Friday, March 22, 2019

Tag: United States

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.

National (in)security

In the United States of inequality.

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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."

Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

As if it couldn’t get worse, Trump budget would cut all funding for arts,...

The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."

Judge rejects sale of public lands for fracking, halts drilling in Wyoming

"[The] agency must consider the cumulative impact of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions generated by past, present, or reasonably foreseeable BLM lease sales in the region and nation.”

SUNY uses taxpayer dollars to torture kittens in useless experiments

The State University of New York is being sued for refusing to turn over documents about cruel animal experiments.

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