Sunday, June 23, 2024

Tag: 4th of July

With Highland Park 4th of July mass shooting, Supreme Court and...

When it comes to gun violence, the United States is less like France, Britain, Italy and Japan, other members of the G7 industrialized democracies, and more like Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia.

Trump nationalism has nothing to do with patriotism

Let us reject Trump’s notion of how to celebrate America — not with tanks and missiles that glorify war, not with a...

This July 4th, Trump will take $2.5 million from national park...

In order to fund Trump’s Fourth of July extravaganza (he is calling “Salute to America”) on the National Mall, he has taken...

On July fourth, a message for patriots

On this holiday, and every day, that flag and the promise it symbolizes are not Trump’s supporters to abuse, but belong to a nation that will uphold and someday vindicate them.

Independence Day Delusions

However we interpret the concept, we may not be as "free" as we're led to believe.

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

The long-imprisoned revolutionary and author, who disdains the current political theater, says the broken, racist American system "has to be torn up, root and branch," to halt the war waged on the poor by the corporate state.

The Five Principles of Patriotism

True patriots seek to confirm and strengthen and celebrate the “we” in “we the people of the United States.”

The Choice of Patriotism

Inclusive patriotism is our national creed. It is born of hope. Mean-spirited, exclusive patriotism is new to our shores. It is born of fear.

‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’

Frederick Douglass told a crowd gathered in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 that to slaves the white man's celebration of the Fourth of July is a "sham." And today, the gross injustice and cruelty he was talking about are still existent.

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Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Essential jobs and public school teachers in the US fail to provide living wages

Home health aides, retail salespersons, fast-food workers, and public school teachers are essential to the economy and society, yet their wages fall far short of the cost of living.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.