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America Can Afford Investments at Home If We Could Afford War On Terror

Take Action Now By Katrina vanden Heuvel, RSN / Washington Post Here’s the price tag: $5.48 trillion. No, that’s not the cost of what President Biden is calling a “generational investment” to rebuild…

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Police Officers are NOT Quitting in Droves, Despite Unfounded Claims

Take Action Now By Weihua Li and Ilica Mahajan, The Marshall Project Since last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, there’s a popular refrain echoing through urban police precincts, rural sheriff’s…

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Would Be Funny If It Weren’t So Tragic

By Thomas Meaney, London Review of Books Your cause is right and God is on your side! Zbigniew Brzezinski, US national security adviser, to the Afghan mujahedin, 3 February 1980 I have benefited so…

Protesting Seems Not To Be A Right For The “Democracy” Of Colombia

By Emma Banks, NACLA Facing Political Persecution, Colombian Protestors Need International Support. Since April, Colombians have demanded change from their government and been met with violence. On…

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For the Poorest Americans, Climate Apocalypse is Already Here

By Sam Rosenthal Hurricane Ida’s rampage through the eastern United States has reminded us of the urgent, existential threat posed by climate change. As with many other aspects of life in the United…

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Afghanistan Is Just the Latest Lesson in Imperial Blowback

Take Action Now By Joel Bleifuss, In These Times Imperial ambitions in Afghanistan have once again been thwarted. This time, it’s the Americans who slunk off in defeat — or ​“withdrawal,” as…

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The Supreme Court Has Effectively Overturned Roe v. Wade

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams The conservative U.S. Supreme Court issued an unsigned order in the dead of night Wednesday leaving Texas’ draconian abortion ban in place, a move that…

Acolytes of Bannon & Trump Are Taking Over The Republican Party

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Doug Bock Clark, Alexandra Berzon and Anjeanette Damon, ProPublica The stolen election myth inspired thousands of Trump supporters to take over the Republican Party at the local…

Biden’s Thirst For Revenge Does Not Exempt Afghanistan’s Civilians

By Norman Solomon, RootsAction  Joe Biden provided a stirring soundbite days ago when he spoke from the White House just after suicide bombers killed 13 U.S. troops and 170 Afghans at a Kabul…

Texas Anti-Abortion Law Allowed to Go Into Effect, Opening New and Threatening Front Against Reproductive Rights

By Chris Walker, Truthout A Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy went into effect on Wednesday after the United States Supreme Court chose not to enjoin it from being enforced.…