All Views Articles for 2020-07-17

Friday, July 17, 2020
More sobering news is that Israel’s traditional stronghold over the country’s Jewish communities is faltering—and quickly so. (Photo: Screen shot / Twitter) Ramzy Baroud
Good News from Washington: AIPAC, Israel Losing to Progressive Democrats
T he age of total dominance of Israel over the US Congress is likely over, and hopefully, this time, for good.
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The nuclear testing now being considered by the Trump administration is designed with the same purpose that weapons have traditionally had in world affairs:  to intimidate other nations. (Photo: Scott Howe/DVIDS) Lawrence Wittner
Making America Feared Again: The Trump Administration Considers Resuming Nuclear Weapons Testing
There is no military necessity for nuclear test resumption.
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State leaders and school administrators across the nation should look to cities like Atlanta, San Diego, and Los Angeles which have already made the decision to only offer online schooling in the fall. (Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Kelly D. Holstine
The Only Safe Option for Students and Educators Is Virtual Learning
We should not rush into having in-person school this fall—we need to do what’s best for teachers, staff members, and students.
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Students of the Pambilino Forest-School look at plants as they walk to school in San Jose de Mashpi, Ecuador on October 31, 2019. - Children learn the importance of nature at a forest-school located in a biosphere reserve in Ecuador. The area is a unique territory in which the social and economic development of communities tends to an harmonious relationship with the natural environment. (Photo by Cristina Vega Rhor / AFP) (Photo by CRISTINA VEGA RHOR/AFP via Getty Images) Mari Margil
Recent Developments in Ecuador: Rights of Nature
The Constitutional Court selects cases to develop the "content" of the legal rights of nature.
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	The immediate matters at hand are Trump’s plans to withdraw the 8,600 American troops remaining in Afghanistan and 9,500 of our 34,500 troops in Germany. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Tom Gallagher
Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan and Germany Is Still a Good Idea
Anyone entertaining serious hopes for significant reordering of the American economy, of our race relations, of energy production and transportation, eventually realizes that all of this will require a simultaneous demilitarization of both our economy and our role in the world.
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The United States, writes Whitehouse, "must adopt a recovery plan that addresses the intersecting crises of economy, climate, and justice through policies that speed the transition to clean energy, train unemployed workers for jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy, make communities healthier and more resilient, promote smart growth and electric transit in cities, and restore biodiversity and soil health in rural areas." (Photo: Ronen Tivony / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Tim Whitehouse
COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, and Our Urgent Duty to Rebuild This Country
As the U.S. government strives to put the economy back on its feet, it won't be able to return to business as usual, and it should not try.
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"We thus demand the Duterte administration, through the Philippine Congress, to repeal the Anti-Terrorism law and stop it becoming effective next week." (Photo: Twitter, @ICHRPGlobal) Andy Rowell
ACT NOW in the Philippines: We Need You to Stand Against the #JunkTerrorLaw
The country is already a deeply dangerous place to be an environmental activist. Help repeal this dangerous law now.
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It is important to note that right now, and for the foreseeable future, we are in a demand-constrained economy, not a supply-constrained economy. (Photo: Getty Images) Josh Bivens
Recovering Fully From the Coronavirus Shock Will Require Large Increases in Federal Debt—and There's Nothing Wrong With That
In a demand-constrained economy like the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic, debt provides no countervailing drag on growth.
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Nationally, Black Americans die at 2.5 times the rate of whites, and in the states seeing rising rates right now, the disparities are especially stark. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Laura Flanders
As Trump Moves to Hide Covid-19, We Already Know Which Communities Are Suffering Most
The racist reality of who is dying of Covid-19 and the institutionalized bias that reflects is even more of a national shame—or it should be—than that distractor-in-chief, our president.
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A protester in Tel Aviv demonstrates against Israeli annexation on 6 June (Photo: AFP) Jonathan Cook
Liberal Zionism Begins to Make the Journey Towards a One-State Solution
Peter Beinart, a bellwether for American Jews, has provoked a storm by renouncing the two-state solution and urging equality for all.
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