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“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson
“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.
The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too […]
Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?
“The economic impact should be greater than any other flood event we’ve ever experienced… And it’s going to take years for these residential communities to recover.”
Bernie Sanders outlines the current victories, the struggle ahead, what the future can bring.
Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.
Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Videos)
“We’re not part of this. In fact, we’re going to try to undermine it.” We’re going to maximize the use of fossil fuels—could carry us past the tipping point. We’re not going to provide funding for—as committed in Paris, to developing countries that are trying to do something about the climate problems.
The Paris talks signalled an important change in the climate movement as thousands of activists gathered from all over the world to organise global action.
“Trump is the worst thing that could have happened to the planet” . . .
The fight to save the climate has to be knit into the progressive fight for the soul of country.
Why did Trump win?
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Bruce Gagnon | U.S./NATO: Surrounding Russia and China with First Strike Missiles. Could This Provoke a Global War?
Nuclear disarmament negotiations have ground to a halt due to these U.S. missile defense deployments.