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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Garbage Out; Government In

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Joe Biden’s call for unity is a stretch, but that doesn’t mean progress is off the table.

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A New Chance

H. Patricia Hynes Portside
The 70-year nuclear gloom begins to lift on January 22, 2021. The nine countries that have held the world captive to the threat of nuclear war are losing moral ground to 122 smaller countries that approved the world’s first nuclear weapons ban.

A Black Lives Matter Founder on Building Modern Movements

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The New Yorker
In a new book, Alicia Garza writes, “We can’t be afraid to establish a base that is larger than the people we feel comfortable with.” “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.”

The Earth Does Not Belong to Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk

Rev Dr Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
Honoring Dr. King: He concluded by promising that “ending poverty will not just be an aspiration, it will be a theory of change to build a new economy that includes everyone.”