All Views Articles for 2020-05-28

Thursday, May 28, 2020
We owe it to workers and animals to make this crucial, commonsense change. (Photo: Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian) Josh Balk
The Case for a New Technology to Help Slaughterhouse Workers
While the meat industry is receiving its massive $16 billion federal COVID-19 bailout, the USDA and Congress should also enact policies and allocate funds that would phase out archaic electrical slaughter methods in favor of CAS.
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S. David Freeman, Chief Energy Advisor, State of California, appears as the keynote speaker at the "Energy Summit" panel discussion, June 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
S. David Freeman: Seven Decades of Participating in Power for All of Us
Freeman mocked the foolish embrace of fossil fuels and warned all who would listen about the deadly impact of coal, oil, and natural gas consumption on our environment.
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Bolivia's self-declared interim president Jeanine Anez talks during a conference at the presidential palace on November 13, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia. (Photo: Javier Mamani/Getty Images) Benjamin Dangl
Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia
Following Áñez’s seizure of power, Bolivia has endured the worst state violence and political persecution it has seen in decades.
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CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran in 2015. (Photo: CODEPINK) Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies
Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?
As with George W. Bush's false WMD claims about Iraq in 2003, Trump's real goal is not nuclear non-proliferation but regime change.
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"If allowed, Clearview will destroy our rights to anonymity and privacy — and the safety and security that both bring. People can change their names and addresses to shield their whereabouts and identities from individuals who seek to harm them, but they can’t change their faces." (Photo: Fight for the Future) Nathan Freed Wessler
We’re Taking Clearview AI to Court to End its Privacy-Destroying Face Surveillance Activities
The company’s surveillance activities are a threat to privacy, safety, and security.
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Klobuchar has risen to the top tier of Biden’s possible VP picks. Her selection would likely be disastrous. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Norman Solomon
Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Police and Her VP Quest
When Amy Klobuchar was running for president, corporate media served as her biggest political base.
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For the oligarchs and functionaries of Big Tech, Big Pharma, and other megafirms, who got on famously with the strongmen in authority, globalization proceeded apace. (Photo: Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Yanis Varoufakis
A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold
Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy, and a pandemic alone won't change that.
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Floating trillions to Wall Street banks and big corporations might push their share prices up, but it won’t solve the issues that truly matter. (Photo: Screenshot) Nomi Prins
Here Comes the Great Coronavirus Depression
Crashes, then and now.
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The G7 nations don’t have the guts to stand up to the United States. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Is It Time to Boycott the United States?
The G7 kicked Russia out over its invasion of Crimea. Does the U.S. assault on international laws, treaties, and democracy itself warrant the same treatment?
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The pandemic has shown that we need a public option for basic banking services. (Photo: Shutterstock) Raúl Carrillo
We Need a Public Option for Banking
As families struggle to get stimulus checks, it's time to fix the rusty pipes of our inequitable financial system.
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 Police need to be highly trained and thoroughly multi-racial. They need, indeed, to be the ones who take the lead as we rebuild our social system based on the sanctity of life. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Getty Images) Robert C. Koehler
Policing and the Sanctity of Life
Compassionate policing exists right now and simply needs to expand beyond the reach of militarism and racism, which invade policework like a virus.
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The establishment, of systematic racism, in everything from school resegregation to residential segregation to employment discrimination, needs to be addressed through a second generation of civil rights legislation. (Photo: Wolfram Kastl/Getty Images) Juan Cole
Top 6 Reasons Authorities Are Cracking Down Hard on Black Protesters While Treating White Supremacist Reopeners With Kid Gloves
The establishment, of systematic racism, in everything from school resegregation to residential segregation to employment discrimination, needs to be addressed through a second generation of civil rights legislation.
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A view of the Marathon Petroleum Corp's Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California, on April 25, 2020. The price for crude oil plunged into negative territory for the first time in history on April 20 amid the global coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) Jamie Henn
Big Oil Is Pretending It Doesn’t Want a Bailout. That's Bullshit.
Despite fossil fuel industry efforts to spin a fairytale about oil companies tightening their belts and lifting themselves up by their bootstraps, corporate socialism is exactly what these climate villains want.
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