All Views Articles for 2019-08-30

Friday, August 30, 2019
Ralph Nader
From Trump Tower to Dictatorial Power
If Trump wins, America loses. The outcome is up to you in November 2020.
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In this NASA handout image taken from aboard the International Space Station, shows Hurricane Florence as it travels west in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the U.S. on September 12, 2018.  (Photo: NASA via Getty Images) Craig Holman
A Category 6 'Big Money' Hurricane Is Coming. But With FEC Gutted, the First Responders Aren’t.
We're facing now is a perfect storm of corruption and criminality on a scale that's almost impossible to fathom.
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Workers have plenty to cheer this labor day. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)   Rebecca Burns
From Victories to Union Militancy, 5 Reasons for Workers to Celebrate This Labor Day
The U.S. labor movement may still be under siege, thanks to powerful anti-union forces, including the Trump administration. But with approval of unions at a 15-year high, and a wave of labor militancy on the rise, working people have plenty to celebrate this Labor Day.
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The 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London killed seventy-two people. (Photo: Natalie Oxford) Sarah Jaffe
As the World Burns
Catastrophes in the Amazon and elsewhere are flash points for the larger, ongoing crisis that claims lives in less spectacular fashion—one that sees life itself as expendable.
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What was actually crucial to Trump’s 2016 success is that the larger group of poorer less-educated whites, which traditionally leans Democratic or splits its vote, went decisively Republican. (Photo: New York Times/Screenshot) Jim Naureckas
NYT Steers Dems Away From the Obvious Formula for Defeating Trump
Edsall, it seems, has the task of providing the intellectual arguments for why the Democrats should not adopt the progressive economic agenda that would benefit them electorally.
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The only workable fix for a broken democracy is the will of the people—if necessary, expressed with our marching boots. (Photo: STEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer) Will Bunch
The Constitution’s 3 Ways to Stop a Demagogue Like Trump Haven’t Worked. Now What?
The only thing that could end Trump’s presidency—and the threat of a nuclear first strike on hurricanes or whatever—before January 20, 2021, is a powerful demonstration that a strong majority of the American people find the current state of affairs intolerable.
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It is our job as the Labour party to ensure that we prevent the huge damage to the living standards and well-being of the ordinary people of this country that Trump, Johnson and No Deal will inflict. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) Diane Abbott
This Is an Anti-Parliamentary Coup—and An Internationally–Organised One
For Trump, No Deal is imperative; a key step towards a vassal Britain, subject to his rules on everything from health to cars to food.
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Local opponents to the Amulsar gold mining project in Armenia have been protesting the operation and blockading access to the site. (Photo: TJ Chua / War on Want) TJ Chuah
Battle for Amulsar: UK Mining Giant Using Corporate Courts to Attack Community Opposed to Massive Gold Mine
This is the sinister mechanism known as ISDS in action—holding a sovereign government to ransom until it betrays the desires and rights of its own people
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