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Showing posts from August, 2019

Why Are Hong Kong Protesters Asking Trump for Help?

Newark’s Water Crisis is One of Thousands That Are Worse Than Flint’s

Newark’s Water Crisis is One of Thousands That Are Worse Than Flint’s

Italy’s Right-Wing Government Collapses – Will the Next One Be Better?

The 1619 Project: A Nation Born in Contradiction, a Democracy Defined by Black Struggle

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel’s Ban: “Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel”

Israeli Illegal Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

Truck Rams Anti-ICE Protest in Rhode Island

The Completely Predictable Death of Jeffrey Epstein

The reported suicide on Saturday of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in a federal jail cell in the heart of Manhattan was both utterly shocking and completely predictable. It’s shocking that the Bureau of Prisons was unable to keep Epstein alive pending his federal sex trafficking trial and that jail officials, knowing the world was watching this case so closely, allowed his... read more .

Deniers Deflated as Climate Reality Hits Home

Climate science deniers are becoming desperate as their numbers diminish in the face of incontrovertible evidence that human-caused global warming is putting our future at risk. Although most people with basic education, common sense and a lack of financial interest in the fossil fuel industry accept what scientists worldwide have... read more .

Donald and Ronald

Joe Scarborough has a show on MSNBC, Morning Joe. He is virulently anti-Trump. He has even said the US president is "openly racist" and, "if you support him, then you're supporting that". Joe has called Donald Trump "completely detached from reality", "everybody around Donald Trump knows he's not stable". His partner - on the show and in life - Mika Brzezinski - denounces Trump even more adamantly. As do his regular and irregular guests.  Read more.

Beloved Nobel-Winning Voice of America Toni Morrison Passes Away

Will India’s Occupation of Kashmir Become Colonization?

Grades Are Capitalism in Action. Let’s Get Them Out of Our Schools.

The capitalist economic system has major failures. It generates extreme, socially divisive inequalities of wealth and income. It consistently fails to achieve full employment. Many of its jobs are boring, dangerous and/or mind-numbing. Every four to seven years, it suffers a mysterious downdraft in which millions of people lose jobs and incomes, businesses collapse, falling tax revenues undermine public services, and so on. If these failures were widely perceived as the inherent failures of the capitalist system, the desirability and thus sustainability of capitalism itself might vanish.  Read more .

Is the Rise in Lyme Disease Due to Weaponized Ticks?

Eddie Glaude Delivers 'Incredibly Powerful' Statement on US History of Racism and Violence

Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude received praise overnight for comments made on MSNBC Monday as he... read more .

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

Noam Chomsky: Life Expectancy in the US Is Declining for a Reason

Life in the United States — the richest country in world history — doesn’t need to be like this. This country’s endless wars, deaths of despair, rising mortality rates and out-of-control gun violence did not come out of nowhere. In this second installment from an exclusive transcript of a conversation aired on Alternative Radio, public intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses... read more .

Ronald Reagan’s Racism Should Come as No Surprise

In the wake of Ronald Reagan being discovered on the Nixon tapes calling African diplomats “monkeys” who are “still uncomfortable wearing shoes,” the Washington Post (7/31/19) quotes Reagan’s biographer saying there was “no hint that the president would hold the kinds of views he conveyed to Nixon.”  Read more.