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Direct payments to individuals are an important piece of any reparations program. Ultimately, a sound program of reparations for black Americans must include a substantial direct payment to each eligible recipient. This piece is a response to “Universal Policies, Not Reparations, Are Needed To Counter Racism’s Effects” and “The 2020 Candidates Are Dodging the Reparations Question.” […]

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The criminal justice reform group that helped elect Larry Krasner, Wesley Bell, and Rachael Rollins is weighing in on the first competitive district attorney election in Queens, New York, in 28 years. Real Justice PAC, which works to elect “reform-minded prosecutors” and has helped to reshape the criminal justice landscape through the ballot box, announced […]

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LA Teachers Demand Moratorium on Charters as Strike Begins

January 14, 2019           |                                       

“Free Trade” Is Today’s Imperialism by the 1 Percent Five Forces Driving the Rise of Fascism in 2019 The Age of Technology Requires Us All to Reimagine Politics NRA May Have Illegally Coordinated With GOP Senate Campaigns The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 Ex-Obama HUD Chief Julián Castro Enters 2020 Presidential […]

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Get ready to see it on your TV. The GOP is about to kick back into Two Santa Clauses mode and restart the scam they’ve been running since Reagan. It’ll predictably begin in the first week or two of January, probably first on “Meet the Press” and other Sunday shows that feature “serious thinkers” and […]

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In Louisiana, More Than a Third of Ex-Lawmakers Continue to Try to Influence Their Old Colleagues

December 19, 2018           |                                       

Troy Hebert, right, had a track record as a lawmaker who carried bills favorable to bar owners and liquor suppliers. At the ATC commission, Hebert’s friendship with liquor lobbyist Chris Young, middle, drew scrutiny from federal law enforcement. (Arthur D. Lauck/The Advocate) Louisiana’s powerful lobbies for bar owners and alcohol distributors have long carried clout […]

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Trump’s Great American Forest Liquidation Sale

December 8, 2018           |                                       

Can the Nation’s First Charter School Strike Transform the Industry? What Marc Lamont Hill’s Pro-Palestine Message Means to a Palestinian Rich Nations Aren’t “Paying Their Fair Share” to Mitigate the Climate Crisis George H.W. Bush Was an Enemy of the Working Class White Supremacy Apologists Are Having a Field Day Oil Companies Spent Millions to […]

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Wildfire season struck early this year. Before August, California’s Mendocino Complex fire was already the largest in the state’s history, and the Santa Ana winds, notorious for fueling fires, hadn’t even begun to blow. Record heat and drought in recent years that scientists have linked to climate change have contributed to a dramatic increase in […]

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Teamsters union blackmails UPS workers: Approve contract or your wages will be cut By Will Morrow 23 July 2018 Letter from Teamsters Local 647 President Brian Hammond to UPS workers The Teamsters Union is seeking to blackmail UPS workers into voting for its sellout contract proposal by threatening that a “no” vote will result in […]

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