Dahr Jamail, Truthout: The US military is using more domestic land, air and sea space for training than ever before – despite widespread public protests. A Navy pilot told a group of people who oppose Navy training expansion: “You are not important. In fact, you scumbags are completely expendable.”
Cedric de Leon, Truthout: By voting to pass a right-to-work bill, the Wisconsin State Legislature is depriving all workers, both public and private, of the organizational resources needed to pressure recalcitrant employers, turning the clock back to the Gilded Age.
David Palumbo-Liu, Truthout: Given the growing success of efforts to boycott and divest, we can expect to see increased pressure from the Israeli government on progressive politics in the United States.
Dean Baker, Truthout: As the Supreme Court listened to arguments over subsidies in the state exchanges, Democrats were making their plans for preemptive surrender. Many were warning that an adverse ruling would be the death of Obamacare.
Halyna Mokrushyna, Truthout: “I see no end to Ukraine’s troubles until the bulk of the Ukrainian population sobers up and sees the reality: The Euromaidan revolution did not destroy the old regime; rather, it propelled a different set of oligarchs to power.”
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Officials working for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, “have been ordered not to use the terms ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ in any official communications, emails, or reports,” according to a new report from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.
Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch: People who specialized in thinking about national insecurity came to be known as “defense intellectuals.” Pioneers in this endeavor back in the 1950s were as likely to collect their paychecks from think tanks like the prototypical RAND Corporation as from more traditional academic institutions.
Xhercis Méndez, The Feminist Wire: The author defines and examines a set of derailing strategies currently being used by mainstream media and state representatives to halt all conversation and protest regarding a long and well-documented history of police brutality.
Elizabeth Grossman, Earth Island Journal: By now there has been a steady stream of news about climate change’s impacts on food production. Heat waves, drought and wildfire are damaging harvests in California, Australia and Brazil. Warming and acidifying oceans threaten seafood stocks.
In today‘s On the News segment: It’s anyone’s guess as to whether the Affordable Care Act will survive its latest challenge; one of the best ways to fight inequality is to fight for workers’ unions; fifteen brave students said that they won’t pay back their unjust student loans; and more.
David Morgan, Truthout: “Your coffee will always be served by an owner, and made with great care, one cup at a time,” Berkeley’s Alchemy Collective Cafe boasts. Alchemy’s workers are part of a growing group who “own the change,” as well as their process and progress, documented in a new movie.
Rahm Emanuel Runs on an Attitude of Contempt for the Less-Rich Citizens of Chicago
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Mayor 1% rules Chicago as if he were Nero and his unwealthy constituents should sit down and shut up.
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Bibi Does Congress, Adelson Does Bibi
Juan Williams: How Conservatives Capsized School Reform
Argentina Wants US Citizens to Think Alberto Nisman Was Full of It
Republican Senators Write to Leaders of Iran, Attempt to Sabotage Nuclear Deal