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September 18, 2019

Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City on August 28 after a two-week, carbon-free trip across the Atlantic. The trip took two weeks because she traveled by high-speed yacht. It was carbon-free because the yacht had solar panels and hydro generators specifically so she would not need to fly. Thunberg, sixteen, famously refuses to fly since, as […]

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The United States is well into the 18th year of its Global War on Terror. We’ve heard hope-inspiring names for the military’s operations, like Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom, but where are the pride-evoking outcomes? Given that this is the longest war in US history and that taxpayer dollars pay for every mess […]

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Sixteen years ago this week, Lee Kyung Hae, a South Korean farmer, scaled a fence in Cancún, Mexico, and stabbed himself to death with a penknife while wearing a sign that read “WTO kills farmers.” Lee was outside a ministerial meeting for the World Trade Organization, or WTO. Comprised of 164 member nations, the WTO […]

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Every September the US Census Bureau releases new data on the state of poverty in America. On that day, the issue receives more attention from the media than it does throughout the rest of the year. Did the poverty rate rise or fall? What do the numbers say about the current administration or Congress? What do policy […]

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The Poor People’s Campaign announced Sept. 9 the launch of its nine-month tour across the United States to organize and mobilize more than 1 million low-income people in the lead-up to the 2020 election, culminating with a march on Washington in June 2020. “This nation needs a movement — a transformative movement that will not […]

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Perhaps it was inevitable that the National Football League would not be immune to the raw, angry clashes around race that have exploded into super bursts of toxic energy around the country particularly since wannabe cop George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012. Sports, we’re told, is the great equalizer. On […]

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In Ireland the total defence sector allocation, including Army pensions, will be €994 million in 2019 (around 0.291% of GDP), an increase of €47.5 million over 2018.  Target strength for the Permanent Defence Force is 9,500. Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to […]

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In the second half of the show, Lee interviews Netfa Freeman of the Black Alliance for Peace. The Black Alliance for Peace have put together a list of demands for all of the candidates running for office. The list includes cutting the US military budget by 50 percent, opposing the militarization of the police, and […]

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In a recent meeting with British lawmakers, a Massachusetts cannabis commissioner recommended that the United Kingdom should recruit former drug dealers to enter the legal weed industry if the country eventually legalizes adult-use cannabis. This week, Shaleen Title, a member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, addressed Parliament alongside two fellow drug reform advocates: Sanhoo Tree of the […]

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Former drug dealers should be recruited and trained to produce safe, legal cannabis if the UK decides to legalise marijuana, the head of an American programme overseeing the sale of the narcotic has urged. The Commissioner in charge of legal cannabis sales in Massachusetts has said Britain should follow her state’s example of recruiting ex-drug dealers and […]

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A report published Tuesday by New York University warns that fake videos and other misleading or false information could be deployed by domestic and foreign sources in efforts influence the U.S. 2020 presidential election campaign and details strategies to combat such disinformation. The report—entitled Disinformation and the 2020 Election: How the Social Media Should Prepare—predicts that for […]

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Netfa Freeman joined KPFA’s Africa Today radio program. Listen to the full interview at KPFA Radio.

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After decades in prison, many of the MOVE 9 political prisoners have now come home. To many, the police attacks on the MOVE organisation, including the infamous 1985 bombing of their house by Philadelphia police, crystallised the brutality displayed by the Philadelphia Police Department towards African-Americans. The fight to free Delbert and Chuck Africa continues. Mike […]

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By the time it was over, I half-expected a squad of cheerleaders dressed in Eisenhower-era outfits to charge out and exhort the crowd with an old-timey call-and-response: “Gimme a T! Gimme an A! Gimme an X!” Instead, the two-day gathering of self-described Patriotic Millionaires in Washington D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel ended with a boozy salute. “A […]

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I cannot overstate my tremendous admiration for Rev. William Barber. Our connection goes back to North Carolina when I was the President of Bennett College, and he led the state NAACP. His daughter, Sharrelle, graduated from Bennett in the spring before I assumed the Presidency and as student body president, she served on the search committee […]

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