Deficit Scare Tactics Are What Citizens Should Really Be Afraid Of
May 24th, 2017, 06:09 PM
Folks like Maya MacGuineas have pushed austerity policies in the United States and around the world for the last decade. These policies have prevented the government from spending the amount necessary to restore the economy to full employment.
‘What Bail Does Is Coerce Guilty Pleas’
May 23rd, 2017, 06:09 PM
Arissa Hall: "Black folks are very familiar with...communal gathering of resources for liberation, as it goes back to during slavery, when black folks also had to buy their freedom."
‘It’s the Most Misogynist, Gender-Segregated Country in the World’
May 23rd, 2017, 06:09 PM
"The Saudis could not do their devastating bombing campaign in Yemen were it not for the US.... It could simply pull out, stop the weapons sales, stop the logistical support, stop the refueling of the Saudi planes."
Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For
May 22nd, 2017, 06:09 PM
The vast majority of the reports on the Trump/Saudi arms deal omitted a rather key piece of context—namely, whom the weapons will be used to kill.
At CNN, Imagining an Absurd Iranian/ISIS Alliance
May 19th, 2017, 06:09 PM
The suggestion that Iran might be sharing intelligence with ISIS is absurd. ISIS’s stance toward Shia Islam, the kind practiced by most Iranians, is openly genocidal.
Chelsea Manning Is Free–but Whistleblowers Still Face Prison
May 19th, 2017, 06:09 PM
As Chelsea Manning walks free after seven years and 120 days (or "just seven years," as USA Today had it), sometimes in solitary confinement, it's worth remembering that corporate media did virtually nothing in support of her clemency.
‘Puerto Rico Is Emblematic of the Excesses of These Financial Systems’
May 19th, 2017, 06:09 PM
"Even the IMF, in several reports issued over the years, have said themselves that austerity does not help economies rebound from debt crises like these.... The thing is that measures of austerity may have something close to catastrophic effects on the average Puerto Rican."
Medea Benjamin on Saudi Arabia, Arissa Hall on Mama’s Bail Out Day
May 19th, 2017, 06:09 PM
AP quotes the Saudi king saying he and Donald Trump will "'forge a new partnership' in the war against extremism." Medea Benjamin brings the skepticism AP forgot to add.
Roger Ailes: No One Did More to Debase US Politics
May 18th, 2017, 06:09 PM
I can’t think of a single individual who’s had more impact on our country’s politics over the last 20 years. There would have been no Trump presidency without the decades of disinformation spewed by Fox News.
Media to Trump: Don’t Cozy Up to Dictators–Unless They’re the Right Dictators
May 17th, 2017, 06:09 PM
Nice words to the wrong dictators unleash a torrent of outrage from our pundit class. Nice words to the right dictators—along with billions in military hardware, which unlike nice words will be used to continue to slaughter residents of a neighboring country and suppress domestic dissent–result in uniform silence.