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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Keep Amendment on Foreign Bases in NDAA

From World Beyond War, The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the “National Defense Authorization Act” introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of every foreign military base or foreign military operation. World BEYOND War had flooded Congressional offices with the demand for Yes[…]

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An Open Letter to Ro Khanna and the Rest of the Congressional Wimps on Israel

by Judith Bello I am very disappointed that you supported H.Res. 246 which condemns the BDS movement, a nonviolent method of reminding Israel that the world will not continue to tolerate their oppression of the Palestinian people. I am even more disappointed in your response to queries regarding why you supported this resolution. First, you say that because it is[…]

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The Black Stake in the Green New Deal

Photo: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at Women’s March 2019 in NYC  ~Dimitri Rodriguez by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, March 7, 2019 Black people should see the Green New Deal as an arena of struggle for self-determination, communal repair, and justice-creation. “In its broad outlines, the Green New Deal is a transformative program that calls for democratic reconstruction of U.S.[…]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams Over His Shady Past

Photo: Cropped from Ms. Omar’s Congressional Portrait by Tyler Durden, from MintPress News , February 13, 2019 Rep. Ilhan Omar clashed with newly minted Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams during a Wednesday hearing in front of the House Foreign Relations Committee discussing the role of the US military in Central America. “Mr. Abrams, in 1991 you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information[…]

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Challenges Posed by the Green New Deal

In November, members of the Sunrise Movement, joined by newly elected Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, sat in at Rep. Pelosi’s office to demand a Green New Deal (Photo: Sunrise Movement) By Kamran Nayeri, from Socialist Action, January 16, 2019 The fanfare about the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 24 in Katowice, located in a coal-mining region in Poland, that the diplomats from[…]

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‘Israel has never been so divisive in modern political history’

Image: The anti-boycott legislation fails to move forward. Josh Ruebner’s screenshot of the vote on January 10, 2019.  — anti-BDS bill fails again in Senate — by Philip Weiss, originally published on Mondoweiss, January 11, 2019 Israel has never been so openly politicized in the United States as it is right now. Yesterday afternoon Senate Democrats voted to block the[…]

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Ending the War in Yemen- Congressional Resolution is Not Enough!

Image: A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa November 13, 2014. Yemeni authorities have paid out tens of thousands of dollars to victims of drone strikes using U.S.-supplied funds, a source close to Yemen’s presidency said, echoing accounts by legal sources and a family that lost two members[…]

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What to do the day after America’s elections?

** Header Image by Dan Burgevin by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, November 7, 2018 The Washington Post reports this morning: The deep divisions that have defined American politics in the era of President Trump played out across the country in Tuesday’s midterm elections, as Democrats scored victories in key races in Republican-held suburban House districts but ran into[…]

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