Noel A. Cazenave, Truthout: There is a race war raging in the United States right now that pits the right of African-American youth to live with dignity against the right of angry white policemen and vigilantes with guns to kill them.
Rachel Smolker, Truthout: The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, SEFA and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative are among the many partnerships between industry, governments, the UN and the private sector that appear designed primarily to prevent serious challenges to the current business model.
Brian Martin, Truthout: Continual attention to non-state terrorism helps justify state power. There are several little-discussed options to address non-state terrorism, including promoting nonviolent methods and giving less media attention to terrorism.
Rachel Baye, Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir and Ben Wieder, Center for Public Integrity: More than 90 noncandidate organizations have spent $55 million to shape state-level races in 30 states, accounting for roughly 19 percent of state-level political ad dollars spent.
Marianne Lavelle, The Daily Climate: Scientists long expected climate change to harm human health, but one of the clearest signs of health risks in a warming world has emerged in one of the world’s most advanced economies. Canada is belatedly struggling to cope with Lyme disease’s migration into North America.”
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: War without end poses a very real threat to our democracy. And if Congress is serious about protecting our way of life, they’ll pass a new, limited authorization for use of force before we go the way of ancient Rome.
Lee Fang, The Nation: Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?
Heather Laine Talley, The Feminist Wire: Some have pointed out that the ways antiracist whites often post on social media appropriate black experience and sidestep a real analysis of the structural underpinnings of racism. But that’s not the only problem.
Kevin Zeese, Green Shadow Cabinet: President Obama should replace Holder with a lawyer who works in the public interest, not a corporate lawyer – someone who will put the rule of law before corporate power. This appointment is an opportunity to shut the revolving door between big business and government.
Karen Garcia, Sardonicky: The multimillionaire architect of Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel, seems to hate old people, believing that they are eyesores and albatrosses around the necks of “high society.” This is a Democrat, mind you, a highly influential member of Obama’s inner circle of health policy advisers.
William deBuys, TomDispatch: The Wilderness Act legislated compassion toward the planet by insisting that we humans must leave certain lands alone and not take anything more from them. This third great law passed in 1964 made a down payment on giving Earth its due.
Elizabeth Warren Urges Senate to Investigate Federal Reserve About Lax Enforcement
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: “Few have been held sufficiently accountable” is a criticism that Warren often makes about the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice in regards to the financial industry.
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