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Sunday, December 2, 2018
The west facade of United States Supreme Court Building at dusk in Washington, D.C. Christopher Brauchli
The Trump and the Courts
The Trump doesn’t respect anyone, not even the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Steven Singer
Billionaire Heiress Lashes Out at Unions Because Her Fortune Didn’t Buy Election
If anyone has a “stranglehold” on politicians it’s silver spooned magnates like DeVos
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Steve Suppan
The 2017 Thanksgiving Salmonella Outbreak Is Still With Us. Why?
There are serious questions about the proposed USDA takeover of all federal food safety duties
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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Marc Lamont Hill speaking on CNN Juan Cole
The Bottomless Dishonesty of CNN on Palestine and Marc Lamont Hill Firing
CNN has fired contributor Marc Lamont Hill for a speech he gave on Palestinian rights at the UN. The speech can be found here. You can protest this outrageous firing at this petition site . And here...
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U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi Sue Sturgis
The Corporations That Helped a Confederate Apologist Hold a Senate Seat
Despite her hanging remark, not all money ran from Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Jair Bolsonaro Ricardo Martner
AMLO vs Bolso: Opposing Views on Development
The differences between the two are profound, especially their economic proposals
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A person using a smartphone Cindy Cohn
Questions We Should Be Asking About Facebook’s Smear Campaign Against Its Critics
The incident confirms that we should double down on pressure on Facebook and Instagram to provide users with more control over their experience on the platforms.
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Man holds a sign reading 'Bailout families, not Wall Street insiders' Dean Baker
Our Elites Refuse to Accept Responsibility for Leaving Behind the Left Behind
In short, we have a problem of the government subsidizing the financial industry at the expense of the rest of the country, not a story of the market just leaving some areas behind.
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A St. Paul Pioneer Press for sale in 2006. Jim Hightower
Free the Free Press From Wall Street Plunder
Our right to a free press is meaningless if hedge funds can gobble up and gut the community newspapers that exercise it.
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March for Our Lives Portsmouth Mehnaaz Momen
The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse: The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire
It may not be a coincidence that the rise in the killings of unarmed civilians thrives at a time when America remains engaged in a multitude of wars, some visible, some not so visible.
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Nancy J. Altman
Trump’s Budget Director Reveals Plans to Attack Social Security and Medicare
Americans will not be fooled into allowing Mick Mulvaney to make what he deemed “easy” cuts to earned benefits.
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Santorum became a CNN senior political commentator in January 2017 and is paid to regularly espouse right-wing views, only occasionally disagreeing with the Republican line. (Photo: Screengrab) Michael Molitch-Hou
CNN's Anderson Cooper Cancels Segment With Climate Report Author to Give Rick Santorum More Air Time
After being interviewed for Anderson Cooper 360°, Katharine Hayhoe’s interview about the latest national report on climate change never aired
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Peoples Climate March 2017 Stephanie Kelton, Andres Bernal
We Can Pay for a Green New Deal
We must transform our energy system, transportation, housing, agriculture and more.
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Russell Mokhiber
Banned From Newspapers for Criticizing... Newspapers! Jim Hightower Up Against the Corporate Wall
After years as one of the nation's leading progressive voices, the Creators Syndicate informed the columnist earlier this week they were not going to distribute his latest piece. Why not?
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump’s Tear-Gassing of Migrants Is the Next Step in a Cruel Dehumanization Campaign
The thousands of human beings currently camped out in Tijuana in desperate conditions, at the end of a long and arduous journey, are real people. Period.
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Yousef Munayyer
CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill For Saying Palestinians Deserve Equal Rights
Marc Lamont Hill calls for treating Palestinians as equal human beings with equal human and civil rights, and he is out the door in 24 hours. This is CNN , and it should be ashamed.
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Abigail Sullivan, Matthew Houser
Addressing Climate Change Through Degrowth: It May Be Less Contentious Than You Think.
It may seem far-fetched and radical to hope that degrowth could receive widespread public support, but it is impossible to shift society unless we begin putting forth a vision of what alternatives could look like
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Kathy Kelly
The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East
Why the movements that pressured the U.S. Senate to reject current U.S. foreign policy regarding Saudi Arabia and its war on Yemen must continue to raise their voices
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
With this story, it has done what it regularly does when supposedly vital western foreign policy interests are at stake – it simply regurgitates an elite-serving, western narrative. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images) Jonathan Cook
Guardian Escalates Its Vilification of Julian Assange
The Guardian did not make a mistake in vilifying Assange without a shred of evidence. It did what it is designed to do.
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If ever there was a corporations that owes its entire existence to corporate socialism, it’s GM. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Les Leopold
Do the Democrats Have a Plan for General Motors?
Rather than allowing Trump and GM to set the terms of the debate, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party needs to break out of their neo-liberal box
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 U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media on November 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)  Robert Reich
Trump is Violating the Three Basic Principles of the Rule of Law
Breaking the rule of law doesn’t require consistency. It requires only a thirst for power at whatever cost.
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Native Americans” came into being not through genes but through the historical processes of conquest and colonial rule, along with grudging and fragile acknowledgement of Native sovereignty. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Aviva Chomsky
Making Native Americans Strangers in Their Own Land
The DNA industry and the disappearing Indian
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A child sits in an area affected by a drought in the southern outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in 2016. In the same area this September, the Honduran government declared a state of emergency because of drought as 290 municipalities are on the verge of running out of food. (Photo by Orlando Sierra/Stringer/Getty Images) Todd Miller
Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story
Drought, crop failure, storms, and land disputes pit the rich against the poor, and Central America is ground zero for climate change
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Tear gas is only the latest indignity visited upon the people waiting in Mexico for safe passage out of the horror that had become their lives. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
It’s a Borderful World
Globalization’s ardent supporters, like politicians and financiers, are powerful people. They cross borders with ease. Much easier to pick on the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the world
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We dug into the work of building deeper relationships with rural people who are rarely asked for their opinions and whose voices are rarely counted. We heard their pain as jobs, farms and hope were lost. (Photo: Screenshot) George Goehl
Heartland Holds the Key to Winning in 2020
Two years after they sent Donald Trump to the White House, voters in the Heartland broadly rejected his divisive agenda in a people-powered blue wave
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These workers are justifiably looking to Congress for help. (Photo: Bill Fugliano/Getty) Leo Gerard
Workers Petition Congress: Protect Our Pensions
They worked hard and played by the rules—but now their pensions are at risk for reasons out of their control
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Nemonte Nenquimo with Waorani elders. (Photo by Jeronimo Zuñiga, Amazon Frontlines) Nemonte Nenquimo
A Message of Indigenous Resistance and Inspiration From the Amazon
Our fight is not just a fight about oil — it’s a fight about a different way of living
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Yifat Susskind
Who Benefits When Women Human Rights Defenders Are Targeted?
What do all of these stories have in common? These women all have tried to remake the world, in ways big and small.
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Robert C. Koehler
It's Time. We Must Jam the 'Demonic, Destructive Suction Tube'
Nothing much has changed in 50 years. This tube is still sucking resources and spewing fear. And it still owns the media.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Calls to Senators or Representatives or their top staff are often ignored if you are not a campaign contributor. (Photo: Architect of the Capitol) Ralph Nader
First Step Post-Election – Open Up the Closed, Secretive Congress
Currently, Congress is open for avaricious business, not for productive democracy
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The NATO-led coalition said it was unaware of any civilians in the area of the air strikes. (Photo: Domenico/Flickr/cc) Brett Wilkins
Afghan Officials: US Air Strike Kills At Least 30 Civilians, Including 16 Children
How much longer is this insanity going to continue?
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A sign welcomes visitors to the General Motors Lordstown Complex, assembly plant in Warren, Ohio on Nov. 26, 2018. (Photo: Alan Freed / Reuters) Ross Barkan
General Motors, Sears and Toys R Us: Layoffs Across America Highlight Our Shredding Financial Safety Net
Millions of Americans are in danger of entering their final decades unable to afford ballooning medical bills and cost-of-living expenses
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How's about you all get together and fight like hell to keep this gombeen off the federal bench. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP/REX/Shutterstock) Charles P. Pierce
Thomas Farr Is a Hack Too Far
Thomas Farr, an ambitious vote suppressor, was nominated for a spot on the federal bench
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Serious conversations need to take place about the way in which monopoly pharmaceutical firms draw public funds to protect themselves from risk and then charge high prices to make astronomical profits. (Photo: International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies/flickr/cc) Vijay Prashad
What’s Keeping the World From Ending AIDS: Greedy Big Pharma, Bad Policy
December 1 marks the 30th World AIDS Day—and despite leaps forward in medicine and awareness in affluent parts of the world, it’s still a big problem elsewhere
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“Without the right to vote, all other democratic rights are illusory.” (Photo: C-SPAN) Steven Rosenfeld
Stacey Abrams Files Federal Lawsuit Detailing Georgia’s Extensive Voter Suppression in 2018
But electing a Democrat as Secretary of State in next week’s runoff might be a quicker solution to these problems
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Leader Pelosi, if you wish to be the Democrats’ Speaker of the House and truly represent the ideas your constituents and Party it is time you joined the vast majority of Democrats by embracing Medicare for All. (Charlie Neibergall / AP) Brandon Harami
It's Time for Nancy Pelosi to Embrace Medicare for All
Pelosi constantly talked about the need to lower healthcare costs and how important it was to our midterm sweeps, however the only healthcare positions she’s taken have been the need to lower prescription drug costs and protect the Affordable Care Act
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Netanyahu’s once stable coalition is hanging by a thread, with the support of only 61 members in the Knesset. (Photo: Ben Amos Gershom/Prime Minister of Israel) Ramzy Baroud
Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars Is Over
It seems that the age of striking Gaza with impunity in order to score political points with Israeli voters, is, perhaps, over
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This week the Senate can impose a reality check on the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia by voting to end the shameful U.S. role in the Saudi and United Arab Emirates (UAE) war in Yemen. (Photo: Bumble Dee via Shutterstock) Kate Kizer
Trump Runs PR for the Saudis But Congress Can Shut Him Down
If the bill passes, the Senate could stop the president’s plan for more war in the region in its tracks
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Call me cynical, but I’d bet those Giving Tuesday dollars that Amazon’s giving to fight homelessness will come as cold comfort to those in Long Island City and Crystal City who are about to be made homeless. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Laura Flanders
Amazon Gives to End Homelessness? That’s Rich.
This is the same trillion dollar corporation that just extracted billions of taxpayer dollars in what amount to bribes from two cash-strapped states: Virginia and New York
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
 Greta Thunberg is leading a school strike and sits outside of the Swedish Parliament, in an effort to force politicians to act on climate change. (Photograph: Michael Campanella for the Guardian) Greta Thunberg
I'm Striking From School to Protest Inaction on Climate Change – You Should Too
Every Friday, I miss classes to sit outside my country’s parliament. I will continue to do so until leaders come into line with the Paris agreement
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists with the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux) Naomi Klein
The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal
This possibility is simply too important, and time is just too short, to allow it to be shut down by the usual forces of political inertia
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George Capaccio
Nothing Justifies the Killing of Children in Yemen. Nothing.
As members of a purportedly democratic society we are obliged to hold our leaders accountable and demand that they do everything in their power to protect and preserve the lives of the people of Yemen
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Retired Gen. John Abizaid was the top U.S. commander in the Middle East as head of Central Command from July 2003 to March 2007. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)  Andrew Bacevich
Rule Number One in Warfare: Know Your Enemy
What does the nomination of retired Army General John Abizaid as the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia signify? Next to nothing—and arguably quite a lot.
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Mike Lofgren
'In Front of Your Nose'—A Sequel to Orwell in the Trump Era
Why can't we see what is in front of our faces?
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Michael Winship
The President Isn't Orange. He's Yellow.
Our chief executive evaluates everything by price and values nothing by standards of common decency.
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Migrants from Central America argue with a U.S. Border Patrol agent. (Photo: Gregory Bull / AP) Jacob Sugarman
Trump Is Forging His Own Gaza on the Southern Border
The Trump administration has sought to militarize the region from the start
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If Sanders and the rest of the left is actually going to not only win, but govern, they will have to develop a will to power that they have so far failed to display. (Photo: REUTERS/Eric Thayer) Ryan Cooper
What Bernie Needs to Win the Presidency
If he really wants to win the Democratic nomination, and the presidency, Sanders will have to get his hands dirty and really fight
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Despite the enormous support for the idea of an amendment on campaign finance, we also need to be thinking about other ways to reduce the influence of big money in politics.(Image: Shutterstock.com) Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Fixing Campaign Finance Needs to Be at the Center of Democracy Reform
It’s still overwhelmingly popular
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Much of the country of some 28 million is now food insecure, that is, about 10 million Yemenis are one economic setback away from starving. (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
Bowing to Saudi Pressure, Trump Stops UN Yemen Ceasefire
No public health crisis of this enormity has been known since WWII
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 “We’ve got involved because at this stage we can’t vote, we’re not politicians and we want to make a difference. We can’t stand around waiting.” (Photo: schoolstrike4climate.com) Andy Rowell
Australian Kids Plan “Big School Walkout for Climate Action”
“When young people try to have a voice in politics, Scott Morrison is shutting them down, yet he’s happy to listen to the coal lobby and big corporations who continue to profit from making climate change worse.”
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Norman Solomon
Democratic Party "Leadership" Is Upside Down
No matter how intense the top-down pressure gets from Speaker Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, we should insist from the bottom up that members of Congress stand their ground for progressive principles.
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Monday, November 26, 2018
Voters line up as the polls open at David Park Community Center in Hollywood, Fla., on Nov. 6. (Susan Stocker / Associated Press) Amy Eskind
Excited About the Big Voter Turnout in the 2018 Midterms? Don't Be
Yes, more than 116 million voted, but almost 120 million didn’t
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Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif. Authorities say the fire was 95 percent contained by Thanksgiving Day. Paradise is about 140 miles north of San Francisco. (Photo: NOAH BERGER / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Will Bunch
Oil Is the Poison That Burns Paradise, Kills Kashshoggi, Inflames Paris. When Will We Quit?
The blindness of Trump's oil-flooded eyes — rendering the United States the only nation on the planet to reject the Paris climate accord — shouldn't blind us to the fact that the rest of the world is also struggling to transition away from fossil fuels
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Neoliberalism generates little wealth. Rather, it redistributes it upward into the hands of the ruling elites. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Chris Hedges
Neoliberalism's Dark Path to Fascism
Neoliberalism transforms freedom for the many into freedom for the few. Its logical result is neofascism.
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Close to 15 million men, women, and children have no access to health care. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) César Chelala
The War in Yemen Is Not a War. It Is a Massacre
The brutal and indiscriminate attacks of the Saudi-led coalition have left a ravaged country, with millions of civilians fighting for survival
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Paul Buchheit
Facts That Privileged Americans Don't Want Us to Know
It's strange that most media outlets rarely if ever report on these realities... until you remember who owns most media outlets
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Sunday, November 25, 2018
Cynthia Kaufman
Fighting for the Climate: A Note from Post-Apocalyptic California
Those of us working to support aggressive policies on climate change need to develop counter-narratives that help people to understand who is getting in the way of a society that works for us all.
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Greg LeRoy
End the Subsidy Wars: Amazon Took Advantage of a System That's Baked into America's Economy. We Must Finally Fix It.
How did such a flawed, wasteful system come to be? How can we be rid of it?
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Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London, England. Srecko Horvat
What Happens If Julian Assange Is Tried in the US?
The prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder in the U.S. would have grave consequences for press freedom across the world.
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Saturday, November 24, 2018
Verónica Montúfar
Women Are Most Likely to Be Affected by Violence in the Workplace, But We Are All Victims
We need to recognize the importance of the social dialogue and the establishment of concrete protection and prevention measures between the actors in the world of work: the employers, the workers, and the governments
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Adam Johnson
NPR Infomercial for Its Sponsor Amazon Omits Labor and Environmental Criticisms
It would be good if a radio station, ostensibly set up to serve the public, could mention these inconvenient realities.
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Linda McQuaig
More Oil Moving by Rail Now Than at Time of Mégantic Disaster
How is it that a preventable tragedy of this magnitude has passed into media and political oblivion—even though the circumstances that led to the crash remain essentially unchanged?
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Juan Cole
3 Charts: What Trump Doesn't Want You to Know About the Climate Emergency
Trump and his cronies are deeply invested in or beholden to ExxonMobil and other Big Carbon firms who stand to lose billions if the public realizes the harm they are inflicting on us
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Rachel Cleetus
New National Climate Assessment Shows Climate Change Is a Threat to Our Economy, Infrastructure, and Health
Urgent action is needed to lower heat-trapping emissions and invest in making our economy and our communities more prepared to withstand climate impacts.
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Will Democrats Back a 'Green New Deal'?
Rampant poverty and climate change are arguably the two most important challenges facing the U.S. today. A Green New Deal would address both crises together.
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Friday, November 23, 2018
Bernie Sanders, Ro Khanna
America's Wealthiest Family Owns Walmart. They Can Afford to Pay Workers $15 an Hour.
When you're shopping today, remember Walmart's owners have billions, while workers can barely afford to live, often forced to use government subsidies. We can do better.
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Christopher Brauchli
Birds of a Feather
Hostility towards immigrants is not the only tie that binds Messrs. Orban and Trump. Dislike of Mr. Soros is the other.
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Steven Singer
Dear Lawmakers, Please Hire Teachers as Education Aides—Not TFA Alumni
People taking money from the testing and school privatization industry shouldn't be drafting education policy.
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climate Justin Anderson
Minimal Media Attention Helped Sink Crucial Climate Initiatives
The majority of climate change-related ballot measures failed in the midterm elections
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Ann Wright
U.S. Relations with Pakistan Hit Rock Bottom With Trump’s Tweets
The U.S. isolates itself from Pakistan at its own peril.
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shop Jim Hightower
Skip Cyber Monday—Support a Real Local Business
The online shopping day is just another ploy by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to siphon sales from real stores
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
thanksgiving Ira Chernus
A Thanksgiving Ritual for Sixties-Style Activists
The world keeps doing all kinds of mean, nasty, ugly things. But kid, it's never too late to rehabilitate yourself, to start once again creating enough of a nuisance and singing loud enough to end war and stuff
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Jamal Khashoggi speaks during POMED's "Mohammed bin Salman's Saudi Arabia: A Deeper Look." Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia's Dismemberment of Yemen
Regardless of the dollar amount of any promised weapons deal, Donald Trump has made it very clear: Spend enough money with the U.S., and you can get away with murder.
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Sign reads: Don't shoot the messenger. Free Assange Heather Wokusch
The Case Against WikiLeaks Is a Crisis for the First Amendment
The Trump administration once celebrated WikiLeaks. Now it wants to prosecute Julian Assange simply for publishing things it doesn't like. That's a threat to all journalists.
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Shoppers line up outside  a Target store on November 22, 2012 in Rosemead, Calif. Pat Garofalo
Black Friday Isn’t the Only Time Workers Face Unfair Schedules
Long holiday hours are just one of the myriad abuses employees face when it comes to their work schedules.
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 Leo Estrada, left, and Antonio Gonzalez, right. Gustavo Arellano
Remember the Activists Who Helped Power the Blue Wave
Hundreds of thousands of midterm votes are still being counted across the United States, but you can already verify this result: The Democratic blue wave contained a lot of azul . The national...
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Nozomi Hayase
Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals
As Trump’s administration now carries on Obama’s legacy, vowing to destroy WikiLeaks for engaging in publishing activities that are protected under the First Amendment, American people are slowly coming to see their own government’s dirty war that has been waged in their name.
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Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) answers questions from members of the press after joining with other newly elected members of the House of Representatives for an official class photo of new House members at the U.S. Capitol on November 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already Making Democrats and Republicans Nervous
It seems Ocasio-Cortez is already doing exactly what she was elected to do.
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Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram
Why Medicare for All Is an Ideal Discussion on Thanksgiving
From our dining rooms to our break rooms, we need to have down-to-earth conversations that break the myths about health care.
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Michael Winship
On Being Thankful for William Goldman, RIP
“Movies are a very, very odd way to make a living."
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protest Christopher D. Cook
Protesters Take to the Streets to Demand Green New Deal From Democrats
Activists are calling on Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee to create a committee to address the economy and climate change
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dinner Zenobia Jeffries Warfield
Don't Trash Thanksgiving. Decolonize It
Despite the holiday's false origin tale, we can celebrate with our families in ways that honor those who the day originally dishonored
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Juan Cole
Top 5 Ways Trump Put America Last with Whitewash of Saudi Prince
Did the exclamation points give it away? Trump began by saying he was putting America first, but that was the last thing he was doing.
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Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies
Will the New House Democrats Take on the War Lobby?
How can we expect the new Democratic House of Representatives to stand up to the war lobby if they choose leaders who voted for the disastrous Iraq war, fail to lead on critical current issues of war, peace and record military spending, and are still in the pay of military-industrial interests?
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James Bovard
Julian Assange Deserves a Medal of Freedom, Not a Secret Indictment
Rather than federal indictment, Assange deserves a tweaked version of one of Washington’s hottest honors — a Medal of Freedom with a steam whistle.
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Jill Richardson
California Is on Fire. Trump’s Solution: Rakes?
America's largest state is suffering one of its worst climate catastrophes to date, but the president refuses to see the obvious.
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Ralph Nader
If It Takes the Rats to Wake Up Us and Congress, Bring Them On!
And this new book shows how to do it...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Fasclican Party is a creative formation forged out of the old Republican Party and the Alt-Right. Its most renowned leaders are Trump, Bannon, Hannity, McConnell, King, Nunes, Limbaugh, Miller, Ingraham and Kavanaugh. (Photo: Getty) John Buell
Defeating the Fasc-Lican Party
Think of applauding a leader like Duerte, who murders “suspected” drug dealers. Trump gives license to these ruthless autocrats, and they make him look moderate
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Think of these developments as establishing a potential formula for perpetual conflict that just might lead the United States into a truly cataclysmic war it neither needs nor can meaningfully win.(Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) Danny Sjursen
Planet of War
Still trapped in a greater middle eastern quagmire, the U.S. Military prepares for global combat
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What’s harder to understand about what we are seeing is precisely what Whitaker has done to otherwise deserve the promotion he has just received. (Image: Steve Pope/Getty) Andrew Cohen
The Case for Matthew Whitaker Grows Weaker by the Day
He was hired to protect Trump from Mueller, and he’s not qualified to lead the DOJ
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If you’re not ready to give away the wealth, set up your life so that you can give it away later on. Learn how to earn a livelihood that isn’t dependent on being wealthy. (Photo: YES! illustration by Pablo Iglesias) Chuck Collins
One Way to Skip Wall Street and Invest in Your Community
Take it from someone who gave away his inheritance 35 years ago: The act of distributing your wealth will propel you forward.
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President Donald Trump points to journalist Jim Acosta from CNN during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 7, 2018. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP /Getty Images file) Jessica Levinson
Jim Acosta and CNN's Legal Battle With Trump Is Part of an Existential Fight About the First Amendment
This will not be the last time that the Trump administration attempts to exert significant control over the press
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Chris Hedges
Are We About to Face Our Gravest Constitutional Crisis?
Trump could be steering us towards a full-blown authoritarian state where the rule of law no longer exists and the president is a despot
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A young member of the migrant caravan at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. (Phone: EPA Images) Neve Gordon, Nicola Perugini
Migrant Caravan: Branding Migrants ‘Human Shields’ Has a Deadly Motive
By attempting to make a better life for themselves, migrants are transformed into military targets, people who can be legitimately injured or killed
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Richard Eskow
Wall Street Is Leading the Attack on Pelosi—Steny Hoyer Is the Real Barrier to the Progressive Agenda
A Hoyer speakership would be a catastrophe for the left.
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Monday, November 19, 2018
 Walmart also has a reputation for wage theft. Its the leading wage theft employer in the United States, with more than $1.4 billion paid in wage theft fines and settlements since 2000. (Photo: Michael Sainato) Michael Sainato
'They Obviously Can Afford to': Workers Call On Walmart To Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
As the Walton Family continues amassing greater wealth from Walmart’s success, employees at Walmart retail stores struggle with poverty, low wages, and larger workloads due to understaffing
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Michelle Randolph, who teaches fourth grade in a school with a majority of Black and immigrant students in Jefferson County, Kentucky, lives in the neighborhood and shops at the Kroger that was targeted. (Photo: Screenshot) Jesse Hagopian
A Climate of Racism Took Two Lives at My Kroger
Jesse Hagopian, a Seattle high school ethnic studies teacher and co-editor of the book Teaching for Black Lives, interviewed Michelle Randolph on the fight against racism and the struggle for education
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A publicly-owned system can enable effective institutions for community participation. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Johanna Bozuwa
PG&E: Don’t Break it Up. Take it Over
The potential bankruptcy of the California utility whose negligence likely plays a role in California’s wildfires is an opportunity for the public to gain control of the state’s energy destiny
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Does she have a guilty conscience about removing protection from transgender students, indebted college students, and sexual assault victims? (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) Diane Ravitch
Cost to Protect Betsy DeVos: $20 Million
Of course, she is very special. She is a billionaire
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Seed swap at the ‘Harvesting Change: Food and Community’ gathering in Detroit, Michigan, May 20, 2014. (Photo: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CC BY-ND) Michael Carolan
A Sharing Economy for Plants: Seed Libraries Are Sprouting Up
Food activists, garden enthusiasts and community leaders are trying to make it easier to share seeds through libraries. Surely there’s nothing controversial about that, right? Actually, there is.
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