Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Look Who’s Buying American Democracy

How much more evidence do we need that our system is in crisis? How long before we make it work for all of us instead of a handful at the top? We must not let them buy our democracy.

Bernie Sanders Wins TIME Readers’ Poll for Person of the Year, Still Snubbed from...

Bernie Sanders won the people's vote - coming in first for the TIME Readers' poll for person of the year. So why didn't TIME include him on the shortlist of final candidates?
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Airstrikes Against Syria are a Trap, Warns Former ISIS Hostage Nicolas Hénin

French journalist Nicolas Hénin, who was held hostage by ISIS inside Syria for 10 months, makes an impassioned plea against bombing Syria.

The Sleaze, Guilt and Punishment of Don Blankenship

Lord Don has taken a great fall, as he was ousted as CEO in 2010, and then finally, last week, was convicted for the conspiracy that led to the needless deaths of those 29 miners.

Apocalyptic Capitalism

The Paris climate summit, dominated by the economic and political forces that are driving us toward destruction, will end with the usual empty rhetoric and a continued assault on the ecosystem.

Emperor Weather

for the moment, it seems, humanity still has the chance to write its own history in a fashion that would allow for a perhaps less welcoming but still reasonably palatable world for our children and grandchildren to live in. And be glad of that.

Roof, Dear and Tashfeen Malik: The Double Standard for ‘Self-Radicalized Lone-Wolf Terrorists’

Is a vague organizational affiliation more important in determining whether a killing is terrorism or is the character of the target more important?
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Activists Dragged Out of Climate Expo for Protesting Corporate Influence over COP21 Negotiations

On Friday, climate activists gathered at the Grand Palais in Paris protesting the COP21 "Solutions" exhibition, where businesses were pushing for corporate and privatized responses to climate change. Several protesters were evicted from the premises by the large security presence at the event.

Candidates for 2015’s “Hypocrite of the Year”

There are so many candidates. But the people included here stand out in their various areas of nefarious behavior: warmaking, tax avoidance, consumer gouging, environmental destruction, and criminal arrogance.

What to Do About Disloyal Corporations

If Pfizer or any other of the American corporations want to leave America to avoid U.S. taxes, that’s their business. But they should no longer get any of the benefits of American citizenship – because they’ve stopped paying for them.