All Views Articles for 2020-06-26

Friday, June 26, 2020
While Trump may be expendable, Trumpism—which lies at the intersections of racial and sexual anxiety, hatred of government and the expert class, and opposition to cosmopolitan internationalism—is not so easily rooted out.  (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) John Feffer
What Will It Take to Defeat Trumpism?
Learning lessons from the end of the Confederacy, Nazi Germany, and Saddam’s Iraq.
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Now more than ever, we need to divert funding from programs that threaten to push us closer to the brink of nuclear war. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) Owen Webster
Defunding Police Must Be Paired With Demilitarization and Denuclearization
In much the same way that local Black Lives Matter activists are right to call for cuts to militarized police departments, we must pair the current movement with efforts to rein in American militarism extending beyond our borders too.
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Demand community control, not only of the police, but of education, housing, health care and all the other services that civilized societies require. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) Glen Ford
Yes, Defund the Cops–And Put Them Under Community Control
Community control of the police means empowering the people to shape and oversee the mechanisms of their own security and end forever the armed occupation of our communities by hostile forces.
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Vote by mail is gaining traction across the country. (Photo: Getty) Suzan DelBene, Earl Blumenauer
Voting By Mail Is Now a Necessity During COVID-19
We need to ignore the inflamed rhetoric the president is using and act now.
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Executive Chairman of Ford William Clay Ford Jr. (L) tour with President Donald Trump the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on May 21, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Ralph Nader
An Urgent Message to Congress: You Must Hold President Trump Accountable!
What your stewardship of the Constitution requires is manifest.
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Trump’s rhetorical strategies correspond to how authoritarians have historically eroded democracy, which is why his rhetoric is so dangerous. (Photo: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) Jennifer Mercieca
A Field Guide to Trump's Dangerous Rhetoric
Trump was so successful in using dangerous demagogic rhetoric that no one could hold him accountable for his words and actions during the 2016 campaign or since.
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Drug Enforcement Administration police are seen as demonstrators marched to Freedom Plaza from Capitol Hill to honor George Floyd and victims of racial injustice on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Maritza Perez
The DEA’s Most Recent Abuse of Power Should Renew Calls for Divestment
A critical look at the DEA is long overdue. The agency has existed for more than forty-five years but little attention has been given to the role it has played in fueling racial disparities, mass criminalization, the surveillance state, and other drug war harms.
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Photo: Promotional image of the Italian frigate the U.S. Navy is adapting for construction at Marinette. (Photo: Fincantieri) Kathy Kelly
Battleground States: The Time for Manufacturing Weapons of War Has Passed as a Viable Industry for Our Nation
The world that our global empire is swiftly creating, through our devastating oil wars in the Middle East and our arriving cold wars with Russia and China, is a world without winners.
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Harvey J. Kaye
In 2020, Reviving the Spirit of FDR
In a new book, John Nichols outlines tragic decisions that quashed past progressive dreams but offers hope for the years ahead.
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Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.
The Language of 'Brown Finance' in Climate Finance is Racist
If you cannot hear the problem with the term "brown finance" yourself, please let me explain.
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