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26.06.2020

…It’s Time: March, March

…It’s Time: March, March

Many have noted that the era in which we live has uncanny parallels to our historical past. As a teenager in the 60s, I remember the American unrest during that period. Reading about it in from different points of view over years brings focus, yet circumstances we are living through… »

25.06.2020

Bolton Weaves a Tall Tale in his Venezuela Chapter

Bolton Weaves a Tall Tale in his Venezuela Chapter

By Leonardo Flores From the first paragraph of “Venezuela Libre”, the ninth chapter of John Bolton’s upcoming book, The Room Where It Happened, it is obvious that the tale Bolton spins is full of fabrications, half-truths, propaganda and the occasional kernel of truth. The chapter is a 35-page screed in… »

24.06.2020

Ontario Government ignores calls by educators for two-year implementation of math curriculum given pandemic’s impacts on student learning

Ontario Government ignores calls by educators for two-year implementation of math curriculum given pandemic’s impacts on student learning

“Educators, students and parents have all grappled with the stressful learning conditions forced on us by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said ETFO President am Hammond. The Ontario government is rushing the new math curriculum into public schools this September despite the learning gaps experienced by students resulting from this year’s school… »

23.06.2020

DACA, You Can Breathe

DACA, You Can Breathe

By Jhon Sánchez I cried when I heard the news that the Supreme Court had knocked down Trump’s intentions to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). DACA prevents deportation and grants work permits to those children who arrive in the United States and remain in the country during adulthood… »

22.06.2020

Face 2 Face with James Felton Keith

Face 2 Face with James Felton Keith

On this show we speak with James Felton Keith, candidate for US Congress in NY’s 13th district, about the situation today for African-Americans and his involvement in the recent protests, and about his activism on behalf of Universal Basic Income (UBI). James believes the case for UBI has been strengthened… »

21.06.2020

As Trump Sows Division, Poor People’s Campaign Ignites ‘Transformative Action’ to Address Interwoven Injustices

As Trump Sows Division, Poor People’s Campaign Ignites ‘Transformative Action’ to Address Interwoven Injustices

“Those in power today want nothing more than to stop this kind of movement,” said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. By Andrea Germanos – Common Dreams Hours before President Donald Trump held a Saturday evening rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he gave self-congratulatory, division-sowing speech, the Poor People’s Campaign offered a progressive… »

20.06.2020

Trump Rally in Tulsa Inflames Racism Amidst Coronavirus Surge

Trump Rally in Tulsa Inflames Racism Amidst Coronavirus Surge

The weight of history is bearing down on the United States, as mass protests confront the enduring impact of systemic racism. Millions have been moved to action by the police murders of African Americans George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, Rayshard Brooks in… »

20.06.2020

If We’re Going to Defund Militarized Police Departments, Why Not Add the Pentagon?

If We’re Going to Defund Militarized Police Departments, Why Not Add the Pentagon?

The U.S. military’s budget, like so many police department budgets, is bloated, and diverts our tax dollars into forces of domination and violence. Now is the time to question our spending priorities at the local and federal level. By Sonali Kolhatkar When Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a resolutionrecently… »

20.06.2020

U.S. Trails World in Coronavirus Response and Almost Everything Else

U.S. Trails World in Coronavirus Response and Almost Everything Else

Data from around the world on how nations are handling Coronavirus makes clear that, as in most things (this claim is documented below), the United States is exceptionally awful. Among wealthy countries, only Sweden, which has chosen to intentionally allow the disease to spread, has done worse. A handful of countries… »

20.06.2020

More U.S Deaths in COVID-19 Pandemic Than in World War I

More U.S Deaths in COVID-19 Pandemic Than in World War I

By Marc Norton More people have now died during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States than American soldiers died on the battlefields of World War I.  The acknowledged death toll of U.S. soldiers in the “Great War” is 116,516.  As of this writing, … »

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