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20.11.2019

An Opinion: What Matters?

An Opinion: What Matters?

By j.jill Impeachment hearings overshadow their third day in the United States with more intrigue to come in the coming days, weeks, months. Democrats hope that the televised hearings will bring some Independents and those “Undecided” into the impeachment fold. Republicans and “The Base” are expected to hold firm to… »

19.11.2019

Face 2 Face with Christopher Salata

Face 2 Face with Christopher Salata

On this show we speak with Christopher Salata, Co-founder and Director of Peace Accelerators. He describes his organization’s long-term initiatives, including Farms Not Arms, which focuses on building regenerative community farms involving refugees and making a model for green production. Christopher also talks about the importance of transitioning our military… »

19.11.2019

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

By David Swanson I don’t know if somebody dumped a bottle of sanity solution into Rhode Island Sound or what the reason is, but Brown University, which has military contracts just like everywhere else, is the headquarters of a group of dozens of scholars and experts working to educate the public about the… »

19.11.2019

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

New Research Shows Child Farmworkers Unprepared for Workplace Dangers New research published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine reinforces just how dangerous agricultural work is for children in the United States – and how unprepared most are for what they face in the fields. More … »

16.11.2019

Why Striking Teachers Across America Are Fighting for Much More Than Their Paychecks

Why Striking Teachers Across America Are Fighting for Much More Than Their Paychecks

After their successful strike earlier this year, Oakland teachers are still fighting off charter schools and changing the narrative of public education. By Jeff Bryant While national news outlets hail the conclusion of a historic teacher strike in Chicago, another important story often overlooked by national reporters is the ongoing struggle… »

15.11.2019

If Voting Is So Important, Why Aren’t Fair, Open, Verifiable Elections Important?

If Voting Is So Important, Why Aren’t Fair, Open, Verifiable Elections Important?

By David Swanson It’s impossible in U.S. society not to frequently encounter the demand to vote, no matter what, no matter for whom, as a basic civic duty. Voting is supremely important, we’re told, a right, a responsibility, a moral requirement, something people died for which if you don’t use… »

14.11.2019

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at the very heart of this neoliberal system… »

14.11.2019

What Does the Pelosi Posse Want?

What Does the Pelosi Posse Want?

By David Swanson If the purpose of the current Trump impeachment hearings were simply to fulfill Congress Members’ oaths of office and do their jobs, it would be difficult to explain the past many years. Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the Judiciary Committee for the past 11 months, has known since… »

11.11.2019

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

By David Swanson November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102 if you want to be all mathematically accurate and elitist about it). Anyway, it’s been over a century now since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th… »

11.11.2019

The Neoliberal Assault on Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

The Neoliberal Assault on Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

By John Atcheson | commondreams.org Both Sanders and Warren have come up with viable plans for funding Medicare for all. The neoliberal establishment and the conservatives have been going after Sanders’ approach by raising the specter of-middle class tax increases. Sanders seems to trust that people will understand that… »

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