less than a fight for the soul of the nation. Everyone needs to take a stand.
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National security advisor John Bolton has tricked London into an adversarial posture toward Iran, with ratcheting tensions. And that is a big win for Iran War hawks around Trump. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) Juan Cole
How John Bolton Tricked Clueless UK Tories Into Confrontation With Iran
Trump's national security advisor has succeeded in putting the Brits in a headlock
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