GUN GRIDLOCK AND THE MONEY BEHIND IT...

Jun 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Money & Politics In documents filed Monday, the NRA reported a $14 million campaign warchest. By Kathy Kiely BILL MOYERS & COMPANY Gina Brewer, the manager of Texas Gun, behind the counter in her San Antonio store. (Photo by Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images) Maybe Monday’s Senate gridlock on guns would have happened anyway, but it probably didn’t hurt the gun lobby’s cause that the National Rifle Association already has spent close to $2 million trying to help incumbent Republicans hold their majority in Congress’ upper chamber. And the NRA has only begun to fight: The group’s latest campaign finance report, filed Monday with the FEC, shows that it ended the month of June with more than $14.7 million to spend in the general election. While the 9/11 attacks famously inspired a brief interlude of...

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KANSAS GOVERNOR JUSTIFIED KICKING 15,000 PEOPLE OFF FOOD STAMPS...

Apr 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Alan Pyke THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/John Hanna) Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS)   For over five years now, Kansas has served as an economic policy experiment for anti-tax, small-government conservatives. Their lab work is costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars, crippling public service budgets, and making life harder for low-income families without reducing the state’s poverty rate at all. With his political star beginning to tarnish, Gov. Sam Brownback (R) came to Washington on Wednesday to discuss his poverty policies at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. At one point, the embattled governor justified his policy of forcing people off of food stamps if they can’t find a job by likening low-income and jobless people to lazy college students. The event was convened around a policy he pioneered: Reinstating a rigid...

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DID OBAMA READ CLASSIFIED PAGES ALLEGEDLY LINKING SAUDIS TO 9/11? WHITE HOUSE WON’T COMMENT...

Apr 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] “President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with White House staff during a memorial ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the White House in Washington, Sept. 11, 2015. Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the attacks. (Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) ” width=”640″ />President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with White House staff during a memorial ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, at the White House in Washington, September 11, 2015. Saudi Arabia...

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FRACKING’S TOTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IS STAGGERING, REPORT FINDS...

Apr 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha Page CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File A new report details the sheer amount of fracking in the United States.   The body of evidence is growing that fracking is not only bad for the global climate, it is also dangerous for local communities. And affected communities are growing in number. A new report, released Thursday, details the sheer amount of water contamination, air pollution, climate impacts, and chemical use in fracking in the United States. “For the past decade, fracking has been a nightmare for our drinking water, our open spaces, and our climate,” Rachel Richardson, a co-author of the paper from Environment America, told ThinkProgress. Fracking, a form of extraction that injects large volumes of chemical-laced water into shale, releasing pockets of oil and gas, has been on...

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Paul Krugman Is Not Making Much Sense...

Apr 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] He needs a reality check. His screed against Sanders in the NY Times misses the boat completely. By Michael Bader, DMH / AlterNet Photo Credit: By Prolineserver (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons Paul Krugman has been a voice in the wilderness for liberals for decades.  But when he issues screeds in the Times against Bernie Sanders’ alleged lack of policy credentials and Sanders’ “petulant self-righteous” followers, he misses the boat completely. Krugman needs a reality check:  Wonkish policy details about economic reform are irrelevant.  Sanders isn’t an economist.   Neither is Clinton.  As president, his economic initiatives will have more to do with whom he surrounds himself, not with whether or not he gets it exactly right about the role of the “big banks” in the 2007 Great Recession. And Sanders is right enough.  Big banks, with...

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Oliver Stone Makes Impassioned Plea for Sanders: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Effectively Closed the Door on Peace’...

Apr 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Stone writes that Sanders has rescued him from complete despair about our political scene. By Oliver Stone / Huffington Post   VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Screen capture / YouTube When fear becomes collective, when anger becomes collective, it’s extremely dangerous. It is overwhelming… The mass media and the military-industrial complex create a prison for us, so we continue to think, see, and act in the same way… We need the courage to express ourselves even when the majority is going in the opposite direction… because a change of direction can happen only when there is a collective awakening… Therefore, it is very important to say, ‘I am here!’ to those who share the same kind of insight. — Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk, The Art of Power I’ve been in deep despair these...

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A NUCLEAR JOB HALF DONE

Apr 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Editorial By THE EDITORIAL BOARD  NYTIMES Photo The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times As he ended the Nuclear Security Summit on Friday, President Obama could claim some success in leading the international community to curb the amount of nuclear materials that could fall into terrorists’ hands. But even with considerable progress, Mr. Obama has not fulfilled his goal of securing all nuclear materials in four years; some 1,800 metric tons of nuclear material remain stored in 24 countries, much of it vulnerable to theft. The summit meeting, which drew more than 50 world leaders to Washington, produced many practical commitments to secure and eliminate nuclear materials. Mr. Obama announced that a long-stalled treaty requiring countries to comply with standards for securing nuclear facilities and...

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‘CHINA’S WORST POLICY MISTAKE’?...

Apr 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas D. Kristof  NYTIMES China’s Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy by Kay Ann Johnson University of Chicago Press, 218 pp., $22.50 One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 250 pp., $27.00 Zhang Xiaogang/Pace Beijing Zhang Xiaogang: Family No. 2, 1993; from the book Zhang Xiaogang: Disquieting Memories, by Jonathan Fineberg and Gary G. Xu, published last year by Phaidon Perhaps no government policy anywhere in the world affected more people in a more intimate and brutal way than China’s one-child policy. In the West, there’s a tendency to approve of it as a necessary if overzealous effort to curb China’s population growth and overcome poverty. In fact, it was unnecessary and has led to a rapid aging of...

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‘HUMANITY’S FINAL EXAM’ – DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN MOMENTARY AND MILLENIAL RISKS...

Mar 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Climate Change By Andrew C. Revkin Raymond Pierrehumbert, a longtime climate scientist now at Oxford, stopped by The New York Times earlier this month for a long fruitful chat on climate change science and solutions and the hurdles — mostly internal and social (including political) — that impede progress. He concluded by saying this juncture in our history — decisions (or indecision) in our lifetimes — constitutes “humanity’s final exam”: The biggest challenge is grappling with divergent scales. Compare the year-to-year scale at which humans make policy decisions, reflected in our political frameworks, to the multi-millennial consequences of today’s energy choices, as delineated in “Consequences of twenty-first-century policy for multi-millennial climate and sea-level change,” the important recent commentary in Nature Climate Change by a host of top climate scientists, including Pierrehumbert. (I explore this...

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MIDDLE EAST SUMMERS COULD BECOME UNLIVABLE BY THE END OF THE CENTURY...

Mar 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   The “father of global warming” has a dire warning for people living in hot, tropical locales. Alexander C. Kaufman Senior Business Editor, The Huffington Post altrendo nature via Getty Images James Hansen has a dire warning for the Middle East and tropical areas: Summer is coming. By the end of the century, the so-called “father of global warming” predicts that rising temperatures caused by human-induced climate change will render the countries that already experience hot summers unlivable during those months. “The tropics and the Middle East in summer are in danger of becoming practically uninhabitable by the end of the century if business-as-usual fossil fuel emissions continue, because wet bulb temperature could approach the level at which the human body is unable to cool itself even under well-ventilated outdoor conditions,” Hansen, an adjunct...

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DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE QUIETLY PLANNING A CORPORATE GIVEAWAY — TO THE TUNE OF $400 BILLION...

Mar 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Democracy & Government Why isn’t anyone talking about it? By William Greider   MOYERS & CO. People attend a rally outside of the office of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to protest an extension of tax breaks for the wealthiest two percent of Americans in December 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) This post originally appeared at The Nation. Young people are the good news of 2016. They see the stressful realities of American life more clearly than their elders and are rallying around the straight talk of Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, the big hitters back in Washington politics are working on an ugly surprise not just for the kids but for all of us — another monster tax break for US multinational corporations. The bad news is that key leaders of...

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10 New Ways Other Countries Are Actually Solving Problems—and Kicking Our Ass...

Feb 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Apparently for some, American exceptionalism means exceptional stupidity. By Larry Schwartz / AlterNet Solar power in Peru. Photo Credit: via YouTube The Presidential candidates have been sounding off for almost two years now, pointing out (or in many cases manufacturing) all of America’s problems, and offering solutions they believe will make them the next President. The candidates, especially to the right of the political spectrum, extoll America as being exceptional, and they score empty points with voters by talking about how the rest of the planet looks to the United States to solve the world’s woes. It is surprising, then, to see how many of these seemingly intractable problems are being far more effectively tackled by the countries we are supposed to be “leading”. Maybe it’s time for America to start looking elsewhere...

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NAOM CHOMSKY WANTS YOU TO WAKE UP FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM...

Feb 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By David Swanson, Let’s Try Democracy | Film Review http://www.truthout.com If you’ve just seen Michael Moore’s movie and are wondering how in the world the United States got diverted into the slow lane to hell, go watch Noam Chomsky’s movie. If you’ve just seen Noam Chomsky’s movie and are wondering whether the human species is really worth saving, go see Michael Moore’s movie. If you haven’t seen either of these movies, please tell me that you haven’t been watching presidential debates. As either of these movies would be glad to point out to you, that’s NOT HOW YOU CHANGE ANYTHING. “Filmed over four years, these are his last long-form documentary interviews,” Chomsky’s film, Requiem for the American Dream, says of him at the start, rather offensively. Why? He seems perfectly able to give interviews and apparently...

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VIDEO: Amy Goodman on the Media’s Skewed Election Coverage: Why Policy Matters More than Polls...

Feb 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TRUTHDIG In this video, “Democracy Now!” host Amy Goodman discusses the U.S. media obsession with polls and why we should focus on candidates’ records instead. Appearing Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Goodman said, “… it is astounding that Bernie Sanders is where he is today. Look at that Tyndall Center report that found in 2015, in the months leading up to December, you had 234 total network minutes, like almost four hours, CBS, NBC, ABC, covering Trump. That’s four hours and how much got coverage? Sanders got 10 minutes. On ‘ABC World News Tonight’ in that year, Sanders got 20 seconds. Trump got like 81 minutes.” From Raw Story, via CNN. —Posted by Roisin Davis   Advertisement TAGS: amy goodman bernie sanders donald trump election media...

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THE RIGHT-WING CLIMATE-DENIAL MACHINE IS CHURNING FASTER THAN EVER...

Jan 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock   By Heather Smith  GRIST In 2000, two sociologists at Washington State University, Aaron McCright and Riley Dunlap, examined all of the writing that conservative think tanks in the U.S. and Canada had published on the subject of climate change. The result of their labors — titled Challenging Global Warming as a Social Problem: An Analysis of the Conservative Movement’s Counter-Claims — was the first comprehensive look at how conservative think tanks were trying to shape the conversation on climate.Now, in a new study, Constantine Boussalis and Travis G. Coan, political scientists at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Exeter, respectively, have set out to update that information. Sure, you worked hard to discredit climate science in the ’90s, conservative think tanks. But what have you done for us lately? The conservative think tanks that are now...

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LURKING WITHIN THE OMINOUS, OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship...

Dec 21, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   McConnell agrees not to shut down the government only if the millionaires and billionaires are permitted to continue buying the government in ever greater secrecy. By such are we governed today: soulless puppets dangling from the rich man’s string, their wooden hands outstretched, palms upturned. Top of Form Update, The Washington Post: “Early Friday morning the House passed [the] $1.1 trillion spending bill on a 316 to 113 vote, with 150 Republicans and 166 Democrats supporting the measure, after passing a $622 billion tax measure Thursday on a 318 to 109 vote… The Senate soon after passed both parts of the agreement on a 65 to 33 vote.” ##### There is an unwritten rule in Congress that before you do even a little for the working class you must do a lot for the donor class....

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Dozens of Nations Back Regenerative Farming Initiative That Can Help Solve Global Warming...

Dec 15, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Food The U.S.—a primary driver of the climate crisis—still isn’t on board with this historic climate agreement. By Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins / AlterNet Photo Credit: GlebStock/Shutterstock.com France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among more than two dozen countries that have signed on to an agreement that one day may be recognized as the most significant climate initiative in history.France’s 4/1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate puts regenerative food and farming front and center in the climate solutions conversation. This is why the Organic Consumers Association, its Mexico affiliate Via Organica, IFOAM Organics International and more than 50 other activist allies across the globe have signed on in support of the Initiative. Unfortunately, the U.S. government is not yet on board with the plan, even though our...

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IN HISTORIC PARIS CLIMATE DEAL, WORLD UNANIMOUSLY AGREES NOT TO BURN MOST FOSSIL FUELS...

Dec 15, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Joe Romm  CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Twitter/Pedro Sirgado   In a literally world-changing deal that was almost unthinkable just a year ago, some two hundred leading nations unanimously embraced a plan that will leave most of the world’s fossil fuels unburned. As part of a concerted effort to avoid catastrophic climate change, the world unanimously committed to an ongoing effort of increasingly deeper emissions reductions aimed at keeping total warming “to well below 2°C [3.6°F] above preindustrial levels.” The full text of this Paris Agreement goes even further, with the parties agreeing “to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.” Already, global coal use appears to be plateauing, and global oil use will likely follow...

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DON’T BE MISLED; THE TPP IS STILL COMING FULL STEAM...

Dec 15, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Dave Johnson   AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE Recently there have been news reports that Republicans are going to delay TPP until after the 2016 elections. Do not be misled; this is a bargaining ploy. They want the Obama administration to make “side agreements” that give corporations even more. We have to keep up the fight, and keep getting the word out. People opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement have recently had their hopes lifted by reporting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that perhaps President Obama should avoid bringing TPP up for a vote before the elections. But note the reasons for Republican objections. The Washington Post, “McConnell warns that trade deal can’t pass Congress before 2016 elections“: But McConnell, who said Thursday that he has relayed his concerns...

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TIME FOR US TO BE THE ENFORCERS OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACCORDS...

Dec 15, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Isaiah J. Poole  AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE Imagine if the 10 Commandments were written under the same political constraints as the just-completed climate change accord in Paris. “We cannot do this,” Secretary of State John Kerry would tell Moses as he saw the word “shall” chiseled into the stone tablets. And so Moses would have to go back up the mountain, in the face of what he knew would be the consequences of defying the laws of nature and nature’s God, and chiseled “should” every place the commandments had called for “shall.” And just as changing “shall” to “should” would change the 10 Commandments to the 10 Suggestions, that word change – insisted on by Kerry in order to conform to the political limits set by a Republican opposition sold out to...

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VIDEO: James Hansen: United Nations’ Plans to Limit Emissions Are ‘Half-Arsed’...

Dec 6, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] DEMOCRACY NOW   VIA TRUTHDIG   James Hansen, one of the world’s leading atmospheric scientists, has warned the United Nations that its current attempt to prevent global temperatures from rising is “half-arsed and half-baked” and risks giving future generations a climate system that is uncontrollably destructive.ABOVE: At the U.N. climate conference in Paris, Hansen delivers his message to “Democracy Now!’ The Guardian reports: James Hansen, former head of Nasa’s Goddard Center and the man who raised awareness of climate change in a key Senate hearing back in 1988 said that the UN meeting was on the wrong track by seeking a 2C maximum rise in temperatures. “What I am hearing is that the heads of state are planning to clap each other on the back and say this is a very successful conference....

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ETHICAL DESIGN PRACTICES MAY HELP SLOW GENTRIFICATION...

Nov 7, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT   by Jared Green Gentrification replaces diversity with homogenized people and places. This process has “rippling social and cultural effects,” said Winifred Curran, a professor at DePaul University at the ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago. There are many reasons why gentrification has been happening across American cities — and the process may prove nearly unstoppable — but there are ways landscape architects and other designers can ensure they don’t further contribute to the problem. Instead of creating “shiny new parks” that spur on redevelopment, they can work with existing communities to design public spaces that are “just green enough” and celebrate a community’s diversity. Landscape architecture firms can also create internal ethical policies to ensure they are supporting diversity rather than supplanting it through designed spaces produced in a fundamentally non-democratic way. The most damaging effect of gentrification is...

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AS STATE POLITICIANS RESIST OBAMA’S CLIMATE PLAN, WEST VIRGINIANS BUILD RENEWABLES ANYWAY...

Nov 4, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Mary Hansen, YES! Magazine | Report So far, the state isn’t stepping up to build a solar-powered future. That leaves the bulk of the work to West Virginia’s residents. (Photo: Installing solar panels via Shutterstock) West Virginia’s attorney general, Patrick Morrissey, and attorneys general from 23 other states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration. At issue was the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon emissions from the power sector by 32 percent by 2030, in an effort to hold off climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency, responsible for enforcing the new rules, has suggested three strategies that states can combine as they see fit to achieve the cuts: make coal-fired power plants more efficient; meet new energy needs with natural gas; and develop renewable sources like wind and...

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INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN NYGREN – ON SERENBE – A FARM TO TABLE COMMUNITY...

Oct 23, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT   by Jared Green Steven Nygren is the founder of Serenbe, which has won numerous awards, including the Urban Land Institute Inaugural Sustainability Award, the Atlanta Regional Commission Development of Excellence, and EarthCraft’s Development of the Year. You founded Serenbe, a 1,000-acre community in the city of Chattahoochee Hills, which is 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. In Serenbe, there are dense, walkable clusters of homes, shops, and businesses, even artists’ studios, modeled like English villages set within 40,000 acres of forest you helped protect. Can you briefly tell me the story of this community? What motivated you to create it? It was a reaction. We purchased 60 acres in a historic farm in 1991 just on a weekend whim while on a drive to show our children farm animals. It seemed...

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THE UNITED STATES UNOFFICIAL RELIGION: THE WAR ON AN IDEA...

Oct 18, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Abby Martin, teleSUR | Video Report The Empire has a range of weapons to maintain its power: from its courts to its military. But it also has effective ideological weapons. Everyone in the United States knows that “socialist” or “communist” is considered a bad word. How did things get that way? Abby Martin explores the history of anti-communism in the US, and the heavy repression of an idea that became an unofficial...

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HURRICANE KATRINA, THE POLITICS OF DISPOSABILITY, AND THE INSENSITIVITY OF MALCOLM GLADWELL...

Sep 10, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] TRUTHDIG   By Henry A. Giroux, CounterPunch     Malcolm Gladwell. (Surian Soosay / CC BY 2.0) This piece first appeared at CounterPunch. Katrina does more than evoke a critical understanding of institutional racism and the politics of racial disposability; it also elicits new and more dangerous justifications for racist policies. For instance, the neoliberal shill Malcolm Gladwell reaches a new low with his piece on Katrina titled Starting Over which was published in The New Yorker. He argues that for many of the 100,000 poor blacks displaced by the storm involuntary displacement was a good thing because it opened up new opportunities for upward mobility for them and provided a model for public policy. When Barbara Bush uttered a similar statement after Katrina, she was condemned roundly in the press for being...

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A WIN FOR PEACE

Sep 2, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Bill Scher  AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE The Iran deal will not be scuttled by Congress, now that President Obama has secured the support of enough Senate Democrats to sustain any veto of any attempt to strip Obama of his authority to waive sanctions. It’s a historic win for peace and diplomacy. Unlike military victories, diplomatic wins are rarely cherished contemporaneously and only slightly more so with the passage of time. Jimmy Carter was booted out of the office despite his Herculean efforts to forge the Camp David Accords and his wise decision to relinquish the Panama Canal. We don’t remember Bill Clinton for the Good Friday Agreement, ending 30 years of strife between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We don’t remember what Harry Truman did to establish the United Nations, let alone...

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BERNIE SANDERS: FROM GREECE TO PUERTO RICO, THE FINANCIAL RULES ARE RIGGED TO FAVOR THE 1%...

Aug 28, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world. In his opening statement, Sanders talked about the debt crisis in Greece as well as in Puerto Rico. “It is time for creditors to sit down with the governments of Greece and Puerto Rico and work out a debt repayment plan that is fair to both sides,” Sanders said. “The people of Greece and the children of Puerto Rico deserve nothing less.” TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We turn to Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece as...

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PLAYING THE LONG GAME ON IRAN

Aug 25, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   Playing the Long Game on Iran Posted on Aug 24, 2015By David Bromwich, TomDispatch  VIA TRUTHDIG Marie Richie / CC BY-SA 2.0 This piece first appeared at TomDispatch. Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. “We’re going to push and push until some larger force makes us stop.” David Addington, the legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, made that declaration to Jack Goldsmith of the Office of Legal Counsel in the months after September 11, 2001. Goldsmith would later recall that Cheney and Addington were the first people he had ever met of a certain kind: “Cheney is not subtle, and he has never hidden the ball. The amazing thing is that he does what he says. Relentlessness is a quality I saw in him and Addington that I never saw before in my life.”...

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THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA’S CLEAN POWER PLAN...

Aug 5, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] REAL NEWS.c0m Daphne Wysham and Chris Williams unravel the contradictions in President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan and his “all of the above strategy” the last seven years that has been less than desirable in curbing catastrophic climate change. –   August 5, 2015 Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis. He is chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University, in the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including TruthOut, Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, Alternet, CommonDreams, ClimateAndCapitalism, ClimateStoryTellers, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Socialist Worker, and ZNet. He reported from Fukushima in 2011 and was a Lannan writer-in-residence in Marfa, Texas over the summer of...

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