Category: Commentary

Allan C. Brownfeld: Quakers Who Rescued Jews From The Nazis Are Now Banned From Israel

Quaker leaders and their Jewish counterparts were instrumental in organizing the Kinder-transport, which brought 10,000 German-Jewish children to safety in Britain in 1938 and 1939. For this work and more, British Quaker organizations and the AFSC won the Nobel Peace Prize together in 1947…

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Steve Ellner: Leopoldo Lopez & MLK

The New York Times, by glorifying leaders like López, is demonstrating that the support of the U.S. liberal establishment for popular pro-working class reforms on the nation’s domestic front does not extend to third-world countries.

William Boardman: U.S Military Intervention in Vermont Town Meeting

General Cray’s approach to the F-35 is misleading, corrupt, and dishonest as well as in clear violation of U.S. Army Regulations

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Patrick Bond: Africa’s Systematic Looting

Last year, the Bank appointed Zambia the main pilot country study within the project “Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

Kenneth Surin: Extreme Poverty in the U.S. is a Political Choice of the Powerful

Alston began his statement on the U.S. by saying that “in practice, the United States is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not include rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable healthcare, or growing up in a context of total deprivation.

karl bode: Community Owned Administration

According to a freshly updated map of community-owned networks, more than 750 communities across the United States have embraced operating their own broadband network, are served by local rural electric cooperatives, or have made at least some portion of a local fiber network publicly available

Jacob Sugarman: The Trump Administration is Planning to Rob America’s Waitresses

Two of the Trump administration’s favorite pastimes are imperiling women and screwing over workers

Pete Dolack: Tax Cuts & Social Security

Lurking behind this devastating corporate offensive is the little matter of the extra $1.5 trillion to be added to the deficit.

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Marjorie Cohn: Gunning For Mueller

Since his investigation began in May, Mueller has already obtained two indictments and two guilty pleas

Jane McAlevey: #MeToo & Labor

There’s enough wealth in this country to allow the rich to be rich and still eradicate most barriers to a genuine women’s liberation, which starts with economic justice in the workplace

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