Common Dreams: Don’t Miss A Plethora of Important Articles This Week

Common Dreams sends out a weekly summary. This week all the articles are ones I would like to put on this blog, so I am publishing the Common Dreams links to all of them.


Another World Is Possible, Without the 1%
by Winnie Byanyima
‘If you are in the top 1 percent of the global wealth stakes, our economic system works exceptionally well.’
TPP vs. Democracy: Leaked Draft of Secretive Trade Deal Spells Out Plan for Corporate Power Grab
by Sarah Lazare
WikiLeaks reveals negotiators planning to expand secret corporate tribunals.
As Saudi Arabia and Allies Continue Airstrikes, Sorrow and Rage in Yemen
by Jon Queally
Bombings supported by US and other Gulf states continued to hit one of world’s most impoverished nations.
Monsanto Wants to Keep You in The DARK
by Wenonah Hauter
‘The debate over GMOs isn’t just about their possible environmental and public health effects. It’s also about who controls the food system.’
Naomi Klein: Shock of Oil Price Plunge Is Opportunity World Must Seize
by Jon Queally
‘Could this be the shock that we harness for our big shift? I think it can be.’
Welcome to Yemen, Where Only Violence is a Certainty
by Farea Al-Muslimi
‘The world has walked Yemenis into this process and should take responsibility for that. They have broken Yemen and it is time to pay for it.’
Which is the Most Responsible Nuclear Nation – Iran, Israel or the United States?
by Kevin Martin
‘To be clear, I don’t want Iran, or any other country, to have nuclear weapons… but let’s be clear about the facts.’
The Costs of War, the Price of Peace
by Amy Goodman
What price would you pay not to kill another human being? At what point would you commit the offenses allegedly perpetrated by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged Wednesday with desertion and ‘misbehavior before an enemy?’
Indiana Is Not Protecting Religious Freedom But Outright Zealotry
by Roxanne Gay
Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law that would allow business owners to refuse service to customers they disapprove of. Like the LGBT community.
What Is She Doing Right? Report Says Wall Street Ready to Punish Dems over Elizabeth Warren
by Jon Queally
JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and others have discussed withholding campaign contributions as punishment for populist rhetoric of progressive senator.

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