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Zoltan Grossman: Olympia Train Blockade

For the second time in the past year, Washington activists blocked a train carrying oil fracking supplies from leaving the Port of Olympia on the Salish Sea The blockade camp prevented a possible shipment of ceramic proppants from being shipped to the Bakken oil shale basin in North Dakota, and possibly other fracking operations.

Morgan Humphrey: Assassination of Fred Hampton

U.S. law enforcement does an especially good job of quelling the dissidence of oppressed peoples, no matter how peaceful the leader.

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Jonathan Cook: The Dark Ages

Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west?

Emily Peck: Trump Makes It Harder to Report Harassment

The assault on women began almost instantly after the primal female scream that was the women’s march in January. That month, Trump signed his first executive order (surrounded by men), literally a “gag rule,” meant to prevent health clinics around the world from even talking about abortion.

Yael Bromberg: Punishing Dissent in the Age of Trump

On the morning of President Trump’s Inauguration, police trapped and arrested over 230 people. Some were anti-Trump demonstrators; some were not. The next day, federal prosecutors charged them all with “felony rioting,” a nonexistent crime in DC

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Stephen Zunes: Trump’s Reckless Action on Jerusalem

Neither party has acknowledged that Jerusalem is the commercial, cultural, educational, and religious center for Palestinian life.

Nicolas J.S. Davies: How America Spreads Global Chaos

The U.S. Government may pretend to respect a “rules-based” global order, but the only rule Untitled-1daviesWashington seems to follow is “might makes right”—

Compiled by Joel Chaffee: Free Listings

  Events NUCLEAR – The conference: Dismantling the Nuclear Beast: Connecting Local Work to the National Movement, December 1-3, is a symposium organized by the Nuclear Issues Study Group at the University of New Mexico’s Hibben Center in Albuquerque, NM. Contact: 879-8547; protectnewmexico@gmail.com; https://nuclearnewmexico.com/.  JUSTICE – The 7th Annual Conference of The Historical Dialogues, Justice Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Education and Economics

Take the very nature of corporations. They’re based on what’s called “limit liability,” meaning if you’re a partner in a corporation and the corporation carries out mass murder, the participants aren’t guilty of it. So corporate mass slaughter is a huge phenomenon

William Boardman: Flag Idolatry Is a Pathology That Crushes Real American Values

Mindless obedience has long been a goal of self-appointed patriots, wrapping themselves in the flag to defend indefensible domestic injustice or criminal wars (both of which we have more than our share these days). There is no meaning in the demand to “respect” any abstract symbol, much less one as drenched in horrifying contradiction as the American flag

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