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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Katharine Trendacosta
Tell Congress to Stand Up for Real Net Neutrality Protections
The just-introduced Save the Internet Act would restore the 2015 Open Internet Order and prevent the FCC from pulling the same stunt it did in 2017 by ignoring facts and the clear desire of the people.
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 Suspicions were intensified by war gamers’ determination to make the play as close to the real thing as possible, right down to wheeling out pretend nuclear warheads, use of encrypted messages, and periods of total silence., all warlike actions.(Photo: tofoli.douglas/flickr/public domain) John Buell
Nuclear Brinkmanship Is Back: Why We Need a New Peace Movement
Nuclear modernization is one of the most wasteful aspects of a bloated military budget and drains the economy of persons and resources needed to mitigate the damage climate change is already inflicting
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The first results from the recognition that there are morally urgent unmet needs which could be eliminated with appropriate funding generated by the tax revenue on income above the maximum wage. (Photo: Screenshot) Colin Hickey
Debating a Maximum Wage
Simply select an income point past which all earnings are taxed at 100%
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No one can deny that Omar has endured a great deal of hateful Islamophobia. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) Naomi LaChance
The Slandering of Ilhan Omar
"As if her words have anything to do with the rising white supremacy that actually endangers Jews."
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Presidential candidates could bring much-needed attention to the idea by publicly supporting it. (Photo: Getty) Adam Eichen
We Need Ranked-Choice Voting in the Presidential Primaries
The Democratic Party should signal to state lawmakers and party leaders that RCV would be welcome
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If the United States were to take a leadership role in poverty reduction and addressing environmental concerns, it could begin to restore its reputation in Latin America and around the world. (Photo: Andes) Ronn Pineo
Time for a Democratic New Good Neighbor Policy
Investing in immigration reform, fair trade, gun control, poverty reduction and environmental concerns in Latin America
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What I learned on this epic journey is that all rural communities are reeling. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Niaz Dorry
Rural America Is Reeling. What’s the Remedy?
While the U.S. government has prioritized the bailout of Wall Street with public monies, it has marginalized distressed rural communities and failed to provide the necessary funds, expertise and assistance to help revitalize them
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  Break in: communist-affiliated PAME union members force their way into the labour ministry in Athens during a 2018 protest. (Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty) Yanis Varoufakis
Let’s Change Europe From the Ground Up
The DiEM25 manifesto proposes immediate financial changes within the existing structures of the EU, to end austerity and fund a green, and hopefully post-capitalist, future. It operates across the continent.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Greg Grandin, Noam Chomsky, Sujatha Fernandes, Daniel Hellinger, et al.
An Open Letter to the Washington Office on Latin America About Its Stance on US Effort to Overthrow Venezuelan Government
We believe that the Trump administration’s regime change effort in Venezuela is wrong in every way: morally, legally, and politically.
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President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act while John Dingell Sr., behind him, watches. (Photo: Public domain via Wikimedia, modified from the original.) Nancy J. Altman
This Political Family Has Been Fighting for Social Security and Medicare for All Since the 1930s
The day that John Dingell Jr. died, he told his wife that it was her job to bring Medicare for All over the finish line. And she will.
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The political denunciations of Omar are defensive, self-righteous, and cynical. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
In Defense of Ilhan Omar, Again
Did the House pass such a full-throated Resolution about anti-Semitism after Charlottesville, or after the recent Pittsburgh synagogue massacre?
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Though these additives exist in trace or larger quantities in nearly every packaged food we consume, after they are approved, there isn’t enough research to understand their long-term health effects. (Photo:  Michael Semensohn/flickr/cc) Melissa Kravitz
FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, but Won’t Enforce Until 2020
Recently banned food additives will be on grocery shelves all year. Should you panic?
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Most of President Trump’s liberal opponents, including Oliver, lack a systemic framework capable of confronting the looming crisis because, in many ways, the looming crisis is the current crisis. (Photo: Screenshot) Adam Simpson
What John Oliver Gets Wrong About Robots and Jobs
His “Last Week Tonight” segment on workforce automation was darkly entertaining but incomplete without a systemic critique of the power dynamics of automation and the environmental costs of relentless growth
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The point of using such harsh language and of reproducing a repertoire of clichés about a country (dictator, authoritarian, starvation, terrorism, drug cartels) is to delegitimize the government of that state and to begin to legitimize much more dramatic regime change protocols. (Photo: @compartycanada) Vijay Prashad
Will the U.S. End Up Putting Sanctions on Every Country That Doesn’t Bend to Its Will?
To disarm a country, it must be bombed to smithereens. To feed a country, it must be prevented from freely importing food. T o save a country, it must be destroyed.
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The political right is uniting with establishment Democrats in denouncing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for his supposedly pro-dictatorship stance on Venezuela. And the media are piling on.(Photo: ABC/Screengrab) Alan MacLeod
Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check
The reality is that nothing but complete capitulation to this extractive right-wing tactic will be accepted
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If the scientists are right, "isn't Pelosi's incrementalist approach to climate absurdly inadequate?" he writes. "Isn't it, in fact, like trying to put out a forest fire with a plant mister?"(Photo: Illustrated | Mark Wilson/Getty Images, JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
The Big Problem With Climate 'Realism'
Penny-ante political moderation can not possibly get the job done
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A crowd forms to take photos of the marchers before they cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday, March 3, 2019, during the Bloody Sunday commemoration in Selma, Ala. (Photo: AP Photo/Julie Bennett) Jesse Jackson
Selma, the Birthplace of Modern Democracy in America
Selma helped secure the right to vote for African Americans and the young, and for providing the foundation for future battles for equality, including the equal rights of women
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Families have been tear gassed at the border and children have already died in Border Patrol custody. (Photo: Reuters) Greg Grandin
Donald Trump, Pornographer-in-Chief
Bound at the border, or how to make border porn: bread, circuses, and duct tape
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Jeff Cohen
WaPo Warns Dems That Progressive Policies Could Bring Them Many Victories
Beware the potent threat of "centrist bias"
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Eugene Robinson
Trump's Unhinged CPAC Speech Should Concern Us All
The president of the United States gave a rambling and incoherent two-hour speech in which he raved like a lunatic and told crazy, self-serving lies from start to finish. If that no longer qualifies...
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Disclaimer: This blog is not really about Beyonce. (Photo: Getty Images) Sarah Anderson
What’s Worse Than Ticket Scalpers? Stock Scalpers.
A new Wall Street Tax proposal would crack down on the high frequency traders that are cheating the rest of us.
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Monday, March 4, 2019
The four bullets that killed Marielle in downtown Rio de Janeiro, which were once owned by the Federal Police of Brazil, have not stopped her from being an empowering source of support for black people and people of color across the world. (Photo: Democracy Now!) Tanya Rawal-Jindia
It’s Carnaval in Brazil—What ‘Marielle Presente’ Means for Women of Color Across the Globe
The name and image of Marielle Franco—an intersectional representation of the many wars being fought—serves as more than just a reminder
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It now becomes increasingly clear that the official rationale for initiating the Afghanistan War was bogus from the very outset. (Photo: DVIDSHUB/flickr/cc) Andrew Bacevich
The US Quietly Negotiates ‘Peace with Honor’ in Afghanistan
As the US government turns its back on Afghanistan, count on the paladins of national security quickly forgetting all that occurred there and moving on
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 If properly structured, MFA can do that: cut costs while improving choice. (Photo: Rep. Eliot Engel/Twitter) Jeffrey D. Sachs
The Medicare for All Bill Is a Winner
Americans know that the healthcare system is rigged, and they will support a new system that convincingly shows the way to fair and reasonable healthcare costs
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The hypocrisy of her critics on this issue is breathtaking. (Photo: @SamFathallah/Twitter) Juan Cole
Israel Lobbies Slam Ilhan Omar Even as They Try to Bankrupt Small Leftist Arkansas Paper Over Israel Boycott
The Israel lobbies that direct campaign money to representatives and senators insist that Israeli policy of imposing Jim Crow discrimination on Palestinians in the Occupied Territories never be criticized on the floor of Congress
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On March 14, 2017, Trump, along with Kushner, met with Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office.  (Photo: The White House/flickr) Chris Hedges
Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove
The thought of nuclear weapons being in the hands of psychopathic Salman is terrifying
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Twenty-first-century China has launched what could prove to be the greatest global infrastructure project of all time. (Photo: Getty) Tom Engelhardt
A Swiftian Modest Proposal for the President
Or how to solve the border and China problems in one swell foop
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At the same time, we begin to rewrite the tax code in favor of ordinary Americans, instead of large corporations and the wealthy. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/flickr/cc) Robert Reich
A Bold New Idea to Boost Wages
Enlarge and expand the Earned Income Tax Credit
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former vice president Joe Biden. (Photo: Screenshot) Robert Borosage
Democrats Need to Think Big for 2020
We need a true populist, someone who is able to detail how Trump has betrayed the very workers he claims to serve
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Norman Solomon
The Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC "Rigging"—It's Media Trashing
Often functioning as propaganda outlets, the major news media serve as an amplification system for corporate power
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Sunday, March 3, 2019
pence at past CPAC Harold Meyerson
Why the Republicans' New "Red Scare" Tactics Ring False
The public's idea of socialism has shifted over the last 70 years from one verging on totalitarianism to one far closer to European social democracy
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Betsy DeVos Steven Singer
Betsy DeVos' Right-Wing School Indoctrination Program
The billionaire heiress who bought her position as Donald Trump's Education Secretary plans to spend $5 billion of your tax dollars on private, religious, and parochial schools
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Separated by a wall, the border towns of Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta Stacey McKenna
Border Wall Trumped by Art and Community
As the U.S. debates the wall, two sister cities divided by the border work to preserve and perpetuate a shared identity
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Hoosick Fall, New York Laurel Schaider
EPA's Plan to Regulate Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water Is a Drop in the Bucket
The plan largely focuses on addressing problems at existing contaminated sites, not on keeping these chemicals out of water supplies and the environment
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obama'a hand Leonard Pitts Jr.
Should Trump Lose in 2020, a Smooth Transition Is Not Guaranteed
"Normal" is gone
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Michael Cohen Michael Winship
Michael Cohen and the Devil in the Details
What happens when you devote your life to a scoundrel dedicated to no one but himself
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Solar workers John Miller
Up Against the Wall Street Journal: A Green Job Guarantee
With an environmental crisis bearing down on us, and having suffered through a nearly decade-long economic expansion that has done so little to improve the lot of most workers, this is no time for half measures
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Robert Mercer Andy Rowell
As Evidence of Man-Made Global Warming Hits 'Gold Standard,' Robert Mercer Continues Funding Denialists
Mercer’s denial is eroding our future and that of our children, too
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ballot and hand Zachary Roth
Now Is the Time to Think Big on Voting
A decade ago, automatic voter registration seemed ambitious, and today it's reality. What might be the next transformative reform?
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Vice President Mike Pence Cynthia Nixon
Mike Pence Isn't 'Decent.' He's Insidious
When politicians of a certain age reminisce about the "civility" that used to define Washington, it's telling that the old guard conveniently forgets that this decorum has never been extended to all
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Saturday, March 2, 2019
sign at GOP event Juan Cole
Vile Racism in West Virginia GOP: Rep. Ilhan Omar Likened to al-Qaeda
They hung a poster of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers, labeled "'NEVER FORGET'—YOU SAID." Below it they placed a picture of the congresswoman, labeled "I AM PROOF—YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN."
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U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) Jeffrey C. Isaac
Kamala Harris Is Not a Red-Baiter, She's Just Not a Socialist (Like Most Americans)
It will be necessary, at some point in the summer of 2020, for all of the contestants to come together behind the winner of the primary, in order to defeat Trump and his Republican enablers
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union members Sarah Lahm
Pennsylvania Workers Are Waging the Biggest US Manufacturing Strike in the Trump Era
"People would rather work than be on strike, but they're not willing to hand every aspect of their life over to the boss, and they're not willing to create a permanent underclass of low wage workers."
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water protectors Nicola Morrow
The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent
Protesters and advocacy groups have the right to freely and vigorously criticize their opponents, even when their speech threatens to subvert corporate interests
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Friday, March 1, 2019
"Big pharma is out of excuses," writes Lawson. "The solutions Rep. Jayapal’s bill lays out for lowering the costs of prescription drugs are thoroughly practical. They will do a much better job at ensuring patients can access their medicines than the current system, which is rigged to benefit pharma CEOs and shareholders." (Image: Office of Rep. Pramila Jayapal) Alex Lawson
Medicare for All Will Drastically Lower Prescription Drug Prices by Taking on Pharma’s Greed
For a Medicare for All system to meaningfully lower prescription drug prices, it must give the government the power to put the patent at risk, not the patient
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Arundhati Roy
Kashmir Is Potentially The Flashpoint For A Future Nuclear War
Narendra Modi has demonstrated to the world that Kashmir is potentially the most dangerous place on earth, the bestselling Indian author wrote
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Fast forward to today and my community is experiencing unprecedented levels of Islamophobia that are normalized in media, policy, and culture, not only in the U.S. but globally. (Photo: SocialJusticeSeeker812/cc/flickr) Haleema Bharoocha
Algorithmic Bias: How Algorithms Can Limit Economic Opportunity for Communities of Color
As a young person of color who relies heavily on technology, I worry about the ways inequality is becoming automated, normalized and worsened through computerized decision-making systems
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Venezuela, like Cuba and the social democrat countries of Europe, dramatically lowered child poverty, infant mortality, illiteracy, and homelessness when compared to the wealthier US. (Photo: Franco Fasuli/Getty Images) H. Patricia Hynes
Hands off Venezuela
The arc of U.S. militarism across the 20th century and into the 21st is neither moral nor does it bend toward justice
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The fact that two women have kick-started a much-needed debate about taxes in the United States is not a coincidence. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Magdalena Sepúlveda
Economic Inequality and Taxation are Feminist Issues
When corporations do not pay their fair share of taxes, there is less money to invest in public services, sustainable infrastructure and social protection, which are the key drivers for gender equality
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One likely problem is Trump's bone-deep ignorance and total lack of curiosity about anything other than himself. (Photo: Illustrated | MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images, ApoevAndrey/iStock) Ryan Cooper
Donald Trump Is the Worst Presidential Negotiator in History
This gets to the heart of what Trump really is: a spoiled rich baby
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A section of a 1933 mural by artist Diego Rivera, whose work often celebrated socialism, including labor, industry, and the use of technology for improving humanity’s condition. ( Photo: Detroit Institute of Arts) David Korten
Climate Change Is Too Serious for Political Labels
Opponents of the Green New Deal immediately resorted to last century’s socialist baiting. We’re past that.
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Javad Zarif (Gabriel Petrescu via Shutterstock) Dina Esfandiary
Zarif Resigns, Then Returns with Stronger Hand
He took the fight out into the public sphere, and he won
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Free speech… if you can afford the megaphone! (Photo: Mike Keefe InToon.com) Frances Moore Lappé
On Democracy, Did Our Highest Court Ignore Its Strongest Argument?
Americans end up with the right to speak but zero right to be heard
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People are saying the Green New Deal is impossible. What is impossible is saving our planetary ecosystem while preserving our current way of life. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Kristine Mattis
There’s Nothing Radical About the Green New Deal
Our insatiable yearning for more has left us with less of the one thing upon which our entire lives depend: the natural world
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Juan Cole
Netanyahu to Be Indicted on Bribery, Fraud, Press Tampering: Israeli AG
They are not his biggest crimes, but they certainly line up with what his leadership represents
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
the study noted that chemicals aren't necessarily safe just because regulatory bodies say they are.(Photo: Pixaby) Olivia Rosane
Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested
"While these levels of glyphosate are below EPA risk tolerances for beverages, it is possible that even low levels of glyphosate can be problematic."
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National security adviser John Bolton. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Gareth Porter
The Right May Finally Get Its War on Iran
Unless much stronger anti-war forces can be organized in coming months, that danger appears extremely serious
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Michael Cohen testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Photo: CNBC screen shot) Sonali Kolhatkar
Cohen Hearing Shows How Trump’s Presidency Is Built on Racism
Cohen’s testimony confirms that Trump’s corruption, deception and hunger for power are built on an edifice of racist scapegoating
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really is a breath of fresh air and an exemplary politician of the left. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
Why AOC Is Such a Terrific Member of Congress
Defeating Trump politically, part 5
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An American flag in Killington, Vermont, in the aftermath of 2011’s Hurricane Irene. (Photo: AP Photo / Matt Rourke) Alfred W. McCoy
What Does It Take to Destroy a World Order?
How climate change could end Washington’s global dominion
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I am torn apart by the suffering of refugees and the bombastic manipulation of politicians, who try to turn the planet’s most vulnerable into national enemies.(Photo: Sam Boal/The Journal) Robert C. Koehler
The Squirming Buddha
Who are we in relation to others? What do we owe them? What do we owe ourselves?
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In this year’s walkouts, teachers have raised the stakes in challenging progressives to come down firmly on their side to oppose further expansion of privatization efforts. (Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald) Jeff Bryant
The Rapid Victory of the West Virginia Teacher Strike Shows What Happens When Progressives Join the Fight Against School Privatization
The hope is that the solidarity shown by progressive opposition to school privatization in West Virginia can rub off on states where charters are more abundant
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Collaboration among scientists, policymakers, social scientists, humanists, and community leaders is key to contending with the Anthropocene. (Photo: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance) Julia Adeney Thomas
Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change”
Slowing climate change is crucial but navigating its challenges is only possible if it is understood as one facet of planetary overshoot
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
If there is one thing that everyone from all sides can agree upon, in this regard, it is that Cohen’s testimony is certainly salacious. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Peter Bloom
A Conman, a Liar, and a Rigged System
Michael Cohen’s testimony revels how Trump was the perfect candidate for the US’s broken democracy
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President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO) Helena Cobban
The Curious Case of US Domination of Palestine-Israel Peacemaking
United Nations subordination to U.S. “leadership” has greenlighted the “peace-free process” that Washington has pursued continuously since 1993
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"Leaving aside the very significant economic benefits—not just human health, but economic gains—that will come from improving the national health system," writes Weissman, with Medicare for All "we can eliminate upwards of $500 billion annually in spending wasted on bureaucracy, inefficiency and excessive corporate profits." (Photo: @RepAndyLevin/Twitter) Robert Weissman
We Can't Afford to Keep Our Failing Healthcare System. But We Absolutely Can Afford Medicare for All
There are some silly arguments against Medicare-for-All, but one that gains a lot of traction: Can we afford it? The short answer is: Yes.
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Indian soldiers stand next to the wreckage of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district in Kashmir February 27, 2019 (Photo: Danish Ismail/Reuters) Happymon Jacob
Is War Coming to South Asia?
The confrontation between India and Pakistan could escalate further but war is not in anyone's interest
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A dust storm moves across Lucerne Valley, Calif., on Feb. 25. (Photo: Los Angeles Times) David Wallace-Wells
Our Five Biggest Delusions About Climate Change
We need a new humanities of climate change to guide us through the dilemmas and paradoxes that it will bring
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Our task is to keep doing what brought us this far: organizing, harmonizing and mobilizing.(Photo: Screenshot) Jim Hightower
Push, Push, Push: How Movements Succeed
Push on we must, for it's the only way We the People have ever made progress toward the democratic society we seek
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Solar energy installation provides good, union jobs for electrical workers. (Photo: Clean Energy Economy for the Region, CC BY 2.0.) Saurav Sarkar
A Green New Deal for American Labor?
Just like the original New Deal in the ’30s, AOC's version of a Green New Deal would include a federal guarantee of living-wage employment
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Something had to break, and, in the end, it was a break with the EU — it was Brexit. (Photo: Reuters) Sally Tomlinson , Danny Dorling
The Key to the Brexit Backstory
How did Britain’s wealthy take the end of the British empire? Not well—and the rest of us are still paying the price
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 One seldom hears liberals or leftists in the press give “advice” to Republicans about they ought to do to win. (Photo: Screenshot) Adam Johnson
The Return of the Inexplicable Republican Best Friend
Media present GOP left-bashing as good-faith advice
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We’ll actually spend less, and get far better coverage – Medicare for All is the prescription America and our rural communities need. (Photo: Pacific Press) Barb Kalbach
Rural America Needs Medicare for All Now
The future does not look bright if we stay on our current failed path
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, an outspoken and successful American Muslim Black woman, embodies the very threat to patriarchal white supremacy and colonialism that many in power find so disturbing. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/Flickr/cc) Jordan Goldwarg, Aneelah Afzali
Progressives Must Stop Weaponizing Charges of Anti-Semitism Against Critics of Israel
It is shocking that the main targets of outrage over anti-Semitism have been members of marginalized communities on the progressive left who are critical of the administration and Israeli policies, as opposed to those posing a real threat to Jews, Muslims, and Blacks alike in our country
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Francisco Rodríguez
How to Avoid a War in Venezuela
When the United States chose to recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president – along with a group of Latin American countries – and ban oil trade with the Maduro government, it was betting that the pressure would be sufficient to topple the regime quickly. So, now what?
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Since the Shelby decision, changes to state voting laws are leading the United States in the wrong direction and leaving the voices of millions of citizens behind. (Photo: Greg Nash) Terri Sewell
For a More Perfect Union, Restore the Voting Rights Act
Everything starts with the vote—representation, districting and policies that impact every single American.
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The United States should impose a similar mechanism on targeted advertising to counteract how the platforms undermine journalism and amplify content that’s polluting our civic discourse. (Photo: The Hill) Timothy Karr, Craig Aaron
Want to Save Journalism? Tax the Attention Economy
The American people and our elected leaders must hold the online platforms and exploitative advertisers to account, and do what it takes to repair and revitalize a news ecosystem in crisis.
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While age is a factor, Sanders’s personal energy and dynamism belie his years. David McWilliams
Can Bernie Sanders Fix the Broken American Dream?
We are in a different era where the electorate is up for grabs.
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Robert Reich
The American People Have Already Fired Trump
Don't get me wrong. He’s still dangerous, like an old land mine buried in the mud, but the president has become less powerful and increasingly less relevant
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The word “Chavista” has a resonance. It refers to those women and men who are loyal to Chavez and to the Bolivarian Revolution.(Photo: Vijay Prashad) Vijay Prashad
Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention
'We will fight against any attack on Venezuela. We will defend ourselves.”
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The bottom 90% are the lucky owners of about three-quarters of the country’s household debt. (Photo: Getty) Nomi Prins
Survival of the Richest
Building a great wall of wealth.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a candidate for president, at a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H., on Sunday. (Photo: Steven Senne/AP) Elizabeth Bruenig
Amy Klobuchar’s Defenders Mistake the Promise of Feminism
There are enough women running who don’t share Klobuchar’s staff issues, and who can therefore more credibly set forth a pro-worker agenda, to make criticism of Klobuchar tactically safe (if you’re protecting a path for women to the presidency) as well as morally justified.
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It seems when we are the victims, its news; when they are it isn't. (Photo: Flickr/Asian Development Bank/CC) Jerry Kroth
Not for Prime Time:“US Kills 951 Civilians!”
These were regular, men, women, children, grandparents, aunt's, uncles, and cousins who succumbed to American bullets and bombs.
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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson questions NASA Administrator Charles Bolden during a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology budget hearing, Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls via Flickr) Elliott Negin
Is the Tide Turning on President Trump’s War on Science?
Now that Democrats control the House of Representatives, Trump’s attack on science-based policymaking could be curtailed
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Republicans don’t have a monopoly on politicians who cozy up to corporate power. (Photo: The Washington Post via Getty Images)  Zach Carter
Democrats, It’s Time We Had A Talk About Power
The policy-wonk Olympics of the 2020 primary election won’t matter if Democrats can’t confront corruption.
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Monday, February 25, 2019
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright
Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Resigns Hours After Meeting With US Peace Delegation
In the meeting, Jarif expressed frustration with the Europeans, who say they want to salvage the nuclear deal—which he helped forge with the Obama administration—but have refused to provide real economic relief to the Iranian people since Trump ditched the agreement
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 This hasn’t gotten more granular than asking candidates if they call themselves Democratic Socialists. We're going to have to do better than that. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) Laura Flanders
Time For Socialist History Month?
We need to take a long, hard look at the ideology that underpins what we call capitalism
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“This is a historic moment for Mauritius and all its people, including the Chagossians who were unconscionably removed from their homeland and prevented from returning for the last half century.”(Photo: PA) Brett Wilkins
Diego Garcia: UN Court Calls on Britain to ‘Decolonize’ Chagos Islands
Diego Garcia is one of the largest and most important US military bases in the world.
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Jeremy Brecher
The Green New Deal Can Work – Here’s How
18 concrete ways to make the urgently needed climate mobilization a reality
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Tom Engelhardt
Striking for the Right to a Future
On saying 'yes' to something better and the courage to say 'no'
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Soldiers of South Korea and the United States stand guard during a commemorative ceremony for the anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. (Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AP) Gloria Steinem, Christine Ahn
Women Marched for Korean Reconciliation. Washington Is in Our Way.
All too often, we’ve witnessed women being left out of peace talks, even though studies show that when women play authoritative roles, agreements are far more likely to be signed and to last.
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From left, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Jared Bernstein
The Economic Rationale for the Democrats’ Aggressive Agenda
There are good reasons to expand government programs right now.
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Hilel Garmi is refusing to serve in the IDF in protest of the military’s policies in the occupied territories. (Photo: Yoav Eshel) Rory Fanning
A Teenage War Resister in Israel
An antiwar story from the embattled Middle East
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“Nonviolent discipline, as the research shows, is the No. 1 criterion for maximizing the potential for success.”(Photo: Mr.Fish) Chris Hedges
Extinction Rebellion
“It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth.”
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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Demonstrators in Washington, D.C. rally in support of a financial transaction tax on April 20, 2013. Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins
What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through Tax Policy
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
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Kids want climate justice Norah Vawter
The Kids Might Save Us All
For years, I've been fighting to save the planet for my son's generation. Now they're fighting for themselves.
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Sunrise Movement activists and allies outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office in San Francisco to say, "Support the Green New Deal now!" Bill McKibben
The Hard Lessons of Dianne Feinstein’s Encounter with the Young Green New Deal Activists
Youth carry the moral authority here
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Members of the Sunrise Movement and allies stand outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office in San Francisco on Feb. 22, 2019 demanding the California Democrat back the Green New Deal legislation. John Atcheson
"Realists" Are Courting Global Devastation
Who are the true realists? Those backing the Green New deal, or those backing "ineffective half measures"?
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