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Nextgen technology development is at the core of that restructuring and restoration of U.S. hegemony. Trump is just the appearance, the historic vehicle, behind the deeper global capitalist transformation in progress

How are we going to address poverty? One major way, the most critical way, is via the Green New Deal route and the conscious creation of millions of decent-paying jobs as we rapidly get off fossil fuels and create a truly green economy

Anyone involved in municipal politics and related community organizing will find Fearless Cities to be a very useful guide to winning office, holding onto it, and making change in the process                              

Rather than planning cyberattacks and new means of aggression, the United States should heed calls for dialogue and negotiation

The fact that Palestinian intellectuals, poets and activists have been imprisoned for Facebook and other social media posts should tell us volumes about the limits of Israel’s freedom of press and expression

The widespread popular support for Medicare for All represents a potentially unstoppable popular movement

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We need to do whatever we can, for as long as necessary,  until these vile camps are shut down

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The deaths of despair are estimated at 150,000 a year, contributing to the decline in life expectancy in the U.S. for the past two years, the first time since World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic—a phenomenon unprecedented in developed societies

The farms of the future should be regenerative, diverse, accessible, community-oriented, places of celebration

In the tradition of the Underground Railroad, anti-racist solidarity is propelling many to take action to free the refugees

No matter how distasteful or repugnant, the electoral process is an opening for progressive forces to be influential and potentially decisive

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