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Sunday, May 19, 2019
child with sign Jeff Bryant
The Federal Government Has Poured Millions into Failing Charter Schools in Louisiana
Parents in New Orleans are sick of the instability that temporary charter schools have brought to their community, calling the schools an "illegal experiment" on their children
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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Daniel Ellsberg Daniel Ellsberg
The Truth-Teller: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine
Daniel Ellsberg discusses the continuing existential threat posed by the military-industrial complex
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Troy police Sandra Park & Allie Bohm
New York Passes a Bill to Ensure No One Loses Their Home for Calling the Police
When a property is the site of "too many" 911 responses, the city may punish the property owner with penalties such as fines, revocation of rental permits, or orders of closure
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Trump at AIPAC Mike Lofgren
Iran and the Coalition of the Weird
Attacking another Middle Eastern country: what could possibly go wrong?
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stop the war on women sign Alexa Kolbi-Molinas
Alabama Is the Most Explicit Example of What's Been Happening to Abortion Rights for Decades
Our elected representatives should be working towards creating a future that safeguards abortion care, upholds basic rights, and justice and respects our decision-making
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Joshua Cho
For Corporate Media, Space Belongs to Washington
We can expect more alarmist reports from corporate media about the "threats" posed by countries seeking a peace treaty with the U.S. in outer space
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Massimo Paciotto Biggers
Why I’m on Climate Strike in Iowa
The alarms are flashing, but humanity is not acting fast enough for the emergency at hand
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Bill de Blasio on the campaign trail before being elected mayor of New York, November 2013. Carmen Perez
Bill de Blasio Can't Run for President as a Progressive If He Doesn't Fire Daniel Pantaleo
This level of moral cowardice is disqualifying for a would-be president
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Thom Hartmann
The GOP Is on the Road to Mass Lockups for Women Who Have Miscarriages
The Republican Party's attack on women's reproductive rights has put the nation on a terrifying path
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Gregory Jaczko
I Oversaw the US Nuclear Power Industry. Now I Think It Should Be Banned.
The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents.
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Madeline Page, Rachel Curley
As Climate Crisis Threatens, Does Ford Have Something to Hide About Its Stance on Emissions Regulations?
It's time for this top automaker to come clean with its investors
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Youth in Ottawa take part in the Friday Climate Strike on May 3, 2019. Julie Weder, Avi Lewis
Time to Follow the Green New Leaders
Young people are rapidly changing the political calculus on climate in this country — even though many of the leaders are too young to vote
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Paul Pillar
Only Ones to Blame for Fresh US-Iranian Tensions: Team Trump
Such an atmosphere would never have existed if the administration had not turned its obsession with Iran into a relentless campaign of hostility
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US National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listen as Trump speaks in the Oval Office in Washington on 7 February (AFP) US National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listen as Trump speaks in the Oval Office in Washington on 7 February. (Photo: AFP/Getty) Richard Silverstein
Ignore the Propaganda: A US War Against Iran Would Be a Costly Mistake
Democrats must make this an election issue to ensure the Trump administration keeps the country out of another war of choice
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference with fellow Democrats at the U.S. Capitol October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Danny Sjursen
Where Is the Democratic Alternative to Forever War?
There sure are lots to choose from. By now, more than 20 candidates have announced a run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. And with national security adviser John “Regime Change”...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Neocons Won’t Stop Until They Get Their War With Iran
We've been here before.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Adrienne Pine
An Academic Arrested for Protecting the Venezuela Embassy
As a scholar and educator, there are times when standard tools of teaching, publishing, and public speaking aren't enough. There are times when we need to put our bodies on the line.
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"Unlike many macroeconomists," writes Sachs, most Americans know "there is more to life than a short-run increase in GDP growth or decline in the unemployment rate." Jeffrey D. Sachs
America's Illusions of Growth
Buoyant GDP and unemployment data in the United States may have improved President Donald Trump's re-election chances. But these indicators fail to measure what really counts for the public.
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Arms exhibition in Abu Dhabi (Photo: z.o.y.a via Shutterstock) William Hartung
It’s Time to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
Congress should work to close off the other main avenue of U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition—the sale of bombs, combat aircraft, armored vehicles, attack helicopters, and other equipment to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the two primary perpetrators of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
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“I felt everything was meaningless and there was no point going to school if there was no future.” (Photo: Time) Suyin Haynes
'Now I Am Speaking to the Whole World': How Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Got Everyone to Listen
Organizers estimate that on March 15, a remarkable 1.6 million people in 133 countries participated in a climate strike inspired by Thunberg’s solo action
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Will the Democrats ever learn a) how to message and b) that the press, no matter what conservatives say, is not their friend? (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Charles P. Pierce
I No Longer Believe House Democrats Will Uphold Their Constitutional Duty
And, as a result, the president*'s chances of reelection are better than anyone thinks
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Denying a woman a right to a legal abortion is not an expression of love for women and children. It is instead an expression of hatred and contempt. (Photo: Marc Nozell/flickr/cc) Helaine Olen
Alabama’s Abortion Ban Doesn’t Promote Life. It Exhibits Contempt For It.
That the lecherous Donald Trump is presiding over this sustained rollback of women’s reproductive rights and seeming social breakdown is a feature, not a bug
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415 ppm is a grim number. It signals we are in deep, deep trouble. (Photo: stopfundingfossils/flickr/cc) Andy Rowell
415 ppm: We Are all Part of Exxon’s Unchartered Climate Experiment Now
Never before in human history have carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million
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Politics should be more than a cover for get-rich-quick schemes. (Photo: Mike Kline) Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Don’t Rebrand Corruption
No one is happier about the Supreme Court’s rebranding of corruption than sketchy politicians, argues Brennan Center Fellow Ciara Torres-Spelliscy.
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Alex Azar, former top executive of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, head of the Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo: Worldwide Speakers Group) Ralph Nader
Trump: Importing Dangerous Medicines and Food and Keeping Consumers in the Dark
Messrs. Trump, Azar, and Perdue better wake up before innocent Americans lose their lives due to corporate indentured government officials failing to properly do their jobs
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Donald Trump and many congressional Republicans, the well-being of the Saudi royals and of defense contractors matters more than a bus carrying school children destroyed by a laser-guided MK-82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin. (Photo: CNN/Screengrab) Mashal Hashem, James Allen
How to Lobby Washington to Death
A business model from hell and the war in Yemen
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State legislatures are escalating their assault on that right — and on the women who attempt to exercise it.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Martha Burk
The Most Dangerous Time for Women’s Rights in Decades
Merely banning abortion isn't enough for some on the rabid right—a few are even threatening women with the death penalty.
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Why is war a top-down directive rather than a collective, public decision? (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Robert C. Koehler
War's Unanswered Questions
For those who already know that war is not only hell but utterly futile, the raw question hovering over these potential new exercises in mass murder transcends the obvious question: How can they be stopped?
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The Trump Administration is escalating the threat of nuclear conflict in Iran and elsewhere. (Photo: USAF) Stephen Zunes
The Threat of War With Iran
Is the U.S. lurching towards another illegal war in the Middle East?
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Trump’s undermining of that implicate order—the order that has created and defined the nation—is nothing less than an attack on the civilization itself. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Robert Freeman
Trump Attacks Western Civilization Itself
Trump’s imperious usurpations of that system do not simply affront political sensibilities or conventional norms. They desecrate the western constitutional order that has been 800 years in the making.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The impact of all this on our democracy is striking. (Photo: Shutterstock) Robert P. Alvarez
Let Prison Inmates Vote
Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too
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Former president Barack Obama, whose moderate vice president Joe Biden is now in the race, recently decried the alleged “purity tests” he saw on the left. (Photo: Shutterstock) Alan MacLeod
For Democrats, So-Called ‘Purity Tests’ Can Be a Good Thing
When powerful people complain about "purity tests," it means they're being pressured in ways they don't like
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Not only did the vaccine drive have an ulterior motive, it wasn’t even a real vaccine drive. (Photo: Screengrab from a Pakistani PSA urging parents to vaccinate their children against polio—via Washington Post.) Adam Johnson
WaPo Must Acknowledge CIA Role in Pakistan Polio Crisis
It’s common moral sense that to prevent future problems, one must have an accurate and true accounting of how these problems were created
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Juan Cole
Top Ten Differences Between the Iraq War and Trump’s Proposed Iran War
There is no way to compare the devastating consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, but a war of choice with Iran would represent something on an even larger scale
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Robert Reich
The U.S. Constitution Demands the House Undertake a Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Given what we now know, and because of some things we still do not know, lawmakers have a constitutional duty they can no longer ignore
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Any futile severance of anti-war agenda from the climate movement needs our criticism. (Photo: Diem25) Arturo Desimone
The Green New Deal Needs an Anti-war Message
Advocates of a Green New Deal must reckon with the fact that our very ability to implement these ambitious climate-saving programs requires the basis of peace
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National security adviser John Bolton, at a meeting with President Trump on Sept. 28, 2018. (Photo: Oliver Contreras / The Washington Post/Getty Images file) Trita Parsi
Trump's Potential War With Iran Is All John Bolton's Doing. But It Might Also Be His Undoing.
The Iranian government knows the national security adviser wants a war, and is banking on the fact that the president doesn't.
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 The workers whose labor makes those profits should not live in abject poverty.(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Leo Gerard
The PRO Act: Pathway to Power for Workers
An economy is only as healthy as its workers are empowered
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Thomas Neuburger
Why Everyone in the U.S. Who Counts Wants Julian Assange Dead
It's not for being a jerk that the Establishment state wants the Wikileaks publisher dead. They want him dead for publishing videos like these.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Semenya’s response is to fight them tooth and nail, and the people of South Africa love her dearly. (Photo: Martin Rickett - PA Images / PA Images via Getty Images) Joan Steidinger
The Triple Whammy of Discrimination: Caster Semenya Inspires Us All
Semenya’s fight is the struggle for all women to be accepted as they are naturally
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Today, the common sense of the Brown decision is under attack. (Photo: Multicultural America. | Illustration by ©Boarding1now/Dreamstime.com) Jesse Jackson
65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, We Risk Going Backward
For nearly three decades, our schools have been re-segregating, reversing the progress made under Brown, reflecting the deep racial and economic segregation of our communities
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Benjamin Dangl
The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia
A story of how Indigenous activists took history out of the dry textbooks, the condescending political speeches, the ivory tower, and put it to use in the street, where it was made to be something alive and popular, for political uses, for indigenous liberation
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The court battles over glyphosate highlight a much larger issue: the ability of ordinary people to hold large corporations accountable. (Photo: vincentvds2/OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA) Lauren Sandford
Pesticide Lawsuits and the Threat Hiding in the Perfect Lawn
More than 13,400 consumer lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer AG, which manufacture the weed-killer Roundup, allege it is the cause of various cancers. Now, a new judgment has awarded one couple $2 billion in damages.
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Sending kids to Guantanamo is uniquely dangerous.(Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) Naureen Shah
I’ve Been to Guantanamo. It’s No Place for Kids.
There’s a horrific American tradition of holding people at Guantanamo unlawfully. It’s long past time we bring it to an end and close Guantanamo for good.
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Robert Shetterly
In the Shadow of Warships and the Climate Emergency: On Getting Arrested at Bath Iron Works
Too few people are connecting the dots between our gigantic military and the climate crisis. But if we love our children, if we love the miracle of life, and all our fellow species—we must make this connection clear.
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Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright
Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective Defies Unlawful “No Trespass” Order
As this saga of the future of the Venezuela Embassy in Georgetown continues to unfold, history will record this as a key turning point in U.S.-Venezuela relations
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Arundhati Roy at Harlem's Apollo Theater, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Arundhati Roy
U.S. Attack on Iran Would Be "Biggest Mistake It Has Ever Made"
Over these last few years, given the wars it has waged and the international treaties it has arbitrarily reneged on, the U.S. government perfectly fits its own definition of a rogue state
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Trump has been attacking Democrats, and vulnerable populations, and the Constitution, for months now. It is time for the Democrats to fight back. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency) Jeffrey C. Isaac
How to Move Toward Impeachment, Now
A carefully orchestrated process could help strengthen the Democrats for 2020
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In the 448 pages of the Mueller report, there are nearly 1,000 redactions. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty) Karen Greenberg
Redacting Democracy
What you can’t see can hurt you
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Robert Reich
Why We Need a Wealth Tax
Not only would a wealth tax raise revenue and help bring the economy back into balance, but it would also protect our democracy by reducing the influence of the super-rich on our political system.
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Monday, May 13, 2019
A house burns Kate Marvel
Global Warming: How Hot, Exactly, Is it Going to Get?
The latest climate models are giving disturbing answers
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Vijay Prashad
The Plot to Kill Venezuela
And who is caught between an economy reliant on oil revenues and a sanctions regime designed to create suffering? The people caught in the squeeze of factors beyond their control.
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A small group of independent drivers and supporters protest against Uber and other app-based ride-hailing companies near the Wall Street Charging Bull, May 8, 2019 in New York City. The protests in more than a dozen cities come ahead of Uber's anticipated Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) which could put the ride-hailing firm's calculation as high as $91.5 billion. Drivers are seeking higher wages and better rights as employees. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Negin Owliaei
Uber Drivers Strike As Execs Make Millions Off IPO
Rideshare drivers around the world strike for better pay and working conditions from the multi-billion dollar company
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John Atcheson
The So-Called "Middle Ground" and the Tyranny of Capitalism
For four decades oligarchs have dragged the country to the right, and the Democrats have moved with them
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Mr Fish Integrity Chris Hedges
Integrity Forged in Cages
There are people in this room who committed crimes, but there are no criminals here today.
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Iran sanctions war US Elham Pourtaher
For Iranians, the War Has Already Begun
Iran is only marginally reflected in the U.S. news, which means the American public does not hear voices that express the human suffering caused by the U.S. government far beyond its borders
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John Feffer
Steve Bannon's Archipelago and the Rise of the Global Populist Right
The burning flames of political climate change
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Michael Winship
The Curse of Donald Trump
Our ex-presidents should come forward to try to break the spell
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Ross Saveri, 22, clutches a "TRUMP PENCE 2020" placard, while joining fellow Donald Trump supporters demonstrating outside of a FOX News Town Hall with Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at SteelStacks on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sanders is running for president in a crowded field of Democrat contenders. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) Paul Buchheit
3 Dark and Disturbing Reasons Why Trump Could Win Again
Think it can't happen?
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Sunday, May 12, 2019
Ben Armbruster
The Media's Shameful Handling of Bolton's Iran Threat Claims Recalls the Run-Up to the Iraq War
Reports from U.S. mainstream media outlets basically served as a public relations service, simply repeating Bolton's statement with little scrutiny across multiple mediums
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Victoria Law
#FreeBlackMamas Bails Black Mothers From Jail for Mother's Day
A growing campaign to bring black mothers home from jail is putting the need to eliminate cash bail into criminal justice conversations.
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Gregory Shupak
Distorting 'Democracy' in Venezuela Coverage
At every turn, Guaidó and his backers have taken steps that have nothing to do with democracy
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Yifat Susskind
A Mother's Resolve: Organizing for Local and Global Climate Justice
In all corners of the world, mothers are turning their heartbreak and horror over climate change and environmental devastation into creative solutions
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Saturday, May 11, 2019
Nancy J. Altman
The Remarkable Mothers of Social Security
In memory of those brilliant, hard-driving, creative, and compassionate Mothers of Social Security, all of us should commit to fighting to expand Social Security
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Sam Pizzigati
Netizens of the World, Unite!
The work we do online is making a precious few fabulously rich. Now stirring in California, a movement to share the wealth our data create.
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Teddy Ostrow
'Bernie Speaks'—And Politico Hears Deviations From Cold War Orthodoxy
Politico gave us a peek at U.S. media jingoism that was past its sell-by date nearly three decades ago
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Aabid Firdausi
India at Crossroads—Far-Right, Right, or Left?
The commitment to building a working class-peasantry alliance makes the left the sole mass-based political faction with a long-term interest to fundamentally transform the system.
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Juan Cole
US Hits Milestone of 2 Million Home Solar Installations, To Double by 2023
It was only in 2016 that the country hit 1 million, after 40 years of the new technology
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Friday, May 10, 2019
More than two dozen states have adopted laws and policies restricting boycotts of Israel in the past four years. (Photo: Sipa USA/AP) Kate Ruane
Congress, Laws Suppressing Boycotts of Israel Are Unconstitutional. Sincerely, Three Federal Courts.
Congress has a constitutional duty to defend and protect the rights of the American people, including the First Amendment right to participate in political boycotts—even boycotts of Israel.
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Sara Jayyousi
What I Lost (and Can Never Get Back) When My Father Was in Guantanamo North
There should not be a place on this planet where individuals are separated based on who they are, monitored like rats in a cage, and cut off so inhumanely from the outside world.
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The impact of the Trump kleptocracy is wide-ranging across American business and its allies in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Photo) David Dayen
Trump's Most Nakedly Corrupt Tweet Yet
As the president props up lobbyists and cronies, Democrats must respond with aggressive oversight
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Denial of the scale—and in many cases, the very existence—of civilian casualties has been a feature of Washington’s global war on terror since its origins. (Photo: Shutterstock) Phyllis Bennis
The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror
New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia—and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem
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Nobody Above the Law Constitutional Crisis Rally, November 2018. (Photo: David Geitgey Sierralupe) Ruth Conniff
Trump’s Contempt for Democracy is Pushing Congress Toward Impeachment
Politically, it might make more sense to focus on the next election, but Constitutionally, Democrats in Congress have no choice but to go after Trump now
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Lia Harel
We're Not the Class of 2019. We're the Class of 0000.
Deliver a plan for zero emissions—or get zero of our votes.
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The frequent about-faces and erratic pronouncements of Trump are enough to discourage anyone from engaging in diplomacy with him. (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Juan Cole
Trump, Hostage to Bolton and Pompeo, Pleads With Iran to Call and Rescue Him
We’re stuck with Trump at the helm of the foreign policy of the world’s sole superpower. God help us.
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Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller (1950 - 1970) who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970. The protests, initially over the US invasion of Cambodia, resulted in the deaths of four protesters, including Miller, and the injuries of nine others after the National Guard opened fire on students. (Photo: Howard Ruffner/Getty Images) Russell Mokhiber
CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
“This appointment is a travesty and an insult to all those that seek peace and social justice.”
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Judith Schwartz
Takeaway from the UN Biodiversity Report: Time to Give Nature Some Love
The world's scientists have done their job and now it's up to us—primed with our love of living things and of Earth's special places that enrich our souls and lives
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The ongoing Great March of Return in Gaza is another daily example of the kind of unity the Palestinian people are striving for. (Photo: Screen shot / Twitter) Ramzy Baroud
The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not
For us to claim that Palestinians are not united because Fatah and Hamas cannot find common ground is simply unjustified. National unity and political unity between factions are two different issues.
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Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the National Assembly Juan Guaido declares self interim president as thousands of people protest against Nicolás Maduro on January 23, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Many countries including the US, Canada and Chile have recognized officially recognized Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela. (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images) Robert C. Koehler
What's Next: War With Venezuela?
Maybe the (eventual) war in Venezuela could be privatized!
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Ralph Nader
When Will the Contented Classes Rise Up in Rebellion?
When will the people who recognize just how bad things have become for the most vulnerable—and the nation at large—unfurl the flag of rebellion against the plutocrats and the autocrats?
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Mike Lofgren
Just When Did America Go Nuts?
Our current craziness goes all the way back to 9/11—and maybe even the Mayflower.
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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Nichole and her daughter, Elizabeth, with some of Elizabeth’s current pump supplies. (Photo: Steven Dietz. Used with permission from the United Steelworkers Union.) Leo Gerard
Better Health Insurance Begets Better Life
Increasing numbers of Americans are confronted with fear and debts because their employers are dumping on them skyrocketing pharmaceutical, health care and insurance costs
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Some time over the last 30 years, love began to disappear from the progressive narrative, rhetoric and language—maybe even its worldview. (Photo: Joe Buglewicz/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign) Simon Greer
Where Has Our Love Gone? It’s Missing From Progressive Politics
In the professional progressive ecosystem today, you will hear about building power, but you will scarcely, if ever, hear about the power of love.
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This movement is challenging corporate interests and calling for a government that works for all people. Sunrise has unleashed this momentum, inspiring youth across the country, and the world. (Photo: Getty Images) Scott Wallace, Scott Fitzmorris
Climate Policy Can Recreate Prosperity of the New Deal
The Green New Deal promises to put millions of people to work as we transition to a fossil-free economy, build clean infrastructure, re-invest in communities, and reverse the devastating impacts of climate change on our planet, our economy and public health
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Any version of Medicare for All would be likely to cost less, be so much simpler to access, and ultimately save lives. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/flickr/cc) Beverly Gologorsky
The Nightmare of Medical Care in America
To be sick and not rich
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White House National Security Advisor John Bolton talks to reporters about the security and political turmoil in Venezuela and called for a peaceful transition to a government controlled by acting President Juan Guaido, outside of the White House West Wing on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) Jesse Jackson
President Trump’s Insatiable Appetite for Regime Change
Now is the time for Congress to act, to pass a resolution to prevent U.S. military action in Venezuela
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Retreating into learned helplessness and hoping the voters will rescue the country from Trump will only embolden his assault on American democracy. (Photo: Illustrated | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, tkoko/iStock) Ryan Cooper
Why Democrats Should Open an Impeachment Inquiry
It's worth remembering that impeachment is constitutionally obligated
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Eugênio Bucci
Bolsonaro Is a Threat to Brazil’s Democracy
The far-right leader’s flair for fascism recently included ordering a celebration of the coup that brought Brazil’s military dictatorship to power
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Owen Walsh
Corporate Media Target Gabbard for Her Anti-Interventionism—a Word They Can Barely Pronounce
Perhaps the simplest explanation for corporate media's treatment of Gabbard is that she opposes the kind of intervention that they have historically been complicit in
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This is Speaker Pelosi's most common trick: playing to the most conservative denominator. (Photo: Greg Nash) Cenk Uygur
Nancy Pelosi Is Not a Progressive
Pelosi works against every progressive priority in Congress
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 U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a Tax March D.C. event on the U.S. Capitol East Lawn April 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Activists gathered on Capitol Hill to urge for "a fair economy that works for all Americans," to "demand" Congress repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and "demand" President Donald Trump to release his tax returns John Atcheson
Unless Democrats Refute the Myth of a "Good Economy," Trump Likely to Win Second Term
Why silence on the real economic picture could spell disaster for Democrats in 2020
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The top one-tenth of 1 percent controls as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, while roughly a fifth of American children live in poverty, and half of American infants are so poor they depend on public aid to eat.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Frances Moore Lappé
The Shocking Tale of Two Generations
The tragic place America finds itself in
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Mozambique is on its knees. Hit by what is considered the worst cyclone in the southern hemisphere, it saw its fourth city, Beira, practically wiped off the map. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) Léonce Ndikumana
Africa Must Raise Taxes to Better Fight Climate Change
A frica is now the most vulnerable region to climate change, although it has only marginally contributed to it
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What we really need to make the Green New Deal real is for people of conscience to work together, grow our movement, and push our representatives to invest in a just transition for our communities. (Photo: Shutterstock) Héctor Figueroa
Save the Planet—With Good Union Jobs
The Green New Deal is the best plan yet to push wages up and pollution down
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The Trump administration has ignored a deadline for releasing President Donald Trump’s tax returns and attempted to block subpoenas for current and former officials to appear before Congress. (Image: Zach Gibson/Getty) Victoria Bassetti, Tim Lau
Trump’s Troubling Rebuke of Congressional Oversight
Congress’ ability to fully know the facts and to investigate them thoroughly is critical for our democracy to work, argues Brennan Center Fellow Victoria Bassetti
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Mike Pompeo and John Bolton are known, serial, dedicated liars.(Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Juan Cole
Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines
Bolton and Pompeo are warmongers and like the idea of bullying Iran, and they are also closely tied to the fascist Likud Party in Israel, which has been plumping for a war on Iran for decades
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This undermining of the workaday Americans goes against the very essence of America, from our egalitarian ideals to our can-do spirit. (Photo: Gillam/ Mayer Merkel & Ottmann lithograph, NY, 1883) Jim Hightower
Let's Re-fund America
We must create a politics that directly confronts the narcissistic nabobs who're knocking down our people and our country
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
With Barr by his side, there will be few limits to Trump’s aggrandizement of power. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP) Bill Blum
The Ominous Implications of William Barr’s Testimony
With its newly constituted majority, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is uniquely poised to hold the most corrupt administration in our history to account
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Brandy and Whitney Houston appear in Cinderella in 1997. (Photo: Walt Disney / Storyline/Citadel/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock) Syreeta McFadden
The Cinderella Story Has Always Evolved With the Times. Rebecca Solnit's Update Is Overdue.
Maybe it's no longer useful to teach girls that being pretty and getting married is the best way to achieve social mobility
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Jean Ross
A Serious Question Goes Viral: 'When Did You Become Radicalized by the U.S. Health Care Non-System?'
The thousands of responses are why corporate health care industry executives won't be able to hold back this tide for Medicare for All
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