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While the Biden plan is not as comprehensive as that proposed in the Democratic primaries by Jay Inslee or as radical as Bernie Sanders’, it has the potential to make very substantial reductions in GHG emissions while creating substantial numbers of climate jobs and a more equal society
Forty years ago, around 1980, the uber-wealthy decided they wanted to get their money out of the economy. So, they engineered a controlled demolition of the U.S. economy
Production must fall by 6% a year to avoid ‘severe climate disruption’ but Covid-19 funding is supporting increases
Are Joe Biden, Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan the kind of leaders to just say “No” to the Military-Industrial Complex and consign this cross of iron to the junkyard of history, where it belongs? We will find out very soon.
Groups like Campus Reform work hard to create the illusion that conservatives are a beleaguered minority on campuses
Around 250 million people across India joined the general strike on 26 November, making it the largest strike in world history
As Trump continues to contest the validity of the US election, it’s time we look deeper at the causes of our post-truth malaise
In the weeks remaining before Joe Biden’s inauguration, Donald Trump is taking actions — including aiding and abetting murder — to prevent his successor from pursuing diplomacy with Iran.
Brexit isn’t about Europe, and isn’t about the UK. It’s the outcome of a civil war within capitalism
The strike, on the same day as farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest marches across north India, is also in solidarity with the farmers’ cause
Workers in India last week launched a general strike that brought out an estimated 250 million people, arguably the largest in human history. Now, they’re joining hands with farmers to protest Narendra Modi’s pro-corporate, far-right agenda
Only government intervention can keep millions of Americans housed
A sore-loser president is promoting a last-minute assault on the underpinnings of discourse on the web
I feel utterly helpless before this bilge tide of astonishing official malfeasance and self-destructive ground-level stubbornness, and this sense of helplessness is the fuel that feeds my fear.
As this book both documents and generously discusses, rising income inequality leads to a plague of ills: higher rates of people in prison, higher teenage birth rates, higher rates of mental illness, more child neglect and bullying
Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation
Joe Biden must be bold if he wants to truly build back, let alone build back better. The authors spoke to leading movement organizers and thinkers across the United States and asked: What does it truly mean to build back better?
Or What It Means to Fall on a Failing Planet
The nation’s woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures
Those farmers who survive the profiteering strategies of dispossession and imperialism are to become incorporated into a system of contract farming dictated by global agri-food giants
“In some ways, the whole country is essentially living with the strategy of the least effective states because states interconnect and one state not doing a good job will continue to spread the virus to other states”
Joe Biden’s likely nominee to head the powerful Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, called for cuts to Social Security, saying, “we need to put both entitlements on the table as well as taxes”
As people across the country refuse mask mandates, public health officials are fighting an uphill battle with little government support
“We’re going to march and rally and tell these people who are making six figures what they need to hear: We’re essential workers. And we still exist”
We who would improve ourselves, our relatives, our friends, our neighbors, or especially the world, need to learn how to deal with our tendencies to delusion, not only in its most obvious political forms like sectarianism, but also in its more personal dimensions that are cumulatively no less deadly to our political and social openness to critical change.
My part of the world is full of people who, according to most of my liberal friends, “vote against their own interests”.
Instead of a punitive approach, we need an empowering approach that gives people what they need to protect themselves
In their lives, work, and tragic, untimely deaths, the women inspired people in El Salvador who, deeply moved by their ultimate sacrifice, would at long last prevail in their freedom struggle.
Up against a regime that seeks votes but disregards the voter, farmers have come prepared for the long haul to protect their interests.
Fisk was the constant reminder of just how much they had sold out. His very existence shamed them for what they were too cowardly to do themselves. And now in death, when he cannot answer back, they are feasting on his corpse like the vultures that they are
Universities and scientists must recognize the necessity of equipping the next generation with science journalism skills, and adapt their training and professional development accordingly
The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them: The Justice Department is fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to federal executions
When capital demands austerity cuts and corporate bailouts, Biden’s record indicates that he’s likely to oblige
Your smartphone in effect becomes a government listening device that detects and accesses all nearby wireless or bluetooth devices, or anything that has a MAC address for that matter
Progressives should emphatically challenge every odious aspect of the Biden administration, every step of the way
Solidarity is more than acts of generosity, important as they are; it is the call to embrace the reality that we are bound by bonds of reciprocity. On this solid foundation we can build a better, different, human future
Will the Biden Administration Dare Cut Military Spending?
An estimated 750,000 Californians are set to lose federal unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, and 2.1 million could lose their homes weeks later when a statewide eviction moratorium lifts
Overwhelming evidence supports quite a different bedtime story—one that calls for far more humane unemployment policies
Socialist-minded millennial heirs are trying to live their values by getting rid of their money
The role of the imperial project is to use violence as a tool to capture and funnel ever greater wealth – whether it be resources seized in foreign lands or the communal wealth of domestic western populations – into the pockets of the power establishment
We need a new FREC with a clear, Congressionally mandated mission to give leadership in the urgent, fossil-fuels-to-renewables transition and a FREC leadership that is actually committed to doing that
A critical look at the terrifying rise in the control of ‘surplus’ populations
Proposals that should be addressed within the first 100 days of the Biden administration which would not only go a long way to improving life for working families, but would begin to restore the belief that government can represent their needs
The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s last days in office to sabotage Biden’s chances of successful diplomacy with Iran
They must not let the Trumpster outlaws escape and become immune fugitives from justice. If Trump’s wrecking crew escapes the arm of the law, for sure they and their base will return with a vengeance in two and four years
How else would you describe Americans who deny a pandemic that’s killed 250,000 people and the election that repudiated Trump?
A Pew Research Center poll of 14,276 people across 14 nations during the summer of 2020 found that 81 percent believed that “countries around the world should act as part of a global community that works together to solve problems”
“We’re now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it’s gone and they’re at the end of their rope,” said one Texas food bank director.
Libya, Syria and Yemen