Hightower, Who’s afraid?

Not ordinary Democrats or independents – just insurance companies, lobbyists, and old-line politicians. Supporters rally for universal health care in Chicago. Shutterstock photo. Who’s afraid of Medicare for All? by Jim Hightower – OtherWords We might expect that corporate billionaires and Koch-funded Republican right-wingers would be howl-at-the-moon opponents of a wealth tax, Medicare-for-All, and other […]

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SOA Watch, Human rights in Chile

Chile: No more murders, torture, or sexual violence against protesters by School of the Americas Watch Today on International Human Rights Day, SOA Watch reiterates our deep condemnation of the brutal state violence and systematic human rights violations — murders, sexual violence, torture, and serious injuries — that the Chilean military and police are exercising […]

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Sloan: 70 years on, where goes NATO?

Stanley R. Sloan. US Embassy Vienna photo from 2017. Celebrating NATO’s 70th Anniversary by Stanley R. Sloan [Editor’s note: This is the draft of a keynote speech prepared for an event organized by the Danish Atlantic Council but canceled after the Trump administration’s insistence that Professor Sloan not be allowed to speak. Sloan then published […]

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Certo, The antiwar vote

Hard data show that ending our wars would be smart politics — and the first step toward repairing a moral calamity. Photo by SOA Watch. End the wars, win the antiwar vote by Peter Certo – OtherWords Like anyone else who was around that day, I can tell you exactly where I was on 9/11. […]

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Reich, Fraud in a high place

He also cheated Panama on taxes when he had an interest in what was the Trump Ocean Club, the building with the curve here. Photo by Eric Jackson. A blatant fraudster occupies the highest office in the land by Robert Reich Newly released documents reveal major inconsistencies between metrics Trump reported to New York City […]

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Pizzigati, A would-be price tag on the USA?

America’s wealthiest billionaires buy a national election at $100 a vote — and still make money. Cartoon by Khalid Bendib – OtherWords. What would it cost to buy the 2020 election? by Sam Pizzigati – OtherWords Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York’s mayors since 1942, hosted billionaire Michael Bloomberg for three terms. The […]

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Spencer, Farewell letter

Richard V. Spencer, who was Secretary of Navy until an argument Donald Trump over pardons for war crimes and the obstruction of Navy disciplinary measures based on those incidents. US Senate photo. Principles, good order and discipline THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVYWASHINGTON DC 203504000 24 Nov 19 Dear Mr. President: It has been the extreme […]

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Richardson, Explaining Trump’s racism

Racism means a lot more than using slurs or feeling hatred. Yet even in these narrow terms, Trump fits the bill. Explaining Trump’s racism by Jill Richardson “Is Trump a racist?” I have two answers to that question. First, most white Americans misunderstand racism solely as intentional beliefs held by individual racists who hate people […]

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