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Monday, March 18, 2019
Ilhan Omar
We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.
Valuing human rights also means applying the same standards to our friends and our enemies
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Eve Ottenberg
Gentrification, School Closings, and Displacement in Chicago
A former Chicago public school teacher sees school closings as part of a deliberate effort to push African Americans out of newly desirable areas so white families can move in
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Linda Wiggins-Chavis
The Myth of White Meritocracy
While most of society will publicly denounce what certain parents did to get their already privileged children into elite institutions, it is in important ways nothing new
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Will Bunch
Stop Joe McCarthy-ing the 'Socialist' Bogeyman and Fix America's Broken Capitalism
Instead of asking how each 2020 presidential hopeful plans to solve wealth inquality, the "defenders of the American way" are demanding a mindless loyalty oath to the system that enriched people like them at the expense of the masses
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Janine Jackson
Colleagues Defend Tucker Carlson’s ‘Ideas'—That Iraqis Are ‘Monkeys,’ Child Rape Is ‘Commitment to Love’
For champions of so-called "civility," the problem for public discourse is not the sort of statements Carlson made, but any suggestion that the public could be better served
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Matt Fuller
The New Zealand Shooter’s Rhetoric Sounds Like Something You Might Hear In Congress
We should talk about why that is
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Leanna First-Arai
Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes
The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.
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Bill Bigelow
The Real Irish-American History Not Taught in Schools
Sadly, today's corporate textbook-producers are no more interested in feeding student curiosity about the poverty and inequality that drove the famine than were British landlords interested in feeding Irish peasants
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Bill McKibben
A Future Without Fossil Fuels?
"The bottom line is clear: to the degree that the fossil fuel industry is weakened by some combination of technological change and furious activism, the chances for serious change increase."
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Christopher Brauchli
Wells Fargo Redux
Some hoped that the light of day that had shined on the bank’s practices might cause the bank in the United States to mend its ways, but employees say fraudulent activity persists
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Steven Singer
Who’s Afraid of Public Schools?
"No one really denies that there are two Americas anymore. We just lie to ourselves about how you get placed in one or the other."
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Linda McQuaig
Debunking Billionaire Claims of Heroic Capitalism
"The notion that it is somehow legitimate for a tiny group of humans to cordon off the bulk of the world’s bounty for themselves is fairly astonishing, on the face of it."
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Friday, March 15, 2019
 This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice.’ (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villasenor
Think We Should Be at School? Today’s Climate Strike Is the Biggest Lesson of All
We are among the young people striking against climate change in every corner of the globe—adults should join us too
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Given the relative youth of the conservative Justices, the Supreme Court could undermine democracy, overturn the will of Congress and regulatory agencies to combat climate change, and infringe a woman’s right to choose for generations after Trump, McConnell, and many Republican Senators are dead and gone. (Photo: Ron Cogswell/flickr/cc) Miles Mogulescu
Expanding Supreme Court May Be Only Way to Protect Democracy
The one vote conservative Court majority has undermined democracy and put its thumb on the scale to help Republicans get elected
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A floral tribute is seen on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid on March 15, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people have been confirmed dead and more than 20 are injured following attacks at two mosques in Christchurch. Four people are in custody following shootings at Al Noor mosque on Dean's Road and the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch. Mosques across New Zealand have been closed and police are urging people not to attend Friday prayers as a safety precaution. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) Christian Christensen
Christchurch: When Simply Being a Muslim Is Your Biggest Crime
The sediment of hatred and discrimination directed at Muslims slowly builds up over time and it is not only the most hateful and dark places online or in the world that lay the groundwork for explosions of hatred and violence such as this
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Social Security benefits will also be lower relative to lifetime earnings for baby boomers than earlier generations. (Photo: Screenshot/Huffpost) Dean Baker
Worry About the Old, Not the Rich, HuffPost Tells Readers
We have seen a massive upward redistribution over the last four decades yet there is a large market for pieces saying the big conflict in the US is generational rather than class
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The key to victory is therefore to unite workers across borders. (Photo by Abraham Mwuara, United Electrical Workers / Flickr) Michael Galant
Unions Can Take on International Fights—and Win
Fresh off a strike in Erie, PA, the United Electrical Workers are a model of the working-class internationalism that can build a more just world
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Tucker Carlson. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)(CC BY-SA 2.0) Sonali Kolhatkar
Why Isn’t Tucker Carlson's Hate Speech a Deal-Breaker?
In Trump’s America morality has been distorted and hate continues to have a place on television and in the White House—until the nation chooses another way
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David Goodner
A President for Nationalizing Major Industries? Please Can We Have ‘76 Bernie for 2020
CNN dug up old quotes of Bernie Sanders calling for nationalization of the economy—and insinuated his past statements could be used to attack his candidacy. But why should he run away from sound and quite reasonable ideas?
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Students from the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement during a climate change protest in London on 15 February. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA) Rebecca Solnit
Thank you, Climate Strikers. Your Action Matters and Your Power Will Be Felt
Nothing is possible without action, and almost anything is when we rise up together, as you are today
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Leo Gerard
Of Course College Admissions Rigged for the Rich. The Whole Economic System Is
The college admissions scandal is just the tip of the inequality iceberg
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Ashley Bennett (center left) and other People’s Action leaders at the office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in December, 2018. (Photo credit: People’s Action) Ashley Bennett
We Will Not Rest Until Housing Justice Is Done
For too long, big banks and the one percent have built fortunes on the backs of low-income tenants
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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette Stages a Comeback on Capitol Hill
In this exclusive interview, the 18 th century queen shares her views on the popular revival of her ‘let them eat cake’ attitude among top Trump administration officials.
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Hardeman sued Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), alleging that his longtime use of Roundup weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.(Photo: Screenshot) Julie Wilson
Judge in Second Roundup Cancer Trial Worked for Firm that Defended Monsanto
The judge worked for the firm when Monsanto was engulfed in an all-out legal battle over rBGH, a genetically engineered drug developed by Monsanto
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 “Some two billion young people, all of whom have grown up under global warming and are fated to spend the rest of their lives confronting its mounting impacts.” (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Frida Berrigan
A Mother Swept Away by Climate Change
Parenting the climate-change generation or will they parent us?
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It’s something we’re taught at an early age — to be nice and polite as all young girls should be, reinforcing gender norms that began at this country’s inception. (Photo: Shutterstock) Tracey L. Rogers
Stop Making Women Apologize
Women are socialized from a young age to say "sorry" for simply occupying space. This Women's History Month, I say no more
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The GOP’s initial line of attack won’t last long beyond the corridors of the White House and Fox News. (Image: Hero Images) Andrew Cohen
When a Bill to Revive Democracy Is Called an Ode to Socialism
The Republican response to the For the People Act is ultimately about white supremacy, argues Brennan Center Fellow Andrew Cohen
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The big Trump Republican tax cut is already breaking the bank. It will cost us 1.9 trillion dollars over the next decade. Let me repeat that: 1.9 trillion dollars. (Photo: @srbija_eu/Twitter) Robert Reich
The Huge GOP Lie About the Deficit
It’s not social spending that’s causing the federal deficit to soar, it’s Republican tax cuts
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This assault on our democracy must end. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Sarbanes, Michael Brune
To Clean Up the Planet, Clean Up Washington
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect our democracy—and our planet
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 The headsets, known as the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, are a way to “increase lethality” when the military engages the enemy. (Photo: Penn Libraries-TRL/flickr/cc) Robert C. Koehler
Artificial Morality
“We are a global coalition of Microsoft workers, and we refuse to create technology for warfare and oppression."
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The main attraction of a national popular vote system is that it would change the way that presidential campaigns are conducted—moving them onto more of a national stage—and emphasize that every vote counted, no matter where it was cast. (Photo: AP) Steven Rosenfeld
Good-Bye Electoral College? Popular Vote Movement Gaining Steam
It’s not just Democrats that see the virtue in reforming presidential elections
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The industry that tops the lists for US campaign contributions and lobbying dollars is aggressively countering the criticism with a classic tactic: a shell game designed to distract our attention elsewhere.(Photo: TaxRebate.org.uk/Flickr/cc) Fran Quigley
Beating the Big Pharma Shell Game
Momentum is growing for a long-overdue fix to the broken medicines system and big pharma is fighting back
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
A Stalinesque Dwight Eisenhower statue looms over Abilene, Kansas. (Photo: Shutterstock) Chuck Collins
Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism
Conservatives want you to believe that not having to choose between paying for rent or medicine is Soviet-style tyranny
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A serious discussion about terrorism that would permit questions over whether aspects of American foreign policy can qualify as terrorism would strike at the core of the media’s own preferred ideological narrative. (Photo: FAIR) Joshua Cho
‘What Is Terrorism?’ NYT Asks—but Offers No Answers
The credibility of the United States' War on Terror depends on the unchallenged assumption that the United States is not a terrorist state
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ICE has long embraced technology to target immigrants.(Photo: Jim Gehrz/The Star Tribune/AP) Vasudha Talla
Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations
It’s time to take back control of our information and make sure our communities aren’t collaborating with ICE
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In 1994, congress outlawed giving Pell Grants to prisoners. (Photo: AP/Rich Pedroncelli) Cynthia Kaufman
Bring Back Pell Grants for Prisoners
There are hundreds of thousands of people in this country’s prisons who could benefit from educational opportunities
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A student with her face painted participates in a climate change protest organized by 'Youth Strike 4 Climate' in London on Feb. 15. (Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA-EFE / REX) Haven Coleman, Bill McKibben
Students are Striking for Action on Climate Change—a Truancy Everyone Should Applaud
Maybe, at least for a day, there’s more education to be found out in the street. Instead of studying history, it’s time to make it.
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Medea Benjamin
An Apology for a Different Plane Crash, 30 Years Later
While most Americans have no memory of this incident, in Iran the date of the deaths of 290 innocent people at the hands of the U.S. military is marked every year just as the 9/11 attack is remembered every year in the United States
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People of faith are encouraging Americans from across our nation to speak out against Wheeler’s deadly poison plan. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds) Rev. Susan Hendershot
Wheeler's Poison Plan Is a Threat to Families' Health and Safety
Wheeler’s willingness to poison our children goes against the very mission of the agency and is anathema to the moral principles embraced by diverse religious traditions
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Trump and his conservative allies are weaponizing “fiscal responsibility” in order to force the poor, elderly, children, and the disabled to shoulder the cost of their massively irresponsible tax cut for the richest Americans.(Photo: Shutterstock/Albert H. Teich) Wendell Potter
Trump’s Greedy 2019 Budget Goes Nuclear on Medicare and Medicaid
This budget would be the U.S government’s largest ever, which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t also such a morally bankrupt document
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Ralph Nader
An Open Letter to Boeing Executives: Passengers First, Ground the 737 MAX 8 Now!
Stop digging in your heels. Tell the airlines to stop digging in their heels. Public trust in your Boeing 737 MAX 8 is eroding fast.
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Regenerative farming practices—such as composting, incorporating animal grazing, diversifying crops—prioritize soil health. Fertile soil stores more carbon. This sequestration solution is not just for agriculture. A recent study found that better management of forests, grasslands, and soils in the United States could absorb as much as 21 percent of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Guido Lois) Michaela Haas
The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet
The ideas behind regenerative farming are simple and ancient
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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base near the Persian Gulf in January 2016. (Photo: John Moore/Photographer: John Moore/Getty I) Hina Shamsi
Trump Pledged to End ‘Endless Wars.’ His Executive Order Suggests Just the Opposite
Only with greater pressure can we end our nation’s deadly addiction to a war-based foreign policy
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People are envisioning, electing and beginning to enact a true progressive agenda to advance our nation's democratic ideals of economic fairness, social justice and equal opportunity for all. (Photo: Campaign for America's Future ) Jim Hightower
It's Not Socialism; It's What the People Want
Far from socialism, this is democratic populism, reversing decades of government policies that take from the many to give to the wealthy few
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber takes off from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, on a strike mission over Afghanistan in 2001. (Photo: DoD photo via AFP) Vijay Prashad
The Rightful Owners of a Key Island Military Base for the U.S. Would Like It Back, and the UN Agrees
The Chagos Archipelago belongs to the country of Mauritius; it’s not a bargaining chip for the American empire
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Residents obtain water from a natural source from the hill El Avila after the water supply was suspended in a nationwide blackout on March 10, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. More than 70 percent of the country was in darkness amid an ongoing political dispute between President Nicolas Maduro and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido.  (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images/TNS) Jesse Jackson
To Help Venezuela, the U.S. Must Use Diplomacy, not a Military Coup
Fomenting regime change—by a soft coup, by economic sabotage, by fostering a military revolt—is likely to lead to more violence and more suffering
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Morris Pearl
Trump's Budget for a Nightmare America
When someone promises to be selfish and cruel, believe them.
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A wealth tax (also proposed by Warren) would help. (Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) Robert Reich
Warren Is Correct About Busting Up Big Tech
Let’s be clear: Monopolies aren’t good for anyone except for the monopolists
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At the end of the day I will fight tooth and nail to preserve a woman’s right to self-determination and to respect the decisions she makes between her and her doctor. (Photo: a katz /Shutterstock) Dar’shun Kendrick
You Want Our Wombs? We're Coming For Your Testicles
"You want some regulation of bodies and choice? Done!"
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Across Puerto Rico, according to the New York Times, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which was responsible for awarding home-repair grants, rejected 58 percent of applications. (Chris Grogan/Air Force Magazine/Flickr) Stan Cox, Paul Cox
Vulnerable U.S. Citizens Are Still Trapped in the Ruins Left by Hurricane Maria—Would We Care More If They Lived Near Us?
Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as she and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) unveil the Green New Deal resolution. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Frances Moore Lappé
The Green New Deal Is Not a Choice
Please don’t let the naysayers dim our confidence in our power to step up in this do-or-die moment
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In 2018, Progressive candidates and progressive ballot initiatives won across the nation. (Photo: Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) John Atcheson
Nobody Likes Trump, But He Could Still Beat a Centrist Democrat in 2020
Will just "veering" left be enough to inspire voters who have learned to ignore promises and platitudes?
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Allegra Harpootlian
The School Shooters of the Planet
Linking gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad
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The institutions of democracy and sovereignty exist in tension with another powerful institution: the global market and its free trade regimes. (Photo: StopFastTrack / Flickr) Walden Bello
Why Free Trade Is Bad for You (or Most of You at Any Rate)
Free trade is simply a euphemism for the corporate capture of international trade
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Representative Omar is owed an apology. False charges and a manufactured crisis have sullied her name and put her at risk.  (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) James Zogby
The Shameful Attack that Backfired
It is clear that Omar's courage has helped to open a door enabling a discussion of Israeli policy and the US-Israel relationship
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A 2013 report on the ties between big business and the settlements noted the impact on the rights of Palestinians was “pervasive and devastating.” (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Jonathan Cook
The UN Fails to Name and Shame Firms Aiding Israel’s Illegal Settlements
The hypocrisy of these states—urging peace in the region while doing their best to subvert it—is clear
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Far from the first time that the Committee—the Democratic Party’s official voice in San Francisco—has been at odds with Pelosi. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Tom Gallagher
San Francisco Democrats Adopt Venezuela Stance Diametrically Opposed to Pelosi’s
It seems clear than when Nancy Pelosi speaks of the “San Francisco values” that she represents, this does not extend to foreign policy
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Monday, March 11, 2019
"Fixing our broken commercial health insurance system," writes Archer, "is too important to leave to the politicians or to the insurance industry." Diane Archer
Why Medicare for Some Is the Wrong Idea
Let's get real: Commercial insurance is the biggest threat to health care choices and our freedom to receive the health care we need.
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Paul Buchheit
The Big Cheat of 2018: Corporations Make Billions in Profits, Demand Tax Refunds from the American Public
It was a banner year for corporate greed
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Medea Benjamin
How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report
Trump's economic strangulation is having devastating people on the Iranian people
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Norman Solomon
Here Comes Joe Biden and It's Worse Than You Thought
The former vice president is eager to stake out the middle of the road, between ultra-predatory capitalism and solidarity with working-class people
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Bob Dreyfuss
Is a War With Iran on the Horizon?
The Trump administration is reckless enough to turn the Cold War with Iran into a hot one
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Chris Hedges
Israel’s Stranglehold on American Politics
Israel's dominance of the Democratic Party is eroding and increasingly losing legitimacy in the eyes of the public
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Michael Winship
Don’t Let the Ilhan Omar Fight Hide Two Essential Truths
Criticism of Israel—and AIPAC—isn't anti-semitic
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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Collateral Damage: A video grab from US cockpit recordings shows Iraqis being shot from a U.S. Apache helicopter on July 12, 2007. Nozomi Hayase
Chelsea Manning’s Fight Against the Grand Jury Exposes Battle for Free Speech
The former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was sent to jail Friday for refusing to answer questions relating to WikiLeaks 2010 disclosures at a grand jury in the Eastern District of...
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CAUTION: SHOOTING AHEAD  A view of residential houses during a fresh skirmish along the Line of control on March 3, 2019 in Uri, 102 Kms (63 miles) north west of Srinagar , the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir. Reese Erlich
What’s Really Going On in Kashmir?
The geopolitics behind the recent military attacks from India and Pakistan
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On April 5, 2010, WikiLeaks released ”Collateral Murder”: a video showing a July 12, 2007 US Apache attack helicopter attack upon individuals in a Baghdad suburb. Amongst the over twelve people killed by the 30mm cannon fire were two Reuters journalists. Kathy Kelly
Judging U.S. War Crimes
Chelsea Manning, who bravely exposed atrocities committed by the U.S. military, is again imprisoned in a U.S. jail. On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019, she was incarcerated in the Alexandria...
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (3rd L) listens during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo:  Alex Wong/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
More Denunciation of Omar, More Bullshit: Enough!
It’s all over the news. Ilhan Omar has done it again. This time it’s not “the Jews” she’s attacking. It is “Obama.” This headline, viral on Facebook, says it all: “ Ilhan Omar Goes After Obama,...
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Saturday, March 9, 2019
By dismantling accords that limit nuclear weapons, we bring the explosion steadily closer. Stephen Kinzer
We’re Edging Closer to Nuclear War
Last month two nuclear-armed countries, India and Pakistan, came to the brink of war. Their border skirmish was a scary message from the future. If controls on nuclear weapons continue to weaken,...
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Activists rally in New York on February 26,  2017 over President Trump’s branding news that disagrees with him ‘fake news’. Photo: Alamy Stock Laura Flanders
Making American Journalism Great and Different
A great divide is shaping up in the newspaper business between those who want to make American Journalism “great again” and those who believe it has never been great but could be. It’ll come as no...
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Ilhan Omar (cc photo: Lorie Shaull) Katie Halper
Debate Over Labeling Omar Obscures Vital Debate on Israel/Palestine
Though it was not their intention, Ilhan Omar’s critics did her a favor: They proved the very point she made at the Progressive Issues Town Hall at Busboys and Poets bookstore in Washington, DC, last...
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Ilhan Omar: The hypocrisy of her critics on this issue is breathtaking. Eric Margolis
More Power to You Miss Omar
“Tell me who you cannot criticize and I will tell you who is your master”. (Attributed to Voltaire). Saying anything negative about Israel has long been the third rail of US politics and media...
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President Donald Trump hugs the US flag during CPAC 2019 on March 02, 2019, in Washington, DC. Christopher Brauchli
Trump: The Great Imitator
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. — Charles Caleb Colton, Many Things in A Few Words 1824 It was a brilliant move. He one-upped Alec Baldwin of Saturday Night Live (SNL) who has become...
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Friday, March 8, 2019
Women remain at the forefront of the civil society movement, ensuring their rightful place in bringing about peace and building equality in communities at national and international levels. (Photo: John Flores/Flickr/cc) Madeleine Zúñiga, Ema Jackson
International Women’s Day—A Woman’s Place Is Still in the Revolution
Now more than ever it is imperative that women are celebrated and elevated at the highest level for their immense contribution to shaping a world that is non-sexists, non-gender biased and unequivocally builds gender equitable systems for all
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Children in Street Kids School, Kabul, March 2019. (Photo: Maya Evans) Kathy Kelly
Can We Divest From Weapons Dealers?
Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival, and risk far less trauma, if weapon manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon stopped manufacturing and selling death-dealing products
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100 corporations (e.g. ExxonMobil, Shell, and state entities) continue to be the source of 71% of total global carbon dioxide emissions. x (Photo: Minale Tattersfield/Flickr/cc) Ralph Nader
Who Will Displace the Omniciders?
The only reason Congress has been an oil, gas, and coal toady, instead of an efficient, renewable energy force, is because we have sat on the sidelines watching ExxonMobil be Congress’ quarterback
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These regenerative farming practices also achieve one other key outcome — they improve the soil’s ability to sequester carbon. (Photo: file) Daniel Ross
A Climate Change Solution No One’s Talking About: Better Land Use
A key to fighting climate change could be right under our feet
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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Greg Coleridge
The 'We the People Amendment' Aims to Fix the Crisis of Corporate Rule
Because corporations are not people and big problems require bold solutions
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Washington Office on Latin America
A Peaceful, Democratic Solution to Venezuela's Crisis Requires Fact-based Analysis and Advocacy
A response to the "Open Letter to WOLA" from 124 academics and scholars
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Every attempt to completely overhaul the healthcare system has failed or become watered down due to opposition from the healthcare industry. (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Karl Evers-Hillstrom
Big Pharma, Insurers, Hospitals Team Up to Kill Medicare for All
The giants of the healthcare industry agree on one thing: Medicare for All cannot become law
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At the core of Zuckerberg’s announcement is Facebook’s plan to merge its three messaging platforms: Facebook’s Messenger, Instagram’s Direct, and WhatsApp. (Photo: Screenshot/EFF) Gennie Gebhart
A Privacy-Focused Facebook? We'll Believe It When We See It.
Above all, Facebook needs to be transparent about its business model
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" to give host Jake Tapper the Trump administration's take on Venezuela. (Photo: CNN screen shot) Lee Camp
We Are Being Lied Into War Again
This is not the first time our government and our media have conspired to drag the American people into war with another country—or helped create a coup that will inevitably have disastrous results
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Doctors marched in New York in 2011 to demand health care for all. (Photo: Michael Fleshman / CC BY-SA 2.0) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
The Time for Medicare-for-All Has Arrived
It’s a matter of life and death
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Salena Tramel
Embracing Grassroots Feminism
Feminism is inherently political and must not be viewed in isolation from other structural inequalities, including race, generation, and class
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Thursday, March 7, 2019
2020 candidates back sweeping labor reform, but will they talk about it on the stump? (Photo: Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)   David Goodner
Will 2020 Be the Year Presidential Candidates Actually Take Labor Issues Seriously?
Sanders, Harris and Warren have all also taken symbolic actions since announcing their presidential runs in order to highlight their close relationship with unions and the working class
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Jeff Cohen
This Jew Tells Speaker Pelosi: "You May Well Prove Ilhan Omar Correct"
Unfortunately, all the vague media references to Rep Omar's so-called "anti-Semitic remarks" obscure how truthful and non-hateful those comments were
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"It does make me sad that, after all this time, #MeToo notwithstanding, women in this country seem to have made so little progress towards loving our astonishingly beautiful bodies, ourselves." (Photo: Screenshot/https://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/) Rebecca Gordon
From Mowing the Grass to Cutting the Flesh
How young women learn to hate their genitals
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Tom Engelhardt
Feminism, Radical Literature, and Little Old Me
I certainly can take no credit for the fact that we were distributing such now-classic materials back in the 1970s, but I can still take pride in the fact that I was there when it all happened
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The IMF predicts that the U.S. current account deficit—the broadest measure of U.S. trade in goods, services, and income—will nearly double between 2016 and 2022. (Photo: Getty) Robert E. Scott
Record U.S. Trade Deficit in 2018 Reflects Failure of Trump’s Trade Policies
Unless these trends are offset by a rapid decline in the value of the U.S. dollar, rapidly rising trade deficits could be devastating for U.S. manufacturing
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Some might say that the Green New Deal is too costly. It would be even more costly not to enact it. (Photo: Shutterstock) Hannah Estrada, Michael Estrada
It’s Not Just Our Planet That Needs a Green New Deal—Our People Do Too
We stood up to our senator to save our future. Will you join us?
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 We found that schools with police reported 3.5 times as many arrests as schools without police. (Photo: Screenshot) Evie Blad
1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show
"Schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."
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“Humans might be the first species to knowingly choose self-extinction.” (Photo: Kevin Gill/flickr/cc) Robert C. Koehler
Re-Inhabiting Planet Earth
What may be history’s ultimate moment of human arrogance: the belief in a sense of separateness from and superiority to nature so thorough that we have, with our monstrous intelligence, the ability and therefore the right to play Bad God and make the whole planet go poof
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These aggressive and short-sighted policy gestures by Donald Trump have sparked serious concern among nuclear non-proliferation advocates that such decisions could trigger a chain reaction of nuclear proliferation. (Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite) Nate Singham
Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine Increases the Likelihood of Human Extinction
Given the current policy direction, peace activists have been quick to point out that for the first time in half a century, U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals will not be bound to any bilaterally negotiated oversights
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Leo Gerard
Why It Takes Pressure and Rabble-Rousing From Workers to Retire With Economic Security
Workers are fighting for their hard-earned pensions and every one of them deserves our support
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Juan Cole
Irony: As Pelosi Backs Down on 'Anti-Hate' Resolution, Israel's Politics Goes Peak Racist
That the Democratic Party was proposing a resolution condemning racism as a way of defending Israel and its supporters is next-level irony.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana / AP) Jefferson Morley
Elliott Abrams’ Bloody Lies
The duplicity of Trump’s Venezuela envoy
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As one of two of the first Muslim-American women in Congress, Ilhan Omar is facing a specific set of demands and attacks. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Rebecca Vilkomerson
I'm Jewish, and I Find the Hypocrisy of Republican Islamophobes Hounding Ilhan Omar Breathtaking
It is no surprise that the first elected officials defending Palestinian human rights are facing such fierce opposition from defenders of the status quo
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Olivia Alperstein
A Modest Proposal: Don’t Start a Nuclear War
No one wants a nuclear war, ever. Why don't we have a policy against starting one?
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Sarah Gertler
Criticizing Israel Isn’t Anti-Semitic. Here’s What Is.
Pro-Israel politicians don't speak for young Jews like me. They shouldn't pretend to.
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The documentary "Witch Hunt" tells the story of Jackie Walker (pictured above), the activist suspended from the Labour Party over comments that were allegedly anti-Semitic, while underscoring how "anti-Semitism" has become a weapon in the hands of those defending Israel's abusive practices. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) Neve Gordon
The Witch Hunt at Westminster
Accusations of anti-Semitism are increasingly being used to delegitimise critics of the Israeli government and its policies toward the Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem
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