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Saturday, October 27, 2018
DonkeyHotey Pierre Tristam
Trump’s Responsibility
Liberalism isn’t doing this. Immigrant hordes aren’t doing this. Trumpism is.
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As it turns out, government was the solution, and the market was the problem. John Atcheson
A Tragedy in Three Parts: Corporations, Coups, and Crazies
Imagining that Trump is the cause of our complete dysfunctionality is folly. He is merely a symptom
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The Future Isn't Binary William E. Connolly
Neoliberalism and Fascism: The Stealth Connection
The current fascist electoral campaign rallies by Donald Trump are designed to up the ante of charges against liberals and the Left
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Friday, October 26, 2018
Laura Flanders
Is Donald Trump Responsible for Violence? Yes.
Complicit in killing? Absolutely.
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Max Richtman
Voters Face a Simple Choice: Expand Social Security and Medicare, or Watch GOP Eviscerate Them Both
Plainly put, millions of American seniors are feeling the pinch and they need a raise in the form of bigger Social Security checks and expanded Medicare benefits
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Georgia Republican Kemp is going to extraordinary lengths to thwart the gubernatorial campaign of Stacey Abrams because she is a formidable candidate with a good chance of winning. (Photo: Keith Ivey/flickr/cc) Bob Burnett
Voter Suppression in the 2018 Midterms
Republicans are determined to get out their base and to suppress the vote of everyone else
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On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered Georgia not to disqualify those absentee ballots that had suspicious signatures or other disqualifying marks. (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Steven Rosenfeld
There Are Unfolding Voting Controversies in Two Key States’ Upcoming Elections—Here’s What’s Going On
No simple solutions in Georgia and North Dakota
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Fabiola Santiago
It’s Not the Media Stoking Pipe-Bomb Violence, Mr. President. It’s You.
The elephant in the national discourse is that our president is a straight-up bully unworthy of his office
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Suffice it to say, much of what we are used to in our lives is antithetical to sustainable life and probably has to go. (Photo: Kevin Gill/flickr/cc) Kristine Mattis
Eco Crises: Doom & Gloom, Truth & Consequences
We must eat, sleep, and breathe with our environment in mind
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Parliaments provide no guarantees of restraint, but one-man rule in foreign policy, as in the US and Saudi Arabia, almost guarantees massive bloodletting. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Jeffrey D. Sachs
Killer Politicians—Theirs and Ours
Americans are rightly horrified at Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, yet most fail to recognize that their own leaders' murderous ways may be little different than those who ordered Khashoggi’s death. The pervasiveness of state-sponsored killings is no excuse for treating murder as acceptable, ever
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In the coming months, tens of thousands of people across the country will be contacting their representatives and senators to persuade them to vote to end this war that has nothing to do with U.S. national security. (Photo: Mark Weisbrot
Congress Should End US Military Participation in the Saudis’ War in Yemen
There are currently bipartisan bills in both Houses of Congress to cut off US participation in the war
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“A mob of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists, hurling tear gas and stench bombs, today attacked a meeting of 500 women held here under the auspices of the International League for Peace and Freedom." (Photo: Wikicommons) Juan Cole
Far Right Urging of Jailing of Political Rivals Linked in History With Bombings
If you don’t believe me about the connection, consider a few news articles from the 1920s and early 1930s, as the Fascists came to power in Italy and increasingly agitated in Germany
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Zenobia Barlow
When a Warming Climate Threatens Your Dinner Plate
Too few people consider the impact of the dinner on their plates, but the connections between climate change and food systems are deep and wide-ranging
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Gareth Porter
Time to End the Ruinous U.S. Alliance with Saudi Arabia
The Khashoggi murder and the likelihood of a Democratically-controlled House of Representatives offer an opportunity for distance
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
With Medicare for All, there would be no need for Medicare Advantage plans. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Diane Archer
10 Reasons Medicare Advantage Plans Will Never Meet Our Needs
A robust national health insurance program should put people before profits
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By turning away from cancer-causing combustion engines cars and towards zero-emission cars and trucks, Ford can truly help put the brakes on the breast cancer epidemic.(Photo: Screenshot) Karuna Jaggar
Ford, Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer
We can see through the pink-tinted smoke screen of Ford’s Warriors in Pink. Truth be told, Ford’s Warriors in Pink program is just another example of “pinkwashing.”
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Reese Erlich
What the Khashoggi Case Tells Us About "Terrorism"
In most cases, political violence is only a big issue when it's done by our enemies
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If you ask—and few Americans do these days—why this country’s losing wars persist, the answer should be, at least in part: because there’s no accountability. (Photo:Flickr/cc) William Astore
Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars
Hint: They’re winning in other ways
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Dan Froomkin
Political Journalists Need to Stop Stifling Their Outrage
Let’s be real: The vast majority of political journalists have been stifling their outrage ever since Donald Trump became a plausible candidate for president.
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 The administration touted Kavanaugh’s pro-business record during his twelve-year tenure as an appellate judge, asserting that the nominee had voted to “overrule federal regulators seventy-five times on cases involving clean air, consumer protections, net neutrality and other issues.”(Photo: Screenshot) Bill Blum
Unequal Justice: Why Trump Picked Kavanaugh
The Trump Administration lauded Kavanaugh as a judge who “protects American businesses from illegal job-killing regulation.”
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Chuck Idelson
How to Fully Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions: It's Called Medicare for All
While Democratic candidates have rightfully exposed the outlandish lies by Trump and numerous Republicans suddenly acting as defenders of the sick, the inconvenient truth is that even with the ACA, insurance companies have found numerous ways to skirt the law, part of their business goals which...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
It’s the policy equivalent of telling trans people that we don’t exist. It’s flatly absurd.(Photo: Shutterstock) Robin Carver
Being Trans in America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.
A new federal order wouldn't just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether.
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Unlike the corporate media that slavishly reports on Donald Trump’s latest lies, Democrats understand that this election is about the future of Social Security and health care. (Photo: Getty) Alex Lawson
Republicans Will Cut Your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Benefits
Democrats will expand them
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A protester holds a Black Lives Matter sign outside the Capitol building in July 2016. (Christian K. Lee/The Washington Post) Chip Gibbons
The Left Is Warming Up to the FBI. That’s a Mistake.
The FBI has always targeted dissent
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Blood-stained backpacks at the site of a Saudi airstrike that killed fifty-one people, including forty children, Saada, Yemen, August 10, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/ Kareem al-Mrrany) Jefferson Morley
Surgical Strikes: What the Attack on Yemen and Khashoggi Have in Common
The Saudi-led way of war is anything but indiscriminate
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Trump is going to do what he’s going to do, but the media could at least get the basics right. (Photo: Shutterstock) Katelyn Burns
Corporate Media Enabled Trump’s Anti-Trans Policies
Media coverage of marginalized groups targeted by Trump should recognize the humanity of those communities
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Every year we flush a trillion bucks straight down a toilet of price-gouging, pointless complexity, and straight-up fraud. (Photo: Illustrated | PhotoBylove/iStock, JOE RAEDLE/AFP/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
The White House's Laughably Bad Attack on Medicare-for-all
If this is the best attack on Medicare-for-all American conservatives can come up with, we may safely conclude the policy debate is settled
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Michael Winship
In Berlin, Turkish Newsman and Pussy Riot Risk It All for Freedom of Speech
Dictators crush dissent and honest reporting with the gun, the sword, the noose and the bone saw.
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The Trump administration is trying hard to take away these existing protections and make anti-trans discrimination legal in every context it can find. (Photo: Alison Shelly/ACLU) James Esseks
The Trump Administration Is Trying to Erase Trans People, But the Law Clearly Protects Them
The good news here is that this administration doesn’t get the last word on trans people’s rights
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"Proud Boys" co-founder Gavin McInnes is surrounded by supporters at a rally in Berkeley, Calif. (Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP) Henry Giroux
The Fascist Threat Our Political Establishment Won't Acknowledge
We need individuals and social movements willing to disturb the normalization of a fascist politics, oppose racist, sexist, and neoliberal orthodoxy
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Sanders declared that ‘the United States must seek partnerships not just between governments, but between peoples, and that, “our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.”  (Crush Rush via Shutterstock) Dan Plesch
Progressives Need a New Internationalist Policy
Progressives need to look to U.S. allies and U.S. history for inspiration
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These are lies and they are serving a purpose: to stoke racism and fear among his base ahead of the elections. (Photo: Shutterstock) Domenica Ghanem
Journalists Say Trump’s Caravan Claims Are ‘Evidence-Free.’ It’s Worse Than That.
Reporters know the president is telling racist lies to rile up his base. Why won’t they just say that?
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Historically, the US hasn’t embraced despotic regimes despite their oppressive nature, but precisely because of it. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) Adam Johnson
Blaming Saudis for Corrupting Otherwise Human Rights–Loving US
While it’s refreshing that some are starting to challenge the United States’ grotesque alliance with the Saudi theocratic monarchy, it’s important to note that it’s not a product of a foreign boogeyman, but core to the US imperial project
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Juan Cole
"I Am a Nationalist": Donald Trump Apes Mussolini in Drive to Destroy America
It is important that everyone understand how dangerous what Trump said is.
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Willie Brown's attack on democratic socialists was prompted by the race for State Assembly in California's District 15, which includes Richmond, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of Oakland where Jovanka Beckles, endorsed by Our Revolution and the Democratic Socialists of America, is running against Buffy Wicks, a Barack Obama-type Democrat. (Photo: @JovankaBeckles) Tom Gallagher
Sorry Willie Brown, the Democratic Socialists Aren’t Leaving "Your" Party
And if you really think someone's got to go, how about you go?
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Relatives and friends wave goodbye to a train carrying 1,500 people being expelled from Los Angeles to Mexico on Aug. 20, 1931. (Photo: N.Y. Daily News archive/Getty Images) Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Downplaying Deportations: How Textbooks Hide the Mass Expulsion of Mexican Americans During the Great Depression
What happened is that men, women, and children — immigrant and U.S.-born, citizen and noncitizen, long-time residents and temporary workers — all became the targets of a massive campaign of forced relocation, based solely on their perceived status as “Mexican.”
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President Donald Trump toasts Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, at an ASEAN Summit dinner, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila. Vijay Prashad
There’s a Growing International Alliance of Right-Wing Demagogues
From Brazil’s Bolsonaro to the Philippines’ Duterte to the leader of them all, Trump
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The United Nations childrens agency said Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that Yemen’s economic crisis and the relentless violence at a key Red Sea port city risks leaving millions of children and families without food, clean water and sanitation.(Photo: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press August 2018) Ro Khanna
Congress Must End U.S. Military Aid to Saudi War in Yemen
Today’s leaders owe it to all those who have sacrificed for a fairer world to bring an end to the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth
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 Individuals and organizations alike can spend as much as they want to support candidates as a result of this ill-considered decision that struck down the law prohibiting corporations and unions from spending money from their treasuries to influence elections. (Photo: Public Citizen) Alan Zibel
This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like: Big Money Floods Midterm Election Races
“This is the world Citizens United made.”
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Yet as early voting gets under way across the country, Congressional campaigns have focused mainly on domestic issues and personality politics, with almost nothing to say about the war in Yemen or other critical questions of war, peace and record military spending. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) Nicolas J. S. Davies, Medea Benjamin
Peacemakers, Warmongers and Fence Sitters: Who Represents You?
In lifetime voting records tabulated by Peace Action, the average House Democrat has a 72% peace voting record, while the average House Republican scores only 10%. In the Senate, the difference is 69% to 14%
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This is your last hurrah, Donald. Your last victory dance. Your last moment in the sun and your last few minutes to use our cherished American system to funnel your idiocy through your makeshift megaphone. (Photo: Getty Images)  Alexandra Billings
Dear Mr. Trump: I’m Transgender And I Have A Few Things I Want You To Know
You stand for nothing. You believe in nothing.
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Never before has a president of the United States been so determined not to be president of all Americans. He’s president of his supporters. (Photo: Kyle/Flickr/cc) Robert Reich
Democrats: Don’t Go High or Low. Go Big and Bold
Of course Democrats have to fight Trump. But they also have to lift America beyond him
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Will this finally mobilize a resistance movement or will it just further confirm the dominance of the pack? (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Robert Lipsyte
Trump and Kavanaugh Win One for the Pack
How frats, teams, and gangs divide, conquer, and now judge America
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This all came to mind several times during the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month - most notably during Lindsay Graham’s rant about the “hell” through which Kavanaugh had been put by Graham’s Democratic colleagues and the liberal media. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Tim Koechlin
You Have Nothing to Apologize For! The Defense of White Male Privilege
This declaration is rooted in arrogance and entitlement, not innocence. It means that no one has the right to take this virtually unlimited privilege from me
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Robert C. Koehler
Why Do Only Some Lives Matter?
Where is the outrage for the innocent civilians of Yemen?
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Belén Fernández
The West Enabled Khashoggi's Demise - Not To Mention All the Other Saudi Crimes
Enamoured Western media coverage catapulted 'Crown Prince charming' and other notorious regional human rights abusers into the role of 'modernising reformers'
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Jim Naureckas
USA Today Says Climate Apocalypse Promises a Balmy Winter
The takeaway from this year's weather patterns is nothing to celebrate
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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a rally in Juiz de Fora on September 6, 2018. Luísa Abbott Galvão
Inequality: A Feature and Driver of Bolsonaro’s Rise in Brazil
Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate aligned himself with financial interests, attracting support from the moderates willing to overlook his fascist nature and lean into his free-market agenda
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Frances Moore Lappé
Are Humans Actually Capable of Democracy?
Elsewhere I’ve made the case that democracy isn’t a choice. It’s our only pathway forward, but my claim can provoke some pretty charged challenges. I can hear the fears of the discouraged asking, “Is...
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Thom Hartmann
Stop GOP Voter Suppression—Or Else!
Most American voters generally don’t like billionaires and corporations running politics, so the GOP is simply not letting them vote.
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Chris Hedges
The Rule of the Uber-Rich Means Either Tyranny or Revolution
Corporate capitalism, which has destroyed our democracy, has given unchecked power to the uber-rich.
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Alex Lenferna
No, the US Is Not Upholding Its Paris Climate Agreement Commitments
Despite some encouraging climate action at the sub-national level, the U.S. is not "upholding its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement," as it is failing to address the issue of international climate finance and is far from meetings its fair share of emissions reductions
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Tom Engelhardt
(Un)Happy Anniversary! 17 Years of US War (and More to Come)
If you consider this the anniversary of a marriage made in hell, then you would also have to think of the war on terror that started in Afghanistan as having had a brood of demon children -- the invasion of Iraq being the first of them -- and by now possibly even grandchildren.
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Paul Buchheit
An Arena Full of the Richest Americans Would Own as Much Wealth as 70% of the World
For 35 years Americans have been duped into believing that well-positioned individuals should be allowed to do whatever they want, and the result is the perverse level of inequality we now have
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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos Jeff Bryant
Education May Propel the Blue Wave in DeVos Country
Should Democrats retake the Rust Belt, it may not only snuff out the DeVos legacy but also change the course of education policy in the nation
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fossil fuels Daniel Ross
Carbon Capture: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change
Here's a harsh climate reality: Extracting carbon already emitted is as important as reaching zero output
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voting sign Max Feldman
How North Dakota's Voter ID Law Will Disenfranchise Native Americans
The burden will fall most heavily on communities that already have historically seen their voices marginalized
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Matt Taibbi
Three Colliding Problems Leading to a New Economic Disaster
Last week's stock sell-off was merely the beginning of what's to come
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Brett Kavanaugh Christopher Brauchli
The Elevation of Brett Kavanaugh
What effect will the presence of two known liars sitting as justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have on decisions made by that court, especially, but not exclusively, in criminal cases?
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autopsy Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen, Pia Gallegos, Sam McCann, and Donna Smith
Democratic Autopsy: One Year Later
Progressive momentum could lead to historic breakthroughs in the midterms and beyond. Realizing such potential will require transforming and energizing the Democratic Party
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Bill McKibben Bill McKibben
I Was Used to Social Media Abuse. Then Someone Suggested Shooting Me
What does it say about a society when people just routinely call for the killing of those they disagree with?
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 Jair Bolsonaro Jorge Majfud
Brazil: The Eternal Country of the Future Trapped in Its Colonial Past
Those who oppose Bolsonaro in Brazil, like those who oppose Trump in the United States, do not understand the new cowangry mentality
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Brazil's far-right, scandal-plagued, evangelical pastor-billionaire Edir Macedo is supporting Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the upcoming presidential runoff election. Glenn Greenwald
In Bolsonaro's New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire's Media Empire Is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists
Edir Macedo, known as The Bishop, is now an explicit supporter of far-right extremist and presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro
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Kelly Trout
Three Key Takeaways From the IPCC Report on 1.5 Degrees of Warming
There is no time to lose in rapidly reducing emissions
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Ryan Cooper
Tribalism Is Not the Problem
Tribes do not behave as moronically as described, and the problem with American politics has more to do with modernity
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MBS, Trump Juan Cole
The Top Five Ways Trump Enabled Murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The lawless and fascist discourse of the U.S. president is not without consequences in world affairs
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Ahmed Abu Artema
Gaza’s Great March of Return: Six Months On, We Are Still Struggling Against Israeli Oppression
Despite the bloody fallout, all indications point to the continued momentum of the Palestinian protest movement
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Have Democrats Forgotten About This Summer's Immigration Debacle?
Because the liberal party is once again unable or unwilling to articulate a critical issue and effectively lay cruel immigration policies at the feet of Trump and the Republicans, the GOP’s anti-immigrant hysteria may reign supreme
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Members of XR deliver flowers, possibly reminiscent of a funeral bouquet, to Greenpeace staffers. (Photo: Courtesy of Jonny Pickup on Flickr.) Michael Molitch-Hou
Climate Activists Occupy Greenpeace UK Headquarters—Wait, That Can't Be Right
British environmental activist group says Greenpeace is not radical enough to meet the dire climate situation
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Sam Husseini
The Most Strategic Midterm Race: A Progressive Challenges Steny Hoyer
Pat Elder's challenge to Hoyer not only pushes back against corporate domination, but also tangibly for peace and against militarism around the world
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Jack Holmes
The President of the United States Just Explicitly Endorsed Political Violence
We've been heading towards this moment for a long time, but the president has now put the bloody icy on the cake
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John Feffer
The Americans, the Saudis, and the Israelis: Assassins Without Borders
Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Robert Weissman
'Tough on Crime' Jeff Sessions Touts Plummeting Corporate Crime Enforcement Like It's an Achievement
Attorney General's time at the Justice Department has resulted in near-record low white-collar crime prosecutions
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That was the story most journalists missed, in some cases because the story handed to them limited the historical scope of what was at stake in anti-pipeline protests. (Photo: Screenshot) Daniel David
Why Coverage of Indigenous Issues Is So Lousy
Indigenous perspectives, plural because there are many, have always been missing to our understanding, whether it’s about pipelines, land rights, racism or music
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I’m still mired in the past, shaken by the spectacle of the Kavanaugh hearings, and pulled across the decades into the darkest crevasses of my memories. (Photo: Screenshot) Belle Chesler
The Kavanaugh Hearings Just Won't Leave Me Alone
The media’s moving on, but I’m not
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Hurdles surrounding the vetting of voter information may impede participation in close contests on Election Day. (Photo: Keith Ivey/flickr/cc) Steven Rosenfeld
Voter Data Suppression Is GOP’s Latest Anti-Voter Tactic
Arizona and Georgia are leading examples
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Iqbal Khyber and Badshah Khan bring a breath of fresh air. (Photo: Dr Hakim) Dr. Hakim
Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air
We have all been smoking the cigarette of war, despite the evidence on its cancer-causing nature. What we should do is to quit smoking. Quit the human behavior of war!
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People need to know that an alternative exists to our toxic status quo and understand how to fight for it. (Photo: Food&Water Watch) Peter Thacher
We Need To Inspire Courage to Stop Climate Change—Not Fatalism
There is no other important social issue where we tolerate defeatism— climate change should be no exception. The only acceptable response is to work to fix it
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This is the backdrop to the 2018 midterms, and to the whole Trump Administration, which is essentially one, long negative campaign.(Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) Ruth Conniff
The Republicans’ Long, Negative Campaign
Among a slew of attacks on voters, the GOP’s longstanding effort to simply turn them off remains among the most effective
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While practically every Democrat bigwig has at least expressed concern about the Khashoggi story, many Republicans have actually doubled down on their support.(Photo: Illustrated | abadonian/iStock, Wikimedia Commons) Ryan Cooper
Republicans' Saudi Arabia Derangement
It's a good demonstration of how deep the moral corruption has gone in the GOP under Trump, and the extent to which their foreign policy "thinking" is dictated by foreign lobbying
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The key in Nader’s story to the citizens retaking control of Congress and the government is sustained mass nationwide demonstrations and rallies.(Photo: Sage Ross/flickr/cc) Chris Hedges
The Rats Revolt
There is no American who has fought with more tenacity, courage and integrity to expose the crimes of corporate power and to thwart the corporate coup d’état that has destroyed our democracy than Ralph Nader.
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Frances Moore Lappé
What Is Democracy, Anyway? Let’s Talk
Above all, democracy is a cultural journey—not an end stage—headed towards widely dispersed power and away from concentrated control
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If we’re asleep at the wheel, the likelihood of calamity skyrockets.(Photo: Screenshot) Richard Heinberg
When It Comes to Sustainability, We’re a Society of Distracted Drivers
We human beings are all, in effect, driving this planet
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Thom Hartmann
The Fascists Are Coming for Your Social Security and Medicare
The warning signs are already here.
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Even if these candidates don’t win, their campaigns have been historic. If November isn’t kind to progressives, I don’t think we should brush this wave aside. (Photo: Shutterstock) Norah Vawter
Progressives Need to Be Brave Enough to Fail
I don’t believe that we’re going to create real change through the compromises and decorum of so-called moderates
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We must strengthen federal anti-discrimination laws, so housing can’t be denied to someone due to their source of income, poor credit, lack of rental history, or their status as a victim of domestic violence.(Photo: Shutterstock) John Tharp, Maria Foscarinis
All Laws That Make It a Crime to be Homeless Should Be Repealed
Here's what should replace them
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As a result of the 2017 election, Democrats will have more say in Virginia's redistricting. (Photo: Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) Sam Wang, Ben Williams, & Rick Ober
How Gerrymandering Reform Can Win in the States
Through local action, Democrats this November have a chance to untilt the playing field in every state that now has an extreme partisan gerrymander
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Our society is one that has long accepted and encouraged the victimization of women and other marginalized people.(Photo: Genebel/Twenty20) Sandra Park
How America Systematically Fails Survivors of Sexual Violence
The multiple layers of discrimination that survivors experience, and the network of systems that foster it, could leave one feeling hopeless
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Last week, President Trump referred to protests opposing the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as "the rule of the mob." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty) Tim Lau
The Trump Administration Wants to Drastically Limit the Right to Protest in the Nation’s Capital
The National Park Service could charge a “protest tax” and block off 80 percent of the White House sidewalk to demonstrations
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Trump reached out to Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who has invoked Hitler’s mass extermination of Jews as a model for how he would like to dispose of drug dealers and addicts. (Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
Trump Is America's Most Dangerous Export
Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has bragged that he has been thinking about cutting these programs since his frat days. He literally claimed that he was “dreaming” of ending Medicaid when he was “drinking at a keg,” adding, “I’ve been thinking about this stuff for a long time.”(Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Nancy J. Altman
The Future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Is on the Ballot This November
Right-wing extremists have never been subtle about their goal to eliminate all three programs
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A panel at last month's climate summit gave welcome attention to agricultural emissions, but speakers failed to suggest adequate reforms. (Photo: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images) Christopher D. Cook
To Address the Climate Crisis, We Must Completely Rethink How We Produce and Consume Food
Market-driven solutions won’t cut it
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There are constant reminders in Berlin of Germany's violent history, like the white crosses honoring East Berliners shot while trying to escape or the big sign at Checkpoint Charlie announcing, "You are leaving the American sector" in four languages. (Photo: Michael Winship/CD) Michael Winship
Doubt It Can Happen Here? Tell It to Berlin
A note to those who think it unfair to compare the Trump White House and the GOP to what happened in Germany 85 years ago.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Daniela Manuschevich, Nick Meynen
Chilean Union Leader Found Dead One Day After Anti-Pollution Demo
One day after protesting massive chemical pollution, Alejandro Castro was found, hanging. The artisanal fisherman union leader had just pulled off a mass mobilization against acute chemical...
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"By maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia," write Benjamin and Miller, "the US is sending a message to citizens around the world that it values money and power over human rights." (Photo: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) Medea Benjamin, Mary Miller
Khashoggi Is The Tip Of The Bloody Iceberg: 10 More Reasons to Cut the US-Saudi Alliance
Despite its history of thuggery, the United States has been cozy with the kingdom for decades.
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Individual and family costs for medical care and insurance coverage are exploding, and tens of millions of people are having to choose whether to pay for needed care or their housing, heating, or other basic needs. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) Chuck Idelson
Behind Trump’s Attack on Medicare for All – a Fear of Losing Political Power
Most revealing in Trump’s campaign invective and universally rebuked op ed are not the fabrications littering nearly every word, but the motivation behind it
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s “just the canary in the coal mine.” John Nichols, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
‘I Want Us to Be That Party Again’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about her win and what inspires her going forward
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Students held direct actions, rallies, and teach-ins to send a clear message that education is a right, not a privilege. (Photo: People's Action Blog) Anna Attie
Students Across the Nation Fight for #FreeCollege4All
Student Action will continue this fight until we win a world where college need never be considered a luxury
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In the five years since the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, gutted the key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, many states in the South and the Midwest controlled by Republicans have enacted voter registration laws that disenfranchise minority voters. (Photo by Hero Images/Getty Images) Chris Winters
Voter Registration Is Inherently Racist
And several other reasons that the midterm elections are testing how far some states can go in disenfranchising certain voters
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Andrew Bacevich
Rethinking National Security: Some Unsolicited Advice for an Undeclared Presidential Candidate
A letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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