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Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life

The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.
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Trump Plans to Make It Easier to Kill Civilians with Drones. Sadly, We Can Thank Obama for That.

As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.

Luxury Jets Are Getting Cheaper. That Means More Air Pollution and Traffic Jams For the Rest of Us.

The deals on luxury private jets have never been sweeter. The reality of what that means for the rest of us could hardly be more bitter.
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There’s No Defending Founding Fathers Who Practiced Slavery

Men who imagined brilliant new freedoms failed to imagine them for enslaved Americans. That means we have to be revolutionary today.
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An Independent Thinker’s Guide to the Tax Debate

There's a heist coming. Arm yourself with the facts.
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‘De-certifying’ the Iran Deal May Be Trump’s Most Reckless Decision Yet

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility.

Detroit's Revival Can't Happen Without Women of Color

The story of the city's revival will be a mythical fable if it is not grounded in uplifting long-term Detroiters and their neighborhoods, in addition to the newcomers the city is attracting.
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So Many Tax Lies, So Little Time

Three figures can explain the impact of Donald Trump's tax plan.
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Trump Is Signaling an Unprecedented Right Turn on Foreign Policy

From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy.

Don’t Believe the Trump Administration: MS-13 is Not Ravaging the United States.

The Central American gang is a big problem in Central America — and an object of scare tactics here.

The Women of Color ‘Solutionaries’ Who Are Taking On Detroit’s Deep Divisions

A new report uses photography and interviews to raise the profile of 20 Black, Latina, Arab, and Asian women who should have a greater say in the city's revitalization.
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To End Mass Incarceration, We Must Rethink How We Respond to Violence

Using restorative justice techniques as an alternative to prison has a surprising group of supporters: victims of violence.

Trump's 'Tax Reform' Is More Regressive Than Even Reagan's

The last thing the country needs is a sham tax reform designed to reward Republican donors with more tax breaks.
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The U.S. Is Bombing at Least Six Countries. How Can the Anti-War Movement Step Up?

Peace activists must look beyond our own movement.
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Why Do So Many Super Rich Despise the Poor?

Donald Trump's put-down of Puerto Ricans reflects a mindset that has long afflicted the awesomely affluent.
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VIDEO: The U.S. War in Afghanistan Is Now 16 Years Old. Trump Has No Plans to End It.

Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
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Germany and the Rise of a ‘Fascist International’

Germany funds foundations for its political parties. If the far right gets one, we're one step closer to globalizing the alt-right.
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The NFL Should Do More Than Just Take A Knee

NFL owners have banded together against Trump’s divisive comments, but will they put their money where their mouth is?
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Regions from Catalonia to Kurdistan are Clamoring for Their Own States

But what good is being a state anymore?
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States and Local Advocates Lead the Way for Criminal Justice Reform

A felony conviction may not always mean a lifetime jail sentence, but for most it means economic hardship and financial instability for life.

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    October 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Vermont Law School

    Learning from each other while bringing localization to the forefront of people’s imagination in our work toward a more resilient planet.

  • OLLI-WLS 2017 Symposium: Inequality of Income and Wealth

    October 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm at University of Nebraska-Lincoln – East Campus Union

    A forum co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNL and the Winter Lecture Series of the Unitarian Church to understand why it matters that some have so very much while others have very little.

  • Divest from the War Machine Summit

    October 21 @ 9:00 am - October 22 @ 1:00 pm at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

    As Trump is creating dangerous confrontations with North Korea and Iran, while increasing militarization in our streets, join us to target his military contractor cronies profiting from the chaos!

  • ISIS abroad, Islamophobia at home

    October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Rhatigan Student Center

    Phyllis Bennis speaks on US Foreign Policy, Wars and Terrorism at the 72nd United Nations Anniversary Banquest of the Global Learning Center of Wichita.

  • Welcome to the Revolution with Medea Benjamin and Charlie Derber

    October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    Join us for a talk with Charles Derber and the signing of his new book that is a master class on "Universalizing Resistance For Social Justice And Democracy In Perilous Times."

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