Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tag: politics

The dictator and the nihilist

Whistleblowers and protesters play a key role in ensuring accountability. But ultimately, democratic systems should be built to ensure institutional accountability.

The 12 biggest myths about raising taxes on the rich

So the next time you hear one of these myths, know the truth.

Looking back at 1919

many of the underlying attitudes and the tone of the immigration argument 100 years ago were strikingly similar to those that roil our society today.

Barr is just another word for obstruction

We on the Portland Peace Team were invited out the other day to provide some nonviolent public safety for the local demonstration...

Almost a decade later, the persecution of Chelsea Manning and Julian...

While a protracted legal battle seems likely, it probably won’t be too long before Assange joins Chelsea Manning in an American prison, a warning to future whistle-blowers that those who embarrass the powerful will face severe consequences, no matter how long it takes.

Let’s honor the legacy of Frances Perkins by fighting to expand...

Expanded Social Security and Medicare are important building blocks on the foundation laid down in 1935.

I’m the Pied Piper

Anybody remember the 1966 rock song by Crispian St. Peters I'm the Pied Piper? The part that got me recently was this rift:

Libya’s incoming strongman Haftar will send the oil out to Europe...

The West and the Gulf Arabs have condemned Libya to the strongman.

The myth of meritocracy

Meritocracy remains a deeply held ideal in America. But the nation is drifting ever-farther away from it.

‘Best president’ now really deserves Mt. Rushmore

"So, not only do we individually deserve Mt. Rushmore, the Trump family merits this historic engraving set below: “Trump now, Trump tomorrow, Trump forever.”

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

‘Not me, us:’ Despite odd criticisms, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign gains momentum

Just a few years ago most of the left internationally would have laughed at the thought that a Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. or a Bernie Sanders in the United States could become the leaders of these important countries, it now appears that such victories are almost within reach.

Fossil fuel companies are enlisting police to crack down on protesters

State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.
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Chomsky: By focusing on Russia, Democrats handed Trump a ‘huge gift’ & possibly the...

The Democrats aren’t going after the real issues. They’re looking for something else – the Democratic establishment.

Following Warren’s announcement, Sanders vows to ban fracking and all new fossil fuel projects

"If we fail to substantially cut the amount of carbon in our atmosphere in under 11 years, the human, environmental, and economic costs will be severe and irreversible."

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