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Limits of the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is an exciting social program generating a great deal of interest on the left. Like its predecessor, the New Deal of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the GND holds out the promise of preventing the worst effects of anthropogenic climate change, and guaranteeing a better standard of living for its participants.

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50th Anniversary of the Killing of Fred Hampton by Chicago Police

Good and dead

Chicago, never an enlightened city, where in a December 4, 1969 predawn west side raid at 2337 W. Monroe, fourteen cops in cahoots with, we now know, the FBI, blasted their way Capone style, ninety-nine flying bullets into a Black Panther apartment.

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Working America Photo credit: Julie Hunter

Overworked America

Those living in the U.S. are encouraged to think that they live in the best country in the world with little to learn from the experiences of working people in other countries. This sense is reinforced by the fact that the mainstream media generally discusses U.S. problems without reference to developments or trends in other […]

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Dying too young

Dying too young

If there ever was an argument in support of Medicare for All it’s this: despite spending more on health care than any other country, the United States has seen increasing mortality and falling life expectancy for people ages 25 to 64, who should be in the prime of their lives.

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Featured image: Daily Beast photo illustration (11/13/19) of Raul Castro, Evo Morales, Nicolas Maduro and Daniel Ortega.

Media wonder: Why can’t Venezuela be more like Bolivia?

Western corporate media outlets have often cried foul when foreign elections don’t go the way the U.S. empire wants them to, and find roundabout ways to label the violent attempts by vocal right-wing minorities to use military forces to overthrow leftist governments as “protests” rather than coups (, 5/16/18, 5/1/19).

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Skull from a mass grave in Dasht-e-Leili

How to commit war crimes—and get away with it

U.S. President Donald Trump sacked his Navy secretary on Twitter because he did not follow Trump’s advice and retain Navy Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher, despite Gallagher being accused of stabbing to death a wounded fighter, of murdering a schoolgirl and an elderly man, and then of obstructing justice.

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