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David Swanson: Explaining the Problem with Lesser Evilism

The chance of electing a good candidate within the Democratic Party is very low

Toshio Meronek: How a queer liberation collective has stayed radical for almost 40 years

On May 22, some 80 people filed into a press event for the largest gay culture event in the world, the Frameline Film Festival, held every June in San Francisco. And like every year since 2007, there were queer protesters to meet them. The group Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention, or LAGAI, and its offshoot Read more…

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Naomi Klein: We Still Need a Future to Believe In

A forum on how to build the political revolution with Naomi Klein, Alicia Garza, Michael Moore, Frances Fox Piven, Robert Reich, Kshama Sawant, Josh Fox, and more.

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Richard Falk: How the United States Government Obstructs Peace for Israel/Palestine

Obstacle to Peace is the book we have long needed, utterly indispensable for a correct understanding of why the conflict has not been resolved up to this point

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Sue Sturgis: Striking a Blow Against Debtors’ Prisons

Amount that Jennings, Missouri, has agreed to pay out to people jailed because they were unable to pay court fines and fees they owed: $4.75 million Number of people who will receive payments under the settlement: almost 2,000 Days they collectively spent in jail over the last five years: about 8,300 Month in which Equal Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: Trump, Trade, and Working-Class Discontent

Trump is in that great U.S. presidential candidate tradition, promising voters what they want to hear and then, if elected, doing whatever the economic elites want them to do

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Juan Cole: Top 6 Graphs that Refute Donald Trump’s Lies about the United States

AP’s Fact Check found that as usual Donald Trump’s statistics in his GOP acceptance speech are way beyond the ‘damned lies’ level. So here are some illustrative graphs to suggest the level of his duplicity: “Homicides last year increased by 17 percent in America’s 50 largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years.” h/t Read more…

Jon Schwarz: Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Rings Terrifying Historical Alarm Bells

Trump had just one message for Americans: Be afraid. You are under terrible threats from forces inside and outside your country, and he’s the only person who can save us

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Medea Benjamin: “Build Bridges, Not Walls”

CodePink’s Medea Benjamin disrupted Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention by holding up a banner reading “Build bridges, not walls!” Her protest diverted cameras away from Trump’s speech. Benjamin was removed after the disruption and says she was later interviewed by the Secret Service. Democracy Now! spoke to her on the street Read more…

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Henry A. Giroux: Trump and the Enablers of American Authoritarianism (2/2)

‘Lesser evilism’ is the wrong way to frame the elections – it’s about what’s better for the strategic interests of an independent people’s struggle

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