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We’re probably not the first time there’s been a civilization in the universe,” states Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and the author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth. The idea that we’re destroying the planet gives us way too much credit. Certainly, […]

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More than 1,000 chilly Wisconsinites stood in the wind at James Madison Park on the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, to hear Bernie Sanders speak late in the afternoon on Friday, April 12. As the state flag, the American flag, and an Earth flag snapped in a stiff breeze, and a youngish crowd of […]

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Trump’s Vicious Crusade Against Asylum-Seekers Is About to Get Worse

April 11, 2019           |                                       

President Donald Trump is intensifying his vicious crusade against asylum-seekers from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Last weekend he declared, “Our country’s full.” He ousted Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen by tweet, reportedly because he thought Nielsen, who oversaw the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents and then lied about it […]

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At the same time, however, the same percentage also agreed that “the unemployed could find work if they only wanted” – a position shared with the right. In other words, RN supporters are overwhelmingly in favor of some measure of social justice, as long as it tied to a notion of “deservedness” associated with productive […]

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From Paris, Léa Bouchoucha reports for Consortium News on two sets of demonstrators, some of whom are mingling while others keep a distance. By Léa Bouchoucha in Paris Special to Consortium News Some had hoped the two marches in Paris last Saturday— one focused on global warming and the other representing the 18th straight weekend […]

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Jewish, Muslim and Progressive Leaders Welcome “Anti-Hate” Resolution

March 8, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON – A grassroots campaign by dozens of organizations has flooded Democratic leadership with phone calls and emails over the past few days, urging them to condemn real bigotry and drop the bad-faith attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Culminating in a petition delivery to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday, the coalition celebrates the “Anti-Hate” Resolution […]

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A Political Renaissance in Ethiopia: What should change look like?

March 4, 2019           |                                       

This is an extraordinary time in Ethiopia’s history, a time of tremendous opportunity and hope. Long overdue reforms initiated by Prime-Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office on 2nd April 2018, offer the prospect that democracy and social unity could at last become a reality in the country. Before PM Ahmed took office Ethiopia was ruled […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a political rally to kick off his 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn on March 2, 2019. Photo: Anthony Behar/Sipa USA via AP MSNBC is a dishonest political operation, not a news outlet. It systematically and deliberately refuses to adopt a defining attribute of a news outlet: […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) kicked off the first rally of his 2020 presidential campaign on Saturday at Brooklyn College, where he spoke about not only the political revolution driving his second run for the White House, but also how his childhood in New York City shaped his politics. “My experience as a child, living in […]

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Thomas Merton. Credit: Flickr/OnBeing. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. December 10 2018 was the 50th anniversary of the death of Thomas Merton, the renowned Trappist spiritual writer who passed away in Thailand at the age of 53. Merton, who had seldom left his monastery – Our Lady of Gethsemani near Louisville, Kentucky – was in Thailand for […]

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The Triumphant Homecoming of Angela Davis

February 21, 2019           |                                       

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his Letter From Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. King was arrested there for his role in organizing nonviolent protests against segregation, which were being led by the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. “Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the […]

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SELINA VICKERS, mailtheselinaatgmail.com A West Virginia activist, Vickers was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She said today: “The 2020 election will be ‘The Wall vs. Medicare for All.’ It’s that simple, and we need the Medicare for All heavyweight champion, aka Sen. Bernie Sanders, in our corner, not the Johnny-come-lately options […]

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