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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Trump lost the national popular vote by 2.9 million ballots. (Photo: Donald Trump/cc/flickr) John Nichols
Impeachment Affirms the Will of the People
Impeaching and removing Donald Trump would make him what most voters wanted him to be when they cast their ballots in 2016: a citizen who does not hold the office of president
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The Rights of Nature movement is asserting the obvious: Earth's biosphere is not a free candy store for our taking. (Photo: Flickr/ChrisA1995/cc) Jim Hightower
How to Arm Nature Against Corporate Profiteers
Corporate powers—who have perverted law, logic and nature to have their lifeless profiteering entities declared "persons"—are aghast that Mother Nature not only has rights but those rights can be legally and morally superior to the claim that a corporation's right to profit is absolute
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Michael Winship
Enough Hesitation, House: Impeach
Ben Franklin would tell Trump to go fly a kite
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Daniel M. Goldstein
What Mount Everest Climbers and Migrants Have in Common
Despite the very obvious differences, many deaths—of migrants and mountain climbers alike—are the result of government policies that prioritize economic and political agendas over human life
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
William Astore
The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War
The very Dark Side of US air power
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 The annual Pride Parade makes its way past the Stonewall Inn on June 24, 2018, in New York City. The Greenwich Village tavern was the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, widely considered to be the beginning of the fight for gay and lesbian rights in the U.S.  (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images) Alex Myers
Fifty Years After Stonewall, the Real Fight for LBGTQ Rights Is Local
As legislation has languished in Congress, many cities and states are moving forward with their own non-discrimination bills
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The attempt to convene an “economic workshop” without first guaranteeing that Palestinians will have freedom and independence–is destined for failure. (Photo: Screen shot / Twitter) James Zogby
Why the U.S. "Workshop" For Palestinians Will Fail
What the Palestinians need more than anything is freedom from Israeli control and the independence they need to grow their economy
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On Thursday, lawyers from Barr’s Justice Department tried to block a federal court from taking a look at the government’s surveillance of Americans. (Photo: Bill Cark/AP) Ashley Gorski
The Hypocrisy of William Barr's Spying Claims
Barr played a key role in developing a secret program that served as the blueprint for the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans’ phone records
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President Donald Trump speaks in late May in support of farmers and ranchers hurt by the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Farmers hurt by Trump’s tariffs will get additional $16 billion bailout to those most affected. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Jesse Jackson
Donald Trump Confuses Bluster With Strength on Trade
Trump has launched a long overdue challenge to our trading relationship with China. Yet instead of enlisting allies to challenge China, Trump slapped tariffs on some of our best trading partners.
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Robert Kuttner
Elizabeth Warren Presents Unparalleled Plan to Bolster American Workers and Manufacturing
The Massachusetts senator presents by far the most serious proposal to bolster American industry.
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Pelosi too boldly declares that Trump is the democratically elected President. (Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP) Jeffrey C. Isaac
Trump, Impeachment, and the Question of Democratic Legitimacy
To allow Trump to continue to act as if he has legitimacy is simply to continue to legitimatize him and his party
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Thom Hartmann
How Guns Literally Go to Men's Heads
Guns can be thought of as a drug—an intoxicating, mind-altering, power-conferring drug that leads to aggression and, in the United States, to around 40,000 deaths a year
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"I was an artillery officer and we fired hundreds of rounds into Fallujah, killed probably hundreds of civilians… Probably killed women and children if there were any left in the city when we invaded. So do I get judged too?" (Photo: Duncan Hunter official congressional photo) Brett Wilkins
Duncan Hunter Admits His Marine Unit ‘Killed Probably Hundreds of Civilians’ in Iraq
Republican congressman counts 'women and children' among his probable victims as he brushes off war crimes during interview
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Skip any job that legitimates extreme wealth, like mega-philanthropies that put billionaires’ names on fancy buildings. (Photo: Market Watch via Getty Images) Chuck Collins
Business School Graduates—Don’t Work for Billionaires
For every dollar a billionaire gives to charity, U.S. taxpayers chip in 37 to 57 cents in lost tax revenue
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Dylan Dusseault
You Know Nothing John Delaney... About Medicare for All
Mr. Delaney either doesn’t know what an effective policy tool Medicare for All will be, or he’s unwilling to face the facts. Either way, not a great look for a Presidential hopeful.
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Monday, June 3, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.  (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP Photo) Paul Waldman
Why 2020 Is Starting to Feel Like 2004
Sixteen years ago, leading Democrats shied away from doing the right thing. Today, they're perilously close to making the same mistake
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Polls show an overwhelming preference for fair, nonpartisan voting maps.(Photo: Common Cause NC/Twitter) Ruth Conniff
The SCOTUS Will Soon Decide if Republicans Can Cheat
Cases on gerrymandering and the new Census citizenship question will shape the political playing field
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Focusing on policies that incentivize corporate environmental stewardship will force us to work together and cross political, racial and religious lines. (Photo: Michael Mann, Jonathan Brockopp
You Can't Save the Climate By Going Vegan. Corporate Polluters Must be Held Accountable.
Many individual actions to slow climate change are worth taking. But they distract from the systemic changes that are needed to avert this crisis
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John Atcheson
Neoliberalism Is Dead—But the Neoliberal Elite Didn’t Get the Memo
At a time when neoliberalism is all but dead, Democrats and the corporate media are pushing Joe Biden, a neoliberal with a track record of supporting corporations and financial interests above the people's interests
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The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) Michael Klare
The Pentagon’s Spoiling for Another War, But With China, Not Iran
The Navy’s war vs. Bolton’s war
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Now is the time for a serious, new arms control agreement. (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) Chris Hedges
Manufacturing War With Russia
We are in a new and more perilous point in a 50-year nuclear arms race
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Norman Solomon
Why Joe Biden Was Afraid to Face California’s Democratic Party
There was a very high level of mistrust regarding the former vice president at the state convention
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 A giant baby trump balloon flies over the Parliament Square during a demonstration against the visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo: TF-Images/Getty Images) Anna Vickerstaff
We’re Flying the Trump Baby Blimp Again—Because the US President Doesn’t Deserve Our Respect
Our balloon is part of a proud history of political satire in the UK that sends a clear, orange, message to Trump and his politics of hate that they are not welcome here
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In this 13 July 2018 file photo a six-metre cartoon baby blimp of the US president Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his 2018 visit to London. (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Nick Dearden
This May Feel Like the 1930s, But History Doesn’t Have to Repeat Itself
The left needs to end its sectarianism. Broad alliances and radical policies are required urgently.
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Mike Lofgren
Enough. Wake Up, Sheeple!
Why people think reality is a conspiracy.
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Sunday, June 2, 2019
Milwaukee public school teachers, parents, students and supporters stage a picket line in Milwaukee on April 24, 2018. Jeff Bryant
Why Democratic Presidential Candidates May Have to Choose Between Teacher Pay Raises and Charter Schools
"The problem with charter schools isn't that they're competing with public schools; it's that they're supplanting public schools."
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GM Lordstown workers rally outside the GM Lordstown plant on March 6, 2019 in Lordstown, Ohio. Les Leopold
Will the Democrats Abandon Lordstown to Trump?
Lordstown is the poster child for modern financialized capitalism and runaway inequality
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Saturday, June 1, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the BRICS Conference, 2017. Eric Margolis
India's "Trump" Wins Big
Modi commands wide public support for his Muslim-bashing and anti-Pakistan invective
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Child labor is involved in mining for rare earths and minerals in Congo. Andrew Taylor, Harpreet Kaur Paul
A 'Green New Deal' Needs to Be Global, Not Local
Rather than focusing just on "green jobs" for British workers, a Green New Deal must recognize the U.K.'s climate debt and fossil-fuelled colonial past.
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President Donald Trump throwing paper towels to hurricane victims during a visit to the island in October 2018. Mark Weisbrot
Puerto Rico’s Botched Disaster Relief, Unsustainable Debt, and Economic Failure Linked to its Colonial Status
How can this scale of corruption, overseen by the US Congress, even happen?
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Today is Walt Whitman's 200th birthday. A friend observed it's better he's not seeing what's happened to his country. Bill C. Davis
Time Bombs: A Meditation on Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday
Trickle down theory applies here. America has a death penalty. America has the largest military in the world and in history. America will not stand being crossed. These moments of spasm and orgy are...
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John Cleese at the Byline Festival in England, 2017. Christian Christensen
Dear John Cleese: Why Was My White, Nordic Immigrant Family Never Accused of Making England Less English?
Not once were we told that we eroded national culture by bringing in our own, outside habits, languages and experiences
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Julian Assange after being arrested by U.K. authorities in May. Pierre Tristam
Trump Against the First Amendment
It's a potential calamity for the First Amendment and a free press
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The Trump administration's agenda will ultimately cause the most harm to children in foster care who are in need of a loving home. Leslie Cooper
Trump's Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Will Keep Foster Children From Having a Loving Home
While we don't yet know what form this rule will take, one thing is clear: It will be bad for the over 440,000 children in government care in need of loving families
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Friday, May 31, 2019
National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. Ben Armbruster
How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us On Trump and Bolton’s March To War With Iran
The media is failing us by quoting and promoting those pushing for regime change and/or war and presenting them as, at best, neutral "experts"
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A Black Lives Matter protest, November 2015. Maha Hilal
There's a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism
Whether authorities classify an act as "terrorist" depends almost entirely on who carries it out, not what they did
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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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