Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: United States

Press Freedom is under threat in the land of its birth

Hong Kong looks freer than the U.S. these days.

How can America really be exceptional?

Can America still follow its principles of liberty and equality but have a far broader set of free social services (education and healthcare like the fire and police departments)? I think that it can. And if it does, it will have the sort of society that we want – not an oligopoly or crony capitalist one.

America’s widening inequality of place

This inequality is unsustainable. It’s literally tearing America apart.

Refusing to hide: Migrants find power in caravans

No longer willing to collude in their oppression, Central Americans are coming to the U.S. in the open and en masse.

Increased restrictions on protest won’t keep communities safer

Instead of looking to combat-ready police to solve the problem of public disruption, the community itself has the capacity to create structures of safety and support by focusing on solidarity and confronting the foundational issues that are causing the violence in the first place.

Six potential lessons from our most debased presidency

To restore America, we need both vilify Trump for what he is – and defy his gang – but also reluctantly face how epic excesses clarity our moral, intellectual and political choices.

The albatross wrapped around America’s neck

It is truly time for change in America but how can we make this happen?

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

DNC will take fossil fuel money after all, Income inequality in America vs. Europe, and more.

Statue of infamy

Give me your tired and your poor, so I can put them in a concentration camp.

Violent coup fails in Nicaragua, US continues regime change efforts

Peace and justice advocates must be grounded in anti-imperialism and nonintervention by the United States.

POPULAR

‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...
video

How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

Trump’s plan to throw 55,000 children out of their homes

In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA.