We must go deeper in organizing and uniting people around a visionary and far-reaching agenda that calls for us to reorganize society around the needs and demands of the poor. (Photo: Poor People's Campaign/Twitter)
Posted in Bailout 2020 Coronavirus Editorial/opinon Opinion Safety Net

Poor People’s Campaign: We refuse to allow politicians and big corporations to balance state budgets by denying rights

Leaders are using the lie of scarcity to place the burden of the crisis on the poor while billionaires are becoming even richer and large corporations are getting bailouts. by Rev Dr Liz Theoharis Friday, May…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Opinion OtherWords

I’m a frontline nurse in Arizona. We need masks, not a border wall.

  Wall construction threatens to put our rural hospital systems in the borderlands at a much higher risk. By Alex [Withheld] Tuesday, May 5, 2020 I work as a nurse at a trauma hospital in southern…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Evictions Housing Opinion The Conversation

Renters still left out in the cold despite temporary coronavirus protection

  by  Kirk McClure, University of Kansas and Alex Schwartz, The New School Emergency relief for renters across America may protect them from the threat of eviction during the coronavirus crisis – but it won’t last…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Coronavirus Health Opinion

Failures show Trump Is clear and present danger to the United States

Seven “pro-contagion activities” by Trump increased the coronavirus death toll in the United States. by Ralph Nader Trump ridiculed, then minimized, then delayed the federal government’s response to the coronavirus for weeks. Then finally he wrapped…

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Posted in Analysis Education Opinion Public Policy

Why colleges should think twice before punishing student protesters

Jerusha Osberg Conner, Villanova University For much of the 2019-2020 academic year, Syracuse University has been besieged by student protests over how the school handled of a series of racist incidents on campus. In the latest…

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Posted in 2020 Fed Budget Opinion OtherWords

Remember Trump’s choices: war, walls, and Wall Street

There are few clearer ways to see an administration’s choices than its budget. Here’s what we found in the president’s. By Shailly Gupta Barnes, Lindsay Koshgarian OtherVoices.org March 3, 2020 The 2020 presidential campaign is well…

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Posted in Coffee Shops Entertainment Food & Drink Opinion The Conversation

Customers hate tipping before they’re served

 – and asking makes them less likely to return Nathan B. Warren, University of Oregon and Sara Hanson, University of Richmond Imagine you’re in line at a coffee shop. You order your usual cappuccino and swipe…

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Posted in Banks Credit economic justice Income Equality Opinion OtherWords

How credit cards make us more unequal

Credit card companies fleece retailers to give high-end spenders cash back — a system the rest of us end up subsidizing. By Sam Pizzigati | February 10, 2020 What happens when we use our credit cards?…

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Posted in Columns economic justice Hightower Income Equality Opinion

The truth about corporate philanthropists

If they can “give back” so much, it’s probably because they’ve been taking too much. By Jim Hightower | February 5, 2020. Our society has coined expressions like “philanthropist” to encourage and hail people’s charitable spirit….

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Tongass National Forest. Forest Service photo by Adam DiPietro.
Posted in Conservation Environment Environmental Justice Opinion The Revelator Wildlife

Last Chance to Voice Support for Key Environmental Law

The Trump administration wants to gut the National Environmental Policy Act, a move that would silence community criticism of destructive projects and give more power to industry. March 4, 2020 – by Tim Lydon   One…

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Posted in Business Columns Labor Opinion

Great American Machine

I have been slowly drifting out of tune in the profound ways. Like most Americans, I have been working too much. I haven’t taken a real vacation in years. It is something of a sickness we…

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Posted in Columns Community Opinion

Time to move out of Pottersville and return to Bedford Falls

Ed note: As this columns relates personal feelings of the writer towards our capacity as a culture to ignore human needs there is some strong language. Read with caution. A discontented lazy rabble instead of a…

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