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The failure of gun legislation in the Senate tells us we weed to fight for our democracy The recent defeat of gun buyers’ background check legislation in the Senate—legislation backed by an almost unimaginable 90% of the American public—has been taken as a somber day in the history of American democracy. We’ve been having a lot [...]Leer más1 Comentario
The US-EU free trade pact and TPP are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests, writes Baker. In polite circles in the United States’ support for free trade is a bit like proper bathing habits. It is taken for granted. Only the hopelessly crude and unwashed would not support free trade.Leer más0 Comentarios
Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t. The movement demanding that public interest institutions divest their holdings from fossil fuels is on a serious roll. At last count, there were active divestment campaigns on 305 campuses and in more than 100 US cities and states. The demand has [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
How Americans Became Exposed to Biohazards in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. We can’t escape it in our cars. It’s in cities and suburbs. [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
As a perpetual emotion machine — producing and guzzling its own political fuel — the “war on terror” continues to normalize itself as a thoroughly American way of life and death. Ongoing warfare has become a matter of default routine, pushed along by mainline media and the leadership of both parties in Washington. Without a [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant. The move reflects a deep-rooted public opposition to resumed operations at reactors perched in a tsunami zone near earthquake faults that threaten all of southern California.Leer más0 Comentarios
Jeremy Scahill, Blowback Reporter Chalmers Johnson’s book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire was published in March 2000 — and just about no one noticed. Until then, blowback had been an obscure term of CIA tradecraft, which Johnson defined as “the unintended consequences of policies that were kept secret from the American people.” In his [...]Leer más0 Comentarios