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How Wealth Managers Undermine Society and What We Can Do About It

An expert explains how shadowy practitioners of financial trickery help facilitate widespread tax evasion — and undermine democratic government.
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The Real Reason Trump's Trying to Derail Cuba Advances

Trump's motivations to reverse Obama-era policies have less to do with human rights, and more about fear of an example of a different kind of society, Netfa Freeman tells Rising Up with Sonali.
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If We Want the Arts in Baltimore, We Need Artists

It's not enough to see shows and buy local art. Policy changes are needed to fully acknowledge the value that artists bring to Baltimore.
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Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror

Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
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Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

There have been two giant wins for democracy, human rights, and the environment in an unlikely spot: the small, embattled nation of El Salvador. What lessons can be learned, and can nations and activists build on these two victories?
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All Signs Point to a Coming Conflict with Iran

Behind all of Trump's boneheaded policies in the Middle East is an unmistakable urge for confrontation with Iran.
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London Fire Fuels Movement to Tackle Inequality in Britain

Building on the momentum of the recent election, activists are demanding justice for Grenfell Tower fire victims as part of a broader agenda to narrow economic and racial divides.
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No One's Leaving the Negotiating Table in Cuba

Negotiations between Cuban and American government representatives are ongoing, James Early says, regardless of Trump's latest executive order.

We Need To Talk About Raqqa

The U.S. admitted to using white phosphorus in civilian areas in Syria, Phyllis Bennis tells The Real News.
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Companies Can Either Make Things Or Make CEOs Rich

Making breakthroughs for consumers is hard, companies have found. But making fortunes for CEOs is easy.
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America's Role in the Refugee Crisis

On World Refugee Day, let's examine our role in displacing millions around the globe.
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Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine

Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
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Is It Possible to Undo 2016?

Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but returning to the status quo won't fix anything.
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Honor Juneteenth by Closing the Racial Wealth Divide

Even over 150 years after slavery, black families still lag centuries behind whites in household wealth.
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Who's To Blame for Inequality?

Deep pockets are pushing to place the blame on firms that can't keep up with the top 5% of companies, and want to see labor rights slashed accordingly.
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How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists

Modeled after the Civil Rights Era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump Era.
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Violence Should Be Treated As A Health Issue

Jeff Sessions wants law and order responses to violence, but cities and states are treating violence as the health crisis it is.
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The Growing Problem of Hidden Wealth

The more wealth the super rich pile up, new research details, the more taxes they maneuver to evade.
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How Can South Korea Help Prevent a U.S. Attack on North Korea?

South Korea can take the lead in establishing better relations with North Korea.
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Russia’s Not the Country Benefitting Most from Trump

If Trump is a Manchurian candidate, on whose behalf is he working?

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