All Views Articles for 2019-11-22

Friday, November 22, 2019
Danny Sjursen
Trump's War Crime Pardons Will Forever Be a Stain on the United States
So the U.S. has held thousands of "terror" suspects in various prisons across the Mideast, some for decades in Guantanamo Bay, often without trial, they'll ask, but accused American war criminals get a free pass without even facing charges?
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Grady and the six others—the Kings Bay Plowshares 7—pleaded with the jury to look to their conscience. The activists were following the biblical edict to turn swords into plowshares, after all. (Photo: Kings Bay 7) Sam Husseini
Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons?
"US government is using nuclear weapons daily as a gun pointed at the head of the planet."
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MSNBC’s anti-Bernie Sanders bias was on full display in Wednesday’s Democratic debate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Branko Marcetic
Want More Proof of Corporate Media’s Anti-Bernie Bias? Look at MSNBC’s Democratic Debate
During the debate and in the spin room, Sanders was treated more like an outsider than a front runner. It’s part of a broader anti-Bernie slant in the "liberal" network’s coverage.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California on June 1, 2019. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Miles Mogulescu
Is Pete Buttigieg Just a Shill for Corporations and the Donor Class?
Why has Buttigieg flipped from being a putative progressive to being perhaps the most conservative, pro-corporate Democrat remaining in the field? A good place to start would be to follow the money.
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The Trump administration has little respect for the integrity of words, no respect for educating the public with the facts, and every intention of clouding the space between fact and fiction, certainty and uncertainty. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Karen Greenberg
The War on Words in Donald Trump’s White House: How to Fudge, Obfuscate, and Lie Our Way Into a New Universe
The strategies employed in Washington to confuse and mislead the public have subtly eaten away at the country’s collective mindset, creating fertile ground for Trumpian-style lying to successfully take root.
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"AARP reportedly receives a commission of 4.95% for new enrollees on top of the premiums the elderly pay for the Medigap policy from United Healthcare," writes Nader. "This money—about seven hundred million dollars a year—is a significant portion of AARP’s overall budget." (Illustration: AARP advertisement with overlay) Ralph Nader
Wake Up AARP! A Message to Seniors: Medicare "Disadvantage" Is a Corporate Trap
Medical Dis advantage would be a more accurate name for the quasi-private programs referred to as Medicare Advantage, as insurance companies push to corporatize all of Medicare, yet keep the name for the purposes of marketing, deception, and confusion.
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Trump has violated numerous campaign finance laws, including orchestrating hundreds of thousands of dollars in hush payments to individuals to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. (Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Karen Hobert Flynn
Congress Has No Other Option Than to Impeach and Remove the President From Office
This is a time for members of Congress to rise up, put country over party, and act in accordance with our American values and the oath they take.
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Barkan, located in the occupied West Bank, is an Israeli residential settlement and industrial zone that houses around 120 factories that export around 80 percent of their goods abroad. In the background is the Palestinian village of Qarawat Bani Hassan. (Photo: David Silverman/HRW) Stephen Zunes
Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is Rooted in Bipartisan Support
Three previous U.S. administrations all ignored the gross power asymmetry between the Palestinians under occupation and the Israeli occupiers—an imbalance compounded by the fact that as the chief mediator in negotiations, the U.S. is also the primary military, economic, and diplomatic supporter of...
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Bolivian riot police breaks up a massive funeral procession that turned into an anti-government demonstration in La Paz on November 21, 2019. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) Medea Benjamin
"They're Killing Us Like Dogs"—A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help
Writing this dispatch from Bolivia, the conflict here is spiraling out of control and I fear it will only get worse.
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 Relatives of Antonio Ronaldo Quispe Ticona lead the procession of the victims killed during clashes with police at the Senkata fuel plant, on November 21, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia. Police and military forces on Tuesday escorted gasoline tankers from a major fuel plant of YPFB in Senkata that had been blockaded for five days by Evo Morales' backers and at least eight people were reported killed during the operation. (Photo: Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images) Beverly Longid
Stand With the Bolivian People for Self-Determination
The International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation calls for the immediate stop of killings, threats, racism and barbaric violence against our Bolivian brothers and sisters.
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