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  • Donald Trump May Spend Memorial Day Pardoning War Criminals
    par Peter Certo le 24/05/2019 à 6:00

    How are you spending Memorial Day? Ordinary people may attend parades, host cookouts, or take the long weekend to visit loved ones. Donald Trump, on the other hand, may pardon a few war criminals. The president recently requested the files of several accused and convicted U.S. war criminals, a […]

  • The Democratic Socialists of America Helped Elect Them. Now What?
    par Emma Whitford le 22/05/2019 à 12:31

    On April 9, soon after five members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) had secured seats on Chicago’s City Council, the Chicago DSA electoral working group gathered in a concrete office building on South Ashland Avenue to talk about what comes next. The chapter’s priorities […]

  • No One Should Ever Listen to Anything Rahm Emanuel Has to Say About Politics
    par Miles Kampf-Lassin le 21/05/2019 à 10:49

    Monday marked Rahm Emanuel’s official last day as mayor of Chicago, and America’s third-largest city is better off for it. After eight years in office, Emanuel secured his legacy as a neoliberal archetype for urban governance and is leaving behind a city mired in a vast array of […]

  • Noam Chomsky: We Must Stop War with Iran Before It’s Too Late
    par Noam Chomsky le 21/05/2019 à 8:31

    The threat of a U.S. attack on Iran is all too real. Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is spinning tales of Iranian misdeeds. It easy to concoct pretexts for aggression. History provides many examples. The assault against Iran is one element of the international program of flaunting […]

  • The Short Case for Making College Free and a Universal Right
    par In These Times Editors le 21/05/2019 à 3:07

    free col•lege noun 1. A radical expansion of federal funding to make higher education a public good “College shouldn’t just be a privilege for those who can afford [it]. Like K-12 education, college is a basic need that should be available for free.” —Sen. […]

  • The Weapons Industry Lobbyist Advising Joe Biden
    par Naomi LaChance le 20/05/2019 à 7:46

    Stuart Eizenstat, a long-time player in Democratic politics, is advising Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Eizenstat told Politico he "planned to advise the campaign on foreign policy,” according to journalist Theodoric Meyer, and Eizenstat also confirmed the position via email to […]

  • Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen
    par Alex Kane le 20/05/2019 à 12:00

    Priyanka Motaparthy, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, arrived at a market in the Yemeni village of Mastaba on March 28, 2016, to find large craters, destroyed buildings, debris, shredded bits of clothing and small pieces of human bodies. Two weeks earlier, a warplane had bombed the market with […]

  • When It Comes to U.S. Militarism, Elizabeth Warren Is No Progressive
    par Sarah Lazare le 17/05/2019 à 10:18

    Massachusetts Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been widely celebrated in liberal and left-leaning press for churning out progressive policy proposals on the domestic front, from child care to housing. Articles have hailed her as the “intellectual powerhouse […]

  • Rashida Tlaib May Be Under Attack By the Right, But She’s Beloved in Her District
    par Valerie Vande Panne le 17/05/2019 à 6:32

    Photography by Erik Paul Howard and Rosa Maria Zamarron​ On May 15, Palestinian American Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) became the first Muslim woman to preside over the House floor. Three days earlier, House Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) egregiously mischaracterized Tlaib as saying she gets […]

  • Young Democrats Are Furious Over the DCCC’s Blacklist Punishing Insurgents
    par Branko Marcetic le 16/05/2019 à 7:10

    Update: On May 22, six days after this story was published, Rep. Cheri Bustos announced that she would cancel her involvement in a fundraiser planned for Dan Lipinski. NORMAL, ILL.— On May 5, newly elected Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair Cheri Bustos faced a […]

  • We Talked with the New Hampshire Family in Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Experiment
    par Andrew Schwartz le 16/05/2019 à 12:30

    Chuck Fassi, 49, a self-described introvert with a heavy New England accent, has spent much of the past two decades working 55-plus-hour weeks for a business that services chemical dispensers for industrial kitchens. In March, he did something he never thought he would do: Sign up for an improv […]

  • It’s Not Progressive To Fund Medicare for All by Agreeing to a Bloated Military
    par Sarah Lazare le 15/05/2019 à 4:55

    House Progressives have fashioned what they may see as a pragmatic response to the unconscionable budgeting priorities of a U.S. government that pours money into the Pentagon while constricting public goods like housing assistance and education. The chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, […]

  • Write Black Americans a Check Already
    par William Darity Jr. and Kirsten Mullen le 15/05/2019 à 12:30

    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." Universal, race-neutral policies are insufficient to repair the past and ongoing harms of racial injustice. Whether or not […]

  • The Crackdown on Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange Is About Protecting U.S. Empire
    par Chip Gibbons le 14/05/2019 à 8:18

    On April 11, the U.S. unsealed a year-old indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. That same morning, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno revoked Assange’s asylum. London Metropolitan Police entered the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange had lived for seven years and arrested him. […]

  • Universal Programs, Not Reparations, Are Needed To Counter Racism’s Effects
    par Zaid Jilani and Leighton Woodhouse le 14/05/2019 à 12:30

    In his famous essay on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates invoked the policy as a way of “settling with old ghosts.” But, while it is always valuable to reckon with the crimes of history, we believe public policy should focus on weakening the structures of racially stratified, […]

  • The 2020 Candidates Are Dodging the Reparations Question
    par Janaé Bonsu le 13/05/2019 à 12:30

    Every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has had to answer whether they support reparations for descendants of enslaved people in the United States. Many talk a good game. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) endorsed reparations back in February, saying, “We must confront the dark history of […]

  • The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror
    par Phyllis Bennis le 10/05/2019 à 4:16

    "There is no military solution" is an often-heard saying since the "global war on terror" began almost 18 years ago. We need political solutions to the military conflicts we’ve embroiled ourselves in over the last two decades, most policymakers agree. But in the meantime, the last three […]

  • The Green New Deal Needs Labor’s Support. We Asked Sara Nelson How To Get It.
    par Sarah Lazare le 07/05/2019 à 12:30

    Despite widespread support for the Green New Deal, an ambitious resolution to transform the economy and society to address the climate crisis, the labor movement is not uniting behind it. On March 8, the AFLCIO’s Energy Committee released an open letter to Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. […]

  • As Long as Guantanamo Exists, Trump Has a Torture Chamber Ready To Use
    par Maha Hilal le 06/05/2019 à 10:09

    There are few things that could give the Guantanamo Bay prison a more horrific reputation for violence than it already has. From indefinitely detaining a Muslim population (many for years after being cleared for release) to charging Omar Khadr (a child detained and tortured at the age of 15) with […]

  • Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.
    par Gary Stevenson le 06/05/2019 à 1:00

    The main office building of the historic Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tenn., burned to the ground March 29. Later that day, white supremacist graffiti was found in the parking lot. Thankfully, no one was harmed in the fire. But as one of countless organizers and […]

  • Howard Zinn on How Karl Marx Predicted Our World Today
    par Howard Zinn le 04/05/2019 à 6:29

    In the September 2000 issue of In These Times, Howard Zinn wrote this review of a book about the life of Karl Marx by Francis Wheen. On the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, we present Zinn’s review in full, in which he discusses how “Marx predicted the world of today, […]

  • The Wrong Way To Defend Later Abortions
    par Bobby Walker le 03/05/2019 à 8:38

    In January, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), a bill expanding access to abortion after 24-weeks (the previous limit) in circumstances in which the fetus would not survive the pregnancy or if the mother’s health is at risk. The passage of the legislation has […]

  • Stop & Shop Workers Vote to Ratify Contract—Although Benefits Will Shrink for New Part-Timers
    par Jeremy Gantz le 02/05/2019 à 8:24

    In the week leading up to Easter, one of the year’s busiest weeks for grocery shopping, the Stop & Shop supermarket in Northampton was virtually empty. Outside, picketers ate fresh, homemade quesadillas while holding signs announcing their demands. The 10-day strike was one of the largest […]

  • Joe Biden Is Railing Against Hedge Fund Managers, But He Has a Long History of Courting Them
    par Branko Marcetic le 02/05/2019 à 8:11

    "The country wasn't built by Wall Street bankers, CEOs and hedge fund managers,” Joe Biden told a crowd at a Monday campaign rally held in a Teamsters hall, his first appearance as an official 2020 candidate. This is likely a different message than what Biden has been sending to hedge fund […]

  • Make Elizabeth Warren Hate Again
    par Moe Tkacik le 02/05/2019 à 3:30

    I was riding an UberPool home from a demoralizing dead winter dinner shift in the midst of a pregnancy scare when Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care proposal hit my feeds. I had made $225.46 before taxes that night; my babysitter had taken home $160, and she’d need a […]

  • We Desperately Need Medicare for All. These 10 Statistics Prove It.
    par In These Times Staff le 30/04/2019 à 12:30

    It's a big week for Medicare for All. Today the House Rules Committee will hold its first-ever congressional hearing to discuss U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal's (D-Wash.) Medicare for All Act of 2019, and on Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office will release […]

  • The Cooperative Acupuncture Clinics Popping Up in Middle America
    par Valerie Vande Panne le 30/04/2019 à 11:17

    In a nondescript strip mall that could be just about anywhere in America, Cait Cain has set up nine secondhand recliners. White noise plays soothingly as a few women lie back, receiving acupuncture. What they probably don’t realize is that they are taking part in one of the quietest […]

  • Honoring the Workers Killed on the Job
    par Amy DePaul le 30/04/2019 à 1:25

    This story was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project WILLIAM CASDORPH, OR “CAS,” AS SOME CO-WORKERS KNEW HIM, was a kindly state highway worker who once made the news for rescuing Heidi, a 14-year-old deaf and blind terrier discovered in the brush near his worksite. […]

  • Vermonters Marched 65 Miles for Climate Justice
    par Olivia Box le 29/04/2019 à 12:30

    MONTPELIER, VT.—On April 9, after a five-day, 65-mile walk from Middlebury, approximately 350 activists, from toddlers to octogenarians, stood silently with their fists in the air at the Vermont State House to demand legislators ban fossil fuel infrastructure development.  The walk, […]

  • Why Keith Ellison and Jeremy Corbyn Think We Should Cap CEO Pay
    par Dayton Martindale le 29/05/2018 à 8:59

    max·i·mum in·come noun 1. A legal limit on how much a person can be paid "Give [the wealthy] awards. Lavish them with praise. Publish the names of the highest taxpayers in laudatory newspaper columns. Allow them to bask in civic pride. But take their money. They have […]

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