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Sunday, April 21, 2019
Joe Brewer
Some Ways to Frame 'Regeneration'
"How we relate to the world (and to ourselves) can either be regenerative or damaging."
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Kathleen Rogers, Ingmar Rentzhog
Earth Day 2019: We Don't Have Time
"Although our planet faces major tipping points on climate change, the environment is not a top-tier political issue. Anywhere!"
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Frida Berrigan
Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
As someone deeply embedded in a life of anti-nuclear resistance, I know the only way to get rid of these weapons is to never stop thinking about them
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César Chelala
Yemen: The Triumph of Barbarism
"The war in Yemen has reached a level of barbarism as few wars in recent history."
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Saturday, April 20, 2019
Romy Haber
How Women Are Leading the Sudanese Revolution
"Women are front, left, and center of the revolution."
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Gary John Adler, Jr.
Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time
This unfamiliarity most Americans have with immigrants at the southern border makes it easy for politicians to distort what's going on there
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Will Bunch
Trump Thought Mueller Would Be 'the End of My Presidency.' It Should Be.
"Rather than working to prevent foreign election interference from happening again, the new president labored to prevent a true investigation into what happened."
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Jacqueline Keeler
Notre Dame and the Fight for Sacred Lands
An Indigenous journalist reflects on the 800-year-old cathedral and what "sacred" means to her
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Sign reads: End corporate welfare now Leo Gerard
Amazon—and 56 Other Corporations—Took Your Tax Dollars
They claim to hate socialism if it means Medicare for All, but they sure as hell love socialism when it’s welfare for them.
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Kermit the frog lies on greenery Jill Richardson
Why Is Going Green So Hard? Because Our System Isn’t
If environmental solutions aren’t systemic, living green will always mean going against the grain — and usually failing.
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Toy soldier sits atop U.S. currency Robert C. Koehler
Hell Mixed With Futility
Maybe the problem is the lack of courage among those in control to challenge the insanity not simply of the military budget but of militarism itself.
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Demonstrators denounce the arms trade's profits from killing Paul Rogers
We Already Know Who Will Win the War in Libya – Western Arms Dealers
They armed Gadaffi and the forces that ousted him alike – now they’re repeating that profitable trick.
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Washington Post depiction (3/27/19) of a “Border at ‘Breaking Point'” Joshua Cho
Outlets Denounced as ‘Enemies of People’ Still Promote Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Narratives
Establishment outlets have helped spread the Trump administration’s message
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Michael Arria
The Stop & Shop Strike Is Showing There’s Still Power in a Union
Workers say that Stop & Shop is attempting to cut employee pensions, raise the cost of healthcare and roll back overtime pay
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Andrea Woods, Alex Rate
Armed Bounty Hunters Raided Our Clients’ Home to Prevent Private Companies from Losing $1,670
Predatory and exploitative behavior on the part of bail bonds agents is not only widespread throughout the country, but is directly incentivized because of how the for-profit bail industry operates
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Sharron Kalena Thomhave
Democrats Battle Over How to Raise the Minimum Wage
The overwhelming majority of House Democrats support a $15 federal minimum wage. But a centrist bill to institute regional minimum wages is standing in the way
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A fireball exploding in Gaza City Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
The Horrors of Israeli Occupation Have Been Laid Bare
Stifling speech, blocking travel, and violating human rights won't bring peace—a negotiated settlement will
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Michael Winship
Barr Lies Down With Trump, Wakes Up With Fleas
Marooned in a blizzard of lies.
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Kate Aronoff
Ways to Save the World
If we really want to make a difference this Earth Day, we have to confront the problem of climate change at its source.
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Pentagon sucks up 55% of all the discretionary tax money we pay to our government. (Photo: Shutterstock) Lee Camp
Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced
There is a giant sucking sound in the center of the Pentagon, and whatever’s down there feeds on trillions of secretive dollars, then shits out incalculable death and destruction
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Newly-created credit directed into local communities by publicly-owned banks can provide the additional funding that local governments critically need. (Photo: Ellen Brown
The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us
Banks now create most of our money supply and need to be made public utilities, following the stellar precedent of the Bank of North Dakota, which makes below-market loans for local communities and businesses while turning a profit for the state.
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Teachers rallied at Manzanita Community School in Oakland on Thursday as about 3,000 educators went on strike to demand fair pay and more investment in public schools. (Photo: @CTAJulian/Twitter) Belle Chesler
Defunding Children, A National Crisis of the Soul
Making American schools less great again
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Barr seriously argued that the president* couldn't be expected to follow the law because he was frustrated and mad. (Photo: Getty) Charles P. Pierce
William Barr Is a Complete Tool. It's Time for Robert Mueller to Testify
The parallels with Watergate abound.
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Now is a very different time than ever before in the Medicare For All movement and it’s reflected in the pace of the campaign. (Photo: NNU) Holly Miller
Fox Never Expected This—The Medicare for All Moment
Fox executives, despite months of stoking panic about "socialized medicine," have badly underestimated how much people are suffering and how willing people are to radically change the broken system that is hurting them
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Most countries surveyed in a 2013 WIN/Gallup poll identified the United States as the greatest threat to world peace. (Photo: CD/CC BY 2.0) Brett Wilkins
Jimmy Carter: US 'Most Warlike Nation in History of the World'
Former president says peaceful China 'ahead of us in almost every way.'
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Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) Ramzy Baroud
War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We
It is now incumbent on the international community to break this vicious Israeli cycle and support the Palestinian people in their ongoing struggle against Israeli occupation, racism and apartheid
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Baby bonds could play an essential role in balancing the historical injustices that created the racial wealth divide. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jessicah Pierre
A Revolutionary Idea to Close the Racial Wealth Divide
“Baby bond” accounts for all American kids would bridge the racial wealth gap while providing security to Americans of every color.
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It is often made explicit that “purity test” is merely code for the Democratic base wanting more leftist policies, and being disgruntled with politicians who block them. (Photo: Screenshot) Alan MacLeod
‘Purity Tests’: How Corporate Media Describe Progressives Standing Up for Principles
The phrase is code for elites being pressured in ways they don’t like, and is often a shield against legitimate criticism of corruption or dependence on corporate power
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Whenever possible, try to find local alternatives to products created by multinational corporations, since these tend to be the largest polluters. (Photo: Shutterstock) Mallika Khanna
This Earth Day, Beware of Greenwashing
Big polluters may not care much about the environment, but they’ll still try to fool customers who do
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Hurricane Maria did so much damage to Puerto Rico’s economy that nearly 300,000 more Puerto Ricans became poor enough to be eligible for its nutrition assistance. (Photo: Chris Grogan/Air Force Magazine/Flickr) Lauren Lluveras
A Political Stalemate Over Puerto Rican Aid Is Leaving All US Disaster Funding in Limbo
Within two weeks of that storm, which killed an estimated 3,000 people, Trump accused Puerto Ricans in a series of tweets of wanting "everything to be done for them."
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
There are several reasons that trade negotiations initiated in the Obama administration for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) broke down even before the 2016 U.S. elections. (Photo: greensefa/flickr/cc) Sharon Anglin Treat
Food Standards on the Menu at U.S.-EU Talks
Bottom line: The U.S. won’t be able to guarantee European consumers that imported food products meet EU standards
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On March 15, an estimated 150,000 European students left school to protest. (Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
Children’s Moral Power Can Challenge Corporate Power on Climate Crisis
Students taking to the streets and taking on legislators will advance the fight for a safer planet and a more just society
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Lewis Franklin Powell Jr., conservative mastermind and Supreme Court justice, in 1972. (Photo: AP Images) Caroline Fredrickson
Getting Serious About Power
Can we learn something about the right’s strategic coherence without emulating either their ideas or their contempt for democracy?
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The walrus deaths shown in “Our Planet” are becoming increasingly common as the sea ice they depend on melts away faster than we predicted. (Photo: Screenshot) Shaye Wolf
Walruses Are Jumping Off Cliffs to Their Deaths—Yes, Because of Climate Change
Animal lovers of the world must bear witness to the walrus’s peril.
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With the current push to enact the Administrations USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) industry front groups are again passing themselves off as grassroots organizations pushing the best interests of farmers, working people and the environment. Don’t be fooled. (Photo: PeoplesWorld/cc/flickr) Jim Goodman
Don’t Fall for the Hype of Free Trade Agreements
NAFTA 2.0 is not about feeding people or doing right by American farmers or Canadian farmers or Mexican farmers—it is about furthering corporate profit.
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Approaching the centennial of that suffrage amendment, American women are in the midst of another dramatic and rapid transformation of their political role. (Wikimedia Commons/The New York Times/Suffragists march in New York City) Arnold R. Isaacs
Looking Back at 1919: Immigration, Race, and Women’s Rights, Then and Now
The 100-Year-Old Echoes of 2019
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New York Times photograph of Bernie Sanders’ “fervent supporters.” (Photo: Lauren Justice) Adam Johnson
Maybe Rich Liberals Don’t Hate Sanders Because They Fear He Can’t Win, But Because They’re Rich
That a network of multi-millionaire and billionaire donors would dislike a candidate who not only rejects their funding, but is actively trying to tax them at rates not seen since 1960, would surely be enough reason to explain why these wealthy elites would want to “stop” his nomination.
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Journalists who fail to oppose Assange’s extradition to the US could be next on the hit list of a president who considers them the “enemy of the people.”(Photo: Reuters) Yanis Varoufakis
First They Came for Assange
Mike Pompeo, Trump’s first CIA director and now US Secretary of State, once described WikiLeaks as “a non-state hostile intelligence service.” That is exactly right, and it is an equally accurate description of what every self-respecting news outlet ought to be.
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The most important step to climate safety is a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, especially wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and bio. (Photo: Harris County Fire Marshal's Office) Jeffrey D. Sachs
Oil and Gas Industry Has Way Too Much Control Over Congress
Either we escape from the malign grip of the oil and gas industry, or humanity will suffer climate wreckage for generations to come
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
When looking at this enormous disparity in the U.S., it’s clear that the ultra-wealthy are the beneficiaries of this system. (Photo:  Yuri Keegstra/flickr/cc) Patti Lynn
Corporations Need to Pay More
As we talk about taxing the ultra-wealthy, let’s not forget the source of their wealth: transnational corporations
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This line of Centrist critique is quite revealing. It perpetuates a prevailing discourse that progressives exist at the political extreme and therefore would like to further split the nation into warring camps. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) Peter Bloom
The Divisive Center vs. The Unifying Left
Bernie Sanders did more than just win the Fox News Town Hall, he revealed a different way of bringing the country together
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We believe that laws should protect the common good and the community, not corporate interests, and particularly not foreign corporate interests.(Photo: Four Necessity Valve Turners) Michele Naar-Obed
Taking Nonviolent Action in Defense of Mother Earth
Our case will be tried before a twelve-person jury, who will decide whether ours was an act of criminality or one of necessity. But the last word will not come from the jury, the judge, or the lawmakers.
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Fighting both climate change and extreme inequality simultaneously is adept political strategy. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann Gorden/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Thea N. Riofrancos
A Path to Democratic Socialism Means a Path To Climate Justice
Through ecosocialism, we can fight climate change and extreme inequality at the same time
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Bernie Sanders is not backing down this time. (Photo: Paul Weaver / Flickr) Thomas Neuburger
Sanders Takes the Campaign Against the Center for American Progress to Eleven
Unlike 2016, this will be a battle with the enemy named out loud and its deeds detailed
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There is a poisonous political climate in Washington and the anti-BDS hysteria has become a part of it. (Photo: Alex Christy/Flickr) James Zogby
Protecting Americans’ Right to Hear from the Leader of BDS, the Palestinian Non-Violent Campaign for Human Rights
It is an unacceptable outrage for anyone to term the Palestinian call to support their efforts for justice, equality, and human rights as anti-Semitic
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There is something fundamentally wrong with a democracy in which political campaigns are largely funded by corporations and extremely wealthy individuals. (Photo: Michael Vadon/Flickr/cc) Ben Cohen
There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Successful. Bernie Never Said There Was.
Bernie recognizes that the issue is not how much money you have. The issue is greed—using your money to enrich yourself at the expense of others.
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Michael Winship
Michael Copps Thinks Trump Is Trying to Put FCC Out of Business
Former commissioner says there's no democracy without honest news and an open Internet.
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Monday, April 15, 2019
A low-cost shift to clean energy is now feasible for every region of the world, owing to the plummeting costs of solar and wind power, and breakthroughs in energy storage. (Photo: Arnulf Stoffel/picture alliance via Getty Images) Jeffrey D. Sachs
Our Zero Emission Future
A low-cost shift to clean energy is now feasible for every region of the world, owing to the plummeting costs of solar and wind power, and breakthroughs in energy storage. The total system costs of renewable energy, including transmission and storage, are now roughly on par with fossil fuels.
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 Nancy Pelosi’s staff assures the health care and pharmaceutical lobbyists that Medicare for All is going nowhere, and Ms. Pelosi herself ridicules the Green New Deal. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) John Atcheson
Why the US Elected a Despot, and Why It's Poised To Do It Again
Chasing the center and ignoring the real electoral prize
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The success of AOC and her allies in smashing the boundaries of the prior Overton Window has engendered a furious backlash—both from Republicans and corporate Democrats. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Miles Mogulescu
AOC Smashes The Overton Window
Support for big and bold proposals like The Green New Deal, Medicare-For-All, and higher taxes on the wealthy has expanded at astounding speed
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Bernie Sanders speaking to a crowd at James Madison Park on the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. Friday, April 12. (Photo: Normon Stockwell) Ruth Conniff
Bernie Barnstorms the Midwest
“I can understand why people voted for Trump based on what he said. For too long the political establishment did not listen to the needs of working families.”
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Middle-income families save an average 9% of income; for example, a family earning $62,000 today paying $10,000 per year out of pocket would pay $930. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Michael Lighty
Nothing Less Than Improved Medicare for All
Now that we have the historic force of a united front in national Medicare for All legislation—HR 1384 and S. 1129—let’s review the bottom line
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‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ (Photo: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images) George Monbiot
Only Rebellion Will Prevent an Ecological Apocalypse
No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response
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What set the stage for the latest funding battle in the House was a Budget Committee vote that approved the new measure with the $17 billion military boost. (Photo: David B. Gleason/flickr/cc) Norman Solomon
The Toxic Lure of “Guns and Butter”
Top Democrats keep aiding and abetting what Dr. King called “the madness of militarism.”
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There’s one possible American war still to come in the Greater Middle East. (Photo: CD/CC BY 2.0) Tom Engelhardt
American War Is Off the Charts
How the U.S. military feeds at the terror trough
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Sam Pizzigati
How Progressives Can Fix the Progressive Income Tax
Taxes on the wealthy should be linked not just to the top of the income ladder, but also to the bottom.
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Sunday, April 14, 2019
A mural from the “Ecopolis” project in Gary, Indiana. Tara Lohan
Why Every City Needs a Climate Storyteller
The Climate Narrative Project, started by author Jeff Biggers, is training a new generation of storytellers to help us meet the challenges of climate change.
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Diego Garcia on map Conn Hallinan
Diego Garcia: The “Unsinkable Carrier” Springs a Leak
A court ruling against colonial exploitation could threaten a strategic U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean. Indigenous advocates say it’s about time.
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This aerial photo shows a 2016 spill of coal ash and other pollutants flowing into North Carolina's Broad River from Duke Energy's Cliffside coal-fired power plant Sue Sturgis
Who Will Pay to Clean Up Duke Energy's Coal Ash Pits?
North Carolina recently ordered the company to excavate the ash at Cliffside and five other power plants in the state and move it into lined landfills.
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Soulardarity's Utility Justice Action Team Jackson Koeppel
Organizing for Energy Democracy in the Face of Austerity
Soulardarity envisions a world in which thriving local communities are powered by clean energy
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Demonstrators outside the White House call on the 2016 presidential candidates to commit to a world without nuclear weapons. Linda McQuaig
Prospect of Nuclear War Highest in Decades, Yet Media Ignores
While it’s true that there’s no way to un-invent nuclear weapons, the most dangerous threat they pose could be eliminated
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Trump with border patrol officers Jesse Jackson
The Politics Behind Donald Trump’s Empty Threats on Mexico Border
It’s increasingly clear Trump wants a crisis that he can use politically, not a solution that can ease human suffering.
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Saturday, April 13, 2019
Anti-Trump marchers hit the streets of London in 2017 Andrew Moss
Immigration and the Shock Doctrine
As the crisis grows, so does the danger and potential for more harm—but also the possibility for positive change.
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Placards and messages in support of Julian Assange Alexandra Ellerbeck, Avi Asher-Schapiro
Why the Prosecution of Julian Assange Is Troubling for Press Freedom
His indictment is worrying, say press freedom advocates
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A dog's hindquarters Christopher Brauchli
Trump and High Level Intelligence
Occasionally we are surprised by Mr. Trump when he makes pronouncements that none of us thought to be within his realm of expertise. But we should not be.
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Greg Grandin, Noam Chomsky
'It Is Not Enough to Simply Oppose US Military Intervention': A Response to WOLA on Venezuela
The Washington Office on Latin America has yet to offer any explanation for why they do not oppose the Trump administration's illegal regime change effort in Venezuela, nor do they recognize the enormous damage that the president and his allies have done and continue to do
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A van with a billboard in support of American whistleblower Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is parked outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Joe Emersberger
Assange’s ‘Conspiracy’ to Expose War Crimes Has Already Been Punished
If the law should have protected Manning, who was at the very heart of the "conspiracy" to expose gruesome crimes, then it obviously should protect Assange
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Betsy DeVos at CPAC in 2017 Diane Ravitch
Florida: The Graveyard of American Public Education
Remember that Betsy DeVos points to Florida as a model.
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Friday, April 12, 2019
A Puerto Rican prison inmate casts his ballot, as prisoners voted two days early in the Democratic primary, at Correctional Institute 501, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, on May 30, 2008. (Photo: Brennan Linsley / AP file) Chandra Bozelko
Bernie Sanders Wants Incarcerated People to Vote. Here's Why He's Right.
Voting is the most basic right in a democracy and denying it to people in prisons has never been universal or required.
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Abrams is the living embodiment of the idealized notion of the American Dream. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Krystal Ball
The Case for Stacey Abrams
Maybe, just maybe, Abrams’s identity as a black woman and Christian, a working-class American and a Southerner, a misfit and an outsider, can birth an alliance of America’s working class
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Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in as the sixth secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in November 2017. (Jetta Disco / DHS) Sonali Kolhatkar
In Trump's America, Even Nielsen Wasn't Cruel Enough
We cannot allow Trump’s slippery slope into hell to distort our moral compasses
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Thursday’s arrest of Assange is clearly the culmination of a two-year effort by the U.S. government to coerce Ecuador — under its new and submissive president, Lenín Moreno. (Photo: Reuters) Glenn Greenwald, Micah Lee
The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
"Journalists around the world should be deeply troubled by these unprecedented criminal charges."
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Conservatives have cherry-picked four words from her speech and twisted them wildly out of context to suggest Omar was downplaying the 9/11 attacks. (Photo: Illustrated | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, olegagafonov/iStock, javarman3/iStock) Ryan Cooper
Why Conservative Attacks on an Out-of-Context Ilhan Omar Quote Are Dangerous
What you can't quibble with is that right-wing terrorists are getting the subtext of these conservative messages loud and clear
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First Assange. Then us. (Photo: Matt Dunham / AP) Chris Hedges
The Martyrdom of Julian Assange
We must, in every way possible, put pressure on the British government to halt the judicial lynching of Assange
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 Palestinian demonstrators take cover while Israeli soldiers are seen on their military vehicle during a protest in the southern Gaza Strip on December 21, 2018 (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters) Susan Abulhawa
How the Left Also Dehumanises Palestinians in Gaza
By imbuing Gazans with mythical bravery, the left is failing the task of recognising Palestinian humanity
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Trump harangued Kelly privately and publicly for months – Kelly told associates that he had never been treated so crudely. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
Bully Donald’s Firings: Why Do They Slink Away & Stay Silent?
They have serious fears about Trump’s impulsiveness, his indifference to pressing realities, his weaknesses for flatterers and Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda for our country
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From the moment he sought asylum, Assange was cast as an outlaw. (Photo: newsonline/flickr/cc) Jonathan Cook
After 7 Years of Deceptions About Assange, the US Readies for Its First Media Rendition
Where is the fury at the most basic press freedom—the right to publish—being trashed to silence Assange?
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Today, we can build Medicare for All and make health care a human right for every person in the United States. (Photo: Screenshot) Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram
Why Does the American Medical Association Have Such a Feeble Response to Our Health Care Crisis?
AMA and their corporate friends at PAHCF are determined to protect every single ill-gotten dollar of their profits, even at the expense of patients’ lives
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“Any prosecution by the United States of Mr. Assange for Wikileaks’ publishing operations would be unprecedented and unconstitutional." (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Nozomi Hayase
Why Julian Assange’s Extradition Must Be Opposed at All Costs
This is a prosecution of our democracy that stifles freedom of expression of anyone in the world.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, greets supporters at the Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night early on April 10. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) Saree Makdisi
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Reelection Underlines Israel’s Apartheid Reality
The takeaway from Israel’s election is simple: The two-state solution is dead.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Canada’s climate is warming at roughly twice the global average rate largely due to Arctic ice melt. Arctic ice is what keeps Earth’s temperatures cool enough for human life to thrive and survive. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr) David Suzuki, Ian Hanington
Rapid Warming Deserves More Than a Lukewarm Response
You’d think this would elicit a response at least on the scale of a global threat like we saw with the Second World War
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This bigotry isn’t new for Netanyahu; on election day 2015, he rallied his supporters by warning on Facebook, “Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls.”  Khulood Badawi
The Israeli Election Put the Bigotry of Its Political Class Front and Center
Israel’s two leading parties spent the campaign jostling over who can carry out war crimes against Palestinians more aggressively.
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When Assange was hauled out of the embassy, video captured him urging the UK to resist and fight President Donald Trump’s administration. (Photo: Screengrab) Kevin Gosztola
Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage
The world will see who stands up for freedom of the press and who stands with President Donald Trump’s administration in their dangerous assertion of U.S. power
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 From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Greta Thunberg, they are what’s left of our fighting chance.(Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Images) Bill McKibben
Glaciers and Arctic Ice Are Vanishing. Time to Get Radical Before It's Too Late
No one should be annoyed when schoolkids start leaving class en masse or surprised that Green New Deal advocates call for dramatic overhaul of American society. We should be grateful.
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True to form, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a damper on the historic occasion by pledging to kill HR 1. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Adam Eichen
Anti-Corruption Bill #HR1 Can Fix the US’ Broken Democracy
With democracy reform front and center, voters will have confidence in the sincerity of candidates’ promises, fostering more voter engagement and enthusiasm in the election and beyond
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 Dr. Laura Kaplan-Weisman, and I am a family physician from Maryland. Laura Kaplan-Weisman
Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs
I could tell stories for hours about patients I know whose health has worsened because they can’t afford to see physicians like me, fill their prescriptions, or get essential tests
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Robert Reich
Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest
While the weathly and powerful are coddled with public largesse, the rest of us are thrown into the jaws of an unforgiving economic system
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 Edwin B. Child, Thorstein Veblen (detail), 1934. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of the Associates of the Sitter. (Photo: the University of Chicago Centennial Catalogues) Ann Jones
The Man Who Saw Trump Coming A Century Ago
A reader’s guide for the distraught
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Abolishing the Electoral College would level the playing field. It would ensure that people, not parties or mechanisms, determine who leads the country. (Photo: Shutterstock) Robert P. Alvarez
Abolish the Electoral College, Empower the People
Republicans don't respect Americans enough to let them pick their own president
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 From airport protests to tragic stories of Muslim families separated, we have heard the outcry for far too long. (Photo: Shutterstock) Manar Waheed
Congressional Action to End the Bans—Now and Into the Future
With the NO Ban Act, Congress has the opportunity to correct a wrong perpetrated by the Trump administration and exacerbated by the Supreme Court
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Climate change movements are putting increasing pressure on governments to take action and to rethink economic and social priorities. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Diana Stuart
Will You Rise Up for Climate Justice Next Week? Don’t Let Fatalism and Cynicism Hold You Back
Extinction Rebellion claims that when just 3.5 % of the population demands change, governments will cave to the pressure
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks while introducing health care legislation titled the 'Medicare for All Act of 2019', during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Richard Eskow
Medicare For All: Accept No Substitutes
Intentionally or not, the "frenemies" of Medicare for All are sowing confusion about what that really means
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Womanhood becomes a real drag when I’m in roles I am qualified for and my expertise is questioned in ways it would not be if I were a man. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jill Richardson
Do Women Get to Be Experts?
Any woman professional is familiar with a nagging doubt: Am I being taken seriously?
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Employees are still calling on the fast food franchise pay $15 an hour and respect their right to unionize. (Photo: Shutterstock) Negin Owliaei
It’s Time for $15 and a Union
A minimum wage hike would boost earnings for 40 million workers
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Trump’s immigration policies are appalling in almost every aspect. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Joseph Stiglitz
Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy
As corporate giants capture the institutions that are supposed to protect ordinary citizens, a dystopia once imagined only by science fiction writers is emerging before our eyes
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Once the law is fully in effect eight years from now, the imbalance will get even worse: 83% of the benefits will go to One Percenters.  (J. Scott Applewhite / AP) Frank Clemente
Tax Day 2019 Finds A Tax System Skewed to the Rich and Powerful
Congress can begin by repealing the tax cuts for the rich and corporations in the recent GOP tax law. Then it can start closing all the other special loopholes inserted in our tax code over the years by the wealthy and well-connected.
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Said always carried with him the pain of not being able to return to his original home. (Photo: Jeremy Pollard) César Chelala
Edward Said: Remembering a Palestinian Patriot
Edward Said was perhaps one of the most profound analysts of the situation of the Palestinians, and one of the most vocal critics of the Israeli government’s policies towards them
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Jessica Bram Murphy
My Father Was Killed on 9/11 When I Was Five, But What I Experienced at Guantánamo Bay Did Not Feel Like Justice
On life and the pursuit of death at America's offshore prison where my outrage coexists with a yearning to understand
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The bill’s proponents achieved this human rights victory with virtually no help from America’s leading liberal cable network. (Photo: Screenshot) Adam Johnson
Bill to End Yemen Siege Passes—No Thanks to MSNBC
After Khashoggi outrage passes, cable network goes back to ignoring US-backed humanitarian disaster
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Warren has made specific policies like the compact central to her presidential bid.(Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Adam Eichen
Behind the Electoral College Debate, a Flourishing Effort to Advance Democracy
Elizabeth Warren, by taking a stand for a democracy solution, sparked a much-needed debate and spread the word about a concrete policy that Americans can immediately act on
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