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Friday, May 31, 2019
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Mar a Lago. Christopher Brauchli
The Muslim and the Trump
Like President Xi, Mr. Trump has no use for Muslims
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When you cultivate mindfulness, you gain greater control over your feelings' influence on your behavior. Pam Spritzer
We Can Love Our Way to Justice for All
What leads us to dehumanize groups of people we don't even know? How can we find common ground?
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"I suppose you and I think the rich are going to sit quiet and—what’s the phrase—accept the verdict of the people? Like hell they are."(Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Laura Flanders
Reporter in Spain
"In the twentieth century, it was monarchy that was crashing. Today, it’s the rule of capital."
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The UN report calls on policymakers to take immediate concrete action to protect nature—sustainable agricultural practices, equitable water management, renewable energy sources and more. (Photo: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers) Janine Jackson
A Million Extinctions Eclipsed By One Royal Grandbaby
It’s beyond shameful that among the obstacles such crucial efforts face, corporate media’s disinterest looms large
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There’s no room in the Facebook culture for depression or for exposing the reality of our insanely difficult lives in our insanely corrupt and unforgiving society. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) Kristine Mattis
Fantasy and Fatality in the Facebook Era
A lamentation for my Father
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The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would force employers to the bargaining table if the union has the support of a majority of employees and the employer interferes with the union election. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Alan Barber, Liz Watson
U.S. Workers Are Standing Up for Their Rights. A New Law Would Back Them Up.
The PRO Act would make it easier to form unions and force employers to pay a price for violating worker rights
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Alan Zibel
Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz Agree: The Revolving Door Between Congress and Washington's Lobby Industry Has Got to Go
No lawmaker should be cashing in on their public service and selling their contacts and expertise to the highest bidder
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In return for footing this bill, the citizens of Ohio stand to gain obsolete burners that doom their state to dirty air, above-market electric rates, and radioactive danger. (Photo: GuenterRuopp) Harvey Wasserman
Ohio Stumbles, With a Team Trump Nudge, Toward Nuclear and Coal
Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the state House has voted in a ratepayer-funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants
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Somali refugees at the Dadaab refugee camp (Photo: Shutterstock) Bill Frelick
Trump’s Policies Are Harming Refugees Worldwide
His administration’s near-ban on refugee admissions is having a destructive domino effect in front-line countries
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Plastic pollution on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 3, 2018. Sonali Kolhatkar
Plastic Is Just as Destructive to the Climate as Oil and Gas
Manufacturers churn out 448 million tons of plastic a year
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Donald Trump is, put simply, expressing and enacting an overtly racist agenda. (Photo: Screenshot) George Cassidy Payne
Harriet Tubman Snub Is a Reflection of Trump’s Worldview
When his racist views are converted—often haphazardly and maliciously—into national and foreign policies, people suffer
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 U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden sit during a meeting with Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Trade Representative Michael Froman in the Oval Office of the White House December 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Obama was meeting about trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). ( Thom Hartmann
If Democrats Want to Beat Trump, They Better Not Nominate a ‘Free Trade’ Candidate
If the Democrats promote pro-corporate trade policies in 2020, get ready for four more years of Donald Trump gloating at us all from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
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In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to recognize the rights of nature in its constitution, which was rewritten to acknowledge that nature in all its life forms "has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution."(Photo: Jeronimo Zuniga) Reynard Loki
How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling
The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes—and the planet—from destruction
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate Floor following a vote on April 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. Robert Schlesinger
Donald Trump Has Done Less to Destroy Democratic Norms Than Mitch McConnell
McConnell is the living, breathing, calculating face of everything that is wrong with our current politics
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A firefighter walks near a pool as a neighboring home burns in the Napa wine region in California. David Suzuki
Climate Change and Biodiversity Should Be Top Headline News
"We can't turn away from reality if we want to avoid catastrophe."
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The monetary imbalance is especially jarring when it comes to hawks who beat the drums of war. (Photo: Gillam/ Mayer Merkel & Ottmann lithograph, NY, 1883) Ralph Nader
Society Is In Decay–When the Worst Is First and the Best Is Last
If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money
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This repugnant attempt to swindle the public will not go unnoticed by the people whose lives and health Wheeler is jeopardizing. (Photo: iStock) Mary Anne Hitt
Trump Administration and EPA Anti-Science Work Will Cost Lives
Undermining the Clean Power Plan and mercury air toxics standards and ignoring the way these and any future safeguards affect our health are direct attacks on the health and development of millions of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors
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There is no magic bullet that can reverse the damage done by decades of neoliberalism. (Photo: Getty Images) Joseph Stiglitz
After Neoliberalism
For the past 40 years, the United States and other advanced economies have been pursuing a free-market agenda of low taxes, deregulation, and cuts to social programs. There can no longer be any doubt that this approach has failed spectacularly; the only question is what will—and should—come next
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As mayor of Burlington back in the 1980s, he attacked the foreign policy of the Reagan administration in Latin America, and even briefly toured Nicaragua in support of its Sandinista government. (Photo: Illustrated | AP Photo/Donna Light, AP Photo/Pat Hamilton, Wikimedia Commons) Ryan Cooper
Americans Should Be Very Concerned About Bernie Sanders' Record of Opposing Mass Murder
Is the U.S. supposed to obey international law like some kind of peasant country? The very idea shocks the conscience.
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President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Melania Trump and President Trump during the opening of an anti-extremist center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2017. Danny Sjursen
The Real 'Troika of Tyranny' is Made Up of U.S. Allies
A threesome that just happen to be President Trump's best buddies in the Middle East
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Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy. Robert C. Koehler
Assange Indictments Hide the Context of War
We can't depend on large institutions to stand up for democracy
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One of the reasons investors still have confidence is because of political inaction on climate, especially by the Trump Administration. (Photo: Tony Webster/flickr/cc) Andy Rowell
Climate Denying Trump Administration Rebrands Fossil Fuels as "Freedom Gas"
If people thought the first two plus years of the Trump Administration were bad for those fighting climate change, the worst is seems yet to come
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
“We can have democracy in this country or we can have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few." (Photo: Illustration by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images) Robert Reich
What Does Oligarchy Mean? That We're Screwed.
The typical American has no influence at all
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Jeffrey C. Isaac
Mueller Just Invited Congress To Do Its Job: Impeach Trump
He might truly believe that the report is his testimony. But that is not for him to decide.
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Driven as always by self-interest and opportunism, Trump has now flipped from professing his “love” for WikiLeaks during the campaign to targeting Assange as part of the enemy. (Photo: Reuters) Bill Blum
Unequal Justice: Julian Assange Is an Enemy in Trump’s War on the First Amendment
Unless and until Assange’s prosecution is dismissed, no publication will be safe from the Administration’s vengeance and overreach
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The drivers of our slumping farm economy are longstanding and structural. (Photo: Shutterstock) Ben Lilliston
Taking Farmers for a Ride
Trump’s trade disruptions are inflicting real pain, but they’re also exposing the frailty of an agriculture economy built for big business
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"The secrecy of the fur industry, and the secrecy they’re allowed by law enables them to have so much cruelty within their industry." (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Michael Sainato, Chelsea Skojec
'Animal Fur Is Obsolete': Lawmakers Push Bills to Ban Sale of Animal Fur in California, Hawaii, and New York City
"This is a clear global movement away from the use of animal furs, especially among the world’s most respected brands and retailers."
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Ecuador rightly accepted Assange’s concerns that the US would seek his extradition and lock him out of sight for the rest of his life. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images) Jonathan Cook
Endless Procedural Abuses Show Julian Assange Case Was Never About Law
From the start, Assange faced political persecution
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President Donald Trump reversed former President Barack Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline in 2017, drawing protests.  Big banks have also been targeted for their continued funding of dirty fossil fuels projects. (Photo: Rainforest Action Network/Bonnie Chan/flickr/cc) Rivera Sun
The Bottom Line: Go for the Money
The knowledge of how activists can impact industry is powerful, especially if used strategically
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Iran’s oil is cheap and of a quality that Chinese refiners prefer. (Photo: AFP) Vijay Prashad
Does Iran’s Economic Fate Depend on a Lifeline From China?
Tehran has long hoped that China would continue to buy Iranian oil and prevent the meltdown of Iran’s economy and its government
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Tom Engelhardt
What Happened to the Global Anti-War Movement?
The world had never seen anything like it, but where did it go?
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Iran was screwed over by the US– it gave up its only deterrence card to forestall a US invasion and regime change. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Juan Cole
If Trump Really Only Wants 'No Iranian Nukes,' Then He Should Just Rejoin the Nuclear Deal
Destroying the JCPOA will simply remove the restrictions on Iran’s enrichment program, the opposite of what you would do if you don’t want them to have weapons
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I am not my abortion. Everything I am, however, is because of that abortion.(Photo: John Flores/Flickr/cc) Elly Lonon
I Had an Abortion. It’s None of Your Business Why.
Never forget that the right should always be ours, no matter the reason for our choices
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Many Americans have come to disapprove of those forever wars, but what have we citizens actually done about them? (Photo: Quora/Wikimedia) James Carroll
My Pentagon Regret
As the U.S. rattles its sabers at Tehran, echoes of Sabers past
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Farmworkers—according to some estimates numbering approximately three million—are forced to work for next to nothing as the landowners that employ them receive prices that are well below the cost of production. (Photo: Michael Davidson/flickr/cc) Anthony Pahnke, Jim Goodman
An Anti-Trust Reboot Could Give Democrats Traction in Rural America
For decades Democrats and Republicans have let corporate concentration and power grow, while the incomes of farmers and farmworkers shrink
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Through the silencing of Assange, the heart of democracy suffocates. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Nozomi Hayase
We Must Defend Assange to Save Free Press from American Despotism
Assange sacrificed his personal liberty so that we could all be free
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Protesters demonstrate in support of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange outside Southwark Crown Court where he was today sentenced on May 1, 2019 in London, England. Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, 47, was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions when he took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, charges he denies. The UK will now decide whether to extradite him to US to face conspiracy charges after his whistle-blow Glenn Greenwald
The Indictment of Assange Is a Blueprint for Making Journalists Into Felons
The First Amendment is meaningless if it only protects people the government recognizes as journalists.
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Chris Hedges
The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate
The shaping of the public into antagonistic tribes works commercially. It works politically. But it is a recipe for social disintegration.
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President Donald Trump lifts the "President’s Cup" to present it to Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium on Sunday. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) Michael WInship
Trump's Upcoming Yankee Doodle Disaster
I was there the last time a president and his pals tried to use the Fourth of July for partisan purposes.
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Monday, May 27, 2019
The stories become even more harrowing when we learn why ICE allegedly imposed solitary. (Photo: Thomas  Hawk/flickr/cc) Naureen Shah
DHS Is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement
ICE and its peer agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), have egregious records of allowing officials to commit abuses and endanger lives, often with impunity
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Paul Waldman
Trump views his freedom from the constraint of morals or ideals as his greatest strength
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If we, the people, are serious about stopping Trump, we’ll take to the streets en masse to engage in substantial and unrelenting civil disobedience. (Photo: Fabrizio Spano / Flickr) Paul Street
The Only Solution to America's Political Crisis
If we’re serious about popular sovereignty, we’ll stick around to "dismantle the corporate state" that birthed both Trump and the inauthentic opposition party
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More than 300 trained clinic escorts, including coordinator Olivia Anderson, shown here, shield patients from anti-abortion protesters at the New Orleans Abortion Fund’s partner clinic. (Photo: Linda Kocher) Kalena Thomhave
The Life-saving Work of Abortion Funds
Across the country, local groups have long been doing the work of filling the gaps in access to the procedure
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 It is even worse that we have a corporate media addicted—at the most charitable interpretation—to its own incompetence. (Photo: Screenshot) Jonathan Cook
The Western Media Is Key to Syria Deceptions
The media are not a watchdog on power but the public relations arm of giant corporations pursuing their narrow interests in the Middle East
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcoming ceremony November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) Jeffrey D. Sachs
China Is Not the Source of Our Economic Problems—Corporate Greed Is
The real battle is not with China but with America's own giant companies, many of which are raking in fortunes while failing to pay their own workers decent wages
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Sunday, May 26, 2019
People’s Action members stage a protest at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C. Mary Gerisch
Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll
So many lives are lost every day to our broken health system.
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Person holds sign reading: No ban! No wall! No raids! Dror Ladin
Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful’ Wall Crumbles in Court
The court’s order is a vindication of border communities’ advocacy for themselves, and of our Constitution’s separation of powers.
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Students hold signs during a March 14, 2018 day of action against gun violence. Christina Delgado
Our Schools Need Healing, Not More Guns
Gov. Abbott should reject HB 1387
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Sign reads: A better world is possible. Maude Barlow
In the Face of Right-Wing Strongmen and an Economy Rife With Insecurity, We Must Reject the Politics of Despair
Maude Barlow delivers keynote speech to Tommy Douglas Institute
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Carrie Severino leads the Judicial Crisis Network, a 501(c)(4) secret-money "social welfare" nonprofit that has spent millions of dollars promoting conservative judges and plays a key role in the campaign to ban legal abortion in the U.S. Sue Sturgis
The Secret Money Behind the Push to Ban Abortion
An index from the Institute for Southern Studies
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US Supreme Court John Atcheson
Law and Disorder: Why Corporatism Will Dominate US Policy for Decades to Come
Trump and McConnell are doing everything possible to pack the courts with folks who have a higher regard for business than they do for the Constitution.
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Saturday, May 25, 2019
Activists hold a banner reading "Fifteen and a Union" Rebekah Barber
Fight for $15 Protests McDonald's Over Workplace Violence
Fight for $15 Protests McDonald's Over Workplace Violence
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A bike sits along a narrow path at sunrise Cynthia Kaufman
Creating a Home through the Green New Deal
A review of Bruno Latour's Down to Earth
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Activists protest President Donald Trump's "Muslim Ban" in Washington, D.C. on January 29, 2017. Christopher Brauchli
The Muslim and The Trump
It is not only in President Xi that Mr. Trump finds a companion spirit when the topic is Muslims.
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A section of Washington's Olympic National Park. Paul Koberstein, Jessica Applegate
Where the Forest Has No Name
We are still waiting for someone to launch a campaign to “save the coastal ecosystem running from Northern California to Alaska."
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Placards and messages in support of Julian Assange sit outside Ecuadorian Embassy stands in South Kensington on April 5, 2019 in London. David Greene, Kurt Opsahl
The Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses a Clear and Present Danger to Journalism, the Freedom of the Press, and Freedom of Speech
Make no mistake, this not just about Assange or Wikileaks
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Basav Sen
The Terrifying Implications of India’s Elections for People and the Planet
The Modi government’s far-right bigotry is well-known, but its equally disturbing environmental record isn’t.
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  Young people take part in the March 15, 2019 global youth strike for climate justice in Nottingham, England. Mark Maslin
"They'll Give Me a Detention but It'll Be Worth It"—A Climate Scientist Interviews His Climate Striking Daughter
My daughter feels like she—and normal people like her—can make a difference.
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Friday, May 24, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while departing the White House May 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Japan where, according to the president, he will be the guest of honor at Japan's "biggest event that they’ve had in over 200 years," when he meets with the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and new emperor, Naruhito. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
Is Impeachment Really Optional? Sometimes a Strong Offense Is the Only Defense
While Democratic leaders worry about being or seeming to be too “aggressive,” Trump is now turning the tables on them, putting them—and all of us who have questioned this administration—on the defensive.
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The migration crisis is, more accurately, a crisis of displacement. It is the product of a model of globalization that prioritizes the profits of a few over the lives of the many. (Photo by Orlando Sierra/Stringer/Getty Images) Michael Galant
The Right to Stay Home
Welcoming migrants is not enough—We need to change the global economy of displacement
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Global warming is so existentially terrifying, even seasoned activists may avoid the issue. (Photo: Christian Kortum) Adam Eichen
Waking Up to the Sunrise Movement
I battled climate change via a bank shot, never directly, in part because of existential despair. After attending a meeting, I realized my mistake.
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Christian Christensen
Assange, Espionage, and the Cult of Personality
Whatever schadenfreude some people—including some journalists, pundits and politicians—may feel over the idea of Assange spending time behind bars (regardless of the charge), the fact remains that criminalizing the work of journalism is ultimately destructive for any country that wants to call...
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The truth is that tribal people are the best conservationists and understand their environment better than anyone else.(Photo: Survival International) Fiore Longo
A Colonialist Land Grab Is Happening Right Now in Congo
In the name of "conservation," thousands of families, tribes and communities in Africa and Asia have had their land stolen and been forced into destitution and despair
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 ‘We are the people who happen to be alive at the moment when our choices will determine the future for thousands of years’. (Photo: Stéphane Mahé/Reuters)  Naomi Klein, Nnimmo Bassey, Bill McKibben, et al.
We’re Stepping Up—Join Us For a Day to Halt This Climate Crisis
We’re calling for a global strike on 20 September. Disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our future
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There is no question that neither Bolton nor Pompeo are to be trusted and that Bolton’s over reach of authority is the key driver pushing for confrontation and divisiveness while Pompeo is a more personally shrewd team player and somewhat less of a loose cannon. (Photo: State Department via Wikimedia Commons) Renee Parsons
Peace With Iran Is a Good Thing
Trump allows himself to be played like a fiddle, complicit with the neocon’s latest nefarious schemes that reveal him as a second-rate player; deteriorating before the public with a history of clumsy international gaffe
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 Kushner is not able to understand the pain for Palestinians of living under Israeli occupation. (Photo: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro, via Flickr @thejointstaff). Juan Cole
Jared Kushner Is Surprised He Can’t Get Palestinian Businessmen on Board with Promises of Prosperity
They know that trying to build economic prosperity in an Occupied territory full of stateless people with no recourse is like building a mansion on quicksand. It will sink.
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As scientists warn of a growing global extinction crisis, Grijalva’s bill would offer a much-needed lifeline for America’s most endangered wildlife. (Photo: Getty Images) Stephanie Kurose
Fund Endangered Species Act, It's Saved 99 Percent of Wildlife on the Brink
If we do not provide more funding to save them now, we will almost surely lose them forever
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What is being attempted here is the de facto redefinition of the powers of the Legislative Branch by members of the Executive. (Photo: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/Getty Images) Charles P. Pierce
This Is Pure Authoritarian Audacity
The administration* tries something and, if there's no resistance, tries something more. This time, it's shrouding the Pentagon in secrecy as we saber-rattle at Iran
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Meanwhile, egged on by Bolton, Trump is considering sending 120,000 or more troops into another purposeless bloodbath in the Middle East. (Photo: Shutterstock) Peter Certo
Pardoning War Criminals Is a Monstrous Way to Honor Memorial Day
Glorifying serial killer-type behavior most service members would find appalling is a strange way to honor them
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Louise Melling
An Outright Reversal of Roe V. Wade Isn’t All We Should Fear
Much damage can be done—indeed, is being done—long before the question reaches the Supreme Court
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“We see Ms. Smith’s appointment and career background as a travesty and an insult to all those that seek peace and social justice.”(Photo: Time & Life images) Russell Mokhiber
Facing Growing Backlash CIA Veteran Stephanie Smith Steps Down As Chair of Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
“This is a people’s victory for all fighting for peace and justice in America.”
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 My destination was Marseilles (mar-SAYLZ), Illinois, a small prairie town with a population hovering around 5,000. (Photo: Flickr) Andrew Bacevich
The “Forever Wars” Enshrined
What Illinois bikers know that Washington doesn't
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Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. (Photo: Matt Rourke / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
Joe Biden Is Not the Pragmatic Choice for 2020
Behind Biden are all the elite forces who dream of retaining the status quo that preserves their profits
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The Kochs donated approximately $150 million to 300 colleges and universities between 2005 and 2015, gifts they frequently specified must support economics and law schools fostering unfettered free-market capitalism. (Photo: DonkeyHotey/cc/flickr) Leo Gerard
Beware Billionaires Bearing Gifts
For Americans to achieve real freedom and self-governance, some of the billions that flow into the pockets of the already rich must go instead into the paychecks of the workers whose sweat creates profits
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Thus far, Trump looks like he’s completely getting his way and stomping on the hapless Democrats. This round goes to the bully. (Photo: People's Action Blog) Miles Mogulescu
It’s Time For The Democratic Party To Stand Up
The reasons House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership have thus far put politics above principle, and oppose commencing impeachment hearings, is their (mistaken) belief that it will help Trump win reelection
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 The harm begins with the dehumanization itself—the stripping of one’s rights. (Photo: a katz / Shutterstock) Robert C. Koehler
Politicizing a Woman’s Body
Denying a woman the right to have control over her own body is dehumanization of the highest order
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Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren make a joint appearance on Capitol Hill during a 2017 news conference about health care reform. (Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP) Adam Johnson
Warren and Sanders Understand the Power of 'The Bad Guy'
For Sanders and Warren, it’s simple: The Bad Guy is the rich, the one percent, the oligarchy
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Prohibition also hurts the economy in terms of lost wages. (Photo: Getty) Robert Reich
Why We Must Legalize Marijuana
The federal prohibition of marijuana has been unnecessarily cruel—wasting billions of dollars, unjustly harming millions of lives, and furthering racist policies
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Ralph Nader
What and Who Gave Us Trump?
Why did Trump look around and think, "Hey, I can get away with this."? Well, take a look around.
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Norman Solomon
Will Biden’s Dog Whistles for Racism Catch Up with Him?
Apt to be a big political liability among voters who normally vote Democratic in large numbers, the presumed frontrunner's troubling past on these issues is an incontrovertible reality
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Tim Lau
The Government Is Expanding Its Social Media Surveillance Capabilities
But social media monitoring programs and the algorithms that power them aren’t effective — and may be discriminatory.
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Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron, parents of Ethiopian Air crash victim Samya Stumo, hold signs as they listen to testimony during a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee about the Boeing 737 MAX airplane in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Department of Transportation is investigating the process that certified the airplane, which has been grounded since it was involved in two fatal crashes, killing 346 Russell Mokhiber
Blaming Dead Pilots Brought to You by Boeing
Why would they do this? To shift the blame. After all, there is an active criminal investigation focused directly on Boeing and the responsible executives.
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Michael Winship
A US Foreign Policy in Three Simple Words: Do No Harm
When it comes to the worldwide destruction of democracy, Trump is the enabler supreme.
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 U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rose Garden at the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he was engaged in a cover up. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
Impeachment Will Succeed If It Demonstrates Very Publicly That Trump Is a Tyrant Unfit for Office and GOP Lawmakers Are His Enablers
That is all that can be expected. But that is enough.
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America Needs a Long-Term Care Program for Seniors Sarah Anderson
America Needs a Long-Term Care Program for Seniors
By 2035, seniors will outnumber children. A new plan in Washington state shows how we can care for them — and for their caretakers.
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Phyllis Bennis
Foreign Aid That Costs an Arm and a Leg — Literally
The U.S.-funded Israeli military is shooting so many unarmed Palestinians that the UN is warning of an amputation crisis in Gaza.
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Bill Moyers
What If We Covered the Climate Emergency Like We Did World War II?
Can we get this story right? Can we tell it whole? Can we connect the dots and inspire people with the possibility of change?
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Iranians walk in Valiasr Street in northern Tehran on 8 May. (Photo: AFP/Getty) Belén Fernández
Has the New York Times Declared War on Iran?
In its quest to paint Iran as a violent aggressor, the US media does not care to provide relevant history
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Ryan Cooper
Bernie Sanders Is Bringing Back the Most Underrated Education Policy
School integration has been outside the main political discussion for a long time, and it's long since time we started talking about it again.
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Melissa Simpson holds up her arm with "My Body My Choice" written on it during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta, United States. The bill would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The Alabama abortion law, signed by Gov. Kay Ivey last week, includes no exceptions for cases of rape and incest, outlawing all abortions except when necessary to prevent serious health problems for the woman. Though women are exempt Jesse Jackson
Extremist Laws Will Make It Harder for Poor Women to End Pregnancies
Passing laws that outlaw abortions won't end abortions. They will simply make them less safe, putting more lives at risk.
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Pat Thomas
6 Reasons Impossible Burger's CEO Is Wrong About GMO Soy
It's time to demand more from the food we eat, better protection from our regulators and a higher level of truthfulness and transparency from food brands
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Nancy J. Altman
Beware Trump's Sneak Attack on Social Security
"Chained CPI" might sound technical and boring, but anyone who has closely followed the Social Security debate knows better. It has long been proposed as a deceptive, hard-to-understand way to cut our earned Social Security benefits.
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Leana Wen
Trump Owns This Attack on American Women
This is now a fight we can and will win, if Americans are ready to act on their convictions and make women's health a priority. And by doing so, we will not only protect women's health care and rights for this generation and generations to come, but we will also shine a spotlight on Trump's...
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Tom Engelhardt
The United States of... American Exceptionalism and Overseas Meddling
On living in a nation of political narcissists
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Bill Blum
Why Are Democrats So Scared of Impeachment?
All things considered, the real issue is not whether Trump should be impeached, but when and how impeachment should unfold
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Thom Hartmann
This Is How Republics Die
And no, the nation will not just "bounce back" once Trump is gone
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Monday, May 20, 2019
Christian Christensen
From Greta Thunberg to Parkland: Young Activists and the Right-Wing Smear Industry
These attacks have become an industry supposedly rooted in a worldview that worships rights and individual freedoms, but, in actual fact, is rooted in a hatred of activism, principle, and dedication
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Vijay Prashad
Fear the Mustache: Why Bolton Makes Even Donald Trump Nervous
The normal aggressiveness of the U.S. military force does not satisfy Bolton; he wants the United States to deepen its aggressiveness.
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Marcia Mitchell
Iraq All Over Again? And Where Is Katharine Gun
A rush to war based on faulty intelligence and a manufactured crisis sounds very familiar.
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Laura Flanders
Can It Happen Here?
It's not the hate that’s new. It’s the apparent sense of entitlement.
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