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12.08.2020

‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines

‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines

The removal of key equipment from Post Offices should be viewed as nothing less than “sabotage,” said one observer. By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams The head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union alleged Tuesday that mail sorting machines are “being removed” from Post Offices in her state due… »

09.08.2020

75 Years Ago the US Destroyed Japanese Culture

75 Years Ago the US Destroyed Japanese Culture

In dropping nuclear weapons on Nagasaki just three days after having bombed Hiroshima, the US knew exactly what would be the level of destruction and the extent of the humanitarian disaster. Less than a second after the detonation, the northern end of the city was destroyed and 35,000 people had died. »

08.08.2020

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

The United States, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in world history, is also number one in COVID-19 infections and deaths. As White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx warned last weekend, “It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas. To everybody who lives in a… »

08.08.2020

How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad and Érika Ortega Sanoja On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee was U.S. State Department Special Representative Elliott Abrams. Abrams, who has had a long—and controversial—career in the formation of U.S. foreign policy, was… »

08.08.2020

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

Nearly 400,000 Chinese students were enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2019 – more than one-third of the country’s international students. A sharp decline in the number of these students would spell financial trouble for U.S. colleges and universities, given that Chinese students spend US$15 billion in tuition payments. Their departure… »

08.08.2020

Why Taiwan Is at the Heart of a Geopolitical Struggle to Produce Cutting-Edge Computer Chips

Why Taiwan Is at the Heart of a Geopolitical Struggle to Produce Cutting-Edge Computer Chips

Geopolitical contests between the U.S. and China hinge on technology more than the ability to deploy a gunboat somewhere; Taiwan could resemble a prototype for a tech proxy war. By Marshall Auerback The media likes to dabble in war game fantasies between the 21st-century great powers China and the U.S.,… »

05.08.2020

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

—In observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan— We, the undersigned, representing a coalition of concerned peace organizations and people of the United States, are advocating for abolition of nuclear weapons globally. We are gathering here to express our sincere regrets and apologies for our nation’s… »

05.08.2020

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

On this show we speak with Brent Fidler, the author of Shadows of Nagasaki, a science-fiction story in which Japanese nuclear bomb victims reanimate as tormented Yurei ghosts to enact vengeance on the descendants of those involved in the Manhattan Project at Los… »

05.08.2020

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

August 6th and 9th are the 75th anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To mark those dates, over 160 organizations from across the US have joined together for a national virtual event: #StillHere: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy. The… »

04.08.2020

Why the Idea of Jobless Benefits Scares the Conservative Mind

Why the Idea of Jobless Benefits Scares the Conservative Mind

The coronavirus pandemic has allowed us to conduct an experiment on how government assistance is good for people and the economy. By Sonali Kolhatkar When Congress passed the CARES Act earlier this year, lawmakers gave some low-wage Americans who lost their jobs an income they’ve been demanding for years: $600… »

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