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21/10/22
Author: 
Matthew McCreadie
Screenshot via CHCH News coverage on YouTube.

Oct. 20, 2022

The school system in the U.S. has emerged as a prominent front in the right’s never-ending culture war, and Canada’s system may be next.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the school system in the United States has increasingly been targeted by the political right in its never-ending culture war. 

20/10/22
Author: 
Mark Gruenberg
Train - Gene J. Puskar / AP

Oct. 18, 2022

LAS VEGAS—For the first time in slightly more than 100 years Railroad Workers United, is demanding public ownership of railroad infrastructure in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Then, railroads “would be operated in the public interest,” it says.

Unlike the major media in the U.S. which tries to divorce the threat to democracy from the fight for economic justice, their call for nationalization, clearly a demand for economic democracy, is an aspect of democracy that papers like the New York Times don’t touch with a ten-foot pole.

15/10/22
Author: 
Aden-Jay Wood DIGITAL PRODUCER
Julian Assange

Oct. 13, 2022

Mr Assange has been held in London’s Belmarsh Prison since being taken from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London three years ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been selected as one of three finalists for a prestigious EU human rights award.

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each year by the European Union Parliament to an individual or group who has dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights.

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10/10/22
Author: 
Jeffrey D. Sachs
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Sept. 28, 2022

Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski famously describedUkraine as a “geopolitical pivot” of Eurasia, central to both US and Russian power.  Since Russia views its vital security interests to be at stake in the current conflict, the war in Ukraine is rapidly escalating to a nuclear showdown.  It’s urgent for both the US and Russia to exercise restraint before disaster hits.  

30/09/22
Author: 
Joe Matthews
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Sept. 28, 2022

Democracy vouchers can, in the short term, make campaigns fair, finally giving everyday people, and especially low-income people, a voice in our democracy.

Would our democracy work better if all of us were campaign donors?

That’s the proposition posed by democracy vouchers, an idea with Seattle origins that has reached the Golden State.

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22/09/22
Author: 
Kylie Mohr
Snow blankets the burn scar from 2020’s East Troublesome Fire in the high country near Grand Lake, Colo. Photo courtesy of Nick Hanson
19/09/22
Author: 
Robert Mackey
Last year, Shiva Rajbhandari, right, and other high school students on March for Our Lives Idaho’s board lobbied for legislation to require minors to pass a gun safety test before being allowed to purchase weapons. Photo: Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

A good-news story about the far right for a change:

 

Sept. 13, 2022

High school senior Shiva Rajbhandari won elected office in Boise, defeating an incumbent school board trustee backed by local extremists.

15/09/22
Author: 
Carolyn McConnell
Demonstrators attending a pro-choice rally at the US Capitol in Washington DC, 1989. (Ron Sachs / CNP / Getty Images)

08.02.2022

Abortion activists had to defend Roe when reproductive rights hung in the balance of its defense. But it was always a weak foundation for those rights. We shouldn’t want Roe back — we should demand much, much more.

Roe v. Wade is gone for good. This is, of course, very bad for abortion rights. But the decision was never a solid foundation for defending those rights.

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