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Our Budget Priorities Should Reflect the People's Agenda, Not Nuclear Oblivion

This fiscal year 2024, the United States will spend $94.485 billion on all nuclear weapons programs, an increase of over $4 billion from last year.

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Robert Dodge

I Want My Taxes to Be Used for Our True National Security: Helping People in Need

I want my tax money to “beat swords into plowshares” by supplanting masculinist militarism with intelligent, committed, unrelenting diplomacy and...

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H. Patricia Hynes

Israel Is Committing One of history’s Great Crimes in Gaza

Since October 8, I’ve been riveted by the genocide in Gaza being perpetrated by the Israeli military, which had prepared for it in a...

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Ellen Cantarow

Voters Want Tax Day to Look Different for Billionaires

New polling from the National Women’s Law Center and MomsRising found that nearly 80% of respondents supported increasing investments in the...

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Amy Matsui

All I Want for Tax Day Is a Reversal of Trump’s Regressive Tax Cuts

Like the Bush tax cuts before it, the Trump tax cut was a trickle-down failure.

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Robert Reich

Some Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Finally Get Their Day in Court, but All Deserve Justice

Al Shimari et al. v. CACI, which will be heard today, was only able to advance because it targeted a military contractor; U.S. courts have...

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Sarah Sanbar

Elon Musk and the Dictatorship of Feudal Freedom

Since the Modern Era, power has depended on virtual money. The more money, the more power.

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Jorge Majfud

To Save US Democracy, Prioritize the Common Good

The run-up to this year’s general election is the occasion to rekindle the democratic spirit and reassemble a majority to vote for candidates...

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Robert Ivie

Can Climate Democracy Defeat the Oil Curse in Ecuador?

As the country faces economic and security crises, the oil industry and its supporters in government are pushing to disregard the vote to...

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Mitch Anderson

First They Came For My Appliances: We Are Here For the Refrigerator Freedom Act

Okay all you naysayers whining shambolic House GOPers aren't doing their job just 'cause they're blocking border solutions, ignoring...

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Abby Zimet

The Neoliberal Bullies Have Controlled the World Long Enough

We should seek to build societies in which aggression and dominance are not rewarded.

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George Monbiot

'In Pursuit of Peace,' Palestinians Founded Doctors Against Genocide

"The medical community bears a moral obligation to safeguard life and enhance health universally."

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Karameh Hawash-Kuemmerle

Who Is to Blame for the War in Ukraine?

NATO expansion provoked the very conflict that is now being touted as justification for said expansion.

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Donald A. Smith

War Makes Humans the Most Dangerous Species

To the victor goes the spoils, so it’s said, but a planet despoiled by thermonuclear war, cast into darkness, ravaged by radiation, disease, and...

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William Astore

Criminalizing the Unhoused Is Inherently Cruel

Fining, arresting, and jailing people for a lack of housing is never the solution—and compounds existing housing inequities.

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Farrah Hassen

We Need an Alternative to Nuclear-Armed Nationalism

If “war made the state and the state made war,” then the state, as currently perceived, at least by those besotted with military power, is the...

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Robert C. Koehler

Returning to Draconian Abortion Bans Doesn’t Make America Great

Old laws like an 1864 Arizona statute are being dusted off in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June, 2022 Dobbs decision that overturned Roe...

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Amy Goodman

An Urgent Call to Congress: Cease-Fire Now and Avoid a Wider War

In a grassroots effort, about 450 individuals from 50 organizations are participating in lobby visits with over 100 congressional offices, at an...

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Kevin Martin

The Numbers on Climate Tell Us We’re Not Moving Fast Enough

Speeding up the necessary transition to renewable energy requires political mobilization to break the power of the fossil fuel industry.

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Bill Mckibben

The Right-Wing Supreme Court Could Validate Gov Abbott’s War on Immigrants

Of the five-member majority that scuttled much of Arizona’s Papers Please law, which has similarities to Texas’ SB 4, Kennedy, Ginsburg, and...

12.04.2024 2

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Bill Blum

Biden Must Walk Back From Netanyahu’s Iran Trap

The U.S. ought to be distancing itself from Israel’s illegal attack, but instead the Biden administration is moving to shield Israel from the...

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Daniel Larison

Israel Kills Gaza Aid Workers for a Reason: Ethnic Cleansing

The latest killing of the international World Central Kitchen workers in Gaza was done to serve the same goal: ensuring that no aid distribution...

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Ramzy Baroud

The Case for State-Based Single-Payer Healthcare

Throughout U.S. history, states have been the much-needed small laboratories that have succeeded in developing social innovations that eventually...

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Cris M. Currie

Shame Shame Shame: On the Hovering Glory Of A Forced-Birth God Almighty

Kudos to Arizona's wingnut Supreme Court, who in their deranged upholding of an 1864 abortion ban so extreme even GOPers are fleeing it have...

11.04.2024 6

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Abby Zimet

5 Things to Know About the Global Land Rush and How to Stop It

A recent gathering in Colombia, organized by the Land Deal Politics Initiative, was an important moment to assess the current state of play and...

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Salena Tramel

The Cynical Reason Biden Let the UN Pass a Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution

Though the administration ad no intention of allowing the United Nations to pressure Israel to accept a cease-fire, allowing the resolution to pass...

11.04.2024 1

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Stephen Zunes

As Surgeons, We Have Never Seen Cruelty Like Israel’s Genocide in Gaza

We urge anyone who reads this to publicly oppose sending weapons to Israel as long as this onslaught continues.

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Feroze Sidhwa

The Task of Freeing Palestine Is the Task of Freeing Ourselves

The voices rising and feet marching in solidarity with Gaza are challenging the very foundations of a global economic and associated moral order...

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Eric Reinhart

What Did Your Taxes Fund in 2023?

Hint: They enriched Pentagon contractors at the expense of better healthcare, education, clean air and water, disaster management, and more.

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Lindsay Koshgarian

Big Gas Has Followed the Tobacco Playbook for Spreading Lies and Indoor Air Pollution

The industry has been gaslighting us by promoting the idea that “cooking with gas” is a good thing, despite knowing as far back as 1970 that...

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Elliott Negin

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