Posted in Energy Op/Ed Sustainability The Revelator

How renewable energy could power your state

Some parts of the United States could easily generate 10 times their energy needs, according to a new report. by Tara Lohan, The Revelator November 20, 2020 How much of U.S. energy demand could be met…

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Lowering the Barr

LOWERING THE BARR Lower! By Khalil Bendib

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Posted in Economy Op/Ed Restart 2021

You can’t eat civility: a message to Joe Biden and the Democrats

Politeness will not solve the problems facing the country. Democrats must put forth and fight for bold solutions that will materially improve the lives of working people. by Joe Sanberg Monday, November 16, 2020 Like many…

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Posted in Analysis Editorial/opinon OtherWords Restart 2021 Safety Net

Low-income voters showed up for Biden. Now they need relief.

People didn’t turn out in record numbers in a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. By Sarah Anderson, Margot Rathke November 12, 2020 Joe Biden is headed to the White House, and he has…

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Posted in Coronavirus Op/Ed OtherWords Poor Peoples Campaign

After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for Covid Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda. by Sarah Anderson, Margot Rathke Tuesday,…

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Posted in Corporate Influence Green New Deal Op/Ed Politics

Time for Democrats to betray the donor class—not the people

A great many people did not vote for Joe Biden, they voted against Trump. We have to recognize how narrow this win was. by Naomi Klein Tuesday, November 10, 2020 These have been a harrowing few…

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Orange skies in blue states

ORANGE SKIES IN BLUE STATES What’s wrong with a healthy orange glow? By Khalil Bendib | September 16, 2020  

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Back To Normal?

¿BACK TO NORMAL? “I can’t breathe.” By Khalil Bendib | July 29, 2020

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Pandemic no more

By Khalil Bendib | July 22, 2020 Khalil Bendib is the OtherWords.org cartoonist.

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BLOOMIE AND TRUMP

BLOOMIE AND TRUMP A bipartisan effort. By Khalil Bendib | February 26, 2020

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Rathke: Come on up, Mississippi – time for a new constitution!

Little Rock      On the Peoples’ Daily News that I do for the Affiliated Media Foundation Movement (AM/FM) and all of our stations, I scrounge the daily papers for factoids and news bits that might interest our…

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Rathke: Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me, says NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

New Orleans      It turns out that there’s a reason that Wayne LaPierre, the embattled chief of the National Rifle Association, doesn’t give many interviews to the press.  It because he comes off as an oblivious,…

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Rathke: Strong towns: Investing in old, lower-value neighborhoods, not more infrastructure

New Orleans       On the sometimes lonely march to try to advance and rebuild low-and-moderate income communities, it’s always a welcome relief to stumble on fellow travelers moving on much the same pathway.  At least that’s…

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Sen. John Neely Kennedy

Rathke: We’re so sorry about Louisiana’s Senator John Neely Kennedy

New Orleans      Those of us who live in Louisiana or care about the role of the state and its people in public affairs are just as sorry as we can be every time our junior…

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Posted in Common Dreams Community Economy Editorial/opinon Justice Op/Ed

Desideratum: Heading Off the Prospects of a Dark and Tumultuous Future

We can no longer afford to wait as climate changes, economic systems malfunction, and enflamed social divisiveness bear down on humanity with unprecedented, irreversible consequences. by Luisa Deprez, John Dorrer Tuesday, October 13, 2020 ”This time,…

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed Race for the White House 2020

Trump, Plato, and the Wizard of Oz

Trump desperately needs to avoid another withering exposure that another debate would cement. That is why, true to the coward that he is, he’s hiding from it. by Robert Freeman Tuesday, October 13 One of the…

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed Safety Net Social Security

Social Security’s Cost of Living Adjustment is inadequate.

Democrats Have a Plan to Fix That. After lifetimes of work, Americans have earned their Social Security. It is well past time they get a raise. by Nancy J. Altman Social Security is the primary income…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Investigations Op/Ed OtherWords

How taxpayers funded “consulting fees” for Ivanka Trump

The president reduced his tax bill by writing off large payments to his daughter. He calls it “smart” — tax lawyers call it criminal. By Sam Pizzigati | Sunday, October 11 The warmest and fuzziest phrase…

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed While we were looking elsewhere

The Pentagon took money for Covid-19 relief and bought… More weapons

Make no mistake: The Trump administration’s heartlessness and militarism are costing lives. by Phyllis Bennis Thursday, October 1 As the pandemic continues to claim lives across the country, new information keeps coming out about how the…

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Posted in Banks Common Dreams Energy First Peoples News Op/Ed

Why is Bank of America still open to funding the destruction of our homelands in the Arctic?

We stand together, the Iñupiat and the Gwich’in, in calling on Bank of America to listen to Indigenous people, protect our homelands, and stay out of the Arctic Refuge. by Bernadette Demientieff, Siqiñiq Maupin Monday, September…

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Posted in Analysis Banks Energy Op/Ed The Revelator

Defund or defend? In the fight over fossil fuel investments, who’s winning?

Despite divestment victories, big banks and asset managers continue driving climate change through their lending practices. by Christine MacDonald Monday, September 21 “CalSTRS is using our teachers’ money to invest in the destruction of our own…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Op/Ed SCOTUS The Conversation

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

by Jonathan Entin, Case Western Reserve University Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement that “Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature.”…

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Posted in Common Dreams Editorial/opinon Op/Ed

This Labor Day, Social Security’s future hangs in the balance

Trump is devastating the nation, and not only by his incompetent handling of the pandemic. He threatens the economic security of America’s families by defunding, and apparently planning to destroy, Social Security. by Nancy J. Altman…

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Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Councilwoman, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma, speaking outside the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in California. (Photo: Christopher D. Cook)
Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Energy First Nations Opinion Waste

A Message to Senate Democrats: Tribal Lands Are Not Carbon Dumping Grounds

Targeting Native nations with carbon pricing projects that would disproportionately increase wealth and accumulation for the largest petroleum and mineral polluters at the expense of Native lives is unforgivable and horrifying. by Tom Goldtooth Friday, September…

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