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Feature Article | Government & Politics

https://i2.wp.com/ghionjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/f7piUqV.png?w=900&ssl=1The Russia Interference Narrative is McCarthyism Reborn in the 21st Century. Rainer Shea, Ghion Journal

 

  • At least within the limits of its influence over public opinion, Russiagate has been very effective at propagating militaristic and authoritarian views.
  • Related: Special Project | Russiagate: The American Boogeyman

Publisher's Choice | Business

How America Can Free Itself From Wall Street, Ellen Brown, Truthdig.com

https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/brownwallstreet-850x562.jpg / The New York Stock Exchange building looms large on Wall Street in New York City. (Max Pixel)

  • Wall Street owns the country.
  • Related: Central Banks Have Gone Rogue; The Contagion Has Spread To Democracy Itself.

Of Special Interest | Activism & Organizing

Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors. Credo Action / Ultraviolet

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  • Tell Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:   "Do not eviscerate protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault."
  • Related: These are the obscure Trump staffers who are systematically dismantling the federal government.

Bloggers & Columnists | Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Ellen Brown, Matt Taibbi



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Foreign Affairs

A March to Disaster: Noam Chomsky Condemns Trump for Pulling Out of Landmark Nuclear Arms Treaty. Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Excerpt: "In order to fill a couple of overstuffed pockets with more dollars, they're willing to threaten the existence of organized human life." 


A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria, by Lee Camp, Lee Camp, Truthdig / Rise Up Times
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  • It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces.
  • Related: The Russia Interference Narrative is McCarthyism Reborn in the 21st Century.

Government & Politics

These are the obscure Trump staffers who are systematically dismantling the federal government. Josh Israel, Danielle McLean, Think Progress
Yvette Cabrera, Joshua Eaton, and Kira Lerner contributed reporting to this story.

https://i0.wp.com/thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/federal-dismantle.png?w=1920&ssl=1/ Illustration by Diana Ofosu
 

  • Back in October a leaked Office of Management and Budget document revealed that eight staffers are quietly poised to take an axe to domestic policy. After examining these eight members, we found they're deeply conservative and uniquely suited to dismantle or outsource major parts of the federal government.
  • Related: Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth.
  • Related: Stop Betsy DeVos' attack on student sexual assault survivors.

Matt Taibbi | Why Aren't We Talking More About Trump's Nihilism? Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone / Reader Supported News

  • https://readersupportednews.org/images/stories/article_imgs24/024738-coal-climate-change-030817.jpg"The White House now says we might as well pollute because global catastrophe is inevitable." 
  • Related: The Truth About These Climate Change Numbers


Health, Science, & Environment

The Truth About These Climate Change Numbers, Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone

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  • A new report shows carbon emissions are moving in the wrong direction, and we’re running out of time.
  • Related: A Green New Deal Is Not possible Until We Let ALL Our Delusions About Climate Change Die.

Labor

The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs: It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power. Adam Simpson, the Next System  / Portside
https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/robots2.jpgUltimately, the better advice for workers seeking to avoid “disruption” is to become the agents of disruption themselves.
 

 

 

Race & Ethnicity

Kamala Harris Destroyed Black Lives. Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report


https://blackagendareport.com/sites/default/files/2019-01/FR__845x400%20%281%29_0.jpgHarris has spent her career locking up Black and brown people. She should not be allowed to shake hands, kiss babies or walk into black churches without being taken to task.
 

Youth, Education, & Children

Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students, John Vibes, Activist Post

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The use of shock therapy has been proven to be ineffective, and it is not used very often because other treatments work much better.

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