Indigenous People Occupy Brazil’s Legislature, Protesting Bill’s Violation of Land Rights
Santiago Navarro F. and Renata Bessi, Truthout: Indigenous people from across Brazil recently occupied space in front of the country’s legislature, protesting a proposed constitutional amendment that would transfer the decision-making power to demarcate indigenous territories to Brazil’s legislature, which protesters fear could lead to corporate land grabs.
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Racial Inequality and the Economics of Social Justice
Max Eternity, Truthout: Markers of economic and social inequality abound, so it should come as no surprise that US institutions are ripe with racial injustice, including the extrajudicial killing of Black men by police.
John and Harriet: Still Mysterious
Cass Sunstein, The New York Review of Books: Mill and Hayek help to define the liberal tradition, but in both temperament and orientation, they could not be further apart. Mill was in some ways a radical. Hayek was not exactly a conservative, but he generally venerated traditions and long-standing practices.
The TPP: Toward Absolutist Capitalism
Lambert Strether, Naked Capitalism: The Trans-Pacific Partnership implies a form of absolute rule and enshrines capitalization as a principle of jurisprudence. The threat against sovereignty is an issue where the grassroots on left and right can unite.
Clinton’s Weak Campaign Finance “Pillar”
Rob Hager, Truthout: Hillary Clinton’s campaign finance soundbite stirred attention, but disclosure of money in politics and constitutional amendment advocacy are well-worn diversions from the strategies needed to overcome plutocracy.
$1.7 Billion Needed to Improve Ebola-hit Countries’ Health Care, Says Oxfam
Valentina Ieri, Inter Press Service: Oxfam urges the international community to invest in stronger public services, and to help local people to recover from the immediate psychological, social and economic impacts left by the disease.
We’re All in This Together – Let’s Start Acting Like It
David Doody, Ensia: As we exacerbate extreme weather, plasticize and acidify oceans, clear-cut forests, pollute the air, destroy biodiversity, deplete and pollute water and more, we fail to ensure the continuation of the systems that make vibrant and healthy lives for future generations possible.
Where’s the Justice for Glenn Ford?
Lily Hughes, Socialist Worker: The state of Louisiana stole 30 years of Glenn Ford’s life, and released him from prison with just $20 in his pocket. Now the state is fighting a measly compensation of a little over $300,000 to Ford.
Free the Buses: Riders Say Transit Is a Human Right
Amy Roe, Equal Voices: On March 1, King County, Washington, made international headlines when it introduced a reduced fare for low-income people. The transit movement is one response to the “affordability gap” – a growing chasm between what workers are paid and what it costs to get to work.
Official Leaks: “These Senior People Do Whatever They Want”
Marcy Wheeler, Expose Facts: CIA Director Leon Panetta decided to partner with Hollywood to write a selective version of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and the rest of the CIA and DOD had to fall in line, going so far as exposing some of the SEAL team members’ identities.
Does Fast Track Supporter Earl Blumenauer Also Support Israeli Settlements?
Robert Naiman, Truthout: Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer – who has been endorsed by J Street, spoke at the J Street conference and has been praised by J Street Portland for his support of the two-state solution, is apparently also a “Two-Stater In Name Only.”
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Nepal Earthquake: Death Toll Exceeds 900
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Two Huge Magma Chambers Spied Beneath Yellowstone National Park
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Eight States Dealing With Huge Increases in Fracking Earthquakes
In Stealth Move, Congress Backs Israeli Right’s War on Settlement Boycotts
World Group Seeks Ban on Uranium and Nuclear Power
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The Surprise Issue of the 2016 Election?
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European Officials May Be Pushing a Regime Change in Greece