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“My view, of course, is that once you make science American it’s doomed. It needs to be human to have a chance. American exceptionalism is not just part of basing pandemic predictions on computer models rather than on the other 96% of humanity.”
“A brief look at key ‘86ers offers insight into President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex in 2020 — and it should take your breath away.”
“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”
“A report in The New England Journal of Medicine published in late January warned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, and the finding has informed public policy worldwide for weeks.”
Sarah Flounders of the International Action Center discusses and compares China and the US, talks about COVID-19 in the two countries, and discusses US sanctions worldwide.
“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”
In what ways does militarization/militarism in the African context enable, extend and depend upon economic, military/’security’ relations with imperialist actors, most importantly the US and Israel? A video of a panel discussion organized by The People’s Forum. Includes academics and members of human rights organizations and the National Lawyers Guild. What are the new/old justifications […]
“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”
“Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists.”
The Struggle Continues
Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?
Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”
“When a society falls into the death grip of an oligarchic class, the result is always catastrophic.”
The Sierra Club deserves credit for coming around to a progressive stance on population, immigration, and minorities.
Trump is an effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base. …that withdrawing a few hundred troops would appeal to the sector of the population that resonates to his message that America is foolishly expending its blood and treasure to help “unworthy” people…
[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?
The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production—heavy industries, railroads, banks, and the like. Nobody in national politics today is suggesting such a takeover. As one quipster put it, “How can Washington take ownership of the banks when the banks own Washington?” Consumer rights advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph […]