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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Members of the Palestinian community and their supporters march toward the Israeli consulate to protest President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 15, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Eric Margolis
Palestinians: 70 Years of Suffering
The Trump administration is now an extension of Israel’s hard right Likud Party.
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Fred Wertheimer, Norman Eisen
Trump Has Given Us the Ultimate Chinese Import: American Princelings
Princelings Donald Jr. and Eric run President Trump’s worldwide business enterprises, although the president still owns and profits from his businesses
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Laura Flanders
After Brexit, Blexit: Putting Your Money Where Your Life Is
In the heart of the world’s financial capital, the Public Bank NYC coalition is pushing for a municipal public city bank—one owned and operated in the public interest
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 "On the North Korean side, they can get some relief from devastating sanctions, a partial return to ordinary nation status, and perhaps most importantly, get to appear magnanimous and statesmanlike." (Photo: Richard Engel/Twitter) Ryan Cooper
Peace in Korea Is Still Possible — Just Without America
If some or all of these nations even make hesitant moves toward such a thing, it will demonstrate how Trump's flailing, herky-jerky incompetence is dissolving America's entire post-WWII foreign policy framework.
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Mehreen Kasana
Finance Giant BlackRock Faces Activist Heat for Investing in the War Machine
Divest from the war machine, protesters tell the private equity giant
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"Of course, there was no offer that the United States or its allies rein in their own nuclear programs." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Stephen Zunes
Pompeo’s Iran Speech a Prelude to War?
Pompeo made his demands knowing they would be rejected.
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Pierre Tristam
Israel’s Mass Shootings
You can always depend on the American public to scapegoat Israel’s war crimes, blame them on anything and everyone but Israel's bigoted death machine
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A "Pay Your Fair Share" projection created by the Neighborhood Action Coalition & Transit Riders Union to support the Seattle head tax appears in this May 10 photo. (Photo: Flickr / Jennifer Durham, Backbone Campaign, CC BY 2.0) Sonali Kolhatkar
Amazon Battles Seattle—and Loses
In the game of chicken between democracy and corporatism, Seattle demonstrated that people power can prevail.
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"Yet it might be near the end of the line for Pruitt; White House aides have decried his scandals as embarrassing and called for his firing." (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Justin Anderson
Focus on Pruitt’s Scandals Obscures Environmental Degradation Under Trump
Most of the administration’s actions no doubt come as a result of the cozy relationship between the fossil fuel industry and the Trump cabinet.
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"How should each citizen of Japan, the former colonizer, look at the way the leaders of the divided Koreas have held hands and pledged the solidarity of their people towards a shared future?" (Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool via AP) Satoko Oka Norimatsu
Inter-Korea Summit: How One Japanese Views The Japanese Mainstream Attitudes toward the North-South Detente on the Peninsula
The core of the Korean nuclear threat undoubtedly lies with the United States, who first brought nuclear weapons to the Peninsula in 1958.
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 "Facebook’s process for deleting posts and accounts based on its community standards has long been opaque, leading to charges from people across the political spectrum that Facebook is effectively shutting down their speech while allowing others to operate unfettered." (Photo: Legal Loop) Faiza Patel, Rachel Levinson-Waldman
Facebook and Free Speech
Facebook should adopt a policy of extreme transparency.
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"The U.S. wind business now employs more than 100,000 people." (Photo: Jürgen from Sandesneben, Germany/Licensed under CC BY 2.0) Harvey Wasserman
Trump Has Plenty of Accomplices in His Reckless Energy Policies
The nation’s entrenched fossil-nuclear corporate elites are more focused on propping up the industries of the past than embracing the technologies of the future.
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"We see you dipping into fossil fuel industry branded manipulation." (Photo: via Friends of the Earth) Brett Fleishman
HSBC Divests From New Coal Projects Everywhere... Except Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Vietnam
Yet another example of t he fossil fuel industry's long history of exploiting poverty as a cover for destructive development.
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
"The Democrats’ plan, called A Better Deal for Teachers and Students, calls for another $50 billion fund to pay for new school infrastructure." (Photo: WDRB/screenshot) Jeff Bryant
Will Teacher Uprisings Change Democrats?
Seeing an NC governor, of any party, standing with organized teachers during a strike action is unprecedented.
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Most troublingly, however, the directive allows for people (most likely Americans, given the scope of the TSA’s duties) to be nominated for the 95 list if they are the “subject of a credible threat of violence” or “are otherwise publicly notorious.” (Photo: iStock) Faiza Patel
Does TSA Really Need a Watch List for “Unruly” Travelers?
The Transportation Security Administration's new "secret watch list" is purportedly meant to protect airport security screeners. But it could easily turn into an "enemies list" of people the TSA will target at airports.
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"Your unwavering support for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion runs counter to both of these commitments and undermines Canada’s role as a global leader.” (Photo: Greenpeace) Andy Rowell
Civil Society To Justin Trudeau: “The Time For Investment in New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Is Over”
“The Trudeau federal government has made itself a pathetic hostage to a Texas-based pipeline company known for its cheapness and debt.”
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"The public needs to know far more about how agencies are gathering our data, what they’re doing with it, any policies that govern this surveillance, and the tools agencies use, including algorithmic surveillance and machine-learning techniques." (Photo: Sergey Nivens/ Shutterstock) Hugh Handeyside
We’re Demanding The Government Come Clean on Surveillance of Social Media
Our government should be fostering, not undermining, our ability to maintain obscurity in our online personas for multiple reasons, including individual privacy, security, and consumer protection.
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"George W. Bush launched the CIA’s drone assassination program and that was just the beginning." (Photo: Steve Rhodes/flickr/cc) Rebecca Gordon
Trump Drones On
How unpiloted aircraft expand the war on terror.
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"This legislation needs immediate public hearings in Congress." (Image: ACLU) Ralph Nader
Audit The Outlaw Military Budget Draining America’s Necessities
The Pentagon has been in violation of that Congressional directive since 1992 but keeps promising that an audit is coming.
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The most encouraging alternative I’ve seen to this situation is the movement, taking hold in some of our country’s most troubled schools, called Restorative Justice, which begins by giving every student his or her voice. Robert C. Koehler
Empowering Kids Instead Of Arming Them
The more guns out there, the more dangerous the world is.
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“Now we are 17 years straight in Afghanistan and this war has cost us over $1 trillion so far. These types of votes have real consequences on human life as well as our budget." (Photo: Kevin De León) Tom Gallagher
The Afghanistan War and the California Senate Race
Kevin DeLeon is asserting that the Afghanistan War is a bad idea today – when there’s virtually no one else talking about it.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
"Only 10 percent of Gazans have access to safe drinking water, almost half of the population is unemployed, and over 70 percent live in poverty." (Photo: Shutterstock) Razan Azzarkani
America’s Treatment of Palestinians Has Grown Horrendously Cruel
No words can describe the anger and anguish I feel as a Palestinian in America watching this unfold.
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"It’s not hard to understand how it could put a damper on your morale to be working hard and struggling to get by while your boss is being rewarded hundreds — or even thousands — of times more than you on payday." (Photo: Shutterstock) Sarah Anderson
Big Pay Gaps Are Bad for Business
Would you do your best work for a CEO who pulls in 5,000 times your own salary?
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"Through further demonstrations, teach-ins, music and the arts, and mass meetings, the campaign is continuing to tackle anti-black discrimination, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and other social evils." (Photo: TwitPic/@Fightfor15) Saurav Sarkar
Hundreds of Poor People's Campaign Activists Got Themselves Arrested for Racial Justice
While some white people were calling the cops on people of color, others joined them — and members of every other community — in a huge sweep of actions in state capitals.
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"Donald Trump and his administration are the Wal-Mart of corruption." (Photo: @HCSOTexas/Twitter) Michael Winship
Point The Trigger Finger at Everyone Else
No matter what the gun rights advocates say, all these deaths are about a country with far too many guns, plain and simple, full stop.
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'Medicaid is the nation’s largest payer of mental health services, covering 27 percent of adults with a serious mental illness, but the Trump Administration has approved harmful state policies that will strip Medicaid coverage from people with mental health conditions." (Photo: Larissa Puro/flickr/cc) Anna Bailey
Trump Policies Threaten Housing-Health Integration for People With Mental Health Conditions
The stress of housing instability and homelessness can worsen health problems like mental illness and make it harder for people to get treatment.
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"The facts in Jesner v. Arab Bank could not have been more gut wrenching." (Photo: Michael Coghlan/cc/flickr) Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
While Few Notice, The Supreme Court Is Making Corporate Human Rights Abuses Easier
Though it largely flew under the radar, the SCOTUS decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank is a large step backwards in the fight for human rights.
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"People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government.' (Photo: David Ryder/Getty) Matt Cagle, Nicole Ozer
Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Facial Recognition Technology
Amazon’s Rekognition raises profound civil liberties and civil rights concerns.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Alfred W. McCoy
Golden Shower Diplomacy and the Hidden Meaning of American Decline
Preserving the positive legacy of an empire in decline
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Andrea Dutton, Michael Mann
Water’s Rising Because It’s Getting Warmer
That research shows that sea levels are rising and human-caused climate change is the cause. Don’t just take our word for it; help yourself to the mountain of scientific literature showing as much.
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Patty Lovera
A Food Revolution: The Climate Case for a Factory Farm Ban
We need to take bold action over the next decade in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This includes tackling the greenhouse gas emissions created by food production, including meat and other animal products.
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President Trump waves as he arrives for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill on May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Adele M. Stan
Trump’s Authoritarian Grip Tightens
Changes implemented by the administration on every front add up to a frightening pattern.
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"At the very least, citizens in countries supplying weapons to the Saudi-Emirati coalition must demand their legislators forbid all future sales." (Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/Flickr/cc) Kathy Kelly
Scourging Yemen
“There is extensive evidence that irresponsible arms flows to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition have resulted in enormous harm to Yemeni civilians."
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"Many of whom who hold dual Israeli-American citizenship, e.g., Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Richard Blumenthal, John Bolton, have stepped up their protectionist agenda by instigating and supporting legislation which stifles free speech and makes illegal any criticism of and demands for Israeli accountability." (Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr/cc) Camillo Mac Bica
Rationalizing Genocide
It’s long past time for the United States to end its complicity with Israeli war crimes.
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"It is this climate that prompted the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to move their Doomsday Clock to two minutes till midnight, nuclear apocalypse, this past January - the closest to midnight since the height of the Cold War in 1953." (Photo: CreativeCommons) Robert Dodge
At The Brink of Nuclear War, Who Will Lead?
The American people when provided with the facts about nuclear weapons overwhelmingly oppose their use and want to see them eliminated.
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“They want to bring that oil through here, but we say that we will stop Kinder Morgan,” George-Parker said. “It is not happening.” (Photo: Emma Cassidy, Greenpeace) Andy Rowell
“We Are Going to Not Allow Kinder Morgan to Finish This Pipeline”
Not only is the growing resistance from the local community, indigenous rights groups and local and US-based environmental groups to the pipeline, but even the financial community thinks the economics and changing energy market is stacked against it.
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"Pompeo, a Kansas oil man backed by the Koch brothers, is just a former congressman and a virulent Christian fundamentalist with white nationalist tendencies." (Photo: AP) Juan Cole
How Pompeo’s “Severest Sanctions” on Iran Will Backfire
Pompeo, a Kansas oil man backed by the Koch brothers, knows little about the world and is among the worst prepared secretaries of state in American history.
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“If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.” (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) Richard Eskow
Real Corruption: Mick “Pay and We’ll Talk” Mulvaney
When it comes to this kind of deep corruption, which perverts government’s role for the benefit of the privileged few, Mick Mulvaney is a master of the art.
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Adam Johnson
Media Ignore Government Influence on Facebook’s Plan to Fight Government Influence
When a venture that’s supposedly meant to curb "foreign influence" is bankrolled by a number of foreign countries—including the United Arab Emirates, Britain, Norway, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea—one would think that would be worth noting.
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Laura Flanders
Life or Death for the FCC
Let's face it, the FCC's mission to regulate communications media in the public interest, has been beaten to a pulp by politicians of both parties over the last two decades
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Michael Sainato
The False Narratives Used to Try to Derail Bernie's Army
The most damning criticisms of Our Revolution in a new Politico piece are unquoted and unsourced
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"We’ve heard the heartfelt prayers and the feckless clichés from political figures pledging solidarity, support and vague promises of action." (Photo: mathiaswasik/Flickr/cc) Bill Blum
Trump, the NRA, Mass Shootings and the American Culture of Death
We are awash in an ocean of firearms and killers armed to the teeth.
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(Photo: Bryan Cox/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via Getty Images) Paul Buchheit
A Vile Act of Inhumanity: Splitting Up Families like the Slave Traders Did
More than 90 percent of deportation attempts in the first two months of the Trump administration were against people who had committed no crime other than to be living in the country without required documents.
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Emergency crews gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School where at least eight people were killed on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Daniel Kramer/AFP/Getty Images) Mike Males
The Shooting Statistics Are Clear: It’s Not Schools That Are Dangerous
Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.
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"In gaining Trump’s support, the two Koreas have indeed, however paradoxically, neutralized the United States as an actor in the drama of inter-Korean relations."(Photo: Ju Peng/Xinhua via Associated Press) John Feffer
Playing Trump for Peace
How the Korean peninsula could become a bright spot in a world gone mad.
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"Trump, like all despots, has no ethical core." (Photo: coolloud/flickr/cc) Chris Hedges
The Coming Collapse
It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion.
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Juan Cole
The Royal Wedding and the End of Whiteness?
"Whiteness itself as a term of racial and class privilege and exclusion has been constructed and has a storied history. Its meaning has changed radically over time."
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Ryan Cooper
The Mind-Boggling Corruption of Trump Inc.
"It turns out that when you stop enforcing the law against rich people, a seething plasma of corruption tends to engulf the national political system."
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Russell Mokhiber
Stephen Smith on the Corporate Domination of West Virginia
"For generations, corporations, often with the help of the federal government, have done a really good job of systematically robbing our people and our communities of our economic wealth...It's a pattern of abuse."
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Robert Reich
How to End Partisan Gerrymandering
"Unlike racial gerrymandering, partisan gerrymandering would seem to violate the First Amendment because it punishes some voters for their political views."
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Christopher Brauchli
Innocent Infants
"Since October 2016, more than 700 children have been taken from those illegally entering the United States...Of the children taken, more than 100 children were less than 4 years of age."
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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Gary Olson
More Thoughts on the Poor People’s Campaign
"The primary reason I joined the Poor People’s Campaign and have encouraged others to do so is its potential for realizing basic structural change."
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Libby Schaaf
No, Mr. President, I Am Not Obstructing Justice
"As mayor, it’s my duty to protect my residents—especially when our most vulnerable are unjustly attacked."
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Ernesto Falcon
The Path to Victory on Net Neutrality in the House of Representatives
While many will think that the uphill battle in the House makes net neutrality a lost cause, that is simply not true.
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Jim Naureckas
The Surprising Popularity of ‘Far Left’ Policies
Supposedly radical ideals are actually embraced by large swaths of the American public
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Friday, May 18, 2018
"Conditions have become so extreme that the United Nations has stated that by 2020 the Gaza Strip could become uninhabitable.”(Photo: Twitter) George Capaccio
Bloody Monday Every F-ing Day of the Week
The blood of our dead and dying brothers and sisters in Palestine covers the tiny hands of Donald Trump and his bloody-minded pal Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Bolton has a long record of antagonism towards North Korea; during his tenure in the George W. Bush Administration he advocated that it be added to the "Axis of Evil."  (AFP) Bob Burnett
All the President’s Men: John Bolton
Trump's foreign policy is "personal" while Bolton's is deeply ideological.
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"In some places, annual interest rates for these lenders average over 500 percent." (Photo: John Donges ) Brian Wakamo
The Post Office as an Alternative to Shady Private Banks
A Senate bill would fill a void in many rural and low-income communities by reintroducing low-cost lending at neighborhood post offices.
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s move to eliminate so-called ‘secret science’ has long been sought by conservatives. (Photo: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-NC-ND) Bernard Goldstein
Why the EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Proposal Alarms Public Health Experts
Pruitt is moving to rid the EPA of the science needed for effective regulation.
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Palestinians have a right to liberate themselves that extends to the right tothe use of armed struggle, yet as Shammalah wrote, the Great Return March signifies a “nearly unanimous acceptance of peaceful methods to call for our rights and insist on our humanity.”(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Gregory Shupak
Blaming the Victims of Israel’s Gaza Massacre
To characterize Israeli violence as a “response” is to wrongly imply that Palestinian actions warranted Israel unleashing its firing squads.
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“There is no profession more widely protected under federal and state law than working in law enforcement.” (Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr) Kanya Bennett
Congress Wants More Protections for Cops While Ignoring Police Reform
Giving hate crimes protections to police is “profoundly inappropriate” as “hate crimes laws are intended to extend protection to historically persecuted groups.”
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
"Mulvaney, who recently bragged before 1500 bankers that, as a Congressman from South Carolina, he wouldn’t talk to lobbyists unless they had given him campaign money."  (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
Trump: Making America Dread Again
“Let the buyer beware.”
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Democratic socialist Summer Lee won election to the Pennsylvania statehouse running on a campaign of economic and racial justice. (Photo: Lee for PA) Miles Kampf-Lassin
Socialists and Progressives Just Trounced the Democratic Establishment
On Tuesday, insurgent challengers beat out their opponents in races across the country by running on bold left platforms.
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"Yes, yes, everybody deserves legal representation, but the mouthpiece for misery merchants doesn’t deserve a job keeping the rest of us safe from his former clients." (Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Charles P. Pierce
Trump Just Named a Consumer Watchdog Who Will Play Dead
The best people, volume infinity.
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 "Are there people who are willing to open their eyes in this darkness to see the Palestinian human face?" (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Samah Jabr
Palestine: Our History Haunts Our Future
When Palestinians fight for their national rights, we are called “terrorists.” When we demonstrate in non-violent ways and are killed by the occupying forces, we are called “suicidal”.
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Frida Berrigan stands in front of the newly unveiled Catonsville Nine historical marker in Catonsville, Maryland with her children. (WNV) Frida Berrigan
50 Years Later, the Spirit of the Catonsville Nine Lives On
It was nine people stepping out of comfort and into commission and conscience.
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“Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children.” (Photo: Screenshot/ Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
The Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later
A reporter asked, “What are your future plans?” Smiling, in handcuffs, Berrigan flashed a peace sign and shouted, “Resistance!”
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"In a set of parallel moves of betrayal, the dismemberment of agencies created to honor and protect peacefulness and basic civil liberties at home or abroad is ongoing." (Photo: beppesabatini/Flickr/cc) Karen Greenberg
Dismantling Democracy, One Word at a Time
Down the memory hole.
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“They don’t speak English. They don’t integrate well, they don’t have skills.” (Photo: Molly Riley/AP) Robert C. Koehler
Sorry, Uneducated Central Americans, John Kelly Says This Country is Closed
The ignorant racism that permeates national decision-making.
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"Scott Pruitt abuses the public trust by using his position to serve the Koch brothers and other fossil-fuel magnates, and he is killing us and our kids in the bargain." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Richard Eskow
Real Corruption: The Scott Pruitt Story
The real reason Scott Pruitt should be removed from office is because he is causing lasting harm to current and future generations.
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"Although Trump’s initial move in eliminating those he sees as Undermen is to make sure they are deported if their papers are not in order, we have already seen at Charlottesville that he condones white nationalist violence against anyone who disagrees with him." (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
When Trump Calls Latinos “Animals,” Should We Hear Echoes of the SS’s Undermen?
Denigrating people as less than human is a step toward permitting their elimination.
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John Atcheson
You Would Think It Would Be Impossible to Lose Ground to Trump and the GOP—But You'd Be Wrong
For several weeks Democrats have been slipping in polls, and now they are virtually dead even with Republicans. Even Trump is getting more popular.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
"Leading up to the FCC’s vote, many media outlets were shockingly silent on the repercussions of upending consumer protections on internet access." (Photo: Dayanita Ramesh / Media Matters) Dina Radtke
Trump-Obsessed Media Outlets Again Ignore Critical Net Neutrality News
As Democratic senators made a last-ditch effort to salvage net neutrality rules — which passed in the Senate — coverage by many media outlets is still nowhere to be found.
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Save the Internet Katharine Trendacosta
The Senate Voted to Stand Up for Net Neutrality, Now Tell the House to Do the Same
Despite the fact that millions of Americans of all stripes want to keep net neutrality, the number of House members supporting the Congressional Review Act (CRA) there languishes below the 218 number needed to pass.
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"Heeding our appeals, a few weeks ago, Dublin became the first European capital to adopt BDS for Palestinian rights." (Photo: Screenshot/IrishTimes) Omar Barghouti
Boycott is Best Response to Illegal Israeli Killings
Ireland and EU Complicit in enabling Israel’s violations of Palestinian’s rights.
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"Pruitt has made it easier for power plants to avoid upgrading to cleaner equipment."(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Kate Yoder
We’re Ignoring the Biggest Pruitt Scandal: He’s Making Pollution Worse
Since Pruitt’s LinkedIn profile calls him the “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” I guess he’s just doing his job.
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John Feffer
The Bolton Administration Has Already Begun
The hard-right national security adviser successfully tanked the Iran deal. His next target? The North Korea talks.
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Red Terry at a pipeline protest in Waynesboro, Virginia (Photo: Norah Vawter
Pipeline Outrage Is a Human Issue, Not a Political Issue
The fight against pipelines can unite progressives and libertarians, city folk and country folk.
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"It’s difficult to imagine any of the seemingly knowledgeable and healthy adults at the Times editorial board actually thinking the US has been “neutral” in its dealings with Israel and Palestine." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Adam Johnson
NYT Edit Board Are Last Humans on Earth Who Believe US Neutral in Israel/Palestine Conflict
Israel’s support from the US Congress borders on sycophantic.
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"The Poor People’s campaign calls not only for a radical redistribution of political and economic power, but for a deep moral analysis of the national consciousness around poverty and racism." (Photo: Jessicah Pierre
The Moral Revolution America Needs
Poor people of all races are shifting the national conversation on poverty and race from "right vs. left" to "right vs. wrong."
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President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands in Trump Tower. (Photo: Reuters) Renee Parsons
Trump - Israel Collusion on Syria
“I thank our great friend the United States, which has invested $6.5 billion to defend the skies of the State of Israel.”
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"More than 83 percent of the companies (188 out of 225) paid their CEO in excess of 100 times the median salary." (Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr/cc) Sarah Anderson
Rep. Keith Ellison Takes a Hard Look at New CEO Pay Ratio Data
The Minnesota lawmaker has been a champion of efforts to defend the disclosure reform from Republican attack.
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"The champagne-quaffing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem while Gaza drowned in blood left a profoundly sour taste in the mouth." (Photo: Twitter) Jonathan Cook
West’s Failure to Act Will Be Cause of the Next Gaza Massacre
There are no calls for embargos on sales of arms, no demands for war crimes investigations, no threats of trade sanctions.
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Gabe Murphy
U.S. War Footing in Korea Remains Major Roadblock to Peace
Many have rightly voiced fears that the Trump administration’s plan may be to come to the table with North Korea with unrealistic, maximalist demands so that it can claim that it tried diplomacy and diplomacy failed, making it easier to build a case for war.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
"The videotapes were destroyed in complete disdain for the rule of law." (Photo: CSPAN3) Brian Tashman
The Government Has Information on Gina Haspel’s Torture Record. The Senate Can’t See It.
Every American should be wary of what Sen. Wyden has described as an “A to Z cover-up” of Haspel’s torture record.
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Tom Engelhardt
A Staggeringly Well-Funded Blowback Machine
How the U.S. military takes the world through the Gates of Hell
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L), his wife Sara Netanyahu (L), Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (3rd L), US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (C), US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (R) and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (2nd R) attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May, 2018 (AFP) Richard Silverstein
Jerusalem: This Alliance of Israeli and American Extremism Will Spark Cycle of Revenge
Israel has lit a powder keg of provocation and deliberately so.
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"In 1948, the Nakba (catastrophe in Arabic) saw the state of Israel established, 750,000 Palestinians forced into exile, and over 500 Palestinian villages and towns destroyed." (Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Image) Yara Hawari
Seventy Years of Palestinian Resistance Since the Establishment of the State of Israel
The brutal cost that Palestinians in Gaza are paying is because of their resistance to Israel- a resistance that began over seven decades ago.
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Israeli police forces violently detain a Palestinian protester in Jerusalem (Photo: Alexi Falson) Yumna Patel, Akram Al-Wa'ra
‘America Crossed Every Red Line’: Palestinians in Jerusalem Protest New US Embassy
“Their celebration today shows how brutal and monstrous they are, and the racism that they practice in this land.”
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"Why is it so hard to admit that the Israeli army, and Israeli squatter settlers, routinely kill Palestinians?" (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Juan Cole
Can Palestinians Be Killed? Can Israelis Kill Them? Or Do They Only “Die”?
That is why Palestinians in Gaza are rallying at the fence and insisting that the world will not be allowed to forget two million stateless persons trapped and under blockade in an Israeli concentration camp.
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"70 years later, my people are still refugees." (Photo: Che Erasmus Nche / Eras Media Productions via BDS South Africa) Ramzy Baroud
My Home is Beit Daras: Our Lingering Nakba
The tragic way that Beit Daras was conquered by invading Zionist forces has left behind blood stains and emotional scars that have never healed.
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Jeremy Brecher
The New Poor People’s Campaign: Seeds of a Non-Party Opposition?
All of us who have participated in one or another aspect of what has come to be known as the Trump Resistance should think about how we should be connecting with the new Poor People’s Campaign—and with each other.
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"Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, hasn't paid much in real taxes over the years, choosing to defer $77 billion through the end of 2016." (Photo: Fortune Live Media/Flickr/cc) Paul Buchheit
The Kindly 87-Year-Old Man Who Took All the Schoolkids' Lunch Money
There seems to be no corporate recognition of the shameful act of taking decades of societal largesse and then doing everything possible to avoid paying for any of it.
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Last year, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that putting Assange on trial for espionage was a “priority.”(Photo: Getty) James Cogan
Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Assange
Julian Assange has remained incommunicado for more than six weeks and as his health deteriorates many of his former supporters have remained silent too.
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A Palestinian protester stands over cartoons of US President Donald Trump and pictures of him defaced with a blue Star of David during a demonstration in the city of Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on 20 December, 2017 (AFP) Kamel Hawwash
US Embassy Move is a Day of Mourning and a Warning
As Trump celebrates the relocation of his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, Israel should recognise that the next generation of Palestinians will never stop fighting back.
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A dog with a bulging eye was one of many dogs with disturbing medical problems at Samples Creek Kennel, a Missouri puppy mill owned by Pamela Baldwin, who has been in all five of our Horrible Hundred reports. (Photo: Missouri Department of Agriculture) Kitty Block
Horrible Hundred Report Highlights Problem Puppy Mills in the U.S.
We have seen other troubling moves from the USDA in recent months, including a potentially disastrous proposal to allow third party groups to inspect puppy mills and other types of animal dealers.
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Jonathan Cook
Israel Repurposes Nakba Myths to Justify Today’s Massacre in Gaza
The only legitimate struggle for Palestinians, it seems, is keeping quiet, allowing their lands to be plundered and their children to be starved.
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 “Killing Gaza” illustrates why Palestinians, with little left to lose, are rising up by the thousands and risking their lives to return to their ancestral homes—70 percent of those in Gaza are refugees or the descendants of refugees—and be treated like human beings. (Photo: Screenshot) Chris Hedges
Killing Gaza
Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen’s powerful new film, “Killing Gaza,” offers an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world, struggling to endure.
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"A Third Gulf War would distinguish itself from recent Middle Eastern conflicts by the geographic span of the fighting and the number of major actors that might become involved." (Photo: CommonDreams) Michael T. Klare
Gearing Up for the Third Gulf War
The road to hell in the Middle East.
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"The Daniels payment remains a reportable liability regardless of the billing arrangement." (Photo: "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"/Screenshot) Walter Shaub, Adav Noti
Out of Loopholes, Trump Must Disclose Stormy Daniels Debt in Next Financial Report
Trump is out of loopholes. After failing to disclose his Stormy Daniels debt to Michael Cohen, he needs to come clean in his next financial report on that debt and any others he may have left out.
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