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US Politics

Unions Facing the Trump Era

By Jonathan Rosenblum Beginning in 1979 in Seattle, WA, Jim Levitt expertly fabricated custom aircraft parts and tools, helping make the Boeing Company one of the most successful businesses in the world. But in 2013, corporate executives issued a threat: They demanded …
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Global Capitalism

Pope Francis: Capitalism is Terrorism Against All Humanity

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/12/23/pope-francis-capitalism-is-terrorism-against-all-of-humanity/ Collective Evolution       December 23, 2016 Pope Francis: capitalism is “terrorism against all of humanity” Alanna Ketler Once again, Pope Francis has made global headlines, shocking reporters late Sunday after blaming the “god of money” for the extremist violence …
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War & Peace

Russia’s Legitimate Fears

Editor’s Note: Russia’s dictatorship is a far cry from the hopes that the Russian people had when they overthrew their communist regime and bought into the neo-liberal fantasies sold to them by global capitalism. The subsequent history has led many …
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Interfaith

Chanukah and Christmas as we approach a Trump presidency

A Return to Hope in Troubling Times: Chanukah and Christmas Honestly, do you know anyone who hasn’t been suffering from a case of acute despair, depression or cynicism about the world in the past few months? *For some it might …
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US Politics

Drowning the World in Oil : Trump’s Carbon-Obsessed Energy Policy and the Planetary Nightmare to Come

Editor’s note: here is another important article from our media ally tomdispacth.com and the introduction is written by its editor Tom Engelhardt   Sadly, the Left can point out the problems, but has no serious strategy to change the consciousness of …
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US Politics

Taking on Trump by Ted Glick

Taking on Trump By Ted Glick There is only one way that I can see Trump succeeding with his outrageous efforts—such as his Cabinet nominations–to turn back the clock to the 50’s, or further: if most of us who supported …
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Education

Pew Report on Religion and Education Around the World

Religion and Education Around the World Large gaps in education levels persist, but all faiths are making gains – particularly among women  WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 13, 2016) – Jews are more highly educated than any other major religious group around the …
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War & Peace

Cops of the Pacific? The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump

An interesting speculative piece from our media all TomDispatch.com Cops of the Pacific?  The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump  By Tim Shorrock Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater …
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US Politics

Chanukah and Christmas in the Shadow of Trump

Don’t Let Trump Ruin Your Holidays By Rabbi Michael Lerner Don’t let the latest outrageous appointment to his administration of racists and anti-Semites or the oppressive policy “the Donald” plans to implement as soon as he takes office, or the …
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Environment

The need for a low-carbon energy based economy won’t go away

Jeffrey D. Sachs US must transition to low-carbon energy https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/11/20/must-transition-low-carbon-energy/fTMoMoFaNIFIYr4NBLYkhM/story.html Tesla electric cars are recharged at a supercharging station in Darien, Conn. Part of a weekly series on the economic choices facing the United States and its relations with the …
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US Politics

Another perspective on the November Election

LESSONS OF NOVEMBER Gennady Shkliarevsky   Several days have passed since New York real-estate tycoon Donald J. Trump became a new President-Elect of the United States.  The high drama of his election has generated a great deal of hype, hysteria, …
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US Politics

Shaming Whites and Men Has Backfired

Stop Shaming Whites and Men! by Rabbi Michael Lerner   RabbiLerner.Tikkun@gmail.com   It turns out that shaming the tens of millions of people who were supporters of Donald J. Trump is not a good political strategy. The liberal and left …
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War & Peace

Election 2016 and the Growing Global Nuclear Threat

Playing a Game of Chicken with Nuclear Strategy  By Michael T. Klare Once upon a time, when choosing a new president, a factor for many voters was the perennial question: “Whose finger do you want on the nuclear button?” Of all …
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Culture

Monetizing the Chicago Cubs & Entertaining Angels

by S.L. Wisenberg     My husband came in the front door and said I needed to go out and amuse our neighbor, Sharon. She was trying to sell her parking space to Cubs fans and was getting bored. Before …
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US Politics

Bernie Sanders is America’s Most Popular Politicians

The Popular Populist Bernie Sanders is the most-liked politician in the United States. What does that mean for the future of left politics here? by Matt Karp/Jacobin/October 18, 2016   The general election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump …
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