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Americans Overwhelmingly Support Bernie Sanders’ Economic Policies — So How’d We End up Here? | Alternet

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Most Americans want single-payer health care, economic justice and action on climate change. That day will come.

Source: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Bernie Sanders’ Economic Policies — So How’d We End up Here? | Alternet

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The GOP’s Strategy for Obamacare? Repeal and Run. 

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

For eight years, Republicans in Congress have complained about health care in America, heaping most of the blame on President Obama. Meanwhile, they’ve hung out on the sidelines making doomsday predictions and cheering every stumble, but refusing to lift a finger to actually improve our health care system.

Source: The GOP’s Strategy for Obamacare? Repeal and Run. | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps, and Neuter Our Democracy | Common Dreams 

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Tyrants don’t allow open questioning, and they hate the free press. They want total control.

Source: Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps, and Neuter Our Democracy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Capitalism is in crisis 

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Capitalism is in crisis, says World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab. Despite the spectacular backdrop of the Swiss Alps, social entrepreneurs remind us of the harsh reality of topics like inequality.

Source: Capitalism is in crisis | All media content | DW.COM | 17.01.2017

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Who Killed MLK Jr?

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

On Dec. 8, a jury in Memphis, Tenn., deliberated for only three hours before deciding that the long-held official version of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination was wrong.

The jury’…

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Trump Voters and I Have One Thing in Common: We’re Scared of Losing Medicaid | 

January 16th, 2017 · No Comments

I recently read about a county in Kentucky that is typical of the kinds of depressed white communities that have dominated the news since Trump’s election. Owsley County is 83 percent white, mostly rural, and rigidly conservative.

Source: Trump Voters and I Have One Thing in Common: We’re Scared of Losing Medicaid | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Political, Economic Challenges Loom Large for Venezuela in 2017 | Analysis | teleSUR English

January 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Will 2017 bring economic and political stability for Venezuela?

Source: Political, Economic Challenges Loom Large for Venezuela in 2017 | Analysis | teleSUR English

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The Terrifying Parallels Between Trump and Erdogan

January 16th, 2017 · No Comments

This type of political leadership is not new: the most compelling account of it was written 70 years ago in 1947 by the great British historian Sir Lewis Namier, in an essay reflecting on what he termed “Caesarian democracy”, which over the previous century had produced Napoleon III in France, Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany. His list of the most important aspects of this toxic brand of politics is as relevant today as it was when first written, since all the items apply to Trump, Erdogan and their like.

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Global Warming Clobbers Ocean Life

January 16th, 2017 · No Comments

The waters of the Pacific off the California coast are transparently clear. Problem is: Clear water is a sign that the ocean is turning into desert (Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis…

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[Marxism] hidden massacres of the Cultural Revolution

January 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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