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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Humanitarian organizations from the World Health Organization to the U.N. to the U.S. Agency for International Development have recognized that gender-based violence is not just a women’s issue. Addressing it requires working with men and boys, too, to counter the cultures of toxic masculinity that encourage or tolerate sexual violence. Valerie Dobiesz
It’s Not Just O'Reilly And Weinstein: Sexual Violence is a ‘Global Pandemic’
According to World Health Organization estimates, one in three women worldwide will experience either physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, many of them before the age of 15.
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Ralph Nader
An Open Call for Trump to Veto Anti-Consumer Bill
'If you truly care about consumers you should VETO this mean-spirited and unjust bill, which is nothing more than a gift to the unprincipled perpetrators of financial abuses.'
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It’s as if the entire administration has accepted the inevitability of an otherwise optional war. Rebecca Gordon
Take Your Tiny Fingers Off the Button, Trump
On nuclear nightmares past and present.
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“No one should be shamed for making the right decision for themselves. I would not tell any other girl in my situation what they should do,” she wrote. Prachi Gupta
Jane Doe Releases a Statement Post-Abortion: 'People I Don't Even Know Are Trying to Make Me Change My Mind'
"This is my life, my decision. I want a better future. I want justice."
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“Within capitalist models, individuals of other species are not only neglected — their very existence is denied.” Robert C. Koehler
Praying for the Moths and Beetles
How do we live within a system and mindset that devalues and diminishes most of life, regarding it as, at best, a resource, and at worst, trash, to be landfilled, dumped into the ocean, tossed on the sidewalk.
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Representatives of progressive political activist groups join members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus for a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Sam Pizzigati
Trump’s ‘Reform’ Tilts Tax Code to Favor the Rich
If this Trump tax plan passes, Americans making $60,000 will still be paying over four times more of their income in payroll taxes than Americans who make $1 million.
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Friday prayers in Tehran generally attract political hardliners, who have become emboldened by Trump’s belligerence. Reese Erlich
Trump Moves Encourage Iranian Hardliners
Among moderates in Iran comes the question: 'What will come next from the crazy man in the White House?'
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sandra Turner-Handy discusses the incinerator's role in Detroit's air pollution problem. Valerie Vande Panne
Smells Like Environmental Racism
That stench permeating Detroit? It’s other cities’ burning trash.
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The grassroots activism that—so far—has prevented Congress from axing Obamacare is a great example of this strategy in action. Lisa Fuller
How To Prevent Nuclear War
What can be done to build support for a peaceful resolution to the stand-off with North Korea?
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Americans like to imagine ourselves as citizens of a democracy that rejects the colonial ambitions of Old World powers like France and the UK. And yet we’ve deployed troops to literally most of the planet, and our leading lawmakers — tasked by the Constitution with the exclusive right to declare war — don’t even know about it. Peter Certo
A U.S. Soldier Died in Niger. What on Earth Are We Doing There?
When our soldiers kill and die in wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore.
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"So enjoy the candy, America. The Mars family will keep the cash." Bob Lord
Candybars and Billionaires: This Year's Real Halloween Horror
The family that has made billions off trick-or-treat candy has gone generations without paying any appreciable tax on its enormous fortune. And the Trump tax plan, if adopted, would ax a huge chunk of the tax on the family’s income.
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61 percent agree with the statement, “Republicans and Democrats have done such a poor job representing the American people that a third party is needed.” Richard Eskow
Why “Centrists” Will Sink the Democrats, If They Haven’t Already
The majority of registered Democratic voters view Sanders favorably and support single-payer healthcare.
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Jennifer Yarnal searches for keepsakes in the rubble of her home in the Coffey Park neighborhood on October 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. Mark Trahant
We Don’t Think of Californians as Climate Refugees Yet, But We Should
Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.
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Rather than reimburse the island’s Medicaid program at the 55 percent rate as it does for other territories, or the 83 percent rate that Puerto Rico would receive if it were a state, the US government capped the reimbursement at about $300 million per year ― less than a 15 percent reimbursement rate. Dan Beeton
Puerto Rico’s Dual Crises Show Its Territorial Status is the Worst of Both Worlds
Puerto Ricans are treated as second-class citizens; its government made subservient to Washington.
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The Costs of War project at Brown University documented that the U.S. federal government has spent or obligated $4.8 trillion dollars on wars in the Middle East. Most Americans are not aware of that enormous waste of money and human lives. Professor Andrew Bacevich has argued that our military is on autopilot and these foreign wars are not putting Americans first. Philip Lederer MD
The Poor People’s Campaign and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: A National Call for a Moral Revival
Instead of catastrophic nuclear weapons and unwinnable wars, let's invest in schools, poverty, affordable housing, job training, saving the environment and healthcare for all
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Charles P. Pierce
Republicans Need a Better Response Besides Quitting
First Bob Corker, now Jeff Flake. We're one away from a dangerous trend.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11, 2017 marking the 15th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay prison. Mohamedou Ould Slahi
My Guantánamo Diary, Uncensored
"Who am I now, thanks to my lawyers, my family and friends, my publishers, and my readers, is a free man."
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Frida Berrigan
How Can We Turn Military Spending into a Budget for the People?
The problem isn’t that we are spending more on the military — it’s that it comes at the expense of just about every social good imaginable.
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The federal government has no problem subsidizing, to the tune of $20 billion/year  —GMO monoculture crops that degrade the soil and play a significant role in making global warming worse. Ronnie Cummins
Global Warming ‘Costing Taxpayers Billions.’ Here’s How to Fix It.
"The soil solution."
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New groups exposed President Nixon’s escalation of the bombing war, named the corporations profiting from it, publicized the torture of political prisoners in the “tiger cage” prisons of South Vietnam, pushed scientists to boycott war research and denounced the use of toxic defoliants like Agent Orange. Bill Zimmerman
The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement
The 10-year movement to end Vietnam was a complex phenomenon that evolved strategically as circumstances changed.
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  But the alternative to the current state should not be the non-state. The real alternative is a different state, one that is more democratic, more economically just and sustainable, and less aggressive. John Feffer
The Crack-Up: Donald Trump and the Fourth Great Shattering
On the real disuniting of America.
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FDR dime. Harvey J. Kaye
Do Democrats Really Need Wall Street?
A former Democratic operative writes in The New York Times that the party needs to drop FDR's progressive coalition and strengthen ties to Wall Street. He's dead wrong.
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The “no boots on the ground” pseudo-opposition is an admission that the only lives that matter are American, and that the PR pitfalls of body bags returning home on national TV are the only moral limit to the US invading and occupying other countries. Adam Johnson
NYT Laments ‘Forever Wars’ Its Editorials Helped Create
The Times spends a great deal of time trying to market itself as not being the rubber stamp pro-war outlet it manifestly is.
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Johanna Bozuwa
Power for Puerto Ricans, Not Private Investors
Powered by renewables, a resilient and sustainable system can be built that genuinely puts the Puerto Rican people in charge of their energy.
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Erica Etelson
Democrats Should Oppose Trump’s Military Spending Buildup
There are numerous ways in which $80 billion could be wisely spent, but more weapons for war should not be among them
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Erik Edstrom
Duty, Honor, and Atrocity: George W. Bush Receives a Character Award at West Point
On the teaching of Revisionist History 101
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Phil Rockstroh
Sex, Rage Displacement, and Ecocide: Wanderings in an Interior Archipelago of the Colonized
What is the common prayer for those who cannot close themselves off from the agonized soul of the colonized world?
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Maria Beri
Puerto Ricans Must Come First, Not Wall Street Vultures
Every dollar going to one of the hedge funds that have bought up much of the islands' debt is a dollar taken away from saving lives
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Robert Reich
How to End Crony Capitalism
When it comes to getting big money out of politics and ending crony capitalism, there’s no right or left, and certainly no middle. There’s just democracy or oligarchy.
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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Laura Bridgeman
What Whales Have to Teach Humans About Capitalism
Any accounting of the commons without acknowledging the presence and interests of others will lead to their continued destruction, to our human detriment as well.
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Robert Freeman
Vietnam War Protesters: Heroes or Traitors?
As in the tale of The Emporer's New Clothes, the protesters declared what everybody could see but what the "sophisticated" were too invested in to admit.
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Juan Cole
No, Trump, British Crime Isn’t Going Up Because of Muslims
A baseless claim by President Trump played into fears of Muslim immigrants in the U.K.
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Pierre Tristam
An Aryan Ass Vomits At UF
The lasting story of Richard Spencer's speech in Gainesville will be about the protests, not his words
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Ben Lilliston
Trump’s USDA Does Bidding of Meatpackers, Turns Back on Farmers & Ranchers
The agency's rejection of a proposed regulation abandons independent meat producers
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Sonali Kolhatkar
Why Some of Us Hesitated to Say #MeToo
Millions participated in the viral campaign, but many women had their reasons for staying silent.
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Gareth Porter
Trump Trashes Iran Deal to Satisfy Netanyahu
U.S-Iran policy is closer to Israel than it has been in years.
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Peter Bloom
Do We Really Know What He Signed Up For?
The loved ones of lost soldiers deserve more than comforting words. They deserve justice.
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Christopher Brauchli
On the bright side, the advent of these practices are among the least harmful things that have been introduced into our world since @realDonaldTrump became what he has become.
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Sean Mowbray
Unfair Trade: US Beef Has a Climate Problem
Growing global demand for beef is hindering efforts to combat climate change, scientists say
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Annie McGrew and Angela Hanks
It’s Time to Stop Using Inmates for Free Labor
While many prison inmates work, there are no laws preventing the prison system from exploiting them for free or cheap labor.
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Adam Eichen, Frances Moore Lappé
The Essential Ingredient of Democracy
We need more than good-heartedness to save our democracy. We need the courage to act on it.
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Friday, October 20, 2017
The great and transformational movements of the past — the radical Democrats of the Revolutionary War era, or the abolitionists of the 19th century, or the 20th-century labor movement, or the black freedom movement, or the women’s movement, or the movements for personal rights included under the LBGTQ acronym — all scored their successes because they activated the elementary and fundamental power of ordinary people.  Frances Fox Piven, Lorraine Minnite
Why the Democrats and Movements Need Each Other
The Democrats are not just gaining voters. They are gaining activists determined to transform the party.
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John Feffer
Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life
The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.
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“I am astounded by that position. I have to tell you, I'm astounded that the government is going to make this 17-year-old girl who has received judicial authorization for a medical procedure to which she is constitutionally authorized choose between a pregnancy that she does not want to go forward with to term or returning to the country from which she left. Stacy Sullivan
Jane Doe Wants an Abortion but the Government Is Hell Bent on Stopping Her
Rather than allowing Ms. Doe to access a legal procedure that she wants, ORR forced her to go for counseling at a religious, anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center, where she was forced to have a sonogram.
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Juan Cole
George W. Bush & GOP Lack Standing to Bash Trump for Racism
No racism and bigotry, no Bush presidency.
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They’re creating a robot economy in order to displace you and me with inexpensive machines that don’t demand higher wages or health care, don’t take sick days or vacations, and don’t organize unions, file lawsuits, or vote for pro-worker politicians. Jim Hightower
Are You Ready For Corporate America’s Robot Economy?
It’s to be a plutocratic utopia designed by and for the corporate elite.
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A home burns in Lake County, Calif. Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Corporate TV Drops the Ball on Climate Change
Global warming is just the law of physics, which makes it surprising trained meteorologists on TV steer away from those terms.
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Robert Reich
Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act
Americans of all races and creeds must push congress to pass the Dream Act
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Chye-Ching Huang
GOP Tax Framework Looks Much Like Kansas’ Failed Tax Cut Package
Kansas's 2012 tax plan offers a blueprint of a proposal that heavily favored the rich—and ultimately failed
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anti-nuclear protest Rick Salutin
Trump and the Second Coming of Nuclear Nightmares (Literally)
The U.S. president has revived the fear of a nuclear holocaust for a new generation
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Congress must fully fund Puerto Rico’s humanitarian aid and reconstruction, and consider debt forgiveness. We must finally begin to put people before profit in response to this crisis, and rebuild Puerto Rico’s food, water and energy systems in a sustainable way to better withstand future disasters. Wenonah Hauter
A Month Later, U.S. Is Failing with Its Food and Water Crisis in Puerto Rico
We must prioritize an equitable and just disaster response and a sustainable future for Puerto Rico.
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A farmer plows a field in Gragnague, Midi-Pyrenees, France. (Photo: Lelou/cc/flickr) Ruchi Shroff
New Study Shows Glyphosate Contaminated Soils Put Half of Europe at Risk
"Agribusiness giants have always interfered in the decisions of governments and international regulatory agencies in order to increase their profits from the agrichemicals market, as well as to keep their control on the food market."
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Activists marched to the offices of Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand in New York City on Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Michael Winship
One Nation, In Sickness and in Health
Time and again, "repeal and replace" has proven to be a farce. Let's focus on the hard work of true reform and get health care for all.
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Protesters shout at each other during a free speech rally with right wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at U.C. Berkeley on September 24, 2017 in Berkeley, California. Hundreds of protesters came out to support and demonstrate against Milo Yiannopoulos as he held a free speech rally at U.C. Berkeley. Meredith Rutland Bauer
The High Cost of Free Speech on College Campuses
Public universities carry a heavy burden in upholding free speech in this charged political environment.
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This year’s award goes to Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina of Nigeria, president of the African Development Bank, and a proud supporter of Big Ag and Biotech. Katherine Paul
World Food Prize: Feeding the World a Slick Campaign of Lies
The Industrial Food Chain uses at least 75 percent of the world’s agricultural resources and is a major source of GHG emissions, but provides food to less than 30 percent of the world’s people.
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One long-time national sports conscience, Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, declared that Sunday, September 24th, was “the most important sports day since [Muhammad] Ali decided not to fight in Vietnam.” Robert Lipsyte
Racism, Violence, and Trump's Tackling of the NFL
Why is it that so many fail to see that kneeling down is actually standing up?
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The Mississippi State Capitol in downtown Jackson. Bill Quigley
The Blueprint for the Most Radical City on the Planet
“If we do not save the environment, then whatever we do in civil rights, or in a war against poverty, then whatever we do will be of no meaning because then we will have the equality of extinction.”
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John Atcheson
How the Deranged Took Over America
And why they may be here to stay
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First and foremost, only the most cockeyed optimists could believe that Vice President Mike Pence would lead what would amount to a de facto palace coup against Trump by initiating the procedures outlined in Section 4. Nor, as an aside, would the nation be better off by having Pence—a religious fanatic and radical homophobe—take charge of the federal government. Bill Blum
Existing Law May Not Solve Presidential Crisis
"Dumping Trump and ensuring that no one like him ever accedes to the presidency again will require the promotion of an alternative to oligarchic corporate capitalism."
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The Pentagon, aligned with corporate America, has a budget that grows larger every year. Sixteen years ago, the Executive Branch declared war on evil itself. As far as I can tell, the only freedom it holds dear is the freedom to keep on fighting this war, which means to continue causing enough harm — killing enough civilians — to engender sufficient outrage that insurgencies keep emerging, justifying further intervention. Robert C. Koehler
A Country, and a Future, Worth Serving
Why is it that the American public has no say in the wars this country commits itself to?
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Men act shocked and horrified to hear of women’s sexual assaults, but remain ignorant that the perpetrators are other men around them — their coworkers, their buddies, their family, and maybe even themselves. Jill Richardson
Me Too. And You. And You.
We can't stop sexual violence until we understand how very mundane it is.
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Chuck Collins
An Independent Thinker’s Guide to the Tax Debate
There's a heist coming. Arm yourself with the facts!
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Senate Democrats discussed consumer protections in the wake of a massive data breach at Equifax and a scandal at Wells Fargo. Elizabeth Warren
Even After Equifax and Wells Fargo, GOP Sides With Big Financial Institutions
Contrtary to what financial industry lobbyists claim, class action settlements work for consumers.
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Studies show that attacks against police officers are extremely rare and that white men carry out the overwhelming majority of those attacks. Thaddeus Talbot, Hugh Handeyside
Is the FBI Setting the Stage for Increased Surveillance of Black Activists?
By focusing on ideology and viewpoint in defining what constitutes a so-called “Black Identity Extremist,” the FBI is spending valuable resources to target those who object to racism and injustice in America.
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Amazon’s presence in Seattle has spurred some of the highest housing costs in the world. Rather than getting dazzled by the prospect of a “win,” cities would do well do ask “for whom?” Ellen Shepard
How To Say No To Amazon
There are better ways to spend economic development dollars. Cities that bend over backward to lure the tech giant may end up on the losing end.
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Maha Hilal
Trump Plans to Make It Easier to Kill Civilians with Drones. Sadly, We Can Thank Obama for That.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
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Dean Baker
Democrats Used to Be the Party of Slavery: Doug Schoen Pushes the Case for Keeping the Democratic Party Allied with Wall Street
Hmmm, "cracking down on Wall Street does nothing to bridge the widening gaps in our country," really?
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The new federal regulations will also be facing challenges in court. Already, as of October 17, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Washington had announced lawsuits, as had the American Civil Liberties Union (on behalf of a major hospital workers’ union) and the Center for Reproductive Rights (on behalf of Medical Students for Choice). More lawsuits appear imminent. Adam Sonfield
Despite Leaving Key Questions Unanswered, New Contraceptive Coverage Exemptions Will Do Clear Harm
Birthcontrol should be basic healthcare.
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 It should hardly surprise us that a rich man who had the ability to give desperate young women a shot at stardom preyed on them. The Hollywood employment system is capitalism in microcosm, at its rawest and most naked. Jonathan Cook
Harvey Weinstein and the Politics of Hollywood
Why women need to organize.
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Jesselyn Radack, Kathleen McClellan
Insider Threat Program Training and Trump’s War on Leaks: A Chilling Combination for Whistleblowers
The ongoing targeting of whistleblowers is contrary to a free and open democratic society, especially one where the First Amendment protects freedoms of speech, association, and the press.
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Yet there is a reason why Graham’s bill crashed and burned, and why single-payer may one day succeed despite such threats of impalement. Zackary Berger, Adam Gaffney
The Collapse of Trumpcare and the Rise of Single Payer
Single-payer bills signal a new era in American healthcare politics.
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Nonvoters are a much larger group than either voting Republicans or voting Democrats, reflecting broad dissatisfaction with available choices. Democrats have failed to convince enough voters that they can bring about needed change. Richard Eskow
How to Profit from the Coming Trump Apocalypse
A Google search for the words “Trump unstable” yields more than 10 million hits.
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Adam Johnson
Iran Doesn’t Have a Nuclear Weapons Program. Why Do Media Keep Saying It Does?
Iran has a civilian nuclear energy program, but not one designed to build weapons. Over 30 countries have civilian nuclear programs; only a handful—including, of course, the US and Israel—have nuclear weapons programs.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Taxes were cut under every Republican president ever since, and three times just under Bush II. No matter how much Trump and key Republican senators loathe each other, the goal of further tax cutting trumps even their distaste for Trump. Robert Kuttner
What If Trump Wins on Obamacare and Taxes?
Trump is screwing not just the rest of America, but tens of millions of people who voted for him.
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Current news reports of North Korea's supposed ability to kill "90% of all Americans" within one year is the kind of ignorance and fear-mongering that has dragged the US into multiple wars, costing the economy trillions of dollars, while continuing to make bad situations far worse. Ramzy Baroud
The Real Reason Behind Trump’s Angry Diplomacy in North Korea
Witnessing America's disastrous wars in the Middle East, North Korea has been waiting for their turn on the US regime change path, and their nuclear weapons program is their only deterring strategy in the face of US military interventions.
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At a time when 44 percent of Americans couldn’t come up with $400 in an emergency—and 9 in 10 prefer economic stability to greater economic mobility—Americans aren’t asking for ponies, presents, or parades. And they’re really not asking for massive tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations. Rachel West, Harry Stein
For the Cost of Repealing the Estate Tax, Congress Could Buy Everyone in America a Pony
"Alternatively, instead of providing tax cuts for millionaires or ponies for children, lawmakers could also use $1.5 trillion in many other ways to create jobs, reduce child poverty , end homelessness , make college free, or provide paid family leave."
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Tom Engelhardt
'Tell Me How This Ends?': David Petraeus Finally Answers His Own Question
Endless war and the children of Nixon
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What was once unthinkable in the Amazon is becoming thinkable too. The Amazon has gone from a carbon sink to one where it is now a net emitter of carbon. Andy Rowell
From Ophelia to the Amazon: the Unthinkable Becomes Thinkable
It may be a horror that no one imagined, but it is a horror that the scientists predicted.
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Daniel Maguire
Trump and the Liberation of the F— Word
When no other word has the emphatic power the situation demands.
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Phyllis Bennis
‘De-certifying’ the Iran Deal May Be Trump’s Most Reckless Decision Yet
Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility.
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Bowe Bergdahl, a young man who never should have been inducted into the Army to begin with, his suffering is testament to the viciousness, callousness and hate that dominates American actions both at home and abroad. Matthew Hoh
Bowe Bergdahl: Traitor to American Exceptionalism and White Supremacy
"There is no forgiveness in this loudly and righteously proclaimed Christian nation, only the scapegoating of a young man and his family for the failures of immoral and unwinnable wars."
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Bonnie Castillo
'The People of Puerto Rico Are Dying': Action Is Needed Now
Volunteer nurses describe deadly conditions and demand federal action immediately
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Todd Gitlin
The Unending State of Emergency
The shocks are not normal, and order will not be restored.
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Protesters call on President Donald Trump to stop his drive to war against North Korea on August 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Lisa Fuller
5 Myths About War With North Korea That Make Americans Think They Are Safe
" Americans may have less than a month to prevent World War III."
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Hunter Blair
49 Percent of the Income Republicans Claim as “Small Business” Already Goes to the Top 1 Percent.
"86 percent of households with pass-through income already pay 25 percent or less, so will see nothing from this Republican tax plan."
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Josianne Gauthier
Agroecology: Radically Changing How We Face Food Insecurity and Climate Change
Food insecurity is largely driven by a food system that is highly controlled by agribusiness. But there's a better way.
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That opposition to diplomacy was still evident this June when Cotton told Politico, “The policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran,” a position that puts into question his sincerity about wanting to “fix” the deal. Eli Clifton, Jim Lobe
Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money
Instead, Trump is listening to billionaire campaign contributers with political agendas.
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Tyler Koral, 3, patiently waits for his mom Jackie, left, as she votes in last November's presidential elections in the Cleveland suburb of Independence. Vanita Gupta
Ohio's Illegal Voter Purges Shouldn't Be Getting Trump Justice Department's Blessing
Donald Trump's bogus assertion that millions of people voted illegally has been widely debunked. Still, his sham commision is being used to suppress voters.
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The Oceti Sakowin camp, near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, in November 2016.  Chris Hedges
Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy the Corporate State
The Dakota Access pipeline protests illuminated the conscience of the nation.
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Lois Marie Gibbs
Hurricane Victims Don’t Have the ‘Complexion for Protection’
A full-blown humanitarian crisis is on the horizon.
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Activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11, 2017 marking the 15th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay prison. Karen Greenberg
Gitmo's Living Legacy in the Trump Era
Will Washington never learn?
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Paul Buchheit
Yes, Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty: Here's More Evidence
Too many Americans have been cheated out of opportunities to share in our nation's prosperity. The proof is overwhelming.
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Richard Falk
The Flawed and Corrupted Genius of American Republicanism
The system is now so flawed that even should the Democrats manage to claw their way back to power the gap would not greatly diminish.
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Phil Rockstroh
2 or 3 Things I Know About Late-Stage Capitalism
(With apologies to Jean-Luc Godard)
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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Benjamin Dangl
Profiting from America’s Longest War: Trump Seeks to Exploit Mineral Wealth of Afghanistan
While the heads of the state discuss profiting from the mining sector, the US war in Afghanistan is escalating.
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  SEC Commissioner Jay Clayton is a former Goldman Sachs lawyer. Marcus Stanley
Government Sachs and the Trump Administration
A new report documents all the ways former Goldman Sachs employees are using their high-level government jobs to push an agenda that would boost the bank's profits—at the expense of the rest of us.
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Kathy Kelly
Wrongful Rhetoric and Trump’s Strategy on Iran
In a time when 20 million people face starvation, it’s particularly obscene for any country to pour resources into nuclear weaponry.
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Public school supporters rally in Milwaukee in 2013. (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Jason Cervone
Trump’s Values Voter Speech is the End Result of Fundamentalist and Capitalist Education
Market and religious fundamentalisms convene under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
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A U.S. B-66 Destroyer and F-105 Thunderchief dropping bombs on North Vietnam during Operation Rolling Thunder on June 14, 1966. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons) Robert Freeman
Does Vietnam Even Matter Any More? Does Ken Burns?
"There's no scoping out," the author writes. "That is intentional."
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Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Haim Zach/ GPO) Eric Margolis
Trump Shoots the US in the Foot Over Iran
There won’t be much doubt about how Congress handles this hot potato.
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