Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis

by Aviva Chomsky, Published on Consortium News, August 22, 2019               (from TomDispatch, August 6, 2019) When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what the media increasingly refers to as “record” territory, as climate change’s momentum outpaces predictions. In such a situation, in a country whose president and administration seem hell-bent on doing everything[…]

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No Racism, Just Russians

The absurd claim that Russians have orchestrated US racial strife is designed to nullify Black outrage and discredit those who fight oppression. “The Russiagate corpse is reanimated again and again.” By all accounts the Russiagate faux scandal and the hysteria it spawned should be dead. The tale of intrigue which claimed that the Donald Trump campaign colluded with the Russian[…]

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Trump Launches Attacks Against Immigrants on Many Fronts

By Lisa Luinenburg, published on Socialist Action, Augusts 2, 2019 As the 2020 presidential election draws ever closer, the Trump administration has continued to ramp up its attacks on undocumented immigrants and on refugees seeking asylum in the United States. The president has launched attacks on immigrants across multiple fronts, and when he is blocked by Congress or the courts,[…]

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Another Perspective on Middle East Peace

by Pepe Escobar,  published on Information Clearing House, August 6, 2019 Russia is meticulously advancing Eurasian chessboard moves that should be observed in conjunction, as Moscow proposes to the Global South an approach diametrically opposed to Western sanctions, threats and economic war. Here are three recent examples. Ten days ago, via a document officially approved by the United Nations, the[…]

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US and Iran Stuck on Negotiation Ground Zero

by Pepe Escobar, published on Consortium News, July 25, 2019 All bets are off in the geopolitical insanity stakes when we have the President of the United States (POTUS) glibly announcing he could launch a nuclear first strike to end the war in Afghanistan and wipe it “off the face of the earth” in one week. But he’d rather not,[…]

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The Russians Are Coming, for Kamala Harris

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 24, 2019 The lightweight senator hopes voters will let her party off the hook for its failures if the word Russia is repeated often enough. “She has gotten away with spewing foolishness and telling black people that they didn’t really support Colin Kaepernick as much as they thought.” Kamala Harris seems[…]

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The War Whisperers, Their Successful Iraq War, and the Targeting of Iran

by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, published on LobeLog, July 15, 2019 As Iran and the United States edge closer to war, while Europe scrambles to reduce tensions, the chorus of U.S. foreign policy and military experts and journalists criticizing the Trump administration’s tactics is also reaching a crescendo. Despite deep political divisions, on this issue there is broad agreement across the[…]

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Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice

by Marjorie Cohn, published on Truthout, July 8, 2019 Kamala Harris is rising in the polls after dramatically confronting Joe Biden during the Democratic primary debate about his opposition to federally mandated busing for desegregation. The following week, however, Harris backed away  from saying that busing should always be federally mandated, calling it just one “tool that is in the toolbox”[…]

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On the Fourth of July

Editor’s note: David is responding to a series of emails not presented.   The interview is at the end of this article.   Wilkerson makes some good points, but David makes a strong and highly relevant statement about the context and of the interview and the underlying assumptions of many activists. by David Rolde I strongly disagree with some of the assumptions[…]

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