Archive for July 15, 2015


“To move beyond the fossil fuel era is a matter of conscience, a matter of faith and indeed, a matter of our continued existence.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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The Political Genius of Bernie Sanders’ Socialism

Bernie’s socialism isn’t a “charade.” It’s a provocation-and a brilliant one, at that.

BY THEO ANDERSON

To the Troika, the election of Syriza, the referendum vote and the basic principles of democracy are meaningless.

The message being sent by the U.S. government is that when frightened women and children come to America seeking sanctuary, we will imprison them.

Dr. Willie Parker is bracing for a week of potentially violent protests in his hometown of Birmingham.

BY STEPHANIE GILMORE

 

History will view drone warfare as the Obama administration’s signature approach to military engagement.

BY MUHAMMAD IDREES AHMAD

 

Which campaign matters more: Bernie Sanders’ or Jill Stein’s?

BY JOEL BLEIFUSS

America’s most dangerous nonprofit has a stranglehold on public policy.

BY SUSAN J. DOUGLAS

Our Neo-Confederacy

The flag may be wiped from state grounds and license plates, but its ideals live on in the GOP agenda.

BY SALIM MUWAKKIL

Activists who wanted Elizabeth Warren to run for president took a poll and decided to endorse Bernie. Should other progressive organizations do the same?

BY MICHAEL PAYNE

The Confederate general and KKK “grand wizard” was one of the most vile white supremacists in American history.

In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that power companies can pump large levels of mercury and other toxins into the air.

A coalition of farmers and vintners, doctors and lawyers, clean energy companies and reluctant do-it-yourself activists are fighting for the future of the Finger Lakes region.

Despite the fact that retailers and political figures are calling for its removal, history might be too prominent for the extinction of the Confederate flag.

After Greece cuts a quarter of its budget, WaPo asks if it’s willing to ‘trim spending.’

BY JIM NAURECKAS

WORKING IN THESE TIMES

Faced With I-9 Immigration Raid During Negotiations, Chicago Meatpacking Workers Walked Off the Job

Over 100 workers go on strike to protect their jobs.

BY YANA KUNICHOFF

RURAL AMERICA

The ill effects of partially hydrogenated oils are clear enough for the FDA that they will be removed from the food supply within three years.

BY MAIA WELBEL

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lecture presented by the Vancouver Institute. Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Naomi Klein is the author of the critically acclaimed #1 international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies which have each been translated into more than 30 languages. She is a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and a syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian.
Naomi Klein is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Her new book is This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (September, 2014). This lecture is co-sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 350.org and Green College.

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