Category: US

Rupert Neate: Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back

Report commissioned by 34 hedge funds says government had been ‘massively overspending on education’ despite spending only 79% of US average per pupil

Eric Draitser: Puerto Rico: Troubled Commonwealth or Debt Colony?

Puerto Rico’s true status: dependent US commonwealth or neocolonial possession?

Keane Bhatt: The Fight Against TPP Proves US Is Not a Corporatocracy

A broad, diverse array of organizations engaged in activism has leveled the playing field in the fight over U.S. trade policy

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John Pilger: Assange: The Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice

While this farce and judicial scandal continue the reputation of Sweden is diminished and the shadow of America’s menace touches us all

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Christian Parenti: The Making of the American Police State

How did we end up with millions behind bars and police armed like soldiers?

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Cynthia Peters: Actually, It’s Never Okay to Spank

But it’s not enough to micromanage parents’ behaviors; we need system-wide change that supports parents to do the hard work of raising children.

Diana Rosen: Five Reasons to Care About Verizon Contract Negotiations

A crowd of thousands rallied outside of Verizon headquarters in New York City

Pete Dolack: Speculators Circling Puerto Rico Latest Mode Of Colonialism

The financial industry, in contrast to the mythology it loves to peddle, does not create wealth — it confiscates wealth, attempting to profit off every aspect of human activity

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Vincent Emanuele: 100,000 People Attended House Parties for Sanders: Reflections from Indiana

The only way Sanders’ supporters are going to be exposed to more radical thought is if they engage with people who are thinking in radical ways

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David Swanson: Viet Nam a Half Century Later

The rage still roiling the United States from the U.S. Civil War is not apparent in Vietnamese culture. Americans could learn from Vietnamese attitudes

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